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released April 7, 2018

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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: Tell Me With Your Eyes (Demo)
"TELL ME WITH YOUR EYES" by David Guilbault

Do you know I want to kiss you
And take you in my arms?
Do you know I want to hold you
And feel all of your charms?
Is that something that you want, dear?
Would it make you feel alive?

Well, if ya want my lovin’
Tell me with you eyes.

Don’t wanna do what you don’t.
Just wanna do what’s right.
But, baby I been burnin’
When you come into my sight.
I wanna share my passion.
Wanna feel yours tonight.

So, if you want my lovin’
Telll me with your eyes.

Let’s be clear with what we’re sayin’.
Let’s lose the roles we're shown.
Let's break the rules we're playin'.
Make our affections known..

So, tell me if you want me.
Tell me yes or tell me no.
‘Cause I’ve been taught to steal that kiss,
Reach out and take hold.
Now, I won’t make the first move.
I’ll wait for your sweet sign.

So, if you want my lovin’
Tell me with your eyes.

Yeah, if you want my lovin’
Tell me with your eyes.

‘Cause, girlI I want to kiss you.
You can tell it in my eyes?

"Tell Me With Your Eyes" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: You Could Be the One (Demo)
"YOU COULD BE THE ONE" by David Guilbault

You could be the one
To break through all this pain.
You could be the sun
That breaks the rain, breaks the rain.

‘Cause you calm stormy skies
When you look into my eyes.
I can see the clouds
Fade away.

You could be the one.
I’ve been searching for so long.
Now that you are here
Won’t you please stay?

I know we’ve just begun
To sing this lovely song.
But, you could be the one.
You could be the one.

You could be the one
‘Cause I smile at your sweet glance.
You could be the drum
That makes me dance, makes me dance.

My heart does happy flips
Ev’ry time you kiss my lips.
I can feel the joy
Hold on to stay.

"You Could Be the One" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Warm Love (Demo)
"WARM LOVE" by David Guilbault

Warm love.
When I’m with you, I feel
Warm love, ardent and true.

Warm love.
Cozy and snug, I feel
Warm love,
Tender and new.
It brightens up my view
And burns away my blues.
That’s your warm love.

I’ve never felt this safe
Before.
I’ve been burned by the heat of lovers
Scorned.
But, this is the love,
Yes, this is the love
I’ve been waiting for.

Warm love.
There’s a hearth inside your heart.
Warm love. It radiates you.

Warm love.
Its embers brave the winds.
Warm love.
Its fervor endures.
It blazes and it roars,
Ignites my soul to soar.
That’s your warm love.
Warm love.

"Warm Love" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: In Your Arms (Demo)
"IN YOUR ARMS" by David Guilbault

When the world starts closing in,
And this life is filled with sin.
There’s just one place I should be.
Deep in your arms.
So deep in your arms, my love.

It’s cold and dark out there alone.
But there’s a warmth inside this home.
This is the place where I feel free.
Deep in your arms.
So deep in your arms.

In your arms I feel the love that I deserve.
In your arms I know love’s true.
In your arms I am above all that’s absurd.
I am at peace with you.

Your embrace makes my heart swell.
Holding on to you makes it all well.
This is where I’m meant to be.
Deep in your arms.
So deep in your arms.
Deep in your arms.
So deep,
So deep
In your arms.

"In Your Arms © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Here to Stay (Demo)
"HERE TO STAY" by David Guilbault

Do you know that I am here to stay?
Do you know I think of you all day?
If you know my love is true,
That I am always here for you,
Then you know that I am here to stay.

I tell you, girl, I’ll never go away.
I’ll be right here to make it all ok.
Can’t nobody do for you
All the things that I will do.
You should know that I am here to stay.

You can count on me to be around.
To you, my love, I’ll be forever bound.
There will never be a doubt
That I will always be about.
You should know I’ll always be around

You should know that I will be right here.
It’s long past time to let go all that fear.
I ain’t gonna go no place.
I promise that I’m here to stay.
You should know that I will be right here.

I’ve told you time and time and time before.
You’ll never see me walking out that door.
If you need to hear anew
That my heart is really true,
Then I will say it more and more and more.

So, do you know that I am here to stay?
Do you know I think of you all day?
If you know my love is true,
That I am always here for you,
Then you know that I am here to stay.
You should know that I am here to stay.
I tell you, dear, that I am here to stay.

"Here to Stay" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Hold Me in Your Arms (Demo)
"HOLD ME IN YOUR ARMS" by David Guilbault

Hold me in your arms, my love.
Can you feel this wondrous hug?
Can you feel?
This is real?
Hold me in your arms, my love.

