True

by The Elders

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    The Elders 8th Studio Album featuring 12 original songs.

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1.
Four immigrants are talking home boasting to their friends Comparing stories each the best legends never end Our next migration to the Isle across that stormy sea Our land is near our friends are dear home will always be The stories flying high tales of conquest and the strong A table full of memories the wise are never wrong It’s great to be back in the land you couldn’t wait to leave With pride and grace a wiser man we’re learning how to weave I’m going to Arklow, maybe Avoca Where the road winds through the valley And our rivers finally free I’m going to Arklow Founded by the Vikings the water pleased them well With centuries of battles past they’ve had their share of hell Nineteen arches separating fairies from the flock The handmade bridge with shiny plaque more accolades than Knock I’m going to Arklow, maybe Avoca Where the road winds through the valley And our rivers finally free I’m going to Arklow The Tyrell boys they built them well the Ascard and the Moth The Arklow girls are dancing as the sailors tie the knot For potters all around the world that logo so endeared This is our little east coast town we boast for all is dear I’m going to Arklow, maybe Avoca Where the road winds through the valley And our rivers finally free I’m going to Arklow
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This is for me this is for you This is all we can do This is a song to make you think And to follow things through To believe that everything is going to be alright now To achieve that feeling of hope and light… Now! Change the Ways of Now How can you see the world going on With the things we’ve been through What can you say the way our leaders act and treat you You would think that we all just get along Only hope for someone to hear this song Change the Ways of Now If we all just work as one You will find out work can be done And our children can go on Singing this here same old song It was written not all that long Well you hope it lasts Well you hope it lasts Change the Ways of Now
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Up the Mississippi from the port of New Orleans A troubadour just out of the Merchant Marines Like many a lad from every corner of the world He’s lookin’ to catch the eye of an American girl A mind full of wonder and a coupla quid A bucketful of stories from his old Dublin town He’ll sing them and dream them with a little Irish luck The love of his life she’s in her wedding gown This side of a miracle By grace of God or force of will I see so many lights We must believe I choose the path I go I’ll get another chance and another dream Another drop of whiskey for my friends and me Play a tune to remind us of home Another shot of revelry to make me free I wanna hear the waves and feel the wind blow Father Shea said no way he would make it through the night The good times he’s having gonna cost him his life A life full of glory no regrets and no remorse But there is no temptation when you got no choice This side of a miracle By grace of God or force of will I see so many lights We must believe I choose the path I go I’ll get another chance and another dream
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This is True 04:22
I still remember the first time I saw you walking alone Your silhouette in a harvest moon I dreamed of taking you home That time it seems so long ago Stress of life taking toll Stop and breath and say I love you so And realize you’re in my soul I Know this love is forever I know this is true I know we’ll find what we’re looking for I know where the road’s leading to I know we believe in a better world I know this is true I know it’s a long way to heaven though I know I will walk there with you You are my dreams come true I would die for you These words I carved into stone A long time ago Time goes on this endless love Never led us astray Doesn’t care about the rage of age Or what the others say And now children of children we’ve been so blessed Friends and soul mates too Dearly departed we’ve laid to rest Through it all it was me & you I Know this love is forever I know this is true I know we’ll find what we’re looking for I know where the road’s leading to I know we believe in a better world I know this is true I know it’s a long way to heaven though I know I will walk there with you
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Train Song 03:41
Well I wish I was on that train I hear that diesel whine Don’t mind the pay or the rain with a tape of ‘ol John Prine Sitting on pappy’s lap I learned the man I wished to be In that Super Chief I’d get my turn every mile of track to see On the drivin’ wheels of steel we rode All the way to Baton Rouge With a strong hand on the throttle Never knew we had to choose And no time left to lose Through the small town she rumbled every evenin’ nine-o-five We’d go down to the crossing gate what a time to be alive Ol’ Haverty let us ride along tellin’ lies & jammin’ gears Eight hour shift runnin’ right on time two hundred times a year On the drivin’ wheels of steel we rode All the way to Baton Rouge With a strong hand on the throttle Never knew we had to choose And no time left to lose I could hear that saw-back sway down the Union Line I could see the angels fly to the gypsy whiskey spine The best of times as I recall but all good things must pass Now there’s a yellow moon on the rise shining on my path On the drivin’ wheels of steel we rode All the way to Baton Rouge With a strong hand on the throttle Never knew we had to choose And no time left to lose
