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by Stuart O'Connor

Ace Cloned 00:44
Slow Start 04:12
Ons 03:35
I said stop We've got a problem coming on We gotta wait Or else we wont last long
Compromise 02:32
Dissolve the time spent wasted Have a little peace inside Your snow globe is getting settled Take some time to enjoy the ride Your show home meets the standards Appearances do well to defy Although inside I'm stranded I have faith in the how and why And that's why I think this could work I'll take the wheel but you'll still drive Direction is not important We'll navigate with compromise Until we know we've landed Until we know to trust our minds We'll keep on with this rambling To a place that we can recognise And I see the optimist breathing in me And I feel the realist wants to agree And now I'm a lost romantic But I feel the possibilities You could say our fate is tantric You could say you feel at home with me
Soldier on says entitlement You're entitled to what you've earnt Soulseek songs they are guiding you Is there need to pay a toll? Just hum the tune You were quick to take him on his help man You were quick to call him less american You were quick to claim just where your heart stands (It stands alone) You were quick to rely on others for plans You were quick to take her where you wanna go You were quick to claim it all as romance (She Is Your Microscope) True
Bold Bright 04:30
Bold bright There's change in what we see Old ties Were we really that angry? So shall we dance? Shall we cheer? So shall we raise our toast to thee? Now advance Have no fear Pure positivity Kerouac's sadness caught in a mantra You can call it what you like Take the spirit Capture the rambles And make them songs Don't head the warnings Don't scoff the solutions This is where you belong Do you reply? Tread so light across the parallels you can't abide Tread so light across the parallels you can decide to leave far behind
That cough you gave me is still lingering in my throat And every now and then I choke And think about what might have been You kinda saved me in a funny kinda way For I'd been wandering like a stray so long I was looking for a lead And you know I cannot stay And you know I have to leave And you know I cannot be what you need Desperado's ramble at a certain kind of pace Enough to lose without a trace From all the lessons we have seen But we get so damn tired of all this constant place to place are we always on the chase? There ain't nothing so obscene And I know you cannot chase And I know you cannot leave And I know you cannot be what I need.
So you wait You laugh You love You signal out You're thinking of You make a move So brave of you Contact approved She moves into You stop for air Is it hot in here? Can you cop a feel Do you really dare? It's ok she says You're free to roam You grab the flesh You hold it firm It's ok he says internally I'm right for you You're right for me They're ok they say With nudity For tonight At least tonight We've come so far to get here We've had so much to say Now can we put this talk away It's time to out and play We've felt anticipation And doubt along the way Now there's nothing more to say It's time to out and play Let's out and play You wake one hour before the sun Your brain creates it's own re runs She'll wake up soon What will she do You hope she feels the same as you
Probably 02:12
You can argue all your findings into exhibits A to Z As if I need reminding that we once had shared a bed But you broke my heart so now I'm only singing to me So would I have it all again? Probably And would I have it all again? Probably So relentless in my nature so pathetic in my goal No hope of finding saviour No hint of self control But you broke my heart and you did it with such generosity Would I have it all again? Probably And would I have it all again? Probably
Modern Life 04:41
I waste time Believing my lies Are true So you Don't cry And I steal thoughts From people and talks That I meet But they're not me They're not mine And where are we this time? And can we see through this modern life? And we open our eyes Every once in a while And we open our minds Just enough To know that there is denial And where are we this time? And can we see through this modern life?
And so I walk the streets (As you do) Hungry for a feast (As you do) My footsteps form a beat The pacing of my feet An urgent rhythms destinations due And so I chase the sun (As you do) There's battles lost and won (As you do) December on the beach Success ain't what they teach There's an urgency to keep perspective new And when I hit stagnation (As you will) I recollect my motivation (As you must) There's a joy in following my own path I must cry but I also must laugh Life's too short to compromise what's true When will I face up to myself I'm running scared from fading health I shrug the role maturity and cower from responsibility Behind my moat I'll claim to be but really I'm just lost at sea Drifting in a one man canoe Miles from land and miles from you And I'd like to come and thank you But it's too deep to cast anchor So I'll write this rhyme and hope that it gets through
The labyrinth twists The labyrinth turns This maze is not for you But you must live And you must learn To navigate the truth Do you stray to where you know there is trouble Do you worry they will burst your bubble Distance kept You know you don't belong Do you jump before you're pushed too far Do you cower from the edge of who you are Try not to let your guard down now Will you find your way through? Sure you're falling apart but you crumble a trail Trace the cracks in your heart to see how you fell
All Suspense 03:27
You've given up the night You've given up this sickness You've given up the way you were back then You've given up the fight You've given up skin thickness You've given up and brushed off all suspense. And do you harbour a conflict Do you answer the next call Do you say it's a concept That you're still here at all


Genre: Singer-Songwriter,

'Bright' is the 3rd of 4 albums all released on the same day as a part of the 'Go Forth Bright Scenic' project.

