Don't Be A Dictator

by Bart Budwig

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This album is a compilation of 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 Moscow

Bart Budwig grew up on the Idaho Palouse, with a pawn shop trumpet and a heart as big as a skyscraper. Bart learned melody from jazz charts, and learned that fault-lines in big hearts create drifting continents and forge new mountains. Everyone close to him disappeared, whether to death or Texas, and from Texas he got a letter from Waylon Jennings entreating him to pick up a guitar and a pen. ... more

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Track Name: The Bee Song (Live)
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
Track Name: Dream (Live)
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:
Track Name: Weary Mind (Live)
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
Track Name: Gone Too Long
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:
Track Name: It Ain't Easy
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
Track Name: Thanks For Being My Friend
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:
Track Name: Bart Budwig and David Jacobs - The Flower Song
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:
Track Name: Bart Budwig and Chris Otto - Pack of Wet Matches
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…
Track Name: No Money, No Girl
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
Track Name: First Day of My Life
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
Track Name: Bart Budwig and Chris Lowe - Banjo
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
Track Name: I Miss You
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
Track Name: Nothing
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:
Track Name: Blue Box, Grey Skies
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