Lyrics

Return Echo

Dim The Lights

from the day your born

fate is drawn

the lines are written

in your hands

 

as you grow

life unfolds

the stories run

like a tv show

 

the plot thickens as you go

write the next episode

 

  this is our time down here

  are we nothing more than players on a stage

  we live with our hopes and fears

  so dim the lights

  dim the lights

  and settle in

 

time goes on

you move along

and learn to listen

to your soul

what happens next you can never know

 

choices are ours to make

but sometimes we make mistakes

 

  this is our time down here

  are we nothing more than players on a stage

  we live with our hopes and fears

  so dim the lights

  dim the lights

 

my mother told me at 24 years

you better know where you’re going

life’s gonna build you up

it’s gonna tear you down

some days it swallows you whole

don’t stop trying

don’t stop

 

beneath these lights

is a world I live alone

but I’m still here

and I’ve got a story to tell

 

dim the lights

dim the lights

and settle in

Drew Yowell - lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, guitar solo, bass, keyboards, organ

Doug Yowell - Drums

Gina Yowell - backing vocals

 

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

NEW

Love Is All We Have

later on

when the lights go out

and you still have a moment to spare

pray for all the lost and lonely souls

who are searching for someone to care

 

the world is changing every single day

soon we’re gonna have to find a way

back to love

 

  love is all we have to survive

  love is all we have tonight

 

though our skin may look different

we’re the same underneath young and old

so don’t give in

to the rhetoric

of division that we’re being sold

 

I can’t even read the news today

the only thing that takes the pain away

is love

 

  love is all we have to survive

  love is all we have tonight

 

where do we go without it

it’s all we have to make it better

how can we live without it

everyone knows

that the answer is only love

 

  love is all we have to survive

  love is all we have tonight

Drew Yowell - lead and backing vocals, electric guitars, guitar solo, piano

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion, sound effects

Will Lee - bass

May Cheung - backing vocals

Gina Yowell - backing vocals

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Don't Let Me Go Just Yet

Southern California

we watched the sunset on the west

so good to see your face again

 

felt like a perfect

long distance love affair

but it all came to an end

 

when you said don't forget

we were friends the day we met

and there's no reason we should change that now

 

I have no regrets

of the summer that we spent

I try to tell my heart but it says...

 

  don't let me go just yet

  don't let me go just yet

 

maybe I imagined

the life I thought we had out here

but it seems like you had other plans

 

what about the simple things

did we take them all for granted

did we ever really stand a chance

was my timing wrong

was it a gamble all along

I'm left with all these questions in my head

 

now I would have bet

we'd be lovers 'till the end

I try to tell my heart but it says...

 

  don't let me go just yet

  don't let me go just yet

 

from a spark

to a flame

we were fire

an inferno so untamed

now I'm sifting through

the ruins and remains

 

of a love

that we held

in the palm

of our hands

it makes no sense

 

why you'd walk away

when everything was so right

 

  don't let me go just yet

  don't let me go just yet

  don't let me go just yet

  don't let me go...

Drew Yowell - acoustic and electric guitars, guitar solo, piano, organ

Doug Yowell - drums

Will Lee - bass

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

I Know You Too Well

you smile like there's nothing wrong

like the DJ played your favorite song

but the tears are right behind it

I know you too well

 

you'll say it's just the way it goes

the disappointment never shows

you pretend it doesn't matter

but I know you too well

 

while you laugh it away

there's a pain in your heart

that stays

 

  say no words and still I understand you

  the light behind your eyes that shines through

  love is something that we share together

  I'll be here and that's forever

 

when you say you don't need help

cuz you'd rather do it by yourself

you'll turn to me

I know you too well

 

don't convince me that you've given up

packed it in and called it a day

you always find a way

I know you too well

 

two is stronger than one

our journey has only just begun

 

  say no words and still I understand you

  the light behind your eyes that shines through

  love is something that we share together

  I'll be here and that's forever

 

beyond the shadow of doubt

you'll find a love you can't live without

 

  say no words and still I understand you

  the light behind your eyes that shines through

  I'll remember all the moments that we

  build along our lifelong story

Drew Yowell - lead and backing vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitars, guitar solo

