High School: At Peace At Last

by Grant Huling

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“His healthy, all-pervading pessimism keeps his material charged, and makes At Peace At Last a great album for revisiting the streets you got laid on with headphones plus ten years of attitude…. What you need to do is ask yourself if your record collection could live without the company of a pained drifter who’s warmed up and now wants to talk.” -Coke Machine Glow

“There's an upside to that, to the fabrication of art for art's sake, and it lies in the fact that such works endure and become influential…. All the cuts here are shades of that atmosphere, unified in fetchingly drear habiliment, subliminally sirenic. In that last trait, the storied heroes of old only had to resist external threats; with Peace at Last, the listener inside the listener is the real antagonist, not so easily dealt with but very revealing in contemplation and struggle. There are mirrors here and, before you know it, you're looking into and through them. You'll recognize a lot of the people.”
-The Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

“This is an artist with more than a touch of class, and though his ambition is a naughty thought indeed – he should, SHOULD, be a disposable pop icon who lasts all of ten seconds – if he really wanted to make it in the music industry today – it is admirable that there are still SOME people willing to sacrifice popularity and success by being real… Who knows? He could save music. He has brass and song enough. We’ll see.” -Subba-Cultcha

Written 2003. Recorded and released 2010 under the name "Grant Valdes." One of my eight high school albums and the first to be released.

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released May 25, 2010

Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, Percussion & Vox………..Grant Huling
Violin.....................…………………….........……........……Mitchell Drury
Cello………………………….........................................John P. Simpson

Electronic pop musician Summer Lungs (a.k.a. Brendan Renne) remade nos. 1, 5, 10 & 11 for the EP Grant Valdes via Summer Lungs, released Fall 2010:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RNDWbfLwHs

Recorded Spring 2010. Written Winter and Spring 2003. String arrangements by Grant Huling except no. 6 by Ante Ruich.

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Track Name: Antithing
Do not mean anything
Stay a true antithing

Let it decide
Let it decide

It means not a lot to me
It means more than I admit

What’s the use of carrying on?
What the use…
Like it’s love
What’s the use of carrying on?
I mean, so what?

Who deserts antithing?
Who denies of him/herself

A simple life
A simple love

I needs me to draw it out
I needs me to put it down

Now that it’s in sight and you’re gone
Everything seems to be so peaceful
When you’re gone…
Seems so peaceful
When you’re gone…
Things get peaceful
Well, I’m…

What’s the use of carrying on?
What the use…
It just laughs
What’s the use of carrying on?
I mean, so what, right?
I mean, so what.
Track Name: When We Are Dead
I hurt you snapping - I do snap a lot
Patience is fragile, but would you guess what?
The old are nearly dead
And history is in their heads

I'm running from someone and I am not me
Searching the mall for a safe place to be
I hobble to a store
The ghost is gone... it slides the door

You will sing more importance
When you're dead

Society is a vision of war
My best company is a stain on the floor
Mystery remains
But only in computer games

She's joshing me surely, the mosquito brain
Distracted me - I drifted out of the lane
Girls, girls love the men
And teenage boys just make pretend

You will sing more importance
When you're dead
Can you design the perfect bridge to home?
I want to be fired for sex on the job
Truth is subjective –
‘Twas her that I loved!

The old are nearly dead
And history is in their heads

...And they're dead.
Track Name: I Just Want a Summer of Love
Everyone cowers before love
As everyone trembled before God

Let it in your blood

Almost alive when pretending
A vision pure and never-ending

A vision of ourselves

I want
I want
I just want a summer of love
I want out
I just want a summer of love
Survive for love
I want
I want
I just want a summer of love.
Track Name: Telephone
I’m looking ‘round
I search the ground for pages
You’re back in town
You disappeared for ages
Can I depend
On a warm reception?
I’ll wait it out
No signs of desperation

Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
You screwed things up

Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
You screwed things up

My wrist is ticking
I slow it all down, waiting
I jot a song off
By solitude creating
But you –
You are why I’m here
You’re less a person
More a social fear
Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
You screwed things up

Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
You screwed things up

You will see
I can make you wonder
You and me –
Have we got the thunder?
I will not
Be resigned to never
You will see
As I hold your number

Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
I’ve screwed things up

Telephone,
It’s you I love
Telephone,
I’ve screwed things up

You’re not surrounded
Your doubt’s unfounded
Maybe
You’ll call her up

You’re not surrounded
Your doubt’s unfounded
Maybe
You’ll call her up

You’re not surrounded
Your doubt’s unfounded
Maybe

I’ll call her up.
Track Name: What the Hell Do I Know
We're the same inside us
We're a couple liars
Where the hell do I go?
What the hell do I know?

As I stood before you
I tried not to bore you
But you just couldn't show
Your real face

And you could long for me…
But what the hell do I know?

We're the same inside us
We just want to triumph
Where the hell do I go?
What the hell do I know?

