Sean Michael

Sean Michael

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Take Sting, David Lee Roth, Big Head Todd and John Mayer and lock them in a room for an hour. The hooky, yet unpredictable sound and mind widening metaphoric lyrics you'd get...is me.

Biography

Sean McMann began his music career with a broom and a stack of 45’s borrowed from his big sister’s record collection. It was the early 70’s. The war in Vietnam raged, and cultures clashed back home. Music was an escape from all of that…and smaller wars, which raged in the McMann home. “I was the middle child. It was a working class family of seven people stuck in a house the size of your my garage. As you can imagine, things got tense. I loved to steal away to the attic, crank up the music and sing to an imaginary audience”.

But a shot at singing for real audiences wouldn’t happen until 1988, while Sean was stationed in Greece. He and a band of G.I.’s put together a band and played enlisted clubs and nightspots frequented by European tourists. It was there that Sean learned first hand that music is indeed a universal language. “Many of our fans couldn’t speak a word of English. But they new every word to any R.E.M. or Billy Idol tune”.

Upon returning to the states, Sean hung up his guitar, went to work for CNN as a television producer and started a family. “The only covers I did during the 90’s were hits by Barney and the Telly Tubbies”! He did flex his acting muscles though between changing diapers, carrying lead roles in half a dozen independent films.

Sean has written Emmy Award Winning songs and has won national poetry contests. He's also a devoted father and husband who draws much of his creative inspiration from his own family.

Currently putting the finishing touches on a self engineered debut almum: "Darker Shade Of Blue", Sean intends to take his music as far as it will go...or die trying.

Lyrics

Burn

Written By: Sean Michael McMann

VERSE
One more day on the calander...
"X" it away...
29 days since you left me standin'...
Walked away
Reason you gave...
Leaves a wrinkle in my brow
Reason you gave just leaves me...
Asking myself "how"?

CHORUS
'Cuz I don't mind feelin' stupid...
But I don't like feelin' played...
Oh, so...Oh, so...Oh, so played
And the tears I cry, may never dry for me...
Didn't learn that lesson, I should have learned...
Now...I...burn

VERSE
Thought I did, but I didn't know...
What motivates
Something so beautiful to....
Waste away
I wear it out, and analyze
Like some forensic sleuth
You sang your song, you said: "It's wrong"!
But I'm still digging for proof

REPEAT CHORUS
'Cuz I don't mind feelin' stupid...
But I don't like feelin' played...
Oh, so...Oh, so...Oh, so played
And the tears I cry, may never dry for me...
Didn't learn that lesson, I should have learned...
Now...I...burn

BRIDGE
No way...
No way...
You can label this "wrong"
All the tingle...
All the heat...
Written like a perfect song
Am I missing something?
Am I paranoid?
It seems like this part
Is the part that you enjoy...

REPEAT CHORUS
And I don't mind feelin' stupid...
But I don't like feelin' played...
Oh, so...Oh, so...Oh, so played
And the tears I cry, may never dry for me...
Didn't learn that lesson, I should have learned...
Now...I...burn

In Case I Don't Come Home

Written By: Sean Michael McMann

VERSE
Sick of...
The sand in my boots
Sick of...
The taste of my food
Read your letter again, I'm thinkin'
We shouldn't be here
Then, I see these pictures of my babies
And it all seems clear

CHORUS
Oh, it's cold outside
And I have to confide...
This may be my hardest test
'cuz I don't know if I'll be taken out
By a man with a suicide wish
So I'm writing you, to make sure you know
I'm sorry I left you alone
And, how much I love you
In case...
I don't come home

VERSE
Sunset...
The shadows, they fall
Off in the distance...
A haunting cleric's call
This rife's so heavy baby...
This body, so weak
And now the Captain says it's time for another game of...
Hide and seek

REPEAT CHORUS
Oh it's cold outside, and I have to confide
This may be my hardest test
'cuz I don't know if I'll be taken out
By a man with a suicide wish
So I'm writing you, to make sure you know
I'm sorry I left you alone
And, how much I love you
In case...
I don't come home

BRIDGE
And the war it rages on...
Oh, I can't say I know why
But baby, this is what I signed up for
So at least I gotta try to save the world...
I gotta try to save the world...
Someone's gotta try to save the world...
I gotta try to save the world...

REPEATE CHORUS
Oh it's cold outside, and I have to confide
This may be my hardest test
'cuz I don't know if I'll be taken out
By a man with a suicide wish
So I'm writing you, to make sure you know
I'm sorry I left you alone
And, how much I love you
In case...
I don't come home

Bustin' Out

Written By: Sean Michael

Forever....
That's how long it's taken
For my heart to awaken...
And realize

The only thing that seperates
A dream from reality...
Is hidden...
Somewhere deep down inside

But if these prison walls
Went up with my own hands
If I was the architect...
It's time to change my plans

I'm Bustin' out...
Dismantling the cage
Breaking up the morter
Diluting the rage
Because life is not life...
When it's shrouded in fear
And for the first time...
It seems so clear

The fickle hand of fate
Slapped my bare bottom
Left a welt the size....
Of an ocean
And though I've tried before
To win the race of life...
Something always interferes
With my forward motion...

And though the minutes
They tick by
Haven't lost the will to live...
Haven't lost the urge to fly!
I'm bustin' out...
Dismantling the cage
Breaking up the morter
Diluting the rage
Because live is not life
When it's tempered by fear
And for the first time....
It seems so clear
So clear

GUITAR SOLO
REPEAT CHORUS

Discography

"Darker Shade Of Blue"-In Production Now

Set List

"In Case I Don't Come Home"-Original
"Burn"-Original
"Tears Don't Dry"-Original
"Can't Take My Heart Away"-Original
"I Hate Love"-Original
"Love To Burn"-Original
"Castle"-Original
"Fairy Tale"-Original
"Simple Simon"-Original
"As Long As I'm With You"-Original
One-U2
Aint' That America-John Cougar Mellencamp
Broken Hearted Savior-Big Head Todd
Dead Or Alive-Bon Jovi
Blvd. Of Broken Dreams-Green Day
Superman-Three Doors Down
And about a hundred more...