Locked Doors

by Gatlin Elms

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released April 5, 2019

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Gatlin Elms Houston

Gatlin Elms is an alternative indie rock singer-songwriter whose lyrical and vocal style has been described as hauntingly hopeful which is contrasted best against the backdrop of anthemic rhythms, swimmy synths, and rich melodies. His latest release is a self examination of his emotional, spiritual, and relational experiences from a 2 year battle with a rare cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma. ... more

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Track Name: Fault Lines
Take me down to river we gave up our hearts and let them drown
We know that we are better off without the things that we held back
Yesterday we were blinded by the blood we spilt upon your grave
But you washed us clean in the river we gave up our hearts for greater things

So finish it off
The pain one day stops
We’re sick and we’re poor
without something more

The more I find I don’t want anything to do with all these old fault lines
Cause they’re giving out and soon the river where we gave our hearts will soon be dried out

So finish it off
The pain one day stops
We’re giving it up
I’m giving it up

So finish it off
The pain one day stops

Your hand never leaves me
Track Name: Fox & The Hound
Every heart bleeds
every heart dies
but I just don’t know why

the physical pain
darkens the light
we twist and we turn
then die

oh, you know I can’t save you
when your body betrays you
there’s not much I can do

Dark in the night
the strigiformes fly
they silently seek
the light

The fox and the hound
learn how to survive
and so might you try

oh, you know I can’t save you
when the darkness betrays you
oh, there’s not much I can do

There’s not much I can do
Track Name: Heartbeat
Don’t you worry darling I’ll find
ways to make your dreams come alive
Never say the day’s come and gone
we can build our kingdom in time

If I still hear a heartbeat tonight
heart beat inside heart beat tonight
I still hear a heartbeat tonight
heart beat inside heart beat tonight

Days and weeks and years will go by
but you’re still making life with those eyes
fear and terror won’t drag you down
we can turn this old ship around

When my time comes and goes
I will still let you know
you are worth more to me
than any of my heart beats
than any of my heart beats
Track Name: Hiding in the Dark
I can’t believe that every time
I get this down, I lose my feet
I don’t know why but every day
You’re not around I question things

Hiding in the dark
It only gets colder
the further that you walk
And as you go further
you lose your way back home
you ask for directions
but no one will let you know
no one will let you know

I can’t believe that all this time
I let you down for little things
I cannot hear the words you say
You’re not alone but your heart is weak
Track Name: I Ran Away
You called me out up from my grave
I heard your voice I saw your face
You returned the life I lost that day
Air in my lungs blood in veins

Will I ever try again to run away
even after all you did to lead the way
will I ever lose the need for your embrace
even after all you did to lead the way

You walked me down the road to grace
held out your hand and looked away
the choice was mine to run or stay
I never thought I’d hesitate

Will I ever try again
Even after all you did
Will I ever lose the need
Even after all you did to lead the way

But I’ll hold you close
and I won’t let go
You are all I need
You are everything
Track Name: Locked Doors
I’ve got a long way to go but I don’t know
If time will pass fast or pass slow no I don’t

and between the lines I get lost on the inside
but outside the lines there you are the whole time

But I won’t let it stop me from living no I won’t
Just please let me see for a minute where you are

Where you are

I walked through a door that was open and it locked
aand suddenly I started wishing I had not

In a room filled with painful decisions I was stuck
In a room filled with terrible visions there I was

I peeked through a hole in the wall and I could see
My life from beginning to end every scene

And there you were standing beside me all the time
Every line, every door, every minute, all my life

But I’ve got a long way to go
and I’ve got a long way to go
Track Name: Please
Am I the man I said I’d be
Please look me in the eyes
and tell me what you think
Cause I’m not the man I swore I’d be

I didn’t know how I had changed
eleven years I stayed the same
eleven years I ran away
now I’m not the man I want to be

Eleven years you said to me
“I love you more than anything”
but I love myself like you loved me
now I’m crawling on the floor
and asking will you please

Look me in the eyes
tell me what you see
cause I have lost my sight

Will you please
Track Name: Run Dry
Hold me close don’t hide the light
until all my fears inside subside
still my heart and clear my mind
hold me close tonight

Don’t believe don’t buy the lies
don’t give up tonight there’s light
when all the fear infects the light
hold me close tonight

You can free my mind
Just hold me close tonight
I will not run dry
Track Name: The Mirror
How could she do this?
Running around the town
with a ring on her finger
looking for love from someone else

How could she walk out
chasing desire she’ll never fill
How could she walk out?

When she looks in the mirror
Oh she sees, she sees something else

How could they do this?
Looking for love from anyone
Redefining their freedom
If it fills up their heart it must be God

How could they go out
Cause it’s a shame they won’t find love
When they turn to their Jesus

When they look in the mirror
Oh they see, they see something else

How could he do this?
Driving round town to buy a gun
Cause he has the answers
The guilty are living all around
But he acts like he loves them
He buys them a drink and knows their names
with his hand on the trigger

When he looks in the mirror
Oh he sees, he sees something else

When I look in the mirror, oh I see, oh I see him
When I look in the mirror, oh I see, oh I see them
When I look in the mirror, oh I see, oh I see her
Track Name: What We've Become
See this is how we begin to breathe
this is how we were made alive
this is how we were made to die

Look at the valleys beneath our feet
a river flows giving things their strength
this is how they were made to survive

and all that I can think about
is how that I can’t stop what we’ve become
and I swear that I’d be fine without
the things that made us hate what we’ve become
Track Name: Wash Me Clean
It’s been a long dark road I’ve been traveling on
I feel the dust and dirt under my feet
Three years ago I heard your voice from Babylon
I heard you say “I’ll come and wash you clean”

Wash me clean

I’ve seen the darkness show it’s face and look at me
I’ve heard the darkness call my name
“This roads too long, your hearts not strong, you can’t go on.”
I remembered all the words you said

“I’ll wash you clean”

I can’t go on, I can’t go on like this
I can’t be strong, be strong enough for this

I smelled the breeze, the summer air washed over me
I saw the pines move overhead
I heard the music playing softly in the street
I felt the rain fall on my hands

You breathed new life into these bones and looked at me
I felt your hand gently lift up my hand
You wiped the dust and dirt from every part of me
and I remembered all the words you said.