You belong with me
And you could long for me…
But what the hell do I know?
Track Name: No Name No. 7
Yeah, you've pushed me so far
That I'll no longer take it
So I say

This, this attitude
You should know I've always faked it
To your face

Patient, strong and calm
Isolates the living God
Patient, strong and calm
Confident life will go on

I can't quite make out
Which of us is confused
We are so far removed

And I don't know what to say
On my own behalf
I am pointing

Patient, strong and calm
Isolates the living God
Patient, strong and calm
Confident life will go on

You're counting clichés
And I'm counting the stars
And I can't quite get over
You're counting clichés
As you're counting the scars
That I can't quite get over
And I can't quite remember

What's in a name?
What's in a name that I can't recall?
What's in a name?
What's in a name that I can't recall?
What was your name?
Track Name: Fear the A-Bomb
Though everyone has gone extreme
It's not as bleak as it may seem
Patriotic shopping spree
I find ideas or they find me

Patriotic killing spree
Focus on the enemy
Well, I'm afraid that I might be
One of them, so don't ask me

Pleading
Seething
Fear the A-bomb
Moaning
Warning
Fear the A-bomb
Fear the A-bomb
Leave a light on

U.S.A. yourself in the brain
If all you want is an honored grave
You must save yourself from the need
We have inherent liberty
Oh, yeah...

Fear the A-bomb
Fear the A-bomb
Fear the A-bomb
Oh, please...

We're not fighting for liberty
We're not fighting for you or me
Oh, no...

The most obvious conspiracy
The most obvious conspiracy
The most obvious conspiracy
Least it's obvious to you and me.
Fear the A-bomb
Fear the A-bomb
Fear the A-bomb
Oh, please...

We're not fighting for liberty
We're not fighting for you or me
Oh, no...

The most obvious conspiracy
The most obvious conspiracy
The most obvious conspiracy
Least it's obvious to you and me.
Track Name: A Lesson for Kurt
Life is a pressure
Best faced alive
I've heard you'd rather
Just stay admired
Off you wander
Cursing in your fame
Infamy will only light your name

I want you alive
Not distant and idolized
You didn't try

Write off an excuse
For each and every crime
Least you bothered
To leave a note behind

What do you want from me?
From my life?
Like you'll ever do what
I tried

I want you alive
Not given to suicide
You didn't try
Hard enough to survive

Don't give up until you reach nirvana
Don't give up until you reach nirvana

What do you want from us,
From this life?
Just forget us
You know you're right
And…

Don't give up until you reach nirvana
Don't give up until you reach nirvana.
Track Name: I Know
I’m at peace
Frozen in mirrorland
Too much heat
You don’t even understand

That I know
I know
I know
That our days go slow
And I fear
I fear
I fear
That they’ll leave me alone

I’m at peace
But you need a master plan
If I could
Maybe I would dumb it down

‘Cause I know
I know
I know
That our days go slow
And I fear
I fear
I fear
That you’ll leave me alone

Even though I like this peace and calm
Maybe we should ruin it all

I know
I know
I know
I know
I know
I know

I know
I know
I know
There should be more than this
And I fear
I fear
I fear
That there’s something I’ve missed.
Track Name: Plutocracy
Sacrificed in the desert sun
Worthy as he pretends to be
He whispers,
“Nothing’s wrong. Now move along.”

Well, I’m sick that you’re shameless
I’m sick on the lies
I’m sick it came to this
I truly despise

The president

I’m this close to freaking out
Or giving in

But we’ll stand ground
And take you down
And live without

The fading sunrise
Last trickle of life
I never elected
I truly despise

The government
At peace at last
At peace with fools
Guard thy faith
America
At peace at last
At peace as fools

I won’t feel peace
As long as they’re
Draining this earth.
Track Name: The Clockwork of God
Order is unlatching from its place
This culture will dissolve or be erased

You don't remember 'cause you were never
But you wanted an in

It's time you decide
It's time you decide

Heave ho… and time just rows on and on
And rounded, I am less than one

I do not figure in his clockwork
'Cause he's not real to me

It's all in my mind
But what is my mind?
There is no design
Remember my life

La da da
La da da
Tra lee dee da da da da
Track Name: The Gift of a Poor Memory
He's what you're worth to me
He's what you're worth to me
Him to you is you to me
He's what you're worth to me

Assured me it was true
All my life I prayed to you
Assured me it was true
Every night I prayed to you

All life's untrue
Until you see what you can do
All life's untrue
Until you see what you can do

Have you forgotten me?
Have you forgotten me?
He's with you and I'm with me
You and your poor memory

All life's untrue
Until you do what you can do
All life's untrue
Until you do what you can do

Here's what you're worth to me
Shuttered door, unanswered ring
Frozen fall to silent spring
Shadows next to everything
Basically, inspiring…

My life's untrue
Until you know that I love you
My life's untrue
Until you know that I love you
My life's untrue
Until you know that I love you
My life's untrue
Until you feel how I love you.

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