Rollo Ellis

Rollo Ellis

 Cockatoo, Victoria, AUS
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

I AM ME AS YOU ARE......Rollo Ellis ! I am currently doing solo acoustic shows - easy and intimate. My two albums are "electric" (available for the asking ). My songs are not folk songs - though it's just me and my guitar. They are personal, intense and honest. Cathartic and theraputic for me.

Biography

My name is Rollo Ellis - I was born in Detroit in 1965 - MUSIC !!
I Moved to Los Angeles in my 20's - and worked in "the business" - Lots and Lots Of MUSIC. Played in bands 14-28 - Lots of Bands. Never put down my guitar. Now I live in Rural Australia - bit of a hermit. I write and record my own Music. I have an acoustic album in the works ( SOON !) - Words never work - I can say my Music is honest, real, competant, unique and ecelctic.
On my two electric albums - I played everything It was challenging and fun but I wish I had had a band. ( working one up now -)
I dont like this part....but names I have heard include : Johnny Cash, Michael Stipe, Nick Cave, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pere Ubu, Peter Gabial, Neil Young and Tom Waits. I think I sound just like me - influenced by 40 years on life steeped in Music !
Finally 5 years ago - I remcomitted my life to my Music and have grown as a songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer.

Lyrics

Little Kids

Written By: Rollo Ellis


Little Kids

Little Kids are So Durable - Fall Down Every Day
Do the Curad Rag For A minute Or Two
But they Don’t Fall Apart - Like their cheap toys do

Little Kids are Open And Fearless Inside They’re Fragile
Help Them Find Their Footing – Treat them like They matter
Love Is The Answer - Love Is Always The Answer

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Some Room –
to Breath
To Be
Then They’ll See
And you’ll See

Little Kids Learn By Example – Mirror What They See
Show Them The Good Things – Show them Right Things
Teach Them How To Be..

If You Want Respect Gotta Give It – It Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Treat Them Like People - expect upheaval
Shut Up And Listen Anyway !

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Some Room –
to Breath
To Be
They Will See

SOLO

Little Kids Are Wise and Adventurous – Don’t Take That Away
It Comes From Inside – And It Wont Run And Hide
Unless you Scare It Away –

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Space –
Just To Be

Thick Crimson

Written By: Rollo Ellis

Thick Crimson

There’s A Goddess Wrapped In A Crimson Robe
She is Standing There – Stark Still
Her Presence Gives Me Pleasure
And her endless Deep Green Field
Carpeted In Constant Flowers
She Floats There - All Alone

Thick, Sensual…. Not A Dream
Thick Crimson Scene


There Is An Earthly blue Light – ‘Surrounds Her
Follows Her Essence Everywhere
And This It Helps Parade Her
The Sky is blue –well Indigo
147different shades
For Her Movement to Diffuse

Thick, Sensual…. Hard to Conceive
Thick Crimson – Unknown Goddess

BRIDGE:

Do I Just Stand Here - Or Dare move closer ?
Chills were Never Grander –
Please Be There for Me
“And We all Float on …OK ?”

Why Cant’ I touch Her ?
Where Did She go ?
That Alluring Glow
That Essence Rare – She’s There Somewhere

I Will Look Until I Find Her Again

I See Just Black And white - No Colours
Can Almost Touch The Shades of Grey
Emanating From The Emptiness
My Mind Is Drawn Back -To That Thick Crimson
Her OOooozing Presence
And A Face That I Can’t See
Or Touch…..Or Be

Thick Crimson Robe Thing
Thick Sensual – Obscene
Thick Crimson !

For EC with love !
RE 9-2/3-07 / final 12/4/08

Little Kids

Written By: Rollo Ellis

Little Kids

Little Kids are So Durable - Fall Down Every Day
Do the Curad Rag For A minute Or Two
But they Don’t Fall Apart - Like their cheap toys do

Little Kids are Open And Fearless Inside They’re Fragile
Help Them Find Their Footing – Treat them like They matter
Love Is The Answer - Love Is Always The Answer

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Some Room –
to Breath
To Be
Then They’ll See
And you’ll See

Little Kids Learn By Example – Mirror What They See
Show Them The Good Things – Show them Right Things
Teach Them How To Be..

If You Want Respect Gotta Give It – It Doesn’t Grow On Trees
Treat Them Like People - expect upheaval
Shut Up And Listen Anyway !

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Some Room –
to Breath
To Be
They Will See

SOLO

Little Kids Are Wise and Adventurous – Don’t Take That Away
It Comes From Inside – And It Wont Run And Hide
Unless you Scare It Away –

Give ‘Em A Break - So They Don’t
Give Them Space –
Just To Be
Then They’ll See
Then You’ll See

A Powder

Written By: Rollo Ellis

Just listen - it's more of a story. ( about me ?!?! ) No !

Discography

Another One Of Those Odd Red Beetles We Keep Finding 2010
You, Me The Goat And Donuts 2007

Out On The Edge ( Acoustic album w/ freinds )
Coming - late November 2010

Set List

Magpie…
Flutter Around
Right Now
Look Out
(Not) Again
Conor
18Birds
The Simple Things
The Floor, The TV and The Phone
Gas Pedal
Doin’ Time
Quote Ned Kelly….
Bravado
Too Much About Me
Self Imprisonment

( or less )