The Year of Songs Vol​.​1

by Daniel James Eaton

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A song a day for a year starting December 16th, 2011 December 15th, 2011. There are fourteen volumes of 25 songs each. This is volume one. You can download the albums for free by putting "0" in the "name your price". I'm not looking to make any money from any of this. It is completely for personal growth and my need to share the music that I make. Thank you for being apart of this project by listening.

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released January 10, 2012

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Daniel James Eaton Colorado Springs, Colorado

Daniel James Eaton is a Singer Songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has written over 400 songs, getting a large boost from writing/publishing/recording a song everyday for the year of 2012. His songs offer meditative, peaceful sounds with deeply philosophical messages that lie within his prose, metaphor, analogy and prudence. He performs under the moniker Briffaut. ... more

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Track Name: 12-16-11
and i found you under
the may, queen the may, queen
looking for another
in a daydream a day dream
im off
off to realize
and im off
off to realize
anything at all

all you found was thunder
in the may, queen the may, queen
looking for another
in the lightning the lightning
goodbye
goodbye forever now
goodbye
goodbye forever now
ill see you in the may, queen

i sunder into pieces
in the may, queen
the may, queen
someone will find me under
the may ,queen the may, queen
goodbye
goodbye forever now
goodbye
goodbye forever now
i'll see you in the may, queen
Track Name: 12-17-11
go outside
go outside
go outside
and im always in the back of the line
we were flying
we were flying
we were flying
and i always just wanted
time
to be mine
time
be mine
all i knew
was the morning air
for all i cared
i was dead
Track Name: 12-18-11
morning came
opened my eyes
and to my surprise
i wouldn't be sleeping that night
for a little bird
crawled through the window
at midnight
and stood on my chest

he said you know i haven't been feeling my best
and i think i ought to pack up and head west
to the coast
i think i'd like that the most

we got in the car
and drove to the station
and on our way there
the bird started to cry
i said
hey my friend
i know
well at least your on the road
out there on the west coast
once i saw another bird
and it was calling out your name
yeah it was calling out your name

so cheer up
we're here at the station
he said thank you
for your patience

i'll see you in the ocean friend
and if i find her
i'll come back to you again

one midnight
i woke to a fright
to find not one but two birds
standing on my chest
Track Name: 12-19-11
time took the back seat
i looked out the window at the trees

all i knew was to get back to you
all i had was the winter

sunshine don't shine here anymore

went in to the woods
to find my soul and put it back together

time took the back seat
and i with all friends talking
don't come here anymore

all i ever wanted was to get back home
and all i've ever gotten was a longer path to rome
a longer path to roam

all of the clouds in the sky disappearing
and all of the puddles
oh sunshine, dont come here anymore
sunshine, don't come here anymore

and i was left there sitting down
all my clothes were under bridges
and i was left there turned around
all my shoes were under fridges
i was left there cold and drowned
all my lungs were in the ditches
and i was left there cold and drunk
and all my friends were gone
gone
Track Name: 12-20-11
i came down today
after everything i saw
when i died
i knew i was
dead before
and i'll be dead again

one day i'll be something pure

all i ever think
about the weather
is :
one day i'll be something pure
Track Name: 12-21-11
get your head out
of the ground now
you've got snow in your hair

feeling down now
14 acres
you've got snow in your hair

all i ever wanted was the truth

get your head out
of the ground now
you've got snow in your hair
Track Name: 12-22-12
all the things
that i lost
in the fire i made in the house
with your name
still the same
burning into the pages
as they fall from a hand
a hand that used to hold
the hand that made the words
on all the pages in the fire

all i ever knew is in the fire
then there was nothing
Track Name: 12-23-11
i was there sitting
in a web
web of my thoughts
in a nest
nest of my things
all the best of my things
all the best of my things
all the best of my things
couldn't bring me
out of this

i think im still breathing
but im never
sure
anymore
i think of you reading
in a midnight
filled
bookstore

i was there sitting
in a web
web of my thoughts
i was there breathing
in a nest
nest of my things
all the best of my things
all the best of my things
all the best of my things
couldn't bring me
out of this
Track Name: 12-24-11
i tried to move the moon last night
it was blocking the best stars
i tied it up with a silver rope
but you know i didn't get very far

you were alone
on the tele phone
trying not to be alone

i was up ladders
on my way to the moon


i was alone the day you died
i could not run i could not hide
there's always smoke in my eyes
Track Name: 12-25-11
i used to take walks
i put my shoes on
i used to take walks
i used to take walk all the time

why don't you come
me and you
me and you

i used to take walks
you used to come
come with me now
come with me now
Track Name: 12-26-11
i walked to the forest
i took my shoes off
oh my, the wind blows
and oh how the wind blows
i went to the forest
i took my shoes off
what i saw there made me who i am today

i swam in the ocean
i saw all the fishes
why do you speak so differently
i know that you're right there
i saw it in dreams
dreams, dreams it seems
seems that dreams, dreams make things different
opening your eyes to the morning light
makes fishes cry
for the moon light

cry all the day long now
fish swimming up stream now
end your ways in better days
end your ways
make better days
Track Name: 12-27-11
we met on a whim on a night
when the mood of the town was just right
you sat next to me out of necessity
i felt like the world turned white

white like the shine of your eyes
white like the first day of winter
white like the way that i wake everyday
from the dreams that i never remember

i saw the cancer leave your body
and i knew the answers would
leave me astonished
so i left the room
and went back to my book

