September Eternal

by Todd Bruhnsen

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This album was fully written during two weeks in September 2015. It was recorded and mixed between September and December 2015. It's really the first time I put a challenge to myself to write an entire album in a limited time. I enjoyed it and plan to try it again. Hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors.

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released January 26, 2016

All Songs Written & Produced by Todd Bruhnsen

All Vocals & Instruments-Todd Bruhnsen
Except: Drums & Percussion on all tracks-Logic Pro X Drummer

Recorded & Mastered at Space Heater Studios

Copyright 2016 Rockmusik Records

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Todd Bruhnsen Westland, Michigan

Born in Michigan and still live here. My music is a mix of Blues and Rock & Roll basically, all DIY, so if you like Classic Rock you'll like me.
As an only child I had only myself to record with so I learned to play as many instruments as possible, with the occasional help from my musically gifted friends. Thanks for listening!
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Track Name: The Creature
Forgotten realms of black abyss
From deep below the creatures hiss
The stark and raving mad mind waits
To feed on souls beyond the gates

Slipping from the sudden edge
or stalking through a maze of hedge
The ghost of lost and weary souls
Try to reach their fiendish goals

Don't mock the ghouls
Don't mock the ghosts
Don't mock the creatures to which you're host
Don't think you're safe
Don't think you're well
Don't think you're free from your death knell
The Creature is crawling
The Creature is calling for you

Fight and fight but you can't win
The beast is underneath your skin
Your time is up and life's expired
They send you to the funeral pyre

Sometimes in the morning dew
The monstrosity is only you
The creature's gone to sleep at last
But the damage done will not soon pass

Chorus
Track Name: Moving Right Along
Another chapter in my life has finished far too fast
I just want to take some time to look over my recent past
Sentimental memories of times that seem close and yet so far
They all went by me with the speed of a passing car

But now I know what I have to do to sing another song
That part of my life is over now so here I go
Moving right along

Many days have passed me by since it all began
And I can still remember when I made my first stand
I had to face my fears and it wasn't all that hard
But this last time was different it caught me way off guard

I know I've only just begun the road is so damn long
So I know it's now time for me to be
Moving right along

I guess some things they just have to end
It's a waste of time to just sit and pretend
Those days were full of fun my old friend
But another day awaits us up around the bend

The times we made em all sing and laugh and dance
To the times when no one showed and we didn't stand a chance
I won't forget what I learned and what we both achieved
There were some great rhymes and rhythms that we weaved

So to you I say so long for now and should I prove you wrong
I'll take up the offer but for now I'm
Moving right along
Track Name: We're All Mad Here
Seconds tick by on the face of my watch
My mind is fluttering with illuminating thoughts
The staunch approach to the visceral fears
Have damaged and broke me well beyond my years

Am I
Am I losing my
Am I losing my mind x2

Rage and love are blended into one
The storm is brewing deep in my cranium
My center of balance is taking a role
In make me feel like I've lost all control

Am I
Am I losing my
Am I losing my mind x2

Blank stares
Wasted cares
I'm losing it I'm losing it
I'm losing losing losing it

Overwhelmed
Under-helmed
I'm losing it I'm losing it
I'm losing losing losing it

I'm anxious, I'm nervous
Won't someone cure this for me
Hear my plea

Solo

This spark of madness with which I was born
Did nothing at all to forewarn
That once I grew to full potential
This reign of lunacy would be torrential

Am I
Am I losing my
Am I losing my mind
(Repeat til end)
Track Name: Morning
Leave the light on when you go
Leave the light on just to show
That the night can't hurt me now
That the night will take a bow

And the sun will shine again
And the sun will soon ascend
The light will cast it's glow
The light will let me know

All my misery is dead
All my misery has fled
Bring on the newest day
Bring on the newest fray

All my battles will begin
All my battles soon will end
For today I start anew
For today I will stew

It seems so long ago
It seems to go so slow
But yesterday has gone
But yesterday was wrong

The thoughts I think aloud
The thoughts that made me proud
Have some how gone away
Have some how gone astray

So I sit and bide my time
So I sit and make up rhymes
To the songs inside my head
To the songs I retread

And though life is all we have
And though life just ain't that bad
I know I will be fine
Cause it's all just in my mind
Track Name: Welcome Home
Wake up the kin, wake up the kids
bring em on down to the river Styx
Bring along the family bring along your friends
Come on and see where all life ends

Pack up the babies, grab the old ladies
Bring em on down to meet old Hades
He's waiting to meet em waiting to greet em
Welcome them in and then gladly seat em

Your souls not safe your souls not safe
Don't matter if you're rich or if you're a waif
Jump aboard the boat, jump aboard the ship
Listen to the ferryman's pleasant quips

