Elijah Drop Your Gun

by Mieka Pauley

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This album was made possible entirely by fan donations. Says Mieka, "I am doubly grateful to the following people: not only did they allow me to make the album I wanted to make, they also gave me the knowledge that I had someone to make the album for. THANK YOU." The following are the people behind the cd:

GUARDIAN ANGELS: Bob Jacobson, Bryan Figler, Shelley Irish, Mae Corrigan, Brian O'Donnell
HEROES: Okwudiri Onyedum, Hollie Satterfield, Nancy Darish & Peter McLoughlin
PATRONS: Austin S. Lin, Heidi Dolin, Elizabeth Weitzmann, Griffin, Tatiana & Nadia Clinton, Eugenia Schraa & Ming-Tai Huh, Adam Salsman, Samuel Karns & the men and women of the US Park Police, Catherine Chen, Diana O'Donoghue, Jo Anne Lovette, Steve & Kat Darling, Marshal Chaifetz, Medea Palandjian, Jasmin & Tanya Littlefield, Russell Neufeld, Simon Thornhill, C.J. Azubuine, Courtney Blair & Carla Shea, Timothy E Beebe, Harrel Conner, Kristofer Abrahamson, Todd Chapin, Todd Weekley, Parima
THANK YOU ALSO TO: Derek Pauley, Tracy Fletcher, Jared Buletza, Lennit R Williams, M, Jim Siegert, Greg Kanter, Eric Stover, Jennifer Fraser, Maureen Scott, Ira Miller, Band of Browders, Paul Rowny, Ian Cowan, Alan Johnson & Nicole Laugesen, Glebe Farm & Siena Farms, Bob & Janet Colyard, Meg & Ginny, Big John, Al Jerram, Lana D. & Faye Highfill, Chris Atchley, Bradley Basham & Zac Twomey, David & Lacy Hoesman, David Maurer, Jennifer Sellers & Ryleigh McMeeckan, Raven, Paul Stamos, Valerie Chapmen, Steve Ammann, Steve Wells & Katie Wieland, Jeffrey Bond, Melissa Bond & Tiffany Engels, Robert Saccenti, Karianne Knol, Wayne Kleinschroth, Chartey Quarcoo & Ashley McCants, Peter & Alberta Johnson, Dan & Meghan Greenleaf, Diane Falcone, F. Kimberly Coyer, Krissie Callahan, Luke Stein, Maurice Smith, Peter Marinari, Phil Marcelin, Samantha Clair & Brian Murphy, Sarah Rukoski & Kara Forinash, AJ Giardullo, Anton Roolaart, Mawi & Erin Asgedom

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released 01 November 2007

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Brian Cassagnol
All Orchestral Arrangements by Brian Cassagnol
Mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow Mastering, Bolder, CO

Mieka Pauley: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Brian Cassagnol: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Rhodes, Hammond Organ, Synth, Bass Percussion, Vocals
Sarab Singh: Drums
Andrew Morgan: Bass
Daniel Mintseris: Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ
Jonathan Lehe: Cello

Recorded by
Brian Cassagnol at JustLove Studios
Mike Davidson and Adam Strauss at WERS Performance Studio
Alex Gonzalez and Brian Cassagnol at Postfuturism Labs
Geoff Melkonian at Go To Your Room Productions

Artwork by Jesse Whitman Torrey -- www.nocturnaldrawings.com

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Track Name: All The Same Mistakes
I think words build up in you like steam
I mean, you drink each day like water
Your mind burns bright like fire
Hot and cold, they meet

I need nothing else but to be burned clean
I mean, you bring words I've longed for
Loud as a four part choir
Words like an opus, you speak

Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
All the same mistakes

The world needs nothing else but to be made clean
I mean, she needs our dirt washed off her
The dirt's miles thick, yet you find her
Words like a shovel, you speak

Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
All the same mistakes, all, all, all

Oh, I
Idolize
My mouth can't deny what I've
Said with my eyes
You're all around me
Angel you've found me
Heaven, surround me
And sing to me

hey

I made, I made, I, I, all the same mistakes
I made, I made, I made all the same mistakes
Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
Don't wanna fall under
And make all of the same mistakes
Oh, oh, I
Don't wanna fall under
I made all the same mistakes
Track Name: Be Like The Man
You got no common sense
They said go there and there you went
Oh the beginning of the end, amen

Drink up every word they say
As many poison drops a day
Watch your cup overflow and float away, away

