Stars or Angels EP

All songs written and performed by Morgan Brock

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1 For Him . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

2 Hold My Own Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

3 Bad Sailor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

                                                                                              Drums by Asher Peterson/Drum Engineer Thomas Dulin at The Planetarium

4 Little Back House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

                                                                                              Drums by Asher Peterson/Drum Engineer Thomas Dulin at The Planetarium

5 Brother of Mine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

                                                                                              Electric guitar by Juan Solorzano/Cello by Hitoshi Yamaguchi

6 Upstairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

I didn’t want any help I from him, I just wanted to take control

Now I know I failed to see that he gave me what I needed to grow

And oh how I tried to fight it, I know but I can't stop

I gave up too many times trying to tell I’m proud of him I know

 

So this is one's for him

Cause it was all for me

This ones for him cause I finally see

It was all for me

 

It’s like looking in a mirror, we're both stubborn and unruly to our souls

We’re laughing then we’re yelling, never still and always rolling like two stones

Oh we try to fight it, we always regret it, every time

If I could take back any moments when I hurt him bad I would, you know

 

So this is one's for him

Cause it was all for me

This ones for him and I finally see

It was all for me

 

They always tried to warn me “you’ve got him in you” and I’d think thank God

When I try to tell you that I love you I can’t find the words

 

So this is one's for you

Cause it was all for me

This ones for you cause I finally see

It was all for me

And all of life, you told me

That I could be anything I wanted to be

So this ones for you

Cause it was all for me

1 For Him

4 Little Back House

I couldn't find a bigger Jacket if I tried and I did. Bundled head to floor I adore how he makes fun of it

Will I ever be warm again? The reverse of summer you forget the life you once lived

Being away from home the season's stolen. Somewhere along the way my spirit was broken

But he keeps me

Traditions some stay and some go so we made our own

Picked up some sticks  from the yard for a cross and wrapped them in gold

Will I ever be warm again reaches in my pocket to hold my hand in his

Being away from home the season's stolen. Somewhere along the way my spirit was broken

But he keeps me

Warm

In that little back house. Plenty of love to go around

No firewood or place to burn so we'll cuddle up now

No mistletoe but don't we know we don't need it anyhow

I am home now

Do you want to keep me warm forever?

Do you? Cause you do.

Keep me

Warm

In that little back house. Plenty of love to go around

No firewood or place to burn so we'll cuddle up now

No mistletoe but don't we know we don't need it anyhow

I am home now in that little back house

Given up, given in

Given all of me over the times

Little bit, every inch

The walls  are closing in

I lost my mind

I know you know me better than I do

This sick lonely world feels better with you

So give it time

We’ll all be fine

Am I lying, lying, lying to myself?

To give it time

We’ll all be fine

Yeah I’m lying, lying, lying,

But I don’t care, I have to

Hold my own hand

Tired days  all the same,

I start to feel symptoms I can’t fight

Copious loneliness I can only hold you

With my sight

Sick and wired milk expired 

Turn off the news so we can

Dream about a day

Waking up knowing I get to hold you

From less than six feet away

I know you know me better than I do

This sick lonely world feels better with you

 

So give it time, we’ll all be fine

Am I lying, lying, lying to myself?

To give it time, we’ll all be fine

Yeah I’m lying, lying, lying,

But I don’t care, I have to

Hold my own hand

2 Hold My Own Hand

5 Brother of Mine

Shoulda been a dead man but he watched the sunrise

A mother always knows and a father can try

To save a lost soul my brother you’ll be fine

It’s been a hard year but I’m home for good this time

And I hope that you’ll hear me when I say that our blood river runs the same way

Rough waters but just keep on swimming the youngest daughter is always listening 

Brother of mine

Take your time to grow up 

I know right now feels like you’re never enough

But let the fools whisper, I can promise you this

Life ain’t worth missing, love your little sis  

 

