The Morning Life

The Morning Life

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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New Orleans based band The Morning Life delivers a kind of ethereal rock that is personal and full of impact. Their songwriting is laced with haunting vocals, thick musical textures, and a sonic excellence that is often strived for and rarely achieved.

Biography

Taking their name from a reference to the wee hours when rock n’ roll is created, played and lived, The Morning Life is a quintet from New Orleans, LA playing an honest, ethereal brand of music. The combination of talents that live within the band reveal a delicate balance of power and atmosphere. The July 2009 release of their debut album “Old Hymns of a New Age” and live shows have garnered glowing reviews from members of G. Love & Special Sauce, The Subdudes, Marc Broussard, Cowboy Mouth, and The Vettes. Bobby Hoerner (vocals), Jack Miele (guitar), David Philastre (guitar) and Woody Dantagnan (drums) recorded the “Hymns” album with Miele producing and recording in his New Orleans based studio, Fudge Recording Studio, where he has done records with such artists as Ani Difranco, Mars Volta, Stanton Moore (Galactic), Better Than Ezra, Dr. John, and Steel Pulse. The recent addition of bassist Graham Robinson, following the completion of the album solidified the chemistry. Taking from the traditions of artists such as Brian Eno, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, much of what The Morning Life has to offer is both sweet and raw. This is a band that knows about musicianship and is sure to rise to preeminence in today’s ever changing music market.

Lyrics

Eleven Plus

Written By: Bobby Hoerner

Think I've got it coming
The bulls will get to running
Now I'll give a piece of my mind
Ripping out the notches
Can those pocket watches
Everything just feels so sublime

(Right back to you) It will come in my time
(Right back to you) All I've got is my paint
(Right back to you) I can turn on a dime
(Right back to you) And I know what it ain't

Finally, for my next trick
Feeling how my clock ticks
Smashing all the grapes for my wine
Pushing all the edges
Digging dirt with dredges
Squeezing all the juice from my lime
See you don't see it...Can I still be it?
You got to hang up my phone.
Getting back to color
She's just getting duller
Think I’m gonna take the brush sans the comb

(Right back to you) She's got to get on her ride
(Right back to you) Letters coming from home
(Right back to you) While the atoms collide
(Right back to you) I can scream while you moan

Holy Water

Written By: Bobby Hoerner

Breathing water, choking fire,
Brushing up against the flames that want desire
Something kicks, something tired
Something sick of all that’s dead and uninspired…

From my head it flows and quickly slows to fading

It’s pointless, So degrading
The moon and sun combine to ease my shading
Made of shit, I’m creating
Both peace and war in everything I’m stating…

From my head it flows and quickly slows to fading

It takes a million passes before you see it clear
It takes a million chances, looking in the mirror

From my head it flows
From my head it flows
From my head it flows and quickly slows to fading

Fly

Written By: Jack Miele, Jeff Lane

It’s been a while since you last told me that you thought you weren’t coming home,
You were always the one that I thought maybe believed in my way of life,

Thank you, Thank you
Thank you, Thank you

I…..want to take you to the water,
stare at the child in my eyes…my eyes.

Turn around, look around, can’t you see yourself alone in another world?
I always knew that you’d find your way and it’s giving me another day.

Thank you, Thank you
Thank you, Thank you

I…..want to take you to the water,
stare at the child in my eyes…my eyes.

Real…so real,
So real, So high, So fly
So real, So high, So fly

I…..want to take you to the water,
stare at the child in my eyes…my eyes.

Thank you, Thank you
Thank you, Thank you
So real, So high, So fly
So real, So high, So fly

Dublin

Written By: Bobby Hoerner

I’m crazy lately…
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time
Seems as if I heard you floating stories to me all the time
As my time is shrinking
All the dances, all the drinking passed the time

Little boy I see your face
And little boy I’ve got your space ready…

Seeing clearly…
Puddles circling, splashing, moving in my mind
Ever nearly
The day will come when all I know is left behind…
As the numbers grow by one
The colors now have begun, sleep for now

Little boy I see you face
And little boy I’ve got your space ready…
Little boy, I hear you now
And little boy I think somehow I’m ready

Little boy I see you face
And little boy I’ve got your space ready…
Little boy, I hear you now
And little boy I think somehow I’m ready

Heavy Hail

Written By: Bobby Hoerner

I love the song
Tells me what I’ve been doing wrong
It’s nice to know
I love the sound of everything falling upside down
It’s nice to know
I can fly away

Put me on a show, heavy hail will make you ought to go
Everything is fine, Everything is fine Put me on a show, heavy hail will make you ought to go
Everything is fine

Well, lost and found
Help me my whole world’s spinning round
It’s nice to know
Right or wrong
Help me I can’t keep hanging on
I can fly away

Put me on a show, heavy hail will make you ought to go
Everything is fine, Everything is fine

I love the song
Tells me what I’ve been doing wrong
It’s nice to know
I love the sound of everything falling upside down
It’s nice to know
I can fly away

Put me on a show, heavy hail will make you ought to go
Everything is fine, Everything is fine Put me on a show, heavy hail will make you ought to go
Everything is fine

Moment's Gone

Written By: Bobby Hoerner, David Philastre

Fetal position again
Altitude with my friends
Is it time again?
My body’s turned to ten
I’m buying books for the time it takes to read…in a moment it’s gone.

Many times waste away
How the glass it loves to break Giving all my time away
Suddenly face to face
Whispering, lost in time and space… in a moment it’s gone.

Suddenly you are so beautiful Terribly I’m all alone
Could it be that it’s not wonderful?
..and I’m thinking too much again.

Retreating past my prime
Untying all the lines
The city wakes and shines
We’ve all become the crimes Underneath the smiles writhing on the ground…in a moment it’s gone.

Suddenly you are so beautiful Terribly I’m all alone
Could it be that it’s not wonderful?
..and I’m thinking too much again.

Everlasting

Written By: Bobby Hoerner

Thinking red, burning blue
Time for know to call a truce…
My rivers soon divide
The night crosses day’s divine…

Oh, everlasting is never lasting my friend

Capture then recapture now
All my sins take a bow…
What’s here is coming down
The future rises in the ground…

Oh, everlasting is never lasting my friend
And if it all came crumbling down well then we’ll know
Oh, then we’ll know…

Oh, everlasting is never lasting my friend
And if it all came crumbling down well then we’ll know
Oh, then we’ll know…

Discography

Old Hymns of a New Age, Bootleg: Series 1, Bootleg: Series 2 Live at Southport Hall, Bootleg: Series 3

Set List

The typical setlist includes all of the songs on the "Old Hymns" CD. In addition, we cover a Nina Simone song "Feeling Good", a David Bowie song "Life on Mars?" and a Beatles song "Two of Us."