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God

Judging by the way you act
I doubt you really want it back
Not that you even had riches to turn to rags

Brick by brick, you got a wall
Nick by nick, it falls
Get yourself together before you lose it all

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God

Get mad, get mad, dress yourself in black
This cannot wait, you gotta take it back
Get mad, get mad, dress yourself in black
And prove it, do you want it back

Judging by the way you act
I doubt you really want it back
Happy in your riches to rags

mm, mm
mm, mm

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be Insane, be some Vengeful God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be Insane, be some Vengeful God

Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God
Be like the Man, be like the Mob
Be like the State, be like a God
Track Name: Secret
Can you keep a secret and guard it with your life
Can you keep a secret, cross your heart, hope to die
Would it stay between us, just simple words between us
Can you keep a secret this time

If I kept a secret and didn't tell you
If I kept a secret but you found out the truth
Would it be strange between us, tense and blue between us
If I kept a secret from you

I don't see what the big deal is
Come on, be a realist
I can't tell you everything
Now I can't tell you anything

Can it be a secret if everybody knows
Can it be a secret if words are words and anything goes
Nothing stays between us, nothing's simple between us
Can it be a secret if you know

I don't see what the big deal is
Come on, be a realist
I can't tell you everything
Now I can't tell you anything

Can you keep a secret and guard it with your life
Can you keep a secret, cross your heart, hope to die
Would it stay between us, just simple words between us
Can you keep a secret this time
Track Name: Bravely
Needless to say I'm taken quite by surprise
You let one story define your entire life
You claim what she's done, no harm to no one,
As a good enough reason

Do it bravely, save me
From the weak and lazy
If you can't face it
Don't do it at all
Do it bravely, do it bravely

Do you mind if I refill my glass of wine
It seems to solve all of your problems just fine
You take what you've done, pass it off, and run
She's still holding you, though, son

Do it bravely, save me
From the weak and lazy
If you can't face it
Don't do it at all

Do it bravely, save me
From the weak and lazy
If you can't face it
Don't do it at all

I know all things and nothing at all
A foreign world spins just down the hall

Do it bravely, do it bravely
Do it bravely, do it bravely

Do it bravely, save me
From the weak and lazy
If you can't face it
Then don't do it at all

Do it bravely, save me
From the weak and lazy
If you can't face it
Then don't do it at all

Do it bravely, do it bravely
Track Name: 9:45
9:45, moonrise, it's time already
Cold as a knife on your fragile skin
Oh, when the morning comes, will you remember this
As the way it all begins

It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Though promises promise it otherwise
It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Get yourself together and rise

Stack the bags you never pack in a pile by the door
Grab the map you've always had but never travelled before
Oh, when the morning comes, will you find yourself
Far from the bed you don't need anymore

It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Though promises promise it otherwise
It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Get yourself together and rise, rise

Thirty seconds to spare
Swerving all around, and you don't care
God save the soul of the man
Who gave you gasoline
Thirty seconds is time
To make or break a man, and you don't mind
God save the soul of the man
Who gave you gasoline, oh, gasoline

It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Though promises promise it otherwise
It is time, it is, never once should you doubt this
Get yourself together and, get yourself together and
Get, get yourself together and rise
Track Name: Devil's Got My Secret
Oh, to take sorrow and use it as a crutch
And have all you need and never know it as such
Oh, to want the warmth of fire and get the burn of its touch
I think about you way too much

The devil's got my secret
He swore he'd never tell
I left it for safe-keeping
I will pick it up in hell

A match is struck only once, the thought's struck more than twice
Honesty's a virtue that is wavering like a vice
Yeah, it screams in two directions, yeah, it cuts like a knife
I'll think about you all my life

The devil's got my secret
He swore he'd never tell
I left it for safe-keeping
I will pick it up in hell
I will pick it up in hell

Should I choose the one way, my life goes on
My world's not broken, my home's not gone
Oh, but should I choose the other, so sweet, and wrong
No, I'll think about you, and continue on

The devil's got my secret
He swore he'd never tell
I left it for safe-keeping
And, oh, he keeps it well
The devil's got my secret
He swore he'd never tell
I left it for safe-keeping
I will pick it up in hell
I will pick it up in hell
I will pick it up in hell
Track Name: Fate Day By Day
I don't need some crystal ball
For all its mystique, it's just glass
And to see right through is to see nothing at all
And all the while the right moments pass

And I'll take fate, I'll take fate
On a day by day basis
I will not wait, I will not wait for what the world may not create
I'll take fate day by day

The only future we can foresee
Is just what our minds project
So when he crept into the back of my mind
It was fate, who was I to object?

