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What do you want me to say?
That this whole world is boring?
I refuse to live that way
So I'm leaving here in the morning.

It seems to me, this world, it keeps on rolling
So why not stand on top of the world and roll?
It seems to me, these waves, they keep on crashing
So why not be the vessel to crash and roll?

What do you want me to be?
Another cog to support the molding?
With these six strings and purple sharpie and things
I'll write my own ending

It seems to me, these cliff-sides, they keep on falling
So why not stand on the edge, and let your heart drop?
It seems to me, these rivers, they keep on flowing
So why not let your hair down, let your mind flow?

Why not let your hair down, let your mind flow?


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



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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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