Hold me in your eyes, my dear.
We both knew this time was near.
See the love
That we’re made of.
Hold me in your eyes, my dear.

Hold me in your thoughts, my sweet.
You’ll always have our memories.
Our life was good.
We did what we should.
Hold me in your thoughts, my sweet.

Hold me tight now, hold me close.
This is how this story goes.
Please be kind
To those left behind.
Hold me tight now, hold me close.

It’s time for me to slip away.
There’s only one thing left to say.
I say to you,
I loved you true.
Hold me in your heart, my love.
Hold me in your heart, my love.
Hold me in your heart, my love.

"Hold Me in Your Arms" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Love (Demo)
"LOVE" by David Guilbault

Love, won’t you stay
For awhile
This time around?

Love, whadda say,
Can you stay
This time around?

You’re always walking out the door
When I need you most.
Don’t do what you did before.
Hold me close.

Love, I’m begging you.
I need you now,
More than ever before.

Love, hear my plea.
Please don’t leave.
Please stay here with me.

You’re always breaking my heart.
Please don’t go.
I can’t bear to be apart
Keep me close.

Don’t leave me this way.
I won’t survive.
Don’t leave me again.
Keep me alive.

Love, won’t you stay
For awhile
This time around?

"LOVE" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Against Hope (Demo)
"AGAINST HOPE" by David Guilbault

Eyes open.
I was hopin'
That we could see the light.

Hearts are broken.
Hurt is spoken.
Our arrows take their flight.

And I was hopin'
They'd miss their mark.
I was hopin',
Against hope.

Battles brewin'.
Lives in ruin
No one gets out alive.

Blood is boilin'.
Fights are spoilin'.
Who won? No one survived.

And I was hopin'
That peace would come.
I was hopin'.
Against hope.

(Instrumental)

And I was hopin'
For the best.
I was hopin',
Against hope.

The war is over.
No longer lovers.
We put the others to the test.

Still it lingers.
Fingers on triggers.
When will we put this thing to rest?

And I was hopin'
For an end.
I was hopin',
Against hope.

"Against Hope" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: I Have to Lie (Demo)
"I HAVE TO LIE" by David Guilbault

The teardrops well - behind my eyes.
You can’t tell – what is wrong.
The heartaches swell. Take away my breath.
The cuts are deep. The hurt is strong.

I have to lie to get through,
All these lonely nights
That I spend with you.
I have to lie to get through.

I am so tired – of who we are.
We are scarred - In silent pain.
It’s been hard – hanging on this long.
Hiding wounds made by the cane.

I have to lie to get through,
All these punishing nights
That I spend with you.
I have to lie to get through.

We need to let go – this unholy vow.
Why don’t you know – this to be true?
Lies take their toll. There’s no more now
That can make this right for me and you.

I have to lie to get through,
All these cunning nights
That I spend with you.
I have to lie to get through.

I have to lie to get through,
All these lonely nights
That I spend with you.
I have to lie to get through.


"I Have to Lie" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: I've Said Enough (Demo)
"I'VE SAID ENOUGH" by David Guilbault

There ain’t nothing new
That I can say to you.
There ain’t nothing new, no more.
I got nothing to say
That’ll make it all be ok,
You know you’ve heard it all before.

I’ve said enough.
Maybe I have said too much.
I’ve said all that I should say.
I’ve said enough.

What would you like to hear?
You wanna tell me, dear?
Don’t you think you know the truth by now?
I can’t lie, no more.
This time it’s out the door.
Let hollow words fall to the ground.

I’ve said enough.
Maybe I have said too much.
I’ve said all that I should say.
I’ve said enough.

"I've Said Enough" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Let Loose My Mind (Demo)
"LET LOOSE MY MIND" by David Guilbault

I’d like to let loose of time,
So I could live between its lines.
Escape all its mines.
Defuse all of mine.
I’d like to let loose of time.

I’d like to let loose of you,
And all of the holds that you hold true.
Take another view.
Break right on through.
I’d like to let loose of you.

Let loose my mind.
Let loose my mind.
I’d like to let loose my mind.

When your soul knows nothing is all right,
When your brain is gripped in fear and fright,
Let loose the pain.
Let the heartaches wane.
Let loose the chains that hold you tight.

Let loose my mind.
Let loose my mind.
I’d like to let loose my mind.

"Let Loose My Mind" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Lonesome (Demo)
"LONESOME" by David Guilbault

Lonesome. It’s such a lonely word.
Lonesome. A sad and lonely word.

And it’s only in my heart
Where it is heard.

