The Acoustic​(​ish) EP

by Andrew Stein

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In Andrew's first release since 2010's "This Outsider", he explores pop music while returning to his acoustic roots. In this catchy and unique 7 track EP, you'll find 2 never before heard songs, as well as 5 newly recorded versions of "Away in the Sky", "Short Sweet Song", "Not Like Me", "When You Were Here", and his oldest song to date: "Everything's Alright".

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released July 9, 2014

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Andrew Stein Vancouver, British Columbia

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Track Name: Almost Anything
Well, every step is a misstep
And every right is a wrong
And every time I write a line and
Try to sing it out
It never works for the music

And every night is a sunset
That I forget to see
Sometimes I just can't
Figure out life
For the life of me

But you make me feel like I could get it right
If I try and I try again
I don't remember the last time I felt confident

But you make me feel like I am close enough
So as long as you don't mind
I think that's good enough for me
I feel better that way

But I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side
I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side

I'm through trying to be perfect
'Cuz I don't care anymore
And I will crawl through the window
And out the fire escape
If I can't open any doors

And if I'm talking nonsense
At least I still got my voice
I will not take what I'm given
if I know I have a choice

'Cuz you make me feel like I could get it right
If I try and I try, and I try it again
I don't remember the last time I felt this confident

But you make me feel like I am close enough
So as long as you don't mind
I think that's good enough for me
I feel better that way

But I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side
I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side

Well, every step is a misstep
And every right is a wrong
And every time I write a line and
Try to sing it out
It never works for the song

But I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side
I think I could do
Almost anything I wanted to
As long as you're by my side
Track Name: Bring Me Down
Don't mistake my silence
Don't put words in my mouth
I can't get away
From what you think I say

Don't pretend like you're innocent
'Cuz I won't look the other way
I can't get away
From the awful things you do

And even when I shut up
You can't help but bring me down

But I won't let you bring me down
No, I won't let you bring me down today

What gives you the right
To think you know who I am?
There is so much more
Than you could ever see

So don't mistake my silence
Don't you dare put words in my mouth
I will get away
From all the things you say

And I swear to God above
That you will never bring me down.

'Cuz I won't let you bring me down,
No, I won't let you bring me down today
Track Name: Away in the Sky
When the laughter is a veil
To cover up the feelings
When the smiles fade away
In the night

When you can't stand the silence
But it's all that you have
When you're acting brave but
Dying of fright

Cause no one really knows
And I hope it never shows
As long as they all believe
By the time I start to leave

To my home up away in the sky
How lucky I am, that they will never fly
To my home up away in the sky
Where I get to hide
Sit alone and cry
How I love my home
In the sky

They think that I'm a winner
But I'm losing my mind
'Cause I just don't seem to shine
Any more

They all disagree
And I don't deserve them
They're better to me than I should
Ever ask for

And still I need to be alone
In spite of the kindness they've shown
Tryin' not to show that I need
To spread my wings and leave

For my home up away in the sky
How lucky I am, that they will never fly
To my home up away in the sky
Where I get to hide
I sit alone and cry
How I love my home
In the sky
Track Name: Short Sweet Song
One afternoon for the two of us
Then we packed our bags
And drifted away

You'll take the plane, I can't afford the bus
But it was worth it for that one
Priceless day

Our friends and family don't seem too surprised
At the sudden end of what was meant to be
We were the only ones who never realized
That you were never really meant for me

And it was lovely while it lasted
But now the time is gone
And I guess it's best for both of us
To be movin' on
The Summer came and went so fast
We both found out this couldn't last
Our love was just a short, sweet song

We swore that we would both stay in touch
But I guess we've broken
Promises before

I gave you all my best wishes and such
You won't let me give you
Anything more

So here we are alone, the way it oughta be
Knowin' you I think that you'll be alright
Although I'm not sure the same is true for me
You're still in my mind although you're out of sight

And it was lovely while it lasted
But now the time is gone
And I guess it's best for both of us
To be movin' on
The Summer came and went so fast
We both found out this couldn't last
Our love was just a short, sweet song
Track Name: Not Like Me
Even if I can't
Find the words to say
In my heart I know you
Feel the same way

I could try to speak my mind
But I know it won't ring true
I was never one to live for fun
I was never brave like you

But I'm so glad you're not like me
I'm so glad that you live free
I try to smile because you can
And I try to make you understand
I guess I'm just not built like you
There's so many things I can't do
Unlike you, fortunately
I'm so glad you're not like me

Take your time and slow it down
I just now came back to town
You don't have to pretend I'm something
To be proud of

I won't stay and cramp your style
I'll be goin' in a little while
And even though I'll be far away
Don't you forgot my love

I'm so glad you're not like me
I'm so glad that you live free
And now I smile because you can
And I finally understand
I guess I'm just not built like you
There's so many things I can't do
Unlike you, fortunately
I'm so glad you're not like me
Track Name: Everything's Alright
And I don't know
Where to go from here
Things are no longer
Clear for me

I see you everywhere
You're inside my head
All the time

Sometimes I wish we were together
Sometimes I wish we could go back
And I think about how good you've always
Been to me
And how I wish I was better for you

I wanna feel your face, I wanna hear you sigh
And I wanna touch your hair, I wish I could be there
To reach you and say
That everything's alright

But I know that
You're so far away
There's no one here for me
Today, anyway

Why do you make me dream
The dreams that I
Always do?

And if I spoke to you, would you hear me?
If I listened to you, would you know?
And if I really tried to tell you
Would you care that I let my feelings show?

I wanna feel your face, I wanna hear you sigh
I wanna touch your hair, I wish I could be there
To reach you and say
That everything's alright
Track Name: When You Were Here
it's been a long year
You've missed a lot
Crops didn't grow so well
Must have been too hot

Nothing grows like they used to
When you were here

Except my little sister
You'd be so proud
She's got mama's eyes
That's why no tears are allowed
Even today

But nothin's the same
Nothin' feels right
When you can't hold me close
And tell me good night

I'm tryin' my best
Just for you
But I've got some good friends
They always come through

And I know you'd love them too
If you were here

It's getting late
I'll see you soon
Tomorrow night
When I look up at the moon

And I'll pray

But nothin's the same,
No nothin' feels right
But I will hold on
For at least one more night
My memories of you
I'll forever hold dear
Of a time long gone
When you were here

When you were here.