Morrigan

Morrigan

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Hard-luck rock singer makes good, Sheryl Crow meets Alanis Morrisette

Biography

Morrigan has been performing onstage since the age of 8 as a singer, actress and bandleader. She wrote her first song at the age of eleven.

She was 2008's Free Ride Independent Music Contest Winner (see Sonicbids for info on this contest, sponsored by Human Factor Productions), and produced the contest's most successful album to date, "Us," with international producer Blake Althen.

A lifelong animal lover, Mo turned her success into a philanthropic venture, producing the first FUR LOVE benefit concert to raise money and awareness for Animal Rescue Organizations. The show over three thousand dollars for Washington DC's state-of-the-art animal shelter, hospital, and rehabilitation center, the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL).

Mo has developed her own band, Morrigan & The Strays and created her own music label, M. Ladi Productions, and continues to push against conventional wisdom to create her own path towards a successful music career.

Lyrics

Us

Written By: Mo Condo

Singled out for something everyone else can see
except me
Are you certain this is where I'm not supposed to be
Saturated - conditioned with too many beliefs
You can't make me run away where no-one else can see

Us not working it out
Us whispered, talked about
Us humiliated
Us burning ourselves out

You're no line - you said don't stop myself
on this dime
You say you're sorry but it seems I've been wasting my time
And I deserve more - I'm not really
in love with you
born to lose - you hate to be the one to break the news about

Us not working it out
Us whispered, talked about
Us humiliated
Us burning ourselves out

I'm sorry I'm taking this so hard
You caught me - showed you all my cards
You can't bear to see me this sad
Pull it together, girl, learn to live with the fact of
Us not working it out

Us not working it out...

More Than A Glimpse

Written By: Morrigan Condo

I almost got out once
Before you were ever here
I found a reason to save myself
But that reason has disappeared

More than a glimpse
Is all I ask
A little less guilt
From the past
gain more ground
ease the cost
I mean what did I really get
for all I've lost

Bruises on my shins
potholes in my roads
closets of jaded orphans
gates I can't keep closed

More than a glimpse
Is all I ask
A little less guilt
From the past
gain more ground
ease the cost
I mean what did I really get
for all I've lost

And now I scare
the child inside
With nothing to show
for this crazy ride
Hide under the covers
try to hold my soul inside
with these tears stuck in my eyes
touch the stone of suicide

more than a glimpse
a little less guilt
ease the cost
all I've lost...

Call It A Day

Written By: Morrigan

Self-introspection
feel the third rock
bruising the souls of your feet
Search the collection
turning up ground
crying over the weeds

(Chorus)
Call it a day, let go of the wheel
Let somebody else take a stand
Call it a day, find out how it feels
To sit down and watch from the stands

Burning the candle
with double the wicks
wearing the habits to grooves
Losing the handle
nothing will stick
and now you're afraid to move

(Chorus)

Will I never heal
Is any of this real
wouldn't I rather be blind
blame it for falling behind

Spent all my fire
on somebody else's war
always out for hire
always come back for more
I'm just an outlier
and I've been here before

(Chorus)

Back To One

Written By: Morrigan

Build the engine, lay the track
hear that whistle, I ain't coming back
get me out of here before I blow my stack
I'm tired of hanging by a thread
Wishing I was alone in bed

(Chorus)
I've finally fallen out of love
I'm ready to tell my friends we're done
I won't look out for two any more
I'm finally ready to go Back To One

It's not so bad to be alone
No special ring on my cell phone
I want to look forward to coming home
'Cause I'm tired of hanging by a thread
Wishing I was alone in bed

(Chorus)

Go out any time I like
no "honey where you last night"
choose the hills I want to climb
enjoy the view and take my time

I'm not perfect and it's all right
I'll let it go with no-one to fight
No more hanging by a thread
wishing I was alone in bed

(Chorus)

Dream

Written By: Morrigan Condo and Blake Althen

What is it like to just fall asleep
Sail into the ocean and back to easily
Wake up in the morning ready and brand new
Let the body rest - erase a little blue

(Chorus)
Dream, I used to dream
Faith, I used to believe
Hope, I used to dream
I need to dream

Instead I get the caves, the ceiling and the walls
A house of tiny noises, my mind stuck in the hall
During the day, I'm dry, split down hairline cracks
The world tries to talk to me
I'm too stiff to talk back

(Chorus)

Where is the simple slumber
I found when I was younger
worlds away from my broken heart
from here to never I don't know where to start

(Chorus)

Addiction

Written By: Morrigan

you can’t get off me
you need me in your veins
i imprint you
your reflection is my face
you sweat me
i infuse the salt you taste
you can’t speak
i inform the words you say

i am the filter
you see with my eyes
your fingers
along your nerves i lie

i’m your addiction
the drip you crave
get you so high
let’s stay in and play

i am inside you
i’m opening your folds
your secrets
they can’t escape my probes
i lift you
from the obscurity you’re in
embrace your
love and sanctify your skin

i am the motion
i bring you to this place
of fortune
you are my special case
you linger
for the password at my gate
you breathe me
in and exhale your fate

Just Tell Me

Written By: Morrigan

Just tell me the truth
that it’s over between us
don’t keep dragging me along
say what you’ve been wanting to say
I got carried away
you never promised me forever

Just tell me the truth
that it’s over between us
tell me it’s not me it’s you
tell me how sorry you are
how you never meant to
let it get this far

Just tell me a lie
that you want to start it over
give me one more chance to prove
how right we are together
how good I’d be for you if you’d be
willing to let me

Just stay with you tonight
don’t make me face the thought of
losing you just yet
tomorrow I’ll start something new
but tonight just give me
one last night to spend with you

Just tell me the truth
don’t let me down easy
lay it out and tell it like it is
it was never meant to be
you’re just not right for someone soft like me

Just tell me the truth
I need to move on with my own life
find something permanent and true
find my place on the track
without this dream of you that’s just holding me back

Just tell me the truth
that it’s over between us
don’t keep dragging me along
say what you’ve been wanting to say
I got carried away
you never promised me forever

Discography

Just Tell Me (January, 2010)

Us (December 2008)

Cords & Strings (March 2008)

[with Waking State] Hang On (February 2005)

Unbearably Sweet (November 2002)

Learner's Permit (September 1998)