Eric Barao

by Eric Barao

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This long-awaited debut album blends clever lyrics with indelible melodies to form an instant powerpop classic. Co-produced by singer-songwriter-producer Bleu.

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released April 2, 2013

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Eric Barao Boston, Massachusetts

Eric Barao is a singer-songwriter from
Massachusetts, and a co-founder of The Cautions, a powerpop/rock band from Boston. He is a graduate of Berklee
College of Music with a degree in songwriting.

Eric has also recorded music for radio,
TV and film soundtracks, and has appeared on notable compilations such as L.E.O., Here Comes The Reign Again & Substitution Mass Confusion, a tribute to The Cars.
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Track Name: On Holiday
On Holiday

snowed in at the corporate retreat
all they had left was the honeymoon suite
now the joke's complete
a heart-shaped bed that laughs with me alone

go or you'll never know
if you'd go too far
like just another lover on holiday
and no one's gonna know who you are
you're just another lover on holiday
just on holiday

eight o'clock the hotel bar's loud
the senior sales department took control of the crowd
i need to get out
and find a better place to hide my face downtown

go or you'll never know
if you'd go too far
like just another lover on holiday
and no one's gonna know who you are
you're just another lover on holiday
just on holiday

i never wanted more than just a Singapore sling or two
but it's not every day that someone looks at me the way you do
my mind got erased when your hand touched my face did I hear myself say

let's go or we'll never know
if we'd go too far
like just some other lovers on holiday
and no one's gonna know who we are
we're just some other lovers on holiday
just on holiday
Track Name: Trying Too Hard
Trying Too Hard

maybe this is where i get off
but then i look at you and get lost
your friends and my friends don't mix
they separate us with their dumb politics
maybe i'm just

trying too hard not to get scarred
not to get scared
where is the love we both know is there

why have you been quiet all day
try and think of something to say
'cause if something's wrong i should know
so just let me have it, or just let me go
maybe you're just

trying too hard not to get scarred
not to get scared
where is the love we both know is there

one more night to lose you over
or we might be okay
one more day to take it slower
one more chance to start all over
and over again
maybe we're just

trying too hard not to get scarred
not to get scared
where is the love we both know we're just
trying too hard not to get scarred
not to get scared
where is the love we both know is there
the love we both know is there
the love we both know is there
Track Name: New Earth
New Earth

the sunset looked magnificent
cranberries to peaches and tangerines
they say it's just pollution
but let the polar ice caps drift
and drive your hybrid off a cliff
they've found a new solution

pack your things and say goodbye
we're going to get another try
on new earth
new earth
new earth

to say we're reaping what we sow
is so twenty light years ago
to hell with consequences
forget the way we used to feel
we'll build a Brave New World of steel
a land of walls and fences

pack your things and say goodnight
we're traveling at the speed of light
to new earth
new earth

let's line the streets to point and shoot
a million aresol can salute
to new earth
new earth
Track Name: Alive (But Barely Breathing)
Alive (But Barely Breathing)

once into it i don't ever want to quit
but you know very well that this can't go on
okay i admit i shouldn't have ever started it
but once pressed to my lips all hope was gone

alive but barely breathing
your smile is so deceiving
give me a lie to keep believing
or show me the only thing that never dies

the spark ignites the flame
the ending's always just the same
what makes me so anxious
when you're not around
if things aren't working out
i just can't seem to do without
this one dirty habit
you're hard to put down

alive but barely breathing
your smile is so deceiving
give me a lie to keep believing
or show me the only thing
that never dies

i'm sorry that's how i am
in like a lion, out like a lamb

alive but barely breathing
you're smile is so deceiving
give me a lie to keep believing
or show me the only thing
show me the only thing
show me the only thing
that never dies
Track Name: In Love With A Broken Heart
In Love With A Broken Heart

tomorrow's just another day
where i'll still want the girl who got away
and maybe she was something real
i wasted every chance to close the deal

i'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
i'm in love with a broken heart

i've taken it one step at a time
hoping that you might keep me in mind
and good things come to those who wait
unless you learn the lessons way too late

i'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
it's not a life until it falls apart
i'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
i'm in love with a broken..

