February Sessions

by Mike Grutka

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Recorded as part of the RPM challenge 2010.


“on this batch of 11 impressive original songs,…No question about it, this is Grutka’s best work yet.”
Greg Haymes, nippertown.com

“February Sessions, written and recorded for this year’s RPM challenge finds the one-man band in a loose, live mode (Out of Time era R.E.M. and Gin Blossoms come to mind)
John Brodeur, Metroland

“… After 2009’s long-labored-over “Ria,” Saratoga Springs songwriter Grutka took the RPM Challenge, writing and recording all of these 11 songs during the shortest month of the year. It’s raw and unpolished, but these songs are perhaps the best Grutka has ever written, his friendly melodies and vocals feeling completely at ease and lived in.
Brian McElhiney, Daily Gazette (‘What We Loved this Year: Local Music)

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released September 14, 2010

Recorded @ morg-n-daze studios in February 2010 except 'Lullabye' recorded live at WEXT. All sounds by Mike except drums on 1,2,3,5,8,9,10 Will Railton
Mastered by Larry Divivo @ Silvertone Mastering
Album artwork and design by Todd Moreland @ sapitot
Photos by Mike Grutka

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Track Name: Circle
The breath you take will keep you warm
The light you seek will lead you on
The lies they speak away and gone
Inside you're free to find the one who comes along

The circle turns around and round
you're jumping up you're falling down
get off of this merry go round
time and time again you'll find
that I'll be beside you
I'll be inside you

Take a break before the dawn
The night it sees where we belong
You find a dream you're waiting on another one
You find your feet walk along you'll come undone
Track Name: How the Story Ends
A love inside coming around tonight
A warm desire going around tonight

Pick me up my own light
you'll find a way come walking in
If you go I'll crawl behind
before you slip away again
Pick me up I'm holding on
I'll catch you when you fall
Listen to the signs they say
I know it ends

This is how the story ends
Away we fall alone
If it comes round once again
you'll find your way inside
Then you'll try to understand
All the things we never find
Pick me up and hold it in
This love will make us shine
Track Name: La La Song
Never been to California but I've got a long way to go
Never climbed the highest mountain looked down at a world of snow
And I like the way you smile
And I want to feel you all around
Oh baby I walked those miles a long time ago
Just to see the light in your eyes

La la la la la la la la la la la la la

Now you wait for me to call you
Gonna wait for my reply
Know my heart is on the freeway
As I start the car and drive
And you said the time's running out
You won't be there when I'm driving out of town
Oh baby you'd like a sign to get you on your way
And I want to find a way to take you home

Well I'm gonna get to heaven
Gonna make my peace some day
And I hope that you'll come with me
And forever we can stay
And you'll see a way around your storm
And you'll find a fire to keep you warm
And you'll see yourself reflected in the past
And you'll find that it's the time to say goodbye
Track Name: She Said
She said I wanna grow so old
She waits for grandchildren to hold
And I see the light deep in the night shines on my floor
And I sometimes I find I can still hear her voice at my door

She said don't be afraid to live
She said show the world all you can give
And I'm hoping to find that in my time some far away day
That I looking behind will know that I had something to say

We stared we stood there with nothing to say
We stared we just couldn't believe that she'd gone away
And now we're scattered around
Lost and then found
Staring at pictures
Where we see she's looking at me
And then we see all that she gave us
Track Name: You Will See Me
In the morning we were talking in the riddles of our lives
I was walking through the pathways when I saw you drifting by

Now we're talking by the water and I saw you catch my eye
You were running but I caught you as the moment passed us by

Seek and find the wonder
That you thought had gone away
You will find another love on the road

On an island on the way here in the mirror of my mind
You were talking about the way home I reached for you you slipped by

You will see me when I call you as you're dreaming of your life
I'll be shining by the waterfall you're the riddle of my life
Now I've fallen on my way here and I'll stumble as I climb
Been a long time but I'll find you you will see me when you smile
Track Name: This Is
I've seen your light go down
far away I wandered
If you come around
This is all you'll find
So take your light and shine it
Fly away
All you'll find is silence
Away

See how they run away

I decide this can't go on and on
I wait now
come follow now

I see your light come shining
You've gone away
Take it from the top
This is all that you had
Only one
You're only one
Track Name: Find Your Home
I want to take the time to say
You were the best friend in my life
I walk alone down these lonely roads
I think about you all the time
When I find myself alone again
You're always on my mind

You will find a home
Find yourself some peace
I hope you found your home
I hope you find some peace

All through your final hours
I sit right here
Wait right by your side
All through the darkest hours
You hold
you're holding on to life

You will find your home
Go and find your peace
You can find your home
You can find your peace

Oh and I know that you were always by my side
I hold you in my arms at night
And I know that you'll be with me through the hours and days and all of my life
Oh I want to tell you one more time
I want to tell you all you are and all that I feel inside
And I want to kiss you one more time
Before you go to sleep

When I think it brings a smile
A smile to me
For all the days and all the hours
That I had you here with me
Track Name: Coming Back Down
Somewhere out there there's someone who wants someone like you
Somewhere out there there's someone who wants someone like me
No one thinks they'll end up all alone
Gotta take a chance to see

it's coming back down it's coming away
It's coming back down it's coming your way

Everybody wants to find the one who fits their place
Everybody wants to find the missing puzzle piece
All alone we walk through the afternoons
Till we find the eyes that say

Yeah the day is gonna find you
When you're gonna find your heart
Empty days are long behind you
Now you know

Look around the day will come when you will find your place
All that you'll be seeing is the smile upon their face
All along you'll see what's goin on
And you'll know you found your way
Track Name: Escape
Sing out for the children
Sing out for your fear
Sing out hope you're feeling
Sing out so we can hear

Life goes by you
You and I know
Everyone runs out of time

See all of the people
Hear cries of the war
Hold on to the laughter
Let it run out the door

Take a step towards the future
I'll help you climb your ladder
Please don't wait for tomorrow
And when you lead it will follow

It's my time it's my heart
It's my love it's my song I sing to you
It's my soul it's my dream it's my hope
I give to you

Take my heart take my love
It's your time to step out
It's your heart it's your life it's your song
Sing it out now

They'll never take it away
Track Name: Coming Home
Been a long time I've been waiting
Been a long time I've been gone
Been a long time I've been searching
Trying to find out what went wrong

Been a long time I've been working
Trying to find out what it's for
Been a long time I've been yearning
Trying to get on down this road

All the thing that we can see
Are spread out right in front of me so long
All the things that we can be
The things that you don't say to me are gone

Lights that shine are fading away from you now
Lights that shine they take you away only know
Lights that shine gonna take you back lead you to someone who's calling you pulling you home

Been a long time I've been waiting
Been a long time I've been gone
It's a hard life I've been learning
Trying to find out where it's gone

I'm coming home for the first time
I'm coming home for the last time
Track Name: Lullabye
Go to sleep my little darling
I will keep you safe tonight
Rest your head now don't you worry
I will sing this lullaby

And I I will love you every day of my life
And I I will always be here to call in the night
So darling go to sleep and know that I love you

Now you're walking across the floor
And I see you smile at me
I remember the days we've known
Think about the thing we'll see

Now the day comes you will leave me
I wish time didn't go so fast
It's your world now to discover
And I feel so torn at last

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