He's In The News Again

by Daniel Morones

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“He’s In the News Again” is the 2016 full length album by Daniel Morones. The title track was inspired by The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and features Dave Keuning of the Killers on lead guitar.

Daniel is a songwriter based out of Los Angeles. He approaches his music with a cinematic scope viewing each song as a short film or scene from a movie rather than a musical genre. Lyrically he writes from a shamelessly honesty perspective bravely putting his innermost thoughts and insecurities nakedly on display. It's this type of fearless honesty that invites the listener to open up and connect with the music on a personal level. No subject matter is off limits as Daniel expresses his thoughts on a wide range of topics from gun violence and the media, self-loathing and self-worth, America’s history with racism and its presence in today’s world, lust and sex, poverty and the homeless, to understanding love and fighting for it. A vocal person for human equality, Daniel strives to find common ground by listening to other people’s thoughts and beliefs while expressing his through music.

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released July 4, 2016

PRODUCERS
Brian Ward, Daniel Morones, Antoine Arvizu, Kevin Earnest, Dave Keuning, Lizzi Murtough, Ron McGill

EDITING AND MIXING ENGINEERS
Brian Ward, Antoine Arvizu

SOUND ENGINEERS
Antoine Arvizu, Brian Ward, Wes Poland, Kevin Earnest, Austin Burns, Robbie Allen

STUDIOS
The Living Room Studio, The Compound Studio, BWard Music Studios, Cardiff Giant Studio, Keyboard Dojo Studio

MASTERING
Kevin Bartley - Capitol Records

COMPOSERS
Brian Ward, Drew Zaremba, Luke Wieting, Kevin Earnest

MUSICIANS
Daniel Morones – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars
Brian Ward – bass guitar, upright bass, guitars, keyboards
Brent Brandon – rhodes, piano, hammond organ, wurlitzer, keyboards
Dave Keuning – guitars, banjo, keyboards
Lizzi Murtough – backing vocals, cello, glockenspiel
Jose Perez – drums, percussions
Antoine Arvizu – drums
Jordan Hayes – drums
Ron McGill – drums
Elliott Baribeault – accordion, piano
Cara Batema – accordion
Matt Hornbeck – mandolin
Steve Giraldo – trumpet
Chad Willis – trumpet
Jon Hatamiya – trombone
Alex Hahn – tenor sax, clarinet
Mia Detwiler – violin
Channing Hooper – violin
Karim Ap – violin
Amy Wang – violin
Chloe Tardiff – violin
Rachelle Schouten – violin
Javier Navarro – cello
Terrence Brown – cello
Nikolas Kaynor – viola
Madison Huy – backing vocals
Mire Molnar-Barton – backing vocals
Robbie Allen – backing vocals

All music and lyrics by Daniel Morones

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Track Name: He's In The News Again (feat. Dave Keuning)
Verse 1
The monsters we prefer are in the ground and can’t make a sound
Cause we know they’re like you and me with a strange disease
A sick man with a gun shot John Lennon
He’s on the run shooting at…

Chorus
Everyone says, “isn’t it horrible what he did?!”
Then we don’t change a thing but we all say,
“isn’t it horrible that he’s in the news again?!”

Verse 2
Oh how the world weeps then forgets, they have a memory short as a goldfish’s
He’s the dirty dish in the kitchen sink that we all see but hate to clean
A sick man with a gun shot 20 children
He’s on the run shooting at…

Chorus
Everyone says, “isn’t it horrible what he did?!”
Then we don’t change a thing but we all say,
“isn’t it horrible that he’s in the news again?!”

Bridge
The bully at the pulpit shouts, “we mustn’t forget our freedom or God’s only son!”
Cause happiness is a warm gun

Chorus
Yeah we all say, “isn’t it horrible what he did?!”
Then we don’t change a thing but we all say,
“isn’t it horrible that he’s in the news again?!”
Yeah he’s still on the run shooting at everyone…
Track Name: A Thousand Zillion Hundred Dollars
Verse 1
Peacefully, lying there asleep
Forming tiny thoughts cerebral parts while you dream
Yeah I can’t wait to teach you everything I know
Yeah I can’t wait to take it slow
Cause all I’ve ever really wanted was someone to understand the person that I really am
And now that you are here I feel more complete

Chorus 1
So place your little hand in mine
And I will love you all your life
All of your life

Verse 2
Yeah everyday, the problems that life sends our way
How they try to erase you, break you, and make you wanta scream
But they don’t bother me, who cares if this sounds so cliché
You take all of that away that’s why I do it all for you
And a thousand zillion hundred dollars
Would not could not ever replace all the things you mean to me
It’s you’re well-being that is so priceless to me

Chorus 2
So place your little hand in mine
And I will love you all your life

Bridge break

Verse 3
Cause all I’ve ever really wanted was someone to understand the person that I really am
Now that you are here I feel more complete
And a thousand zillion hundred dollars
Would not could not ever replace all the things you mean to me
It’s you’re well-being that is so priceless to me

Chorus 3
So place your little hand in mine
And I will love you all your life
Place your little hand in mine
And I will love you all your life
Track Name: The Hanging Tree (feat. Dave Keuning)
Verse 1
I was angry with myself for wasting so much time
Trying to do the right thing by simply falling in line
Reluctantly I did as I was told and ended up like a catatonic clone

Chorus
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on to a life that was never your own?
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on, and on, and on, and on

Verse 2
So I chose to leave their world behind
It’s better than living a life that’s not mine
What’s the point, the game’s rigged anyway
You better figure out who’s the real enemy
So like Van Gogh, I let go, of their status quo
Crazy’s what they may call me but I would rather be painting
My canvas, my way

Chorus
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on to a life that was never your own?
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on, and on, and on, and on

Bridge
I remember when I was a child, my imagination ran for miles
Then one day I was told to put those thoughts on hold
Cause it’s time to join the fold and be a man
But now I’m here to take back what was mine all the time
My life

Chorus
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on to a life that was never your own?
Do you feel like you’re just hanging on, and on, and on, and on
Will you join me at the hanging tree?
Track Name: Dear Carla
Verse 1
On the blue line train to downtown LA, I saw some kids
On a school field trip, who gazed with wonderment at the city’s grit
Reminding me of how I should be and all you mean to me
And what this life could be

Chorus
Dear Carla, don’t be afraid and let the past get in the way
With what we have today cause you’re the one I love, that I’ve been dreaming of
We’ve seen our lies and truths but I’m still willing if you are too
I know together we will find love

Verse 2
I like it when we read to each other in bed, your cats sure love
To stare and sit, while we get animalistic, so curious
Homecoming Queen looking for her fairytale king
What you found was me, a frog swimming upstream

Chorus
Dear Carla, don’t be afraid and let your fears get in the way
With what we have today cause you’re the one I love, and I’m the one you love
We’ve seen our lies and truths, but I’m still willing if you are too

Bridge
Some say we may be wrong, cause it’s taken us so long
But we did it our own way to find love
Yeah we did it our own way and found love
Track Name: You're Always On My Mind
Verse 1
Patiently I’ll wait like I’ve done all my life
Just to see the smile that I can bring to your eyes
Even though I know this situation’s not perfect
But I’ll always do my best to make the most of it

Pre Chorus
Even though I’ll booze in bars all through the night
And drink with friends to pass the time
But you’re always on my mind
Yes you’re always, always, you’re always on my mind

Chorus
Are you just like me, bored and indoors in search of something more
So you go to your corner bar with all the broads and bros looking to score
Even though I’ve committed no crime
Before a judge I would testify
That you’re always on my mind
Yes you’re always, always, you’re always on my mind

Verse 2
Patiently I wait like I’ve done all my life
Just to see the smile that I can bring to your eyes
Oh yes I know this situation’s not perfect
This heartache and loneliness
I’ll make the best of it
It’s what I do

Pre Chorus
And so I’ll sing in dives all through the night
And have some laughs and whiskey rye
But you’re always on my mind
Yes you’re always, always, you’re always on my mind

Chorus
Oh you’re just like me, bored and indoors in search of something more
So you go to your corner bar with all the broads and bros looking to score
Even though I’ve committed no crime
Before a judge I would testify
That you’re always on my mind
Yes you’re always, always, you’re always on my mind
Track Name: Gorgeous Girl (feat. Dave Keuning)
Verse 1
My heart was a lonely, lonely place
I filled it up with empty things
Till’ you came my way
How you opened up my eyes and showed me a whole new world
I never thought I could be so happy cause

Chorus
You are the most gorgeous girl
I just want to love you as my own
Forget Miss. Misery, let’s start a family
You know how happy we will truly be
Cause we got something real, so don’t let if go
And I won’t ever let you go

Verse 2
Oh love is a silly, silly game
Where the rules always change
It’s strange how we still love to play
Ya know I tried to play it cool, so easily you saw right through me
And made me feel like a school boy and a wise man cause

Chorus
You are the most gorgeous girl
I just wanta love you as my own
Forget Miss. Misery, let’s start a family
You know how happy we will truly be
Cause we got something real, so don’t let you go

Bridge
I’ve been deaf, dumb, and blind in this life so many times
With you now here by my side
I can say so honestly that everything’s now clear to me cause…

