Sure​/​Ballad of a Girl

from by Shawn Owen Band

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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”


She wakes up in her makeup
Empty bottles lying all upon the floor
She’s laid down with the same clown
Like she’s done it seems a thousand times before
All her headaches and these mistakes
Disadvantage what she knows she can become
But her soft smile makes her so versatile
There isn’t a trap she can’t escape from

She don’t mind people talking, words don’t seem to bother
Her soul is self-assured, she learned that from her father
When she was a child in the world
It’s just the ballad of a girl

With a soft sigh, says a goodbye
In a breath she’s up, off and down the road
As the sunrise squints her keen eyes
She passes on all the love bestowed

She’s working a 9-5
but she’s got what she needs to stay alive
When the quitting time comes
she heads to the bar where a guitar guy strums
Songs as she twirls
He plays the ballad of a girl


from Make Money, released June 13, 2015
Shawn Owen - vocals, guitars, ukelele
Zach Ditmars - bass
Ben Bays - percussion
Paul Clagett - drums
Tobias Russell - keys

Produced by Shawn Owen
Recorded at Sheffield A/V - Baltimore, MD and RMC Sound Solutions - Annapolis, MD
Mixed by Drew Mazurek - Owings Mills, MD
Mastered by Mike Caplan of Lionfox Recording Studios - Washington, DC
Artwork by Aaron Yealdhall of Skribe Studios - Annapolis, MD



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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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