The Lonely Nights Are All That's Left

by Ace Elijah

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This is Ace Elijah's third album release with Marva Records.

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released October 1, 2010

Ace Elijah - vocals, acoustic/electric guitar, piano
Larry Melton - upright bass, electric bass
Mickey Basil - piano
Richard James Burgess - drums, percussion, piano
Ruben Dobbs - slide electric/acoustic guitar, mandolin

Each track will list personnel involved.

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Ace Elijah New York, New York

"Ace Elijah's voice is captivating, at once a driving force and a sweet melody. His songs tell stories that are powerfully sad, laced with hope. When Ace performs, he inhales music and releases it with deeper meaning. His sound has an ineffable, irresistible quality; Ace is the songwriter music fans are looking to discover."
-D.L. Hoffman (booking agent of Black Fox Lounge DC)
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Track Name: The Sparrow's Eye
The past is done
Fly fast, die young
It won't be morning long
It's gone, It's gone

Turn back, back home
The day has grown
The sparrow has flown
She's gone, She's gone

Drift away, Sparrow fly
Lift your wing, Catch the sky
How you linger, How you cry
Love is in the sparrow's eye

(PIANO SOLO)

Drift away, Sparrow fly
Lift your wing, Catch the sky
How you linger, How you cry
Love is in the sparrow's eye

The day has come
Be free, be numb
You won't be mourning long
She's gone, She's gone

Look up, Look west
And see her nest
The sparrow has left
She's gone, She's gone

Drift away, Sparrow fly
Lift your wing, Catch the sky
How you linger, How you cry
Love is in the sparrow's eye

Drift away, Sparrow fly
Lift your wing, Catch the sky
How you linger, How you cry
Love is in the sparrow's eye

Drift away, Sparrow fly
Lift your wing, Catch the sky
How you linger, How you cry
Love is in the sparrow's eye
Track Name: Every Heart of Gold
There's a light, that ain't shining
And it's more or less dying
And every heart of gold was surely sold

There's a cloud, won't stop crying
But the people won't stop trying
And every heart of gold was surely sold

There's a king, that sings of defeat
But he needed the world at his feet
And came it could, on a plate it would
And every heart of gold was surely sold

And was love in it's hiding
Though it knew perfect timing
And every heart of gold was surely sold

Were the days sealed in writing
Or are pens not for fighting
And every heart of gold was surely sold
And every heart of gold was surely sold
Track Name: Lay By The Riverside
Lay by the riverside
And your enemies will float on by
Sweet as the sun-burnt sky
Came a river long and wide

Fears are never faced
Without a sour taste
Sweet as I can see
No one follows me

To the man that sings all day
You're gonna clear that river from your way
And like a stone on a mountain top
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock

Calmer than the storms eye
Came a river long and wide
Sweeter than the heart that weeps
Came a little sympathy

To the man that sings all day
You're gonna clear that river from your way
And like a stone on a mountain top
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock

To the man that sings all day
You're gonna clear that river from your way
And like a stone on a mountain top
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock

To the man that sings all day
You're gonna clear that river from your way
And like a stone on a mountain top
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock
You're gonna roll roll roll roll like a rock
You're gonna roll roll roll roll...
Track Name: Here My Dear, Here
Beyond the streams
And hills of green
The autumn days
Are here

These slender dreams
That interfere
Dissolve the seams
That once were there

Washed away, or is it gone
Some would say, it's in the song
Won't you stay where you belong
Here my dear, here

(Piano/Humming "Solo")

The days demise
Is in your eyes
The hour the sun won't rise

The breath of life
Is hot with death
The lonely night's are all that's left

Give me you and I will take
Like destiny belongs to fate
It's only in, such little faith
You're here my dear, here
You're here my dear, here
Track Name: In The Darkest of Hours
First the flame
Then the fire
Came the voice
Then the choir
Oh in the darkest of hours
From the earth, came the flower

First the rain
Then the shower
Was the frame
Then the tower
Oh in the darkest hours
From the earth, came the flower

(Guitar solo)

Let it grow
Let it thrive
Give it love
Give it time
Oh in the shame, that we hide
From the earth, came the flower

First the flame
Then the fire
From the earth...
Track Name: Leaving For The City
Bye bye, oh bye bye
Said the man they call the beast
Said I'm leaving for the city
With the buildings at my feet
"Where are you going?" said good old lady faith
Well I'm leaving for the city and I cannot be late

Bye bye, oh bye bye
Said the man they call the heart
Said I'm leaving for the city
Before the day gets dark
"Where are you going?" said the girl he calls his own
Well I'm leaving for the city and I'm leaving all a lone.