record that you threw at me
it's melancholy melody
i'm in love with a broken
promise that we'd never call it
quits maybe we should admit

i'm in love with a broken heart..
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
it's not a life until it falls apart
i'm in love with a broken heart
addicted to a second start
without some work it's not a work of art
i'm in love with a broken heart
Track Name: Scratch Ticket
Scratch Ticket

I've tried making it the hard way
it gets harder every year
i cried me a river
and floated downstream on my tears
i want just enough, i'm not asking for much
just a brass ring that i can touch

scratch ticket
take me away from here
scratch ticket i've got just enough
for two of you and beer
scratch ticket
i'm so broke and broken down
scratch ticket
come on and turn my luck around
turn my luck around

the landlord's come a-knockin'
so i'm pretending i'm not home
and there's so many debts
that i don't dare pick up the phone
i'm out of friends, i'm out of time
i'm on my way to being out of my mind

scratch ticket
take me away from here
scratch ticket i've got just enough
for two of you and beer
scratch ticket
i'm so broke and broken down
scratch ticket
come on and turn my luck

into lucky three
lemon, lemon lucky me
at least lady luck, she had the decency
to give me just another chance to buy a

scratch ticket
take me away from here
scratch ticket i've got just enough
for two of you and beer
scratch ticket
i'm so broke and broken down
scratch ticket
come on and turn my luck around
turn my luck around
turn my luck around
turn my luck around
Track Name: To All You Guys
To All You Guys

to all you guys of a menacing size
who made me feel invisible with your lies
to all you guys i want you to know
i've found a way to rise
to all you jocks who broke my balls
and pushed me down in all those halls
to all you guys i want you to know
you won't make me fall

maybe you weren't man enough for dad
maybe you feel better when you make us all look bad

to girls in school who were too cool
to be seen with such a fool
to all you girls, i want you to know
you didn't rule
to all the geeks and assorted freaks
who had to stay home from school for weeks
to all you freaks i want you to know
how much your silence speaks

maybe you weren't man enough for dad
maybe you feel better when you make us all look bad

to the popular kid who stood up and said
let's give him half a chance to be heard
to that kid, i want you to know
i won't forget what you did
Track Name: Running In Place
Running In Place

i'm not afraid to say i love you anymore
were those the words you waited for
there was a time three words could make
all the difference in the world
it's not enough to save us anymore

if you've got something to say
please say it to my face
don't hold me hostage
in a shallow embrace
i know i could eat my words
no matter how they taste
we just can't keep on
running in place

the way your wit and grace
could make me insecure
you raised my pulse and temperature
these hands were trembling when they
reached to pull you in
the first kiss, the second i was sure

if you've got something to say
please say it to my face
don't hold me hostage
in a shallow embrace
i know i could eat my words
no matter how they taste
we just can't keep on
running in place
Track Name: She Needs Air
She Needs Air

it's so hard watching you turn pale
that i might do anything, just give me a sign
i'd tend to your vine

but it takes more than water and light
to make everything alright
she needs air

nothing seems to be working
and i want to blame myself, but what do i know
about making things grow

'cause it takes more than water and light
to make everything all right
she needs air

i don't know just what's shaken you
but whatever it was will be taking you

more than water and light
to make everything alright
she needs air
Track Name: Sugar And Cream
Sugar And Cream

everything i hate
is starting to percolate
and you want to stir me up
put some sweetness in my cup
even if i thought i could change
my mind, my thoughts would feel strange

sugar and cream
you live in a dream
don't make it sweeter than i'll ever be
sugar and cream
you live in a dream
sugar and cream

you gave me some time to brew
but i still don't know what to do
i know that you need me au lait
but i can't serve it up that way
and i've got a childish streak
you don't deserve it mild and weak

like sugar and cream
you live in a dream
don't make it sweeter than i'll ever be
sugar and cream
you live in a dream

that you and i both know ain't coming true
or maybe i just don't try as hard as you
and if i stayed, i'd drag you down
like dead-weight on your team

sugar and cream
you live in a dream
don't make it sweeter than i'll ever be
sugar and cream
you live in a dream
sugar and cream