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A Fireplace, A Christmas Tree, And You ©1985 Gordon Ellis
A romantic Christmas song.
A Love At First Sight Love ©2001 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
Holding out for the real thing (“Half a love just ain’t no love at all”).
All The Good Ones Are Taken ©1987 Gordon Ellis
Sometimes it seems that the only ones we want are unavailable, and we just have to bide our time.
Anger And A Gun ©2012 Gordon Ellis
This song poses the question, “Ain’t There Something We Can Do”, regarding gun violence. While it doesn’t advocate for any one particular situation, it clearly states that enough is enough, and “Something’s Gotta Change.”
Another Side of Susan ©1990 Gordon Ellis
A woman who shows her tough side in the business world, but reveals her tender side at home.
Back When We Knew It All ©2006 Gordon Ellis
Part 60s nostalgia–part social commentary. We had high ideals, but did we blow it?
Before My Life Is Done ©1994 Gordon Ellis
The desire to really love, be loved, make a mark on the world, and make a difference before it’s all over.
Between The Dream And The Truth ©1988 Gordon Ellis & Georgia Yates
A historical story tracing 3 generations (ending with the singer), as they struggle to fulfill the American Dream.
Brand New Lease On Love ©1986 Gordon Ellis & Barbara Finnicum
A “Thanks for dumpin’ me” song.
Chain Of Fear ©2007 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A poignant song about how a legacy of anger and pain can be handed down from father to son, but also expressing the determination of one man to end the legacy with his own children.
Christmas Isn’t Christmas (‘Til Somebody Cares) ©1993 Gordon Ellis & Woody Woodard
A young boy’s poem leads to a Christmas Dinner invitation for an old, lonely neighbor, and all are blessed.
Don’t Go Back ©1991 Gordon Ellis
The singer’s plea to his partner, not to go back to the man who mistreated and dumped her.
Every Day Hero ©1988 Gordon Ellis & Georgia Yates
A song about the unsung, every day working person who simply does his job well and takes care of his family. Not famous, but a hero to those who depend on him.
Eyes Of The Man In The Moon ©1997 Gordon Ellis, Scott Randall Rhodes & Marty Rainone
The moon in this song is a metaphor for the emotions of the singer, which change as the relationship does.
For All The Times ©2001 Gordon Ellis & Laura Landress
We never know how much time we will have with the ones we love. That’s why it’s so important to forgive, to let go of small grievances, and to express our love. Tomorrow may be too late.
Full Speed Ahead ©1993 Gordon Ellis & Carol Hashe-Rainone
A fun song about leaving a bad relationship and the freedom to go anywhere on the map.
Go Where The Action Is ©1985 Gordon Ellis
Fatherly advice: If the one you want isn’t interested in you, choose someone else who is–go where the action is, my son.
God Bless The Hearts ©1998 Gordon Ellis & Scott Randall Rhodes
A wish, a hope, a prayer, that those who seem to be without the love they need, not give up hope.
He Used To Look Like Me ©1994 Gordon Ellis
A true look at what it’s like to watch a parent lose themselves, as their memory slowly slips away.
I Can ©2009 Gordon Ellis
A uplifting song that expresses the belief that we can do anything if we believe we can.
I Give Myself Permission ©2006 Gordon Ellis & David Dwortzan
A song about tearing down those walls we built around us and giving ourselves permissions to be who we really are.
I Should, But I Don’t ©2006 Gordon Ellis & David Dwortzan
This song is about the delicate situation of telling a valued friend that you care for them, but don’t have the same romantic feelings that they have for you.
I Will Always Take Care Of You ©2001 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
The promise from a mother, a spouse, and God: I Will Always Take Care Of You”
I’ll Remember You ©2008 Gordon Ellis & Ed Tossing
The story of a man who is losing his ability to remember things, and the promise from his wife, “I’ll remember you, when you’ve forgotten me.”
I’m A Better Me ©2010 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A song about how having someone believe in you, can change your attitude from a negative outlook on life to a positive one.
I’m Just Here For The Beer ©2002 Gordon Ellis & Bill Warrington
She’s not interested in dancing or talking (or me). A tongue in cheek song about rejection, with a bit of a twist at the end.
I’m Still Here ©1997 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A working person’s anthem that insists on respect from those in power toward those “—on the lines, where the job is gettin’ done.”
In Your Dreams ©2005 Bill Warrington & Gordon Ellis
A “No way am I taking you back” song
Is She Just Shining ©2002 Gordon Ellis & Bill Warrington
The dilemma of being attracted to someone that a friend is dating, getting possible signs that the feeling is mutual, and wondering what to do about it.
Let The Girl Come To You ©1991 Gordon Ellis
Advice from my father, about not trying too hard.
