/ba​.​'brook/

by Aimee Bobruk

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All songs written by Aimee Bobruk except "Two of a Kind" written by Aimee Bobruk & Jon Notarthomas

Produced by Brian Beattie & Aimee Bobruk
Engineered & Mixed by Brian Beattie at The Wonder Chamber, Austin, TX
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering

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released March 1, 2013

Aimee Bobruk: Vox, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, BU Vox, Whistles, Bells, Toys, Claps
Brian Beattie: Bass, Guitars, Keys, Ambience, Porta Cello, Toys, Percussion, BU Vox on "A Day in the Life" & "Goodbyee"
Dony Wynn: Percussion, Drums
Kullen Fuchs: Horns, Autoharp "Two of a Kind," "Trigger Finger," "Self Sabotage," and "Goodbyee"
Craig Ross: Electric Guitar "Self Sabotage"
Jon Notarthomas: Electric Guitar, Music Box "A Day in the Life" & "Secret"
Gary Newcomb: Pedal Steel "Do You Remember," Is There Nothing"
Matt Kinsey: Electric Guitar "Do You Remember"
Roberto Riggio: Violin "Perfect Circumstance"
Erin Bobruk Foltz: BU Vox "Desert Bloom"
Danny Malone, Ramona Beattie & Finley Rose Sexton: BU Vox "A Day in the Life"

Holly Bronko: Photography & Art Design

Special Thanks to Toni Bobruk, Brian Aiken, June Higgins, Alan Schindel, Jon Notarthomas, Laruel Lindahl, Conor Nelson, Rafael Rodgriguez, Andrew Dickens, Jim & Toni Chapin, Harald Becker, Jim Balzaretti, Sean P Kearney, Mark Hardy, Volker-Schramm, Jenny Gillespie, Lynne Fowler, Maria Jose De Prado/Mark/Borja & Bosco, Jess/Eamon & Erin Bobruk Foltz, Joan Howey, Gordon Campbell, Andrew Long, Curt Woolhiser, and all the supporters who donated generously to make this album possible through kickstarter.com

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Aimee Bobruk Austin, Texas

2013: Releases /ba.'brook/ LP
2012: Featured in book "The Sounds of Austin"
2011: Guest songwriter at Engelsholm Castle, Denmark.
2010: Voted a “Top Ten Bands in Austin” by Austin Monthly. Co-writes two Danish Top 20 hits.
2008: Releases The Safety Match Journal
2005: Wins Slopeside Serenade Mountain Town Stages Songwriting Contest, opening for Dr. John.
2003: Releases Small Town Girl
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Track Name: A Day In the Life
Girl what would you say?
Leave it behind and come my way
Girl how would it be?
A day in the life of me, you and a dream

My sweet columbine
We’ll buy us a boat and live real fine
Sailing away on an amorous sea
A day in the life of me, you and a dream

And your mother she’ll be crying happy tears for us
Reminded of a love that she once knew
Your mother she’ll be whispering happy prayers for us
I hear her now

The sun will set and the moon will rise
We’ll lie in our boat and float to the skies
Swinging on stars and bathing in moonbeams
A day in the life of me, you and a dream

But your father won’t approve of such a life for us
Demanding we grow up and soon provide
Your father he expects only the worst for us
I don’t agree

Your sister she’ll be jealous as hell for us
Ripe with adoration she’ll miss you the most
Your sister’s got a mouth she’s gonna brag on us
Let’s not let her down
We’re gonna shake this town
Track Name: Omanishko
Humming bird hovering at morning dawn
Wings at attack beating out a song
Her heart is willing but it won’t let go
Omanishko

He sees her reflection in the glass
Tiny little red throat stuck in the past
Through his veins a dark sugar flows
Omanishko

Pulled like a magnet shot like a dart
Thrashing through splinters flying straight to his heart
She pierces deep and drinks in slow
Omanishko
Track Name: Two of a Kind
I want you, only you
I don’t need anything or anybody else
Place your heart next to mine
Come on and listen how they’re beating in time
Cause we’re two of a kind

Two of a kind
We are two of a kind
And it’s lucky we should be
Two of a kind
We are two of a kind
And it’s everything to me
Two of a kind

If you feel like I think you feel
Not needing anything or anyone but me
If you want love that’s true
Let the time slip away, no regretting what we do

Two of a kind
We are two of a kind
And it’s lucky we should be
Two of a kind
We are two of a kind
And it’s everything to me
Two of a kind

If roses and chocolates are given of obligation
Just beware it’s not a pretty pair

I give to you like you give me too
Taking the evening sun, letting go the moon

Two of a kind
We are two of a kind
And it’s lucky we should be
It’s everything to me
Two of a kind
Track Name: Do You Remember
I’m gathering all the rare and precious things I see
Gonna put them in a box and mail them to you
Put me in a box and mail me to you

I’m choosing a hue a very certain shade of green
Gonna paint my walls and bring you home to me

Do you remember?
Oh how we loved

I’m filling up pages with all your signature slang and mood
Gonna borrow a few and pass them along

