You, Me, The Goat And Donuts

by Rollo Ellis

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Rollo's first album - written and recorded at a very difficult time...Change...Challenge.....Alone. A very Cathartic Experience straight from the heart and gut.

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released September 4, 2004

Rollo Ellis - All instruments.
Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Rollo Ellis
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: Walk On Water
Walk On Water

Why Go to bed…stay up all night
Stay Up all night….why go to bed ?
Why Go to bed…stay up all night
And in the morning - shoot myself at the Sun

Gonna Take a chance and brave the beast
Gonna Brave that beast - take my chance
Gonna Take a chance and Brave the beast
If he spits me out - gonna dive back in again.

There are ruthless spots we have to touch
If sacred places we wanna go
Gotta climb the wall to breath the sky
I wanna walk on water before I die


One step forward, two steps back,
Three steps back, One step ahead
Five steps forward and zero back
Gonna keep on walkin’ and I can chose the road

Theres an open window…Gonna fly on through
Gonna fly on through that open window
Any open window – And I’ll fly through
When I get inside gonna open the door for you

There are ruthless spots we have to touch
If sacred places we wanna go
Gotta climb the wall, to breath the sky
I Wanna walk on water before I die

No bed - Stay up!
Why go to bed ?Stay up all night
Stay up all night - Why go to bed
And in the morning shoot yourself at the sun !
Track Name: Rain Song
RAINSONG


Its raining outside…..its been raining again
Its raining outside and it’s a grey day again
Its raining outside…..its been raining again
Its raining outside and it’s a grey day within

Everybody needs a rain song…..


The gutters are full but I’m just too tired to climb
I’m just sittin’ here thinking about time
The water it drips the sound echoes and taps
I dream while awake …. Blink, wonder and laugh

Its raining outside……its been raining again
Its raining outside and it’s a grey day within
I feel the rain as it touches my skin
But I’m not outside….I’m inside again

Everybody needs a rain song

There’s a chill in the air and its raining again
I shiver and breath and count backwards from ten
10, 9, 8 , 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Everybody needs a rain song

Another song about the rain
Raaaaiiiiin I don’t mind
Let it rain…Let It Rain
Always back to the rain
Just a little rain
Just a box of rain
And the movement in your brain sends you out into the rain
Track Name: Bad Day
Bad Day

They came yeah they came Yeah They came, they came

It was a bad day….it was a 5150 Day
It was a bad day
The day my mind split
Like a screwdriver through the fray
They Came and took me away

I didn’t wanna go Lord knows I didn’t wanna stay
If I could slip out – ther’d be nothing that anyone could say

It was a bad day ….
a 72 hour stay
I guess that’s three bad days
Stuck on the inside
Outside’s so far away

I didn’t wanna go Lord knows I didn’t wanna stay
It seems that today blue skies aren’t coming my way


It was a bad day – vacuum decay
It was a sad day
It was really really really grey
It was a mad day
It was a bad day
Really bad day

I didn’t wanna go Lord knows I didn’t wanna stay
If I can go home I’ll be a good boy today !
Track Name: Growling In Blue
Growling In Blue

I’m all alone….beside myself again
And its dark and musty in here, man
I’m trapped inside exactly who I am
I can’t get out - so I’ll just lay low for a while

My head is spinning and I’m growling in blue
Been Turned up side down and I’m growling in blue
I’m wondering aloud and I’m growling in blue

I’ve crossed this line so many times before
But I always come back here
It’s a fine line….Its a real hard line
I just wanna see the other side again

Things are all jumbled and I’m growling in blue
The world’s out of focus and I’m growling in blue
I’m wondering again and I’m growling in blue

That cabin in the woods – never sounded so good
But I’ve got this fear that the earth and the sky and the trees and the bears
Just won’t get my moods
‘cause I’m growling in green and brown too

The voices are loud and I’m growling in blue
I don’t feel like me And I’m growling in blue

I’ve gotta sort things out And try to clear the haze
Then maybe I can get back to you
“cause this solitude thing” - This solitude thing
It ain’t too cool

The voices are loud and I’m growling in blue
I don’t feel like me and I’m growling in blue
Turned outside in and I’m growling in blue
And I’m sorry about all the times I was growling at you

And I’m growling in green and grey and red too

Grrrrrrrrr
Track Name: Swagger
Swagger

Ever wake up in the afternoon
Another day to blow your mind
Can’t believe in any thing you knew
I know your life is not like mine

Ever wonder what your doing here
Can’t find the meaning of it all
It feels like the whole world is in your face
And your back’s against the wall

I’ve seen a lot of things that a lot of people won’t
But I’m not proud of that
I’ve been a lot of places you really don’t wanna go
But I Swaggered my way back


Sometimes I feel like Samsa Gregor… ( I know it’s Gregor Samsa)
I’ve been changed against my will
Thrown in a world of crumbs and ghosts and lies .But I have to try
This Time I’m gonna stay – And Swagger All Around…


Ever find yourself just sittin’ there
You can almost see the gloom close in
You try to stand but you almost fall
Can’t hear your thoughts above the din

I’ve seen a lot of things that a lot of people won’t
But I’m not proud of that
I’ve been a lot of places you really don’t wanna go
But I Swaggered my way back


Yeah - I Swaggered my way back
I Swaggered my way back
Yeah - I Swaggered my way back
I Swaggered my way back
I Swaggered my way back
I Swaggered my way back
I Swaggered my way back

I’m just glad to be here
I’m just glad to be here
I’m just glad to be here
Track Name: NYT
Instrumental
Track Name: Milky
He Didn't Even want to go in the first place.....

