Better Days (Demo, 2004)

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This was one of three demo tracks James Redding multi-track recorded, alone at home, on his AMD-K6 desktop computer in an effort to start a more country influenced group on the side, to be named "Close To Broken." Around the same time, he and a friend named Rocky started a booking agency called Let Alone Live, which booked tours for a number of mid-western groups.


She bought a ticket on a cross-country train
Just for a cowboy to kiss her again
Like any love song, he won't soon forget
He just might take his time paying off the debt

It's funny how we dream of better days
One day you've just got to let that train
Take you away

Once in the rain with a real pretty girl
I was so high that I thought I owned the world
But I'm not a king, and she's not around
So that summer high is coming down

It's funny how we're older every time
I'm leaning on the shoulders that I once was
Lifting high

Krista's fifteen and she don't remember me
Eight years ago I was watchin' over she
Ten months from now she will paint this town red
This fall's the last time she'll be alone in bed

It's funny how the hands that I now hold
Make me feel a little like I might be
Getting old

By now I've seen what I had not before
Love's just like any drug, you need more and more
It starts with a rush, then it slows to a drag
And before too long we all just pack our bags

It's funny how I'm singing this again
Every time I start to, soon enough
I reach the end


from Lost and Found, released May 29, 2013
Words and music written, performed, and multi-track recorded by James Tristan Redding in 2004. Words and music copyright 2012 by James Tristan Redding. Registered with BMI. All rights reserved.


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Union Pulse Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded by singer-songwriter James Tristan Redding, Union Pulse was an idiosyncratic icon at the intersection of Americana, roots rock, and alt-country. The band embodied James Redding's soul bound lyrics and leg bending rhythm. In their decade of recording and touring they released five original albums (and one live EP) and delivered over 700 performances throughout the lower 48 states. ... more

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