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Released 4/2/16
Music and lyrics* by Curt Yagi - www.curtyagi.com
*Lyrics on Need Love written by Curt Yagi & Charlie Wilson
Co-Produced by Curt Yagi & Charlie Wilson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Charlie Wilson at Sonic Zen Records
Graphics by Collin Conley

You know the saying “music is a labor of love?” Well, I’ve learned this to be true. I always think that recording music will be a quick and easy task, but it never is. Between scheduling musicians, tracking days where my voice won’t cooperate and listening to a track hundreds of times, it is a process that takes time and energy and never goes as smoothly as I’d hope for. Looking back, I appreciate all of the nuances that go into the process as they keep me grounded and allow me to grow as a musician. I hope you enjoy all of the time, energy and love that went into these songs. Thanks to Kitt and Adam for sticking with me and performing at countless shows (I know, the Hawaii tours are painful). Thanks to Jordan for sitting in on the Hammond B3 and simply killing it. Thanks to Matt for being one of the best in the business and being able to read my mind and nail all of those sweet guitar licks (you always seem to know the right thing to play). Thanks to Kimiko for stepping into that vocal booth, taking some simple cues and creating some magical vocal harmonies that were absolutely perfect. Finally, a huge shout out to Charlie who embraced my vision and completely ran with it so much further than I thought was possible.

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released April 2, 2016

Curt Yagi - Acoustic guitar, vocals
Kitt Thompson – Bass
Adam Grant – Drums
Jordan Glasgow – Hammond B3 organ, piano
Matt Heulitt - Electric guitar
Charlie Wilson - Percussion, Trombone
Kimiko Joy - Backup vocals on Everything's Alright

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Curt Yagi & The People Standing Behind Me San Francisco, California

San Francisco based singer songwriter Curt Yagi has been on a tear through the Bay Area music scene.

Ben Fong-Torres, former Senior Editor, Rolling Stone had this to say, "People keep comparing him to other artists, but I think he just sounds like Curt Yagi, and that is plenty good enough. This is one excellent singer and songwriter."
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Track Name: Come Take a Walk with Me
Come Take a Walk with Me
By Curt Yagi

Chorus
Come take a walk with me now darling
Come take a walk with me it's okay

Verse
You're sitting in the corner of Chats cafe
I try for your attention but you won't turn my way
I don't know if it is meant to be, but I
See your reflection staring back at me

Chorus
Come take a walk with me now darling
Come take a walk with me today
Come take a walk with me now darling
Come take a walk with me it's okay

Verse
I step left and you step to the right
I close my eyes and then you're out of sight
I don't know what it is I will say
All I want is for you to come my way

Chorus

Bridge
He walks in and takes your eyes from me, what do you see
Another bearded wearing, skinny jeans, wanna be
Can’t you see that I’ve got all you need, just believe
So come with me

Chorus
Track Name: Need Love
Need Love
By Curt Yagi

Verse
Remember when we lived without a care
No worries, not even a burden to bear
Young and innocent, the world was good to me
Dark skies, it's getting hard to see

Dad was a teacher who could pay the bills
Happy family complete with lots of frills
Those are just memories of my mind
Fading quickly from my head I always find

Tide has turned but not in the best of ways
Crashing down makes me long for my younger days
Why don't I see that here today
Just a handful seem to live that way

Chorus
All I need is love to save the day…All I need is love it’s gone away
All I need is love…All I need
All I need is love

Verse
Big words never gonna extricate
The beating heart of the Golden Gate
Will a change ever come my way
Thick fog from the breakers to the bay

Don’t make me get political?
Age has gotten you blind so cynical
We pick a side just to fight with each other
People suffer no love for one another

Chorus
All we need is love straight from the soul…All we need is love to take control
All I need is love…All I need
All I need is love

Verse
Just want to live my every day
Morning tea and then I’m on my way
Not a lot it takes to fill me up
A little cream to pour inside my cup

Don’t need first class or a fancy car
Take me fast it just won’t get me far
Keep on living the best that is for me
All I need is knowing who I’ll be

Chorus
All I need is love to save the day…All I need is love to pave the way
All I need is love…Follow me
All we need is love
Track Name: Not Gonna Lie
Not Gonna Lie
By Curt Yagi

Verse
I can tell you that our eyes were locked a never ending gaze
Two different people come together in a special kind of way
Stars aligned to bring us close enough to find each other
Such a fascinating story we will tell

Chorus
I'm not gonna lie, I didn't meet her when the clock struck noon in the middle of central park
I'm not gonna lie, I didn't catch her eyes across a crowded super mart
I won't make up words to sell you on my fairly tale
I'm not gonna lie, No, I met her online

Verse
Exchanging messages like long lost friends ignite a fire
Unexpecting unsuspecting of our desire
Connected souls who find that quietness is often freeing
Such a fascinating story that we have

Chorus

Bridge
It doesn't matter how we met or what we'll tell them
All I care is I found you

Chorus
Track Name: Everything's Alright (Island Version)
Everything’s All Right
By Curt Yagi

Verse 1
Longer days, heart can bear, eyes can see, despair
Emptiness, takes control, light has fallen, lost its glow
Helplessness, blurs the line, can’t you see the sign
Reach within, realize, live your life

Chorus
Everything’s all right
Dry your eyes on me tonight
Trust my soul and see my light
Everything’s all right
Everything’s all right

Verse 2
Brighter days, always find, every time, peace of mind
See my eyes, look inside, deep inside, step the line
Give you my, soul to hold, just grab hold, take control
Hard to hold, heart and soul, more than you know

Chorus

Bridge
Can’t make you see…it’s gotta be

Chorus (2x)
Track Name: Promise
Promise
By Curt Yagi

Verse
I can't promise you sunshine
When the blue skies turn grey
I can't be your silver platter
In every dreadful darkest day

Pre Chorus
I can't tell you this rain will go away
For you I’m promising…all my better days

Chorus
I'll give you every day now

Verse
I can't promise you the world's riches
Or the finest silk around
Just a guy here on two feet
With his head down to the ground

Pre Chorus
I can't say that the rain will go away
For you I’m promising…all my better days

Chorus
I'll give you every day now
I’ll give you every day now
You’ve got me every day now

Bridge
I can't believe what you've made of me
Opened my heart to a better part of me

Chorus
I'll give you every day, I promise every day…I’ll give you every day now
I’ll give you every day, I’ll give you every day…I’ll give you every day now
I'll give you every day, I promise every day…You’ve got me every day now