Sean Cox

Sean Cox

 New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
BandRockPop

NEW ALBUM COMING OUT SOON..Sean's music is a reflection of a variety of influences with one central theme. The music is a mosaic of bits and pieces of his life shattered and scattered and then pulled back together again in his new solo album "Return To Me".

Biography

It all starts with an angel. Specifically, the guardian angel Sean Cox carries in his pocket, a treasured gift from his mother.

Perhaps its the angel that brings the songs to Sean, if you believe in that sort of thing. If not, maybe its just talent, pure and simple. Either way, Seans been gifted with an ability to write catchy, relatable pop songs, singer-songwriter stuff backed by a full band that you can really sink your teeth into, wrap around yourself like a blanket, relate to like an old friend.

Back when Sean was 17 and writing his first song, the angel came in the form of a girl on whom he had a crush. Next Sean tried the band route, going so far as to win a national battle of the bands with Hard Rock Caf. After an opening slot for Simple Plan in Steamboat, Colo., Sean was hooked. His life path, as it were, became suddenly clear: to encompass every aspect of his music career as he possibly could.

To that end, Seans just released his debut solo CD, Return to Me. While the album may or may not have been inspired by angels, there are definite hints of divine influence. Explains Sean, The album just appeared to take shape by itself. A collection of experiences and ideas seemed to come together in a confluence of streams of thought. Instead of pushing against this torrent of sounds, I simply flowed with it, eventually riding down this wonderful river until I reached the sea.

If the albums songs flowed smoothly, the production was like the sea air after a storm, crisp and clean. Sean brought in award-winning drummer/producer Kevin Hupp (Rufus Wainright, Joan Osborne, Maceo Parker); the keyboards and string arrangements were provided by the ever-talented C.P. Roth (Blessid Union of Souls, Ozzy Osbourne). The combination of production and instrumentation with colorful melodies and heartfelt words leads to a release that is vivid, lasting, heavenly.

The songwriting comes easy, Sean says without a hint of self-consciousness, connecting with my emotions and translating them into songs. Its this emotional honesty that makes Return to Me resonate so strongly with the listener; at times, it plays almost like a personal conversation with a friend, set to music.

Still, all the music and talent wouldnt mean a thing to Sean without family. The guardian angel that my mom gave me is a reminder of that, he says. The guiding truth is that I know where I come from and who I am. Amen to that.

CONTACTS:
Management
Kevin Hupp, KevCo Music Group
kevcomusic@comcast.net

Lyrics

Redemption

Written By: Sean Cox

Verse 1:
You’re standing on the crossroads
What the hell are you going to do?
This choice could me forever
Take a moment to think this through

Chorus:
Cause this could be your Redemption and not another reason to walk away
I love you no matter what you do
You’re standing on the crossroads with the weight upon your shoulders
Asking for forgiveness and looking for the truth

Verse 2:
You’re caught between the crossfire
What the hell are you going to do?
These sins could last a lifetime
It’s time to tell the truth

Chorus:
Cause it’s Redemption and not another reason to walk away
I love you no matter what you do
You’re standing on the crossroads with the weight upon your shoulders
Asking for forgiveness and looking for the truth

Break:
It’s not another reason to be lonely……..
It’s not another reason to be afraid……..
It’s not another reason to be on your own……..
And I don’t want to waste another day…….

Chorus Repeated

End:
Why can’t you just stay awhile?
Because I need you here, I need you…….

Follow You

Written By: Sean Cox

Verse 1:
Softly, you run your fingers through my hair
You tell me everything is alright I listen to your stare
Listening, the sweat and tears fall with a smile
You never changed, you never faltered, you held us in your arms…..but…..

Chorus:
Hey mom It’ll never be the same, without you here our lives are rearranged
But hey dad you know we’ll be just fine, with all your love and all your sacrifice
We’ll follow, we will follow you…….

Verse 2:
Lately I’ve been too stubborn to give or bend
If I take a look into the mirror, you’re exactly who I am
But why did you have to take her? Why did you have to leave me here?
Suddenly it’s clear I’m following blood, sweat and tears…..but…..

