Bud Reichard

Bud Reichard

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Accomplished singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist performs originals and covers. Eclectic style with compassion. Songs range from sultry to rock with an acoutic flair.

Biography

Acoustic music with reflections of Bruce Cockburn, Lindsey Buckingham and a little influence from all venues of pop music.

Lyrics

St. Germain

Written By: Bud Reichard

You can’t find what you want? Then you’re looking too hard
Everything is out there on the Boulevard
From Bastille to Maillot via Metro train
The best place in town is Saint Germain

The City of Lights got plenty to please
Flower shops, butchers and bakeries
But when it comes to fun I’m telling you, son
Saint Germain is the place ask anyone

J’ai passe
Une mervellieuse soiree

Musicians and artists, pretty women to see
All the things to do and places to be
Have a glass of wine outside a Bistro
Saint Germain’s the only place you need to know

Sit and people watch at the Les Deux Magots
Stop in the Odeon and watch a show
There’s a church built in the first Century
There’s nothing really like Saint Germain Des Pres

Bonne Journee
Je m’amusais
J’ai passe
Une mervellieuse soiree

You can’t find what you want? Then you’re looking too hard
Everything is out there on the Boulevard
From Bastille to Maillot via Metro train
The best place in town is Saint Germain

[end]

Magic

Written By: Bud Reichard

Been 9 days, 11 years
Lots of love and so many tears
So much time has come and gone
Still your love keeps coming on
Makes me believe
In magic

And oh, magic
Oh, magic

And while we watch the seasons turn
There has been many a lesson learned
One thing that I know stands true
Just how strong my feelings are for you
It’s magic

[chorus]

And all the time we tried to call it quits
Through the anger, fighting and the fits
We still survive through thick and thin
To replace you I wouldn’t know where to begin
Magic

[chorus]

[end]

White Snake

Written By: Bud Reichard

White snake crawling at the edge of the grass
Blue moon rising lighting up the pass
It’s true

Try to keep us in unison
Erasing all doubt and confusion
It’s true

That we all
Have our eyes
On you

Veto the end of a raging war
Leaving our troops on a foreign soil
It’s true

We know there must be an end in sight
Even if it takes all our might
It’s true

That we
Have our eyes
On you

[solo]

Can’t seem to win in spite of our force
Yet you give another speech to stay the course
It’s true

We’re over our heads, water over the dam
Can anyone say
Vietnam?

And it’s all
Because
Of you

Can’t even tell there’s a war over there
We all live our lives without a care
It’s true

We hope this will all just go away
But I’m afraid it’s here to stay
Don’t you?

And we all
Have our eyes
On you

[solo]

[end]

King of Survival

Written By: Bud Reichard

You know you gotta be the King of Survival

Runnin’ past poles like a picket fece
Drivin’ like a fool makin’ me all tense
Take it fast, take it deep
Double clutch shift hang it down into 3rd
Pitch a double apex barely hitting the curb

You know you gotta be the King of Survival

Slam the trany down into gear
Needle past red-line valves ready to shear
Take it fast, take it deep
Get some air going over a rise
See nothing but trees, clouds and blue sky

‘That a ‘vette?
Is that a ‘vette up there?
Think it is
Let’s see what he got....

You know you gotta be the King of Survival

Up on his bumper givin’ a hit
Power slide up-shift left pass split
Take it fast, take it deep
Engine so loud I can hardly hear
The scream of the tires and the whine of the rear

You know you gotta be the King of Survival

Floor boards hot from the engine heat
Pushed back so hard nearly broke the seat
Take it fast, take it deep
Hard on the brakes for the next curve
Kept his foot on the gas never lost his nerve

You know you gotta be the King of Survival

Take it fast, take it deep (x2)

[end]

Last Saturday

Written By: Bud Reichard

Last Saturday, I could believe in my heart
That you would stay
Last Saturday, I could believe in my heart, in my heart
In my heart

Last Saturday, you made me feel I’m the one
The only one
Last Saturday, everything was so right, so very right
But that was yesterday

But now the feeling’s fade away
Things aren’t the same as yesterday
I wanna feel from the heart
I could believe in you (x3)

Last Saturday, everything was so real
Totally real
Last Saturday, I gotta know from the start, the very start
I could believe in you

But now the feeling’s fade away
Things aren’t the same as yesterday
I wanna feel from the heart
I could believe in you (x3)

Last Saturday
Last Saturday
Last Saturday
I could believe in you

Cut

Written By: Bud Reichard

Wife of 20 years gets up and splits
Leaves you with nothing
Feeling betrayed by the vows that were made
Now you’re looking for something

So you find yourself a new girlfriend
Gonna run with it
That is until you find her naked in bed
And you just can’t believe it

How deep is the cut?
How deep is the cut?
How deep is the cut?

You know nothing’s ever quite as it seems
When you look at it
No more than a carnival of dreams
In a crazy fit

And all the things that matter they don’t matter no more
That’s the truth to it
But it’s all too real the cut’s so deep
You’ll need a tourniquet

How deep is the cut?
How deep is the cut?
How deep is the cut?

Anyone who says they want to be alone
Is lying
And anyone who lives without being in love
Is dying

How deep is the cut?

I know it’s gonna be okay
I know it’s gonna be okay
I know you’ll be back some day

Baby Blue

Written By: Bud Reichard

Big lawyers do your talkin’
Big lawyers play the game
You’ll always end up walkin’
Downright guilty just the same

Ask your father for forgiveness
He knows you’re really not to blame
But every Psycho has their moment
Stick your finger in the flame

You have a need to be out there
It drives you nuts to sit at home
A carnal need will be your guidance
You’ll never have to be alone

Another day turns into the night
You know it’s never too late
And your lover cum victim
Will never know of his fate

Say it’s not true
Baby Blue
It’s all about you
Baby Blue

You always fool them with your beauty
You always fool them with your fame
And you’ll never go under because it’s
Never too late to change your name

And HA HA to the people under your thumb
You think it just a silly game
But someday everything will fall apart
You’ll only have yourself to blame

Say it’s not true
Baby Blue
Yeah, they’re on to you
Baby Blue

[solo]

[end]

Incurable

Written By: Bud Reichard

It’s not incurable
There are millions of people in the world
There are millions of people in the world

The war in Iraq is breaking our back
Innocent people under attack
It’s feast or famine everywhere
Too many people in despair

[chorus]

Traffic clogs the urban street
Can’t escape the stress or the heat
All these lines in my face
Running at this insane pace

Now don’t, like I said before
Now don’t, don’t, don’t wait too long

Drive your Hummer SUV
Clear the forests leave no tree
Hills and valleys all ablaze
Gives the sky purple haze

[chorus]

[end]

Discography

Two solo CD releases; "Back from Nowhere" in 2007 and "King of Survuval" in 2009 which was recorded in Paris, produced by Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star, REM).

Set List

Typical set is 45 minutes in length with 80% original content. Copies include instrumental versions of popular hit songs as well as various covers as performed by original artists. Covers include "Rhiannon" by Fleetwood Mac, "For Nigel" by XTC, "In My Place" by Coldplay, "Thank You" by Alanis Morriset, "Salsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel, "I Am" by Train, various Beatles, etc.