a book that i once saw you read
back when the oceans were free
free of the waste from the beautiful taste
of the crime of the birds and the bees
Track Name: 12-28-11
oh the sky is strange
oh the world is way
out of reach for me
so i'll go back to the sea
oh the sea is blue
oh the men are cruel
all i want is you
all i want is you

i think i'll leave the sea
the fishes tend to scare me
i think i'll move to the mountain
and start my life over
oh the mountains are
the very best home
for somebody like me
to spend their life alone

i think i'll move back home
i don't want to be alone
i'll get a job and friends
and then i'll have happiness
what if nothing works
what if they're all jerks
you've go to go outside
someday you can't hide
Track Name: 12-29-11
i sat in a golden shine
derailed from the side train of time
my dear. i've only. only a mind.
shine golden. shine secret. shine bright.

and i think i turned into a dream
asleep in the fog of a lite beam
my dear. blue anchor. golden shine.
shine golden. shine secret. shine bright.

it feel like
coming in
from the rain

i never
needed a
name for this

i circle
the ghost in
the morning

when i awoke the shine was still there
and i found myself very utmost aware
of the golden wings on the birds and things
shine golden. shine secret. shine bright.
Track Name: 12-30-11
sometimes i walk sunday morning
to a park or field in the snow
and i always look for calm colors
in the park and the field and the snow

i find them in baskets of sun lite
poured on the grass and the trees
and they're fleeting and hidden and almost
a ghost or a rock or away

and on my way back to the world
i knew i was empty and gold
and on my way back to the world
i went through the things i was told
Track Name: 12-31-11
she kept all of the blood in her body for eighty years
and near after that it was held in by luck and gears
I loved her my whole life
and I'll never stop
even if she does

well i stopped in my tracks and i never looked back
but i knew what to do i just couldn't seem to move

oh god
we need a heaven
we need you to take them when they slip away
oh god
we need a heaven
we don't need funerals and graveyards today

She kept all her stories in a box for eighty years
and near after that it was held in by younger ears
I loved her my whole life
and I'll never stop
even if she does

well i stopped in my tracks and i never looked back
but i knew what to do i just couldn't seem to move

oh god
we need a heaven
we need you to take them when they slip away
oh god we need a heaven
we don't need funerals and graveyards today

oh god we need a heaven
we need you to take them when they slip away
oh god we need a heaven
we need you to take them when they slip away
Track Name: 01-01-12
i think i'll say right here
out of the cold
i think i'll live forever
if i get some luck on me

once i saw it in my hands
never coming back again
or maybe it's just always there
feeling out the air

are my fingers feeling cheap
or is it just too much coffee
do you ever think of him
the way you always thought of me

once while walking down the street
i saw a golden canary
he sang about the almond sky
that passes through before the night

perhaps he was a simple bird
versed in things that birds can hold
maybe he was luck itself
flying back to the top shelf

always go with open hands
out unto the foreign lands
always go with open eyes
forever pointed at the skies
Track Name: 01-02-12
oh i see the sun
oh you know the one
don't forget yourself now
don't forget yourself now

oh the sun has gone
and darkness has begun
don't forget yourself now
don't forget yourself now
Track Name: 01-03-12
down in the ways of the better days
sits a silvery mess of a man
he sits in a chair by a fire
reading the books of another
oh he does the best he can
oh he makes the most of it
oh i just want to go there
i saw something
down underwater
it led me to believe that i was wrong
about all the ways that the better days moved
about all the things that i thought
now everything will be different see
i'm making a stand
the stars wrap around us differently
now you must go
Track Name: 01-04-12
open forest doors
open anymore?
falling over rocks
getting it to stop
going through the motions
in your head

it's whatever you want
whatever is around
planted in the pockets of a mist

oh
i loved you so
i loved you
oh i loved you so

soaking, are we eyes?
soaking in the skies
hoping, are we eyes?
hoping in the skies
going through the motions
in your head

it's whatever you want
whatever is around
plated in the pockets of a mist
Track Name: 01-05-12
seventeen minutes ago
i was still in bed
no worries here, no worries there
oh forgotten dream

how long have i grown my hair
how long have i been
how long till the morning light
starts to shine again

i'm running out in jagged lines
i'm running to a grin
i wonder where the dream started
i wonder where it ends

oh i can't think of it too much
oh i might change direction on accident

oh where were we going
and oh where have we been
i'll close my eyes and maybe
we'll be there again
Track Name: 01-06-12
i pour it in the walls
and all the writing waterfalls
into the deep grey ocean

but i know of loss and gain
and with a memories refrain
a sparrow a pocket

you walked into glowing the light
to find the evidence of night
but all the people and the fires
tangled up the starry wires
oh i lost my way

free blue mountain
climbing to the sky
Track Name: 01-07-12
alright
closed eyes
cold hands

always bring yourself back up
getting it right
for the first time
we were getting it right

alright
closed eyes
cold hands
Track Name: 01-08-11
all of my time
all of it gone
stop everything
stop it all now
i need you to know
i never wanted anything else but time
time to stop
all i want
is time to stop
all i want
is nowhere
all i want is nowhere
Track Name: 01-09-12
gold was the sky
for my shivering body
and all of us unknown
all of us unknown
none of us alone
none of us alone

coming or going

gold was your eyes
from my shivering body
going down water
down to the ocean
down to the ocean
down to the ocean
down to the ocean

gold was the sky
from the bottom of the ocean