1st Chorus Repeated

Break:
I love you now she said…..I need you now she said……
I love you more than you will ever know……
I need you now she said…..I love you now she said……
I love you more than words can ever say so……..

Chorus Repeated

End:
We’ll follow you tonight, we will follow you wrong or right……
We’ll follow, we will follow you……

Secrets

Written By: Sean Cox

Verse 1:
The Secrets that I hide are somewhere in my mind alone…..
But I’m not the same
And I’ve been paralyzed Haunted by the things I’ve done…..
But I’m not the same

Pre-Chorus:
I’m not the same……I am not the same person I used to be

Chorus:
You keep me awake sometimes and when I fall asleep I think of you
It tears me apart sometimes so tell me what am I supposed to do
I’ve got my secrets I’ve been hurt and used
But I am leaving my heart open to you…..

Verse 2:
I raise my hands to the sky in search of something I can’t find
But I’m not the same
And if I can’t reply I’m hurting and I’m tired of being owned
But I’m not the same

1st Pre-Chorus Repeated

1st Chorus Repeated

Solo

Chorus Repeated

End:
You keep me awake sometimes……..You do
You keep me awake sometimes……..You do

Electricity

Written By: Sean Cox

You are to me……Electricity
The wire runs from you to me you are my ground
And if I’m missing…..The signal’s received
I’ll see the light in the distance I won’t be left unfound

Pre-Chorus:
But if ever you’re gone the connection’s still on
I’ll know my love for you is stronger…..Open up your eyes and see……

Chorus:
Who are you to me? You are my conscience you’re my creed……
You are the one to say to me I have no doubts……
That you were meant for me you are my lover you’re my dream……
You are the one to say to me to come back down……

Verse 2:
It’s plain to see……what’s in front of me
This lonely boy is on his knees he won’t let you down
And if we dream of what we will be
I will think of you as a symphony such a soothing sound

Pre-Chorus:
But if ever you’re gone the connection’s still on
I’ll know my love for you is stronger…..Close your eyes listen to me……

1st Chorus Repeated

Break:
You’re the strength in me, You’re my constant power
You’re the energy passing through my crown
Electricity in me….in my veins circulating…….

Chorus Repeated

Innocence

Written By: Sean Cox

Verse 1:
The paper’s blank, the sheets are clean, no written words are seen
And unconditional love is believed
Absent of words, it’s in your eyes, the thoughts you seek, then we shall find
It’s all brand new the page is clear, but it’s oh so real……

Pre Chorus:
My will is strong, I’ll fight for you, I’d gladly give the life I knew
And I am standing here, looking down on you
And in my bones I feel this chill, I feel this chill in me……

Chorus:
See me, See me for who I am
Feel me, Feel me touching your skin
See me, cause I am innocence

Verse 2:
You’re conscience, but unaware, it’s a crazy world out there
Your angel eyes are focused on the things you need
As I connect the lines through the window, I sense you there
A leap of joy, I offer to you…….

Pre Chorus:
My will is strong, I’ll fight for you, I’d gladly give my life to you
And I am lying here, staring up at you
And in my bones I feel this chill, I feel this chill in me……

Chorus:
See me, See me for who I am
Feel me, Feel me touching your skin
See me, cause I am innocence
With sight and sound……..

Break:
…..I find myself in awe, the best of me is here, with an open heart, a flower in bloom
I found the cusp, where we meet as one, as I was listening, to your heart beating
I’ll fight for you, give my life to you, and I’m still listening to your heart beating
And in my bones I feel this chill, I feel this chill in me

Chorus Repeated

Run

Written By: Sean Cox

Run - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
I face these wars, my worried conscious
Wondering where you are
Inside my head, I'm searching for you
But you were never far

Can you feel it? Inside you
I can feel it in my soul
Can you feel it? Forever
I can feel it when you're gone

Chorus:
Run and leave me here forever
You got me on my knees Lord
Cause you know I wanted more

Take this love, you gotta bring it home....

Verse 2:
Take my hand, I've lost my senses
Knock down my walls with second chances
Give me strength to find the answers
Stay with me, don't give up, don't.....

Chorus:
Run and leave me here forever
You got me on my knees Lord
Cause you know I wanted more

Stay with me, don't run
and leave me now or never
You got me begging you please Lord
Cause you know I have the power

Take this love, you gotta bring it home....

