Short Bio

Paul Whitacre is a Folk Singer/Songwriter named one of Denver's top artists in 2017 by 303 Magazine. His Debut album "Coming of Age" was selected as Westword Magazine's "Critics Choice" and was a Daily Camera featured artist. In 2017 Paul has been featured on YouTube channels such as Crackerfarm and The Westy Sessions as well as opening for SHEL, Hoops, and Grayson Capps. Known for connecting songs to the stories from which they were born, "Paul is a singer/songwriter with a penchant for heartfelt, honest tunes." (GoWesty) Learn more about his journey in the press releases below!

In The Press

"Whitacre's folksy style of pop, with a touch of alt-country flair and paired with conversational lyrics, offers a divergence from the typical singer-songwriter path of aimlessly tailing open-mics in search of the escape from uniformity." - Daily Camera

"He mixes catchy hooks with fun guitar riffs and an upbeat voice. His music will make you feel good and want to catch a live performance." - 303 Magazine

"The self-effacing humor and compassion in his songwriting also reveal great insight into the human heart, whether or not you share his religious convictions." - Westword Magazine

"The catchy love song is perfect if you’re looking for those true Valentine’s Day feels, and the music video for the tune, which dropped last week, will definitely make your heart smile." - Bolder Beat

"Every now and then a song comes along that jumps out of the pack and says, 'Listen to me!' This folk-pop tune with country guitar leads is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field, from the lovely melodies to the deft arrangement to the carefully organized lyrics to the immaculate production job." - Independent Clauses Blog

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Trance

There’s been a lot on my mind, 
The past day or two. 
And my oh my have I, 
Been reaching out for You. 
See it’s the same old story, 
Every day. 
I promise You a new me, 
But something has yet to change. 
So wake me up, 
From this trance that I have been walking in. 
Because I juts cannot stand to waste, 
Another moment to me, that You, have given. 
Now Metaphorically I am a child, 
See I’ve been living without a home. 
I’m standing in this room full of people, 
But I couldn’t feel more alone. 
Because every time that the bullies ask about this or that, 
I never feel that I am quite prepared to give them an answer back. 
Now is it possible to walk the right way, 
Going down the wrong road? 
Is it possible to knock on the right door, 
Enter into the wrong home? 
Is it possible to sing the right words, 
Along to the wrong song? 
Is it possible to find a short cut, 
When it’s been so long? 

Romance Blues

How long have I been in this rut? 
I don’t even know. 
All I know now is you left me alone, 
About a month ago. 
You used to say that I am stuck, 
With the Romance Blues. 
You acted like that’s what I’d want. 
Why would that be what I choose? 
The romance blues
Getting used to this feeling of running on empty, 
Burning my last fumes. 
Because one moment I’m feeling so very good, 
The next is ultimate doom. 
Because every time that I try to say hello, 
I’m welcomed with a goodbye. 
That’s ok, don’t acknowledge my existence, 
I know you want me to die. 
I wake up wondering who in the hell I am, 
Something that’s still unknown. 
Thought that you could help me figure it out, 
I guess that I was wrong. 
So here I am experimenting with these things, 
That I should not be. 
To try and fill this gaping hole, 
That you have left in me. 
How do you lose something you never found? 
How do you bury something that’s already in the ground? 
 

Escape From Myself

People say I’m smart, 
But I just can’t understand. 
That no matter how far I run, 
You don’t let go of my hand. 
I wish the worst for my friends, 
Sometimes I help my own enemy. 
I’m giving my life to someone, 
That wants the death of me. 
I call out for help, 
Silence is all that I hear. 
I’m a deaf man walking, 
Clear out my ears
Because all I want, 
And all I need, 
And all I dream about, 
In my sleep. 
Is finding a way, 
And finding an escape
From myself
No not again, 
I’m begging you, not tonight. 
I can’t say it’s a struggle, 
If I’m not putting up a fight. 
And I hate what I do, 
Oh how I hate what I’ve done. 
I need the warmth and the light, 
Provided only by Your Son. 
You have faith in me, 
But I lack faith in myself. 
I’m tired of the weight I’m carrying, 
Let me put this weight on Your shelf. 
I’ve maxed out my credit, 
I wish I could go back and edit. 
Because I’m forever indebted
From the crimes I’ve done
In my darkest hour I’ll look, 
For the answers in a book. 
Verses acting as hook. For I am your son

