Elemental

by Mykal Morrison

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released August 27, 2013

Mykal Morrison: Vocals, Lyrics, Guitar, Bass, Organ, Recording Engineer, Editing and Mixing Engineer, Producer

Daniel Blom: Lyrics

Evan Noto: Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Drums

Kevin Wasukanis: Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Iiro Maki: Bass

John Gibson: Lead Guitar (*Everything Is Everything)

Andy Lafferty: Technical and Recording Engineer

Dan Mchugh: Recording Engineer (Drums)

Marc Ward: Mastering Engineer

Kattie Sottak: Album Artwork

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Mykal Morrison West Palm Beach, Florida

Mykal Morrison is an artist based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. His sound is a pleasant departure from the effect laden, overly processed music that floods the airwaves. His first effort is the full length album titled "Elemental". A collection of songs that are remnant of a better time in music. A time when you could get an album, just push play, and let it ride. ... more

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Track Name: Everything Is Everything
It's Monday morning so back to the grind,
Your feeling like your going to lose your mind,
You stagger tired out the door,
Thinking you know what it is that you are working for,
The fancy cars and clothes are nice it's true,
Take care the things that you own don't end up owning you,

Don't you know that there's more to life than,
This whole rat race from nine to five,
Yeah everyones got bills to pay but know you only get
one back so don't go breaking it in vain.
Just take a breath and decompress,
'Cause sometimes we seem to forget that,

[Chorus]

Everything is everything and, everythings alright,
So drink up have yourself a good laugh with dear friends and
toast this thing called life,
Don't worry bout tomorrow, you will find your way,
Don't fret about the past, 'cause all that we've got is today,
Everything is everything and everythings is alright,

We treat this like it's guaranteed,
Forever young is our mentality,
But this go round can only last so long,
Just remember in one moment it can all be gone,
Treat every day as if it were your last,
Just live and love and leave regrets in the past,

[Chorus]

Everything is everything and, everythings alright,
So drink up have yourself a good laugh with dear friends and
toast this thing called life,
Don't worry bout tomorrow, you will find your way,
Don't fret about the past, 'cause all that we've got is today,
Everything is everything and everythings is alright,

[Musical Break]

Everything is everything and, everythings alright,
So drink up have yourself a good laugh with dear friends and
toast this thing called life,
Don't worry bout tomorrow, you will find your way,
Don't fret about the past, 'cause all that we've got is today,
Everything is everything and everythings is alright,

Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Eveything is everything - and everything is - alright
Track Name: Next To You
I ain't to proud to beg or admit that I was wrong,
Don't know what I was thinking, or why it took so long,
I hope you, find it in your heart to forgive me, I'm ready to come home,
We grew up worlds apart and slowly drifted seperate ways,
Not trying to make excuses for the mistakes I have made,
It's been three months, and two weeks yet I haven't found one way,
Haven't quite found the right words to say,

[Chorus]

I thought there was a better way,
I thought there was some better place but,
Things were far from better when I wasn't next to you,

Baby girl, This is the thing I realized,
You are the air that fills my lungs, light of my life,
After all the things that we've been through,
I only wan't to be with you,
So baby give this one more try,

[Chorus}

I thought there was a better way,
I thought there was a better place but,
Things were far from better when I wasn't here with you,
Now I know there's no better way,
Now I know there's no better place than to,
Wake up every morning baby lying next to you,

[Musical Break]

I thought there was a better way,
I thought there was a better place but,
Nothing seemed to get better when I wasn't next to you,

Now I know there's no better way,
Now I know there's no better place than to,
Wake up every morning baby lying next to you,

Now I know there's no better way,
Now I know there's no better place than to,
Wake up every morning baby lying next to you,
Track Name: I'll Be Back, Someday
It seems the seasons seldom change and everybody knows my name,
Everytime I turn around the scenery remains the same,
It kills me that there's so much out there I don't belong in this rat race,
I've got to get to where I'm going It's time to find a brand new place,

The safety and the comfort of this lifes become a drag,
It's time to take a leap of faith, that's why I'm packing up my bags,

[Chorus]

'Cause I'm leaving and I don't know when I'll be back,
To an unknown destination gonna blaze a brand new path,
You only get one shot, in this life, Don't you let it slip away,
I don't know exactly when but I'll be back again someday,


To all my friends and family that have been begging me to stay,
I know we don't we don't see eye to eye at times how I can live this way,

Just know that you'll be in my heart and that I'll make it through somehow,
That I will see you all again, And this is just goodbye for now,

[Chorus]

'Cause I'm leaving and I don't know when I'll be back,
To an unknown destination gonna blaze a brand new path,
You only get one shot, in this life, Don't you let it slip away,
I don't know exactly when but I'll be back again someday,

