Smile and a Bullet

by ELSIE BINX

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released October 27, 2015

Erin Elise Accomando - Lead Vocals, Writer
AaronGTV - Guitar, Writer
Phil Steuer - Guitar, Assistant Engineer
Josh Ford - Guitar Solo (Gemini)
Evan Mercer - Organ
Julie Haven - Piano
Jason Quartuccio - Bass
Dylan McCarty - Drums

Produced, engineered and mixed by Kevin Wesley Williams at The Sound Shop in Macomb, MI.

Mastered by Tom Volpicelli at Mastering House in Pottstown, PA.

Artwork by Tyler DePerro.

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Track Name: Best of Me
My heart was broken three months out then you walked into my life knowing nothing about
the history… and you’re still a mystery.
I’ve only know ya just a couple of years and you’ve always been the guy who helped me swallow my fears
but I could never see… that you could get the best of me.

Bridge:
Single this, single that, I wish I didn’t care ‘bout that
By and by, through and through, I think I’m really clinging to…

Chorus:
Your like, your love, you’re all of the above.
You’re everything a girl’s fantasy could ever be of.
But before I can learn to live and let go,
There’s one thing that you have to know:

You get the break up, it’s all in your past
You know what people say about you – nice guys finish last
but in my head, I know I should be with you instead
I’ve never doubted just how you feel
But every time that we’re together it just gets more real
And I can start to see that you can have the best of me

BRIDGE

CHORUS

I’m like a puppy dog beggin’ for that one last treat
He’s like that tweety bird lookin’ for that kitty cat’s conceit
And now I know it’s all I ever wanted, never could repay
but do you think that I could let myself step out of the way?

CHORUS x2

There’s nothing that you have to know.

March 2012
Track Name: Get Up
Lay it all out, (whoa, oh-oh)
there’s so much to do (whoa, oh-oh)
Write it all down, (whoa, oh-oh)
it’ll help you get through (whoa, oh-oh)
The pain from the past (whoa, oh-oh)
and what’s going on (whoa, oh-oh)
There’s a list on the wall (whoa, oh-oh)
and it’s almost dawn (whoa, oh-oh)
No one ever told you life would be cool
Keep on doing what they’re telling you to

Chorus:
Get up get out back to the grind, there’s a
smile and a bullet with you in mind
Why stay down when you’re so close to
shining?

Time’s going by (whoa, oh-oh)
and the clock is ticking (whoa, oh-oh)
Can’t slow down (whoa, oh-oh)
but I keep on thinking (whoa, oh-oh)
What’s after this (whoa, oh-oh)
And how’s it gonna be (whoa, oh-oh)
When it’s all done (whoa, oh-oh)
now and it’s up to me (whoa, oh-oh)
No one ever told you life would be free
Keep on writing and sing with me…

CHORUS

Get up get out back to the grind, there’s a
smile and a bullet with you in mind
Why stay down when you’re so close
Why stay down when you’re so close

Get up get out back to the grind, there’s a
smile and a bullet with you in mind
Why stay down when you’re so close to shining?
Pick your ass up and keep it in line

CHORUS

Get up get out back to the grind, there’s a
smile and a bullet with you in mind
Why stay down when you’re so close
Why stay down when you’re so close

To shining?

Jan 2015
Track Name: Gemini
It always starts out fine,
your heart’s on beat, in sync with mine.
With the tick-tick-tock of time
You slowly fade away, like the many shades of grey.

At times I can be a little crazy; at times you can be a little lazy,
If it’s true that opposites attract, when will you come back?

Is growing up turning red?
I’ve set fire to our bed
With memories of the dead
That road lives in painful bliss, A bittersweet kiss.

At times I can be a little crazy, at times you can be a little lazy
If it’s true that opposites attract, when will you come back?

I want you, I need you, get out before I leave you
Can’t make up my mind, it’s killing me inside.

I want you, I need you, get out before I leave you
Can’t make up my mind, it’s killing me inside.
I want you, I need you, get out before I leave you.
Can’t make up my mind on this roller coaster ride.

It always ends just fine; your heart’s on beat, in sync with mine.

May 2010
Track Name: 10 Ft
Why do I feel a need to hide behind polite?
I’m holding on too tight.
I can hear the cries of my inner light;
I’ve locked her out of sight

Each passing day brings tears my way. I can’t escape the disarray
This pressing mold won’t be controlled

Chorus:
Away with the doubts as I see your face,
Away with the doubts; your words raise me ten feet off the ground
Away with the clouds, you’re my saving grace,
Take the veil away, I see the skies are blue, I’m taking another way around with you.

