Garrick Aden​-​Buie

by Garrick Aden-Buie

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1.
It's hot outside but it's getting warm in here Where the air don't move in between our stares As you turn love into a game of roulette The love you give is the bullet I get And I'm waiting, 'cause it's time to place your bet I'm learning to question what I thought I knew See, that's how it goes when all your plans fall through 'Cause there's nothing stopping life from her head-on crash course Get a running start and throw yourself on board Don't get caught waving from the shore I don't want to wait for winter To come round and ease my pain I don't want to wait for winter To fall down and put out the flame With frozen rain It seems so simple when you turn it around You're afraid you'll lose the new you you've found And who am I, am I just a step in your plan? Take a look at me, I ain't no company man I hope you burn, burn it to the ground Chorus Now I've got faith in my own homebrew Two parts whiskey, one part forgetting you But sooner or later the burn wears off I recognize my soul as just flesh and cloth And that's nothing, nobody can take away from me Chorus
2.
Okay, stop. You're time is up, put down your test You've been failing with the best of them Playing me for a fool again And I just want the game to end Say goodbye to all your lies and walk away But instead I stay... If only for another day Love they say Can find a way to put down the past Reclaim your life and give yourself a chance To leave behind the broken hearted thoughts Give forgiveness for all the hurt she brought But I don't know if I can really say I'll stay Not even for another day She talked to me on the phone again Her heart is all alone again She's pulling me back in again And I know I can't, I'm not the one I can't be him, I never was Another day comes, another day goes by It's another step I take away from the lies Another day comes, another day goes by Another chance for love, a new reason why And so I find A way to keep feet on the ground A head of clouds and a heart newfound Relearning now who I want to be With new love, new friends, new family And there's no way I could've planned where I would be if I had stayed Around for another day These days my world is clouded Brain fogged and overshadowed But I know it won't last for long Another day comes, another day goes by It's another step I take away from the lies Another day comes, another day goes by Another chance for love, a new reason why
3.
Today 04:14
Seems today it's gotten easier Day by day we find our way As we learn that our differences Can be our greatest strength I watch my heart, as if a seed Opens up and fights to grow And the roads I once thought impassable They cannot hold back my soul They cannot hurt me any more They cannot scare me any more Because I've got your love I've got your eyes I've got your smile that keeps coming back for me I've got your arms Holding me tight Keeps me in love Keeps me in line Keeps me alive Keeps me in love Keeps me in love I've watched us build up these walls And now I'll watch us tear them down Breaking bricks that shatter lies They're just illusions in our minds And as the dust settles down I'll find you on the other side I'll find your arms held open wide I'll find you smiling on the other side
4.
You watch time filling up, You watch it empty out and spill into your day Think of all the words we spoke And all the words we wish we found the strength to say So you hide the truth behind blue eyes And hope your breath will find a way And you take a mental picture Hang it on a promise of another day There's a window to the world outside It opens up and lets the sun shine in Like a hole in the wall, It's a crack in the shield of my tough skin We're playing like we're devils But there's diamond where the rough has worn thin And there's no turning back You cannot take away or change where you have been Clear water, clear head Smooth waves up ahead With the wind neath my back and the sun in my face I keep thinking back to what she said, she said … With the sand neath your feet and blue skies up above You tell those clouds to push on through, and fill up on love The wind it will not wait It carries off my thoughts like grains of sand Falling off of the horizon They disappear into no man's land I start thinking of my life And how it fits inside the palm of your hand You can practice what you preach But it don't mean you get what you demand
5.
Don't You 04:30
I've been dying a slow death, Living my life according to you Sleep-walking into nightmares Wake up and find I've been dreaming of you Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything better to do? I still carry you with me A memory for every scar that I own Though your words with time are fading Your voice still sounds a lot like my own Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything better to do? And with time, tears and distance I'm building a bridge over my pain So that I won't fall into the darkness Every time you send your ghost round again Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything Don't you, don't you, don't you have anything better to do... Than to haunt me like this?

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Here are a collection of songs that will eventually make it onto an album, but that I’m too excited to share with you to wait until that all happens.

Each of these songs was recorded at my house, and I play all of the instruments you hear — except for the drums. Thank you technology.

Please feel free to share! This collection is released under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND, which means you can share these songs as they are with anyone you want, however you want. This download even comes with a printable CD case if you happen to love the feel of the real world!

See you soon at a live show!

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released August 26, 2011

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