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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New show announcement!!!
Friday April, 17th, 9pm at the Aster Cafe with Big Lake! $7
ALL NEW SONGS!!
Please join us.

The Shapes That Shift Us (lyrics)

I recently had a request from Russia for the lyrics from The Shapes That Shift Us album.  Here they are!

Caroline To Maine



The rain mixes with the water makes the waves

Moves up and down the coast

From Caroline to Maine



The sun sad eyes retreat behind the haze

The clouds roll in saying hey get outta my way



From Caroline to Maine (x2)



Bring the clothes in and shut the shades

A gust of wind and the water wanna get in

Curl up with a book and some tea

Listen to the sounds and dream gently



From Caroline to Maine (x2)



It soothes me, excites me, takes me to another place

The oceans movement set the pace



From Caroline to Maine (x2)




Swim with the Sun



Meet me at the beach at a quarter to four

And we’ll swim until the sun is no more

It’ll wake me

Hope it wakes you



Up to the rhythm of your own life

If you’re lucky it’ll spice you up just right

Make you happy

Are you happy?



The water will clutch you in like a best friend

Hold you still when all you wanna do is run

Grasp the day like you know it’s your last one

Grasp the day, hey, hey, hey



Meet me at the bar at a quarter to ten

And we’ll dance until the music ends

Are you moving

Keep on moving



To the sounds that are spinning all around

They’ll pick you up when you’re down



The water will clutch you in like a best friend

Hold you still when all you wanna do is run

Grasp the day like you know it’s your last one

Grasp the day, hey, hey, hey


Dance til Dawn

Records lined up on the stereo

Sounds coming out the loudspeakers, oh

Ready to make your move

Dance 'til Dawn and I'm fiighting to keep the groove



Pressures off, keep moving on

Spin me around

Let's Dance 'til Dawn

Nothing can hold us back, nothing can hold us down



Drinks lined up on the counter

Better get one fast before we run outta liquor

Night is running out the door

Keep on moving before the dark is no more



Pressures off, keep moving on

Spin me around

Let's Dance 'til Dawn

Nothing can hold us back, nothing can hold us down



Spin me around

Let's Dance 'til Dawn

Nothing can hold us back, nothing can hold us down



Do do do do do........




Lullabies

Pick me up I've been waiting all my life

For something to carry me away

Off to a distance shore

A place I've never been before

Something to carry me away



Your lullabies will call me out

Out into the dreamy night

Your lullabies will call me out

Oh, forever hold me tight



Take me out I've been waiting a long, long time

For something to fly me away

Out past the stars not to near and oh so far

Something to fly me away



Your lullabies will call me out

Out into the dreamy night

Your lullabies will call me out

Oh, forever hold me tight



Push and pull anything to excite

 Ignite the motion in me

Secret potion the doors now open

Out ovelooking the sea



Your lullabies will call me out

Out into the dreamy night

Your lullabies will call me out

Oh, forever hold me tight




One Word Rescue

Too many hearts slowing down

Losing momentum too many false starts



I'll fast foward to the new parts I won't cower away

I'll look forward to the new starts

I won't walk away



One word rescue I fall into my silhouette

Break the silence what you say is what you get

It's what you get, it's what you get



Too many broken hearts giving up

Gain your momentum

But don't you push, don't you push too hard



I'll fast foward to the new parts I won't cower away

I'll look forward to the new starts

I won't walk away



One word rescue I fall into my silhouette

What you say is what you get



Its what you get, its what you get

What you say is what you get






So Far




When the feeling comes again

And the southern winds now end

When the back and forth begin

Hard luck you can never win



It can only go so far

It can only last so long

One lifetime then its gone

It can only go so far

Ooooooo

Go so far



Now take a step back

No need to overreact

Not much is really understood

You did the best you coud



Is it enough to know you're now alone

Is it enough to know

Is it enough to know you're not alone

I don't think so



When the feeling goes again

And the good times never end

Everything falls into place

Doing my best to make it last





It can only go so far

It can only last so long

One lifetime then its gone

It can only go so far

Ooooooo

Go so far


Open Sea



Lay your heart out on the sea

Stare up at the clouds floating



Sea salt lips taste the ocean

Gulls dive blinded by the sun

Drifting further to nowhere

Happily everafter (x2)



Rollin along with the waves



Gravitating slowly to you

Waiting for the moment to come true



Sea salt lips taste the ocean

Gulls dive blinded by the sun

Drifting further to nowhere

Happily everafter (x2)



Sea salt lips taste the ocean

Gulls dive blinded by the sun

Drifting further to nowhere

Happily ever after (x4)