When will I be able to come back, to something not surreal?
My spiritual reveal.
When can we become one instead of two?
This time is unbearably cruel when you are

CHORUS

Each passing day brings tears my way
I can’t escape the disarray
Each passing day brings fears my way
I can’t escape…

CHORUS x2

I put that mask up on the shelf, looking back to the place I knew so well.
You take me ten feet off the ground, floating the blissful way down, down, down.

Sept 2009
Track Name: Seymore
Diligence and perfect grades, and calling home to waive the hate
I keep seeing my life fly right by
Waiting in the coffee line just to get my fix on time
Crying in my head, I don’t know why

I’m loving you with every breath I have in me
Please say out loud, “it’s not enough,” I can be free

Chorus:
My spitting image in every daughter;
addict, emotional slaughter
I can’t seem to find my method behind the mad
Temporary role model trying
Inside, outside, drowning and flying
Someone feed me my last word
‘cause I need your strength to stop this hurt.

Living by the moral flashing in the movie theater and
I write and write and write to figure why
Touch in keeping and repeating, time is fleeting and revealing
I don’t know how to muster a reply

I’m loving you with secrets kept deep inside me
Please say out loud, “you give enough,” it’ll set my heart free

CHORUS

My spitting image in every daughter;
addict, emotional slaughter
I can’t seem to find my method behind the mad

CHORUS

Dec 2010
Track Name: Recall
I recall when we’d stay up all night; staring at the stars.
Or the time I was alone; we stripped away the bars.
I knew it would be hard but somebody coulda told me what was to come.
Now it’s up to me to be strong for us to make it through this storm.

Chorus:
How am I supposed to deal when I’m miles away from my devotion?
What am I supposed to feel? Living day-by-day, slow motion?
Bow my head, close my eyes and kneel; hopin’ the clouds will part in time.
Long enough for my heart to heal so we can make it through this storm and be just fine.

I recall when we’d stay up all night; never seem to fight
Like those times when I was your cure, spun my world with your love, for sure.
I knew what was in store but I thought I could control the pain of loneliness.
Now it’s up to me to be strong for us so we can to make this living hell a myth.

CHORUS

I know it sounds like I’m complainin’ but I need to stop the pain and shame and
I know it sounds like I’m complainin’ but I need to stop the pain and shame and
I think that if we’re strong together, I think that it is now or never

CHORUS

May 2010
Track Name: Maybe
How do you know when it starts to go? Do your feelings show? Can you just let go?
Watch the rain hit the pavement hard but you look to the sky the night so dark.
How do you know when it starts to go? in your head, all you see is no?
When it’s right, it just goes away, your heart wants to say, “OK.”

Pre-chorus 1:
You know how it feels when you can’t stop waiting for the phone to ring once more
You know how it feels cuz all you wanna do is keep laughing on the floor
You know how it feels just right when you’re head over heels even though you swore
You’d never feel this way again…

It’s four (o’ clock) in the morning, and we’re still awake
You’re so afraid of jumpin’ cuz it’ll be a mistake
How do you know it’s meant to be? I guess we’ll have to just wait (STOP) and
See, So… maybe.

How do you know? Does it take a while? Can you see the change, even in my style?
I don’t know but the other night in your arms so tight made me smile and smile.
How do you know when it starts to brew? When all I can think about is the truth?
I think it happened the moment that I opened my eyes lying next to you.

Pre-Chorus 1

It’s five (o’clock) in the morning, and we’re still awake
I’m so afraid of jumpin’ cuz it’ll be a mistake
How do you it’s meant to be? I guess that’s up to you and me.
So just… maybe. We’ll have to wait and see…

We’re good team together; like a needle and thread.
We could talk for hours, nothing left unsaid, never
been here before but I’m likin’ it more than you could ever imagine in your head

You know how it feels when you can’t stop waiting for the phone to ring once more
You know how it feels cuz the feelings are getting even harder to ignore
You know how it feels just right when you’re head over heels even though you swore
You’d never feel this way again…

It’s seven o’ clock in the morning, and we’re still awake
We’re soakin’ up the sunrise and it can’t be a mistake
How do you know it’s meant to be? There’s a new day here for us to believe in
Maybe… Maybe… Maybe

June 2011