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Flames to Ashes

by Elissa Pernu

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balatico An album that sounds timeless, sang in a beautiful voice, with great musicians, what's not to love? Favorite track: I'll Be Here.
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1.
I'm the Queen of Heartache sifting through all this pain it's a never ending sorrow and you're the one to blame it'll be the same tomorrow and I don't know what I'll do I'm the queen of heartache and its all because of you I walk out of the movies with tears in my eyes every. book I read has stories that make me wanna cry all the songs on the radio are making me feel blue I'm the queen of heartache and there's nothing I can do I'm the Queen of heartache, the saddest one in all the town people try to cheer me up but I just bring them down I'm the queen of heartache, despair's my middle name ever longing for the love I lost to end this heartache game My cup is nearly empty while my tears they overflow every lining has a storm cloud that bring the wind and snow the light at the end of the tunnel is a train coming down the line I'm the queen of heartache and this trainwreck is all mine I'm the Queen of heartache, the saddest one in all the town people try to cheer me up but I just bring them down I'm the queen of heartache, despair's my middle name ever longing for the love I lost to end this heartache game
2.
I'll Be Here 02:25
I'll be here when the sun goes down I'll be here won't you come around don't be too long don't be too late I'll be here and for you I'll wait I'll be here when the tide goes out I'll be here will you be about the sand'll be cold underneath my feet I'll be here hoping we can meet I'll be here when the thunder starts I'll be I know I broke your heart I'll be watching the ocean knowing what I've done and I'll be here knowing why you're gone I'll be here when the storm clouds open I'll be here and baby I'll be hoping that the water will wash away all your pain I'll be here please come back again
3.
This car is making noises, I'm pretending not to hear Hank's 'Cold Cold Heart' is drowning out my tears the engine's running hot, I need to get out of town the fuel light keeps flashing on, but I'm not slowing down gonna drive your car till the engine blows till she smokes and burns down a mountain road gonna drive your car into the ground just like you drove my heart, gonna keep my foot down needs a jump start every morning the oil leaks getting worse only one headlight is working, water hose is burst are you looking for your keys? are you thinking of our fight? neither your fucking car or me, will be coming home tonight gonna drive your car till the engine blows till she smokes and burns down a mountain road gonna drive your car into the ground just like you drove my heart, gonna keep my foot down wipers they're not working, the clutch it's 'bout to die this car is really hurting, baby so am I the wheels might still be turning but the tread is almost gone I can smell that rubber burning...hazard lights are on gonna drive your car till the engine blows till she smokes and burns down a mountain road gonna drive your car into the ground just like you drove my heart, gonna keep my foot down
4.
Stars 03:28
standing here beside you my heart can hardly find you we're so far gone from where we used to be so close I could touch you, it hurts me just how much you wanna give us up and end this you and me so many songs ago, you just stole the show you made me feel like I could be your queen now it's just cold and bare, there's nothing there for you to care just longing where lovin used to be stars in the sky, making me cry, sun on the hills ain't warmin these chills birds might be singing but my eyes are stinging from the tears when you said goodbye whatever did I do to you to make you turn so cold and blue to make you fall in love with someone knew darlin I know you told me you're never gonna wanna hold me cos someone else's arms are holdin you stars in the sky, making me cry, sun on the hills ain't warmin these chills birds might be singing but my eyes are stinging from the tears when you said goodbye
5.
Dishes 03:32
maybe all the good games have been played maybe all the best friends have been made all the good songs have been sung all the wine has been drunk there's still so much to come there's still ice in my drink, there are still dishes in the sink still water in the tank, still no money in the bank and there are still the thoughts of you that I think even when all the wood has been burnt even when you spend more money than we earn my radiators leaking and my car keeps overheating there's still so much to come there's still ice in my drink, there are still dishes in the sink still 2 boys and a girl who love EmmyLou and Merle and there are still the thoughts of you that I think there's still ice in my drink, there are still dishes in the sink we're still too far apart, still that hurting in my heart and there are still the thoughts of you that I think
6.
Stone Cold 03:44
sitting by a candle wishing you were here the silence I can handle but peace is nowhere near you used to make me coffee now there's only coffee stains my cup and heart are empty but this house is full of pain photos on the wall of good times that used to be pictures down the hall singing out our memories the fireplace is warm like your heart used to be the flames will soon be gone, just like your love for me this house is cold and empty since you left me all alone if home is where the heart is, this house is not a home love is like a fire that burns into your soul and the flames have turned to ashes and your heart is stone cold the table where we used to sit is pushed against the wall your chair's still in the corner I never sit on it at all I'm leaving the door open in case you've lost your keys somehow I'm always hoping that you'll come back to me this house is cold and empty since you left me all alone if home is where the heart is, this house is not a home love is like a fire that burns into your soul and the flames have turned to ashes and your heart is stone cold
7.
you're the reason my heart beats, you're the reason I can't sleep thoughts of you I'll always keep, if you only knew yesterday you walked on by, I smiled tried to catch your eye you wouldn't look and I don't know why, if you only knew I'll never know why you can't see, you were meant for only me no-one else can set me free, no-one else but you if I could only turn back time, if I could only make you mine I guess it's true that love is blind, if you only knew there was a time I thought that we, could make a life for you and me now I know that could never be, if you only knew if I could live my life again, I wouldn't ask for anything just to wear your wedding ring, if our only knew I'll never know why you can't see, you were meant for only me no-one else can set me free, no-one else but you if I could only turn back time, if I could only make you mine I guess it's true that love is blind, if you only knew
8.
Desert Skies 03:35