[Musical Break]

[Chorus x2]

'Cause I'm leaving and I don't know when I'll be back,
To an unknown destination gonna blaze a brand new path,
You only get one shot, in this life, Don't you let it slip away,
I don't know exactly when but I'll be back again someday,
Track Name: To Live Is To Bleed
Your heart is pounding and your hands are shaking,
Muscles are weary and your bones are aching,
The rush you feen for is what makes you thrive,
'Cause this is when you feel the most alive,

You breathe in, as you take in the sounds,
As sweat stings your eyes, taste the blood in your mouth you,
Ignore the pain 'cause you've made up your mind
to give into the sickness this one more time,

(Chorus)

I will never be one who is scared to grow old,
Become like the jaded so hollow so cold,
So go about living the life that you now lead,

But if I can run, If I can still climb,
Harvest the wind or the waves to get through this grind,
Then i'll dive headlong into all that waits for me,
To lives to bleed,


I'd hate to lead a life that's full of nevers,
I say that living wild and free is better,
Some choose to give in to the fear inside,
When push comes to shove they just cower
and hide,

Well that's one way to play it but I'd rather not,
I was prefer to dig deep give this all that I've got,
So i'll, shatter the molds, keep leaping the lines,
'Cause it's not where you end up it's all bout the ride,

(Chorus)

I will never be one who is scared to grow old,
Become like the jaded so hollow so cold,
So go about living the life that you now lead,

But if I can run, If I can still climb,
Harvest the wind or the waves to get through this grind,
Then i'll dive headlong into all that waits for me,
To lives to bleed,

(Repeat)
Track Name: Mary
She was born outside the barrio,
in the toughest part of town,
Her mother did the best she could with what she had,
father seldom was around,
But when he would come home Mary would have
to run and hide,
Like mama told her don't come out until it's quiet,

This sort of thing went on for many years,
and just one thing had changed,
Now both Mary and her mother,
are the focus of his rage,
When she just cannot take no more she finds the
strength to leave,
And take her chances out there in the street,

Now there's many boots a' marchin,
revolutions in the roads,
Poor Mary never had a chance to flee the place,
they just kicked in the door,
The bad men came they had their way,
that evil group of four,
When they were done, they just left her broken
on the floor,

[Musical Break]

Somehow she wakes up at the mission,
battered and bruised beyond reproach,
It takes some time to heal those wounds,
some are deeper than most,
As soon as she could get back on her feet,
Mary set about her way,
with hopes and plans to flee this life she's lived of pain,

Now Mary's moved out of the country,
seemingly to another world,
She's finally learned to smile again,
found some steady, honest work,
She still dreams of her mother,
prays her father goes to hell,
She looks over her shoulder every now and then,
Hoping she'll never, see the badman come again,
Track Name: These Words
As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
No,
He leadeth me to the still waters,
That restore my soul,
Whoa oh oh,
I've seen the evil in mens hearts,
The idle hands that brew so much pain,
I'll face my demons, and stay strong,
I will not be afraid,

[Chorus]

These words will light the path that's dark and,
These words will keep you safe from harm,
You gotta believe, you gotta believe, in something more than just yourself,
Just take a look and realize that there is something else,

[Musical Interlude]

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
No,
He leadeth me to the still waters,
That restore my soul,
Whoa oh oh,
I've seen the evil in mens hearts,
The idle hands that brew so much pain,
I'll face my demons, and stay strong,
I will not be afraid,

[Chorus]

These words will light the path that's dark and,
These words will keep you safe from harm,
You gotta believe, you gotta believe, in something more than just yourself,
Just take a look and realize that there is something else,
Track Name: The One That Got Away
I had it all,
But we all know that pride precedes the fall,
This is how the story goes,

We grew apart,
Instead of growing together,
All that talk about forever girl,
It shook me to the core,

I had my doubts,
I let them get the best of me,
And couldn't see this was worth fighting for,

Sadly now all ties are severed,
This one storm we could not weather,
And though it seems we've both moved on now girl,
I miss you more and more,

(Chorus)

I still remember girl when you were in my arms,
Thought I would always be the one you'd run to girl,
to keep you safe from harm,
Wish I'd have done enough to prove my love for you
and make you want to stay,
You are the one that got away,


These lessons I've learned and knowledge I've earned have
come a tad bit late,
A heart that's been spurned and bridge that's been burned
are all that takes it's place,
I thought that you'd always be waiting,
for me to see the light,
My failure to commit led to this last tearful goodbye,

