Lauren Elder

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Sweet love songs, heartbreaking melodies, and world class whistling meet influences of jazz, folk, and pop for a unique, whimsical sound

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released January 23, 2017

Vocals/ukulele - Lauren Elder
Vocals - Maya Sharpe, Haven Burton, Katie Kiyan
Keyboards- Dan Crowley, Bobby Cronin, Josh Walker
Bass - Steve Gilewski
Guitar - Coyote Anderson, Maya Sharpe, Cris Slotoroff
Pedal Steel Guitar - Coyote Anderson
Drums/percussion - Cris Slotoroff, Max Tholenar-Maples, Dan Crowley, Steven Lipschutz
Banjo - Andy Jobe
Autoharp - Allison Guinn

All songs written by Lauren Elder, except Straight Up (written by Elliot Wolff)
Produced by Lauren Elder, Dan Crowley, and Bobby Cronin
Mixing and sound engineering by Dan Crowley
Mastered by Salt Mastering
Recorded at Motel Room Studios, Long Island City, NY
Photography and album design by Summer LaLande
Cover art by Denny Paschall
www.laureneldermusic.com

c 2017 Lauren Elder
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws

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Lauren Elder New York, New York

Lauren Elder is a singer-songrwiter, whistler, and Broadway performer.
Hailing from sunny California, Lauren has made NYC her home for the better part of the last 15 years. Pursuing her love of theater and music has put Lauren on Broadway in the revivals of Hair and Side Show. She's also made guest appearances on HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order SVU, and Louie. ... more

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Track Name: Hey Hey
cold showers every day
it's hot as hell, and you're away
I wish that I could say
I wanna make you mine
be with you all the time
I wish I could hear you say

hey hey, I'm in love with you
hey hey, I hope you feel it too
you know that I really do
hey hey just don't be afraid
of all the magic that we made

another long goodbye
come here and wipe the tears from my eyes
I wish that you could stay
here with me all the time
singing songs and making up silly rhymes
Oh, why can't you just be mine?

hey hey, I'm in love with you
hey hey, I hope you feel it too
you know that I really do
hey hey just don't be afraid
of all the magic that we made
just don't be afraid

I know that you've been hurt before
but baby please don't ignore
the good thing that we've got
And though you live so far away
I've really got to say
I think that we should take a chance on us

hey hey, I'm in love with you
hey hey, I hope you feel it too
you know that I really do
hey hey just don't be afraid
of all the magic that we made
The magic that we made
Track Name: Sometimes
Sometimes it's all about someone wanting you
Sometimes it's just about having something to do
But with you, it's something more
Since the day that I met you my feet haven't touched the floor

Why can't I tell you all of these things I feel?
I'm scared that you will run far away from me
Or would you say you feel them, too?
Just let me kiss you while I decide what to do

Oh, what'll I ever do?
I'm so in love with you
With you

Sometimes you want the thing that you just can't have
Sometimes the one you want doesn't want you back
But then love comes along
Maybe my love will find me when I finish this song
Track Name: Dreamy Afternoons
Sometimes I think I'm gonna cry
Sometimes I have to wonder why
You went away from me
I know it had to be this way
Hey

But I won't cry out in the rain
No I've got no need to complain
You are the one for me
I know someday you'll see it's true
Ooh

Cause I loved sitting with you
On that Wednesday afternoon,
Hearing you croon
Under our spring moon
It was my dream come true

But I know someday you'll return
And my poor heart won't have to burn
We'll live our happy life
Maybe I'll be your wife someday
Hey

And I'll love sitting with you
Every single afternoon
Hearing you croon
Under every moon
It'd be my dream come true

And I'll love sitting with you
Every single afternoon
Hearing you croon
Under every moon
It'd be my dream come true
Track Name: Wrong Place
We're in the wrong place
I wanna see your face again
My friend

I sit here drinking on my own
The spring is good for writing songs
I'll send you one

Ooh, why aren't we one?
Why is it so hard to be loved?

I'll soon be leaving for a while
Good friends and beaches will make me smile
But I'll think of you
I'll think of you
Track Name: Wintry Vacation
will you turn to me when we get there?
and will you tell me that you love me and run your fingers through my hair?
oh, my darling, why can't I be with you?

I spent the last three months in anticipation
of a love I might acquire on my wintry vacation
now here we are and I'm shaking in my boots

I'm too afraid to talk
I'm too nervous to eat
I'm biting on my fingers
and I'm tossing in my sleep
I told you that I loved you,
but you didn't seem to care
so many times I've needed you
but you really weren't there
But I still always cared

so will you sing to me when we get there?
songs of memories and laughter from the time we didn't care?
I love you so much, I just wish you were aware

I'm too afraid to talk
I'm too nervous to eat
I'm biting on my fingers
and I'm tossing in my sleep
I told you that I loved you,
but you didn't seem to care.
so many times I've needed you
but you really weren't there
But I still always cared
Track Name: What Is This
What is this?
We're all grown up now
Don't come into my life and take my heart
Not when you
You won't be around now
You are going off to see the world
I know this

What is this?
There's bruises on my lips now
Won't you come back here and take them away
Eight more days
I'm waiting patiently, so
Won't you bring me my prize
And keep me awake

What is this?
I'm missing you so much now
Is it better to love and lose, or not at all?
I don't know
Track Name: Don't Leave Me
Are you leaving me?
Oh, how can it be?
We just started this thing
And I'm not ready

Can't you stay a while
And make smile
Let me hold you all through the night
And make everything alright

Don't leave me, don't leave me this way
I'm begging you sweetly to stay

When you let me know
That you had to go
I was sadder than I'd been
Since before I let you in

I was so excited for
What could have been
But then you ran away
While there were still things left to say

Don't leave me, don't leave me this way
I'm begging you sweetly to stay
I'm searching for something to say
To keep me from feeling this way

Don't leave me, don't leave me this way
I'm begging you sweetly to stay
Track Name: Love You
I didn't want to love you
I didn't want to fall
but somehow you made me love you
and now I wish I could forget it all

you used to bring me flowers
you used to sing me songs
now all you bring me is heartache and pain
don't know how I'll get along

I was so sad on the day when you told me
that you were going back into her arms
you came and tried to console me
but you had lost all your wondrous charms