CRAIG MORRISON

CRAIG MORRISON

 Leichhardt, New South Wales, AUS
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Craig Morrison is a contemporary country pop artist with well crafted lyrics, powerful and passionate vocals and dynamic entertainment - makes an electrifying live show.

Biography

2011 is off to a brillant start for Craig Morrison who has just been awarded APRA PDA Country Finalist 2011. This professional accomplishment along with Top 4 Regional & Country Finalists for Q Song Awards 2010, Top 5 Finalist in the Nat' Independent MusicOz Awards 2010, a Top 5 Contemporary Country Finalist in the Northern Territory Songwriter’s Awards 2010, 3rd and 6th in the ASA Nat'l Songwriter’s Awards, and a Toyota Star Maker Finalist 2010, Craig is denitely tracking an exciting prospective future as one of Australia’s upcoming new singer/songwriter’s to take notice.
With music in his blood, Craig was introduced to the showbiz arena at a very young age, touring Australia singing with his dad, veteran rock & roller, LUCKY STARR. It was here Craig found his love for
the stage and proved his entertaining skills stealing the show! In his teen years he stared in a number of television series, Sons & Daughters, Secret Valley, and the movie Mull. Which lead him to start his famous rock band, DeMont securing a record deal with Alberts and touring nationally opening for international acts; Motley Crue, Skid Row, John Farnham...to name a few.
In 2007, Craig Morrison Little Cowboys began, performing the new style country songs from Craig's first album 'Heaven Knows', at major festivals around Australia. This band collected an impressive swag of competition wins, creating quite a stir for their high octane shows. ‘Heaven Knows’ country album achieved multi-songwriting awards and was positively embraced by radio stations nationally cementing a strong foundation for Craig in the country music industry as a force to be reckoned with.
On the horizon for 2011 are even bigger and greater goals for Craig with the latest single release “Hot Kinda Love” produced by Grammy nominated, Nashville based Mark Moffatt.
The video clip produced by the new flavor, Rusty Gate Films is HOT...a must see! With multiple appearances in Nashville during the 2011 CMAFest, catch him live at the the Global Showcase
on June 7th on Broadway at the Second Fiddle, as well as The Full Moon and The Fiddle & Steel....watch this space - Craig Morrison's debut self-titled album directly out of Nashville will be on release in August 2011!

Lyrics

Losin'It

Written By: Craig Morrison

Verse 1
You are my little piece of peace,
A safe place my mind can roam,
You’re in my heart right now,
You’re there when I’m alone

Chorus
I’m losing it,
I’m losing you,
I’ll lose it all over you,
All over you

Verse 2
In those green eye’s I’d drown ten thousand feet,
Day-by-day it’s more & more,
And yet I know I’m on this one-way street,
I can’t have you know,
Can’t have you then,
Can’t have you ……

Chorus

Bridge
I’m trying hard, to say the words,
That play across my mind,
For evermore, you I adore,
Your heart within you’ll nd.

Interlude
You are my little peace of peace,
Although you’re far from home,
I’d gladly go 10,000 miles,
I ain’t leaven you
Cause I need you near me,

Chorus
I’m losing it,
Oh I’m losing you,
I’d lose it all over you,
Oh I’m losing it,
I’m losing you,
I’d lose it all over you,
All over you
All over you
I’d lose it all over you,
I’d lose it all over you,
I’d lose it
I’d lose it
All……… over you

Ball & Chain

Written By: Terry Mandryk


Yeehaw....

verse 1
Tie me down
lock me up
keep me around
just for good luck
i'm stuck on you like a ball and chain
i don't think i can get away

chorus
it's crazy
drive'in me insane
i gotta get out,
i gotta run
in the morn'in i'll be gone

verse 2
hey hey
i gotta go
i need time to be alone
work things out
you'll understand
i'll come back being a better man

chorus
it's crazy
drive'in me insane
i gotta get out,
i gotta run
in the morn'in i'll be gone
hey hey

Instrumental

verse 1 (repeat)
tie me down
lock me up
keep me around just for good luck
stuck on you like a ball and chain
i don't think i can get away

chorus
it's crazy
drive'in me insane
i gotta get out,
i gotta run
in the morn'in i'll be gone

i said
i gotta get out
i gotta run
in the morn'in i'll be gone

I gotta get out
i gotta run
in the morn'in i'll be....

HEY

Doin' Country

Written By: Craig Morrison Nichole Morrison

DOIN’ COUNTRY

Craig Morrison & Nichole Morrison

Kickin’ back, chillin’ out
tellin’ stories what it’s all about
Blazin’ sun beers on ice,
day is done feelin' kinda nice
We’re doin' country

Killin’ time, shoot’n pool
hell I’ll play guitar
he’lI play the fool
All bets down,
drew 5-card flush,
Dan's lookin itchy,
hell boy don't rush
We’re doin' country

(Chorus)
Hey, free as we wanna be,
We're doin' country
Hey, free as we wanna be,
We're doin’ country

Fancy cars, city lights
honkytonkin',
and some sleepless nights
Gimmie barefoot,
gimmie cowboy boots
Take us to the city,
hell we still got our roots
We’re doin' country

