Dear Eliza

from by Elyas Khan

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about

A portrait of a friend of mine in Brooklyn. In her former life she would hustle tricks up and down the city; visit friends and Johns in Hells Kitchen, getting high on whatever she could along the way and then head back to Brooklyn. At night she would hit the clubs and Navy Yards. It was a high time for my friend the ex hooker. She rolled through it all with pride, no remorse. I wanted to tell the story as she told it. This meant my voice was not the one and so, I brought in the talented Manhattanite Saudia Young and backed up the chorus. You might notice that I ”feminized” my name for the title in order to maintain the privacy of my friend.

lyrics

So you got
One Leg
Glass Eye
Gold Tooth
Scraping for Benjamin's in a Porno booth
Sure horny as the next Ruth
Right down to your musty boots

But no love
In sight
The love scene just born to loose
Shooting pollen from a rusty root

Yeah your gonna step
You're gonna need to
In time
If it please you
The second you trip
Because the ego
Like grease do
Slip
Disc

In the event
You witness
The prowess
Of the Baroness
Connecting the dots
In your field
No less
Sign sealed
Delivering the goods
Big Mess

Can't beg
Can't lie
No food
Sucking the vitamins from a..
Dead Shoot
Dogs are corny but you
Gotta move
Crying but you got the tunes

Can't fall
No plan B for you
Money tree
Chopped down
No meat in your stew
Your children just
Grew and Grew

If you can't fall
You'd better carry big stick yeah huh?
If you can't fail
You'd better swing them big hips yeah huh?

Dear Eliza
She go to the market
Shoot horse
Cause she's no moderate
Need to celebrate
All work no play
Make for Liza
A dull Day

Yeah you're gonna step
Or else she'll feel you
Like wine
More will heal you
The second you trip
Because you're fear go
Cogito Ergo
Sum
Luck

In the event
You witness
The prowess
Of the Baroness
Connecting the dots
In your field
No less
Sign sealed
Delivering the goods

Dear Eliza
She go to the market
You'd better carry big stick yeah huh?

credits

from Brawl In Paradise, released May 10, 2014

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Elyas Khan Berlin, Germany

Brawl In Paradise is Elyas's first solo record following three releases from his NYC based band Nervous Cabaret. Rejecting cultural and artistic nostalgia, Elyas rips apart his music, creating new soundtracks of post-glam, pre-revolutionary, art-rock: styled, not fashioned. Khan fits with musicians who are defined within their own context: artists such as Peter Gabriel, Amanda Palmer or Radiohead. ... more

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