My Blue Wall

by Elliot

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Well, here it is - my first ever EP! It's been a long time coming, I wrote all 5 of these songs about 2 or 3 years ago, just sitting in my bedroom singing about crows and rabbits and old Greek ladies. I still sing about those things, but in the kitchen as well now.

I like to think of this music as "pocket-sized arena rock". Big, soaring hooks, but with the intimacy of someone playing music in the same room as you. In any case, I hope you find something here that you resonate with.

This EP was recorded in a school-bus-turned-studio out on Mayne Island by producer Andrew Smith. Without him, these songs would never have seen the light of day, and my guitar strings' buzz certainly wouldn't have rung out as colourfully as it does here.

The cover artwork was painted by Hannah Dyck-Chan, a fantastic artist and a fantastic friend. Be sure to check out her Instagram page for more amazing artwork: www.instagram.com/hannahmingi/?hl=en

The word formatting on the cover was done by Cathryn Ironside, my aunt!

Thanks so much for listening, and for your continued support. It means the world to me.

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released May 16, 2019

Elliot Spilsbury - Vocals, guitars, bass on track 3.
Andrew Smith - Producer, drums, bass on tracks 1, 2, and 5.

Music and lyrics by Elliot Spilsbury, with additional lyrics written by Bronwyn Spilsbury (my Mom!) on tracks 1 and 2.

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Elliot Vancouver, British Columbia

Hey there, my name's Elliot. I was born in Regina SK in '97, and since then, I've been travelling all over the world. Whether it was Wales at the age of 3, Calgary AB for most of my childhood, Israel/Palestine when I was 14, or Vancouver BC now, music has always been at the centre of my life and thinking. ... more

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Track Name: My Blue Wall
A pretty wall is propped in front of me
Painted blue like the sky's reflection on the sea
It feels so good to swim here with you
Blue...

Perhaps the colour obstructs my clearest view
Suggesting something I could go and dive into
But I'm hard as ice and so are you

And the rain…

Waking, I don't know if I should sleep or dance
Shaking, I don't know if I should take a glance behind you
Do you feel it too?

I guess my TV brain will be just fine
I flick the channels of water streaming from cloud 9
Blue wall, are you my blind astrologer?

I'm hanging onto your anchor
Well I'll never stir 'till a storm comes to blanket me up
If I can't breathe we'll be blue together

And the rain…

Faking, I don't know if I should sleep or dance
Aching, I don't know if I should take a glance behind you
You're making me blue

Clouds unwind, infiltrate my mind….

Waking, I don't know if I should drown or dance
Breaking, I don't know if I should take a chance

A pretty wall is propped in front of me
Painted red like the sky's reflection on the sea
It feels so real to bleed here with you
Track Name: 'Til Tomorrow
Crimson ribbons burn through the sky
Leavings and landings all carving out their own goodbyes
If I get there, if I could try
If I could say something maybe I'd just tell a lie
In your eyes there's star-stuff, what remains to keep?
Climbing up the airway and I take the leap

Stay till I can't say anymore
I'm going away to somewhere, stay with me till tomorrow
Going up to a carnival of light
I know you know I'm glowing bright
Hold on tight till tomorrow

Fingers touching
Whisper goodnight
Suns, they are setting but in you I see them so bright
Flying high, don't let me fall
Your firefly hair sparkles 'round my cloudy soul
You cannot surround me when you're gone
So wrap your arms around me
Hold on

Stay till I can't sing anymore
I'm going away to somewhere, stay with me till tomorrow
Blowing round through the foggy-coloured night
I know you know I'm freezing white,
Hold on tight till tomorrow

Waiting for the day
Please don't go away
Asking you to stay
Tomorrow
Track Name: Red Moon
The newsman wakes me up from my slumber
Rapping on my window
The red moon sharing silhouettes on the floor
He's rapping on my door
Why can't he let me sleep? Haunts my house, spreads the word and silently weeps
Turn to the sky, but the sky is gone

Drawn into the hall
Feeling very small
Mirrors on the wall
Crawling down the...

St. Thomas, show me the hands man
The holes in my head are bringing me down, now
Walk lightly up to the doormat
Peer in the keyhole, take a good look around, now

Crowd of people standing out on the front lawn
Staring at the sunrise
In the eyes of 5000 hungry people
The reflection of the red moon
Track Name: Fotini Says
Fotini says the boys and girls are leaving town
My old feet can't keep up with the pace
Fotini says the days are getting longer now
Pacing through the village square, listen to the ringing bells of…

Closed cathedrals, coffee shops
Tide rolls in, but time seems to have stopped
No more ships sail to my shore
Olive trees are wilting now
The walls of Greece are tumbling with no sound
And the bells toll…

Fotini says I do not understand myself
Everything inside me wants to run
Fotini stares at all the pictures on the shelf
Dusty faces looking small, fading underneath the sprawl of…

Closed cathedrals, coffee shops
Tide rolls in, but time seems to have stopped
No more ships sail to my shore
Mount Olympus looks so high
As all the people 'round me wave goodbye
And the bells toll…

See the sun dressed in a coat of clouds
Can't help feeling that it's ending now
And so I cry…
And so I cry
Track Name: Come Back Home
Sad crow, don't you know
Nothing can be done
Your brother's gone away
Behind the sun
Body on the road
Shall I move him for you?
Why must you call so loud?
There's nothing left to do...
There's nothing here for you

Peter Rabbit, where'd you go?
We were friends but now I hear no word
Peter Rabbit, where'd you run?
I caught a glimpse, but now my vision's blurred

Won't you come back home?
I've been waiting so long
Come back home
So long...

Peter Rabbit, do you recall
The sunny days we spent outside in play?
Peter Rabbit, why'd you leave?
The winter came and blew those days away

Won't you come back home?
I've been waiting so long
Come back home
So long...

Sad crow, don't you know
I am broken too
The feeling's gone away
Nothing's new
Blue notes in the tone
Sad eyes to the moon
Your song says something's gone
I think I know that tune

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