Travel The Ocean

by Elisia & the Punk-ass Bitches!

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about

The first to join the discography and the first to mark the start of a solo adventure. So, a little backstory on this album. I was in a band that I started with a couple of dudes called Barcodes & Stripes a couple of years ago. Everything went well, we came out with an album that didn't really sound too good and was only popular with our friend group and then some. We were working on a second album, but over time, we all got busy with either school or some other musical/art projects that we had going on. This was around the time that I was toying with the idea of making a solo album and going solo to escape the creative chains of being in a band. Maybe two years after starting an album that would never be finished, BCAS stopped being a thing so, that gave me the chance to do whatever the hell I wanted. So, that's how this album was born.

It's my first album that I mostly made by myself, letting myself do anything I wanted. Since I didn't have the equipment to give these songs a full sound, it came out as just guitar and vocals for the most part. Maybe I'll remaster this album, who knows?

Vocals/Guitar done by me, Elisia Song.

Drums for that one song was done by John Doland.

A TALE OF AN IF:

Written in literally one minute at 2 in the morning one day. I was panicking because I was approaching my own deadline and just decided to churn songs out that night because, hell, I wasn't going to sleep anyways.

YOU WERE RIGHT:

Probably one of the more sadder songs I've written: making it one of my least favorites. This song was originally going to be a Barcodes and Stripes song, but that kinda didn't happen because BCAS had died at that point. So, I decided to make it my own song and put it on a solo album cuz, fuck, I really wanted this song done at the time.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION?:

This song was one of those songs that just instantly came to me one day and I had to write it down. But because I didn't have a drum machine and couldn't figure out how to record bass guitar properly, it came out really bad. Oops.

A WALL OF GUITARS:

Oh boy. This fucking song. Originally it was a song that spawned in the early days of BCAS when it was called 90 Degrees North. It originally had drums, guitar with a phaser effect, and piano. The whole nine yards. Also, it was called Intro. I bet I could find it if I asked John to dig around in his computer somewhere.

I AM:

The first song I wrote for this album and the first song I ever wrote that wasn't for a band. I say it's pretty good.

TO SUE (A LETTER BACK):

Another song that was originally for BCAS that ended up not working out. The title and the lyrics kinda say it all for this song.

ANY BETTER OFF:

This song was made when my best friend, Justin Liberty, came over one day and just jammed out in my stuffy closet of a room. It was originally for his band, but he scrapped it and said that I could use the lyrics if I wanted to. So, I took the lyrics, changed them up a bit to make them less....depressing (yes, they were way more depressing than they are now), and, viola, here's the song.

HAPPY NEW YEARS:

This is an old song. Really old. The idea of it started off when I first picked up my guitar in middle school and stayed an idea until BCAS came around. It went through a lot of changes and scraps until we decided to just scrap it. I found the drum file that John had made on my computer one day and thought 'What the hell, why not make it a song?' " And so I did and here it is. Mediocre as can be.

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released December 21, 2015

Matilda Loughmiller for album art.

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Elisia Song Los Angeles, California

Hello, I am Elise. I make music in my tiny ass room when I'm not in John's room recording.

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Elisia Song: Guitars/Vocals

Gannon Earhart: Bass/Drums/Vocals
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Track Name: A Tale of an If
I'll ask myself
From time to time
If you know at all
At all that I'm

Down and hurt
Down in the dirt

Out with a frown
Or out without a sound
I don't wanna get hurt
Just lay down in the dirt
Track Name: You Were Right
I tell myself that I am alright
I tell myself that everything's fine
I tell myself there's no end for it all
It all begins to fall

Like geometry, you're hard to figure out
With F's and C's, I let the principal down
The principle of good work and morale
I'm safe without a sound

It's almost like I can't live without
The feeling of being wanted around
I'm falling for all the traps that you've set
And it's messing with my head

And all the sad things I said
And all the things that I never meant
And all the times it all went by
I sometimes think you're right

So be it, I swear, I'm done with this game
My reward is that my mind keeps me sane
The railway spikes spread throughout my life
The rubber tires that are my drive