Chorus
You are the most gorgeous girl
I just wanta love you as my own
Forget Miss. Misery, let’s start a family
You know how happy we will truly be
Cause we got something real
So don’t let it go
And I won’t ever let you go
Track Name: La Gloria
Verse 1
I’ve been beaten up, down to the core
Always coming back, asking for more
All the while I sang ooh ooh ooh oooh
Yeah all the while I sang ooh ooh ooh oooh
Pre Chorus 1
I can see that you’ve been here before
And that one day you’ll show the world what you’re worth
Chorus 1
Cause you are La Gloria
Yes you are love’s warrior
Verse 2
I’ve been a fuck up most of my life
Never one to run from a fight
I’m the slippery son with the slickest silver tongue and black eye / I
Pre Chorus 2
Can see that you’ve been hurt, just like me baby
One day you’ll show the world you are…
Chorus 2
The one, La Gloria
Yes you are love’s warrior
Verse 3
Have they never heard that it’s a sin to kill a mocking bird? Yes I wanta know
Have they never heard that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird?
Sing strong your song and show the world that…
Chorus 3
You are La Gloria
Yes you are love’s warrior
Yes you are, you are, yes you are the one
Cause you are the one I love
So keep singing…
Track Name: Home
Verse 1
When I was a little, my mama said, I was too sensitive
That’s why she cried all the time
But oh how I’ve grown, into this charming man
With all these charming plans
Cause no one wants to be alone, so I will stick with what I know

Chorus 1
Drinking, singing with my friends, writing songs till 3am
Forgive me Ma’, it’s all I ever wanted to be
I need someone to take my hand, show me that they understand
I don’t mind dying trying to find my own way home

Verse 2
All of my life I’ve been a lonely man, that's why I always ran
From those I should have loved
So I took all that pain and put it in six strings
And let those holy chords sing the truth
That’s all I’ve ever hoped to do, and that’s why I am here with you

Chorus 2
Drinking, singing with my friends, writing songs till 3am
Forgive me Ma’, it’s all I ever wanted to be
I need someone to touch my soul, to be a rock and fit the role
I don’t mind dying trying to find my own way home

Bridge/Outro
So are you going to come outside and play?
Cause I don’t wanta go home, no I don’t wanta go home…
I just wanta go home …
Track Name: Seams
Chorus 1
I’m holding on so it seems, I come undone at the seams
I carry on so it seems, I’m holding on at the seams

Verse 1
Like Lennie “Of Mice and Men”, I am doing the best I can
I keep rolling on, like a chain gang song, even when…

Chorus 2
I’m holding on so it seems, I come undone at the seams
I carry on so it seems, I’m holding on at the seams

Verse 2
When I was lost, cold and alone
Your love warmed me to my bones
As the moon shall rise, you ignite my nights, with lavender skies
Even when…

Chorus 3
I’m holding on so it seems, I come undone at the seams
I carry on so it seems, I’m holding on at the seams
Track Name: Something's Gotta Give
Verse 1
I never ever wanted to be your case of charity
But I’ve had enough to know that I can’t do this on my own
I thought hard work would be enough
That only made me look like a naïve schmuck
System isms and luck sometimes decide who gets loved and who gets fucked

Chorus 1
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give
Someone’s gotta give, I’m sorry it’s gonna be you

Post Chorus 1
Hunger pains and hunger games consume my world
I’m trying to rise above it all
Don’t you forget, I won’t forget how the mighty can still take a fall

Verse 2
I can’t let my baby down, I’ll play the pimp, prostitute, or clown
I’m just hustlin’ to make rent, tryin’ to make a dollar outta 15 cents, ya know that

Chorus 2
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give
Someone’s gotta give, I’m sorry it’s gonna be you

Post Chorus 2
Hunger pains and hunger games consume my world
I’m trying to rise above it all
Don’t you forget, I won’t forget how the mighty can still take a fall

Bridge
I’m sorry, so sorry
Yeah I’m sorry, that someone’s gonna be you

Chorus 3
Something’s gotta give, something’s gotta give
Someone’s gotta give
Track Name: When You Wish Upon A Bar
Verse 1
I work hard every day, just to take care of my babe
And make this house into a home
But at night I sometimes roam, as I take the long way home

Pre Chorus 1
Cause I've been upon a star wishing
My nights away in a dreamers daze, until I met you

Chorus 1
That's why I'm crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you
Yes I'm so crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you

Verse 2
All these girl and their tattoos, all dressed up in attitude
They love it when I make em’ laugh and scream
But you're the one I'll sing to sleep
Yes I will hold you while you dream

Pre-Chorus 2
Cause I've been upon a bar drinking,
My days away in a drunken haze, until I met you

Chorus 2
That's why I'm crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you

Bridge / Outro
You're my truth and resolution, in a world full of delusion
Don't know what I would do without you
Don't know what I would do cause I love you
Track Name: He's In The News Again (Acoustic)
Verse 1
I work hard every day, just to take care of my babe
And make this house into a home
But at night I sometimes roam, as I take the long way home

Pre Chorus 1
Cause I've been upon a star wishing
My nights away in a dreamers daze, until I met you

Chorus 1
That's why I'm crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you
Yes I'm so crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you

Verse 2
All these girl and their tattoos, all dressed up in attitude
They love it when I make em’ laugh and scream
But you're the one I'll sing to sleep
Yes I will hold you while you dream

Pre-Chorus 2
Cause I've been upon a bar drinking,
My days away in a drunken haze, until I met you

Chorus 2
That's why I'm crazy for you
That's why I'd do anything for you

Bridge / Outro
You're my truth and resolution, in a world full of delusion
Don't know what I would do without you
Don't know what I would do cause I love you