Forever, Just Like This

by Branden Bauer

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Besides being dedicated to all the teachers that told me I would never amount to nuffin, this album is dedicated to every single person and experience I've had over the last year of my life. Ups, downs, way ups, way downs, it all came spurting out through this music and to make this was one of the most enjoyable, healing things I've done in my life. So it's a thank you and a here we go, the title's meaning comes from when something is so good that you want it Forever, Just Like This, because sometimes life can be like that, and sometimes it can't, but it works out.
I HOPE THIS MAKES YOU FEEL SOMETHING AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

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released January 1, 2014

All songs written & "Pro-duced" by Branden Bauer except for "Sharp cutting Wings" and "Gemini" Was recorded by the master Gene Fuchs.

Thanks To, tj mcdonough, Nicole Ostrosky, and emma ross for vocal help on "We Stopped Dancing"

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Branden Bauer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You might have noticed how animals may
clean each other in places they cannot
reach on their own, That is what my songs
are all about.

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Track Name: Days Under The Sun
Everybody's working for the weekend, everybody wants to drive into the sun
lately it has seemed so selfish, just looking out for number one
saying 'what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine' it's territorial pissings
but there's a different way to live and kid...you don't know what you're missing
Me I don't want to hurt nobody, I just want some peace of mind in the afternoon
I just want to pick up the telephone and say "just hold on, i'm coming home to you"
But i never do, I stay singing 'i've got some issues that nobody can see, and all of these emotions are pouring out of me, i will bring them to the light for you"
Ooooooooooooo
What is love? Darling, don't hurt me no more. I'm already bruised up, and a little bit sore
I remember there were silver lights upon your sillhuette, your face is one that I cannot forget
I want to swim in the ocean, I want to breath in the air, taste the salt of your skin, in the warm summer air, and we'll follow the moon as it burns and the world as it turns and we'll learn
WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS you know? YANNO?!
00000OOOOO
Everybody is jumping off the deep end, drowning themselves just for fun
I'm not exactly sure how to spend, all my days under the sun
but i've seen the world in the bottom of a Red Solo Cup, while everyone around me yells "pour it up!! pour it up!!" but i've had enough...of these games they play,
we all want to be saved, we just find different ways
ooooooooooooooo

While everybody was working for the weekend, I swore to G-d that I found heaven, there were so many nights in the backs of my friends cars, singing bohemian rhapsody and swearing the world was ours, yelling out the windows into the empty streets below
"momma mia, momma mia, let me go!" and singing "i've got some issues that nobody can see, and all of these emotions are pouring out of me, i will bring them to the light for you, i will bring them to the light for you"
Track Name: We Stopped Dancing
We never went into the ocean, to learn how to swim
no we went in so we could learn how to drown
we never went into the ocean just to float on top of the waves,
we went in so we could pull ourselves out

I go walking through the streets, just after dark
trying to find the place where I sat in a park
and as I pondered, I sat and wondered how all these things just happened
searching for answers that don't really solve, the questions i've been asking

Maybe it isn't all as it seems, maybe it isn't all as i've dreamed
so i'll scream from the top of my lungs, you said "what is the problem?"
and I said darling....

We Stopped Dancing, We Stopped Dreaming, We got Scared of the Rain

Ashes to Ashes, we all fall down
"It happens, it happens!" I know it now
but we will return to all that we once where
been taught so many times but it seems like we never learn

Maybe it isn't all as it seems, maybe it isn't all as i've dreamed
so i'll scream from the top of my lungs, you said "what is the problem?"
and I said darling....

We Stopped Dancing, We Stopped Dreaming, We got Scared of the Rain

You're coming to me with your questions, I'm trying not to float to see with my regrets, so let's meet somewhere and smile at each other like we've never met....

We'll start Dancing, We'll start Dreaming, We won't be scared of the rain, ever again
Track Name: A Jamais Comme Ca
Andy and I, we're talking about' wasting time, we were soaking up our minds, with new things .
I woke up one morning, all of a sudden, I was here.
she said "wait a minute, the future's coming near, but are we prisoners or pioneers?"

