Covers (Compilation)

by Gavin Castleton

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that's a pretty big trunk on my Lincoln town car ain't it big enough to take these broken hearts and put em in it.. now I'm driving round on the boulevard, trunk bleeding and every time the cops pull me over they don't ever see them they never see them and I've got this black suit on roaming around like I'm ready for a funeral I got 5 more miles 'til the road runs out {how can this feel so right... now} I'm about to drive in the ocean I'm about to swim from something bigger than me kick off my shoes and swim good and swim good take off this suit and swim good and swim good good got some mediocre beats on this 808 CD, yeah memory seats I'm sitting on stay heated and I would've put tints on the windows but what's the difference? I'm feeling like a ghost (no Swayze) ever since I lost my baby and now I got this black suit on I'm rolling around like I'm ready for a funeral I got one more mile 'til the road runs out I'm about to drive in the ocean I'm about to swim from something bigger than me kick off my shoes and swim good and swim good take off this suit and swim good and swim good I'm going out (oh my pretty love) don't try stopping me I'm going out (throw me a line) don't try to save me (you broke my heart) I got no flares (you broke my heart) I got no vest (prove my love) I got no fear the waves are washing me out... I'm about to drive in the ocean I'm about to swim from something bigger than me take off my shoes and swim good and swim good take off this suit and swim good and swim good good {How can this feel so right? In this moment, how can this feel so right?}
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You could have a steam train If you'd just lay down your tracks You could have an aeroplane flying If you bring your blue sky back All you do is call me I'll be anything you need You could have a big dipper Going up and down, all around the bends You could have a bumper car, bumping This amusement never ends I want to be your sledgehammer Why don't you call my name Oh let me be your sledgehammer This will be my testimony Show me round your fruitcage 'cos I will be your honey bee Open up your fruitcage Where the fruit is as sweet as can be I want to be your sledgehammer Why don't you call my name You'd better call the sledgehammer Put your mind at rest I'm going to be-the sledgehammer This can be my testimony I'm your sledgehammer Let there be no doubt about it Sledge sledge sledgehammer I've kicked the habit Shed my skin This is the new stuff we go dancing in, we go dancing in Oh won't you show for me like I show for you won't you show for me, like I show for you I keep time with the rhythm I'm going to feel that power, feel that power yeah Come on, come on, help me do yeah
3.
I know (I know) You belong to somebody new but tonight you belong to me Although (although) we're apart you're a part of my heart but tonight you belong to me Way down by the stream how sweet it would seem just to dream once more in the moonlight My honey, I know with the dawn that you will be gone But tonight you belong to me [work it out] Way down, (way down) by the stream How sweet (how sweet) it would seem just to dream once more in the moonlight My honey, I know with the dawn that you will be gone But tonight you belong to me yes, tonight you belong to me... AND NOBODY ELSE.
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You made me forget about have, want and exert and all of a sudden I feel proud for being without saying a word you made me forget about past and pain time you washed out like a soft sudden summer rain you do me good you do me so good you made me forget about hmmm You made me forget about have, want and exert and all of a sudden I found out oh it's beautiful the way you wear your shirt you do me good you made me forget about hmmm
5.
The preacher talked to me and he smiled, Said, come and walk with me, come and walk one more mile. Now for once in your life you're alone, But you aint got a dime, there's no time for the phone. Ive just got to get a message to you, hold on, hold on. One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on. I told him Im in no hurry, But if I broke her heart, wont you tell her Im sorry. And for once in my life Im alone, And Ive got to let her know just in time before I go. Ive just go to get a message to you, hold on, hold on. One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on. Well I laughed but that didn't hurt, And it's only her love that keeps me wearing this dirt. Now Im crying but deep down inside, Well I did it to him, now it's my turn to die. Ive just got to get a message to you, hold on, hold on. One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on.
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If I'm butter - if I'm butter- If I'm butter, then [s]he's a hot knife, [s]he makes my heart a cinemascope screen, showing a dancing bird of paradise. [S]he excites me Must be like the genesis of rhythm I get feisty Whenever I'm with h[er] I'm a hot knife- I'm a hot knife- I'm a hot knife [s]he's a pad of butter. If I get a chance, I'm gonna show her that [s]he's never gonna need another never [gonna] need another. And you can, and you can, and you can relax around me Maybe [s]he can teach me something, maybe I can teach h[er] too Even just a little tease to show h[er] [s]he's never really got a hold on you.