Lonesome. The hurt is held inside.
Lonesome. You can not hear me cry.

‘Cause it’s only in my heart
Where I can sigh.
Yes, it’s only in my heart
Where I can sigh.

Lonesome ... Lonesome ...

And it’s only in my heart
Where it takes life.
Yes, it’s only in my heart
Where it shouts out loud,
Where it wears no shroud,
Where it makes its place onto a shrine.

Lonesome. Out here in the world.
Lonesome. Let no one know you hurt.

It’s only in my heart
Where lonely hides.
Yes, it’s only in my heart
Where lonely hides.
Where lonely hides.
It’s only in my heart.

"Lonesome" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Ain't No Way A-Knowin' (Demo)
"AIN'T NO WAY A-KNOWIN'" by David Guilbault

Ain’t no way a-knowin’.
Ain’t no way a-knowin’
Which way you may be goin’.
Ain’t no way a-knowin’.

No, there ain’t no way a-knowin’ where you’re gone.
Yeah, there ain’t no way a-knowin’ where you’re gone.

You can ponder and pout and shout and carry on.
But, there ain’t no way a-knowin’ where you’re gone.

Ain’t but what ya thinkin’.
Ain’t but what ya thinkin’.
All the blinkin’ and the winkin’
Ain’t but what ya thinkin’.

No, there ain’t no way a-knowin’ where you’re gone.
Yeah, there ain’t no way a-knowin’ where you’re gone.

You can pray all day and still you will not know,
If there’s a heaven or hell a-waitin’ at the show.

Ain’t no way a-knowin’.
Ain’t no way a-knowin’
Which way you may be goin’.
Ain’t no way a-knowin’.

Maybe there just ain’t no nothin’ there at all.
Maybe, there just ain’t no after, after all.

Ain’t no way a-knowin’.

"Ain't No Way a-Knowin'" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Whatever This Is (Demo)
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"WHATEVER THIS IS" by David Guilbault

There’s no way to understand this,
‘Cause I just don’t know
Whatever this is.

Elemental, existential, monumental angst.
Wrack your brain, ya’ll.
Go insane, ya’ll
Just to learn the dance.

And the dance is all that matters.
Yes, the dance that we all know.
Is it the dance that makes this matter?
It’s just a dance, for all we know.

There’s no way to understand life,
‘Cause I just don’t know
Whatever life is.

Fundamental, regimental, temperamental angst.
Whack your brain, ya’ll.
You’ll go insane, ya’ll
When you learn this dance.

And we dance just like it matters.
Yes, the dance that we all know.
But does the dance just sate the satyr?
It’s just a dance, for all to know.

There’s no way to understand death,
‘Cause I just don’t know
Whatever death is.


"Whatever This Is" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Watcha Know (Demo)
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"WHATCHA KNOW" by David Guilbault

I know I got a fascination
With what that I don’t know.
I know I got an obligation
To find that what is so.

Why is there an expectation
That all will go awry?
What can stop the devastation
That comes from all these lies?

So I wander all the day
And I lie awake the night
Wond’rin’ why.

Why is it so?
Watcha know, don’tcha know?

There’s no time for concentration
When hours pass so fast.
There’s no time for consecration
When life is all but had.

There no need for elevation
When all’s too high to see.
There’s no need for execution
With what that’s left of me.

"Whatcha Know" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Empty (Demo)
"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.

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.

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.

Empty. Empty.
This world’s become so empty.

"Empty" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Gravity (Demo)
"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 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 the weight's too much.
I’m ballin’ like a baby fallen down the Hades bluff.
I’m ballin’ like a baby fallen down the Hades bluff.

Gravity.
And I just seem to get up off the ground.

"Gravity" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: What's Left of Me (Demo)
"WHAT'S LEFT OF ME" by David Guilbault

You can take what’s left of me
And put me in the ground. (4x)

Then you’ll know that I’ll be dead and gone.
But, if you grieve my name, I’ll still be ‘round.

You can take what’s left of me
And burn me into ash.

Then you’ll know that I’ll be windward bound.
But, if you hear my song I’ll still be ‘round.

You can take what’s left of me
And shoot me into space.

Then you’ll know that I’ll be floating free.
But, I’ll still be ‘round if you keep my memory.

Body and Soul.
Spirit and Mind.
What is left of me
In the dreams of those I left
Behind?

You can take what’s left of me
And (know) (hear) (keep) (feel) me in your heart.

Ashes and bones below or high above.
What’s left of me is what I left of love.
Ashes and bones below or high above.

