Music

One Life

by Bradley Andrews

Released Dec 2015
Released Dec 2015
This album is a collection of 12 songs written over a period of about four years. Some of the songs began as poems, and eventually I found a melody for them. Other of the songs began as a melody, and the words came from there.
  • 03:52 Lyrics
    One Life

    One life, don’t let it go lightly
    One life, don’t let it slip you by
    Put on your wings. Reach up to the sky. You can fly!

    One love, don’t let it go lightly
    One love, don’t let it slip you by
    Open your heart. Look into her eyes. My oh my! 

    One heart, don’t let it go lightly
    One heart, don’t let it slip you by
    If you feel pain. Ask it out to play. It won’t stay.

    One mind, don’t let it go lightly
    One mind, don’t let it slip you by
    Here is the key. Luminosity.  You are free!

    One breath, don’t let it go lightly
    One breath, don’t let it slip you by
    Exhale to sleep. Inhale to arise You’re alive!

    One wish, don’t let it go lightly
    One wish, don’t let it slip you by
    Get on your knees. Look up to the sky. You can fly!

    One life, one life
    One life, one life

     

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Only Thing

    Don’t need no words of praise, I won’t believe them anyway
    Don’t need an eagle’s eye, to see behind the veil of lies
    Don’t need a beauty queen, to tell me that it’s just a dream

    I’m just a simple man doing what I can
    The only thing I need is what you have in hand
    I’m just a simple man or so it seems to be
    The only thing I need is what you bring to me

    Don’t need to travel far, it’s fine just being where you are
    Don’t need the shining lights, just you beneath the moon at night
    Don’t need no forest path, to know which way is going to last

    I’m just a simple man doing what I can
    The only thing I need is what you have in hand
    I’m just a simple man or so it seems to be
    The only thing I need is what you bring to me

    Don’t need the finest wine, it won’t slow the march of time
    Don’t need filet mignon, it won’t help in the great beyond
    Don’t need a room of gold, it won’t keep me from getting old

    I’m just a simple man doing what I can
    The only thing I need is what you have in hand
    I’m just a simple man or so it seems to be
    The only thing I need is what you bring to me
    I’m just a simple man or so I have been told
    The only thing I need is what your heart can hold

     

  • 04:02 Lyrics
    Socks

    Her name was Maria, I met her in a Laundromat
    I like to think it was because of my lucky hat
    She was folding some socks, and I was folding mine
    I went up and asked her if she happened to know the time, and she said

    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted

    We went outside for a walk but it started to rain
    We got drenched to the bone and headed back to change
    We took off our shirts and our pants and put them in to dry
    I asked her what temperature and she said, make it high

    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted

    We stood there in our underwear and watched the clothes go around
    Thank god it was winter break and no one was in town
    She told me she liked fine things and laughed at all my jokes
    I told her I just bought some weed and now I was broke

    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted

    We went back to her place, she poured me some wine
    I rolled a big fat doobie and told her she looked fine
    We talked until two and then she said it’s time for bed
    I thought that sounded like a song, so that’s what I said

    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted

    Her name was Maria, I called her the next day
    I asked if she wasn’t busy could she come out and play
    That was just the first of many days I had with her
    To think it started with socks on the longest night of the year

    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we make the most of it
    It’s the winter solstice, so why don’t we get toasted

     

  • 03:10 Lyrics
    Kiss Me

    Take my hand and walk with me, tell me all the things you see
    There’s a window in my heart, you are standing in the dark

    Kiss me
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Tell me all the things you see

    Take my hands and walk with me, won’t you keep me company
    Climb the mountain in the sky, find the canyons deep inside

    Kiss me
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Pray my precious soul to keep

    Take my hands and walk with me, tell me all the things you see
    Birds are singing in the night, their voice rising into flight

    Kiss me
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Lay me down in the ground to sleep

    Kiss my hands
    Kiss my feet
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Tell me all the things you see
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Pray my precious soul to keep
    Kiss my hands and kiss my feet
    Lay me down in the ground to sleep

     

  • 04:12 Lyrics
    Love Don't End

    My woman up and left me last night
    She said I’d get along all right
    This morning I woke and reached for her
    Felt the sheets cold as winter

    Love don’t end she explained, sometimes the feelings just change
    My heart it is an empty room, soon I’ll be howlin’ at the moon

