Elliot Road

Elliot Road

 Wichita, Kansas, USA
DuoFolkSinger/Songwriter

Elliot Road is an acoustic alternative-folk duo from Wichita, KS, comprised of songwriting brothers James and John Beasley. Elliot Road's debut studio album, "The Dust Covered Man", and recent follow up, "Where The Woodbine Twineth", showcase the dynamic vocal range and songwriting ability of the Beasley brothers.

Biography

Singer/songwriter brothers James and John Beasley have been performing in the Midwest under the moniker, Elliot Road, since 2003. Widely known for their infectious harmonies and dynamic stage presence, the Beasley brothers have won over crowds everywhere they have performed.

The duo, comprised of close-harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica, write progressive songs rooted in old time country about everyday life and the pursuit of happiness.

Elliot Road has been featured on radio/tv programs in their hometown of Wichita, KS including KMUW's Strange Currency (NPR) and KTPS's Wichita Sessions (PBS) and have performed in many venues and towns throughout the Midwest including multiple performances at the historic Wichita Orpheum Theatre and Bartlett Arboretum.

In 2010, the Beasley brothers released their debut album, "The Dust Covered Man", a collection of heartfelt songs that span the duo's music career thus far. Elliot Road has continued to grow their fan base with each live performance and plans to continue sharing their passion for music with audiences far and wide. In early 2011, KMUW's Strange Currency (NPR) named "The Dust Covered Man" one of the top regional and national releases of 2010.

The Beasley brothers released their second album, "Where The Woodbine Twineth", in November 2014, which includes a song sung by their father, Jimmy Dale Beasley, who instilled a passion for music in them at an early age.

Check out their appearance on the KPTS Ch. 8 music show "Wichita Sessions":
http://www.vimeo.com/10134492

Lyrics

Lost Inside

Written By: James & John Beasley

Elliot Road - "Lost Inside"
Album: The Dust Covered Man
Written by: James & John Beasley
Copyright: Elliot Road Music 2010

Verse 1:
I love this pretty little town
even more whenever you’re around
and I know where I go when I get down.

The dreams we manifest in mind
let us know whenever it is time
to fall in love with a girl that’s fallen too.

Chorus 1:
And I feel lost inside
when you’re not at home
and I may lose my mind
for you dear.

And I could count the ways
I whisper your tears away
instead I watch you drown dear.

All the other girls in the room
won’t love me like you still do,
but something in my heart says that you won’t be there.

Oh every little thing that you do
yeah maybe I’ll love that too,
but even when you’re with me dear you’re never there.

Verse 2:
At night we lay upon your bed
as you recite from books I've never read
and with our hands intertwined
you sing to me.

I wrote this little song for you
and play it now
even though we're through
with the hope that
these thoughts will carry you.

Chorus 2:
And I feel lost inside
when you’re not at home
and I may lose my mind
for you dear.

I lie awake for days
and fracture the light that weighs beneath
my tired eyes dear.

All the other girls in the room
won’t love me like you still do,
but something in my heart says that you won’t be there.

Oh every little thing that you do
yeah maybe I’ll love that too,
but even when you’re with me dear you’re never there.

Chorus 3 (end):
And I feel lost inside
when you’re not at home
and I may lose my mind
for you dear.

And I could count the ways
I whisper your tears away
instead I watch you drown dear.

All My Days

Written By: James & John Beasley

Elliot Road - "All My Days"
Album: The Dust Covered Man
Written by: James & John Beasley
Copyright: Elliot Road Music 2010

Verse 1:
Breakin’ my back
in the field all day
justa’ takin’ what is comin’
there’s a ferryboat anyway.

Get in my wheels
gonna hit the ground
gonna make a little distance
between me and this town.

Chorus:
All my days
are colored
blue and grey.

All my days
are numbered
so they say.

Oh, oh, oh no...

Short Harmonica Solo...

Verse 2:
Side pocket saddle
in the middle of town
catch a runner in the night
before you hear the sound.

