some other time​.​.​.

by Garrick Aden-Buie

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1.
The Great E 03:59
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Summer time and the clouds thin out in the evening And the colors deep reflecting in the sky I remember your face on those long city nights Remember in your eyes that light It began with a miscommunication Like whisper down the alley but something went foul Time was the factor and we were racing To think we've got what we have now And it blows my mind when it tries to grind Our love to pure math and fact And I've never been caught tryin so damn hard To be so true to myself Cause this life that was mine has now become ours We're living in a free-form dance I wake up in the morning and it's cold out But I'm wrapped up in the blanket of your skin It seems these months have melted into always To think we once knew not what we have now Chorus
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I was sitting in the back, doin the mental math Trying to figure out How much longer I had to sit there Cause my feet are tired, my ass is sore My mind is numb from the conversation I've got a million other things on my mind Like poverty and the fight against starvation But they're one tracked in on Ralph Lauren With their collar popped They're drowning in their indignation Well you know I've tried in so many ways To find a reason for what I'm doing It's a mystery to me why I'm sitting here What the hell do I think I'm proving Give me a time and reason Give me a lesson, life is for learning I want to grow to the bounds of infinity Fill up a nation with my energy I was staring at the stars Mumbling to myself Just thinking about life as a constellation And how we project ourselves onto everything That's when I came to the realization It's like instinctively they're all basically Terrified and afraid of being alone And so collectively they're losing their ability To maintain control Well you know I've tried in so many ways To find a reason for what I'm doing It's a mystery to me why I'm sitting here What the hell do I think I'm proving Give me a time and reason Give me a lesson, life is for learning I want to grow to the bounds of infinity Fill up a nation with my energy She looks at me with those bright eyes I know I have no need to fight She looks at me with those bright eyes I know I see the light Give me a time and reason Give me a lesson, life is for learning I want to grow to the bounds of infinity Fill up a nation with my energy
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It seems like whenever I turn around In this young-adult, suburbanite town I find myself stuck in an empty void Stripped of emotion to a shapeless core It's numbness pervasive, it invades my soul Even surrounded by all these people I know Conversation is useless in this magic show As I struggle to hang on to my drowning soul A beacon of light signals a distant shore As I summon my might to touch land once more I heave my body on to the ground It feels good to lie next to you in the sand Baby you mean more than any of that to me They remind me of death and yet you inspire me To reach down inside and live my life fully Cause with you I'm as alive as I can be
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Improfulous 03:47
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This is a little love song for the country that I live in The United States, The United States of America What a cozy little place, a wide open space A hole in the face of the planet, the states of America The Colorado Rockies, boulder garden heavens Desert skies at sunset that stretch into forever, America The rivers and lakes, the streams and the plains Lying on the beach I'm entirely amazed, it's a miracle Heaven came down to the earth Still there are so many places where I feel alive As long as I am breathing yes I know I will survive And if I don't stop moving I'll be there when I arrive Cause I cannot contain my love or keep myself in line... ...Because I am alive Great plains, great lakes, great plains, great lakes Great men I guess you could say that, but not about our president Let us not confuse the man for the machine For he is just a figure-head of this right-wing regime Dancing to the strings the pull, the heads of corporations As money's speaking louder than good actions or intentions I wish it could be different but that's the way it is Here in America Still there are so many places where I feel alive As long as I am breathing yes I know I will survive And if I don't stop moving I'll be there when I arrive Cause I cannot contain my love or keep myself in line... ...Because I am alive This has just been a little ode to my country melody The United States, The United States The road to change is not paved and it's not lined with diamonds Still there are so many places where I feel alive As long as I am breathing yes I know I will survive And if I don't stop moving I'll be there when I arrive Cause I cannot contain my love or keep myself in line... ...Because I am alive
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Late Nite TV 04:12
I'm watching tv and they're steeling the gold again The black men and white men, fallin' in the roles again And I know it's just late nite tv It's typical bullshit you know I'm talking cops and robbers shit Pundit in a suit stick and strings just a puppet And i know it's just prime time tv And love is in the back room mixing margaritas With her eyes on fire sayin' she doesn't need us I try to tell her it's just for the moment That this all will pass She says, it's not you its me, or maybe it's just all of them But last week I hit the bottom and now I'm sleeping with my best friend And I know it's just a soap opera She pours me a drink and we walk out on the back porch Stare at the stars and confess that we are fucked up And I know it's just reality tv And love is in the bathroom puking margaritas Cus she drank too much of what she wouldn't feed us I hold her hair back as she burns through the night Tell her it'll be alright And all my travellings lead me onwards And all my anger it ties me down And all my madness is my sanity Cus you've been drivin' too long today

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I recorded this in 2008 at Long Island Studios in Lexington, Kentucky, just a few months before leaving for Ecuador and the Peace Corps adventure. It's a collection of songs I wrote in college and played for a few years before I recorded them, and the recording is barebones. An acoustic guitar, me, two microphones -- all in a small, windowed closet. Intimate. Live.

Most of the songs are first or second takes, and only one or two have any layers. I'd have loved to do something more complex, but I only had 6 hours of studio time and 2 hours of mixing to work with. So, fast, quick, and simple. Down-to-earth, we like to say.

I hope you like this. I had a lot of fun making it, and a lot of fun writing and playing these songs (and still do!). It's a name-your-price download: I just want you to have this. If you have anything to give, great, and if you don't, that's okay too. What's important is the sharing.

Peace,
Garrick

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released December 4, 2010

All songs written and performed by Garrick Aden-Buie.

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