To Haiti, With Love

by Ariel Bui

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $10 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
06:01
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
05:33
9.
05:08
10.
07:35

about

50% of the profits from this album will be donated to Haitian relief organizations.

Eight of the ten tracks listed above were home-recorded in 6 sessions to get a version of the album done in time for an impromtu benefit show and trip to Haiti.

Funds from this demo album have already benefited Haitian aid organizations while remixing, remastering, and even re-recording are underway. Those who purchase any version of this album will receive free upgrades to later versions.

For more information on some great organizations, please visit www.earthship.com/haiti, www.grassrootsunited.org, and www.barrelsofhope.org.

Thank you for extending your ears, your hearts, and your support! Your donations are happily accepted. Name your own price for the album and feel free to spread the word!

credits

released August 7, 2011

All songs written and performed by Ariel Bui
Graphic art by Nhac

"Follow the Fog" recorded at Studio 101, Melbourne, FL
"Midnight Waltz in C" recorded at Tiedtke Music Hall, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
All other tracks recorded at BEL Home Studio, Arroyo Seco, NM

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Ariel Bui Nashville, Tennessee

I make music because I can't help it, because I hope it helps, because it's who I am, because it's who we are.

shows

contact / help

Contact Ariel Bui

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Follow the Fog
instrumental
Track Name: The Ocean
I don’t know where I’m goin’
But this boat just keeps a’floatin’
And this river keeps a’flowin’
Don’t know when it’s gonna end

My baby jumped the ship so long ago and
Listenin’ to this wind a blowin’
I just can’t help but feel so alone and
I just want it all to end

All these boulders makin’ holes in
My little boat and I don’t know when
The water’s all just gonna flow in
And sink my soul down to the bottom

But at the bottom
Below the water
It’s so calm
It’s so warm

And though my little boat, it falters
It keeps its nose above the water
It knows its course cannot be altered
Still it takes its fate with a grain of salt

It knows
We’re just part of a (w)hole
It follows
The path that god shows

I don’t know where I’m goin’
But this boat just keeps a’floatin’
And this river keeps a’flowin’
Oh look…there’s the ocean
Track Name: Neptune Void Aquarius
Storm is coming
Wind is blowing
Thunder
Growling

There are rivers in the air
With too much to bear
Toxic tear-dropped
Cyclops

Storm is coming
Populations fleeing for new
Motherlands

Don’t act like you didn’t see it coming
Don’t act like you didn’t have it coming to ya’
Too late to take to high ground
It’s going under

Massive mountains of vapor
Electrocute
You’ll be saved two-by-two
If God goes by the book

The seas shall rise up in protest
Just swim and breathe your defense
Your species stinks of dead fish
And just remember:

You did this

Don’t act like you didn’t see it comin’
Don’t act like you didn’t have it comin’ to ya’
Too late to take to high ground
It’s growing under
Track Name: Life is Like a Tree
Found me cryin’ in yo’ bed
Asked what’s wrong and I said
It’s just a little too intense
You said I could handle it

It takes a special kind of man
To help me do what I can
To clean another man’s mess
And let me be my best

It takes a special kind of love
To learn to trust
To learn to touch
And open up

I am a bud
Soon to emerge
I feel the warmth
Is soon to come

I am a bird
Returning home
I feel the warmth
Is soon to come

The snow came in sideways today
The west wind had its way
A sudden chill changed the rain
Still my heart
Melts away

Mama, Kris is his name
I love the way he sets the pace
I feel impatient most everyday
Mama, it feels okay

Papa, come shake his hand
He’s so upstandin’ and acts like a man
He treats yo’ baby as best he can
Papa, come shake his hand

Sunshine, when you’re away
Sometimes I get so afraid
Then when I see yo’ face
Somehow, I feel so safe

The sun came in sideways today
The west wind took the clouds away
The sudden view, it changed my brain
Yet another beautiful New Mexican day

