Who I Am

by Andy Kuncl

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produced by Andy Kuncl and Chris Stamey
©1999 missing string music

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released August 23, 1999

recorded by Chris Stamey at Modern Recording in Chapel Hill, NC
mixed by Chris Stamey and Andy Kuncl
additional mixing on tracks 1 and 3 by Tim Harper
mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering in Carrboro, NC

photography by Marni Shindelman
design and Layout by Andy Kuncl
graphic Assistance by Sallie Scharding

Chris Philips appears courtesy of Mammoth Records

all songs written by Andy Kuncl (p)©1999 missing string music/BMI
except:
"Missed Opportunities" (p)©1997 missing string music/BMI
"Holding On" and "I Will" (p)©1998 missing string music/BMI
"I Used To Think" written by Chad Hollister
(p)©1996 CHADJOMUSIC/ASCAP

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Andy Kuncl Brooklyn, New York

Andy Kuncl is an alternative dance and pop artist with a slight Southern accent. His music reflects his experience as an organic farmer in North Carolina, a dancer in a hip-hop dance company in San Francisco, and a newly minted Brooklynite reveling in the DIY spirit of his new home. ... more

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Track Name: Make Things Different
how can I
how can you
how can we make things different

I've grown up with you all of my life
yet we don't know each other at all
I wish we did
I don't know how, I don't know what to say
everything I do I don't do to hurt you
if you knew me you'd find that's true

I don't want to live my life behind a wall
I wanna be your friend
I wanna know who you are

yes, it's true I've got a couple tattoos
got my ears pierced and my nose too
and my hair changes almost every other day
but that don't mean I'm not okay
if you knew me you'd find I don't do what you assume
don't judge me from across the room

I don't want to live my life behind a wall
I wanna be your friend
I wanna know who you are

how can I
how can you
how can we make things different
Track Name: So I Don't
went for a drive last night
pulled over and sat underneath a moonless sky
I asked myself why I haven't written you in a while
thought about it and figured it's nothin' you've ever done
cuz everything you've done is the furthest from
anything that could make me want to run
then I realized that it's my fear
that you might want more that I

so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't say a word about the way I feel
so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't

you've put new lines around my eyes
you've put new lines around my smile
you understand everything I can't say
the back-ass-wards way I communicate
sometimes I get lured to be concerned about the way
we can have a conversation without ever saying a word
and I've felt that I must keep some distance
cuz I don't want you to think
there's more than friendship between us

so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't say a word about the way I feel
so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't

so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't say a word about the way I feel
so I don't, so I don't say a word
so I don't

went for a drive last night
pulled over and sat underneath a moonless sky
Track Name: Play
tired of this, all of this
tired of selling myself
going around in circles
it's me I miss
just wanna get out on the open water and sail away
towards the sunset
towards my soul
towards my mother ship

I can't wait till we get together again and play

it was just another Monday
just another Monday night
you showed me the light
made me realize I was too caught up in this buisness
it was blocking my vision so I could not see the sky
thank you for coming down and being so willing
sorry I was so shy
but it made me so high
made me so high, made me so high
I had an endless, sleepless night

I can't wait till we get together again and play

I don't know if it was fate or destiny
the way you came down and found me
but I think we work so well together
we've got some good chemistry
you've shown me how my groove
it can grow
and I'm so honored that you'd join me
just thought I'd let you know

I can't wait till we get together again and play
Track Name: Is Right
lonely and tired
been like this for a long time
looking for someone who
I can trust and talk to
been looking the wrong way all of my life
I gotta know what I feel
is right

I've been trying to fight it for so long
hide it like I don't belong
well, you know I can't change who I am
I've been doing without love for a big part of my life
I gotta know what I feel
is right

now I'm so confused
don't know what I should do
what I really want to do
is share with you how I feel
I've been trying, been trying
but resisting for all these years
now I think it's time to overcome
you know, I usually can be strong
but this is so hard

I want you to know my pain
I want you to know why I feel so ashamed
and you've got to know
you've got to know
you've got to know what I feel
it is right

is right
Track Name: Finally Here
the end is finally here
what I've been waiting for all these years
I never thought I'd be this way
never thought I'd feel sad about leaving
but I've been thinking about my friends
and how I'm gonna miss them

I'm gonna be strong
I'm moving on
we can't stay here forever, no
gotta take what we can
use it to build on
let the memories remain clear
remind us of those we've met here

it all started a day ago
at a party, and it was time to go
we all gave our good-byes like we've always done
then someone said to me, "i don't know if i'll see you again"
it hit me then, oh yeah

I'm gonna be strong
I'm moving on
we can't stay here forever, no
gotta take what we can
use it to build on
let the memories remain clear
remind us of those we've met here

I'm standing alone in my room
reminiscing about a good time
how this is come so soon
I've been packing up my stuff
and it's hard, hard for me to do
but, I've gotta get on the road
and sing some tunes

I'm gonna be strong
I'm moving on
we can't stay here forever, no
gotta take what we can
use it to build on
let the memories remain clear
remind us of those we've met here
Track Name: Missed Opportunities
I should've said somethin' before you left
cuz now all I think about is what I could have said
but there was no way I thought it could be
only two weeks we'd known each other and you were leaving
now you're gone and I think differently
wish I would have turned my head
and listened to the words my gut had said

the words fell freely from my mouth
whenever I was with you I could just let them out
but there was one thing I kept hidden behind my fear
that one thing, now I wish I would have let you hear
and strangely enough I don't want you to hear this song
I know it'd only make things turn out wrong

this is nothing new to me
just another one of those missed opportunities
I've gotten too close
never grown too attached
and I seem to do fine just like that

