And The Stars Will Guide Us Home

by Steven Wesley Guiles

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The latest release from Pushstart Wagon front-man, Steven Wesley Guiles, features more indie rock goodness. This album was a continuing collaboration with Work Songs' Garret Gengler, whose deft production work and arranging added just the right amount of sweetness to counter SWG's spice. Listen and love.

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released August 1, 2010

Produced and mixed by Garret Gengler
All songs written by Steven Wesley Guiles
Most instruments by Steven Wesley Guiles
String arrangements by Garret Gengler
Mastering by Carl Saff

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Steven Wesley Guiles San Dimas, California

It's not every year an artist writes 70+ songs so that he can release 9 songs for his first solo album. It's also not always possible when said artist is a devoted husband, father of two, and a full-time middle school teacher. If you find Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver good company, then you will be right at home pulling up a chair and a pair of earbuds and soaking his gorgeous records. ... more

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Track Name: I Will Not Be Defeated
I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

You were something I was afraid of
You were something I would bow down to
Perhaps I've formed a bit of a backbone
Found a spine and a voice of my own
Maybe now you should start runnin'

I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
Track Name: Eddie Vedder Told Me There'd Be Days Like This
EDDIE VEDDER TOLD ME THERE'D BE DAYS LIKE THIS
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

I remember Eddie Vedder at the Sonic Youth Festival
He came after Cat Power, he had a mohawk and he played the ukulele
I was surprised that he played well

Eddie told me there'd be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
"there ain't nothin' that you can't believe"

At the time I didn't ask why I think I was overloaded
There were too many voices crowding,
I could not make out what they were meaning
I just came to see Malkmus play He was not as good as I had hoped

Eddie told me there'd be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
"there ain't nothin' that you can't believe"

Eddie told me there'd be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
"sometimes all that you can do is grieve"
"sometimes all that you can do is grieve"
Track Name: Tammy Faye, I Love You
TAMMY FAYE, I LOVE YOU
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

Tammy Faye, I love you
Don't ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don't you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more

Standing still never suited you
or crying alone in your bed
You've got heart like San Francisco
You've got lips that raise the dead

Tammy Faye, I love you
Don't ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don't you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more
Tammy Faye, I love you
When your eyes look into mine
Sister you are sweetness
O sweet, sweet love divine

Locking doors never suited you
Looking down or caving in
You've got a heart as big as Texas
You speak love like a heroine
Tammy Faye, I love you
Don't ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don't you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more
Tammy Faye, I love you
When your eyes look into mine
Sister you are sweetness
O sweet, sweet love divine
Track Name: I'm Not Over It
I'M NOT OVER IT
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles

/enter crickets and thunder and classical guitar
/enter vocals and rock and roll

I won't reason with you
and I won't force your hand
and I won't make you change your mind
That was not my plan

I won't wrestle with you
or pull you from the stands
If what I say or do offends you 
I hope you understand (repeat)

I'm not over 4x

Over it 5x

And then the band played on

*repeat verse*
*repeat chorus*
*repeat verse*

/exit rock and roll
/enter storm and crickets
/enter classical guitar
/end
Track Name: Move On
MOVE ON
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

Endless summer wasn't endless was it?
You're so soon to call up grudges I would soon forget

Move on, move on
if that's what you've gotta do
that's what you've gotta do
that's what you've gotta do
gotta do
gotta

Move on, move on
if that's what you've gotta do
that's what you've gotta do
that's what you've gotta do
gotta do
gotta move on

Winter, cold as ice just like your winter eyes
Can we just get by it? Do we have to lay down and die?

Will you listen to your heart? I don't think you hear it's beating sound.
If you think you've got it hard Well don't you know that I have got it too?
I think I could bleed enough for two...

