The After Life - EP

by Daniel Harper

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released February 20, 2016

House on Fire

Written by Levi Monday
Produced by Gus Berry
Engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn
Assistant Engineer: Mark Fucito
Drums: Dylan Jon
Bass: Khairul Aiman Radzi
Electric Guitars: Gus Berry
Acoustic Guitars: Levi Monday
Background Vocals: Mandy Berry
Vocals: Daniel Harper

Slow Down

Written by Daniel Harper
Produced by Gus Berry
Engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn
Assistant Engineer: Mark Fucito
Drums: Dylan Jon
Bass: Khairul Aiman Radzi
Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Keys: Gus Berry
Vocals: Daniel Harper
Background Vocals: Daniel Harper

May The Road

Written by Daniel Harper
Produced by Gus Berry
Engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn
Assistant Engineer: Mark Fucito
Drums: Eric Jackowitz
Drum Loops: Tom Whall
Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Keys: Gus Berry
Vocals: Daniel Harper

When Your Love Comes Around

Written by Daniel Harper & Lee McDerment
Produced by Gus Berry
Engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn
Assistant Engineer: Mark Fucito
Drums: Dylan Jon
Bass: Khairul Aiman Radzi
Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars & Keys: Gus Berry
Vocals: Daniel Harper
Background Vocals: Daniel Harper, Gus Berry, Maddie Berry

My Way Back (Home)

Written by Daniel Harper
Produced by Gus Berry
Engineered by Gabe Klein-Kuhn
Assistant Engineer: Mark Fucito
Drums: Eric Jackowitz
Bass: Khairul Aiman Radzi
Electric Guitars & Keys: Gus Berry
Acoustic Guitars: Daniel Harper
Background Vocals: Maddie Berry
Vocals: Daniel Harper

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Daniel Harper Greenville, South Carolina

Daniel Harper hails from Greenville, SC, where he first developed his singer-songwriting skills into his own brand of folky pop meets soul. He picked up his soulful sound from a southern upbringing in New Orleans and the Carolinas. His engaging stage presence frequently draws comparisons to legends from Elvis Presley to Bruce Springsteen. ... more

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Track Name: House on Fire
A house on fire it cannot stand
Unopened curtains cracklin’
We turn our eyes so we don’t see
Our friends inside on bed sheets bleed

A rootless tree will break and bend
It’s fall is swift at long year’s end
The ice’s weight, too much to bear
While neighbors watch with stoic stares

Gotta rain to snow
Gotta dig. to sew
Gotta prune to grow
Gotta hear to know

A man with weak hands softens blows
That bones would crack and wounds would grow
Scars will fortify our skin
The truth be known to end our sin

Gotta rain to snow
Gotta dig. to sew
Gotta prune to grow
Gotta hear to know

I’m on fire…
Track Name: Slow Down
4am Massachusetts Avenue
It’s dark, not a car in view
Except for the one’s in the spaces
they were taking

On the lonely sidewalk I saw you
Looking just as lonely too
Staring at the red and yellow
stoplights flashin’

Slow Down,
There’s a better life awaiting us
Slow Down
I know we’re gonna make it through, tonight

402 Twenty-first Avenue
At work while he’s out with you
Go ahead and throw my love away

Yeah, you never want what it is you got
Girl he’s everything I am not
Maybe you should take some time away

(Let’s just) Slow Down
There’s a better life awaiting us
Slow Down
I know we’re gonna make it through

Slow Down
There’s a better life awaiting us
Slow Down
I know we’re gonna make it through…

But your walking too fast in every direction
I lost you twice, I learned my lesson
Breath, baby breath, and take my hand
And this time we’ll take it slow….

Slow Down
There’s a better life awaiting us
Slow Down
I know we’re gonna make it through…
Track Name: May The Road
I been walking around
Head down, wondering when I'd been found
Thinkin' 'bout the day I'd be six feet under the ground

I felt I was there in the cold,
eyes closed, not hearin' a sound
I don't wanna die, but I don't feel alive in this town

So I got up
I'd had enough
"It's a new day,"
I heard you say…

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun shine on your face
Just forget about the past

You got your whole life before you
What you done is in the rear-view
No need to think about tomorrow
Who you are is up to you

Now I'm at the start, back where I fell apart
Both feet on the ground
But my head is in the clouds,
my heart is beating loud to the sound

of your voice in my head, louder than the rest
Telling me I've been found
So I walk tall, and I sing along with the crowd

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun shine on your face
Just forget about the past

You got your whole life before you
What you done is in the rear-view
No need to think about tomorrow
Who you are is up to you

You don't have to wait any longer
You don't have to be alone
There's someone who loves you

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be at your back
May the sun shine on your face
Just forget about the past

You got your whole life before you
What you done is in the rear-view
No need to think about tomorrow
Who you are is up to you
Track Name: When Your Love Comes Around
I’m tired, I’m tired of all your talking
It’s time for your words to grow some legs
Get up, and you betta' get to walking
It’s a long, long way to Tennessee

Take your time and time it slow,
But your love ain’t no game or show to me, Emily

When your love comes around
Nothin’ in this city is gonna hold me down
When your love comes around
I’m gonna be there

I apologize to all of those who suffered
But a war can’t be fought without casualty
I’m not scared of your boyfriend or his mother
I’m coming back and lady we will see

If your love comes around
Nothin’ in this city is gonna hold me down
If your love comes around
I’m gonna be there

I thought to love you, meant to let you go now
But without a ring, ain’t nothing set in stone
I’m not livin’ to simply see what happens
I still love you, and I had to let you know

I pray the Lord will let you know
But until that day, I’ll tell you so

When your love comes around
Nothin’ in this city is gonna hold me down
When your love comes around
I’m gonna be there
Track Name: My Way Back
I was born in Carolina, raised in New Orleans
Momma put me in bible school so I wouldn’t grow up too mean
Papa always told me, “Take the narrow path”
The winding road will take its toll,
You may never find your way back…”

Home, find your way back
Home

My brother took the straight and narrow, and never questioned Why
We were told to just believe, through the Bible says seek and find
My little sister, was always close, with me through it all
She was near me when my faith was strong
she was there to watch me fall far away from

Home, far away from
Home, far away from
Home

Oh God, I love them more than any thought,
they're not the ones to blame
Family is the reason for what I am today
No, I’m not thinkin’ about dyin’,
though I hate what I’ve become
I never asked to be the prodigal,
Oh, Lord, can I come, back

Home, can I come back
Home, can I come back
Home, can I come back
Home

You know, I’ve slept on every highway
and I’ve tasted every town
From Carolina, to California,
Oh, Lord, pull me back somehow

No, I don’t know what it will look like,
I don’t know what I feel
I still ask broken questions that your answers will never heal
And when my time alone is over,
I’ll tell you stories of where I been
I don’t believe that you’ll believe them
but you’ll ask to hear again,
My friends, when I make my way back

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