Joel Ansett

2 albums

Songs from Joel's debut full length album, ‘The Nature of Us,’ went on to win national songwriting awards and prompted The Huffington Post to name him a songwriter to watch. Described as “the sonic lovechild of John Legend and The Tallest Man On Earth,” his songs combine folk and R&B to great effect; and beyond the style of the music, Artist Review wrote: “This music is soul therapy. It takes us within and shines our own light back at us.”
With a growing, loyal fanbase in his corner, Joel and his fans most recently crowdfunded $33,000 to bring a second full-length album to life. The new album, produced by Jon Joseph, is set to release in the Fall of 2019.

Music

13 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
03:20

Lyrics:

I see right through when you’re blowing that smoke Make me feel high but you’re stunting my growth Telling me to hang my hat on some new promise I don’t wanna live like that, can we be honest Give it to me straight now Let me feel the burn of the truth You’re feeding me the same lines Like I’ll never ask for the proof A little less than crystal clear I know I’m a mess, forgive my fears But why you gotta be so insincere Now you’re talking smooth just to keep your control Taking my silver pretending it’s gold And even though it tastes so good to sugar coat it All you do is make me crash and break my focus You should know better Living off that short term pleasure Never works out in the end Never works out in the end
1
Sugar Coat (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:20

Lyrics:

I saw a glimpse of glory Something I knew before Right now I can’t remember What I was hoping for Then came a moving picture Pulling the wool again I’ll show you what you’re missing It’s just around the bend Don’t look back, look back Everybody else in a Cadillac I’m too young to die, far too young to die Don’t look back, look back Living on the edge of a heart attack I’m too you to to die, far too young to die But I’ve been wasting time Some days I see so clearly I need a change of scene You make a brand new promise Telling me what to be He’s got a fancy t-shirt She’s got a real good smile I’m still the same old creature Guess I could stay a while
1
Cadillac (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:14
3
03:50

Lyrics:

Don’t wanna second guess Or make a mess of this I never know just what I need You come and make it clear What to love and what to fear You make it easy to be free See you lying next to me And I’m collecting memories So good they’ll never leave my brain This could be better than I ever dreamed Don’t wanna understand The purpose or the circumstance I’m lucky just to know your name And this could be better than I ever dreamed I’m lost but on my way In love and out of place Old plans aren’t making sense to me Something about your mind It keeps me out of mine I tend to take myself too seriously
1
This Could Be (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:50
4
03:55

Lyrics:

How ya doing, hard to tell Kind of tired and overwhelmed Wide awake and in my head Making friends with fear again Keeping up and stressing out Baby don’t believe the doubt It’s what you tell me every night Take your time And it’s helping me to Slow down, take it in stride Took another fall but I feel alright I know now, you’re the right type Keeping me loose in a world wound tight Let’s slow down, slow down Hurry, hurry make a move Take a call and shine your shoes Got a lot but need some more Make your money troubadour Worry worry let me be Let me go and give me peace Rest is just a word away I need a voice to calm the waves Telling me to Slow down take it in stride Took another hit but I feel alright I know now, you’re the right type Keeping me loose in a world wound tight Let’s slow down, slow down
1
Slow Down (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:54

Lyrics:

I heard some things to make me think I shouldn’t care for you But talk is cheap Especially when we only care for half the truth And I don’t know what you’ve been through Don’t know what you’ve been through Scared to hear your point of view I don’t know what you’ve been through I’ve seen the signs in black and white and on the screen But eyes can lie When the movie in your mind is an us vs. them routine And I don’t know what you’ve been through Don’t know what you’ve been through Scared to see myself in you I don’t know what you’ve been through It’ll never be my place to judge you Forgive me for the times I do I don’t know what you’ve been through I don’t know what you’ve been through I don’t know what you’ve been through Don’t know what you’ve been through Scared to love there’s no excuse I don’t know what you’ve been through
1
Through (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:28
6
04:06

Lyrics:

Happy for a love that felt right No space between us and no reason for goodbye Took a while before the first fight I’m a whole different man if you don’t take my side And you know exactly what you heard ‘Til I go and redefine the words No I won’t break Holding on tight to my pride You say It doesn’t seem right That we both feel alone but we’re drifting away And we wait For someone to move toward the pain Closer now than ever before The problem is now we can hurt even more Couldn’t quite believe what you did Cut me deep and I want you to feel it And I know exactly what you said Oh but I’m pretending to forget Someone’s wrong I’ll shine the light But roots don’t grow from being right I need your love But drink I won’t There’s poison in the water So I hope and pray All of our pride fades So we don’t feel alone when we’re in the same place And we wait For someone to move toward the pain
1
Toward The Pain (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:07
7
04:28

