Liquid Confidence

by G-Rad

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released 21 June 2014

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G-Rad San Francisco, California

G-Rad came out singing. He's been composing since before he could talk.

Picked up the guitar for the first time at age 12 and instantly began writing songs.

Influences range from Radiohead to Wilco, Pearl Jam to Neil Young, Rihanna to Wu-Tang Clan.

Listen as G-Rad genre-hops while channeling influences throughout the ages.
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Track Name: Amsterdam
"Amsterdam"

Wake up late, I'll start the day
With a meal and a joint in some café
Watch the crowds go passing by
The sun gets higher and so do I

The world goes by at a rapid pace
But my time ticks in a slower space
Drifting off at 3pm
In this coffeeshop in Amsterdam

A hot blonde waitress collects her tip
Gotta see what she's doing after the shift
She reminds me of the one I left behind
I lean back and lose the time

The world goes by at a rapid pace
But my time ticks in a slower space
Drifting off at 6pm
In this coffeeshop in Amsterdam

Tracing back I still feel her
Gros bisous dans Côte d'Azur
Why can't I get her off my mind?
Someday I may know all the answers
But only when it no longer matters

The world goes by at a rapid pace
But my time ticks in a slower space
Drifting off at 10pm
In this coffeeshop in Amsterdam

The world goes by at a rapid pace
And I cannot forget her face
Waking up, it's 3 again
In this coffeeshop in Amsterdam
Track Name: Liquid Confidence
"Liquid Confidence"

My stomach burns as the butterflies crash into the walls
I hold my sweat in my hands
I seek the words that make her laugh and smile and feel comfortable
Stand up straight like a man

Memories of all the dipshit things I've done in the past
Are running round my head
Take a swig, make sure it's big and it will flush out all the fear
And I won't feel so stupid

When I ask her for her number
Should I wait three days to call her
Should I ask her for her number
Should I wait three days to call her

Sometimes I think that when I drink I'm able to speak more freely
The mood gets lighter with my glass
I hope I don't screw up and tell her something I shouldn't this early
I really want to get into her pants

Memories of all the dipshit things I've done in the past
Are running round my head
Take a swig, make sure it's big and it will flush out all the fear
And I won't feel so stupid

When I ask her for her number
Should I wait three days to call her
Should I ask her for her number
Should I wait three days to call her

Memories of all the dipshit things I've done in the past
Are running round my head
Take a swig, make sure it's big and it will flush out all the fear
And I won't feel so stupid
Memories of all the dipshit things I've done in the past
Are running round my head
Take a swig, make sure it's big and it will flush out all the fear
And I won't feel so stupid
Track Name: TV Star
"TV Star"

I want you to be straight with me
I already handed in my résumé
All I want to do is spend some time with you
But I'm not certain if that's okay with you

I call you on the phone and talk to the machine
I wait for the callback in front of the TV
I watch couples in shows, that's where I want to be
If you could hear me, you would hear me shouting

Come and get me
Come and get me
Come and get me
Come and get me

If she likes my act, will I get the part
When she calls me back, will she tell me when to start
I want to try to live successfully
But if this doesn't work, I'll just watch it on the TV

She calls me back and agrees to go to lunch
She sounded excited, but she didn't say too much
I wait impatiently for noon the next day
At that time, I hope to hear her say

Come and get me
Come and get me
Come and get me
Come and get me

If she likes my act, will I get the part
When she calls me back, will she tell me when to start
I want to try to live successfully
But if this doesn't work, I'll just watch it on the TV
Track Name: Catch Me If I Fall
"Catch Me If I Fall"

Blue sky at night
Tears from my face, coming home
Would you catch me if I fall in love with you
Would you catch me if I fall in love with you

Would you catch me if I fall tonight
Arms crossed over my shoulders
Blue sky at night
Tears from my face

Well I've been around this fireball
About 26 times now
I've learned a thing or two
But I haven't learned it all
And I'm hoping that you'll let me stay
Just a little bit longer

Would you catch me if I fall in love with you
Arms crossed over my shoulders
Would you catch me if I fall in love with you
I feel so alive
You and I feel so alive
You and I feel so alive
You and I feel so alive...
Track Name: Walk Away
"Walk Away"

Walk away, it's the only thing to do
He will either follow you or he won't
Walk away, do it for you
'Cause if you keep chasing him, you're just chasing him away
Walk away