    Got me a six pack of some beer
    Don’t think I’m ever leavin’ here
    Got me some tequila and some gin
    Seems like I’m down this road again

    Love don’t end she explained, sometimes the feelings just change
    My heart it is an empty room, soon I’ll be howlin’ at the moon

    It’s been six months now maybe more
    Find myself listening at the door
    To hear her laugh to hear her cry
    Seems like all I hear is sky

    Love don’t end she explained, sometimes the feelings just change
    My heart it is an empty room, soon I’ll be howlin’ at the moon

    I hear she’s got another man
    I hear he’s gonna ask her hand
    Guess it’s time to let her go
    Time for this old heart to grow

    Love don’t end she explained, sometimes the feelings just change
    My heart it is an empty room, no more howlin’ at the moon

     

  • 04:35 Lyrics
    She Be the One

    I met her on Monday while walking the lake, she turned every head with her shimmies and shakes
    Her outfit matched in vermillion and mauve, it fit to her body like a skin tight glove
    I smiled and winked as she passed where I stood, thank God for silicone, it sure looks good
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    I met her on Tuesday in my yoga class, her downward dog really showed off her ass
    She had rings on her fingers and rings on her toes, she looked like a flexible Marilyn Monroe
    We sat in the end in a meditation pose, the light from behind shone like a halo
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    It should have been obvious it should have been clear, she’d be the one who would be most dear
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    I met her on Wednesday while visiting my mom, she worked on the 5th floor with young Dr. Tom
    She had two tattoos, one on each breast, the one of the blue rose I liked the best
    She was cute and curly and blond as a bombshell, you could tell from her eyes she had stories to tell
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    I met her on Thursday in a meeting at work, she was stroking a pen like it was ready to jerk
    She had long black hair and olive skin, and eyes like pools you wanted to swim in
    I asked her to meet me for coffee or tea, she smiled sweetly and said we’ll see
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    It should have been obvious it should have been clear, she was the one who would be most dear
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    I met her on Friday while having a drink, I took a look at her and I couldn’t think
    Her lips were like peaches they had to be fake, her hair was like fire for heaven’s sake
    I smiled and said this round is on me, then let my hand slip to her knee
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    I met her on Saturday on a forest path, she had eyes that sparkled and seemed to laugh
    She was on her way to soak in a pool, I asked her her sign like some damn fool
    The water steamed and she let out sign, she had nut brown skin from her head to her thighs
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

    It should have been obvious it should have been clear, she was the one who would be most dear
    It should have been obvious right from the start, she’d be the one who would break my heart

     

  • 03:09 Lyrics
    Llama's Eyes

    There were six of us, hiking on the Inca trail
    The ancient stones spoke to us, seekers of the Holy Grail
    Every night the rain came down and washed away our sin
    We woke refreshed like children, ready to do it all over again

    Then there were sixty, wandering through the country side
    Like shepherds with our flock, we took beauty for our guide
    The Southern Cross, the Milky Way, the llama’s eyes to which we prayed
    alive, we were so alive

    Then there were six hundred, climbing in the mountain air
    The sun, the moon, the sky above, we were in the condor’s lair
    Every night the snow came down and covered where we’d been
    We woke refreshed like children, ready to do it all over again

    Then there were six thousand, holding to the Inca cross
    The sacred valley guarded us, so we could not be lost
    Ausangate, Urubamba, Machu Pichu, here we come
    alive, alive

    Now there are more of us than all the stars in the sky
    The bones of us begin to rise, soon you will hear our cries
    Every night the wind comes up and whispers of our kin
    We wake refreshed like children, ready to do it all over again
    The Southern Cross, the Milky Way, the llama’s eyes to which we pray
    alive, alive
    Ausangate, Urubamba, Machu Pichu, here we come
    alive

     

  • 05:34 Lyrics
    After the Full Moon

    I’m through believing in you. I’m through believing in you.
    It’s over. We’re through. After the full moon comes the new.

    Her other lover lives beneath the basement stairs.
    His solitary room is draped in skins and feathers and bones.
    He calls her down after the house is wrapped in sleep.
    She knows the way even in the dark.

    He kisses the corners of her mouth as she shivers and shakes.
    He traces the tender curve of her throat down to her belly and thigh.
    She cries out in pleasure and in pain as he wounds her.
    The healer she sees by day cannot cure her.

