Myself

by David Guilbault

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"Myself" by David Guilbault

This is a spare, heartfelt and intimate recording. The songs were recorded raw in living rooms with creaky chairs in one or two takes. Just me singing many of what I consider to be my best songs and playing along on my Taylor 512 acoustic guitar. Nothing more. Nothing less. Recorded at age 70. Please help these soulful songs of love, loss and life find their way into the world. As always, thank you for your kind and generous support. I hope all is well with you and yours. Love. David.

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released August 13, 2019

All songs written by David Guilbault (BMI)
Guitar & Vocals: David Guilbault

Producer: David Guilbault
Recording Engineer: Eric Herod
Mixing Engineer: David Guilbault
Released by True as Blue Music

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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: Ain't No Way A-Knowin'
"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: All Hell's Broke Loose
"ALL HELL'S BROKE LOOSE" by David Guilbault

All hell’s broke loose.
The angels are moving fast
To braid a godly noose and kill the caste.

Time to close the truth.
All is naught and naught is all.
Now is then, then is now, and now is past.

Godly souls new born to endless sky.
Pain and fear and misery set free to die.

No one gets to choose.
Been happening long before.
Spirits go when and where they go.

No one can refuse.
Always walking through that door.
Nothing yet to learn, nothing left to know.

Goodly souls new born to endless sky.
Pain and fear and misery set free to die.

All hell’s broke loose.
The angels are moving fast
Time to mend the future; present; past.

There is no truth.
All that was is gone away.

All is all and all is all is all.
All is all and all is all is all.
All is all and all is all is all.

"All Hell's Broke Loose" © 2013 David Guilbault
Track Name: All the Heavens
"ALL THE HEAVENS" by David Guilbault

The stars got cross across the sky.
The moon got lost and refused to rise.
The sun went chasing after bygone days.
All the heavens were amazed.

Bodies were spinning out of sight.
Orbits were thinning from their heights.
Oceans waxing when they were supposed to wane.
All the heavens were amazed.

That’s the day when I met you
And ev’rything was changed.
All of the elements
Decided to get strange.

Gravity went and took the whole day off.
The seven seas took a break and would not toss.
The sticky laws of nature all went their separate ways.
All the heavens were amazed.

That’s the day when I met you
And ev’rything was changed.
All of the elements
Decided to get strange.

The stars got cross across the sky.
The moon got lost and refused to rise.
The sun went chasing after bygone days.
All the heavens were amazed.

"All the Heavens" © 1997 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Anymore
"ANYMORE" by David Guilbault

You came along, along the way,
You took my heart, ev’ry day,
You took a little more than I could give.
I gave it all and all I got
In return was empty talk
Until I knew that we would break apart.

(CHORUS)
I don’t love you anymore –
Any more than forever,
Any more than for always,
Any more than for the rest of my life.

I thought that I could be set free
From the love you held from me.
Now I see that it’s a ghostly curse.
Your hold is tight around my soul.
And ev’ry day my spirit knows
You will always be a haunting fear.

I can’t seem to shake you loose,
Even though my heart is used
To being on the search for someone new.
You’re ev’rywhere I want to go
With ev’ryone I want to know.
Wish that you could see to set me free.

"Anymore" © 2001 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Been Around the Sun
"BEEN AROUND THE SUN" by David Guilbault

Been around the sun, son, too many times.
Been around the sun, son. Nearly blinded my eyes.
Been around the sun, son. Orbit’s on the wane.
Goin’ ‘round the sun, holdin’ on to a cane.

Days they been hard, son. Nights, they been worse.
Years they been rolling, chartin’ a curse.
Been around that sun, son. Circle keepin’ time.
Goin’ ‘round the sun, getting’ ready to die.

‘Round and ‘round and ‘round we go.
Where we stop, nobody knows.
Just want it to go some more,
‘Fore I’m dropped at eternity’s door.

Been around the sun, son, maybe seen too much.
Like the glow of the cosmic flow, the sting of the godly touch.
Been around the sun, son. Now I think I know.
When the sun goes dark, the light will show.

‘Round and ‘round and ‘round we go.
When we stop, nobody knows.
Just want it to go some more,
‘Fore I’m dropped at eternity’s door.

Been around the sun, son, so close to the end.
Been around the sun, son, just doin’ what I can.
Been around the sun son. Don’t know why or when.
Goin’ ‘round the sun, near the final bend.
Goin’ ‘round the sun, so close to the end.