6.
Golden Ghost 05:18
Cloudy days & stormy nights All alone without a light Understanding I am lost Up in the sky the golden ghost Walking footsteps my own path Making changes hope I last Then I see the light ahead Golden ghost wants me dead Golden ghost wants me dead Walk away & you are safe Catch the comb is your fate Call your family all the most Up in the sky the golden ghost Love your children say goodnight Never know when it’s your last time Watch your back the most In the sky the golden ghost Then I see the light ahead Golden ghost wants me dead Golden ghost wants me dead I see you in the night Not pretending
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Stone & Ice 04:27
King Lir she cried What have you done to me You cast your spell and turn my soul to Stone and Ice The white swans spread their wings and fly across the lake They dance atop the waves in search of paradise When he called them woe woe called them They were saved from thorn and strife Where the mountains woe woe mountains Where the mountains crowned with light In those days, there was no sorrow Where the river shines like stars In those days where all forsaken Turned the light into the dark There were fortunes woe woe fortunes Blossomed branches in the sky Where the heart glows woe woe heart glows Fallen angels start to cry Where the demon cries from that blackened heart Where the beast screams in the night All the children hide all the fear is wide On our knees and pray to win this fight King Lir she cried What have you done to me You cast your spell and turn my soul to Stone and Ice The white swans spread their wings and fly across the lake They dance atop the waves in search of paradise
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This most amazing place we call the world slowly bleeding The wars in the lands all the sorrow all the pain can’t go on Little children on their knees praying for their mothers and their fathers Fat man chases piece of pie the baker finds a place to hide so wrong It’s a wounded world a field of ghosts Come on your prophets and show us how Let’s drink from the vine and gather up the tribes The flags have furled The bones have curled Save this wounded world A rabid pack of dogs disillusioned by the written word of freedom Souls are seeking refuge for their sins we know the world is all alone Spirits screaming in the night behold the shining light and resurrection The bee still searching for her rose taste the tears in her lonely eyes It’s a wounded world a field of ghosts Come on your prophets and show us how Let’s drink for the vine and gather up the tribes The flags have furled The bones have curled Save this wounded world
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Annie 03:13
Baby, I never imagined this heartache I sit and wonder why Maybe it's something I've done Annie, my flower and my sunlight It escapes me oh the lights no longer bright Maybe its something that I haven't done right I'll never know Baby, I never imagined this heartache I sit and wonder why Maybe its something Ive done You know the feeling when your heart is empty One friend goes and then there are plenty Not much you can say or even do Except moving on Baby, I never imagined this heartache I sit and wonder why Maybe its something I've done Baby, I never imagined this heartache I do not understand Maybe it's something I've done
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Put aside your prophecies We call the great perhaps I know you are a seeker With microscopes & maps The devil & me we both agree I hate him & he hates me I can’t shake the hand that I can’t see I should have been a fan I’d rather meet the man Who brings that hammer down upon A million baby grands The nights are short the weeks are long Even if my faith is strong Sometimes a man knows even Job was wrong So show me a soul Get down on your knees Can you hold it in your hand Can you pass it on to me Good night Irene Can you tell me what it means You know what it takes to set me free They wrote it down in numbers A story carved in clay Moses and eleven tribes Their armies on the way A righteous dance of sacrifice Noah don’t have to tell me twice And every saint got drunk on New Years Day So show me a soul Get down on your knees Can you hold it in your hand Can you pass it on to me Good night Irene Can you tell me what it means You know what it takes to set me free

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released November 24, 2017

All songs written by The Elders © 2017, except Silver Spear, Earl's Chair, Frank's Reel (traditional fiddle tunes)

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The Elders Kansas City, Missouri

The Elders were founded in 1998 by six musicians with a passion for music rooted in Irish jigs & reels & American folk rock. Their original songs offer delightful story lines, with vibrant narratives that explore history, legends, tall tales and true-life experiences ... more

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