Songs From Under The Stares At The Solitary Elephant Mourning The Blindness Of Humanity

by Rollo Ellis

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16 songs....from the dark side...moving into the Light !
Produced by Luke Tylim and Rollo Ellis.
Featuring Luke Tylim, Zia Ziam, Lare Burns and Steve Davies.
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.

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released March 4, 2014

Produced by Luke Tylim and Rollo Ellis.
Featuring Luke Tylim, Zia Ziam, Lare Burns and Steve Davies.
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.

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Rollo Ellis Melbourne, Australia

I met my Spirit Guide, Chollis Ellis in 1979 under a chair at University. I heard his voice from time to time over the years –messages and reminders. I saw Chollis again in 1999 in my small bedroom studio. He saif “You are ready now-you are Rollo Ellis.” He never specified “what” I was ready for – but I knew “It” was Spiritual and Creative. The right half of my brain IS literally Rollo Ellis. ... more

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Track Name: Whore
Just Listen
Track Name: Magpie
Magpie

Magpie – Stand still
Magpie – All black and white
Magpie – Cold as steel
Magpie – Where is it you come from ?

You paint me a different colour
You paint my a darker colour
You paint me another colour
And then just walk away

Magpie
Track Name: Not Again
Not AGAIN

They Come In Pairs
Like Hounds From Hell
These Dreams Of My
Re - Rearrangement

Some Fast, Some Slow
Some Black, Some Grey
Some Yellow

I’m Fighting Off Things I Cant See
Fighting The Swirl All Around Me
Fighting With My Subconscious Mind
Losing, Winning, Losing…Lost In Time

When The Dreams Are Gone
And I’m Awake
The Ghosts Are There
To Take their Place

Even Harder To Fight
Fewer Places To Hide
They Float All around Me
Outside And Inside

Dark Shadows Rise Above Me
They Distort My View
They Block Out G-D’s Light
And Erase All Hues

Two Green Ones in the Morning
One Yellow one at Night
Countless Orange Ones In Between
But In The End – “IT” won’t Go Away - “IT” won’t Go Away

I Think Bet It’s Scary Out There
Know It’s Scary Down Here
Wanna Talk About Deep and Dark ?
Wanna Hear More About Time Never Ending ?

I KNOW I DON’T !
Track Name: The Floor, The TV And The Phone
The Floor The TV And The Phone

I woke up - With The TV On
That’s Very Rare – These Days
Somebody Raving On – About Knives
The Best Knives Ever Made
And They Can – Be All Mine
For Only Four Low Payments
Of $14.99
(Buts Its Not The Phone)

I Woke Up On The Floor Again
Its 4:25 AM
My Boots Are Still On
My Head Fells Like A Gold Mine

The Phone Don’t Ring - A lot These Days
And When It Does – I Jump !
Its Never Who You - Hope It Is
Or…They Just Hang Up
Another Wrong Number Or An Overseas Sales Call
Never Other Lonlies

I Don’t Really Think –
Anybody’s Really Looking Fore Me
Shlould I Drag My Ass to Bed
Where I Belong - 1/2Verse:

solo

Bridge

Everything Is – As It As It Seems
And Trains Make You Gamble
And Its Is What It Is
And It Is Midnight Again Just Like Before
No Thank you Sugar Town – Leave The Sugar down
Please – Just Close The Door !


I Really Had to Do Something
So I Gave My Friends The Feds A Ring
They Kindly put My Number on their
“Official Do Not Disturb List” !
They Must Have Contacted You Too

I woke up - With The TV On
At 4:39 AM
Again
My boots still on
My Mind Feels Like That Eggshell

I Really Do Not Like This Floor
Don’t Watch TV - These Days
Cant Even Stand The Thought – Of A Phone
The Way It Mocks Me
You’d Be Amazed
Without Making A Sound

I Doubt - Anybody’s Really Looking Fore Me
I Should Drag My Ass to Bed
Where I Belong –

I woke up - On The Floor Again
It’s 4:59 AM
My boots still on
I Can Almost Smell The Dawn
Where You Belong – Where I Belong


- I really need to sleep – I really need to dream……
Track Name: Ghosts
Ghosts

There Are Ghosts That Live
In Our Hearts And Minds
Floating Ceaselessly
Bouncing Of Your Skull

There Are Ghosts ThatYour Eyes
Can Clearly See
They’re Really There
And Then Their Gone

There Are Ghosts That You Think Are There
There Are Ghosts That You Hope Are There
Might Have Been Angels
Or I Could Be Wrong *


Ghosts May Be Real
Ghosts May Be Not
I Know I’ve Seen Them
They Come And Go

Ghosts May Be Literal
Ghosts May Br “Figural”
They Could Be Real Spirits
Or Just The Longings of Your Heart


There Are The Ghosts That Dwell
Inside Us All – Past and Present
If You Don’t Know Them
You’re In Denial

There Are Ghosts That Try
To Make Us Hide From The Real World
They’re All Around You
Gotta Make Them Go Away !