(Chorus)
Hey, free as we wanna be,
We're doin' country
Hey, free as we wanna be,
We're doin’ country
Hey, free as we wanna be,
We're livin', we're lovin',
We're doin' country

Gone fishin', and we snagged the line
We're all out'a gas, but never out'a time
We're doin' country and it's summer time

(Chorus)

In My Dreams

Written By: Terry Mandryk

verse 1
And slowly comes the night
as darkness kills the light
and you are left alone
so rarely feel the pain
something you can't explain
but still i walk alone

chorus
it's not what it seems
In my dreams you are the only one
that can save me from it all
like a shooting star in the night
you were born so bright

verse 2
you wake upon the day
and all this fades away
the song still lingers on
it's holding me again
when will it ever end
until i fall to sleep

chorus
it's not what it seems
In my dreams you are the only one
that can save me from it all
like a shooting star in the night
you were born so bright

Instrumental

chorus
it's not what it seems
in my dreams you are the only one
that can save me from it all
like a shooting star in the night
you were born so bright

born so bright
born so BRIGHT.

MIA (Made In America)

Written By: Craig Morrison

She’d say
hey flick the light come curl up tight,
then softly whisper God Bless good night,
a gentle sigh as she falls to sleep,
another day my girl has been,
everything more than I’ve ever seen,
in a thousand golden movies on that big screen,

she’d give a little,
then maybe give a little more,
never ask too much
hey, what you smile’in for
I’d say, ooooooh you were Made In America

that pretty little dress my true delight,
she shines to me like a starry night,
her smile as warm as a gentle summer night’s breeze,
our lives in love only just begun,
for all our time from here and on,
I’ll be lovin right back and do'in all I can to please

she’d give a little,
then maybe give a little more,
never ask too much,
hey, what you smile’in for,
I'd say ooooooh you were Made In America
I'd say ooooooh you were Made In America
I'd say ooooooh you were Made In America
I'd say ooooooh you were Made In America
she’d say hey flick the light come curl up tight,
and softly whisper God Bless good night

Turn Back

Written By: Craig Morrison

verse 1
She say’s I’m leave’in
as she made for the door
she can’t stop scream’in
she don’t want it no more
I can’t belive it
I’m watching my life pass me by
and as she slamed the door on me
she never said.....goodbye
chorus
If I needed you now
and said like never before
would you turn back round
and would you love me once more
If in me you could find
or in some way could see
do you think you could tell
could you turn back to me
verse 2
I’ve seen at sun-up
that whisky bottle by my bed
that twelve ounce friend
just kept on play’in with my head
so time & time
I’d pray for change I need to find
you where always there for me
yet I was......blind
chorus
If I needed you now
and said like never before
would you turn back round
and would you love me once more
If in me you could find
or in some way could see
do you think you could tell
could you turn back to me
Cause I need you here
bridge
Just take one look around
see all those stars we found
all t hose crazy nights
we’d feel each other near
and every now and then
those nights would have no end.
oh baby turn back round
i need you here.
chorus
If I needed you now
and said like never before
would that turn you back round
and say you’d love me once more
If in me you could find
or in some way could see
do you think you could tell
could you turn back to me
Cause I need you here
I need you here
I need you
I need you here
Oh baby turn back around

Beyond Control

Written By: Craig Morrison Nichole Morrison

verse 1
I love her
deep within my soul
I find me way beyond
way beyond control
yet I feel her
feel her deep inside
but I miss her
miss by my side
chorus
And all I need
all our dreams
I thirst
I grieve
But I just, wasn’t good enough
good enough to be
verse 2
Just wanna be there
wanna be everything
you asked for me be round
and I said I’d be
as I wait
only time moves on
I can’t stop
knowing you have gone
bridge
Just give me time know
, just wait for me
I’ll hold you tight know and one day you’ll see
cause I can’t stop, like a heart beats on
you know I love you
But I just, wasn’t good enough
But I just, wasn’t good enough
But I just, wasn’t good enough
good enough to be

Lovin' Eyes

Written By: Craig Morrison

Verse 1
Don’t close those lovin eye’s
Try and hide again,
I’ve been watch’n over you,
I can feel your pain,
I’m forever close to you,
I can here ya say’n,
I need my life I need it again,
Chorus
And I love you,
All I need, all I want, is you,
And I love you,
All I need, all I want, is you,
And I love you,
All I need, all I want, is you,
I’ll never leave not never,
Just don’t close those lonin eyes
Bridge
Feel me breath I’m with Ya,
I’ll never leave not never
You know I’ll always with Ya
I know we’ll stay together,
I have a place within Ya,
Just feel me now,
I’ll never leave not never,
Just don’t close those lonin eyes
Chorus into Solo
And I love you,
And I love you,
12 bars till BV’s & Chorus still over solo
In BV’s & Chorus over Solo
All I need, all I want, is you,
Ooooh I’ll never leave not never,
Just don’t close those lonin eyes
All I need, all I want, is you,
Mmmm I’ll never leave not never,
Just don’t close those lonin eyes (Am)

