You Were My Son

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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.


You were my son and I was your dad
can you remember the good times we had
ok there weren't many, well maybe just one
and you were my son and I was your dad

what was I thinking, where did I go
what was I drinking, your mother would know
she tried to keep up but I always won
and you were my son and I was your dad

you seem like a loner, the uncomfortable type
the kind that starts living when there's no sign of life
and it's all in what you dream and not in what you done
and you were my son and I was your dad

now there's a strangness little flashes of peace
and it's nothin to hold on to and it's nothin to keep
nothin to try to make sense of,no smokin gun
and you were my son and I was your dad

do you remember my father, ok maybe you don't
he died when you were younger but he left me a note
and that note made me promise to keep up my chin
but I thought it said gin and I was your dad

guess it's time to wrap up now, guess it's time to go home
and I feel pretty lucky cuz i'm never alone
and my heart had it's reasons for the things that it done
when I was your father and you were my son


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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