Move on, move on
if that's what you're gonna do
that's what you're gonna do
that's what you're gonna do, gonna do,
gonna move on
Track Name: Control
CONTROL
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

When you struggle with control you cannot trust
and if you want to trust someone you really must
let go of (your) control
I always try to set some higher goals
and If I trust someone, well gosh, I never know
if they will get it right
if they are on my side

Help me let go of this control
Help me to trust again
Help me to let you take the wheels
I don't know nothin'
I want to give myself up to something bigger than myself
Help me let go of this control

If I let go will I ever get it back?
Is it illusion, am I really off the track as far as that?
and can a self-professing freak like me get by?
Will I trust enough to see you eye to eye?
Am I that tough? Is this enough?

Help me let go of this control
Help me to trust again
Help me to let you take the wheels
I don't know nothin'
I want to give myself up to something bigger than myself
Help me let go of this control
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - My Love Is A Noun
My love is a noun,
You can't write it down
It's something you can feel, tangible and real
And you can take it home, it's carved up in stone
Yeah it's something real, my love is a noun

My love ain't no book
that can be checked out
that can be overdue
that can be done without

My love pours like wine
My love moves like wind
My love takes it's time
My love covers sin

My love is a verb
It knows where you are
It's got arms and legs
And it's got a face
It's not insecure
It's not weak and cold
My love runs the race
My love wins the gold
My love keeps the pace...my love is a verb

My love won't keep you down
Or drop you off downtown
It won't make you frown
My love is a noun

My love pours like wine
My love moves like wind
My love takes it's time
My love covers sin

My love pours like wine
My love moves like wind
My love takes it's time
My love covers sin
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - All The Sun Has Ever Shined On Me
This is all the sun has ever shined on me
and I am not the one longing to be free
You're locked up like a chest at the bottom of the sea
Yeah this is all the sun has ever shined on me

And this is all the rain that's ever fallen down
You could see the pull and strain as your world collapsed around
Now I hope you can swim up before you drown
Cuz this is all the rain that's ever fallen down

This is all the sun has ever shined on me
and I am not the one longing to be free
You're locked up like a chest at the bottom of the sea
Yeah this is all the sun has ever shined on me
Yeah this is all the sun has ever shined on me
Yeah this is all the sun has ever shined on me
Yeah this is all the sun has ever shined on me
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - I Can't Get Over It
This time, this time, next time, this time, past times, I can't get over it
Last times, first time, down time, fast times, we're fine?
Can we get over it?

I...I…I need you to be, I need you to try
I need you to listen, I need you to cry

We're fine, we're fine, sublime, align, real time, are we on top of it?

Six times I've tried no lie, this time, last time, that I'll put up with it.

I...I…I need you to be, I need you to try
I need you to listen, I need you to cry
I need you to feel, this pain in my heart
I need you to get alive, before it all comes apart

You won't need to worry, honey, we've got time to burn
You don't need to hurry, baby, ‘cause we're bound to learn

If we make half-time adjustments, if we watch the score
I have heard that wives and husbands, know what compromise is for
Know what compromise is for

I...I…I need you to be, I need you to try
I need you to listen, I need you to cry
I need you to feel, this pain in my heart
I need you to get alive, before it all comes apart

This time, this time, I can't get over it.
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - You Would Not Believe
That You Would Not Believe
c2008 Steven Wesley Guiles

Just get, get me out of here
Just get, get me out of here

This is what I thought that you would not believe
This is what I thought that you would not believe

I was at the restaurant when we said we'd meet
That I would propose to you like you wanted me
Champagne bottles popping, and I'm on one knee
This is what I thought that you would not believe

Just get, get me out of here
Just get, get me out of here

I've got more problems that I care to count
Traffic was the worst and then the Christmas crowds
Reservations for two at the blah blah blaheeeeeeee
This is what I thought that you would not believe

Just get, get me out of here
Just get, get me out of here

Don't lay this at my feet darlin' don't you
Think I'd be the one to tell you I'm a
Fool for you, fool for you

Just get, get me out of here
Before we say things we regret
Just get, get me out of here
Let's go while both of us can get

Just get, get me out of here
Before we say things we regret
Just get, get me out of here
Let's go while both of us can get

This is what I thought that you would not believe
This is what I thought that you would not believe