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    The Intangible                                  
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    who knows why we say the things we do
    in the moment it seems true enough, true enough... but, wait
    the intangible, the immeasurable weight
    often leads us down the wrong road, and it’s suddenly too late
    all the “I love you's” floating in the air,
    should be strong enough to lift you up
    from right there where you stand
    but, maybe all of those said with too little care
    just make the slightest breeze,
    and leave you there, tethered to the land

    so you should know, in all my life
    I may have misjudged moments in the night
    but not with you, not this time
    I meant what I just said, yeah, I mean it
    you are mine

    oh how quickly we forget, how we walk away
    and did we always know it, in our hearts, that we’d never stay?
    was it one small thing, that you heard somebody say
    that turned your world around,
    and changed how you saw everything that day?
    all of the energy wasted on the pain
    should be strong enough to generate lighting in the sky
    but, maybe no one ever channels it quite right
    and it’s just strong enough to generate the redness in our eyes

    so you should know, in all my life
    I may have left before the time was right
    but not with you, not this time
    I'm here to stay, you know I'm never leaving
    you are mine

    white and black, the old photographs are just a road map
    of where you've been
    you can't go back to where you came from
    that path has faded, there's just the space you're in
    I took my time around the long way
    but I have only ever had one place to go
    by way of hope and love and jealousy and pain
    I came to you...
    and thought that you should know
    I thought that you should know

    yeah, you should know, in all my life
    I may have left before the time was right
    but not with you, not this time
    I'm here to stay, you know I'm never leaving
    so you should know, in all my life
    I may have misjudged moments in the night
    but not with you, not this time
    I meant what I just said, yeah, I mean it
    you are mine

     

    The Streets of My Town                       
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    my days get so long
    and I don’t feel like I’m driving
    where I begin and end up,
    is the middle enough?
    I’m just along for the ride
    I live my life in the moving
    sometimes I lose what I’m doing
    I keep the dream in my mind
    when I get my own time,
    I know where I wanna be

    and I call you
    just to tell you stories
    cuz baby when you laugh
    it’s the best part of my day
    and I call you
    just to hear your stories
    I love it when you laugh
    but I love you anyway

    and the streets of my town
    don't recognize your face
    when I turn all of the lights down low, I know
    I only live with the trace
    I'm holding on to all I know
    but, every time you go
    I get around, but I'm walking all alone
    I'm making my own way
    through the streets of my town

    the oldest adage, to be apart,
    and how it leads to a faithful heart
    ignores the less of romantic parts
    like how I make tea for one
    I’ll be the last one to make demands
    on anyone living out their plan
    as long as music flows through your hands
    I’ll always be at be at the show

    and I call you
    just to tell you stories
    cuz baby when you laugh
    it’s the best part of my day
    when I call you
    just to hear your stories
    I love it when you laugh
    but I love you anyway

    and the streets of my town
    don't recognize your face
    when I turn all of the lights down low, I know
    I only live with the trace
    I'm holding on to all I know
    but, every time you go
    I get around, but I'm walking all alone
    I'm making my own way
    through the streets of my town

     

    Going Home                                 
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    here we go again, I think I’ve been this way before
    another round of crazy, I can’t take it anymore
    It’s been an endless season, watching every day race to the night
    It’s been a exercise in madness, and I just can’t get it right
    I’m going home

    I never saw the beauty in the simple things of life
    I always complicate it all by holding on too tight
    sometimes a little loss is just the thing you need to feel alive
    I’ve been losing big, and for right now, that has to be all right
    I’m going home

    I've been runnin' 'round in circles,
    trying to find the straightest line
    going off the deep end,
    getting shallow just in time
    I've been down to New Orleans
    and heard the voices of the dead
    I've seen California girls
    and I just can't compete with them
    I'm going home

    now, I’m tired all the way down to my bones, I’m wearing thin
    and I’m sick of justifying it, just because it’s always been
    there are two ways to be: for everyone, or only for yourself
    and I can safely say, I’m giving up on anybody else
    and I’m going home

