Piedmont

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Recorded by Jim Brantley

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released February 1, 2018

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Piedmont Campbell, California

Jim Brantley
Misha Guiffre
Jeff Zahos
Chris Jacobsen

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Track Name: Can't sleep
Woke up with a start and songs in my head
I’d much rather sleep but guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead
I had a dream that everything burned
But it was alright cause that helped me learn

That what you acquire doesn’t make you feel good
And things that you make beat those that you earn
The feeling you get when You see the light
The things that you think when it all feels right

Don’t fear it. Please don’t quit. Just be who you are - a star.
All my life I felt like I can’t - now I’ll be what I want

Stare at my phone till my eyes turn red
Sometimes I try to read the whole internet
The facts of life that keep me awake
The book that won’t end page after page

Everyone slows to stare at the crash
But then they move on it’s gone in a flash
I’m taking stock of what I’ve become
Better that than to just stay numb

Don’t fear it. Please don’t quit. Just be who you are - a star.
All my life I felt like I can’t - now I’ll be what I want.
Track Name: Life you want
Well I’ve been drinking too much
And I’ve been thinking too much
‘Bout all the time I wasted worried ‘bout what’s to come.

Well I’ve been young
And I’ve been older
And nothing changed about my soul or where I’m from

I could take a page
Out of your book
But that won’t change the story much

You can make it fast
And try to be tough

Or you can live the life you want
Yes you can live the life you want

We’ll all be gone someday
You know it’s coming too soon
People been dying for millions of years seems we’d get it by now

Looked out across
The western ocean
And at the edge of the earth I learned not to worry too much

I could take a page
Out of your book
But that won’t change the story much

You can make it fast
And try to be tough

Or you can live the life you want
Yes you can live the life you want
Track Name: Accident
Life is just another word to describe the path you take and all the change
What's a life? Just a tale that we tell ourselves to explain

The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did

Everything that results from that, don’t pretend that it was you.
Everyone makes a story to tell — if you try it might come true

The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did

All I know is you are free
Take your time, take more than you need.
Believe in yourself if anything
Take your time, take anything you need.

The accident of where you're born, the accident of who you are is just that; an accident — not what you did
Track Name: Not the same
At last I forgot those strange dreams I used to have a lot
Stopped to think — here I am just a man
So far from anywhere I thought I’d land

When I think about what I want
I’m still hearing that old Piedmont
Calling my name
But it’s probably not the same as it was

The daily routine - has a way of getting in between
What you know and the places you could go
Once you move on you can’t go home

When I think about what I want
I’m still hearing that old Piedmont
Calling my name
But I’m probably not the same as I was

When I think about what I want
Still hearing that old Piedmont
Calling my name
But it’s probably not the same as it was
Track Name: Running it down
Feeling like I don't ever think
Stare ahead never even blink
Running it down, Running it down

You can be anything you want
Chameleon-like but tired so I just don't
Running it down, Running it down

Think I'll take the long way home
Ride around the streets till dawn
When there’s nowhere left to go

That's when I will know
It’s time to let it go
It’s time to take it slow
Track Name: Things that matter
It feels good when I leave it all behind
When the world just falls away
And I’m living in my mind

Nothing hurts me when my heart is in control
Working hard to to make the sound
That I feel inside my soul

But I miss you all the time
It runs away and all it leaves behind
Is a lonely man who spent it all
And thought that it’d be fine
To miss the things that matter now
Don’t miss the things that matter now

It feels good to create a thing that stays
Something I can leave behind
After I have gone away

Feel the flow and the sound of letting go
Once you pluck it from the air
It gets hard to let it go

But I miss you all the time
It runs away and all it leaves behind
Is a lonely man who spent it all
And thought that it’d be fine
To miss the things that matter now
Don’t miss the things that matter now
Track Name: Part I played
Baby it was a wild ride
Thinkin’ everything’s wrong
The days seemed long but the years are short,
and the past is dead and gone

Get so rundown that I forget who I am
It feels so strange to walk around as a different man

Always acting, never a thought
It’s strange to play the part of a
man who’s out of time, and lost the fight, cause he never fought

But that’s not me, it’s just a part I played
When I was down and out but now I’m back to stay
Jumped in the fire, filled with desire
Never a thought if I’ll see the other side

Memories are all around me
Wonder when they’ll be gone
Memories fade but the feelings linger on
And I don’t want to go
Track Name: Don't hold on
I’ve got strongly held convictions
That I can’t quite explain
I try to put them into practice
And I practice every day

Try to find the least restrictive
Way to minimize the pain
And if turns out I’m not able
Then I’ll find a way to change
Yes I’ll find a way to change

Simply let it go - Don’t hold on
Life is much too short
Don’t hold on to too much

There are times when it all goes so wrong
And you just wanna yell and curse
Even then when the shine has worn off
You can still write one more verse

You absorb all my darkness
and I try my best to take yours
That’s the way we get through hardship
There are times when you’ve gotta take more
There are times when you’ve gotta take more

Simply let it go - Don’t hold on
Life is much too short
Don’t hold on to too much

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