room to start

by elk and boar

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Elk and Boar is Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker, two artists who joined up in 2010 to create music that celebrates thier vocal polarity and common loves. Thier first full length CD "Room To Start" released March of 2011, is a soulful collection of emotional songs that hope and lament. You can buy it here!

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released March 10, 2011

Boar- Travis Barker: vocals, guitars, slide guitar
Elk- Kirsten Wenlock: vocals, wurly, bells
Paul Buck: Bass
Matt Badger: Drums
Luke Stevens: additional guitars and wurly on moonlight
Colin Richey: additional drums on Thief and Room to Start
Mitch Vandenburg: upright bass on Thief and Room to Start
Choir on Alright: Dee Jones, Holly Campbell, Julie Rex, Luke Stevens, Karen Braden, Adrianna Braden, Elk and Boar
Produced by Elk and Boar and Luke Stevens
Engineered by Luke Stevens and Kirsten Wenlock
Recorded @ Wenlock Studios 2011
Mixed by Luke Stevens
Room to start, Thief, July and then you love me then- mixed by Sam Anderson and Colin Richey)

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Elk and Boar Tacoma, Washington

"Their voices wrap together like velvet and burnished wood...” PAUL CONSTANT- The Stranger

Elk and Boar is Kirsten Wenlock and Travis Barker, two artists who joined up to create music that celebrates their vocal polarity and common loves. Their CD "Room To Start" is a soulful collection of emotional songs that hope and lament.
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Track Name: room to start
there's some truth to a lie

good enough to buy

it'll cost me a trusting heart

broke looking for the thing it could not find

trouble walks a longer road

if you've got some extra miles
you'll need someone beside
I'd delight to be that company
i would give you my heart
it doesn't want to settle

a restless marcher
in the summer wood

where is the water that i thought i heard?

sun gets gold everywhere

and shut eyes i can see clear

three whisper so i hear

we have room to start

we have room to start

we have room to start

we have room to start

we have all the dark
to light

and all this time all this time
Track Name: thief
well I'm a thief
I'm a wicked man
I stole from peace
with a sinner's hand
I stole from wealth
from a good man's heart
that which was gold
which he will never part
he showed me love
I showed him my pain
I told him brother
it won't happen again
but I'm a thief
I'm a wicked man
I got this sinner's heart
and these sinner's hands
Oh Lord
Lord hear me now
cuz I see hell
it's coming down
I've seen your mercy
I've seen your grace
just lay me softly down in my water grave
well it's been years since I've felt this pain
now it's so real
I feel it over again
Yeah I've been wrong
I've set the record straight
but I'm afraid that it comes too late
all that love, it only brought us tears
and all that gold
now it disappears
all that love it's all burned and gone
and all that remains is this sinner's song
Track Name: canyon
brother i''ll stand behind you
when you're bracing for what's ahead
sister i will protect
from what's under the bed

god don't put shackles on our feet or cuffs on our hands
god sets the chained and guilty
free running through the canyon
praises from the depths
most beautiful of all
angels echo back
swing a ladder down the cliff wall

brother i know your burden
feel your heart full of lead
sister don't believe it
what the lying voices said

god don't put shackles on our feet or cuffs on our hands
god sets the chained and guilty
free running through the canyon
praises from the depths
most beautiful of all
angels echo back
swing a ladder down the cliff wall

we'll hold together
free our cares
remind each other
that love's everywhere
love's everywhere
Track Name: 10,000 angels
gotta make it through till the morning
fight the darkness all alone
there will be 10,000 angels
all with wings made of gold
they come to take me away
come to find me a home
on that heavenly shore
where i don't hurt no more
i gotta hold on to jesus
remember not to let him go
so when i see him in the morning
its like i met him before
so he can take me away
maybe find me a home
on that heavenly shore
there ain't no crying no more
i gotta make it through the night time
fighting deaf dumb and blind
i gotta father there who loves me
who is both gentle and kind
i gotta make it till the morning
fight the darkness all alone
there will be 10,000 angels
come to carry me home
there will be 10,000 angels
come to carry me home
there will be 10,000 angels
come to carry me home
Track Name: moonlight
darkness lets phosphorescence spark
i'm underwater illuminating thoughts
downward dive for something that i lost i still want

