Above The Rain

by Stephen Randall

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Randall's second album, Above The Rain was inspired by artist Bethany Sky Whitman who also painted the cover artwork. The lyrical side of Randall's songs shines in Girl in a Cloud, his most naked and emotional song since Naive. He moves effortlessly from the edgier, disturbing, Oxygen to the joyous sexuality of Bee-Stung Lips and on to the romantic One Promise (I Can't Keep). Above The Rain continues where Naive left off, albeit more open, less fragile, and with a deft songwriter's craft.

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released September 15, 2015

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Stephen Randall New York

I'm a Brit living in Brooklyn, NY.

I used to be a professional songwriter, but when I wrote for other people, I lost touch with the music that was important to me personally. I forgot who I was and what fed my soul. I put down my guitar and keyboard to pursue other adventures. Four years ago I started writing again, but this time, I wrote from my heart and experience and for me.

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Track Name: Every Song Reminds Me Of You
EVERY SONG REMINDS ME OF YOU
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I fall asleep with the radio on
To stop my mind from wandering
But it doesn't seem to help me at all
'Cos my heart tells my head I'm suffering
And I hear your name
In every refrain

CHORUS
Every song reminds me of you
With every beat, my heart beats for you
Every song reminds me of you

In my dreams I hear melodies
And singers are singing to me
But their words are like an open wound
And their harmonies unravel me
And I hear your name
In every refrain

CHORUS
Every song reminds me of you
With every beat my heart beats for you
Every song reminds me of you

And the air is thick with a symphony
That lingers and laughs at my reality

CHORUS
Every song reminds me of you
With every beat my heart beats for you
Every song reminds me of you

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: A Good Man (feat. Finn G. Baardsen)
A GOOD MAN
Words and Music Stephen Randall

You need a good man
Hard working and true
You need a good man
Who inspires you
You need a good man
Who'll never raise a hand to you
You need a good man
Who loves and understands you

You need a good man
And I’m a good man for you
A good good good man

Well the man you're with baby
He's no good for you
Yeah the man you're with baby
Well you know he don't deserve you
Oh the man you're with baby
He ain't half the man you need
Yeah the man you're with baby
Well you know he don't make you happy

You need a good man
And I’m a good man for you
A good good good man

You need a good man
And I’m a good man for you
A good good good man

You need a good man
And I’m a good man for you
A good good good man

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Train To Ecstasy
TRAIN TO ECSTASY
Words and Music Stephen Randall

Love is not a place I know
I think I knew her long ago
But now I want that taste on me
On the train to ecstasy

Let the journey redefine
Leave behind the ties that bind
Savor all that we can find
On the train to ecstasy

CHORUS
Why don't you sway
And ride with me
Take this train to ecstasy
Why don't you sway
And ride with me
Take this train to ecstasy

Not everything is destiny
Some of it is fantasy yeah
Better that than reality
On the train to ecstasy

To a damaged heart I plead
You and I deserve relief
You are everything I need
Board the train to ecstasy

CHORUS
Why don't you sway
And ride with me
Take this train to ecstasy
Why don't you sway
And ride with me
Take this train to ecstasy

Sway and ride with me
You and I deserve relief

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: My Impatient Heart
MY IMPATIENT HEART
Words and Music Stephen Randall

Sun setting low
Heart beating true
Wish I could share
This night with you

Moon shine bright
Missing you
Cloudless skies
Wash over my blues

Truth be told
Waiting is too hard to do
My impatient heart
Can’t wait for you

The morning sun
Is breaking through
I haven’t slept
Thinking ‘bout you

Truth be told
Waiting is too hard to do
My impatient heart
Can’t wait for you
My impatient heart
Can’t wait for you

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Oxygen
OXYGEN
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I breathe your oxygen
And you know, you know that I want you
I breathe your oxygen
And it feels like, feels like I am you