Doug Yowell - drums

Will Lee - bass

Scott Chasolen - organ

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Lonely Man In Paris

I'm a lonely man in Paris tonight

I walk along Rue Saint Lazare

lost in the city lights

 

I know I'll recognize her

by her eyes

she'll be luminous and magic

so full of life

 

  she'll take me in her arms

  in a moment bon vivant

  avec tout son coeur

  she'll love me ever more

 

she was more than I imagined

she would be

with her subtle grace she bloomed

like the fleur de lys

and just like all those classic

movie scenes

she captivated every part of me

 

  she took me in her arms

  in a moment bon vivant

  avec tout son coeur

  she showed me something more

 

all this time I thought it was a girl I hoped to find

but I was wrong

so wrong

 

what I discovered  took me by surprise

it was the city all along

now I'm in love

 

after all I've seen I know for sure

I'm a lonely man in Paris no more

Drew Yowell - lead vocals, music box. pump organ, keyboards, strings, string arrangement

Doug Yowell - percussion, cymbals, backing vocals

Gary Schreiner - accordion

May Cheung - backing vocals

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

The Great Unknown

don't you think that you're being too tough

when we could be in love instead

you know by now that I figured it out

when you push me you're pulling me closer

 

  without a risk  no reward

  a chance that we cannot ignore

  so step out of your comfort zone

  and let's find out what lies beyond

  the great unknown

 

I can tell when you’re acting so scared

that you were not prepared for a love like mine

you can let every doubt hold you down

or we can paint this town any color you'd like

 

I can't predict what comes next

but early indications would suggest

that you trust me just enough to let go

as we step into the great unknown

 

we're only here in this life

to face all the fear that we hide

love is an eternal road

that I want to walk beside you

and find out where it goes

 

  uncover all the highs and lows

  the mystery unravels as we go

  we'll find a place to call our own

  somewhere beyond the great unknown

  somewhere beyond

  the great unknown

Drew Yowell - lead and backing vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

No Turning Back

you found a spark

chose a path and you followed it

you're gonna make your mark

like all your heroes did

 

all the dedication

and the sacrifices made

when it comes together

the crown is yours to take

 

  now you've come so far

  don't lose sight of that

  I know you're gonna be a star

  there's no turning back

 

endless hours

time you spent perfecting it

sleepless nights

imagining that moment

 

nothing holds you back

no obstacle gets in your way

you'll risk it all

just to see that day

 

  now you've come so far

  don't lose sight of that

  I know you're gonna be a star

  there's no turning back

 

Drew Yowell - lead and backing vocals, piano, synths, programming, electric guitars, guitar solo

Doug Yowell - drums

Will Lee - bass

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Return Echo

the ashes fell like snow upon

a landscape once beautiful

blanketing the streets we used to trust

 

what happens to those left behind

who can’t afford to run

can they survive among the rubble and the dust

 

peering through a smoke filled sky

children left to wonder why

they’re born into a war they did not start

 

but we can heal it

when we lay down our weapons and believe it

and the world will hear it

when we raise up our voices

and make them open their eyes

that we’re only here for a limited time

 

  above the satellites

  beyond the deep blue sky

  the universe is open wide

  there’s no need to fight

  cuz there’s no battle lines

  we’re all passengers of time

  why can’t we learn from history

  we waste the opportunity

  or it’s easier to look the other way

praying for a hopeful sign

waiting for the satellites

to return echo: help is close behind

 

caravans of displaced souls

searching for their homes

but the signal’s lost and no one hears their cries

 

but we can heal it

when we lay down our weapons and believe it

and the world will hear it

when we raise up our voices

and make them open their eyes

that we’re only here for a limited time

 

  above the satellites

  beyond the deep blue sky

  the universe is open wide

  there’s no need to fight

  cuz there’s no battle lines

  we’re all passengers of time

 

every baby’s born with love in it’s eyes

while politicians can’t agree left or right

it’s as if they’re blind

if only they could see it from the other side

maybe then they’ll finally realize

they’ll realize

 

above the satellites

beyond the deep blue sky

the universe is open wide

there’s no need to fight

cuz there’s no battle lines

we’re all passengers of time

 

  above the satellites

  beyond the deep blue sky

  the universe is open wide

  there’s no need to fight

  cuz there’s no battle lines

  we’re all passengers

  we’re all passengers

 