Outro:
I see the light, I see it when it shines on me
I've opened up my eyes to see
A very different side of me

I see the light, I see it all around
I've opened up my eyes to see
That everything was inside of me
Just waiting to believe.....

But we can bring it down, down a little maybe
Down, down a little maybe
I won't mind the simple life
The simple life I won't mind.....

I need you now, the silence
It's way too loud.....

Coming Home

Written By: Sean Cox

Coming Home - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
Giv'em a reason, let'em believe you're worth something more
Let'em know
It's your chance to reach them, always remember, how far can you be?
Can you be from home....

Pre-Chorus:
You don't know what it's like to be owned by your fears
Do you know what it's like to be left with you tears?

Chorus:
As I leave this past behind me and give up what I've known
I scream is this the answer to what I'm fighting for
As I bleed, I reach out for you cause I am coming home
And I'm not bleeding anymore

Verse 2:
The seasons are changing, you buried the feelings inside you
Never forgetting from where you came
Awaken the feelings, face the demons that hide your love
and your happiness

Pre-Chorus:
You don't know what it's like to be owned by your fears
Do you know what it's like to be left with you tears?

Chorus:
As I leave this past behind me and give up what I've known
I scream is this the answer to what I'm fighting for
As I bleed, I reach out for you cause I am coming home
And I'm not bleeding anymore

Bridge:
I'm not bleeding.....

Outro Chorus:
As I leave this past behind me and give up what I've known
I scream is this the answer to what I'm fighting for
As I bleed, I reach out for you cause I am coming home
And I'm not bleeding anymore....

No, I'm not bleeding, I'm coming home
and I'm not bleeding anymore

Take Me

Written By: Sean Cox

Take Me - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
We said we'd come together
We said we'd try for you
We said we'd live forever
but sometimes the sun won't shine on you

Pre-Chorus:
Separate lives, sacred ties
Internal cries, sometimes we're blind

Chorus:
Take me before I die alone
Take me before I'm left alone, alone
Take me

Verse 2:
We pretend to come together (pretending to come together)
In disguise, I see the promises subside
In your eyes, I'll live forever
but through mine sometimes the sun won't shine

Pre-Chorus:
Separate lives, sacred ties
Internal cries, sometimes we're blind

Chorus:
Take me before I die alone
Take me before I'm left alone, alone
Take me

Bridge:
Hold my hand or I'll drift away
Keep me close, tell me I can stay
Drifting further from the light, I'm gone
but won't someone, take me

Separate lives, sacred ties but we're one
Separate lives, sometimes we're blind....

Chorus:
Take me before I die alone
Take me before I'm left alone, alone
Take me

Letting You Know

Written By: Sean Cox

Letting You Know - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
You walked through the doorway like a ghost
You stepped into my light casting shadows

Pre-Chorus 1:
Without you I'm wasting away
I'm so cold, wanting you here
I am wasting away, on my own
What else can I do?

Chorus 1:
I belong to the pull of song and it's calling my name
I'm hearing your voice in my head
and it's telling me to stay
and never let you go

Verse 2:
I remember the comforting look that you put on my face
But I closed my eyes and realized that you were gone
I had lost you along the way

Pre-Chorus 2:
Without you I'm wasting away
I'm so cold, wanting you, wanting you
Wasting away, here, on my own
What else can I do?

Chorus 2:
I belong to the pull of song and it's calling my name
I'm hearing your voice in my head
and it's telling me to stay

Now I'm dead on my feet and I'm longing for something to hold
I carry you here in my heart and I wanted you to know
I wanted you to know, I never let you go......

Bridge:
And so, here we are
Our worlds collided underneath the stars
Alone, face to face
With the one thing I wanted, I cannot replace
It was you, calling my name
As I reach for something, I cannot explain

Forgive me for love......

Outro Chorus:
I belong to the pull of song and it's calling my name
I'm hearing your voice in my head
and it's telling me to stay

Now I'm dead on my feet and I'm longing for something to hold
I carry you still in my heart and I wanted you to know
I wanted you to know, I never let you go......

