An Uninvited Guest

by Aaron Gabriel

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released August 7, 2012

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Aaron Gabriel Chewelah, Washington

A singer you can bring home to mother.

I've always been drawn to music that was about something more than making noise. I wanted to make music that said something, that caused people to feel something -- in my opinion, every song is meant for someone, even if we've never met. And while my music will certainly not be for everyone, there are plenty who enjoy it very much, and that makes me happy. ... more

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Track Name: Lovesick Blues (feat. Molly Kate Andrews)
The streetlights shine like candles in the night
They hold me tight
In their flickering glow
Baby won't you come on back inside?
You know I'll treat you right
Your Romeo

Sometimes I still dream of hazel eyes
And your broken smile
And my memories
Your hair was just like sunlight on the rise
When I could call you mine
You were just for me

My apologies always came too late
The things I said -- I sounded like a fool
But I'm just scared my light is growing dim
While you're with him
And these lovesick blues

Your eyes could flash fire to my soul
But now I don't know
Where you're at
You tripped on the last step out the door
Then I watched you go
And that was that

Your hazel eyes blurry now with tears
Helpless -- not knowing what to do
It seems that love and pain go hand-in-hand
So you can understand
These lovesick blues

The moonlight bathes the contours of the street
Where we finally meet
So how you been?
My naked heart just can't take the heat
When our eyes meet
All I see is him

So that's my cue to head on down the road
Too many things reminding me of you
The highway is the only place I'm bound
With no one around
Just these lovesick blues
Track Name: The Girl With The Cheshire Grin
I saw her in the evening
I swear she was singing
Even though she never made a sound
You think I'm lying
I saw her flying
Though her feet never left the ground

How can you see the best in me?

See the girl with the Cheshire grin
I can't wait til she smiles again

Standing in the sunlight
Where everything is all right
Haloed with a crown of gold
Fix me with a hard stare
Angel with the dark hair
A secret begging to be told

How can you see the best in me?

See the girl with the Cheshire grin
I can't wait til she smiles again

Just to bathe in her sunlight is all I had planned
She can shatter my senses with a wave of her hand
I'd pull down the stars, I would wrap up the sky
I would swallow the moon if it would catch her eye
Did I catch her eye?

The sun is setting
It bears forgetting
Soon the winter winds will blow
See you in the moonlight
I think I'm all right
Your smile's with me where I go

How can you see the best in me?

See the girl with the Cheshire grin
I can't wait til she smiles again

Did you see?
I think she smiled at me
Track Name: Simple
We've all had love
We've all had sorrow
We tell ourselves tomorry
ow's a new day
The journey's end
That ain't what matters
It's the things we learn along the way

Sometimes we all need to stumble
To see if we can get up once again

Oh when I was in love
Everything seemed so simple
I wish I could feel that way again

The years go by
And I'm still searching
I've hurt so many on the way
Life is hard
And it's often lonely
But it lets us know we're okay

Living's just another word for fighting
And fighting means that sometimes we can win

Oh when I was in love
Everything seemed so simple
God I wish I could feel that way again
Track Name: Aaron's Feel-Good, Low-Cal, Good-Time Jamboree
When this river of life
Tosses and turns
And threatens to bury me
The feel of your touch
Cools as it burns
And heals me so easily

Well I've stood my ground
When I should have run
I've stolen, I've cheated, I've lied
Now I've found you
My life has begun
Hand in hand and side by side

Well I've had my share
Of easy love
I've had my heart broken too
But love means having
Something to lose
And I'd risk my everything for you

Well I've stood my ground
When I should have run
I've stolen, I've cheated, I've lied
Now I've got you
My life has begun
Hand in hand and side by side

There's no joy
In waking alone
Two tears all she left behind
Wherever I go she's
On the tip of my tongue
And on the corner of my mind

Well I've stood my ground
When I should have run
I've stolen, I've cheated, I've lied
Although I've lost you
We sure had some fun
Hand in hand and side by side
Track Name: Unforgiven
Alone on the highway
Counting each pointless mile
I smell you in my clothes
I see your titled smile

The hours go slowly
I need your touch
You're unforgiven
You're unforgiven for making me miss you so much

I remember our first dance
Scared of where to put my hands
Your eyes were laughing
Not exactly what I planned

The hours went swiftly
Just us all night
You're unforgiven
You're unforgiven for making me hold you so tight

The sun slowly setting
The twilight bleeding in
The fury of your passion
The softness of your skin

I'm coming apart
Apart at the seems
You're unforgiven
You're unforgiven for making me see you in my dreams
Track Name: Love You Right
Welcome to my nightmare
Where the music finally ends
It's always the dead of winter
And she says we should just be friends

I can tell her that I'm brave now
But that would be a lie
I can tell you that I love you
But I can't look you in the eye

I couldn't say goodbye, love
So I just said goodnight
So maybe while you're dreaming
I can finally love you right

Memories make bad company
And they steal my cigarettes
They make me choose between a broken man
And a drunken silhouette

They whisper of mistakes I've made
They shake me like a leaf
I'm gasping for a tender word
I'm drowning in my grief

I couldn't say goodbye, love
So I just said goodnight
So maybe while you're dreaming
I can finally love you right

