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lyrics

Well it’s Monday, and I’m broke
And I don’t wanna look
At my bank, or my insurance statement.
I’m feeling down
I feel like I’ve been around
And this time I’m not sure I’m gonna make it

Cause I’d rather work, out there in the dirt
Than under these four walls, and fake it

But I guess I can’t complain
Cause I’ve got music in my veins
And friends and family to help me make it.

The water is clear today but tomorrow it might rain,
Flood the rivers flood the plains
As the sky planes fall again.
The fall will come and winter stays and lays its dreary heavy daze
The sun will rise with longer rays
And our eyes, will see fountains
And mountains
And glaze

At,

The wonder of the watering can but can we drink the water again?
Can we eat the wild meat
The meat is stake as bales of feed
And who will bail us out of debt when we are in a time of need
These are the things I think of, see,
But more importantly-
Is that we all bleed the colour red, the colour of family trees,
That root themselves
In history

Intertwined, are you and me
We’ll get through this you’ll
See.

But, everything I fucking see, is plastic and fantasy
Self esteem fatalities
And automated factories
And every time I ride the bus, the more who sit and sigh and push
Another frown to victory
Another day
Another $D$

Well it’s Monday, and I’m broke
And I don’t wanna look
At my bank, or my insurance statement.
I’m feeling down
I feel like I’ve been around
And this time I’m not sure I’m gonna make it

Cause I’d rather work, out there in the dirt
Than under these four walls, and fake it

But I guess I can’t complain
Cause I’ve got music in my veins
And friends and family to help me make it.

And keep me sane.

credits

from Elkonomic Develephant, released May 21, 2016
Jon Marleau - Guitar, Vocals, Washboard
Maddy James - Vocals

Feat. John Cooley - Nylon Strings

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Uphill & Still

After a year of travelling and performing on the streets of New Zealand, Jon Marleau and Maddy James have collaborated to release their first EP, Elkonomic Develephant. With no shortage of playful, yet meditative lyrics, the pair of songwriters have taken inspiration from their audacious experiences wandering together.
Warm harmonies and strings, this EP stays true to their organic busking sound.
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