Acoustic Sessions: Volume 1

by Five Times August

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Originally released as a bonus disc for the album "The Independent," you can now own the album separately. Features live acoustic performances of fan favorites and other unreleased songs.

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released September 6, 2005

All songs written by Bradley James Skistimas (ASCAP)
Brad Skistimas - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

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Track Name: Do It Again (Acoustic Version)
DO IT AGAIN

So you got what you want out of me
Took me for the ride but you never bothered saying goodbye
No return, I burn
Everything you learned put me in detention
Now you’ve got so much attention from me
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

So I got what I want out of you but I choose to keep real close
Keep it so nobody knows
What I have, is all that I have
And I’m so afraid of losing,
And I'm so afraid of bruising
Cause I’ve been here before but I still want more and I’d do it again, I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again

Cause when she starts leaving
My heart stops beating once again
And when she starts waving,
My heart starts breaking up again
But I’d do it again
Track Name: Sorry (Acoustic Version)
SORRY

One more chance but what do I get if I make it right this time around?
Just a little bit more than I had before I guess, but I bet, it’s too much effort cause it’s all for you but it all comes back to me

So I lose, but what do I do? Seems like it’s all been done for you
And it’s a little bit more than I bargained for I guess, but I bet, it’s just a lost cause when it’s all for you, yet, it all comes back to me

So will you think of me tonight? I can’t stand to know you’re right and I’m sorry
It’s hard to be alone, and that’s something you don’t know, and I’m sorry

And I miss you, hard at getting used to
Never get to see the things that you used to do
I guess I’m a mess do to this lack of rest cause it’s all for you, but all comes back to me

So will you think of me tonight? I can’t stand to know you’re right and I’m sorry
It’s hard to be alone, and that’s something you don’t know, and I’m sorry

So will you think of me tonight? I can’t stand to know you’re right and I’m sorry
It’s hard to be alone, and that’s something you don’t know, and I’m sorry
Track Name: Roll Into You (Acoustic Version)
ROLL INTO YOU

I’m fine
It’s 45 after 9
Looking up sideways
I can’t wait for you to make your move

You’re mine
At least you are tonight
But I've been getting so frustrated hanging on the line

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
All signs point in your direction
Start it now, lets get this perfection rolling

And I’m great
I hope it’s not too late
We’ve been weaving out and in all night, wasting time
So do you feel like I do or do you just feel like you?

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
All signs point in your direction
Start it now, lets get this perfection rolling

And in my mind I know it’s fine,
I know it's time to make it right
But you don’t seem to see the signs
So I guess the only thing is to put it all on me

What are you waiting for?
I couldn’t want you more right now
I’ve never felt so unsure
Cause all signs point in another direction
All my affection was for rejection
I’m rolling to you
Track Name: U Turn (Acoustic Version)
U Turn

You and me living like dreams tonight
Full speed, direction unknown, but right
Slow down, we ain’t in a hurry,
But I can assure we fit together better than we ever could’ve thought,
I never would’ve wanted anybody else but you.
No, I never could’ve thought I ever would’ve wanted anybody else but you.

And you’re fine with me, like I’m fine with you
Seems like the littlest of things will do
But I’d like to know
How to make your garden grow

Slow down, but take me there the fast way
U Turn, it’s time for us to change lanes
I learn from everything you said, you said what I like

Yours and mine taking our time tonight
Can’t decide but it’s blowing my mind, feel a little lost inside
Slow down, we ain’t in a hurry,
But I can assure we fit together better than we ever could’ve thought,
I never would’ve wanted anybody else but you.
No, I never could’ve thought I ever would’ve wanted anybody else but you.

Slow down, but take me there the fast way
U Turn, it’s time for us to change lanes
I learn from everything you said, you said what I like

Are you a little bit lonely? I’m a little bit cozy tonight
You’re a little bit soothing, but it feels like I’m losing my touch.
Because I want you so much
How could I want you so much?

