Deepest Shade of Blue

by Christophe Elie

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released November 30, 2007

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Christophe Elie Ottawa, Ontario

Plugging in an electric guitar as a 16-year-old kid growing up, the visceral, compelling storytelling of folk-rock has reverberated through his music ever since.
Noted for his passionate performances and rugged vocal style, Elie’s music is writerly, invigorating and, perhaps most important of all, utterly compelling whilst challenging the listener with its message.
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Track Name: Goodbye
Goodbye
These shoes have notched many miles to their name
Carried me over fields through rain
Now I can’t tell you’re eyes from the stars in the sky
Or the feeling that haunts me as I...

Say Goodbye
The feeling as I say Goodbye Goodbye
The feeling as I say Goodbye

If a dream is a memory then what now to believe
As the distance grows smaller between the shores of the years
Now I can’t tell time from the stars in the sky
Or the feeling that haunts me as I...

Say Goodbye
The feeling as I say Goodbye Goodbye
The feeling as I say Goodbye

Now as the days slip away
A painting has awoken
Some days you feel the rain
But those days slowly slip away...

So fly like an eagle now fly through the sky
And carry on your wing your dreams and desires
But don’t be deceived by the stars in the sky
Or the feeling that haunts you as I...

Words and Music by Christophe Elie © 2007
Track Name: Gold
Gold

One billion people captive by destiny
The lure of a market so vast and so virgin
We open our arms to the man with the keys to the grove
Freedom is relative to your point of origin
Turn on your television, write your Senator
Or run.. From the square.. From the tanks.. From the bloodshed left there..

It’s like Gold
It’s like Gold
And we're sold on the prospect of riches untold

The smoke hangs in the air
The players watch nervously
As the cards are dealt to their opponents respectively
Guarding their keep, from the drug
They all too well know
Fortune’s dwindle, nerves fray
Temper’s rise, voices raise
Then out comes the nine
Son you’re not leaving alive..

It’s like Gold
It’s like Gold
And we fold at the prospect of riches untold.

The motel room is secluded
No one is the wiser
Their spouses respectively
Home in their houses
Passion explodes, their lives in to pieces untold
Trust and Deceit both have their value
If you coldly calculate the dips and the rises
Your left in the end with yourself and a future unknown It’s like Gold

It’s like Gold
Will we fold at the prospect of riches untold
It’s like Gold
It's like Gold
Will I fold at the prospect of riches untold...
Track Name: Desiree
Desiree
How could you close the door and throw away the key
Desiree
Where did you hide the sunshine you found with me
Well time is on your side
But the road is long when sun is staring back at your heels
And I’ll be moving on
Straight on past the point where love could have
Set you free

Goodbye sunrise
Hello sweet rain
A dream will die in the darkness
If it never sees the light of day
The light of day
Sweet Desiree...

Goodbye sunrise
Hello sweet pain
A dream will die in the darkness
If it never sees the light of day
Ah Goodbye blue skies
Hello sweet rain
Time brings light to darkness
And brings sunshine to rain... to rain... to rain...
Track Name: Lonely One
Lonely One

Where have you been my lonely one
Where have you been my lonely one

I left town as a young child no family left to hold
I drifted farther and farther from the place I called my home

Where have you been my lonely one
Where have you been my son

Out there on the city streets hustling money to survive
Out there on the edge no shelter to hide

What have you learned my lonely one
What have you learned my lonely one

Learned to watch my back
There’s no one out there you can trust
Each man for himself, this world is so unjust
Live life for the moment, no tomorrow just today
This world has dealt me spades and they’re coming back her way
Yeah they’re coming back her way....

Where to now my lonely one
Where to now my lonely one

Try to find my peace, try to work my way around
And dream about a life ahead if I can get my feet on the ground
If I can get my feet on the ground...

Where have you been....
Where have you been....
Where..
Track Name: Salvation
Salvation

Blood runs through our villages
Burns a path through the mud
Shots ring out... to start of a new day
The fight of flight walks with a gun
There’s no way out, there’s no way out...
We’ve taken all we can take
Just show me a path not destroyed in the past

Salvation waits for me my way...
Salvation waits for me my way...

