Josh Kaufman - EP

by Josh Kaufman

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released December 15, 2017

All of the songs on this EP were recorded in L.A. at the The Velveteen Laboratory except Avalanche, which was recorded in Indianapolis, IN at Arkbarn Studio with some additional overdubs done at The Velveteen Laboratory.

All songs written by Josh Kaufman and Bleu (William James McAuley III) except "Paycheck" which was written by Bleu, Josh Kaufman, Joseph Seiders, and Ryan Perez Daple; and "Avalanche" which was written by Sacha Skarbek and Becky Hill

All songs produced by Bleu, except Avalanche, which was produced by Josh Kaufman, Ryan Koch, and Bleu

Mixed by Ducky Carlisle

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering

Art Layout by Birch Miller

Photo by Cliff Ritchey

On all songs except "Avalanche", Bleu played most of the instruments and Josh Kaufman sang most of the vocals.

Additional musicians:

Josh Kaufman- guitar on "All I Ask", additional piano on "The World" and "Digging Deep", cymbal swells on "Truth Be Told"

Bleu- additional background vocals on "Paycheck"

Joe Seiders- drums on "All I Ask", "Paycheck", "The World", and "Digging Deep"; main piano riff on "Paycheck"; and additional background vocals on "Paycheck"

Ryan Perez Daple- saxophone on "Paycheck"

Isaiah Gage- cello on "All I Ask" and "Digging Deep"



All instruments and vocals on "Avalanche" were played/sung by Josh Kaufman, except some percussion by Ryan Koch and Bleu.

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Track Name: Truth Be Told
TRUTH BE TOLD

Living in a sinner’s dream
Where the glitter dresses shine in the neon gleam
Everyone is beautiful
That’s what I’d have you believe

Truth be told
The lies are bought and the heart is sold
Truth be told
I never thought I could be so cold
I never thought I could be so cold
Truth be told

You and I, we had it all
Overflowing love like a waterfall
Never fading, ever green
That’s what you had me believe, but…

Truth be told
The lies are bought and the heart is sold
Truth be told
I never thought I could be so cold
I never thought I could be so cold
Truth be told
Truth be told

I will one day find reprieve
That’s what I want to believe…

Truth be told
Truth be told
Track Name: All I Ask
ALL I ASK

I’m not looking for your sympathy
So don’t pretend to shed a tear for me
I don’t need you to pick up the phone
I’m doing ok out here on my own

All you asked of me
Was to let you go too soon
But all I ask of you
Is to let me believe that you love me too
It’s not enough, but if it’s not too much
That’s all I ask of you

I’m not looking for a bitter end
But I don’t need you to be my best friend
I never told you that I wanted more
But there’s just one thing before you go

All you asked of me
Was to let you go too soon
But all I ask of you
Is to let me believe that you love me too
It’s not enough, but if it’s not too much
That’s all I ask of you

I never wanted anything from you
So it’s just so hard for me to believe…

All you asked of me
Was to let you go too soon
But all I ask of you
Is to let me believe that you love me too
It’s not enough, but if it’s not too much
That’s all I ask of you

It’s not enough, but if it’s not too much
That’s all I ask of you
Track Name: Avalanche
AVALANCHE

I’m not sure how long I’ve got
I’m buried underneath the snow
No one can hear my screams
It’s dark and I’m all alone again
We were at the highest point
Struggled with the climb
We were stronger when we’d made it
But now we’re running out of time again

We were facing the sky
Hand in hand, side by side
I was yours, you were mine
Blinded

Suddenly the ground fell from beneath my feet
And you watched as I was swept away
Now I’m buried six feet under
God I can’t wait much longer
Does it ever really matter who’s to blame
For this avalanche, for this avalanche
For this avalanche, for this avalanche

I look for an escape
But I don’t know what’s up or down
Slowly suffocating
I hope that there’s someone around, a friend

Now I’m going insane
Was it all just a game
Cuz I still feel the same
Broken

Suddenly the ground fell from beneath my feet
And you watched as I was swept away
Now I’m buried six feet under
God I can’t wait much longer
Does it ever really matter who’s to blame
For this avalanche, for this avalanche
For this avalanche, for this avalanche

Suddenly the ground fell from beneath my feet
And you watched as I was swept away
Now I’m buried six feet under
God I can’t wait much longer
Does it ever really matter who’s to blame
For this avalanche, for this avalanche
For this avalanche, for this avalanche
Track Name: Paycheck
PAYCHECK

I still remember my first job
Taking orders at the restaurant
Singing on Sundays in the church choir
Playing Fridays at the local club

I wasn’t sleeping much and making next to nothing
No one even knew my name
But I was having fun, it ain’t work when you love it
I was never in it for the fame

Because it’s not about the paycheck
I’m in it for the love of the game
And I will never take a raincheck
If you wanna win you gotta play, hey, hey
You know it’s not about the paycheck
But tell me where to sign my name

I still remember the first time
I was singing to a sold out crowd
I had a sea of people to play for
But I just wanted to make my mama proud

I wasn’t sleeping much, but I was making something
And people started knowing my name
I was just having fun, it ain’t work when you love it
I was never in it for the fame

Because it’s not about the paycheck
I’m in it for the love of the game
And I will never take a raincheck
If you wanna win you gotta play, hey, hey
You know it’s not about the paycheck
But tell me where to sign my name

I sang for millions of people
Had my face on every TV screen (Have you seen me)
But I still sing in the choir
Cuz there ain’t no place I’d rather be

Because it’s not about the paycheck
I’m in it for the love of the game
And I will never take a raincheck
If you wanna win you gotta play,
Because it’s not about the paycheck
I’m in it for the love of the game
And I will never take a raincheck
If you wanna win you gotta play, hey, hey
You know it’s not about the paycheck
But tell me where to sign my name
You know it’s not about the paycheck
But tell me where to sign my nam
Track Name: The World
THE WORLD

I know you only wanted answers
I know you tried to find a fleeting ray of light
You say you’re tired of taking chances
You say you’ve given up the fight

The world is waiting at your door
The world wants to tell your story, oh
The world is bigger than the chaos or the glory
It’s a bright and shiny blur, I wouldn’t trade it for the world
I wouldn’t trade it for the world

I know you’ve fought so many battles
I know I’ll never see what lies beneath the scars
You say it’s quiet in the shadows
But I remember who you are

The world is waiting at your door
The world wants to tell your story, oh
The world is bigger than the chaos or the glory
It’s a bright and shiny blur, I wouldn’t trade it for the world

I know our love was never perfect
I wouldn’t trade it for…

The world waiting at your door
The world wants to tell our story
The world is bigger than the chaos or the glory
It’s a bright and shiny blur, I wouldn’t trade it for…

The world
The world is only waiting for our story, oh
The world is bigger than the chaos or the glory
It’s a bright and shiny blur, I wouldn’t trade it for the world
I wouldn’t trade it for the world
I wouldn’t trade you for the world
Track Name: Digging Deep
DIGGING DEEP

(Digging deep, digging deep, digging deep, digging deep…)

Thought I was going under
Thought I could hear the sound
Thought I could hear the thunder
Rumbling from the underground
Thought I was at the limit
Thought I was gonna drown
But in that final moment
I would not go, not go down

I need that feeling
I want that glory
Won’t let the struggle
define my story
I know I got it in me
Push past the point of fear
And when they're shouting with me
Everyone will know I’m here

Until I cross that line (I’m digging deep)
Until I make it mine (I’m digging deep)
Until I burn to shine (I’m losing sleep, I’m digging deep, I’m digging deep)

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