CHANGES

by CHRIS MORRIS

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The definition of Sophisticated Soul is often a phrase used to describe Southern California artist Chris Morris. However his diversity reaches far beyond that. As a keyboardist, songwriter, producer and vocalist, his diverse and unique style is drenched in Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Funk and Hip-Hop. He has garnered a reputation as a seasoned veteran who over the years has significantly seen his musical resume expand both as a solo artist and an on demand stage and studio presence.

Chris' new album, "Changes" offers a glimpse into his musical heritage. Each song sounds different from the next, yet there is continuity due to Chris' unique writing and mixing capabilities. "Let Your Hair Down," is soulful instant vintage at its finest. An upbeat groove with a nostalgic yet currently accessible vibe that sounds like it could be a cross between 'Curtis Mayfield' and 'Justin Timberlake.' "Another Day to Run," is a dramatically inspirational song which musically reflects his rekindled love of reggae. Its anchored by a haunting trombone melody, shredding organ solo and soaring vocals complete with elaborate harmonies. Chris began work on the album around the time of his Father's passing in early 2012. It served as a sense of musical therapy for him during that traumatic time. He pays tribute on the song "One of a Kind," which is the only definitive phrase one could use to describe him. Other notable highlights include the high energy dance/funk of "Up Up and Away," the downtempo electronica inspired "Cheap Champagne," an unearthed 'Stevie Wonder' treasure "Why Don't You Come Home," and a cover of the 'David Bowie' classic, "Changes" which is an accurate description of what this collection of songs reflects.

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released 21 May 2013

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Track Name: Let Your Hair Down
CHORUS:
Let your hair down
And take it slow
Let your hair down
And take it slow
We've got nowhere to go

VERSE ONE:
They say all work and no play is bad for the soul (Oh Girl)
So won't you come on over here and let me get a hold of you darlin'
Did you forget that you were young?
Forget how to have fun?
Let me show you
I'm gonna blow your, your mind away
I see you stressin'
Is your life a bore?
No it's a blessing
Is that the reason our love you've been second guessing?
Girl just relax

CHORUS:
Let your hair down
And take it slow
Let your hair down
And take it slow
We've got nowhere to go

VERSE TWO:
Let me show you all the things you'll get from me (Oh Girl)
Peace of mind so drown in us
This is nothing less than destiny
It's true darlin'
Did you forget that you were young?
Forget how to have fun?
Let me show you
I'm gonna blow your, your mind away
I see you stressin'
Is your life a bore?
No it's a blessing
Is that the reason our love you've been second guessing?
Girl just relax

CHORUS:
Let your hair down
And take it slow
Let your hair down
And take it slow
We've got nowhere to go
Track Name: Another Day to Run
VERSE ONE:
Where are you going to
What are you trying to prove
It's time to find yourself
Still enjoy yourself

Who are you trying to find
Look inside your mind
Don't waste your life
You got to live your life

I just want the best for you
with love

CHORUS:
You have another day to run
Run, run, run
Another day to fly
Another day to live
Don't waste your time
Keep keep keepin' on
You have another day to run

VERSE TWO:
You had a million dreams
Things haven't gone as planned
It's not too late for you
Tommorow's made for you

It's like it just won't quit
You tap out and submit
There's another day to run
Move your legs and start to run

Seek and you will find
The peace inside your mind
And shine a summer day
You will find your way

Life can move pretty fast
We look back and we laugh
At all thats past
You can't forget the past

I just want the best for you
with love

CHORUS:
You have another day to run
Run, run, run
Another day to fly
Another day to live
Don't waste your time
Keep keep keepin' on
You have another day to run
Track Name: Up Up and Away
VERSE ONE:
Daylight moves so slowly
Oh the build up has us anxious
When the sun goes down
The freak comes out and kills our patience

I don't believe we have to compromise
We both want to
Take it to another stratosphere of pleasures paradise

CHORUS:
Come along and take a ride with me
We goin' up up up and away
And we'll get higher than the clouds
We goin' up up up and away

VERSE TWO:
Earth is temporary
Oh let's bury inhibitions
Satisfaction is our destination
Via love makin'

