Earthquake​/​What it Takes - Single

by Jeff Campbell & Dave Rude

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Bay Area based singer/songwriter Jeff Campbell and rock guitar legend Dave Rude got together to write one and pay tribute to a favorite. And rolled tape. And cameras. And maybe something else?

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released April 22, 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gawain Mathews

Earthquake - Written by Jeff & Dave
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gawain Mathews

What it Takes - Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Desmond Child
Originally recorded by Aerosmith in 1989

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Jeff Campbell San Francisco, California

Jeff’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him have found him sharing the stage with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead and opening for multiplatinum selling band Train.

Winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition in 2013, Jeff released a 5 song EP w/ 6x Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks
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Track Name: Earthquake
If I close one eye then at least I’ll get some sleep.
Half as much, maybe. That’s all I need.
Ever grateful even for one wink.
I think it’s all there is to wonder what it is.

And I remember the last time I was here
And why I said I’d always stay clear

This the last time I can take
Trying to sleep thru an earthquake
Feelin the rumble and the shake you’re giving off
I know you're tired and it’s getting late
And sometimes love can be hard to fake
But I’m lying here awake, waiting on the aftershock

Maybe I’m a worrier but it got me this far.
So maybe I’ll just worry on some more.

And I could make a break for the door.
My feet aren’t nailed to the floor.

This the last time I can take
Trying to sleep thru an earthquake
Feelin the rumble and the shake you’re giving off
I know you're tired and it’s getting late
And sometimes love can be hard to fake
But I’m lying here awake, waiting on an aftershock

You should be the last thing I see at night
And the first thing I see when I rise.

©2016 JeffCampbellMusic/Rude Gratitude Music ASCAP
Track Name: What it Takes
There goes my old girlfriend, there's another diamond ring.
And, uh, all those late night promises, I guess they don't mean a thing.
So baby, what's the story?
Did you find another man?
Is it easy to sleep in the bed that we made?
When you don't look back I guess the feelings start to fade away.
I used to feel your fire but now it's cold inside.
And you're back on the street like you didn't miss a beat, yeah.

Tell me what it takes to let you go.
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go.
Tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinking you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me what it takes to let you go. Yeah.

Girl, before I met you I was F.I.N.E. Fine.
But your love made me a prisoner, yeah my heart's been doing time.
You spent me up like money then you hung me out to dry.
It was easy to keep all your lies in disguise.
'Cause you had me in deep with the devil in your eyes.

Tell me what it takes to let you go.
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go.
Tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinking you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me what it takes to let you go.

Tell me that you're happy, that you're on your own.
Yeah yeah, yeah
Tell me that it's better when you're all alone.
Tell me that your body doesn't miss my touch.
Tell me that my lovin' didn't mean that much.
Tell me you ain't dyin' when you're cryin' for me.

Tell me what it takes to let you go.
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go.
Uh, tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinkin' you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me who's to blame for thinkin' twice.
No no no no.
'Cause I don't wanna burn in paradise.