October Sun

by Mike Shupp

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1.
(lyrics) In a letter to Annette I wrote down all the things We haven’t done yet In case we forget It was a glorious affair Ten minutes long and destined For nowhere But I do care And now you’re halfway across the country And I am walking on streets you know And you would think it was raining money On this place we want to go So I put away my pen Put on a stamp and sent You a picture Of the future And have I found you well Have you anything to tell Of your new life Of the good life Annette, Annette Are you fine, are you strong Well you guessed wrong I did not forget, I did not forget Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
2.
(lyrics) You walk through the door I'm not listening anymore And the only sound is the wind You twist my words around Or am I just feeling down Can't explain this state I'm in What's right for you is not right for me Now I see what you want me to be Are our wires just crossed Or am I really lost I sit and stare through the glass Looks like rain's on the way Looks like whatever you say Yes I'm afraid to ask What's right for you is not right for me Now I see what you want me to be Sunrise in the wrong constellation Star sign pointing to my destination Take my place in a long line of confusion Just a taste of my own brand of illusion Brand of illusion Like battle lines are drawn Everything I say is wrong And the silence cries out to us Should we leave well enough alone Or take what we call our own Is it love we do not trust What's right for you is not right for me Now I see what you want me to be What's right for you Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
3.
(lyrics) Ain't it funny how it's always the same Thought you couldn't lose when you played this game Then everything changed And you could go on But your world's all wrong So you count to ten, then open your eyes What you really want is to be surprised But they're telling you lies And you could go on But your world's all wrong, your world's all wrong And this house of cards you're living in Is falling down on you It's a one way street you're driving on The signs are all around you And this shooting star you're hanging on Won't make your dreams come true Now it feels like it's already done Now you realize that you weren't the one You're losing the sun It doesn't seem real It's not what you feel So you live alone like you are possessed Look at your life like it's some kind of test Go on give it your best Try and move on But your world's all wrong, your dreams are gone And this house of cards you're living in Is falling down on you It's a shadow world you're moving in And they cannot touch you Yes the walls are caving in again Do you know what to do Do you know what to do And they're falling, they're falling, they're falling Ain't it funny how it's always the same Thought you couldn't lose when you played this game Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
4.
03:29
(lyrics) Everything's going to be all right Let's give it a rest, call it a night "Leave it up to me, I can't wait for you to see" Never before, never again I won't follow you to the bitter end "Leave it up to me-" no, I can't take you seriously And you want to buy just a little more time Well you've worn my patience out this time It's up to me I can see it in your eyes again Up to me I can hear it, hear it in your lies my friend You let me down again Straight from the heart you say it comes I want to believe but you leave me numb "Leave it up to me" are you still reassuring me Took a long time to see the game I think I know you by a different name "Leave it up to me-" no, I can't take you seriously And you're trying to buy just a little more time Well I'm not feeling so free with mine Free with mine Free with mine It's up to me I can see it in your eyes again Up to me I can hear it, hear it in your lies my friend You let me down again You let me down again Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
5.
04:22
(lyrics) Used to laugh about it Make a joke, keep it light Used to do without it Let it go without a fight Used to cry about it Wonder when, wonder how Pray somehow, pray somehow Well it's easier now I took some time to find out And it's really a matter of The benefit of the doubt When all you love is what you do You're doing what will get you through Just make this vow And it's easier now Used to hold a candle In the wind, in the rain Looking for an answer For a light along the way Far down another road See a sign, see the end See a true friend, see a true friend Well it's easier now I took some time to find out And it's really gone beyond A shadow of a doubt When all you need is what you love You'll always be reminded of The eleventh hour It makes it easier now Easy, easier now So easy, it's easier now Used to lose the battle Run away from the fight Used to face the struggle Didn't know the wrong from right Used to be afraid of What I thought, what I knew Was the truth, was the truth Well it's easier now I took some time to find out And it's really a question of What you can do without All your love is going to be The thing that sets your whole world free Just listen to the sound And it's easier now Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
6.
