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Casey Shea Brooklyn, New York

"Casey's stage persona is equal parts James Brown, Elvis Presley, and Bono...but then comes the surprise, etched in cursive on the head of a pin. Listen closely, and the songs are beautiful, heartfelt, and wrenching." - MTV News

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Track Name: Something Good
This morning was a bright one
Girl I can't explain
Those good skies, they were washing all the years away

Yeah, there's something good about today that I can't quite put my finger on

This high wire I've been walking, girl it's left me dry
But I've heard the word, and the seasons are turning and so am I

Yeah, there's something good about today that I can't quite put my finger on

I used to spend my money on a girl uptown
She said that I was lucky just to have her around
I spent so many sorry nights all by myself
As those grey clouds dumped enough to drown away the little luck I had
For the first time in years they were gone

This morning, oh the sunshine, girl I can't explain
Those good good skies they were washing all the tears away

Yeah, there's something good about today that I can't quite put my finger on

I used to spend my money on a girl uptown
She said that I was lucky just to have her around
I spent so many sorry nights all by myself
As those grey clouds dumped enough to drown away the little luck I had
For the first time in years they were gone

Everyone's gotta know, gotta know
Yeah everyone's gotta know
I finally found something good
I finally found something good
I finally found something good



Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Good Man
Mama told me when I was young
Don’t mess with fire
Always finish what you’ve begun
And don’t deal with liars

Ooooh

Don’t walk too tall, don’t talk too wise
Don’t make dreams your master
She’s been gone for three years now
I can still hear her calling

When the black clouds come wash over you
Will you stand tall and strong, or blame it on luck
When your soul’s put on trial before the judge
Will you say you were a good man?

Last night as I laid down to sleep
I saw the ghost of my mama
By my bedside praying for me
She said son, your time is coming

But when the black clouds come wash over you
Will you stand tall and strong, or blame it on luck
When your soul’s put on trial before the judge
Will you say you were a good man?

When the black clouds come wash over you
Will you stand tall and strong, or blame it on luck
When your soul’s put on trial before the judge
Will you say you were a good man?

Were you a good man?
Are you a good man?



Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Elephants
Kingdom come and kingdom go
Elephants and a puff of snow
Park the car, turn the radio off
It's all the songs they want you to know

Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

Sitting in the sunshine having such a good time
So sorry we have to go
Walking on the pavement
Living off the government
Tomorrow they're gonna know, oh oh

Misery loves company
Won't you sit and have a drink with me
Lazy eye gone wandering
And left me feeling just a little bit empty
Oh
Oh oh oh oh
Sitting in the sunshine having such a good time
So sorry we have to go
Walking through the graveyard
Cutting down the flowers
Tomorrow they're gonna grow, oh oh

Kingdom come and kingdom go
Elephants and a puff of snow
Park the car, turn the radio off
It's all the songs they want you to know

Oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

oooooh, oooh, ooooh

Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Quinzy Howzin
Quinzy Howzin is American
And drives a foreign car
He knows he'll never starve
And he's only seventeen

Quinzy's father spends most his days
In a spacious room
In the tallest building in town
Business is in bloom

Everyone thinks that they are alone
Today is your big day

Quinzy has a friend in Sara Parks
Who never has known love
Her parents died when she was three
And moved in with and B.

Auntie B. is mean
Has five cats, and sleeps during the days
A mother of two runaways
Unwed at early age

Everyone thinks that they are alone
Today is your big day
Everyone thinks that they are alone
Today is your big day

Then there's little Phillip down the street
Whose daddy works so hard
To give up one fifth of his checks
To his unfaithful ex

And all the children want is
To be loved and wanted
And all the grownups wants is
To feel loved and wanted

Everyone thinks that they are alone
Today is your big day
Everyone thinks they're the only one
To be loved and wanted
Everyone thinks that they are alone
You are not alone



Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Sunlight Shine On Me
Sunlight shine on me tonight
Cause in the morning
I'll be gone
And I can't make it without you

Sunlight shine on me
When the rain falls hard
By the banks of a river so wide
I can't make it without you


Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: She Doesn't Mean A Thing
Bubblegum knots in my hair
Might never untangle
Just a kid with a sweet tooth for
More than I can handle

She doesn’t mean a thing
Crossword puzzles, magazines
I lose everything I need
Silver chains and paper planes
Flying through the air
She doesn’t mean a thing

Cavities and bedtime stories
They always put me to sleep
I’ve been under for so long
Just trying to pull myself out

