Teenage Lover

by David Bashford

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about

Teenage Lover began as a soundtrack for the period piece short film "I Got You Babe," and evolved into a passion project featuring a dozen of my good friends, who happen to be musicians I highly admire.

The album is a pastiche of 60s music, taking inspiration from artists such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Four Seasons, The Mamas & the Papas, The Miracles, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, The Zombies, and more.

This mix of original brit-rock, motown, surf-rock, folk, and doo-wop music hearkens back to the sun-filled days of teenage passion, while also exploring the melancholic introspection of those who have left youthful exuberance behind.

You can learn more about the short film here: www.facebook.com/igotyoubabefilm/

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released May 11, 2017

Songs written, recorded, and produced by David Bashford.

Featured vocalists:

Cassidy Bacon
Dan Barton
Jack Barton
Andy Bashford
David Bashford
Tim Dolquist
Kyle Donovan
Katie Harris
Spence Hood
Marcus Mares
Max Minardi
Jake Parelman
Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Additional vocalists:

Emma Bell
Ian Collett

Piano, Guitar, Clarinet, Sax: David Bashford
Acoustic guitar on "Path of My Own": Kyle Donovan
Trumpet: Jack Barton, Ian Collett

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David Bashford is a Colorado native, currently residing in Southern California in the pursuit of his dream: creating things for a living!

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Track Name: Teenage Lover
Let’s runaway
Don’t be afraid
It’s not too late

When I was younger I thought about the world
Now that I’m older, I think about the girl
We had some moments of pure, pure joy
Now I long for that one more time

But it's too late to leave my own little gravity
Home every night our two little families wait for us
Stuck under the gun

Now you’re deep in the past, and all in my memory
Fit to be tied, I don’t have the energy for my life
Stuck under the knife

I must recover
My teenage lover
We were just too young
We were having fun

Let’s runaway
Don’t be afraid
It’s not too late

I had a vision, a life of many dreams
Now that I’m wiser, I’m saddled with Janine
I’m feeling selfish, I’d leave this place
For one more chance to see your lovely face

So I’m

Out late tonight and lookin’ for clarity
Hit by the light, of your familiarity
There you were, can I have a word?

Now I’m tongue tied and torn, I must find some brevity
Fight through the fever, you are the remedy
Heal me now, we could leave this town

I must recover
My teenage lover
We were just too young
We were having fun

Let’s runaway
Don’t be afraid
It’s not too late

Teenage Lover
(lover)

Teenage lover
I fell for you
(told yourself that she was someone you outgrew)

Teenage lover,
What can I do?
(go and find her and then try for something new)

Let’s runaway
Don’t be afraid
It’s not too late
Track Name: Betty Sue (feat. Jake Parelman)
Oh, my Betty Sue
To be with you
It’s on my mind

Hey, I’m standing here
It’s crystal clear
You could be mine

I forget about the world
When I see a pretty girl

Betty Sue
I guess it’s true
That loving you
Is on my mind

Why, oh me oh my
Am I not your guy?
Don’t be unkind

Hey, let’s make a date
Say half past eight
I’ll be on time

I forget about the world
When I see a pretty girl

Betty Sue
I guess it’s true
That loving you
Is on my mind

(Woah 13x)

True, it’s through and through
My love for you
You’re on my mind

Gee, I feel so swell
Those wedding bells
They are sublime

I forget about the world
When I see a pretty girl

Betty Sue
I guess it’s true
That loving you
Is on my mind
Track Name: Mother of Mine (feat. Kyle Donovan)
Mother how I’ve bled
A scrape on the knee
A bump on the head

Mother how I’ve cried
Oh, mother of mine, mother of mine

I need you , Oh I need you
Your child is growing older

Mother will you be
A sun in the sky
comforting me

Stepping out the door
This isn’t my fight, it isn’t my war

I need you , Oh I need you
Your child is growing older
Your son is now a soldier

My brother, brother
he’s dying
my mother, mother
She’s crying

Mother, can it end?
Will l be strong?
I cannot pretend

Mother, how I’ve tried
Oh, mother of mine, mother of mine

I need you , Oh I need you
Your child is growing older
Your son is now a soldier

Woah, Woah

I need you , Oh I need you
Your child is growing older
Your son is now a soldier
Track Name: He's Just a Dream (feat. Katie Harris)
I saw a boy just standing there
(He’s just a dream)
The way he talks, the way he stares
(he’s just a dream)

Illusions fill my eyes
It’s such a floating feeling
When will I realize
My heart is only dreaming

When I laid eyes on you, you were walking through
(Park avenue)
I know I must have been, on a cloud again
(it’s all pretend)

I’ll have to learn someday
These dreams must fadeaway

But I saw a boy with golden hair
(He’s just a dream)
You can’t just find that anywhere
(he’s just a dream)

Illusions fill my eyes
It’s such a floating feeling
When will I realize
My heart is only dreaming

I know the things I’ve seen, you must believe
(It’s all a dream)
Look now, he’s sitting there, so debonair
(he’s everywhere)

He’s walking right this way
My dream won’t fadeaway

I saw a boy, I felt his hand
(he’s just a dream)
I know he’s real, please understand
(He’s just a dream)

Illusions fill my eyes
It’s such a floating feeling
When will I realize
My heart is only dreaming

(only dreaming)
Track Name: Happy Family (feat. Tim Dolquist)
A girl in love with me
And typically in my company
She’ll lovingly catch my eye
She’ll think I’m satisfied

A promise in a ring
I feel it betray me now
I itch for the sun, the freedom, oh god what have I done?