"Been Around the Sun" © 2013 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Black and White
"BLACK AND WHITE" by David Guilbault

Truth is framed in black and white,
Getting starker every day.
Painters of lies try to cover our eyes
And keep them hidden from the grey.
As they color what they say.
Color what they say.

Combatants take positions now.
All compromise is gone.
No one is found on common ground
As the battles have been drawn.
Both black and white are strong.
Both right and both wrong.

Simple truths fall victim
As the powerful deceive
Those who fear the worst in us
And are ready to believe
The black and white they see,
The black and white they read,
The black and white they breed.

Nothing seems so simple
As the truth in black and white.
But simple truths have shades and hues
And colors rich and bright.
No one sees in black and white.
No one see in black and white.

Truth is framed in black and white,
Getting starker every day.
Painters of lies try to cover our eyes
And keep them hidden from the grey.
As they color what they say.
Color what they say.

"Black and White" © 1996 David Guilbault

Track Name: By His Own Lips
"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: Careful of You
"CAREFUL OF YOU" by David Guilbault

If I thought I could love you bravely,
As brave as I’ve loved before,
If I thought I could, then I would.

If I thought I could love you freely,
As free as I’ve loved before,
If I thought I could, then I would.

But I think my heart has lost its nerve,
Afraid for itself to be true.
And I think it knows it’s got to be careful of you.

Thought I had a love to last
A lifetime, maybe more.
Thought I had a lover for all time.

To think that she could take her love
As if it never was,
Giving not a thought to what’s left behind.

But I think her heart had lost its nerve,
Afraid for itself to be true.
And I think it knew just what it had to do.

Hearts that love so brave and free
Break so tragically,
Losing all their courage when they do.

Now I think my heart has lost its nerve,
Afraid for itself to be true.
And I think it knows it’s got to be careful of you.

"Careful of You" © 1995 David Guilbault
Track Name: Come Inside
"COME INSIDE" by David Guilbault

Here it comes.
Here we go again.
You’re out there standing in the pouring rain.

Dry your eyes.
Dry your eyes.
Dry your eyes.
Come inside.

We can work this out.
We can find a way.
We can listen to what each other has to say.

Dry your eyes.
Dry your eyes.
Dry your eyes.
Come inside.

Love lives here.
Love has no fear.

Take my hand.
Kiss my lips.
Our world can’t get any better than this.

Look in my eyes.
Look in my eyes.
Look in my eyes.
Come inside.

Love lives here.
Love has no fear.

This is how it was meant to be.
I’m here for you and you’re here for me.

Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Come inside.

Come inside.
Love lives here.

"Come Inside" © 2010 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Dark Blacktop Road
"DARK BLACKTOP ROAD" by David Guilbault

Heater is cold.
Engine is hot.
Pedal to the metal
Won’t give what I got.

Smoke out my pipe.
Steam out my hood.
Needles all pinnin’.
Ain’t looking real good.

Gotta get where I’m goin’
Before my whole head explodes.
Headin’ to the bottom
Down a dark blacktop road.
Down a dark blacktop road.

Fluids are low.
Fever is high.
Meter is runnin’.
Fixin’ to die.

Nothin’ more left.
No more to lose.
Half tank of gas.
The dank of my blues.

Gotta get where I’m goin’.
Go where I know.
Drivin’ to the bottom
Down a dark blacktop road.
Down a dark blacktop road.

"Dark Blacktop Road" © 2016 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Deep In Your Arms
"DEEP 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.

"Deep In Your Arms" © 2018 David 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: 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: Easy to Be
"EASY TO BE" by David Guilbault

It’s so easy to be your lover.
It’s so easy to be your man.
It’s so easy to be, half of you and me,
All that we can be together.

Our lovers’ embrace.
That look on your face.
The touch of hands. You understand
That I’m your man forever.

We are ev’rything
I could every dream.
We are so easy to be.

It’s so easy to be your lover.
It’s so easy to be your friend.
It’s so easy to be, so easy and free,
So that we can be together.

Our laughter fills the air.
You brush back my hair.
The knowing glance. The soulful dance.
The love that leaves us breathless.

We are ev’rything
I could every dream.
We are so easy to be.

It’s so easy to be your lover.
It’s so easy to be your man.

