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Elizabeth Parker Revisited (2020 Reissue)

by Dave Caruso

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    The Very Best Songs About Detroit, Michigan: 'Elizabeth Parker'
    Destination Soundtrack

    "Pop craft of a high order."
    Steve Ferra / Absolute Powerpop

    "Instantly Catchy and Accessible. An excellent addition to your music collection."
    Aaron Kupferberg / Powerpopaholic

    "Captivating"
    Alan Haber / Pure Pop Radio

    "Brill Building-esque pop nuggets."
    Ray Gianchetti / Kool Kat Musik

    "...an island of vivid colors amidst the sea of black & monotonous pop music today."
    Paolo Milea / Powerpop Station

    "Great EP for pure pop fans! Payoff is big if you are a fan of early Costello, Squeeze and Joe Jackson."
    Bruce Bodeen / Not Lame Records

    Dave's 2004 solo studio outing,with tracks remixed & remastered for 2020 release

    5-song, 6-track CD with jewel case and shrinkwrap.
    Includes the following:

    Elizabeth Parker (Remastered)
    Letter To My Ex (Remixed & Remastered)
    If I Died Today (Remixed & Remastered)
    I Can't Be On Time (Remastered)
    I'm Not Finished Yet (Remastered)
    Letter To My Ex (Nekkid)

