Intime

Last Call Records

Record Details

2014
Genre:
Rock
Elliott Murphy - Intime

Intime is a five-song collection of intimate songs recently written and recorded by Elliott Murphy in Paris. The songs were inspired as he sat at his kitchen table looking at the vacant window across the street on rue Beauregard. Produced and mixed by his son Gaspard Murphy and featuring Olivier Durand on guitar along with Laurent Pardo (bass) and Alan Fatras (drums). There is a 21st Century spiritual theme throughout the collection with a production style that is both modern and traditional at the same time, unlike anything Elliott has previously released Intime is a very powerful and personal collection of recordings which demand … intimacy.

Tracklist

  1. Benedict’s Blues -:-- / 3:23
  2. Sweet Honky Tonk -:-- / 5:10
  3. Land of Nod -:-- / 4:33
  4. The Land That Time Forgot -:-- / 3:40
  5. Every Little Star -:-- / 3:38

BENEDICT’S BLUES

WHAT TIME ARE YOU GETTING UP?
AND GETTING UP TO DO WHAT
THAT’S HALF OF THE GAME
SITTING IN A SAD HOTEL
COUNTING UP THE CHURCH BELLS
ISN’T THAT A SHAME?

FOUND THE MEANING – TIED THE KNOT
WROTE THE BOOK – AND LOST THE PLOT
COULDN’T FIND ANOTHER WAY
TO SAY THE SAME THING EVERY DAY
I’M CALLING ON SAINT BENEDICT
TO FIND THE WAY TO MAKE IT STICK
AND LOOKING FOR SOME DISCIPLINE
STAYING HUNGRY KEEPING THIN

WRITE A LOVE SONG HAVE A HIT
HE DID ME WRONG OH WHAT SHE DID
IT’S THE SAME OLD SAME OLD
IS THAT ALL A SONG CAN BE?
I THOUGHT A SONG COULD SET YOU FREE
BUT MAYBE I WAS WRONG

FIND THE MEANING – TIED THE KNOT
WRITE THE BOOK – LOSE THE PLOT
COULD YOU FIND ANOTHER WAY?
TO SAY THE SAME THING EVERY DAY
I’M CALLING ON SAINT BENEDICT
TO FIND THE WAY TO MAKE IT STICK
I’M LOOKING FOR SOME DISCIPLINE
I’M STAYING HUNGRY KEEPING THIN

THREE RIDERS COME FROM OUT OF TOWN
ONCE WAS FOUR BUT ONE OF THEM DROWNED
THEY ASKED WHAT’S NEW WHAT HAVE WE MISSED
OH JUST A LITTLE APOCALYPSE
OH TAKE THE STAIR TO HEAVEN’S GATE
THELONIOUS MONK ON THE EIGHTY EIGHTS
PICK OUT YOUR MANSION CHOOSE YOUR CHAIR
CHANGE THE COLOR OF YOUR HAIR

ONCE I HAD A CAT WHO SAT
ON WHITE PAPER AND THAT WAS THAT
NEVER WROTE A DAMN THING
BUT IF HE COULD I SUPPOSE HE MIGHT
TAKE PEN IN HIS PAW AND START TO WRITE
IN THE BEGINNING …

FIND THE MEANING – TIE THE KNOT
WRITE THE BOOK – AND LOSE THE PLOT
COULD YOU FIND ANOTHER WAY
TO SAY THE SAME THING EVERY DAY
CALLING ON SAINT BENEDICT
TO FIND THE WAY TO MAKE IT STICK
LOOKING FOR SOME DISCIPLINE
STAYING HUNGRY KEEPING THIN
KEEPING THIN …

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SWEET HONKY TONK

ENDLESS NIGHTS WERE CALLING
BLACK HOODED CROWS – NAIL POLISH ON THEIR TOES
THEY WERE FALLING – FROM THE SKY
I SAW A WAVE OF GLUTTONY
MAYBE THE WORST SINCE EIGHTY-THREE
AND I WAS PRAYING TO A LIE
‘THOUGH NOT REALLY ON MY KNEES
STAND UP BE COUNTED IF YOU PLEASE
AND FIND YOUR CALLING – IF YOU CAN

HELLO QUEEN ELIZABETH
I’M FINDING THAT IT’S VERY TOUGH
GETTING STARTED WITH THIS STUFF
OH THESE DAYS I’M LIVING ROUGH!

