Lo & Behold

by Sean McMorris

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1.
Together 03:23
Come darling, come Don't you know I'm as frightened as you are So what if we fail, it's better than wonder in vain Rush darling, rush I can't wait here for you much longer My head is filled with wonderful thoughts of all we can do Together, we can be who we are Together, confide in the stars Together, we can weather the storm and raise a newborn Come darling, come Pack your bags and hop in a cab Don't forget to leave all your doubts behind Go darling, go We've got to hang up sooner or later With a midnight flight, you'll be in my arms before dawn Together, we can drive to my place Together, we can talk face to face Together, we can plant your kiss on my lips
2.
Firefly 04:50
Like a firefly aglow in the night never ceases to amaze Like the gentle flame of a candle at the altar Always ready to inspire Rain or shine, love divine looks after you from way on high Like a wooden toy in the hands of a kid alive with magical power Like a chandelier hanging from the sky It turns on when you least expect it Day or night, love divine sparkles like champagne in your eyes The radio signal is clear, it’s music to my ears Love is a wonder, a spaceship in disguise The signal is coming in strong, the message is the song Love is an alien reaching for your hand Like a gifted child wise beyond its years, always full of surprises Like a melody that lingers in your ear and fires up your senses Love divine, rain or shine, ignites the embers in your eyes The radio signal is clear, it’s music to my ears Love is a wonder, a spaceship in disguise The signal is coming in strong, the message is the song Love is an alien reaching for your hand So don’t hold back, don’t disengage Open your arms and let the light right in Let it all in
3.
Lo & Behold 02:50
A pencil on a table A cigarette in an ashtray LP records on the shelves A turntable in the closet 33 - and you thought you were getting old 45 - the days keep coming, lo & behold With any luck, you might spin your way to 78 The future back then wasn’t so passé Mirror ball on the ceiling Roller skates by the door Carson late in the evening Pools of tape on the floor 33 - and you thought you’d gone out of style 45 - you’ve already walked twice down the aisle One more skip, your life plays like an old 78rpm Everything you hear and say feels like a cliché 33 - much too early for early signs of nostalgia 45 - the diagnosis now points to dyslexia When ‘87 looks an awful lot like ‘78 Each moment has been stolen from you You’re blasé
4.
Did you ever think the time would come When the prophecies of doom would see the light of day How bad can it get before the whole thing melts You think you know the answer but you ain’t seen nothing yet Do you really think that we stand a chance When everything around us reeks of decadence How much will it take before everything gives We’re about to find out, fasten your seatbelt You’ve read the book You’ve seen the play Now, you’re acting in the movie When everything you read reads between the lines And everything you see lies before your eyes How much can you spin, how tight can you wind Before the truth comes blowing like smoke out of your eyes You’ve read the book You’ve seen the play Well now, you’re acting in the movie Playing the heavy against your will In a strange and gloomy documentary Someone else should write the next line A brave new scene, an unexpected rhyme Someone please rewind this film And change the reel before the final scene
5.
Golden Sand 03:27
Tick tock goes the clock on the wall Big Ben strikes but I snooze through it all The phone rings to no avail The train leaves the station while I’m in bed Eyelids full of lead I’m long, long gone to a place in the sun Under a tree, lying in the shade Listening to the birds and the bees While Morpheus keeps watch over me Tick tock goes the second hand motion Counterclockwise in a perfect trick of the eye I swear I’m turning back time In plain sight of everyone young and old Eyelids filled with gold My ship has sailed to an isle in the sun I’m under a tree lying in the shade Listening to the birds and the bees While Morpheus keeps watch over me Hello, Hello sweet merchants of sand I’ve come to lay claim, stake my domain If slumber’s your trade then I’m your man Fill me up with your golden sand Hello, Hello elixir of youth I’ve come for a swim in your primal soup Mingle with the birds and the bees While Morpheus keeps watch over me Hello, Hello sweet merchants of sand I’ve come to lay claim, stake my domain If slumber’s your trade then I’m your man Fill me up with your golden sand
6.