What’s left of me is what I left …
What’s left of me is what I left …
What’s left of me is what I left of love

"What's Left of Me" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Takes My Breath (Demo)
"TAKES MY BREATH" by David Guilbault

The blast is blowin’ through my brain.
There ain’t no knowin’ what to do.
Shoulda seen it comin’.
Shoulda known it’s name.
Shoulda known the gusts all came from you.

And it takes my breath - away.
Yeah, it takes my breath - away.

Your storms keep churning through my life.
Your gales are knocking down my trees.
Your winds are wreaking
Ruin, pain and strife.
Your blows are making a wreck of me.

And they take my breath - away.
Yeah, they take my breath - away.

And away, and away,
Goes the air into the gray.
And away, and away
Goes the man who didn’t stay.

The blast is blowin’ through my brain.
There ain’t no knowin’ what to do.
Shoulda seen it comin’.
Shoulda known it’s name.
Shoulda known the storms all came from you.

And you take my breath - away.
Yeah, you take my breath - away.

"Takes My Breath" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Waves of Blue (Demo)
"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 it’s 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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Track Name: All the Way Through (Demo)
"ALL THE WAY THROUGH" by David Guilbault

I saw the beast and the beauty in you.
I saw the goodness and badness
All the way through.
You couldn’t hide it if you wanted to.
‘Cause it’s you.
Yeah it’s you.
All the way through.

I saw what you wanted them all to see.
I saw both of the faces
That were hiding your mean.
But, you know, you can’t hide it from me.
‘Cause it’s you.
Yeah it’s you.
All the way through.

All the way through
I see you all the way through.
All the way through.
I see you all the way through.

They say the leopard can’t change its spots.
Ain’t no new tricks you can
Teach an old dog.
Think it’s time that you knew that it’s true.
‘Cause it’s you.
Yeah it’s you.
All the way through.

"All the Way Through" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: I Ain't Sure (Demo)
"I AIN'T SURE" by David Guilbault

I ain’t sure of anything that has to do with you.
You sure won’t get a wedding ring until I think this through.
I don’t know what you’re about, at least I can’t be sure.
But surely there must be a doubt that you will be my girl.
I really just can’t think of what to do,
When all I know is I ain’t sure of you.

Do ya wanna clue me in and give just a sign?
Do ya wanna show yourself so I can make you mine?
Tell me that you want me too and that you wanna say
We should be together each and ev’ry single day.
‘Cause I really just can’t think of what to do.
When all I know is I ain’t sure of you.

This should be an easy thing, why can’t you make it so?
Tell me that my doubts and fears should really up and go.
Let me know you love me, dear, and that you’ll never stray.
Show me that you want me too in each and ev’ry way.
‘Cause I really just can’t think of what to do.
When all I know is I ain’t sure of you.

I guess I’ll have to take a chance and tell you that “I Do.”
But, boy oh boy, I hope this dance won’t leave me feeling blue.
I’m pretty sure I’ll love you ‘till there ain’t no more to give.
I’m pretty sure you’ll make my life just how it’s meant to live.
Could you just say you really love me, true?
‘Cause I’m pretty sure that I’m in love with you.

"I Ain't Sure" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Heart Race to Heartache (Demo)
"HEART RACE TO HEARTACHE" by David Guilbault

You’ve got my heart racing strong
Ever since you came along.
I know just what I'd do
If you ever said we’re through.

(I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.
(I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.

My blood is beating like a drum.
I’m out of breath from this love’s run.
Don’t you ever go away.
Darling dear, you gotta stay.

(Or I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.
(I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.

Feeling love pump through my veins.
This racing heart don’t know no pain.
Your kisses keep this man alive.
I wish you’d stay here by my side.

('Cause I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.
(I’d go from) heart race to heartache
Without you.

"Heart Race to Heartache" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Running Back (Demo)
"RUNNING BACK" by David Guilbault

I’d say you’re in this for the drama.
It’s the drama in this, I would say.
Ain’t nothin’ comin’ but more trauma.
But you keep running back to play.
You keep running back to play.

You’re asking me if there’s a reason.
You know the reason, that’s what I’d say.
Ain’t no way for you to please him.
But you keep running back to pay.
You keep running back to pay.

Running back.
Running back.
Running back.
You keep running back.

I’d say you’ve got to make this over.
This is gotta be over, that’s what I’d say.
Ain’t no burden you can shoulder.
But you keep running back to stay.
You keep running back to stay.

Running back to stay.
You keep running back.
Running back to stay.
You keep running back.
Yeah, you keep running back.