Boardroom Hearts



Sitting on the edge of a factory

I can't get in but I can still see

Boardroom hearts bankrupt charts

Chronic coughs invisible walls

I'm burnt out broke down brainwashed

Craving water

I'm locked up Lois Lane's lovers not coming

I'll save myself again



Your heads spinning and your not even listening to the sounds

We don't have time for each other any more

Cause we're busy saving ourselves



Sitting on the seal of a window

Waiting for the birds to tell me where to go

In or out the door push and pull goes on some more

I'm burnt out broke down busted craving water

A lady is a man that's 10,000 years wiser

A lake is a shore that's 10.000 years younger

I'll save myself from going under



Your heads spinning and your not even listening to the sounds

We don't have time for each other any more  Cause we're busy saving ourselves




Searching For the Sun



I wasn't expecting the fall

In one afternoon it's gone

And now I'm standing on the foreign ground

Listening to the foreign sounds

I thought I knew how it worked

Thought it was all so clear

And now I'm caught in reverse

Trying to shake off this curse



And I'll pick myself up

At least for today

And I'll go on Searching for the Sun

And I know I'm not alone

Million more at home

Lying awake Searching for the Sun



Now everything is out in the open

And I don't recognize your face

Shadow in the dark

A stranger in the crowd

And I don't even know your name





And I don't even recognize your face

Didn't want it to turn out this way

But you left me with no choice

You can't have it all for yourself

And leave me with no voice



And I'll pick myself up

At least for today

And I'll go on Searching for the Sun

And I know I'm not alone

Million more at home


Lost In Love

I witness sensations when I'm outside in June

Walking down the avenue

Looking at what's new

I witness something special when you're up on the stage with your guitar in hand

While I'm drinking



Feel the spark I hear your heart singing

Makes me smile for a little while

I'm lost in love (x3)



I I'm dreaming when I'm driving in the car alone

Going places unknown

I feel so calm when you're by my side

It's a natural high



Feel the spark I hear your heart singing

It makes me smile for a little while

I'm lost in love (x3)


Opposite Sides


Polarized distant eyes

Nothing can get through from me to you

Found a  place in your mind

Take you towards the dim sunlight



And our paths no longer cross

We've both turned away

Maybe we'll meet again someday

I'll hold the thought close to me



Polarized you run and hide

This is where the chemicals collide

In mid air, a show down of stares

First to blink will be the one most scared



When the darkness just won't leave you alone

And the doubts they hit so close to home

Turn your back on all of those unruly attacks

When the darkness just won't leave you alone



And our paths no longer cross

We've both turned away

Maybe we'll meet again someday

I'll hold the thought close to me (x3)


Into the Moon

Move into the arms of the moon (x2)

Where the light is dampend by the night

Where the doubts are now longer in sight



Move into the arms of the moon (x2)

Oh escape from the dawn

Oh escape from all that goes on and on and on



Move into the arms of the moon (x2)

Where the light is dampend by the night

Where the doubts are now longer in sight




Sun Behind Me

Fire engine red and the sounds of the sirens

Dancing through another day

People causing drama messing around

Boredom comes out in unusal ways



The wind kisses my forehead

Reminds me I'll be okay

And the sun stands behind me

Pushing me through another day



The nightime is coming it's when I feel most alive

The shadows of the day are now starting to die

I'm leaving those imposters yeah so far behind

Concentrating on the real people

The ones who don't tell lies

Under false disguises

They don't tell lies under false impressions



Candy apple red on the edge of a beach

Swimming through another day

People just relaxing yeah hangin around

Going through life in a different way



And the wind kisses my forehead

Reminds me I'll be okay

And the sun stands behind me

Pushing me through another day

                

The nightime is coming it's when I feel most alive

The shadows of the day are now starting to die

I'm leaving those imposters yeah so far behind

Concentrating on the real people

The ones who don't tell lies

Under false disguises

They don't tell lies under false impressions





Drift Gently



Let the daylight hold you when I’m gone

Let it hold you still

Let it drive away all your fears

Let it hold me near

Let it keep you calm from night til dawn

Let it hold you still



And I hope you find some peace of mind at least part of the time (X2)



Like driving down the coast the western winds blow

Bring you back through the past and back home



Let the sweet chimes rock and ring you to sleep

May you fade gently

Wander over the green grass float over the salty sea

May you drift gently



And I hope you find some peace of mind at least some of the time

And I hope you find some peace of mind at least part of the time



Like driving down the coast the western winds blow

Bring you through the past and back home

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Next show is Friday, APRIL 17TH, 2015 at Aster Cafe with Big Lake.
Check out the event page here - https://www.facebook.com/events/1406545152987570/
2014 was a banner year for me.  3 syncs on MTV and one of my songs was used in an indie flick called The Young Kieslowski
Having all this happen in one year has really inspired me to play out more often and to continue writing new songs.  I'm hoping to have some new music out in 2015.  Please check back here for more updates.
Thanks for the support!
Brad

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Super excited to announce my next gig at Aster Cafe on Sunday March 16th.  This will be my first show with a full in band in 3 years!  Wow...time flies.  So far I've got Ryan Lovan (Romantica, Roma di Luna) on drums, Aaron Markson (Farewell Milwaukee) on guitar & Jim O'Neill (Allison Scott, Brian Just Band, Chastity Brown) on keys.  I'll be debuting songs from my forthcoming album that I hope to have wrapped up sometime in 2014. Click here for the Aster Cafe event page
I hope to see you there!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Look the other way

Sunday, January 20, 2013