Malaise (By the Light of Day) [demo]

from by Val Bauer

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What am I doing here? What am I doing with this life,
When every day I feel like I'm just floating through the night,
and I can't see, and I don't know how to get out?
When I was younger, I never worried much at all,
but now I feel like I can't do anything much at all.
It ain't been too long, but I went wrong and I can't get out

I'm too young to feel this old
I don't know how it got this way
I was here but now I'm gone,
and I'm not sure I'll ever feel the same
And I can't sleep at night,
and I'm not there even in the day
And I don't think that I will ever feel the same

The girls at the bars I meet seem so happy and full of life
They tell me to call before their cabs disappear into the night,
but by the light of day, I guess they see something I don't
The wind at my collar and the lights on the tree say that it's time
to find someone to hold, and believe I've really tried,
but the phone just rings, and I'm just sat here alone

Well maybe I should medicate better than drinking til I can sleep,
and maybe I should I get away from this flat and the company I don't keep
Because I'm living in the city I always wanted to be my home,
but I don't think I've ever found myself feeling more alone

I'll never feel the same
No, I'll never feel the same
I was here but now I'm gone,
and I don't think I'll ever feel the same
And I can't sleep at night,
and I'm not there even in the day
And I don't think that I will ever feel the same

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from Whiskey Tango (single), released January 19, 2015
Written by Val Bauer (ASCAP)

Produced and engineered by Jackson Long
Mixed by Val Bauer
Recorded July 2014 at Red Room Recording, Seattle, Washington

Val Bauer: vocals, guitar

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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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