Dream away, do anything you can do
To pass the day
Dream away, fill your head with dreams
The nights are long and so are days
But dreams will carry you away
Dream away

You spill your coffee, look up, and notice him
He's been looking at you from across the room
You cannot move, you're losing it, there's nothing that you can do
The years go by, but the feelings still remain
Walk away
Track Name: Castaway
"Castaway"

This light inside my eyes
Keeps me on the ground
These carefully laid plans require folded hands
But the wind doesn't seem to be around

While I can sink
I'd rather dream
And I dream of being on top of waves
While I can sink
I'd rather dream
And I dream of better days

Everything around me when I open my eyes
Ripples, but it stays the same
Each passing day is a day of my life
That I'm working just to stay sane

While I can sink
I'd rather dream
And I dream of being on top of waves
While I can sink
I'd rather dream
And I dream of better days
Track Name: Beauty Runs Away
"Beauty Runs Away"

Don't tell me what I'm thinking, 'cause I gave it up
Don't tell me what I should've been
I've got a question, but I won't ask it
I just want to get my ass kicked

Beauty runs away
Carve out your eyes and learn to see again
I can stand the pain
But beauty runs away

Maybe I passed you by when I wasn't looking
Maybe my lazy eye forever changed our fate
I've got a question, but I won't ask it
I just want to get my ass kicked

Beauty runs away
Carve out your eyes and learn to see again
I can stand the pain
But beauty runs away

Let's all fall asleep and doze through all our days
Let's all stop tempting fate
Wait, wake up, wake up!
You're dozing off
Gonna miss the best part
Oh well, it's too late
Track Name: Pot Of Gold
"Pot Of Gold"

Baby, let's turn to the left or the right
Don't know where we're going, let's get there tonight
Ahead of the storm we're leaving behind
Come on, baby
Dozens of colors reflecting the light
I've never seen such a beautiful sight
Your tear driven face has cornered my eye
What's wrong, baby?

It's the end of a rainbow, is this the right side?
The leprechauns sure know how to hide
Unless it was all a gratuitous lie
Where's my pot of gold?

Lately the wind's been singing a song
Those that can hear are singing along
Those who cannot don't know what is wrong
Call me crazy
Another bigoted homicide
Superior minds are justified
If nobody's wrong then nobody's right
Call me crazy

It's the end of a rainbow, is this the right side?
The leprechauns sure know how to hide
Unless it was all a gratuitous lie
Where's my pot of gold?
Track Name: Gimme The Keys
"Gimme The Keys"

Someone died alone in their bed last night
Someone died alone on the couch
Nobody had told them at 3am
An earthquake would destroy their house
This school of fish is getting so crowded now
Everybody is first class
I'm surrounded by people, but I can't feel
Tell me how long is this supposed to last?

Gimme the keys
I'm drunk again
I can get us
Much closer to heaven

Everybody's running in circles now
Making their way around the map
Since Columbus discovered the world is round
Everyone's been spinning in the trap
The fool moon's out tonight and I'm sober enough to drive
Let's not waste money on a cab
The barkeep was expecting another round
But I think we've done and closed our tab

Gimme the keys
I'm drunk again
I can get us
Much closer to heaven

Let's forget how to feel
Let's forget how to feel
Just gimme the keys
Gimme the keys
Track Name: Dream Together
"Dream Together"

No one ever expects it
But you'll know when it comes
Just be ready to catch it
And hold on
The wind is the weather
That's been tickling your ear
As we dream together
Don't worry, I'm here

I wait all day for the night
Just to stay up all night
And watch you dream
Everything's right
When I'm holding you tight
I will count your sheep
I wait all day for the night
When I'm holding you tight
And we blend our dreams
Baby, I love you

The summer's on the horizon
And we've been making waves of heat
As we've been realizing
We share the same dreams
Our patience will always be tested
Time ain't always too kind
But as I'm lying here beside you
I found my peace of mind

I wait all day for the night
Just to stay up all night
And watch you dream
Everything's right
When I'm holding you tight
I will count your sheep
I wait all day for the night
When I'm holding you tight
And we blend our dreams
Baby, I love you

You're the one I love
You're the one I love
You're the one
Track Name: Wish You'd Calm Down
"Wish You'd Calm Down"

I've been walking on the ceiling in my dreams
I've been floating past so many different things
Obstacles on the ground are now just curiosities
And I wonder why I've never tried this before

Wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down
Wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down

I've seen sinking ships float once they've made it all the way down
Back up to the top and sail back into town
A ship of great power, its strength renewed
It's hard to believe, but it's true

Wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down
Wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down

A blind man once told me of beautiful things
That his eyes would still allow him to see
The images he described so vibrantly
I could almost see them myself
I could almost see them myself

Open your heart, open your head
We're here for you, my friend
Open your heart, open your head
Open your heart, open your head

I wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down
Wish you'd calm down
Wish you'd come down
Wish you'd calm down
Track Name: What U Need
"What U Need"

Be mine for the rest of my life
No, I'll never want another
I just need one
I've already had my fun
And guess what, it's not all that it's cracked up to be
Don't tell me what I need
I think that I know me
Just tell me one thing
Do you agree
Do you agree

So what do you need
Be honest, if not for me, then for yourself
'Cause that's what's truly important
I don't want to put any words into your mouth
But I swear I felt your heart beating
A little too quickly for this
Just to be lust

Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need

Who's got you tongue tied more than me
Who's gonna ask you the questions that you really need

Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need
Tell me what you need
Track Name: X'ing Off The Days
"X'ing Off The Days"

And so it begins, another test of will
But this is the last time I swallow that pill
I'm out the door, can't believe what you do
X'ing off the days til I forget you

X'ing off the days
X'ing off the days
X'ing off the, x'ing off the
X'ing off the days

For the first few days, the X'es get heavy
As the anger escapes through each slash of the X
But soon the anger will fade and the X'es will soften
'Cause the bad times were few and the good times were often
You'll plague my thoughts for a week or so
Your face will appear wherever I go
I'll cloud my head and try to get through
X'ing off the days til I forget you

X'ing off the days
X'ing off the days
X'ing off the, x'ing off the
X'ing off the days

I thought this time would be different, thought we had it made
All the way up to the very last day
I woke up by your side, but didn't sleep there that night
You always had a thing for the element of surprise
You always had a thing

X'ing off the days
X'ing off the days
X'ing off the, x'ing off the
X'ing off
X'ing off the days
X'ing off the days
X'ing off the, x'ing off the
X'ing off
Well, I don't know why desire's so clever
Seems I have to forget for you to remember
When I stop X'ing, you'll come back to me then
X'ing off the days til I see you again
When I stop X'ing, you'll come back to me then
When I stop X'ing, you'll come back to me then
When I stop X'ing, you'll come back to me then
X'ing off the days til I see you again
Track Name: Tides Of Time
"Tides Of Time"

You took to the river
I took to the sea
It sent us a shiver
Occasionally
Sometimes we tread water
Sometimes we cut loose
Sometimes we're the engine
Sometimes the caboose

I've been thinking of coffee
And giving it up
I swear to my higher self
This is the last cup
Well, I said the last cup
Not the last refill
Gotta have energy
Pushing stones up a hill

And the tides of time
Take me for a trip
The waves inside my mind
Are piloting the ship
I'd try to take control
But I gave up long ago
The moon has got its eyes on my soul

I've been noticing monthly
The rises and falls
We have been sailing
Over the squalls
Just like a circle
We're high and we're low
Trying to fight the tide
Then letting it go

And the tides of time
Take me for a trip
The waves inside my mind
Are piloting the ship
I'd try to take control
But I gave up long ago
The moon has got its eyes on my soul
The moon has got its eyes on my soul
The moon has got its eyes on my soul
Track Name: Letter To A Future Child
"Letter To A Future Child"

I open my hope up to you
Before you even appear
Before I even know your name

I know of much you will do
I have been there just the same
And I hope that I will still understand
When you get sent home from school
When you don't believe in me
When you don't know quite what you mean

I'll open the world up to you
I'll do the best that I can
I'll build a room with infinite doors
So you can go anywhere
So you can do anything
So you will live better than me

And someone somewhere might call you a name
And someone somewhere might lead you astray
And when the stars in your sky do not shine
I will go turn them on for you
And when you fear all the things that you hear
I will turn down the volume for you

I open my hope up to you
Before you even appear
Before I even know your name

And someone somewhere might call you a name
And someone somewhere might lead you astray
And when the stars in your sky do not shine
I will go turn them on for you
And when you don't like the things that you see
I will cover your eyes for you
And when the stars in your sky do not shine
I will go turn them on for you
And when you fear all the things that you hear
I will turn down the volume for you