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Selected Works

by David Guilbault

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Just a Man 03:49
"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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Easy to Be 03:20
"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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Anymore 03:34
"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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"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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"BETTER LOOK BOTH WAYS" by David Guilbault Better look both ways Before you take a step. Better look both ways Before you step into the fray. Coming from the left. Coming from the right. Coming at you now With all they got, with all their might. Look out, look out. Look out, look out. Well, here they come, They’re coming on strong. They long for a fight. They follow like fools. A mob that’s easily ruled. They’re led to believe That those they need are their enemies. Beware, beware. Beware, beware. Here they come. They’re blind and dumb and numb with fear. Better look ahead Before look behind. Better look real good Because they could be out of their minds. Hear ye, hear ye. Hear ye, hear ye. Better look both ways Before you play with your liberties. Better look both ways Before you take a step. Better look both ways Before you step into the fray. "Better Look Both Ways" ©2010 David Guilbault _________________________
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Here, Alone 04:04
"HERE, ALONE" by David Guilbault Here, alone. By my/self. Here, alone. No one else. Here, alone , you can feel the moan. Here, alone. Feel the air. There’s a still. The wind moves over there. Here, alone. Quiet night. Here, alone. Feeling tight. Here, alone. You can hear the sigh. Here, alone. Mark the time. There’s a still. The world moves out of sight. (CHORUS) You can fill your space, Chock to the brim. You can build your place Just to wall all the loneliness in. Here, alone. Seconds tick. Here, alone. Getting’ sick. Here, alone. You can hear the cry. Here, alone. Day to day. There’s a still. Life has moved away. "Here, Alone" © 2007 David Guilbault _________________________
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Dirty Money 04:04
"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. They pick the life out of your eyes. "Dirty Money" © 2007 David Guilbault _________________________
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"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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Far Away 03:47
"FAR AWAY" by David Guilbault I can’t hold you close When you need me most, My love. I can’t hold your hand While a sickness grips the land, My love. Far away. We must stay so far apart. Wish you could be here To brush away my fear, My love. I feel so all alone Trapped inside this home, My love. Far away. We must stay so far apart. My heart longs to be right next to you. To feel your breath and touch your skin. All this distance brings teardrops to my eyes, From the fear and loneliness within. I’m terrified to know That this feeling may not go, My love. Will I hold you once again, Feel you skin to skin, My love? Far away. We must stay so far apart. Far away. We must stay so far apart. It breaks my heart. "Far Away" © 2020 David Guilbault _________________________
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Warm Love 02:40
"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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"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. "Words, They Fail" © 1998 David Guilbault
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"DON'T YOU EVEN" by David Guilbault I’m no stranger to your charms. I’ve spent so many nights deep in your arms If I told you what was so, Then you’d have to let me go. I gotta go now, you know why. Don’t you even start to cry. This has been so long overdue You and me, my dear, are through. Through our days, through our long, lonely nights, I’m amazed we got anything right. Don’t you even act surprised. Angry words hung in our air. Nothing they said could make it clear. What we sought, we could not find. Nothing can make me change my mind. Through our days, through our long, lonely nights, I’m amazed we got anything right. Don’t you even act surprised. "Don't You Even" © 2008 David Guilbault _________________________
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"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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"YOU'VE BEEN WITH HIM" by David Guilbault Do you think that I don’t know When you tell me all those lies? Do you think that it doesn’t show Right through your hiding eyes? Well, I know what you’re doin’. And I know where you’ve been. You’ve been with him. Don’t you know tjat when you come back home You smell of dark desire? Don’t you know that you’re as cold as stone When I try to start a fire? Well I know what you’re doin’. And I know where you’ve been. You’ve been with him. No need to take me for a fool. You’re out there playing by your own rules. I know it’s just a passing game. There ain’t no sense to call the blame. Don’t you think that you’ll break our love With your nights of loveless lies? Don’t you think that for the sake of us You need to tell that man goodbye? ‘Cause I still love you darling. And I’ve loved you even when … You’ve been with him. "You've Been With Him" © 2014 David Guilbault _________________________
