Loren Radis

by Loren Radis

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Recorded in late 2008 for distribution to media and other outlets at the NAMM convention in Anaheim in 2009.

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released 15 January 2009

Loren Radis - All Writing, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Arrangements, Bass
Matt Schmitz - Drums
Bo Radis - Mixing, Percussion, Bass

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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

I'm Loren Christopher Radis. I'm almost 30 and I've been married to my best friend since 2010. Life is good and I have the good fortune of being able to make music in my spare time. It's something I've always been passionate about and I try to be as honest as possible in my songwriting. I hope you hear something you like. Thanks for listening.

-loren

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Track Name: Butterflies
come closer sleepyhead
use my body for your bed
i'll keep you safe through the night
you will dream of waterfalls...
and butterflies...

the starlight, in your eyes
shines so bright...
and your face, in the moonlight
looks perfect tonight...

good morning dreamy eyes
i've found my place inside your smile
i know the time has come to go
i wish there was a way for you...
to know...

that my name, on your lips
sounds so sweet
and with your head, on my shoulder
i am complete
i'm sorry, that i made you leave...
and i'm sorry, that i couldn't see...
that you...made...me...
Track Name: Second Star
i know it's not easy to be happy
when you can't find a place to call your home
but i've found a way to lose our worries
a place our troubles cannot go

so why don't we just fly
off into the night
second star to the right
and straight on 'till the sun's first light
i'll be waiting for you babe
won't you trust in my plan
though you don't understand
grab a hold of my hand
we're off to never never land

well i can't claim to be prince charming
but i'll always treat you like a queen
there's never been a doutb in my mind
we'd find our fairytale ending

so why don't we just fly
off into the night
second star to the right
and straight on 'till the sun's first light
i'll be waiting for you babe
won't you trust in my plan
though you don't understand
grab a hold of my hand
we're off to never never land
where we'll never grow old
but we'll never be bored
'cuz we're never alone and we'll never say never again>

no need to wish upon a star my dear
i promise you that i'll always be here
and anytime that you need
i'll take you away
i'll take you away
far from this place
with a kiss upon your face
i'll take you away

so why don't we just fly
off into the night
second star to the right
and straight on 'till the sun's first light
i'll be waiting for you babe
won't you trust in my plan
though you don't understand
grab a hold of my hand
we're off to never never land
where we'll never grow old
but we'll never be bored
'cuz we're never alone and we'll never say never again
Track Name: Homesick
plain white t-shirts on the floor
it's hard to tell which is mine and which is yours
i don't know what you want me to say
i can only take this day by day
day by day

i can kiss you where it hurts
will that help or only make it worse?
your voice crackles on the telephone
when i hear it it feels like comin' home
comin' home

home is when i'm by your side
home is drownin' in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you're away, i'm the one...
who's home sick...

withered petals on the dash
i wonder how i fell so far fast
in memory i'll keep this rose
and wait for the day when you'll be comin' home

comin' home


home is when i'm by your side
home is drownin' in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you're away, i'm the one...
who's home sick...

home is when i'm by your side
home is drownin' in your eyes
home is in each tender kiss
when you're away, i'm the one...
i'm the one...
who's home sick...
Track Name: Shut Up
so you wrote some new tunes
bought a new pair of shoes
but you can't chase your blues away
so you drank all that booze
tryin' to change your attitude
but you've run out of songs to play

so just shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what you have to say
you say all that you want is forgiveness
but you don't give it, you just take it away
no you don't give it, you just take it away

so you'll lock all your doors
cover your windows with boards
but the cracks still let in the light
so you'll sing all your songs
at the top of your lungs
but you can't seem to get it right

so just shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what you have to say
you say all that you need is forgiveness
but you never give it, you just take it away
no you don't give... you just take away

so i'll shut up 'cuz nobody's listening
no one wants to hear what i have to say
and all that i need is forgiveness
i don't deserve it... is what i know you will say
but i need it to keep them away
it's hard to let go, and i know you're afraid
but i'm scared too... forgive me, i pray

and let's be scared together
yeah let's be scared together
let's be scared together
oh yeah let's be scared together

and let's be scared together
yeah let's be scared together
oh let's be scared together
let's be scared together
Track Name: Mr. Nice Guy
you can say whatever you want
you can walk all over me
for any reason you can blow me off
you can pinch me until i bleed
still gonna be there when you call
still gonna catch you if you fall


still gonna be the one who listens, when you're cryin' on the phone
still gonna buy you little presents, when i'm out away from home
still gonna watch your dumb tv shows, so you don't have to watch alone
still gonna be the one who loves you, if you want me to be
if you want me to be

you don't have to listen to me
you don't have to return my calls
you don't need to do anything for me
all you gotta do is call

and i'll be right there by your side
even if you're just using me for a free ride

still gonna be the one who listens, when you're cryin' on the phone
still gonna buy you little presents, when i'm out away from home
still gonna watch your dumb tv shows, so you don't have to watch alone
still gonna be the one who loves you, if you want me to be
if you want me to be


i don't know why, guess i'm mr. nice guy
i've tried not to be oh god knows i've tried
but you can hurt me, ignore me, leave me, you can shoot me down
still you know that i will be around

