Pictures of Us

Braden Gates

BRADEN GATES is writing hard hitting topical songs giving us a street
view of our times and that are delivered with honesty and conviction.
PICTURES OF US is his fourth album – his first release on Borealis
Records.
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  1. 1 Best Of Me 03:02 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Blue Skies With A Chance of Rain 03:25 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Pictures of Us 03:42 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Casting Fly 03:39 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Mama I've Tried 02:54 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Takes One To Know One 02:47 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Catholic School 03:58 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Mexican Wrestler 03:31 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Coffee Shop 03:58 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Another Reason For The Blues 03:52 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Still It Shines 03:25 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Happy Little Town 03:34 Info Buy
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Much Rather Be Sleeping

Braden Gates

bridget sold jewellery on a blanket on the sidewalk along whyte avenue
she was always looking to make some money and every time i saw her she had a different reason to
and although her jewellery was not the best, she liked to work with a particular shade of blue
that reminded me of a woman I knew, well, i still do, but i used to, too

dale was always hanging around and although he did not make jewellery, he could make you cry
often with as little words as 'spare some change for a bottle of rye'
dale and i, we got to know each other over some time, and he started asking about my music
i'd say, 'it's not saving anybody's life, but i guess it's alright'

one night i ran into dale and i just had to ask him how he could make it so long out on the street
and despite being a bottle or so deep, without missing a beat he got right into the middle of the lord's prayer pslam 23
'although i walk in the valley of the shadow of death, i fear no evil, for the lord is my shepherd, he comforts me'

if you are anything like dale, you may find comfort in the lord's prayer, or maybe just the booze
if you are anything like bridget, you may find solace in selling craft along a busy avenue
and if you are anything like me, you may find hope in writing songs
some of the songs i've written are recorded and some of them may never be
some of the songs you may hear me play at a festival, or a house concert, or at an open mic
some of the songs are on my new album called 'much rather be sleeping'
and although that's an appropriate title to describe many moments of my life
it is not accurate when i have the chance to play music

so, with bridget in mind, and dale, and that woman i knew, well, still do, but used to, too
i move on in search of that perfect shade of blue
writing songs along the way
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  1. 1 Prelude 01:24 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Shape I'm In 04:14 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Perfect Shade Of Blue 03:42 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Much Rather Be Sleeping 03:07 Info Buy
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  5. 5 My Sister Fell In Love 05:13 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Home Run 03:18 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Such A Sound That Love Makes 03:32 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Still So Close 03:30 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Early Morning Flight 04:59 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Epilogue 00:42 Info Buy
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Ferris Wheel

Braden Gates

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  1. 1 Blackjack Billy 03:29 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Bound to Win 03:29 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Love is a Burning Thing 03:25 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Painter 03:52 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Story of Chicago Bob 03:04 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Life's a Picture 03:29 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Ferris Wheel 02:00 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Highway To My Home 03:54 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Holding On 04:02 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Ocean Blue 03:14 Info Buy
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  11. 11 The Bowling Song 02:18 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Song for Casper 03:41 Info Buy
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Break It To Me Gently

Braden Gates