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"THE COFFEE AIN'T READY YET" by David Guilbault The whiskey’s gone. The coffee ain’t ready yet. Ev’rything is wrong. There’s a pounding in my head. The whiskey’s gone. Can’t remember what I said. The whiskey’s gone. The coffee’s on. I wish I was dead. Ev’rything was fine when this party started off. But, cigarettes and wine didn’t seem to be enough. Had to open the rye. Had to open the rum. The whiskey’s gone. The coffee’s on. What have I done? What did I say to you? What did you tell me back? Why are there scratches on my face and my back? Why do you look at me like I have done you wrong? When the whiskey pours I come undone. The whiskey’s gone. The coffee ain’t ready yet. Time to atone for my failings once again. Time to go home, with old shame and new regret. The whiskey’s gone. The coffee’s on. I wish I was dead. The whiskey’s gone. The coffee’s on. I wish I was ... "The Coffee Ain't Ready Yet" © 2013 David Guilbault _________________________
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Where I See 03:59
"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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"THIS IS THE FIRST DAY" - David Guilbault & autOaudiO This is the first day. Counting them off now. One by one, 'til they’re gone. These stolen moments. Blessings and favors. Embrace them all, 'til they’re gone. Gone from this life of wondrous woe. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so it goes. This is the first day. Cherish them all now. Look to the loves that you have sown. Thank ev’ry heartbeat. Rejoice in the kindness. Awake to an unrelenting dawn. Dawn brings a cure of light and hope. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so it goes. This is the first day. The die it is cast now. Fate is forged in kingdom come. Born to the unknown. Warmed by my children. Losing time ‘til time is done. Done are the days of toil and toll. Body and mind, spirit and soul. And so it goes. 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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"BEEN AROUND THE SUN" - David Guilbault & autOaudiO 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've been hard, son. Nights, they've been worse. Years, they've been rollin', Chartin’ a curse. Been around that sun, son. Circle keepin’ time. Goin’ ‘round the sun, gettin’ ready to die. ‘Round and ‘round, ‘round we go. Where we stop, ain't nobody knows. Just want it to go some more, Before 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, ‘round we go. Where we stop, nobody knows. Just want it to go some more, Before I’m dropped at eternity’s door. Been around the sun, son, So close to the end. Been around the sun, son, Doin’ what I can. Been around the sun, son. Don’t know why or when. Goin’ ‘round the sun, so close to the end. Goin’ ‘round the sun, so close to the end. Goin’ ‘round the sun. "Been Around the Sun" © 2013 David Guilbault _________________________
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"AIN'T GONNA SLOW MY ROLL" by David Guilbault This ain’t no time to slow my roll. I’ve got miles and miles to go. I know deep down in my soul I ain’t done. All those voices, they still call. I’ve still got choices, after all. So much more to see and do. Yeah, I ain’t through. If I’m thinking straight, I can’t hesitate. It won’t matter what I lose. Take the time that’s left, Give it all my best. Keep on looking for the truth. This ain’t no time to slow my roll. I’ve more to say with what I know. Use my ragged, broken voice To make a joyful noise. If I’m thinking straight, I won’t hesitate. I’ll be damned with what I lose. Take the time that’s left, Give it all my best. Keep on looking for the truth. This ain’t no time to slow my roll In a world of tension, toil and toll. In a life of wonderment and woe. Ain’t gonna slow my roll. "Ain't Gonna Slow My Roll" © 2021 David Guilbault _________________________
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"WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE" by David Guilbault When it’s all said and done It’s the love we have shown. It’s the joy we have known In our hearts. It’s the kindness we’ve shared. The feelings we’ve dared. Just being there, A hand in the dark. Giving love is ev’rything. It’s what to do for the gift of being. It’s what is true to the soul. When it’s all said and done, It’s the lives we have touched If we’ve given enough Of our hearts. It’s the friends we have helped When we’ve given ourselves With no need to be held In esteem. Giving love gives love’s return, Making life rich for the living. Takes the strife, strips it bare of worth, Leaving joyful jewels that only love can earn. For, what is life but giving love? What is love, but the giving? When it’s all said and done What’s the meaning of someone? It’s love, love, giving love. When it’s all said and done What’s the meaning of someone? It’s love, love, giving love. "When It's All Said and Done" © 2021 David Guilbault _________________________
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"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 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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"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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"Selected Works by David Guilbault" is a collection of favorite & popular tracks from some of David's best-produced albums.

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released June 11, 2022

Producers: Paul Beaudry, Chris Klimecky, Matthew Emerson Brown, Colin J Nelson, James Dean Cotton, Spencer Carlson, Jason Goessl & Nick Nordahl.

Cover illustration by Vaclav Volrab.

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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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