Brad Eakins

Brad Eakins

 South Bend, Indiana, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

I'm an amateur singer/songwriter with various influences from Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ed Harcourt, Jeff Buckley, Stone Temple Pilots, The Jayhawks, Stereophonics, Neil Diamond, and more. My songs tend to be very emotive and cover a variety of genres.

Biography

I've been writing songs since my freshman year in college and I'm happy to finally begin the recording process. Collective Soul and then Toad the Wet Sprocket have greatly influenced me in the earlier years, and Toad still to this day. Other influences of mine include Glen Phillips, Ed Harcourt, STP, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Chris Isaac, Ray LaMontagne, Counting Crows, and a few others that I'm sure I'm forgetting at the moment. If I could contribute a fraction of the amazing music they put out I'd die happy. My songs cross a variety of genres and come to me in various ways (many from dreaming). I simply love beautiful music and heartfelt melodies/lyrics and try as best I can to articulate that in my songs. There are many more that will be forthcoming in the near future.At the moment I hope you enjoy these rough demos!

Lyrics

The Sweetest Kind of Misery

Written By: Brad Eakins

You and I will never get away
From all our troubles and pain
'Cause we're the kind of lovers
Who can never show the proper restraint

If you're the kind of woman
Who can fall in love and then runaway
I must be the kind of fool
Who likes the feeling of a heartache

'Cause you make me doubt
Then you make me believe
You've got some kind of hold on me

'Cause you make me smile
Then you make me weep
You're the sweetest kind of misery

I think about all of the times
You said you couldn't replace
What we have together
Guess one argument was all that it takes

Now I'm out on the town
And looking for your love anyplace
But every night I close my eyes
It's you I'm wishing I could embrace

'Cause you make me doubt
Then you make me believe
You've got some kinda hold on me

'Cause you make me smile
Then you make me weep
You're the sweetest kind of misery

My Sweet Prince Goodnight

Written By: Brad Eakins

Where's the time
It happened so fast
It seems a matter of weeks
Come be with me in visions and dreams
So I can rest when I sleep

Before you leave to go home
There's something I want you to know
Everything was good
Your love was so Devine
You were everything I hoped

Our castle seems so empty so cold
Without the warmth of your face
I hang the walls with pictures in frames
The only smiles that I make

The very air that I breathe
Is tearing me apart at the seams
When the moment arrives
And I last close my eyes
I'll be by your side

I realize in these moments
My only sense of consolement
Is you and I will never say goodbye
But for now its my sweet prince goodnight

Oh goodnight
Sweet prince goodnight
Oh goodnight
My Sweet Prince, Goodnight

Confessing

Written By: Brad Eakins

Stay
Dont' walk away
I'm tryin' to be my better self
And make up for those yesterdays

Know
That I'm ashamed
Of how I put you through my hell
And gave you all those tears and pain

I know I'm the one to blame
'Cause you gave nothing but your grace

Now if I met you
And we could make a start
I know that we'd be something
Everything we've been through
Is weighing on my heart
I guess it needs confessing

Today
We say goodbye
I wonder if that's how you felt
Seeing you with another guy

Cold
Is a love denied
I could play the hand I'm dealt
If I could kiss you one more time

And the tear are falling like rain
Heavy is the heart of pain

Now if I met you
And we could make a start
I know that we'd be something
Everything we've been through
Is weighing on my heart
I guess it needs confessing

I know I made a grave mistake
And ruined a love I can't replace

Everything we've been through
Is weighing on my heart
I guess it needs confessing

Ready For Love

Written By: Brad Eakins

It's quite simple
I want you to know
About all of the things
That I have for you in store

I'll serinade you
With poetry and prose
So stay right there
Listen closely cause here's how it goes

Ooooo
Everyday a bouquet
Ooooo
So many ways I can say
I love you so
And now you know

Are you ready for love
'Cause I am ready for love
If the moment is right
Then honey lets not deny anymore

Are you ready for love
'Cause I've been ready for love
Then take my hand
Hold it tightly and don't let go

I'm sentimental
The moment you walk away
Which brings me to my next point
I think forever that you aughta stay

Awake or dreaming
Its always you on my mind
Its so hard to describe
All these feeling that are welling up inside

Ooooo
Everyday a bouquet
Ooooo
So many ways I can say
I love you so
And now you know

Are you ready for love
'Cause I am ready for love
Are you ready for love
'Cause I've been ready for love
I hope you're ready for love
'Cause I'm already in love

Then take my hand
Hold it tightly and don't let go