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A five songs acoustic EP!
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TRACKS
1. California
2. Fools
3. Listen
4. Shadow
5. Goodbye

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Much love
Rich

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released November 26, 2013

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Track Name: California
california

I’ll wish my life away
til it fits in this old suitcase
you can have everything I’ve had
if you won’t let it go to waste

she carried a heavy heart here
with a pack on her back
and a prayer for grace
not sure what to hope for
tired of being told she’s running away

california, you can hold my hand
california, I won’t hold you down

she smiles saying any given moment
there’s a car moving any where you can dream
with a free tank of gas and an empty seat
and a driver I guess you’ll be needing to meet

and solitude can be easy
its coming out from wilderness drives you mad
and there’s a fine line
she’s learned to walk
between an open mind
and knowing when to talk

california, you can hold my hand
california, I won’t hold you down

so get off the road
you swears been good to you
get off your feet
and rest a while with me

tomorrow’s winds might change
old travelling path might call your name
the more we share
the harder it is to up and walk away

california, you can hold my hand
california, I won’t hold you down

so when you head, head west
hitch south, run all the way home
I’ll wish my life away
til it fits in this old suitcase
Track Name: Fools
fools

a fool stands on the hill
the jester tumbles down
a child flies his kite
he wears the laughter crown
you are the love
i’d like to know
this might be love
would you let it grow

two hearts one roof top
do they race from climbing up
or wishing to hold hands
the jester leans in he speaks up
you are the love
i’d like to know
this might be love
would you let it grow
wise men say only fools rush in
I can’t help falling in love with you
like the river flows surely to the sea
darling so it goes some things are meant to be
so take my hand take my whole life too
I can’t help falling in love with you

the fool finds it hard to learn
he makes mistakes in trying to earn
the love that he longs to share
with intention, with good care
you are the love
i’d like to know
this must be love
I’ve let it go
Track Name: Listen
listen
I met a poet and she doesn’t know it
but I’m in love with her
and the words she speaks
and the attention that she seeks
are all with in my arms and ears reach
she cries listen, oh listen, listen now to me

if she were a violin
she’d be centuries years old
she’d play like perfection
and composers round the globe
they’d like to know her well
they’d rosin up their bows
try to make her notes all swell
she’d cry listen, oh listen, listen now to me

if she were a well aged scotch
she’d tumble in my glass all night
and never on the rocks
so that I might even take up smoking big cigars
for all the pleasure in the world
making love don’t have to be so hard
listen, oh listen, listen now to me

she says she don’t need herself no muse
just some empty lined paper pen that writes black or blue
but I know her note books been filling on up
but I just bite my lip I don’t want to push this luck
and cry listen, oh listen, listen now to me
Track Name: Shadow
shadow
I tried to paint a picture
of how you changed my life
but I dropped my brushes
when you walked away
but I’m not hollow
but I’d pour myself out for you
become an empty shell an old paint tube

I could have been
a joker, juggler, clown for you
if you asked me to
instead I made you cry
when you wanted
someone to laugh with you
but I’m not shallow
but I’d hold back these floods for you
become a worn out punch line told with attitude

you were light
you shone bright
on my darkest times
now you push away
all my love
when your skies turn grey
but I’m not a shadow
when you walk away
I won’t fall down behind you
I won’t follow you or try to remind you
Track Name: Goodbye
goodbye
She walked for days
the earth bare below her feet
said goodbye to every bug every stone
when everything was finished
kissed her favourite tree on the bark one last time
Like fires of hell tubes ripped through her body
and poured out upon her breast
drugs twisted her family against her
I’d rather die next time
like they left me

so her mind abandons her body
because they have both been betrayed
when trauma freezes a being
the body holds it like shell
while the mind walks away

so deep in her eyes sunflowers greet you
hundreds of years old an ocean away
she cried a life’s worth of pain
when the world she said goodbye to
never let her go

she loves like
we are all worth
the air in the room
so breathe in deep
down to your belly
if your heart hurts
don’t hold it any more
exhale slowly with her

because
we are all born loved
all of us will die that way
some of us will never believe it
so we rush there on our way