NAIVE

He has hope for the hopeless in this dying place 
He doesn’t do what he’s been told,
When he’s told to look the other way
He gets so close to their hurt, 
You know he feels their pain 
He has a vision for the future, calls it paradise
He sees the planet healed and whole, 
Like from the other side 
He won’t deny the evil force, 
Says for now it has it’s place
Believes the end will show us all,
Love has won this race 

How can he, how can he 
How can he believe like that
How can he, how can he 
God, he’s so naive 

He sees the good in every man no matter what’s passed
He has patience and he understands 
He’s so sincere when he holds your broken hand 
Looks you in the eyes and give you this smile, like he knows some secret plan 

How can he, how can he  
How can he believe like that 
How can he, how can he 
God, he’s so naive 

How can he believe like that,
How can he believe 

He holds out for the liars, 
He knows what they mean 
He shares his food with the helpless,
He likes the way they eat 
He says this place ain’t so bad,
Loves the way we all laugh 
Opens his arms oh so wide, 
Says if you could see yourselves 

How can he believe like that,
How can he believe 

He has hope for the hopeless in this dying place 
He has a vision for the future, calls it paradise
He sees the good in every man, 
No matter how bad 
He holds out for the liars, 
He knows what we mean 

How can he believe like that?
How can he believe

Video Produced by German Disla, DISLA MEDIA

Recording performed by:
Dan Russell // Vocal & Guitar
Jesse Russell // Bass & Drums
Michael Pritzl // Guitar & Producer
Rachel Taylor // Background Vocals
Ramona Silver // Background Vocals

Record Label: Fingerprint Records
Publishing: Recon Music

UNDER THE STARLIGHT

I don’t feel the pain like I use to, I don’t seem to care that much anymore
I’ve grown blind with time, I don’t see the crime 
I don’t even know what day it is 
I remember when I would dance in the starlight 
When things got tough there always was enough hope to fight 
Do you remember dancing in the starlight 
Twirling around, dizzy with love  
Singing all night, under the starlight
 
Now as time goes by it doesn’t matter any less 
You can’t steer the ship you’re in you either sink or float in it 
You get tired of chasing shadows, 
Tired of the promises made You want to hear something simple 
Like your heart is your home and not your grave 

I remember when I would dance in the starlight  
When things got tough there always was enough hope to fight  
Do you remember dancing in the starlight  
Twirling around, dizzy with love  
Singing all night, under the starlight 
I really really miss it I really really miss it 

You would kiss me on the lips and say catch me if you dare 
You know we had this courage, Each day, a beautiful mystery 

Do you remember dancing in starlight 
When things got tough there always was enough hope to fight 
Do you remember dancing in the starlight
Do you remember? We were dancing in the starlight 
When things got tough there always was enough hope to fight 

Do you remember? Do you remember?  We were dancing in the starlight
Twirling around, dizzy with love 
Out of control, crazy in love 
Singing all night, under the starlight. 

Performed by: 
Dan Russell // Guitar & Vocals 
Free Hallas // Drums
Jesse Russell // Bass
Michael Pritzl // Guitar & Production
Dan Hallas // Engineer

Record Label // Fingerprint Records 
Publishing // Recon Music

Video Editor // German Disla

YOU CAME FROM SOMEWHERE

You came from somewhere, you came to me
You came from somewhere helped me believe
I went far away where no one could reach me
Sifted through the voices to find one who could teach me
Flattery and spies, confusion and lies
I gave up so many good things, my reasons to try
You came from somewhere, you came to me
You came from somewhere helped me believe

You know I walked in circles, I crossed all my lines
I gave in to temptation, to see if I was alive
I saw the beauty grow old and die
I had to surrender my reasons to try

You came from somewhere, you came to me
You came from somewhere helped me believe
I went far away where no one could reach me
Sifted through the voices to find one who could teach me
I saw the beauty grow old and die
I had to surrender, no reason to try

You came from somewhere, you came to me
You came from somewhere helped me believe

Somewhere, I believe Somewhere, I believe

 

 


Written by Dan Russell

"You Came From Somewhere" is off Dan Russell's debut album, FEEL THE ECHOES.

Performed by: Dan Russell - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Hadden Stemp - Guitar / BG Vocals
Amelia Gormley - Bass / BG Vocals
Jesse Russell - Drums
Ramona Silver - BG
Vocals Video & Editing - Peter Keto
Sound Engineer - Dan Hallas
Publisher - Recon Music
Licensing - Music Alternatives
Record Label - Fingerprint Records

Live recording of Dan's performance at the Red Room at Café 939 in Boston on March 31st, 2018.

What people are saying...

 "This is my all-time favorite Mark Heard song and I’ve always loved this version of it too. It captures so well the longing for authentic community that Mark wrote about so often, and found missing in the church where he heard “all talk, no touch” while he just wanted to “get real.” The lonely RV making its way through the isolated cold, through the mountains, the desert and finally finding community at the Swap Meet! Beautifully done. A nice picture of our journey to heaven. We all hope to find some traveling companions, but we can get tied up with no time trying to do too much, we have to pull off the road and make time for that “warm wind” and “loves hand.”This captures the song perfectly!"  

- Tom Funk

What people are saying...

"Dan, you just hit a highpoint. Great song, great video, and singing like a bird." 

- The Edge, U2

 "I've known Dan forever and he's the real deal just like his song, performance and video. Very, very cool!" 

- Roger Klein, Cool Music Executive

 "A true artist creating authentically from the depth of his soul. Dan's gifts are needed now more than ever. BRILLIANT!"
 

 - Darren Elder, The Halo Studio