And I'll take fate, I'll take fate
On a day by day basis
I will not wait, I will not wait for what the world may not create
I'll take fate day by day

I focused on the embers that just fade with time
Hoping for a spark from a fire that won't revive
Believing in a fate that left me only one
In lamenting loss of fire, I overlooked the sun

And I'll take fate, I'll take fate
On a day by day basis
I will not wait, I will not wait for what the world may not create
I'll take fate day by day
I'll take fate day by day
Track Name: Stronger
You fall in and out of all the thoughts that I have had today
Mostly, you're just in the way
You are simply watching some old fashioned black and white TV
He's all gold to me

I come back stronger
I come back stronger
That is all you'll see
The strong side of me

It's no wonder that your eyes are green, when you're so clearly blue
What kind of hell have you been through?
I could be sentimental, or righteous, but I don't have to be
Cause you're just cold to me

I come back stronger
I come back stronger
That is all you'll see
I come back stronger
I come back stronger
That is all you'll see
The strong side of me

Why me?
Why today
Any other soul
Any other day
Oh, another day

You fall in and out of all the thoughts that I have had today
Mostly, you're just in the way
You are simply watching some old fashioned black and white TV
He's all gold to me

We come back stronger
We come back stronger
That is all you'll see
It's all the same to me
We stand here stronger
We face you stronger
That is all you'll see
The strong side of us
The strong side of me
Track Name: Run
You've had enough, it's rough, I know
No two ways around
You gotta come clean, yeah, you gotta come clean
How you gonna come clean now ?

Run, run
Far beneath the sun
Elijah, drop your gun
Your world has got no armor on

Go out to your palace of glass
Go home to your castle of white
Go on, wipe your feet at the door
As you have done, done all your life

Run, run
Far beneath the sun
Elijah, drop your gun
Your world has got no armor on
Run, run
Far beneath the sun
Elijah, drop your gun
Your world has got no armor on

You stared down the mirror, you watched it crash
Now you're standing on broken glass
No way to get this wrong undone
Are you ready to run ?

If they got you tied a little too tight
Now, honey, don't let them know
Fade to the left, take a big deep breath
On your mark, get set, just go, just go

Run, run
Far beneath the sun
Elijah, drop your gun
Your world has got no armor on
Run, run, run
Elijah, drop your gun, son

You stared down the mirror, yeah, you watched it crash
Now you're standing on broken glass
No way to get this wrong undone
Are you ready to run ?

Run, run
Far beneath the sun
Elijah, drop your gun
Your world has got no armor on
Just run
Track Name: Left To God
If I were a painter, I'd give a steady gaze
To a saint with open eyes, watching what her life was spent to save
But I'm not a painter, I don't know any saints
The only ones I saw were done in someone else's paint

Your white angels still fly
On the breath we spent on the prayers we cried
On the path to where heaven lay
You left us to God when you turned away

Oh, I've heard thunder, loud as God is great
Where everybody ran inside, whether or not it rained
I knew a devil, dressed in white like any saint
He fell right through the ground where Lucifer remained

Your white angels still fly
On the breath we spent on the prayers we cried
On the path to where heaven lay
You left us to God when you turned away

Your white angels still fly
On the breath we spent on the prayers we cried
On the path to where heaven lay
You left us to God when you turned away
Away, away
Track Name: Draped In Blue
In my head the gates are standing
In my mind I am out of time
In my head the mobs are chanting
What's there to find?

Even if I knew
A haven it's draped in blue
Cause I'll have to leave
If not now eventually

Somewhere else I left him standing
In my mind he's still standing there
He moved their souls and left them chanting
They'll follow him anywhere, anywhere

Even if I knew
A haven it's draped in blue
Cause I'll have to leave
If not now eventually
Even if I knew
A haven it's draped in blue
Cause I'll have to leave
If not now eventually

Once, I had a daughter
Raised her, loved her, and lost her
Everyone's got to leave
I wish you well, said I
I'll meet you next in hell, meant I
Everyone's got to leave

Even if I knew
A haven it's draped in blue
Cause I'll have to leave
If not now eventually
Even if I
New a haven I
Know I'd have to leave