Elmer and the Ceramic TreesCalifornia on a Toothpick
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Track off of Elmer & The Ceramic Trees' fourth album, Isolation Masquerade.

Copyright 2019. Written, performed, and produced by Robbie Haas.

Under the spell of a western moon
I conquered a nation all to make it to
The jaded coast where all the lonely hearts
Came bleeding to her shores.

Violent wind along a mountain pass
Her fingers melted in my sweaty hands
Highways sing beneath the twinkled light
Of the desert's starry hordes

And if your mind retreats
To dreams of mountain peaks
And my love won't make you swoon
Quite like the ocean view
Then I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you
I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you.

Nocturnal lives weave their tangled roads
They drink together but they'll cry alone
They haunt the guestrooms of acquaintances
Still trying to fill their holes.

I'll drink your wine and I'll feed your mouth
Just say the milk is cream if it's gone sour
And we'll forget about those lonely parts
When we stood at separate poles.

And if your mind retreats
To dreams of mountain peaks
And my love won't make you swoon
Quite like the ocean view
Then I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you
I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you.

When I found you in your bloom
Through hidden valleys cloudless evenings flew
Eagle-eyed through my busted brain
That I couldn't hold in place.

We'll plant our roses in our yard
Their thorns have pricked but haven't left us scarred
And we'll waltz through the catacombs
When eternity gives way.

And if your mind retreats
To dreams of mountain peaks
And my love won't make you swoon
Quite like the ocean view
Then I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you
I'll put California on a toothpick
And I will bring it home to you.

I will bring it home to you.
Song Comments

The Gatekeeper
Dark, brooding full of solid rocking groove. very hypnotic song that is inviting and full of tasty treats throughout. Vocalist captures some amazing imagery and the band has got some happening sound. well placed guitar mid song ,its a journey a trek and long winding song weaving you through a classic retro rock vibe from years gone by. Long long tune that could be pruned to engage those who dont have a long attention span. as for me, it kept me listening ,liked the whole concept.its is in a way more a live presentation at a concert that works for this style and lenght of it would fit that type of venue. If it is going to radio terrestrial type thing , maybe have a radio edit one that is 4 minute tops


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Contender for 2019 GK nomination - Rock


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