Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPop

catchy, edgy, brutally honest songs about sex, love, and life

Biography

"Comedic sex rock."

From the moment he answers the ubiquitous question--"What kind of music do you play?"--Dave Ellis has you listening.

His concerts include comedy, sing-alongs, and a ton of audience participation. His heartfelt, relatable lyrics, instantly memorable hooks, and fearless banter make every show fun.

Dave's first job after college was on a tropical island, as a sound engineer for Club Med resorts. A year later, on a whim, he moved to southern California--a hard-drinking, oversexed, highly sensitive young man with a credit card and a guitar.

A natural performer, Dave's cocky yet vulnerable stage persona and catchy, edgy songs earned him loyal fans and gigs at some of Hollywood's most famous venues, including the Viper Room, Key Club, Molly Malone's, and the Improv. A studio album, tour dates, and college radio play followed.

Dave lives with a sense of play and possibilities, and whether he's getting a walk-on role on his mom's favorite soap opera, helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities through benefit concerts, or becoming a Jeopardy! champion, he makes you believe that your dreams really are attainable.

Lyrics

The Best Part Of My Day Is You

Written By: Dave Ellis

I take my backpack walking down the street
And I say hello to the people that I meet
Sometimes they look, they’re looking at me funny
But I don’t care, I’m happy and it’s sunny
I go to the store and I buy a little supper there
But not too much, cause I don’t have any tupperware
Well if my life seems fun, it’s true
And the best part of my day is you

I come to your work and I bring you a sandwich
Whole wheat bread, mustard, and ham with
Cheese and a little blue bag of ruffles
Not the Big Grab but for you, it’s enough
And then I leave and I write another song
About you and me got a party going on
And times are great cause I focus on the positive
And I have everything I ever wanted
And my life is good, that’s right, it’s true
And the best part of my day is you

I spent a lifetime hoping someone cute would learn to love me
Now I wake up every morning and I know you’re thinking of me
I can be your person, baby, you can be my person, too
And if I haven’t made it clear, the best part of my day is you

Holding hands as we go to the movies
We don’t get snacks cause we just had smoothies
We put that armrest up from in between us
One more kiss, we don’t care who’s seen us
The movie’s over and we both leave smiling
Pretty good story and not a lot of violence
I’m in the mood for making out
And so are you so we go to your house
Well I’m in love and you love me too
And the best part of my day is you
The best part of my day is you

Get The Hell Out

Written By: Dave Ellis

We went out for a bit, for a bit too long
We should have split up when we knew it was wrong
But we had to drag it out and go through the motions
No more love, just self-promotion, but not now, not now, not now…

We’re over, in case you missed it
You need closure – so baby here it is, here it is

Get the hell out of my house
I don’t want to see you here again
Get the hell out of my life
I don’t want to be your friend
I don’t want to be friends

There’s a time to write and a time to wrong
You better be gone by the end of this song
Cause you try to mess around with my emotions
But I’m immune to your magic potion, not now…

We’re over, in case you missed it
You need closure – so baby here it is, here it is

Get the hell out of my house
I don’t want to see you here again
Get the hell out of my life
I don’t want to be your friend
I don’t want to be friends

I don’t know what you were thinking but it wasn’t very smart
This is not the kind of game you play with somebody’s heart
I sat and thought about it and I searched myself
I realized I wanted you somewhere else
I go inside and turn the radio loud I hate this song but it drowns you out
I go inside and turn the radio loud I hate this song but it drowns you out

We’re over, in case you missed it
You need closure – so baby here it is, here it is

Get the hell out of my house
I don’t want to see you here again
Get the hell out of my life
I don’t want to be your friend
I don’t want to be friends

Songwriter

Written By: Dave Ellis

I’m gonna use my pop sensibility to write a song about you and me
With big cliches and so much more my love for you is like a really bad metaphor
I’ll throw in high notes sometimes—Any word’s fine as long as it rhymes
I’m catchy I’m edgy I own this mic now here’s the chorus and I think you’ll like it

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

Now I’m on stage and you’re looking at me, I’ll sing something fake with sincerity
Frmsdarcsdfsdfh cryptic, it helps if I mumble a little bit

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

I kick it to the bridge maybe should I rap
I’m always ready to be tested like domestic beer on tap
My poetry flows like a jello shot, I throw in a clever stop
I’m too hot

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

Here I am wrapping up a song I know it’s nice but it didn’t take long to write
I want to be your radio friend and so I’ll sing that chorus again and again and again

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

Hey babe you got a nice ass, please don’t walk away so fast
Hey babe my lyrics are tighter, it’s not so hard to be a songwriter

I Just Turned 13

Written By: Dave Ellis

I didn’t ask your permission
You can talk but I won’t listen
I’m gonna do what I feel like doin’
I don’t need shit from you ‘n’ you ‘n’ you
I just turned 13, I just turned 13