HEY – HEY – HEY – SWEET HONKY TONK

AFTER THAT NOW WHERE DO YOU GO
YOU GOT OPTIONS LIKE MARILYN MONROE
YOU DIDN’T PLAN AN ESCAPE ROUTE – NO DOUBT
TAKE UP PAINTING – TAKE UP CHESS
BE THE VICTIM OF A FALSE CARESS
IT FELT FINE AT THE TIME – IS THAT A SIGN
I’VE BEEN THERE AND ALL THAT’S GOOD
I WOULD AVOID IT AGAIN IF I COULD – IF IT WAS YOU
TRUE LOVE WAITS BUT LOVE GROWS COLD
SEES IT SHADOW – GOES BACK INTO THE HOLE
AND WINTER IS AT HAND

SEEMS A CHANGE WAS DUE SOMEHOW
THE OBVIOUS ELUDES ME NOW
STUMBLE ON TO THE NEXT GOOD THING
PASS THE DONUTS – TRY TO SING

HEY – HEY – HEY – SWEET HONKY TONK

COUNT MY BLESSINGS ONE BY ONE
BEGIN WITH ME – I START TO RUN
OUT OF THINGS – TO COMPLAIN ABOUT
YES I’M THE ONE WITH ALL THOSE DOUBT
FAILING HARDER ALL THE TIME
REACH MY PEAK AND I STILL I CLIMB
THE HIGHER WE GO – THE LOWER WE FALL
PINKY LEE AND THE TAJ MAJAL

I LOOK BACK SO OFTEN
I SEE A WAREHOUSE FULL OF SHINY BRAND NEW COFFINS
WELL SOMEDAY SON THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS
SPARE ME DAD – THE RAIN IT POURS
AND I START COUGHING
OH GIVE ME LIFE AND GIVE ME HOPE
I WAS NEVER A PUNK SHOOTING UP DOPE
SAFETY PIN THROUGH YOUR NOSE
ANOTHER STUPID OVERDOSE

HELLO ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN
CAN YOU RECITE THE 23RD PALM
THE VALLEY DARK AND THE DAYLIGHT DARKER
BUY YOUR TICKET FROM A CARNIVAL BARKER
SEEMS THE END WAS OVER DUE
I JUST WANT TO SEE ANYTHING NEW
WALKING BACKWARDS INTO THE ABYSS
A NEW YORK BAGEL – THAT’S WHAT I MISS

HEY – HEY – HEY – SWEET HONKY TONK

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BLISSED OUT IN THE LAND OF NOD

ARE YOU FEELING THAT DOWN TODAY?
IS THERE NOTHING ANYBODY CAN SAY?
IS THERE NOT ONE PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE?
PUT YOUR FEET UP AND FEEL FULL – OF WHAT LIFE IS

AND ARE YOU FEELING THAT THE FUTURE HAS PASSED?
AND LEFT YOU IN ITS PATH
LIKE A HURRICAINE THROUGH A FLORIDA TOWN
WHERE ALL THE TALL TREES JUST FELL DOWN

AND ARE YOU FEELING THAT YOU JUST CAN’T MOVE
THAT YOU GOT NOTHING LEFT TO PROVE
AND THAT YOU PASSED THE TEST
YOU LASTED LONGER THEN THE REST – IN THE OPEN FIELD
WHERE THE LIGHTNING HAD THE BEST CHANCE
OF GETTING HIT

OF GETTING BLISSED OUT IN THE LAND OF NOD

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOU’VE BEEN BETRAYED?
LIKE THE UNIVERSE DOESN’T PAY?
TO THE HIGH AND MIGHTY AND THE DOWN AND OUT
TO THE LAST MAN STANDING
AND THE FIRST MAN OUT OF THE GAME

ARE YOUR MISTAKES COMING BACK?
THEY’RE LIKE RABBITS JUMPING OUT OF THE HAT
AND THAT’S THE HAT YOU WORE
WHEN YOU WERE ON THE FLOOR
ROLLING AND TUMBLING JUST ONCE MORE FOR EFFECT
LIKE THE PRESIDENT ELECT

OF GETTING BLISSED OUT IN THE LAND OF NOD

LIKE OZYMANDIAS AND ANOTHER GOD
TRADING JOKES AT THE HIGH FIVE POD
WHY DON’T BEARS EAT CLOWNS
‘CAUSE THE TASTE FUNNY

ARE YOU SEEING THAT GREY IN THE SKY
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO DIE?
WELL NOT REALLY NOW
AT LEAST YOU HOPE THAT’S HOW
YOU’LL CHANGE THE COURSE OF FATE
WHO DO YOU HATE?
BESIDES YOURSELF
AND WHAT ELSE

YOU’RE GETTING BLISSED OUT IN THE LAND OF NOD

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THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT

WELL YOU’RE …
SITTING IN THE CORNER
IN YOUR TIME MACHINE
YOUR HANDS ARE TREMBLING
BUT YOU HAIR IS CLEAN
YOU’RE GETTING READY FOR THE BATTLE
BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS
AND YOU THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING
THAT YOU FORGOT
BUT IT’S TOO LATE NOW TO SEND FORGET-ME-NOTS
AND YOU KNOW THERE WAS SOMETHING
THAT YOU MEANT TO SAY TO HER

YOU MEANT TO SAY YOU WERE STUPID
MEANT TO SAY YOU WERE BLIND
YOU MEANT TO SAY SHE’S THE ONE
YOU’D NEVER LEAVE BEHIND
BUT INSTEAD YOU SAID
YOU JUST WANT TO BE ALONE

