David R & the Black Book

by David R. Elliott

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released May 26, 2010

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All songs written, recorded, arranged and produced by David R. Elliott. All sounds performed by David R. Elliott except bass on tracks 2 and 5 by Juhang Sin, and 2nd and 3rd guitar on track 2 by Jacob Strang.



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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: Nuclear Family and the Black Book
if im impatient yeh
sew the wounds up
bring the doors in
wake the kids up
starve the morning for the father's arms in real time
we started mourning for the lost ones in the grape vine

she's real pretty
she's real pretty baby
she's real pretty
she's real pretty lately

she's impatient yeh
blow ballons up
we started drinkin
to shut the kids up
start proceeding you'll be reading from the black book
its got no meaning but it's always been a good look

its such a pity
its such a pity baby
its such a pity
grab the brush and paint me
Track Name: Behind Your Veil
how beautiful you are
eyes behind your veil
your teeth a flock of sheep
just shorn. just shy
you were just wide of me
until the shadows flee
the hill of incense
march like insects

but if its gonna be real,
then its gotta be real