Years of Work and Home EP

by Elder State

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4 song EP that is the result of the aftermath of lashing 12 songs together at the end of 2013. Slowing down...

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released August 8, 2014

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Elder State Liverpool, UK

Elder State started out as a solo project by Jonathan Copley a former member of 90s indie band Kill Laura. Over Christmas 2014, Jonathan and another former Kill Laura member Russ Taylor decided to meet up to make a racket for the first time in 20 years. They were joined by drummer John Jennings, another of the early 90s gen of musicians from Merseyside and Cheshire and the rest as they say.... ... more

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Track Name: Bruise Time
You want it, you got it, you take it, you break now maybe?
You drop it, you stop it, have it and hold it now maybe?
You live well and sleep well despite all the hard sell right baby?
You want it, you got it, you take it, you break now maybe...

Don't make me laugh out loud. Your pains just not allowed.

You grab it, you smash it, you hide it and snide it now maybe.
You hang it to dry it and blame others for it now maybe.
You live well and sleep well despite all the hard sell and that's where you're going and that's all you've got.
You grab it, you smash it, you hide it and snide it now maybe.

Don't make me laugh out loud. Your pains just not allowed.

My bruise times new.
My bruise times two.
My bruise times you.

Don't make me laugh out loud. Your pains just not allowed.

My bruise times new.
My bruise times two.
My bruise times you.

You want it, you got it, you take it, you break now maybe?
You drop it, you stop it, have it and hold it now maybe?
You live well and sleep well despite all the hard sell and that's where you're going and that's all you've got.
Track Name: Battle
You do something, with nothing.
Then laugh when it falls apart.
We're ascending, descending.
The sunset on this dying heart.

You abandoned me and left me to decline.
A managed exercise, a simple way to die.
Our young and old are caught, A fight for life. A fight for precious air.
So do your battle well tonight.

It feels perfect, to protect.
The years of work and home.
We're ascending, descending.
You build a wall to be alone.

You abandoned me and left me to decline.
A managed exercise, a simple way to die.
Our young and old are caught, A fight for life. A fight for precious air.
So do your battle well tonight.

A rose for every year.
A thorn for every tear.
Take and break our pride, til nothings left inside.

You abandoned me and left me to decline.
A managed exercise, a simple way to die.
Our young and old are caught, A fight for life. A fight for precious air.
So do your battle well tonight.
Do your battle well tonight.
Track Name: Firework
I give my money, bad milk and honey for free.
Rub the floor clean, my hands and feet mean it's work.
Just want to taste sweet but all that I get is meat, feeling so neat.
Lie still and bloated, like an old whale floating in brine. Killing my time.

I'm older just don't listen to me.
I hold fireworks 'til they blow to see...

Scrape off the ceiling, it's like I'm feeling the best!
High fiving strangers, ignoring dangers for sweets.
Now I'm freezing, I'm drift and seizing the past. To hold it down fast.
Bad milk and honey, turns slowly ugly for me and now I can see.

I'm older just don't listen to me.
I hold fireworks 'til they blow to see...

If they burn me? Well let's just see.
I'll just stand here, burn and blister.

I'm older just don't listen to me.
I hold fireworks 'til they blow to see...
Track Name: Gone
Light a fire as the summer gaze fades slow,
speak of futures far away.
Hold a gaze as the truth shouts out and I'll begin the next year in a single minded way.
Duck for cover or accept it all,
these holes run deep and make it real.
Turn the day into a stubborn hell or twist through this to a better way.
A better way to feel.

Dawn through clouds, stretch those shadows long.
A painful smile as I'm ready to fail.
A whispered single wrong and I'm already gone.

Be at distance in the midst of crowds,
a crowd whose laugh and love I live.
Wait for breeze to roll this rain away or soak to skin,
and hanging out to dry again today.

Dawn through clouds, stretch those shadows long.
A painful smile as I'm ready to fail.
A whispered single wrong and I'm already gone.

Draw deep breath, blow that storm away.
A painful smile because I'm ready to fail.
A whispered single wrong and I'm already gone.

You are my fire and ice.