Praise Elephants

by The Persian Leaps

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Debut EP by the Persian Leaps.

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released 15 August 2013

Recorded by Neil McCloskey
Mixed by Neil Weir, Old Blackberry Way
Mastered by Dave Gardner, Magneto Mastering
Cover art by Whittney Streeter

Land Ski Records (LSR-01).
All Songs Land Ski Music (BMI)

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Track Name: Hard Feelings
Hard feelings on parade
Took their lemons – choked on the lemonade
I still remember how that felt
Certain remarks can leave on awful welt

If it’s rotten
Then it’s rotten to the core
My fucked up system just won’t function any more
So take a cleansing breath
Relax and start once more
And let those hard feelings go

Hard feelings rear their head
Heart is pounding
I fear that I am dead
You can’t imagine how I feel
These days I barely know just what is real

If it’s rotten
Then it’s rotten to the core
My fucked up system just won’t function any more
So take a cleansing breath
Relax and start once more
And let those hard feelings go

If it’s rotten
Then it’s rotten to the core
My fucked up system just won’t function any more
So take a cleansing breath
Relax and start once more
And let those hard feelings go
Track Name: Not That Brave
Saw you on the Red Line
Surrounded by some friends of mine
Decorated like a valentine
Riding your own wave
They’re only out to have some fun
But should know better than to hurt someone
I hold my anger like a loaded gun
But I’m not that brave

You sat there
A target
Just trembling
Taking everything they’re giving

Saw you on the Red Line
Surrounded by some friends of mine
Decorated like a valentine
Riding your own wave
They’re only out to have some fun
But should know better than to hurt someone
I hold my anger like a loaded gun
But I’m not that brave

You sat there
Eyes downcast
Face crimson
Taking everything they’re giving

Saw you on the Red Line
Surrounded by some friends of mine
Dressed up just like a valentine
Riding your own wave
They’re only out to have some fun
But should know better than to hurt someone
I hold my anger like a loaded gun
But I’m not that brave

You caught my gaze
I turned away
All shame
And good intentions
But I just froze
Too scared to mention

I hold my anger like a loaded gun
But I’m not that brave
Track Name: Silent Treatment
I feel like no one’s listening
I yell and no one hears
Just you explain what you think you're saying
Just you explain what you're tryin' to say
I look like I'm transparent
I look like I'm see-through
Just you explain what you think you're wearing
Just you explain what you're tryin' to wear

When you're under silent treatment
It's forever not to know
Will mommy always love you?
Or will she go?
When you're under silent treatment
It's forever not to show
Will daddy always be there
Or will he go?

I feel like no one’s watching
I feel like no one sees
Just you explain what you think you're doing
Just you explain what you're tryin' to do
I feel just like I’m starving
I feel empty inside
Just you explain what you think you're eating
Just you explain what you're tryin' to eat

When you're under silent treatment
It's forever not to know
Will mommy always love you?
Or will she go?
When you're under silent treatment
It's forever not to show
Will daddy always be there
Or will he go?

Just you explain why you’re even trying
Just you explain why you even try
Just you explain why you’re still breathing
Just you explain why you don’t die
Track Name: Exponentially Devoted
Seems like someone should speak soon
Haven’t heard a word since last July
I am the one who should be sorry
I am the one who pushed too hard on you

But why deny me the pleasure of hearing your voice?
Why deny me the pleasure of seeing your face?

Momentary weakness got my best
Nearly drank a gallon, I confess
Not hard to determine
What went wrong
When you said it was doomed to failure
All along

But why deny me the pleasure of hearing your voice?
Why deny me the pleasure of seeing your face?

Accidental maybe
You’ll never know for sure
Temperamental baby
Open up that door
Exponentially devoted to your smile
Track Name: Sleepless
In an unguarded moment
I swear I saw him again
He came to tell me to move on with my life
And at the time he appeared
He seemed so nearly real
Though I know now I was only dreaming

Awakened in cold sweat
Sobbing like a child
Thanks for one more sleepless night
They’re all that I can cling to

In the morning I rose
With a new-found sense of shame
Doubly resolved to finally make my peace
With the ghost of my father
And the ghost of the man I’d become
So the tensions between the two can fade away

Awakened in cold sweat
Sobbing like a child
Thanks for one more sleepless night
They’re all that I can cling to
They’re all that I can cling to now