BudaRest

BudaRest

 Venice, Florida, USA
DuoPopAcoustic

He's a little acoustic guitar. She's a little bit rock and roll on drums. Together they form an intriguing duo with a retro British Invasion sound.

Biography


Bud Buckley and Jax Resto are BudaRest, a multi-talented
songwriting/performing duo transplanted from New York to southwest
Florida. They are comfortably nested in the USA and Global top ten
Singer/Songwriter charts on Reverbnation.


They have just released their first CD, Too Much to Remember, 17
tracks that will appear in their soon to be released multi-media eBook,
novel, Too Much to Remember.


Jax has been a performer most of her life, from dancing and acting to
an 8 yr. stint with Ringling Bros as an aerialist to playing in bands.
Jax loves performing almost as much as writing and creating.


She played with female band Kore at the NY Mamapalooza festival in
2010, when they were voted Band of The Year. A Year later Jax formed FBI
(Female Band Invasion) before teaming up with Bud Buckley to form
BudaRest.


Bud performed all his life in a quite different arena. He was a multi-award winning journalist/PR director with the teachers union in New
York while at the same time teaching. The writing kept him in the eye of
teachers across the nation and the teaching put him on stage everyday
for a tough and demanding audience. They demanded attention and they
demanded he play his guitar and sing while teaching all the elementary
school subjects. Bud eventually studied finger-style guitar with well
known Hudson Valley guitarist, singer songwriter and music educator
Helen Avakian. He also studied voice with successful pop star Leslie
Ritter of the Amy and Leslie duo. He has recorded four CDs, three
produced by award winning songwriter Helen Avakian in Woodstock, NY with
well seasoned studio pros like Scott Petito, Deni Bonet, Ross Rice, Dan
Hickey and others. He is highly rated by Reverbnation and is constantly
in the top ten in the USA and World.


In only two years together, Jax and Bud have written over 50 songs,
and our on the brink of creating the very first rock eBook of its kind.



Lyrics

LET ME GO

Written By: BUD BUCKLEY

LET ME GO ©2007 by Bud Buckley

It took so long to find you,
I did me over and you found me
The price so high I was blind to
The cost of letting you astound me
But now it's time and it's been time for a long time
Oh it's time and it's been time for a long time Oh oo oo oo

CHORUS:
If I could, I'd take you with me
Feel your smile deep in my soul
We both know they can't reach me
So I beg you let me go Oh Oh oo oo oo oo
Don’t make me beg, Don’t make me beg, Don’t make me beg, Just let me go

We both left home behind
To find a new place
And life was kind
In our searching embrace
But now it's time and it's been time for a long time
Oh it's time and it's been time for a Long time Oh oo oo oo
REPEAT CHORUS

Before you, life was more hard
Than the face I showed you
But together we starred
In a love story overdue
But now it's time and it's been time for a long time
Oh it's time and it's been time for a long time Oh oo oo oo
REPEAT CHORUS

Meltdown

Written By: BUD BUCKLEY and JAMES BRAHA

MELTDOWN ©2007 Bud Buckley, James Braha

Let Down, another goddamn letdown
Old friends I loved and trusted,
Drive me mad, I’m so damned disgusted
Shakedown, I’m in the middle of a shakedown
Just wanna run and hide
Traitors coming’ at me from all sides

Chorus:
Meltdown, You put me in a meltdown oh yeah
Meltdown, You put me in a meltdown

Ripdown, here comes a classic ripdown
Leave me bare assed in the street,
Burned again, more goddamned heat
Takedown, you got me in a takedown
You jerked me all around
Turned me upside down
Repeat Chorus

Putdown, this is the ultimate putdown
You wiped me out just like a flash flood
Dragged my reputation through the mud
Repeat Chorus twice

Tattoo

Written By: Bud Buckley

TATTOO ©2007 Bud Buckley

Bad ideas seem so perfect when they first inflame your mind
Possibly they'll show no mercy, going from cool to lame in time
The taste of now, sweet gone sour, that you can't wash away
I need something to last, something thicker than what's so phat today


My tattoo shows you where I was at that place in time
My tattoo advertises my one time state of mind
That's why I wrote this song, I wrote it all for you
It'll haunt me years from now an audio tattoo

Bad idea, what was I thinking when I made no move that day
I just watched, did not touch, too scared to steal you away
How was I to know how fast the years would go, how long we'd be apart?
How your voice your smile, your every move would stay engraved upon my heart

