Don't Be A Dictator

by Bart Budwig

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1.
The Bee Song (Live) (free) 03:46
Melody 1: It seems like everything you work so hard for flies like a feather melts like wax and dries like a summer rain evaporating whitecaps with nothing to gain Chorus: I don't wanna try Not one more time Melody 1: When rest doesn't ease your pain it just makes you cringe like a fighter confused like a lover and cry like a baby in pain rest in your mothers arms with nothing to gain Chorus: Melody 2: Why can't life be simple Why do I have to complicate Bees seem fine making honey Maybe I should make honey too Chorus: Melody 1: It seems like everything you work so hard for flies like a feather
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Dream (Live) (free) 03:07
Last night I drempt 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:
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Weary Mind (Live) (free) 05:12
I'm hopeless but I'm happy I know that life is hard I'm tired, but I'm working I want to do my part. You're beautiful, and I'm lonely At least I can say I tried I'm drinking, but not too much I don't need it to have a good time Chorus: When black turns white shades of grey When sun turns night into day The moon won't stop spinning round The worried mind won't settle down I'm dancing, too closely With the flames that I dont see I'm doing all the things I know I shouldnt be Chorus: When black turns white shades of grey When sun turns night into day The moon won't stop spinning round The worried mind won't settle down
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Gone Too Long (free) 03:18
Shes got skin smoother than my silk sheets Shes got golden hair that blows in the breeze And when I look at you I get weak knees I miss you girl like you miss me I miss our conversation and small talk too I miss your audience when I'm playing the blues And when I think of a number it's always two You miss me girl like I miss you Chorus: And my girl, you're gone too long And my girl, you're gone too long And my girl, you're gone too long Long distance loving it's just wrong You got cheeks softer than a babies' bum You got a face prettier than anyones' And when you kiss my lips it makes me numb When you're gone it ain't no fun Chorus: Since you left, time grows slower than the lawn Since you left, days pass dusk to dawn And when you wink at me it turns me on It ain't no fun when you're gone Chorus:
5.
It Ain't Easy (free) 03:57
She left me She shouda kept me This is a tragedy I guess it had to be Chorus: I'm sitting here going through what everyone knows God please help me guess this is the way that it goes That ice cold woman left me here in the snow It ain't easy, it ain't easy I think she hates me I think I'd rather be, alone She was so cruel to me She never cooked for me Chorus: She was a hotty Tried being naughty I guess she taught me Put me back where I oughta be Bridge: And now I know What happens when I show My love and kind affection She says no, please just go It ain't easy, it ain't easy And now I'm searchin need some direction I want a honeybun A lots a money one Chorus: Outro: (x3) Now let me tell you something There ain't nothing in this life that's gonna be eas
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I used to think that I was fine Living alone didn't need anybody I always thought, what's the point Of sharing my feeling with anyone else I used to think that I was cool Solving my problems with nobody's help I always thought I had the cure And it didn't involve anyone else Chorus: Thanks for being my friend It's nice to have someone to talk too I know I do lots of stupid stuff But the fact is I need you I'm no good alone Life has thrown it's left and right I've made it this far and I'm not giving up I have my friend's that stand beside me They make this life just a little less tough Chorus: Life has had it's ups and downs The times I remember are being with you It's nice to have someone I can count on When I want to relax, kick back, and have fun Chorus:
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The Flower Song (free) 04:17
She left me flowers in the hands of the kid in the car seat. Giving what he gave made me feel so upbeat. Then I read the note that the flowers accompanied. Said she left for good didn't care didn't want me. Chorus: Gone so long, my doll, my dear. Smell so sweet these flowers left here. She left me flowers. Blue ones, green ones, yellow one, dandelions, daffodils Now it's been 8 weeks since then. Feels so good how long it's been. Tears dry, passion die, she's probably with another guy. Where is she, where am I. Well who cares cause I won't cry. The flowers she left me start to wilt before my eyes. Chorus:
8.
Pack of Wet Matches (free) 02:08