There Are Ghosts That Tell You Stories
Heed Their warnings
If You Don’t
They’ll Be Back Again

Ghosts Can Be Right There
In Your Living Room
Over Your Left Shoulder
Or Somewhere Up The Hall

Ghosts Can Be Good Ghosts
Some Ghosts Like To Tease
Then They’re The Ones That Really Bug You
You Know The Ones I Mean

There Are Ghosts That Visit You
In Your Sleep And Dreams
Their Identity A Mystery
Might Be There For Someone Else Completely

There Are Ghosts That You Don’t Talk About
Or Even Think About !
They’re the Scary Ones
Not Like Halloween

There Are Ghosts That Are Really There
Your Friend… Your Mom
Invite Them In
Ask Them To Stay


Ghosts Can Be Seen
And Ghosts Can be Heard
Some Can Be Talked To
Some Can Be Walked Through

Ghost Could Be Them
A Ghosts May Be Not
It’s Really Hard To Tell
When Your Hearts’
Beating out Your Throat
Track Name: Heavily Medicated
Heavily Medicated

I'm Heavily medicated
Smoked some green stuff too
I’m Still Pretty Freaked Out – How Are You ?
And Yeah I am Thinking Of You
Thinking Things I Don’t Want To
And Feeling Things That I Do
I Just Need A Little Time
To Wrap My Head Around
This

Several Years Ago - I wrote A song
Another Song About You
One Line is "Friendship Is A Gift.....
Thank G-D We’ve Learned About Gifts

I Know Where Things Are
I'm Not An Idiot
My Feelings Are Strong
And They’re True
I Just Don’t Know What To Do
And I Don’t Know What to Say
The Only Things I Know For Sure
I Miss You
I Won’t Be That Man
And I’M Not Gonna Run
Away………….


For Liz 2011
Track Name: Self Imprisonment
SELF IMPRISONMENT

A Prison Cell Of My Own Making
Rules That I Decide

Sentenced Myself To At Least A Year
I’m Still Not Sure Why

Time Is Only A Construct
“Cause It Feels Longer Than That

Lots of Alone Time
I’m Getting Used To That

SELF IMPRISONMENT
SELF IMPRISONMENT
I Do It For My Self……Imprisonment
And It Feels Like A Long Time..


A Wish For Forgiveness
I’m Quite Sure What I Did

The Penance Is Light
For Transgressions So Dark

No Trinkets , No Treasures
No Women Allowed

I Get Stoned And Watch Movies
Or Play My Guitar


SELF IMPRISONMENT
SELF IMPRISONMENT
I Do It For My Self……Imprisonment
And It Feels Like A Long Time..



When I’m Finally Released
I’ll be the One With The Key

May Be A Wolf Or An Eagle
But AT Least I’ll be Free

I’ll Be Ready Try Again
I’ll Do Better This Time

I Want To See More, Hear More, Feel More
Put My Necklace Back On


SELF IMPRISONMENT
SELF IMPRISONMENT
I Do It For My Self……Imprisonment
And It Feels Like A Long Time..



RE 9/12
Track Name: Doin' Time
Doing Time

I’ve never felt this lonely
I’ve said that 17 times before
And Every Time I’ve Meant It
Its Happening again


I shouldn’t be surprised–
It Always hurts real bad,
Each Time A Little Different
But I Always… Always Get My Flame back again

But right now, I’m Doing Time
Right Now I’m Doing Time Again
It Always gets Better
But Never Soon Enough
And I Always Go Back
For More


Just A Different situation –
I can only watch so many DVDs
Night And Weekends are the worst
But You Know That already didn’t you ?

It’s a Little Bit Her Fault
And a Little Bit I Mine
Bob Dylan Circumstances
A Different Place And Different time








But right now, I’m Doing Time
Right Now I’m Doing Time Again
It Always gets Better
But Never Soon Enough
And I Always Go Back
For More

Another Beauty – Another Flame
They Each Burn Deeply - They Each Remain
The Conclusion is simple – I’m Insane
I Can Thank My Heart And Dick And Brain

Maybe I’ll Try It All Again
Not Till the Swelling Goes Down
Maybe I’ll Find The Right Girl Somewhere
Or Just Let Myself Have Fun

But right now, I’m Doing Time
Right Now I’m Doing Time Again
It Always gets Better
But Never Soon Enough
And I Always Go Back
For More
Track Name: Bravado
Bravado

I Don’t need to be in Love Right Now
I Like The lack Of Confusion - and My own Company

I Don’t Want To Be in Love Right Now
The Quiet Is Welcome – It’s The Road back home

