The Yesterday's Voice EP - The Originals Collection

by Shelby's Elbows

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The debut EP from Dorset lads Shelby's Elbows.

This special Originals Edition is the Yesterday's Voice EP minus a cover of Teenage Kicks, which is omitted from this download edition for licencing reasons, but including our Christmas single 'It Could All Be For Life (Not Just For Christmas)' as an added extra!

The full EP is available on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and other online stores, as well as the christmas single too.

Also check out our Christmas single video on YouTube by searching Shelby's Elbows Christmas.

Thank you for listening!
Big Love x

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released November 19, 2012

Shelby's Elbows are Martin P. Davies and Phil Jeffs.
All recordings copyright Martin Probert Davies 2012.
All Mastered by Rob at Pennylane Studio with the exception of track 6.

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Shelby's Elbows Bridport, UK

An acoustic duo from deepest darkest Dorset, playing a variety of covers, from Nirvana to Neil Young, Seal to Skynyrd, Dire Straits to Turin Brakes and anything in between.

You never know - you might like it...

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Track Name: Yesterday's Voice
So you think you're gonna sit down, watching, passing by,
While listening to Yesterday's Voice?
So you think you can control our thoughts, not to tell us where we're going.
Not to give us another choice?
Everybody needs to follow you, no questions asked,
Nothing left - despite everything before,
Sanitising. Uprising.
Call it what you want, but it's nothing you claim you saw.

So they just come and sort it?
And those who want to watch scream 'let us see!, let us see!',
So you just hide, ignore it.
While those who want to watch scream 'let us see!',
Can't you see?

Everybody's being passed down, treaded in,
No one left behind them just to give them their self-support,
Everybody walks in straight lines (pass it on),
Not even a junction, just a messy perverse detour,
You say - some day,
Someone down the line will try and fight it,
But they'll never turn around as it's you they see,
Can't you see?

So you think you're gonna sit down...

Now it's time to do the best thing, cover up,
Talk about everything despite what you want to see,
We ignore it. Applaud it.
Doing what we want, despite all the hurt it breeds.
So you want to do the best thing (testing),
Never found a reason not to give us another choice,
Now the wound has started festering (testing),
No one wants to talk about Yesterday's Voice.

So you think you're gonna sit down....
Track Name: Love Is For Hire
Stuck in this bar down in central Tennessee,
Talking to this girl, man, she seems so in love with me,
Well…


Love is for hire, it’s not for free,
Love is for hire, it’s not for me,
Pushing it higher the more we see,
Love is for hire, it’s not for free.


Some time later, and we’re heading to the dance floor,
She turns to me and makes it clear that will be 20 bucks more,
It won’t be nothing I’m sure.
My time is nothing.


Love is for hire...


So 5 tequila shots and 85 minutes more,
I think to myself, hell, we might as well just carry this on,
Inside I know that it’s wrong,
But hey, she’s got to make a living…


Love is for hire...
Track Name: Sick of Silence
If you see through the eyes that notice,
What is this world about? They're sick of silence,
Living life like the poster posted,
A separated shout, it feigns compliance.
No vote will synthesize it.
Why don't all we step outside?

What you want, is what you need,
It's not how it's meant to be,
Take your voice, and let them see,
We're as loud as we've ever been.

What d'ya see when you cross the waters?
Another world apart? Or have you missed it?
Different takes on a worldly order,
Or don't you have the heart? No soul's consistent.
Why don't we all step outside?

What you want, is what you need,
It's not how it's meant to be,
Take your voice, and let them see,
We're as loud as we've ever been.
Hold on tight, and don't let go,
It's the only world I know.

What you want, is what you need,
It's not how it's meant to be,
Take your voice, and let them see,
We're as loud as we've ever been.
What we want, is what we need,
It's not how it's going to be,
Hold on tight, and don't let go,
It's the only world we'll know.

We're sick of silence.
Track Name: The Way It's Going
The sun will rise and set tomorrow, but the other day’s still waiting,
These cries alive still wrapped in sorrow, and the image that’s creating,
Territory is not for free – let it hide me, and the power that it’s showing,
Too late to compensate – let ‘em kill me.
‘Cause that’s the way it’s going.

The way it’s going, oh,
And that’s the way it’s going.
No path can lead us home.

By night, a light we see among us, with the daylight still parading,
The blind can bind themselves with colours, to prevent the image fading,
They may see society slowly beat me, but it’s not the pain I’m showing,
Too soon they’ll start to lose – then they’ll hear me,
‘Cause that’s the way it’s going.

The way it’s going, oh,
And that’s the way it’s going.
No path can lead us home.

No one seems to know the score,
No one seems to care at all,
No one seems to know for sure that…

The sun will rise and set tomorrow...
Track Name: A Modern World Away
The battle lines may be drawn,
And all the people may form up on the lines,
And everybody’s talking about it.
What we’re all gonna be, but everyone I can see,
Seems to bumble along, just like a rolling stone.

And no-one ever thinks it will happen,
Oh the people sing along, but no-one ever thinks it will happen.
We’re just a world away.
A modern world away.

It seems impossible, a hopeless struggle for all,
But the stars are still bright – a black and beautiful night,
A lot of things to defend,
And I hope that we end up on a plane, so everyone can see it.

But no-one ever thought it would happen,
Oh the people sing along, but no-one ever thought it would happen.
We’re just a world away.

So there’s a train coming in,
And everyone can see a hold-up on the line,
And everybody’s talking about it.
But that doesn’t mean it’ll never make it back another time,
The world is what you make it.

And no-one ever thought it would happen,
Oh the people sing along, but no-one ever thought it would happen.
We’re just a world away.
A modern world away.
We’re just a world away.
A modern world away.
I’ll bring my soul.
I’ll bring my soul.
I’ll bring my soul.
I’ll bring my soul.
Track Name: It Could All Be For Life (Not Just For Christmas)
The queues all start early, three months in advance,
And the kids are all lost in the toys that they have,
We're told how to feel, and we're told what to spend,
And our ears are bombarded by songs that don't end.

We take all our money and we give to the rich,
We feed the machine with our loaves and our fish.

For a fortnight of virtue, we just price ourselves right,
But we don't have to argue, and we don't have to fight,
For we all pray for snow but it never comes down,
But still we all know that it's Christmas, somehow.

The tramp he lies sleeping, all alone on the street,
Suddenly we see him though he's been there for weeks,
We offer him comfort, and a warm festive glow,
But with new year he's forgotten, still has no where to go.

There's a lonely man sitting by himself on a chair,
The family on screen doesn't know that he's there.

For a fortnight of virtue...

So come all ye faithful, you don't have to sing,
You don't have to worship, or buy anything,
If you're happy - be happy. If you're sad - just be sad,
'Cause it's either not worth it, or the best time you've had.

So remind us all gently on these cold silent nights,
These gifts aren't for Christmas, these gifts are for life.

For a fortnight of virtue...