City is Dark

by David R. Elliott

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This is my winter album about Saint John.

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released January 1, 2008

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David R. Elliott Halifax, Nova Scotia

David R. Elliott is a prolific new face in Canadian songwriting, with a unique perspective anchored in a childhood split evenly between rural and urban poverty. His respect for the craft of song is inclusive of all genres and his exploration of lower working class struggles is a specifically East Coast answer to Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Ryan Adams. ... more

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Track Name: Blue Snowflakes Start Falling
A calm runs over us,
shimmering brilliant in a cold rush.
Flickering in headlights,
beaming into the park.
And girls with red scarves,
and red cheeks on white streets.
Girls with red scarves,
and red cheeks on white streets,
know that when blue snowflakes start falling on the cold streets,
that's where I'll be;
the city is dead 'til then.

The city is dead.
The city is dead 'til the winter comes.

A storm falls over us,
quivering silent in the cold slush.
Flickering in streetlights,
dark-yellow shining in the dark.
And girls with red scarves,
and cold feet on cold street.
Girls with red scarves,
and cold feet on cold streets,
know that when blue snowflakes start falling on the cold streets,
that's where I'll be;
the city is dead til then, anyway.
The city is dead.
The city is dead 'til the winter comes.