For You

by Josh Bien

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Debut album from "honest & compelling" singer/songwriter, Josh Bien.

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released November 11, 2011

All words & music by Josh Bien
Mastered by Andy Rogulich at High Fidelity Mastering, Albuquerque, NM.
Album artwork by Travis J. Bunch
Female vocals on "Cape So Red" by Monica Demarco

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Josh Bien Albuquerque, New Mexico

Josh Bien is a singer/songwriter from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Josh's music has been described as "compelling and honest," with lyrics that are "intelligent, fun & heartfelt." He is influenced by the pop rock sound of The Beatles, CCR and Sister Hazel, as well as the acoustic sound of Cat Stevens and James Taylor, and the lyrical poetry and world rhythms of Paul Simon. ... more

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Track Name: Sweet Lady
Hey, will you walk with me?
Will you take hold of my hand?
Could you be with me?
Together make one final stand
And then simply be, on this land
Look what I see we could form a rag tag band

Hey, sweet lady
Will you ever think of me?
Hey, sweet lady
Could you ever be with me?

Hey, will you play for me?
Will you take me far away from here?
Play of beauty and the taming of a wild frontier
Will you laugh with me and ride off into the atmosphere?
Where we'll brightly light up this whole blue sphere.

Hey, sweet lady
Will you ever think of me?
Hey, sweet lady
Could you ever be with me?

Hey, will you lie with me
On the grassy hill behind our place?
Underneath a tree hand in hand
Our fingers enlaced
And speak softly
Our heads turned face to face
Wander dreamily into sleeps warm embrace.

Hey, sweet lady
Will you ever think of me?
Hey, sweet lady
Could you ever be with me?

Hey, will you walk with me?
Will you take hold of my hand?
Could you be with me?
Together make one final stand
Track Name: Cape So Red
I'm running down the road
New mind, a new mode
At the corner there's a girl
Alone in this world
So still she must be dead
Wearing a cape so red
And this, she said:

"Hail those who let you choose
For it is not our way to loose
You make your own destiny
Listen boy can't you see
You make your own destiny"

I feel out of control
The push the pull
Sound waves are coming 'round
The tune is loud
I've made my final vow
For her somehow
The choice made now.

"Hail those who let you choose
For it is not our way to loose
You make your own destiny
Listen boy can't you see
You make your own destiny"

Reminisce of Erica
Will haunt his mind
And he will now know
Why she was so kind
He now sees the light,
The light so bright
And now so white

We are searching beneath the skin
Struggling, fighting, and we must win

"Hail those who let you choose
For it is not our way to loose
You make your own destiny
Listen boy can't you see
You make your own destiny"

I'm running down the road
New mind, a new mode
At the corner there's a girl
Alone in this world
So still she must be dead
Wearing a cape so red
And this, she said,
Track Name: Outside of My World
Getting out of the city
Where you know the girls are pretty
Gonna see what it's like outside of my world

Gonna see it from another mind
All I want to know is why you think I whine
Til then i'm happy flying outside of my world

Well, it's gonna take some time
Yeah, it's gonna take a long long time,
Well it's gonna take some time til I'm with you

You know I want to see what you see
But you never know what i'll turn out to be
Til then i'm happy flying outside of my world

Comfort zone outside of reality
And you know I don't want to be
Lost outside of my world

Well, it's gonna take some time
Yeah, it's gonna take a long long time,
Well it's gonna take some time til I'm with you

Well you know you're gonna give in to me
Why don't you just come in with me
And together we'll be happy inside of our world

Well, it's gonna take some time
Yeah, it's gonna take a long long time,
well it's gonna take some time til I'm with you

Well, it's gonna take some time
Yeah, it's gonna take a long long time,
Well it's gonna take some time til I'm with you
Track Name: Blonde Princess
Black and blue coming for you
You know just what to do
Board up the windows
Lock the door you can't run anymore

My blonde princess
It's time to stand up and fight
I will serve as you're white knight
My blonde princess

Your faith was shaken
It's no surprise
I can read it all in your eyes
Your heart was broken
Split in two
Allow me to fix that for you