I still dream about you on a daily basis,
and I get so sick of people who are racist
and if World War 3 comes around, I'll find a comfortable hole in the ground.
they try to prove whose bombs are bigger, it's just not worth seeing
I am not a soldier mamma, I'm a human Being

We turn the volume up, we turn the t.v on, sit back and let life move on
saying "We don't wanna grow up"
we get appointments but we don't wanna show up
we all say....we all say...

It's nothing but blurred lines, they want to talk about who's straight and gay.
But I see a picture of you with someone else and i'm wounded for the day.
Idk idk idk idk why, maybe after all i'm a jealous guy

I wonder...where is she now?
I swore I found her, my healer, my medicine.
I just can't get it over the counter, it's such a sin
I've had it, i've had enough.
All the stupid things i've done for love.

We were in a feel, and it felt like time had stopped and
we were young and dumb but every word off your tongue i have not forgotten.

I will get it out of my head...."I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN"

I fell asleep in my car as the rain hit the windows last night,
i was dreaming of a better life, i was forgiven, I had forgived.
I wanted that moment forever, JUST LIKE THIS
(Turns page)

That euphoria, hesistation, and fear.
as future, the artist, draws us near.
What exactly are we doing here?
Are we prisoners or pioneers?
what's to happen what's to come, After all is said and done?
are we prisoners or pioneers?
what exactly are we doing here?

24 hours till tomorrow, happy new years.

(Bombs go off in brooklyn, where will you be? drive to the center of the city and set something on fire, where will you be?)
Track Name: Adderall
I don't sleep, I just stare at the cieling, call it what you will I'll call it spiritual healing.
Adderall, pain pills, and late nights.
I was just thinking about when all we had to worry about were bruises and bugbites

They'll say "Don't go walking in the rain" and "don't go talking about your pain, some days it does get better then, other days you just try to play pretend"

I don't sleep, I just stare at the cieling, call it what you will I'll call it spiritual healing.
Adderall, pain pills, and late nights.
I was just thinking about when all we had to worry about were bruises and bugbites

Some days it feels like I've lost my best friend, but I know I'll see him again.
Some days it feels like i've got nowhere to go, so I just keep on walking
and I'm not here or there, but I am somewhere
in the end that's all that matters to me.

I don't sleep, I just stare at the cieling, call it what you will I'll call it spiritual healing.
Adderall, pain pills, and late nights.
I was just thinking about when all we had to worry about were bruises and bugbites

The things we do in the dark, and the ways we spend our time apart,
and how we all cling to our so called "broken hearts"
like it's all we'll ever know, we're just putting on a show.

I don't sleep, I just watch the paint peeling.

late nights, it's useless to play lullabies, it's useless to play lullabies
Track Name: Okay
The day it is dimming, and my father he is living, and me i'm doing okay
the sun paints the trees golden, I just want to be warm I want you to hold me, and everything...it'll be okay

My sister's on her way home, and my best friend he's leaving today, said he's doing okay
and I know movies will end but we still watch them scene by scene,
so I sit back and think I might know what all of this means
as the credits roll across the screen and say "it'll be okay"

There are lovers somewhere slow dancing together, and a blind man somewhere who can see, and there's someone, somewhere I know
who is okay with or without me
and there are nights, just waiting to become days
and me? I'm doing okay

The cars on the freeway, look the same in every state
I'm trying to reach you, without a clue of what to say
so i guess your phone it must be ringing in Pennsylvania
you're so far from here and i'm thinking of you
your phone it MUST be ringing with my name,
I just called to say i'm okay going insane

I turn out the lights, let my room become the night
i'm thinking of my brother he's far away, but I sent him a letter,
said I'm doing okay

And there are Saints and Sinners sitting together in a field,
praying the difference between them isn't real
I got the whole world on my mind,
and we're all doing okay passing the time
there are nights just waiting to become days
and me? I'm doing okay :)
Track Name: Perfect Silence
When you wake up do you think of the place where you were born?
Or pull the covers up, to where you left it in a desperate attempt to stay warm
I've got this feeling I don't have enough time, and a lot of people who are telling me to change my mind
But my mind stays intent on the way that it went before,
as I lay on a cold tiled kitchen floor
wondering who even cares anymore, BUT I KNOW