No No No

So much love up in my heart that I’m feeling like, 
This thing about ready to blow. 
The only problem is there’s no one in my life, 
For me to show. 
I got to thinking that maybe my heart, 
Needs left alone. 
No, no, no
Life’s moving by fast but you’ll find me here patiently, 
Patiently awaiting. 
The things my friends are, 
Constantly demonstrating. 
I used to talk to this girl, 
Things were quickly escalating. 
Then I said
No, no, no
Because I know that there, 
Is one for me. 
And I am in no, 
No such hurry. 
To find the one, 
That I’ve been looking for. 
I’ll let your heart, 
Knock on my hearts door. 
Quicker ain’t always better, 
That’s something that I have just recently found. 
Maybe if everyone else finds each other first, 
You and I would be the only two left around. 
We won’t even think about, 
Turning our heads back around. 
I said no, no, no
After a hundred years have passed, 
And our two hearts have become one. 
And we’re looking back at all the things, 
You and I have done. 
We’ll ask ourselves if we regret, 
The choice of our love. 
No, No No

I Found You

Some say what goes up eventually has to come down, 
Don’t let me down from here. 
I heard you can’t live a perfect life, 
I’ve proven that in the past years. 
I spend so much of my time, 
Thinking about time alone. 
I’m no real estate agent, no, 
Just trying to find my heart a home. 
And I found you, 
And I don’t want to let you go. 
I don’t know what you’re feeling, 
But I’d sure like to know. 
Oh I found you, 
And I don’t want to let you go. 
The first time I saw your smile, 
Was like the first time I saw snow. 
And I found you
I don’t know about love at first sight, 
But man this has got to be something close. 
I’ve spoken to a lot of girls through my days, 
But this time is harder than most. 
My heart skips a beat every time, 
You walk into the room. 
I know that it’s still early now, 
But how about let’s let this love bloom. 
Once in heaven I heard there is no, 
Keeping track of time. 
When I’m with you it must be heaven on earth, 
Girl, I lose track of mine. 
I feel like a little boy again, 
With so much love in my heart. 
Don't know how I made it this far, 
Of us apart.

Fantasy

Tell me that it’s real, 
Or I don’t know what I’ll do. 
I’m not just looking for someone, 
That’s gonna get me through. 
You’re the only one, 
That I wish to pursue. 
So give me all that you’ve got, 
And I’ll be forever true
We could be
What people thought was fantasy. 
Only portrayed in the, 
Hollywood movie screens. 
Oh the love, 
That you read about in fairytales. 
I will be, 
Your fantasy. 
You’re sending so many good vibes, 
Over my way. 
Don’t expect me to leave, 
If you’re pulling my arm back to stay. 
Your smile shines brighter, 
Than the suns ultra violet rays. 
If you ask me, to kiss you, 
I will obey. 
Now I’m so tired of school, 
And I know that you are. 
We’re both poor right now, 
But let’s shoot for the stars. 
Let’s ditch this place and just go, 
Because I don’t need no fancy cars. 
As long as I’ve always got you, 
For all that you are. 

I'm Addicted

I’m addicted, to what? It doesn’t matter. 
Consider your life over, this mess will start to scatter. 
What’d I tell you, what’d I tell you as a boy? 
No I wasn’t lying to you, and it wasn’t a coy. 
Now whatcha gonna, tell me whatcha gonna do? 
Whatcha gonna do now, bet you’re feeling so proud again. 
I’m addicted, to what? I bet you’d like to know. 
It doesn’t matter to you, my feelings aren’t yours to show. 
Now I’m running, I’m running from myself, 
And I don’t quite know when I’m gonna come back again. 
Well it’s been so so long. 
Where did I go wrong? 
Would You take my arm? 
I am so weak, but You call me strong. 
Well You better hold on. I’ll just do it again. 
I’m addicted, to all these different things. 
It’s hindering my soul, it’s hindering my brain. 
And it’s causing, it’s causing so much pain. 
And now its gone and left me, now it’s gone and left me lame again. 
I can’t live without you

Beth

Well my hearts been searching, 
For a place to stay. 
People keep on telling me my heads, 
Up in the clouds with the planes. 
And as I’ve gone searching, 
All o’er the place. 
The whole damn time I’ve been stuck here dreaming of your face
I know you said it’ll hurt like hell, 
And I know you said don’t be afraid. 
When I asked how long, you said I can’t tell, 
But it’ll all be ok. 
Do you remember the day, 
That we first met? 
Never again has my heart felt a joy like that, 
No, at least not yet. 
And I won’t soon forget the way, 
You stole my breath. 
When you held out your hand to me, 
Said hello darling, my name is Beth. 
I remember all those nights, 
Of you lying inside my arms. 
When I looked into your eyes, 
I thought I saw the stars. 
But picture this, you are a flower. 
Yes them pedals my heart. 
And I’ve a been a wishin’ on a lucky pickin’ 
That you’d give me a restart. 
 