I give this distance
With utmost respect
I got a life to live
Until you get back

I can’t chase
Someone who needs space
But I’m in orbit
Just in case
You need me

The full moon comes out tonight
And the mesa will fill up with light
Most the stars will be out of sight
They’re still shinin’
Shinin’ for us tonight

My words may not mean a thing
But can’t you hear the feeling?
Ever-changing, means so many things
Like poetry
So nourishing, ever-growing
Like a tree

Life is like a tree…
Track Name: All With Love
This fire needs some air to breathe
This fire needs some air to breathe
So give it to me, give it to me
Give it to me, give it to me

You think this pot can’t take the heat
But all this water’s makin’ steam
Makes it easier to breathe
Easier on guitar strings

I’m feeling so incensed tonight
Healing by Tibetan light
The smoke floats by my eyes
The smoke floats by my eyes

Outside the stars shine
Through space,
And time, and
Darkened night

Anarchy Hailie had a dream
She saw me train hopping
I just thought it was so funny
The thought of me being
Free

Sitting in the sun
I realize there’s only one
That makes this life on Earth
That makes this life on Earth

With unknown ego
She helps all things grow

Listening to the rain
I realize it makes me sane
To know we’ll never thirst
For what we’re truly worth

If this cup held no tea
Would it still be?
If no one held me
Would I still be?

If matter is only energy
We’re the same as things we can’t see
According to this philosophy
I can believe
We are free

If you can’t let go
Be careful
That your ego don’t
Take a hold

And just know
That change will
Always
Come and go

And with love
We’ll evolve
Ain’t no problems
We can’t solve
All the tensions will dissolve

All with love
Track Name: Plant This Seed
Don’t ask me to marry your ideas
I got my own

Don’t ask me to let go of my fears
You got your own

Let me go

Don’t ask me to marry your ideals
I got my own

Let me go

Don’t tell me to listen to my feelings
You got your own

Let me go
I’m learning to love myself just the way I am

Please ask me to marry to your dreams
They’re who you are

Please ask me to follow my dreams
They’re who I am

Let me in
I’m learning to love yourselves just the way you are
Like a beautiful, intriguing, abstract piece of art
I’m learning to love yourself just the way you are

Stand on your two feet and I’ll
Stand on my two feet and we’ll
Plant this seed
We shall see
Track Name: I'm Here
Oh God,
Is there a place
Where I can feel
Safe?

Please take me there
Please take me there
Please take me there
One day

Oh God,
Is there a place
Where I can feel
Safe?

Please take me there
Please take me there
Please take me there
I’m here

Oh God,
Is there a place
Where I can feel
Safe?

Please take me there
Please take me there
Please take me there
One day
Track Name: Sweat
Water pouring out of every pore
Water pouring out of every pore
Earth and fire
Air and ash

Music in the dark
Music in the dark
Cosmic meditation
Who we are

It burns my eyes
It burns my hair
It burns my nose
I’ve disappeared

I’ve disappeared

Death,
Let me go
Death,
Let me go

Sunrise
Sun rise
I’m alive
Track Name: Letting Go
If you want to take everything that I ever had away
It wouldn’t matter
It’s been done before

Never cared what they had to say
You know I wasn’t born yesterday

I don’t believe everything I read cuz’ I’ve been lied to
Don’t know who to trust
But intuition’s telling me
To run

I wouldn’t leave everyone I love without a reason
I think I’ve got some
I’m not like all my friends but oftentimes I find myself
Giving in

Sometimes love is letting go of everything and everyone you’ve ever known
Sometimes love is letting go
Of the ego

If you want to take everything that I ever had away
It wouldn’t matter
You can have it
Generosity travels light

Sometimes love is letting go of everything and everyone you’ve ever known
Sometimes love is letting go
Of the ego

If you want to take everything that I ever had away
It’s okay
It’s all ephemeral
Anyway

Sometimes love is letting go of everything and everyone you’ve ever known
Sometimes love is letting go
Of the ego

If you want to take everything that I ever had away
It wouldn’t matter
It’s been done before

You know I wasn’t born yesterday