Brett Gleason

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released May 6, 2014

All songs and instruments written/played/produced by BG, drums by Brendan Finnegan, mixed by Boone McElroy, mastered by Paul Gold. Album art by photographer Doug Seymour & designer Jason Rand.


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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: The Worst Part
The worst part is,
that this time it’s,
over nothing.

Consolations will fail.
Reason would prevail
if there was something,
but there’s nothing.

Everything in none,
blinded by the sun,
you’ll feel the heat,
but can’t run.

For where can you go?
Indecisively slow,
nothing shining up
all around you,
from below.

Won’t try to understand,
the weight that oppresses me.
Won’t try to see the truth.
Giving Up Will
Set Myself Free.

I’ll throw the fight,
give up the right,
I’ll compromise.
Because I’ll,

Never comprehend.
Or find a way to mend,
the fractured self,
you’ve created.

All the broken attempts,
to control this mess
are proven futile,
by your absence.
And your,

Reluctance to heal,
and your,
Willingness to steal,
unrelenting knowledge,
this is real.

I’ll drop the escapade,
of uncoding sentiment.
Will stop dwelling on,
the Nothing that’s
afflicting me.
Will accept the void,
and pay it no further heed.
Will stop wasting time,
Giving Up Will
Set Myself Free.
Track Name: Imposter
If you think, you can take over my mind
I’ll tell you there’s got to be somewhere else
you can find, someone else, naive and careless
Who doesn’t understand the danger of handing
over your wrists.

To something you don’t even know is right.
Right now I’m not sure, if I should fight.

Against you, or with you there’s no easy answer to take
This time I’ll have to fake, but this time
will I be able to ignore that whispering talking
taunting shouting screaming lure.

He’s gonna tell you it’s worth it you’re the sacrifice.
The payback will come and it will be nice.
Don’t ask for more than I’m ready to tell,
Just sit back and enjoy you’re taste of hell

Because he is, the one who’s fallen
And understands there’s less at hand,
than anyone else here can stand,
and with that, comes the responsibility
to see, it, all the time.

It was the end of his show, you were going to be the host.
This time when you tried to walk home,
you would make it alone.
Through the shaded willow light, you would glow,
On your way to places you normally wouldn’t go.
Will his yellow eyes be behind the next bush’s bend?
Or is it through the pond’s stagnant tide
the monster will ascend?

Because he is, the one who’s rising
winning points conquering state by state,
kissing babies, shaking hands,
making speeches giving head,,
while men in black suits get richer to cover
he’s killing me

So with a knife there’s a slice the broken dam,
gushing red.
Two smiles suffice one the Imposter
one Dr. K.
Track Name: Destruction
We’ll figure this out,
if no one knows you’re sick,
it’s your job to let them know.

The fever came on slow,
Explosion came before the flames,
Got thrown through the revolving door.
If you think you’re paralyzed,
it’s just the mirage,
of the broken man who broke all his bones.

Destruction, was beautiful.
Cold grays and reds blend to burn,
like the sunset.
We sink in, to invisible needs,
but my lies are so far away
and my paintings will fade someday.

I’ll sound the siren.
Wave the flag of serenity,
spit out what your eyes were too large to see.
And indulge my desire to,
steamroll right over you,
don’t need you hear to help clean up this mess.

Destruction, was bountiful,
spent the days away in a
deep & dark, deluded haze.
We sought this, bitter irreverie,
anything but feel and cope,
or deal with what is real.
Obstructions, that I put in my way,
just so long as I’ll have,
something about which to complain.

Destruction distracts,
It fills no holes in the soul you cracked.
And obstructions detract,
from cleaning up this mess you have.
The war zone’s not beauty’s home,
just turn your back and leave,
it alone.
Track Name: I Am Not
I am not afraid
I am not ashamed
I am now the one,
who controls this rage.
Breaking through the night,
distinguishing this fright, I…

I am not ashamed,
I am not afraid.
I will remain proud of
all that I have made. My
instincts are divine,
because they are mine.
Every twitch and tick is
an unconscious sign, I…

I am not afraid,
to do this to you.
I am not ashamed,
you’ve done this to me.
I am not afraid,
to do this to you,
for you tried to extinguish me.

I am not afraid,
I am not ashamed.
I’m in ignorance of
judgments being made. I
Open up my eyes,
drop my disguise,
with every mistake I become
much more wise so
I do not deceive,
I do not believe.
For that world of indecision
I don’t grieve. I
stare into the sun,
promise not to run,
face the light of night and
try and have have some fun!

I am not afraid,
to do this to you.
I am not ashamed,
you’ve done this to me.
I am not afraid,
to do this to you,
for you tried to extinguish me.

I am not the one,
to deny my strength.
I am not the one,
to claim innocence.
I will not pretend,
I’m incompetent.

For you tried to extinguish me.
Expel and erase all of me.
Extract and negate all I see.
Hide me and silence my dreams…

Break the mold,
Escape the hold!
Of a life of sadness
begging for your soul-don’t

Fight the trend,
do not bend!
Weakness works with madness,
tempting me to end you!

I am not afraid,
I am not ashamed.
I will stand up to
obstructions in my way.
Track Name: Unruddered
Now breaking down enzymes,
de-constructing codes.
Forget about past times,
prepare to dispose.

Disintegrate patterns,
abscond their growth.
Inhibit reactors,
divert and reload.

Compose your responses,
resume natural flow.
Synapses are lapses,
perceptive muscles.

I’ve tried to toe the line,
obeyed all the road signs,
and now that I’ve arrived I find:
That is wasn’t worth it.

I’ve carefully picked my fights,
tied tongues and muffled sighs.
And now that I’ve denied I’m found:
Unruddered and Reckless.

Not saying it this time,
decided to go.
All efforts were useless,
acknowledge it so.

Forget your devotions,
survivals no joke.
Undermine detractors,
diminish their gloat.

Deflect the transmission,
of dueling rivals,
forgive the transgressions,
of human animals.

I’ve carefully chosen sides,
weighed lows against their highs,
closed eyes and tried to resign myself:
To Never Question.

The choices that I’ve made,
practically calculate,
the safe route from A to B has left me:
An Unfettered Recluse,

Who’s seen 10,000 things,
charred fields abandoned dreams,
uprooted themes and half planned schemes
have left me:
Unruddered and Reckless.