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DIRE: Dark Acoustic

by David Guilbault

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"THIS IS THE FIRST DAY" by David Guilbault This is the first day. Counting them off now. One by one, until they’re gone. These stolen moments. Blessings and favors. Embrace them all, until they’re gone. Gone from this life of wondrous woe. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so it goes. This is the first day. Cherish them all now. Look to the loves that you have sown. Thank ev’ry heartbeat. Rejoice in the kindness. Awake to an unrelenting dawn. Dawn brings a cure of light and hope. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so it goes. This is the first day. The die it is cast now. Fate is forged in kingdom come. Born to the unknown. Warmed by my children. Losing time ‘til time is done. Done are the days of toil and toll. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so I go. "This is the First Day" © 2019 David Guilbault _________________________
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"WAVES OF BLUE" by David Guilbault Waves of blue, darkening my view. There’s a squall inside my brain. Foreboding skies, behind my eyes. Swirling winds of a hurricane. And it’s blowin’, it’s blowin’ like never before. With the deafening sound of emotional war. Didn’t feel it coming Again this time. Didn’t feel it rise up in my mind. Waves of blue that I can’t slip through. Winds of woe take away my breath. No warning signs before I’m terrorized. Falling fast into the depths. And I’m falling, I’m falling like never before. Into the hole that I abhor. Didn’t feel it coming Again this time. Didn’t feel it rise up in my mind. Waves of blue. What am I to do When they rise anew and take me down? "Waves of Blue" © 2018 David Guilbault _________________________
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Gravity 03:32
"GRAVITY" by David Guilbault Gravity. Gravity. Gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. And I just seem to get up off the ground. I got the weight of the world sitting on my shoulders. I got trials and tribulations weighing on my mind. I got battles born that I can’t bear to soldier. I got wounds of war that I can barely bind. I got wounds of war that I can barely bind. Gravity. Gravity. Gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. And I just seem to get up off the ground. I got loads to bear that ought not be this heavy. I got rows to hoe that ought not be this dry. I got taxes and bills and debts and tithes and levies. I got worries and woes to make a grown man cry. I got worries and woes to make a grown man cry. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. I’m crawlin’ ‘cause it’s just too rough. I’m ballin’ like a baby fallen down the Hades bluff. I’m ballin’ like a baby fallen down the Hades bluff. Gravity. Gravity. Gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. Gravity has got, oh gravity has got me down. And I just seem to get up off the ground. "Gravity" © 2018 David Guilbault _________________________
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Empty 03:51
"EMPTY" by David Guilbault Empty. Empty. This world’s become so empty. Empty. Empty. This world’s become so empty. There’s something missing from this place. Look around and you won’t see a face That looks alive, that still has sight, That holds a glow of loving light. (2) Empty. Empty. This life’s become so empty. Empty. Empty. This life’s become so empty. Hollow words and vacant eyes. Forsaken souls, vacated lives. Exhausted hearts beating their last sparks. Dying embers in a cold and darkened hearth. (2) Empty. Empty. We’ve become so empty. Empty. Empty. We’ve become so empty. When the power’s gone it ain’t but gone. There ain’t no flow when it’s all drawn. The cells will die. The wells run dry. There ain’t no charge to spark the dawn. (2) Empty. Empty. This world’s become so empty. "Empty" © 2018 David Guilbault _________________________
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In the Truth 03:30
"IN THE TRUTH" by David Guilbault We’ve got to live In the Truth. We’ve got to live In the Truth. The light that shines - on the lies sometimes Breaks through. And our eyes that hide - from the hurt inside Can trust the view When we live, when we live In the Truth. Dishonesty will wound our souls. This treachery will leave us cold. The lies we tell - to hide ourselves Will bring us down. A life - of well-lived grace Cannot be found, ‘Till we live, ‘till we live In the Truth. Truth is hard - when it drops the guard Of faith we hold. But, truth can’t free - what is meant to be Until it’s told, Until it’s told, Until it’s told. We’ve got to live In the Truth. We’ve got to live In the Truth. Break the chains - that hold our shame In fearful guile. Call its name, - let us all proclaim The honest cry. That we live, that we live In the Truth. "In the Truth" © 2019 David Guilbault _________________________
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"GIMME MORE TIME" by David Guilbault Gimme, gimme, gimme (2) more time. Gimme, gimme, gimme (2) more time. I can take whatever you got And then I’ll want some more. Ev’ry tick and tock and striking Of the clock that I am livin’ for. Oh, uh, oh. Oh, uh, oh. Oh, uh, oh. Uh, uh, oh. (1X) Time is something that is nothing But a notion we can’t own. We can take our time until it’s up And life is all but flown. Ev’ry single day and ev’ry night And ev’ry year goes by. Still there’s nothing we can do to Really stop the time that flies. Oh, uh, oh. Oh, uh, oh. Oh, uh, oh. Uh, uh, oh. (2X) Gimme, gimme, gimme (2) more time. Gimme, gimme, gimme (2) more time. There is so much more in store and More for me to see and do. Ev’ry minute left in life is Really meant to live it through. Gimme, gimme, gimme (2) more time. "Gimme More Time" © 2009 David Guilbault _________________________

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DIRE: Dark Acoustic

The songs on "DIRE" are dark and meaningful. They are about deep and fundamental truths. David recorded them as solo acoustic performances, intimate and heartfelt.
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David Guilbault's recorded works are available on stores like Spotify, Tidal, YouTube Music, Google Play, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, TikTok, Resso, Anghami, KKBox, NetEase, Microsoft Groove and MediaNet, plus many smaller outlets.
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released August 15, 2020

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PRODUCED by DAVID GUILBAULT
Released by True as Blue Music & DistroKid
DK UPC: 195543805202
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David Guilbault: Vocals, Taylor 512 Acoustic Guitar
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Recorded by Eric Herod
Mixed by David Guilbault in Garage Band
Mastered by eMastered
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Album cover photo by David Guilbault
Portrait painting by Kate Vrijmoet
Portrait photo by Doug Vann
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"This is the First Day" © 2019 David Guilbault
"Waves of Blue" © 2018 David Guilbault
"Gravity" © 2018 David Guilbault
"Empty" © 2018 David Guilbault
"In the Truth" © 2019 David Guilbault
"Gimme More Time" © 2009 David Guilbault
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Seattle singer-songwriter David Guilbault writes, records & performs honest-to-goodness soulful music of love, life and loss - heartfelt songs that live in the truth.

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