Donna, you look the same
But how things have changed
They’ve changed

In your mind we’re still nineteen
So we’ll be a happy family
Now I found out how things can change
But we’ll be a happy family someday

About ten years ago
I saw in myself a boy who’d know
The meaning of sacred vows
I wish I knew them now

A mirror to my life
I look at my loving wife
I pray I can learn from her; I’m not so self-assured

Donna you look the same
But how things have changed
They’ve changed

In your mind we’re still nineteen
So we’ll be a happy family
Now I found out how things can change
But we’ll be a happy family someday
Track Name: True Love (feat. Marcus Mares)
I hear it every day
My mama said it this way
Find a true love
It’s more than enough
Gotta hold on
And put in your trust, yeah

An’ I see you comin’ round here
So I’ll send out every prayer
you’re my true love
You got the right touch
When I see you
I get a real hunch

that you’re my true love
I want it so much
When i find it
I’ll never need much

you’re my true love
I get a real rush
Cause I know that
It’s more than a crush, yeah

I feel time, tick tockin’
I know I better get a walkin’ to my true love
I gotta be brave
When I’m with you, it’s love that I crave, yeah

An’ I know you’re lookin’ round here
So I’ll send out every prayer
you’re my true love
You got the right touch
When I see you
I get a real hunch

that you’re my true love
I want it so much
When i find it
I’ll never need much

you’re my true love
I get a real rush
Cause I know that
It’s more than a crush, yeah

Spoken: Hey girl. Yeah, I’m talkin’ to you. Why don’t you come on over here and be my true love

Hey pretty young thing, come sit next to me and be my true love

Hey girl, do you believe in true love?

Yeah, woah

I want you
I need you
I’m begging, pleading for you

I want you
I need you
I’m crying baby, be my

true love
My true love
My true love
Woah

You’re my true love
I want it so much
When I find it
I’ll never need much

You’re my true love
I get a real rush
Cause I know that
It’s more than a crush, yeah
Track Name: Path of My Own (feat. Max Minardi)
I been desperately hopin'
For a path of my own
Oh how I’d grow

Now I long for a sunrise
Meant for me and myself
But time will tell

When I’m old I’ll have the sun
Say goodbye to where I’m from

Desperately hoping for somethin’ to do
For a purpose in life while I’m travelin’ through
‘Cause the earth, my friend
I’ll soon be yours again

I been quietly watchin’
Jealous of birds in the sky
I can’t deny

I heard whispers before me
How it’s too late to fly
It’s passin’ by

When I’m old I’ll have a cloud
Free to roam from solid ground

Desperately hoping for somethin’ to do
For a purpose in life while I’m travelin’ through
‘Cause the earth, my friend
I’ll soon be yours again

Shadows creep from the graveyard
Reaching for me and my soul
The sun is low

Have I done what I wanted?
Have I turned every stone?
There’s more to know

Now I’m old, I want the moon
Tell me, must I leave so soon?

Desperately hoping for somethin’ to do
For a purpose in life while I’m travelin’ through
‘Cause the earth, my friend
I’ll soon be yours again
Track Name: Something Sweet (feat. Spence Hood)
I found a girl who’s not alone, but she’s a little bit lonely
I found a girl who’s something sweet
(she’s really something sweet)

Talking to wooden company, those folks, a little bit phony
Hey lonely girl pick up your feet
(she’s really something sweet)

Walk to me, walk to me
move yourself and step a little bit closer
(show me where you need some healing)
Talk to me, Talk to me
I can help you shrug it off of that shoulder
(Tell me what your heart is feeling)

Why are you feeling lonely
When my eyes, they are for you only

Stop, and listen
I know your smile is missing
I wanna be the one to figure it out

I found a girl across the room, our eyes are synchronizing
I found a girl who’s far too nice
(She’s really something nice)

It looks as though she’s not at home when she’s out socializing
Hey lonely girl let’s break the ice
(She’s really something nice)

Walk to me, walk to me
Move in time, we’ll play a sunny new chorus
(feel the way my heart is beating)
Talk to me, talk to me
Look around, the world is singing out for us
(Tell me what your heart is needing)

Why are you feeling lonely
When my eyes, they are for you only

Stop, and listen
I know your smile is missing
I wanna be the one to figure it out

