Ellen's Song

by Callie Crofts

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Playful and dreamy, yet deeply thought-provoking, Ellen's song illustrates the great mysteries of life and death through the whimsical musings of a child who can only see life for it's beauty.

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We picked all the purple flowers in the field
And still they grew back every week
You didn't bother to tell us they were weeds
Because we brought them in bouquets to you
We put them on display for you
By morning they were dead
And then we'd do it all again

Because the devil 'aint got nothing on the daybreak
He can't stop that old sun rising
Not to save his sorry life
And if I could I would write him a song so lovely
It would teach that old devil how to cry

And nobody's born with fear
It's just something we hear about until we feel it
Eventually peel it from our cold dead skin
If we can even manage to keep in from sinking in
But the birds don't fear the fall, don't fear at all
Once they've taken that first dive
If it's not heaven then they know that they've survived

So Ellen, tell me, what is it you see?
Looking out your kitchen window at us
Climbing up the trees
If we had wings we couldn't be more free
You see the ground but you're not near it
Don't you ever think to fear it

'cause the devil 'aint got nothing on the daybreak
He can't stop that old sun rising
Not to save his sorry life
And if I could I would write him a song so lovely
It would teach that old devil how to fly

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released October 22, 2014
Written and performed by Callie Crofts
Recorded and mixed by Giles Reaves

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Callie Crofts

From whimsical acoustic folk to edgy alternative rock, songwriter Callie Crofts leaves a lasting impression.
Whether light and witty, tear-jerking, or even slightly disturbing, her lyrics always tell a vivid story atop musical choices that are delightfully quirky and often unexpected.
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