Reflections

by Garrison Ulrich

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My 2013 release - posting this older album per request from some folks to have it available at bandcamp.

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released May 1, 2013

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Garrison Ulrich Seattle, Washington

A 24-year-old Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist, Garrison Ulrich grew up in Seattle, WA. Garrison started writing music at 17 and his prolific writing has produced well over two hundred songs in the 6-year span. His music spans the rock/folk /indie/pop genres. Garrison is an avid fan of choral music, and finds time to sing tenor for the Seattle Ensign Symphony and Chorus. ... more

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Track Name: Every Now and Then
Once around the world
You wish you could go back
The medal that you earned
Or Shiny silver plaque

The folks you met along the way
The places you wish you could stay

Some of us don’t really like the ocean
We'll all have to see it once again
We turn back to the things we can't escape from
Every now and then

Once you know you're in
You know you can't go back
And soon you're caught again
The innocence you lack

No matter what they say to you
You know there's nothing you can't do.

Some of us don't think we have emotion
We'll all end up crying in the end
We turn back to the things we can't escape from
Every now and then

Every now and then
Cryin in the end
We'll all end up cryin in the end

<whistling>

Some of us don’t really like the ocean
We'll all have to see it once again
We turn back to the things we can't escape from
Every now and then

Every now and then.
Track Name: From Here
(v1)
It kind of just appeared
When I couldn't see
I can't see through my tears
Is this who I'm to be?

I've worked so hard to get this far, and now I'm here
But I never saw this in the stars throughout my years
They all said I should celebrate, but I'm feeling down
If only I knew

(chorus)
What happens now?
Will I come around?
What happens now that the road seems clear?
'Cause I still don't know where
I go from here

(v2)
I feel like I am fading
Even though my future's so bright
I'd love to go crusading
But it's no use, try as I might

I've worked so hard to get this far, and now I'm here
But I never saw this in the stars throughout my years
They all said I should celebrate, but I'm feeling down
If only I knew

(repeat chorus)

(piano solo)

I've worked so hard to get this far, and now I'm here
But I never saw this in the stars throughout my years
They all said I should celebrate, but I'm feeling down
What should I do?

(repeat chorus)

From here...

Where do I go from here?
Track Name: Three's a Team
(v1)
Marching on, we try again another go
But no avail, not even close
One by one, new ideas come and go
We always try to make the most

If we keep on keeping on, we'll reach our destiny
And we're never giving up, 'cause 1, 2,

(chorus)
Three is family, there's a 'we', not just a 'me'
You see, we can be what we want in a life so free
And we, we can see every single possibility, oh
Three's not just a crowd
Three's a team

(v2)
Always seems we'd come up short, without our marks
Memories are made with scars
Look around, there's so many different ways
But you can't see very far

If we keep on keeping on, we'll reach our destiny
And we're never giving up, 'cause 1, 2,

(repeat chorus)

'Oh's

(chorus2)
Three is all we need, there's a 'we', not just a 'me'
You see, we can be what we want in a life so free
And we, we can see every single possibility, oh
Three's not just a crowd
Three's a team, three's a team, oh

'Oh's
Track Name: In Your Eyes
(v1)
Loneliness can get to you when you meet somebody new
Out of all the things I know of you, I guess I still don't have a clue
Simple as the song I sing, but I don't know what to do
Turn on the light, stray from the night

(chorus)
Would you dance with me again, even if we have already
Would you take another chance, but not because you have too many
Would you want the song to last, as the time flies by
Well could you hold that thought, cause I got myself lost...in your eyes

(v2)
Here I ramble on again, about how I feel
I could see you in my mind before, and now you're wonderfully real
Step, out and twirl, hold for awhile
On go the lights, but leave with a smile

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
In your eyes, in your eyes
And I cannot find my way back to reality
I'm so lost, in your eyes
And I think that I could be there for eternity
And I don't mind

(repeat chorus)

