LYVELIFE

by Julian Hartwell

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V1 Let’s take ‘er easy  It’s all really-gon’ be alright now,  Let’s make it easy,  We’ll figure it out ever after all Heads full a’ worry Running a race to the future  But ain’t no hurry  Since not one of us can be late V2 If heart’s a’ beating What more can we all really ask for,  We’re lucky breathing This much you and I must agree So busy running But can we stop, to Re-mem-ber,  What is a Being The Moment’s Fleeting... V3 Would you believe me,  If I were to say right here’s where we, belong  There ain’t no other Place, any of us ought to be But while we’re looking  Everywhere else ‘cept what’s right here, be-fore  Our very noses We miss what little we’ve got, left to breathe, Won’t you see, that it’s just . . . CHORUS 
Now Is the - Only - Time We - Really Ever Have And All - We’ll Need So Breathe In - Out And Just Release Your Wants - And Needs
 Start There And - You Will Find Your Peace - Of Mind That Time Is - Now If - Only - You Will Just Allow V4
 Would you believe me, If I were to say right here's where we, belong There ain't no other
 Place, any of us ought to be No greater feeling,
 When we can stop to surrender, all things 'cept what we're breathing
The Moment's Fleeting V5
 But we Keep Running, to Passionately chase that next thing, but when, We finally attain,
We'll always crave something till, the End But while we're searching, Everywhere else 'cept what's right here, before, Our very noses, 
We miss what little we've got, left to Be, Won't you See, that it's just CHORUS 2 Now – Is the – Only – Time We – Really Ever Have – And All – We’ll Need – So Breathe In – Out And Just Release – Your Wants – And Needs Start There And – You Will Find Your Peace – Of Mind Don’t Look Too Far, Nor Behind, You’ll Find Your Time . . . REFRAIN/OUT (Is) Nowhere Else But Here And No When Else But Now There’s Nothing Left To Fear If You Will Just Allow, there’s (loops) Don’t Look – Too – Far – Nor – Behind You – Will – Find – It – Here . . . Now!
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V1 This Life is but a rocky way We’re tossed about and into the fray It’s a miracle that we can just find our way V2 Best friend and not your worst enemy Reflection in the mirror, hope to see It’s with ourselves that we do battle, constantly V3 Rough Sketch You Bet Don’t try too hard, or ya might get upset What you, see won’t be al-ways what you…get V4 There ain’t no way to try and one size fit it Can’t force the mold when it won’t finish It, takes some time so pace yourself, patiently BRIDGE Step, up to the plate Swing, your best Whether ya strike out or ya take it away You’ll be OK Don’t be afraid to take your shot or make a, Mess, just go get in the game… LAST OUT Don’t forget that all is just a rough sketch Everything is just a work in progress Go and try your best to trust the process Don’t forget that all is just a rough sketch
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V1 When I wake up next to you I know there ain’t, No place I’ll be runnin to The way you do me like you do, won’t let me love no one else, I can’t help but be, your fool, it’s true V2 Thoughts of being on my own, all fall away Anytime that you are near I used to start my days a-lone But now there’s no, turning back, I just got to have you here (Refrain) V3 Cuz when I wake to find you there My World feels so much brighter than before Like the sweetest breath of fresh air You give me the, strength to go, Face the world outside my door, for sure, cuz, BRIDGE I Just can’t believe it Every moment I see it Gives me all that I need Like the air that I’m breathin’ Don’t wake me up If it’s all but a dream Honey please, just tell me We can sleep in Cause I can’t get enough, of your good, Mornin’ luv V4 (same as V 1) When I wake up next to you You know there ain’t, No place I’ll be runnin' to The way you do me like, you do, Won’t let me love, no one else, I can’t help but be, your fool (it’s true) V5 Did you come from up above? I wonder how ya Found me like an answered prayer You give so much just like the sun, The way that you, lift me up, Starts my day beyond compare Refrain X2 V6 Cuz when I wake to find you there My World feels so much brighter than before When I get your sweet lovin' care I can’t but help, tell myself, Never will I ask for more, I’m sure, cuz, BRIDGE 2 I just can’t believe it Every moment I see it It’s all that I need Like the air that I breathe in Don’t wake me up If it’s all but a dream Honey please, just tell me, We can sleep in Cause I can’t get enough of your good, Mornin’ luv... Can't get enough of your Mornin’ Luv
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The long-awaited follow-up to the JHP's debut is here!
LYVELIFE is a 5-track concept album about the living of LIFE in all its imperfectly perfect, unpredictable, and multifaceted glory.
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The culmination of a crowdfund campaign on Launchpad via Artistshare starting in Fall of 2019, LYVELIFE sees a new collaborative direction to the instrumental jazz-funk underpinnings of Hartwell's core quintet, featuring a host of special guest vocalists and instrumentalists now in service to a grander vision. Five original songs delve into themes of perception, perspective, spirituality and personal growth - tackling what it might mean to live "LYVE" - and run the gamut of musical influences ranging from jazz, funk, soul, go-go, to hints at pop.
Gestated through the tumultuous year that was 2020, LYVELIFE signals an exciting leap forward for pianist and composer Hartwell into fresh and fertile terrains of songwriting, collaboration, and production with a vision to match.

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released March 12, 2021

Featuring:

Julian Hartwell - Piano, E. Keys, Synth, Bkgnd Vox (4)
Stephanie Cole - Vocals (1)
V. Shayne Frederick - Vox (3)
Gary Dawkins - Vox (4)
Vince Turnbull - Trumpet
Mervin Toussaint - Alto Sax (2,3,5)
Dylan Band - Tenor/Soprano Sax (1,3,4,5)
Steve Tirpak - Trombone (5)
Russell Gelman-Sheehan - E. Guitar (5)
Rodrigo Pichardo - E. Bass
Matthew Jernigan - Drums
Keaton Thandi - Percussion (2,5)

Credits:

All songs written/composed/arranged by Julian Hartwell (ASCAP).
Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks, Retro City Studios & Treaclemine Recording in Philadelphia, PA, 10/27/19-09/18/20.
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by Michael Cumming (Treaclemine Recording)
Produced by Julian Hartwell & the Julian Hartwell Project. Self-Released.
Copyright Julian Hartwell Music 2021 (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved.

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Julian Hartwell Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Julian Hartwell is a sought-after pianist, composer, bandleader & producer based in Philadelphia, PA. He is inspired by many styles of music which all contribute to his distinctive sound, both solo and in a group setting. Look out for LYVELIFE on 3/12/21 - the 2nd full-length studio album from The Julian Hartwell Project & special guests! ... more

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