Take Me With You - The Essentials (Bootleg Edition)

by Ezra Vancil

The Shed (Backstage) exclusive
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Promise Land 02:48
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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A SONG BEFORE I GO by Ezra Vancil no one there to help you walk that final mile when all you want is just an ordinary smile the mountains rest the forest and trees older than i'll ever be so i’ll wander this extraordinary road to lose my way I don't mind someday I'll lay this burden down and everything I know I was fine to wear this dreamers thorny crown glad you made the show heres a song before I go for many years I just forgot I was to be something more than what you might expect for me the ocean is bound by the shore, it's not free yet rains in down over me.. nevermind I ain't got time to think I know philosophy I don't mind that no one knew this man at all oh you’re busy though I was fine to watch a child learn how to crawl glad you made the show and heres a song before I go I don't mind I never understood this world or anything I know I was fine Just to love that southern girl glad you caught the show I don't mind that god don't answer when I call oh he's busy though I was glad to walk beside you all alone I'm glad you made the show here’s a song before I go
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Galveston 04:52
Galveston by Ezra Vancil 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
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Take me with you by Ezra Vancil 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
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Road to Zion 03:47
Road to Zion by Ezra Vancil Like a church you’re a maze dark halls draw lines on your face You’re a child in a race with your future fallen grace Ya You're blind but you see the man you'll never be Just a clown try in vain, to where your paint in the rain So just go your way we don't want this kinda faith That’s ok if you shine, burnin down the road to zion Draw a crowd on a street so they magnify your weeping Crown it’s a pound, of your hate you love to venerate Your mind like a phone calling god’s holy angels home It’s a loss to be found when you think your glory bound So just go your way we don't want this kinda faith That’s ok if you shine, burnin down the road to zion And it’s love and its grace not a war of hate politic debate So just go your way we don't want this kinda faith That’s ok if you shine, burnin down the road to zion So just go your way we don't want this kinda faith That’s ok if you shine, burnin down the road to zion
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Opium 04:41
Opium by Ezra Vancil 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 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 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
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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
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ERROR OF DAYS by Ezra Vancil 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
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Paper Sky 04:08
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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Songbird by Ezra Vancil She wonders through a meadow The chamber plays the cello deep and wide the strings are making love I stand and watch here bending as a flower’s life is ending in her hair the clouds watch from above and now the fire beginning truth is it’s never ending heaven flow the darkness is her body in the light Her lips are tasting bitter her hips don’t seem to fit her like a puzzle in the dark there’s a tracings of her heart I see a storm inside As if I told a lie but she won’t know the storm is making love I taste her drifting finger the potion seems to linger drunk in tough what was it made of And now I’m feeling dizzy As if the world is in me All that I poured in her heart was eatin by a hungry shark She lays down in the medow beneath me calm and mellow Oh to touch her poison eyes looking through me only lies Songbird leaving Now she’s gone Songbird leaving Now she’s gone
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Desert Town 03:09
Desert Town by Ezra Vancil dripi'n down like honey music on my mind and soul life a lot like money spend it all and you want so more god don't make no dummy by i might be an imbosol It might be funny oh but the joke is getting old everything i wanted everything i wished were for why you gonna light me up a spark to watch me drown in shadows all that i did ask for why you gonna build me like an Ark in desert town take your temperature honey you ain't sick but you might be old damn the big mans money talk'n bout the bitch of soul ching ching ching that Big o'l ass is solid gold talk'n bout money that Big o'l ass is solid gold singing like a god song everything i wanted everything i wished were for why you gonna light me up a spark to watch me drown in shadows all that i did ask for why you gonna build me like an Ark in desert town Big o'l ass is solid gold everything i wanted everything i wished were for why you gonna light me up a spark to watch me drown in shadows all that i did ask for why you gonna build me like an Ark in desert town everything i wanted everything i wished were for why you gonna light me up a spark to watch me drown in shadows all that i did ask for why you gonna build me like an Ark in desert town Big o'l ass is solid gold Everything right now Big o'l ass is solid gold talk'n bout money Big o'l ass is solid gold
