Rebel Days

by Graceman

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Robert Brownell this record is awesome love the songs been listening to them for the past couple days and can't stop love em keep it up :)
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Rusty Greer i love all the tracks on this album release!!! i am so glad to see it all on one album, as i have been hearing these tracks LIVE for a while, so this makes me Happy!!!
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WoefulMinion Unalloyed brilliance. "Rebel Days" is an extraordinary tour-de-force of songwriting prowess and strong, confident musicianship. The songs encompass the whole of life. The past we want to remember, the present age of uncertainty and need for change, and an unknown future waiting to be explored. Favorite track: Pocket Change.
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Robomike More heart, true art. That's what I loved 2012, that's what I love today. I never stepped on a kid's sidewalk chalk, 'cause hoping this kid will color my world later. But most of them use flip charts today. Favorite track: Sidewalk Chalk.
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released October 4, 2016

Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman
Produced by Anna Graceman
Mixed by Zach Allen

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Anna Graceman Nashville, Tennessee

Anna Graceman is a young singer-songwriter and pianist whose self-penned songs and music has gained attention home and abroad. Her original melodies are complimented by the soulful smoky tone of her voice and her skilled acoustic piano accompaniment.

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Track Name: Rebel Days
Rebel Days
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

We spend too much time focusing on the little things
Why not look at the big picture?
We’re not the masterminds, we’re not the ones who are pulling the strings
We’re just freethinkers, day dreamers and wishers

You’re acting like you don’t understand
Are you saying that you were nothing like how I am?

Not enough room for me to breath
Trapped in these walls there’s no sights for me to see
No chance of taking flight with these wings
‘Cause there’s no space for me to break free
These are crazy times and we got crazy ways
But these are my rebel years, they’re my rebel days

They’re wanting us to follow the rules
They say if we listen we’ll be fine
But baby let me tell you, we’re not a bunch of fools
We just don’t have a problem with coloring outside the lines

You’re acting like you don’t understand
Are you saying that you were nothing like how I am?

Not enough room for me to breath
Trapped in these walls there’s no sights for me to see
No chance of taking flight with these wings
‘Cause there’s no space for me to break free
These are crazy times and we got crazy ways
But these are my rebel years, they’re my rebel days

Forever in a haze
Forever in a faze
Counting down the minutes, hours and all of the days
Forever in a haze
Forever in a faze
Wishing for acceptance and a moment of your praise

You’re acting like you don’t understand
Are you saying that you were nothing like how I am?

Not enough room for me to breath
Trapped in these walls there’s no sights for me to see
No chance of taking flight with these wings
‘Cause there’s no space for me to break free
These are crazy times and we got crazy ways
But these are my rebel years, they’re my rebel days
Track Name: Who We Are
Who We Are
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

Keep your questions to yourself
You don’t need to ask nobody
And we don’t need nobody else
Take a road to somewhere sunny

I’ll grab your hand and we’ll go
If you’re along for the ride
Then we’ll reach for the stars
Yeah we’ll reach for the sky
And we’ll make new mistakes
Cause we’re one of a kind
If you stumble and fall
I won’t leave you behind
Capturing secrets and we’ll put them in jars
We don’t know who we’ll be cause we don’t know who we are

Who we are x3
We don’t know x2
Who we are x3
We don’t know x2

Keep the answers to yourself
You don’t need to help nobody
And we don’t need nobody else
We’ve got each other, fame and money

I’ll grab your hand and we’ll go
If you’re along for the ride
Then we’ll reach for the stars
Yeah we’ll reach for the sky
And we’ll make new mistakes
Cause we’re one of a kind
If you stumble and fall
I won’t leave you behind
Capturing secrets and we’ll put them in jars
We don’t know who we’ll be cause we don’t know who we are

Who we are x3
We don’t know x2
Who we are x3
We don’t know x2


Ooh woah you’re stumbling down
Stumbling down
Come stumbling
Ooh woah you’re stumbling down
Stumbling down
Come stumbling

Did you take my advice?
Not to give up twice
Did you learn from other’s misfortune
Did you push along
Or did you sing a hopeless swan song
Thinking falling apart was your only option?

