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1.
Shawshank 03:59
Shawshank (c) 2015 Sid Music Chiseling a tunnel only Big enough to let the air through Let my voice go where it will go Tangle with the one in you I hammer, I scrape I plot the escape But the concrete is hard It gets harder with age So I suffered the sweat And I battled the rage But the pile that was left Was still stuck in that cage My chisel is weak But life is so long And when I finally stopped wielding my strength I became strong And my fight will be won With just my voice I’m learning to talk in subtleties In subtleties I have only a few Things to align To move out, to make right I have my heart And some laser beams ‘cause the wall between you and me it’s cold it’s thick it’s frightening I’ll make it round and soft and funny Liquid see-through raw and runny I want for you to be the same as me And me to be the same as you And in between us only subtleties I must break through this Shawshank Shawshank Shawshank Shawshank
2.
Did You Say 03:18
Did you say what you wanted in your head, What you're hiding? Did you say what you wanted to be said, In your head dreams? Did you say it, But only in your head? How high was the volume? You shouldn't say what you don't mean But there are things You're gonna have to say, say, say, yeah Saw you walkin' by that faucet But did you give water to the roses? Or did you cry when the rose Was beggin' for the hose? Did you think you said what I don't Think you said, yeah... You're feeling like a winner Cause you took her out to dinner And you're thinking that this is the day You said you wanted ketchup on your burger (and you got it) But the game of love you didn't play I came upon a stone Came upon a stone Came upon a rock Shoulda turned it But I thought better of it Thought I'd better not push luck Then I let it get away OK... I didn't say! Is this thing on? It's not loud enough! Is this thing on? It's not loud enough! Is this thing on? It's not loud enough! Is this thing on? It's not loud enough!
3.
i will not be famous (c) 2015 stephanie morgan and chuck lichtenberger i’ve been wrangling with the truth (i’ve replaced my point of view), ‘cause i lied when i said i was good with all this rigging. i’ve erased what i got to prove--i just want you to be moved! and if my voice lives in you, i have no misgiving...no, i will not be famous, i will just be amazing. no, i’ll not be famous, i will just be. like a dentist pulls your tooth, like a roofer makes a roof--if the music lives in you, then something is working. and if no one wants my tunes, or ten million people do, i’ll endeavor to be true with anyone listening. no, i will not be famous, i will just be amazing. no, i’ll not be famous, i will just be. oh, i ached my bones to say, ”they will know my name!” all this acting out...all this lust for fame...no, i will not be famous, i will just be amazing. no, i’ll not be famous, i will just be.
4.
love is the new black (c) 2015 Stephanie Morgan she’ll come without a plan. she’ll hold the reins of a rock ‘n roll band (she likes it that way). oh, and now, well, they say love is coming back. yeah, they say love is groovin’ back. oh, they say love is the new black. hey, wait now! well, i’ve worn that stuff, and i threw it out! you got to kill it out there, or they’ll kill you off, with the message that you played the game, but you played it wrong. i knoew my weapons are control and silence...and she wants me to leave all my control and silence at home in silence. and while i’m working away, i got caught in the sway of perfection and violence. but when love’s calling, you oughta answer. and they say, love is the new black. she says, “hey, i’m comin’ back. i’m like a windstorm picking up... i’m complete like blue planets, like blood, like santa. i know safe plans make only the poorest days.” and they say, “let love flower. yeah! keep love comin’!” oh, i’m working...i’m working...i said i’d listen when i get done working! Whoa, whoa, whoa. they say love is comin' back. oh, they say, “love is the new black.” oh, well, yes, what the hell am i gonna do with that? it's the new black. it's the new black. she says, “in this story, love, you is too cool. ya can't find me when you're stallin'... don't worry, baby, i'll snap it out of you. i'll get it, don't worry, baby. come on over here, come on right up to me, yeah, baby. i'll snap it out of you. i'll get it. mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm
5.
Rock Baby 03:49
rock baby (c) 2015 stephanie morgan and chuck lichtenberger and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us! and we rock, rock, baby, like we’re drinking the wine, oh yeah. we rock, rock, baby like 1999, yeah yeah yeah! we’ve been subverting, setting fire to our shoes. and yeah we’re teaching children how to light ‘em up too. and if they’re policing in the streets of the future (yeah yeah yeah), we’ll be so many, and they will be so few, yeah! and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us! and we rock, rock, baby like we’re drinking the wine, oh yeah we rock, rock, baby, like 1999 yeah yeah yeah! and when we’re at the station, i’ll look over at you, in to your blue eyes, blinking like you’re starting a coup, yeah yeah yeah. there is a rulebook, but the pages are torn... and we lose all our manners, like the day we were born. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us! and we rock, rock, baby like we’re drinking the wine, oh yeah we rock, rock, baby, ‘cause it’s finally time. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us! rock, baby like we’re drinking the wine, oh yeah we rock, rock, baby, like 1999! once i had...not myself. yeah, once i was someone else. to me, i was lost...it’s not enough! i can want! when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us. and when they take us, they won’t know what to do with us! and we rock, rock, baby, like we’re drinking the wine, oh yeah. we rock, rock, baby like 1999, yeah yeah yeah!
6.
Battery Room 03:06
battery room (c) 2015 stephanie morgan and chuck lichtenberger there’s a great power...i keep it locked up in a battery room, deep in my lungs. i keep it unsung, watch the way it waits, and wants electrolytes, and lights up at the sound of song...mercurial stuff...quite enough to break a human down (to rise a human up?). oh, to push go...uncontrol...the chemicals of love... in my battery room.
7.
Still Asleep 03:57
(c) 2010 Larry Read
8.
baseball player (c) 2015 stephanie morgan and chuck lichtenberger don’t swing at what’s not yours. you wait, for sure..you wait for yours, like a baseball player, in the major league! like a baseball player. can’t make this up. they don’t make this up! “batter, batter, batter, batter, batter, batter swing batter!” batter, batter, don’t swing. don’t swing! you wait for yours. if you’re taking everything given, then you’re missing what’s yours. you’re just faking. shame on you.
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(c) 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (P) Alfred Publishing Company
10.
are you well? (c) 2015 stephanie morgan you joked at a party. you made the funny faces people like. and you stayed, you got wasted, and the people clapped in style...but are you well? are you well? are you...well? are you...well? are you? are you well? your flames: when they dance, they will fan into fire. you’re more than a candle in the wind...you are desire. with your voice, you could send up a flare to the sky! you could penetrate so high! or is it best to let sleeping flames lie? are you...well? can you even tell? are you? are you well? while it rained, you were swimming...gave me your umbrella, and rescued...you did a dangerous thing. i spent that day coming down with the flu, wishing that i was more like you. you. are you... well... are you....well...are you.... are you... are you well? i spent that day coming down with the flu, wishing that i was more like you...you...you.
11.
Coffee 04:44
coffee (c) 2015 stephanie morgan and chuck lichtenberger wait, i'm coming. i didn't know that you wanted it black, without all the foam and the sugar…wait. i'm learning. i didn't know that you were ok with me just as i am, without all the clutter…wait. i'm coming. won't make you wait…won't make you wait too long, 'cause, god help me, i'll go simpler. i'll go simpler! i'll make it black, i'll pour it slow, i won't dress it in nothing a woman's not born to wear…i'm not myself. i put on this face. wish you thought that it was me…that i'm the queen of this place. i'm getting it…i'll just begin to show you what's within, and not control you…recalibrate from the pomp of the show to the girl in the back row. i'm growing. i can feel the breaking, aching pain of making way for change. so i pray…oh, i pray…that you hear me calling. i want you to know: i don't want you to go. you said,"sugar makes you crazy. it makes you lazy, 'cause the wildest, warmest coffee don't taste so sweet after." i'm not myself. i put on this face. wish you thought that it was me, that i'm the queen of this place. i wasted time, putting on this face. i should try me out…before i lose the taste. i'm getting it. i'll just begin to show you what's within, and not control you…recalibrate from the pomp of the show to the sound of a beating heart, 'til the fear departs…of the hungry sharks that live in my dreams and keep me from you with their sinister teeth, tongue, lips… and my throat in grips…down to my heavy hips…

