Selfish Songs

by Daniel Pimentel

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01:14
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04:01
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03:36
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01:45
6.
02:42
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05:09
8.
05:26
9.
00:40

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released June 15, 2015

all songs written and performed by Daniel Pimentel © 2015 all rights reserved
Daniel Pimentel: vocals, guitar, piano
Amoz Stotesbery: bass
Mike Moran: lead guitar
Daniel Rogers: drums
Ryan Wahlen: banjo on track 3
Sage Poe: trumpet on track 6
Tyler Heinz: saxophone on track 6

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Daniel Pimentel Salt Lake City, Utah

Born and raised in the shadow of Salty Town's powdered blue mountains, Daniel Pimentel combines the classic storytelling of American folk with the sonic bite of modern rock. His strength lies in instinctively honest poeticism, delivered in trademarked fashion with hauntingly desperate vocals, seasoned with a tinge of dark humor and self-critique. ... more

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Track Name: Wanderlust
wipe the breath off of my window as I watch my baby leave
I will always be her love and she will always be my queen
I wish I could be pious I wish I could be good
but I got the hunger and it's in my blood

God cursed the ground that day
I heard Him in the garden calling my name
I hid myself in the brush
never did shake that wanderlust

a hot flash of lightning and a cool summer breeze
awake like a nightmare but sleep like a dream
running like the devil running like the wind
got to find some holy water to wash my sin

when I go out I'm gonna bring this house down
when I leave this town I'm gonna burn it to the ground

I'll build me a ship and I'll sail the seven seas
until another sweet thing makes me weak at the knees
otra senorita o mi corazon
I'll sweep her off her feet and take her home

when I go out I'm gonna bring this house down
when I leave this town I'm gonna bury it in the ground
Track Name: Deus Ex Machina
I set my house on fire Lord
so you would smell it and look down
I kept my cellar door open wide
so you would come and pull me out
I long to look upon your face
I long to see that starry crown
I want to hear you thunder Lord
I want to tremble at the sound

in the name of God all you demons be gone

I set myself on fire Lord
so you would smell it and look down
I kept my cellar door open wide
so you would come and sort it out
I long to look upon your face
I long to walk on holy ground
I want to hear you thunder Lord
I want to tremble at the sound

in the name of God all you demons be gone

what good is a fishing boat
when the floods come and it don't float
what good is an empty bottle
if you've got pills to swallow
what good is a young man's life
if the world keeps spinning when he dies

in the name of God all you demons be gone

oh Jesus take my soul I don't wanna wait no more
I got this dryness in my throat
I got this aching in my bones
Track Name: Eros
oh my lady oh my love
there is sorrow in my blood
all the ashes and the dust
have haunted me since I was young

and I will lose if I fall for you

climb upon my weary back
I'll hold you up with tired hands
God will grant me what I lack
after all I'm just a man

and I will lose if I fall for you

wait here while I pick myself up
and take another drag of this heavy stuff
it's sweeter to the taste than the grapevine
and harder on a man than the moonshine

oh my lady my love
by my side with God above
how long shall we breathe this drug
evermore oh my love

and I will lose if I fall for you
Track Name: Light Blues
I don't want to kill myself today
woke up this morning feeling okay
I've been better but I can't complain
'cause I don't want to kill myself today

everybody's moving their body to the beat
I kick off my shoes and I tap my feet
a little off rhythm but that's okay
'cause I don't want to kill myself today

I saw a green-eyed lass with long black hair
she looks so lovely standing there
I might just smile if she looks my way
'cause I don't want to kill myself today

go on and tell that piano man to play that song
over and over until the break of dawn
maybe tomorrow I'll still feel this way
'cause I don't want to kill myself today
Track Name: Alleluia
where I've been nobody knows
trouble follows wherever I go
the calluses across my hands
are unlike any other mans

although the wolves never sleep
somewhere in the dark I heard David sing
alleluia great is the Lord

days have come and nights have passed
no relief here have I had
drifting off from place to place
even my own don't know my face

although the wolves never sleep
David kept his eyes to the heavens and sang
alleluia great is the Lord

woe is me I cannot hide
from the shadow of the night
in the darkness in the bitter cold
onto the Lord I now must hold

although the wolves never sleep
David roamed the hills of the desert and sang
alleluia great is the Lord
Track Name: Famine
the wind was howling when I opened my eyes
swinging my fists I was looking for a fight
I was afraid of a dark and heavy voice
telling me to get off of my face and rejoice
but I've been out in the wilderness again
I heard that a man must die if he wants to live

oh holy Father
I come to you a weary sinner
won't you relieve me
of all these wonderful things

I know something that the devil can't do
he cannot stop a man who's got nothing to lose
I will run until my lungs collapse
until my heart gives or I break my back
and in the valley of the shadow of death
I'll thirst for no water that the earth can give

oh holy Father
I come to you a weary sinner
won't you relieve me
of all these wonderful things

it's over and I'm so tired
it kills me to lose
it's over and I'm so damn tired
it kills me to lose

free your mind from the affairs of heaven they say
put the shovel in the dirt and make your own way
but nothing is for certain in the cold cold west
but a thirst for the riches and the swiftest death
and I'm no Solomon but I can see
where all of this vanity is taking me

oh holy Father
I come to you a weary sinner
won't you relieve me
of everything I love

I will praise you til the end and I will brace myself for famine