"Milky The Clown says....you may never go home again !!!"
Track Name: GO
GO

I tried to treat you right but you pull this crap on me
One thing I tell you is You’re about to be set free

I’m not clownin’ round or playing games
I’ll tell it to you straight - Just Go

You brought that sailor home and you had him in our bed
The unfortunate rhyme here is - “I saw you give him head”

I’m tired of this sea life
And I’m tired of seeing you- Just Go !

I really should have known better
Go
I really should have known better
Go
I could play the tough guy and try to break his face
But it’s not his fault - you’re the mental case
But he said “he loved me”: Was all that you could say
Just go

You’re out with other guys and it messes with my mind
You should be banished to a place where men are blind
‘Cause then they couldn’t see you and you’d have to behave
Uh-Oh

I really should have known better - Go
I really should have known better - Go


I’ll help you pack your bags and I’ll get ‘em to the door
Better call the sailor ‘cause I won’t do anything more
But he’s probably on shore leave bet he sure did leave you
Oh No !

A few weeks later I call you up feelin’ better and ask
Would you call the sailor and get me one of those sweaters
No I don’t care how you’ve been And I’ve had all my shots
Just GO !

You really should have known better - Go
You really should have known better - Go


I really should have known better
I really should have known better
Track Name: Terri On Shots
TERRI ON SHOTS
Blur to the sofa
Terri on shots
Bullets that let her roam

Slur on the sofa
In a burrow of thought
Cubby hole furnishings frey

A babble lip
Comic strip
She says it’s freeing
G-D’s own kiss

Carbon eyed girl
Whisper and hum
Whisper and hum your art

Her On the sofa
A blurry one what ?
I know you can’t hear me this time

Hey….the cat shit
The twine of carpet
It unravels
It Unravels a shallow grave…
That isn’t good..

Carbon eyed girl
Pogo and drum
Pogo and drum my heart

A garbled prayer
Someone care
Or….I’m so cold in here

Carbon eyed girl
Naked and numb
Naked and numb and on
And on and on…on and on…..on and on

I don’t wanna doze
Go ahead and doze…..
Track Name: Scars And Halos
Gonna Go Outside
Before I Get Old
Gonna Go Outside
And Dig A Deep Hole
and bury
Scars and Halos
Cant Even Tell Them Apart ....
Track Name: Ditty For Riffy
instrumental
Track Name: The Good Hours
GOOD HOURS

The hum of the aquarium….birds chirping outside
The smell of incense burning…..I wonder why


I just got back from nowhere – It’s a Saturday afternoon
These hours are good hours . They’re golden
Think I’ll just stay and wait for the moon

All the windows open….and I’m sipping luke warm tea
Van The Man on the box and I’m Feelin’ free
I’ve got nothing to do….so why would I leave
I don’t want nothing and nothing wants me

I just got back from nowhere – It’s a Saturday afternoon
These hours are good hours . They’re golden
Think I’ll stay here and wait for you

I’m lyin’ on the sofa…..off in some daydream
Thinkin’ about my baby - if you know what I mean….
Day dreaming ‘bout her then she’s right here by my side
We’re flying under telephone lines…..at least in my mind

We just got back from nowhere – It’s a Saturday afternoon
These hours are good hours . They’re golden
Especially when I can spend them with you….
Track Name: Sonambedeliaa
C.S. Lewis called it "an odd, night time, dreamish, sort of wakefulness'

Not Sleeping Yet But Almost Soon.....

Sonambedeliaa

You cant stay for long but you can pay attention...
Track Name: Graced
Graced

Don’t forget I’m not the only one been graced
You’ve been graced too
And don’t forget that you are not the only one
Who don’t know where this may lead to

I’m not asking you for promises or dreams
And I’ll expect the same from you
I just think that we could have a lot of fun
If I came there to look at you

I would travel half way ‘round the world to be with you
I would travel half way ‘round the world just to talk to you

I’m not the type who really likes to sleep alone
But I very often do
I’ve gotta care to let somebody share my bed
When I think of that – I think of you

Please keep an open mind
Me…I’ll just dive in
I might even sing “Love Me Do”
I’m just a simple guy
With a very simple thought
I think I’m in love with you

I would travel half way ‘round the world to be with you
I would travel half way ‘round the world Just to talk to you
I would travel half way ‘round the world to make love to you
And I would travel half way ‘round the world …..

I won’t forget I’m not the only one been graced
You’ve been graced too