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A collection of old songs, written between 2008 and 2015, recorded between 2012 and 2016.

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released April 2, 2020

Shaun McFall

Coca Cola originally by Brand New
A Decade Under the Influence and Divine Intervention originally by Taking Back Sunday
Trailer Trash originally by Modest Mouse

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Track Name: You
You, you make me smile
It’s been a while
Since I felt this way for anyone
You, you make me laugh
I cannot grasp
What makes you do this to me

You tear out my heart
Tear out my soul
You can keep them as long as you will
Tear out my heart
Tear out my soul
Take my breath away

I, I’m spilling my
My heart and I
I can’t wait till you hear me
I want you to know
My blood, it flows
Flows for you

I can’t take it any more I need your hand in mine
But you don’t want it like I need it; well I guess that’s fine
But know that you amaze me, devastate me, completely
Buy know you amaze me, devastate me, complete me
Track Name: Drink Up
Well drink up baby, God knows you need it tonight
‘Cause I’m not your savior and you’re not doin’ alright
But at least I’m here
And that’s more than you can say for him

So messed up baby, I don’t know where you’ve been
You’ve got fire on your lips and a tongue full of poison
But at least you’re safe
From the perils of an empty bed

And now you’re gone and I’m still stuck out here
Wishing you would dry up all these tears
Every letter of every word
I sang for you, you haven’t heard
All these notes
Are about you

So empty hearted, I’m calling out your name
And you say I’m clingy, you say that I’m a shame
But at least I’m tryin’
And that’s more than I can say for you

Despondent and broken, who are you with tonight
‘Cause I’m left alone, and things haven’t been alright
But at least it’s not over
At least this isn’t the end
Track Name: We're In Love
The rain is pouring heavily
I can still breathe easily
You are here right next to me
And I’m in love
Things we share that no one can
Emulate or reprimand
Yes I know I am your man
And you’re my girl

Aloof and reproached
As our feelings went up in smoke
And you called my name and you said “I do”
Afraid unashamed
As our feelings went up in flames
And I screamed your name and I said “Me too”

Keep my mind and leave me not
Don’t pretend that you forgot
I’ll give you all that I’ve got
We must live
Lovers and not enemies
Friendship comes so easily
No one means as much to me
And I to you

But I can’t explain
The blood that is in my veins
And I love you more than anyone I know
Best friends and romance
And reeling for the chance
To shed our clothes and go so apropos

The months go by fast
The seconds they do last
As I wait for you to return back home
The days they drag on
The minutes fly along
As I’m longing for you and you feel me beside of you

But soon enough one and one makes two
And I am sitting next to you
Your arms are wrapped around me too
And we’re in love
Young naïve but ready for
The lover that I so adore
We’ve been apart it makes me sore
But we’re in love
Track Name: Lullaby
You asked for a lullaby this time
Something to help you fall asleep
I make no promise nor nursery rhyme
I just hope this helps you sleep
I just hope this helps you sleep

I love the way you look at me
Dark green eyes and hair like trees
And the nice things you say to me
I just hope this helps you sleep
I just hope this helps you sleep

And I know you're falling in love with me
I love you you too
I hope to be what you dream of, I--
I dream of you
I dream of you

I just hope this helps you sleep
I just hope this helps you sleep