Ellison

Ellison

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Infectious, Intricate, Inspired. A new breed of "powerful acoustic pop rock" for all music lovers.

Biography

Unsigned four piece Ellison have had an incredible couple of years. Having now released three independent EPs, they continue to develop their sound and performance receiving wide acclaim in their home country of Australia and abroad. Aiming to capitalise on their growing international fan base, the band relocated to London in 2006 to pursue greater opportunity and exposure. With an extensive catalog of material, a polished live performance, and a new album to promote, Ellison are firmly placed to have considerable success in the ever competitive UK music industry. James List (vocals) and Ian Smith (guitar) formed a song writing partnership 9 years ago through a common bond. "When everyone at school was listening to Nirvana and Pearl Jam, we were listening to the Beatles and CCR". From those humble beginnings, they have always conveyed their passion for great melody, lyrics, and diverse sound-scapes through an emotional and inspiring delivery of their unique brand of rock poetry.
Influences include CCR, Stereophonics, INXS, Aerosmith, Crowded House and Queen.

Lyrics

Population 2

Written By: Ellison

I KNOW YOU CAN THINK WE’RE WRONG
MAYBE I’D AGREE
BUT THERE’S A PART OF YOU COMING THROUGH IN ME
AND THERE’S A SONG IN MY HEAD
I KNOW YOU HEAR IT TOO
CAUSE WE BELONG TO A LITTLE WORLD
POPULATION 2

I KNOW I CAN BE INSANE
MAYBE THAT’S GOTTA DO
WITH THAT PART OF ME
SHOWING THROUGH IN YOU
WHEN ITS JUST THE TWO OF US
AND NO ONE ELSE IS NEAR
WE ARE IN THE UNIVERSE
POPULATION HERE

IT’S A WORLD WHERE
THE PHONES DON’T RING
AND THE BEDS ARE NEVER MADE
WHERE LOVE IS LAW
CLOSE THE DOOR
I’N NOT SAYING NO MORE

I DON’T PRETEND TO KNOW IM RIGHT
BABY IT’S SO EASY
LETS STAY HERE TONIGHT

---WHISTLE---

I KNOW WE CAN BE APART
MAYBE THAT’S NOT SO BAD
IT MAKES THE HEART GROW STRONG,
STRONGER THAN WE’VE HAD

AND WHEN YOUR DAYS GET LONG AND LONELY
I KNOW ONE THINGS FOR SURE
THERE’S NOTHING BETTER WHEN YOUR IN MY ARMS
YOU KNOW THEY’LL NEVER
DO YOU NO HARM
IF YOU REALLY WANT
I’LL SHOW YOU HOW

POPULATION NOW

Little White Lies

Written By: List/Smith/Irvine

Love to hold you when it’s raining
Secret language of our own
Special moments made for one thing
Planning secrets no one knows
Making us feel closer

Freeze my hands, freeze my head, let me down

Chorus:-
Help me do the things that I said
Little white lies went out again
Nothing goes the way that I planned
Little white lies went out and I’ve been caught again

Maybe I’m just sentimental
Maybe you’ve heard it all before
Secret messages mean nothing
Unless you know, you got a hand to hold, someone who adores you

Freeze my hands, freeze my head, let me down

Chorus

Love to hold you when it’s raining
Secret language of our own
Special moments made for one thing
That’s planning secrets no one knows

Chorus to end

I Guess

Written By: Smith/List/Irvine

Making every moment is one breath I could afford
Not to fight somebody else’s war
But I guess I need someone to fight for

Somewhere along the line is where I lost my point of view
Some said I was wrong but it was true
That I really needed someone just like you

Chorus:-
Now, can everyone hear what I say
This won’t be long, I’ll find my own way
I don’t really know what to do
I’ve lost my mind, and you’ve lost yours too

But I guess I needed someone just like you

If all was said that I’d be dead, that’s if I never tried
Instead of speaking up I’d rather hide
But I guess I needed someone to confide
And I’m sorry that the truth is now a lie

