Capricorn

by Elk Minister

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Shortly after the release of his 2017 debut album, There’s a System of Control, Elk Minister was contacted by the spirit of his dead Great Aunt Coleslaw. With the help of his companion and imagery friend Gerald, Elk Minister was able to piece together many mysteries from the life of his Great Aunt Coleslaw. Coleslaw was a brilliant musician in her own right who lived to be well over 700 years old, but until now very little has been written and reported on her many lifetimes. She now resides in a different plane of existence in the year 3144 A.D. With her help and guidance, Elk Minister has promised two deliver 26 albums, and declared 2018 The Year of The Elk. The first album of 2018 is known as Capricorn.


The Book of Slaw: Songs From My Great Aunt Coleslaw is a year long project dedicated to the life of Elk Minister’s Great Aunt Coleslaw. Coleslaw’s lyrics and music were once described blurring the lines of reality and fantasy. While it is her who created all of the music, lyrics, artwork, and spoken word poems on the 26 scheduled studio albums of 2018, it is Elk Minister who is the performer on all of the albums.


Elk Minister is proud to share the life and work of his Great Aunt Coleslaw. It was her who inspired him to play music and he feels it as an honor and blessing that he is finally able to share her art with the world. Whenever Elk Minister was feeling sad as a little boy, the music of his Great Aunt Coleslaw always cheered him up.


Now we will all rejoice with Great Aunt Coleslaw.

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released January 12, 2018

Elk Minister- All Vocals, Steinway Piano, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Electric Guitar, Microtonal Organ, Keyboards, Egg Shaker, Tambourine, Synthesizer, Violin, Viola, Oscillator, Theremin, Harmonica, Melodica, Wooden Frog, Pan Flute, Koto, Dulcimer, Zither, Tape and Digital Manipulations, GeoShred App, ANS Synthesizer, The MayaBoard, 6 String Wing Bass, Glockenspiel, Bb Clarinet, Mandolin

My Great Aunt Coleslaw- Composer of all melodies, rhythms, lyrics, and harmonic considerations

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Elk Minister Denver, Colorado

Elk Minister was born in a log cabin deep in the forest of the upstate region. While being raised by his mother and his Uncle Radcliffe, Elk Minister developed an affinity and love towards music, philosophy, and science. At age seven, Elk Minister was writing and recording his own songs on a homemade tape recorder built by his uncle. In 1999, he wrote an opera with his imaginary friend Gerald. ... more

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Track Name: Everything is Make Believe
Everything is Make Believe
(Great Aunt Coleslaw)



everything is make believe
blue colors turn out to be the
red to the green to
you’re make believe too

everything is make believe
everything is make believe


imagination
the source for inspiration
you say thoughts matter when they don’t

birth to creation
life’s fake and so is death too
you think I’m fiction but Im not

world wide illusion
my faith is your delusion
you claim to know me but you don’t


everything is make believe
blue colors turn out to be the
red to the green to
you’re make believe too

everything is make believe
everything is make believe

everything is make believe
everything is make believe
everything is make believe
everything is make believe
Track Name: Red Pistachio
Red Pistachio
(Great Aunt Coleslaw)



quite the unnatural dream it seems, you have the loveliest eyes
i’ve never seen something so obscene, i had a wet dream so it seems

if my dolls will come alive tonight
with sounds from the ground cracking open
out of sight out of mind
tell me how i’m going to die
red pistachio
red pistachio

when day turns to night all of the air and sunlight
the piece underneath my dancing feet beneath all the sunlight

when you look into my eyes
Do you see satan or God dressed up in disguise making up more lies
out of sight
tell me how i’m going to die
red pistachio
red pistachio

i’m waking up from a dream, I think i’m going to die
i can’t catch my breath i’m fresh out of luck i think i’m going to die

in a fearful state
the one where my fate
has helped me murder my tears
i am the man of the year
out of mind
tell me how i’m going to die
red pistachio
red pistachio

i am every mother and every child
it makes me smile for a while as I walk for miles

i am so tempted by gold
it is the reason i sold
the devil some of my soul
I am the story that’s told
out of sight
out of mind
tell me how i’m going to die
red pistachio
red pistachio
Track Name: Synthetic Human
Synthetic Human
(Great Aunt Coleslaw)



he chased a rainbow
and saw a long black limousine
he wanted power sold his soul within the hour of meeting me

i taught him magic
and made a blonde woman disappear
he wanted power sold his soul within the hour of meeting me

i stood up and pushed off
to look back to find out
why oh why oh why

nothing matters
we’re not important
begin the ending
your perfect ending
become the monster
control the rainbow
believe in magic
synthetic human

synthetic human creates memories
synthetic human is the son
synthetic human chooses destiny
synthetic human is a lie

why oh why oh why

begin the lesson
your only lesson
all art is ego
Ignore the shadow
become the rainbow
control the monster
believe in magic
synthetic human


Know Thyself
Know Thyself

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