Tapes and Letters EP

by Ellie Flier

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released July 20, 2012

Music and Lyrics by Ellie Flier
Produced by Daniel Weidlein
Published by Little Meadow Music

Vocals: Ellie Flier
Guitar: Jon Swan
Violin/Mandolin: David Fertello
Piano: Daniel Weidlein
Bass: Chris Rolontz
Drums: Cameron Hicks

Cover art by Crystal Adalyn Designs

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Ellie Flier Nashville, Tennessee

Ellie Flier is a Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter and a graduate of the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where she studied vocal performance and songwriting. "Tapes and Letters" and "Watch Us Run" are her two EPs. She currently lives in Nashville. ... more

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Track Name: Ivy
Each time my heart breaks
I patch up all the cracks with cement
I used to wonder
How much heart is left

I built a wall so high
So high
That no one could tear it down
No matter how hard they tried

But you're climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
Up the walls of my heart

Two cups of coffee
Cream and sugar, you know what I like
The breakfast table
Sits the two of us so nice

You came into my life
So right
Growing on me bit by bit
The walls are strong but you hold on tight

And you’re climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
Up the walls of my heart

Cover me
Cover me
Cover me with your love

You’re climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy

You’re climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
You’re climbing like ivy, like ivy
Up the walls of my heart

You’re climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
You're climbing like ivy, like ivy
Up the walls of my heart
Track Name: Homesick
Was 18 years old, my first big
Adventure away from home
Walking on unfamiliar floors
In my hand the room key felt cold

I made that room my own, with posters and
Photographs lining the walls
But the best decoration was you
And your laughter echoing in the halls

But four years later, I’d gotten used to
Being away from you
But more than anyone I’ve ever known
Your arms felt like home

And sometimes I get a little homesick
When I admit that I’m thinking of you
Sometimes I get a little homesick
And wonder what I missed when I’m missing you

I remember the times we stayed up all night,
Cause who needed sleep
Too scared to blink, as if that would mean
We’d miss everything

Then phone calls came only now and again
Then not at all
We’re both busy in our separate lives
But you don’t know

That sometimes I get a little homesick
When I admit that I’m thinking of you
Sometimes I get a little homesick
And wonder what I missed when I’m missing you

Now all my stuff is packed up in boxes
Waiting to be moved
Posters and photographs tried to make this place home
And most of the time they do

But sometimes I get a little homesick
When I admit that I’m thinking of you
Sometimes I get a little homesick
And wonder what I missed what I missed

Sometimes I get a little homesick
When I admit that I’m thinking of you, yeah
Sometimes I get a little homesick
And wonder what I missed when I’m missing you
Track Name: Prayer
Every Sunday I sit in a pew
Stick a book in my face
And when they tell me to pray
Wonder who I'm talking to

Holy words of wisdom run so many lives
They tell us who to save
And who should carry the blame
Turn the other cheek it's alright

I'm not sure how this works

But every night I say a prayer for you
And I cry myself to sleep
In hope that someone's listening
And I get so scared when the phone rings after 10pm
I wonder where they sent you
Wonder if the bullets'll take you
One of these days
So I say a prayer
And wonder how you're doing out there

Yesterday you called your mama up
You told her you were fine
I hope that's not a lie
But I don't wanna know tonight

Cause so much can happen in 24 hours
A bomb only needs a moment
To leave me broken
I'd do anything to keep you safe now

Oh God, I hope this works

When every night I say a prayer for you
And I cry myself to sleep
In hope that someone's listening
And I get so scared when the phone rings after 10pm
I wonder where they sent you
Wonder if the bullets'll take you
One of these days
So I say a prayer
And wonder how you're doing out there
Out there
Track Name: Smile
I know I'm not one to wear my heart on my sleeve
I know you think I see the best side of everything
I know you've lived through darker days than mine
But look out the window, sun is shining bright

And I just wanna see you smile
I just wanna see you smile

I know sometimes the hurting gets too much
I hope you know I'd do anything to help you feel loved
Offer a hug, if you feel like one tonight
Send you a picture with funny words to get things off your mind

I just wanna see you smile
Just wanna see you

Dancing down the street
And not care what anyone thinks
See you laughing at the rain
Until all you see is a sunny day

I just wanna see you smile
I just wanna see you smile
Track Name: Constellation
Greek heroes fill our eyes
Spreading a map across the night
You’re explaining every one
The stories that shine when the day is done
And we must seem so small
A tiny speck sprinkled among billions of stars

If we were a constellation,
Tell me, what’s our story?
How would the wise men draw us in the sky?
Would you see me up there with my guitar,
Writing you this very song?
And my hand would trace the sweetness of your smile
And paint your face for the rest of time
In the sky

You remind me of Van Gogh
You see so much more
Invisible to my human eyes
So many colors in this starry night
But in you I see so much
The more I learn about you the more there is to love

If we were a constellation,
Tell me, what’s our story?
How would the wise men draw us in the sky?
Would you see me up there with my guitar,
Writing you this very song?
And my hand would trace the sweetness of your smile
And paint your face for the rest of time
In the sky

And one day
Will we turn from history to myth?
Will we fade like an old photograph?
To be judged by tapes and letters,
This song, or something better?
I don’t know

All I know is when I look above
Your face is what I’ll see
All I know is when I look above
I’ll see the better part of me

If we were a constellation,
Tell me, what’s our story?
How would the wise men draw us in the sky?
Would you see me up there with my guitar,
Writing you this very song?
And my hand would trace the sweetness of your smile
And paint your face for the rest of time

Hercules’ strength couldn’t tear me from your side
We’ll wave at Peter in the second star to the right
The north star will wink at us with it’s light
We’ll spend our days and the rest of our nights
In the sky