Mama Gotta Hit It ©1995 Gordon Ellis
A day in the frenetic life of a single working mother.
Memory Machine ©1997 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A man held captive by a juke box and all the memories it holds inside.
Milk The Moon ©1998 Gordon Ellis & David Dwortzan
Using the magic of the moon and the moment to win a girl’s heart.
Movin’ In Or Movin’ On ©1986 Gordon Ellis
Sometimes you reach a crossroads in a relationship: You need to either move to the next level or move on.
Oh Heart ©1998 Gordon Ellis & Scott Randall Rhodes
A man trying to convince his heart to trust and love again.
One Family ©2002 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A song about a family at odds that came together in time of need; a nation that did the same, and a vision that some day the whole world will become one family.
One God ©2002 Gordon Ellis & Bill Warrington
Most religions believe that there is only One God, so why do countries go to war to fight for their view of God? “If there’s one God, we ought to be united.”
One Woman ©1995 Gordon Ellis
An eloquent depiction of unrequited love, in the style of Roy Orbison.
PDQ (The Acronym Song) ©2007 Gordon Ellis & Bill Warrington
How many acronyms can you throw into a song?
Perfect Contradiction ©1997 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
About a woman whose many sides seem like a contradiction, but “She’s perfect for me”.
Promises and Tears ©1991 Gordon Ellis & Susie Taylor
Will that old routine work this time?
Rover ©1988 Gordon Ellis
The semi-autobiographical story of a boy struggling to learn to accept himself the way he is, despite his imperfections, and to turn childhood hurts into grownup triumphs.
She’s Country Through and Through ©1988 Gordon Ellis & Woody Woodard
“—natural as can be–she don’t put on aires–what you get is what you see.”
Signals Always Changing ©1988 Gordon Ellis & Ellen Crandell
A lighthearted look at how giving mixed signals to someone can drive them crazy.
Storm Chaser ©1997 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
A metaphor (born of my fascination with storms), for chasing a woman who is “wild as a twister touchin’ down”.
Strong Stuff ©1988 Gordon Ellis
A father’s words of encouragement to his son during times of hardship, are returned many years later.
Ten Miles South Of Tulsa ©1990 Gordon Ellis & Steve Bodie
A fun tune about anticipating being back with the one you love back home.
That Nightmare Is Over ©2006 Gordon Ellis & Julie Taylor
A woman who has recurring nightmares about the spousal abuse she had experienced, is comforted by the new man in her life.
The Misery Loves Company Cafe ©1993 Gordon Ellis
A fun song with lots of plays on words.
The Next Time Love Comes Around ©1993 Gordon Ellis & Carol Hashe
After realizing that being self-centered has caused the loss of a relationship, a vow to learn from it and do better next time.
The Real Me ©1997 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
Sometimes we guys make fools of ourselves (women too?), when trying to impress someone we are very attracted to. Then we think, “If only she knew the real me.”
There Oughtta Be A Law ©1987 Gordon Ellis
A “tongue in cheek” traditional country ballad: Is your partner cheatin’ and lyin’? Want to do something about it? Write your congressman!
There’s Something About That Girl ©1999 Gordon Ellis & Laura Landress
She’s not my type. We have nothing in common. We’re two different people. So what IS it about her!
There’s Something I Need To Say ©1986 Gordon Ellis
An ambiguous phone message from a lover causes much anxiety on the way to the plane to pick her up. She needed time to think — now, is she back, or is it over?
Timeless ©2009 Gordon Ellis
A mix of country, doo-wop, and Orbison (Note the high “C” at the end), with perhaps a bit of Beach Boys style vocal arranging at the end, this is a song of romantic love, now and everlasting.
Tonight There’s A Lover’s Moon ©1994 Gordon Ellis
A song about longing for love on a warm summer night, when the moon is full and the stars are bright (“A night surely meant for two”).
Try Me ©1993 Gordon Ellis
“Don’t give up tomorrow for yesterday’s memories, when I’m here to love you today.” Kinda says it all.
What Was That All About ©2006 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
Sometimes we get all bent out of shape about something, only to look back later and wonder what the big deal was.
Whatever Makes You Happy ©1987 Gordon Ellis & Georgia Yates
A song about learning tolerance of others’ beliefs.
When You Awake ©1988 Gordon Ellis & Robert Keefe
A romantic ballad, encouraging a woman to awaken to her own beauty and see herself the way her man sees her.
Wild Oats And Whiskey ©2000 Gordon Ellis & Marty Rainone
Some hard lessons learned about drinking and driving, and hanging out with the wrong crowd.
You’re Out Of The Picture Now ©1987 Gordon Ellis & Georgia Yates
“Scissors on the table, paper on the floor; remnants of our love being swept right out the door.”