There’s a new girl in school
I think Tommy heard her friend say she thinks I’m cool
I’m gonna ask her out as soon as I get the nerve
She’ll probably go with someone else though cause that’s what she deserves
Yeah she’s way too hot for me and I don’t play sports that good
Wait now she’s coming into shop class and staring at my wood
I just turned 13, I just turned 13

I’m gonna hang out with my friends and we’re all gonna drink
All we got’s the peppermint schnapps and triple sec from underneath the sink
We’re gonna pour it all in a bucket and mix it with some diet mandarin orange Slice and Dr Pepper
I just turned 13, I just turned 13

I asked Suzie to go steady with me
My older brother could drive us to the movies
We saw a scary flick but that chick wasn’t frightened
She dumped me for a sophomore who already had his license
I just turned 13, I just turned 13

I got a date for the big school dance with the only girl in class that has tits
This is my big chance I’m gonna make the most of it
I swallow thirty-nine tic tacs so my minty breath won’t quit
And I comb my see through mustache to cover my brand new zit

I know I don’t look good I check the mirror anyway
Surprise my ears are too big and it’s another bad hair day
I’m gonna lock myself in my room and not come out till June
Don’t worry about me I’ll be forgotten soon
It might not be so bad if everyone didn’t hate me
I’ll have more fun by myself anyway especially when I’m masturbating
I just turned 13, I just turned 13, I just turned 13

Breaking Up Was The Easy Part

Written By: Dave Ellis

I don’t know what you’ve been smoking but it smells like crack
I don’t know what you were hoping I would do if you came back
I moved on, we’re through, watch me go, you only get one shot at my ego
You took my breath away but I took it back

I don’t know what you’ve been saying but it sounds like crap
I don’t know what game you’re playing but I won’t fall into your pussy trap
I was there, I don’t need reminding, you know I shut that door behind me
And I never, never, never, never, never looked back

My day to day has changed and no one touches me the same way
And I’m not happy yet but I’m not exactly sad
I can think now without the shouting
But I ain’t figured nothing out
And I feel good but I also feel so bad

What do I do now with my heart?
What do I do now with my heart?
I think breaking up was the easy part

Since I moved I got more room on my shelfs
Since I’ve been single I realized I actually like myself
I don’t need a whole lot of stuff, I got friends and music and that’s enough
On paper, I’m very nearly doing well

Almost every weekend I’ve been going out
The girls seem to like me but I’m feeling so alone right now
It turns out there’s some things you just can’t replace with a piece of ass and a pretty face
I’m looking up but I’m feeling down

My day to day has changed and no one touches me the same way
And I’m not happy yet but I’m not exactly sad
I can think now without the shouting
But I ain’t figured nothing out
And I feel good but I also feel so bad

What do I do now with my heart?
What do I do now with my heart?
I think breaking up was the easy part
I think breaking up was the easy part

I want to be nice but I don’t think that’s a good idea
I miss your advice but I really don’t want to see ya
I hate to be so cold but no we can’t be friends
I won’t go through this again
I won’t let you back in

My day to day has changed and no one touches me the same way
And I’m not happy yet but I’m not exactly sad
I can think now without the shouting
But I ain’t figured nothing out
And I feel good but I also feel so bad

What do I do now with my heart?
What do I do now with my heart?
I think breaking up was the easy part
I think breaking up was the easy part
I think breaking up was the easy part

Liver

Written By: Dave Ellis

I know I hurt you all the time
And even when you cry out, I keep on hurting you
I never seem to quench my desire
And the drinking, oh yeah, the drinking fuels my fire

So I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Liver
You’re my favorite internal organ by far
Every time I need you, you deliver
Oh, Liver, Liver, you’re the real rock star

All The Words You Say

Written By: Dave Ellis

Got a little cash in the bank
Got a little gas in the tank
Got a little time to love you

Got a little roof overhead
Got a little sleep on the bed
Got a little time to love you

Got a little food on the table
Got a little movie on the cable
Got a little time to love you

I won’t wait till later, I want to love you now
You’re my favorite time of day
We’re both laughing and you ask me what I see in you
You’re beautiful and I like all the words you say

Got a little dog in the yard
Got a little joy in my heart
Got a little time to love you

Got a little sunshine in the grass
Got a little red wine in my glass
Got a little time to love you

I do a little stretch on the mat
And I run a little water in the bath
Got a little time to love you

I won’t wait till later, I want to love you now
You’re my favorite time of day
We’re both laughing and you ask me what I see in you
You’re beautiful and I like all the words you say

I like all the words you say to me, alone at night
I treat you right, I’m mostly nice
You think I’m sweet, I think you’re right
And I’m taking care of our other life
That day to day, those bills to pay
But I don’t let it get in the way
Cause, baby, we don’t get that long
I gotta dream, I gotta write songs
And I’ll use the little time I got
To entertain and make you hot
I’ll kiss your favorite place
I love your taste, I shaved my face
So I won’t scratch you
I graduated from my mistakes
The past it taught me not to wait
And I don’t know if it was fate
Or attraction that I helped create
But I know that we got something great
And listening to you today
I like all the words you say
I like all the words you say

