Liner Notes & Listening

+ Every Drop a Different Color LP +

Released Feb 15, 2018 – © Daydream Cathedral Creations
All songs written, arranged, performed, and produced by Shawn Michael
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Melt into the Blue

life under the weather
black feathered friends forever
memory faded
in my eyes and ears a vision clear

she drew on the window
figures with her fingers
left a number
smeared a kiss with scarlet lips

the remedy will take you now
energy won’t let you down
wash away this solitude
and melt into the blue

the gravity of leaving town
sisters lovers lead you down
melt away this solitude
and linger in the blue

you, so blue, so read, so bled

many years later
memories they linger
rehashed in my head
every word she said

the remedy will take you now
energy won’t let you down
wash away this solitude
and melt into the blue

the gravity of leaving town
sisters lovers lead you down
melt away this solitude
and linger in the blue

you, so blue, so read, so bled

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Symbols and Candles

as long as we’re here
let the memories bloom with meaning
forever
how the flowers in your hair
invite my stare

awake and aware
wander through transcendental
scenery
let surroundings entwine
vines define vibe

light up symbolic candles
invoke a host of angels
a cast of shadows
call them near

light up a clearing incense
let rise a burning spirit
visualize and disappear

as long as we’re here
senses tuned and diffused in
scented air
with the wind send your prayers
fly them far and wide

light up symbolic candles
invoke a host of angels
a cast of shadows
call them near

light up a clearing incense
let rise a burning spirit
visualize and disappear here

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I Live to Love with You

I live to love with you I do
these are the words I wrote thinking of you
I’d like to let you hear sometime

I live to love with you I do
these are the feelings I have felt for you
I’d like to let you know sometime

and you know when it feels real
and you know when it feels right
don’t run and hide
just believe it’ll be alright
It is only in this life we feel it

I live to love with you I do
these are emotions I express for you
I’d like to let you hear sometime

I live to love with you I do
these are the ways that I will wait for you
I’d like to let you know sometime

and you know when it feels real
and you know when it feels right
don’t run and hide
just believe it’ll be alright
It is only in this life we feel it

and late at night, alone asleep
all thoughts revolve around you
and late at night, adrift in dreams
my heart goes calling out to you
out to you
out to you
out to you

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Mesmerized

slip through the grass
unwinding it, peeling it
tempting the first and last

fell from above
a lover of minerals
healing the wounds of love

the light is lit and lifted now
mesmerized alive
revived underground
her soul unbound

hell on the way
convenient, eminent
spiral into view

left-handed path
delivering, summoning
shades in mercury stew

the light is lit and lifted now
mesmerized alive
revived underground
his soul unbound

memories of you
delivering memories
deep in the hues we drew

leaves from the days
drifting and spinning in
spirals in the wind

the light is lit and lifted now
mesmerized alive
revived underground
our love unbound

found
the lost and found
bound
below the ground
found
a long lost sound
bound
below the ground

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On the Way from the Earth Today

-instrumental-

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Take Time

take me far away
time drags today
atmosphere above
awaits my return

climbing up this vine
I look around to find
castles in the clouds
keys in my mind

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Stuck in Between

she’s got the curves I’m looking for
but there’s this ring I can’t ignore

she wears the colors of the night
and like an angel she will fly high

ooh, stuck in between you and the machine

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Got Hypnotized

I got hypnotized
by the sunlight
forgot to blink
and wore my drink

how’s about
we plan it out for Sunday
we’ll meet up here
and play Shakespeare

wander ‘round the lake
dressed for Winter
feeling blue
what I do for you

bare in mind
and barren in my mind’s eye
I had a feeling
we’d leave it bleeding

set it aside
call it a day and disappear
leave it up to the other beings
high as you are
right about this time of day in every way

set it aside
color the day and disappear
weave it into a scene in the daydream
leading you far
right about this time of day in every way