  the world is waiting

  the world is waiting

  we gotta help it

  we gotta help it

  the world is waiting

  the world is waiting

  it’s up up to us to make it

  make it right

  make it right

Drew Yowell - lead vocals, piano, bass, electric guitars, synths

Doug Yowell - drums

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Greetings from the Galaxy

the autumn dusk is calm and still

humble in it's quiet chill

the leaves go floating by

suspended in a time

 

when they lived among the trees

swaying on a summer breeze

for now they drift away

till spring returns

 

if you could see

how the world has changed

since you've been gone

how the days drag on

and the nights are long

but I sometimes find you in a dream

 

  I look up at the stars at night

  and I pick out the brightest one I can find

  imagining

  it's you

  watching over me

  sending all your love

  and greetings from the galaxy

I drift along a city street

as if I'm on an open sea

lost among the crowd

I barely hear a sound

in my mind are picture stills

of that house up on the hill

a life we lived before

you went away

 

if you could see

how the world has changed

since you've been gone

now the days drag on

and the nights are long

but I sometimes find you in a dream

 

  I look up at the stars at night

  and I pick out the brightest one I can find

  Imagining

  it's you

  watching over me

  sending all your love

  and greetings from the galaxy

Drew Yowell - nylon guitar, guitar solo, strings, string arrangement

Doug Yowell - drums

Jeff Allen - bass

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Love Here Now

love

will constantly rise

as the sun to the sky

as the sea to the tide

I will always remain

by your side

 

here

we stand so small

these canyon walls

where we conquered our fear

where the desert stars

made it clear

 

now

as we take one last look

in our silence and awe

we'll look back on this day

as a moment to say

we found love here now

Drew Yowell - vocals

string arrangement written by Roman Vinuesa

string arrangement edits by Tobias Wagner

assistant - Justin La Vallée

Budapest Art Orchestra - strings

Conductor: Petr Pejtsik

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

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Produced by Doug Yowell

Co-Produced by Drew Yowell

 

Recorded at:

Nuvian Studios, NJ

The Guest Room, NJ

 

Additional recording:

Power Station, NYC

Bennett Studio, NJ

Teaneck Sound, NJ

East Connection Music, Budapest

 

Engineered by Doug and Drew Yowell

Additional engineering: Dae Bennett, Roy Hendrickson, Dave Kowalski

 

Mixed by Dae Bennett

Mastered by Dave Kowalski

 

Album cover design and illustration: Shiela Oliveros

Management: Toolbox Entertainment

 

all songs written by Drew Yowell

ASCAP/ Nuvian Music

all songs copyright 2020

This album is dedicated to Don Paul Yowell

Eternal Gratitude to Doug Yowell for helping me achieve the vision and artistry throughout this album with endless dedicaton and meticulous focus on every note recorded.

Special Thanks to: Doug Yowell, Gina Yowell, Will Lee, May Cheung, Gary Schreiner, Jeff Allen and Scott Chasolen, Dae Bennett, Roy Hendrickson, Andrea Valentini, Dave Kowalski, Tobias Wagner, Roman Vinuesa, Justin La Vallée and the Budapest Art Orchestra for their amazing talent and all they magic they bring to my music

Thanks to: Shelley WolfeWinn Krozack, Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars, Joe James, 30th Street Guitars, NYC, Robert Keeley, Chris Visceglia, Michael Visceglia, Andy Huenerberg, Pat Leonard, Bruce Gaitsch

Extra Special Thanks to my GoFundMe supporters: 

Cheryl Szakach, Paul Munz, Brett Swiller, May Cheung,

Linh Pham, Scott LePage, Ted Schafer, Gayle Dickie,

Julie Corbalis, Ning Crenshaw, Mark Capasso, Meghan Lippman, Martha Rubiano, Amy Ralske, Cal McGee, Brian Heike, Veronica Gonnello, Doug Weismann, Suzanne Moore, Jamie Farrell, Annie Casalan, Elizabeth Campos, Kevin Jenkins, Bob Thompson, Robin Renee, Colleen Cahill, Myra Santiago, Sandra Fernandez,

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Theodore Husdon, Lauren Epstein, Tom Darby, Helena Terteryan

Drew Yowell

Between the Lines

 