I should've said something before you left
cuz now all I think about is what I could have said
but there was no way I thought it could be
only two weeks we'd known each other and you were leaving
we are heading down two different paths
and I know our life's wouldn't come together
being apart like that
Track Name: I Used To Think
I used to think that I would never grow old
and I used to think that at the end of a rainbow lay a pot of gold
I used to think that martians on Mars were for real
and I used to think that yellow lines in the road were for motorcycle wheels

I used to think life was a breeze
and everything would come to me
but each day as I grow I find
there's so much more I need to say

I used to think that I could fly
reach out like Mr. Superman and touch the sky
I used to think that television was for real
for a million dollars just dial 1-800-lets-make-a-deal

I used to think life was a breeze
and everything would come to me
but each day as I grow I find
there's so much more I need to say

I used to think that love was forever
I used to think that people got married
and then they stayed together
I used to think that tricks were for kids
and I used to think that dreams come true
and hey, I still do, yeah

I used to think life was a breeze
and everything would come to me
but each day as I grow I find
there's so much more I need to say
Track Name: Holding On
I've been holding on to these tears
holding them hostage for so many years
that it's time to set them free

I hope in your life you can be yourself
walk down the road not feeling like I've felt
but it's a world where we are taught who we should be

I've been holding on

I've been holding on to these tears
holding them hostage for so many years
that it's time to set them free
Track Name: Hurricane
I just found out I've got three sisters I never knew I had
their names are Bonnie, Bertha, and Fan
guess that explains a bit about who I am
my life is such a mess
I've got so much I've got to get off my chest
so step back don't get too close
I might rise up and blow right over your coast

I'm moving fast, picking up speed
and I'm not sure what I'm gonna need
I might need all of your property
I might need everything you can offer me
cuz I'm in this state
and I hope you can relate
it might take more of me
it might take more of you
beware there may be a hurricane passing through

looking in my eye everything might seem to be fine
but look all around me and you will find
it's a different story everything is out of line
my life is such a wreck
people got their predictions on where I'm going next
so, I would step back
don't get too close
I might rise up and blow right over your coast

I'm moving fast, picking up speed
and I'm not sure what I'm gonna need
I might need all of your property
I might need everything you can offer me
cuz I'm in this state
and I hope you can relate
it might take more of me
it might take more of you
beware there may be a hurricane passing through

I don't intend to be bad
but there are a few things I've got to have
don't worry I won't be here for long
I'll just come around and then I will be gone
hopefully I'll make you think, make you wonder
are you living life to it's fullest extent
if you died right now would you have to repent
I tell you this, and I'll tell you again
you've got to love those around you
yes, you've got to let them know

I'm moving fast, picking up speed
and I'm not sure what I'm gonna need
I might need all of your property
I might need everything you can offer me
cuz I'm in this state
and I hope you can relate
it might take more of me
it might take more of you
beware there may be a hurricane passing through
Track Name: Just Dance
I don't know if I should open the door for you
I don't want you to think I think lesser of you
truth is I'd open a door for anyone no matter who they are
the problem is some people take things a bit too far

come on everybody let's go back to the day
when we all were the same
back when you were a boy and I was a girl
come on why don't
why don't we dance
why don't we dance
why don't we just dance

if ever the day should come when I want to get married
I won't make you take my last name
cuz I wouldn't own you
we'd be in it together and we'd each do our own part
you know I'd feel like an ass if I said I owned you like a piece of art

come on everybody let's go back to the day
when we all were the same
back when you were a boy and I was a girl
come on why don't
why don't we dance
why don't we dance
why don't we just dance

you know, some men just don't understand
they freak out when I tell them I'm a feminist
they don't understand how I can be
I tell them the idea is: you gotta fight for equal rights
however, wherever, whenever you can
now tell me this
now that I've told you that do you understand

come on everybody let's go back to the day
when we all were the same
back when you were a boy and I was a girl
come on why don't
why don't we dance
why don't we dance
why don't we just dance
Track Name: Fading
walked in your front door just the other night
when I left, felt like I could cry
I didn't feel comfortable at all
felt like our friendship had escaped into those white walls
we had not one thing to say
made me start to wonder how things could turn out this way

I don't wanna loose you
I don't wanna watch us fade away
I don't wanna be the bearer of this pain
but I was thinkin' maybe it's just me

our friendship is one that's hard to come across
never thought it could ever
it would ever be lost
but now it's found it's way to some desolate vacation spot
maybe someday it'll make it's way back and erase this thought

I don't wanna loose you
I don't wanna watch us fade away
I don't wanna be the bearer of this pain
but I was thinkin' maybe it's just me

ever since the day we starred in that play
we've gotten to know each other better
but now I'm afraid
cuz the play is over now and we've already finished our last call
but I'm not gonna sit around for all these hours
waiting for the curtain to fall

I don't wanna loose you
I don't wanna watch us fade away
I don't wanna be the bearer of this pain
but I was thinkin' maybe it's just me
Track Name: I Will
opening up
reaching out
asking for forgiveness
learning what honesty's all about

words can't express how much you mean to me
even after all the lies I've been told
your love I receive

if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
just ask, just ask
and I will

struggling
trying to be
comfortable with myself
revealing the colors for all to see

fear had the best of me
but your arms were open and inviting
after all was said and done you assured
it wouldn't change your feelings

if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
just ask, just ask

if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
if I can do anything for you
just ask, just ask
and I will

I will