You and me baby
got nothin’ to loose
it’s the same ol’ story
and the same ol’ little tune.

Chorus:
All my days
are colored
blue and grey.

All my days
are numbered
so they say.

Oh, oh, oh no...

Harmonica Solo...

Bridge (end):
Sweet little baby
gonna make it alright
gonna heal my soul
gonna stay with me ‘til the mornin' light.

Georgia Line

Written By: James & John Beasley

Elliot Road - "Georgia Line"
Album: The Dust Covered Man
Written by: James & John Beasley
Copyright: Elliot Road Music 2010

Violin Intro...

Verse 1:
I can’t go one more day
until I see your face
it’s broken into pieces
all erased.

‘Cause it’s me
I can’t stand
useless as my tired hands
if I keep lookin’ back now
I’ll be late.

Chorus:
Georgia Line
take me through the night
below the stars
and the moon
that fade into the light.

Middle 8:
Come on baby
will you wait for me
‘cause I’ll be there in the light.

One little favor
that I ask of you:
Will you sing me home tonight?

And if they say
that it can’t be true
let ‘em fade into goodbye.

Georgia Line
Georgia Line
Georgia Line
my Georgia Line.

Verse 2:
We’re sellin’ off our dreams now
and leavin’ in disgrace
and those we must forgive
will never break.

Darlin’ please understand
I will be there when I can
but all I have to give
won’t make it change.

Chorus:
Georgia Line
take me through the night
below the stars
and the moon
that fade into the light.

Georgia Line...

Someone Else's Life

Written By: James & John Beasley

Elliot Road - "Someone Else's Life"
Album: The Dust Covered Man
Written by: James & John Beasley
Copyright: Elliot Road Music 2010

Verse 1:
It seems all my friends are driftin' away
takin' with them all my yesterdays
though I'd never ask them all to stay
I would think about them anyway.

Chorus:
When the melancholy rose from the storm
and it asked me why
just why
that I'm lovin' you.

I said the two of us
are wasting away here in someone else's life
we'd leave it but they'd say
that we never tried.

Verse 2:
It seems all my friends have left me behind
forced to live alone in a bitter decline
as I look out through these window blinds
toward the things I know won't be alright.

Chorus:
When the melancholy rose from the storm
and it asked me why
just why
that I'm lovin' you.

I said the two of us
are wasting away here in someone else's life
we'd leave it but they'd say
that we never tried.

Mandolin/Acoustic Instrumental...

Verse (end):
It seems all my friends are driftin' away
takin' with them all my yesterdays
though I'd never ask them all to stay
I would think about them anyway.

Broken Up Dreams

Written By: James & John Beasley

Elliot Road - "Broken Up Dreams"
Album: The Dust Covered Man
Written by: James & John Beasley
Copyright: Elliot Road Music 2010

Verse 1:
Broken up dreams
fill all my afternoons.

Broken up dreams
fill all my afternoons.

Chorus:
I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out
in the wash someday.

I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out
and sink this rendezvous.

Yeah it's true.

Verse 2:
Drunken for days
in places we both knew.

Drunken for days
in places we both knew.

Chorus:
I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out
in the wash someday.

I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out
and sink this rendezvous.

Yeah it's true.

Nah na, nah na...

Chorus (end):
I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out
in the wash someday.

I didn't wanna believe
it would all come out.

Discography

Where The Woodbine Twineth (2014) - Available for purchase @ http://www.elliotroad.com

The Dust Covered Man (2010) - Available for purchase @ http://www.elliotroad.com

Set List

All My Days
Georgia Line
Not Over Yet
Ode To Those Less Fortunate
You And Me
Lost Inside
Our Old Backyard
Crabtree
Someone Else's Life
Surround You
Broken Up Dreams
We Lose All The Time
On and On
Baby, I Gotta Go
These Blues
Now She's Fallin'
How Many Days
Please Baby Please
Without Your Love
Baby (feat. Jimmy Dale Beasley)