AYIN

by elani

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    Ayin means eye: to see, and by extension, to understand and obey.

    Special thanks to Christa Blome for her gorgeous vocals on "This Mountain".

    [dedicated to all of my friends in music]

     

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This album was conceived in Portland, Oregon and birthed in Northeastern North Carolina.

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released February 12, 2011

Chris Miller - Music and Lyrics

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ELANI Portland, Oregon

ELANI was formed in 2005 by Chris & Jonathan Miller on the heels of their North Carolina-based fun-rock band "Alfonso". ELANI grew to a four piece in 2006 and was big on myspace and in coffeeshops, but mostly lived inside of the imagination of the brothers Miller. "Speaking in Cursive" was the breakout EP that landed a few singles in independent films and put ELANI on the Portland-area map. ... more

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Track Name: They Want Me Dead
It's getting late in the eve (she's been beckonin')
She wants to buy me a drink (I've been reckonin')
She wants me dead
I can't bleed more honestly
I won't be your zombie.

We say that "Jesus can save"
If you know how to behave...
They want me dead I can't bleed more honest
These days
Holy Spirit
Fall apon us
I won't be a doubting Thomas

Let's take a trip to the sea
Let's sing in tune out of key

They want me dead I can't be more
Honestly I won't be your zombie!
Track Name: That's Why
Lonely Girl with a telephone wire
wrapped around her neck so tight
she wont come down for a while

If you find her let me know
if you find her tell her that I love her so

That's why we have been lonely, alone for a while
That's why we all get lost and found

Honest man with his heart on his sleeve
can't understand…he never finds enough sleep
We can cuddle up so cold
We can get close to someone…
We never know if we'll see them,
knows if she'll see him,
knows if he'll see her again.

Cocaine Nights for friends on the weekends she bends around when
Cocaine Highs only bring you down…down…down….

That's why we have been lonely,
alone for a little why.
That's why we all get lost and found
THat's why we all get lonely for a little while
That's why we all get lost and found again, again, again.
Track Name: Working for You
So this is what it feels like,
living on the other side
This is what it feels like,
living on landmine it's time to decide
'Cause it's a lovely road
but it's a shame that she'll never have her mothers eyes…
Yeah this is what it feels like
When you're just getting' by all the while….

Well We've been singing Your name
but I doubt if we mean it, the words never match our lives
Cause I was the same
I was constantly feinding for something to get me high

I was just getting' by
(What a terrible way to waste my life)
Living without my eyes
(All the while you were calling me to live as wise)

So this is what it feels like
living on the other side

I've been a king on a stolen throne
Tired and waiting for You to come home
The time I was killing was hurtful
Its True,
I should be working for You!
I should be working for You!

We live like kings in our own way
but just like sheep we've gone astray
Our sleep is blinding us-
Its true,
We should be working for You
We should be working for You!

Oh your love
is a flame
I am new
I am changed
I give up all my ghosts, away

No I won't pretend to be a shaking king
so that I can obtain that which I do not need
You gave me two eyes
Now teach me how to see
as a fountain….

I've been a king on a stolen throne
Tired and waiting for You to come home
The time I was killing was hurtful-
It's True,
I should be working for You
I should be working for You!

We live like Kings in own way
but just like sheep we've gone astray
Our sleep is blinding us
Its true,
We should be working for You
We should be working for You!
Track Name: Covering
Wake My love
Cause I've been waiting for you here with open arms
Despite the lies they're telling you
You're not alone
You have to be willing to be opened up
Those wounds will not define you.

When it starts to rain and you're outside
Don't be surprised if you stay dry at all...
I'll be Covering you.

All the while that you've been breaking down
and everything else seems to be a Lie
I'll be covering you.

Wake My love
There was no one there to fight for you
when you were young and helpless-
left defenseless, intent on survival
with the spoken broken promises
of ones who let you down

I Love you more than you could ever know
I Love you more than you could ever know.

Wake My Love
Cause I've been waiting for you here with open arms...

When it starts to rain and you're outside
Don't be surprised if you stay dry at all
I'll be covering you
Every moment you are breaking down,
Just know-
I've been with you since the Fall.
I've been with you since the Fall.