Laundered Realities

by Joel McElwee

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Favorite track: Sing Your Song (For Leah).
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released June 27, 2017

Written, Produced, Arranged, and Performed by Joel McElwee

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Track Name: Go On and Go On
Was I really meant to look at this.
Was I meant to wallow in an irk

I pray for God to do away with it
But my pain is marked by its lurk

Go on and go on

My pride and joy has done away with me
I have lost my first and jealous love

She pledged her heart to another we
And my love it chases after doves

Go on and go on

But can I go on when I don't know
How to love someone
How to love someone else

I pray for God to do away with me
I know he knows the one
I constantly pray for others peace
but right now my soul it yearns for more

Go on and go on
Track Name: Are You The One That Stayed
Pictures are funny when they look at you and make you think about what you're used to
Paintings are funny when they reflect all of the mess that was

I'm never going home
The paintings have all gone
Now I am just a mess

What if I could love you like the wind and all the stars that glow
What if I could share a part of me that would never get cold
Told me to run told me run told me run cause I was dying slow
My voice was gone but In me I still stayed. I stayed.

It's funny how you think
It's funny how memories deceive
Only alone on my own on my own is solely what I've known
Are you the one should I run should I run I won't give pain it's throne

What if I could love you like the wind and all the stars that glow
What if I could share a part of me that would never get cold
Tell me to run tell me run tell me run if I am dying slow
Am I lost or are you the one stayed. That stayed.

What if I could love you like the wind and all the stars that glow
What if I could share a part of me that would never get cold
Tell me to run tell me run tell me run if I am dying slow
Am I lost or are you the one stayed. That stayed.

Tell me to run tell me run
Tell me to run tell me run
Tell me to run tell me run
Tell me to run tell me run

What if I could love you like the wind and all the stars that glow
What if I could share a part of me that would never get cold
Tell me to run tell me run tell me run if I am dying slow
Am I lost or are you the one stayed. That stayed.
Track Name: Laundered Realities
I’ll take the blame for the tragedy that sits in front of me
my laundered realities have stone cold apathy
excuse my iniquities I’ll push them down
and make a dying excuse for what’s already gone below

Maybe I should get a job working rocks and paper
sipping on faith on diamond ice
and work a sweat to my brow just to say I did
don’t take my word all insanity has graced my tongue
all of my words make excuses for already sheltered verve

I walk around like I'm a little kid
I'm so naive look at things I did
I'm pretty sure I've made a mess this time
I don't know him I'm gonna fly this line

Annoyed why am I coy got me running in directions that I never really wanted to explore

Concerned where is my girl shyly looking past her gaze because I don't want her to think that I'm a fool at engagement and I can't respond to simple words that won't augment or hurt if I let them work

I walk around like I'm a little kid
I'm so naive look at things I did
I'm pretty sure I've made a mess this time
I don't know him I'm gonna fly this line

I’m so naive
Realities

I walk around like I'm a little kid
I'm so naive look at things I did
I'm pretty sure I've made a mess this time
I don't know him I'm gonna fly this line
Track Name: Sing Your Song (For Leah)
Don't stop tugging my heart strings
I'll get emotional but that
Doesn't mean I'll leave

I'll be your friend when I can't even sing a note
Guided by silent songs of mystery and hope

What do you think of that
now that I've used my voice
my wonder can't stand the void
you left inside my soul

Sing me one more song
So I can hear your heart

It's been far too long
Just be strong now like you were all along
Sing your song

Time can make what you’re going through
feel like an earthly hell
and block out what’s truly good

Be patient and wait your strength
Don't let it undo you
Look up and realize His strength lies within you

What do you think of that
now that I've used my voice
my wonder can't stand the void
you left inside my soul

Sing me one more song
So I can hear your heart

It's been far too long
Just be strong now like you were all along
Sing your song


Sing me one more song
So I can hear your heart

It's been far too long
Just be strong now like you were all along
Sing your song