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Valentines Day Song by Stéphane Amaté & Ezra Vancil Well Everybody got a little box that they hold a diamond in the rough in the corner folded, underneath the valentine that remains for a girl or a guy that never found that holiday now it seems so far away and you’ll never find a place for traces of that kind of love cause it’s buried deep beneath the years of blood and gold and searching for the truth just to find it sold to a taller man and a bombshell girl who is thin and cheap with natural curls and I want that holiday and I promise I’ll be brave walk to the box with roses painted in the snow fold it up and let it go everybody got a little shrug in the shoulder thinking of a love that left them cold or wandering the street steeping a beat of a heart oh it makes you feel so grey and I want that holiday when lovers celebrate snow on an open road and chocolates sold and making love now it’s buried deep beneath the hopes of broken souls and meeting in the truth that love grows cold for a waters deep in a man’s deceit and a women's hum drum mystery and I want that holiday and I’ll promise I’ll be brave draw me a picture of our hotten fall in a row fold it up and let it go and I want that holiday and I’ll promise I’ll be brave walk to the box with the roses painted in the snow fold it up and let it go signed your valentine to my love divine and I want that holiday and I’ll promise I’ll be brave walk to the box with the roses painted in the snow fold it up and let it go and I want that holiday and I feel so far away draw me a picture of our hotten fall in a row
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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
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God created eve by Ezra Vancil God created eve with a sin in her heart.. the garden was good, but she wanted art Van Gough beside her, as she took the bite, now we all have to bleed for what the poets write God created Eve, and said it was good. Then he rented a snake a house in the neighborhood Van Gough beside her, when the serpent called. I’ll give you tears at the louvre, but every man mud fall God created Eve, from the side of man. Then he told her a secret, she couldn’t understand Van Gough beside her, as she hid in the woods. So the painter could cry out: it is good God created Eve, with a sin in his heart A people of light, I will put in the dark Van Gough beside her, she hid in the nude, oh I wish I could paint you, and put you in the louvre.
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Patience 04:08
Patience by Ezra Vancil Patience like a wave in the ocean where’d it come with a notion the shore would be the end Patience like a father's devotion and a motherly potion now we’re starting to began Patience god colored a rainbow we can practice in slow mo while we learn to love again Patience loving you is like plants grow vines tangled the leaf show when we’re starting to begin And when the morning comes there’s the sun rise Just for our eyes You and I and when the night is full there’s the blue skies moon light your eyes you and i Patience like a wave in the ocean where’d it come with a notion the shore would be the end Patience god colored a rainbow we can practice in slow mo while we learn to love again And when the morning comes there’s the sun rise Just for our eyes You and I and when the night is full there’s the blue skies moon light your eyes you and i
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The One 04:11
The One Lyrics and Melody Ezra Vancil Music by Marcus Janus We grew up in the same big city south of the mexican line I always knew that she was pretty and I dreamed that she’d be mine I was the quiet one I was the sad son she was the valentine and while the boys play I just drift away hoping she’ll read my mind You want to play I’m your fire you want a song I’ll be sung You want feeling I’m your desire cause everything i do I always done trying to make you the one Her folks split she took a hard hit and traveled with the drunk’n bum I asked about her but I didn’t want to know just married with a baby son but twenty years and a lot of tears I was broken down and left undone she came to my door like the girl before hiding out on the run You want to play I’m your fire you want a song I’ll be sung You want feeling I’m your desire cause everything i do I always done trying to make you the one She bought a white dress man I was still a mess drinking up the things I’d done A perfect honeymoon but trouble came soon and we both had a feeling to run and I disappeared into oled fear searching for the boy I was She was beside me but she wouldn’t lie to me a man is only what he does but if You want to play I’m your fire you want a song I’ll be sung You want feeling I’m your desire cause everything i do I always done trying to make you the one We have a house in the same big city south of the mexican line our children in the yard ya our life is hard but I know you're mine You want to play I’m your fire you want a song I’ll be sung You want feeling I’m your desire cause everything i do I always done trying to make you the one You want to play I’m your fire you want a song That I’ll be sung I’m your desire trying to make you the one
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Paradise 04:41
Paradise by Ezra Vancil It’s another day in paradise it’s another day to shine but I don’t feel so nice and I don’t feel so kind but you know me, can you help me understand it’s another day to shoot the breeze with some of my old friends but all those memories I don’t wanna bring ‘em up again it get me thinking of a better time But I’ll keep on running till I’m through when the sun is burning and I’m feeling blue I’ll keep on running running till I’m caught up with you Someone needs to turn me over and get me out of bed cause I could sleep a thousand years and you might think I’m dead but I’m dreamin it’s just a nice place to be Sometimes I wonder why I get up my friend for something else to come along and knock me down again but it figures, cause it’s a rotating world But I’ll keep on running till I’m through when the earth is turning and I’m longing for you I’ll keep on running running, till I’m caught up with you And if nothing comes about in twenty years I’m all worn out how can I give up on the truth I’ll keep on running running till I’m through My responsibilities grow heavier each day and all these thoughts and dreams keep getting in the way but I’m dreaming, I’m still dreaming of your face I’ll keep on running till I’m caught up with you