I’ll grab your hand and we’ll go
If you’re along for the ride
Then we’ll reach for the stars
Yeah we’ll reach for the sky
And we’ll make new mistakes
Cause we’re one of a kind
If you stumble and fall
I won’t leave you behind

Ooh woah you’re stumbling down
Stumbling down
Come stumbling
Ooh woah you’re stumbling down
Stumbling down
Come stumbling

Capturing secrets and we’ll put them in jars
We don’t know who we’ll be cause we don’t know who we are

Who we are x3
We don’t know x2
Who we are x3
We don’t know x2
Track Name: Easily Distracted
Easily Distracted
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

I don’t know where I am from
But I’ve been on the run
Where I’ve gone helps you know me
Don’t ask which places I have been
I’ve been to all of them
And in each one you’ll learn my story

All I say
Is I gotta get away
I can’t stay
Maybe I’ll come back someday
Coast is clear
I’m getting out of here
Disappear
Already gone my dear

I guess that I’m just easily distracted
Apologize for the way that I’ve been acting
Place to place
Person to person
Don’t know what it is that I am searching for
All I know is I’m easily distracted
I’m easily distracted

Please know that I leave with the sun
I’m impatient and I’m young
I’m here then gone with the breeze
Realize I’m only passing through
It’s nothing against you
That’s just what it means to be free

All I say
Is I gotta get away
I can’t stay
Maybe I’ll come back someday
Coast is clear
I’m getting out of here
Disappear
Already gone my dear

I guess that I’m just easily distracted
Apologize for the way that I’ve been acting
Place to place
Person to person
Don’t know what it is that I am searching for
All I know is I’m easily distracted
I’m easily distracted

And leaving hurts more than I remember
I’m sorry to have left things in such a mess
And I hate to sound so self centered
But I promise this is for the best

I guess that I’m just easily distracted
I apologize for the way that I’ve been acting
Place to place
Person to person
Don’t know what it is that I am searching for
All I know is I’m easily distracted
I’m easily distracted
I’m easily distracted
Track Name: Glass Walls
Glass Walls
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

Give me a deadline
My eyes on the floor
Your arm around my waist
I can’t take it anymore
There was a time when
It’d been easy to believe
But times they have changed now
And we’ve clearly disagreed

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter
No it doesn’t matter
If these glass walls shatter

We’ve come to the deadline
Eyes cast on the door
I finally show to meet you
You’d thought I’d stood you up for sure
The sand counts the hours
And you’re hard to read
But our time is gone now
So I stand to leave

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter
No it doesn’t matter
If these glass walls shatter
Throw stones and flatter
Watch my dreams scatter
It doesn’t matter
If these glass walls shatter

Walking on shards
And giving me scars
Tearing apart
What’s left of my heart
Mistakes have been made
And cards have been played
It seems like we’ve stayed
Right in the same place

It doesn’t matter
It doesn’t matter
No it doesn’t matter
If these glass walls shatter
Throw stones and flatter
Watch my dreams scatter
No it doesn’t matter
If these glass walls shatter
Track Name: Pocket Change
Pocket Change
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

Heartbroken at words spoken
I’m choking, I can’t break
I wandered for awhile until they found me

They said a penny for a wish
They swore that it was true
That if I ever made a wish
It would come true

So I threw a dime in the wishing well for good measure
Boy I was a fool to think that, that would make things better
Pocket change can’t make my wishes come true
So I’m stuck here crying over you
Baby I was told to wait and be patient
I’ve spent so much time, I’ve run out, don’t know where it went
Pocket change won’t make you change your mind
But I’m still wishing and throwing in dimes

Torn up, scattered, our world shattered
So much chatter, I can’t hear
All I want is to live my life without any fear
Pick up pieces, promise, keep them
And believe in, the truth
Baby put all of your faith in something bigger than you