In your eyes
Track Name: Soon
(v1)
Would it be alright if I'm not home tonight,
Would it be okay if I'm not home today,
Give me just a little bit of time
To rid myself of all the straight lines,
Cause I'm in the mood for the kind of road that winds,

(chorus 1)
Cause everything is dandy knowing momma's at the wheel,
Who could've ever known the wind was so real,
Driving down the road is like climbing up the stairs cause,
Hey, can't wait 'til we get there,
Hey, can't wait 'til we get there,

(v2)
Do me a favor and call me in the morning,
Cause I can't really wait to hear the sound of your musical (musical) voice,
I'm sorry in advance if I'm still asleep,
But hey, you can still leave a message at the beep,
I'll call you right back if I'm not out of range,

(repeat chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
All I can do is think about you,
As I look at the window at the beautiful view,
Cause heading back home is like being in my dreamland,
Hey, I know you're gonna be there,
Hey, I know you're gonna be there,

(bridge)
Soon, soon, soon, I'll be there, soon,

(repeat chorus 1 & 2)
Track Name: The Difference
(v1)
Take my hand, jump the wall
Cross the line, walk the hall
Take your time, hold the phone
Save a life, but risk your own
Ohhhh...


(chorus 1)
Tell the truth, did you go the distance?
Did you fulfill your dream?
Let me know if you feel the difference
In efforts to part the seams
In efforts to live your dreams

(v2)
Make the call, break a heart
Mend a tear just to rip apart
Here we go, count to ten
Play the game just to lose again
Ohhhh...

(repeat chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
Find a friend and you share a lifetime
They will keep you in line
Make mistakes, though you try to listen
You know you'll learn in time

(repeat chorus 1 twice)
Track Name: Reality
(v1)
Worlds so far apart
Hearts hung out to dry
She'll have my regards
I just wish we had time
It's been much too long
Since I've her eyes
Trying to let go
Was never on my mind

(chorus)
But who can tell lies from reality
When everyone sees the same?
And who can spell out the miles of the galaxies
When there's just too much space?
And there's just too much space

(v2)
Listen to your words
Or they will pass you by
Everyone who heard
Will see right through your lies
It's not hard to imagine yourself out in space
Floating with the stars
But with everything that happens, happening all around you
It's just not who you are

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
Would you turn your back on everything you know?
And not look back, and not know where to go?

(v3)
Worlds so far apart
Hearts hung out to dry
She'll have my regards
She's always on my mind

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: September
<v1>
Figure out
Why it is I can't just
shout it out
"She's a beautiful girl!"
And so let'em know.
Put my voice into the air,
But it's a cruel world
I know;
I know.

<chorus>
Ever since I met you
You know I never ever let you down
Just make some sound.
Sometimes I can't take it;
You would be my blanket.
And you may be just a girl,
But you stand out from all the others
In this world.

<v2>
I turn to stone
I'm clueless when I hear you
on the telephone
I don't know what to say
I got to slow it down
Kick it down a notch
and try to stay in bounds.
Got a keep it in play
I know;
I know.

<repeat chorus>

<bridge>
I would sail across the ocean
And repeat in slow motion
Just to say "you're beautiful"
I can be your prince charming
Would never be harming
You know,
You know.
You know

<outro>
Looking into your eyes
Made me realize
That they never stay the same
They're constantly getting prettier
Every day.
Track Name: Alone
(v1)
Time in the park, turn down the stress bar to low,
Time in the gym, make the adrenalin flow,
All that it's worth eventually will fade away,
The time that it takes is the time you have less in your way,

(pre-chorus)
You can't settle down when your mind's free to roam
And there's no one around to bring you back home,

(chorus)
So sing la da da da da da da da da
When it appears that you are all alone,
So sing la da da da da da da da da
It's something to do on your own,

(v2)
Strange how we find all these ways just to lie to ourselves,
We say that we're fine, it turns out we're not doing well,
And in the end, half of us breakdown and cry,
All I can say is that I just keep wondering why,

(repeat pre-chorus)

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
What will you do when you know that your luck is all out?
What will you say when you don't know what they're talking about?

