(Before I Go)

by Kristian Veech

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1.
Waiting up for you at 2:28 Listening for that familiar ping Nothing's gonna change My nightstand's keeping quiet My heart's funding like a drum Waiting for those words Knowing you'll say we're done So I'll let it burn, let it burn 'Cause I can't keep holding on I'm gonna hurt, gonna hurt Was I in the wrong? They say love fades to grey But your silence detonates Walking through the ashes of our words Oh let it burn I wonder how's your day? Are you thinking 'bout be at all? Waiting for a sign any word Ghostly vibes and no replies Where you ever really there So I'll strike a match and kick it back And try not to care I'll let it burn, let it burn 'Cause I can't keep holding on I'm gonna hurt, gonna hurt Was I in the wrong? They say love fades to grey But your silence detonates Walking through the ashes of our words I'll let it burn I can't tame the flames of sorrow I can only watch all we've built burn So I'll let it burn, let it burn I must be moving on I'm gonna hurt, gonna hurt Was I in the wrong? They say love fades to grey But your silence detonates Walking through the ashes of our words I'll let it burn Let it burn
2.
I'll always remember that late march night The scribbled notes on the table Laughing and crying and your eyes burned inside my mind The strum of your guitar, the sound of your voice You know it made me smile But you were to much to handle Now I understand why You were my day dream, beautiful day dream But now it's gone, I've got to accept reality I wish I had known that there was a chance I wish you were here but I wrote you off too fast As much as it hurts me, you chose someone else You're happy now and I wish you well I was lost in those eyes dreaming up a thousand reasons To break every rule But you had me fooled 'cause I could have never guessed That you could love me back if you wanted to I wish I had the nerve to say it But what does it matter when your lips belong to his You were my day dream, beautiful day dream But now it's gone and I don't know why it's so hard to believe I wish I had known that there was a chance I wish you were here but I wrote you off too fast As much as it hurts me, you chose someone else You're happy now and I wish you well I can't forget every dream that I had You were so damn flawless Your face in the dark and those beautiful arms You were all I wanted Some fairytales are meant to be 'Cause he got down on one knee I've never seen you smile so happily But you ain't smiling at me So I'll sit here in silence pretending I'm fine Staring at my phone hoping you'll change your mind As you hold him in your arms I'll close my door And turn off the lights you had left on before You were a day dream, only a day dream And I still hold on to words never said so painfully I wish I had known that there was a chance I wish you were here but I wrote you off too fast As much as it hurts me, you chose someone else You're happy now and I wish you well It's over now and I wish you well
3.
September leaves had fallen to the ground As the sweet New Hampshire trees began to sway Balloons and streamers were hug up all around As we all came for a special day We climbed in the bounce house set up in back You joined the fun even though you were in pain You jumped to high and nearly fell out but you laughed And carried on anyway If I believed in angels you'd be one on my shoulder You'd watch us chase our dreams from the stars Far off in the distance I though I heard a song Singing "don't you shed a tear over my heart" You would come to every show you could make it out to And captured every moment through the camera on your phone And yet there are no pictures but I have memories Of you standing beside me If I believed in angels you'd be one on my shoulder You'd watch us chase our dreams from the stars Far off in the distance I though I heard a song Singing "don't you shed a tear over my heart" You had the warmest heart, I never could believe How you you'd always treat a stranger as if they were family You lived your dreams through each and everyone of us You'd take in every song Do your best to sing along But time took you away But in my heart you'll stay If I believed in angels you'd be one on my shoulder You'd watch us chase our dreams from the stars Far off in the distance I though I heard a song Singing "don't you shed a tear over my heart" Sharing memories with heavy hearts Among the photographs and flowers we share our last regards But we can't be sad for long and we'll sing your favorite song "I'll be back one day"
4.
Losing This 04:17
Sunday morning coffee It's just tradition We haven't missed a single week In God knows when But today something's different You're acting bashfully You try to hide it but you can't hide it You're holding something back You can't find the words to say it I play along like nothing's wrong I bring up something unrelated Until you "say we need to talk I can't take this anymore" Oh I knew it, you bet I knew it Across that line there ain't no turning back I don't want to loose a friend only to regret 'Cause we've got somethings so pure It ain't worth taking the risk I don't want to loose it now if we seal it with a kiss 'Cause I can't stand the thought of losing this Seven months deep and you already know My fears beyond a glance But I swear that two weeks in You knew my life like the back of your hand And secrets ain't so secret when I know what you're thinking When those hazel eyes linger a little too long You thought I wouldn't notice but I've noticed all along Across that line there ain't no turning back I don't want to loose a friend only to regret 'Cause we've got somethings so pure It ain't worth taking the risk I don't want to loose it now if we seal it with a kiss 'Cause I can't stand the thought of losing this We're better off to stick to what we know But I don't want to leave you alone I'd be a liar if I said things never change When people take that next step on But I think that you should know Across that line there ain't no turning back I don't want to loose a friend only to regret 'Cause we've got somethings so pure It ain't worth taking the risk I don't want to loose it now if we seal it with a kiss Don't you know we'll lose it now If we seal it with a kiss 'Cause I can't stand the thought of losing this

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On the road to writing my third full length album, I've written a lot of songs. Only a few fit the theme for the next release but I wanted to give these songs in particular the attention I felt they deserved. And so here we are... (Before I go)

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released August 9, 2019

All songs written by Kristian Veech, with the exception of "Let it Burn," which was co-written with Mark McCarthy


Personnel:

Kristian Veech - vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, banjo, percussion, drum Programming, production, mixing, and mastering
Owen Korzec - drum engineering and recording (Tracks #1 and #2)
Tom Shubsda - Drums (Tracks #1 and #2)
Mark McCarthy - Vocals (Track #1 and #3), Guitars (Track #1)
Amanda McCarthy - Vocals (Track #3)

Cover photo taken by Savannah Smith


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Kristian Veech Nashville, Tennessee

With a whimsical, starry-eyed approach and vulnerable story telling, Kristian forges his own sound, backed by a sheen of country, pop, rock and americana. The Nashville based singer songwriter draws inspiration from artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Kacey Musgraves, and Luke Combsamong others. ... more

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