Now that I'm looking back you truly were a dream,
Showed me a whole new world you were my everything,
Wish I'd have known back then how much you meant to me,
Then I'd have you here right now not just this song I sing,

(Musical Interlude)

(Chorus)

I still remember girl when you were in my arms,
Thought I would always be the one you'd run to girl,
to keep you safe from harm,
Wish I'd have done enough to prove my love for you
and make you want to stay,
You are the one that got away,

(Repeat)
Track Name: Chasing This Life Away
It's the weekend and I am determined to tear up this town,
After working all week all I seeks a release so I head to my
stomping ground,
The bartender asks me just what will it be,
I say something to break up this monotony,
She pours a four horseman, I'm ready to ride,
I shoot it down thinking it's gone be one of those nights,

[Chorus]

Shot after shot, Bar after bar,
Laughing away all the pain that exists in our hearts,
Our reasons are different and some of us simply will never know,
We ain't goin' down till the sun comes up,
Once the spirits start flowin' it's never enough,
When people ask me why the only thing I can say is that i'm,
Chasing this life away,

Now that we're seven rounds deep we agree that we're all feeling swell,
This night of joking and smoking and perhaps some toking is nowhere
near close to an end,
It's time to head to the late night spot,
Taking the backroads so we ain't harrassed by the cops,
'Cause they know this time of night were all bout raising some hell,
And everybody 'round knows that we do it so well,

[Chorus]

Bar after bar, Shot after shot,
Making the best of this life with what little we've got,
Our reasons are different and some of us simply will never know,
We ain't goin' down till the sun comes up,
Once the spirits start flowin' it's never enough,
When people ask me why the only thing I can say is that i'm,
Chasing this life away,
Track Name: The Smile
Had I not seen such a beauty,
A vision of poise and grace,
Then perhaps I would not even taken the task
to yearn to live again,

It was in one of these moments,
Know the ones that stir the soul,
That cuts through all the darkness that seems to surround,
and grants a glimps of hope,

But one thing I knew for certain,
Sadly this would not herald change,
Cause no sooner did this light walk into my life,
it upped and walked away,

So damn you for this blessing,
And for causing me to once again believe,
That this heart of mine is meant for more than just
to bleed,

(Chorus)
So twist the knife,
Into this heart of stone,
This song that I now sings'.... for you I'll never know,

(Musical Interlude)
(Chorus)
So twist the knife,
Into this heart of stone,
This song that I now sings'.... for you I'll never know,

(Outro)
But it wouldn't matter to me,
Had we both not locked eyes, had you not thrown that smile my way,
Track Name: Elemental
See it's elemental, yet so many wonder why,
Because they have yet to,
Open their hearts, unlock their minds,
Instead they're content to wander round without a reason
or a rhyme,

Caught up in this hustle, Trapped in it's flow,
Lusting for things you can't take with you when you go,
Ignoring the emptiness that builds and it's a shame they'll
never know..... and that is,

[Chorus]

Too many, get themselves wrapped up in things that are trite,
Only to regret all thats mattered passed them by,
Family, friends, and the one that you love to hold onto tight,
These are the things that matter most of all in life,

See it's elemental, This should come as no surprise,
That it's detrimental,
Helping to weave, this web of lies,
Ignore the propaganda that is going round,
Buy into it and it will only bring you down,
You see,

That we are all sinners, and we are all saints,
Products of the lies we've bought and sold along the way,
But there is a lesson to be learned from all the heartbreak,
tears, and pain..... and that is,

[Chorus]

Too many, get themselves wrapped up in things that are trite,
Only to regret all thats mattered passed them by,
Family, friends, and the one that you love to hold onto tight,
These are the things that matter most of all in life,
Track Name: Population Hope
We've lost our sense of what's worth fighting for,
Our morals and our values have unraveled from the core,
What's epidemic is the apathy,
We're headed for disaster,
stay this course and we shall see,


One day I asked myself how can this be,
How they could let those walls steal all our hard earned dollars,
throwing us out on main,
Protected by those evil politicians who serve only their own power
and greed,
And care not that their actions have brought this once
proud nation to it's knees,

[Chorus]

We've got to keep moving on though there's nowhere to go,
Even though most of us are clinging to the last end of our rope,
To stand firm through adversitys' the only way to show,
While they may may rob us blind and cheat us,
they can never steal our hope,

[Musical Break]

To see how far we’ve fallen at times is so surreal,
As we sift through the ashes of our torched elysian fields,

[Chorus x2]

We've got to keep moving on though there's nowhere to go,
Even though most of us are clinging to the last end of our rope,
To stand firm through adversitys' the only way to show,
While they may may rob us blind and cheat us,
they can never steal our hope,