By The Way (Demo, 2004)

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Redding's former roommate, Angi, said she liked this song best when it was just James singing it alone. He recorded this version for her.


She says she's gone and won't be coming back
Up on that high wire pride and balance act
I've got my fingers crossed
Strings snap, the burning tent falls to the ground
lets hope she's not afraid of circus clowns
I got my fingers crossed

By the way, I love you
By the way, I care
For what it's worth, I miss you
When I wake and you're not there

By the way, when the sun breaks through the clouds
I think of you, and you always made me proud
And every day I thank my lucky stars
That I can always tell you once again

I used to cry because i'm so far away
But I have woken to a brighter day
Where I think of you
Too close for comfort is a sunburnt face
The ground between us is a safer place
Where I think of you


from Lost and Found, released May 29, 2013
Words and music by James Tristan Redding, recorded at 3575 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee WI 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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