I don't want to be the one to decide on what's "good" an 'evil'
and believe all the lies they tell on the t.v. shows
I don't wanna sit around and talk shit on people all day, every day, until the day I die

You ask me what i've been up to?
i've been waiting on a Miracle, a phonecall, a paycheck and you
I just put my clothes on, get in the car and
every new person i meet seems so foreign
I avert my eyes and reach for another strangers hand

I can't help but notice the empty space where you used to stand,
but that was then.
when you would say "Why should I care about what It says in the magazines? and those promises of real happiness on the fake t.v. screens" so I know, I KNOW

I don't want to be the one to decide on what's "good" an 'evil'
and believe all the lies they tell on the t.v. shows
I don't wanna sit around and talk shit on people all day, every day, until the day I die

And I used to play back all the words you said, but know i've got this PERFECT PEACEFUL SILENCE IN MY HEAD

Everybody's going crazy, it's just who can hide it best
(There it lies, in their eyes, no disguise, who can hide?)

I don't want to be the one to decide on what's good and evil,
and believe all the lies they tell on the t.v. shows
I don't want to sit around and talk shit on people, all day, every day, until the day I die.

(CUE GOSSIP)
Track Name: I Miss Everybody
I miss everybody, why's the world so big?
miles and miles and miles, seems forever away
looking out my window, my eyes can only see so far
I miss everybody wonder where in the world they are

I see planes flying they're all going somewhere
without trying I start to think if you're up there

in the Blue skies, white clouds, where are you know?
We'll meet again, someday, somehow
it begins where it ends, i'm certain of it now

I miss everybody, we all got out of touch
I know that they said things would change but I didn't know it'd be this much
take me back to when we caught lightning bugs in Mason jars
I miss everybody wonder where in the world they are

Nothing but Nostalgia for days gone bye
never ending cycle of hellos and goodbye

just...fly me, to the moon, (Sinatra reference anybody?)
and i'll see you soon
wake up tomorrow in the afternoon, with new eyes to see, fresh out of the cocoon

You're just so far away, please stay in the blue skies, white clouds, right here, right now, it begins where it ends, i'm certain of it now

Blue skies, white clouds, blue skies, white clouds, blue skies, white clouds
Track Name: Sharp Cutting Wings
You're the one, you're my shinin' star
You're the one I've been waitin' for
Let's fly away
To some foreign country
Where nobody knows who we are

I wish I had a ship to sail the waters
I wish I had about a hundred dollars
But I just stand
With this glass in my hand
Feelin' like nothin' even matters

Your words run through me like the blood in my veins
I could swear I knew your love
Before I knew your name...

Everyday I miss your smilin' face
No one here can ever take your place
The sun can shine down
Over my town
But it never shines in my days

I told all the stars above
I'm gonna shower you with my love
I won't demand you
I'll try to understand you
My love is as free as a dove

Your words run thru me like the blood in my veins
I could swear I knew your
Before I knew your name...

You're the one, you're my shinin' star
You're the one I've been waitin' for
Let's fly away
To some foreign country
Where nobody knows who we are
Track Name: Waking Up From A Dream
And I know that I am here, from the way I can feel
somewhere up, somewhere high, some castle in the sky
And I know that it's all real, from the way that I can feel
I know that it is right, to wait here all night.

So could you catch me, before I fall?
Get to know me, before the end of it all?

The christmas lights were gleaming on your lighter, and I was thinking my future got a little bit brighter.
call my name, just don't make it in vain.

I see your face and I swear that i've been here before, in a dream or some holy war with my mind....

It was August in the Summertime(It's a dream I can remember, it's a dream I can't forget)

SO if you're leaving tomorrow, I'll be gone today
I just don't want to get in the way

you see...the buildings of the city get too high for me to see,
I can't keep living in this American Dream
So wake me up before you go, I want to know what it means,
I think i've woken up from a dream......