Automatic Stereo

by rubberbrain

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Nickie Gurney Got me with some serious Strokes vibes, keep it up dude. Favorite track: The Other Side.
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I wrote these songs during some late nights over the last few months and plan to play them at some shows this summer!

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released May 21, 2017

written, recorded, and produced by Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals
Teddy Soulopulos - Bass
Haven Dlott - Cello



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rubberbrain San Luis Obispo, California

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Track Name: The Other Side
Is everything you wanted on the other side
Don't try because you have to, you can feed your fire

You're really misguided, please get off the phone
I've seen it, your silence, it's crawling in my bones
This moment of sorrow feels like you lost your way
You need it, you want it, your dreams are calling his name
Track Name: Forgotten Fish
It's trapped, left behind in your head
It won't happen again
Each night the sky is red, it's your time
You don't have to unwind

Each track left behind in your bed
You're right, it's just like you said
Please try to understand why you fled
It won't happen again

Wind it back and play again, repeat myself until the end
I heard everything you said, words that circle in my head

Now your voice is on the radio
Oh no you don't know
Been working til the lights go low
Oh no don't go
Stayed up, gave something to show
You're low you don't know
I don't try, why would I grow
Oh no don't go
Track Name: Automatic Stereo
Where'd you go, listen to the voices
Headed back getting too heated
Draw a line, cut into pieces
Run along, find what you needed
Don't you know the automatic stereo
Playing songs, grooving on the radio
Left on after everyone's home
Another night sleeping on your own

I didn't want to pass you by
I had somewhere to go
I didn't mean to steal your light
You're good on your own

Didn't know, stuck around to see it grow
Out of time, drag me out to the show
A little lie underneath the hero
Give it time he'll tell you everything he knows
Don't you know the automatic stereo
Playing music, grooving on the radio
Saw a light shining through the window
Didn't try, that's just the way it goes
Track Name: On the Rise
You're home with no one to go to
Feels like your pride has left you
These day locked in your room
Mean more than the lies you've been through

Don't close your eyes
You can feel your spirit on the rise

He asked, what do you know
Your faith is out the window
Go fast, drop the cargo
You're bigger than you owe
Don't crash, control your ego
I just need to let you know
This time you'll do it solo
Maybe then you'll be alone
Track Name: Take a Number
Take a number
There's so much to do
Wait for the summer
You'll wake up in June

Out of bed, out into the sun
You went up to everyone you met
Who told you they could see
Your life is brighter than it seems

You know behind everyone
A fire burns like the sun
Don't you forget what you've seen
You'll find the light in your dreams