Lyrics:

I hurt my brother and I left the family tree But when I tell the story I say that they left me So I wander through a country with no name Hard to know just who you are without somewhere to stay I feel broken Weary of the wars I can’t escape Tired of hoping For the promised morning light to break And then I heard you calling out my name Singing “do not be afraid, I will be your dwelling place” It’s a brand new morning and the birds are happy still I keep fighting for my peace and taking pills You come asking me to lay my burdens down Why do I feel safer with my worries and my doubts Running through the gardens to the east of chessman park Chasing rabbits with my son ’til it’s too dark And he can’t understand the fullness of my love Tell me it’s the same with my father up above
1
Dwelling Place (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:28

Lyrics:

You kissed my face Smiled on my soul Told me a story too good to grow old Wide open space Joy in my heart In the gardens of Manito park I’m homesick most For a place I don’t know But I knew before, I knew before I’m homesick most For a place I don’t know But I knew before, I knew before In the cool of the day Where can I hide Scared of what’s broken between you and I Angels and flame Burned in my mind And there’s nowhere to rest for the night Try to remember your voice Deep in my mind I have a choice If I could picture the place I am from Would it change who I become
1
Homesick (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:10
9
03:51

Lyrics:

Tell me all about your day All the highs and lows you face I wanna see behind your hopes and fears Even when we say goodnight I’m awake with questions I Wanna ask to make your mystery clear Oh my heart is aching but I finally found a cure If you’re a breaking wave maybe I could be the shore I’d give up all my dreams if you would tell me yours Oh it hurts me It hurts me not to know you more Quick as I can make my vow Taking you for granted now Treat you like I know just what you’ll say But even after all this time There’s a whole world left to find And I would be a fool to walk away Staring at the stars and I keep finding more Breaking through the darkness shining brighter than before You’re norther lights I keep on chasing You’re an ever-changing wonder to explore
1
It Hurts Me (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:51

Lyrics:

Tired of the trying Though it seems I am well I’ve been a liar Now it’s hard to be myself Change all of my surroundings just so it feels like I’m in control Come make me young again I won’t pretend I’ve got it all together Can’t help but wonder when I got the sense that faking would be better Too much to lose Come take it all away Truth is I’m scared to see inside of me Come break my heart and shape it Make me into something pure You take it easy And to trust is your gold Health is a mystery Until a sickness gets bold Change all of my surroundings just so it feels like I’m in control When I was younger my hands would shake And my cheeks turned red when I lied You saw right through it and pulled me close in your arms Said there’s nothing to hide Make me into something pure
1
Pure (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:24
11
Give Our Hearts Some Weight Give Our Hearts Some Weight
03:50

Lyrics:

Hearts like leaves they float along Where oh where do they belong Hearts like leaves they float around Will they ever find the ground Tired of winds that change my ways Won’t you give our hearts some weight Won’t you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places Hearts like leaves, they’re to and fro Hard to know where they will go Aren’t you tired of floating on Floating til your time is gone Tired of winds that change my ways Won’t you give our hearts some weight Won’t you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places When the winds have changed my way Won’t you give our hearts some weight Won’t you give our hearts some weight So we fall in the right places
1
Give Our Hearts Some Weight (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:49
12
03:10

Lyrics:

Like the sunshine after days of gray Or the freckle I just found on your face Like fire when we lose our light Or the days I don’t get your kiss at night I know more than ever now I need you oh I need you Yes I know more than ever now I need you everyday Wisdom when I lose my way You’re the magic in all of this mundane Steady though my hands will shake You’re the mercy in all of my mistakes
1
Everyday (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:10
13
03:40

Lyrics:

People stop and stare But you’re a captive here Would you change it, change if you knew Beautiful to me But dying underneath I can tell ‘cause I feel it too Geranium There’s no room to grow and I’m set in my ways Geranium You and me both are so out of place Reaching for the sun Wishing you could run To the places you think you should be Never gonna know If you’re putting on a show Are you honest, honest with me Praying for rain with no clouds in the sky Keeping the faith but my roots have gone dry So bring me a storm that could take me away Or give me a reason to say
1
Geranium (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:40