I don't believe we have to compromise
We both want the
Pleasure that awaits
Let's take our spaceship to the stars

CHORUS:
Come along and take a ride with me
We goin' up up up and away
And we'll get higher than the clouds
We goin' up up up and away

I'll take you anywhere that you'd imagine to be
And we'll get higher
Than the clouds
We goin' up up up and away

BRIDGE:
Come along and take a ride with me
No regrets baby you will see
You can be whatever you wanna be
Let your spirit and your soul take over
You won't be able to stop

Tonight - not a care in the world
Up up and away, yea that's my girl
React to the rhythm
I'm gonna get up in
Ain't gonna stop til ya reach the end
So expect all night
Our love's infinite
We gonna go high
But we'll never forget
In, out, up and down
Every inch got ya covered
Up up and away let's go
My lover

CHORUS 2:
I'll take you anywhere that you'd imagine to be
And we'll get higher
Than the clouds
We goin' up up up and away
Track Name: Sunshine in the Rain
VERSE ONE:
Today I let the darkness bring me down
I promise it's not a sign of things to come
You count on me to be your light
Emotions came into our fight
And I - let it get the best of me

We said things that we wished we never said
But just remember

CHORUS:
I am your sunshine in the rain
I bring the light that kills the pain
When the rain is fallin'
I will be the sunlight in your eyes
Sunshine in the rain

VERSE TWO:
I gotta find how to make this right again
If only I could read your mind
There is so much life to live and places to explore
And I need you by my side

We said things that we wished we hadn't said
Always remember

CHORUS:
I am your sunshine in the rain
I bring the light that kills the pain
When the rain is fallin'
I will be the sunlight in your eyes
Sunshine in the rain

BRIDGE:
I can see clearly now
Now I can show you how
Let's start a brand new day
Sunshine in the rain
We gon' have days in the snow
That's just the way love goes
The clouds dissappeared
And now you're here

CHORUS:
I am your sunshine in the rain
I bring the light that kills the pain
When the rain is fallin'
I will be the sunlight in your eyes
Sunshine in the rain
Track Name: This Is It
CHORUS:
This is it
You got me girl
I want to share my world with you
This is it
Let's say forever
Only this time follow thru
This is it

VERSE ONE:
You're like no other
Merely just by chance you took a hold on me
Then we came to be
You and me, quickly more than friends
But there's miles between and lack of time we spend

Even though we're lovers
It's almost though as we've been undercover
That won't be no more
When I see you open wide
I have underestimated my love

CHORUS:
This is it
You got me girl
I want to share my world with you
This is it
Let's say forever
Only this time follow thru
This is it
You are the one
The one i waited all my life
This is it
Cut to the chase
You deserve to be my wife

VERSE TWO:
We know it's meant to be
But distance makes it hard for us to see clearly
I won't let you down
There's sometimes I feel like I can't make it on my own
To be with you makes it worth it in the end

When the silence becomes hard to bear
The thought of giving up crosses my mind
Then I rewind
Think of all our times
And can't wait until the life that we will spend

CHORUS:
This is it
You got me girl
I want to share my world with you
This is it
Let's say forever
Only this time follow thru
This is it
You are the one
The one I waited all my life
This is it
Cut to the chase
You deserve to be my wife
Track Name: Cheap Champagne
CHORUS:
Reaching for the stars
But all I got is Cheap Champagne
Do you even know my name
I don't know where to start
I'll begin with Cheap Champagne
And aim directly for your heart

VERSE ONE:
Take a sip, lay back, open up
You got a real man, times up
I don't profess to have nice things
But I will live out my lavish dreams
Kingdom of desire
Hotter than a SoCal fire
My intimacy is no game
Let's take off all our clothes with no shame
I want to do what's right for you
For now, this Cheap Champagne's all I can do

CHORUS:
Reaching for the stars
But all I got is Cheap Champagne
Do you even know my name
I don't know where to start
I'll begin with Cheap Champagne
And aim directly for your heart