still gonna be the one who listens, when you're cryin' on the phone
still gonna buy you little presents, when i'm out away from home
still gonna watch your dumb tv shows, so you don't have to watch alone
still gonna be the one who loves you, if you want me to be
still gonna be the one who loves you
i'll always be the one who loves you...
Track Name: Skin (The World Ends With You)
you said you weren't all you used to hope
so i peeled my skin off of my bones
and draped it across your fragile frame
sayin' "you can be me for a while if you think that might help"

your new body fit remarkably well
and you didn't need me anymore
so i was left alone, naked and cold
sayin' "don't mind me, i am just the ghost of someone long gone"

let's throw it all away
if you don't need me anyway
i'll laugh out loud as it burns

i gave you everything
all that i had in me
still i promise i'll always sing your song

death will come callin' for us both
but i am already a ghost
what will you have to show to him?
what have you done with your life in the skin off of my back?

you threw it all away
to prove that you don't need me
i watched you laugh as it burned

but i'd do it all again
if just for the chance to mend
the scars that i left in your mind

and i swear right here and now
that i always knew somehow
that i could never be the one

the world ends with you and me
there's nothing else i can see
so i'll sing your song 'till the day i die
Track Name: Waiting
it's friday night in a city that can only
be described as a poor man's santa barabara
it's cold outside but i've got my coat
to ward off the chill as we walk i'll hold you close

and i've been waitin for someone to save me
i've been waitin for you

it's friday night and my room is bathed in
the familiar blue glow of my tv set
it's a little cold but i'll be fine
as i sit and wonder where you are tonight

are you waiting somewhere just for me to call your name?
well i've been waiting patiently for you to do the same
and now i'm trying with everything i am just to pretend
that i don't miss you...

but i've been waitin for someone to save me
i've been waiting for you
and i've been praying that you won't forget me
i'm still waiting for you

but i can't wait forever
yeah i can wait forever
don't make me wait forever
i'll try to wait forever

i'm still waiting for someone to save me
i'm still waiting for you
and when you're ready for someone to save you
i'll be here waiting for you, for you
for you, for you
for you, for you
for you, for you
for you, for you
for you

i'm still waiting...
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Track Name: Who Isn't?
i don't expect to be the best at anything
but i think i'd like to be good for something
other than screwin' up every single thing itouch
no matter how hard i try, my best just ain't good enough

and who isn't waiting to be changed
and who isn't praying to be saved

it terrifies me to think that this is all i'm meant to be
just some kind of stupid weed, good for nothing...
and at night when i shut my eyes, but i can't shut off my mind
i long for a time when i felt good for something

and who isn't tired of waiting for change
and who isn't tired of praying just to be saved

if you're tired and you know it
clap your hands
if you're dyin' and you know it
clap your hands
well i'm tryin' hard i swear it
clap your hands
but i'm dyin and i know it
clap your hands...

i'm sick of waiting for someone to change in me what i hate
and i'm sick of praying to some god who might not know my name
and who isn't dyin' to finally change
and who isn't prayin' that god knows their name...

who isn't?
Track Name: San Francisco
don't just tell me what you think i wanna hear
that's just the kind of thing that landed us here
scared to leave and scared to say we don't wanna go
afraid of what we've seen and all we don't know

and if you don't, baby just say you don't
but if you do, please won't you tell me that you do
and if you won't, well i think that i'd rather know
and if you wanna go to san francisco....then go
just go

and i won't cry for you i won't waste no more tears
i'm not gonna let my life be ruled by fear
if you leave me now just like you left me them
i swear to you this time i'll have no regrets

if i'm not what you want then baby just say that i'm not
but if i am, please won't you show me that i am?
and if you won't, well i think that i'd rather know
and if you wanna go to san francisco...then go
just go

sometimes i wonder just how it makes you feel
when i tell you how beautiful you are to me
do you know that what it is i really mean
is that your face is the most beautiful that i've ever seen?

sometimes i wonder if you understand what i mean
when i tell you that i love you
sometimes i'm not sure if you know what i'm trying to say
is that i don't think i could live without you, oh no no

baby don't go

oh no no

can't live without you...
Track Name: We All Got Lost
i never learned to listen
i only learned to cry myself to sleep
i don't know what i'm missing
i only know i'm not who i thought i'd be

but we all got lost
we all got lost
we all got lost on the way to scarborough fair

if only you could see
the world the way it shows itself to me
if only you could hear
the rapture in a strumming guitar's strings

but we all got lost
we all got lost
we all got lost on the way to scaroborough fair

i'm not sorry i'm not perfect
is anyone really perfect
at least i'm trying to reach it
you're not even trying

but we all got lost
we all got lost
yeah we all got lost on the way to scarborough fair

we all got lost
we all got lost
yeah we all got lost on the way to scarborough fair
on the way to scaroborough fair
Track Name: Suddenly Simple
i love the way...you hold my arm
and i love the way...that you smile.
i love it when...you lead me on
and i love it when...you laugh like a child

i'm not all you need
but don't give up on me
i will try to be
'cuz you are all i need

i love your strength, and your resolve
and you know that i love all your faults
i'll do all that i can to make you be
as happy as you have made me

i'm not all you need
but don't give up on me
it's suddenly simple to see
that you are all i need

i love you

i love you