I’ll admit that I've been more than a phone call away

The distance made it’s easy to hide any pain

Only small hints as the voice quivers and shakes

It’s been a hard year but I’m home for good to stay

And I hope that you’ll hear me when I say that our blood river runs the same way

Rough waters but just keep on swimming the youngest daughter is always listening 

Brother of mine

Take your time to grow up 

I know right now feels like you’re never enough

But let the fools whisper, I can promise you this

Life ain’t worth missing, love your little sis  
 

I’ve been called home

I can’t straighten the bend of your river

I don’t want to cause I love the way you roam 

I’ve-been called home

I can’t swim you back to the shore, brother

Cause I’m in here sinking in the same boat

It’s amazing the steady flow of a stream

Even when thinned, that blood sure runs deep

Rough waters but just keep on swimming the youngest daughter is always listening 

Brother of mine

Take your time to grow up 

I know right now feels like you’re never enough

But let the fools whisper, I can promise you this

Life ain’t worth missing, love your little sis  

I’ve been so patient I know you have too

Seems like every time I turn around 

I’m stuck motionless and let down by my anchor

Feels like every time I take off 

In the right direction

ocean rises up 

I’m a bad sailor

Lick my finger

How does it taste? Being able to breathe

In that salty air on that open sea 

How does it feel? Knowing you’re going somewhere

Far away that you can’t even see. 

How long would you wait? Just floating and hopeless

No birds and bees

Somebody please send me a breeze

I’ve been day dreaming I hope you have too

I'll just keep my eyes on the horizon I won’t bother

Looking out on open water for a corner

Feels like I’m hanging on for dear life at the helm

But the drop the “m” and add an “l” 

I’m a bad sailor

Lick my finger

 

How does it taste? Being able to breathe

In that salty air on that open sea 

How does it feel? Knowing you’re going somewhere

Far away that you can’t even see. 

How long would you wait? Just floating and hopeless

No birds and bees

Somebody please send me a breeze

How does it taste? Being able to breathe

In that salty air on that open sea 

How does it feel? Knowing you’re going somewhere

Far away that you can’t even see. 

How long would you wait? Just floating and hopeless

No birds and bees

Somebody please send me a breeze

3 Bad Sailor

6 Upstairs

On these days I imagine my mind having dark core rotten from the inside

Staring at a coffee table that I’ve cleaned twice

Just trying to pass the time by removing my stains

Is there any glory staying down here to hope for it? I don’t think there is

You’re the only reason I stay down here to consider it, so consider this a compliment

 

I need rest

When I’m gone

I think that’s when I’ll be the happiest

With the stars or the angels

Or whoever is waiting upstairs 

 

Crave attention but refuse it at the same time

I want to be remembered for this past life

Never felt settled down here in my mind

I felt there was more to find and I’ve come to terms with that so

Is there any glory staying down here to hope for it? I don’t think there is

You’re the only reason I stay down here to consider it, so consider this a compliment

 

I need rest

When I’m gone

I think that’s when I’ll be the happiest

With the stars or the angels

Or whoever is waiting upstairs 

I need rest

When I’m gone

I think that’s when I’ll be the happiest

With the stars or the angels

Or whoever is waiting upstairs 

Singles

All songs written and performed by Morgan Brock

Follow

Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

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There's a break in the light
Keep a record table turning time
And I find myself drawn around corners
To the window glow

Yeah I will follow it follow it
Follow follow
Where the road won't go
Yeah I will follow it follow it
Follow follow
Where the road won't go
And all the paths lead here in the city lights
And I find myself in the middle of the night
Yeah I follow the window glow
To where the road won't go

Yeah the cold air finds
It's way inside but I don't mind
And I lose myself by the fireside
In the warm pink glow

Yeah I will follow it follow it

Follow follow

Where the road won't go

Yeah I will follow it follow it

Follow follow

Where the road won't go

And all the paths lead here in the city lights

And I find myself in the middle of the night

Yeah I follow the window glow 

To where the road won't go

Hung sheets in the fire light
All the ones I love here
Right beside me
Lay down your hollow bodies
Lie between the ivory keys
Speak your mind in melodies
Some how I know

That I will follow

Yeah I will follow it follow it

Follow follow

Where the road won't go

Yeah I will follow it follow it

Follow follow

Where the road won't go

And all the paths lead here in the city lights

And I find myself in the middle of the night

Yeah I follow the window glow 

To where the road won't go

To where the road won't go

Tell Her

Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

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Cold hearts still break in the summer
Boy unbite your tongue so you can tell her
Say what you've always wanted to say
Boy before she's gone come day break
Sit here waiting oh so patient

While you shop the room for what you want
But it's hard it's hard it's hard
Sometimes to watch
I'm hoping you don't find her
So I can finally show you what I've got
But it's hard it's hard it's hard
Sometimes to stop
But when you find her

Tell her that you'll wreck her with your loving
Tell her that she's really a one of a kind
Tell her that she's the only thing
That can get you through the night
Tell her or at least promise me you'll try

 

I'm the wrong girl for right answers
Cause I fall in love with our banter
I wish I would say what I've always
Wanted to say

