Coastline Paradise

by Brett McCrady

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'Coastline Paradise' is my debut album featuring 12 original tracks with beachside, feel-good pop flavour.

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released August 27, 2013

Producer: Henri Brown
Mixed/Mastered By: Carlos Arias
Keyboards: Steve Soucy
Drums: Aaron Anderson/Daniel Adair
Bass: Henri Brown, Carlos Arias
Backing Vocals: Alyssa Gutierrez, Carlos Arias, Henri Brown



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Brett McCrady Calgary, Alberta

BRETT McCRADY combines catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics to make the world seem a little brighter. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter is located in Calgary, Alberta.

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Track Name: This Girl (Runs The Show)
Na, na, na, na-na (x4)

Regular Billie Jean
Owning the scene
Bit of a drama queen
Tall, tanned and lean

Doesn’t debate the fame
Rigging the game
Everyone knows the dame
Or so they claim

On a sunny day, she is all the rage
Acts like the world is her stage
Hair in her face, she could look better how?
Forgive and erase, you’d better go get her now
You oughta know, this girl

She runs the show, oh, oh, oh-oh
Show, oh, oh, oh-oh
Na, na, na, na-na (x2)

Guys come up and flirt
It doesn’t work
Makes ‘em go berserk
‘Cause they’re far from dirt

It’s simply in her style
In her smile
Sets their hearts afire
With wild desire, hey


She knows she has it all
Picks up before the call
Oh, oh.

Teases with her lips
Tempts you with a kiss
Oh, oh.

Man, she has it down
You’ll get sucked in and drown
Oh, oh.

There’s just no helping it
She knows she’s the sh*t
Oh, oh

(Chorus x2)
Track Name: Do You Want Me (Like I Want You)
Do you want me like I want you?
‘Cause your eyes tell me that you do.
You caught me staring cross the room,
But, girl, I caught you looking too.

Far from a smooth operator
My lines could be better
But, I know what I saw

In you was far from dated
Sweet, sophisticated
The sketch my mind had drawn

You’ve got the whole persona
Hips from Barcelona, hot like Arizona
Can’t help being honest

But, I can be a gentleman
Hold the door to let your cool breeze in
Magnetic, I can’t resist

If you want, I’ll commit
And we can keep it a secret
No one has to know

So, be my undercover lover
Baby, don’t you wanna
Take my hand and go, oh!

Do you want me like I want you?
Cause your eyes tell me that you do.
You caught me staring cross the room,
But girl I caught you looking too.

There’s nothing more you need to say
You said it glancing cross the way
Just tell me girl if it is true
Do you want me like I want you?

Sing sha, la-da-da, la-da-da, la-da-da
Sha, la-da-da, la-da-da, la-da-da.

So, I whip out my moves, no not Jagger
More a lackadaisical swagger
Tends to be hit and miss

Pulled by gravitation
Leave an open invitation
Though what I want is a kiss



Throw them words
Out the door
On the verge
Of translating it all on the floor

Peel off the mask
We’re moving too fast
But, we can’t ignore, no


That there’s nothing more we need to say
We said it glancing cross the way
And now we’ll see if it is true
Do you want me like I want you?
Track Name: Forever Tied
Straight through your ears
And out of your head
All my words could just be left unsaid

It’s all in a look
No farewell, no goodbye
But, my heart took one last reminder of how

I never could quit you
You’ve tangled me all through
A slow degradation, oh, how long it’s been

How long since those blue eyes
Blinkin’ like fireflies
Through the meadow of my heart, and…

I can’t turn my back and look away
‘Cause ignoring the pain just makes it stay
If I look at you then I’ll believe
You shouldn’t leave my side
You’ve got me in knots forever tied.

Forever tied…

The game’s puppeteer
You’re in control
You’d give word and then there I would go

But, I put up a wall
This protection won’t fall
Still I can’t help but remember how



I don’t want it to end like this
Waving goodbye, seal it off with a kiss
On the cheek, maybe the last time we meet
By my calculation, given what we’re saying


(Chorus) (x2)
Track Name: Nothing Ever Wrong
There ain’t no use in telling me
That things aren’t how they’re supposed to be
‘Cause I know
And I resent that fact.

Interlacing smiles with tears
While forgetting all that I held dear
Has never been so hard
With the strength that I lack.

And this piercing cold cuts straight to the bone
But, I stop to reflect here on my own
And it’s nice to have some clarity
After all this insincerity
That left me bitter and alone.

‘Cause it’s one word against another, thrown into a gutter,
Then mixed around ‘til there’s no sense.
There ain’t nothing to decipher, life goes by without her
Though it’s seen through a different lens.

