night​-​night songs

by Brandon Draper

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about

Brandon Draper's latest record, night-night songs, pulls from his own experiences as a father and traveling musician. Written over the last five years, night-night songs is exactly what it sounds like it is, a collection of goodnight songs for children, but it's also the story of a father promising not to ever fade or fall away from the lives of the most precious people in his world, his baby girls.

Draper, an accomplished musician and producer, has worked on more than twenty albums, but this one is the most personal, the most honest, the most raw. His voice, a liquid tenor that glides with Neil Young-like fluidity, rises and falls against the backdrop of one guitar. A man and his music, a father and his songs, promising sweet dreams.

Like Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine, Draper weaves tapestries of sound and story, wrapping his listener in a cocoon of safety that transports us back to childhood, or what we wish our childhood could have been. In simple words that say profound things, night-night songs take us back, slows us down, and helps us love.

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released March 24, 2015

All Songs written by and performed by
Brandon Draper - Guitar and Vocal

Recorded by Brandon Draper at Birdnest Audio KCMO (live without editing)
Mastered by Bryan Nicholas at ToneDimension

Cover art by Taton Tubbs at Through My Eyes Photography
Font by Crystal Hammerschmidt
Formating by Chris Barret at Barking Dog Creations NY

Produced by Looking Up Productions Inc.

Contact:
draperama@gmail.com


Copyright 2015 Brandon Draper Music ASCAP

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Track Name: Nine Songs
I wrote you nine songs
sang em all night long but for no one, no one
so I put em on a shelf
sat there by myself I was waiting, just waiting
for you to come on by
and spend some of your time and you'd hold me, I could hold you
babe I'm fallin', I'm fallin' for you

your room is full of stars
jupiter and mars fly around us, all around us
and you're snuggled in your bed, you try to rest your head
but your eyes are open, yeah they're open
so I'll take down all my songs and sing em all night long
just so I could help you, now you're sleeping
babe I'm fallin', oh I'm fallin' for you
babe I'm fallin', oh I'm fallin' for you
Track Name: Fly
the pictures on the wall moving to slow
I can't let em go
then I start to fall going to far
just to settle the score
never wanted anyone but
she found me and her mercy
reach my hands up high
to see if I could fly
fly home to you

see my brother fall going to far
never enough
then I open my arms show him my heart
show him my love
never wanted anyone but
he found me and his mercy
reach my hands up high
to see if I could fly
fly home to you
Track Name: Heaven
It's cold in winter and quiet all over town
snow had covered all the tracks he laid down
baby's gonna sleep for while cause her home is miles ahead
daddy's drivin straight through the night
and heaven is always
Track Name: Love You to the Moon and Back
I will try to save you from the pain of the world
never try to change you cause you always be my girl

I love you to the moon and back
you know it's true and I'll never take my love back
Track Name: Run to the River
when you get older and on your own
remember you once were young
tIme passed much slower and all your dreams
played themselves out under the sun

I wanna run to the river
chase away the clouds
find a waterfall
sing just to hear the sound

remember to play and be a child
laughing and holding hands
tomorrow could never be today
embracing all that we can

I wanna run to the river
chase away the clouds
find a waterfall
sing just to hear the sound
Track Name: Simple
There's a knot in the wood
and we can't saw through
try to wait it out
it won't break down at all

he's strong in his heart
and it all plays part
in the world of flaws
with everyone involved

it's simple, simple, simple way to love
it's not hard no no it's easier than anything else we know

Golden rules that we're living by it's all we've ever known
life turns out to be serious and we've all got work to do

You measure the wind and it won't cave in the roof and the walls
they can't hold out for long
now that you know more the danger holds
you're smart and your wise
but you can't hold anything that's tied

Golden rules that we're living by it's all we've ever known
life turns out to be serious and we've all got work to do