Incognito Ergo Sum

by Josh Niehaus

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This is Josh Niehaus' debut EP.

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released December 1, 2010

All song written, performed†, recorded*, mixed and mastered by Josh Niehaus.

† Drums performed by Dowell Davis on "Bellingham" and "There".

* Vocals for "St. Louis Revival" and "Bellingham" recorded by Joe Reineke at Orbit Audio Studios.

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Josh Niehaus Seattle, Washington

Josh Niehaus is a professional singer/songwriter and recording artist from Seattle/Vancouver who completed a West Coast tour in 2012 and continues to play shows locally around the Northwest. His latest release is title Josh Niehaus Begins, and it is available on bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and at www.reverbnation.com/joshniehaus

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Track Name: St. Louis Revival
I don't know what I'm supposed to make of childhood dreams,
But I sure know how to lose them
Is it time to let them go? I don't now where time goes,
Twenty four years ago I was a baby
Filled with possibility
Dreaming up reality

I don't really know what's changed since then, but my dreams all fade away
Oh give me one more chance, and I'll try to let them go

Oh guiding time as you lay me down to bed
Fill me with pleasant visions dancing in my head, but
Please take my dreams when I awake
For lack of opportunity with to partake
I'd rather live in a world that confines
Than to watch my dreams vanish before my very eyes
Oh, give me a better use of time
Than to mourn over the child no longer inside
And I'd take solace in a future robbed of me
Revise my history and retain my vanity

Don't tell me how to write my songs
Don't tell me which notes sound wrong
Don't tell me the name of the key I'm playing in, cause I don't need to know those things
Don't tell me when love grows old
The feelings can burn down real low
Cause as soon as I'm told my mind forgets that life is so much more than experience
Oh, dream of what will be
In colors that you've never seen
And each dream that passes, I must chase after, so I bury them in a cemetery of thoughts
Safe from time for the future in my mind
Every time I pick up a guitar to see what I'll find
That's where I dig, dry bones shriveled up from the passage of time
But not gone, just not here anymore

I don't know
Track Name: Silent Night
Well I won't go, silent in the night
I stood up on the ledge, and I came back down again
For all I know, life is all I got
For all I know, and this is my one shot
And as a self-appointed right
I'm gonna fight the silent night

This is a call to all people in despair
You hear this song, you know, there is someone else like you in here
And if you're hearing this here now, know you help me find my light
And that's because I always fought the silent night

Well I won't go, silent in the night
I stood up on the ledge, and I came back down again
For all I know, life is all I got
For all I know, and this is my one shot
And as a self-appointed right
I'm gonna fight the silent night
Track Name: Make It A Dream
God, if you can hear me know, I know it's been three weeks since I have talked to you
But you see all I do, I can't hide from you, so accept my confession is true
Should I be sorry, you speak of choice but I cannot understand
I know what's right from this book here in my pocket
But I feel like I'm just not your kind of man

(Chorus)
God make it a dream
So I can spread my wings and fly up next to you
God make it a dream
So I can cast my wings and fly up high to
Jesus won't you stay awhile, I cannot be alone tonight
Jesus won't you let me stay the night

Tell me what you want from me and I try anything
I've heard the call and I spread the word, but there's something else in me
But didn't you put it there!
I'll follow you thy will be done, just tell me who and there's time come
But you don't give me anything, the why don't you stop me, why don't you ever stop me!
My eyes are filled with red as I come back into my head
By who am I enthralled, the depths below or the enthroned?

(Chorus)

My lord please don't abandon me, and damn me down for eternity
Give me a glimpse so I can see, the truth behind this suffering
With every breath I breathe for you, and pray that you will guide me to
To show to my saviors plan, to redeem this child of the promised land
Your light is how this world began, now send it forth to cleanse this man
Into the dark, I hear the truth, but I'm pulled both ways and I want to be with you
I want to be with you, I want to be with you

(Chorus)
Track Name: Bellingham
I'm horny, the story of my life,
Someday I'll get it right,
But for now I check out everyone in sight
It's just another night, whoa I need it, got me fiending oh i need it, cause

(Chorus)
It seems I've been looking for a girl like you
My mind can't erase anything you do
I don't know what it is that I like about you
But you've got me thinking
You've got me dreaming

Don't you, why don't you want to give me
The things I want to give you
Cause I just want to give you
Every inch of my love
And all I want, and all I need's for you to give it to me
It's just another night, you know I'm feeling right, I'm gonna get it cause

(Chorus)

That you would like a boy like me, just the way that I am
I could get a girl like you to come to Bellingham

Cause I've been waiting for love, for so long
I've been waiting, but this feeling is much too strong
I've been waiting for you, cause you need love too!

I'm tongue tied and I'm tired of not talking to you
About all those little things that I haven't told you
Cause you never ever give me any clear signs, just
You leave me thinking, you leave me dreaming

(Chorus)

That you would like a boy like me, just the way that I am
I could get a girl like you to come to Bellingham
And you could ride up with me
So come to Bellingham
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from Incognito Ergo Sum, released 01 December 2010
Written, Performed†, Recorded¥, Mixed and Mastered by Josh Niehaus.
Track Name: There
Somewhere over the hills and far away from now
There lies a place in the back of my mind's eye
I don't know when and I don't know where, but I see you there
And I often drift from place to place, but no place compares

So please believe
It's all that we need
To turn these little dreams of ours into reality
And I'll see you there

You're floating on an island deep inside of me
Surrounded by water so deep and pristine
I keep you there so selfishly, waiting for me
And I make believe, little darling, that you're here with me

So please believe
It's all that we need
Have a little faith, a little time we've got to wait
And I'll see you soon

So many times I tried to hold you, when you're crying on the phone
But the thing I never told you, it's the only time that I don't feel alone
So if you're feeling sick, don't call it quits
I never cry, but now it fits to tell you
That I cried with you

Somewhere over the rainbow lie stories my memory unfolds
I see it touch the ground, I found my pot of gold
Like all good tales and fables, love fits the molds
And I keep you there cause it's the greatest I've ever told

So please believe
It's all that we need
To turn these little dreams of ours into reality
And I'll see you there
When we get there