Wide Open World

by Eddie Bush

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Wide Open World is truly a collaboration between Eddie Bush and long time producer Dave Matthews. The result is a collection of songs that is both invigorating musically, and lyrically poignant. It is a real journal of sonic expression, aimed at the challenge associated with moving forward after tough experiences, finding the always waiting Wide Open World, easy to see, difficult to attend. This is art, that comes complete with big choruses and beautiful musical interlude, combining pop sensibility with intelligent lyric and arrangement.

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released January 19, 2015

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Track Name: Natural High
Don't need the drink
To fill up the space
I feel complete
At the sight of her face
Don't need the drug
makes me more of a man
just hold her close
Lift this love with bare hands

Her love is natural high
It's like smoking the sky
That's how I like to fly
On her natural high
A touch that's just right
Honey roll it up tight
Breathe in her natural high

I'll do a line of the scent of that hair
Give me another
I wouldn't care
Sends me to space
A body like that
If this is addiction
Keep me out of rehab

Her love is natural high
It's like smoking the sky
That's how I like to fly
On her natural high
A touch that's just right
Honey roll it up tight
Breathe in her natural high

Hook me up baby
Got to have another hit
Driving me crazy
When i am forced to live without it

Her love is natural high
It's like smoking the sky
That's how I like to fly
On her natural high
A touch that's just right
Honey roll it up tight
Breathe in her natural high
Track Name: The Love I Wanna Make
Starts like this, Could be that
Never know which way it's gonna go
A pretty face in the summer sun
does things to me that make me come undone
I'm not sure if I'm the answer
but I've got a pretty good idea

You're the risk I'd like to take and...
Do you wanna run away
You're the rule I wanna break and...
I hope it takes all day
You're the love I wanna make

Trust my hand, follow me
we'll be all the world we want to see
Close your eyes, drop your guard
Let me try to step into your heart
I won't pretend I'll be your hero
If you need, I'll be right here

You're the risk I'd like to take and...
Do you wanna run away
You're the rule I wanna break and...
I hope it takes all day
You're the love I wanna make

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You're the risk I'd like to take and...
Do you wanna run away
You're the rule I wanna break and...
I hope it takes all day
You're the risk I'd like to take and...
Do you wanna run away
You're the rule I wanna break and...
I hope it takes all day
You're the love,
You're the love,
You're the love I wanna make
Track Name: Do My Thing
She said don't sit down beside me
I need room to think
You need time all to yourself
So baby do your thing
I guess I don't have a college degree
Keeping up at a slower speed
By do your thing
Do you mean the rock n roll in my soul
Gonna set it free

Honey I'm gonna follow your lead, do my thing
Do my thing
No question gonna push it til I bleed
Do my thing
Close my eyes hear my calling
Give me wings
Do my thing

a picture of disappointment
Her face wondering what's ailing me
Maybe a rubdown with some magic ointment
Save her from the love of a freak
Do your thing , selfishly
So tired of keeping up
Do your thing, prioritize
That's no way to love

I wasn't sure how to reply
Had to step away
Hearing words so damn direct
Life is the hardest game to play

Gotta do my thing

Honey I'm gonna follow your lead, do my thing
Do my thing
No question gonna push it til I bleed
Do my thing
Close my eyes hear my calling
Give me wings
Do my thing
Do my thing
Do my thing
Do my thing
Track Name: Chapter Two
All those days with a broken heart
Mornings when I didn't press start
Never thought that we would part
Life sure has a way

Long late nights I drank my tears
Failure was my darkest fear
Where the hell would I go from here
I just couldn't say

I've got more stuff to do
and I'll make more mistakes
I've got love to give
no time to waste on hate
Yes, I've fallen hard
but now I'm gettin' up
dusting off these tired blues
Cause tomorrow is my Chapter Two
I've got more stuff to do

Another heart will hold my hand
and if I slip will she help me stand
Either way this experienced man
will find a better place

I've got more stuff to do
and I'll make more mistakes
I've got love to give
no time to waste on hate
Yes, I've fallen hard
but now I'm gettin' up
dusting off these tired blues
Cause tomorrow is my Chapter Two
I've got more stuff to do

I know I've made hurtful choices
spoken words with angry voices
but I was bleeding just as much as you

I've got more stuff to do
and I'll make more mistakes
I've got love to give
no time to waste on hate
Yes, I've fallen hard
but now I'm gettin' up
dusting off these tired blues
Cause tomorrow is my Chapter Two
I've got more stuff to do

Tomorrow is my Chapter Two.
Track Name: Hellbent On Helpless
Lonely scarecrow in the field
The crows come anyway
Sit upon his silence
And have their greedy way
No fear of confrontation
They peck his antique face
Until there's just the remnants
The board that held his place

He was all there was to talk to
When John returned from war
He'd lost his friends to arrows
Along some distant shore
It was too late on that Sunday
To scare those crows away
And just like all them good boys
Another soul he could not save

