Doc Zeller

Doc Zeller

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"tunes are all little gems of lyrical wit and storytelling finesse."
Pet'ra Falk, artist launch.com

Biography

Doc Zeller is a hybrid of folk, rock and indie acoustic music, and
the project of three South Pasadena musicians, Doc Zeller the
singer-songwriter-performer and Devin and Irvin the studio musical
support, Donna Cashdan additional vocals.

Doc Zeller also does recordings for children,
generally thematic pieces

Lyrics

a Love in their Way

Written By: Doc Zeller

LOVE IN THEIR WAY

My love for you is a mountain
I drink the spell of you knowing
that the moments I’m counting,
are just the thread of a dream

I love you more than I’m certain,
the thought of you below surface,
of a tightly held curtain
it falls apart at the seam

(Oh and when I’m lonely and I
dream if I could only hold the
terrifying visions at bay
If you could only know how strong and devout
are broken hearts that find a love in their way

We’re spending hours on healing
We’re stapling pages of promise
to a moment of feeling
It’s sadder hoping for me

It’s only time in a basement
you open up to me careful
it’s the shine on the casement
I let you know I agree

You act as stilts to my grieving
my hoping needs to accept this
and to know the believing
I never know this at heart

You are my soul and my passion
you are the light seen at midnight
and a winter’s compassion
night wind is standing apart

Not One Sound

Written By: Doc Zeller

NOT ONE SOUND

Our dreams fell to the ground
Hearbeat couldn’t be found
We were choked up
you never woke up
Not one sound

We came home to this tomb
nursing our deep wound
I would’ve been proudest
The silence is loudest
In your room

Oh, answer me baby
Where did you go?
Can’t I have our last month back
take it slow?
Oh, answer me baby
love you dear
My heart broken
can you hear?

Shoveled dirt on your grave
Promised I would be brave
part of you passing
part everlasting
What you gave

living your life underground
voice never to be found
We’ll live with the waiting
Your name never fading
Not one sound

Oh, answer me baby
Where did you go?
Can’t I have our last month back
take it slow?
Oh, answer me baby
love you dear
My heart broken
can you hear?

Chasing Reindeer

Written By: Doc Zeller

CHASING REINDEER

As the ground opens up. and the clouds start to shiver, all the
incidental winds, sweeping smoke, off the river, boat
breaking on the waves, waste laying in the distance, tor-
nado sweeping through, breaking over your resistance

Chasing reindeer in the sun
Hearts are crashing as we ride
oh, the anger burning up inside
Chasing reindeer in the sun
People letting you decide
“I’m not leaving this way,” I cried

As you peak through the guise, as you
take in the fragrance, piece of
empty shadow lies, on a street full of vagrants, barely
open to the wind, broken down to your objective, like a
part of you has sinned, and the
other part’s protective

Chasing reindeer in the sun
Hearts are crashing as we rid
oh, the anger burning up inside
Chasing reindeer in the sun
your ambition was denied
I swear I have nothing left to hide

And you can’t move a muscle, till the message is delivered, and your
hand touches ground, hand that burned, bled, and shivered, but you’re
open to a change, as the clouds start to scatter, is the
lie ever through, does your life struggle even matter
And your thoughts start to race, but there's
always a rebuttal,
and your heart's keeping pace, like a
foot through a puddle, there's a
center to the storm, a
conspiracy of silence, there's a
symphony of sound, a
cacophany of violence

Discography

Albums : "Likely Stories," independent, 2000
              "Idle Chatter," independent, 2002

"Chasing Reindeer," August 2000 MP3 rock music charts, top 20
"Harmony in Chase," September 2000 MP3 acoustic rock charts, top 40
"A Love in their Way," January 2002 MP3 indie charts top 20
"Like a Rolltop," February 2002 MP3 indie charts top 40

Doc Zeller was the featured indie artist on Artist Launch in July of 2002, and the featured blues artist in August of 2002

Albums for children : "Tikoli's Cafe"
"Tikoli's Cafe" is a concept album, teaching children to think for themselves, that comes paired with an animated story. It is about a vulture who comes to a town to pit animal upon animal, such that chaos ensues, and he can feast on those who are hoodwinked. This is until the pluck and courage, and ultimately, the wisdom of one small, otherwise rather lazy, groundhog, saves the day.

Doc Zeller appears on the KidAntrim Music Rock Compilation CD

Doc Zeller appears on "Hi. How are You," the Daniel Johnston tribute CD

Books : Tikoli's Cafe, animated story book that accompanies concept album