My blonde princess
It's time to stand up and fight
I will serve as you're white knight
My blonde princess

Feeling miscast
In your own life
It can cut right through you like a knife
Let go your past
Open your heart
there you go, that's a start

Go where you got to go
And star in your own show
And when you think of me
I hope it will be fondly

My blonde princess
It's time to stand up and fight
I will serve as you're white knight
My blonde princess

Your heart was broken
Split in two
Allow me to fix that for you
Track Name: Wise Old Soul
I know you have to go
You wise old soul
Fly to the heavens
God speed to you

Go on and go
Don't worry about anything
And go way up high
High to the sky
Leave the world behind

And go on and have no fear
Don't worry about us down here
We know you have to leave us
Please don't try to please us
You wise old soul

You talked to everyone
Knew so many things
But now you're moving on
You're growing your own wings

You saw the good
Inside of everyone
And you never let them
Get you down
Down to the ground

You went through your life brave
You didn't know it was me you'd save
You made everyone feel good
In and out of your neighborhood
You wise old soul
Track Name: For You
I see you, you're going to cry
And I see through your devastated eyes
And I can see your soul
Your eyes of fire and coal

I want you to know I am here
And you always belong have no fear
And I, I love you so
And I won't ever let you go

I want to make your pain go away
And I don't know how, but for you, you know I'll stay

You give me that wondrous pout
And I let you know we're gonna work things out
For you time stands still
For you you know I always will

Your touch is heaven to me
And you are all my eyes want to see
For you I'll reach for the stars
For you I'll keep you in my arms

I want to make your pain go away
And I don't know how, but for you, you know I'll stay

Take a break from that outside world
And stay with me cause you are my girl
For you the world will spin
For you this moment wont end

Your eyes are shimmering lights
And I will hold you all through the night
For you I'll make you see
Just what you mean to me
For you I'll stay nearby
While I look into your eyes
For you, for you, for you
Track Name: A Matter of Illusion
A tangerine bathed in arsenic
Tt is falling in a big black hole
In a black hole

Spinning in a funnel that doesn't end
It's all about pain and suffering
Dislocating

Lost in confusion
Not knowing which way to turn
It's a matter of illusion
And the things that you must learn
In a black hole

Spinning around see my world upside down
No one I recognize is here now
I'm all alone

You pull me out and I might shout
I'm in enough pain as it is now
Face to the ground

Lost in confusion
Not knowing which way to turn
It's a matter of illusion
And the things that you must learn
Face to the ground

Floating heads are everywhere now
And you must learn to live with them or die
Learn to live or die

We must move on, getting on we move along
Roll along with me on this journey
On this journey

Lost in confusion
Not knowing which way to turn
It's a matter of illusion
And the things that you must learn
Learn to live or die

Pressure builds up it can't escape
It's a mountain going to explode
What a load

You hold your breath and you will see
It doesn't help you are going to faint
Ain't life great?

Lost in confusion
Not knowing which way to turn
It's a matter of illusion
And the things that you must learn
Ain't life great?
Ain't life great?
Track Name: See the Signs
A thinly veiled fake surprise
My face betrayed by my eyes
Surprise
But then again I'm all alone
No one has to know

Read between the lines
See all the signs
The picture, it slowly combines
read between the lines
As it redefines
All that you've kept in your shrines
See the signs

A blank stare at a screen
The words written so pristine
It's clean
But then I knew it was coming
lesson learned heart numbing

Read between the lines
See all the signs
The picture, it slowly combines
Read between the lines
As it redefines
All that you've kept in your shrines
See the signs

Stats change it's nothing new
But I was ready to say I do
To you
How could you throw it all away?
Our hard earned chance at someday

Read between the lines
See all the signs
The picture, it slowly combines
Read between the lines
As it redefines
All that you've kept in your shrines
See the signs
Track Name: Standing Solo
I lost today
Led away from yesterday
And now I know
The rain won't come after the snow