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Elizabeth Parker Words and music ©2003 by Dave Caruso A Sunday rain beats down upon a Sunday town The streets are empty -- everybody's underground And there's Elizabeth -- she's asking you to stay They don't know what they're missing They sit at home watching tunnelvision They say, "Hide away when the sky grows darker, Don't go 'round with Elizabeth Parker" The weekend vanished like a summer holiday So many childhood friends have long since moved away But still Elizabeth is begging you to stay The local superstition Is stuck between reward and ambition It says, "Don't swim out past the nautical marker Don't go 'round with Elizabeth Parker" We knew we'd end up somewhere And we talked of moving out and going far We started at the shoreline And made it all the way to the back of her car I couldn't bear to stay here Cause I know she'd never leave -- it's just too hard The island sun beats down on a small downriver town From the pier to the river road she knew I'd come around Again Elizabeth's compelling me to stay I took the path less traveled Turned my heel as the road unraveled Though it's getting dark and it might get darker Once more 'round with Elizabeth Parker
2.
Letter To My Ex I've never been a good loser, but you expect me to take it well And you won't feel a thing now, but for me it's gonna hurt like hell Kiss me once, kick me twice, I could use some good advice Letter to my ex, signed with regrets Over and over, it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Rushing to the scene of our own wrecks (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me I try to figure the reasons, but the answer is a mystery And I can't feel for you, now, what I know you'll never feel for me You already told me why, still I stand here stupefied Letter to my ex, signed "With Regrets," Over and over it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Starved in the winter of our disconnect (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me This is the end I could begin again, but I don't know where to start --Beginning with my heart [SOLO] Letter to my ex, signed with regrets Over and over, it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Parallel lives don't intersect Here comes the end of "since we met" Pain is a bitch if left unchecked (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me This is the-- (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me this is the end.
3.
If I Died Today All the bad that’s happened to me so far Could be held in a jar in the cupboard But every sour apple that comes my way is so Hard to tell from the other If I could take tomorrow and make it mine I can’t think of a thing to make over Cause the worst thing that could happen is losing you And the best, I’d say, if I died today is just Being so good for each other [SOLO] One life can only be good or bad If that’s how it must be then so be it And if you wanna know how to look at life That depends on how you wanna see it If I’m awake when it’s time to go, I will try not to make it an issue And if I’m sleeping when my turn comes Put your hand in mind just one more time Then please wake me long enough just to kiss you
4.
I Can't Be On Time "Hurry up, would you please?" I said, but I--I can't be on time It's a matter of life or death, but I--I can't be on time I've tried and I've tried but I can't do it --Tried, tried, to put myself to it Roll me over and call me dead, but I can't be on time When I'm on schedule the bus is late, but I--I can't be on time Someone's pissed cause I made them wait but I--I can't be on time I've tried and I've tried to put myself to it --Tried, tried but I can't do it Numbers, dates I can’t keep straight -- no, I can't be on time If there's a heaven I hope it's waiting Considering what you said You said I'd be late for my own funeral Instead of living it up I'd just be dead I'm learning all about getting a headache When all I wanna get is ahead And it ain't hard to figure out That I would never be late if I stayed in bed One step forward and three steps back Stressing up for a heart attack I've tried and I've tried to put myself to it--Tried, tried but I can't do it There's no ignoring the simple fact that I can't be on time If there's a heaven I hope it's waiting Considering what you said You said I'd be late for my own funeral Instead of living it up I'd just be dead
5.
I'm Not Finished Yet Words and music ©1987 by Dave Caruso Man takes his stand against another man Over who can claim a piece of clay Two soldiers left on the field of battle but only one will walk away As the bullet rips the air, in the moment that he hears it there The one who won't be walking thinks of his children and his wife He took it there in the sand, he gripped his chest with his hands And cried out to no one, "I'm not finished yet" He said: "I'm not finished yet, I haven't reached as high as I can get And I was put down here for a reason Not just to pass the change of season So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet" She got sick and tired of sweating strength away Kissing up to a tease of romance Had a close scrape with a razor blade And now she's giving life another chance Til she tried to give it away, she dragged herself through her days Half hoping someone soon would come and take away her pain But now she understands: she holds her fate in her own hands And says a prayer that starts with, "I'm not finished yet..." And she says: "I'm not finished yet I haven't reached as high as I can get And I was put down here for a reason Not just to pass the change of season So don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet" [SOLO] You've got to understand: you hold your fate in your own hands Get up--don't let life pass you by -- it ain't over yet And just say: "I'm not finished yet I haven't reached as high as I can get And we're only here for the season -- just past the age of reason So don't take me now, cause I'm not finished yet Don't take me now cause I'm not finished yet"
6.
Letter To My Ex I've never been a good loser, but you expect me to take it well And you won't feel a thing now, but for me it's gonna hurt like hell Kiss me once, kick me twice, I could use some good advice Letter to my ex, signed with regrets Over and over, it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Rushing to the scene of our own wrecks (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me I try to figure the reasons, but the answer is a mystery And I can't feel for you, now, what I know you'll never feel for me You already told me why, still I stand here stupefied Letter to my ex, signed "With Regrets," Over and over it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Starved in the winter of our disconnect (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me This is the end I could begin again, but I don't know where to start --Beginning with my heart [SOLO] Letter to my ex, signed with regrets Over and over, it makes no sense Wasted words about what went past tense Letter to my ex, memory forgets Parallel lives don't intersect Here comes the end of "since we met" Pain is a bitch if left unchecked (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me This is the-- (And what happens then?) No finish fits me til it hits me this is the end.

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Dave's 2004 solo studio outing,with tracks remixed & remastered for a 2020 re-issue.
5 original songs

"Elvis Costello Alert! Here's a guy that knows his way around a pop song! He delivers five Brill Building-esque pop nuggets."
Ray Gianchetti / Kool Kat Musik

Bonuses included with album download:
- Lyric booklet
- Song video

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released April 21, 2020

Music, Lyrics, Arrangement & Production (c) 2017 by Dave Caruso.

1, 4, 5: Engineered & Mixed By Remy Lambert at Rembrandt Recording & remastered by Kevin Holevar at Underground Productions

2, 3, 6: Basic tracks recorded by Remy Lambert and Engineered, Mixed & Remastered by Kevin Holevar

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Dave Caruso Detroit, Michigan

Dave Caruso is a melodic pop songwriter, indie recording artist & music educator from Detroit, MI.

Dave offers a series of livestream songwriting courses at his website.

He's also the creator and host of SongwriterStories.com, a songwriting and music discovery podcast, featuring fascinating interviews with songwriters like Matthew Sweet, Marshall Crenshaw, Vicki Peterson and Tony Macaulay.
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