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Winter Girls 05:08
Winter Girls by Ezra Vancil All those winter girls with fresh made hair walking around with their movie stars they could never be what I have found deep in your arms as you lay me down And all those summer boys they talk so well with shiny new cars and ships to sail they could never be what you have found deep in my arms as I lay you down And you’ll be my lazy summer lullaby and i’ll walk against the wind just for your eyes we’ll harvest memories in season time and i’ll be your shadow and you’ll be mine Oh the grass is green right where I am wrapped in your perfumed golden skin and your silhouette is all I see deep in your arms, will I always be? And you’ll be my lazy summer lullaby and i’ll walk against the wind just for your eyes we’ll harvest memories in season time and i’ll be your shadow and you’ll be mine yeah yeah........... Oh those winter days are soon to pass and you know summer never last but there will always be what we have found deep in these arms, as we lay down you’ll be my lazy summer lullaby and i’ll walk against the wind just for your eyes we’ll harvest memories in season time and i’ll be your shadow and you’ll be mine yeah yeah............. yeah yeah.............
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Halli says 03:44
Halli Says by Ezra Vancil Halli says were gonna shine like the sun in bloom before it’s decline But I say what about this hunger in me and what about these feelings and what about these troubles I’ve built in my mind But Halli says it’s all in time All the dreams float off just so we may climb But I say what about my failings and what about this emptiness what about this spirit I no longer find But halli says that I’ve been found that she could picture me before the world was round but I say what i just ruin it all and what If I just build us a wall and what if this man’s history and future is bound And fear just let me go some things no one should know dark places we hide songs sung alone in the night But Halli says she’s gonna try to travel farther than the answer to why and I say, maybe I’m no good for you and maybe you’ll be through with me and maybe all loves poetry was written with wine But halli says we’re gonna shine.
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Mortal Days 04:10
Mortal Days by Ezra Vancil 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
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This House 05:31
THIS HOUSE by Ezra Vancil 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
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Holiday 04:21
Holiday by Ezra Vancil 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
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Nothing Under the Sun by Ezra Vancil So what's the point then if what you say is true (Nothing under the sun) Why not sleep all day or better take a few (Nothing under the sun) If the sun is burning and the monkeys yearn (Nothing under the sun) Nothing lost nothing learned Undercover all the thoughts in our head Find another multiply in our bed Self discover .. Live your life for the dead You're my lover.. Predisposed in my head I'm living i'm learning I'm burning out for something Nothing under the sun I saw a preacher on late He said we could all be free His teeth were perfect I wanted to watch the news But his teeth just held me there And I believed Boys and Heroes lay awake in the night Dream you may go have a turn in the fight Ones and zeros future looking so bright Fly a space probe into infinite life I'm living i'm learning I'm burning out for something Nothing under the sun Nothing lost nothing learned Nothing under the sun Nothing real nothing to returned I'm living i'm learning I'm burning out for something Nothing under the sun I'm going to go to sleep and get an education And join the Oprah book club (Nothing under the sun) Ones and zeros future looking so bright Fly a space probe into infinite night Nothing under the sun
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From Liner notes to CD version:

these songs required a scorched earth to grow.. and at times fucked my dreams up pretty good.. But they are much better than any dreams I could come up with , or life I could dream.
- ezra

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released February 22, 2015

Due to this being a compilation of several albums the credits are in each track.
But here I'd like to give a huge big thank you to everyone involved in these tracks over the last decade. Here is a list of my friends that made the best of a decade possible along with the productions they worked on.
Aaron Thomas (of the duo Ezra Thomas - Producer, percussion, engineer and great sonic thinker. Also Apears on A Song Before i go and recorded God is good)
Jeff Stanley (of sinners and saints album - Multi instrumentalist and bad ass guitar)
Stéphane Amaté (from sinners and Saints - world class Arranger)
Matt Talbert (kill the teacher Electric Guitar)
Marcus Janus (The one - great melodic mind)
Bart sweazea (various and Promise Land - and the best bass player that ever lived on this earth )
Mark Hallman (Producer, engineer)
David Castell (Promise Land Mix)
Matt Talbert (Electric Guitar)
Neil Wilson (God created Eve and hopefully much to come)

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