Ellex Bree​+​Jake EP

by Jake McMullen + Ellex Bree

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Jake McMullen and Ellex Bree are two individual singer songwriters. Instead of releasing two different EP's, the two decided to make it into one. This album is a split EP featuring 3 tracks from each artist.

Good Dear Father, Old Love, Signs-written/performed by Ellex Bree
Four Letter Word, Illinois, In The Valley-written/performed by Jake McMullen

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released 17 January 2013
Recorded at the Brown Owl Studios, Nashville, TN and the Contemporary Music Center in Brentwood, TN
Produced by: Chase Weber
Engineered by: Chase Weber, Christian Markle, David Taylor, James Carroll, Keagan Blancke, and Stefan Schlumpf
Cover Art by: Alex Ascencio

I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, my family, Chase Weber for all your help and guidance, Warren Petit, Natalie Ferwerda, Don Hejny, Rick Elias for your wisdom and encouragement to be vulnerable and write honest music, my amazing friends from CMC, Ellex and everyone who supports our music. Looking forward to the future. Its only the beginning.

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Track Name: Good Dear Father
Good dear Father paced around
The twenty-ninth before the first
And while his footsteps made such a sound
His words could scarcely be heard

He said, only for a couple, only for a couple of months
Then she will come home
My little girl

But go, you owe it to us all he said
To take ahold of what I could not give
You owe it to us all he said

Morning Father, sat and stared
A seat once filled with good company
And though his coffee mug begged more to bear
His prayers sent to the Atlantic Line

He prayed, only for a couple, only for a couple of months
Then she will come home
My little girl

But go, you owe it to us all he said
To take ahold of what I could not give
You owe it to us all he said

© 2013, Ellex Bree
Track Name: Four Letter Word
Waiting for you by this southbound train
Station smells like cigarettes and rain
I told you I would make it back in time
Told you I would be right this time

So one by one I watched it fall to the floor
Two by two her feet dragged out my door
Three by three your best comes out at night
Four letter word left my heart to die

Packed my car and headed out east
LA is too full for me to breathe
You told me you would make it back in time
Words came up and spit out a lie

© 2013, Jake McMullen
Track Name: Old Love
Well you tried and you tried
But you kept it all inside
And you knew, you knew that it’d kill

But the risk of her heart
When you knew you’d hit the mark
Of a bloody dying spring

When did you know that you loved her?
When did you know that you loved me?
When did you know that you couldn’t have us both?
You had us both.

Well I tried and I tried
But I read right through your lies
And I fear I cannot win

Twisted down to the ground
By an old love you re-found
Crippled under winter’s sting

When did you know that you loved her?
When did you know that you loved me?
When did you know that you couldn’t have us both?
You had us both.

Come now, roll away the thunder
Confess the truth and get it over
Then maybe then you can forgive yourself
And let me go

When did I know that you loved her?
When did I know that you loved me?
When did I know that you couldn’t have us both?
I am not yours.

© 2013, Ellex Bree
Track Name: Illinois
So I was calling out your name
But you, you were not around
And I was searching for something
But it was nowhere to be found

I move to Chicago
I’m leaving LA

So its times like these, when I feel weak
You carry my body back home
So oh you know, steady she goes
And everything will be fine

Now you walk out the backdoor
Just to lay beneath the trees
Your life it ain’t what it once was
As you fall to your knees

So goodbye Chicago
I’m back to LA

Dark is the water
So maybe they’ll
Come to carry my body
To carry it home

© 2013, Jake McMullen
Track Name: Signs
My father signs to me to tell me I am strong
Tell me I am beautiful, in every single way
But look what you’ve done to me you’ve terrorized my soul
Knuckles bleeding, body bruised, must I fight for long?

Time it goes
Time it flows
Away from
I don’t know

But He said, this I know
This too shall pass

My mother signs to me to tell me I ain’t wrong,
Life not fair, but I have to make my own way,
But look what I’ve done to me I’ve terrorized my soul,
Trouble breathing, sleepless nights, I just can’t

But time it goes
Time it flows
Away from
I don’t know
But He said, this I know
This too shall pass

Oh the seasons pass they roll
I can’t believe it
Over summer skipping fall
I pray to keep it
I pray to keep myself from you

You gave me a chance
Don’t give up on me

© 2013, Ellex Bree
Track Name: In The Valley
Years from now what will our children say?
Was I tall, maybe small but did I love them at all?
Did I bring them hope for their day?

Days went by and you were the apple of my eye
All that changed but we stayed for our children’s sake
At least we gave it a try

It’s been a long time running
Down in the valley with you
A long time coming
From the day we said I do

Tuesday night as we drove up the 55
I was quiet, you were cold, conversation grew old
From the talk on the radio

So its come down to this faking our marital bliss
What is love who even knows but someday I hope
To find it on my own

© 2013, Jake McMullen