Demos and Older Tunes

by Eli Wise

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1.
The Tourist 04:06
I'm not jealous, I just wish you were gone. You like singing well, make this your swan song. If you have love up in the sun Don't throw it out, to be princess of gutter scum. You see sultry riches, a savage d'amor I see a shunned god with a fetish for the pure - You think you're free, caught in his net. What did he promise he'd give what did he say you'd forget? You may be innocent, you may be untouched but Just look into the darkness, your morals will adjust What looks clear in daylight tends to look grey at dusk. I am older than your oldest books I have seen more than you might guess from my good looks No I don't compete but I do keep score. Honey, if you're out to test me then you're opting for war. Don't play so ignorant, you took the bait You got a little something, now the fisherman gets to celebrate Oh, if you are smart, you'll look for a way to escape. Yes a smart girl like you still has time to escape Poor little sun fish in our gutter pond Best be a tourist and honey tourists don't stay long.
2.
Sandpainting 04:35
I have reoccurring daydreams about sand painting (All I ever wanted was to stay) I had nothing to say so I made you a picture with every color I had (I still felt the tear of giving myself away) I suspended my emotions in time as the wind blew soft grains away (For a second I felt connected) * * * * * * * now my car doesn’t go that fast and its raining hard now the music is loud enough to drown out my senses now my car doesn’t go that fast and its raining hard now the music is loud enough to drown out my senses I race to a red light, pause, then slip away
3.
Oliver Sacks 03:31
Oliver Sacks is dying Oliver Sacks is moving on, Knew it had to come but - he's the sort who would always seem too young. Oliver Sacks is studying The clouds passing over the ocean and Oliver Sacks is riding Emotion. Oliver Sacks, I wish you Discoveries And no worries.
4.
call me superstitious when i'm not look over my shoulder no matter what I got the door's on hinges what do you need? sassafras and mint leave your hair sweet i've been loosing mine since i was 17 I couldn't keep up with you move like a wrecking ball down our street and still you want to hang out with me so follow me through the door lion man the flames will just lick your paws we gotta empty the closet drawers we can throw it on the lawn they're all watching anyway you don't have to be neat with me time to get you home So I set all my clothes up on the street heads peek out the windows like i said they don't have tv I'll put it on sale, I'll follow through this time you're down, not just on luck If you show up there's still no time To sober up, you know I'll miss you, but what do you need but wood between your teeth when you bleed?
5.
If the music can save me I won't have these regrets X 3 Quick split the difference of infinite hold if I throw these arms open, it's to say I am absolved touch on freedom to glance the notes don't try to hold time, your hands will turn into ghosts A young pianist, trapped in the concert hall chained to inspirations intermittent call picture a gun, pointed up against the wall so he touch the perfect chords, lets them sound, resonate and fall He stands up sweating, walks to the edge of the stage stares out at 200 empty chairs he looks through the window, the seasons have changed as his heavy breathing slows, he sang two children running through the snow away from their backyard, until they stumble breathless against a great window and hear the faint tendrils of a song touching their faces through the glass they stand transfixed until their skin turns numb they don't know what it means but sing it all the way home. If the music can save me, I won't have these regrets
6.
What poor girl will I find when you are gone? The devil calls out sadly to the dawn The night hold me warm The night turn me on The night hold me warm What true love will I find when you are gone Hanging on the promise of the dawn . . . The night hold me warm The night turn me on The night hold me warm And I will stay - "What cruel miracle could cause demon eyes to glow?" His angel lover dusts her wings off and turns to go The night hold me warm The night turn me on The night hold me warm And I will stay - Well, I know that you could've had any boy So I felt on display and wanted to make it I have no excuse, my attention faded I feel like Lucifer in the moment he sees all that he's traded. What bare road will I now wander down alone As the dust rolls me out further from this town The night hold me warm The night turn me on The night hold me warm And I will stay Don't you know that I ache for those lost autumn days When you took me out and showed me all of Austin Now I sit on the curb, my hands hold my face Like Lucifer as he sees the gates close to grace Well, I know that you could've had any boy So I felt on display and wanted to make it I have no excuse, my attention faded I feel like Lucifer in the moment he sees all that he's traded. What bright light will I trace when you are gone? Ever nearer in my sight, misfit dawn The night hold me warm The night turn me on The night keep the devil in her song.
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Lost in Time 04:55
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These Fears 02:57
Well I don’t want to wait for you anymore To open up wide the door you leave cracked Saying if you have time and find me in your mind You’ll be there Well lately I’ve noticed myself breaking plans So I can keep your name held tight in my hands I’m distracted from acting on facts my will lacks the ability To let go My body shakes when you come near I don’t know why I have these fears Well each night I save the last dance for you My one chance to let this romance shine through Only when it’s so dark can I let go my heart And fall into rhythm with you

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These are a collection of tracks from my library. Some are from the early 2000's, and some are from this year. They are in rough reverse chronological order.

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released July 9, 2015

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Eli Wise Oakland, California

Mythology set to music by the Oakland band. Vocal harmonies, ethereal guitars, and driving rhythm.

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