Promise Land

by Ezra/Thomas (Ezra Vancil)

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1.
Take me with you by 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
2.
Opium 04:41
Opium by Ezra /Thomas (speaking) Opium a banished heart cut a knife right through the door cross the pain and the seven seas to the land, the land of ease In the day the cradle fell.. …in the car your heart as well to the sailor lost at sea some mail bought poetry might as well, a world well lost too high the bitter cost in a dress not made for you Opium: the solitude read a book of poetry neath the shade of an old oak tree talk about the verse and rhyme tell me about it one more time (speaking) Did you dream in colors too… …bright against the world you knew tender are the tender parts broken is the broken heart in the bed or in the wine looking for something divine on the cross or in the grave with nothing left to save (speaking) In the eyes of burning green in the soul left unseen Opium the banished heart floating in the ocean dark make it numb and make it grey just live another day walk a mile and find a bed rest the demons in your head (speaking)
3.
Big Balloon 04:53
BIG BALLOON by Ezra / Thomas Love is a big balloon and it feels so high off the ground A lovely afternoon and the sun is slowly sneaking down Singing a different tune, with a kiss and a sadness I found But love is a big balloon and it’s filled with the hot air of a clown Waking a sleepy moon, with bright colored wintery night Love is the afternoon, that dreams of a never ending night Serenity and confused, dancing in time with the wine But love is a big balloon and it’s filled with just enough to climb You think you know me, but you don’t know who I am You’re seeing clouds and just the shadow of a man So when I float away You will understand Love is a big balloon Singing a different tune is it real or a clever sleight of hand Hiding the truth of you in a sleeve or illusion understand Feelings are rarely true, so they do whatever they can Love is a big balloon and it knows what’s up must come down You think you want me, but you don’t know who I am You’re seeing clouds and just the shadow of a man So when I float away You will understand Love is a big balloon Am I getting through to you No matter what I do Am I getting through to you No matter what I do Am I getting through to you No matter what I do Love is a big balloon
4.
Holiday 04:21
Holiday by 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
5.
She's Waiting by Ezra /Thomas She’s waiting for something something to fall got her head on my pillow and her feet on the wall she’s waiting for something some kind of change got her eyes on the ceiling big thoughts on her brain Waiting for something waiting to fall waiting for someone to make sense of it all waiting for something waiting to fall No she’s pulling the covers and she’s pushing away ya she’s something for something but what i couldn’t say And I’m bringing her supper she’s lazy and grey she’s running for cover and getting further each day Waiting for something waiting to fall waiting for someone just tired of it all waiting for something waiting to fall Hide away she’s running all the time and thats okay it’s just the way she likes it Far away but never hard to find and that’s okay it’s just the way she likes it Waiting for something waiting to fall waiting for mercy just sick of it all
6.
Suicidal Teeth by Ezra Vancil Cigarettes, alcohol place your bets when we’ll fall but don’t waist the pills were already gone Suicidal teeth biting hard the chemical relief leave a scar but don’t waist the pills, we’re already gone we’re already gone Cuz we’re already gone we’re already gone we’re already gone don’t waist the pills the world is still and we’re already gone
7.
Galveston 04:52
Galveston by Ezra /Thomas I gathered you up in a thousand days from 17 till old and grey throwing shells on the Galveston bay your crying eyes and your heart full of grace Pain tears and a smile on your face a mothers scars that never erase you were so scattered and you felt out of place so I gathered you up in a thousand days Lost causes twist of fate broken hearts and the lies that you hate long drives on a snowy landscape and your eyes by the fire at the lake all that you wanted all that you couldn't’ escape all those convictions that never would take colored candles and Christmas lights I gathered you up on a thousand nights I pictured you in a life without me in someones arms I never could be and you were following the map of your dreams so I gathered you up and I sewed up the seams drove you down to the Galveston bay let you go cause your heart couldn’t stay the waves were broken and calling your name I gathered you and I gave you away
8.