Cause she doesn’t mean a thing
Crossword puzzles, magazines
I lose everything I need
Silver chains and paper planes
Flying through the air
She doesn’t mean a thing
I lose everything I need
She doesn’t mean a thing


Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Strawberry Country Lullabye
Strawberry country
The milk is so sweet
You’ll always find me
Here at your feet
But now it’s time to say goodnight
Strawberry country lullabye

Sleep now my baby
A winter is near
The fields begin dying
But momma’s still here
But now we have to say goodnight
Strawberry country lullabye

Finding yourself in a candy colored world
Losing count of the diamonds in the midnight sky
Soldiers on the hillside with hearts made of glass
Disappearing into green plastic bags
Goose stepping ragdolls empty their shells
And the children line up on the bank, lost in their spell

Finding yourself in a candy colored world
Losing count of the diamonds in the midnight sky
Soldiers on the hillside with hearts made of glass
Disappearing into green plastic bags
Goose stepping ragdolls ringing their bells
The children line up on the bank, lost in

Strawberry country
The ocean’s gone still
Turn out the lights
Good night sweet angel
Remember mother’s watchful eye
Strawberry country lullabye


Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Wave Of Walls
Look out
Look out and see the world in green and blue
See the universe in bloom
It’s beautiful

I need you
I need you like the sky needs the stars
Like a beat that needs a heart
You’re beautiful

Yeah, like a thorn stuck in my side
Yeah, like an answer I can’t find
Yeah, oh the words escape me
Like a wave of walls
Like a wave of walls

I want you
I want you to know I’m sailing through the storm
To meet you at the shore
Oh yeah

Yeah, like a thorn stuck in my side
Yeah, like an answer I can’t find
Yeah, oh the words escape me
Like a wave of walls
Like a wave of walls

When I’m up
When I’m down
When I can
Not be found
You are there
You are there

Yeah, like a thorn stuck in my side
Yeah, like an answer I can’t find
Yeah, oh the words escape me

And my tears
Start to fall
Like a wave of walls
Like a wave of walls
Like a wave of walls

Look out
Look out and see the world in green and blue
See the universe in bloom
It’s beautiful like you!


Words and Music By Casey Shea. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: The World Is Waking Up!
The world is waking up
The world is waking up
The world is waking up to us
Come on, let it in
Come on, and begin
Come on, it's up to us

You may have a diamond
Or a truck load of gold
You may live in a high rise
And have someone to hold

Or you may be on your last dime
With no wheels on your car
It's been too long since the sun shined
But no matter where you are, no matter where you are

The world is waking up
The world is waking up
The world is waking up to us
Come on, let it in
Come on, and begin
Come on, it's up to us

So go find you mother
And tell her you love her
Get your sisters and your brothers
And hold each other's hands, you know it's in your hands

The world is waking up
The world is waking up
The world is waking up to us

Wake up, Wake up
Wake up, Wake up
Wake up

The world is waking up
The world is waking up
The world is waking up to us
Come on, let it in
Come on, and begin
Come on, it's up to us

Wake up, Wake up
Wake up, Wake up
Wake up!


Words and Music By Casey Shea and Wes Hutchinson. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Roll Your Windows Down
Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Cause tomorrow is not today
And this is getting old
And you've got nowhere to go till it's too late
Headlights got you lost in white lines

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Yeah, it's all behind you
Yeah, it's all behind you

Cause tomorrow is not today
And this is getting old
And you've got nowhere to go till it's too late
Headlights got you lost in white light

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Roll your windows down
Your windows down
It's all behind you

Yeah, it's all behind you


Words and Music By Casey Shea, Wesley Verhoeve, and Jeff Jacobson. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Love Is Here To Stay
Love is here to stay
No matter what people say
And love will last for good
Treat others like you should

Cause you never know
Where you might go
And no one can say what will happen today
So love is the only way

Love is here to stay
No matter what people say
And love will last for good
Treat others like you should

Cause you never know
Where you might go
And no one can say what will happen today
So love is the only way

Yeah it’s just another corner we can turn
Come on come on gather round

Cause if you grow your hair
And if you hold your neighbor
And if you stay in bed
They may call you crazy
And they may want your head
And they may try to change you
But you know, you know
You know it’s up to you
You know it’s up to you
Yeah, come on come on

Come on come on gather round
Come on come on gather round

Cause love is here to stay
No matter what people say


Words and Music By Casey Shea and Matthew Raitz. All Rights Reserved.