B​-​Sides & Other Ways

by Dave Thomas Junior

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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.

Don't forget to add your favorites to a playlist or two, and tell your friends!

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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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Track Name: I Can't Make You Love Me (Stripped Version)
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.
Track Name: Can't Get You Out Of My Head
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
Track Name: We Are The Stars Tonight (Acoustic)
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
Track Name: Ever
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
Track Name: If I Had A Penny
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
Track Name: Nothing In The World
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
Track Name: We Can Dream The Same Dream
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
Track Name: Sink Or Swim
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
Track Name: Broken And Perfect
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
Track Name: Hymn For The Departed
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