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Our new album, excavator, is finished!!! it’s my favorite work ever. i got everything i wanted out of it: 11 songs that have seasoned over the last year and a half, with beautiful orchestrations and amazing contributions by top-level players. The official release date is June 9...your pre-order locks in your tracks for delivery, and you get an instant download of the single, "Did You Say". xoxo, steph **NOTE: vinyl is in queue for production and will be available approx. Aug/Sept 2014.

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released June 9, 2015

Engineered by Vic Stafford at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, and in our living room in Asheville, NC USA.
Co-produced by Vic Stafford and Stephanie Morgan
Mastered by Johnny Horesco IV at OneUp Mastering
Stephanie Morgan - lead vocals, synths, arrangements, guitar on: Are You Well, Battery Room, Famous, and Rock Baby
Chuck Licthenberger - a white piano, keyboards, additional arranging, band booking, wrangling
Tim Haney - drums, additional arranging, fan list mgmt
Craig Sandberg - upright bass
Caleb McMahon - trombone
Jacob Rodriguez - saxophones
Justin Ray - trumpet, flugelhorn
Sarah Hurd - violin
Georgia Sinko - cello
Michael Libramento - guitar on Did You Say, Still Asleep, Coffee, and Baseball Player
Jonathan Pearlman - guitar on My Funny Valentine
Pam Jones, Krista Tortora, & Kristen Thornhill - vocals on Coffee
Vic Stafford - percussion on Shawshank, key bass, synths

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Stephaniesĭd disbanded in 2016. Singer Stephanie Morgan now performs under the name Pink Mercury. Based in both Los Angeles, CA and Asheville, NC. www.pinkmercury.com

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