I Get Lots of Things Done
And I’m Tryin’ To Have Some Fun –
Break Free

I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go

I Know That I could Never go back
Fuck Friendship, Fuck Trust, Fuck Time

I’ll Find A New Best Friend Again Someday
Know Myself And Her Unlike Ever
Before

Leave The Fear And Sting Behind –
I’ve Forgiven, Am Forgetting I’m Hoping For Release


I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go


I Want To Be In Love Again Someday
Somewhere Not Too Far Down The Road

I’ll Use Both My Head And Heart Next Time
I’ve Grown Stronger And I Believe in Me


I Gonna Do It Right next Time Try To Trust….Really
Give and receive Love – No, I mean Really


Cause –
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go Back
I Don’t Want To Go


RE –
Track Name: Look Out
Look Out


Look Out …….I’m Comin’ Home
Open Up The Window – Open Up Those Eyes
Open Up Your Heart - Cancel That Tired Mind
Open Up Your Creamy Dreamy Thighs
Look Out - I’m Comin’ Home


Gonna Use A Ladder
To Peer Over That Wall
Gonna Use My Tools
To Cut A Window In Your Wall…..
Use My Sledgehammer
To Knock it Down
Only If You Want…..
Only If You Want

Look Out …….I’m Came Home
Call Of The Guard – Let Me Into Your Garden
Open Up A Window….Open Up YOUR Eyes
I’ve Got This Key – I Cant Find A Lock The Right Size

Look Out - I’m Came Home
Track Name: Flutter Around
Fly A Ladder Around.......
Track Name: Right Now
RIGHT NOW


Today it is a good day and the world don’t seem so cold
And I’m feelin’ better right now
I’m laughing and I’m singing and I’m thinking right out loud
And I’m feelin’ good right now

Right Now, Right Now, Right Now


We’re breathing and we’re talking and the worlds gifts are coming
And I’m feelin’ better right now
The love is getting stronger and the fear has disappeared
And I’m feelin’ good right now

Right Now, Right Now, Right Now
Right Now, Right Now, Right Now
Right Now, Right Now, Right Now
Right Now, Right Now, Right Now
Track Name: The Simple Things
The Simple Things

There’s Joni and Jazzy And Templeton too
And Isaac and Conor and Angie and Lou
My friends are so strange Sometimes I Just Don’t understand
They’re artists and poets and song writers too
They Talk And They Talk And They Talk Till I’m Blue
When I can’t take it Anymore I Just come home to You

This World Is Our Oyster -So smooth and so blue
There Really is Nothing - That I wouldn’t do…For You
Time it is precious – I Wanna spend it with you
Don’t care where were going - Don’t care what we do
Can I please come over and just be there with You ???

I Like The Simple Things
I Like The Simple Things
I Like The Simple Things
And You
Track Name: 18 Birds
Please Listen
Track Name: Ned Kelly / RE - Ned
NED

Laying Low And Living In Caves
You Get To Learn Some Things
Eventually You Can Read Soils and Stones
Like Books
I’ve Watched Gravel Fade
Dust Settle Into Crust
I’ve Seen Drips Of Water Turn To Stone
That Defied Gravity
I Have Turned Blood Red…
From Cave Mud
And I’ve Been A Bloody Rock

“Quote Ned Kelly”

There is A certain Type
Of Black Tribesman
Who Bends With The Wind
Blends In With The Background
He Employs The Help
Of The Dead
To Destroy Living People
The Night Dancer
They Call Him
And He’s On My Trail

“Quote Ned Kelly”

What I Best Recall
Is Riding Alone
With The Sun Behind Me
Seeing My Own Shadows
Contorting Ahead Against The
Road Side, Weeds and Willows
Leaving Me Stretched
Far Behind
To Chase It
Like A Centaur
In Those Picture Books

“Quote Ned Kelly”
Thanks Ned Kelly
RIP Mr. Kelly
Track Name: Too Much About Me
TOO MUCH ABOUT ME

I Gazed At The Full Moon
Way More Open Than I’ve been In A While
Didn’t Pray Very Long
Maybe A Couple Minutes – I’d Guess…………..
Before I was Through
The Moon Was Covered By A Dark Cloud
I Guess The Answer was “NO”
Maybe “Cause My Asks Were
Too Much About Me………….

Too Much About Me
Too Much Ghosts
Too Much About Time
Too Much About Me

Later That Night – I Really Tried To Clear My Head
Tried To Listen – Tried to Hear
From What I Thought Was Deep Down Inside…….
I Tried –or I Thought I Did
Tried To Write Something New
I Think The Answer was “NO” Again
Maybe Cause My Songs Are
Too Much About Me

Too Much About Me
Too Much About Girls
Too Much About Me
Too Much ! ---------- !


Maybe I should Write Songs about: …………