They said a penny for a wish
They swore that it was true
That if I ever made a wish
It would come true

So I threw a dime in the wishing well for good measure
Boy I was a fool to think that, that would make things better
Pocket change can’t make my wishes come true
But I hope others are wishing too
Baby I was told to wait and be patient
I’ve spent so much time, I’ve run out, don’t know where it went
Pocket change can fix this world with some time
So I’m still wishing and throwing in dimes

Coins in my pocket
Nothing in my wallet
I’d be fine with nothing else
But it’s human for me to want it
I’m so tired of the same
All I want is a little change

And so I throw a dime in the wishing well for good measure
Maybe I’m a fool to think that, that will make things better
But pocket change can make my wishes come true
I’m hoping others are wishing too
Cause baby I was told to wait and be patient
I’ve spent so much time, I’ve run out, don’t know where it went
Pocket change can fix this world with some time
So I’m still wishing and throwing in dimes
Track Name: Nightmare
Nightmare
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

I hear ‘em creepin’
Hear ‘em sneakin’
They’re trying to be quiet
Said my goodbyes
I close my eyes
Sweet dreams, goodnight

Slowly drifting, to a far off place
Where I’ll stare my demons, straight in the face

When the sun goes away
The monsters come out to play
But I don’t like these kinds of games
No I don’t like these kinds of game

This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare and I’m scared
This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare, a nightmare

Story telling
So compelling
Is the light of the moon
Dark has fallen
Night is callin’
Soon I’ll be consumed

Slowly drifting, to a far off place
Where I’ll stare my demons, straight in the face

When the sun goes away
The monsters come out to play
But I don’t like these kinds of games
No I don’t like these kinds of game
Shadows dance on the wall
Footsteps echoing in the hall
Don’t you know I’m afraid
Don’t you know I’m afraid, hey

This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare and I’m scared
This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare, a nightmare

No matter how hard I try
I can’t seem to wake up, I
Am turning into what I fear most
Who I once was, will only be a ghost

This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare and I’m scared
This dream is, a nightmare
This dream is a nightmare, a nightmare
Track Name: Tiny Girl
Tiny Girl
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

I’m always looked down on
Inside always has a frown on
They tell me I’m too young
Little me, I’m the underestimated one

People look at me
And all that they see

Is a tiny girl
With dreams bigger than this world
They don’t think I stand a chance
When they just give me a passing glance
They’ll believe me when fire catches
Yeah I’m the one striking the matches
In my hands I’ll hold this world
There’s more to this tiny girl

I’ll be showing what I’ve got
Who said you decide if I’m worth it or not
I’m not looking to run
Why leave when the fun’s only just begun

How come all you see
When you look at me

Is a tiny girl
With dreams bigger than this world
You don’t think I stand a chance
When you just give me a passing glance
You’ll believe me when fire catches
Yeah I’m the one striking the matches
In my hands I’ll hold this world
There’s more to this tiny girl

Is there a height limit
To get on to this rollercoaster ride
Come on admit it
There’s no reason I should hide

Just a tiny girl
With dreams bigger than this world
You don’t think I stand a chance
When you just give me a passing glance
You’ll believe me when fire catches
Yeah I’m the one striking the matches
In my hands I’ll hold this world
There’s more to this tiny girl
Track Name: Christina
Christina
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

You were a lost girl hidden from the world
Told to never ask for more than you needed, you never got what you needed
Just someone to hold you in their arms
Tell you it’s alright so maybe you’d believe it
But you never believed it

Oh, you’re a permanent wanderer
And though you’re grown you’re still that little girl, still that little girl

Christina
You’ve never been understood
Christina
Always done the best you could
To bury those feelings deep down inside
Christina
I know that things are getting tough
Christina
You were never loved enough
You wear that smile on your face but I know it’s a lie
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
It’s okay to cry

So many nights where you wished on the stars
Had an open mind and a hopeful heart, you had a hopeful heart
Had all these things that you wanted to do
And so many dreams that never came true, how come they never came true?