I took a walk late last night When the world was dark But the stars were bright; Found and lost and lost and found I slipped out the back door Six feet underground… I burned bridges just to reach you, Been standing in the cold For hours just to meet you; All I wanted was somebody to hold, But when the dealer’s blind Ya might as well fold… AND WHEN THE SURFACE IS SCARRED WITH TOO MANY SCRATCHES, ONE SPARK IS BETTER THAN A PACK OF WET MATCHES. I’ll be your pawn if you have a plan, A tuxedo’d suitor With a stamp on my hand; Of course you never asked for this, But I’ll keep bringing dandelions Like pearls in a pig’s fist… AND WHEN THE SURFACE IS SCARRED WITH TOO MANY SCRATCHES, ONE SPARK IS BETTER THAN A PACK OF WET MATCHES. Cuz I am a dreamer Drowning awake I am a moth caught Between your fire and your flame…
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No Money, No Girl (free) 03:15
Ain't got no Money, Ain't got no girl Lord how can I keep living when you've taken way my world Ain't got a whole heart, ain't got a half My hearts all torn to pieces and the pieces are all black I've gotta look at the blue skies, I gotta soak in the sun But you know that you're my blue skies and the nights already come Bridge: The days get harder without you around I sure hope that I can make it somehow The songs I write give me little relief The sound of your soft sweet voice is what I need Gotta keep on living, gotta give it a try But without you it sure won't be easy; I ain't gonna lie
10.
First Day of My Life (free) 02:40
This is the first day of my life I swear I was born right in the doorway I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed They're spreading blankets on the beach Yours is the first face that I saw I think I was blind before I met you Now I don’t know where I am I don’t know where I’ve been But I know where I want to go And so I thought I’d let you know That these things take forever I especially am slow But I realize that I need you And I wondered if I could come home Remember the time you drove all night Just to meet me in the morning And I thought it was strange you said everything changed You felt as if you'd just woke up And you said “this is the first day of my life I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you And I’d probably be happy” So if you want to be with me With these things there’s no telling We just have to wait and see But I’d rather be working for a paycheck Than waiting to win the lottery Besides maybe this time is different I mean I really think you like me
11.
Banjo (free) 02:31
I've been writing songs For quite sometime now Music touches the heart and soul Like nothing else can do You might think you've got a nice hair-do But it ain't as good as mine I know that I am going bald Everything comes in time Chorus x3: Come on down and hear the good stuff He will not let you down 7 o'clock this Saturday night He's gonna rock this town
12.
I Miss You (free) 04:02
I’m fine sometime Until I realize you’re gone Why’d you have to go and leave me? To fight this big world all alone I need someone to help me I need someone to hold God, why’d you take her, And leave me here on my own? I miss you I don’t want to forget you I don’t want to let you fade away But it hurts to remember you I cry at the sight of your face I miss you I want to see you smile I want to give you a kiss I want to hear your sweet voice But all I can do is miss I miss you
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Nothing (free) 03:45
When will I be moving on. From this love that's so very gone. I'd love to love somebody else. But my heart is yours I must confess. I can not give it up for something less. The sea of death is eternity. But that is not what my heart believes. It brings up memories of you my dear. They're wonderful they make me sad. I miss so much what I used to have. Chorus: At night I come home and lay alone in darkness. There is nothing warm. There is nothing beautiful. There is nothing soft to wrap my arms around. There is nothing living, except me and our memories. You never were afraid to die. You've gone to God oh why can't I. I know that I'm a selfish man but I want you now come hold my hand. And never leave please not again. Chorus:
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Blue Box, Grey Skies (free) 02:29
I'm stuck inside a blue box Underneath a gray sky I'm dreaming abought that warm smile Underneath her green eyes Oh I just do not know, Why I asked my girl to go I guess that this just shows what a fool I am When you are depressed You don't want to do anything at all I don't want to play my guitar I don't want to give anyone a call I know I need to work If I want to have a future But it is just so hard when you don't care I just broke my heart I just tore myself apart I think about you when I cry And I'm crying all the time I know I need to work If I want to have a future But it is just so hard when you don't care I'm stuck inside a blue box Underneath a gray sky I'm dreaming bought that warm smile Underneath her green eyes Oh I just do not know, Why I asked my girl to go I guess that this just shows what a fool I am Right now I truly now, what a fool I am

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This album is a compilation of released & unreleased songs I wrote and recorded from 2004-2010.

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released September 19, 2010

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Album artwork by Nancy Charles

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

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