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The choices we make about living dictate outcomes
a fountain of words can't describe
how people react to each other
but is that right? Of course not.

There's too many ways to mess this up
one of those is contentment
I can't describe the way they fight


It's so clear what I should do
with myself
but I can't describe the state
I'm running straight for the gate

Wake up and smell the ugly truth you know already
Take the right actions when challenged; don't run away
not today anyway


It's so frightening, what I need to do to myself
And I won't pass up the good
My journey is misunderstood

song info

Track: 17
Length: 4:27

album info

Life on Rye by Elijah Taylor

Released: Friday, August 9, 2002
Producers: Elijah Taylor & Michael McNamara
Tracks: 19
Buy: Out of print

Liner Notes

Thank you: My friends and family. Without you I could not keep going. In no particular order: Mom, Don, Rachel, Jim, Elliot, Penny, Sherry, Meredith, Smokey, Melisa, Carol, Jenna, Cat, Mon, Heather, Amy, Stephanie, and Denny, Chuk, Jack, and Mojo (Bodega).  May those I may have forgotten please forgive me.

This is my third self-produced project, and I appreciate the support of everyone who has taken the time to take a second look at something that may not be traditional entertainment.

Recorded at 2312 N. Blvd (My apartment) between September, 2001, and July, 2002. I use Rhode and Shure mics, De Armond electric, Yamaha, and Alvarez acoustic guitars, Ovation bass, Yamaha keyboard, Behringer mixing console, Line6 POD direct boxes for guitar and bass, Cry Baby wah pedal.

Photography by Melisa Dettloff. I wrote, produced, performed, recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered all of these songs, created the cover/package artwork, and additional photography.

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