Oh you’re a permanent wanderer
And though you’re grown you’re still that little girl, still that little girl

Christina
You’ve never been understood
Christina
You’ve always done the best you could
To bury those feelings deep down inside
Christina
I know that things are getting tough
Christina
You were never loved enough
You wear that smile on your face but I know it’s a lie
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
It’s okay to cry

Don’t you dare give up on yourself
You’ve still got time, yeah you’ve still got time
Don’t you dare give up on yourself
It’s gonna be just fine, gonna be just fine

Christina
You’ve never been understood
Christina
You’ve always done the best you could
To bury those feelings deep down inside
Christina
I know that things are getting tough
Christina
You were never loved enough
You wear that smile on your face but I know it’s a lie
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
Christina, Christina
It’s okay to cry
Track Name: Sidewalk Chalk
Sidewalk Chalk
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

We all start off so young
We all start off so innocent
Used to think that time moved slow
Now we don’t know where it went

Why do we have to grow up?
Why do we have to get old?
There’s just some things I don’t wanna give up, you know?

Like lemonade stands
People’d give us money even when it tasted bad
We didn’t have any plans, and we were fine with that
When my invisible friend and I talked
And we’d color the streets with imagined things and all of our dreams
In sidewalk chalk

We all get lost sometimes
We all get a little off the path
That’s usually how you find yourself
One day you’ll look back and you’ll laugh

Why do we have to grow up?
Why do we have to get old?
There’s just some things I don’t wanna give up, you know?

Like those clear, cold nights
We’d bundle up and count the stars in sight
We were freezing but we were fine with that
When that friend and I used to talk
And we’d color the streets with imagine things and all of our dreams
In sidewalk chalk

First we’re too young for things
Then we’re too old for things
Then we’re supposed to forget those things
And turn the page once we hit a certain age
But I don’t wanna move on
And I won’t ever forget
Cause those things they make me who I am

Like how we’d run down the halls
Singing songs so loud you could hear us through the walls
Didn’t know the words but we were fine with that
Then we’d sit on the pavement and talk
And color the streets with imagined things and all of our dreams
In sidewalk chalk
Track Name: Just Friends
Just Friends
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

Can’t say that things are the best right now
Yeah it’s complicated
Thought we’d make it work somehow
But you say that your feelings have faded
I’d hoped that things would be easy
Quick and painless
Didn’t want things to end like they did
But no one granted my wish

You say we’ll still talk
That we’ll keep in touch
But that was a lie
Never wanted a lie to be true so much
Waiting for you to come back
To make amends
But you won’t will you, baby?
Cause we’re just friends

I don’t know what to say
And I don’t know what to do
I wish we could go back to our old ways
But you’re on to something new
And you don’t know what to say
You can’t ever seem to pretend
We’ve gone backwards, yeah to those days
When we were just friends

Wanna accept how things are
Trying to forgive and forget
I haven’t gotten very far
Because letting you leave is my worst regret
I have all of these questions
Like, do you hurt like I do?
When you made your decision,
did you know the tears like I’d cry would be more than a few?


You say we’ll still talk
That we’ll keep in touch
But that was a lie
Never wanted a lie to be true so much
Waiting for you to come back
To make amends
But you won’t will you, baby?
Cause we’re just friends

I don’t know what to say
And I don’t know what to do
I wish we could go back to our old ways
But you’re on to something new
And you don’t know what to say
You can’t ever seem to pretend
We’ve gone backwards, yeah to those days
When we were just friends

Say you need your space
Act like I’m fine with that
Put a smile on my face
Act like I’m fine with that
It’s like you’ve disappeared
Try to be fine with that too
But you don’t speak to me
Try to be fine with that
It’s like I don’t exist
Should I be fine with that?
I don’t understand,
That’s not what friend’s are supposed to do

