Treasure Hunt (for Ellie)

from Apocalipstick Blues by Efa Supertramp

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about

This song is in memory of one of my best friend Elen Mai Wyn-Jones, who we called Ellie. She was an amazing artist and mental health activist who died in 2015, aged 33. She inspiried me so much - the samples at the beginning and the end are her speaking.

lyrics

TREASURE HUNT (For Ellie)

The amphetamines were strong sometimes
I could tell by the speed that she spoke
Trying to keep up with her words and ideas
Like a rollercoaster going round and round
Among the rubbish and the flowers it was Ellie
She was a muse for many
We’d walk the streets, drunk and laughing
I’d say I’ve got work in the morning

CHORUS:
Looking for treasure
These streets are paved with gold
We’re bound to find some treasure
But we’re haunted by memories old
For every pain, we’ll still find a smile
But for a hint of justice we’ll be waiting a while.

At midnight when her jiro came through
It was a late night hike to the hole in the wall
A packet of fags and a bottle of vodka
On the way back searching through trash for treasure
3am on a Wednesday morning,
have another drink – make it a double?
A fly-tipped beauty in a soggy puddle
How could we resist this cute vandalism?

CHORUS

Gwarth ar y teulu [A shame on the family]
Ond da ni ddim yn poeni [But we don't care]
Ar strydoedd Caerdydd [On Cardiff's street]
Mi oedda ni yn rhydd [We were free]

Going to Besmer Road carboot sale
with a trolley full of tatted shite
you made enough money to buy us a fry up
a cup of tea, and maybe a pint
or at least a big bottle of White Lightning
for us all to share round.
The hangovers faded but the memories didn’t
and now you are gone and the years they are flying
what I would do for just one more adventure with you
what I would do for just one more drink with you.

You were never meant to die.
I guess none of us are meant to live either.
Coz our destinies are not written in the stars
but I’m glad I got to spend some time in this realm with you –
your creative chaos lives on in us
as we stick your art up on the street
we’ll drink cider in your memory when we all meet
we’ll bash the cans together and say
“Iechyd Da, mae bywyd yn fyr.. Iechyd da, mae bywyd yn fyr”.
[Cheers/Good Health, life is short]

credits

from Apocalipstick Blues, released October 2, 2020

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