(Before I Go)

by Kristian Veech

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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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Track Name: Let it Burn (feat. Mark McCarthy)
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
Track Name: I Wish You Well
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
Track Name: Angel (feat. Amanda McCarthy, Mark McCarthy)
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"
Track Name: Losing This
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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