CHORUS
I need your oxygen
I need to breathe you in

I breathe your oxygen
And I’m there, I’m right there next to you
I breathe your oxygen
And it feels like, feels like I’m in you

CHORUS
I need your oxygen
I need to breathe you in

I can breathe again
I can breathe again

CHORUS
I need your oxygen
I need your oxygen
I need your oxygen
I need your oxygen

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Bee-Stung Lips
BEE STUNG LIPS
Words and Music Stephen Randall

CHORUS
I love her bee-stung lips
I love her bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I love to feel them on
Every part of my body yeah

I need to get my fix
Of those bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I’ve got a cherry red stain
That I can’t get outta my brain yeah

When she goes down south
She likes to tease
Her God-given mouth
Was designed to please
Ooh yeah yeah yeah
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah

When she moves her hips
And falls to her knees
She’s gonna drive my car
And throw away the keys
Ooh yeah yeah yeah
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah

CHORUS
I love her bee-stung lips
I love her bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I love to feel them on
Every part of my body yeah

I need to get my fix
Of those bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I’ve got a cherry red stain
That I can’t get outta my brain yeah

Well I didn’t believe
I could feel like this
But then her bee-stung lips
Gave me a bee-stung kiss
Ooh yeah yeah yeah
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah

There’s nothing sweeter
Than her honey bees
She got me beggin beggin’ beggin’
For her expertise
Ooh yeah yeah yeah
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah

CHORUS
I love her bee-stung lips
I love her bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I love to feel them on
Every part of my body yeah

I need to get my fix
Of those bee-stung lips yeah yeah yeah
I’ve got a cherry red stain
That I can’t get outta my brain yeah

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: One Promise (I Can't Keep)
ONE PROMISE (I CAN’T KEEP)
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I promise I'll be there for you girl
When you need the strength to carry on
And I promise I won't let you down girl
I'll come running when you feel alone
But if you ask me not to cross the line
Between a friend and the lover
That I know you need
Well that's one promise that I
One promise that I
I can’t keep

I promise I will always be true girl
You know I’ll never tell you lies
And I promise I’d be happy just holding you girl
Staring into those eyes
But if you ask me not to cross the line
Between a friend and the lover
That I know you need
Well that's one promise that I
One promise that I
I can’t keep

I can't be just a friend to you
That would be too hard for me you know
I need to be the one waking up next to you
That would be so easy for me you know

I promise I'll be there for you girl
When you need the strength to carry on
And I promise I won't let you down girl
I'll come running when you feel alone
But if you ask me not to cross the line
Between a friend and the lover
That I know you need
Well that's one promise that I
One promise that I
I can’t keep
That's one promise that I
One promise that I
I can’t keep

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Holly Bought A Fender
HOLLY BOUGHT A FENDER
Words And Music Stephen Randall
                    
Holly had a pickup
Over twenty years old
But it would never start
She was told she’d be lucky
To get five hundred bucks
With all those miles on the clock
So she sold the pickup
Took the money
To a local music shop
Holly bought a Fender
Holly bought a Fender

Holly bought a Fender
And she played it every night
She even took it to bed
She learned every chord
And played every scale
Until her fingers bled
She wrote a few songs
And tried them out
At an open mic
Holly bought a Fender
Holly bought a Fender

CHORUS
Holly packed a bag and her guitar
She just knew that she was going far
The road to fame was long and hard
But she had God and hope and a prayer

Holly was a dreamer
And she knew that for some
Dreams come true
She never stopped believing
The time would come
For her breakthrough
She knew she was
One in a million
About the odds
Of finding fame
Holly bought a Fender
Holly bought a Fender

CHORUS
Holly packed a bag and her guitar
She just knew that she was going far
The road to fame was long and hard
But she had God and hope and a prayer
Holly packed a bag and her guitar
She just knew that she was going far
The road to fame was long and hard
But she had God and hope and a prayer

Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Hole In My Head
HOLE IN MY HEAD
Words and Music Stephen Randall

