Not In This World (Or The Next One)

All right. A few of you asked, so here’s the extremely rough demo I recorded for this song. It’ll probably end up being about a half-step higher and with more arrangement — this is just me getting it down on disk. So don’t expect great singing or high fidelity.

Not In This World (Or The Next One)
Music + lyrics by Joshua Ellis

I’m a good soldier
I march like they tell me
My feet fall in time
When I stop moving
I stare at your picture
And I trace the lines

Of your eyes and your mouth
And your hair as it falls
In fractured waves
I put you back in my pocket
And I count the days

But I am sunburnt and sand-blinded
And I’m lost in space
I disappear in the whiteness
I am erased

Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I laugh at your lies
Never again
Never again
Not in this world
Or the next one

Wear that gray dress that you wore on the day
When we went to the zoo
Watching the animals climbing for shelter
And I looked for shelter in you

But now I’m surrounded by bullets
Screaming like ghosts
Of all of the things that I’ve left
I think I will miss you the most

But if it wasn’t this it would be something else
And I am no longer afraid
This is all anyone gets
And I am not ashamed

Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I beg at your feet
Never again
Never again
Not in this world
Or the next one

Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I call you up
Drunk and afraid
Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I break any promise I’ve made

I would ask you to forget me
My name and my face
Lock all the doors of my memory
And throw all the keys away

Go out and get drunk and get crazy
And start a new life
Ghosts have no need for companions
And no need for wives

Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I haunt you
Never again
Never again
Not in this world
Or the next one

Never again
Never again
Never again
Will I haunt you
Never again
Never again
Not in this world
Or the next one

0 thoughts on “Not In This World (Or The Next One)

  1. Dude, I really think you have a lot of talent. I mean it. That Scatterlings and Refugees song sounds like it could (and should) be on the radio. If you get a chance, please let me know what kind of program you use. Not that I would be any good with it, but I am curious to just play around with it myself.

    It’s funny. Elton John said recently that the internet should be banned because it’s stopping people from being creative and there is no more good music coming out. I think he’s wrong. I think the internet has done just the opposite. It makes people MORE creative and gives people more of a drive to create… people don’t have to be accepted by some big record label to get their material out there.

    Hell, you know this already…

    Billy Kess

  2. I made my comment prior to listening to that song, so I didn’t give my feedback. I think it’s great. Kind of like soft rock / folk style. I think if he keeps pounding away with these songs, someone is going to pick up on him eventually and he’ll make it big. I’d like to see it happen. When he’s on tour doing sold out shows and filling up stadiums in every state, I can say “I used to read that guy’s blog!” lol

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