Elyce Tyler, Debut EP

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released September 8, 2017

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Track Name: When to Run
When I was a farmer, I got tired of my dirty hands
When I was a leader, I forgot all about listening
So I became a writer, never had a page worth turning

What I must do is a shackle, and I rebel, I rebel
As soon as it’s on, I call it off
I sabotage myself

And I keep casting my line
Never leave it in long enough to get a bite
And I keep biding my time
Always finding that nothing’s ever quite right

I listened well and I listened long, still I missed that starting gun
Next thing you know, you’re just going with the flow, living life, trying to find a reason
Now if this rase is still to be won, I know I’m gonna have to run

What I must do is a shackle, and I rebel, I rebel
As soon as it’s on, I call it off
I sabotage myself

But I’ll keep singing these songs until
I’ve built up a tolerance
And I’m under no illusion
I know I’m not solving any problems

But it makes me feel better
Well enough to breathe
It makes me feel better
Well enough to breathe
And it’s such a relief
Track Name: Heaven Isn't Heaven
Driving in a fast car, high on what you could get
Wrap it round a phone pole
Laugh about it later, say “I am high on livin’ life,
I party like an old fool.”

But I know you better than you do
And I know what this comes down to

Oh, she did not come to you
When you cried
Oh, she did not come to you
When you cried
Such a crying shame

You’ve got a different tale for everyone in your life
How do you keep it all straight?
You choose just the threads you like, weave it into a real nice
Person that they can’t hate

But I know you better than they do
And I know what this comes down to

Oh, she did not come to you
When you cried
Oh, she did not come to you
When you cried
Such a crying shame

You look in all the wrong places
Everywhere but in the mirror or to that helpless baby
You choose the demon and the wife, call it lust for life
Then you cry out, “Someone save me”

But I know you better than you do
And I hate what they did to you,
But I do not hate you

‘Cause she did not come to you
When you cried
Oh, she did not come to you
When you cried
Such a crying shame

Oh, oh, oh…

Makes me wonder is it the perfect blunder
I got dealt a descent hand, I think sometimes I might win
But heaven isn’t heaven if someone you love is in hell
Makes me wonder is it the perfect blunder
I got dealt a descent hand, I think sometimes I might win
But heaven isn’t heaven if someone you love is in hell

Oh, she
Track Name: Last Day
On the last day, at the last hour
If I find I’m looking on your face

When the smoke seeps in
When the walls come down
My body will be your sanctuary

I’d give it all for you
I’d give it all for you
I’d give it all for you

When the thunder rolls and the tornado blows
Nature shows us just how little she cares
When the guns fire and the bombs fall
Nature shows us just how savage we are

It’s an impossible equation, so much love
Multiplied by such vulnerability
And it’s a wonder, it’s a mystery
How have we not already lost our sanity?

Well I hold on for you
I hold on for you
I hold on for you

And now I say a prayer, cause it can’t hurt
I’ll see you there at the end of a lifetime
And I will prepare for darker times
So I won’t be there at the end of your lifetime

And you will have had your own chance to shine
And you will have had your own chance to shine
And you will have had your own chance to shine
Track Name: So Jedi
I I I I was so Jedi
I shut off my mind
I thought if there was a way to not accept the curse
I thought maybe if I could not hear the words
So I went all Jedi
I shut off my mind, yeah

Now I wander icy streets
Of a dark unknown city
Nothing in my pockets
But a cold, metal key
To a life
Stripped from me

In this town so changed by time
It’s no longer mine
I wander and I wait

I I I I was so Stoic
I shut off my mind
I thought if there was a way to not accept the curse
I thought maybe if I could not hear the words
So I went all Jedi
I shut off my mind, yeah

I thought my only hope
Was refusing to hear
What I don’t know can’t hurt me
Now I’ve lost my only hope
Of knowing this curse that I bear
Oh I know it’ll hurt me
My friend
Oh I know it’ll hurt me
This is the end

(Sirens)

He knew me from a time
We neither could place
But I, too, recognized his youthful face
Oh why did I ask him directions?
Not knowing, why did I involve him?

I got a feeling and backed away
But it was too late
He walked away wailing an old man’s cry
For all his lost years

I I I I was so Jedi
I shut off my mind
I I I I was so Stoic
I shut off my mind
I I I I was so Jedi
I shut off my mind

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