Chorus:-
Now, can everyone hear what I say
This won’t be long, I’ll find my own way
I don’t really know what to do
I’ve struggled enough, and you have come through

I guess I needed someone just like you

Fight the fear, and feed the fever
Keep me near
The pain will subside with a tear

Taking every moment is one breath I can’t control

If I could leave a mark and not a blur that would dissolve
The world would nod but my head would revolve
But I guess that this is how my life was told

Now, don’t say a word, you know what I have to do
It won’t be long, but I’ll never lose
Now I know I found someone like you
Like, you.

Like you

Chorus to end:-
Can everyone hear what I say
This won’t be long, I’ll find my own way
I don’t really know what to do
I’ve struggled enough, and you have come through

Like you

Heavy Hand

Written By: List/Smith/Irvine

Heavy Hand

Stretch out and baking under rays
Beat down and broken from the weight of the day
Cool comfort helps to take the strain
So light back in this loaded trap and let the temperature drop away

Rising like a heavy handed fable
Cashed out but it’s better than your feeling,
It’s better

Chorus:-
Than these feelings lost within your head
They’re not responsible for things you said
And these feelings lost within your head
They make heavy hands too much to bear

Held down beneath the growing pains
Turn up the color fade, and I don’t know who’s more to blame but
Cool comfort helps to take the strain
So light back in this loaded trap and let the temperature drop away

Rising like a heavy handed fable
Cashed out but it’s better than your feeling,
It’s better

Chorus:-
Than these feelings lost within your head
They’re not responsible for things you said
And these feelings lost within your head
They make heavy hands too much to bear

Soldier In The Park

Written By: Smith/List/Irvine

Can I meet you, soon
Can I meet you under sky full of moon
We’ll be like children, in the dark
Can I meet you, by the soldier in the park

You left me doubt, I can’t live without you near me, baby
Just listen to me, I know you’ll agree don’t leave me standing here

Volez mon Coeur (Steal my Heart), I love you
Je sais treist san twa (I’m sad without you) I miss you
Volez mon Coeur, I love you
Je sais treist san twa, I miss you

You can smile, all you like
You can be, who you want
Until now into the night
(We’ll lose ourselves to the song)
You can find out that we, won’t get it wrong

You left me doubt, I can’t live without you near me, baby
Just listen to me, I know you’ll agree don’t leave me baby here

Volez mon Coeur, I love you
Je sais treist san twa, I miss you
Volez mon Coeur, I love you
Je sais treist san twa, I miss you

Can I meet you, soon
Can I meet you under sky full of moon
We’ll be like children, in the dark
Can I meet you, by the soldier in the park

Save Your Soul

Written By: Smith/List/Irvine

Random act’s of fate your master plan
Hold it with your head and not your hand
Yourself unknown, won’t bleed your ways
Don’t save your soul

Taken by the hate that leads you down
Soaring with your feet still on the ground
Don’t save your skin, won’t save yourself
Just save your soul

Yourself sincere, your devils near
Can’t save your soul

Chorus:-
If everyone had blessing
They’d have everything and nothing left to prove
But someone who has nothing can have
Everything inside of them to lose

Breaking all the laws of your design
Looking straight ahead, when you are blind
Your devils now, your conscience clear
Won’t save your soul

Just save your speech, no need to preach
It’s not for me

Chorus

Random act’s of fate your master plan
Hold it with your head and not your hand
Your devils now, your conscience clear
Won’t save your soul

Chorus

But if everyone had nothing then to save a soul like yours would be cruel

Discography

Undress the Night 2006 LP
Outside Yourself 2004 EP
Resident Universe 2001 EP

Set List

45 minute sets, 10 songs

Nightstone
Soldier in the Park
Save Your Soul
Population 2
Little White Lies
Heaviness
On the Level
Get Some Sleep
Resident Universe
707