"Easy to Be" © 2007 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Empty
"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: Eternal Dust
"ETERNAL DUST" by David Guilbault

When you pass into eternal dust
Ain’t no spirit left behind.
When you pass into eternal dust
You ain’t got no soul to find.

When you pass into eternal dust
You’re gonna lose your mind.
When you pass into eternal dust
There ain’t nothin’ more than time.

You’re gone. You’re gone.
You ain’t nothin’ but gone.
You’re gone. You’re gone. You’re gone.

When you pass into eternal dust
Ain’t nothin’ more to see.
When you pass into eternal dust
There ain’t no you and me.

When you pass into eternal dust
Nothin’ there to be set free.
When you pass into eternal dust
Ain’t nothin’ left to be.

When you pass into eternal dust
They’ll be fightin’ o’er your reign.
When you pass into eternal dust
Your stuff’s all up for claim.

When you pass into eternal dust
They’ll all decide your fame.
But when you pass into eternal dust
It’s only dust that will remain.

"Eternal Dust" © 2017 David Guilbault
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Track Name: For Sure
"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: Gimme More Time
"GIMME MORE TIME" by David Guilbault

Gimme, gimme, gimme,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, more time.
Gimme, gimme, gimme,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, 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.

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.

Gimme, gimme, gimme,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, more time.
Gimme, gimme, gimme,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, 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 More Time" © 2009 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Gravity
"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: Hard Like That
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"HARD LIKE THAT" by David Guilbault

(To) my way of thinkin’
The truth’s interpretation
Is subject to occasional sin.
Way that I look at it
Is bound to put a crook in it,
Turn it into something bent.

(CHORUS)
It ain’t the truth
It’s just a fact.
And I’m telling you,
Ain’t it hard like that?

The sun’s up in the mornin’.
You can swear that it’s a bornin’.
But, the more you see the more you don’t know.
Seein’ ain’t believin’,
And all you see is leavin’
By the light that was shining before.

Ev’ryone’s a liar,
And no one will be higher
Than anyone who tires of the truth.
What you say is really
The lie around the feeling
Underneath what’s buggin’ you.

"Hard Like That" © 1998 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Hold Me in Your Arms
"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: I Ain't Sure
"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: I Have to Lie
"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 Own You
"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: 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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Track Name: In the Truth
"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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Track Name: I've Said Enough
"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: 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: Love, Unfastened
"LOVE, UNFASTENED" by David Guilbault

The carpet smells of cigarettes
And dirty tales of lust.
I really shouldn’t be here.

Your perfume makes me a drunken man
I cannot stand. I fall
Into the darkness.

Well, take off all your clothes.
We’re in this, heaven knows.

The room is cold, the sheets are worn,
Our hearts are torn and tired
From all the lying.

We tell ourselves that this is love.
But, it ain’t love at all
That keeps us coming.

So, take off all your clothes.
We’re in this, heaven knows.

Before this night is through I’ll wash away
The scent of you to hide
The stain of / passion.

We’ll kiss goodbye while others wait
At home alone and cry
From love unfastened.

Now, take off all your clothes.
We’re in this, heaven knows.
The carpet smells of cigarettes
And dirty tales of lust.
I really shouldn’t be here.

"Love, Unfastened" © 2014 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Love
"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: Something to Lose
"SOMETHING TO LOSE" by David Guilbault

Feeling low. So close to down and out.
Well I strain to shout.
But no one hears my scream.
Oh my Lord, I’m felling blue.
Living needs a reason.
Won’t you please give me something to lose?

Walking alone, down a one-way street
To that dead-end sign
That shouts my grief.
Oh my Lord, I’m felling blue.
Living needs a reason.
Won’t you please give me something to lose?

I need something I can hold on to
When my spirit fails me.

Well, my laughter’s gone.
I can’t bring a smile.
I can’t find the joy, and I don’t know,
I don’t know why.

All I know is I’m felling blue.
Living needs a reason.
Won’t you please give me something to lose?

Something to lose.
You gotta help me Lord
I need something to lose.

"Something to Lose" © 1971 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Take My Breath
"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: Tell Me With Your Eyes
"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: That Punishing Rain
"THAT PUNISHING RAIN" by David Guilbault

I feel the breath on my neck,
A blistering wind.
It’s coming down hard now,
That punishing rain.
I’m wet to the bone again.

I hear the steps at my back,
A gathering storm.
It’s coming down hard now,
That punishing rain.
I’m wet to the bone again.

