sean m painter

sean m painter

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Guitar player and singer who uses the road as a metaphoric existential backdrop to play out stories of transition . Working class music with art rock influences. The material fits into Singer-songwriter, Americana and Rock genres.

Biography

An American living in Holland. Earned a Master of Arts in Sound and Music Production in the Netherlands. A singer songwriter style that blends gothic Americana imagery and muscle, with heartfelt introspective lyrics. Influences include Johnny Cash and PJ Harvey.

Lyrics

river and a road

Written By: sean m painter

hey I'll meet you down there
hey I'm coming to you
when you need me
hey, when you think you're breaking through

have you forgotten
who we were
and how it felt
when we were whole
and the people, we used to know

chorus::::::::::::::::::::
cause I've been thinking
about a river and a road
and a place we call ourselves home

hey, please stop your crying
hey, you're not dying so fast
you're not alone in your pain
everybody's got these same demons to face

into a fire we'd climb
to avoid the things we want to hide
I want to tell you how much our love can do
why won't you listen to the truth
to the truth

chorus::::::::::::::::::::
cause I've been thinking
about a river and a road
and a place we call ourselves home

cause I've been thinking
about a river and a road
and a place we call ourselves home

confessions

Written By: sean m painter

Jesus I'll be coming home soon
They're breaking me down,
take me for granted, just like you
and Jesus, I believe in you
I believe in the love
and that without it I'd fade like a shadow

Chorus:::::::::::::::
but for all of these words
I'd said for you
and I know how hollow they'd be
if that cock kept on a calling
I'd deny you,
but you'd never deny me

I'm afraid to look away
I'm afraid to let your hand go
and Jesus, in Peter's steps I'd follow

Chorus:::::::::::::::
but for all of these words
I'd said for you
and I know how hollow they'd be
if that cock kept on a calling
I'd deny you,
but you'd never deny me

highway bound

Written By: sean m painter

mother I hear angels a calling
mother I hear angels a calling

sing the swan song
I know it won't be long
road to the badlands
sixty days gone

under the shelter of a mesa sky
I'll wait for your love to come down

truckstop at midnight
chicago downtown
we'll sing the old cowboy songs
when noone's around

chorus:::::::
the furthest stars
and late sixties cars
are calling me
highway bound
highway bound

three cups of coffee
is all she would have of me
sad eyes blue shadowed lids
of night fall

horizon blends
with the line of the road
until i can't see
anymore

until i can't see
anymore

chorus:::::::
the furthest stars
and late sixties cars
are calling me
highway bound
highway bound

Discography

RIVER AND A ROAD-2004 a studio album
The COBRA House Sessions-2004 a 'living room' concert album

Set List

80% Original material peppered with Johnny Cash, Neal Young, or Hank Williams covers.
Can play for three hours, with a typical set 50 minutes.