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released March 19, 2011

Album: Close My Eyes (2011)
All music and lyrics by Curt Yagi
Co-produced by Curt Yagi and Larry the O
Recorded and Mixed by Larry the O for Toys In the Attic Productions
Recorded at Studio Faire La Nouba, Vallejo CA
Mastered at Mike Wells Mastering

Curt Yagi & The People Standing Behind Me
Curt Yagi - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter
Dominique Fredregill, Kristin Hansen - backing vocals
John Hansen - electric bass
Rob "Bass" Bassinette - electric and upright bass
Ben Doitel - saxophone
CJ Posner - trombone
John Halbleib - trumpet
Rob Bernard - lead guitar
Dirk Dieter - percussion
Larry the O - drums

With appearances by James Jarrett - lead guitar and Iseult Jordan - backing vocals

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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: Live My Life
Verse 1
I woke up to the morning light
Another day gone out of sight
I drift on through another day
Don’t want it any other way

Chorus
Ya ya, live my life

Verse 2
Old soul it takes me down a road
And where it ends I never know
Blind eyes they try to make me see
Ahead is where I want to be

Chorus

Bridge
Breeze runs through my hair
Drifting away from here
The end I don’t know where
I know I’m almost there

Chorus
Track Name: Sweep Me
Verse 1
See my feet right on the ground
Feel my breath but make no sound
Run away on in my mind
Closer, closer never find

Pre-Chorus
Endless wait I wait for you
Understanding what to do

Chorus
Sweep me off my feet
Move me to the beat

Verse 2
Sit and wish for another day
Make my mind bend another way
Chase my tail can’t you see
Ever waiting can’t it be

Pre-Chorus
Chorus

Bridge
Sit and waiting every day
Wishing for another day

Chorus
Track Name: Always the Same Thing
Used to be so beautiful
Perfect wave on a perfect day
Underneath I clearly see you
Crashing down all over me

I know it's been far too long now
Living in your fantasy
You call it a dream and I always say
What is meant to be will be

Chorus
Round and round
Your reality
Where's the light
That shines on in me

Round and round
Your reality
Your reality
Can't you see it's always the same thing

Verse 2
Paralized by your every breath
My soul exposed for your embrace
Terrified of what could be, 'cause
What is meant to be will be

Every day...always the same thing
Faded glimmer...in my eyes
My empty soul...a long lost day
You've got to realize

Chorus

Bridge
Everyday I run away
But end up with you and I'm
Confined to your sweet embrace
I know what's best for me

Chorus
Track Name: Close My Eyes
Verse 1
Eyes awake to another day again
Sunlight shines across my face my friend
Brand new day to shake away the pain
Open mind is the only way to stay sane

Step outside to face a brand new day
Mountains hide the clouds they'll come my way
Feel the breeze gently touch my face
My mind knows the trouble will surely wake...surely wake

Pre-Chorus
Clouds appear above my head
Feeling comes again I dread

Chorus
Whoa oh oh oh...right now I can't adore
Whoa oh oh oh...don't want to see now more
whoa oh oh oh...go away I don't know when
whoa oh oh oh...I wanna close my eyes again

Verse 2
It's been years since you have left this place
Gone but don't forget I see your face
Look ahead I know I'm on my way
Every day is just another day...another day

Pre-Chorus
Chorus

Bridge
Sometimes I can't see up from down
Frustration always comes around
I don't know where I need to go
I wish sometimes it wasn't so

Chorus
Track Name: Home
Verse 1
See a little sunshine in your smile
See a little warmness for a while
Taste a little sweetness down your face
Don’t you let me be in any other place

Chorus
Over and over, I see you again
Just when I thought, I’ve come to an end
Despite all the pain, you’re always a friend
Take me away and bring me home again

Verse 2
Eyes are growing tired from another day
Voice has slipped away no more to say
Hands cannot explain the trouble I face
Come and rescue me to another place

Chorus

Bridge
When I lie awake
Can’t run away from this day
I feel uninspired
Can’t ignite my fire

Chorus
Track Name: If Only
Verse 1
Waiting for, day to come
Pictures of, favorite place…fade and surrender
Time slips through before I catch it
Look around, what used to be

Chorus
If only I can speak about it
Live to tell it
Turn back time and talk about it
I’d see another day, my days won’t fade away

Verse 2
Look around, closing in
Ground below, wastes away…fade and surrender
Close my eyes, I cannot see them
Beautiful, memories

Chorus

Bridge
Lost and helpless, what can I do now
My world is bleeding, don’t know what to do
Giving in to, no salvation
Why can’t I rescue you?

Chorus
Track Name: Just Another Day Gone
Verse 1
Eyes are closed but I see the tide roll
Wash away all the trouble days of old
Reminisce of a breeze runs through my hair
Wasting time but it makes me stop and stare

Think about yesterday it is my friend
Watching close cautious eyes they never end
Latching on holding tight it won’t let go
Runaway disappear I’ll never know (last chord is C)

Chorus
And I sit and I wait yesterday to fade
And I hope every day, pain will go away
I sit I wait I hope every day I guess it’s just
Just another day gone

Verse 2
Everyday runaway always come back another day
Waiting on every day, I see my time has slipped away
I wish that I can see tomorrow
You always run you always run from me (last chord is C)

Chorus

Bridge
You disappear never see near always on the run
I can’t keep still always try to feel my way to you

Chorus
Track Name: Sweet Kiss
Every day that passes by
I don’t look into your eyes
Get me closer now
Can’t see right in front of me
Got a feel so incomplete
Get me closer now

Chorus
Your sweet kiss, always miss

Verse 2
Crave another day to go
Bring me closer to your soul
Get me closer now
Reaching deep inside of me
Tranquil waters let me be
Get me closer now

Chorus
Track Name: What A Mess
Chorus
And I say yes, I confess, I’m part of the reason why
And I digress, what a mess, when did things just go awry
I can’t express, my distress, helpless feeling in my mind
And I say yes, I confess, what a mess

Verse 1
Remember younger days
Look out the window shade
I see blues and greens and all the little things
Makes me want to sing out loud

Step in the morning light
Run around all day and night
My mind takes me places, anywhere I wanna go

Chorus

Verse 2
I turn the TV on
Colors bleed and they’re gone
I cannot believe that, all the little things
Have turned their back on me

Mind drifts to better days
Ignore the current ways
And I turn away, never want to see

Chorus