It’s time, just take my hand and you won’t be alone (no more, no more)
It’s fine, I wanna love you till we’re old and grown (for sure, for sure)

Stop, and listen
I know your smile is missing
I wanna be the one to figure it out

Stop, and listen
I know your smile is missing
I wanna be the one to figure it out
Track Name: Till We Die (feat. Dan Barton)
You saw it on the news today
They’re telling pretty lies
Happiness ain’t something you can buy (oooh)

You read the story of a girl
Who thought she’d earn a dime
she’s working for a man who buys her time (oooh)

I been cheated by you, got me thinking a lot (oooh)
Now I see what it is, keep on fighting the clock

Tell my brother and my sister to save their precious time
One day out of school and now we’re just working till we die (oooh, yeah)

Your friend is walkin down the aisle
She wants to tie the knot
Loving him is just an afterthought (oooh)

You wanna do the grownup thing
Don’t listen to your heart
You’’ll be together till dying do you part (oooh)

I been cheated by you, got me thinking a lot (oooh)
Now I see what it is, keep on fighting the clock

Tell my brother and my sister to save their precious time
One day of out of school and now we’re married till we die

Living life ain’t easy
It’s something we must do
Now I know we’re all just struggling through
Track Name: Forever Loved (feat. Andy Bashford)
You worry every day
Will the future be alright?
You’re living in grey
When you want it black and white

Trying for peace of mind
Trying for joy

Ooh, Ooh

Put down all your fears
Let them disappear from sight
I’ll always be here
But everybody has to cry

Trying for peace of mind
Trying for joy

Ooh, Ooh

Don’t be so scared
It’s all shaping up
For the morning will come
There will still be the sun
And I promise you’re gonna be
Forever loved
Track Name: Beautiful Girls (feat. Jack Barton)
Beautiful girls in the afternoon
Beautiful girls in the evening too
Why must I fall so in love with you?
That face so enchanting

Beautiful eyes in the moonlight glow
Beautiful smile, watch my heart growing for your love
And for that ecstasy
Follow me where I lead

Dreaming of you tonight
Picture perfect face
Tell me that figure is you
Tonight will be our destiny
Tonight I’ll see you completely anew

Beautiful girls
Gliding through the room
Beautiful girls
Flowers and perfume

Why must I fall so in love with you?
That charming expression

Beautiful gown, dressed up to the nines
Beautiful sound, when I hear the sigh of your voice
It’s such a lovely song
Come and follow along

Dreaming of you tonight
Picture perfect face
Tell me that figure is you
Tonight will be our destiny
Tonight I’ll see you completely anew

Beautiful girls
Beautiful girls
Ooh

I want you, baby
Know it’s true
Why must I fall so in love with you?
Tonight will be our destiny
Tonight I’ll see you completely anew
Track Name: Reach Out for My Love (feat. Cassidy Bacon)
There’s a boy who wants the best for me
Will he reach out for my love?
(reach out for my love)

I don’t get it, he’s so shy and unsure
Will he reach out for my love?
(reach out for my love)

When I want that feeling
Got to keep believing
He’ll reach out for my love
(for my love)

Well he said it, and he meant it
And it fit like a glove
When he reached out for my love
(for my love)

Mama said she knows just the thing to do
Make him reach out for my love
(reach out for my love)

She must get it, ‘cause she’s done it before
Make him reach out for my love
(reach out for my love)

When I want that feeling
Got to keep believing
He’ll reach out for my love
(for my love)

Well he said it, and he meant it
And it fit like a glove
When he reached out for my love
(for my love)

I can’t wait no more, what I’m askin’ for
Is a love so true, I know I want it straight from you
I’ve been here so long, with a hopeful song
And I know it’s comin’

When I want that feeling
Got to keep believing
He’ll reach out for my love
(for my love)

Well he said it, and he meant it
And it fit like a glove
When he reached out for my love
(for my love)

Won’t you reach out for
My love, my love oh
My love, my love

When I want that feeling
Got to keep believing
He’ll reach out for my love
(for my love)

Well he said it, and he meant it
And it fit like a glove
When he reached out for my love
(for my love)

Will he reach out for my love? (my love, my love)
Make him reach out for my love
Track Name: Be Alone (feat. Danielle Ate the Sandwich)
Sitting on the bedroom floor, I wanna be alone
Light underneath the door, I wanna be alone
And in the night when I feel small
Please tell me, it’s not my fault
I’ll pray for you
I’m staying here, to be alone

Half a mile from the moon, I wanna be alone
Waiting for the sky to bloom, I wanna be alone
And when the stars have said hello
I’ll know that I’m on my own
I can’t let go
I’m learning how to be alone

When the rain falls, when there’s shadows
I’ll keep a light to, feel the fire glow
And when the sun is gone from view
I promise I’ll think of you
There’s love still there
Goodbye, take care
I’ll be alone