Manifest

by Brett Gleason

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credits

released April 14, 2017

All songs written and performed by Brett Gleason.
Mixed & Mastered at Continental Studios by Phil Duke & Mike Gevaza.
Drums by Mike Sutton. Cello by Robert Maril. Trumpet by Kai Sorenson.
Violin by Lisa Casal-Galietta. Trombone by Benjamin Allen Adams.
Art direction & design by Jason Rand. Photography by Miria Sabina.

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Brett Gleason New York

Piano based alt-songwriter. New album 'Manifest' out now on CD/download, T-Shirt & Poster Trio bundle available only on BandCamp.

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Track Name: If I Could
I close my eyes, disconnect my mind still, I cannot forget you.
The sun and the moon left me paralyzed still, I tried to embrace you.
And though we've departed now I still see everything through your eyes.
I hear you pronouncing that you can still, see through all my lies.
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If I Could be anything I would be, something that doesn't need to believe,
something that feels instead.
If I Could feel anything I would feel secure and safe on this free spinning sphere,
not randomly forced to live, for death.

I could create but not contain, so I had to cremate you.
To kill off the offspring from out of which, my heart and brain grew,
a cancer that threatened to lead me to my final conclusion,
the theory that everything's leading to, disintegration.

If I Could be anything I would be, freed from this constant questioning,
freed from the constant shame.
If I Could free anything I would free the human race from the pain that they bring, we try to understand then fail, to accept.

If I Could be anything I would be incapable of hypothesizing,
just subjectively, observe with no thought to my relevance or objectivity,
with no regard to mortality.

If I hurt you once it was not enough, to vindicate me for,
leading me further away from where I needed to be but,
if there is one thing I've learned it's there's, nothing harder than hating except,
releasing myself from the hold of what, I had hoped would be.

If I Could be....
Track Name: Expiration Date
I loved you. For a moment or two,
there was nothing you could say or do.
I loved you. It was real at the time,
but I can't seem to maintain my mind.

I went through states that do have no words,
and I can't seem to bridge the divide.
I tried to. But I didn't see me,
I saw someone else playing make believe.

Sometimes I don't think I need anyone but me
Does time cement or grate away at my belief?
My love has met the Expiration Date.

I had to admit this wasn't for me,
not situation, but fundamentally.
I failed to protect you from my wrath,
unintentional though ruthless distract.

If something changes after the fact,
it never happened. The past is the past.
If someone changes continuously,
they never were and they never will be.

Sometimes I don't think there is anyone for me.
Because time alters my sense of identity.
So now I can't trust anything I perceive or believe,
Anyone who claims to love or understand me:
My love has met the Expiration Date.
Track Name: Alive
It had been taken in the night,
after being threatened for it’s life.
Asphyxiated close to death,
but you have resurfaced,
I have stood up and said:
The Dream is Alive.
The Dream is Alive.
It had been turned upon it’s head,
condemned, assaulted, declared dead:
But now we rise!
And survive despite all evidence,
of all future failures, deny this:
The Dream is Alive.
The Dream is Alive.
Why didn’t I find something more?
Was there something real?
Something I obscured?
Why didn’t my dreams manifest?
Did I overreach?
I’m not stopping yet.
The Dream is Alive.
The Dream is Alive.
The Dream is Alive.