Banding Together 2015

by Josh Bicknell

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A performance of emotive, straight-to-the-heart original songs recorded in their simplest form. No auto-tune. No overdubs. No edits. Just a voice and acoustic guitar.

This recording originally aired as part of Banding Together Webathon Concert to benefit the Spondylitis Association of America on blowupradio.com.

If you enjoy this recording, please keep in touch by joining the mailing list at www.joshbicknell.com/mailinglist.

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released November 6, 2015

Acoustic guitar and voice by Josh Bicknell
Audio mastered by Joe Egan at Missile Silo Studios

Photography and design by Josh Bicknell
Recorded in New York City by Josh Bicknell

All songs written and performed by Josh Bicknell except "Every Morning When I Wake Up," which is a traditional song in the Public Domain.

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Track Name: A New Start
Lately I’ve been wasting time
Spending all my very best thoughts
On past lives

Lately I’ve been marching in line
And you are the only one
Keeping time

Show me an open road… and I’ll drive it
Give me a darker path… and I’ll light it
I want a new start, a new love that’s mine

Lately I’ve been doing time
For crimes I’ve only committed
In your eyes

Lately I’ve been out of my mind
But I think I'm over it all
This time

Show me an open road… and I’ll drive it
Give me a darker path… and I’ll light it
I want a new start, a new love that’s mine

Baby just please, please
Please show me your heart please
Please, I need somewhere to start, please
Please show me your heart
Track Name: Walking On
I will keep on walking
Til I find the place
I will be so stubborn
I won’t be contained

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

Might have lost connection
Seem like someone else
Might have lost direction
But it’s for my health

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

There’s nothing wrong you see
You just have to let me be
Oh baby… Oh baby I keep walking on.

I will keep on walking
Til my hair goes grey
Til my feet get blistered
And I’m seeing things

I’m walking on….
Oh baby I keep walking on.

Might have lost a few things
Feeling so compelled
To have kept a lock on every
Heart I’ve held

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

There’s nothing wrong you see
You just have to let me be
Oh baby… Oh baby
Oh baby I keep walking on.

I will keep on walking
Til I find the place
I will be so stubborn
I won’t be contained

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

I’m walking on…
Oh baby I keep walking on.

There’s nothing wrong you see
You just have to let me be
Oh baby… Oh baby
Oh baby I keep walking on.
Track Name: Until You Let Me In
You look like a friend
But you could be pretending

No I won’t say a word
I won’t say a word
Until you let me
I won’t say a word
I won’t say a word
Until you let me in

This could be the end
This could be the start of something new

No I can’t see ahead
I can’t see ahead
Until you let me
I can’t see ahead
I can’t see ahead
Until you let me in

You are the one I need
The one I came here for
You are the one I leave
The one I’ll never know
You are the one I see
But I will never hold

I won’t say a word
I won’t say a word

No I won’t say a word
I won’t say a word
Until you let me
I won’t say a word
I won’t say a word
Until you let me in
Track Name: Sunday Morning
It’s Sunday morning
I watch you wake
And shield the sunlight
from your face

Go shower, dress, and prepare
Then tie up your pretty hair

It’s Sunday morning
I’m still in bed
Taming thoughts that
Run through my head

Like how I need you more than I knew
And how I’m scared I will end up alone

I’ll fall back asleep
And dream of of all the things that still haunt me
Then I’ll wake up and I’ll go
And I’ll start my day
All on my own

I’ll fall back asleep
And dream of of all the things that still haunt me
Then I’ll wake up and I’ll go
And I’ll start my day
All on my own

It’s Sunday morning
I watch you wake
And shield the sunlight
from your face

Go shower, dress, and prepare
Then tie up your pretty hair
Track Name: Alaska Song
This time it went too far
This time it left a scar
This time my chest went numb
And our world fell apart

I don't know where to start
I don't know who you are
I can't go on if there's someone else
This time it went too far

I would've run to Alaska
To get away from this
To hide in the valley and
Taste her sweet bliss
But I knew that I couldn't
Keep living like this
With all of the anger
The rage on our lips

Where was the warning shot?
Where was the shooting star?
How did it get so bad?
Why did we fall apart?

I would've run to Alaska
To get away from this
To hide in the valley and
Taste her sweet bliss
But I knew that I couldn't
Keep living like this
With all of the anger
The rage on our lips

I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, I'll run away
I'll leave, I'll leave, I'll leave, I'll leave today
I'll run, I'll run, I'll run, I'll run away

I would've run to Alaska
To get away from this
To hide in the valley and
Taste her sweet bliss
But I knew that I couldn't
Keep living like this
With all of the anger
The rage... All the rage

I would've run to Alaska
To get away from this
To hide in the valley and
Taste her sweet bliss
But I knew that I couldn't
Keep living like this
With all of the anger
The rage on our lips

All of the anger
The rage on our lips
Track Name: I Can't Fight
I’m sitting here freezing
It really should be warmer now
All that’s been said
I don’t want any part of

Cause it’s not up to me now
It’s all in your hands
I have done all that I can

But I can’t fight
There’s just too much at stake
It’s a land mine
And my body shakes
It’s alright
If you need a little break
We all need some time
We all need some time

How many times
Must we sit and stare
So passive-aggressive
We beat ourselves down
Til there’s nothing there

Cause it’s not up to me now
It’s all in your hands
I have done all that I can

But I can’t fight
There’s just too much at stake
It’s a land mine
And my body shakes
It’s alright
If you need a little break
We all need some time
We all need some time

How is this happening?
What am I to do?
You won’t say anything
He won’t leave you
How will this ever work itself out?
If nobody shouts
Nobody ever shouts

But I can’t fight
There’s just too much at stake
It’s a land mine
And my body shakes
It’s alright
If you need a little break
We all need some time
We all need some time

But I can’t fight
There’s just too much at stake
It’s a land mine
And my body shakes
It’s alright
If you need a little break
We all need some time
We all need some time
Track Name: Speed It Up
There’s a long road ahead of me
Feels like miles and miles to go
I wish there were an overpass
To cut the corners and get me there real fast

I wish I could speed it up
I wish I could speed it up

There’s a new world in front of me
It goes for miles and miles I’m told
If I could open up my heart
I’d see that it was right there from the start

I just had to open it up
I wish I could speed it up

Everything comes back to me
The old, the new, the in between
Everything comes back to me
The old, the new, the in between

I wish I could speed it up