Believe

by Kristian Veech

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“The past few years of my life have been filled with unprecedented and intense amounts of musical and personal change, which to me is the very core of this album. Words alone cannot convey how excited I am to finally share these songs with y’all after writing and recording this project for nearly two years. So I’ll let the music speak for itself.
Thank you for listening”

- Kristian Veech (2018)


Thank you's:

Gregg & Mayell Veech, Zoe Veech, Alex Veech, Alyssa & Peter Veech, Christin and Robert Veech,Rondi Casey, Marina & Teotimo Osorio, Yelba Zoe, Denise Caballero, Jim & Kim Goryeb, Casey Goreyb, Mike Goryeb, Sammy Jo, Mark & Lee Ann McCarthy, Stan & Amy Shubsda, Molly Shubsda, Peyton Shubsda, Adam Shubsda, Mark McCarthy, Andy Kiniry, Victoria Ano, Caleb Stein, Joe Rasbold, Garret Edson, Savannah Smith, Sidney Madlock, Jess Archer, Caludia Coprio, Patric Crean, Tim Shank, Steffi Jeraldo, Jessica Lacoy, Chris Dorsey, Chris Cyrus, Andy Sepe,
Sam Robbins, Ty Openshaw, Brad Bosse, John Short, Alexandru Sandoiu, Justin Arena, Snide Molly, Molly Geraty, Joe Folan, Julian Levine, Ian Garland, Angus Garland, Derek Jameson,
Robert McCarthy, John Abernathy, Becca Levy, Elizabeth Hull, George Pereli, Krystal Polychronis, Lauren Weintraub, Prateek Poddar, Katie Dobbins, TJ Majer, Jon Worthy, Ally Honywell, Emma Gelinas,
Brad Barbarisi, Gianluca Farina, Samuel Fisher, Sammy Esienberg, Sergio Rammos, Joel Smales, Todd Felton, Dana Stewart, Bob Reyone, Simone Scazocchio, Joe Carrier, Bobby Stanton, Susan Cataneo, Bob Catalano, and Karl Anderson

Thank you all for support, inspiration, influence and for believing in me


I would like to dedicate "Tears Are Falling" to the memory of Hayley Foquet

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released August 5, 2018

All songs written by Kristian Veech,
with the exception of "Believe" which
was co-written with Tom Shubsda

Personnel:

Kristian Veech – Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Slide Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards and Synthesizers, Auxiliary Percussion, Drum Programing, Mixing, Production, and Mastering

Tom Shubsda – Drums

Joe Everett – Electric Bass Guitar on “Superman”

Amanda McCarthy – Cover Artwork and Tambourine on “Superman”

Phototography by Stephanie McKendrick

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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: Car Rides
You pull up to our street corner
We throw all our gear in back
Tom looks at me and he calls shotgun
As I think of all the fun that we will have

Zipping down long Storrow drive
Through those concrete tunnels and ramps
We cross that big white bridge heading outbound
As we join the crawling northward caravan

We ride miles and miles
Up and down 95
At the speed of light
We ride into the night
The New England highways
On memories they stand
So I can't wait
To hit the road with you again

Outside an Irish pub up in Portsmouth
We climb back in after the show
While the stereo is blasting "Water Buffaloes"
But we're our own radio

Tom Tells another Terrible Pun
Amanda gives him that look again
As I sit in the backseat thinking "that was really dumb"
But this has only just begun

We ride miles and miles
Up and down 95
At the speed of light
We ride into the night
The New England highways
On memories they stand
So I can't wait
To hit the road with you again

So many memories were made inside this car
We'd pour out our souls and we'd open up our hearts
Through every moment
All the laughter, every tear
The love between these three best friends
Will never disappear

We ride miles and miles
Up and down 95
At the speed of light
We ride into the night
The New England highways
On memories they stand
So I can't wait

To ride miles and miles
Up and down 95
At the speed of light
We ride into the night
The New England highways
On memories they stand
So I can't wait
To hit the road with you again
Track Name: Ship Names
Lately I've been feeling something's not quite right
From the way you're eyes meet mine
But your still trying to hide
Dropping hints that your
Looking for someone new
It came out of the blue
Everyone has caught on too

Friends make ship names
Send us off to somewhere
Deep within their minds
And their eyes
Always subtly hinting at what
Could be if I only felt same
This friendship doesn't need another name

Oh I know just how you feel
I remember when
I locked my feelings in a book
Put "Mr. Brightside" on repeat
These warm and fuzzy feel good thoughts seem bittersweet
When you're dreaming of someone
Who doesn't share your fantasy

Friends make ship names
Send us off to somewhere
Deep within their minds
And their eyes
Always subtly hinting at what
Could be if I only felt same
This friendship doesn't need another name

