dusty words & cardboard boxes

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released August 3, 2013

Crystal Hariu-Damore: Vocals and guitar
Peter Damore: Harmony, banjo, guitar, and mandolin
Jack Saunders: Upright bass and harmony
Eleanor Whitmore: Fiddle

All songs written by ordinary elephant
Copyright 2013 Crystal Hariu-Damore and Peter Damore (bean sown music, ASCAP)

info@ordinaryelephant.net

Produced, recorded, and mixed by Jack Saunders at White Cat Studios, Houston, TX
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Audio, Inc. Austin, Texas

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Track Name: on my way
the sun marks the horizon
like your silhouette in our bed
what a striking introduction
to the day
i won't say i'm gone
because i know i'm coming back
but right now
i must be on my way

on my way
no map in hand
no place in mind
i'm looking to lose
i'm looking to find
me

i applaud your confidence
and ability to balance
the variable, the constant
change
call me dramatic
or maybe just inadequate
i'm still looking for
the right word myself

down this road
no map in hand
no place in mind
i'm looking to lose
i'm looking to find
me
Track Name: damage is done
what do you want from me
i've given all i can
the bridges you've burned
can no longer stand
for anything that i
can call my man
what's your next step
which direction will you go
will search for courage
down that yellow brick road
or is it a heart
that you're looking to borrow

don't say i'm sorry
don't say i'll change
the damage is done, walk away
lies in hand, i can't imagine the weight
walk the line you've drawn
don't look back
don't hesitate
hesitate

let your guard down
let yourself out
take off your armor
you'll have to fight without
open your eyes
and see what today
is all about

don't say i'm sorry
don't say i'll change
the damage is done, walk away
lies in hand, i can't imagine the weight
walk the line you've drawn
don't look back
don't hesitate
hesitate
Track Name: better than this
you once told me
things will get better
someday
someday soon

but from where i’m sitting
it couldn’t get better than this
than this
than this

these mountains
aren’t half as high
as you
think they are

from the other side
you’ll know what i mean
what i mean
what i mean

i hope someday
it will resonate
and i will
hear you say

but from where i’m sitting
it couldn’t get better than this
than this
than this
Track Name: here again
ten years gone
i have changed
you were left untouched
by time and age
you say it's different
this time around
i want to believe you
i want to
but i find myself

here again
here we
go again
take one more trip
around my heart
just to leave me standing
in the dark
i need some light
in my life
i need someone
to tell me this
this is the last time
i'll be here
i’ll be here again
here again

you speak in riddles
when you speak at all
i've lost count of days
since you last called
i've run out of tears
that i can cry
i ask myself why
why do i find myself

here again
here we
go again
take one more trip
around my heart
just to leave me standing
in the dark
i need some light
in my life
i need someone
to tell me this
this is the last time
i'll be here
i’ll be here again
here again
Track Name: learning to dance
i had growing to do
i had fears to lose
you came along
at the perfectly wrong time
building mountains of every hill
just to have something to climb

we’re learning to dance
despite the friction in the air
and i can’t
fall with you
i can’t

words can be deceiving
when they’re what you want to hear
why can’t i be more
than you’re willing to allow
why did you let me in
just to push me right back out

we’re learning to dance
despite the friction in the air
and i can’t
fall with you
i can’t

turn the radio down
raise your voice
raise your eyes
why’s it always
your song
that get’s compromised

we’re learning to dance
despite the friction in the air
and i can’t
fall with you
i can’t
Track Name: the great migration
you're heading to
the other side
the grass ain't any greener
and the sun still shines
but brighter

you've given yourself
another chance
you only get one set of days
your best laid plans
just got better

i think i saw your ghost
fade into the contrast
of sunlight and sorrow
of hopeful and harrowed
it carries out the darkness

as you leave the dark behind
you won't go quietly
you want nothing to regret
when the curtain finally
falls

you may lose a few
along the way
but don't you worry none
they would only weigh
you down

i think i saw your ghost
fade into the contrast
of sunlight and sorrow
of hopeful and harrowed
it carries out the darkness
Track Name: no way out
twenty years have left your feet
you hang your head in shame
attempt to find yourself
as you were then
before there was green
in your blue, blue eyes
before you knew what it was
to need someone

so you bite your lip
and quell your voice
you can’t go home
you can’t go home
he’ll yell and shout
and send you on your way
there’s no way out
there’s no way out

