Elk Creek

by Elk Creek

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Elk Creek is the self-titled 2016 sophomore album from the Cincinnati, OH based Americana rock group.

Combining influences across folk, blues, singer-songwriter, 90's alternative, and classic and modern rock, Elk Creek delivers an authentic Americana rock experience focused on songwriting and musicianship.

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released May 10, 2016

Elk Creek is:
Aaron Price - Lead Vocals
Jeremy Brown - Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
Travis Estell - Drums, Percussion
Nick Whittenburg - Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Vocals
Brian McKinney - Bass, Mandolin, Organ, Keys, Vocals

Featuring:
Krystal Peterson, Vocals
Matt Hueneman, Organ, Guitar, Percussion

Produced by Matt Hueneman and Elk Creek
Recorded by Matt Hueneman at Audiogrotto in Newport, KY
Mastered by Dave Davis at QCA Mastering

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Elk Creek Cincinnati, Ohio

Elk Creek’s sound is rooted in the singer-songwriter style of artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, and Iron and Wine. On top of that, rock and blues influences such as Blind Melon, Two Gallants, and Sonny Boy Williamson shine through. ... more

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Track Name: Water
Father I know in time this will all go to waste
Mother I keep a little back just for want of the taste
Lord if I knew how it feels when we break in the end
Would I have taken so much more than I gave

I'm gonna drink like the water is fine
a little more will be alright
I’m gonna drink like the water is fine

Know if this one taste should prove to be the end of me
I’d return for more after the plea
What I’ve left is less than what you thought I’d be
But I'm gonna drink like the water is fine

Mother I can’t seem to find a way to follow this through
Father I’ve fallen short of what it is you need me to do
Damn this confession and how it feels when it’s true

I’m gonna drink like the water is fine
a little bit more will be alright
I’m gonna drink like the water is fine

So I’m gonna drink like the water is fine
a little more will be alright
I’m gonna drink like the water is fine
Track Name: Tired
Sweet temptation Lord done gone to my head
Quarter past last chance to know what the good book says
I hear the choir sing / Lord have mercy on me
After all this time so damn tired of hope
That only serves to shake a man to his knees

One step short of the path laid out before me
All gonna meet in the end you just wait and see
I hear the choir sing
Father watch over me
God I’m so damn tired of all this talk
As we’re led down a path by men who clearly don’t see

Push your words onto me
Proselytize to all you see
Don't question what is
Spoken through me
In touch from my hand

Sure enough all gonna pay for what we believe
As time spent in guilt paves the path I’ll shoulder your greed
I hear the choir sing
Tithe it all to me
All your wasted time spent spreading the word
Of a tired old book you’re too stupid to read

All your wasted time spent spreading the word
Of a tired old book you’re too stupid to read

So much wasted time spent spreading the word
Of a tired old book you’re too stupid to read
Track Name: Lessen the Load
Save me again
I know my friend
I know that I weigh you down
I know that I weigh you down

If only time could bend
So much I’ve taken
I know that I let you down
I know that I let you down

Time won't lessen the load
Until I’m gone

Take this all away
My life on you today
I hope that it brings you down
I Hope that it brings you down

Time won't lessen the load
Until I’m gone

So lost cannot see
Time will tell If I believe
I know what will bring you down
The words that’ll bring you down

Nothin more left to break
You give me love and I take the bait
know that I brought you down
The words that’ll bring you down

Time won't lessen the load
Until I’m gone

Time won't lessen the load
Until I’m gone

Time won't lessen the load
Until I’m gone
Track Name: Her Life
I’ve got a girl
Who wears a frown
And where she goes
She brings you down

Don’t make a bet
Don’t be a fool
Don’t pick her up
You’re gonna lose

With that shade in her eye
There’s no way she'll recognize
Her reflection in the mirror

Should she choose or so decide
One day she'll realize
My tattoo's on her neck

Oh bad love
Fits like a glove
In her life

I loved a girl
Skin and bones
When she cries
The whole world knows

In her head
She took the fall
But I turned my back on love
No regrets at all

Does no good to wish away
Lost years and what it says
About giving my best

If only what I want to say
Could help to wash away
What’s left upon her neck

Oh bad love
Fits like a glove
In her life

Countless hours days and nights
Regretting what we'd said
Letters numbers emails sent
Regretting what we'd said
Just takes time my mama said
Make peace and look ahead

Does no good to wish away
Lost years and what it says
About giving my best

If only what I want to say
Could ever take away
That tattoo on her neck

Oh bad love
Fits like a glove
In her life
Track Name: Discursive
I’ll ask again if only
What falls will rise again
While deliberate intention
Obscures the frame I’m in

What if I
Could show you in time
To follow my
My discursive line

Though these lies
Pacify our need
Surely now
We’re better off to see

I'll pass again if only
What fell can now withstand
As the weight of expectation
Chose the name I gave

What if I
Could show you in time
What’s behind
My discursive line

Through these lies
We’ve pacified our need
Surely now
We’re far enough to see

I’ll let you in if only
What’s left will not condemn
As the water I once welcomed
Conflicts with who I am

What if I
Could hold you as time
Uncovered my
My discursive line

Know these lies
Remain a part of me
Surely now
There’s more to what you need

I’ll ask again if only
What falls will rise again
While deliberate intention
Obscures the frame I’m in

What if I
Could show you this time
What’s behind
My discursive line

What’s behind
My discursive line
Track Name: Above it All
If only by the way I've held the lie
True I've been though far from free
Closer now aligned through compromise
Silence hides the want in me

If solely in the way I push the light
Revealing what it is to be
Part of more than what was shown
In these simple views confounding me

From this shift
Starts the fall
As I stand
High above it all

If only in the look we shared tonight
I push this past just wanting you
Tempted by a life gone past
I can’t see the way the others do

Push this down so long as I deny
Use their words to shelter me
Know what’s left unsaid may strengthen
Your view through my complacency

From this shift
Starts the fall
As I stand
High above it all
Track Name: Furlough
I smell the coffee on the bus
Feel around for my glasses in a rush
And I wonder when I’ll return to my home
If the band books another furlough

Anytime the breezes blow through these songs
Open arms and take a breath to breathe you in
If only for a moment I were the elastic on your belt
I’d relax for just a second and sin

Somewhere in vacant lots there’s a part for me
A part for me and my Marie to some degree
Some degree of purpose and a baby born to be
A baby who’s born to be

Stop and dust the hood off my old car
Hard to believe a '73
Could purr like this, wish my heart could hum like this
But I’m leaving back to the show

As I passed our old house in the bug
Pause and close my eyes and dream of then
Imagine if I were the perfume on your neck
I’d drip down your valley and sin

Somewhere in vacant lots there’s a part for me
A part for me and my Marie to some degree
Some degree of purpose and a baby born to be
A baby who’s born to be
Track Name: Lines Erased
Through experience I’ve learned
How to know before it comes
Awash in what I can only describe as now

Should I have taken time to share
Thoughts complete though wholly unfair
As I vacillate between your need and mine

Will these lines I’ve erased
Ever find a way to
Matter more than what I’ve given you

Through experience I’ve seen
Desire fall to what’s binding
Confliction overwhelming what is now

Feel the sound in between
Time in steps separating
To know you this way and never show

If these lines I’ve erased
Never find a way through
Will you know nothing mattered more than you

Thoughts now fade as I return
Lines erased are never gone
To tell you this way and never know

Absent the sound in between
Time lost contemplating
Truth felt in ways we’ll never share

If these lines I’ve erased
Ever find a way through
Know that I intended them for you