There's no need to apologize
Sometimes your heart will try to take you for a ride
And though I've thought over and through and trough and through
But I just can't see me and you

Friends we remain
Sending off the notion
That we're here to stay
It's okay sometimes we fall hard into each other
Nothing's changed
But I'll never feel the same
And this friendship doesn't need another name
Oh this friendship doesn’t need another name
Track Name: The Best of Us
Three O' clock sitting on the bus
Alone and kept to myself
Kept my head held down while all around
The other kids just screamed and yelled

Walking through my old front door
Dragging my red and sunken eyes
Father asked what's wrong my son?
I said I can't live with theses lies
Then he said to me

It happens to the best of us
Take a look and turn around
Sometimes we fly
Sometimes we hit the ground

It happens to the best of us
Been down these roads before
Now our paths may change
But we're all searching for more
It happens to the best of us

Roaming ‘round those high school halls
Always just a nervous wreck
Awkward glances, bashful looks
I’m told it’s all just in my head
But no one really understood
How I felt or so it seemed
At least had a couple friends
Who listened in with empathy
And they said to me

It happens to the best of us
Take a look and turn around
Sometimes we fly
Sometimes we hit the ground

It happens to the best of us
Been down these roads before
Now our paths may change
But we're all searching for more
It happens to the best of us

It Seems the years have changed my fate
As I step right off this stage
Surrounded by friends that I care for would do anything for
I've pushed so hard and through those tears
So I don’t have to cry anymore

It happens to the best of us
Take a look and turn around
Sometimes we fly
Sometimes we hit the ground

It happens to the best of us
Been down these roads before
Now our paths may change
But we're all searching for more
It happens to the best of us

Now our paths may change
But we're all searching for more
Track Name: Superman
Dragged my self out of bed once again
Woke up sad and dry eyed
Got places to to be, lots of things to do
All in so little time
I'm trying too keep up with the pace of a life
That's only passing me by
I give it my all but even that's not enough
There's only so hard I can try

Cause I can't be Superman
There's always a limit to who I am
I'm only human
Don't you understand
I can't hold every hand
Cause sometimes a hero needs saving
I'm sorry that I just couldn't be
The man that you wanted to see

I've gotten so used to saying I'm fine
When life's too much to handle
But underneath this kind warm smile
Lies a mind left in shambles
I try to keep it in and keep it down
Don't want to worry you with my troubles
I try to be tough and try to be strong
But it's so hard to do on my own

Cause I can't be Superman
There's always a limit to who I am
I'm only human
Don't you understand
I can't hold every hand
Cause sometimes a hero needs saving
I'm sorry that I just couldn't be
The man that you wanted to see

But I still work hard to be more than another face in the crowd
My thoughts linger in shadows
And they only bring me down
I wish I could just see past
The parts that make up my sum
Instead I find myself constantly questioning who the hell I've become

I can't be Superman
There's always a limit to who I am
I'm only human
Don't you understand
I can't hold every hand
Cause sometimes a hero needs saving
I'm sorry that I just couldn't be
The man that you wanted to see
Track Name: Give Me Your Love
You’re a beautiful daydream of a person
Your smile is picture perfect
I want you now
But you don’t know how desperately
You make me impatient, I can’t take it
How I’m pinning for your sensation
Just for tonight
We both could share this fantasy

I wanna see the silhouette of your body
In the dark by the lights outside
I wanna feel those beautiful arms wrapped around me
As you turn off the lights

Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Give me give me your all
I know you’ll make me feel just right
Cause you’ll boss me around
Take me to town
And turn my whole world upside down
Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Cause you’re the boss tonight

Through all the excitement
I’m hesitating
As I rush with Anticipation
But you pull me in
And calm my every nerve with your lips
We move to the rhythm of our beating hearts
My hand’s to your chest
My head’s in your arms
Kiss me again kiss me again
Don’t hold back from me tonight

I wanna feel your hands all over on my body
When you strip it down just right
I wanna feel those beautiful lips kiss me slowly
Oh they can kiss me where they like

Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Give me give me your all
I know you’ll make me feel just right
Cause you’ll boss me around
Take me to town
And turn my whole world upside down
Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Cause you’re the boss tonight

Your eyes keep me begging for more
Bed sheets sprawled all around on the floor
Scream my name till this night’s said and over
I’m not a bad boy
But tonight I’ll do bad things with you

Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Give me give me your all
I know you’ll make me feel just right
Cause you’ll boss me around
Take me to town
And turn my whole world upside down
Give me give me your love
Give it to me all night
Cause you’re the boss tonight
Track Name: Misery Man
He's a country boy wearing city clothes
Got cowboy boots kicking on his toes
Spends his nights sipping on Knob Creek
Blasting the new Luke Bryan CD
Talks with hidden southern drawl
Waves a star crossed flag that his daddy bought
But is he what you want?