"Running Back" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Running Back - Fingerstyle (Demo)
"RUNNING BACK" by David Guilbault

I’d say you’re in this for the drama.
It’s the drama in this, I would say.
Ain’t nothin’ comin’ but more trauma.
But you keep running back to play.
You keep running back to play.

You’re asking me if there’s a reason.
You know the reason, that’s what I’d say.
Ain’t no way for you to please him.
But you keep running back to pay.
You keep running back to pay.

Running back.
Running back.
Running back.
You keep running back.

I’d say you’ve got to make this over.
This is gotta be over, that’s what I’d say.
Ain’t no burden you can shoulder.
But you keep running back to stay.
You keep running back to stay.

Running back to stay.
You keep running back.
Running back to stay.
You keep running back.
Yeah, you keep running back.

"Running Back" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: I Own You (Demo)
"I OWN YOU" by David Guilbault

I own the coal mine. I own the jail.
I own the county judge who sets your bail.

I own the fact’ry. I own the hills.
I own the comp’ny bank where you pay your bills.

And I – I – own you.
Oh, I – I – I own you.

Pay me my tributes. Pay me your debts.
What I leave behind is all you get.

Work like a madman. Bow to the throne.
You should give thanks for all the bones.

‘Cause, I – I – own you.
Yeah, I – I – I own you.

Ya think ya got freedom. Ya think ya got rights.
I own the levers that move the might.

I own the White House. I own the Hill.
I own the courts and the armies that keep you still.

And I – I – own you.
Oh, I – I – I own you.

You can march ‘till your feet hurt. Shout all you want.
Do you really think you can make me stop?

When I own the money. And I own the land.
And I own the very ground on which you stand.

I – I – own you.
Oh, I – I – I own you.

"I Own You" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Hear the Children Call (Demo)
"HEAR THE CHILDREN CALL" by David Guilbault

Hear the children call.
What’s that they say?
They are marching in our streets.
Hear the children call.
Heed what they say.
They are calling for a better way.

They have voices strong,
Pleading through their cries.
Wiping teardrops from their eyes.
They are loud and fierce
So we can hear,
They are tired of living in fear.

Young warriors bravely march
Into the fight.
They will cower and hide no more.
They have a battle cry,
“Enough’s Enough.”
They will shout it ‘til their throats are sore.

Hear the children call.
It’s their world now.
It’s time for us to step aside.
Hear the children call.
Let them show us how
To slay the darkness with their light.

Hear the children call.
What’s that they say?
They are calling for a better way.

"Hear the Children Call" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Broken in Two (Demo)
"BROKEN IN TWO" by David Guilbault

This has gone so terribly wrong,
Watching helpless as our nation fell.
Hateful voices loud and strong.
Freedoms and choices now are quelled.

Now we’re broken, broken in two.
You hate me and I hate you.
Broken. Broken in two.

Across the great divide
We’ve been arming to the teeth.
We’ve got to save our side.
Put an end to this tyranny.

‘Cause we’re broken, broken in two.
You hate me and I hate you.
Broken. Broken in two.

It came slow and strong.
Before we knew it our rights were gone.
We are gripped in fear
And the darkness is too near.

This nation’s broken, broken in two.
The monster at the door has broken through.
There’s only one thing left to do.

No more calls for peace.
The time for calm has come and gone.
Only one choice now.
That’s to stand up against the wrongs.

This broken nation will not survive,
If we’re not willing to wage a fight.
Peace and freedom will not endure
Unless we’re ready to go to war.

This has gone so terribly wrong,
Watching helpless as our nation fell.

"Broken in Two" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: A Happy Song (Demo)
"A HAPPY SONG" by David Guilbault

So, here it is, a happy song.
A simple tune to sing along.
It’s supposed to make you smile.
I guess it will, a little while.

I’d rather play the minor keys.
That’s the sound that speaks to me.
But if you need a happy song.
I’ll try my best to play along.

I like the birds. I like the bees.
I love the oceans and the trees.
I like you and I like me.
Let’s all be what we can be.

I’d rather play the minor keys.
That’s the sound that speaks to me.
Then the words all flow like waves
And I have something real to say.

But if you really want to smile
While the world is under trial.
I will sing this happy song.
Even though it sounds all wrong.

I’d rather play the minor keys.
That’s the sound that speaks to me.
But if you need a happy song.
This was it. Now it’s done.

"A Happy Song" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Something Ain't Right With You (Demo)
"SOMETHING AIN'T RIGHT WITH YOU" by David Guilbault

Something ain’t right with you.
And I know, I know, I know it won’t be long.
Something ain’t right with you.
And it won’t be long before you come undone.
It won’t be long before you come undone.