I’ve been going along this highway

sometimes I don’t stay between the lines

I keep asking the same old questions

a thousand times

How did I get here

Where do I go now

I gotta find out what my purpose is

somehow

 

follow your chosen road

find your light

between the lines

 

all my life I followed reason

like those signs along that road

but even signs can be misleading

and then you’re lost

 

  I’m gonna go out tonight

  and find myself out there

  you can meet me if you want to 

  but I’m not sure where

I’ve got through so many changes

took chances I’ll never regret

but sometimes your last hope

is your best bet

 

looking for self-assurance

changing lanes from right to wrong

moving over to the shoulder

but not for too long

 

  so I’m out here tonight

  where the road reaches into that sky

  come along if you want to

  just don’t ever ask me why

 

I go through so many changes

take chances I’ll never regret

sometimes your last hope

is your best bet

 

sometimes the miles go by unnoticed

and you look back on your past

like the lights in the rear view mirror

life’s approaching you fast

 

follow your chosen road

find your light

between the lines

Drew Yowell - vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, guitar solo

Rob Clores - Hammond organ, piano

Thad DeBrock - electric guitar, mando guitar

Greg Novick - bass

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion

Gina Yowell - vocals, backing vocals

Rob Calder - backing vocals

Tom Darby - backing vocals

words & music: Drew Yowell and Gina Yowell All rights resereved

Set In Stone

 

I wrangled all my courage

summoned all my strength

A defiant journey

into the unknown

 

you think that I'd know better

from living life this long

to recognize a lie when it's been told

 

   let it go

   leave it all behind

   all my troubles pale in comparison

   to living in your lie

 

   where the promises lay empty

   on the bedroom floor

   I have come to know

   nothing's set in stone

 

I struggled with your silence

stood vigil in my manner

and through it all

I never left your side

 

but therein lies the danger

of genuine intention

where you find yourself

falling from that climb

 

   Let it go

   script it how you like

   starring in the role of unpredictable

   I'm studying your lines

 

   your watercolor memories only reveal more

   of what I've come to know

   nothing's set in stone

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, Acoustic and electric guitars

Gary Schreiner - accordion

Rob Calder - bass

Thad DeBrock - electric guitar

Doug Yowell - drums

Jill Stevenson - backing vocals

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Penny In A Well

dropped a penny down into a well

and I closed my eyes

thought of all the things I could have

what more could I want

 

should I ask for a house on a beach

my own remote island

or the riches of some noble king

maybe the peace of self medidation

 

but as the penny sinks down

I realize

 

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

 

I could ask for my name in the stars

or the keys to some fancy car

or a map of a treasure hidden deep

but then what would it mean

 

it wouldn't mean anything

no it wouldn't mean anything

 

   cuz

   all I want is you

   for as long as my heart's beating

   all I want is you

   the secret's not worth keeping

   you

   cuz love is still worth giving

 

all I want

all I want

is you

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Gerry Leonard - Spooky guitars

Rob Clores - piano

Thad DeBrock - glockenspiel, harmonium, electric guitar

Rob Calder - piano

Doug Yowell drums, percussion

Hiroko Taguchi - violins and violas

Jody Redhage - cellos

David Poe - backing vocals

 

Strings composed by Drew Yowell

String arrangement by Drew Yowell and Doug Yowell

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Shades of Grey

take each day as it comes

'cuz it will never be returned

a moment savored

is a moment earned

 

my heart will now the way

even if it gets turned

any mistake

is a lesson learned

 

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

 

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

 

it's time take my time

no need to go to extremes

the truth isn't always

what it seems

 

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

 

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

 

I question everything

answer to no one

I don't need approval

my needy days are done

 

I'm finding as I go the more I learn the less I know

what's black and white today

 

   turns into shades of grey

   shades of grey

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, slide guitar, backing vocals

Gina Yowell - vocals, backing vocals

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion

Rob Clores - Hammond organ

Tom Darby - Wurlitzer

Eric Salkin - tenor saxophone

Greg Novick -bass

 

 

words: Gina Yowell and Kenny Storch

music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

Stay

I've been in this place before

an island on a distant shore

the sea looks pretty in a brilliant green

but somethin's churning inside me

 

when you found me here I was so afraid

to unlock the gate and let me in

I will be afraid no more

 

so if I open up this door

you're gonna have to let me know

 

