Acoustic Sessions: Volume 2

by Five Times August

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2005's "Acoustic Sessions" was original released as a bonus disc to "The Independent" album. Over time it has become custom for Five Times August to release stripped versions of album tunes, as they are performed live. This, Volume 2, revisits some fan favorites that have never been released under the pure acoustic treatment. Highlights include new songs "Satisfied" and "We'll Fall In Love Tonight" as well as two cover songs, Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and the often requested "Fresh Prince Theme" that's become a staple at FTA shows.

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released July 19, 2011

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Track Name: Satisfied (Acoustic Version)
SATISFIED

Got myself into this
You've got my interest
I'm looking for someone to keep me satisfied
I want you into this
I want your innocence
I wanna to be someone that keeps you satisfied
If you're on your own
Just let me know
And I'll give you all night long

If you wanna be dirty
If you wanna keep clean
Just say the word I'll keep you satisfied
If you wanna be loud
If you wanna keep hush
I'll make the sounds that keep you satisfied
If you're on your own
Let's make a go lady
And I'll give you all night long
Track Name: First Time For Everything (Acoustic Version)
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

I’m standing in the place we met
Heart shakes, and then I sweat
It’s so hard to see that it’s all over

What did I do to make this end?
And could I really be your friend?
I can barely just pretend it’s over

I’m standing in the place we first kissed
There’s so much I miss
This I can’t resist cause I’m all over
Where we took our first photograph,
And where I first held your hand and laughed
Awkward moments like that have passed, it’s over

(bridge)
You’re fine and I believe it
I’m something you never needed
I can’t say the same for you

(chorus)
But there’s a first time for everything
And I’ll fall in love again
When I begin my second time around
It’s the last time I’ll think of you
You can do what you’d like to do
But if you only knew I’m never coming back

I’m standing in the place we first said goodbye
I don’t know why, I so relied on you for my smile
I laid happiness in your hands
And I don’t really understand
The cost was more than I could stand
It was miles wide

(bridge)
(chorus)
(bridge)
(chorus x 2)
Track Name: The Good Life (Acoustic Version)
THE GOOD LIFE

Early morning into afternoon
I’m waiting for you
Waiting for you to get up
I sit up, I don’t know what to do
But I’ve got a lovely view from here

Lazy days the lovely ways of you
I’m telling the truth
‘Cause I’m well into you
And I can’t decide,
and it’s blowing my mind if I
Had the time of my life last night

‘Cause I’m so tired of love hesitating
It’s got me hanging around
And we’re so close together
But won’t get any better
‘Til your open eyes say your mine

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”

So I’ll move a little closer,
Try to make the most of this
And I’ll be damned if
I don’t leave without a kiss
You’re the creation of my frustration
And the result of my temptation
So wake up baby,
Let’s start the day right now
Wake up baby,
Let’s start the day right now

‘Cause I’m so tired of love hesitating
It’s got me hanging around
And we’re so close together
But won’t get any better
‘Til your open eyes say your mine

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”

As I feel you roll beside me
The little sweet nothings
are giving me something worth while

‘Cause I’ve seen the light come in
through the white blinds
As you pull the covers in over your eyes
You can’t to get back to the moonlight
And you feel the breeze come in
through the window
I’m gonna lean on over quiet and whisper
“Staying in bed is the good life”
Staying in bed is the good life
Staying in bed is the good life
Track Name: Beautiful Girls (Acoustic Version)
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

Well I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to be around
And I’ve seen beautiful girls
They’re always going to turn me down

So where did this come from?
Did I find a new home?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?
And where did my heart go
When I wrote the song slow?
Did I finally see what I was waiting for?

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

So lipstick, how to kiss,
Fashion tips that wrap around your hips
Baby I’m not into it,
The magazines and
fashion trends you hold on to

And maybe that’s un-cool
But I’ll set a new rule
To judge on the heart,
Don’t you judge in the mirror
We may be a long way
But that’s all that I can say
You’ve gotta get a little closer
Get a little closer…

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls

‘Cause they know about me
Well I’m the nice guy coming in last
And they think I’m only
The shy guy without any class
And they think I’m alone
But they’ll never know
No they’ll never know
Those beautiful girls
Track Name: Hover (Acoustic Version)
HOVER

Shelter me
Keep me inside
Keep me alive
Help to me
You keep me in line
And I’ll keep you for mine

You hover over me
You hover over me

Cover me,
A blanket of you
In all that you do
Smother me
With all that is true
Only from you

You hover over me
You hover over me

You and your sympathy
Plays like a symphony
A song you keep singing to me
Here I am safe with you
Here I can’t wait for you
And all that you’ve given to me

You hover over me
You hover over me
You hover over me
You hover over me
Track Name: Could This Be Everything (Acoustic Version)
COULD THIS BE EVERYTHING

You know what I’m looking for
You know that I can’t afford the things I want
For life’s uncertainties

I think you’re just what I need
To get me through everything, and there’s a lot
But it’s all under me
It’s all under me

What do you think?
What could this be?
What do you think?
Could this be everything?

