Means What It Means [Single]

by The Ellis Collective

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    Brutally honest Australian songwriting that retells the jagged-edged disappointments of ordinary life against a backdrop of staccato string sections and multi-layered harmonies – an exploration of human fallibility and of breathtaking musicality.

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Brutally honest Australian songwriting that retells the jagged-edged disappointments of ordinary life against a backdrop of staccato string sections and multi-layered harmonies – an exploration of human fallibility and of breathtaking musicality.

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released February 21, 2011

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The Ellis Collective Australia

The Ellis Collective create a patchwork of emotion that recounts the sadness, sickness, love and indecision that weaves its way through the fabric of everyday Australian life.

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Track Name: Means What It Means (Radio Edit)
Well I took the harder line and I ran so fast I left them all behind. Never finish what you start, Just keep living in the past - Its your best move.

I fell sick for a while, but I've paid the ones I owed, I toed the party line. So take the best of what you've got left, but what you gonna do about the hole in my chest when you shoot through?

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.

I'm old and I know I turned away, but be that as it may, I think its safe to say I really hate the way, girl that we left you.

It hits and it hurts just like a slap. I flinched but I never took it and Ill never take it back. It's like paper cuts and cigarette butts they say one door opens when another one shuts but its not true.

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.

So I'll sleep but wake me when you're done, because it seem the things I hate are the things that I become. So what? Now you find I'm changing my mind, well you can keep the pieces that im leaving behind because I am not you.

You break the ones you want to save, and it seems
that lovers take the things you never gave. I tell you,
I never slept and tears that I wept were soaking through the pages of the letters I kept when I wrote to you. I should never have wrote to you.

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.
Track Name: Means What It Means (Live at Woodford)
Well I took the harder line and I ran so fast I left them all behind. Never finish what you start, Just keep living in the past - Its your best move.

I fell sick for a while, but I've paid the ones I owed, I toed the party line. So take the best of what you've got left, but what you gonna do about the hole in my chest when you shoot through?

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.

I'm old and I know I turned away, but be that as it may, I think its safe to say I really hate the way, girl that we left you.

It hits and it hurts just like a slap. I flinched but I never took it and Ill never take it back. It's like paper cuts and cigarette butts they say one door opens when another one shuts but its not true.

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.

So I'll sleep but wake me when you're done, because it seem the things I hate are the things that I become. So what? Now you find I'm changing my mind, well you can keep the pieces that im leaving behind because I am not you.

You break the ones you want to save, and it seems
that lovers take the things you never gave. I tell you,
I never slept and tears that I wept were soaking through the pages of the letters I kept when I wrote to you. I should never have wrote to you.

You tried to smile, but all the while you fought the things you knew. Let me hide, just let me slide, it's nothing to do with you.