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CHAPTER NINE

Your Oyster

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Song Stories

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In this series of Song Stories we’re taking you behind the scenes of each song.
Chapter XI–Pentimento is the ninth EP from our album Old Bones Odyssey.
Coming soon: we’re creating a podcast that dives deeper into the stories and history behind our songs.

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Lyrics

(The World Is) Your Oyster

“Clouds are so impossibly pink
Gloom is a vanishing thing
Ships on the edge of the world
Beckoning us to the brink
“-Ellen Kaye

Ellen C Kaye – Lead Vocal
Ethan Fein – Guitar
Andrew Drelles – Alto Sax
Koa Ho – Upright bass
Zach Mullings – Drums
© 2022 Ellen C Kaye and Ethan Fein. All rights reserved.

 

Clouds are so impossibly pink
Gloom is a vanishing thing
Ships on the edge of the world
Beckoning us to the brink

Road to the cliff
Secret path to the sea
Love floats – heavenly
The world stretches out – vista’s opening
The day is incredibly free

Lingering
Languidly
Out of time, out of space, out of joy
Into dawn, into day, into song

Night time descends
Shadows linger and sway
We’re wrapped in a gossamer web
This is where happiness lives
So voluptuously astray

Lingering
Languidly
Out of time, out of space, out of joy
Into dawn, into day, into song

Night time descends
Shadows linger and sway
We’re wrapped in a gossamer web
This is where happiness lives
So voluptuously astray

Ellen C Kaye – Lyrics
Ethan Fein – Music 
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Bill Moss
Ellen C Kaye, Ethan Fein, Bill Moss, Alan Joseph–Producers
Bill Moss – Recording engineer
Outlier Inn Recording Studio – Woodridge, New York
A Repair With Gold Production LLC SM

 

The Story

(The World Is) Your Oyster

“I love the ocean, it’s my favorite place on earth. Pure happiness. All the days of sand and sea.
Many of my most favorite ones in Montauk with my son Ian, while he was growing up.
We love that sense of no clocks, endless days, just rolling on forever in a blissful state.”

An Interview with Ellen

(The World Is) Your Oyster

“Nighttime descends, shadows linger and sway,
We’re caught in a gossamer web,
This is where happiness lives, so voluptuously astray.”-Ellen Kaye

I was thinking about every happy time I’ve ever had at the seaside because I love the ocean. It’s my favorite place on earth. And I was remembering, particularly, my times with my son in Montauk and all kinds of wonderful, beautiful, serene days and nights and also quite lively times that we had. That’s what it’s about.

I want people to just chill, to feel super relaxed, feeling that there’s no construct called time and we’re all just rolling on forever in a blissful state. That’s pretty much the goal.

“Nighttime descends, shadows linger and sway,
We’re caught in a gossamer web,
This is where happiness lives, so voluptuously astray.”
I love those lines. They just remind me of light coming through a window and some kind of wonderful impressionist painting. A captured moment.

I love taking photographs of the ocean. The colors, the light on the water, the light on the sand, the way foam laps against the shore. I just love everything about the quality of light and air by the sea. So I’d say that was my biggest inspiration, what I was thinking about the most when I wrote it.

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Ellen C Kaye

Singer/songwriter, producer, podcast maker, mom, born and bred in NYC. Night Club singer at heart.