Guardian

Written By: Sean Cox

Guardian - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
You're taking me on another trip
I've lost control better get my grip
I've seen this face before
and it's not pretty

I try so hard but you break my hands
You corner and I'm running scared
I've seen it all before
but it won't stop me

Pre-Chorus:
I'm getting in my car
I've got this angel in my pocket
Hold on, I'm driving in my sleep

Chorus:
Strung out on chemicals and caffeine
Guardian, you were watching over me
And building up my confidence
I never thought you'd follow me
I'm forgetting what I've learned......

Verse 2:
I need some place to rest my bones
My head is heavy and my eyes are closed
I stumble towards the door
as I drop my keys

It's getting late, gotta get back home
Get away from me, I'm on my own
Cause I'm old enough to drink......

Pre-Chorus 2:
And drive my car
I've got this angel in my pocket
Hold on, thank God I'm in one piece

Chorus:
Strung out on chemicals and caffeine
Guardian, you were watching over me
And building up my confidence
I never thought you'd follow me
I'm forgetting what I've learned......

Chorus:
Strung out on chemicals and caffeine
Guardian, you were watching over me
And building up my confidence
I never thought you'd follow me
I'm forgetting what I've learned
Cause I believe.....

Outro:
I'm old enough to drink....
Guardian you watching over me.....

Somewhere Right Now

Written By: Sean Cox

Somewhere Right Now - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
If I take a picture from above
and look at the way I've lived my life
I'd take the photograph and burn it yeah....

Pre-Chorus:
It seems to me, I've lived my life without hope as a waking dream
It seems to me, I can't live this life anymore but I know.....

Chorus:
Somehow, there's a better place to go
Somewhere right now there's a better place I know
Somewhere right now there's a better place to go
Somewhere right now there's a better place.....

Verse 2:
If I take a moment to trace the scene
and look at the way it used to be
I'd take the photo back and return and learn it again......

Pre-Chorus:
It seems to me, I've lived my life without hope as a waking dream
It seems to me, I can't live this life anymore but I know.....

Chorus:
Somehow, there's a better place to go
Somewhere right now there's a better place I know
Somewhere right now there's a better place to go
Somewhere right now......

Bridge:
I see my face in a cold cold place
In a place that brings me down
And If I don't return then erase my past
Let me burn it to the ground
I'll take my place and return
Somewhere, somehow
Somewhere right now.......

Outro Chorus:
There's a better place for you
Somewhere right now
There's a better place for you
Right now
There's a better place for you.....

Lost and Lonely

Written By: Sean Cox

Lost and Lonely - written by Sean Cox

Verse 1:
So tell me what you want
So I can carry on
Why did it come to this?
Your touch, your smile, your lips I miss

When something right, fuels your bones
Ignites a spark within your soul
When everything is said and done
I wish I'd never let you go

Pre-Chorus/Chorus:
Did I push to hard?
Did I corner you?
Did I make you run?

Did you close yourself, when I opened up?
Did I lose your trust?

If you're lost and lonely without someone
And you have nowhere to go
I'm home, I'll be here waiting at my door....

Verse 2:
More than anything, I want you to be happy
It's your life but it means everything to me
I won't hold you back anymore, from your hopes and dreams
I won't waste your time, it's the way it has to be

Pre-Chorus/Chorus:
Did I push to hard?
Did I corner you?
Did I make you run?

Did you close yourself, when I opened up?
Did I lose your trust?

If you're lost and lonely without someone
And you have nowhere to go
I'm home, I'll be here waiting at my door....

I'm here.....

Outro:
Alone, I am lost and lonely
Alone, I am lost and lonely
Alone, I am lost and lonely
without you here

I'm home, if you're lost and lonely
I'm home, if you're lost and lonely
I'm home, if you're lost and lonely
without someone

Alone, I am lost and lonely
I'm home, if you're lost and lonely
Alone, I'll be waiting at my door
I'll be waiting at my door....

Discography

Sean Cox - Return to Me (2008)
Sean Cox - Demo 2006
Unamed - Orange 2003
Unamed - The Uncontrollable Impulse Repeated 2004

Set List

Over 2 hours of original music.
Over 5 hours of cover music.