This is the long way,
This is the right way
This is the greatest hour I’ve ever spent with you
Track Name: We'll Fall In Love Tonight (Acoustic Version)
WE'LL FALL IN LOVE TONIGHT

So, I've been looking at you for a while now
No, I have yet to make a move for fear I'll break down
But if you happen to look my way, tell me what to say

Yeah, I've been sitting here all night, I hope that's okay
Please don't judge me if I seem to be uneasy
But if my eyes meet up with you tell me what to do

'Cause I just wanna start loving you
Just help me get a move on
'Cause baby there's no time to lose
Just let me get what I want
You'll be satisfied with me at your side
If I don't hide we'll fall in love tonight

See, I could try to be discreet but I think you're too smart
And me? Well I could lie and I could cheat, and do the things that bruise hearts
So I will only tell you once, you can take this if you want

I just wanna start loving you
Help me get a move on
'Cause baby there's no time to lose
Just help me get what I want
You'll be satisfied with me at your side
If I don't hide we'll fall in love tonight

So, that's the way the story goes and I guess you're leaving
Oh, since I did not get the chance I guess I'll be seeing you
Perhaps on another distant night the moment will be right

'Cause I just wanna start loving you
Help me get a move on
'Cause baby there's no time to lose
Just help me get what I want
You'll be satisfied with me at your side
If I don't hide we'll fall in love tonight
Track Name: Fooling Around Again (Acoustic Version)
FOOLING AROUND AGAIN

There’s no time to sing my songs
I guess I waited too long
Still I’m pushing, pushing and pulling
For the right day to come along

Cause everyday feels like something is missing
But it’s a soul decision I’m going on

But, here I am, fooling around again
Don’t know where I’m going
Don’t you see this cloud I’m on?
It’s just bittersweet nothing, it’s all I want

There’s no time to sing my songs
I guess I waited too long
Still I’m pushing, pushing and pulling
For the right day to come along

Cause everyday feels like something is missing
But it’s a soul decision I’m going on

But, here I am, fooling around again
Don’t know where I’m going
Don’t you see this cloud I’m on?
It’s just bittersweet nothing, it’s all I want

Could this be another day like any other day? It’s all right
Could this be another day like any other day? It’s all right
Could this be another day like any other day? It’s all right

You know it's all right
Track Name: Luckiest Of Suckers (Acoustic Version)
LUCKIEST OF SUCKERS

So what you’ve been doing to me
has got to be the greatest unknown
And what you’ve been trying to keep
I bet you didn’t mean to let go
Now it’s obvious that my loneliness
is irrelevant but I can’t let it show
I’m writing you letters, making things better
but you’ll never be the same to me

(chorus)
Baby, you've changed me for good
It’s understood you don’t want me hanging
Maybe I’m hanging on love
And love alone has got me chasing
The shorter skirts, the bigger flirts,
The ones that won’t hurt me like you
But I do, feel like the luckiest of suckers to lose

So what you’ve been saying to me so playfully
is so painfully erasing away
Everyday is the same, it’s a game, it’s a shame
but don’t blame me, cause you came to me

(chorus)

(bridge)
Don’t blame it on the same old songs
I see so clear my dear…
There’s only one thing you’re missing
But don’t expect to get it from me

Everyday is the same, it’s a game, it’s a shame
but don’t blame me, cause you came to me

(chorus)
Track Name: So Typical (Acoustic Version)
SO TYPICAL

This morning sky won’t clear up
Feels like it’s been raining 3 whole months
But maybe if we chin up
We could turn the days into what we want

And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it

Filling in the outlines
Of memories that we could never draw in
Then running in these circles
Will make us dizzy, we’ll just keep on falling

And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it

We just need to situate ourselves
Get away, just evacuate this hell
Maybe take a short vacation
A little rest and relaxation
Could never hurt all for something so typical

So, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it
And so, for everything, I’m sorry
It’s so typical, don’t worry about it
Track Name: The Fresh Prince Theme (Acoustic Version)
THE FRESH PRINCE THEME

Well this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I liked to take a minute
Just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys
Who were up to no good
Startin making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air'

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought 'Now forget it' - 'Yo homes to Bel Air'

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie 'Yo homes smell ya later'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air