(lyrics) I wake up to a brand new day And the world waits just to turn my way I see all that can be And you find something wrong with me I once slipped into your world And watched as your design unfurled Can’t say that I knew you well Been a long time comin’ out of that hell Well I’m out of the dark and lonely place I’ve been Into the wide open arms of a friend Like a broken record I’m so sick of that song Why do you always have to prove me wrong I walk through a December night And the weight of the world feels right Desperate feelings in my soul Gonna take every last ounce of control Well I’m out of the dark and lonely place I’ve been Into the bright and shining light again Take a number if you can wait that long Are you still gonna try to prove me wrong again Wrong, prove me wrong Prove me wrong again Wrong, prove me wrong Prove me wrong again I wake up to a brand new day And the world waits just to turn my way Well I’m out of the dark and lonely place I’ve been Into the bright and shining light again Take a number if you can wait that long Are you still gonna try to prove me wrong Again, again, prove me wrong again, wrong again Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
7.
(lyrics) Well you always make the scene Know exactly what it means to make it You can always tell me what's cool, what's hip Something tells me ought to tighten my grip You hang around with somebody new Every time that I lay eyes on you Baby I can't keep up with you You're so into it You're so into it I hear your name dropped over my phone I let my guard drop when we are alone I see you here, see you everywhere You didn't used to have quite this much flair You didn't used to have quite this much flair Let's turn on to the latest song Stick with you and I belong here You're so into it You're so into it You're so into it You're so... Every time that I lay eyes on you Baby I can't keep up with you Let's turn on to the latest song Stick with you and I belong here You're so into it You're so into it Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
8.
04:21
(lyrics) I'm taking the first train I see I'm putting the world in between You and me I'm gonna take one long last look Remember just how long it took For me to see Then I'm going far away I am finding a way To live without you And if it's the last thing I do I'm gonna break this into A million pieces Yeah I believed it was true And now I'm holding onto A thousand reasons Yeah I'm going far away I am finding a way To live without you Yes I'm leaving here today And tomorrow is another day Without you And if I never say good-bye I'm only waiting for you to even Blink an eye ‘Cause when this rain starts coming down Well I'll be miles and miles and miles and miles From this town From this town Yeah I'm going far away I am finding a way To live without you Yeah I'm leaving here today And tomorrow is another day Without you, without you Without you Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
9.
03:46
(lyrics) I paint a picture of myself Until I look like someone else Now don’t try to find me Don’t try and remind me Of some way I ought to be Of things that I should have Should have seen comin' I paint a picture of myself Flattering portrait on your shelf Don’t want you to worry Won’t ever be sorry Make things nice as can be Live life so easily In love In love... I paint this picture by myself Never thought to ask for any help I suppose you will blame me But who would not do the same things Life comes down hard and brings Rain clouds over everything Life comes down hard and brings Rain clouds over everything Over everything, over everything Life comes down hard and brings Rain clouds over everything I paint a picture of my life And everything turns out just right Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
10.
(lyrics) Like a river to the sea You will come back to me Into the waiting night You will be the light Like the rain that fills the ground You are falling down And to this empty earth You will be returned Like a ship that sails alone You are far from home And through a raging storm You will be reborn Until your journey's through I will wait for you And when this circle ends I will have you again Like a river to the sea You will come back to me You will come back to me Words and Music by Mike Shupp Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)

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released March 6, 1997

(c) (p) 1997 Private Mind Records
all songs by Mike Shupp (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)
upc: 615824000121 | catalog: PMR-40001

Recorded and Mixed by Mike Harvey
at Actiondale Studios, Annandale, VA
Mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA

Mike Shupp: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Mike Marzullo: Drums, Percussion
Joe Parsons: Drums, Percussion (1, 3, 5, 8)
Steve Kaye: Bass (2, 6, 10)

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Mike Shupp Washington, D.C.

"Big hooks, sharp pop instincts"
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"Once again Shupp has crafted a fantastic CD full of the sounds radio should be yearning for... great melodies... 4 stars"
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Mike Shupp writes American guitar pop songs that conjure the heartland, cruising through summer nights with one hand on the wheel, and the unlimited potential in tomorrow.
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