"If Nobody Sees" is online

Hi friends. Leslie's song "If Nobody Sees" has had another round of airplay across the country, and we've received several requests for the CD "Shakedown" on which that song appears.

The CD "Shakedown,, including "If Nobody Sees," is now available for download or CD purchase) on CD Baby and iTunes. 

CDBaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/leslieeliel

 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shakedown/id568537124?uo=4

"If Nobody Sees" is track # 12, but hey, why not buy the whole album?

Thanks, everybody, for your interest!

Below is a re-post of the lyrics to "If Nobody Sees".


Thanks KRPS/If Nobody Sees

Just a little shout-out to KRPS in Pittsburgh, Kansas, a radio station I didn't know about in a place I've never been to or heard of. But suddenly I'm getting e-mails from people who have heard my old song If Nobody Sees and are requesting lyrics. So thank you, KRPS dj, who not only somehow got his or her hands on a copy of my CD Shakedown, but who must be spelling my name for people to be able to track me down on this website! I appreciate your support and would be happy to buy you a cup coffee next time I'm in Pittsburgh, Kansas (or Missouri, Oklahoma, or Arkansas, who are all served by this station)! I'll post the lyrics here for a little while, in case anyone else is looking. Leslie

If Nobody Sees
(c) 1983 Leslie Eliel

I saw you this morning though we did not speak
I watched you ride by looking tired and weak
Your body was saying Can I really go on
And I thought to myself, feeling sadly*

I know nothing about you, if you're hungry or fed
If you're living alone or sharing your bed
But I saw that your beauty was hidden by pain
And that no one was there at your side

You thought you were alone as you struggled and tried
Pulling all of your strength from somewhere inside
Though I could not, I wanted to call you by name
And to sing to your heart and your sorrow.

May you always sleep well in a comfortable bed
May you have what you need of money and bread
And if you have young children may you always have time
To be with them, or alone, as you want to

May you always feel safe and at peace in your home
May the tears that you share be not always your own
And may you always have at least one loyal friend
Or a lover who knows when to hold you

And when your time is done on this earth here below
May your body and mind choose the same time to go
May you leave satisfied, knowing you did your best
And if nobody sees that, well I did.
*I understand. Should be "sad," grammatically speaking. Call it lyrical license, a download from another century. :-)

"A Valentine's Night"

Hello, friends. Thanks to everyone who came to hear our 2 Valentine's shows. It was such a pleasure to share the stage with Julian Smedley and Alison Odell. We had a full house at  Egan's Ballard Jam House, and a more intimate, but wonderfully supportive group at the house concert.
Special thanks go out to Ted and Suzanne at Egan's and to Marcus and Sandi for being the house concert hosts with the most!

Julian and Alison: