Lovely Lady / It's Alright - SINGLE

by Orion Freeman

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The first single from the upcoming release, The Divine Game.
Available digitally 05.25.14!

Collage by Derek Gores - www.derekgores.com

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released 24 April 2014
SIDE A - Lovely Lady
SIDE B - It's Alright

Orion Freeman - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonies
Bryn Davies - Upright Bass
Kevin Raczka - Drums
Seth Paris - Tenor Saxes (Lovely Lady), Clarinets (It's Alright)
Stu Fuchs - Ukelele (Lovely Lady)
Jacob Jeffries - Melodica (Lovely Lady)
Nikhil Yerawadekar - Pump Organ (It's Alright)
Kwesi K - Harmonies (It's Alright)

Lyrics and Music by Orion Freeman

Co-Produced by Seth Paris and Orion Freeman

Recorded by Seth Paris @ Seaside Lounge Recording Studios in Brooklyn, NY - www.seasidelounge.com

Mixed and Mastered by Jim Salamone @ Cambridge Sound Studios in Philadelphia, PA - www.cambridgesoundstudios.com

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Orion Freeman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I am a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. My souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to peer into your soul....

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Track Name: Lovely Lady
(Verse 1)
They were talkin about my lady
Mesmerized by the way that she moves
They say, “but that girl she don’t go nowhere
without her back pocket full of blues.”

She knows sometimes these times are hard
They’re harder than a stone
She says, “I’m just gonna go on and take what is mine
until I can find a home.”

(Chorus)
Lovely, oh lovely lady
won’t you stay with me tonight?
When everything I’m doing feels like it's so wrong,
you make me feel alright.

(Verse 2)
She spends sleepless days and nights
wishing that she could feel warmth
She says, “Every time I find a little shelter,
in moves the next winter storm.

It seems like an endless charade of broken hearts,
salted wounds and unfulfilled dreams–
I’m silenced by a stream of bitter tear drops;
Why can’t things ever be more than they seem?”

(Verse 3)
So I say–– I even pray –
that she finds some rest within her soul
Good times they come and then they go,
as the Lord watches it all with open arms.
Track Name: It's Alright
(Verse 1)
Yeah I was lost, somehow blown off course
Far from home without a guiding star
But still it’s alright

I was broke down, so damn confused
Painter of landscapes without a view
But still it’s alright

Then in came the rain, night swallowed the day
Noah’s Ark wouldn’t have helped a thing
But still it’s alright

Then out came the sun, like a heaven-white dove
That sang a song that needed to be sung
She said it’s alright

(Chorus 1)
It’s alright

I was a witness when insanity opened a business
And set up shop on my front lawn
But still it’s alright

Then I trailed behind me, selling itself at a loss
From Philadelphia clear to California
But still it’s alright

I tried to eat or sleep or fuck away
My tendency to let loneliness lay with me
All day and night

I was consumed by a two-dimensional view
Of how I was perceived through the eyes
Of you—and you—and you

(Verse 3)
I closed my eyes, envisioning what would be
If we transmuted fear into belief
And it was alright

I had visions of Gandhi and Martin Luther King
I finally understood what Jesus was saying
He said, “It’s alright.”

Then all the tortured, bruised and battered souls
Appeared in the clouds as if to let me know
They were alright

Saying in spite of confusion, in spite of the pain
Our dearly beloved have gathered here today to sing
“It’s alright!”