And all the sad things I said
And all the things that I never meant
And all the times it all went by
I sometimes think you're right

Like geometry, you're hard to figure out
With F's and C's, I let the principal down
The principle of good work and morale
I'm safe without a sound

I tell myself that I am alright
I tell myself that everything's fine
I tell myself there's no end for it all
It all begins to fall
Track Name: Can I Ask A Question?
Sometimes, I'll take a walk
Sometimes, I'll wash my socks
I've got nothing to do
Then to sit in my room
And do nothing
Besides go on Tumblr

Some days, I'll sit in bed
And some days, I'm productive
Welcome to my life
Where it's boredom all the time
24/7 all year round

Can I
Make a suggestion?
Of how to live my life
And not be sad all the time?
And can I
Ask a question?
On how to be myself
And not be someone else?

I have this urge
On Sundays to go to church
But I'm a simple, sinful heathen
Who knows no God
And, plus, I'm a Buddhist

Can I
Make a suggestion?
Of how to live my life
And not be sad all the time?
And can I
Ask a question?
On how to be myself
And not be someone else? x2

Some days, I'll sit in bed
And some days, I'm productive
Welcome to my life
Where it's boredom all the time
24/7 all year round
Track Name: I Am
Part of my plan is to
Eradicate the need to
Depend on you and start
Depending on me and

I made the same mistake twice
I can learn from my past, but
Forget in the future

But, I can't
Complain about yesterday

The Sun still glows and the
Earth lives on in its
Own little way
Spinning all day and

Time doesn't
Stop for
You and for
Me or for anyone

At all
Just like last fall
Track Name: To Sue(A Letter Back)
I got your note last Saturday
All the words you wrote took my breath away
All the bright ideas just seem to go and pass me by

I apologize for the late response
I've been stumbling in this cloud of thoughts
The speaker phone of the call blasting throughout my mind

So, please
Let's just forget the past
Tonight
You are
So worth being alive
That's right
-To Sue

I'm so glad with your choice to stay
Was a huge scare so, I have to lay
Lay down to rest my heart, soul, and my mind

You're kinda lost and I feel you there
Count to 9 to chase the fear
Chase the fear away and escape the cold hard iron grasp

So, please
Let's just forget the past
Tonight
You are
So worth being alive
That's right

So, please
Let's just forget the past
Tonight
You are
So worth being alive
That's right
-To Sue

This song's for you
Track Name: Any Better Off
Outside, inside, everywhere I go
It's a telephone call away from a mental breakdown
No matter how hard I try, it always leads back to you
(That's fucked)
My mental capacity for pain is high
High enough to break my legs everytime I fall for you
It's all a trick on the eyes you see
It really doesn't matter
To me

Now, I don't know
How I could be
Any better off
When all I've got are all of these shitty
Time-consuming thoughts
I've endured enough pain to kill someone, but not me
Or that's just what I thought
So, pick my brain
Take it all away and take
Anything else you want

It's about damn time I stood up for myself
I am sure that I was this close to another shakedown
Luck only goes so far when you're in my shoes
The mental level of my self-esteem is low
Low enough to skim the ground in a game of limbo
It's all just a game of luck, but it still hurts
It still hurts

Now, I don't know
How I could be
Any better off
When all I've got are all of these shitty
Time-consuming thoughts
I've endured enough pain to kill someone, but not me
Or that's just what I thought
So, pick my brain
Take it all away and take
Anything else you want x2
Track Name: Happy New Years
Sit down around the tree to decorate
Look into the sky to contemplate
Can't you see me down? I can't move on
I wouldn't expect you to know at all

And, I swear, that I
Won't look back at all
It's like somethings don't change at all
Happy New Years
And I won't forget
More like I never will
Anyway, here's my Happy New Years

Saddened snow and saddened fireworks
Look into the shell of what you were
Can't you see me down? I'll stand up tall
I never ever thought you'd be my fall

And, I swear, that I
Won't look back at all
It's like somethings don't change at all
Happy New Years
And I won't forget
More like I never will
Anyway, here's my Happy New Years