Centuries have past since we walked free
The Dutch and British both claimed our home
Enslaved and encaged, our destiny betrayed

Salvation waits for me my way...
Salvation waits for me my way...

It seems so close
But it feels so far
How far have we come to be shot down in the street
A new age is dawning The horizon is changing

Salvation waits for me my way...
Salvation waits for me my way...

I walk through the streets of Soweto and Capetown
Fires burn through the night
Daylight creeps in to this endless night
Casts a glimpse of a brighter day

Salvation waits for me my way...
Salvation waits for me my way...
Salvation will come one day
Track Name: September Sky
September Sky
Burned out street lights echo a sign
There’s a fine line between crime and the good side of town
Growing up in the projects or the condos uptown
Either way there's a price to pay if you don't turn around

September Sky...
When you want to let it go
But the image lives on in your mind...
Now the cold winds blow
Through September skies...

Long black towne car echoes as sign
As it passes by the beggar hustling nickels and dimes
Disparity is the cornerstone but I’ve got a rock
And I’ll bust out your windows before you make the next block

September Sky...
When you want to let it go
But the feeling lives on deep inside...
Still the cold winds blow
Through September, through September skies...

How do you understand
It just doesn't seem fair
so much hate, so much despair
We live in one world, we share this life
We share the air, we share the price...

Slingshots to car bombs echo a sign
Caskets and jail cells hold the victims of our time
Will you lock your doors and close your eyes and pray that you don’t see
The shadow in the darkness of the life you thought was free

September Sky...
When you want to let it go
But the tears well up in your eyes
Will the cold winds blow
Through September skies

Words and Music by Christophe Elie © 2007
Track Name: Blue
Blue

I don’t know how to tell you this
She said to me...
Everything I said was true
The days were sweet as the nights were long
Autumn came to soon

It’s the cold truth
Deepest shade of blue
It’s the cold truth
Deepest shade of blue...

I don’t know how to tell you this
She said to me...
I just can't carry on
something's changed its just not the same
There is nothing you could do

It’s the cold truth
Deepest shade of blue
It’s the cold truth
I'll go..

It’s not about words, It’s not about why
Its about love its about life
You walk away, you move on
The other road is just too long...

It’s the cold truth
Deepest shade of blue
It’s the cold truth
Deepest shade of blue...

Words and Music by Christophe Elie © 2007
Track Name: Blame
Blame

Don’t Blame it on the rain, Blame
Don't turn around, don't walk away
Don’t Blame it on the rain, Blame
Pay the price, nothing comes for free Ah the wind will blow in circles
It's time to turn around

And claw your way back to higher ground
Nothing is ever easy
Nothing is ever free
You can’t lie to yourself it’s you who bleeds...

Two faces of Eden one veiled in black
Look in to the mirror, not behind your back
Trust and advice, just another type of vice
A chance you take or a choice you make...

Blame
Don’t Blame it on the rain, Blame
Open your eyes
Let it rain
Don't turn away
Let it rain
Don't walk away
Let it rain, Let it rain, Let it rain...

Words and Music by Christophe Elie © 2007
Track Name: The Ride
The Ride

Heading down that highway
I’ve got nothing but miles and miles of clear blue sky
Heading through hills sign-posted memories
Of times laid to rest along that road

Along for the ride
Strawberry fields along the way
Along for the ride
Till I find a reason to stay

You say there is nothing here
I’m wasting my time
But there is more in what you do than in what you say
You say you’re leaving here you’re leaving tonight
The road is long I’ll see you along the way

Along for the ride
Lightning and rain along the way
Along for the ride
Till I find a reason to stay

The highway, hides the road
The trees, hide the hills
Your eyes hide the trials of yesterday
and what it will take for you to make your way

Shooting stars and crowded bars in every town along the road
Someday I’ll stay
It’s so hard to dictate, It’s so hard to shape
The highway will try to take you on her way Along for the ride
Strawberry fields along the way

Along for the ride
Till I find a reason to stay
Till I find a reason to stay
Till I find a reason to stay
Till I find a reason...

Words and Music by Christophe Elie © 2007