MikMorley

MikMorley

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"They're perfectly crafted modern rock songs with a meaningful lyrical mood, could easily fit into any radio play list in the country, a definite hit" Says Chartsong producer and Festival/Mushroom's published artist, Stuart Stuart (The Veronicas, Small Mercies).

Biography

Since the 2007 debut EP release, Give Myself, Mik Morley has established himself as one of Australia's premier up and coming independent singer-songwriters. Following the success of the debut release, which has already drawn in masses of support from fans of all ages, Mik Morley launches a new chapter in his solo song writing career, with the release of his anticipated second studio release, Wanting More.

Wanting More is a change of direction, and a step forward for the young songwriter, containing a collection of powerful pop rock songs that are easy to relate to. Mimicking the popular themes of love, life, loss and regret, but delivering them in a positive and upbeat way. During the writing stages of Wanting More, Mik resisted the urge to maintain the moody and contemporary feel which he delivered with Give Myself, and went back to the basics of the song writing, delivering it in a powerful and energetic way for our generation.

"My first love of music was the classic rock from the 80's" explains Mik, who was formally the guitarist for the rock band Lik-Wid for 7 years, before leaving to pursue his solo song writing career. "I have always wanted to maintain two simple elements in all my songs, melody and groove, what I've always loved about 80's rock".

Mik Morley may have more of a hard-rock background, but this isn't that kind of music. It still reflects the parallels between energy and drive, to soul and mood, but this is music for everyone. His quickly building song writing success can be mainly attributed to his broad and ever-growing international fan based.

Throughout Mik's song writing career to date, he has written songs that have picked up by Major US Labels to be used by top platinum selling artists, featured in independent and major feature films, television, commercials and international compilations. As well as being fortunate enough to work names such as ARIA Award Winning Matt Lovell (Silverchair, INXS, Sarah McLeod), Phil Hill (Grammy Nominated & Platinum Selling Artists, Spoon, "And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, Yo-Yo Ma) and Stuart Stuart (The Veronicas, Small Mercies). "I don't think I do anything special, but I have learned a lot from some amazing people and I am thankful for that" Mik exclaims.

At the request from fans, Mik is due to release a stripped acoustic album that will be available for download through his official website later in 2008, to be followed with a national acoustic tour.

With the release of Wanting More, Mik hopes to expand on his growing successes and share the music with a wider and diverse audience. "Keeping it simple, fun, and musically something that flows is always important to me in writing a song". Wanting More is one of those albums that you can just enjoy!

Lyrics

Midnight Sky

Written By: Michael Morley

For me it took years
To wipe away the tears in your eyes
And see the stars in them
Reflecting down from a midnight sky
And then I found a reason why
These feelings make me want to cry
To know if you were to die again
I’d follow you into a midnight sky

Midnight sky
Questions why
Midnight sky
Reflections in my eyes

Unexplained feelings inside
That I can no longer hide
You are the reason why
I live my whole life, no question why

Midnight sky
Questions why
Midnight sky
Reflections in my eyes

Give me one chance to make it right
So that you’re not alone tonight
It’s a strange thing that you couldn’t see
One day you’ll be set free
Before I go, now you should know
That I would follow you…

Midnight sky
Questions why
Midnight sky
Reflections in my eyes
Midnight sky
Questions why
Midnight sky
Reflections in my eyes

Come So Far

Written By: Michael Morley

You couldn’t understand how to be bold
Now do we feel safe? How should I know?
Different strangers, blind to dangers
Where are you? You’re gone without a clue

We’ve come so far
Change the way things are
You know me
So that’s a start
We’ve come so far
To be where we are
You know me

Pushed back down as that fabric intertwines me
I’d never know that (he he) you would find me
Different places, with different faces
Where are you, because I feel brand new?

We’ve come so far
Change the way things are
You know me
So that’s a start
We’ve come so far
To be where we are
You know me

Why can’t you ever just see?
Sometimes its things you do
But it’s just not me
Because I don’t think we’re done, we are through

We’ve come so far
Change the way things are
You know me
So that’s a start
We’ve come so far
To be where we are
You know me

All I Do

Written By: Michael Morley

I cannot stay
I need to question all that you say
But I understand
How it never went as planned

All I do, too little, too late
Cause hurt inside, for you to hate
All I do, everything you like
But what it takes to make it right

Because I was
So wrong that’s all that it does
But now I see ‘all I do’
Before I walked in your shoes

All I do, too little, too late
Cause hurt inside, for you to hate
All I do, everything you like
But what it takes to make it right

Cause Tonight…
I feel like I’m
Making all my mistakes tonight…

All I do, too little, too late
Cause hurt inside, for you to hate
All I do, everything you like
But what it takes to make it right
All I do, too little, too late
Cause hurt inside, for you to hate
All I do, everything you like
But what it takes to make it right

Cause Tonight…
I feel like I’m
Making all my mistakes tonight…

Run Along

Written By: Michael Morley

Yeah. I couldn’t see
What made that difference in your face?
But I didn’t know
Why your life became disgraced
Now reflection
Felt like a brand new disease
And you couldn’t show.
What made a winning recipe…

Yeah… Now take it away
Yeah… Just live day to day (before you)

Run a’ long
Where did you go wrong?
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older yeah
Run a’ long
You’re coming on strong
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older

But you couldn’t face
What seemed like a lifetime ago
So you shouldn’t have
Changed the you I used to know?
Switch directions
A lifetime made out of dreams
You now change your path
To cure this disease

Yeah… A walking cliché.
Yeah… Just live day to day

Run a’ long
Where did you go wrong?
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older yeah
Run a’ long
You’re coming on strong
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older

The fact you don’t know who you are
I wonder what it is like to hide all your scars
To know you’ve opened up your eyes
And realised… (You cannot just get up and…)

Run a’ long
Where did you go wrong?
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older yeah
Run a’ long
You’re coming on strong
You feel like you’re sober
You’re fourteen years older
Look what you’re doing here man!
Look what you’re doing here man!
Look what you’re doing here now…

Give Myself

Written By: Michael Morley

I never want to see you standin’ all alone
I never want to hear you callin’ on my phone
So now you’re not here when I need you most
But I can’t say to you, how I fail to show
It seems so hard at night when
I turn and you’re not in my sight

I would give myself to you
You’ll never see what I’m going through
And I would give myself to you
Even with the pain you put me through

Now I showed how I feel
And then you give to me the raw end of the deal
So listen now because I’ll only to you once
Treat me like this so many times that I can’t count
It seems so hard at night when
I turn and you’re not in my sight

I would give myself to you
You’ll never see what I’m going through
And I would give myself to you
Even with the pain you put me through

Now I find out how hard
It is to be happy with me
So you could not drop your guard
But that’s all it would take to be free

So now you’re not here when I need you most
But I can’t say to you, how I fail to show

I would give myself to you
You’ll never see what I’m going through
And I would give myself to you
Even with the pain you put me through
It seems so hard at night when
I turn and you’re not in my sight
It seems so hard at night when
I turn and you’re not in my sight

Discography

"Give Myself" (2007) EP
"Feel" (2005) Demo
"Breathing For The First Time" - Lik-Wid (2005) EP
"The Last Time" - Lik-Wid (2003) EP
"Phalluscentric" - Lik-Wid (2001) EP
"Nasty Aftertaste" - Lik-Wid (2000) Demo