Where the colour seems all faded, and I’m a little jaded
But I know it won’t be too long
Before I take a step aside, and get on with my life
Almost as though there was nothing ever wrong.

Nothing ever wrong, oh
Almost like, but not quite.

Well, it hurts, it burns, it pollutes my soul
With an emptiness that’s so profound it can’t be controlled
But, on the surface, you couldn’t even tell

Just what it is that’s going on in my head
Cause how you led me with abandon and then left me for dead
Had me on my knees, - I didn’t take it so well.



Oh, no, oh, nothing ever wrong (x2)
Track Name: Baby I'm Gone
Well, here we go again, - you say you’ll be a friend
Well, maybe I could pretend, but I’m not feeling that.

Not saying it was you, but a combination of the two
All I’m saying is it could have been better.

And I’m not even feeling down, down at all
In fact I’ve turned up my nose at your picture on my wall.

And I don’t mind your face or even your embrace
But I’d be lying if I stuck with you.

It’s all right; I can fight on my lonesome
I don’t care how you fare cause I got none
Of my patience left for you

So up and leave, I believe I will do just fine
Just take a walk on your own and soon you will find
A hole left by your side, while I’m singing out:

Oh oh oh…
Reasons why go on and on
Oh oh oh…
So baby, I’m gone.

My friends say “about time”, - they said they liked you they lied
You were just too high-class-snob for them

And now I see their point, with each and every retort
That you send my way, hey!

Frankly, I like being lazy; I’m no Patrick Swayze
I’m a low-key crazy when I want to be

So, I’m going out tonight; riding solo will be nice
Just another reminder that I don’t need you.


Oh oh oh…
I won’t pick up the telephone
Oh oh oh…
So, hang up before the tone
Oh oh oh…
Reasons why go on and on
Oh oh oh…
So baby, I’m gone

(A Capella Out)
Track Name: Soldier On

So it unfolds,
A new story to be told,
And I hope I’ll be there to hear

I’m lying awake,
Waiting for dawn yet to break,
No escaping, - lost in my fear.

And it’s eating away,
With each and every day,
That’s spent far away from your arms.

A warm, sweet embrace,
In a happier place,
Would be welcome; I wish to disarm.

As I’m falling away
In a mournful decay
Shadows of dreams crowd my mind.

I sweep them under the mat
And I try to get back
A clean healthy image of home.

Oh, it’s a long hard road, but, I appreciate the more
What it is that we’re fighting for.

So, I stand; proud and tall
For the ones that I love, I will never fall.

My memories are keeping me strong;
Though this isn’t where I belong
I will soldier on.


Under one sun
It’s a beautiful one
But, it’s clouded and too dark to see

Without your beautiful face
Your smell and your taste
In a world where it’s hard to breathe





Oh, my memories are keeping me strong;
Though this isn’t where I belong,
I will soldier on.
Track Name: Push Pause
Keep looking forward, don’t look back
All this stress is bound to give me a heart attack

You insist you’re moving on
While I’m left wondering what I said that was wrong

You say you’re never coming back, never coming back
Cause of all the things I lack, never coming back, well,

I just can’t make sense of it, no no

None of our words
Say anything new
They’re just rearranged
Across a different tune

Well, I want some deviation from altercation
Cause right now I’m in line for vacation

You’ve got some issues
I’ve got some flaws
I’m gonna miss you
But, let’s just push pause

Oh, la-da-da-da-da-da-da
Push Pause

So, I keep on a-lookin’ forward and, in fact
It’s been a fear of progress that’s held me back

When I thought that these girls, they had nothing on you
I’d been looking for an exit that came into view

Now that I am so through with the thought of you,


In my mind there’s the blueprint of the man I should be
And, unfortunately, it just doesn’t coincide with this me

Starting today, I’m sailing away from all these concepts of
What I need, the life I lead, - it’s all gone.

I’ll push pause.

Track Name: Just What I Need
This might not be how we planned it, but,
The time came, all the same, mostly due to luck.

Now we’re here, no trace of fear, sitting on the ledge
Dangling feet caress the scene spread out below.