I still don’t know what to say
And I don’t know what to do
I wish we could go back to our old ways
But you’re on to something new
And you don’t know what to say
You can’t ever seem to pretend
We’ve gone backwards, yeah to those days
When we were just friends
Track Name: Never Meant to Me
Never Meant To Me
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

You’re on a roll
You’ll make that shot
Cause you never miss
And I would lose control
When you held me
When we weren’t like this

Now I’m just a number
I’m one of your few
It’s like I don’t even have a name
And now I have realized
That I’m done with you
And all the worthless games you play

I am alone now
I am free
And I know how
It’s easy to be
All alone now
Was too blind to see
But now I know how
much you never never never meant to me

Na na na na na na na na X3
Never meant to me
Na na na na na na na na X3
Free

Letting go
Can’t hold me back
Not yours to own anymore
Let’s start the show
Who I was
That girl she’s gone, she ran out the door

To you I’m still a number
Ya one of your few
I’d be surprised if you remembered my name
But now that I’ve realized
I’m better without you
Oh I’m finally clear to say


That I am alone now
I am free
And I know how
It’s easy to be
All alone now
Was too blind to see
But now I know how
much you never never never meant to me

Na na na na na na na na X3
Never meant to me
Na na na na na na na na X3
Free

Watching you wander, you beg and plead
But I know now it was never meant to be
Say whatever you want I don't care
You can tell them whatever you dare
Watching you wander, you beg and plead
But I know now it was never meant to be
Say whatever you want I don't care
You can tell them whatever you dare

Cause I'm alone now
I am free
And I know how
It’s easy to be
All alone now
Was too blind to see
But now I know how
much you never never never meant to me

Na na na na na na na na X3
You never meant to me
Na na na na na na na na X3
Free
Na na na na na na na na X3
You never meant to me
Na na na na na na na na X3
Free
Track Name: Storm
Storm
Music and Lyrics by Allie Graceman

I feel the storm getting closer
Feel the clouds getting darker
I feel the storm getting closer
I feel wind getting stronger

I don’t know if it’s you
I don’t know if it’s me
Wanting to believe

All the flames will be burnt out
From the rain falling down
No one will be safe
Cause a storm’s coming

As my emotions start to crash
As my heart it turns to ash
I’m hoping it won’t last
Don’t look back on the past

I don’t know if it’s you
I don’t know if it’s me
Wanting to believe

All the flames will be burnt out
From the rain falling down
No one will be safe
Cause a storm’s coming

So, lock your door shut and stay inside
Don’t come out until you see sunshine
No one will be safe, no no one will be safe
No one will be safe cause the storm’s coming

All the flames will be burnt out
From the rain falling down
No one will be safe
No no one will be safe
No one will be safe
No no one will be safe cause the storm’s coming
Track Name: Dust
Dust
Music and Lyrics by Anna Graceman

When rain will never fall
And darkness begins to call
To anyone who will listen
Under the influence
Beneath the star’s brilliance
Where we’re secretly wishing

Can’t keep up so we break down
Praising idols who wait around

We wave goodbye to our yesterday’s
We watch as they go
And then we just stay in place
Cause we really don’t know
What we’re doing, we don’t ask why
We give them our trust
Silently we look to the sky
As we turn into dust

Don't question or act afraid
Mask all of your raging hate
They say we're safe behind these bars
We've been told we'll be freed with time
Follow orders and stay in line
Someday we'll take back what's ours

Can't keep up so we break down
Cursing those idols who wait around

We wave goodbye to our yesterday’s
We watch as they go
And then we just stay in place
Cause we really don’t know
What we’re doing, we don’t ask why
We give them our trust
Silently we look to the sky
As we turn into dust

Embracing the pain as the days drag on
It's the only thing that will push me along
I can't find a way out
My hope is clouded by doubt

We wave goodbye to our yesterdays
As they're free to go
And then we just stay in place
Cause we really don’t know
What we’re doing, we don’t ask why
We gave them our trust
Silently we look to the sky
As we turn into dust