Connections

by Shannon Curtis

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  • This is the companion book and journal for Shannon's 2015 record Connections. The 44-page book features exclusive photography from the recording sessions, and for each of the songs on the album:

    - Lyrics
    - An essay by Shannon on the meaning behind each song
    - Journal prompts for you to write about your experience with each song's theme

    This is a fantastic way to engage with Connections on a deeper level. The album is about exploring the connections that we make with others when we get honest, dig deep, and show our true selves. The process of engaging with and journaling about each of these songs' deeper message will help get you involved with that process.

    Book is 44 pages. Black-and-white interior, glossy color cover. 7"x7" - like a miniature coffee table book.
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    Due to the huge recent resurgence of popularity for vinyl records, there is a global, industry-wide production delay. Orders placed now will ship in October.

    Record purchase comes with an immediate digital download of Connections in the format of your choice!

    Running time: 35:06

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    Iconic! White ink on black tee. Based on the Connections album art.

    Women's tees are soft lightweight fitted cuts with cap sleeves, 100% cotton, crew neck. Unisex tees are slim-fit cuts, 100% soft lightweight combed cotton, crew neck.

    Each of these handmade tees is silkscreened personally by Shannon. DIY, baby!

    Comes with immediate download of viral first single "I Know I Know."

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    Gorgeous 6-panel fold-out deluxe package, made from recycled board. No plastic in the entire package! All lyrics printed inside.

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released 16 June 2015

written by shannon curtis
published by shannon k (ascap)

produced by jamie hill
engineered and mixed by jamie hill at secret agent audio services, los angeles, between december 2014 and may 2015

guitar: nick bearden
cello: melissa solomon de freitas

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Shannon Curtis Los Angeles, California

Shannon Curtis is an independent songwriter, singer, performer, and recording artist. Her third full-length record, Connections, will be released on June 16, 2015.

The video for Connections' first single, "I Know I Know," was reposted by Upworthy. To date the video has been viewed over 3 million times.

Curtis lives in Los Angeles with her husband, music producer/engineer Jamie Hill.
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Track Name: I Know I Know
come sit right here, tell me everything
start from the beginning
let it all pour out
I will catch your story in my wings
this is the beginning
of all that we cry out for
you, seeing me, seeing you, we are found

I know I know I know I know
you live all alone in a cold and dark room
I know I know I know I know
you don't see a way out, you're stuck there for good
I know I know I know I know
I know how it feels, I've lived there too

shadows only catch us from behind
let's turn and face them
switch on the light
never mind the cracks you try and hide
I wanna see them
they're what make you shine
the glow from within scatters light through the night

I know I know I know I know
you go through the motions, and still you can't move
I know I know I know I know
you can see a window, but you can't break through
I know I know I know I know
I know how it feels, I've been there too

yeah, me too
and it means that you're not alone
and the secrets have all been told
and I see you, you're beautiful

I know how it feels
I've been there too
Track Name: What Happens When
what happens when you speak your dreams aloud
does regret set in as they ascend to the clouds
what if they don't come true
are you made a fool?

what happens if your words dissipate to mist
once you secret wish, does it cease to exist
what will you then hold tight
to get through the night?

what happens when you keep your hope locked away
does it suffocate while you're keeping it safe
will you get to ninety-nine
and never let it fly?
Track Name: Yellow Line
your hand on my knee
radio off
and the whole world
in front of us

a welling up
within my chest
it's warm like joy
it burns like dread

how can a thing so pure
render me defenseless?

it's just the yellow line and the glowing lights
somewhere on the horizon you and I
will crest a hill into a dark unknown
I won't give it power over this perfect moment
driving in silence

the road beneath
our breath between
the only sound
the sweetest peace

a flash of fear
lights up the edge
where blissful comfort
becomes complacence

I raise my eyes to the stars
and praise them for precious seconds

it's just the yellow line and the glowing lights
somewhere on the horizon you and I
will crest a hill into a dark unknown
I won't give it power over this perfect moment
driving in silence

drive on, drive on, drive on
drive on, drive on, drive on

it's just the yellow line and the glowing lights
somewhere on the horizon you and I
are driving in silence
Track Name: 4am
will we meet again tonight at 4am?
when I'm pulled the deepest in
shallow breath, air thin
chipped tooth, gold ring
if I had known what a delicate thing
would it have been any different?

