February Sessions

by Mike Grutka

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1.
Circle 03:09
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
2.
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
3.
La La Song 03:23
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
4.
She Said 03:55
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
5.
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
6.
This Is 04:18
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Escape 04:12
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
10.
Coming Home 04:33
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
11.
Lullabye 03:35
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

about

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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