Miss You

Written By: Craig Morrison Nichole Morrison

Hey I miss you, more and more,
just watched you walk back out my door for the last time
your love in me, i know your heart's still beatin
i know it's breakin
you know you know i'm feelin

i see it in your smile
i hear it in your name
my eyes are closed i'm surround by you
oh won't you come back again

near a week goes by nearly every day
i know you're always with me just not in every way
your love in me, i know your heart's still beatin
and yet it's breakin
i know you know i'm feelin

i see it in your smile
i hear it in your name
my eyes are closed i'm surround by you
oh won't you come back again

there's such long long way to go
these countless hours I lay here left alone

Heaven Knows

Written By: Craig Morrison

Verse 1
One deep breathe,
As your eye’s open,
Another night,
My eye’s they close,
I see you know and your smile’n straight at me,
How can we feel this way
Only heaven knows
Chorus
I see us kissing in the rain,
Time & time again,
I know I love you,
And you’d say,
Hold me really tight,
stay with me tonight,
Because I love too,
It's just a crazy love affair
We ain’t go ‘in anywhere,
You know I need you,
Here’s one more night,
We’ll drown in love.
Verse 2
I’m feel ‘in us tremble,
As I kiss you,
Our hearts they start to dance,
As we draw close,
This emotion I’m feel ‘in,
From somewhere inside of me,
How can we feel this way?
Only heaven knows
Chorus
I see us kissing in the rain,
Time & time again,
I know I love you,
And you’d say,
Hold me really tight,
Stay with me tonight,
Because I love too,
It’s just a crazy love aair,
We ain’t go ‘in anywhere,
You know I need you,
Here’s one more night,
We’ll drown in love.
That we’ll drown in love.
We’ll drown in love.
We’ll drown in love. (stop)
We’ll drown in love.
Heaven knows, Heaven knows, Heaven knows,
Oooh we’ll drown in love.
Heaven knows, Heaven knows, Heaven knows,
Oooh we’ll drown in love. Oh Yeah
Heaven knows, Heaven knows, Heaven knows,
Oooh we’ll drown in love.

Reminisce

Written By: Craig Morrison Nichole Morrison

REMINISCE

Craig Morrison & Nichole Morrison

Come on baby now, make a reminisce

If ya catch me I'm starrin'
now out into space
Just livin' the laughter
and that candy apple taste
Was underneath that rail road bridge
I stole that first kiss
A touch a hand that warm embrace
that makes us reminisce

(Chorus)
So slide on over baby, come on to me
Let's melt inside this moment, for just one more memory
Make a reminisce, make a memory,
make my baby, make my baby, make my baby love me

Caught in the moment
It was our last high school dance
holdin tight in each others arms
it was our perfect romance
never know'in what that next day brings
makes our lives like this
let's hold on tight for another ride
that makes us reminisce

(Chorus)

Them travelin' roads, just countin' stars
wet skin soaks, by the heat of day
long that lakeside summer park
just liv'in life, take'in day by day
soak it all up, put your head in a spin
never know'in where your goin'
only know'in where you've been
it's all so easy now never let go
at the speed of light, what a hell of a show
Come on baby now, make a reminisce

Oh that reminisce

(Chorus)

Make a reminisce, make a memory,
make my baby, make my baby, make my baby love me
Make a reminisce, make a memory, woohoooo
Make a reminisce, make a memory,
make my baby, make my baby, make my baby love me

Discography

2011:
Hot Kinda Love Single released to CRS and iTunes - Mar'11
Hot Kinda Love Video Clip released to CMC - Apr'11

2009:
Debut Album - Heaven Knows - Released Jan 2009 iTunes, amazon...and distributed in Australia independently.
Turnback radio Single released on NFS March 09
Turnback video clip released on CMC May 09
Miss You radio single to release on NFS July 09
Miss You video clip released on CMC Sept 09
Heaven Knows radio single to released on NFS Dec 09

2008:
Losin'it video clip released on CMC June 08
Losin'it radio single released on NFS May 08 and for Radio Play Am/Fm
Live EP Rockhampton Great Western Hotel - Released Radio Play Am/Fm - Jan 08

Set List

Original Set - 1hr 15min:
Ball & Chain
Losin'it
Miss You
Whiskey
Message170
Lovin'eyes
Tennesse
In My Dreams
TurnBack
Just a Boy
MIA
Independent George
Heaven Knows
Beyond Control

Covers Set List (3x 45min):
all right now (free)
crazy little thing called love (queen)
king of the road (roger miller)
hurt so good (john fogerty)
gambler (kenny rodgers)
keep on rocking me (steve miller)
knock'in on heavens door (guns n roses)
your mama don't dance (kenny loggins)
bad to the bone (george thorogood & the destroyers)
la grange (zztop)
take the money (steve miller)
sweet home (lynyrd skynyrd)
shook me (ac/dc)
jet air liner (steve miller)
jailhouse rock (elvis)
driving my life away (eddie rabbit)
the wall (pink floyd)
johnny b good (chuck berry)
let’s stick together (brian ferry)
all shook up (elvis)
honky tonk (rolling stones)
thank god I'm a country boy (john denver)
blow my mind (big & rich)
she was (talking heads)
play some