Beatdrum

A Secret Never Told

by Beatdrum

Released 11/01/2016
Released 11/01/2016
Family-Friendly 1980's-reminiscent synth-pop and rock songs. From garage band to recording studio, this album represents a major accomplishment in the artist's life.
  • 04:46 Story Lyrics
    Don't Tell Me

    What are you doing?

    Tell Me now

    I know that you feel you're running down somehow

    What are you saying?

    Where will you go?

    Where are you staying?

    How will you know?

    I never believed in what you seek

    So what are you thinking?

    Come on tell me

    I knew what you had right from the start

    So don't tell me you've had a change of heart

    Don't tell me it was all a mistake

    Don't tell me you didn't know what it takes

    Don't tell me you were all alone

    Don't tell me you had never known

    Don't tell me

    I don't want to know

    Don't tell me which way to go

     

    You known what you want

    You have a plan

    But how you survive I don't understand

    It's in your eyes

    Written on your face

    Every step you take is very carefully placed

    Anyone else who's gotten in your way

    Has been pushed aside - you've blown them all away

    This time the plan didn't work for you

    Now that I've caught you - what will you do?

    Don't tell me it was all a mistake

    Don't tell me you didn't know what it takes

    Don't tell me you were all alone

    Don't tell me you had never known

    Don't tell me

    I don't want to know

    Don't tell me which way to go

     

  • 05:39 Story Lyrics
    A Secret Never Told

    You're a secret never to be told

    You're a story waiting to unfold

    You're an impact about to explode

    and you're a message that we've got to decode

     

    You're hiding somewhere in the night

    Someone told me you're looking for a fight

    You feel useless in your unending plight

    Your emotion you keep locked up oh so tight

     

    I'm a little less understanding

    When it comes to people like you

    You can't hide your feelings too long

    But I'll help you make it through

     

    Don't hide your love inside

    Let your true self preside

    Make it warm outside

    Don't hide your love inside

     

    You know I love you no matter what you've done

    I won't deny you because we've had so much fun

    But you can't deceive me with all your tricks and ways

    God knows I've been there but I made it through to maze

     

    I've got a message - a secret never told

    No matter what the odds are you've got to be bold

    And now I see you laughing once again

    It's nice to know that you're still my best friend

     

    I'm a little more understanding when you finally made it through

    You couldn't hide your feelings too long and you won your battle too

     

    Don't hide your love inside

    Let your true self preside

    Make it warm outside

    Don't hide your love inside

  • 03:28 Story Lyrics
    Dance Girl Dance (Remix)

    (verse 1)

    Browse to the Tube for something to see

    There's a girl dancing 'round so blissfully

    Inspiring to watch and stirring to see

    'Cause the girl on the screen lives next to me

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 2)

    Time goes by for the leading light

    But they ask you to hide it away

    To idolize or fraternize

    They seem to think you've misbehaved

    The star that was born is the object of scorn

    In every conceivable way

    In someone's eyes you're a fantasy

    And it intrudes on your night and day

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (dance girl dance)

    (finale)

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

  • 04:48 Story Lyrics
    Back to Detroit

    (chorus)
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    uh-oh, what you gonna do tonight
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit

    (v1)
    Greektown, Wormwood, Renaissance Center
    Grand Circus Station, what could be better?
    Drive across world-famous Ambassador Bridge

    Kaline, Trammel, Horton and Lou
    Miggy and Maggs say, "I can hit too"
    He stood there like the house by the side of the road

    (repeat chorus)

    (v2)
    See a show at the Fox or maybe the Fillmore
    Hear Kid Rock, yeah we can do more
    Mo-Mo-Motown greats at Hitsville USA

    Yeah the city's coming back, it's here to stay
    10 Mile, 9 Mile, 8 Mile hey!
    Throw another octopus down at the Joe

    (repeat chorus)
    I feel like I've been here before

    (bridge)
    Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings
    Aretha and Marvin make to sing
    Woodward, Michigan and Trumbull
    Community spirit never will crumble
    Sparky, Gordie, Lidström and Ty
    Fill our hearts with unquenchable pride
    Henry's horseless automobile
    Never could a place be so ideal

    (repeat chorus)
    uh-oh, Welcome back to Detroit
    uh-oh, I know where I will stay tonight
    uh-oh, I feel like I've been here before
    (repeat chorus)

  • 06:03 Story
    Empire Builder (Instrumental)
  • 04:19 Story Lyrics
    Made for Radio

    What did they do back in the day

    When there was no movement on a screen?