hey moonlight
bright enough to warm the sea tonight
make me up a bed against the trees
won't you pull the tide up over me

attachments will end in tear aparts
we heal strong or we wall off our fragile hearts
well i'm not
courage is opening my arms
it's still hard

hey moonlight
bright enough to warm the sea tonight
make me up a bed against the trees
won't you pull the tide up over me
Track Name: july
feeling plain registers as pain
i'll rest and wake to alarming grace
days pleasant keeping me occupied
god helps those who wait
real estate
sales and wakes
slips and trays
mirrors and vase
broken plates
my big mistakes
clocks and paint
nursing old heartaches
days pleasant keeping me occupied
god helps those who wait
i'll go down inside
sloping hills let you hide when misunderstood
but you're... you're gonna find me for sure
trust a sick soul cure
and patience pays
now my shoulders are warm
toes cold in lake
i feel young
you're beside me and we're on the dock
and my legs are swinging
and my heart is singing
a song i didn't know till now

oh i'll be sad when it's over
oh i'll be sad when it's done
but we always find another one
god, in my thoughts at night
i want to listen for light
i want to learn to love right
i want to promise him safe
promise him safe
promise we're safe
promise we're safe
Track Name: then you love me then
My hands, dear lord, are aching my heart is casting doubt
my eyes are hanging solemn and I know what its about
if you love me in this hour, then you love me then for real
shall I put the past behind me, put your grace where I can feel

My legs, dear lord, are weary, sorrow curled on my brow,
My heart it longs to know you, but my heart it don't know how
If you love me when I'm broken, then you love me then for real
let us put the past behind me, place your mercy here to feel

My fear, dear lord, is gripping, my paint is wearing thin
I feel that I should seek you, but then where do I begin
if you love me when I hate you then you love me then for real
Put the past behind me, place your peace where I can feel
Track Name: alright
go where you go
soak up what you see
wherever you are
i feel like you're with me
such friends such roads
tired but on your feet in the light
i know we're gonna be alright

nothing you could say
is gonna frighten me
fall in my arms
cry yourself free
that internal tide
changes everything in sight
in time it's gonna be alright
i know it's gonna be alright


joy in the trial
what happiness
hearts all our hearts
look just a bloody mess
they keep us alive
and beat us half to death tonight
but i know it's gonna be alright
i know it's gonna be alright
i know it's gonna be alright

stay won't you stay
tell me what you see
whenever you are
i love when you're with me
such a friend such a road
tired but on our feet in the light
i know we're gonna be alright
Track Name: seadust/shine down
sea dust and star foam my god.
how do i reach for you?
i have it figured out
i do.
i know about leaving
and motel sheets
and lows and blues

i want a telescope
a viewpoint
a destination in my mind

i'll flip coins
with you
unfamiliar trees copper rose
or ocean blues

oh child, why all the worry, why such a hurry
come sit down by me
there child know that I love you
love is sufficient my love is free
there chid know that I love you
why need a vision just to know you can see
heavy hearts last but a season
summer is coming just learn to trust me
oh child why all the weeping
why all the sleeping in your bed of lies
come child as I always told you
my love it will hold you
come raise up your eyes
may the light of the world, shine down on me
Track Name: bury me
Oh When I die, could you bury me/oh when I die, could you bury me/in the great blue sea, so fierce and free/as I have been, and I will be/'cause I've lost love and my vanity/I've lost love, and my vanity/its time for me, to shove off to sea/kiss my family kiss them for me/Cause I am a pilgrim and a stranger/traveling down this wearisome road/I'm not home yet, sweet Lord/I'm not home yet/From the muddy waters, I have come to be/from the muddy waters, I have come to be/from the brave first step, to my final breath/when my days are done, my days are done/when I die, could you throw a feast/when I die, could you throw a feast/for all my friends and enemies/remember me, remember me/cause I'll find peace, on the other side/but I wont look now, for what I cant find/I'm not home yet, sweet Lord, I'm not home yet