Boy before I lose another Day
I try so hard to wear a smile
I punch your arm to hide my flirting side
And it's hard it's hard it's hard sometimes to hide
I'm tired of you coming to me for all your girl advice
Yeah it's hard when it's not for me each time
But when you find her

Tell her that you'll wreck her with your loving

Tell her that she's really a one of a kind

Tell her that she's the only thing

That can get you through the night

Tell her or at least promise me you'll try

I'm no back up plan
I just want to hold your hand
I don't want to lose my place in line
I'm gonna play it smart
Gonna learn your heart
I'll just wait 'til I cross your mind
So when you find me

Tell me that you'll wreck me with your loving

Tell me that I'm really a one of a kind

Tell me that I'm the only thing

That can get you through the night

Tell me or at least promise me you'll try

Saké Bar

Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

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$2.75 Was all it took to
Know you and a subway ride to
East side of town to that saké bar
And it been three years since we'd seen
Each other so we share where we've been
Now across the table seems too far
Didn't make it five past midnight
Now I won't let you out of my sight
We lay awake afraid of dawn

Some days we don't know where we're going
But we know to keep holding on
And on the days where we don't know
Where we're going
Remember the love from that saké bar

And how we stumbled our way through
That city 'til we found a church pew
Front row for a mercury star
Remember how I bought you even though
It was light beer canned blue
We were love drunk right from the start
Didn't make it five past midnight
Now I won't let you out of my sight
We lay awake afraid of dawn

 

Some days we don't know where we're going
But we know to keep holding on
And on the days where we don't know
Where we're going
Remember the love from that saké bar

 

Now who would have thought
From the southwest
Of Tennessee that we'd rest
Our heads and happy hearts
And as we grow old in time
Our love shows through our fine lines
We could see the end from the start
Still don't make it five past midnight
Still won't let you out of my sight
We lay awake afraid of dawn

 

Some days we don't know where we're going
But we know to keep holding on
And on the days where we don't know
Where we're going
Remember the love from that saké bar

Saké Bar

Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

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We decide to go for a swim
It's fine I say I know where the shallow ends
It's dark down there where we've never been
And water doesn't care where your conscious is
And this world defines and it gives no reasons
We're running out of time and it feels like it's ending

Some days of doubt and good
Stuck between should we and we should
Are we gonna fight for it
Or are we gonna give in
To the days of doubt for good
Stuck between should we and we should
This is you and me
Learning how to swim
Loving in the deep

Like love water flows
With no end unless you give it walls
My heart is full but I feel heavy
But suddenly I'm not scared

Cause I feel you holding me
And our love is hard but the pain is romantic
And cowboys will ride but always towards a sunset

Some days of doubt and good
Stuck between should we and we should
Are we gonna fight for it
Or are we gonna give in
To the days of doubt for good
Stuck between should we and we should
This is you and me
Learning how to swim
Loving in the deep

Should we and we should
Are we gonna fight for it
Or are we gonna give in


Should we and we should
This is you and me

Some days of doubt and good
Stuck between should we and we should
Are we gonna fight for it
Or are we gonna give in
Between the days of doubt there's good
Stuck between should we and we should
This is you and me
Learning how to swim
Loving in the deep

Lie Like A Sitcom

Produced by Asher Peterson/Mixed by Joe Hutchinson/Mastered by Joe Causey (Voyager Mastering)

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Always overthinking every little thing
I do or say never know
If I should show it or I should play it cool instead
Cornered by comparison eyes on the outside
That I invited in

Come on in have a seat
At the table with me let me feed you
Let me testify in front of all these eyes
I've been afraid of truth but I'm sick of these lies

Wish that you could hear me
Talking to myself at night
Made up conversations
Crying trying to make things rights
From the outside looking in
Everything is perfect
But from behind these walls
Lie like a sitcom

A flash of a moment
A photograph only shows us
So much but so far from the truth
That we don't even notice
Cause if they like what they see
Then all is fine with me
But I know I've been told
My face shows no I can't anything
Let me testify i
n front of all these eyes

I've been afraid of truth but I'm sick of these lies

Wish that you could hear me
Talking to myself at night
Made up conversations
Crying trying to make things rights
From the outside looking in
Everything is perfect
But from behind these walls
Lie like a sitcom

Wish that you could hear me
Talking to myself at night
Made up conversations
Crying trying to make things rights
From the outside looking in
Everything is perfect
But from behind these walls
Lie like a sitcom