Ship Life

by Eli Moore

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1.
Ghost 03:04
I’m going away Not long from today Spreading my wings That’s at least what they say These things that I’ve done That won’t see the sun Are left with the dead- Weight of my name Chorus: I’m a ghost, wandering around Noone will touch me now I’m a ghost, wandering around Nothing can touch me now I pass through the midst Of all that I’ll miss And all that I’ll be Is a shape in the mist These steps that I take Will take me away Tear me apart From where I was made (Chorus) (Instrumental) Chorus out: I’m alone like a ghost Unknown like a ghost Noone will touch me I’m alone like a ghost And nobody knows like a ghost That noone will see or hear I’m just waiting on, waiting on when I’ll reappear Oh Noone will touch me Nothing can touch me now Nothing can touch me now © Eli Moore
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I Got This 04:28
These are different accents than I know And where’d this lady just tell me to go? I wasn’t listening... It was a long flight I had a bad night Please, I don’t make me write my name anymore But give me the time And show me the stage I’m coming alive Check my tie, check my fly And hell, I’m away, ‘cos Chorus: I got this, I’m fine Somebody give me the mic I got this, this I know I got this Baby, with my eyes closed Squeeze me into your rules and protocols But just tell me, was my room down this hall? I swear they’re moving it… Oh, a cabin party No, take your Bacardi and go Give a guy room for drinking alone Throw on a shower Look good for the ladies We’re live for an hour! Hope this crowd likes it loud ‘Cos that’s how we play, and (Chorus) (Instrumental) (Chorus) © Eli Moore 2016
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Hey, you know the words to this song But it’s off this record from ’84 I think I must’ve met you but guess I didn’t get you before I like the way you c-conversate Give and take and interested eyes Now we’ve got this rhythm and noone’s tried to look at the time Chorus: It’s gonna be smooth sailing from here It’s gonna be smooth sailing from here Finish up your drink and we’ll go see this city crackle and spark As long as we’re together I’m happy with wherever we are (Chorus) (Instrumental) There’s magic in your mind Your thoughts are spellbinding You’re sure then you’re shy But if you think I’m your guy, I’ll agree And it’s gonna be Yeah, it’s gonna be (Chorus) © Eli Moore
4.
Woman 06:02
There is nothing I have seen in any documentary Or pages of art history that compares to you The foreign lands I’ve found my feet; the colors of an aviary; Take-off from the window seat, don’t change my point of view, Woman Sailing on a midnight breeze, starry skies surrounding me Is drifting in a lonely dream if it’s not shared with you A weekend walk through greenery; A sweating beer on a western beach Won’t refresh reality half the way you do, Woman There’s no thought I dare to read, or concept of philosophy No argument as challenging as what’s within your eyes The humble soul of Socrates; the anguished cries of Augustine; Descartes’ quest for certainty - it’s you I’m more convicted by, Woman A poem put to melody, the human voice in harmony The fullest chords my fingers squeeze can’t really kiss my ear The moonlight dabs of Debussy; Nat ‘King’ Cole arranged with strings; That wavering way that Joni sings are echoes when you’re near, Woman I was born to love, but no thing’s enough: True flesh and blood is the stuff But when I see you standing there, a world in a head of hair I hold in my hands It’s more than I can understand (Instrumental) I could fall so easily into the looks you’re giving me They’re all the proof I’d ever need That my heart is true You let me in your memories, and I see the man that I can be And all that I could do The lengths that I would go To stay in your view Woman, I’m in love with you I thought I’d let you know © Eli Moore
5.
Happy landings to us all When you decide to fly You’ll get home while I get left behind Yesterday I saw your face And lost all track of time Tell me how tomorrow has arrived Pack away your better days To take across the sea Take away the better part of me As we await the dream to end Fall out the other side Sun will rise and melt these wings of mine You see, you see It’s not hard to believe You took a hold of me that you still keep I see, I see That day, that sunny street That girl I’d like to meet, right before me About to leave © Eli Moore
6.
Go 03:52
I’ve got my ticket, to see about a girl My baggage ‘round my shoulders I’ll fly half-way ‘round the world Just to know I’ve gotta know “You don’t how it is until you go” Go A lonely drifter who never got stuck in I only back the winning team So it’s a last minute decision Just to go I oughta go The going’s pretty tough when you don’t know Go (Instrumental) All the “yes” All the “no” All the shaking heads and hindsight down the road Who to be when I go What’ll I do if I don’t know? All the highs All the lows All the tangled webs and critics down below “Go the length of your hopes: The strength will be a string unto your bow” So here I go Here I go Here I go © Eli Moore