I pledge this time
Cause my love’s a bottom line
And I swear it’s true
There’s no one who’s quite like you

Don’t look away now, I can’t say how
We have come so far
But, we can’t fade out, blend in the crowd
As we are

And I wouldn’t have it any other way
I’d fall again for you any other day

You by my side is a joyride that I can’t explain
Or abbreviate; tip my hat to fate
‘Cause you sedate my pain

You are all I need
You are just what I need

Ooo, ooo, ooo…

No time to waste, we’ll navigate
All across the sky
Back down to earth, we’ll race for first
Baby, you and I

There ain’t no reason to avoid the seasons
With you by my side
Trips and scrapes illuminate the tightrope
And act as our guide

Through dark
And all that we need, we’ve got
And I swear it’s true
There’s no one who’s quite like you

(Chorus / Post-Chorus)

You are all I need
You are just what I need
You are all I need
You are just what I need
Track Name: Coastline Paradise
Here we are, living it up, and this party’s jumpin’
Just another day in the life going party hoppin’

Looking cross the way and I happen to see
A lovely pair of eyes looking back at me.

So, I start to swim right on through the crowd
‘Cause the connection that we had left me with no doubt

It wasn’t just a stroke of luck
That hooked you and I up.

Girl, I’m looking for a dance with you
And that’s all I’m really gonna wanna do
Once my mind’s made up, there ain’t no going back

Baby girl, you’re so pretty when you move your hips
The way you move your fingers slowly cross your lips
Tells me you want it too, so I’ll mend what you lack

Now here we go
We’re lighting it up as we dance by the shore
And all we got
Is this beautiful night, don’t need nothing more
And all I know
Is just like this night you are beautiful
And all I see
Are those beautiful eyes staring back at me

A girl without a single vice
Just like this coastline paradise.

I can see your body movin’, sugar, take a chance
‘Cause it feels like it could be more than a summer romance
So don’t hold back, girl, show me all that you got.

Put an arrow through my heart, girl you got me caught
I’m not the type to fall in love, so that’s sayin’ a lot
Now, let me pull you in close, cause now everyone knows
Oh, that…

(Pre-chorus / Chorus)

(Musical Bridge / Chorus)
Track Name: Casualty (feat. Poppy Seed)
This here’s a casualty
Cause she’s such a sight to see
Especially once the sun goes down.

I’ve got a fever
Whenever I’m near her
And I just dunno what to say.

And I know she’s heard it
A thousand times before
But she is just so damn fine.

And I know
Once I catch her eye
I’ll forget all my lines.

‘Cause when you look at me that way
I’m on a ride for days
It’s a feeling I just can’t convey.
I try to tell a joke
But, all I do is choke
On every single word I say.
Maybe I’ll admit defeat
Don’t want you to know that you’ve got me beat;
I try to heal my injury
But I’m mortally wounded, a casualty.

So I walk over to the girl,
Then I tapped her on the shoulder
Looked her in the eyes
And then this is what I told her:

I said, “You’re the queen of the world,
I’m only a typical guy, I’m just an average Joe
No, I ain’t no Romeo

I’m a work-in-progress, if you put the time in
I will treat you right,
Yeah, I will be a gentleman

… Maybe that sounded a bit better in my head, -
Guess I should’ve used one of those pickup lines instead.


I just dunno why, it’s like she doesn’t even try.
She’s just got it all, whenever she calls, I can’t help but fall.


Track Name: Drive
Heading down this one-way street
I don’t know if our paths will meet
But, I’ll keep my fingers crossed

For a little sunshine in this pouring rain
Oh, I’ll drive straight on and back again
If it means I’ll have you by my side

I know it might be too much to ask
But I want to make this feeling last, so…

Let’s drive, drive away from here
Down along this road I’ll steer
I’ll just keep my hands on the wheel
And drive, the sky above is clear
I don’t know if this road ends near
But, I’ll keep my hands on the wheel
And drive.

Ah, ah, ah….

We’ll look at all the scenery
But, more importantly you are here with me
And I hope that’ll never change

So, let’s go, - switch lanes and head to the shore
I’ll give you all you want you’ll never ask for more
The coast stretches miles and miles
So, we might be gone for a while

But I’ve got no problem with that
Let’s just treasure this moment before it’s passed, yeah,


Down this road, there’s stories yet untold
We’re here to break the mold
And write them for ourselves

So, take those worries off your chest
And relieve yourself of stress
For we begin anew, starting now

Track Name: Anchor
Been too long,
You’ve grown
Into your skin

Posture strong,
Your bones
Hold beauty within

And out,
All about you
An aura glows

Without a sound,
You confound me
And end my woes

I’ll fall in your arms today
While the current sweeps us through the bay
Grant one last favour and act as my savior
Here, we lay our anchor

Here, we lay our anchor
Here, we lay our anchor
Na, na na…

Turn of fate,
Less weight
On your shoulders now

The price is paid
Our hearts we trade
And entangle round

Each other
What we thought we knew

In retrospect
We hadn’t yet
Really sifted through



We set the sails
Upon salty air
Steering to the shore

Etching a trail
For us as a pair
Carved forevermore

(Chorus x2)