Elephant Angelfish

by Emily Harris

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released February 29, 2012

All songs by Emily Harris
Produced by Stephen Turney
String arrangements by Ben Jones
Artwork by Nolan Harris

Drums - Mike Marcario
Bass - Ben Jones
Guitar, Vocals, Celeste - Emily Harris
Electric Guitar - Aaron Turney
Violin - Michael Hardesty
Cello - Robert Duello
Acoustic Guitar on Moscow - Daniel Fernandez
Piano, Organ, Background Vocals - Stephen Turney

Recorded June 2009 – February 2012 at RCA B, REM Studios, and Loft Town in Nashville, TN.
Publishing - Historical Fiction Publishing, SESAC

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Emily Harris Nashville, Tennessee

Emily Harris is not Emmylou Harris, much to her extreme disappointment.

Now based out of Seattle, WA, she recorded Elephant Angelfish over the course of 3 years in Nashville, TN.

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Track Name: Leningrad
I told him that my train had just come in from Leningrad
He corrected me an told me "it's St. Petersburg again"
Communism fell, just like Gabriel
And the salt washed off my skin
He never asked me nothing, so I guess that's all I told him
The truth's one secret I can keep
He never took me sailing but he did write me a poem
About the places his arms couldn't reach

I let him take me home
Let him call me love, even though he didn't love me
At least it's not so cold here
Where the wind blows from the sea

Then the springtime came, every day was getting warmer
Still he only spoke in rhyme
I only held him tightly when I started getting nervous
I was nervous all the time
I think his name was Michael, well, at least that's what he told me
And that's what I held him to
Never told him my name, I kept it like a secret
And he never learned the truth

I let him take me home
Let him call me lover, even though he never touched me
At least it's not so cold here
Where the wind blows from the sea

It's calling me
Track Name: Living in Moscow
I've been living in Moscow
I've been living in this snowed-in house
I've been staring out upon the white of the world
I've been speaking with Gabriel
The man is a talker, but the stories he tells
They will burn in your soul, this much I know

I've been dreaming about the south of France
The wine, and the food, and the songs, and the dancing
And oh, the sea on my skin
Michael, he's writing a song for me
About how he's gonna have to set me free
And all the pain that he's in
I'm in it.
I'm in it.

So I'm gonna move back to Ohio
To the people that I love and the stories I know
Back to those Cincinnati street
I'm just hoping that you'll stick around
Even while I wander all around this town
Or when I hide beneath the sheets
Follow me.
Follow me.
Track Name: Across the Line
This can't last for long, the dragging me along
Just make the deal or I'm gone, I'm gone
You play for profit, still haven't had your fill
So you say that they were wrong, all wrong

Every day I hoped and prayed you'd make your way to my way

I'm lost out in the round, in my wedding gown
Just like a song, but how long, how long
Must I wait for this? A comet or a kiss?
All the while they laugh and you smile

All this time I thought that I could lead you back across the line

I'm gonna try to get myself away from this mess
No, they would never have known if you had never confessed
I'll be the best, I'll be your debt
And I will be the girl you wish that you had never met
While you fight to bring your stories to life
Oh, I am gonna sleep so easy tonight

All this time I thought that I could lead you back across the line
Track Name: Faith (Loft Town Demo)
When you came to my house today
I saw you pause at my door
Were you wondering how things could've been if you loved me anymore?
Were you thinking up some reasons for your leaving if things started sinking here?
But for you I will behave just like I used to do

So no more screaming fights
No more yours and mine
No more begging you for a little bit of your precious time
And I will drink to that
I will not object
If this is what you want then I will surely try my best
But the waves are beginning to crest

I took one look at your fuller face
You aren't the man I used to know
You were hard to find, I wasted so much time praying you were bound for home
I was waiting, I had faith in something greater, but things they fell away then
Like the leaves fall from the trees every year with no relief

So no more screaming fights
No more yours and mine
No more begging you for a little bit of your precious time
And I will drink to that
I will not object
If this is what you want then I will surely try my best
But the waves are beginning to crest
Track Name: Pray Without You (Loft Town Demo)
Waiting by the front door ain't enough for me anymore
I know the cows aren't coming home
I don't mean to be complaining
But God knows I've been waiting for you
I'm still here but you'd rather roam

I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you in mind
You're not in my mind

I make all your favorite dishes
The turkey, gravy, biscuits
I know the recipes by heart
Used to think it'd bring me comfort
But all the while I still hurt
The memories are the hardest part

I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you in mind
You're not in my mind

All these years of regret and tears
They were a waste of my time
And the paper you signed, saying you were mine
It was a waste of a dotted line
It was a waste of a lie

I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you
I've begun to pray without you in mind
You're not in my mind
Track Name: Postcards (Loft Town Demos)
'These people don't treat you as good as they should"
You told me as we laid in bed
But you don't feel connected, you're seldom affected
By the warmth of my hands

These sheets are a fortress, they're warm but they won't keep you in
As kind as you are, when you leave me a scar I will bear
Like a sin

But you've got highways in your eyes
I don't like it
Please, so that I know when you're thinking of me

Send me postcards wherever you go
A drifter in Cleveland, a pilgrim in Rome
If I know that you're here I will feel less alone
So send me postcards
Wherever you go

When I ask you questions I don't get the answers I want
How much will you miss me
Oh baby, when you kiss me
Does it feel like love?

At night while you're sleeping I pray that tomorrow won't come
That you'll come to your senses
That you won't feel so fenced-in
That you won't want to run

But you've got highways in your eyes
I don't like it
Please, so that I know when you're thinking of me

Send me postcards wherever you go
A drifter in Cleveland, a pilgrim in Rome
If I know that you're here I will feel less alone
So send me postcards
Wherever you go

You say these people don't treat me as good as they should.
These people don't treat me as good as they should
These people don't treat me as good as they should
But you won't either, you won't either, you won't either
When you're not here

But you've got highways in your eyes
I don't like it
Please, so that I know when you're thinking of me

Send me postcards wherever you go
A drifter in Cleveland, a pilgrim in Rome
If I know that you're here I will feel less alone
So send me postcards
Wherever you go