Those sticks they break like bones
Only whiskey warms this cold
A prayer is a heavy load
But it can't chase away the crow
He feels hellbent on helpless
Dirt in his hands
Down on one knee, eyes closed
So hard to stand
When you're hellbent on helpless
Sometimes a man gotta scare a crow

Pull them nails from plywood
Put a coffin in the grave
A soldier six foot under
The crows they fly away
These country fields feel empty
Hell hides in the shade
That cross is gettin heavy
Faces they fade

Put his faith in hoping that he can find some peace
Maybe not in this world
Those crows just let him be
Track Name: Walking Shoes
You talk about reconciliation
How you'd love to mend a fence or two
Girl, I know you better
You won't ever stop from bending truth

You love to be the center of attention
Say you're always left behind
What was he, plan B?
Was I ever on your mind?

Weary feet, please don't let me down
Man, there ain't no home left in this house
Say, Dust off the Walkin' Shoes
A little freedom from these tired blues
Dust off the walkin' shoes

This road don't seem to have no destination
There's no use slowing down or looking back
When it straightens out I'll think about considering
the good we had

I'll wear the blame for days I'm living lonely
and just for revenge you'd keep it like that
When I fell you'd kiss and tell
Claim you were the better half
Ha Ha Ha

Weary feet, please don't let me down
Man, there ain't no home left in this house
Say, Dust off the Walkin' Shoes
A little freedom from these tired blues
Dust off the walkin' shoes

Sexy Solo

Weary feet, please don't let me down
Man, there ain't no home left in this house
Say, Dust off the Walkin' Shoes
A little freedom from these tired blues
Dust off the walkin' shoes

Weary feet, please don't let me down
Man, there ain't no home left in this house
Say, Dust off the Walkin' Shoes
A little freedom from these tired blues
Dust off the walkin' shoes
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Track Name: Buffalo
We wore warpaint, sweat, and pride
Behind our warrior faces we'd hide
We stood silent, heads held high
And watched the world we made just die

Now I feel like I'm stuck on a tiny piece of land out in New Mexico
With only memories of days we walked in fields of gold
I'm living but lost my life in a place that's not my home
Where the buffalo don't roam

I can't change history
I couldn't change you
Can't replace the space you filled if I wanted to
We were perfect, life is cruel
And I can't go back to the life I knew

Now I feel like I'm stuck on a tiny piece of land out in New Mexico
With only memories of days we walked in fields of gold
I'm living but lost my life in a place that's not my home
Where the buffalo don't roam

Spirits dance in desert dust
The wind carries what's left of us...

And I feel like I'm stuck on a tiny piece of land out in New Mexico
With only memories of days we walked in fields of gold
I'm living but lost my life in a place that's not my home
Where the buffalo don't roam
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Track Name: One Sided Conversation
Not listening to any words that I say
You might as well talk for me too
Always getting caught up in the little games you play
That's a habit I would love to lose

Hope that you're enjoying this One Sided Conversation
Find me in the corner when you're done
Take your time, get lost in that One Sided Conversation
Talk about a two sided love

You offer an opinion unrequested
Shout it so that everybody hears
Nobody likes it when you second guess them
Why can't you quiet down and drink that beer?

Hope that you're enjoying this One Sided Conversation
Find me down the street when you're done
Take your time, manipulate One Sided Conversation
If you heard your words you'd want to rise above
Rise above

No one likes a know it all
Give it up before you fall
Brag about your loot
then lose it in the end
How do you hold the heavy weight
of an ego you just can't escape
Lighten up the load and live again
or use a mirror to see your only friend

Hope that you're enjoying this One Sided Conversation
Find me in the corner when you're done
Take your time, get lost in that One Sided Conversation
Talk about a two sided love
Hope that you're enjoying this One Sided Conversation
Find me in the next town when you're done
Take your time, explaining that One Sided Conversation
Trust advice, learn to rise above
Get back to knowing a two sided love
Track Name: That Kind Of Man
Didn't think I'd ever hurt you
Please know I didn't intend
These have been the best days ever
Then I go and offend
You're deserving of a great life
Such a blessing to me
So when I cause you to break down
What kind of man could I be?

I say, What kind of man
would cause you to cry
Would steal all your time
To bring you so low
when you make him so high
You give that first kiss
Now it's him that you miss
You do all that you can
for that kind of man

Thought of myself as respectful
a hard worker who's paid his dues
giving all that I could give
for some dreams to come true
But love is a rollercoaster
with curves too fast to see
If I leave you holding fast to hope
What kind of man could I be?

