Not Today

by Brian Elmquist

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released October 15, 2011

Produced and Mixed by Justin Glasco at Mont Eagle Recording in Los Angeles, Ca
Drums Recorded by Craig "The Regulator" Frank at the Death Star in Los Angelels, Ca
Mastered by Hans Dekline at Sound Bites Dog in Los Angeles, Ca

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Track Name: Lay me down
Night lights fall, I'm on my way
Heard an old familiar song
Made me smile
I get along from day to day
I'm along way from home
With a long way to fall

I won't ask you for some reason
Or some answer to this destruction in my mind
Just take this heart, take your time, all your life
Won't you lay me down tonight
Lay me down tonight

I can still see you now
You wore innocence and curls on your head
An aimless girl in a boys bed
We were a long way from home with along way to fall

I won't ask you for some reason
Or some answer to this destruction in my mind
Just take this heart, take your time, all your life
Won't you lay me down tonight
Lay me down tonight
Track Name: Not Today
The sun is out
Think that I'll drive for miles
Think of oh the last time that I got away
Of all those pretty words I forgot to say
But not today

Thinkin' about satellites
And grids that run from ocean to sky
The grids will run, but will they transfer the soul
I know the road, but I ain't found a home
Usually my notes would be takin' there toll
But not today

What takes so long
Shackled to this earth where I don't belong

Wish that I could box some of this blue sky
Cause here it rains day and night
Shine it on the last time I was on your road
I'd call you up, but you're lonely no more
Usually my notes would be takin' there toll
But not today

What takes so long
Shackled to this earth where I don't belong
Track Name: Pavement
Is it the air
Is it logical
Runnin' these streets and I'm always behind
I want you here
It's critical
This city is an animal taking it's time

Cars fall like a sea down on riverside
I'm on your pavement
Taxis line the streets down on eastside
I'm on your street then
Streets become a door that's open wide
I'm talking foolish
But now you know
So here we go

Is it the air
Strange and cynical
Following footsteps and walkin' the line
I want you here
It's criminal
This city is an animal taking it's prize

Cars fall like a sea down on riverside
I'm on your pavement
Taxis line the streets down on eastside
I'm on your street then
Streets become a door that's open wide
I'm talking foolish
But now you know
So here we go
Track Name: 10,000 miles
10,000 miles, I've walked 10,000 miles
There's a chance I'll walk a 1,000 miles
10,000 days, I'm torn 10,000 ways
Had my brother to my right
He didn't make it through the night
He didn't make it home

10,000 boys, I've seen 10,000 more
Cross the sea to someone else's shore
What was it for
Fighting for country and kin in the war
With busted head and broken bone
Uncle Sam just shipped me on
With no place to call home

But I've been down on my knees
Praying for a similar place, a familiar face
And if this life sets me free to see that face again
Would you notice me at all
Would you notice me at all

10,000 miles, I've walked 10,000 miles
There's a chance I'll walk a 1,000 miles
10,000 days, I'm torn 10,000 ways
Hush now baby don't you cry
It's enough to see you smile
Just to see you smile

Cause I've been down on my knees
Praying for a similar place, a familiar face
And if this life sets me free to see that face again
Would you notice me at all
Would you notice me at all
Track Name: Ribbons and Bows (featuring Jake Newton)
Common fears come 'round to my door
And I'm always beggin' for more
Find a way to justify some solitary life
I wrap you up in ribbons and bows
So why am I feelin' so low
Saddle up the wild horse, let's take it for a ride

For love, love, love...
I don't know what you're speakin' of

I found you in the stairwell last night
I never meant to make you cry
You're the one I like the most for these temporary times
Then love and hate got into a fight
I've seen this movie too many times
The lights go up, the credits roll, and everybody dies

For love, love, love...
I don't know what you're speakin' of

I'm such a sucker for this show
When all of the heroes die alone

I wrap you up in ribbons and bows
So why am I feelin' so low
Saddle up the wild horse, let's take it for a ride.

For love, love, love...
I don't know what you're speakin' of
Track Name: Straight-face
Taste on my tongue
I can't get enough
And you don't mind a lot
Just a kiss, just a touch
Well honey that's enough
For an old heart like mine

It's harder now to keep a strait-face
When you smile
It's harder now to keep myself strait
On my own

So i try to fill this space
Tidy up the place
These four walls, me and a phone
All your life
The games we play
I'll wait another day, but I'll only wake up alone

It's harder now to keep a strait-face
When you smile
It's harder now to keep myself strait
On my own

Two worlds collide
And all your cares are thrown to the side
Then morning comes you're alone in the light
When you could have it all

Me, in this room
A cocktail or two
I'll never mind a lot
All your life
All your love
Now wagered upon
Then morning comes
Track Name: Statement of faith
Warm sun
Wrap yourself around my faint one
Just a warm embrace from the things I've done or said
Lover won't you dry those eyes and bring it back to bed
Lay across this bed

Cause these feelings don't lie
These obsessions in the night
Are just a kiss away
Statement of Faith
This is yours, this is mine
This is freedom, this is life
And I'm alive again

It's taken so long child
I won't offer you some savior now
No more superstitions or stories to tell about
I've grown tired of all these fables now
So hush no hear me out


Cause these feelings don't lie
These obsessions in the night
Are just a kiss away
Statement of Faith
This is yours, this is mine
This is freedom, this is life
And I'm alive again

So all this time
Time spent just waiting for some sign
It's chemically designed
Typically devine
Oh my God, we'll wait and see just what will be
Tonight