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

 

I'm lookin' for a signal

prayin' for a sign

that you will still be here in the morning light

 

you came to me as a vision pure

like water rising up from the desert floor

 

so if I open up this door

you're gonna have to let me know

 

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

 

I've been all alone too long

all I have left in me is this song

 

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   I can't go on feeling this way

   if you leave me hangin' on too long

 

   say that you're not gonna run away

   there's nothing in this life that we can't face

   let me carry you away

   to our island on that distant shore

 

   stay

   stay

   stay

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Gerry Leonard - Spooky guitars

Rob Clores - piano

Eric Salkin - tenor saxophone

Rob Calder - bass

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion

Gina Yowell - backing vocals

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

The Simple Truth

 

there's a reason why

I came here tonight

and it's got nothin' to do with fate

life goes by too fast

to be putting up a fight

'cuz what you'll wind up with is hate

  I guess you know what I'm getting at

  I think you see the point that I've been trying to make

  I don't want to let another day go by

  without saying what I've gotta say

you've been patient

and you've been kind

and you've endured every single side of mine

 

I can't make you love me all the time

but that doesn't mean that I don't try

  I guess you know what I'm getting at

  I think you see the point that I've been trying to make

  I don't want to let another day go by

  without saying what I've gotta say

  without saying what I've gotta say

  I love you

Drew Yowell - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, guitar solo

Rob Clores - piano

Tom Darby - Hammond organ

Thad DeBrock - acoustic and electric guitars

Greg Novick - bass

Doug Yowell - drums

words & music: Drew Yowell All rights reserved

Ain't Got The Mind

I got a car

I got a road

I got a feeling

I should let you know

 

since you've been gone

there's something left

between us

 

I got a habit

of sleeping too long

maybe it's 'cuz

I'm sleepin' alone

 

I lie awake these nights

thinkin' of all I've won and lost

 

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

 

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

 

   but I ain't got the mind

   to let you go

 

I got a prayer

I still got some hope

I feel like a boxer

against the ropes

 

I got a memory of you in my arms

I'm holding onto

 

I got an apartment

I live in alone

it's filled with guitars

and too many songs

 

I got no regrets

I settled my debts

but it's been a long road

 

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

 

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

 

   but I ain't got the mind

   to let you go

 

like a spirit that won't cross over

a long lost wandering soul

I keep stoking the dyin' embers

that one burned out of control

 

   we all have dreams

   and some get bought and sold

   I got a thing for you

   but your blood runs hot and cold

 

   I got a heart

   that's busted open

   maybe it's worth it's weight in gold

 

   but I ain't got the mind

   no I ain't got

   the mind

   to let you go

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars,

guitar solo

Rob Clores - Hammond organ, Rhodes, drone

Thad DeBrock - electric guitar, harmonium

Michael Visceglia - bass

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion, eft

Jill Stevenson - guest vocal

Eric Salkin - tenor saxophone

 

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

A Song That Never Ends

 

have you ever wondered

how the days and nights would be if you were here

would there still be other songs

you never knew you had inside

 

maybe I've discovered

the meaning of the world inside your words

they've helped me to carry on

maybe they'll get me through this night

 

   maybe I'm holding on

   to the days I'd like to go relive again

   and some old photograph

   taken way back when

 

   you know it's been so long

   but when I look into the eyes of your old friends

   I know your still alive

   in every one of them

   you've a song that never ends

 

I've uncovered

more than just a memory of the past

these dusty souvenirs

they were all I thought I had

 

and you said love is just a moment

but those moments last a lifetime in our hearts

I know we can't change time

but those times, they changed our lives

 

and when the wind blows

through these empty branches

it's as if you're calling out to me

 

if only for a moment

you could be the candle burning in my room

you left this world too soon

but not without a trace

 

   maybe I'm holding on

   to the days I'd like to go relive again

   and some old photograph

   taken way back when

 

   you know it's been so long

   but when I look into the eyes of your old friends

   I know your still alive

   in every one of them

   you've a song that never ends

Drew Yowell - vocals, backing vocals

Ula Hedwig - backing vocals

Hiroko Taguchi - violins and violas

Jody Redhage - cellos

words & music: Drew Yowell all rights reserved

 

Strings composed and arranged by Drew Yowell

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Produced by Doug Yowell

 

 

Recorded at Bennett Studios Englewood, NJ

Additional recording at Lydia Court

and The Guest Room, Kyserike Studios

 

Engineered by Travis Stefl

Mixed and Mastered by Dae Bennett

Special thanks to Doug Yowell for his vision and dedication to this record, and to Dae Bennet and Travis Stefl for bringing my songs to life.