Bye bye, oh bye bye
Said the man and that was all
He left for the city, but he never left a call
Where was he going? No one really knew
But he couldn't just sit there
As his heart was turning blue
Track Name: A Long Time
I've been waiting
For this moment to arise
Yeah I've been waiting all my life
It came so fast
Nothing ever lasts
A long time

On came winter
When I decided to sing
For you I'd do anything
But winter passed
Nothing ever lasts
A long time

There were days, When I'd say
Goodbye

My mind, In a haze
It was all a lie

But it came, And it went by
So fast
And nothing ever lasts

It was foolish
For me to think
There would always
Be somewhere for me
I learned fast
Nothing ever lasts
A long time
Track Name: All I Have
I belong to the shadows
The fail in the light
I live with the demons
That thrive in night

I long for the star
That fell out of sight
I sing for the song
That swept you tonight

I'll drown in the ocean
I'll breathe in the sea
I'll live in a world
That's lived without me

I don't control the weather
I don't control the mind
I'll never be ready
I'll never be on time

And I don't care for money
And I don't wave a flag
I don't care for things
That I've never had

And I can make you happy
If you don't mind being sad
You'll never see inside me
Cause that's all I have
Track Name: Dear Lady Blue
I waste my days
Up on the fence
Some people say
That I make no sense
Dreams are wonderful
But they came and they went
Well what's rock & roll anymore
Said it's lost again

Dear lady blue
The world's been waiting for you
You won't be lonely soon
The world's been waiting for you
And like the sea longs a moon
And comes the morning dew
Dear lady blue
The world's been waiting for you, for you, for you

I spend my days
In the rain
But you will never catch me
Complaining
Cause the times they are changing
And you will surely see
That what always was
Won't forever be

Dear lady blue
The world's been waiting for you
You won't be lonely soon
The world's been waiting for you
And like the sea longs a moon
And comes the morning dew
Dear lady blue
The world's been waiting for you, for you, for you,
for you, for you, for you, for you, for you, for you...
Track Name: This Is My Home For Now
Traveling across the ocean
Make my way through town
Where can you reach me?
Where will I be?
This is my home for now

Broken from what we carried
Broken from what we left behind
When can you reach me?
Where will I be?
This is my home for now
This is my home for now

London town in the evening
Won't you come, come on down
That's where you'll find me
That's where I'll be
This is my home for now
This is my home for now
This is my home for now
This is my home for now
Track Name: It Was The Horse That Took Her Away
She came walking through the door
And she left me on a horse
That rode on through the night

Say please won't you stay
As the horse took her away
And stole my heart from her eyes

She won't be lonely
On the street
She won't be lonely
Without me

Said I'll catch you when you fall
But I won't be around anymore
Cause darling, I'm dying, to live

Cause you left my heart in pain
And I thought, I'd never change
It was the horse that took her away

(whistling solo)

She won't be lonely
On the street
She won't be lonely
Without me

Said I'll catch you when you fall
But I won't be around anymore
Cause darling, I'm dying, to live

Cause you left my heart in pain
And I thought, I'd never change
It was the horse that took her away
It was the horse that took her away
Track Name: I Saw The Bridge, I Sang Its Song
Give me pain
For I am hungry
Give me peace
For I am lost

Looking down
The road we travel
I see the bridge
It's wide and long

Give me rain
For I am thirsty
Give me love
For I am blind

Walking down
The road we travel
I'm at the bridge
It's far too long

Give me soul
For I am empty
Give me depth
For I am bare

Walking back home
At sundown
I saw the bridge
I sang its song