B​-​Sides & Other Ways

by Dave Thomas Junior

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1.
Turn down the lights; Turn down the bed. Turn down these voices Inside my head. Lay down with me; Tell me no lies. Just hold me close; Don't patronize. Don't patronize me. [Chorus:] 'Cuz I can't make you love me If you don't. You can't make your heart feel Something it won't. Here in the dark In these final hours, I will lay down my heart And I'll feel the power; But you won't. No, you won't. 'Cuz I can't make you love me If you don't. I'll close my eyes, Then I won't see The love you don't feel When you're holding me. Morning will come, And I'll do what's right; Just give me till then To give up this fight. And I will give up this fight.
2.
I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, your lovin' is all I think about I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, it's more than I dare to think about I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, your lovin' is all I think about I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, it's more than I dare to think about Every night Every day Just to be there in your arms Won't you stay Won't you stay Stay forever and ever and ever I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, your lovin' is all I think about I just can't get you out of my head Yeah, it's more than I dare to think about There's a dark secret in me Don't leave me lost in your arms Set me free Feel the need in me Set me free Stay forever and ever and ever
3.
Fear can hold you back Can live your life can bring you down forever Here in early hours We’ll find a place we’ll wish away forever Cause she got love and I got hate And she got free and I got wait And I cannot believe it But tonight, we are the stars We are the stars tonight Fate is hard sometimes She looks away just when you really need her Cause she got love and I got hate And she got over my mistakes And I cannot believe it But tonight, we are the stars We are the stars tonight Tonight, we are the stars We are the stars tonight Tonight, we are the stars We are the stars tonight Tonight, we are the stars We are the stars tonight And one day far from now We’ll see it written in the skies If we don’t live forever it’s alright Cause we were stars tonight
4.
04:00
I can’t seem to remember what the worrying was for All I know is I ain’t quite so afraid anymore When echoes fade away it’s like there never was a sound But I won’t ever forget what I found I’m talking ever I’m talking ever I’m talking ever and ever Sometimes when I look at you I can’t believe you’re real And I still don’t quite understand the way you make me feel Sometimes this world can make you feel like you are all alone But I’ll always be here to guide you home I’m talking ever I’m talking ever I’m talking ever and ever And I would wait forever if you said you needed time I’d never tell the truth again if you just wanted lies You always hurt the ones you love, but even if that’s true I won’t ever do a thing to hurt you I’m talking ever I’m talking ever I’m talking ever and ever
5.
My love, oh come on now my love Let me see your eyes smiling And just for a while, forget it all Remember that song bout the old house It’s not what it’s made of But who is it for My love... Yeah I know that it’s hard so hard everyday You gotta change just so you stay the same Nothing comes easy and nothing comes free There’s a wolf at the door every day But if I had a penny for every time Your beauty took my breath away Then we’d never have to worry no more Bout money ever again I miss you, oh darling I miss you So how did I ever Let us be apart? The long run, I know, the big picture But I need you like never I’ve ever needed before And my love... Yeah this world sometimes feels like it’s hatching a plan Intent on separating us And these spinning plates always threaten to fall And make nothing the same it was But if we were reunited every time I miss you words ran through my head Then we’d never have to worry no more About loneliness ever again And I love you like tomorrow can’t ever know Yeah I love you more than the sky And even the day of the end of the world You’d-get- me feeling like I’d never die And if I had a prayer answered every time You’ve gotten me carried away Then we’d never have to worry no more Bout anything ever again No we’d never have to worry no more Bout anything ever again
6.
I've got something to say don’t think I ever told you But just stop me if you’ve heard it before It’s just a little thing a thought that crossed my mind The second that my eyes laid onto yours I thought nothing in the world can save me now The first time that we kissed you know I still remember Like that summer night was yesterday And in that moment it was like my whole life flashed before my eyes My head just drifted away And I thought nothing in the world can save me now Sometimes you know Sometimes you just know Sometimes you know, I don’t know how Back then if you’d have asked me where we’d be right now I guess I’d just say together But there’s no way on this Earth I could know That I’d be in this deeper than ever I guess nothing in the world No nothing in the world Can save me now
7.
Wake up and close your eyes When did you learn to fly? We can dream we can dream we can dream the same dream There’s so much can’t take it in Here’s where it’s all begins We can dream we can dream we can dream the same dream So leave it all behind, it’s a beautiful day Just put your hand in mine let me hear you say We can dream we can dream we can dream the same dream
8.
03:54
Four and two falling through forever Now it don't feel the same without you Walk don't run Now I'm sink or swim Now I'm falling in Now I'm sink or swim Waving Drowning Coming back some mistakes I ran to Walk don't run Now I'm sink or swim Now I'm falling in Now I'm sink or swim Waving Drowning Waving Drowning
9.
Roll over and stay at home Got some laurels to rest on Let the tables turn themselves Better them than someone else Sorry for the things that I couldn’t change Don’t you worry, because we are broken and perfect We can make it, because we are broken and perfect Pick up where we left it last Like an ounce of time had passed We only get one life to live Looking back on what we did Sorry for the things that I couldn’t change Don’t say nothing, because we are broken and perfect Hush your mouth now, because we are broken and perfect We can only see what we wanna see And there is only one thing that’s guaranteed All you gotta do is imagine it And all the other dreams waiting patiently I’m walking under ladders spilling salt Just so I can say that it’s not my fault We hit the beat now and all is lost But I ain’t scared I ain’t scared at all because We are broken and perfect We are broken and perfect Don’t you worry, because we are broken and perfect We can make it, because we are broken and perfect We got nothing, but we are broken and perfect No pretending, because we are broken and perfect
10.
Take a bow You were amazing I wish that you could hear me now I hope to God I’ll see you someday But I will say goodbye for now And I don’t know if I can believe it That there’s a place where we start anew But if when I go There’s a place to find you Then that’s the first thing I’m gonna do Take a bow You were amazing I hope you’re up there looking down I hope to God I’ll see you someday But I will say goodbye for now I hope that you knew How much I loved you Cause it’s so much more than words can say And if when I go Heaven is real I know you'll be there waiting at the gate Take a bow You were amazing I hope that I am wrong somehow Yeah I pray to God I’ll see you someday But I will say goodbye for now
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A collection of acoustic versions, covers, and songs that have been released as singles, or didn't quite fit on my previous albums. Now available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and all the others.

A few people have asked for the live acoustic version of We Are The Stars Tonight' to be made available, so here that is.

There's a new cover - 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', and also 'Hymn For The Departed' which was previously only available here on Bandcamp as a single, now streaming and on iTunes etc.

The instrumental 'Culver City Blues' is for late night headphone listening, at times when any vocals would be too much.

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released June 24, 2016

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Folk roots, mystical qualities, a subtle use of vocal harmony, acoustic rhythm piano and mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation.

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