I say, What kind of man
would cause you to cry
Would steal all your time
Bring you so low
when you make him so high
You give that first kiss
Now it's him that you miss
You do all that you can
for that kind of man

Reach out and grab a star
Put it on a ring
All I could hope
is to be your everything
For all that I have put you through
I'll pray on bended knee
That's the kind of man I need to be

I say, What kind of man
would cause you to cry
Would steal all your time
Bring you so low
when you make him so high
You give that first kiss
Now it's him that you miss
You do all that you can
for that kind of man
Track Name: Had To Have Her
I never owned a muscle car
Didn't have the wallet for it
Worked my skeleton bone to bone
Even still, could not afford it
Got a picture though, in my mind
With a 302, and man she flies

Maybe I'd ride those wheels instead of this hurt
I drive 4 cylinders cause I had to have her
Me, myself , and I should've come first
I lost touch with my pride cause I had to have her
I had to have her, Had to have her,
Oh yeah!

Clothes, and shoes, and credit cards
So much for that lover's bliss
Debt so high for a bed so hard
A rock group was my only kiss
Two story house with a backyard fence
added to unseen expense

Now I'm forced to relearn how to flirt
An old dog learning new tricks cause I had to have her
Could've partied all around the world
Instead I stayed at home cause I had to have her
I had to have her, had to have her
Oh no...

Not saying there weren't good times, real smiles, and laughs that carried on
Don't believe there wasn't love, or that it's forever gone
We all change, rearrange, exchange the roads we choose to walk upon
Problem is that differences are hard to swallow, which made it hard to talk on, I get it- it's all my fault.

So much that engine speed
I'm searching for the perfect groove
I'll find dreams that eluded me
Always believed it was in the right moves
So much for the blessed union
and no desired, friendly, reunion

There's always one who claims to be more burned
I'm a gigolo without a hotrod who had to have her
Adventure to me was staying home from work
but i learned not to do that cause I had to have her
I had to have her, i had to have her
Had to have her, you know I did
Had to have her, you know I did
I had to have her
Track Name: Left Behind
No matter how straight my path appeared
There were unknown turns
unforeseen tears
Time flew by, days became years
Not sure how I made it from there to here

The cross I bore was only mine
No weight on those
that shared my time

And there were casualties
though I really tried
Seems someone always gets Left Behind
It's a wound that bleeds
through lonely nights
Seems someone always gets Left Behind

A bad decision was my drink of choice
I turned a deaf ear
to a loud inner voice
I walked as a man
but thought like a boy
Darkened by whiskey
and truth I would avoid

Black circles beneath my eyes
Left from memories
tired lies

And there were casualties
though I really tried
Seems someone always gets Left Behind
It's a wound that bleeds
through lonely nights
Seems someone always gets Left Behind

Those broken hearts
stand in line
Await repair
renew their pride
Loyalty pushed to the side
The failure took me for a ride

And there were casualties
though I really tried
Seems someone always gets Left Behind
It's a wound that bleeds
through lonely nights
Seems someone always gets Left Behind
Those casualties, I really tried
but someone always gets left behind
Someone always gets left behind
Track Name: Another Dream (That Got Away)
She's a daydream in real time
Her love's built like a thrill ride
The beauty on the inside
Too wonderous to describe
Took every nerve I have just to ask her to dance
It's an unsolved mystery as to why she took a chance

Got to pinch myself cause she's still here today
I'm riddled with anxiety most every move I make
Fantasies fade easy, I don't wanna wake
Afraid if I open my eyes, she'll be another dream that got away

Life is too short to waste a second
A minute with her is such a blessing
Sharing an hour, a gift so unexpected
I'll leave my watch home so time won't keep me guessing
I took so much for granted in my checkered past
I'll hold her heart carefully like it was made of glass

Got to pinch myself cause she's still here today
I'm riddled with anxiety most every move I make
Fantasies fade easy, I don't wanna wake
Afraid if I open my eyes, she'll be another dream that got away

Maybe I've gone crazy
Is she imaginary
A vision that might vanish in thin air
The happiness I'm feeling
Is enough to leave me reeling
Baby keep that crazy going
No way I could care

Got to pinch myself cause she's still here today
I'm riddled with anxiety most every move I make
Fantasies fade easy, I don't wanna wake
Afraid if I open my eyes, she'll be another dream that got away
Track Name: Wide Open World
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Just breathe another breath,
No worry for what comes next
Bright lights they burn and they fade
Only the day knows the way

It's a Wide Open World
There's always gonna be a
Wide Open World
Where everybody's free to
catch a spinning breeze
life's the remedy
to the pain of living in a
Wide Open World

Just send another prayer
Close your eyes good and tight
Throw your arms up into the air
Hearts break but mend over time
Love only wants to fly high over the

Wide Open World
There's always gonna be a
Wide Open World
Where everybody's free to
catch the spinning breeze
life's the remedy
to the pain of living in a
Wide Open World

Just breathe another breath
Don't worry for what comes next

In the Wide Open World
There's always gonna be a
Wide Open World
and everybody's free
In the Wide Open World,
There's always gonna be a
Wide Open World
and everybody's free to
catch a spinning breeze
life's the remedy
to the pain of living in a
Wide Open World