VERSE TWO:
Four on the floor on all fours
We killed a bottle and want some more
The price tag was under twenty
But when it comes to love, I got plenty
I know I'm selfish
I make you work hard
I'm gonna make it worth it
Promise to God
So let's celebrate
Foot off the brakes
Finish this bottle of Cheap Champagne

CHORUS:
Reaching for the stars
But all I got is Cheap Champagne
Do you even know my name
I don't know where to start
I'll begin with Cheap Champagne
And aim directly for your heart
Track Name: Come in for the Real Thing
CHORUS:
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the love
Come in for the passion
I will give it up
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the touch
Come in for the action
It's never never never too much

VERSE ONE:
We're a perfect combination
This life's a celebration
And we, justify our love

This ain't no game we playin'
It's real love that we're makin'
And we'll never give it up

When you feel you can't break these chains
You're not wrong for speakin' from your mind
So let's take our time
Put the past behind
Our words, never are pretend

CHORUS:
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the love
Come in for the passion
I will give it up
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the touch
Come in for the action
It's never never never too much

VERSE TWO:
Love's not a destination
We're tired of waitin'
When will it ever end

Developing our patience
Through trials and tribulations
We never gave it up

When you feel you can't break these chains
You're not wrong for speakin' from your mind
So let's take our time
Put the past behind
It's means is never to an end

CHORUS:
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the love
Come in for the passion
I will give it up
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the touch
Come in for the action
It's never never never too much

BRIDGE:
Can i just let loose for a minute
And let you know that my love's infinite
I'm in it to win it
I'm never gonna finish last
Now we jump to the head of the class
The past don't last for a reason
It took heartbreak to find love with meaning
You deserve what they say is true
God only knows what i'd be without you

CHORUS:
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the love
Come in for the passion
I will give it up
Come in for the real thing
Come in for the touch
Come in for the action
It's never never never too much
Track Name: One of a Kind
VERSE ONE:
You were so patient
You were so kind
I hope I am just half the man
Half the man you raised me to be
I will try
To live out all the promises I made to you

How can I be ungrateful
After all that we've been thru

CHORUS:
Sometimes I just can't find the words to say
When I do the tears just fall down my face
The memories will live forever
You're one of a kind

VERSE TWO:
I can't believe you're gone
It just feels wrong
Now looking back I find
If I read between the lines
I could've helped you
A little more
A million emotions at the same time are mine

How can I be ungrateful
After all that we've been thru

CHORUS:
Sometimes I just can't find the words to say
When I do the tears just fall down my face
The memories will live forever
You're one of a kind

CHORUS 2:
Not a day goes by where I don't stop, think and stare
It's not gettin' easier knowing you're not there
We'll always have you in our minds
You're one of a kind
Track Name: Why Don't You Come Home?
VERSE ONE:
It's goodbye wonder why you have left me
Never hurt you, I put you above me
You are gone, what went wrong with our new love
Now I'm only the lonely without love

CHORUS:
Why don't you come home
Home where you belong
Why don't you come home
Home where you belong
I'll just sit here and wait for one more hour
Sit and wait will she ever come to call

VERSE TWO:
I was gone, guess I'll come back tomorrow
Walk away with a heart full of sorrow
Now I see love is free to come and go
But I'll pray that you may think it over

CHORUS:
Why don't you come home
Home where you belong
Why don't you come home
Home where you belong
One more day if I wait for your new love
Sit and wait will she ever come to call
Whoa goodbye here I'll die without your true love
She's too late guess I'll never love at all
Track Name: Changes
VERSE ONE:
I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead end streets
Everytime I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much to fast to take that test

CHORUS:
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Don't want to be a richer man
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

VERSE TWO:
I watch the ripples change their size
But they never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
So the days float through my eyes
But still the days they seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their world
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're going through

CHORUS:
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Where's your shame, let us up to our necks it in
Time may change me
But I can't trace time

BRIDGE:
Strange Fascination
Fascinating me
Changes are taking the place I'm going through

CHORUS:
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Oh look out you rock n' rollers
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Turn and face the strain
Ch-Ch-Changes
Pretty soon you're gonna get older
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
Time may change me
But I can't trace time