Snowfall will cover your tracks, the cold numb out the pain Silence will welcome you back, no questions asked Moonlight will fade out of sight And crown you prince of darkness You know she means well So why do you take it the wrong way There’s no one to blame Twilight will drown every thought before they ever reach you Blindness will pull down the shade and take you into its fold Anger will open its cage and slam the door in your face You know she means well So why do you act like a wounded child Naively nursing your wounded pride In fact, she means you no harm So why don’t you take it upon yourself To break free from your cell, your very own hell Out of the light and into the void Out of the woods, back to the fray You run in circles in an endless cycle When will you ever learn Sunlight will open you up and bring you out of your shell In time you’ll find your way back and wonder why you ever left
7.
Next To You 04:08
Perfectly still, flat on my back A pearl of sweat drips down my neck As I weigh the future in the dark The night is young with no end in sight The air too thick to put up a fight The thought of you my one and only respite Why, there’s nowhere in the whole wide world I won’t go When I close my eyes, if you could see me go The clock strikes three, no sign of relief Voices linger in my ear Sirens wailing somewhere out of sight Straight above me like cosmic debris Memories of you hover gently Swirling in the light, beckoning me Why, there’s nowhere in the whole wide world I won’t go When I close my eyes, if you could see me go Why, there’s nothing in the whole wide world I can’t do When I close my eyes I’m right back next to you Underneath the willow tree where we were so happy Swimming in the shining sea glazed in light and honey Why, there’s nowhere in the whole wide world I won’t go When I close my eyes I’m right back next to you
8.
Hindsight 05:02
Roll up your sleeves and don’t stop digging the dirt Searching for gold and riches deep in the earth You’re not the type to look back You never did like what you see When you look ahead, say what do you dream Deep in the ground frozen in barrels of steel Are all the acid juices that you produced over the years Signs of a time when you thought you knew better When you reigned like a king over a world you never fit in In hindsight, it’s easy to see where you strayed In hindsight, you’re in charge, on top of your game You’re building a wall made of stones left unturned To atone for your sins for every bridge you’ve ever burned Hoping to find peace of mind by the sweat of your brow Raising the stakes a day at a time In hindsight, it’s easy to see where you strayed In hindsight, you’re in charge, on top of your game You can bury the fool kick in the horse Take hold of the field set on a new course You can siege the tower take out the king Take over the world and mate with the queen In your dreams...
9.
Touch & Go 04:40
Touch and go, no one knows Let it shine on you Wait and see We might be closer than you think You could sting You could praise You could burn brighter than a flame Goodnight, sleep tight Sweet prince goodnight When the ambulance came They took you in the pouring rain And we followed you along But we could not keep up in your tracks Goodnight, sleep tight Sweet prince goodnight Touch and go, no one knows Let it shine on you
10.
You’ve come to wrap yourself in silence Stay clear of the radio signals that hum in your head You’re here to find out what you’re made of And learn to trust all of your senses once again You used to say, “Seeing is believing!” But you’re beginning to wonder why When reason’s not enough and looks are so deceiving There has to be more than meets the eye More than meets the eye You’ve come to wrestle with your conscience Peel off years and layers of deception You need to know exactly where you stand On solid ground or mired in a pool of shifting sand You used to say, “Seeing is believing!” But you’re beginning to wonder why When reason’s not enough and looks are so deceiving There has to be more than meets the eye More than meets the eye Whichever way you turn However much you learn There’ll always be more More than meets the eye

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Produced by Christian Cassan

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released October 23, 2013

Sean McMorris • vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, drums, bass
Christian Cassan • drums, bass, electric guitars, percussion
Bennett Paster • keyboards
Pam Fleming • flugel horn, trumpet

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Sean McMorris Los Angeles, California

Sean McMorris started life in Paris, France. Music cast a spell early on, under the auspices of Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the tutelage of both an honest-to-God nun and bebop legend Kenny Clark.

In 2013, Sean released his debut album Lo & Behold. Elevated Man, his latest effort, takes flight on October 23, 2015.
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