Slow down, but take me there the fast way
U Turn, it’s time for us to change lanes
I learn from everything you said, you said what I like
Track Name: Wherever (Acoustic Version)
WHEREVER

It’s strange to me, I’ll give you everything
But you don’t know what it means
And I hate to be the one to disagree
But you don’t know what your missing

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

So I’ve laid it on the line, do you need a little time?
I guess I could understand that
It’s a lot to take in you wouldn’t know where to begin
But you won’t need to ever look back

Cause I see inside you
I want to be the life of you
Cause you gave that much to me

You know, I want you to know
You know, I want you to know
I could give you more the world and a little bit more

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
IWhatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done

Wherever you want me,
Whenever you need me
I’ll be waiting for my time to go
Whatever you’re asking
There’s no need to ask it,
I’ll be on my way to get it done
Track Name: Love The Way (Acoustic Version)
LOVE THE WAY

Baby, come inside you'll never know what you might find.
Maybe you'll find that there are better days if you leave these days behind.
So baby take my hand and let me show you, let me show you

Cause I love the way you love the way I love you
And I love the way you love me too
And I love the way we take away each other
Into places that erase away our thoughts, our cares, our dreams or scares
And I never want to let you go
Because I love the way you are

So Baby, you live and learn, you crash and burn, and c'est la vie
But it's crazy to me, you'll never see, no you'll never see what you mean to me
But baby take my hand and let me show you

Cause I love the way you love the way I love you
And I love the way you love me too
And I love the way we take away each other
Into places that erase away our thoughts, our cares, our dreams or scares
And I never want to let you go
Because I love the way you are
Track Name: Save It For Later (Acoustic Version)
SAVE IT FOR LATER

Look at me, do you see anything you want?
I do, when I look at you
Three words unheard
A verse that I should say to you
But there’s just no use

Cause I’m shy around the edges
‘Til I know what I should mention
And my thoughts are still on catchin’ up
to leave my mouth
I’m thinking I should wait
But it’s getting kinda late
And I sure would really hate to leave
the same old way tonight

(bridge)
And I want you,
And I need you,
And I don’t think I could leave with this in mind
So oh this time
I’ll say the wrong words
And you’ll move onward
Cause I’m a coward
I don’t know how to work this out

(chorus)
But I’ll save it for later
Cause I’m a terrible moderator
On what’s happenin’
I don’t know where to begin
I’ll save it for later
‘Til I get a little more creative
Cause just sayin’ it, won’t make it right

So look at me, do you see
That everything you want is here?
But it’s far from near

(bridge)
(chorus)

ooh tonight
ooh tonight
Well I tonight, deny that I
Had never really tried
To get a three word line to you
Track Name: Perfectly (Acoustic Version)
PERFECTLY

You’re the center of me
And you’re a sinner in me
A saint in the wait, but the weight keeps bringing me down

And I’m the beggar of you
You’re taking me when you choose
My words of desire are going to set me on fire tonight

Cause how you leaned on me
And how you’d sing to me
That’s what you mean to me,
And it’s perfectly you

And You’re the end of my nights,
The starting thoughts at sunrise
You’ve got me changing but the same things are holding me back

But what I do, it’s all for you
It’s understood you don’t like the change
But don’t leave me out, I want you now
I’m sorry how I can’t turn you away
But you’re worth so much, a priceless touch
And I worry, when you’re not perfectly you
Track Name: Owe It All To You (Acoustic Version)
OWE IT ALL TO YOU

Sunshine looking over my head
Where do I go? What do I know?
Moonlight breathing down my neck
Whispers let's go, baby let's go

It was a lonely day til you arrived
And the sun came up to light by eyes
Now everyone keeps asking me
Why am I so happy and I'll say..
That I love you and all the things you do to me
I'm suddenly finding my own sanity
And I owe it all to you