With love like mine
It's hard to see
With any kind of
Certainty

Now some take the road to Mecca
Some take the road to Rome
I don't know what road I'm taking
So I guess that makes anywhere home

I couldn't say goodbye, love
So I just said goodnight
So maybe while you're dreaming
I can finally love you right

No answer goes unquestioned
No peace without a fight
But maybe while I'm dreaming
I can finally love you right
Track Name: The Late Molly Kate
The stars are shining
How they sparkle
They dazzle like your diamond smile
The earth is spinning
The moon is grinning
I guess I'll wait a little while

The late Molly Kate
Have you seen her?
If I could only make her mine
The late Molly Kate
How I need her
If she could only be on time

The winter weather
I wore my sweater
I can stand the chill a little bit
She brings the spring time
When she gets around to it

The late Molly Kate
Have you seen her?
If I could only make her mine
The late Molly Kate
How I need her
If she could only be on time

My legs are cramping
My feet are stamping
The winter's hush is closing in
The keeps me waiting
It gets frustrating
But I'd do it all again
The late Molly Kate
Have you seen her?
If I could only make her mine
The late Molly Kate
How I need her
If she could only be on time
Track Name: Only You Alone
Oh my sweet Valentine
Won't you tell me what to do
My heart is just a game
And I'm losing it to you

No I don't have much to show
But there's something you should know
All the love that's in my soul
Is for only you alone

Oh my sweet bitter half
I'm feeling so ashamed
Left my past behind
But I can't recall your name

No I don't have much to do
I just pray you love me too
And I promise to be true
To only you alone

Cuz I think man was born to love
But a woman's life is pain
I'm scared of what's to lose
I'm scared of what's to gain

No I don't have much to show
But there's something you should know
Is for only you alone

No I don't have much to gain
But a day without you's pain
So I sit and watch the rain
And think of only you alone
Track Name: Mexico City Blues
Meet me tonight without hesitation
Wearing the night on your skin
Meet me tonight without reservation
But don't ask me where I've been

I'l sing you a song of loveliness and mountains
A song without fear or regret
Take me in your hands, poison me with kisses
Teach me how to forget

The years go by/And memories fade
But I can't seem to let go of you
I still hear your voice/So pale and pretty
These Mexico City blues

I'll stay with you tonight and I've given you warning
There's no place I really need to be
I'll love you tonight and see you in the morning
But it might not be your face I'll see

The moon shines bright but brings me no comfort
The stars burn cold from above
The leaves hiss about and blanket me with shadows
And I ache for you my love

Kill me with your eyes, save me with your music
Your lips show me how to despair
I've written you this song of loneliness and fire
Breathe the sweetness in the air

The years go by/And memories fade
But I can't seem to let go of you
I still hear your voice/So pale and pretty
These Mexico City blues

Chase me all through the night/I'm still too drunk to care
I'll sing you this song/But the words come out wrong
And my shame is always there

So meet me tonight without hesitation
Some place I can touch you alone
Meet me tonight without reservation
Alone is all we've ever known

The years go by/And memories fade
But I can't seem to let go of you
I still hear your voice/So pale and pretty
These Mexico City blues
Track Name: You Don't Know My Heart
Always thought you caught me at my best
Now just an uninvited guest
You see me at my worst
Free at last -- what exactly does that mean?
Still the first one on the scene
The boy you turn to first

You don't know my heart/You didn't from the start
I should have seen it then
You don't know my mind/Love shouldn't be so blind
A lover, not a friend

You don't know my heart

The moon is burning through the clouds
I say your name out loud
A sin I must atone
In the dark no one can hear you scream
When you're buried in my dreams
For me and me alone

You don't know my heart/You didn't from the start
I should have seen it then
You don't know my mind/Love shouldn't be so blind
A lover, not a friend

You don't know my heart

I don't want to hunger for your touch
Or to miss you quite so much
Why'd I let you in so deep?
Your kiss still burning through my head
I wish that I was dead
So I could get some sleep

You don't know my heart/You didn't from the start
I should have seen it then
You don't know my mind/Love should never be so blind
A lover, not a friend

You don't know my heart/You tear it all apart
Scattered to the breeze
You don't know how much you/Make me want to touch you
You bring me to my knees

You don't know my heart
Track Name: Señorita In The Sunshine (with Melanie Rose & the Andrews Sisters)
It's always hard to say goodbye, love
So I'll just say adieu
The only truth there is in change, love --
It's something new
Señorita in the sunshine
Hair down to her waist
I think it's safe to say you'll be fine
Just have some faith

We still see you/Leaping through the air
Always near you/Flowers in your hair
Your heart will lead you/A smile soft and fair
We will be with you/Everywhere

I thought I saw you dancing
Off of the river bank
I guess that I just dreamed it
Because you never sank
Thought of something I should say here
Something nice and profound
Must have lost it on the way here
It's the thought that counts

We still see you/Leaping through the air
Always near you/Flowers in your hair
Your heart will lead you/A smile soft and fair
We will be with you/Everywhere

It's always hard to say goodbye, love
So I'll just say adieu
The only truth there is in change, love --
It's something new
Señorita in the sunshine
Hair down to her waist
I think it's safe to say you'll be fine
Just have some faith

Yeah it's safe to say you'll be fine
Just have some faith

We still see you
Always near you
Your heart will lead you
We will be with you