FAIR: Acoustic Folk

by David Guilbault

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"Fair" was recorded live by producer/engineer Karl Benitez at the 2017 Seattle Acoustic Fest. Singer-songwriter David Guilbault sings and plays acoustic guitar, accompanied by Paul Beaudry on mandolin.

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released March 22, 2018

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PRODUCED by KARL BENITEZ
Released by True as Blue Music & DistroKid
UPC: 840092564680
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Album cover photo by David Guilbault
Portrait painting by Kate Vrijmoet
Portrait photo by Doug Vann
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Words & Music by David Guilbault (BMI)

Recorded & Mixed by Karl Benitez
at KBAV Productions
(kbavproductions.com)

Recorded Live at the 2017 Seattle Acoustic Fest
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Cover photo by David Guilbault
Portrait by Kate Vrijmoet
Portrait photo by Doug Vann
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"I Belong (Redux)" © 2014 David Guilbault
"Just a Man" © 1996 David Guilbault
"Enough's Enough" © 2015 David Guilbault
"Don't Ask Me Why" © 1997 David & Brent Guilbault
"Dirty Money" © 2007 David Guilbault
"If I Ain't Hurt" © 2015 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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Track Name: I Belong (Redux)
"I BELONG (Redux)" by David Guilbault

Not to worry. Oh, not to cry for
A world grown weary from all of its lies.
Take a stand for what is true,
And watch the whole wide world out gunning for you.

Oh, I, oh, I – I belong. Oh, I, oh, I - I belong.

There’s no place where I shouldn’t be.
Ev’ryone is already free.
All of us are all of this earth.
Never mind the fate of my birth.

Oh, I, oh, I – I belong. Oh, I, oh, I - I belong.

I belong where I’m found.
I belong where I’m around.
I belong where I’m bound.
I belong to this town. I belong.

Here and now is where I will stay.
Ain’t nobody gonna turn me away.
Ain’t no wind that’s got the gust
To blow my truth into the dust.

Oh, I, oh, I – I belong. Oh, I, oh, I - I belong.

I belong where I’m found.
I belong where I’m around.
I belong where I’m bound.
I belong to this town. I belong.
I belong.

"I Belong (Redux)" © 2014 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Just a Man
"JUST A MAN" by David Guilbault

You say that I’m your angel.
Well I wouldn’t count on my wings,
To take you off to heaven,
Or to bring you anything.
You say that I’m your savior.
Well I’ve got my own cross to bear.
I’m Just a man, just a man, just a man, who's there.

You say that I’m your hero.
Well I wouldn’t count on my strength,
To come to your rescue,
Or to save you from anything.
You say that I’m your white knight.
Well, my armor’s pierced and worn.
I’m Just a man, just a man, just a man, that’s all.

Well, darling I’m no angel.
If I was I’d fill your life with grace.
And baby, I’m no hero.
If I was I’d take you from this place.
I’m sure no savior.
Got no holy name to call.
I’m Just a man, just a man, just a man, that’s all.

But just this man can hold you
And make you feel safe in his arms.
And just this man can love you
For all the special things you are.
And just this man can be there
When you need him in your life.
I’m just the man, just the man, just the man, who's right.

"Just a Man" © 1996 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Enough's Enough
"ENOUGH'S ENOUGH" by David Guilbault

For all the times I tried.
It never was enough.
Always loving, always kind.
But it never was enough.

Your cup was never full,
No matter what I’d do.
After all that’s tried and true,
Enough’s enough for me and you.

The weary world is waxing cold.
It’s nearly done now we are told.
Some pitched a fight. Some made a fuss.
But it never was enough.

Darkness stayed long past the night.
Hungry hearts gave up the fight.
Some stayed true. Some played rough.
But it never was enough.
No, it never was enough.

For all the times they tried.
It never was enough.
Always fighting the good fight.
But it never was enough.

The child is teacher to the man.
And she has had all that she can.
She won’t take it anymore.
Enough’s enough, she tells the world.

"Enough's Enough" © 2015 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Don't Ask Me Why
"DON'T ASK ME WHY" by David & Brent Guilbault

Don’t ask me why.
I never understood
Don’t ask me why.
I’d tell you if I could.
Can’t take an action.
Can’t make a move.
All these distractions are just a ruse.

Don’t ask me why
I answer to my fears
Don’t ask me why
They grip me when they’re here.
Terror knows no boundary.
The bearer can’t be blamed.
Fear is the foundry where I was flamed.
Don’t ask me why.

I get so down.
There’s nothing I can do.
That brings you down.
There’s nothing you can do.
There is no reason.
There’s just the rhyme.
The world’s in season. I’m out of time.
Don’t ask me why.

Don’t ask me why
It all wound up this way.
Don’t ask me why
I won’t know what to say.
It’s up to me now.
It’s down to this:
Into the light or the abyss.
Don’t ask me why.

"Don't Ask Me Why" © 1997 David & Brent Guilbault
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Track Name: Dirty Money
"DIRTY MONEY" by David Guilbault

Dirty money. Dirty money.
I’m being bought and sold with dirty money.
Filthy lies. Filthy lies.
You can buy a world of hurt with filthy lies.
You can buy a world of hurt with filthy lies.

Who’s fooling who? Who took the bait?
Who stole the seal that sealed the poor man’s fate?
Who took the cash from the working hands?
Who took him down and paid the man?

It’s a crying shame, what’s being done.
There’s a robbery and the lawman’s got the gun.
The hunter court leads the way.
They lying thief collects the pay.

Nowhere to go. Nothing more to say.
The hand of state knows it can have its way.
The vultures fly. They own the sky.
They pick the life out of your eyes.

Dirty money. Dirty money.
I’m being bought and sold with dirty money.
Filthy lies. Filthy lies.
You can buy a world of hurt with filthy lies.
You can buy a world of hurt.

"Dirty Money" © 2007 David Guilbault
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Track Name: If I Ain't Hurt
"IF I AIN'T HURT" by David Guilbault

Days fall short,
Nights all hold me down.
If I ain’t hurt,
Then why’s no one around?

The life I earned
Is bleeding on the mount.
If I ain’t hurt
Then why’s there blood on the ground?

Blows from behind,
Knocks out all my breath.
Knows she can lie
And steal all that is left.

Crushes my heart,
An anvil on my chest.
If I ain’t hurt
Then why am I losing my breath?

Whoa, oh, yeah it hurts.
Whoa, oh, I mean it hurts.
Whoa, oh, yeah I’m hurt.
Whoa, oh, I mean I hurt.

I hold back the tears,
Hold back the fears of hate.
I know it ain’t right,
Still I take the bait.

I wish I could stop,
Step back from the cliff.
If I ain’t hurt
Then why’s this pain like this?

"If I Ain't Hurt" © 2015 David Guilbault
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