He's got a new girl for every day of the week
But says he's looking for love
But he's so easy to read
Another one comes
And another one goes
Only looking to get under their clothes
Looks can be deceiving in his cool blue eyes
Seems like he's got it all
Got nothing to hide
But soon you'll realize

He'll only destroy you in the end
He'll only string you along and play pretend
There's only one thing on his mind
With intentions that he hides
Maybe it's time for a change of plan
Cause I think you're only falling for a misery Man

Lately I've been noticing
We'll all be hanging around
The two of you together you'd be talking up loud
And you never leave together When you go to his bed
But everyone can tell someone's been kissing his neck
You call him "boy boy" to keep it on the down low
Putting up a front but even you don’t know
You tread a risky road

But still I'm so oblivious
You would think I could tell
When all the pieces of the puzzle say you're under his spell
I guess I'm blinded by affection
Falling hard for him too
Infatuation infiltrates my reasoning through
But he can't love just the same
but we'd hang and get drunk we'd be flirting away
But still to you he sways

He'll only destroy you in the end
He'll only string you along and play pretend
There's only one thing on his mind
With intentions that he hides
Maybe it's time for a change of plan
Cause I think you're only falling for a misery Man

It's the end of May
And you're so heart broken
A month time from you he's stolen
I saw the writing on the wall far beyond all rumor
I only wish that I had told you sooner

He'll only destroy you in the end
He'll only string you along and play pretend
There's only one thing on his mind
With intentions that he hides
Maybe it's time for a change of plan
Cause I think you're only falling for a misery Man

Just another fuck boy
Just another fuck boy
Just another fuck boy
Maybe it's time for a change of plan
Cause I think you're only falling for a misery Man
Track Name: Tears Are Falling
Six A.M. she feels so cold
Frozen stiff her eyes sown closed
Listen for her heart beat
But there's no pulse to hear
Now I'm dashing for the phone
Can someone save her soul?

Running out the door
Screaming loud into the sky
As I beg and plead hanging on for a sign
I see the cars pull up with their flashing red lights
Their sirens cry
Tears are falling
Falling from my eyes

Two P.M. she's rolled away
Into the hearse, there she lays
They found the pills she took to sleep for eternity
And a letter held in hand
Seems it all went as planned

As they drive away
All is silent no one makes a sound
Don't know what to say
But inside we all break down
Mother holds me close as she walks me home
But I can't hide
Tears are falling
Falling from my eyes

So much promise so much hope
All now lost never to grow old
13 years now torn away
All once here only yesterday

Friday morning dressed in black
The crowd has gathered ‘round at last
Forever in I'm my heart you'll reside
As I say goodbye
Tears are falling
Falling from my eyes
And tears are falling
Falling from my eyes
Track Name: Picture Frame
Flipping through the photo albums
Of my family's past
Captured in photographs
Captured in photographs

I see young boy smiling
Lost in a daydream
Lately he's gone it seems
Wonder what he sees?

He's got his head in the stars
And all he has is time
No need to think of all the scars
That'll one day fill his mind

Looking back through time
Through all these memories of mine
So many moment's past
Why did they have to move so fast?
When I'm old and grown
Living on my own
When everything has changed
One thing will remain
The love within this picture frame

Remember when I was thirteen
Picking out my red guitar
When will it take me far?
When will it take me far?

We chased the bright city sky line
Playing out under the stars
We were invincible
So the story goes

I see the faces
Of everyone I've ever known
Some forgotten and some still loved
Within these pages they are sown

Looking back through time
Through all these memories of mine
So many moment's past
Why did they have to move so fast?
When I'm old and grown
Living on my own
When everything has changed
One thing will remain
The love within this picture frame

I walk these empty streets
That I knew once in a memory
under the light of that old lamp post
It all feels so unknown

They've all packed up and moved away
And they said see you some sunny day
Within this picture it's here we'll stay
After our lives fade

Looking back through time
Through all these memories of mine
So many moment's past
Why did they have to move so fast?
When I'm old and grown
Living on my own
When everything has changed
One thing will remain
The love within this picture frame

Flipping into the future
Let's fill the blank pages out
Let's make them amazing now
Let's make them amazing now
Track Name: Homesick
Summer time has come
To these city streets
Bustling with people
That I'll never meet
I'm stuck in this apartment
Just surrounded by the noise
Sometimes I feel Its not my choice

So lately I've been having
My home town on my mind
Five hours west
On that small town county line
A ways up a mountain
On quiet suburban streets
This place is always home to me