Your brain is stalking ev’ry move I make.
You mind is hunting down my thoughts.
I know that talking is a big mistake
This state of mind ought not be this fraught

There’s something that ain’t right with you.
There’s something that ain’t right with you.

I’ve got to worry that you’ll do me harm.
I’ve got to wonder where you are.
I know that surely you will cause alarm
And I will be the one to bear the scars.
Yes, I will be the one to bear the scars.

There’s something that ain’t right with you.
There’s something that ain’t right with you.

Something ain’t right with you.
And I know, I know, I know it won’t be long.
Something ain’t right with you.
And it won’t be long before you come undone.
No, it won’t be long before you come undone.
No, it won’t be long before you come undone.
Something ain’t right with you.

"Something Ain't Right With You" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Trump (Demo)
"TRUMP" by David Guilbault

I’ve sung some songs of you couched in clever wordplay.
Sometimes my meanings get lost between the lines.
So I’ll be clear and blunt and blurt out what I mean to say.
There ain’t no use to cast my pearls before the swine.

You’re a racist and a bully.
You’re misogynistic, fully.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

You’re insulting. It’s revolting.
That thing on your head is molting.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

You got a mushroom dick. Your other head is a brick.
And the brains of your rubes you’ve been out numbin’.
You got a potty mouth and a girly pout.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

You’re a moron and a crime Don.
Ivanka gives you a hard on.
And we all know who you’ve been out doin’.

You’re clueless. Useless.
Putin’s little house bitch.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

You got an outsized view of the worth of you.
And the worth of you is less than nothin’.
Your ego preens while your id careens.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

You’re a braggart and a con man.
You’re what swishes in a bed pan.
And your judgment day is surely comin’.

There I’ve said it. I don’t regret it.
You’re an evil fucking shithead.
And you don’t know how to please a woman.

"Trump" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: You're So Busy (Demo)
"YOU'RE SO BUSY" by David Guilbault

You’re so busy - You ain’t got time for nothing else.
You’re so busy - Putting products on the shelf.
You’re so busy - Working hard to earn some wealth.
You’re so busy - You got no time to know yourself.
You’re so busy - You got no time to know yourself.

I woke the dark night - With this song inside my head.
In the dawn light - It was waiting to be said.
A waking warning - That shook and stirred me from my bed.
My dearest darling - You’re gonna drive yourself to death.

You’re so busy - Giving all to someone else.
You’re so busy - Taking calls that cause you hell.
You’re so busy – You’re so numb that you can’t tell.
You’re so busy – You ain’t begun to know yourself.
You’re so busy – You ain’t begun to know yourself.

You gotta slow down - You gotta take some time to rest.
This world’s a showdown - It’s out to put you to the test.
But there’s a hoedown – Get a ticket to the fest.
That’s the lowdown - You gotta give yourself the best.

You’re so busy – You run yourself into the ground.
You’re so busy – Your thoughts keep running 'round and 'round.
You’re so busy – Looking for what you ain’t found.
You’re so busy – You’re gonna wind up in the ground.
You’re so busy – You’re gonna wind up heaven bound.

"You're So Busy" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: For Sure (Demo)
"FOR SURE" by David Guilbault

I know for sure that I can’t be certain
‘Bout how much you know about why I’m hurtin’.
So, why don’t you come and tell me now, for sure.

I got a feelin’ that you know somethin’
‘bout how come I’m reelin’ from all this thumpin’.
So, why don’t you come and tell me now, for sure.

For sure, you ain’t been straight with me.
For sure, the truth will set you free.

Now is the time for you to be sayin’
‘bout who’s out lyin’ and who’s out playin’
And who’s out tellin’ lies ‘bout me, for sure.

If it’s you, it’s time to be ‘fessin’
‘cause it’s long past due to be done with guessin’
So, why don’t you come and tell me now, for sure.

For sure, you ain’t been straight with me.
For sure, the truth will set you free.

C’mon baby, let go of that burden,
That tainted tall tale that I’ve been heard in.
That pack of lies that hurt me deep, for sure.

Clear your conscience from the sin of lyin’
And steer your life to the path of the righteous.
Tell them all that you’ve been slanderin’.
Tell them all that you’ve been slanderin’.
Tell them all you’re the lyin’ one, for sure.

"For Sure" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Walking in the Pouring Rain (Demo)
"Walking in the Pouring Rain" by David Guilbault

I love you.
There ain’t nothin’ I can do.
I think about you when I’m
Walking in the pouring rain.

It’s sad, but true.
There ain’t nothin’ I can do.
I think about you when I’m
Walking in the pouring rain.