Wake up the kin, wake up the kids
bring em on down to the river Styx
Bring along the family bring along your friends
Come on and see where all life ends

We're riding on down to the end of the line
Riding on down to the end of our time
Welcome home to the land of the dead
Make yourself comfortable despite what you've read

Wake up the kin, wake up the kids
bring em on down to the river Styx
Bring along the family bring along your friends
Come on and see where all life ends

It's a happy place that you can tell
Not at all like that made up hell
The afterlife is full of fun and games
Don't pay no mind to what the moral books claim

Grab a pamphlet on your way grab a cotton robe too
Grab what you need you can take it with you
Check out the Jacuzzi check out the steam room
Check out the rides on the witches broom

Wake up the kin, wake up the kids
bring em on down to the river Styx
Bring along the family bring along your friends
Come on and see where all life ends
Where all life ends all life ends
but that's just where the real fun begins
Track Name: Wishes
I wish I looked as good as you think I do
I wish you saw you like I see you

I wish I could take away all your tears
I wish I could absolve all your fears

No matter what we do, no matter where we roam
I wish for you to always see my arms as your home

And when the night is dark and we have rough seas
I wish you to always come running back to me

I wish for a happy life with you
I wish to never ever make you blue

I wish upon wish for you to love me forever
I wish and I wish for us to always stay together

No matter what we do, no matter where we roam
I wish for you to always see my arms as your home

And when the night is dark and we have rough seas
I wish you to always come running back to me

Repeat
Track Name: Long Lanky Lonnie
Long lanky Lonnie come running down the road,
says he's gonna die for some secrets that he told

The big man told him he better keep his mouth shut,
but the first trick he saw, gave his secrets right up

Now he's on the run from the law and the mob
All because he was busy watching her play the knob

Say bye bye Lonnie
Bye bye Lonnie bye bye
Bye bye Lonnie
Bye bye Lonnie bye bye
Bye Bye Lonnie
Sorry you have to die

Long Lanky Lonnie ain't the brightest man alive,
The big man gave him orders but he started talking jive

Long lanky Lonnie thinks hes gonna get away,
But I got a feeling he'll be caught today

Chorus

Long lanky Lonnie don't come round no more,
He got hit accidentally with a two by four

They tied him to the docks by his neck
and then they put his feet deep in cement

They pushed that boy down into the water
Gravity made that lanky Lonnie longer

(Chorus with last line changed)
Sorry you had to die
Track Name: Life's What You Make It
They say that life's what you make it
and I make it bad
Everyone is fine and dandy
but I'm always sad

They try to cheer me up
but I'm always down
No one wants to deal with me
so I just bum around

Social ambiguity
has left me paranoid
The world outside my little room
is something I avoid

They try to teach me how to deal
with all life's little qualms
But I avoid everyone
like they were ticking bombs

The first time I went outside
in over six months
Was to go yell at some kids
and call their mothers cunts

I don't much like
stupidity
If all the stupid people died
that'd be just fine with me

Chorus

The world today
is one I could do without
Everyone's fucking greedy
There's no doubt

The rich keep getting richer
But here I sit
They tell me get a job
But I'd only quit

Chorus
Track Name: What's In Store
Looking out my window
I'll tell you what I see
People driving by
Not one looks at me

So I decide to relax my eyes
and with them my mind as well
So I just sit back and stare outside
What happens next is hard to tell

I see a man with big red hands
in a saucer made of pie
I see fish swim in tonic and gin
I swear I'm not high

I see all kinds of freaky things
I never thought I'd see
But the strangest thing I ever seen
Was god on his killing spree

A plastic Jesus won't save your soul
Let's all get drunk at the watering hole
Satan is just a man in red
With a mind likes this I’m better off dead

All this and more
Yes all this and so much more
No one knows what life has in store

I see a kid eaten by a squid
Dancing in the yard
I see Peter and Paul drinking alcohol
And fumbling with some lard

I see a crucifix made of sticks
hanging from a tree
I see a face deep in space
It's got it's tongue stuck out at me

Chorus
Track Name: Big City Blues
There ain't no chains on my ankles
No chains on my wrists
Just chains on my heart
Cause you are missed

Oh big city woman
Big city mama leave me be
You lost in the city
A city that won't set you free

Got my mind set
What I have to do
Gotta get to moving
Get away from you

Oh big city woman
Big city mama leave me be
You lost in the city
A city that won't set you free

Big city baby
Make a grown man cry
All you doing
makes me want to lay down and die

Oh big city woman
Big city mama leave me be
You lost in the city
A city that won't set you free

Well mama you a no count
A dirty cheatin' liar
But still somehow
You set my heart afire

Oh big city woman
Big city mama leave me be
You lost in the city
A city that won't set you free

Yea you a big city woman
Made a big ole fool of me