face to face on a stage
before god and everyone
they all get up and leave
'cause this isn't a very good show
I tell you I'm happy, the best I've ever known

but I wanna know if you are too
I wanna know that you are, too

there won't be a long goodbye
I cry an unindulgent cry
gold ring, chipped teeth
quick breath, the air is thin
will we meet again at 4am

grabbing the tail of something whizzing by
and then the light turns off the night
and you're gone again, but wait
just tell me you're okay
with that smile I know like film exposed
on my brain
burned in forever, burned in forever

will we meet again tonight at 4am?
Track Name: Points of Light
late last night
I rose and wandered
stepped outside
looked up in wonder

points of light
moving through the sky
and here am I

small and tired
from toil and worry
taken aback
by expanse and beauty

points of light
traveled through the years
someone's sun
moving me to tears
as I stand here

emptied out
and filled with blessing
slumber came
and soon I dreamt of home
Track Name: Let Me Be the First
let me say one thing
before I lose the nerve to say it
it's harder than it seems
three little words
but still I'm shaking
the distance seems so far to reach, but still

and I know that it might hurt
but I think the chance is worth it
so let me be the first to say I love you
because if love is not returned
I still don't think that's worse than
never having learned to say I love you

there's no guarantee
that what I offer won't be broken
it's slowly killing me
maintaining walls against erosion
and though they seem too wide to breach, I will

and I know that it might hurt
but I think the chance is worth it
so let me be the first to say I love you
because if love is not returned
I still don't think that's worse than
never having courage to say I love you
Track Name: It's You
what overcame me, I still don't know
but I had to kiss you
all that was black and white in that moment
came into full bloom
from then there was no going back
deep down, like from a distant past, I knew

it's you
of course I recognized you right away
the light within your eyes gave you away
a beacon to a wandering soul
my heart has found its way back home
it's you

when, under magic lights
we promised we would grow old together
it came as no surprise
because our story's old as forever
another once upon a time
to love and hurt and grow and find anew

it's you
of course I recognized you right away
the light within your eyes gave you away
a beacon to a wandering soul
my heart has found its way back home
it's you

from here there is no going back
deep down, like from a distant past
another once upon a time
to love and hurt and grow and find anew
it's you
Track Name: Life Support
make it all stop
let the needle drop and carry me
carry me on your waves
remove my fear
fill up the space until I'm drowned in sound
that takes the static somewhere far, far away

you are my life support
the rhythm that keeps me breathing
I might have died before
but you're the reason my heart's still beating

you can reach my mind
the solitary line that tethers me
a tether to something sane
it's like you can see
exactly what I need: salvation
it's salvation when you say what I'm unable to say

you are my life support
the rhythm that keeps me breathing
I might have died before
but you're the reason my heart's still beating

say what I'm unable to say
carry me out over your waves
sing to me till my soul's awake

you are my life support
the rhythm that keeps me breathing
I might have died before
but you're the reason my heart's still beating
Track Name: Say Something
hello, are you still there?
can you hear me?
if you can, say something
over the air, I am here
and if you let me
I will listen to fears you can't speak

you're sinking, you're sinking
and I'm reaching, I'm reaching
and I can't make you reach back
I can't make you reach back
but you're fading, you're fading
and I'm waiting, still waiting
for you to reach back
reach out for my hand
I will lift you up into arms of love

the more you try and fight
the more the tide will suck you under
lay still, look toward the sky
and you will rise and float
the waves lose their power
when you give up control

you're sinking, you're sinking
and I'm reaching, I'm reaching
and I can't make you reach back
I can't make you reach back
but you're fading, you're fading
and I'm waiting, still waiting
for you to reach back
reach out for my hand
I will lift you up into arms of love
when you're ready to, I'll be here for you
in the darkest hour, with your last breath call out
I will lift you up into arms of love

hello, can you hear me?
say something
Track Name: Constellation
alone, staring at the door
forces pull behind you
it's hard to step out anymore
no matter how you try to

but oh, we need you
to shine the light that only you can shine
it's a dark night
and some lost soul's stargazing for a sign
and with your light
you complete our constellation

fear says that giving up
is easier than feeling
please here this: you are enough
hold it close, believe it

because oh, we need you
to shine the light that only you can shine
it's a dark night
and some lost soul's stargazing for a sign
and with your light
you complete our constellation

you, we need you
to shine the light that only you can shine
it's a dark night
and some lost soul is looking for a sign
we need your light
to complete our constellation