The Spoils of War

by Val Bauer

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    releases April 26, 2019

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    Taking inspiration from the cover art of The Spoils of War, this design is printed on comfy Next Level 100% cotton tees.
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2.
Living Will
3.
This, Too, Shall Pass
4.
Elegy
5.
Bend
6.
Dying to Live
7.
11:11
8.
(Stuck In) Yesterday
9.
Lost & Found

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Val Bauer's first full-length album

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releases April 26, 2019

Val Bauer: Vocals & guitars
Tobby Lugo: Drums
Brandon Madsen: Bass

All songs written by Val Bauer

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeanot Lewis-Rolland
at Interlace Audio and JLR Audio Productions, Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at Interlace Audio

Cello on “Dying to Live” by Billy Mickelson
Additional instrumentation by Jeanot Lewis-Rolland

Design & layout: Val Bauer & Corbinian Buchberger
Cover photo: Sean Allen
Live photos: Clay Showalter

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Val Bauer Portland, Oregon

From Portland, Oregon, Val Bauer writes songs of earnest confessionalism, following in the songwriter tradition but built on a pop-punk foundation. Val's music is about the struggle, but also the optimism that it's possible to not have to accept what's given us; that we're all fighting the same fight, and that we're not alone. ... more

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Track Name: Writing and Reporting
So you say that you're tired of depressing songs
Well I'm tired of living them
You know, sometimes it takes all I have
just to go through the motions
And I know it's hard to understand
That's probably why I don't have a hand
to pull me through to the light, say I'll be all right,
so I sing this

But I'm not writing them,
I'm reporting them
I'm living them
and I'm dying to

Live a life that feels alive,
where I can get back where I feel all right,
and I can write my story and start living it,
instead of the other way around

I'm not going down

Sometimes I think I don't want to stay
if it's always going to feel this way,
but I know that the life I've lived
hasn't always been like this
And the thought of that gives me hope
that I can get back to the life I used to know,
where, with my eyes closed tight,
the words I shout to the sky
and these stories—

I'll be writing them,
not just reporting them
I'll be living them
cos I'm dying to

Live a life that feels alive,
where I can get back where I feel all right
and I can write my story and start living it,
instead of the other way around

I'm not going down

I'm gonna live a life that feels alive...

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