The Year of the Elk

by Elk Minister

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1.
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 I'm 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
2.
Early morning as rain is pouring Along your soggy street Time is gone and I can’t go on If everything is make believe To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you Once in a while I’ll crack a smile And hope for something else All I’ve seen and all I’ve dreamed Says music is the best All my friends can’t understand They think I’ve lost my mind The loss of fear when death is near It makes me feel alive To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you
3.
Once I live inside my memories I’ll remember what I want It’s like I’m walking through a web that you’re weaving I will create my truth when I’m weeping Why now? Why now has it come down? You can’t defeat me Cause I’m living my new life with a meaning And when I dream of you I’ll be sleeping Hey now Hey now honey don’t go now Been struggling to reach you now Somewhere somehow I can’t believe this feeling in me I can’t conceive of it The loss of everything I have to see what’s real in me You have to tell me You have to tell me what’s real Hey now honey Hey now Hey now honey where are you? Why can’t I find you? The changing weather marks the time and the seasons Why am I thinking of you? I have my reasons Tell me Tell men that you love me or that you need me I found that life was quickly soon disappearing But now that I’m with you I’m reappearing Hey now Hey now honey how are you? You know I need you now Somewhere somehow I can’t believe this feeling in me I can’t conceive of it The loss of everything I have to see what’s real in me You have to tell me You have to tell me what’s real Hey now honey I can’t believe this feeling in me I can’t conceive of it The loss of everything I have to see what’s real in me You have to tell me You have to tell me what’s real Hey now honey
4.
Don’t forget to wash those elbows tonight Don’t forget to keep them clean To be the man that travels time and space Confidence is what you need To reach a sound that’s inside your head Close your eyes and go to sleep To crack a smile and to raise the dead Happiness is what you need Don’t go at it alone It’s all I ask Don’t go at it alone Don’t go at it alone Be a good boy Be a good boy now Be a good boy Be a good boy now I look at you and you are growing tall I do not recognize you all You’re a good boy when you want to be You’re a good boy just like me Is it funny how you used to feel? You did not know what is not real And now you’re old and now you question me You question all I’ll ever be Don’t go at it alone It’s all I ask Don’t go at it alone Don’t go at it alone You question me I question you Be a good boy Be a good boy now Be a good boy Be a good boy now Be a good boy Be a good boy now Be a good boy Be a good boy now
5.
Blue dolphin in the night What a sight A contradiction finds what is what is not right Constant fear from you Makes shadows turn from red to blue I am a dolphin in the night Turn me up to turn me in Raise up all my outsides in Raise me up above your head It’s you who made me feel undead On the edge On the edge On the edge of a nervous breakdown On the edge On the edge On the edge of a nervous breakdown
6.
As sea water rises The summer sand Mumbling God crucifies The suffering man On the day of judgement understand Before it began You lied you said that you can You laughed the whole way through One by one and two by two You touched the sky You fell too fast You fell on your ass Whats wrong with you? You’re a god and a monkey too A prophecy calls out to you Your destiny’s wrong You can’t find you place You can’t feel your face It’s in your head So find a different way Now reach the sky Create the day Whats wrong with you? You’re a god and a monkey Too You can’t tell me that art isn’t divine Cause it saved my life You can look in my eyes It saved my life You can’t tell me that art isn’t divine When It saved my life You can’t tell me that art isn’t divine When It saved my life Once you’ve seen it You’ll believe it I’d believe it too I believe in you I believe in you You’re a god and a monkey too Once you’ve seen it You’ll believe it I’d believe it too I believe in you I believe in you You’re a god and a monkey too
7.
In Your Eyes 04:00
I can see our future in your eyes We can live our lives without a surprise You can call it make believe But you can’t tell me what I claim to see because I can see our future In your eyes You can tell a story with your smile It’s the one you’ve been telling for all of your life You can tell me I’m crazy But if you don my heart will be breaking because I can see our future In your eyes It’s a matter of moments Of moments and time We’ve said goodbye before iIs quite a lesson it’s the lesson my life In your eyes It’s a symptom of balance To balance a phrase We’ve said good day before It’s quite a question it’s the question of my life You can tell me I’m crazy But if you don my heart will be breaking because I can see our future In your eyes
8.
Early morning as rain is pouring Along your soggy street Time is gone and I can't go on If everything is make believe To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you Once in a while I’ll crack a smile And hope for something else All I’ve seen and all I’ve dreamed Says music is the best All my friends can’t understand They think I’ve lost my mind The loss of fear when death is near It makes me feel alive To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you To be swimming in a swamp with you
9.
I crossed a river going through the park I didn’t realize it was getting dark I saw some friends in the distance but my friends didn’t recognize me I had changed so much I had lost my touch with reality Creativity called me and I rushed to answer the door You can say that I felt ashamed When you try your best but your best isn’t good enough or good at all You still have to stand tall Cause when it rains it pours When it rains it pours An older man then said hi I looked straight in his eyes and wondered I had wondered who he was I don’t know it but we met before My whole world’s an illusion I just learned how to live with my delusions I don’t know who I am and I don’t know if I’ll be back again You can’t say that you know the shame Not till you made someone else up cause you felt afraid That sounds insane Cause when it rains it pours When it rains it pours I tried to turn my life around Should have done it before but we’ll do it now I’m going to start at it today there are no reasons why I feel this way You can’t say that you felt the same Not till you opened yourself up for criticism and denials There’s no time for smiles Cause when it rains it pours When it rains it pours When it rains it pours When it rains it pours When it rains it pours
10.
You’re alone in a plastic existence The sinner of the sky An unknown plastic existence That’s my perception of time Food for thought, double crossed Waking moment, my devotion Relapse of judgement in motion In my defense I confess my perception of time I wished it wasn’t like this I wished I hadn’t tried Now I’m standing in the spotlight I got my life on the line I’ve counted pigs for before You were even born I see you standing in my spotlight You’re wasting my time You’re alone in the plastic existence A sinner of the sky An unknown plastic existence That’s my perception of time What’s the cost of the loss? Caught a fleeting glimpse of something My whole world turned to nothing You took offense with this test Of my perception of time You’re searching for an answer That you’ll never find There’s too much left to do Is this the day or the night? My creation is vibration If that’s the message you want It’s such a lonely daunting task It’s all that I ask Time’s controlling me I’m floating on a plastic piece Out in the ocean or the sea I feel as plastic as can be with my existence Time’s controlling me I’m like a leaf that’s on a tree I’m blowing out there in the breeze I feel as plastic as can be with my existence This is a plastic existence This is a plastic existence This is a plastic existence Plastic Existence Time’s controlling me I’m floating on a plastic piece Out in the ocean or the sea I feel as plastic as can be with my existence Time’s controlling me I’m like a leaf that’s on a tree I’m blowing out there in the breeze I feel as plastic as can be with my existence

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released April 23, 2020

Elk Minister: Performer- Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Electric Bass, Piano, Keyboards and Synths, Drums,

Great Aunt Coleslaw: Songwriter- Lyrics and Melodies

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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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