Oh my heart is in my hands
Must have a hole in my head
Yes my heart is in my hands
Must have a hole in my head

And I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love
Yes I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love

Well I thought that I did right
But I know now that ain't so
Yes I thought that I did right
But I know now that ain't so

And I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love
Yes I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love

Oh my heart is in m y hands
Must have a hole in my head
Yes my heart is in my hands
Must have a hole in my head

And I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love
Yes I wonder if I will end up in my grave
Before I know true love

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Achilles Heart
ACHILLES’ HEART
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I used to think
This heart of mine
Was invincable
The good news baby is
It’s beating just fine
For the love I feel

But where I thought
My armor was strong
You could pierce the chain
The bad news baby is
True love hurts
And I can feel the pain (because)

CHORUS
I’ve got an Achilles’ heart
And you’ve got an arrow
I’ve got an Achilles’ heart
And you’ve got an arrow

This brave face
Is just a mask
I hide behind
I thought you couldn’t see
But I’m the only one
Who’s love is blind

And though I try
To protect mysellf
My defenses are down
If you breach these walls
Take me prisoner
You know I’m not that strong

CHORUS
I’ve got an Achilles’ heart
And you’ve got an arrow
I’ve got an Achilles’ heart
And you’ve got an arrow

You’ve got an arrow
I’ve got an Achilles’ heart
And you’ve got an arrow

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Safe House
SAFE HOUSE

Words and Music Stephen Randall

When the world outside is closing in
When friends let you down again
When good intentions turn to bad
Escape into my head with me

CHORUS
Let me be your sanctuary
Let me be your destiny
Let me be your mystery
Let me be your
Safe house
Safe house
Safe house

Well no one can get to us now
And no one can hurt us anymore
And no one can tell us what to do
Escape into my head with me

CHORUS
Let me be your sanctuary
Let me be your destiny
Let me be your mystery
Let me be your
Safe house
Safe house
Safe house

Let me be your sanctuary
Let me be your destiny
Let me be your mystery
Let me be your
Safe house
Safe house
Safe house

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Girl In A Cloud
GIRL IN A CLOUD
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I will wait for you
My girl in a cloud
Keep on shining through
My girl in a cloud
We need something
More than we can get
And life hasn't yielded
To us yet
So I will wait for you
My girl in a cloud

You can fly for me
My girl in a cloud
You are the sky for me
My girl in a cloud
You’re my hope
You’re my song
And when you smile
We are strong
And you can fly for me
My girl in a cloud

And when it rains
You’re above the rain
And when it shines
You part and let it shine, shine, shine

Hey there girl in a cloud
When I’m alone
I’m not alone
I’m your man on the ground
And in an instant, we are one
And words alone cannot express
How a girl in a cloud
Has me obsessed
And I will be with you
My girl in a cloud

And when it rains
You’re above the rain
And when it shines
You part and let it shine, shine, shine

And I will wait for you
Yes I will wait for you
Oh I will wait for you
My girl in a cloud

© & Ⓟ 2013 Stephen Randall
Track Name: Adore
ADORE
Words and Music Stephen Randall

I want to find some words to say
That haven’t been said before
Something about you

I want to write a song for you
That a million people adore
Like I adore you

CHORUS
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
Your light shines
Brighter every day
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
You inspire me
With every word you say

I want to know everything
No other man ever knew
Everything about you

I want to write a song for you
That a million people adore
Like I adore you

CHORUS
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
Your light shines
Brighter every day
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
You inspire me
With every word you say
With every word you say

Wonderful
Beautiful
Adorable
Unbelievable
Incredible
Irresistible
Magical
Remarkable

CHORUS
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
Your light shines
Brighter every day
Hey there wonderful
Hey there beautiful
You inspire me
With every word you say
With every word you say

And so I wrote this song for you
I hope million people or more
Know I adore you

© & Ⓟ 2014 Stephen Randall