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This track, and the rest on the EP, were recorded at the Pass in one day. No overdubs, Just live to tape so a bit raw and on the fly sounding but (mostly) in a good way.

lyrics

Verse
The only reason I just touched ya is cuz I felt awkward
only reason I just held your hand is cuz I got nervous

Chorus
when we get home i'm gonna shut down like a circus
this is an illusion

Verse
The only time I ever feel comfortable is when i'm alone, only time I ever get to be alone is when i'm uncomfortable, just livin the dream yes the party starts and ends with me baby, with my moods, my half truths and my songs

Chorus
when we get home i'm gonna shut down like a circus
this is an illusion

Bridge
do you really wanna spend the rest of your life with this person, someone that makes you feel so badly about yourself, who takes it for granted that you're always gonna be there for him, who you have to tip toe around and pretend to be somebody else

Chorus
when we get home i'm gonna shut down like a circus
this is an illusion

credits

from The Dark Side of the Valley, released June 2, 2013
Trio -recorded at the Pass in Studio City, CA. Marko Fox: Bass, Lawrence "Champagne Larry" DeGasperin: Drums, Craig Elkins: Guitar, Vocals.

Huge thanks Marko for the studio time and to Josh and the rest of the engineers (who's names escape me) that helped on the recording.

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Craig Elkins Los Angeles, California

Craig Elkins, the former frontman for Huffamoose (Interscope) & Phila. ex-pat, lives in Southern California with his fabulous wife, insane 10 year old daughter, 4 cats and a dog.

"There isn't a more brutally honest songwriter in America" writes Andrew Ervin, author & music critic.
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