To Reach Your Soul

by Aaron Stephens

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released December 21, 2012

All songs written by Aaron Stephens

Produced by: Aaron Stephens and Alex Lyons
Sound Engineer: Alex Lyons
Recorded at The Bubble in Austin, TX

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Born in Illinois and raised in McAllen, Texas. Aaron Stephens' debut album Hard Times, Straight Lines garnered interest immediately, landing a spot on Lone Star Music's list of Top Selling Albums of 2014.

Regularly performing blues and funk, Stephens' real strength is his own soulful sound. Genre-bending music influenced by his many influences, from Al Green to John Mayer and Blake Mills
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Track Name: Hellhound
I am just a servant, but one day I'll be a king
Sometimes I feel deserving though I haven't earned a thing
I walk around a room with a dust pan and a broom
Sweeping what will hopefully be mine soon

It's easier said than done
But, know I'll get my day under the Sun
I know I don't look so well
You'd look the same with a hellhound on your trail

My faults are like strong magnets. Mistakes that hold me down
I'm not trying to be stagnant. I'd love to leave the ground
It's crucial that I see I'm not under lock and key
What keeps me here is me and only me

It's easier said than done
But, know I'll get my day under the Sun
I know I don't look so well
You'd look the same with a hellhound on your trail
Track Name: Years and Daze
Last night I dreamt about you
I bet it's better than living without you
Well this ain't 7th grade
I'll be the first to say I'm the one who changed

If you don't say anything then I will
You remember things that I could never appeal

If you want me you could have me
It's been this way for years and days
If you want me you could have me
I guess some things just never change

Your voice still makes me weak
Rips my beating heart right out of me
Well this ain't senior year
How I feel about you is more sincere

If I don't say anything then who here will?
The peace of mind you bring me it has to, it has to be real

If you want me you could have me
It's been this way for years and days
If you want me you could have me
I guess some things just never change

Last night I dreamt about you
I quit planning on living without you
I was 95 and you were 94 and I don't think I ever loved you more
Track Name: Room And A Mattress
It's kinda funny how life ended up like this
There's no reversing now take your life as is
She was never satisfied till she realized you would leave
You are acting so surprised I recognize her scheme

You got a part time lady full time actress
All you are to her is a room with a mattress
It's sad, and you know it
But, one of these days you'll muster the courage
Find someone who truly deserves your love
And knows the difference between
Love and acting

A change of scenery was not enough for you
You need a drastic change a whole new cast and crew
She, she can't direct your life. Just throw her in a couple scenes
Me, I'm just a watchful eye and this wasn't very hard to see

You got a part time lady, full time actress
All you are to her is a room with a mattress
It's sad, and you know it
But, one of these days you'll muster the courage
Find someone who truly deserves your love
And knows the difference between
Love and acting

You were just another role
For her portfolio
But, she will always be alone
You won't
Track Name: Let Mine Be My Voice
I'm fighting for everyone, everyone I love
I'll put down my sword you put down the gun
We have overcome the war was won

And I don't wanna take anything away from you
I'm not trying to change you
Everybody has a weapon of choice
Let mine be my voice

I watch my town burn down from afar like a falling star I can't reach
To make a difference do you have to be grown?
Is it something you know how to teach?

See I don't wanna take anything away from you
I'm not trying to change you
Everybody has a weapon of choice
Let mine be my voice

I hum for hope
I pray for peace
I sing for strength and for clarity
Track Name: Bribing Love
Vocals/Guitars: Aaron Stephens
Drums: Matt Gonzalez
Bass: Shane Jones
Wurlitzer: Paul Etheredge