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: The Difference (Acoustic)
(v1)
Take my hand, jump the wall
Cross the line, walk the hall
Take your time, hold the phone
Save a life, but risk your own
Ohhhh...


(chorus 1)
Tell the truth, did you go the distance?
Did you fulfill your dream?
Let me know if you feel the difference
In efforts to part the seams
In efforts to live your dreams

(v2)
Make the call, break a heart
Mend a tear just to rip apart
Here we go, count to ten
Play the game just to lose again
Ohhhh...

(repeat chorus 1)

(chorus 2)
Find a friend and you share a lifetime
They will keep you in line
Make mistakes, though you try to listen
You know you'll learn in time

(repeat chorus 1 twice)
Track Name: Birdsong
(v1)
It's just so simple, a simple song
But not so simply beautiful as you as are

No, not by far

One plus one isn't you and I,
Cause I'm just one and you catch every eye

She's So Shy

(bridge1)
Listen to the music in the sky
Feel it flowing through you as you fly
Softly as a whispered lullaby
She's So Shy

(chorus1)
Everybody says you don't stand out
Well, now I know that they were wrong
There's too many ways to describe you
So, I'll just sing you a birdsong

(v2)
Your way with creatures and animals
And how you reach them, take them into your home

Nobody knows

Your kindness may show them who you are
But they will never see the light or the stars

You're bright as a star

(repeat bridge1)
Listen to the music in the sky
Feel it flowing through you as you fly
Softly as a whispered lullaby
She's So Shy

(chorus2)
Everybody says you don't stand out
Well, now I know that they were wrong
None of your animals could tell you
But you can hear it in birdsong

(bridge2)
La, la, la la la la x4

(bridge3)
Don't you hide
Don't you see?
Please don't hide from me, from me

(repeat chorus1)
Everybody says you don't stand out
Well, now I know that they were wrong
There's too many ways to describe you
So, I'll just sing you a birdsong

(repeat bridge2)
La, la, la la la la x4
Track Name: Momentum
(v1)
He said to her "Why are you up so late?"
She said to him "I think I could ask the same."
She came to realize that they're the only ones to blame
He came to realize that life isn't just a game
(chorus)
He took the rules and bent 'em
I guess he just lost momentum
(v2)
You can do whatever you want you life
Put on your slippers and simply walk outside
Use your time however you think is right
But pay the price when you know you stayed up all night
(chorus 2)
You took the rules and bent 'em
I guess you just lost momentum
(v3)
He said to her "Why are you up so late?"
She said to him "I'm tired of playing this game."
(chorus 3)
He didn't take time; he spent it
When she said she was leaving she meant it
Track Name: Honesty
(v1)
Words are weapons sharp as knives
You can use them wrong or right
You could try to improvise
But in the end it's called a lie
You know you could
But never should
You never would

(chorus)
You could lead an army just with honesty
Everything is plain to see and promising
You could be deceiving now, but honestly
You could steal a heart with just your honesty

(v2)
Lies can lead you to your end
Secrets aren't much different
You'll eventually regret
Every word you never said
You know you could
But never should
You never would

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
Don't lead me away
Don't lead me astray
Cause you lead the way

(SOLO!!!)

(repeat bridge)

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Turn to Me
(v1)
Say something profound,
Everyone pays attention,
You're suddenly proud
'Cause you're the new top mention,
And you finally feel like you've come out of your shell,
They realize you finally had something to say,
They take you for a ride like a new kind of game
You feel you don't belong in a life like an open door,
Tell me, this is not what you were looking for,
(Chorus)
Turn to me,
When the world comes crashing down on you,
Turn to me,
When you feel like you won't make it through,
Learn to be yourself cause you can't be anyone else,h
Turn to me,
Turn to me,
(v2)
How would you react
If he left you for someone else?
Would you be fine,
Or would you let your emotions out?
I'd hate to see, but still I'd be there,
He realized his flaw and tried to mend the tear,
He took you for a ride but didn't see when left you there,
Give him up or give another chance,
But if you end up in same old dance, you can
(Repeat Chorus)
(Bridge)
You can show up at my door step,
Call, even if it's 4 a.m.,
Can I show how much I care
Just by promising I'll always be right there?
(Repeat Chorus x2)
Track Name: Laughter
(v1)
Oh, what'll we ever do
With the girl who gives out cupcakes and parties at of the blue
She'll tell us a joke or two
And even though she gave the punch line, we know she's laughing, too
Her sense of humor's been uncategorized for quite some time
And by quite some time, I mean basically her whole life