WELL … NOW THAT’S EXACTLY
WHAT YOU ARE
YOU’RE SITTING IN THE KITCHEN
STRUMMING YOUR GUITAR
WELL INTROSPECTION BABY
IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF A JOKE?
YOU BETTER TAKE ANOTHER SHOT
AT HUMILITY
YOU’RE FEELING SO DAMN HUMBLE
YOU CAN HARDLY STAND TO BE
WITH ALL THE BASTARDS, THE BULLSHIT
DOING SO MUCH BETTER THEN YOU

YOU MEANT TO SAY THEY WERE STUPID
MEANT TO SAY THEY WERE BLIND
YOU MEANT TO SAY YOU’RE THE ONE
THEY’LL NEVER LEAVE BEHIND
BUT INSTEAD YOU SAID
YOU JUST WANT TO BE ALONE

AND YOU’RE STANDING IN THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
WHERE DINOSAURS ARE DINING WITH MISTER SPOCK
AND EVE AND ADAM LOST THE MORTGAGE TO THEIR FARM
DIDN’T YOU KNOW?
WELL ITS GOD’S FAULT BABY – EVERY JOY AND PAIN
YOU KNOW HIS MOTTO – DON’T EXPLAIN DON’T COMPLAIN
AND HE’S THE ONE WHO INVITED US HERE AFTER ALL

HE MEANT TO SAY WE’RE NOT STUPID
MEANT TO SAY WE’RE NOT BLIND
HE MEANT TO SAY WE’RE THE ONE
HE’D NEVER LEAVE BEHIND
INSTEAD HE SAID
YOU’RE MINE AND MINE ALONE

YOU’RE HEARING BROADWAY TUNES THAT WON’T GO AWAY
IT’S SOMETHING LIKE HERPES OR A RAINY DAY
AND IF YOU’RE READY FOR THE REVERIE
OKLAHOMA HERE I COME
WELL SOMEDAY WE’LL BE JOINING THE DISTANT PAST
THEY’LL LOOK AT PICTURES OF OUR CLOTHES
AND PEOPLE WILL LAUGH
THEY’LL GO HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

THEY’LL SAY WE WERE STUPID
THEY’LL SAY WE WERE BLIND
THEY’LL SAY WE’RE THE ONES
TIME LEFT BEHIND
AND THEN WE’LL SAY
WE JUST WANT TO BE ALONE

YOU’RE SITTING IN THE CORNER IN YOUR TIME MACHINE

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EVERY LITTLE STAR

EVERY LITTLE STAR I SEE IN THE SKY
I KNOW THAT IT’S MY DESTINY – DESTINY
MOST DAYS I WAKE WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE
CAUSE I KNOW I’M LIVING IN A STATE OF GRACE
DESTINY – DESTINY

WOULD YOU RATHER BE HAPPY OR BE RIGHT? UH-HUH
THEN I’M TELLING YOU DARLING
IT’S GONNA BE A LONG LONG NIGHT

EVERY MORNING I MAKE UP MY BED
FLUFF UP MY PILLOWS
I FLUFF UP MY HEAD – DESTINY – DESTINY
WHEN I CONTEMPLATE THE GRAND DESIGN
THAT’S WHEN I START TO FUCK UP MY MIND
DESTINY – DESTINY

WOULD YOU RATHER BE HAPPY OR BE RIGHT? UH-HUH
THEN I’M TELLING YOU DARLING
IT’S GONNA BE A LONG LONG NIGHT

HEY HEY HEY – HEY HEY HEY

I’M LOOKING FOR RELIEF AS I SIT ON THIS FENCE
‘CAUSE I’M AT AN AGE WHERE IT DOESN’T MAKES SENSE
DESTINY – OH DESTINY
AS A YOUNG MAN I DREAMED OF FORTUNE AND FAME
I KNOW THE ANSWER IS HARD TO EXPLAIN
DESTINY – DESTINY

WOULD YOU RATHER BE HAPPY OR BE RIGHT? UH-HUH
THEN I’M TELLING YOU DARLING
IT’S GONNA BE A LONG LONG NIGHT

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All Songs by Elliott Murphy – Published by Elliott Murphy – Lyrics Reprinted by Permission

Liner Notes

Intime is a five-song collection of intimate songs recently written and recorded by Elliott Murphy in Paris. The songs were inspired as he sat at his kitchen table looking at the vacant window across the street on rue Beauregard. Produced and mixed by his son Gaspard Murphy and featuring Olivier Durand on guitar along with Laurent Pardo (bass) and Alan Fatras (drums). There is a 21st Century spiritual theme throughout the collection with a production style that is both modern and traditional at the same time, unlike anything Elliott has previously released Intime is a very powerful and personal collection of recordings which demand … intimacy.

Celui qui regarde du dehors à travers une fenêtre ouverte, ne voit jamais autant de choses que celui qui regarde une fenêtre fermée.

(A man looking out of an open window never sees as much as the same man looking directly at a closed window.)

Charles Baudelaire, Les Fenetres, Petits Poèmes en prose, 1869

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