Even though - you’re gone, I know
The heartaches flow.
The time runs slow – when I’m alone
In deep sorrow.

I miss you
When the dark clouds form, I do.
I think about you when I’m
Walking in the pouring rain.

The rain drops fall.
The tear drops, I recall.
I cry about you when I’m
Walking in the pouring rain.

Even though - you’re gone, I know
The heartaches flow.
The time runs slow – when I’m alone
In deep sorrow.

I feel you.
You soak me through and through.
I think about you when I’m
Walking in the pouring rain.

"Walking in the Pouring Rain" © 2018 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Asking for Democracy (Demo)
"ASKING FOR DEMOCRACY" by David Guilbault

I’ve got some questions
That are gnawing at my brain.
This world right now has gone insane.
Can we survive
All this hatred, fear and shame?
Is this the end of freedom’s reign?

I’m not asking for me.
I’m asking for democracy.
Asking for democracy.
Can we keep us all free?

There are bigots, emboldened,
Beholden to a man
Who lies and cheats and cons all that he can.
There are powers of graft and greed
Who now control the land,
Has fear enslaved the common man?

The truth’s been crippled
By the willful lies of fiends
Who lie and steal and rape and kill and scheme.
If you can’t feel it
Then you won’t know what it means.
Can’t you see what all this hatred brings?

How will we fight the foul?
How will we seize the day,
And turn away the dark that grips our souls?
How will we know the truth
When truth is all but slain?
Are you ready to fight the fight today?

"Asking for Democracy" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Deep Suspicion and Doubt (Demo)
"DEEP SUSPICION AND DOUBT" by David Guilbault

Poetry of the politician.
Go and see the new inquisition.
Oh, woe is me, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

Fingers pointed in all directions.
Mobs anointed for the insurrection.
Oh, woe is me, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

I doubt that we can get along.
I doubt that we can right the wrongs.

Bubbling rage of mass uprising.
Troubling wage of slander and libel.
Oh, help me now, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

Social flames burning the wicked.
Woeful names learning they’re sickened.
Oh, help me now, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

I doubt that we can do what’s right.
I doubt that we can stop the blight.

Allegation and accusation.
Public shaming of reputation,
Oh, damn me now, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

Won’t trust the news. Don’t check the science.
Busted and blue from all the lying.
Oh, fuck me now, I got
Deep suspicion and doubt.
Oh, fuck us now, we got
Deep suspicion and doubt.

"Deep Suspicion and Doubt" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: By His Own Lips (Demo)
"BY HIS OWN LIPS" by David Guilbault

Betrayed - by his own lips.
He was afraid – she would get hip.
Now he’s been made. – He’s shown his kiss
To be blue.

Betrayed – by his own lips.
He played fast and loose – with the sweet fibs.
Now he’s about to lose – all the kind bliss
He once knew.

Betrayed. Betrayed.
By his own lips.
By his own lips. Betrayed.

It’s strange – ‘cause he knew this.
It was deranged – to even try and wish
That he could change – from the lying lover
He was.

Damage done – ain’t no goin’ back.
What’s done is done. – What’s fact is fact.
I tell you, son – He did this
To himself, to himself.

Betrayed. Betrayed.
By his own lips.
By his own lips. Betrayed.

Betrayed - by his own lips.
His heart, they say – wasn’t into this.
So comes this day. – He’s shown his kiss
To be blue.

"By His Own Lips" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: And a Song Falls Out (Demo)
"AND A SONG FALLS OUT" by David Guilbault

I pick up my guitar and a song falls out.
I start to tell a story.
Waitin’ and a-wondrin’ what it’s all about.
I guess I shouldn’t worry.

Write what you know.
Write what you see.
Write down the words that need to be.

Let that little story tell itself.
You know it has a rhythm.
Hum it out loud ‘till it jumps and shouts.
And makes you feel like singin’.

Sing what you know.
Sing what you see.
Sing out the tunes that need to be.

That’s my little story, now it’s told.
It came out in a heartbeat.
I know it’s really simple but ya gotta know
That the muses made it sound sweet.

Hear what is blue.
Feel something new.
Show the world that you can tell what’s true.

I pick up my guitar and a song falls out.

"And a Song Falls Out" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: More Damage to be Done (Demo)
"MORE DAMAGE TO BE DONE" by David Guilbault

Death stands at my door.
Sayin’ time has not yet come.
Life still has some more
Damage to be done.
Damage, more damage - to be done.

I’ve had my share of hurt.
Didn’t care much for the pain.
Hard to tell what’s worse,
The fortune or the fame.
The fortune, the fortune - or the fame.