I miss the hills
I miss the sky
I miss the silent country side
I miss my street
And I miss you guys
Cause I've been homesick
Only for a while
And I'm home sick
And I've been missing your smile

I Think of those warm summer nights
Hanging out in the street
We'd run around the lawn
While the neighbors were asleep
Got every silly moment
Tucked away in my camera roll
It didn't feel so long ago
Them autumn days would roll
Right along with all the trees
We’d rake up all the leaves
And jump in so blissfully
The pumpkin in the sun
Is forever a memory
You guys are always home to me

I miss the hills
I miss the sky
I miss the silent country side
I miss my street
And I miss you guys
Cause I've been homesick
Only for a while
And I'm home sick
And I've been missing your smile

I miss the hills
I miss the sky
I miss the silent country side
I miss my street
And I miss you guys
Cause I've been homesick
Only for a while
And I'm home sick
And I've been missing your smile

I miss you
I miss you
Oh I miss you
I miss you
Track Name: Lost in Your World
Words don't come so easy
When I have my heart in the clouds
Cause last time it broke me
And I've kept my feet on the ground
I never thought I'd feel this way again
For someone new
But all I've seen for weeks
Are you're eyes so ocean blue

Cause I'm chasing the boy
With the fire in his hair
And a smile so sweet
That I can't help but stare
It's like you fell from the sky
You're the perfect kind of guy
I can't get you out of my mind

Cause I'm lost in Your world
And all I can see is
Your smile in my words
That I've tried to write to
This song on my mind
But I've only left you behind
Now you're gone but I'm lost in Your world

It's hard to believe
That you're still my mystery
It's all just a land of fantasy
But I can't help but dream
Of us lying in the grass by a tree in a pasture
Till after dark
We'd talk about the future and maybe you'd
Kiss me under the stars

Cause I’m chasing the boy
With the fire in his hair
And a smile so sweet
That I can't help but stare
It's like you fell from the sky
You're the perfect kind of guy
I can't get you out of my mind

Cause I'm lost in Your world
And all I can see is
Your smile in my words
That I've tried to write to
This song on my mind
But I've only left you behind
You don't know who I am
For all that I know maybe you're my perfect man
And I keep on dreaming of
What could have been
If I only had taken a chance
Now you're gone but I'm lost in Your world

Standing at the edge of my comfort zone
But you're on the other side
They say that's where the magic lies
Maybe I'll never know
It's like the universe threw me a sign
But I left with no reply
But after all the words in this song are said and through
Not a single note will find it's way back to you

I'm still chasing the boy
With the fire in his hair
And a smile so sweet
That I can't help but stare
Guess I wasn't prepared
Guess I wasn't all there
But just know that I still care

Cause I'm lost in Your world
And all I can see is
Your smile in my words
That I've tried to write to
This song on my mind
But I've only left you behind
You don't know who I am
For all that I know maybe you're my perfect man
And I keep on dreaming of
What could have been
If I only had taken a chance
Now you're gone but I'm lost in Your world

Could have been my perfect man
If I only had taken a chance
Now you're gone but I'm lost in Your world
Now you're gone but I'm lost in Your world
Track Name: Believe
Looking back to the summer
I feel for you
My heart was racing when I grabbed your hand
I went to kiss you by the sea
When I saw you look at me
But the tide rolled out and I was stuck in the sand

And I dug myself out
As we drive home
I wanted your love
But now I know
Your heart is in your hands
I need to choose a different road

But I don't want to fall in love
I don't want to do it all again
I don't want to dwell upon a memory
Bring out my bad side looking for empathy
But can I loose
If I put my faith in someone new
I want to believe in something I never felt
I want to believe in you and nobody else

December came and brought winds of change
These hearts of ours met to melt in the snow
I felt that I was set free
When I saw you look at me
It was perfect then but I turned to look back

And I saw
Waves crashing into the sand
When I fell in love with my best friend
These empty thoughts are getting old
I have chosen a different a road

But I don't want to fall in love
I don't want to do it all again
I don't want to dwell upon a memory
Bring out my bad side looking for empathy
But can I loose
If I put my faith in someone new
I want to believe in something I never felt
I want to believe in you and nobody else

Spring comes as snow melts away
I realize now it's time to find my way
Love is not something to settle on
It's up to me to become strong
And I will find a way
To love someone new

But I don't want to fall in love
I don't want to do it all again
I don't want to dwell upon a memory
Bring out my bad side looking for empathy
But can I loose
If I put my faith in someone new
I want to believe in something I never felt
I want to believe in you and nobody else
I want to believe in something I never felt
I want to believe in you and nobody else

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