From Unknown

by Sean Neil

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First full length release as a solo artist from Sean Neil, based in Seattle, Washington by way of Austin, Texas. Also the first release from fledgling singer/songwriter label Finger Gun Records!

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released December 1, 2015

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Sean Neil Seattle, Washington

Reflective sounds in a jagged box. I spent years aggressively pursuing what I've found right in front of me - a passionate connection to the music I write and the experiences that shape me.

This is my therapy.

This is me.
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Track Name: It's a Shame
Hard to leave this home behind
When it's done there's no piece of mind
It became
All the same

Trains all leave - go down the track
From this place they don't come back
Fade away,
Day by day

It's a shame
But it's OK

Hey there baby, what's your name?
That's so sweet now what's your game?
We all pray
You don't say

That if its all so goddamn good
Why'd you leave this neighborhood
In a rage?
You have changed

It's a shame
But it's OK
Track Name: From Unknown
Staring at this waterfall
I sympathize with something small
Trapped in currents far upstream
It can't escape all that it sees

The things I've hidden underneath
Are making it so hard to breathe
Days have come and nights will go
Crushed by all the overflow

Sorrow filled empathy
Such sweet complexity

I'm the man from unknown
Take me in to this home
Warm my hands
Promise me
That this is not that dream

Wire bridge from here to there
Forced to walk it from my chair
Never thought to look below
It doesn't seem that long ago

Sorrow filled empathy
Such sweet serenity

I'm the man from unknown
Take me in to this home
Warm my hands
Promise me
That this is not that dream
This is not that dream
Track Name: Sweet Sublime
Time to climb down off that cross, babe
And try to reimagine life
Sometimes I feel like I'm waiting
For all the planets to align

Trouble told there's no solution
I'm hardly able to walk a mile
And when I come to count my children
I'm rescued in the nick of time

This road is bringing me to my home
I know I've been gone for far too long
Some say you can leave it all on the line
One day we'll be lost in the sweet sublime

Stubbed my toes out in the darkness
Tryin to get back towards the light
And every moment I spend traveling
Is closer to the by and by

This road is bringing me to my home
I know I've been gone for far too long
Some say you can leave it all on the line
One day we'll be lost in the sweet sublime
One day we'll be lost in the sweet sublime
Track Name: Silently Making Music
The ocean waves are silently making music all night long.
Track Name: Radio Wave
Wait for me
I've spent the last decade just catching
Up with you
Pretending that we're both not terrified

Hard to see
Firecracker luminescence
Blinded me
By burning out the color in my eyes

My radio wave is fading away
Those rumors are true and long overdue
Everyone knew

Symphonies
Of Cannon speak and dog barking can
Prove to me
That someday we'll be back on Glenhill Cove

My radio wave is fading away
Those rumors are true and long overdue
Everyone knew
Track Name: The Ghost in My Machine
It was hard to breathe
When you looked at me
And there I saw it in your eyes

All at once I knew
Didn't have a clue
On how I’d sort through all the lies

And you're miles away
So it's not possible but I must tell you that
I just felt you right now
I just felt you right now

I think we’re both to blame
For what the days became
And what we chose to leave behind

Erasing what was there
Pretending not to care
Felt like I had lost my mind

And you're miles away
So it's not possible but I must tell you that
I just felt you right now
I just felt you right now

Got a scar or two
That are shaped like you
Memories all begin to gray

But I moved along
To the breaking dawn
Hoping that they'd all just fade

And you're miles away
So it's not possible but I must tell you that
I just felt you right now
I just felt you right now
I just felt you right now
Track Name: War to Fight
Never pictured sitting next to you
When I did instantly I knew
It looked as if you could use a kiss
And so could I

Stolen wish of passions old and new
Learning one another's point of view
300,000 hours away for just one day

We'll make this night
One for our dreams
Lost in your eyes
I finally see the light

Forbidden words are slipping from our lips
How many visits ending in round trips
Where this will take us it's hard to foresee
Just let it be

We'll make this night
One for our dreams
Lost in your eyes
I finally see the light

We'll make this night
One for our dreams
Lost in your eyes
I finally see the light
Track Name: Who Are You
Can he weather the storm
In a place without a cellar door
Put him in a beggar’s grave
He wakes without a thing to say but

Who are you?
Who are you?

Living out a dream
Things are not what they would seem
He's trying everything
His soul is tired of wondering

Who are you?
Who are you?

A break in all the noise
He searches for a heavy voice
And packs away the ring
And quietly he starts to sing

Who are you?
Who are you?
Who are you?
Who are you?
Track Name: The Resonance
Invitation to the unknown valley
Everybody says they want to go
When they're asked if home is where the heart is
Most of them will answer "I don't know..."

Privately they pray for that
Their friends all seem to have
Resonating in themselves
They see...

Dreams of living life out in a cabin
A hundred years ago or so
There's a perfect silence to remember
All the beauty we could ever know

Where there's love there's life to breathe
The nomads beckoning
Wandering through the here and there
They sing...

Sleeping with eyes so open
They burn with the bridge again
Exhale and draw in the day
Stop and watch the rain
Stop and watch the rain
Track Name: The Tragedy and the Comedy
A case of self-deception
Steered in the wrong direction
Proven to be his ]ast mistake

Just walked a mile in his shoes
Was witness to his break through
And realized he was led astray

"There should be someone sitting close to me,"
Those were his last words found scribbled on the floor
"There could be someone singing songs for me,"
Then he went to sleep alone

Branded with such conviction
He made the one decision
No man could ever take away

For those left to imagine
The tragic things that happened
It was just another day

"There should be someone sitting close to me,"
Those were his last words found scribbled on the floor
"There could be someone singing songs for me,"
Then he went to sleep alone
He finally fell asleep alone
Track Name: Set Me Adrift
I don't know where I'm going
And that's alright by me
The stars will guide my travel
A willing escapee

The moment I make landfall
They'll say I've gone too far
But things ain't always what they seem
No matter who you are

I'm lost out at sea
Nobody bother me
I finally found a place to hide away

And I'll be what I can be
And soldier quietly
To try again another day

I don't know where I'm going
Or when I will arrive
But things these days are showing me
I surely will survive

The map is aged and faded
And riddled with these stains
Although there is no destination
You won't hear me complain

And I'm lost out at sea
Nobody bother me
I've burned out, now it's time
To fade away

And I'll be what I can be
And soldier quietly
To try again another day
To try again another day

I don't know where I'm going
So no one follow me