A Retrospective

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released October 10, 2016

Includes several incarnations of Ezra Vancil's songwriting through different bands such as Ezra / Thomas a production team, and the jeff Stanley Sinners & Saints cowrites.

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ezra vancil Dallas, Texas

an American singer/songwriter based in Dallas, Texas. While in the past he has written and recorded in the rock, pop, and experimental genres, a more mature Vancil has now found a sense of permanent belonging and connection within the community of Americana artists. ... more

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Track Name: Paper Sky
Paper Sky by Ezra Vancil

Paper sky
plastic moon
built my world and nothing true
except regret
even rain ain’t wet
years will change, poverty, fame
but rescue me love
when it all looks the same to you
calling angels
across invisible telephone line
Pushing tables
Like i'm a ghost that I want you to find
And shine your love
glitter stars, Styrofoam
toy cars we’re driving home with open doors
see the sawdust shores
all that shines is cold and dark
so rescue me love with your beating heart
I’m through
calling angels
across invisible telephone line
Pushing tables
Like i’m a ghost that I want you to find
And shine your love

Paper sky, plastic moon
Built a world I thought would keep you close to me
But you lost the key
Life is long tell me I’m wrong
but rescue me love before I am gone
see me.....
calling angels
Like i’m a ghost that I want you to find
And shine your love
I want you to find
And shine your love
I want you to find
And shine your love
I want you to find
And shine your love
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Track Name: If I Didn't Know God Is Good
If I Didn't Know God is Good by Ezra Vancil

If I didn’t know God is good
If I didn’t have that understood,
If I didn’t know God was good
I’d just lay down in my box of wood

If I didn’t know there is something more
than this life everyones dying for
I would be swimming of the deepest shore

All these lines in my face
something seems so out of place
like we were meant for something better
but i know that’s just the way of faith
the innocent cries
and all the incidental lives
if I didn’t know better
Then i’d wonder why we even try

If I didn’t know the shape I’m in
If I didn’t know this heart of sin
If I didn’t know the shape i’m in
I would sink down into my shallow skin

All these lines in my face
something seems so out of place
like we were meant for something better
but i know that’s just the way of faith
the innocent cries
and all the incidental lives
if I didn’t know better
Then i’d wonder why we even try
Track Name: Mortal Days
Mortal Days by Ezra Thomas
Recording by Ezra Vancil & aaron Thomas
Produced By Mark Hallman

It’s a traffic jam 8 a.m
and i’m singing every song I ever heard
and up in the distance I see a river flowing
and something in me stirs
and whoever said nine to five
that’s like seventy percent of my waking life
in the hands of another man’s plans
beneath fluorescent lights
If I could break away
from these mortal days
If I could find a place
where time would wait for me
time wait for me
Well it looks like it’s gonna be another one of those nights
working late beneath fluorescent lights
and I’d much rather be
in bed…
with my lover resting my head
telling stories till the morning light
and we wonder why our father’s don’t know their sons
and we wonder why our children play with guns
and we wonder all these things
in front of our TV’s
and then we wonder when the next show is coming on
If I could break away
from these mortal days
If I could find a place
where time would wait for me
Someday we’re going to see
blue skies
waiting, above the lights
Someday we’re going to see
blue skies
ahh, above the lights
someday we’re gonna see
blue sky
If I could break away
from these mortal days
If I could find a place
where time would wait for me
Track Name: Take Me With You
Take me with you by Ezra Vancil / Ezra/Thomas

I wasn't looking back
I thought your key had locked the door
this time for sure
an angel painted black
and a devil for the cure
each night endure

My ways are writ in stone
and I struggle through the page
each night I pay
and now you're leaving home
if there is no other way
just go don’t stay

But take me with you, I’m not hard to carry
Take me with you, I could be your souvenir
Take me with you take me with you
where ya go from here

The years are all too soon
and too late to ever change these things we do
your rocket to the moon
and my ticket at the gate won’t let me through

take me with you, I’m not hard to carry
take me with you, fold me up and dry your tears
take me with you, I’m not very heavy
take me with you take me with you
where ya go from here where ya go from here

to the place that u go and you know you've always been
from the deepest of dark to the heart you love again
why did I go from the grace of love that would never end
oh I dream of your face and the ?? of your skin

I wasn't looking back
where ya go from here where ya go from here
Track Name: Holiday
Holiday by Ezra Vancil & Ezra/Thomas

I’m giving up
I’m breaking through
for a moment I was satisfied within the truth

I’m packing heat
I’m on your street
at the corner or the grocery store
you're looking sweet
I’m seventeen
I’m on your screen
ya your daddy’s little favorite whore is waiting here
just for you

Everyday’s a holiday
just waiting for you
Everyday’s a holiday

I’m on the floor
I’m counting change
but tonight I’ll be flying high the golden vein
I need a cure
I need the pain
cause it reminds me that I’ll never be the same
ya i’ll never be the same

Everyday’s a holiday
just waiting for you
Everyday’s a holiday

Give me shelter for my shame
give me demons in my veins
give me fever when I’m breaking up
and love beyond my gain
give me comfort, sex and pain
give me poison in the rain
give me nothing cause this not enough
is something more than I can take

Everyday’s a holiday
just waiting for you
Everyday’s a holiday
just waiting for you
Everyday
Track Name: Promise Land
Promise Land by Ezra Vancil


Well I get up
Start my day
take a moment to erase
every thing that went on
the night before
and I get drunk or take a pill
try to find the place I still
Love the rain
Do that thing I dug before

Are you gonna save me
do you know where I am
everyday a picture fading of the promise land
can you entertain the ghost of who I was
Every day a new day
every way the same old shit

I’m sunk without a tank
no good Karma in the bank
every vice
name the price and I’m the store
For this heart can’t buy a thrill
and my mind already filled
with the rain and sustaining of the war

Are you gonna save me
do you know where I am
everyday a picture fading of the promise land
can you entertain the ghost of who I was
Every day a new way
every way the same old shit
I’m sunk

Every way a new day
every way the same way
I’m just drunk, had my fill
try to find the place I still
Love the rain
dig that thing I dug before.
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