The First Collection

by Robert Ely

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A dark and melodic, mostly acoustic album covering the lyrical issues of love, relationships, break-ups and depression.

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released January 25, 2012

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Robert Ely Melbourne, Australia

Robert is 27 years old.
Robert first started playing guitar at age 7.

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Track Name: Caught A Bus
Caught a bus today
Couldn't wait for the trip to be over babe
In a room filled with smoke
Saved the day because we spoke

And I could forget you
If I really wanted to
Underneath the stars
Found what I missed
And what I lost

And I miss the way
We used to be

Such a familiar face
One to forget 'cos it holds the page
Of a raining cloud
At least you made your mumma proud

Then to feel the rush
At the thought of a terrible hush
Freedom from these chains
I put here in the first place

And I miss the way
We used to be

Caught a bus today
Couldn't wait for the trip to be over babe
I couldn't forget you
Even if I wanted to
Track Name: Crushing At The Fall
Well I heard a million times
It could suddenly arrive
And I've seen it on the screen
Never had it pass over me

And I want you to know

I've seen it go before
And I know don't want it at my door
And I never thought I'd see
That it could start to affect me

And I want you to know

That the brakes are on my perspective
Now I can turn around
And see
What was right in front of me

Crushing at the fall
And they break
Just like I've seen before
But now I take notice
Like it was burning my address

And I want you to know

That the brakes are on my perspective
Now I can turn around
And see
What was right in front of me
Track Name: For This Time
Everytime I turn around
Sees me run into the ground
In perfect situations

Its first I'm up and then I'm down
Crystal ball there in your hand
And I'm alone again

But who are you?
My body and I are runnin' outta' time
And I'll be alright as long as I'm not fine
For this time

I can feel diminishing
Borderline feelings
And you can disappear
What's it to you where I'm at?
Though I'd like you to find out
And maybe start to care

But who are you?
My body and I are runnin' outta' time
And I'll be alright as long as I'm not fine
For this time

For this time
Yeah I'll be alright as long as I'm not fine
For this time
Track Name: Denominator
I'm bathing in the bluest of moods
I'm sorry you're not with me
Lady, does it seem that I'm rude?
For not letting you know sooner
'Cos I find it so strange
I'm lower than the lowest common denominator
I'm raged
I'm lower than you

And hey you're on my mind
Lately I'm so blind

Follow everything that I've said
And be the potential person
Careful where you tread
I've already seen too much of this breaking list
That's not getting shorter
Lately its all running wild
Wild from you

And hey you're on my mind
Lately I'm so blind
Track Name: Pennies
The time is near
To let go of my hopes and fears
And dream the day
I bring a smile to your face
Did she just say
Its alright to be afraid

But her love it died
when we said our last goodbyes
Her wishing well
Is filled with pennies
She'll never tell
I wish I knew
What happens inside of you

But the truth hurts more
Than you could ever tell
'Cos the writing on the wall said
Look back right behind you
You fell
All the mystery and intrigue
Burning like a brown leaf
That you can't have
Just to think that maybe you could change it
Too late now


And I find you there
All helpless thinking no one cares
But in fact I do
I just wish I could show you
Did you not say
Please walk away

Showers burn and sting
Means a new day, new everything
You use your smart
The best things said are from the heart
Did you not speak
Why not to me?


But the truth hurts more
Than you could ever tell
'Cos the writing on the wall said
Look back right behind you
You fell
All the mystery and intrigue
Burning like a brown leaf
That you can't have
Just to think that maybe you could change it
Too late now
Track Name: The Grave
Can't you hear the pitta-pat
Of a man who's gone without
And when you talk of where you've been
Only makes him to start to dream
Of the cold lonely

A million days have passed him by
Without ever looking to try
And don't you find it kind of strange
That its all so un-arranged
And the time goes by

Mourning
For something that's not quite dead yet
I see you standing on the grave
Hoping that its all OK
When its not

And suddenly now he's afraid
That any minute he will be tamed
And can you imagine that
Every corner is a waiting attack
Coming for you

Mourning
For something that's not quite dead yet
I see you standing on the grave
Hoping that its all OK
When its not

You will see the end of him
Before his time can begin
Track Name: The Tracks
Danger
It is so close to where I stay
And now its clear
I'm at the brink of what you think

