Drafts for Agnostic Lullabies for Adults

by Stephen Bluhm

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These are my own demo recordings for my upcoming album under the working title Agnostic Lullabies for Adults. I'm thinking it will be mostly acoustic guitar, strings, and piano. Not sure if anything else.

Click on a song to learn more about it and see lyrics.

I'm selling the demos for a donation. I'll be putting whatever money aside to pay friends for their arranging and playing talents or for mixing and mastering.

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released July 25, 2017

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tags: pop Hudson

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Stephen Bluhm Hudson, New York

At the Bell House in Brooklyn: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH5pCatXfLI

At Club Helsinki in Hudson, New York:
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Track Name: Sing to Me
I come home
so tired from work.
Oh, kiddo, I can't take it.
Your eyes are distant.
Your mind is elsewhere.
Can't you make it
here with me?
Soft and sweet,
sing to me.

I won't take you for a fool
or force you if you don't want to.
Still, won't you consider this,
I can't resist
another plea—
Sing to me.

Maybe I never loved you
this much.

Romantically melancholy melodies
Please,
sing to me.
Track Name: Everything is Better
Funny, little girl
sweet, little girl
You're the one, I wonder
You funny little girl
Swiss little girl

Everything is better now that you're around
Everything is better now that you're around

Tell you what,
this little place
needs your touch of wonder
and your special grace.
Our little place.

Everything is better now that you're around
Everything is better now that you're around
I've felt so down, you see
Everything is better

I know I haven't been
the best friend.
My attitude.
I get so tired
just by myself.
You don't know
how I've been missing you.
How I've been missing you.

Everything is better now that you're around
Everything is better now that you're around
I've felt so down, you see
Everything is better
Track Name: I Never Feel Alone
The terror of our times
is being lonely.
I never feel alone
for thou art with me.
I love religion,
though it's going out of style,
and it's corrupted by people who are not loving.

I know that there is someone watching.
I never feel alone.
And even when you're gone,
God's with me,
when I am on my own.
I am on my own.

The running shoes I got,
I'm making use of.
The carrots that I bought,
I'm making juice of.
I felt uncertain,
so I walked a quarter mile,
and though I feel myself ageing, I'm keeping healthy.

I know that there is someone watching.
I never feel alone.
And even when you're gone,
God's with me,
when I am on my own.
I am on my own.

There's a nightlight on my wall
sending shadows down the hall.
I'm afraid of what I've seen.
I'm afraid of what I'll dream.

And I will text you at 2am
and you will know I miss you
Ah, I will text you at 2am
and you will know I miss you
and you will know I miss you

ba ba ba ba

Oh, Evan
Track Name: Existential Crisis
When you're angry, though you're special,
your words are inconsequential, because we both butterfly each passerby.
Self reflection is essential—
is your crisis existential?
When you swear,
I see love
I see love in your eyes
I don't care
I don't care
if you're with other guys.

So seductive
not vindictive
hurling superlatives
at some puppies
I tell tall tales,
you're my tattletale.

I don't know what I am
I don't know what you are
I don't know who I've gotten myself into
But I like it

When you stare
I see love
I see love in your eyes
I don't care
I don't care
if you're with other guys.

I could swear
I see love
I see love in your eyes
I don't care
I don't care
if you're with other guys.

Darling, when you swear
I see love
I see love in your eyes
I don't care
I don't care
if you're with other guys.
Track Name: Sentient Things
I know there's something else out there than dust light years away.
I feel it's in my heart, and hands, and this city day.
I know we once were stardust, bright, we fizzled and passed away.
We're pretty this way too. At least, I was brought up this way.

I put my faith in Jesus and he put his love in me.
Why's my gift unwrapped, and why's my head full of ennui?
There's no such thing as time or true love to an enlightened being.
She's more sentient than other sentient things.

Here eyes are deep with sorrow. They're two tigers eye gems
As they perceive this world, there's such sentiment in them.
The rest of her is so confusing. There's nothing to which she clings.
She's more sentient than other sentient things.

I had a dream in which I hurt her.
I didn't mean to make her cry.
But she cursed at me as I woke up pleading
into my room.
I lived in
that
all morning—
a room full of her effects.
Maybe I expect too much from the opposite sex.

As the night comes down upon me, I hope for better dreams.
She's more sentient than other sentient things.
Track Name: There Was a Light
When I sleepily asked where thoughts and ideas come from
waves electric danced up my tummy and gave me some.

There was a light.
There was a lovely light.
But I'll never know if it was all in my mind.
Or was it a light?

I get sad when I think of arrogant things I said.
I get scared that I was awakened in my ward bed.

There was a light.
There was a lovely light.
But I'll never know if it was all in my mind.
Or was it a light?

Warm vibrations fell on my chest from the soft white light.
I sensed someone was telling me I would be all right.

There was a light.
There was a lovely light.
But I'll never know if it was all in my mind.
Or was it a light?

I am fortunate for my friends and my family.
They were there for me. They're still there for me, faithfully.

There was a light.
There was a lovely light.
But I'll never know if it was all in my mind.
Or was it a light?

I get scared when I think of what I am capable of.
Is she cruelty, or indifference, or is she love?

There was a light.
There was a lovely light.
But I'll never know if it was all in my mind.
Or was it a light?