My tattoo shows you where I was at that place in time
My tattoo advertises my one time state of mind
Don't need a dragon, a bleeding heart or creature from the zoo
I wear you in my voice and smile, you're my indelible tattoo

Underground

Written By: Bud Buckley

UNDERGROUND ©2007 By Bud Buckley
Parrots on a stop sign still daring to talk trash
On a honeysuckle wall built to camouflage burning ash
Sun glares from the east, clouds gang up in the west
Riding down the middle, dreading what comes next

When the American dream is no more to be found
Grab who and what you love
And go for the underground, go for the underground
Underground Underground

The air is getting filthy, so we'll call it nice and clean
The rivers run with mercury and the fish are turning mean
There's killing done for freedom, we just call it democracy
If it's in the name of God, you can not call it hypocrisy

When those endless sound bytes make your head pound
Grab who and what you love
And go for the underground, go for the underground
Underground Underground

It's fine to get rich unless you're working with your hands
Ask for a living wage, watch your work go to other lands
You buy that line and put in the time, do just what you’re told
'til one day your job is downsized and you wake up sick and old

When you're down so far you just can't rebound
When your life's no better than a homeless hound
When you get to the point you just want to keep your profile down
When you can't sit and watch an other one get crowned
Grab who and what you love
And go for the underground, go for the underground
Underground Underground

Keeping Secrets

Written By: Bud Buckley,Kathy Feeney, Kathy Feeney

KEEPING SECRETS © 2007 Bud Buckley, Kathy Feeney

Remember that day we were skipping stones, lakeside outside our selves
The dark mirror lake hiding deep unknowns, old church window reflects pastels
I didn’t mean to sink my stones, I didn’t mean what you thought I said
I didn’t know what secrets the lake owned, I didn’t know what was inside your head

Chorus
Keeping secrets, it hurt to smile
Keeping secrets, like a willful child
Keeping secrets, like we had no clue
I loved you too much to admit we’re through

We sat as still as the lake, as still as that old church where the faithful no longer come
Stained glass windows, blood ringing in my ears, silence leaving me numb
Your silence is causing this ache that my heart’s trying to deny
Your stillness as cold as the lake, Just make a ripple so I know you’re alive

Repeat chorus

Bridge:
While the water held its breath, the old church heaved a sigh
Listening for hello but hearing goodbye

We cut each other deep until the secrets were released
Fading scars, slow healing wounds, we fight to find peace
No more skipping stones now the lake is a frozen field
Can we make it across this thin ice over what is still concealed?
Chorus X2

Jacob's Hurricane

Written By: Bud Buckley

JACOB’S HURRICANE ©Bud Buckley 2004, 2009

Jake heard a hurricane is comin’ and he should run for his life
He said, “I got bigger problems. Something’s comin’ for my wife
So go board up your windows, flee your mobile home
Cause my darlin’s trapped in bed, she’s sick to the bone”

CHORUS:
Well Jacob’s not afraid of a hurricane
He’s afraid he’ll never see her again
He can put up with damage and financial ruin
But he don’t know what he’d do without her
He’d be lost and useless without her
So bring on the hurricane

Jake’s neighbor tows his boat from his beach house
With his programmable toaster in his car that talks
Calculates his loses, tries to reach his spouse
She’s safe up north with a foo foo dog she walks

Repeat Chorus

When it’s over people will pick up what’s left of their lives
For Jacob it’ll never be over for him
Dreams of biting wind and memories sharp as knives
If he’s neglected her, he’d be living a sin

Repeat Chorus Plus:
So bring on the hurricane, Bring on the hurricane, Bring on the hurricane, Bring it on

Frozen Shadows

Written By: Bud Buckley

FROZEN SHADOWS © 2009 Bud Buckley

Deep winter bruises after all your games, your leaving’s worse than I had feared
No warm passion and all our hopes snowed under, disappeared
Crunch of frozen mud under my boots, and you flew off above the trees
You’re too far gone to come back home, frozen shadows over me
CHORUS:
Frozen shadows, they invade me
Glacial scraping of blood on bone
Icy fingers and you betrayed me
Frozen shadows I’m so alone