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All the best intentions And I can’t achieve How I’m suppose to feel, when you see me And I see you here Chorus: My heart, your heart Are they so different now? Wasn’t it love that we found There in our heartbeats? Your heart, my heart A call and response so resounding Was it lost in the distance, or is it still there If we listen? Lost in your translation Every word I speak Say how I’m supposed to say what I mean to What you mean to me (Chorus) Listen I can’t heal you And you can’t free me (Love should be enough) (Love should be enough) Our love should be enough for us (Love should be enough) Our love should be enough (Love should be enough) (My heart), your heart, loved (My heart), my heart (Your heart), your heart, loved My heart, your heart, loved (Are they so different?) Are they so different now? © Eli Moore
8.
Raphaëlle 01:24
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Chorus: (Lost in Palamos) Spain, not South America (Then why use the tumbao?) Maybe ‘cos I like it (Welcome to Palamos) Get me that patatas bravas, hermano (Lost in Palamos) Is how you find Palamos With my singular look of a singlet, and red sanuks I walk the plank A seasoned tourist with my laptop bag Set to collect the sights, after emails to write So I pick a pretty place by the sea, and hope for a gentle breeze A little bit of English please… “uh, unos beer-os?” (Chorus) And then I’m wont to wander down these subtle, sleepy streets A million previous feet on which have walked the lengths of history And that’s pretty neat So I deserve a treat: two big scoops for three Euros That leaves enough for churros Hey, I mean, I’m working hard here... (Chorus) (Instrumental) Now I’m off the face of this place-mat map Not another “pasty” here, and I’m okay with that This church has seen more time than my country By centuries… So I stop to say “hello”, and rest my leisured soul Ay, cielos! Santiago, guide me home ‘Cos now I’m really lost © Eli Moore
10.
Something new and beautiful has finally happened to me Something true and mutual there might be a bright future to We’ll see Slowly, we’re on sacred ground We hadn’t really found before His holy hand has been around us Holding us among our doubts and fears, and brought us here To something new and beautiful that’s finally happening One long deep and meaningful and something must have happened to me When the sun comes beaming through I’m dreaming of how seeing you will be Slowly we have come around We hadn’t found ourselves before His holy hand will still astound us Looking back on how he shaped the years, replaced our fears With something new and beautiful that’s finally happening He cannot steer the stationary He shouldn’t be a crutch we carry I think the way he’s been preparing meets us where we are Holding on to what we’ve got to lose He lets us choose This something new and beautiful that’s finally happening (Instrumental) He cannot steer the stationary He shouldn’t be a crutch we carry I think the way he’s been preparing meets us where we are Holding on to what we’ve got to lose He always leaves it up to us to choose This something new and beautiful that’s finally happening © Eli Moore
11.
The tapestry is richer with some distance We know our strength in meeting with resistance We need our space to see how well we fit It’s true Chorus: But I’m really missing Mary And all the faces she has for me Wish I could be kissing Mary Yeah, I think that I’m really missing her There’s a bank of things I want to tell her And a vault that’s waiting till I’m sure Both of us have sorting out to do, it’s true (Chorus) I won’t know till I see her The way it’s going to be How it’s going to play out when she hears those words from me But when I’m walking with her Will I be wondering How long I can carry Mary’s worries? (Instrumental) Think about my always thinking ‘bout her Strip away the wants I think I’ll need Love her like the way she’s loving me When I do Then I’m really missing Mary And all the graces she grabs for me Wish I could be kissing Mary Yeah, I think that I’m really missing All the times I was kissing Mary, missing me © Eli Moore
12.
Peter Pan 04:00
I’m a speck in the sky I’m an ant on the ground Like a drop in the water and a distant sound Oh I’m so high A trajectory Some dotted line around the world Skirting the edges of people and places to go Chorus: But with my feet on the ground I’ll be through with all of this cruising around Surrounding myself with reasons that keep me away from you And with my life off the shelf I’ll be finding myself out of Neverland With both feet in one place and your face in my hands No more Peter Pan You’re the shape in the clouds and the lines in the stars Wherever I go, baby there you are Oh I’m so high But I’m coming down End of the line I started on Switching adventures: this one’s much closer to home (Chorus) And with my feet on the ground I’ll be through with all of this cruising around Surrounding myself with reasons that keep me away from you And with my life off the shelf I’ll be finding myself out of Neverland With both feet in one place and your face in my hands No more Peter Pan No more Peter Pan © Eli Moore

credits

released March 1, 2017

Recorded by Vivek Gabriel at Black Orange Studios, Auckland, New Zealand, 2017
Piano recorded at Lewis Eady, Auckland, New Zealand
Produced by Eli Moore
All arrangements by Eli Moore
Percussion and synth programming by Eli Moore
Production assistance by Vivek Gabriel
Mixed by Vivek Gabriel and Eli Moore
Physical album design by Eli Moore
Mastered by Chris Chetland, Kog Mastering

©Eli Moore 2017

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