Blue Night Yellow Day (EP)

by Jenna Ellefson

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1.
Dew Intro 02:01
2.
A Garden 04:04
I came over To your apartment And I stayed all night While you were sleeping I watched the ceiling Slowly turn into sky And little by little a river came pouring in So we made a raft from Wool and cotton And we floated away Across petals on water from Blooming wallpaper We were carried away The whole world is a dream We put out toes in To the water To swim with silver fish I’m going under Blue like water I’m gonna sink The whole world can go on spinning
3.
Poppies 04:12
like waking up from a sweet, sweet dream head in the clouds and thick with sleep the weight of the sky I’m underneath the earth fell away from under my feet singing the words that lovers do your fingerprints all over the moon saying the words with my eyes closed just let him go oh sweet boy like the summer sun you came to me with honey on your tongue then easy as water, soft as rain said oh sweet girl it’s better this way and it’s too late nothing to save me you are not what I thought it’s not what I thought there is blue sky birds are singing and I’m breaking I will lay me down and the ground and sleep by daylight I won’t remember a thing the scent of flowers the hum of bees the warmth of your hands when you reached for me mourning doves will call and call and I never kissed your mouth at all the poppies will hang their heads with dew and I never loved you
4.
Like Rain 03:12
Sweetheart I see you been crying You hide it behind your bright smile But I can see you are worried Something’s been weighing on your mind Someone has gone before me And taken the light from your face And now you say you are left with Only your biggest mistakes Like cold rain You say you have no love to give me Then why do you cry those salt tears Come for to rest now beside me I’ve been so lonesome here I feel you keeping your distance You don’t have to be so afraid Spend your nights so broken-hearted Lost inside long lonely days Like cold rain Oh the night wind is sighing I know that you have your doubts But morning birds are calling I couldn’t leave you now Bring me your stormy weather And all of your long lonely days Lay down the things that have hurt you And all of your biggest mistakes Like cold rain
5.
I know you want me to come knocking on your door I know you want me to stay and never run around no more but you’re gonna have to wait baby, youre gonna have to wait cuz there’s a sky outside just full of stars I’ve still got some wishes I’ve been counting on and I still got some big mistakes that I wanna make so you’re gonna have to wait Every time I leave your step You fuss and you whine and every time I get ahead you tell me to get behind but I don’t like to wait baby, I’m not gonna wait cuz there’s a world outside and it’s looking for me and I know it has lots of things it wants me to see and I know you want me to do just what you say but your gonna have to wait Oh, baby oh no baby please don’t cry oh honey you won’t have to hear me say goodbye oh darling we don’t have to say good bye cuz I’m leaving in the middle of the night I’m running away underneath a big white moon He’s laughing, baby Ya, he’s laughing too He’s shining through the deep dark trees and lighting me a way and you’re gonna have to wait I’m running away underneath a big white moon He’s laughing, baby Ya, he’s laughing too He’s shining through the deep dark trees and lighting me a way and you’re gonna have to wait
6.
Close your eyes and dream Dusk will let you sleep Up against the rows of wheat Stars will fill the sky Sharp and new and white There will be no other one for me I tell you I'm not leaving Tell me all your secrets You know I will keep them safe Through the blue night To the yellow day

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In her second studio release, Jenna Ellefson brings us her tender lyrics and gentle vocals with open hands. An honest incarnation of a personal journey, Blue Night Yellow Day was built in earnest from the ground up. This time around, Jenna's "Sweet Band" has evolved to include a wide swath of Portland musicians, hand-picked for each track.

Review from Willamette Week
"With her newest EP, Blue Night Yellow Day, as her witness, folkstress Jenna Ellefson has proven she can turn even the hardest souls into pure putty. The Portlander’s chalky voice, coupled with delicate and minimalistic folkscapes, makes for quite the serenade. While stark, the sound echoes Ellefson’s Western upbringing, gently bubbling with a woodsy sense of enchantment and wonder."

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released June 20, 2013

Produced by Jenna Ellefson and Peter Rodocker at Yellow Room Recording

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Jenna Ellefson Portland, Oregon

Jenna grew up in lush Oregon, beside waterfalls, amid tall trees and foxgloves. One flowery spring, on a whim, she bought a little banjo...and suddenly all the poems she had been scribbling, and all the melodies she had been humming, and all the beautiful places she had seen spilled out over its little plucky strings and finally...she had songs to sing. ... more

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