always chasing light

this song came about following a comment i made on a photo by my good friend Joe Pacheco which he hashtagged #always #chasing light. my comment, ”cool title for a song” , to which his reply, ”why don’t you write one”, was the spark.
i used an old riff i’ve had for years but never knew what to do with. we’re not talking just a couple of years here. we’re talking between 25-30 years! it was inspired by one of my all time favorite songs, Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker”. so you can say it’s kind of an hommage. in this song, like most of the songs i’ve recorded so far, i use 3 different bass tracks doing three different things. i don’t own a guitar so i use bass for everything đŸ˜‰ i played the beat on my old, trusty, de-tuned, crappy drum-set. added vocals, shakers and tambourine. the mix is sludgy, muddy and fuzzy on purpose. i find it adds to the theme of “always chasing light”. in music terms i guess that would be “brightening up the mix”. hope you enjoy this song as much as i’ve enjoyed recording it. thanks again Joe đŸ™‚
check out Joe’s amazing photography on Instagram @ joepache_co

 
i’ve been in the dark before
then a spark just brings me forth
and i keep chasing, chasing the light
always chasing
always chasing
always chasing the light
i’ve been set apart before
just to even out the score
still i kept chasing
chasing the light
always chasing
always chasing
always chasing the light
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blindside

this track has a slow, dark, lullaby vibe to it.
we’ve all experienced the “blindside” someway or another. enjoy, download for free on bandcamp or soundcloud and don’t forget to share đŸ™‚

i never thought of us apart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
i never fought for that i’ve lost
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
you kept me hanging around
you kept me hanging around
you dragged me into the ground
you dragged me into the ground
mmm
i never got
to say my part
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart
it broke my heart

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kill your ego

this is not a suicide song. the original title was “the day” but i didn’t want any misunderstanding of the chorus, hence the title “kill your ego”. the genre is a tribute to a few of my all time favorites: the ramones, husker du, the cars… this song has been performed live with my band the fuzzy bees. the band also recorded a version of the song with cool guitars by robert martins and mike valiante plus, obviously, better drums by derek davidson. maybe that version will see the light of day someday but for now, enjoy my own therapy’s “kill your ego”.

you’re a pillar you’re a butterfly
you can sting like a bee
from those prisons inside your mind
set yourself free
the answer is not suicide
of the physical kind
you need to kill something bigger
inside your mind
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
sunny days turn to cloudy nights
quicker than you thought
you find yourself alone now
at the edge of the night
you reach for the exit
soon you realize
you need to kill something bigger
inside your mind
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
the day i kill my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s not me it’s my self
it’s my self
it’s my self
it’s my self
it’s my self
it’s my self

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come out and play

did you ever feel that some people need you only when there’s no one else around?

hey, wanna play
wanna play
wanna play
hey, do you know
do you know
do you know
where to go
where to go
where to go
where to go
hey, wanna play
wanna play
wanna play
hey, do you know
do you know
do you know
where to go
where to go
oh i have nowhere to go
oh i have nowhere to go
come out and play

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hey you, i know your name

this song is basically about us all, pretty much, being the same. we all have the same insecurities, worries, and at the core just want to be part of something. to be accepted, to be loved. but we are afraid to show our vulnerability. we often feel, and sometimes choose to be, left out. opening up seems more of a drag than anything else. don’t despair. don’t feel alone. you’re not alone. hey you, i know your name…this song is for you. enjoy.
free download on bandcamp or soundcloud


feeling out
feeling drab
you’re reaching out
but it’s a drag
a drag
strangers’ faces in the crowd
looking out for just a shroud
a doubt
a doubt
hey you
you know i know your name
hey you
you know we’re just the same
you know we’re just the same
blend yourself right in a space
there is no trace upon your face
you’re fake
going on about your day
seems like ecerything’s ok
you wait
you wait
hey you
you know i know your name
hey you
you know we’re just the same
you know we’re just the same
hey you
hey you
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reaching 

This song is the first of 4 I will be posting intended for The Fuzzy Bees. The band is currently on hiatus. Maybe one day we’ll get around to them. It would be interesting to compare.

Reaching is self explanatory. Download it for free on soundcloud or bandcamp. Help spread the music by sharing.

It doesn’t matter what they say
I don’t care for the games they play
It doesn’t matter what they do
I still have my point of view
I don’t need them to believe
I’m just following a dream
and I’m reaching
and I’m reaching
and I’m reaching
and I’m reaching
and I’m reaching
For something I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in cause I see it
And I’m reaching
And I’m reaching
And I’m reaching
And I’m reaching
For something I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in
I believe in cause I see it in my dream
And I see it in my dream
And I see it in my dream and I am reaching
I’m reaching
I’m reaching
I’m reaching
For something I believe in

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