Drifting

by Brandon Strader

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1.
00:53
2.
04:21
Another day The sun rises anew Nature sings its prayer Plants coated with dew Clouds form overhead To caress the sky Like the birds above My soul will fly As time goes on And the memory fades The loss of love That no one can evade It is not easy To harbor all these feelings deep inside As life goes on you learn That it doesn't hurt to try As I wander on The sunrays on my trail Eternity beyond The falling of this hail When the day is done I lay down to rest Always on my mind As the heart beats in my chest
3.
03:18
4.
04:48
Tired and troubled Dark and disguised Hand on my angel She tells me her lies No you don't, you don't know me She said I'm alright She said I'm just fine You want it, you want it to be I've seen you inside of my dreams The vein of the vessel, it bleeds The demons, they're calling for me The angel, she's lying to me No you don't, you don't know what I've seen She said I'm alright She said I'm just fine No, you lie, you know I'm not fine She said I'm alright She said I'm just fine I'll believe her this time
5.
04:36
I may never know How some things could have been And I'll never see this time again Everything I've done With regrets I move on Time to face the noise and be strong Every word I say Echos into nothing Like the autumn leaves, they're swept away Falling through the dark When will I hit the ground? When will I be able to leave my mark? Words unspoken, never said Suffering with Grace Will I ever see your face After the Month of May Words unspoken, never said Suffering with Grace Will I live to see your face After the Month of May
6.
06:34
Everything we are, all we can become The potential of our (human) race Everything we are, all that we were Just a disgrace Gone There's no way out, you can't abandon the crowd Everything's changing now (All that we know, all that we are) All that we were, all that we are It's not worth anything Nothing, nothing I blame you, I blame you There's nothing left for us, we better just go away I blame you, I blame you There's nothing left for us, we better just go away now I blame you I blame you, I blame you, I blame you Gone
7.
03:47
It's all becoming clearer What it means to me I always knew that it would be like this I'm ready now but maybe it's too far ahead Holding on to everything I know I never thought that it could be this way I never thought I'd have the words to say I'm... Drifting Along that old winding road Drifting To find a place where I am free Seeking The things that I've never known To find what I need Drag Me Down Open eyes staring far into the dark To catch a glimpse of something more Stormy nights bleeding like an endless sea And dreaming of the endless shore Another day is calling out my name Another moment never fades away Drifting Along that old winding road Drifting To find a place where I am free Seeking A place that I've never known To find what I need
8.
04:20
9.
03:56
Turn your back on the future, baby Dwell on all of your mistakes You did your best with the time that you had It was inevitable that you would break Always tried your best But your best was never good enough You were seeking someone else to blame Your faults are yours alone Yesterday, you did not know the sting of pain You never could have known I am here if you need me, baby With an ear you can sing to Sorry I haven't been there lately You need someone else that you can cling to Always tried your best But your best was never good enough You were seeking someone else to blame Your faults are yours alone Yesterday, you did not know the sting of pain It's time that you were shown It's time... it's time...
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01:13
11.
02:52
I met you one summer day With stars in your eyes Secretly I hoped you'd stay But we said goodbye "I miss you now," she mumbled to herself "I want to see you again," he struggled not to yell Maybe someday we'll meet again Or maybe this is really the end I miss your eyes I miss your smile I miss your laugh I miss your hair I miss your kiss I miss your love
12.
04:25
I met you, 13 long years ago I looked in your eyes, and knew you were mine All those years ago, there was no way to know That you would be with me through all this time I can trust you, you can trust me I won't abandon you, don't leave Someone to have, someone to hold My little soul Winter came, summer passed, you were here As long as you're with me, you have nothing to fear
13.
I may not always love you But long as there are stars above you You never need to doubt it I'll make you so sure about it God only knows what I'd be without you If you should ever leave me Though life would still go on believe me The world could show nothing to me So what good would living do me God only knows what I'd be without you

about

Until January 2019, get the album for 50% off! Merry Christmas!

My third original album, Drifting.

It took 4 years to complete and was incredibly difficult emotionally, but is my best work to date. A huge thank you to the kickstarter backers for their patience, and the guest musicians!

Another huge thanks to Travis Vengroff for constant advice, listening to demos, and the sacrificed dropbox space!

credits

released September 28, 2018

Everything by Brandon Strader except:

Live Violins on Another Day, Bonfire by Steven Melin
Live Flute on Bonfire by Kat Sanzo
Lyrics/vocals on Angels by Miggz from Tomorrow's Momento
Verse/Bridge lyrics and lead vocals on Drag Me Down by Natalie Ay
Chorus vocoder on Little Soul by Zut (my cat and assistant)
Accordion/Bass on God Only Knows by Careless Juja (Travis Vengroff, Paul Mella)

Artwork photograph by Prof Ekant Veer

Bonfire is dedicated to the memory of Frank Houghton, Sr.

Gone is dedicated to the memory of John Houghton

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Brandon Strader Weirton, West Virginia

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, also provides mixing and mastering services.

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