    I've been runnin' 'round in circles,
    trying to find the straightest line
    going off the deep end,
    getting shallow just in time
    so when you think of me
    please think of how I always tried to be
    I never settled for a single thing because you believed in me
    I'm going down to where the land still has a chance of growing wild
    down to where, in my own heart, I'll always be a child
    I'm going home

     

    Happy Loser                              
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    never was a happy loser
    never could agree with falling down
    always was an easy bruiser
    always wanted to believe in softer ground
    taking early bows, before you hear the faintest, quick applause
    you think it kills you now, just imagine how you’ll feel later on
    later on...  

    so far, it's all a heart attack
    so far, I'm living on my knees
    so far, I give and don't get back
    so far, I'm always asking "please"
    please...

    through the process of elimination
    I decided who I am, and who I’m not
    in my wildest of imaginations
    I would never ever dream this twist of plot
    taking extra bows, because you just can’t walk away from applause
    you think they love you now, just imagine how they’ll love you later on
    later on... 

    so far, it's all a heart attack
    so far, I'm living on my knees
    so far, I give and don't get back
    so far, I'm always asking "please"
    please...

    and if you can’t say something nice
    then, baby, you should lie
    I may not win big affection from the world
    but, maybe that’s not why I try
    I’ve had enough of truth tonight
    and really, I don’t want to fight
    I just need to know that you're behind
    what my heart says is right

    cuz I'm tired of living on my knees
    oh, I'm tired of always asking "please"
    please...
     


    The Get Around                                      
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    I’ll break you out of here tonight, I promise
    we best get moving
    they’ll notice before long
    they’re crowning weak and jailing up the strongest
    the time is now, love
    we should be moving on

    and if you can’t look back, no, not ever
    I’ll understand, hey
    I’ve been that way before
    and if you get off track once you get there
    climb on my shoulder
    that’s what you have me for
    and, I get around
    the get around

    they’ll tell you that you’ll be the better for it
    they’ll paint the picture of those who came before
    and there’s comfort in the ramble of the story
    some kind of safety in a risk that wasn’t yours

    but if you never write your own ending
    you’re just a player in someone else’s plot
    and if you leave all circumstances pending
    you’re living way down, to someone that you’re not
    and, honey, you should get around
    hey, get around
    the get around

    januaryfebruarymarchandaprilmay
    I look for something in the sky
    the stars aligned as if to say that, maybe
    junejulyandaugust
    are the time for you and I
    I hold my breath and somewhere in the grey of fall...
    say goodbye

    you should get around
    and I should get around
    we should get around
    we’ll get around

     

    Don’t Give Up On Me                                 
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    I’ve had better days than this one
    and I’ve had so many worse
    oh memory, don’t fail me now
    I know all I need to set me free
    lives somewhere inside me
    sweet clarity, I’ll make it through somehow

    I’ve been calling out the names
    of everybody I can blame
    cuz I’ve been losing my own fights
    I’ve been going down the line
    just wasting so much precious time
    and I can see now, that ain’t right

    but don't give up on me, not just yet
    I'll get back on my feet, I'll take the steps
    I'm learning how to believe in myself
    so don't give up on me, not just yet

    each time you come a little closer
    I keep pushing you away
    we’re getting nowhere, this I know
    there was a time when we reversed the roles
    the stronger one was me
    now we’re not movin’, we stop and go

    so I’ve keep calling out the names
    of everybody I can blame
    cuz I’ve keep losing my own fights
    and I’ve been going down the line
    wasting all our precious time
    and I can see now, that ain’t right

    but don't give up on me, not just yet
    I'll get back on my feet, I'll take the steps
    I'm learning how to believe in myself
    so don't give up on me, not just yet

    I envy ordinary people with their ordinary lives
    I envy anyone who doesn’t lie awake half of the night
    with just one ordinary dream they could never get quite right
    it’s such an ordinary plight, but it's mine, all mine

    don't give up on me, not just yet
    I'll get back on my feet, I'll take the steps
    I'm learning how to believe in myself
    so don't give up on me, not just yet

     