And I'll be so long gone
Before you notice
The tracks where I walked
You think you care

Then I see you
At my door running short
Of things to say
You never change
I love you everyday

And I'll be so long gone
Before you notice
The tracks where I walked
You think you care

And I'm in between
All the things you say to me
I'm breaking in three
Just to hope
We're not gone
Once more

Danger
It is so close to where I stay
And now its clear
I'm at the brink of what you think
Track Name: Breathe
My chorus eye
You're the same here in the back of my mind
And heart
All the while I'm trying not to depart
From this
From your sickly senses
I wash the kiss from before
When I knew who you were

But who was I to tell you something
More than meets the eye
And now you wonder why

My blossoming
Anxiety to the coming day
Watch me drown
In the bitter struggle on my way to being
Homeward bound

But who was I to tell you something
More than meets the eye
And now you wonder why
Track Name: The Midnight Air
My body is sore and I haven't slept a bit
My hunger it aches for these things
That I can only miss
You and I are the same
It's just that we're playing a different game

You're body it walks and stalks the midnight air
My hesitation is clear and I don't think that
I'll end up there
Its not that I don't want to
Its just that I couldn't bear seeing you

And so you see I'm not angry
Its just that I won't get away with this
Unless I'm pissed

My worry is clearly something of creative spark
That I should worry as you frolic in
The midst of all the dark
You and I are the same
Its just that I don't want to play the game

And so you see I'm not angry
Its just that I won't get away with this
Unless I'm pissed
Track Name: Sinking Fast
Do you miss me?
Could you miss me too?
Since you went
Nothing but bad news

The horizon seems too far
For the walking
Though I'm driving hard

I know I will fail
The forces align and I'm frail
Who said it could be done
I'm walking the right road
But I'm sinking fast

In the front room
I heard myself talking to nobody else
Its no wonder
With thoughts like these
Though I'm trying I can't cure the disease

I know I will fail
The forces align and I'm frail
Who said it could be done
I'm walking the right road
But I'm sinking fast
Track Name: For The Count
I'm in between all the things I've seen
That break me and bend all the hope that I had left
For trying to break through

And you know I'm down
For the count
I'm wasted here
The boy isn't at all what he appears

From the outside its easy to stay alive
They'll catch you in time and watch you drown the whole world out again
Assume you're fine

And you know I'm down
For the count
I'm wasted here
The boy isn't at all what he appears
Track Name: Bad News
I've been hoping for bad news
I'm not coping and looking to you
And I know I shouldn't
And you know I will
We'll meet in the middle
And both have our thrills
I'm wasted again and I'm sliding down hill

She'll tell me no secrets
Cos I don't wanna' know
I'm a fool for trying
I should just let it go
But I'm not sure what I'm here for

So I bothered you
But I'll stop troubling you
Just keep on track and don't fall through
I'm so sorry if you happen to get bad news

I've been hoping for a change
I'm not coping just the same
Track Name: The Fever
Come
I want you to know
One by one
I'm letting you go
The fever has got me low
One by one

So my friends
You are alone
Void of me now I'm gone
Fever has got me low
One by one

I'm afraid
I pushed too far
All this time I shouldn't start
Fever has got me low
One by one

I want you to know
One by one I'm letting you go
The fever has got me low
One by one
Track Name: Day Dream
You're searching for somebody
To keep you warm and then
When you get home
With sympathy say
"You're not alone"

I'm waiting for something else
To keep me occupied
From getting tired of everything around me
I'm not alone
In being so alone

I'm searching for
Lost time

Give me more quiet
And keep me from myself
Where I sleep so easily
And day dream
Of being alone
Leave me alone
Track Name: Look Out To The Water
Look out to the water
Look out where you swim
I'm coming home wearing satin and tin
Your footsteps are heavy
Across my heart
But I still believe that we had a good start

And who's to say its over
When the shadow remains
And I'll leave you alone

Look out to the hundred
Pieces that fall
When I tell you words
That will never be wrong
Your movements are tempting
Your eyelids are light
I still don't know why we had to fight

And who's to say its over
When the shadow remains
And I'll leave you alone

Come to battle war you're gonna fight
Come to cut me down with your might

Who's to say its over
When the shadows remain
And I'll leave you alone