Good Grief

by Elle Osborne

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released January 1, 2011

all songs written and recorded by Elle Osborne

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Track Name: The Icehouse
Once I could always hear the bees in the sun
or the birds in the trees at dawn
and once it was the neighbours,
but mostly it was us
Now I can’t hear anything anymore
For the roar of the silence in this house.

Once a glance was all it took
You know the look
But now all that would fall on blind eyes
And this is how it’s going to be
seems you can’t stand the sight of me
And I can’t stand the silence in this house

You said I looked so lovely once that you had to look away
in the days when you shouldn’t have been looking my way, anyway
Now all you do is look away
And all I do is sigh and cry and pray for singing in this house
Amen, singing again in this house.
Track Name: Wise Eyes Wide
i was doing fine, oh me, oh mine

i was, i was doing fine

then someone got out some pictures of some party in the summer

and you shone from every one

like you were a prize and i was the winner


and your idle eyes

i still idolize


well i took a deep breath

i didn’t take a deep enough breath

you’re still there, blue and beautiful

and i’d love to play cool at you

damn you, make a fool of you


but your lying eyes

i still lionize


i long to feel your kiss across my back again

and i long to kiss my way across your back again


your long back

i long to come back


and your idle eyes, i still idolize

and your lying eyes, i still lionize

and your wide eyes, still hide your cries

still hide your cries
Track Name: The Time of the Small Sun
A prince took off his ermine,
laid it in a fold
and despite the time of the small sun,
He said he felt no cold

But he looked alot like pain itself
and doubted what he sang;
but he kept his crown and his glory
tho he held them on with his hand

And tho many would kiss his hand
and vow he to be king,
the prince was wan and hungry
for more than meat and drink

And he came this way for solace
and he came this way for song
and I knew, I knew
he was not wrong

He said 'Tis my sorrow sorest
Woe the falling forest
The north wind brings me no rest
And death is in the sky

And he looked alot like pain itself
and doubted what he sang;
but he kept his crown and his glory
tho he held them on with both hands
Track Name: The Boatman
there was a man lived on the shore
he had a boat moored by
and when the waters rose, he’d go to that boat
and lie back and watch the sky

and tho that boat rarely set sail
he liked how it would drift
tethered by its mooring
on the water’s lift

and his love called to him from the shore
she tried crying and she tried laughing
and he’d hear her
but was listening to the water lapping

and she didn’t want a sailor or a boatman for a lover
and she didn’t want a god or a philosopher
just someone who knew where home was
who could look her in the eye
and stand tall in the storm and not falter