2016 Rough Demos

by Bibelhauser

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Here's a few selections from my latest outpouring of new music. These recordings are all new songs written over the past few months. This push of momentum was jump started after taking first place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest 2016 with my song "Blue Collar Dreams". That tune has also been selected for the IBMA Songwriter Showcase and has been recorded by the award winning group Balsam Range from western North Carolina. It was featured as the radio single for Balsam Range's "Mountain Voodoo" record on the Mountain Home label and has dominated the bluegrass charts since debuting at #1 and holding strong for several months now. New, quality demos of these tunes will be in the works soon! Thanks for giving them a listen.

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released September 5, 2016

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Bibelhauser Louisville, Kentucky

Aaron Bibelhauser is a bluegrass and americana singer, songwriter, and picker from Louisville, KY. In addition to writing several songs recorded by award winning bluegrass artists including Balsam Range, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, he took first place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest 2016 and has been featured twice at the IBMA Songwriter Showcase. ... more

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Track Name: Roots
Roots

I've spent a lot of time dreaming bout another day
Choices to be made, I'll decide along the way
I'd like to make a change, but I know I probably won't
I'll talk myself into loving all these things I don't

It's not that I'm not satisfied with all this work I do
Something to be proud of, to work the whole day through
Sun's gonna rise, each and every day
Thirty years of living, I'm still trying to find my way

Dreaming bout some big old city far away from home
Wishing I could bum around and walk the streets alone
Sock it all away, save it for a rainy day
If I live to be a hundred, I'll still have bills to pay

Just when I think I'll pack my things and go
That old familiar voice inside me just says no
The company I keep, my work, and family
They might tie me down but they lift me up, like the roots under a tree

Stop dreaming bout some big old city far away from home
Wishing I could bum around and walk the streets alone
Sock it all away, save it for a rainy day
If I live to be a hundred, I'll still have bills to pay

With a chance to live life over, I'd do it all this way
Cause nothing last forever, and nothing's here to stay
Track Name: Whistle Blow
Whistle Blow

How my heart does pine
For the days gone by
Before you left me standing here alone

You've got a gypsy soul
No matter where you go
Won't be long and you'll be moving on

With a rumble and a roar
I could feel it through the floor
You're gonna catch the fast train leaving town

You've had leaving on your mind
Known it all the time
And here you are now walking my door

Whistle blow, whistle blow
Please don't go, please don't go
They're taking up the slack
Moving down the track
We both know that you ain't coming back

Now you're gonna go
Far away from home
But still you always leave me wanting more

All the tears I've cried
Still you're bound to ride
You never had a place called home before
Track Name: Other Side Of The World
Other Side Of The World

As sure as that Ohio river flows
Another day will turn to night for me
For you the sun's already on the rise
Yesterday is gone across the sea

You're on the other side of the world
I'm as lonesome as the day we said goodbye
I know there'll never be another girl
But I can't stop from asking myself why

Why you've got to roam far away from home
Just to try and find a little peace of mind
You can tell me all the places that you've been
When you come on home again

I read the words that you just sent to me
You never dreamed you'd feel so far away
Only three more weeks until you'll be
On your way coming home to stay

Here on the other side of the world
Another day has turned to night for me
You know there'll never be another girl
I never knew how big our love could be

I know you had to roam far away from home
Just to try and find a little peace of mind
You can tell me all the places that you've been
When you come on home again
Track Name: Separate Ways
Separate Ways

Here I am again, not thinking bout tomorrow
Doing all I can, just to drown out all my sorrow
You ain't trying to change my mind
I don't mean to be unkind
What I'm trying to say
I didn't love you anyway
So let's raise a glass, forget the past
And go our separate ways

No more slamming doors, I'm packing up my suitcase
Don't mind sleeping on the floor, just to have my own place
I ain't saying you don't care
I think you know we're both aware
Won't you hear my plea
It'll give my poor heart ease
If we could raise a glass, forget the past
And agree to disagree

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We both know it ain't no use, to carry on this way
To fuss and fight until daylight, and waste the night away
They say we live and learn
From the times that we get burned
So let's raise a glass, YOU know we're past
That point of no return
Track Name: Thoughts
Thoughts

Thoughts to carry with me
Others left behind
Words you might say
To try and ease my mind

A candle in the window
Once upon a time
You've got your own
Mountain left to climb

Today I showed up
At our old familiar place
Hoping you'd be there
And I could see your face

The sun was on the rise
I watched the water flow
Someday I'll understand
Why it is you had go

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Now the days fly by
No more walking in the rain
Picking up the parts
Making sense of what remains

So many hats to wear
All the roles to play
How I wish That I could
Just be me today

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Track Name: Rose Of Winter Waltz
Rose of Winter Waltz key of A

As the sun makes its way
Across my morning sky
Thoughts of you keep passing through my mind
But when the evening rolls round
And the sun is all but down
My memory won't set you free from my mind

Although you're so far away
There'll come a day when you'll be home to stay
So when the moon begins to glow
And the lights are turned down low
My dreams of you will get me through my night
Track Name: The Old Oak Tree
The Old Oak Tree

The old oak tree stands tall on the hill
Springtime hurries along
The old man at night he dreams of a tune
Awakens and writes down a song

The old oak tree reaches out for the sun
Leaves begin to grow
The old man’s heart beats steady and strong
Songs are the seeds that he sows

Each note he sings is a leaf on the tree
Each acorn a gift to bestow

The days fly by in the blink of an eye
Seasons will come and they go
Holding on tight to the notes that he writes
No matter how hard the wind blows

There’s a time to hang on and a time to let go
A time for nightbirds to call
Shedding his songs and the burdens he bears
The old tree is still standing tall

Each note he sings is a leaf on the tree
Each word an acorn to fall

At the end of the day he can rest his old soul
Ridding his mind of concern
Growing his branches while tending the roots
Not dwelling on bridges he’s burned

Each note he sings is a leaf on the tree
Each acorn a lesson to learn
Track Name: Room To Grow
Room To Grow

I’m beginning to learn, I’ve got room to grow
I can be what you need, you don’t have to go
Buried inside this old heart of mine
The pieces I need, things that i left behind

I just need a chance
We’ll save our romance
With all that we’ve got
Just give me a shot

Can you believe in me
The way I believe in you?

You’ve spent your time, digging inside your soul
While I tried to hide, claiming I didn’t know
You know you inspire, the people in touch with you
What you didn’t know, I’m more than in love with you

You lifted me high
As I closed my eyes
You opened the door
I just looked at the floor

I know you needed me
To do what I wouldn’t do

I’m gonna try, I’ve got it inside of me
There’s work to be done, now it’s so plain to see
Given some time, I hope you’ll understand
You make me want to be a better man

We just need a chance
To save our romance
With all that we’ve got
Let’s give it a shot

Can you believe in me
The way I believe in you?