Flash back then I start to back track
Where did I go? Why don't I know?
Too bad it's looking at the days when I had thought I had it all
Now I'll only get to places where I can't remember faces

And I'll say that I love youand all the things you do to me
I'm suddenly living my own fantasy
And I owe it all to you
Track Name: Up To Me (Acoustic Version)
UP TO ME

You want to feel loose
You want to feel how I’m abused, I see
You want to get faded
You never want to concentrate on me
I’m too much of an angel
I’m too much of a saint,
Thought I can’t be
I’m too much of reject,
You don’t expect much from

I want to feel safe
I want to feel like I’m not hated too
I want to get closer
I want to feel the most I’d get from you
I’m too much on the rebound,
I’m too much on the ground,
But you can’t be
You’re always getting higher,
You don’t desire me

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

Just wanted to stop by
Just wanted to see you one last time
Just wanted to say bye
Just wanted to get you off my mind
Just wanted to fit in
But then I saw you with him

So what’ve I got to prove?
What’ve I got to lose
When you’re not worth fighting for?
And why am I feeling down
While you’re out messing around?
You’re not worth begging for

It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still falling
It's up to me, It's up to me
And I'm still calling

(It’s up to me)
And I’m still hoping
For you to hold me
To let you go
But for all you know
I’m already gone
Track Name: Audience of Zero (Acoustic Version)
AUDIENCE OF ZERO

Sold out,
No doubt,
Things are gonna be looking that way someday,
Can’t wait for the great things I’ve been working for
Just wait,
Things will change,
You’ll see, then agree with me,
That it’s gotta be some kinda dream that we’ve all seen before

Then those who’ll want me,
Are those who forgot me
From the days when I only played inside one room, one light, one mic, and a mirror
Singing to myself with an audience of zero

In stereo
I’ll be your hero
From the left ear to the right, oh,
You’ll be stuck inside your headphones
And so I told you
I bought and sold you
Cause I did not hesitate to relate to your common sense,
It wasn’t make sense, so let go of the lyrics and dive right on in

Don’t say things won’t come my way
Don’t say things won’t come my way
Remember this face you’ll be seeing it someday

From street corners,
To each state border,
I’ll play stages for all ages, wages gaining, I’ll be making, taking, breaking, my pay
Then suddenly you’ll say,
Hey, what happened to they days when you would play inside one room, one light, one mic, and mirror? Singing to yourself with an audience of zero?

I thought I told you
Those days are all through
I’m tired of being the one whose all alone, still I’m on my own
Cause I’m under-rated, and a little bit jaded, hated, graded, but you’ll be taken in when I finally make it, make it, make it, I’m gonna make it

Don’t say things won’t come my way
Don’t say things won’t come my way
Remember this face you’ll be seeing it someday
Track Name: Wait In The Wings (Acoustic Version)
WAIT IN THE WINGS

Hush
Don’t say another word
You’ve told me what I need to know
A rush to you
Your voice it went unheard
As I fold you and hold back truth
Love doesn’t lie
Not to me
After all this time I still believe

You point
And Laugh
And I turn
‘Cause lately that’s all that I’ve earned
Am I close to you?
Shouldn’t I be over you?
I stayed in the same spot
But I still feel so lost
Is this happening?
Should I be happily ever after?

You come and you go
But you stay very low
Is there a time in my mind when you’ll leave me alone?

Cause they’ve said to me once I don’t need you
And you told me yourself that it’s gone
And if that’s what it is I’ll believe you
I’ll just wait in the wings ‘til you’re wrong

Stay, How you lose me
Stay, How you choose me
Stay, How you lose me
You wanna see it, But you don’t believe
That the same things have got you staying

You come and you go
But you stay very low
Is there a time in my mind when you’ll leave me alone?

Cause they’ve said to me once I don’t need you
And you told me yourself that it’s gone
And if that’s what it is I’ll believe you
I’ll just wait in the wings ‘til you’re wrong