he’s twenty years your senior
but you can’t pick and choose
you close your eyes
what’ve you got to lose
you need his money
he needs your company
you need to forget what it was
to need someone

so you bite your lip
and quell your voice
you can’t go home
you can’t go home
he’ll yell and shout
and send you on your way
there’s no way out
there’s no way out
Track Name: lifetime
in the company of strangers
soon to be friends
a bright voice spoke
and brought me out on that limb

i sometimes wonder
if a different place
a different time
could ever have let your smile
escape my mind

a lifetime isn't long enough
when you're what my
days are made of
a lifetime isn't long enough
when my life
has only just begun

i have found my place
my home
is where you are
i will follow you
into the dark

because
a lifetime isn't long enough
when you're what my
days are made of
a lifetime isn't long enough
when my life
has only just begun
Track Name: i spy
sounds of summer
travel through days
and nights, and weeks
and years
like the soundtrack of the silent
movie of my life
that only
i can hear

the highway's humming
below our heads
as we sleep on the floor
of the minivan
the road ahead
the road behind
not on this map
out of sight, out of mind
i spy a girl
i spy a smile
i spy a world
i'd like to stay in a while

i see the
expression on your face
connecting me to another
time and place
i can't seem
to demonstrate the depth of
what you mean
to me

sounds of summer
travel through the days
and nights, and weeks
and years

the highway's humming
below our heads
as we sleep on the floor
of the minivan
the road ahead
the road behind
not on this map
out of sight, out of mind
i spy a girl
i spy a smile
i spy a world
i'd like to stay in a while
Track Name: it's time
“it's time to take
a walk,” she said
with tears in her eyes
her head in her hands
and i can't recall
anything outside
those hospital walls

and i don't want to see your face
because i know
this is our last exchange
of words and glances
there’ll be no more
no more second chances
to say just what i need to say

you never liked long goodbyes
if only we could compromise
i'll turn and go
if you promise me
tomorrow

and i don't want to see your face
because i know
this is our last exchange
of words and glances
there’ll be no more
no more second chances
to say just what i need to say

you showed me how to see the world
with open eyes and clement heart
you gave me a smile
to wear and pass along the wire

and i just want to see your face
because i know
this is our last exchange
of words and glances
there’ll be no more
no more second chances
to say just what i need to say
Track Name: it's love
a light falls from your window
like i fall for you
dusty words in cardboard boxes
lie about my room
they lie to my face
and leave my head spinning
but you, you, you

you speak not in riddles
or tongues of tired tales
your eyes fix along the crooked line
that leads inside
the music in my head
finally finds its perfect time
it’s indescribable
no longer unattainable
it’s love, my love
my love, my love
it’s love, my love, my love

today, tomorrow
you know how to find my smile
it’s in that perfect place
on your shoulder
that fits my head just right
it’s in between your every word
and echoed in your eyes
but you, you, you

you speak not in riddles
or tongues of tired tales
your eyes fix along the crooked line
that leads inside
the music in my head
finally finds its perfect time
it’s indescribable
no longer unattainable
it’s love, my love
my love, my love
it’s love, my love, my love
Track Name: new day
from the outside
looking in
i feel so far
from where we've been
come to the table
come as you are
fall away your faults, your demons
show us every scar

it's a new day
in an old town
take a new road
with a new view
don't look down
don't look down

from the inside
less than composed
your pieces scattered
and exposed
i know it'd be easy
to turn and leave
don't walk away now
show us you believe

it's a new day
in an old town
take a new road
with a new view
don't look down
don't look down

you won't get closer
by walking away
you can't find the sun
standing in the shade
please remember
it's no ordinary day

it's a new day
in an old town
take a new road
with a new view
don't look down
don't look down
Track Name: could have
i could have stayed
some place by the sea
some place
you’d never find me
or would you
if it was meant to be
i could have stayed
a stranger on the street
a nameless face
you’d never meet
or would i
if it was meant to be

here we are
on the other side of yesterday
it’s anything but dark
and it’s all lined in silver
here we are
we are never lonely
into the by and by
i will let you lead me

it could have gone
a thousand ways
so many permutations
of time and space
but this one
it was meant to be
it could have gone
and passed us by
like a constellation
on a cloudy night
but it was clear
it was meant to be

here we are
on the other side of yesterday
it’s anything but dark
and it’s all lined in silver
here we are
we are never lonely
into the by and by
i will let you lead me