Sean Pender

Sean Pender

BandFolk

I write songs on the acoustic guitar and piano as they come to me. I think vocal harmonizing is really fun, and sounds cool. I'm not very good at describing my music, so your best bet is to just listen!


Biography

I am a 25 year old lobster fisherman from Boston, MA. I started fishing when I was 10 years old, and after graduating from college and working in the financial industry for a brief stint, I returned to fishing because not only was it more fun, it allowed me more time to focus on writing and performing music. So my life for the past year has been fish in the morning, play music at night. I'm getting kind of exhausted, but it feels right and it's a lot of fun.

Lyrics

Feel Good

Written By: Sean Pender

Woke up this morning and I felt good
Just like I knew I always could
The birds are singing and the sun is shining
If this ain't peace I must be lying

Down by the water, feet in the sand
Eyes on the sky, head on my hands
Oh, ain't it beautiful when you're not trying
If this ain't living I must be dying

To get up and meet you, go for a walk
Get lost in our minds, just sit and talk
Oh, ain't it perfect when you just feel
If this ain't a movie, it must be real

Life, don't try to chase it
When it's not yours to steal
Don't try to change it
When all you can do is feel
Feel, feel good

When we got home that evening
The sun was going down
And our shadows started casting
Night upon the ground
So we crawled 'neath the covers
And listened to the sounds
Of everything that's going
Around and 'round and 'round

Life, don't try to chase it
When it's not yours to steal
Don't try to change it
When all you can do is feel
Feel, feel good
Like you know you should

Never Look Back

Written By: Sean Pender

You say you wanna leave this life
And go somewhere else
Maybe New York, maybe Paris
Somewhere by yourself
If this is what you want
Then it must be what you need
To see your world from another side
A different picture for your eager eyes

So pack up all your things
Get in your car and drive away
Kiss your mother goodbye
Nothing's left to do or say
You won't know where you're going
Or if you're coming home
But if you're gonna break free
You better break free
Before you miss another opportunity

And then you're on your own
Second guessing all your good ideas
You see the world from another side and find
A different picture but the same old eyes

But every scar you earn is a lesson you'll learn
And every mistake made will eventually fade
So close your eyes and throw a dart at the map
And never look back or you'll always look back and say

What's it like in Rome
Sleeping on a beach in San Diego
Staying up all night
Getting drunk in the desert under the starlight
You can never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back and say

I wish I went to Vegas when I was young
Throw it all on red just for fun
Wake up in the morning and jump out of a plane
Go fishing on a school day, get soaked in the rain
You can never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back and say

Is the Dr. Pepper better on tap in Waco
You think that bar will believe my fake-o
Buy an old car 'cause you're finally sixteen
Tell a girl you love her just to learn what it means
You can never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back and say

There's so much to do and so much to see
Places to visit and people to meet
I could name a million things but it would take too long
So what are you gonna do when we finish this song
Because life is a party, it's one big dream
Where everything is fleeting and not as it seems
So do something crazy 'cause you know you'll have fun
Stay outside so long you get burned in the sun
'Cause every memory is a story whether sweet or sad
And every stranger is a friend that you might have had
Every second is a moment that you can't get back
So push to the edge until you get pushed back

You can never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back and say

You can never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back
Never look back or you'll always look back and say

I wish I did that

I Knew You

Written By: Sean Pender

I only cared for who you were
Because I knew who you could be
I loved it when you were that girl
But you'll never be her for me
Though when you see me
You'll still wave, and so will I
But your's will always mean hello
And mine will mean goodbye

But I knew you, I knew you
When you were just a girl
I knew you, I knew you
We'd walk to school in the rain
But you're so much better than I'll ever be
Because I know you're always just
Just a friend to me
So good bye, so good bye
Don't cry, it's just another
Good bye, so good bye
Who thought this would ever end
But it did

And even though you never said it
I still know that you meant it
You were never one to show you cared
But when you did you did it all wrong
It's such a shame we're set to leaving
Maybe our lives are too deceiving
For this to work, for this to last
We'll honestly never know until it's passed

But I knew you, I knew you
When you were just a girl
I knew you, I knew you
We'd walk to school in the rain
But you're so much better than I'll ever be
Because I know you're always just
Just a friend to me
So good bye, so good bye
Don't cry, it's just another
Good bye, so good bye
Who thought this would ever end
But it did

Discography

I recorded a 6 track demo over the summer that can be heard at: www.seanpender.bandcamp.com