I got hypnotized
by the sunlight
I had a feeling
we’d sense it bloom

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Gazing in Gratitude

-Instrumental-

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Everything’s Round

sparks all over
weaving through you

and now everything’s around
without getting you down
if I imagine you’re mine
our eyes greet the sunrise

reeling in the day
rising under moonlight
stars all over
set a course for higher planes
weaving through you

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Watch the Waves

watch the waves turn round
slowly at sundown
see the water glow
face the cool wind blow

lost within the sand
lost without your hand
said, “Are you here with me?”
floating in the sea

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+ Ancestors EP +

Released Jan 7, 2016 – Infinite Creativity Group
All songs written, arranged, and co-produced by Shawn Michael
All songs produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Dino Bose

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Love Refocused

Vocals: Shawn Michael, Elaine Ryan
Guitars: Dino Bose
Bass: Shawn Michael
La La Vocals: Nika
Programming & Sequencing: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose

another way to meditate
revealed to you in the air you breathe
another place to fade away
when ready to, I’ll be there with you

refocused and receiving
the light from the love in this life
refocused and receiving
the message is deep with your love

another way to levitate
revealed to you in the air you breathe
another place to cast away
when ready to I’ll be there with you

refocused and receiving
the light from the love in this life
refocused and receiving
the message is deep with your love

© Daydream Cathedral 2016

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Eyelids

Vocals: Shawn Michael
Guitars: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose
Programming & Sequencing: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose

time flies
memory and melody flow
with the rising tide

low highs
with the moon the mood is moving
above below
in the world you know
in love
In the dream your dream’s been dreaming of
and never before since you came has it rang so true
ooh oo ooh o oooh

time flies
flashing back for days and days and
days and days on end

sun rise
figures form and fall and fade out
above below
in the world you know
in love
In the dream your dream’s been dreaming of
and never before since you came has it rang so true
ooh oo ooh o oooh

playing the roses
drinking the wine
climbing the ruins
on a vine of time

making the moment
fade in the grass
lift up your eyelids
for another glass

© Daydream Cathedral 2016

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Into the Mellow

Vocals: Shawn Michael
Guitars: Dino Bose
Bass: Shawn Michael
Saxophone:  Scott Harding
Pre-Production, Programming & Sequencing: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose

inspiration landed, sky summoning
lifted by a wing to heaven
wound up on the floor in a chamber of light
sparkling walls composed of crystal

dive slow
unwind and mellow

endlessly replanting seeds in the dream
raise them up again to heaven
fell into the hands that first gave them the light
feeling it for real forever

dive slow
unwind and mellow

© Daydream Cathedral 2016

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In and Out

Vocals: Shawn Michael
Guitars: Dino Bose
Bass: Shawn Michael
Spoken Word: Helene
Programming & Sequencing: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose

in and out
cloaked invisible
in a maze
colors fascinate

feel them fall and cover this place
senses rise and ignite the pace

in and out
veil is mystical
in a blaze
fragments captivate

feel them fall and cover this place
senses rise and ignite the pace

days like these last forever
blazing a trail in the night
follow signs, they light the way
and the stars, they know the time

© Daydream Cathedral 2016

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Pharaoh’s Wheel

Vocals: Shawn Michael, Sebrina Barron
Guitars: Dino Bose
Spoken Word: Ally
Programming & Sequencing: Shawn Michael, Dino Bose

energy visualized roam the night
lit by candlelit path illuminating light

love puts this energy back into
spinning this pharaoh’s wheel
that burns the sun through day

I’d love to light the night
if that would awake your mind
and I’d love to catch the sun
if that would make your rain

fall on me

appearing in and out of sight
these shadow figures lurking in the night

love puts this energy back into
spinning this pharaoh’s wheel
that burns the sun through day

I’d love to light the night
if that would awake your mind
and I’d love to catch the sun
if that would make your rain

fall on me

© Daydream Cathedral 2016

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