Ad Lucem

by Dan Sharp

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Ad Lucem is a 5 track EP, written and recorded (mostly) at Dan's home in Taupo, NZ. The songs are simple and honest and represent Dan's first time producing and recording music. I hope you find something in these songs that will make you follow your own path with confidence and purpose.

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released August 3, 2017

Instruments recorded in Dan’s spare room, Taupo, NZ
Vocals and keyboards recorded at Torch Music, Waihi Beach
Final Mixing by Liam Ryan at Torch Music (www.m2m.org.nz)
Song Mastered by Mike Beever (mikebeever@hotmail.com)
Artwork by Sam Lawson
Digital Design by Pete Oliver
CD’s printed at Kurb (www.kurb.co.nz)

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Dan Sharp resides in Taupo, New Zealand. He is currently working on a 5-track release, due in July 2017.

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Track Name: Soul
There’s a man singing in the street, he only asks that you move your feet
He don’t care where you come from, he don’t care what you own
He don’t live in no house, he don’t own a car
All he drives in this world is an old guitar
They say he’s living on his bones; he calls it living from the heart
He ain’t got a lot but he’s got Soul
He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known
Train pulls closer but this man ain’t riding
Of all the faces he’s the only one smiling
In his eyes, 9 til 5’s never looked so contrived
How to live without being alive
Take your gold coin and your silver one too
What he really wants is to get through to you
It shouldn’t matter where you came from, it shouldn’t matter what you own
He ain’t got a lot, but he’s got Soul
He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known
Some call it city livin’, he calls it city dying
Life’s too short to spend it all lying
To yourself and everyone else, better to be true
To yourself and everyone else, better to be you
Track Name: Sunshine
Another lonely night 
Fighting to keep this fire burning 
Fades with every tear 
Does by my side have to mean hurting? 
You've been known to hold on to the pain of the past 
I know I've let my ego cloud my thoughts and path 
In the fallout of another breakdown 
There’s no turning back 
You belong in the sunshine 
Your smile was meant to be 
You belong in the sunshine 
Nothing should come between 
Another empty day 
Hollowed by stinging sounds 
Don’t let this love go to waste 
Fade to nothing on this battleground 
You've been known to make assumptions that only bring you pain 
I know decisions I've made still stand in our way 
In the fallout of another breakdown 
There’s no turning back 
You belong in the sunshine 
Your smile was meant to be 
You belong in the sunshine 
Nothing should come between
Track Name: Reflections
Open my eyes to half a life ago, blue breeze whispers to me 
A song long forgotten, needles in the evergreens 
Voice of the boy making noise; wood, strings and melody 
In that house on the hill in between the valley and the sea 
Growing reflections in the water 
River running through my veins 
House of wood and green iron 
Shaped me day by day 
Smiling wide, lost in times embrace 
Swinging through life on the hinges of a wooden gate 
Hands of my father, mother made the space 
Left wanting for nothing as little life takes shape 
Growing reflections in the water 
River running through my veins 
House of wood and green iron 
Shaped me day by day 
The river water, running through my veins 
The river water, shaped me day by day
Track Name: With A Smile
Feet planted firm in the dirt, words fly overhead but a few ever land on my earth
Little explosions of hope let me know of a life that’s beyond,
The sound I hear calling soothes and it stokes, then it’s gone
I wake with a weariness that I cannot shake
Hope lives inside days thinking how long must I wake
Invisible hand beckoning me, I supressed it too long
The sound I hear calling soothes and it stokes, then it’s gone
Then it’s gone…
So I’ll wait, with a smile on my face
I’m going to wait, with a smile on my face
Knowing in time, that every silence must break
I’m going to wait, with a smile on my face
A falling stone I am, momentum I gain
Released from proceedings that twisted and turned me away
Pain by decision, fulfilment is all we’ve got
The sound I hear calling, soothes then it stokes then it’s gone
Then it’s gone…
So I’ll wait, with a smile on my face
I’m going to wait, with a smile on my face
Knowing in time, that every silence must break
I’m going to wait, with a smile on my face
The path it winds but I’ll stay inside the lanes I’ve made
Temporary paper pleasure gone and lost its hold on me
Forfeiting sleep becomes easy under the right name
Savour the chase
Track Name: Let Go (Live Acoustic)
Girl I don’t know how much you know or if you heard the words I said
How many days and nights must we go, until we find the road ahead?
Lately I’ve begun to wonder, if not now then why or when?
Guess we’ll never feel stronger, think we should ride this wave until it ends
I would let go of everything I know, just to see the smile on your face
If everything happens for a reason, this is one time I don’t want to tempt fate, I let go.
Too many times questions go begging to be asked; too many times you’ve crossed my mind
If all it takes is just a little bit more, then it’s only a matter of time
I would let go of everything I know, just to see the smile on your face
If everything happens for a reason, this is one time I don’t want to tempt fate, I let go.
I don’t know where I’m going but all I want to know is that I’ll be going there with you
I would let go of everything I know, just to see the smile on your face
If everything happens for a reason, this is one time I don’t want to tempt fate, I let go.