A Coke and a Smile EP

by Bart Budwig

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Dream 02:48
Last night I dreamt of you You have the prettiest smile in the world Why did you leave me here You're still my girl Last night was beautiful I love having you around Remembering your perfect smile Sure brings me down Chorus: I'd say I love you, I'd say I care I'd say I need you, but you're not here God why'd you take her, away from me You do not need you have everything We were driving in my car Listening to cds I was showing you something that I loved While you were loving me Your voice it kissed my ears Your presence made me high Right now I'm working so hard But I'm barely getting by Chorus:
Peace 04:28
Everytime I think and then you're there That's when I cry, that's when I try To bring that person back I used to be When you were around, when you were alive Chorus: And I want to leave this ugly world behind And go to a place where I can be free I'm gonna fly right through that big blue sky And finally find peace the day I die I just saw the sun peak through the rain It gave me some hope, It eased some pain Right now I can feel that something's getting better I hope it's me and not just the weather Chorus: Everyday I wake just one day older When will this long long life of mine be over Everyday is work everyday's a trial The days that I need are the ones that bring smiles Chorus:
Carnivore 03:41
Tell me what your thinking inside that head I know you've got a monster, under that bed of hair I can't read what you're feeling, please let it out But I can see something and it shouts beware Chorus: Why is everything a mystery to me Why don't you say what's on your mind I ain't no god or psychic mind reader Please don't expect me to figure it out. Don't tell you aren't lying, I see it in your eyes Don't tell me that you're alright, remove that disguise If I just made a mistake, let me know Cause I just want to fix it before you go and hate me. Don't hate me. Chorus: I ain't being nosy, I just care So come on and let that monster come out and share I want to make it better, help me out Let go of what you're feeling. What is it about? Chorus:
You stuck up arrogant man Making your own rules You think you're always right Well I think you're a fool You left your precious wife You left your loving family Then you moved next door You're not welcome anymore Chorus: You think you're friend You think you're family You made that end Repent we forgive you But we won't let you in again Now you have a grandson You're just some man to him Live with you're decision Bathe in your loneliness I won't see you on Christmas Or at Thanksgiving dinner The prize is lost loved one And yes you are the winner Chorus:
A Coke and a Smile (free) 05:24
Back when Drinking wasn't y'alls style Back when girls weren't worth our while Back when time was always free Working on cars reading magazines Stupid arguments for conversation Heavy metal on the radio station My friends all changed and no they're gone I'm all alone I'm pressing on Chorus: And all I really want's just a coke and a smile It's been to long, it's been a while All I really want's just a coke and a smile It's been to long, it's been a while I'm so lonely, so tired, so blue So lonely, so tired, how bout you? Back when I had a mom that cared Back when my cousin had a dad that was there Simple things one takes for granted A whole made lunch a mom made sandwich Getting picked up after school Extra covers when the nights are to cool I guess I'm stronger I don't know I just don't let my feelings out the door Chorus: Now my life's based on GPA That's how they say I'll be somebody someday I'd like to think I was someone now I'd like to think that I knew how to Make it through my twenty hour day And at the end have something to say But it just seems I'm passing time I've got a progress pause till the end of my life
Sunshine shining down Won't you take a little walk around and share Your light across the world Cause I've got a felling I'm not the only one whose feeling down Sunny days come and go Why does it seem they're never long enough Oh I don't know But when you get the good day you gotta take them slow Sunlight light me up Let your warmth come pouring through my door and force my blues away Take me back to the good old days Sunshine shining down Won't you take a little walk around and share Your light across the world Cause I've got a felling I'm not the only one whose feeling down


Lyrically, “A Coke and A Smile,” is unquestionably deep, even melancholy at times. But it’s effortless to look beyond the sometimes-heart-wrenching words with Budwig’s choice palette of smooth and upbeat folk, blues and jazzy undertones, tastefully woven throughout his debut acoustic album. Budwig’s use of looser production timing is a refreshing shift from the pervasive and over-manufactured sound of pop radio. The album has the relaxed vibe of a coffee shop performance, but with the dynamic music and lyrics that most guitar-strumming, bistro bums can’t offer. -Ben Herndon

This is the first album released by Bart Budwig. It features songs written and recorded over the first four years of his songwriting career 2004-2008.


released August 10, 2008

All other (non-Bart Budwig) musicians that helped out are mentioned under track credits. Bart Budwig produced, recorded, and wrote all of the songs.


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“Bart Budwig is one of the most underrated musicians in Oregon.” - Oregon Public Broadcasting


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