Got a little light on my desk
I got a lot of life in me yet
And I got a little time to love you

Be My Valentine

Written By: Dave Ellis

It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m getting wasted, wasted
They got the best drinks here I’ve ever tasted, tasted
I came out tonight without a date
Life is single and I’m great
I’m searching inside another bottle of red wine
And I’m trying to find my valentine

I want the best that you can do
Let’s fall in love for an hour or two
I’m matching every move you make
Tonight I’m gonna touch you until you shake

Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)

Cupid’s outside and he’s getting wasted, wasted
He’s got a bunch of slobber all down the side of his face, yeah
His arrows are gone and his wings are too
He’s a bald naked guy with a henna tattoo
We’re eating those little candy hearts that say “be mine” and we’re trying to find our valentines

I want the best that you can do
Let’s fall in love for an hour or two
I’m matching every move you make
Tonight I’m gonna touch you until you shake

Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)

I’ve been searching for hours with these chocolates and flowers
I’ve been in every bar just waiting to start
There’s no pressure and I don’t want to stress you but
This little stuffed bear is holding my heart

I want the best that you can do
Let’s fall in love for an hour or two
I’m matching every move you make
Tonight I’m gonna touch you until you shake

Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)
Would you be my (be my valentine)

She Said

Written By: Dave Ellis

She said I had lips for sex
She said she was impressed with my mind
She said she loved being in my bed
And I was the guy that she’d been hoping to find

She said my lyrics really spoke to her
She said I could change the world with my songs
She said I could have any girl I wanted
But I just wanted her, and now she’s gone

She’s my biggest fan, but she’s not my girlfriend
I’ll do whatever I can to move on
She still loves my band, and tells me how great I am
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong

She said she was too high maintenance for me
She said I didn’t understand
She said she needed more accoutrements
And I could be her hero but not her man

She said it wasn’t about someone else
She said she just didn’t want to be in love right now
She said she needed to go find herself
Well, I need to forget her but I don’t know how

She’s my biggest fan, but she’s not my girlfriend
I’ll do whatever I can to move on
She still loves my band, and tells me how great I am
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong

She took my music with her when she said goodbye
So now I’m in her ipod but I’m not in her vagina

She’s my biggest fan, but she’s not my girlfriend
I’ll do whatever I can to move on
She still loves my band, and tells me how great I am
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong
She’s so right, and we’re so wrong

Luckiest Of All

Written By: Dave Ellis

I may not win the lottery, I may never get a yacht
But I’ll keep my dignity and I’ll give you all I got
I can’t make another spreadsheet, I can’t sell these magazines
I’m not using my degree, and every boss I’ve had is mean

But every night I lie down next to you
And it’s all possible, there’s no more excuses

I’m lucky you met me, I’m lucky you kept me
You love me when I fall, I’m the luckiest of all

I’ve grown to hate my resume, everything except my name
I have so much more to offer you, I can elevate my game
I mean, look at all these jobs, they don’t describe me at all
I answer twenty classifieds but I hope nobody calls

And every night I say it all to you
We know it’s possible, there’s no more excuses

I’m lucky you met me, I’m lucky you kept me
You love me when I fall, I’m the luckiest of all

My single biggest fear is working here in thirty years
I won’t get rich and famous stuck inside this fake career
We can’t all quit today but maybe we should
It would be a better city if we all felt good
Yes I’ve been depressed and it’s worse than it seems
Thank you for believing I can reach my dreams
Our apartment is small I know but we make room for two
It feels like a castle cause I’m sharing it with you

And so tonight I come running home to you
I don’t take you for granted, baby, everything is new

I’m lucky you met me, I’m lucky you kept me
You love me when I fall, I’m the luckiest of all
You love me when I fall, I’m the luckiest of all
You love me when I fall, I’m the luckiest of all

You're Still Here

Written By: Dave Ellis

It’s Friday morning and I’ve got no plans tonight
I’m staying home because I’m feeling down, I’m feeling down
I see your name light up on my caller ID
I love you so much right now, so much right now

Cause after every breakup when the dust has cleared
You’re still here, you’re still here
After all the makeup has disappeared
You’re still here, you’re still here

So many times I thought that this could be the one
A new best friend here in my bed
But that’s not dependable, they turn out to be endable
And then I beat myself up in my head

And after every breakup when the dust has cleared
You’re still here, you’re still here
After all the laughter has turned into tears
You’re still here, you’re still here

You’re the best best friend I ever had
You deserve your own song, too
You still listen to me when I’m feeling bad
I hope I’m this good a friend to you

Cause after every breakup when the dust has cleared
You’re still here, you’re still here
After all the laughter has turned into fear
You’re still here, you’re still here

Discography

Drama Per Orgasm

Set List

Typical set is 45-90 minutes of original songs and comedy.