Elva

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lyrics

I've been forgetting ghost stories that my grandfather read to me,
right before I went to sleep, haunting my dreams
I've been singing old melodies, that my grandmother sang to me,
my voice shakes as my heart breaks, I'm out of key

What happened to my Uncle John,
Where do they go when they're not gone, Elva

I've been praying to you lately, praying for my family,
we kept faith you would take the weight off our bodies
I've been clutching your rosary, Holy Fathers and Hail Marys,
We kept faith you would take the weight off our bodies,

What happened to my Uncle John,
Where do they go when they're not gone, Elva

credits

from E L V A, released February 21, 2017
All songs written by Daniel Vega and performed by Desert Culture
All songs produced by Daniel Vega and Desert Culture

Guitar, organ, percussion and vocals performed by Daniel Vega
Lead and rhythm guitar, and back up vocals performed by Brett Thorne
Lead and rhythm guitar performed by Grant Appleton
Drums performed by Taylor Thomas
Bass and percussion performed by Taylor Hughes
Trumpet performed by Juan Lopez
Organ performed by Harmon Li

Engineered and mixed by Charlie Krampsky
Tracking was done at Austin Signal in April and July of 2016
Mastered by Kevin Butler in October 2016

Cover Illustrated by Justin Taylor
Cover Design by Brooke Vega

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Desert Culture Austin, Texas

I want to make music you can do the twist to; music you can shake your knees to. My name is Daniel Vega. I write songs with Brett Thorne, Grant Appleton, and Taylor Thomas.

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