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Released on Loner Noise
Catalogue Number EML - A001

Recorded at Western Recording Company
Engineered by Kyle Western
Produced by Michael Edward
Performed by Elevant

Elevant are:
Michael Edward - Guitars/Vocals
Joe Hutchinson - Bass Guitar/Organ/Backing Vocals
Tom Shand - Drums/Percussion

Guests:
Em Eccles (of The Stowaways) - Backing Vocals on Inhale/Exhale
Beth Ryal - Spoken Word on Is This It

Art by Tom Shand and Jonathan White

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released September 17, 2014

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Track Name: Inhale/Exhale
At the end everything goes back in the box
You chase after those pieces of paper that you thought undid the locks
You played the game, you learned the smile, and to flatter when you lie
So you can have a bigger room to sit in when you wait to die

And you waste some more time
Fritter away your hours
Live like you won't grow old
And hide your tears in the shower

Never ever gonna grow old
Never gonna break the routine
Never learn from what you've seen
One day your skin will grow cold
Track Name: Good Clean Fun
Good clean fun is what we like to have
Don't have time for any of life's drags
I got my tight print shirt to get the girls all wet
And if she's fucked up drunk then even better yet
Good clean fun is the name of the game
With our hair gel right so we all look the same
Don't have time for anyone but me
No time for responsibility

In the morning we don't care what we've done
All we care about is good clean fun
All we care about is good clean fun

Alcohol helps to validate me
Powders wash out insecurity
Day time is such a double drag
Working comes with too many snags
Good clean fun goes up my nose
I wonder where the food money goes
Little girl we like your style
Come play with us for a little while

In the morning we don't care what we've done
All we care about is good clean fun
All we care about is good clean fun
Track Name: Apple of Your Eye
Don't care that you don't buy me things
But the cause of your rejection
Lies in that woman's diamond ring
And your misplaced affection
I was once your victory prize
From your second divorce
Now you can't look me in the eye
I hope your guilt is the cause

Here she comes
Here she comes
She's the apple of your eye
She's the apple of your eye
Here she comes
Here she comes
She's the apple of your eye
When I leave I won't say goodbye
Oh no

Second class citizen
Living in my own home
I eat dinner in my room
And spend my days all alone
Oh she's stealing all of your things
And running round town
It's only cause she fucks you well
That you don't see that you should put her down

Here she comes
Here she comes
She's the apple of your eye
She's the apple of your eye
Here she comes
Here she comes
She's the apple of your eye
When I leave I won't say goodbye
Track Name: Living at Night
Living at night isn't helping my complexion
I'm just a symptom of a social infection
It's only part of the generational condition
Dreams of the lazy never come to fruition

Apathetic
Disconnected
Living at night
Apathetic
Disconnected
Living at night

Maybe go out, maybe stay home
Maybe just stare at my telephone
Maybe play records and stare at the wall
Maybe get drunk so I don't feel small

Apathetic
Disconnected
Living at Night
Apathetic
Disconnected
Living at night

Childhood is over
Track Name: Same as it Ever Was
Fear is the root of man's self destruction
And without fear there is no blame
Life fits a pre-determined path
And every day it looks the same

Same as it ever was
Same as it ever was

Solipsistically find an escape route
The end of fear hangs from the rafters
Realistically those left behind
Feel emptier from hereafter

It's not the same as it ever was
For them it's not the same as it ever was
Track Name: Damage
Bipolar disorder cut with cocaine can lead to an unbeatable high
But the sweet relief in powder form's just a reminder that the comedown is nigh
A routine act like cleaning your teeth can quickly get too much to manage
The treatment only feeds the disease, it'll never repair the damage

I can see the change, you became rearranged, now it's part of your identity
A crippling roller coaster ride, your will is no longer free
All you can think about at work or as you're walking home through the park
Is being able to put your mask back on and disappear into the dark
Track Name: Is This It
Hey, you alright?
Yeah, not too bad, just tired
No, haven't seen her in ages. Weird.
What about her parents, her dad any better?
Eugh, how long for?
Well, I hope he's ok

Listen, thanks for calling.
I've just been in this mess, just doing nothing.
Staring at my computer.
It's nice to finally talk to someone for once.
It makes a change from the same old shit just over and over
Is this it?
Track Name: No Goodbye
Someone great went away today
In a quiet and inevitable way
I was with a friend when the phone call came
Now it's not the same
She gave me someone to hold
But still everything went cold
I could hear my mother's tears on the phone
Each moment, more alone

He'll live on in my memory
Not immortal but dying with me
And in my mind's eye I can see
The man who fixed all of my toys
Who was there when I was just a boy
The man who eased my parent's pain
When they struggled to get by again
Yes, the memory still remains

And I know some day we all die
So I promise that I won't cry
But if your daughters said that they would lie
For them, there is no goodbye