Is it really not enough?
Are there heartaches still in store?
Did it have to be this rough?
What was all the crying for?
What was all, what was all - the crying for?

Some have all the luck.
Strokes of genius claimed.
They suck up all the love
Hear their herald name.
They hear, they hear - their herald name.

I was on the devil’s list.
I was off the godly eye.
Did I deserve all this?
Will I suffer ‘till I die?
Will I suffer, will I suffer - ‘till I die?

Now, death stands at my door.
A bandit on the run.
Gave wounds I must endure.
More damage,
More damage,
More damage, more damage - to be done.

"More Damage to be Done" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Everthung (Demo)
"EVERTHUNG" by David Guilbault

Everthung, I ever sung
Never rung quite true.
Everthung, I ever sung
Was wrong ‘til I met you.

Everthung that came to be
Couldn’t be the truth.
Everthung that oughta be
Is what I see in you.

In you I can see what’s blue.
In you, everthung is new.

Everthung, was always wrong
Before you came in view.
Everthung, was on the run
Before you made it through.

Everthung, that you could say
Will cause me to declare.
Everthung, that comes my way
Is meant for me to share.

I share the wisdom you have shown.
I care that everthung is known.

Everthung, I ever sung
Never rung quite true.
Everthung, I ever sung
Was wrong ‘til I met you.

Everthung that came to be
Couldn’t be the truth.
Everthung that oughta be
Is what I see in you.

"Everthung" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Do Not Climb on the Buddha (Demo)
"DO NOT CLIMB ON THE BUDDHA" by David Guilbault

Do not climb on the Buddha.
Leave that Buddha alone.
Do not climb on the Buddha.
Think about righting a wrong.

Show some respect for the others.
Show some regard for yourself.
Do not climb on the Buddha.
‘Cause, we’re all like ev’ryone else.
‘Cause, we’re all like ev’ryone else.

Don’t tear down your new neighbors.
Don’t build up a new wall.
Don’t tear down your new neighbors.
Your neighbors are part of it all.

Have some love for the hurting.
Have some feel for the pain.
Don’t tear down your new neighbors.
Go out and learn their hard names.
Go out and learn their hard names.

No, do not climb on the Buddha.
Your karma will damn you, I say.
Do not climb on the Buddha.
Let dharma show you the way.
Let dharma show you the way.

Do not climb on the Buddha.
And think about the hatred you own.

"Do Not Climb on the Buddha" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: In My Name (Demo)
"IN MY NAME" by David Guilbault

I walked on water. Gave sight to the blind.
The moneychangers, they all heard.
On the Mount to preach. On the Cross to reach
All the sinful hearts with Holy Words.

What you do, in my name, in my name,
What you do, brings you shame, and you’re to blame.
What you do, what you do, gonna bring you flames.

You broke the rules. Awoke the Screws.
Now you’ve got a price to pay.
When Judgment's done at Kingdom come,
That’ll be your Reckoning Day.

You do war and strife. You do dirty lies
That you should not unto others do.
You do theft and greed. You do unkind deeds.
In my name, you molest the truth.

You wear holy crowns when you put love down.
You conquer and oppress and rule.
You use pious words that bring pain and hurt,
Perverted into sermons cruel.

You light holy smoke. Wear cloaks of gold.
Take money for their souls.
Praise the Holy Ghost as you steal His coat,
Wrapping comfort all around the fools.

What you do, in my name, in my name,
What you do, brings me shame, and I'm not to blame.
What you do, what you do, gonna bring you flames.

On the Mount to preach. On the Cross to reach
All the sinful hearts with Holy Words.

"In My Name" © 2019 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Touch Me Tonight (Demo)
"TOUCH ME TONIGHT" by David Guilbault

Won’t you touch me, tonight?
I need your warm touch.
I need it so much.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

Won’t you touch me, tonight?
Your fingers on my skin.
I still remember them.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

It’s been so long, dear,
Since I’ve felt your touch.
Our distance is wrong, dear.
Our silence, too much.

This cold chill between us,
You know is not right.
Rekindle the warmth, love.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

Touch is the soul of the senses.
Touch is the truth of the heart.
The brush of fingertips,
The softness of a kiss,
And you know love’s found a spark.

So, won’t you touch me, tonight?
Let me know that our love’s alive.
Let me feel that it will survive.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

Won’t you touch me, tonight?
Your fingers on my skin.
I still remember them.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

Won’t you touch me, tonight?
I need your warm touch.
I need it so much.
Won’t you touch me, tonight?

"Touch Me Tonight" © 2019 David Guilbault
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