Shawn Owen

by Shawn Owen Band

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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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Track Name: Wanting for Earning
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
Track Name: Sure
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”
Track Name: Make Money
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
Track Name: Double Vision
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
Track Name: Taylor
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
Track Name: Walk of Shame
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