Do you remember?
Oh how we loved
Track Name: In Your Own Language
In your own language in your own
In your own time
With your own rhyme
Find your own space
Don a new face

In your own fashion in your own
In your own way
Write your own play
Make your own scene
Dub a new meaning

It doesn’t have to be hip
It doesn’t have to be new
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune
It just has to be you

In your own motion in your own
In your own form
Get yourself born
Shimmy, twist, shake
No one likes a fake


It doesn’t have to be hip
It doesn’t have to be new
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune
It just has to be you
You

It doesn’t have to be hip
It doesn’t have to be new
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune
It just has to be you
Track Name: Perfect Circumstance
Everything’s almost in place
She’s straightening her costume, powdering her face
The letter is taped to the door where he used to sleep

Jackson has plenty of food in his bowl
The bills have sorted, counted and paid
It’s seventy-three degrees outside
What a perfect day to slip away

All the ducks are in line
She’s plucked out their feathers one at a time
Now the water is starting to boil
Such an easy crime

Down the stairs in the garage
A sixty-one convertible baby blue dodge
She knows it’s the simplest chance
the perfect circumstance

So she turns the key
Shuts her eyes to dream….
Track Name: Is There Nothing
Is there nothing I can do or say to make you wanna stay?
Then go, but don’t look back at me.

Is there nothing I can promise or change to help you see the way I do?
I remember blowing through traffic lights
Racing through downtown past midnight


Things got so uncomfortable when you tried to hang on
You were only halfway here with one foot out in the hall
Are you gone?

Is there nothing I can give or take to keep this hurt away?
I can’t go there
Maybe in a year or two
This out of focus picture will come into view
Track Name: Secret
Can you keep a secret tucked away inside?
If you can I’ll tell you one of mine.
Darlin’ if the word got out, I sure would look the fool.
You know people talk around and this is such a small town.

Can you keep a secret?
Can you close and lock the door?
Then throw away the key, dear, without asking “what for?”
If you can’t I understand, it takes a certain kind.
If you can’t we’ll stop right here, before I get to close and you too near

Something in your style whispers to me
Maybe you’re the one?
I felt it for a while.
My lips are sealed but baby you’re the one.

Cross your heart and hope to die
Swear by any name under the sky
Now come a little closer tiny little secret.
Still a little closer tiny little secret.
Come a little closer…mmmm
Track Name: Trigger Finger
I’m not to blame a jealous flame fell from the sun
And like a hungry eel out for a kill it tore a hole in me
Never gonna get over you
Trigger finger

If hollow steal is all I feel two hands and steady
Down on your knees, stop begging please, who gets the first shot?
Never gonna get over you
Trigger finger


I tried to love you like the only
And now I’m scared to think it might have never shown

Never gonna get over you
Trigger finger
Track Name: Self Sabotage
Stuck in this town with a fist in your mouth
And a heart that’s impaled on the drawing board
Nothing lost, nothing found, when you’re stuck in this town
Chasing bats ‘round the caves of your mind
You’re losing too much time.

Self-Sabotage

Stardust and dimes stealing peaches from pies
You’re no different than the crazies on Congress
Wearing license plate eyes, riding stardust and dimes
To escape but you cry when it’s through
You know this isn’t you.

Self-Sabotage

All the kings horses and all the kings men
Would put you back together if you let them, my friend.
But you hate to see it end.

Self-Sabotage

Stuck in this town with a fist in your mouth
And a heart that’s impaled on the drawing board.
Track Name: Desert Bloom
Under the weeping silver lime I find you
Caught in the sway of three-quarter time I find you

And though you won’t stay here I know not to plea
I’ll rest in your shadow and breath deeply
And tell again the story of a desert in bloom
How you roamed in silence all consumed

Weightless, submerged, swimming downstream I find you
Huddled and waiting in the last line of poetry I find you.
Dapper and green like a storybook forest I find you
Singing out of time to your favorite chorus I find you

And though you won’t stay here you still leave a mark
On the borders of this scared and secret heart.
And tell again the story of a desert in bloom
How you roamed in silence all consumed
Tell again the story of a desert in bloom.
How I wake in your arms some late afternoon
mid fractures of light in an empty room.
Track Name: Goodbyee
Adieu, goodbye, farewell, so long
Words I never like to say
Cheers, shalom, aloha, farvel
I wish that somehow you could stay

I hate to see you go
Why don’t you stop it right now?
You have to force me to
No, I don’t want to learn how.

Adieu, alvida, sayonara, bye-bye
The timing always seems wrong
Namaste, adios, selamat- tinggal, ta ta
Try not to drag it out too long

There’s a frog in my throat
Darn it I’m trying not to cry
Isn’t it best dear if we both shut up and lie?

You could say “See you tomorrow.”
And I’d reply “Maybe tonight!”
We’d both raise our hands, shake um and shout with a smile:

Hello, bonjeur, hola, ahoy
Words much easier to say
Hi, guten tag, howdy, ciao,
Then turn and slowly walk away