I Didn't Stand A Chance

by Kendall Elise

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released March 24, 2017

Kendall Elise - Vocals, acoustic guitar, Hammond organ, percussion, backing vocals on Rose Red and I Didn't Stand A Chance, electric guitar on I Didn't Stand A Chance

Tom Landon-Lane - Electric Guitar, backing vocals and handclaps on Heart Full Of Dirt, Pump Organ on I Didn't Stand A Chance

Chris Kemp - Drums, percussion on I Didn't Stand A Chance

Tony Daunt - Bass, backing vocals on Heart Full Of Dirt

All songs written by Kendall Elise, except song Wade In The Water is a Traditional, African American spiritual song

Recorded and mixed at Roundhead Studios, sound engineer Scott Seabright

Produced by Kendall Elise and Scott Seabright

Mastered by Chris from KOG

Cover art concept by Kendall Elise, brought to life by Kate Wark Photgraphy

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Kendall Elise Auckland, New Zealand

Alt-country/ folk darling Kendall Elise was born on the wrong side of the tracks in a town called Papakura. She has a breathtakingly beautiful voice that is offset by her often dark and personal lyrics. Her music is slow burning, foot stomping, and everything in between.

Keep your eyes peeled for her upcoming single and debut EP due early 2017
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Track Name: Rose Red
Sometimes I see three in the morning
Sometimes I dread a new day dawning
It's just the moon catching up with me
Catching up with me (Catching up with me)

Sometimes I see four in the morning
Sometimes I see a star falling
It's just those shooting star wishes catching up with me
Catching up with me (Catching up with me)

I'm not, no I'm not afraid of the dark
No I'm not, I'm not afraid of the dark, no no
It's just sometimes, it's just sometimes the darkness
It catches up with me
Oooh catches up with me

Sometimes I see five in the morning
Sometimes I hear a tui calling
It's just a haunting melody catching up with me
Catching up with me (Catching up with me)

It's just a haunting melody catching up with me
Catching up with me (Catching up with me)
Track Name: I Didn't Stand A Chance
Was it naïve of me to believe,
There were facets of you that could still catch the light?
I should have known deep down in my bones
Still I held onto you white-knuckle tight

I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance, no I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance

Close your eyes dear - and block your ears
These things we talk about are well beyond your years
I'm warning you child, please listen to me
I don't think you know through clouds you can't see

I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance, no I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance
I didn't stand a chance
Track Name: Heart Full Of Dirt
Heart Full Of Dirt

At first it was easy, spending all my dough
and having nothing left at the end of the day
You'd tell me 'We're out of beer, thought you like to know'
But I'd just laugh and brush it away
But then you started rough, you'd push and you'd shove
You'd leave me feeling broken and hurt
Oh you took that shovel and you dug and you dug
And left me with a heart full of dirt

You left me with a heart full of dirt ooh ooh
You left me with a heart full of dirt
Oh you took that shovel and you dug and you dug
And left me with a heart full of dirt

You were out all day and up all night
Never ever lending a hand
Oh you'd take my loving and throw it away
Never caring where it might land
So I said to myself 'What am I gonna do?'
And a small idea started to grow in my head
I can't spend my life getting beat down by you
I'd love you so much more if you were dead


Oh I'd love you so much more if you were dead ooh ooh
Oh I'd love you so much more if you were dead
I can't spend my life getting beat down by you
I'd love you so much more if you were dead

So early one morning, you stumbled in
And passed out in the middle of the hall
I whispered 'Please forgive me, for I'm about to sin'
And kicked your head into the wall

Oh now you've got a heart full of dirt ooh ooh
Yea now you've got a heart full of dirt
Oh I took that shovel and I dug and I dug
Yea now you've got a heart full of dirt
Track Name: Black Dog
When the night falls and the cold creeps in
When the night bird sings and your clothes litter your floor
Your bed gets that lived in feeling and the day gets left behind
That's when I'll be waiting

That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting

When the day calls and you fight to let it in
When day continues to spin outside your door
Your whole house gets that lived in feeling
and the mess you don't seem to mind
That's when I'll be waiting

That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting

When the day calls and you fight to let it in
When day continues to spin outside your door
Your whole house gets that lived in feeling
and the mess you don't seem to mind
That's when I'll be waiting

That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting
That's when I'll be waiting

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