Standing solo and I can see
It's no longer you and me

I don't mind, that's me
No longer lost in memory
Security
It won't come easily

Standing solo and I can see
It's no longer you and me

Out there alone
Feeling like a cast away stone
No one can be that good
Even though they should

Standing solo and I can see
It's no longer you and me

No one sees what you see
That road can be slippery

Standing solo and I can see
It's no longer you and me
Track Name: Am I Alright?
Been sitting here since you left me
Staring at my guitar
Trying hard to just let it be
And bandage up my scar

I was worried that I'd wright you this song
But with my confidence blown
I ran away, now is that so wrong?
Had nowhere to call my home

Now I can see you for what you are
And you want to know, am I alright?

People ask all the time now,
"How you feeling today?"
The answer is I really don't know
But I reply "okay"

They tell me that I'm a luck man now
Got so much talent you see,
But I see right through those flattering lies now
Cause in the mirror it's me

Now I can see you for what you are
And you want to know, am I alright?

Your coming here, you come to find me
Sorry to disappoint
But I'm not here to find what would be
I've reached my breaking point

Your not the girl I fell in love with
She wouldn't treat me this way
But it's the truth that she never
Existed anyway

Now I can see you for what you are
And you want to know
You can't let me go
You just got to know
Am I alright?
Track Name: When You Wake Up
When you wake up
You'll find your makeup
Has run all down your face
Building up walls
Connect the halls
And finally finish your space

Now that I'm long gone I know who I really am
it makes me wonder who I was when this all began

When you roll over
The space where we were
Is vacant and cold to the touch
But i've been enlightened
And left you frightened
And no, I don't worry that much

What you took from me can not be replaced
And your memory will not easily be erased

I find myself
In need of some help
To get back from being M.I.A.
Not getting any younger
But feeling much stronger
With no wish to run away

I'm back in action, you'd know if you were my friend
But you're not so you know this must be the end.

I've been blinded
The past reminded
Me of my lack of control
A roller coaster
Back of a poster
Dying like a minor role

Don't you dare put me way up on top of your shelf
Don't call me baby don't you see you're extending yourself?

When you wake up
You'll find your makeup
Has run all down your face
Building up walls
Connect the halls
And finally finish your space
Track Name: After All
I broke that penguin that you gave me last christmas
I broke that stupid plastic birthday gift
I broke the window to the place where we lived
And I find that I'm still broken after all

You keep me hanging by a thin frayed thread
You keep me up when I should go to bed
You keep me hearing whispering voices in my head
And they tell me I'm still broken after all

What are you doing here?
When will you learn to disappear?
Yeah, I still want you near
But your the one who broke me after all

I've got to find my own way out of this mess
I fail when I put will power to the test
Instead of writing I should go get some rest
But I'm inspired by my broken after all

Exactly what is it that you still want from me?
I've heard that talk is cheap but it's still far from free
Across the table your still so damn pretty
And I find that i'm still broken after all.

What are you doing here?
When will you learn to disappear?
Yeah, I still want you near
But your the one who broke me after all

You buy me lunch that's only part of your bill
I'd tell you off if I only had the will
But instead my mouth just sits perfectly still
And I find that it's still broken after all

You drive me crazy bringing up the past
Can't help but think this was meant to last
But then you leave me and it's over so fast
And I'm left being broken after all

What are you doing here?
When will you learn to disappear?
Yeah, I still want you near
But your the one who broke me after all

I broke that penguin that you gave me last christmas
I broke that stupid plastic birthday gift
I broke the window to the place where we lived
And I find that I'm still broken after all
Track Name: Butterfly
An orange glow from a street lamp
casts a shadow of wings so damp
Fly away butterfly
And try again to dry off your wings and fly

The blue line train heads for the coast
While I remain this towns' humble host
It ain't so strange to see me cry
But turn away and you'll only hear me sigh
Fly away butterfly
And try again to dry off your wings and fly

I know your name, it's the same as mine
I'm forever framed for your perfect crime
It ain't so strange to see me cry
But turn away and you'll only hear me sigh
Fly away butterfly
I know that I will see you again in time.