You don’t remember where home is, it’s missing from your map
You hunt attention that’s foreign to me, I’m bloody, dying in your trap
You cashed in on my old.wealth, checked out on your new money
You’re Queen of the snow and I’m black ice, frozen shadows over me
Repeat Chorus

How much longer can this last, before the mercy of the sun
How much winter must I endure before I come undone?
I guess I never should have bet there was more to you than beauty
It’s hard to admit that I chose you, frozen shadow’s over me

Repeat Chorus
Frozen shadows and I’m all a lone

A Way

Written By: Bud Buckley

A WAY ©Bud Buckley 2009

Evacuate all sea life, Red Tide advances
Nature’s gone unnatural, dwindling last chances
Overheated planet, turbulent weather
See predator and prey swim away together

CHORUS:
Swim away, escape with our skins
Swim away forget all our sins
Swim away, swim away
Swim away, escape with our skins
Swim away before the end begins
Swim away, swim away

Evacuate all insects, pesticides run rampant
Can’t sow your own seeds if you don’t own the patent
Bees and Frogs vanish, fragile as a feather
See the bugs and the birds fly away together

Chorus2
Fly away, escape with our skins
Flyaway, forget all our sins
Fly away, Fly away
Fly away, escape with our skins
Fly away before the end begins
Fly away, Fly away

Evacuate all Wildlife. Wait! We have to do better
No time for denial, Extinct is forever
There is no escape, We’re all in this together

Out chorus
Have to stay to save our skins
Have to stay, Atone for our sins
Have to stay, Have to stay
Have to stay to save our skins
Have to stay, Atone for our sins
Have to stay Have to stay
Have to stay, Atone for our sins
Have to stay Have to stay

It's Been Fun

Written By: Bud Buckley

IT’S BEEN FUN © Bud Buckley 2011

I’m through making up excuses
Clock’s run down No over time for us
It’s true I’ve used up all my ruses
You’ve left town I’m breathing fumes from your bus
I cruised here on tracks that lead to nowhere
Is nowhere what’s become of us?

CHORUS
ohhhhhhhhhhh But it’s been fun.
ohhhhhhhhhhh I have stories and it’s been fun
And maybe maybe maybe
And maybe maybe maybe There’s more to come

I lived for each moment
And usually they’d explode all over you
Sometimes I was pretty low rent
I know I scare you with my point of view
I took you too high above your homeland
And tried to catch you when you flew Repeat Chorus

Bridge
I made you laugh, You must admit, So Please remember me when I’ve died
I have no excuse for my self abuse It’s something I can’t hide
Even though I tried You know how hard I tried
Repeat Chorus

Slow death sure has been a trial
Sad to see what’s be come of us
Guess I fashioned my own style
Quite a spree, lived as I thought I must
Push off I’m good and now I wonder
What was all the fuss ?
Chorus:
ohhhhhhhhhhhh But it’s been fun.
ohhhhhhhhhhhh You have my stories and it’s been fun
And maybe maybe maybe And maybe maybe maybe
But maybe maybe maybe No, I have to run
I have to run Have to run

Had To Pretend

Written By: Bud Buckley

HAD TO PRETEND ©Bud Buckley 2011

Had to pretend I didn’t see you when I shut my eyes
Had to pretend I wasn’t looking every time you crossed your thighs
Had to pretend I didn’t hear you laugh when I joked to the crowd
Had to pretend when you walked away I didn’t want to scream your name out loud
Like some mixed up actor, not sure what message to send,
Fake it-- hope to make it to a stage
Where I won’t have to pretend

Had to pretend I didn’t live to see your smile
Had to pretend I didn’t long to follow you mile after mile,
Had to pretend there was good reason to come to your room
To save the world from impending doom
Like some mixed up actor, not sure what message to send,
Fake it-- hope to make it to a stage
Where I won’t have to pretend

Bridge:
Good people get hurt, Sometimes the time’s not right at all
But it hurts just as bad not to make a move
You try to give the losers a safe place to fall
And hope that their lives can improve

Had to pretend That my half added up to whole
Had to pretend I didn’t miss the partner to my soul
I had to pretend but now those painful days are done
No pretension, we are one
Don’t need to pretend ‘cause I designed you in my dreams,
Then you appeared and now it seems
I’m not some mixed up actor, I know what message to send,
No need to fake it, we’ve made it to the stage
Where we don’t have to pretend
We don’t have to pretend
Don’t have to pretend