Static & Waste

by The Dead Elm Society of Canada

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A small collection of two outtakes and two demos recorded during the sessions for "Hope in Gold" and "Distance".

Written and performed by:

Emmott Clancy: electric guitar
Katie DuTemple: vocals
D.Alex Meeks: percussion
Caylie Staples: vocals
Alex Unger: acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, vocals

Except for "Dialogue", which was written by You Know Him from the 2006 album "The Short Wake".


released August 2, 2011



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The Dead Elm Society of Canada Lakefield, Ontario

Dead Elms was a group of musicians playing the songs of Alex Unger, operating between Toronto and Peterborough, ON between 2009 and 2011.

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Track Name: Static & Waste
there's fog in the valley
motion in the trees
you could win my heart through action
but not with moves like these

oh to be saved from a burning ship
awaken on a wind-swept beach
to hear your voice through the static
through the static and waste

and disappointment crowds you
a promise that's paper-thin
a kiss for every freckle
laid upon your silk-white skin
and the circle opens
and something steps in
a scar for every night spent
laid upon your silk-white skin

oh, the static and waste
Track Name: Family Name
and your high gold dancing shoes
born to make them need
everything you need
born to make them

the legacy of the easy way
it's in your blood; your family name

a fire
hungry november lions
this will not warm your bones
a house that's not a home
makes its presence

the legacy of the easy way
it's in your blood; your family name
Track Name: Untitled
awake in late afternoon
to the sound of crickets in the lower rooms
they cry: "happiness!
but not for you."

and then the night comes

your hair like crackling straw
sweetgrass on the darkening wind
it cries: "let me in!
oh, let me in!"
Track Name: Dialogue
the things you've done
your loss of grace
she says that she adores your unkempt face

her childhood
her underwire
a run-down house with its history on fire

dialogue is obsolete