    I’m through believing in you. I’m through believing in you.
    It’s over. We’re through. After the full moon comes the new.

    We live in well-lit rooms with blue china plates on the wall.
    One night I will follow her down. I will throw the skins back.
    I will call him out. I will tell her she must choose.
    I will have the pleasure of her answer.

    I’m through believing in you. I’m through believing in you.
    It’s over. We’re through. After the full moon comes the new.
    After the full moon comes the new.

     

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Dare to See

    I am not alone in this world where I roam
    I am among hearts like my own
    I will not need fear in the dark where I go
    I will find a light this I know

    My arms will hold onto what is true
    My eyes will dare to see what can be

    You are not alone in this world where you roam
    You are among hearts like your own
    You will not need fear in the dark where you go
    You will find a light this I know

    Your arms will hold onto what is true
    Your eyes will dare to see what can be

    We are not alone in this world where we roam
    We are among hearts like our own
    We will not need fear in the dark where we go
    We will find a light this I know

    Our arms will hold onto what is true
    Our eyes will dare to see what can be

    I am not alone in this world where I roam
    I am among hearts like my own
    You are not alone in this world where you roam
    You are among hearts like your own
    We are not alone in this world where we roam

     

  • 04:45 Lyrics
    Some Lovin'

    One thing is certain,  one thing is clear
    One thing is certain,  I’ll tell you my dear
    With everything, you’re gonna shed a tear
    When you got nothing, there’s nothing left to fear

    You want some lovin’, that’s plain to see
    You want some lovin’, well obviously
    But a coconut, doesn’t fall far from the tree
    You take some seeds, you plant them, and you see

    My momma told me, this is what she’d say
    My momma told me, it’s gonna be this way
    You find some lovin’, you’re gonna want to stay
    And if you’re lucky, it’s gonna make your day

    One thing is certain,  one thing I know
    One thing is certain,  I know I told you so
    What you do to me, it’s gonna have to show
    You take some straw and you turn it into gold

    You want some lovin’, that’s plain to see
    You want some lovin’, well obviously
    But a coconut, doesn’t fall far from the tree
    You take some seeds, you plant them, and you see

    One thing is certain,  one thing I know
    One thing is certain,  I know I told you so
    What you do to me, it’s gonna have to show
    You take some straw and you turn it into gold
    You take some straw and you turn it into gold
    You take some straw and you turn it into gold

     

  • 04:56 Lyrics
    Take the Leap

    We are naked, you and I, two naked teenagers sitting on granite blocks
    above the slate gray water of the old abandoned quarry.
    The sun is at its peak, the warmth of the rocks seeps into the soles of our feet
    As we sit and talk and scratch and look up into the blue, blue, blue Connecticut sky.
    You take my hand in yours and hold it to your breast
    so I can feel your heart beating fast as a birds.
    Then we stand together and leap. The air moves against our skin. It can’t hold us.

    Take my hand and walk with me. Take my heart and fly, fly away, like a bird.
    You can see me everywhere, lookin’ for the right place to turn.
    Take my eyes and look around. Take my voice and please, please be free, like a song.
    You can hear me everywhere, wonderin’ about where I belong.

    And like that forty years pass. I no longer skinny dip in quarry pools
    or leap into things that cannot hold me.
    I have not seen another Connecticut summer or felt a need so deep in my belly.
    Then I see you standing there calm and wise as a Chinese sage and the years wash away.
    I offer my hand and say my name but nothing matters but the pull of your eyes.
    They speak a language I can understand. Come on in they say, the water’s fine.

    Take my hand and walk with me. Take my heart and fly, fly away, like a bird.
    You can see me everywhere, lookin’ for the right place to turn.
    Take my eyes and look around. Take my voice and please, please be free, like a song.
    You can hear me everywhere, wonderin’ about where I belong.

     

  • 04:47 Lyrics
    I Meant To

    Did I say,  you look lovely tonight?
    I meant to, I meant to

    Did I show you the moon in my window?
    I meant to, I meant to
    Did I show you the moon in my window?
    I meant to, I meant to

    Did I tell you, my heart is on fire?
    I meant to, I meant to
    Did I tell you, my tears fall like rain?
    I meant to, I meant to
    Did I tell you, my arms hold the sky?
    I meant to, I meant to

    Did I say, you look lovely tonight?
    I meant to, I meant to

     

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