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Shelter In Place

by Elysian Fields

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Hello. This song was inspired by life under COVID-19. All proceeds from "Shelter In Place" for the month of April will be donated to NYCOFI's COVID-19 fund (www.nycofi.org) and Meals On Wheels America's COVID-19 Response Fund (www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org). Of course if you want to support the band at this time, we encourage you to get one of our other records for yourself or a friend. I hope that you and yours are staying safe in this uncertain time. With love, Jennifer Charles

Dedicated to all healthcare workers, first responders, postal, transit, sanitation, maintenance, grocery store, drug store, pet store, and all other essential workers who are on the front lines daily, risking exposure, to help the greater good.

In loving memory of our friend Hal Willner (1957–2020)


Shelter In Place

Shelter in place
Your funny face
Can you broadcast?
Can you outlast?

Shelter in place
Some say a change is coming
If we can sit with ourselves
If we got some luck, and some health

And it’s a brave new world
That we all belong to
When you ask yourself
What you’re holding onto
Time to become who you are
To let the sky fill back with stars
Better not go outside
Better not go outside

Shelter in place
Cover the mirrors
Just more time to face
Mistakes and our fears

Shelter in place
Do we succumb to prayer?
That old tab of acid’s
Around here somewhere
And reminds me of that game we played
When the music stops, another chair goes away
Guess it’s time to become who we are
Let the sky fill back with stars

Wonder what it’s like outside
Wonder what it’s like outside
Adopt a dog
Adopt a cat
Maybe start smoking
Leave it at that
Or just wait til I say
I’ve missed you so
There you are
I’ve missed you so


released April 9, 2020
Jennifer Charles - vocals
Oren Bloedow - bass, guitar
Thomas Bartlett - keyboards, electronics

Recorded via social distancing in three different locations:
JC recorded by Lance Scott Walker at Ojet Studios – Brooklyn, NY
Oren Bloedow by Danny Blume at Hidden Quarry – Woodstock, NY
Thomas Bartlett at Reservoir – New York, NY

Mixed by Thomas Bartlett

Cover artwork by Ale De la Torre (www.aledelatorre.com)


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Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are the writers who make up the critically acclaimed New York band. Cult status, cosmic appeal, since 1995


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