 

Extra Special hanks to Eric Salkin. This record would not be possible without your generosity. Forever grateful to you for making it all possible.

Many thanks to Ari Hest, James Maddock, David Poe, Michael Visceglia, Gerry Leonard, Thad DeBrock, Ula Hedwig, Rob Clores,

Tom Darby, Gina Yowell, Kenny Storch, Jill Stevenson, Rob Calder,

Gary Schreiner, Greg Novick, Hiroko, Taguchi, and Jody Redhage 

for bringing their invaluable talent and magic to this record.

A big thank you to the staff at Bennett Studios, Zildjian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Vic Firth, Evans, M-Audio, Abelton Live, Shelley Wolfe, Frank Uvenio, and Joe Gladstone, for their support the whole way through. 

 

Thank you to my family and friends for all their support and Jim Millinchuck for maintaining all of my guitars throughout the

making of this record.

This album is dedicated to Don Paul Yowell, who will always

remain a song that never ends

Covered in Mud

 

maybe

we run out of rope

aimin' too high

and comin' in low

our love

is tender and wrong

never as strong

as thought it was

   but when you break all the working parts

   and pile up enough false starts

   all you see from beneath is dark

   and you're covered in mud

   covered in mud

blurry

and lost from our view

our innocent days

the love that we knew

lately

we're diggin' so deep

tryin' to bury the past

but our hands aren't clean

   when you're lost and you're far from home
   to somewhere the grass ain't growin'

   and that old storm comes to swallow you whole
   you'll be covered in mud
   covered in mud

empty

somethin' is gone

i don't wanna blame

the fighting is done

can we

try to go back

to an easier time

when we knew what we had

 

   we can wait for the clouds to pass

   or the rain's gonna cover our path

   in a flood rising up too fast

   we'll be covered in mud

   covered in mud

maybe

we've run out of hope

aiming too high

coming in low

Drew Yowell - vocals, acoustic guitar

Ari Hest - acoustic guitar, backing vocals

Mike Visceglia - bass

Rob Clores - piano

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion

words & music: Drew Yowell and Ari Hest All rights reserved

All The Way

 

c'mon girl

I know you're tired of this cruel 'ole world

uninspired and wishin' that you

had never given it a chance

 

c'mon now

think of tomorrow yeah I know how

to stop your sorrow and turn it around

yeah everything's gonna change

 

'cuz when you are here with me

I think you would agree

it's clearer for us to see

what is distracting

 

   and you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

 

c'mon girl

turn out the light and let's bid this town

a last goodbye and we'll drive up the coast

yeah that's where we're gonna go

 

let the wind dance around your hand

let all the thoughts that you just can't stand

rush outta your head

start thinking instead of us

 

in this California sun

honey let yourself come undone

start having a little fun

follow your passion

 

   'cuz you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

 

c'mon girl

it's time to show this cruel 'ole world

that now you know how to take it in stride

leave your troubles behind let's ride

 

go on and wipe all your tears

'cuz you cannot fix the broken days

that hurt you before

there's so more ahead

 

'cuz when you are here with me

I think you would agree

it's clearer for us to see

what is distracting

 

   and you are in too deep

   I wanna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

 

   you're in too deep

   I gonna be there when you are weak

   to carry you all the way

   you all the way

   you way

 

Drew Yowell - vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, backing vocals

James Maddock - guest vocal, backing vocals

Ari Hest - guest vocal, acoustic guitar, backing vocals

Thad DeBrock - electric guitars, mando guitar

Rob Clores - Hammond organ

Michael Visceglia - bass

Gary Schreiner - accordion

Doug Yowell - drums, percussion

David Poe - backing vocals

words&music: Drew Yowell and Ari Hest All rights reserved