Shawn Owen

by Shawn Owen Band

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1.
WANTING FOR EARNING Awaiting time, trapped in a haven of safety Safe at least from my guilty mind Where the price I can’t pay Believe that I’ve tried I feel awake in a dream I’m sure things aren’t what they seem In this realm I reside I’m wanting for earning Longing for learning the lesson that just wouldn’t take I must be mistaken But your way of making love seems so hard to fake What will I do When you realize I’m not deserving of you And we crash on the shore And drift into nevermore This hate inside is the cross left to bear Truth of life if that life is fair And we learn as we go But reap what we sew So alone in the world Lonely boy with the only girl Who erodes through the snow I’m wanting for earning Longing for learning the lesson that just wouldn’t take I must be mistaken But your way of making love seems so hard to fake What will I do When you realize I’m not deserving of you And I’m left on the floor And you fade into nevermore
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Sure 02:42
SURE I wait for a day when a man can stay unstable With so many rules we feel like fools unable But willing to feel so fine A feeling of you In the morning a feeling of what did we do A feeling that you were mine As she’s waking up I’m laying down beside her She don’t know of the dreams of me inside her I drift to a deep dark land underneath of the sea And wonder what it is that I’m meant to be I ask can I sleep here today She says, "Baby it’d be ok” My baby, my sweets, she loves and speaks so directly You don’t understand and you wont if my plan goes correctly Stability has never been mine But she once was And looking back now I know its because She don’t waste no time Of all that I wasted this one tasted sweetest Rhythm and rhyme we let this time complete us But nothing’s finished, nothing’s final Not until it’s stamped on vinyl If you’d ask, “Could I sleep here tonight?” I’d say, “Baby it’d be alright”
3.
Make Money 04:00
MAKE MONEY How am I going to make a billion dollars today I’ll take wars pain and suffering, exploit them to get paid I’ll have to lie, pretend it doesn’t bother me to know that people died Maybe I’ll just make a million dollars today How am I going to make a million dollars today I’ll steal people’s savings and retirements from the stock market trade I’d have to lie, but I wouldn’t ever have to look them in the eye I’ll just make a thousand dollars today How am I going to make a thousand dollars today I’ll grab a gun, rob a liquor store and make them open up the motherfucking safe I’ll have to lie, I’ll never get to tell my friends and family good bye I’ll just make a hundred dollars today How am I going to make a hundred dollars today I’ll act like a gangsta and get caught up in the cocaine game I’d have to lie, forget what I sell might destroy people’s lives I’ll just make a couple dollars today So how am I going to make a couple dollars today I’ll take my guitar to the streets and play it for peoples change I’ll have to lie, I’m not homeless so I’m going to need an alibi Still I got to make a couple dollars today Make money People making money and they know they’re living wrong They lie to everybody like I tell you in this song But you cant lie to yourself, don’t know how they sleep at night Somehow they figured how to extradite Their guilty conscience into international Waters and dropped of the abyss wall Sinks to the bottom so as not to be found But we can wake up with one unified sound Decide from now until the end we’re going to fight Against all these assailants trying to sneak us in the night The cadence I’ll be marching to on patrol Is kinky reggae now, rock and soul So what’s it going to be? We going to change the world? Does it take a hundred thousand million people in herds? We start as one people changing our minds We’ll find no time for nickel and dimeing
4.
DOUBLE VISION I’ve been trying to say this for days I’m still having trouble I can’t promise you anything while still seeing double I try to tell myself I won’t drink anymore Mostly when I’m on my way back from the liquor store But time has come for change Things need to be rearranged Once more I can’t seem to settle down I need the feel of different ground It feels like I’m always somewhere bound But that’s enough about me What this song was supposed to do Was break it down for you oh so true And logically Pretty baby don’t get me wrong but We don’t need no sappy love song All that we need is another chance to get it on Because I know That this time I’ll go Up inside of you tonight I’ll do it right At least better than last time Turn off the light And let me mack you with a fast rhyme Don’t fuss and fight When you do it feels colder than last December My telephone number is nothing but 3s and still you can’t remember But I got my own form of mind control A double deuce under my seat with the lyrics I stole You say you like the way I sing But when you show wearing shorts like that I’d do anything
5.
Taylor 04:48
TAYLOR It was a yesterday When I went away Left you behind It’s where you stayed Where your body laid Alone each night You and I Lived so high, alive Under the sun But then the moon She came out way too soon And we were done I remember how you looked when I turned around I remember how you smiled It always seemed we live and die as one Now I feel so denied Taylor I watched you go You took the corner slow Like you might reverse But you turned and left I felt the hand of theft For the very first I closed the door My soul hit the floor As I walked away It feels cold inside Seems some part has dies Just an empty cave We walk along in solidarity Even though so far apart I know there’s something left for you and me I know it in my heart Taylor
6.
WALK OF SHAME I see a man as I walk down the street His heart as dark as night He’s so tired he can barely sleep Underneath this city’s light People smile as they walk on by And turn their eyes away He hangs his head and he starts to cry Here’s nothing left to say Its LA Picks up his bag, leaves his living room Walks towards the den “You fucking bum” is all he hears from some It’s the same tonight again He lays down behind a garbage can So no one can see Locks himself into his new bedroom While you and I hold a key I’ve seen nothing in this life Compared to what is faced each night Would I stand apart or would I stand the same Would I spend my own life upon this walk of shame I see a woman, beautiful moment A child in her hands Her baby sighs at the sweetest lies She pick garbage from the cans Her dreams are faded as the pavement stars But with two lives to feed She’ll keep dancing in the topless bar Its that sweetest side of greed I’ve seen nothing in this life Compared to what is faced each night Would I stand apart or would I stand the same Would I spend my own life upon this walk of shame

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released January 27, 2012

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Shawn Owen Band Annapolis, Maryland

Professional snowboarder turned songwriter, Shawn Owen performs 300+ shows per year as a solo performer and fronting the Shawn Owen Band, sharing the stage with national acts such as The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and the Special Sauce, Dropkick Murphys, Passafire, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Donovan Frankenreiter, Dirty Heads and many more. ... more

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