Derek Eller

Derek Eller

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What a Strange Existence

Written By: Derek Eller

What a Strange Existence by Derek Eller

I was born in a world devoid of conclusion
where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison below
with moist, glossy eyes and soft hands and no weight on my shoulders
I silently watched as the passing years started to grow

Oh we were just children
Oh how we had nothing to conserve
Our first dozen years misremembered in a haze of reluctance
Nothing but time, nothing but meaningless words

When I was young, my front door was made out of flowers
and the roof over my head was none but the wisest of trees
and the voice of the fields and the intimate thoughts of the oceans
regarded the passage of time as leaves in the breeze

Oh what a strange existence
Oh how I have no regrets
A life not lived is a life with no complication
The bitterest taste is the hardest one to forget

And oh we were just children
Oh how we had nothing to conserve
Our first dozen years misremembered in a haze of reluctance
Nothing but time, nothing but meaningless words
Nothing but time, nothing but meaningless words

Where I once was

Written By: Derek Eller

Where I once was by Derek Eller

I was born as a crow
Never knowing a home
and needing not the touch of the ground
The touch of the ground

And I was born the tallest of oaks
Sprouting from a seed through the rocks
My rooted feet bind me to the dirt
Bind me to the dirt

And I was yesterday's moon
Ending the day a little too soon
Pierce the night 'till sunlight resumes
'Till sunlight resumes

Winter Pines

Written By: Derek Eller

Winter Pines by Derek Eller

Take me up now
take me up now
take me up now
take me but don't
let me hear you
let me hear you
let me hear you
let me hear you
shout that you don't want to die but know that you hardly got to live
a silhouette a restless smile a perfect face a lot to
give me nothing
give me nothing
give me nothing
give me things to
take the lead now
take the lead now
take the lead now
take me up to
dance the dance and say the words to make them think i'm really made of lead
My straightened tie, my hollow lies it doesn't matter what I've said

You make me feel
You make me feel
Like I'm a person
Like I'm a person

You make me feel
You make me feel
Like I'm a person
Like I'm a person

Take my hand now
take my hand now
take my hand now
take me back to
sleep it off now
sleep it off now
sleep it off now
sleep off all the
time we never realized would go and be done before it starts
We sing our songs and write our words and illustrate why we
don't look back now
don't look back now
don't look back now
don't look at my face
face the truth now
face the truth now
face the truth now
face the truth
that you will never understand whats going on and where you want to be
Like winter pines I hold my spines and stand among the fallen leaves

I can't believe you
I'm a person
I'm a person

You make me feel
You make me feel
Like I'm a person
Like I'm a person

I can't believe you
I'm a person
I'm a person

You make me feel
You make me feel
Like I'm a person
Like I'm a person

And when you call I'm in bed
still juggling your words in my head
still trying to find a way
for me to say

Take me home now
Take me home now
Take me home now
Take me to my
Place your hand here
place your hand here
place your hand here
place your hand in mine
and we will run and we won't hide and we can lie under the sun
a thousand years a million times a billion suns a trillion and
one of many
one of many
one of many
one of many
men are flawless
men are flawless
men are flawless
men are bound to
kill and rape and rob and burn and take all things they can
I am a face I am a mind I am a god I am a man