Garrick Aden​-​Buie

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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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Track Name: Waiting For Winter
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
Track Name: Another Day (Live)
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
Track Name: Today
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
Track Name: Clear Water, Clear Head
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
Track Name: Don't You
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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