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It's been seven hours and fifteen days Since you took your love away I go out every night and sleep all day Since you took your love away Since you been gone I can do whatever I want I can see whomever I choose I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant But nothing no nothing can take away these blues 'Cause nothing compares Nothing compares to you It's been so lonely without you here Like a bird without a song Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling Tell me baby, where did I go wrong? I could put my arms around every [girl] I see But [she'd] only remind me of you I went to the doctor and guess what he told me Guess what he told me He said [boy] you better try to have fun No matter what you do But he's a fool 'Cause nothing compares Nothing compares to you All the flowers that you planted, mama In the back yard All died when you went away I know that living with [me] baby was sometimes hard But I'm willing to give it another try Nothing compares Nothing compares to you Nothing compares Nothing compares to you Nothing compares Nothing compares to you
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Come to me I'll take care of you protect you calm, calm down you're exhausted come lie down you don't have to explain i understand you know that I adore you you know that I love you so don't make me say it it would burst the bubble break the charm jump off your building's on fire and I'll catch you I'll catch you destroy all that is keeping you down and then I'll nurse you I'll nurse you Come to me I'll take care of you you don't have to explain I understand
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I had tender feelings that you made hard But it's your heart, not mine, that's scarred So when I go home I'll be happy to go You're just somebody that I used to know You don't need my help anymore It's all now to you, there ain't no before Now that you're big enough to run your own show You're just somebody that I used to know I watched you deal in a dying day And throw a living past away So you can be sure that you're in control You're just somebody that I used to know I know you don't think you did me wrong And I can't stay this mad for long Keeping ahold of what you just let go You're just somebody that I used to know
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My love, tell me what it's all about You've go something that I can't live without Happiness, is so hard to find Hey baby, tell me what is on your mind 'Cause I can't wait (baby I can't wait) 'til you call me on the telephone I can't wait (baby I can't wait) 'til we're all alone You know I love you even when you don't try I know that our love will never die Hey darling when you look into my eye Please tell me you'll never have to say goodbye 'Cause I can't wait (baby I can't wait) this is what I've been waiting for I can't wait (baby I can't wait) ' til my love walks in the door I can't wait (baby I can't wait) true love is so hard to find I found yours, you found mine I can't wait (baby I can't wait) tell me what is on your mind
12.
I don't have eyes in the back of my head I don't have ears in the sides of it either but I have a mouth that carries a debt so big that when compared with the weight of the ocean I win. And I'm not trying to wake a sleeping giant or move a mountain... start a revolution And as sick as they seem, my elementary dreams are weak and feeble I'm simply trying to use my hands. my hands my hands my hands Oh you lofty hearts get on your knees and fold your hands bow your heads to the floor, my friends and pound, pound, pound 'til the ringing ends... until the ringing ends... until the ringing ends... until the ringing ends... until the ringing ends...
13.
I'm a cork on the ocean Floating over the raging sea How deep is the ocean? How deep is the ocean? I lost my way Hey hey hey I'm a rock in a landslide Rolling over the mountainside How deep is the valley? How deep is the valley? It kills my soul Hey hey hey I'm a leaf on a windy day Pretty soon I'll be blown away How long will the wind blow? How long will the wind blow? Do do do do Do do do do Do do Until I die Until I die These things I'll be until I die These things I'll be until I die These things I'll be until I die These things I'll be until I die These things I'll be until I die These things I'll be until I die
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Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will live as one
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Ben the two of us need look no more We both found what we were looking for With a friend to call my own I'll never be alone And you my friend will see you've got a friend in me (you've got a friend in me) Ben you're always running here and there (here and there) You feel you're not wanted anywhere (anywhere) If you ever look behind and don't like what you find There's something you should know you've got a place to go (you've got a place to go) I used to say "I and me" Now it's us now it's we (I used to say "I is me") (now it's us now it's we) Ben most people would turn you away I don't listen to a word they say They don't see you as I do I wish they would try to I'm sure they'd think again if they had a friend like Ben Like Ben Like Ben Like Ben

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This is a collection of covers I've done throughout my last 8 years as a solo artist.

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released March 25, 2013

Cover art by Tyler Finck (tylerfinck.com)

Recorded and mixed by Gavin Castleton between 2004 and 2013.

for videos of some of these songs visit youtube.com/gavincastleton.

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Gavin Castleton Portland, Oregon

Gavin has released 9 solo albums and 8 EPs. Over the last two decades he has performed and recorded with acts like The Dear Hunter, Gruvis Malt, Ebu Gogo, Paranoid Social Club, Sage Francis, Club D’elf, Lex Land, Facing New York, and One Drop.

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