A Passing Storm

by Cubbage

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Lo-fi, self-produced album, incorporating elements of folk, jazz, electronic, and pop styles.

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released April 22, 2016

All songs, instruments, and recordings by Anthony Cubbage
Cover Photography: Anisa Chugthai
Cover Drawings and Design: Anthony Cubbage
Web Photography: Will Truslow

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Cubbage Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cubbage hails from Philadelphia, but his heart is that of a traveler. With music rooted in pop/folk foundations, his style also seeks inspiration from jazz and soul reminiscent of John Mayer and Jamie Cullum. Traveling across the US in a sleeper van and busking on the streets between gigs, Cubbage has given himself wholly to a life of a modern bohemian musician. ... more

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Track Name: Flood
It's gotten so warm
In a house which is usually plagued by the cold
The grass is growing
In places that always froze

I stopped looking
I'm starting to see you
I stopped searching for your touch
I'm starting to feel you
This wave has filled my empty heart
Love is rushing through my blood
And I'm lost in your flood

I'll never be blind again
Through these eyes the world's so bright
Even as the dark surrounds us
I can still feel the light
Track Name: Sweet Dreams
Where do we begin?
My thoughts are racing wide
I'll never forget
How your love hurt from all sides

So wake me up
And take my heart from off my sleeve
Make me live
As if this moment was all it could be
And whisper me, "sweet dreams" like before

Is this what I need
To fill a void left so closed
To another's life?
Can all these feelings just repose

So wake me up
And take my heart from off my sleeve
Make me live
As if this moment was all it could be
And whisper me, "sweet dreams" like before
Whisper me, "sweet dreams" like before
Whisper me, "sweet dreams" like before
Track Name: Valley of the Sun
Never thought this would be
Something that passes my mind
How wonderful to see
Past the limits of time

There's more to life than this
My ego will fade like the rest
My heart beats through my chest
For this beauty I can't resist

Open my eyes to the valley of the sun

Like a wave lost at sea
In search of the water
We're all too blind to see
The wonder that is just upon the shore

I'll fight the ignorance
That hinders all the bliss
Just so that I can taste
Mother nature's gentle kiss
I've only come halfway
And there's still so many days
That I have left to feel
This world's saving grace

Open my eyes to the valley of the sun

Well it burns and it breaks
There's no time left to waste
To understand the pain
The brightness soothes your inner soul
There's no such thing as young and old
There's just today, my friend

Open my eyes to the valley of the sun
Track Name: Spare
Baby, I'm down again
But I know these tears aren't your friend
So I fight them with doubt
As they throw me around
And I fall to the pavement

I can't keep this to myself
I'm human, I just need some help
And if you gave me the time
I wouldn't be searching for someone who cares

And I know
That you're there
But you shoo me away with our state in disrepair
And we've grown
I'm aware
But there's something that's missing that's making my heart tear
Have you the time to spare?

Can't I just speak my mind
Or do I have to censor these words all the time?
It's a game that I'll play
With a mind that's in vain
And a lost sense of truth
What happened to being me
To being connected to all that's free
Instead of following your handbook to life, can I live?

And I know
That you're there
But you shoo me away with our state in disrepair
And we've grown
I'm aware
But there's something that's missing that's making my heart tear
Have you the time to spare?

Maybe we can figure this out
Plot out another route
But I'm afraid this might be for the best
Track Name: Entropy
Doo dop dow
Track Name: Long Gone
It's starting to get cold
So I close the window
As all of the wind blows
Inside
But the more that I sit here
I'm likely to shed tears
For all of the past years
I've tried

And you won't see
Cause you're too busy walking away from me
And you won't know
Cause by the time I'm there you'll already be gone
You're gone
Long gone
Can't I just accept the fact your gone
Long gone

I'm stuck in a system
That's full of fake wisdom
They say you should give some
To take
But I'm taking it slowly
This clock doesn't know me
It's been stuck at 10:03 all day

And you won't see
Cause you're too busy walking away from me
And you won't know
Cause by the time I'm there you'll already be gone
You're gone
Long gone
Can't I just accept the fact your gone
Long gone

I'd like to think that I'll see you in my dreams
But realistically I'll only live through a screen
And I still smell your perfume from miles away
And my mind runs to you hearing Ben Howard play
In the dissonance, I can recall harmony
Of those beautiful moments you sang songs with me
How is it that I've been put in this place?
When you fed me the poison
But gave me the blame

But you won't see
Cause you're too busy walking away from me
And you won't know
Cause by the time I'm there you'll already be gone
You're gone
Long gone
Can't I just accept the fact you're gone
Long gone
Track Name: Tell Me What You Think
Sometimes I'll swim
Just to know what it's like not to breathe for a bit
And I think while I'm down
"What if death is just a man-made myth?"

Sometimes I'll run
Just to make sure my heart is beating blood into my lungs
But what if we are beating life
Into something bigger than us?

Why can't you tell me what you think?
I'm not interested in politics or weather, what's forever in this?
Don't call me wise, when to think is just a choice we make
I am only opposed to a life that just goes to waste

Often times I am told
To do as they say or let punishment unfold
But can't my actions serve a greater good
Than just avoiding the cold?

Often times I see light
But the man in the corner casts his shadow in the night
And I dream of a day when the fire is always in sight
In sight

But why can't you tell me what you think?
I'm not interested in politics or weather, what's forever in this?
Don't call me wise, when to think is just a choice we make
I am only opposed to a life that just goes to waste
Track Name: Breathe Life Into Me
It fades to black
There's nothing left to see
Just you and I
Forget our history

It's just a clashing note
Resolving happily
A harsh hitting chord
Leaving room to run free

So hold
On tight
When you're fighting to believe
Breathe life into me

I'm losing track
I'm just about to fold
Let's stop looking back and
Feel the warmth before the embers are cold

I can't count these mistakes
When they're costing me these seconds of life
Let's learn to move on
Before memories cloud my sight

So hold
On tight
When you're fighting to believe
Breathe life into me

(Improvised ending)
Track Name: Realize
A shadow hangs beneath my eyes
A moonlit path under calming skies
But the trees hang their branches low
As they yearn for growth
No rain has come for days
And still no sun to show

Can I just lie beneath the stars
So what if I cry, just 'cause I came this far
How could you not stop to wonder?
Why we're all in this place
And how the beauty and grace
Fills our lives

Have you ever felt a wind so smooth
Yet still cuts you deep
Like a paper cuts a wound
Sometimes the worst things in life are guised by what seems right
You may walk towards the sun
To be greeted by endless night

Can I just lie beneath the stars
So what if I cry, just 'cause I came this far
How could you not stop to wonder?
Why we're all in this place
And how the beauty and grace
Fills our lives