(v2)
It's hard to comprehend
How she can make living just by being a friend
But we'll never understand
Why she is always smiling when she knows that none of us can
The way she lives her life here just confuses us to no end
But when we're down she can make us smile again
Oh

(chorus)
One day, she'll catch us off guard and say
She's been thinking about all the
Laughter that fills the room
And all too soon, she'll think that it's time for a change
And someday, she realize what she had
She'll say she really enjoyed all the
Laughter that she caused
And we'll applaud, there's really no need for a change

(v3)
Oh, how can we make her see
She may be made of mischief, and full of energy
But all of the memories
It seems we've had so many, we stopped counting finally
It's not like her to be even slightly sensitive at all,
But we know that she still has a heart of her own
Oh

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
She'll never know what it's like
To have a friend who laughs in danger's sight

(piano solo)

The way she lives her life here just confuses us to no end
But when we're down she can make us smile again
Oh

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Oblivious
(verse 1)
Once upon all the time, the room grew into a racetrack or the sea,
Or I'm on another planet, Earth calling me,
There's one way out, but a million ways in
From the room that I am really in,
From the look of things, my mind is gonna win,

(verse 2)
Did you notice I don't have any answers to your
questions cause I'm not here?
Snap me out of it, I've been away for years,
Could you please repeat question? I did not hear,
I have just been making friends out of my fears,

(chorus)
Welcome to the no-so-real world, where the earth is flat if you want,
Welcome to the non-existent world, if you go too far you'll fall off,
Your wishes don't exactly come true,
Only if you want them to,
Welcome to the world where you can start anew,

(verse 3)
There's a moment where I'm sliding down a rainbow, wondering where it lies,
There's another where I see from own eyes,
Now I know why they call me oblivious, oblivious,
How could I have been so ridiculous, ridiculous,

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
Welcome to the world where you can start
A new kind of hope, pair of wings, set of dreams,
A new way of life, goal to reach, anything,

(alternate chorus)

Welcome to the not-so-real world, where the earth is flat if you want,
Welcome to the non-existent world, if you go too far you'll fall off,
Don't fall off,
Your wishes don't exactly come true,
Only if you want them to,

(repeat bridge)
Track Name: Heavy Laughter
(v1)
Oh, what'll we ever do
With the girl who gives out cupcakes and parties at of the blue
She'll tell us a joke or two
And even though she gave the punch line, we know she's laughing, too
Her sense of humor's been uncategorized for quite some time
And by quite some time, I mean basically her whole life

(v2)
It's hard to comprehend
How she can make living just by being a friend
But we'll never understand
Why she is always smiling when she knows that none of us can
The way she lives her life here just confuses us to no end
But when we're down she can make us smile again
Oh

(chorus)
One day, she'll catch us off guard and say
She's been thinking about all the
Laughter that fills the room
And all too soon, she'll think that it's time for a change
And someday, she realize what she had
She'll say she really enjoyed all the
Laughter that she caused
And we'll applaud, there's really no need for a change

(v3)
Oh, how can we make her see
She may be made of mischief, and full of energy
But all of the memories
It seems we've had so many, we stopped counting finally
It's not like her to be even slightly sensitive at all,
But we know that she still has a heart of her own
Oh

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
She'll never know what it's like
To have a friend who laughs in danger's sight

(piano solo)

The way she lives her life here just confuses us to no end
But when we're down she can make us smile again
Oh

(repeat chorus)