4 Albums - 4 Formats.

USB Drive, CD, Cassette Tape & 2 X Vinyl LP.

'Bright' was released physically as a Tape Cassette with extra songs and even one song recorded live direct to each individual tape.

Physical Cassette -SOLD OUT!!

Each album has a running time of 44mins excluding bonus material which comes with the physical versions.

'Bright' is A Result of many various recording sessions on and off the road between 2006 and 2012.

Concluded by Craig Harris in 2012 with assistance from Stuart O'Connor


released October 1, 2012

1. Ace Cloned
2. Slow Start
3. Ons
4. Compromise
5. She is your Microscope
6. Bold Bright
7. That Cough You Gave Me
8. Contact Approved
9. Probably
10. Modern Life
11. Success Aint What They Teach / Bright Scenic Reprise
12. Navigate (Feat Craig Harris)
13. All Suspense

My thanks go to Craig for his openness for free flowing ideas and
willingness to work against the clock and the elements.

Track 2 and 3 recorded by Ollie George in Brighton, England -
additional production by Craig Harris. Track 4 recorded and mixed by
Shane Reinhard at Magnetic Sound Factory, Sydney, Australia -
additional production by Craig Harris. Track 13 Recorded by James
Harrison - additional production Craig Harris.

All other tracks Recorded by Stuart O'Connor

Recorded at a number of locations in the UK and Australia.

Album artwork

(Front and Back) Taken by Geoff Budd www.lensflare.co.nz
- In Tawharanui, New Zealand

1. Ace Cloned

Written by Stuart O'Connor, Dave Smale and Craig Harris

Keys / Synth - Dave Smale
Signals - Craig Harris
Ebow Guitars - Stuart O'Connor

2. Slow Start

Written By Ollie George and Stuart O'Connor

Keys / Percussion / Ukulele - Ollie George
Synth - Chris Hollis
Chimes / Guitar / Bottles & Slooshes / Harmonica - Stuart O'Connor

3. Ons

Written By Ollie George and Stuart O'Connor

Keys / Bass - Ollie George
Drums / Keys - Craig Harris
Guitar / Vocals / Bass - Stuart O'Connor

4. Compromise

Written By Stuart O'Connor

12 String Guitar - Craig Harris
Guitar / Vocals - Stuart O'Connor

5. She Is Your Microscope

Written By Stuart O'Connor

Backing Vocals - Julia Bell
Violin - Rachel Steadman
Piano - Dave Smale
Synth - Craig Harris
Guitar / Vocals / Glockenspiel / Percussion - Stuart O'Connor

6. Bold Bright

Written By Stuart O'Connor and Dave Smale

Piano / Organ - Dave Smale
Violin - Rachel Steadman
Flute - Amy Lazzerini
Vocals / Guitar - Stuart O'Connor

7. That Cough You Gave Me

Written By Stuart O'Connor

Trumpet - Vicky Flint
Mandolin - Joel McDermot
Guitar / Vocals / Banjo / Slide Resonator Guitar / Mandolin - Stuart O'Connor

8. Contact Approved

Written By Stuart O'Connor

Saxophone - Roger Pride
Banjo / Vocals / Percussion / Field Recording - Stuart O'Connor

9. Probably

Written By Stuart O'Connor

Chimes / Vocals / Guitar - Stuart O'Connor

10. Modern Life

Written By Stuart O'Connor

Trumpet - Vicky Flint
Double Bass - Riad Abji
Piano / Drums - Craig Harris
Guitar / Vocals - Stuart O'Connor

11. Success Ain't What They Teach

Written By Stuart O'Connor and Dave Smale

Backing Vocals - Julia Bell
Piano - Dave Smale
Autoharp - Joe Davin
Vocals / Guitar / Beach Recording - Stuart O' Connor

Bright Scenic Reprise

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Voice - Marcus Harley
Broken piano / Signals - Craig Harris
Chimes - Stuart O'Connor

12. Navigate

Written by Stuart O'Connor and Craig Harris

Craig Harris - Guitar / Vocals / 8-Bit Drums / Drums / Bamboo Flute /
Synth / Strings / Piano / Glitches / Santoor
Stuart O' Connor - Guitar / Vocals / Chimes / Bass / Guitar FX

13. All Suspense

Written by Stuart O'Connor and James Harrison

James Harrison - Piano / Fuzz Piano Treatment
Craig Harris - Strings
Stuart O'Connor - Vocals / Chimes


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Stuart O'Connor UK

Full time touring internationally since 2006.

Over 2000 shows - in UK Japan, New Zealand, Australia, S. Korea, Italy,
Germany, Colombia, France, Poland, Austria, Czech Rep, Thailand,
Netherlands, Switzerland, United States.

Sharing billings with
Damien Rice, Billy Cobham, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Staves,
Ocean Colour Scene, Mad Professor, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, To name a few.
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