I don’t fear Jesus.
But I’m afraid of my own hand.
Lord I just can’t go through this again.
I just can’t live through this again.

I dread the knock on my door,
A rising flood.
It’s coming down hard now,
That punishing rain.
I’m wet to the bone again.

I don’t fear Jesus.
But I’m afraid of my own hand.
Lord I just can’t go through this again.
I just can’t live through this again.

I await the hand on my heart,
A beckoning calm.
It’s coming down hard now,
That punishing rain.
I’m cold to the bone again.
I’m cold to the bone again.

"That Punishing Rain © 2009 David Guilbault
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Track Name: This Is the First Day
"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 of 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.
Owning 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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Track Name: Touch Me Tonight
"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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Track Name: Until the Time is Gone
"UNTIL THE TIME IS GONE" by David Guilbault

Come and walk with me awhile.
It’s been so long since I’ve seen your smile.
Take my hand. Understand
That I am here for you right now.

It’s been a long time, my friend.
And I’m so happy to see you again.
If you need, a friend indeed,
Look my way, take my hand.

I’m not going anywhere.
I’m gonna be right here
Until the time is gone,
Until the time is gone for me and you.

Who’s to say what is gonna be?
But, here today, you can look to me.
I’ll be standing here. Reach for me, dear.
I can help you hold on, look and see.

I’m not going anywhere.
I’m gonna be right here
Until the time is gone,
Until the time is gone for me and you.

Come and walk with me awhile.

"Until the Time is Gone" © 2010 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Warm Love
"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: Waves of Blue
"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: When She Got That Ring
"WHEN SHE GOT THAT RING" by David Guilbault

She coulda had most anything.
But she had to have that wedding ring.
Ev’rything she said and done,
Said her life had just begun
When she got that ring.

She wore that band like a golden crown.
She took that man and she wore him down.
Like a jester in her court,
She made him dance until his feet were sore,
When she got that ring.

And oh-oh-oh.
His time moved slow-o-ow.

He thought about it for a time.
He fought against it as the years went by.
But down deep inside he knew
The trials that she had put him through
When she got that ring.

And oh-oh-oh.
It was time to go-o-o.
And through his heartache,
He saw the light.
Felt his right.
Took his flight.

She got the house and the picket fence.
She got the kids and the fancy friends.
He got a hurt he can’t abide.
He lost himself and slipped inside,
When she got that ring.

And oh-oh-oh.
Still hurts him so-o-o.

"When She Got That Ring" © 2010 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Where I See
"WHERE I SEE" by David Guilbault

In the dark is where I see,
When the night takes hold of me.
In the twilight there is truth.
Dark blue calm. All Alone.
Vision ponders darkness yet to come.

Sometimes it can be so clear,
That the shadows disappear.
Ev’rything is as it seems.
Save the dark. Save the light.
Truth stands solid, revealing what is right.

Love is seldom why we part.
Rarely is there loss of heart.
It’s the pain that breaks the bonds.
Chronic hurts, unkind words,
Fray the heartstrings tethered to love’s worth.

Wounds of love will take their toll.
Over time they’ll kill the soul.
And the passion turns to pain,
Turns to hurt, turns to tears,
Takes the goodness and turns it into fear.

In the dark is where I see,
When the night takes hold of me.
In the twilight there is truth.
Love is week, breaks from strain.
Love is never stronger than the pain.
In the dark is where I see.

"Where I See" © 1999 David Guilbault
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Track Name: Words, They Fail
"WORDS, THEY FAIL" by David Guilbault

She tells me words fail her.
They can’t find their voice.
Thoughts inside her head can’t find their way.
Thinking in patterns
That only she knows.
What she really means she’s not ready to say.

My words come so easy,
Finding voice in the air.
Thoughts inside my head come crying out loud.
I listen for echoes,
For new things to know,
For ev’ry spoken truth to be found.

I try to hear.
She tries to tell.
But, words, they fail.

I don’t know what she’s saying.
She doesn’t say what she means.
Still we try and try to understand
What each one is thinking
In such diff’rent ways.
To know it like we know the touch of our hands,

I try to hear.
She tries to tell.
But, words, they fail.

She tells me words fail her.
They can’t find their voice.
Thoughts inside her head can’t find their way.

"Words, They Fail" © 1998 David Guilbault
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Track Name: You Could Be the One
"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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