Sunday Flowers by Ezra /Thomas Show me what you see teach me how to dream I remember it slightly snowflakes and ice cream Yellow sun like lemonade slowly turning red this you dream and lie awake close your eyes and get to bed Cowboys and indians skateboards and lullabies I can’t get it back again the endless summer nights Sunday flowers and april showers and rainbow towers reaching up to the sky super powers and endless hours can I dream through the eyes of a child Life a river flows bending every turn but somewhere that water goes never to return so close your eyes and get some rest wake the morning sun breath deep count the breath cherish every one Sunday flowers and april showers and rainbow towers reaching up to the sky super powers and endless hours can I dream through the eyes of a child
9.
Promise Land 02:48
Promise Land by Ezra/Thomas 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.
10.
Favorite Things by Ezra / Thomas Well is there nothing i could trade you for a smile well can we turn the awful silence down awhile and talk about the shadows lingering in broken dreams woven in the seems of our life I know the years have dropped the curtain on the perfect scene and it’s hard to see the stage without the light But i see all of my favorite jewels of pain but all of our glories hard fought for as unto gold refined by flame it’s my favorite things it’s my favorite things Time is just a fire we burn inside bringing out the things we wished could be denied I know there's blame enough for both of us to walk away find another day to take a fall I know the colors all are faded and we both have changed in the picture frame hanging on the wall But i see all of my favorite jewels of pain but all of our stories hard fought for as unto gold refined by flame it’s my favorite things it’s my favorite things If it were up to me I’d take you somewhere far away higher than the rain that never dried then we’d finally see the season of forgotten days and the cloudy haze would fall before our eyes then we’ll see all of our favorite jewels of pain all of our glories hard fought for as unto gold refined by flame it’s my favorite things
11.
This House 05:31
THIS HOUSE by Ezra /thomas well, This house is burning down we’re moving underground where silence is the cure We’ll have a drink or two we’ll watch the flame consume all that we've waited for Because we’ prayed and we concealed and we fought only to yield and we lied until it’s true We’ll save the children first we’ll watch and rest just burn we’ll clean up when it’s through this house i built for you This house is burning down I see no need to save us now though no flame will touch the ground this house is burning down I was in the dark and i might have lit the spark but you taught it how to live you probably didn't know it’s not on the TV show that teaches us to give this house is where it is This house is burning down I see no need to save us now though no flame will touch the ground this house is burning down It’s burning down all the pictures and the frames all the stories and the blame memories and lazy days burn it up, lets get away the hope we ever found in this world is burning down You probably didn't know It’s not on the TV show … You probably didn't know Well This house is burning down I see no need to save us now though no flame will touch the ground this house is burning down It’s burning down
12.
ERROR OF DAYS by Ezra /Thomas If i could keep you here like a pressed flower with poems and dreams songs unsung and to hold would heal me every hour like potion stings on my tongue and a smile would pay for all of my shames laughter of fools, falling in love, the first time again for the days i feared and held like the rain finding a seem broken between fall in the drain If i could keep you here like a pressed flower on darkest days moon nor sun in a box of years well i would devor in lonely ways, made for one in a book unnamed and hidden in chains far from the cruel sun that will fuel, the error of days In a box of things broken and stray there you would go between the fold never to fade
13.
The Extraordinary Ordinary Life by Ezra / Thomas Precious the fool blessed the hand for the wise to understand every day is but a wave upon the sand who made the spark feeding the dark in the dungeon of the heart who let us go when all that we know is to pretend who made the chains gave us a name in such an ordinary way I’m failing in confidence in all defense of strife who was this king burdened to bring such a temporary thing to the extraordinary ordinary life and the stars will fall all fall from the sky and the moon to red christened by the night got to be strong to trample on the other side may you live long and your defense not be denied Who can restrain who can obtain such an ordinary thing I feel that I fail a test that never rest the fight who was this king burdened to bring such a temporary thing to the extraordinary ordinary life for the extraordinary ordinary life

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The second (and most loved by longtime listeners) release from the Ezra/Thomas project —Ezra Vancil & Aaron Thomas. The song Take me With You has been featured in over a 100 TV/Film placements and has gained a loyal community from the show SKINS ep. 7

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released September 5, 2014

Ezra Vancil, Aaron Thomas, Bart Seweze, Tim Taylor, Matt talbert

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