    No way to tell if they're fat or lean

    or green or purple, brown, or gray

    I thought that words were good enough

    Now if you can't dance or flash the skin

    If you think there's no need for that stuff

    You're digging the grave I'm in

     

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    do-do-do-do-do

     

    Can't write the songs the whole world sings

    No, because lyrics aren't censored out

    They should be fun and jump like Trout

    And cost a million yen cha-ching

    Notes and words should be good enough

    Like Kenny be footloose and free

    No need for all that extra fluff

    Just a catchy melody

     

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    This song was made for you

    Radio, Radio

    I'd live and die for you

     

    Maybe I can

    If I get some help from you

    If someone believes the same thing so true

  • 06:18 Story
    Good Dreams
NOTES
"A Secret Never Told" was a 3-year project started to capture the vibes of the energetic 1980's style of music in a family-friendly environment. After releasing all of these songs (except the title track) as singles, it was finally decided to compile them into a compact disc format. Several have appeared on local radio as backgrounds to advertisements, and "Back To Detroit" was heard prior to radio broadcasts of baseball games.

Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)

by Beatdrum

Released 04/06/2015
Released 04/06/2015
A nostalgic tribute to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Are you ready to go back?
  • 04:04 Story Lyrics
    Back to Detroit (Motor City Remix)

    (chorus)
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit
    uh-oh, what you gonna do tonight
    uh-oh, I'm going back to Detroit

    (v1)
    Greektown, Wormwood, Renaissance Center
    Grand Circus Station, what could be better?
    Drive across world-famous Ambassador Bridge

    Kaline, Trammel, Horton and Lou
    Miggy and Maggs say, "I can hit too"
    He stood there like the house by the side of the road

    (repeat chorus)

    (v2)
    See a show at the Fox or maybe the Fillmore
    Hear Kid Rock, yeah we can do more
    Mo-Mo-Motown greats at Hitsville USA

    Yeah the city's coming back, it's here to stay
    10 Mile, 9 Mile, 8 Mile hey!
    Throw another octopus down at the Joe

    (repeat chorus)
    I feel like I've been here before

    (bridge)
    Pistons, Lions, Tigers and Wings
    Aretha and Marvin make to sing
    Woodward, Michigan and Trumbull
    Community spirit never will crumble
    Sparky, Gordie, Lidström and Ty
    Fill our hearts with unquenchable pride
    Henry's horseless automobile
    Never could a place be so ideal

    (repeat chorus)
    uh-oh, Welcome back to Detroit
    uh-oh, I know where I will stay tonight
    uh-oh, I feel like I've been here before
    (repeat chorus)

NOTES
The song lists many things to do, see, and hear in the city including artists and athletes. Beatdrum is especially fond of the Detroit Tigers and devotes a full verse to the major league baseball sports club. Mentions include Al Kaline, Ernie Harwell, Willie Horton, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, Magglio Ordóñez, Miguel Cabrera, Ty Cobb, Nicklas Lidström, Gordie Howe, Fox Theatre, The Fillmore Detroit, Greektown, GM Renaissance Center, Grand Circus Station, Kid Rock, …
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Silent Night

by Beatdrum

Released 10/29/2013
Released 10/29/2013
Traditional Christmas Carol "Silent Night, Holy Night." FREE download from CD Baby!
  • 03:54 Story Lyrics
    Silent Night
    Silent night! Holy night!
    Son of God love's pure light
    Radiant beams from thy holy face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
    Jesus, Lord at thy birth.
NOTES
A rendition of the Christmas carol "Silent Night" written in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber (lyrics by Joseph Mohr).

Dance Girl Dance

by Beatdrum

Released 03/05/2013
Released 03/05/2013
Sometimes perceptions dictate what others see as reality.
  • 04:32 Story Lyrics
    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 1)

    Browse to the Tube for something to see

    There's a girl dancing 'round so blissfully

    Inspiring to watch and stirring to see

    'Cause the girl on the screen lives next to me

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    (verse 2)

    Time goes by for the leading light

    But they ask you to hide it away

    To idolize or fraternize

    They seem to think you've misbehaved

    The star that was born is the object of scorn

    In every conceivable way

    In someone's eyes you're a fantasy

    And it intrudes on your night and day

    (chorus)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (they say)

    Dance Girl Dance

    Dance Girl Dance (dance girl dance)

    (finale)

    High and low all up in your room

    I think I could learn to love you too

    If this was real only time will tell

    You might just have something to sell

NOTES
Original mix of "Dance Girl Dance" publicized as the first single by Beatdrum in March, 2013.