Bad Man

Bad man comes, 
To do bad things. 
Bad man gets away with it all. 
They say he has some special brain
Causing him
To lose control. 
Bad man sends, 
So many home. 
To a place, 
They’d rather be. 
They knock upon Daddy’s door. 
Daddy welcomes them happily
And daddy’s singing… 
Oh how I’ve waited so so long. 
To once again hold you within my arms. 
Don’t you worry this was all for my plan. 
In just a short while you will understand
Bad man comes
To do bad things. 
A young boy waits
At the end of the race
Bad man does
What he’d come to do
A young boy awakes
In a better place. 
Bad man comes, 
To do bad things. 
But instead, 
This time he falls. 
We found ourselves, 
In the right place. 
Now a bad mans answering
To daddy’s call. 
Oh how I’ve waited so so long, 
But I’ve felt separation between you and my arms. 
I sent you to do
So much more. 
But you took a wrong turn along the way
Now you can’t come through my door.

Dismal Days

I don’t know where I, 
Where I am going
But I sure know
Where I have been. 
And I am hoping, 
This new beginning, 
Is so much better, 
Than my last ones end. 
And I would not be, 
Half of what you see
Without the help
Of my friends. 
I don’t know where I, 
Where I am going, 
But I sure know, 
Where I have been. 
I’ve been waiting so long, 
For you
I’ve been waiting so long, 
For you
And as I look back at the hands
That we were dealt
It seems as if it were destined
That pain be felt
And as you reach out your hand, 
For my help. 
Until these dismal days end, 
I wish you well
I don’t know what you, 
What you are thinking
But I am thinking
About you
Cuz every time that
You flip your hair back
You’ve got my heart
Turning all askew
Just like the birds chirping
You’ve got my heart turning
With butterflies
In my stomach too
I don’t know what you, 
What you are thinking
But I am thinking
About you
But then again, 
What else is new? 
But then again, 
What else is new? 
It hurts to look back
Back at all that
Has surely
Brought us here
And how could I say
That it’s not okay
To cry when there’s
Already tears
So let’s not delay
I think that it is okay
To trust God with the wheel
And let Him steer
Because as life falls apart
He will guard your heart
As he guides you back
Into the clear

Coming of Age

Well I’m finding the people who say they don’t know You, 
Talk about You the most. 
They say You’re absent from lives, absent from their minds, 
But I’ll bet they taste your close
When I was a boy, my momma told me, 
Always hold your Daddy close. 
And I always wondered, 
What she meant. 
My daddy left me a long time ago. 
Well I’m coming of age, 
And I’m so afraid. 
Because some days I feel I, 
Don’t even know Your name, 
And I don’t want to die on the wrong day. 
Well you are a growing boy, 
My dad told me. 
And soon you will, 
Turn into a man. 
You will be strong and successful, 
Only by the good Lord’s hand. 
I am a dying man here in my bed, 
Never have I felt more alone. 
See I’ve battled this everyday of my whole life, 
But still I know you’ll bring me home.

Come with Me

In a world filled with hate, 
Some call me love. 
In a world obsessed with sad, 
I’m happy, joyful and all of the above. 
In a world living in the dark, 
Let me be your shining light. 
In a world afraid of their shadows, 
Let me tell you it’s all alright. 
In a house lives a boy, 
I live in his heart. 
Some times he’s afraid to talk, 
That doesn’t mean that we’re apart. 
He’s got dreams and I have plans, 
Still yet to unfold. 
All he has to do is listen, 
And his story will be told. 
Patience is a hard thing, it’s a hard thing to learn. 
Love isn’t something that’s given, no, 
It’s got to be earned. 
A weak heart will surely, 
Collapse under all of this weight. 
The reward at the end of the road, 
Is much worth the wait. 
So come with me, 
Please come with me. 
Come with me, 
Wont you today? 
Come with me, 
Please come with me. 
Tell me that you trust me, 
That’s all you have to say.