    Brilliant Mistakes                               
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    it seems we’re running out of time
    to be the magic we could be
    I put my hand up to the sky
    no full eclipse, no shooting stars that I could see
    I’m looking out for you, you’re looking back at me
    like we are still too young to die
    but we aren’t angels, not even close, my love
    we are just old ghosts, you and I

    stay with me
    we could be somebody great
    I know that if you'd only
    stay with me
    I'm up for some brilliant mistakes
    with you...

    some quiet days, I’m on my own
    I think of who you are to me
    you matter deep down in my bones
    no matter how distant you’re working hard to be
    you think you know me
    well, I thought you knew enough
    to let the past just rest in peace
    but you weren’t able, you took me down with you 
    this isn’t who we’re meant to be

    stay with me
    and we could be somebody great
    I know that if you'd only
    stay with me
    I'm up for some brilliant mistakes
    with you...

    I'd light it all on fire
    walk the tightest wire
    to spend some time with you
    let's stay awake all night
    jump the wall and write the song
    we always said we might

    why don't you stay with me?
    we could be somebody great
    I know that if you'd only
    stay with me
    I'm up for some brilliant mistakes
    with you...

     

    The Everlast                                 
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    I used to know you best
    when I was a little mess
    and you were the good guy by my side
    we used to speak in words
    that nobody ever heard
    because we were speaking from inside

    it looks like you’re not the boy for me
    and I was never the girl, it seems
    still here we are, the same old friends
    and we are so far from the end

    who would I be?
    where would I stand,
    if I had never held your hand?
    how would my heart know how to ache,
    if I had never seen your face?

    now it’s the day-to-day
    the most that we ever say,
    is how we are barely getting by
    the world’s in-between us now
    and we’ve both grown up, somehow
    but, you were the first to see me cry

    it looks like you’re living out your dreams
    and I’m getting closer to mine, it seems
    still here we are, it never ends
    I guess that you’ll always be my friend

    who would I be?
    how would I learn,
    that you can never grow without the burn?
    how would my heart know how to break,
    if you hadn't been my first mistake?

    maybe we got lucky, I’ve suspected all along
    maybe we were wasting time, I know I can be wrong
    and I don’t know quite where you fit
    I don’t know that I ever did
    I keep you next to Miami sunsets deep in my heart
    my heart...

    who would I be?
    where would I stand?
    who would I be?
    how would I know?
    who would I be?
    how would I love?
    who would I be?
    how would I know?

     

    Between Ocean and Sea                           
    by Buick Audra
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    no one knows better than me
    I'm the youngest of pirates you ever did see
    I'm still searching
    always learning about what not to be
    you do what you can to be free
    you're the most unknown genius there ever will be
    always working at the art of captive liberty

    so when the shadows have fallen
    can you hear me?  I'm calling
    from the other side of the island
    between ocean and sea
    can you hear me?

    what's the formula for our success?
    is the secret equation still anyone's guess?
    have you found it?  
    is there something you won't let me see?
    cuz, I found the map of my heart
    seems the place where it ends circles back to the start
    I'm here waiting,
    for you to understand what I mean

    so when the shadows have fallen
    can you hear me?  I'm calling
    from the other side of the island
    between ocean and sea
    and in the light of the morning
    it will hit you, without a warning
    that the distance is growing between you and me

    I've tired out my sea legs
    I'm coming to shore, give me your hand
    I'm weary of my old ways
    so, you come aboard, or I'm coming to land

    so when the shadows have fallen
    can you hear me?  I'm calling
    from the other side of the island
    between ocean and sea
    and in the light of the morning
    it will hit you, without a warning
    that the distance is growing between you and me

     

    One Good Year                                               
    by Buick Audra and Mario Quintero
    Buick Audra Music (BMI)

    there’s a hole in the landscape I look at each day
    and I would fill it, if I only could
    there’s a crack in the city, and I can’t find a way
    to turn anything bad into good

    and the love of my life loves the road
    and it's time that I find a road of my own
    there's a hole

    and the love of my life loves the road
    and it's time that I find a road of my own

    there’s a hole in the landscape I look at each day
    and I would fill it, if I only could

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