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Breathe

The new album shows more musical diversity than one would expect from an often mis-categorized "hippie jam band".  Loud guitars and 3 part harmonies are often the staple of BSR, but Breathe shows other elements like the techno jam of "Busted", reserved lo-fi of "Dream" and "Ooh Ahh", the tongue twisting rap of "Dormant", and the Americana electric bluegrass feel of "Day Breaks".

We are slowly making each track available on-line. Check back to the website to look for annoucements for when a new track becomes available. Each track is listsed below (if available).

Can't wait to get all of the tracks? Come out to any BSR live show during the on-line release to purchase your CD!



Being

 

Lyrics:

It's not what I see but that which where by I see
It's not what I hear but that which where by I hear
Waking up early with my baby, seeing her eyes glow, feeling her warm hold
Picking on the porch watching the sun shine, it just feels right the world looking so fine
 
It's not what you think but that which where by you think
It's not about being who you want to be but it is being who you are
Awake to the day no thing you adore but this moment and your smile, i've got no need no more
take some time out from the work day, get your feet wet take in a deep breath
 
loose site of tomorrow for today
today is all that lives anyway
 
Its not what we do but it how we do
Its not that we love but is how we love
look at all the good things we can do in this world help out your neighbor its a way of livin
were all walking around empty searching for something we just gotta live through love and love to live

 

Diving deeper into this song:

by: John Schneider

"Being" is one of the most emotional songs I have ever written. It was created on a sunny spring morning in 08 while sitting with my daughter Layla on the back patio. I had just finished reading Eckhart Tolles "A New Earth" and was treasuring the moment as the sun delightfully warmed my soul. The track is a statement of presence and peace. So many days, months, years can go by with us doing, doing, doing and never taking the time to "be". I hope as you listen to the track you can take some time to "be" even if it is just for a few moments. Best wishes to all!!!

 

 



Where Are You?

 

Lyrics:

Where are you in life?
Do you feel alright?
What's the price you paid?
Traveling roads you pave
Where are you tonight?
Stars shine so bright.

Lest you say that you're ok
    Sit back relax enjoy the ride
you can't say
    Find some time
that your living your life
    or they'll leave you behind

but along the way you may stray
    take just a bit more to ease your mind
but you can't say
    or you may find that
you're not living your life.
    you're not living your life

The road that keeps on winding
is the road that you know you're riding

 

Diving deeper into this song:

by: Jason Krueger

The creation of this song is especially memorable to me. John called me one day and said he was on my side of town and wanted to know if I felt like hanging out. I told him to stop over, and when he got to my place we decided out of the blue to write a song. I had recently written a guitar riff (a bunch of spaced out power chords thrown together) that we used for the verse and chorus. John and I went to work on the melody. I had an old 4-track that we recorded the vocals with using scat-like-nonsense in place of the lyrics that hadn't been written yet that we formed the parts and harmonies with including the back and forth in the chorus. Then we wrote the lyrics and after just a few hours we had a finished song. While this may sound like we just slapped a song together, I find myself struggling with how to convey the feeling in that room as all these ideas and parts just floated around until it all fell nice and neatly into this pile of music that became a song.

 

 



Here

 

Lyrics:

With you, we'll never know
The day, where does it go
At last this might world takes all that we could give
and falls apart agian
 
Here I welcome all of you
to take some time to think
and you may see we have lost our way
so look behind the stares and you will see it coming around
again
 
Do you even know
What you are fighting for
Its not as it seems
when you walk out the door
and see the light
again
 
Here I welcome all of you
to take some time to think
and you may see we have lost our way
so look behind the stares and you will see it coming around
just look around, its coming around again

 

Diving deeper into this song:

by: Jason Krueger

The working title for "Here" was "Finish the Riff". I was messing around on the piano at home before band practice and came up with the riff that is the first and last 2 measures of this song. When I got to band practice, I played the 2 bars for the band asked the them to finish the riff. We messed around for a while and the verse started to form. The next week, John came with a chorus and lyrics. We combined everthing we and and the song went through several arrangements until it settled into what you hear on the album today.

 

 



Miss B. Havin

 

Lyrics:

 

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Dormant

 

Lyrics:

The following are not lyrics to this song:

We thought it'd be fun to do something different for this song. Let's have a contest! Post what you think are the lyrics to this song on our facebook page. If you get the closest, we'll give you a free CD. If somehow, there are multiple people that get it right we'll select a name out of a hat. One entry only for the contest but feel free to post on our page anytime, we love to hear from you! The contest will run for an undisclosed and undetermined amount of time. After the contest, we'll post the lyrics.

 

Diving deeper into this song:

by: Jason Krueger

Dormant is actually a really old song and the lyrics were pieced together over 9 years. The lyrics to this song don't mean much as a whole, but every line or group of lines is a reference to something, so they're not meaningless either. So trying to describe what the song is about would mean dissecting every line and explaining the references which would ruin the fun of it, since people have already come up with their own meanings for a lot of the lines which is probably way cooler than what most of the lines represent. This song was originally performed by my old band (Runga Kutta) which at the time, only had the first verse. Several years later (it must have been early 2003, because the first line of the second verse is a reference to the search for WMD's in Iraq..... ok I'll give you that one) the second verse was added. Many moons later I introduced the tune to BSR and we quickly started playing it live. Shortly after, I wrote a third and fourth verse. The fourth verse has never been played live and wasn't included on the album.

