Epics (Acoustic)

by David Hayes

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Epics (Acoustic 2015) is a revamp of Epics (2014) from David Hayes. Re-envisioned and rearranged to feature no electric instrumentation. Inspired by acoustic albums like Led Zeppelin III, Mtv's "unplugged" albums, and the acoustic live performances from David Hayes.

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released October 2, 2015

Guitar, Piano, Vocals-David Hayes
Bass, Vocals-Graham Burris
Percussion-Christian Chamberlain, Greg Magers, David Hayes
Vocals-Sara Lim
Bagpipes-Richard Hayes
Strings-Chihsuan Yang, Jocelyn Butler
Strings arranged by-David Hayes, Greg Magers, Chihsuan Yang
Songs by-David Hayes
Produced by-Greg Magers, David Hayes
Recorded at-The Attic, I.V. Lab studios
Engineered by-Greg Magers, Rollin Weary, David Hayes
Mixed by-Chris Harden, Greg Magers
Mastered by-Rollin Weary
Artwork by-Sara Lim at Slim design

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David Hayes Chicago, Illinois

David Hayes himself might tell you that his true growth as a performer and songwriter has come from places and people outside himself. He's that rare performer where referring to his sound as a constant work-in-progress isn't a detriment, but a selling point.This year, Hayes is back with Epics, a wildly-eclectic batch of sonic wizardry and emotional highs. ... more

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Track Name: Backwards (Acoustic)
Backwards
David Hayes

V.
If you feel you’re going backwards and always getting nowhere
Growing older by the second, and trading visions for blank stares
You used to be so fearless, nothing ever held you back
But you never had the knowledge that brought you down your current path

Ch.
No matter where you’ve been, it only matters where you go
And if you feel like staying here then we’re just happy to have you home

Br.
Got to give it your all if you want to succeed
Dedicate your life to a cause you may not see
(Solo)
Ch.
Br.
(solo)

V.
You use to be so fearless, nothing ever held you back
But you never had the knowledge that brought you down your current path

Ch.
Track Name: Black (Acoustic)
Black
David Hayes

V1
When the sky fades to black
the dreamers come alive
to create a new world
with the visions from their mind
Ch.
If you need anything
I’m there for you tonight
If you dream of anything
I hope it comes alive
V2
When the lovers rise
There’s a chance that we’ll survive
To create a new world
With the visions from their mind
Ch
solo
Ch 2x
Track Name: Persistent Memory (Acoustic)
Persistent Memory
David Hayes
A.
Have you ever heard an honest heart beat
It’s warm from love, and cold from pain
It’s part of being human

B.
Your love was surreal
When I didn’t want to feel a thing
Time melted away like a persistent memory
Ooooooo

C.
You completely gave me a meaning to live
Cause you’re the reason for me being here
Here in love

B.

A.
Have you ever heard an honest heart beat
Track Name: Odyssey (Acoustic)
Odyssey
David Hayes

V1
Many times I feel
like this all isn’t real
like it’s just someone’s bad joke
Then you came to me
and I finally could see

Ch1
the meaning of your love
the feeling from your love

V2
Now it’s gone away
and I’m back from where I came
Just a lonely love victim
How I want to believe
that there’s more to what I see

Ch.2
From the meaning of real love
From the feeling from real love

V3
I’ve got more to give
As long as I live
Even after I’m long gone
It’s a better world
When your heart has it’s fill

Ch.2
From the meaning of real love
From the feeling of real love
Yeah…

V4
Cause it’s a painful game
That destroys all who’ve came
Leaving lonely love victims
I wanted more
Or maybe I’m not sure
Who knows what they’re looking for
Maybe something more
From the feeling of real..
Track Name: After All (Acoustic)
V.1
After All is said done
You can only hope you live, live on

Pre Ch.
And no one knows
what the truth really is

Ch.
After all is said and done
You can only hope you live on
After All is said and done

V.2
It’s that time again
When we don’t have a clue
What the real truth is
behind me and you

Solo
Ch.

Outro
Believe in Something more
You can believe in something more 5x
You can believe in nothing more
You can believe in something more 3x
Track Name: Paranoid (Acoustic)
Paranoid
David Hayes
V.1
You’ve got me feeling paranoid
Like there’s something I’ve destroyed
Like there’s blood on my hand
But I’m innocent
You’ve even called me on the phone
You’ve pulled me over on the road
But I’m not your man
Yeah I’m innocent
Cause you give a dose of fear
You inject it in my ear
I’m not the one you want
for that hit and run
You let your accusations fly
Hunting down my alibi
I’m not the one you want
For that hit and run
Ch.
You’ve got me feeling paranoid
Like there’s something I’ve destroyed
But I’m not your man
Yeah I’m innocent, Yeah…..
Solo
Outro
I plead not guilty
but paranoia’s drowning me
and I hear you following
my every move
2x
I plead not guilty
paranoia’s drowning me
and I feel you watching
my every move

I plead not guilty
paranoia’s drowning me
and I feel you watching
What can I do my every move, my every move,
My every move you’re following
paranoia’s drowning me
And I feel you watching my every move

Ch.
You’ve got me feeling paranoid
Like there’s something I’ve destroyed
But I’m not the one……