Brad Bailey

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

Track 3 from Earthbound, "Raven Avenue" was recorded after a long day doing awesome stuff with the kids. I was thinking in the key of D, but the guitar is tuned down a minor 3rd to C#. So that makes it B. Guitar math. Through each of these pieces, I was trying to explore different textures from one to the next, while balancing the delicate requirements of being awesome.

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

Recorded after a visit to Grand Lake Lodge, which overlooks both Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. I thought "Shadow Mountain Lake" sounded cooler.

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

Recorded July 1, 2012. I was on vacation with my kids up in Colorado. Once I got them down to bed for the night, I went out on the porch with Miss Taylor, hit record, and started to play. This is the music that came out.

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

My son and I were having a "Guy's Night" with my dad at his place in Colorado. After we had some awesome steaks, we sat on the back porch. I played a couple of my songs, and then took out the recorder and played what became "Fall River." The Fall River runs through my dad's back yard, and can be heard on the recording.

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

The core of "Events of the Morning" was composed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It took many years to know what to do with it. This version was recorded live at Money Plays bar in Las Vegas, NV, by Mike Ziethlow.

Brad Bailey
Brad Bailey

Story

I missed my youngest daughter's birth and first three birthdays due to various Army commitments, including two deployments to Iraq with the 4th Infantry Division Band. I returned from that second deployment the day after her third birthday. I promised myself, and her, that I wouldn't miss another, and so far I have kept that promise.

To me, this is about hope. We always seem to wish we could do better, and as long as we are still drawing breath, there is still a chance.

Lyrics

Father of the Year

 

She called me on the road

Said "it's a girl, and we're both fine.

She's got eyes like yours

And hair like mine"

 

"Tell her I'll be there in a day or two.

Give my love to brother and sister,

And save a little back for you"

 

Didn't start out this year

Like I planned

I hoped we'd have more time

And I hope you'll understand

Doing all I can even though I can't be therre

Maybe next year I'll be father of the year

 

Three days before she turns three

And I'm looking for a phone

Gonna be a bit longer

But I'll be home

 

(pre chorus)

(Chorus)

 

There's been too much time

And too much space

The best I can ain't what you need

But there's still time

To close this space

When I've got you in my arms

 

(Chorus)