it's been so long since I saw your face your eyes would look so deep into my soul done and dusted and out of place where my heart used to be you left a hole it's been a while but I still cry just like the time in the cinema queue I heard somebody call out your name my eyes filled up and emptied out for you desert skies bring all kinds of weather they bring me down just like your lies this lonesome road goes on forever and always ends in desert skies we used to lie under a blanket stars, fire and wine and now you've taken me for granted and I'm all alone with desert skies maybe you heard that I was leaving town well I heard that you found somebody knew baby I hope that it's love you found my tears they just fall and I'm just missing you desert skies bring all kinds of weather they bring my down just like your lies this lonesome road goes on forever and always ends in desert skies
9.
you can talk to me for hours say it'll never happen again you can send me all those flowers you can say that you're my man you can write me all those letters you can call me all night long you can say I'm all that matters you can go on and on and on words your words they mean nothing to me you had your chance you blew it and now I'm done with you and me you can sing about your love for me you can sing it from the hills you an say that I'm your everything you can say you want me still you can tell me how she wanted you how you didn't mean to stay you can say that you were missing me I thought you would have walked away words your words they mean nothing to me you had your chance you blew it and now I'm done wiht you and me you can tell me that you're aching that you didn't even think you can say that your hearts aching but you're the one who broke our link you can talk to me for hours say it'll never happen again you can send me all those flowers you can say that you're my man you can write me all those letters you can call me all night long you can say I'm all that matters you can go on and on and on words your words they mean nothing to me you had your chance you blew it and now I'm done with you and me
10.
Two Hearts 02:55
I think of you more often than I should there's something about your voice I'm longing for I don't like it when you say it'll all be fine cos there'll never come a day when you'll be mine there shouldn't be this aching in my heart this aching for you when we're apart I don't like it when you say it'll all be fine cos there'll never come a day when you'll be mine two hearts tied to other hearts two souls that'll never know just how it feels to be intertwined cos there'll never come a day when you'll be mine there shouldn't be this wondering in my mind this wondering what you're doing all the time I don't like it when you say it'll all be fine cos there'll never come a day when you'll be mine two hearts tied to other hearts two souls that'll never know just how it feels to be intertwined cos there'll never come a day when you'll be mine
11.
One I Miss 03:25
you were the apple of my eye the sweetest story ever told the cherry on my pie, my warmth when I was cold you were the sugar in my tea, the jam on my toast now you've said goodbye to me but you're the one I miss the most you were the calm in my storm, the ice-cream in my bowl the sunrise in the morn, the fire inside my soul you were the butter on my bread, the gravy on my roast I know its just been said but you're the one I miss the most the one I miss the most of all those lovers gone away the one I miss the most the one I think of every day lovers come and go but love stays in the heart the one I miss the most I never thought we'd ever part you were the spring in my step, the icing on my cake the song inside my head, the smile on my face you were the water in my fountain, the only guest my heart will host like the magic of the mountains you're the one I miss the most the one I miss the most of all those lovers gone away the one I miss the most the one I think of every day lovers come and go but love stays in the heart the one I miss the most I never thought we'd ever part
12.
when it comes to someone's shoulder to cry on whenever I get lonesome you're the one when it comes to letting bygones be bygones whenever I need something you're the one you're the one, that makes my heart sing you're the one, never leaves me wanting you're the one, that I reach out for I need you darlin you're the one on the days when the sun just won't shine through when the lonely nights won't end, you're the one my poor heart aches when I can't find you but I know that it will mend cos you're the one you're the one, that makes my heart sing you're the one, never leaves me wanting you're the one, that I reach out for I need you darlin you're the one darlin long ago when I first met you your smiling eyes told me you're the one there's been many times when I could have left you but I know there'll never be another one you're the one, that makes my heart sing you're the one, never leaves me wanting you're the one, that I reach out for I need you darlin you're the one
13.
Oceans Wide 03:47
she was so young the day that she went away to find a better place to make a better way she found a love the love was wild but it kept her warm and it made a child hold on she said, hold on to me, never let me go, cos you're my destiny I'm here he said, I'm standing by your side, I'll be here till the end my love is oceans wide its funny how time seems to go so fast you can close your eyes but you can't make it last the sun still shines after the darkest dark the fire still lights if you can make a spark hold on she said, hold on to me, never let me go, cos you're my destiny I'm here he said, I'm standing by your side, I'll be here till the end my love is oceans wide love is kind but life is harsh, lies are told to weeping hearts words are spoken that should never been said hearts are broken sometimes never mend hold on she said, hold on to me, never let me go, cos you're my destiny I'm here he said, I'm standing by your side, I'll be here till the end my love is oceans wide

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Flames to Ashes is Elissa Pernu's debut album, with 13 original songs, produced by Bill Chambers. Here is what Bill says about working with Elissa:
"Working with Elissa Pernu in the studio was like stepping back in time to an era when country music was pure and natural, sung from the ground up and delivered like a great country cooked meal! Together with Mali Freeman we made a recording of honest to goodness songs about life, love, broken down hearts and cars. Elissa’s album ‘Flames to Ashes’ leaves you feeling she’s telling your story, and her voice will break your heart!" Bill Chambers

Musicians:
Elissa Pernu - vocals, ukulele and guitar
Bill Chambers - guitars, bass, dobro lap steel, weisenborn, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, vocals
Paul Novosel- Drums and percussion
Mick Albeck - Fiddle
Mali Freeman - Harmony vocals
Michael Cafe- Blues harp

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released July 7, 2020

Produced by Bill Chambers
Mastered by Jeff McCormack at Music Cellar
Artwork of album and bandcamp page by Ailsa Woolard at Free Spirit Photography and Francesca Whyte Photography
Album Design by Dan Freeman

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Elissa Pernu is an Australian singer songwriter who loves traditional country music, harmonies and duets. All of which are on her debut album "Flames to Ashes".

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