 

 



Busted

 

Lyrics:

 

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Red Sky

 

Lyrics:

You take the motor I'll take the line
Sitin' here fishing man were having a good time
Dark clouds rolling over, better head for cover fast
But boy this is a day and were gonna make it last,
Were gonna make it last.

Red Sky tonight tomorrow's fishermen's delight
Can't wait to feel that big northern fight
That big northern fight.

Morning comes sunshine it brings.
Sitin' here eating pancakes were feeling like kings
Mike caught his first walleye
How great it is, just to see him smile
Just to see him smile

Red Sky tonight tomorrow's fishermen's delight
Boy you gotta keep your line in sight
Your line in sight

As the night rolls on Dan breaks out the Yukon
Sitin' by the fire all the thing we desire
Good friends, fishin', yeah everything were wishin
Making our own dreams, it's our Canadian mission
It's our Canadian mission

The waters cold, haven't bathed in a week.
This is no place for the women I'm sure they'd all freak

Red Sky tonight tomorrow's fishermen's delight
From where were sitin' how can anyone fight.

 

Diving deeper into this song:

by: Erik Riedasch

We've been playing this song since the band formed back in 2004. It has gone thru many different arrangements, tempos, and the addition of the drum breakdown really solidified it's place as a common finale for many of our sets. I'll never forget playing it at Cosmic Railroad's Family (friendly) Gathering a few years back. We invited a dozen or more little kids up on the stage to help sing the chorus at the end. It was magical seeing so many young people share that moment on stage with us. Even though this song is John's tale of fishing trips to Canada it has become very personal to me as well. A group of high school buddies and I took an annual fishing trip up to Canada for 5 consecutive years. The lyrics of Red Sky take me back to those days every time I hear it. Coincidently we also had a guy named "Dan" in our group who would always bring a bottle of Yukon.

Diving even Deeper.... by: John Schneider

This song has the most family and friend connection to it of any song I have ever written.  It was written years ago with a Canadian camp full of family and great friends.  I was lucky enough as a youngster to have a father that was an adventurist and gave his sons the opportunity to experience adventures of their own.   I can't say how much life experience I gained from these annual trips to the Canadian back country but I know that I am a better father, son and person from the time that I was blessed to spend there.   As I have gotten older these trips are fewer and farther between which bring in further emotion to the song for me. If you are one of the lucky few you may just make it up with Doc Schneider in one of his numerous trips in the summer.  I am sure to some degree we have all had these types of life moving memories and I hope this song stirs some for you.



Bonus Video by: John Schneider

 

 



Ooh Ahh

 

Lyrics:

 

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Dream

 

Lyrics:

It's so hard to describe how to do
It's so easy I can do it in my sleep
no stories to tell or plot lines to follow
just sit back and watch the stories of your mind

seeing things that happen yesterday or tomorrow
It's like jumping up and never coming down
surprise everyone with your levitation
you dart up and head straight for the clouds

It feels so real but there still are some bad times
I wish my teeth would stop falling out
You're being chased but your feet don't seem to move
that doesn't stop you from falling, falling, falling, falling

 

Diving deeper into this song:

This song is about dreaming.

 

 



Day Breaks

 

Lyrics:

Day Breaks Again,
It's just you and me my friends.
But the World can't see what we see,
Their all locked up in being free.

Everyone is asking the questions.
About who and where and when.
But no one seems to listen
to the answers coming frome within

See those who broke your heart
Seeking that which steals their soul
will find no use in the end
for the powers that brought them gold

Take a look around
Ask the question why
You don't need to listen to no one
watch an eagle fly.

See those who broke your heart
seeking that which steals their soul
will find no use in the end
for the power that brought them gold 2x

Night falls again
It's just you and me my friends
but the world can't see what we see
their all locked up in being free
their all locked up in being free
their all locked up in being free
don't get locked up in being free

 

Diving deeper into this song:

The world can't see what we see.
Don' get locked up in being free.

 

 



Breathe

 

Lyrics:

Break Out
Breathe In
Take one step to begin

Donít be Afraid
Go Anyway
You Wonít go Anywhere if you stay

Your all alone here at the waters edge
Itís your life you pledge
Here you see what you can be
And what it takes to be free

Breathe in
Breathe out
For what is yours is mine now its time to
Breathe in
Breath out
For what is yours is mine now its time to

Break Out
Breath In
Take one more step to begin

From the bottom there is know where to go but up
Youíve got to take a look around
If your going to see what youíve got

Breathe in
Breathe out
For what is yours is mine now its time to
Breathe in
Breath out
For what is yours is mine now its time to
Break out

 

Diving deeper into this song:

In and Out.....