Turn Me Up

by Kevin Paris

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Paris’ third album, Turn ME Up, is an unmissable folk-reggae-acoustic journey through life, love, yoga, nature and human connection. Written on flowing coasts and loving lands from Wisconsin to South Africa, Brazil to California and beyond, this album is a feel-good, melodic manifestation of Paris’ heart and story.

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released April 11, 2015

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Kevin Paris Los Angeles, California

Musician, singer-songwriter and pioneer yoga musician, Paris tours the world performing his infectious, feel-good music.

His current project is fusing acoustic, singer-songwriter roots with melodic house production with his bandmate, producer & DJ, Oscar Del Amor.

Playing 200+ shows per year, Kevin is simultaneously paving the way for singer-songwriters in the vibrant yoga & live music scene.
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Track Name: Love Remains
Love Remains

You speak with a different tone from what I call my own
But we both speak love the same

So as we get away to the olden days
Beneath the stars by the sea and the rolling waves

We pick up all the stones build ourselves home
Hand in hand with more than we’ve ever known

With everything we need all our troubles leave
They go, they go, they go, they go

Till only this love remains, yea just love remains
And wrapped in my arms you lay, you lay
As the whole world fades away, it goes, it goes, it goes
Till only this love remains

And in the morning time, your eyes wake to mine
While the sun sneaks through the leaves like they’re broken blinds

I hold you the same, these moments we could frame
We’re finally done, done waiting in vain

For all this to come, our two souls melt to one
Like two rivers merging in the same ocean

Yea it’s just you and me, with nothing in between
But heartbeats pulling greater than gravity

CHORUS

BRIDGE
This love only, only
This love only, only
This love only, only
This love

CHORUS x2
Track Name: Sway
“Sway”

The morning light, the evening skies
They’re passing by- like life, the waves, the tide, the weather

And as they go, it’s our time
To draw the lines and paint horizons for the better

CHORUS:
So we just keep moving on, till all is said and done
Down these coasts following our souls and our love
Moving with the waves we’re made of
Singing la da mmhmm da da dada
La da mmhmm da da dada
La da mmhmm da da dada, dada dada
We sway
We sway

Yea we all came from waves and stars
Born with our hearts beating to the tides of the ocean and love

So on these waves I’ve made my home
And found my own way, sway and highest freedom

CHORUS

This way that way
We choose, we sway
And all along… la mmhmm da da da da

CHORUS
Track Name: Soulshine (ft. Dwayne Tafari)
Soulshine

Every morning I would wake up right
That South African breeze bringing my bones to life
And I would travel slow down that old road
Till I looked in my Elder’s eyes

You know, his smile was always freshly squeezed
And his dreadlocks held the roots of the ancient trees
And his eyes they glowed like the heavens flowed
As he began to sing:

CHORUS:
So-o-ulshine no one can take away
So-o-ulshine no one can take
So-o-ulshine no one can take away the sunrise in our souls, no!

I sought his wisdom, I sought his words
His love would take my pain and melt away concerns
Yea remove them all, till my mind would fall
Back to my heart again

Yea he would smile as he used to say,
“You’ve got to let your heart pave the way,
And don’t let nobody steal your light,
Only let them offer you shade”

CHORUS

Tafari:
Yes this sunrise is forever, ever shining
To guide I and I on through Babylon to Zion, yea
And on the path got to keep a One track heart
And a One track mind on One Love, the Most High

BRDIGE:
And, when in darkness, when in darkness
When in darkness, I return to my roots
We are the Universe in two shoes
Our essence is limitless, infinite consciousness
We are the music of stars, Love & elements

CHORUS X2
Bom bom bom, bom bom bawayyy
Bom bom bom, bom bom bawayyy
Bom bom bom, bom bom bawayyy
No one can take away...
Track Name: Heart Above My Head
“Heart Above My Head”

Halos amongst the demons
Rainbows amongst the thunder

So through this life, through every day and night
Through every hour, through every low and high
Through every pain, through comfort and the change until the end

CHORUS:
Just try to keep my heart above my head and never miss a beat
Just try to keep my heart above my head and never miss a beat
Just try to keep, keep my heart above my head and never miss a beat
Just try to keep my heart above my head and never miss a beat

Our light, amongst the curtains
Our hearts, amongst our armor

So through these days, through all my light and grey
Through all my fears, my losses and my gains
And all the tests, through laughter and the rest of all that comes

CHORUS

Bridge:
Oooooooh Oooooh x 4

So through the fire, I’ll grab the embers,
Torch the dark and kiss the flames
Cast the light into the shadows
And in every grave…

CHORUS x2
Track Name: History We Write
The History We Write

Daybreak, you wake
Empty and alone

I lay, in dismay
Sleepless and torn, thinking

CHORUS:
Please don’t let this be our last story, the last story
Noooo don’t let this be our last story, the history we write

Memories, they fill the walls thought we had it all
But now we’re here

Wondering if this will be the history
We leave

CHORUS:

No, no, no

BRIDGE:
Staring blankly at the ceiling
Silence fills the space
Shattered heartbeats count the seconds
It’s time, it’s time

And the pen is in our hands,
We’re barely holding on
The ink is running dry

FINAL CHORUS:
Please don’t let this be our last story, the last story
Noooo don’t let this be our last story, the history we write
Track Name: Sunrise Song
“Sunrise Song”

Sunrise on the eastside, sunset on the west
I’ve emptied my pockets and given my best
My toes keep on dipping in waters unknown
And ripples they carry to shore

The cracks in the sidewalk which trace my path home
Leave nothing but starry nights outside alone
The minutes seem longer, the incense burn slower
And photos still on the wall

PreChorus:
Well you may be far and time run slow
But this old clock has freed my soul
Cause tomorrow morning you’ll be coming home

Chorus:
So dream on and rise with the morning sun
I’ll pick you up by the railway at about half past noon
Then all along I’ll hold you with my own two arms
And finally our long awaited sunrise will rise for two

Upon closer inspection, I grasp the reflection
In windows and mirrors on the wall
Got nothing but smiles, you’ve traveled the miles
Till phone calls diminish to none

Now sitting in sand, my sunrise in hand
We’re begging and pleading for more
Cuz despite our requests, you must set in the west
But when morning comes you’ll be back again

PreChorus:
Well you may be far and time run slow
But this old clock has freed my soul
Cause tomorrow morning you’ll be coming home

Chorus:
So dream on and rise with the morning sun
I’ll pick you up by the railway at about half past noon
Then all along I’ll hold you with my own two arms
And finally our long awaited sunrise will rise for two

Bridge:
You know either way, at the break of day
The sun will rise
I've been waiting here for you to come
And tomorrow you’ll arrive

CHORUS
Yea finally our long awaited sunrise will rise for two
Yea finally our long awaited sunrise will rise for two
Track Name: Lay the Day Away
Lay the Day Away

Early morning, I catch you smiling
Curling up closer beside me,
The dawn has gone, has gone, has gone away

The tree outside strokes the window
The leaves caress it slowly oh so slow
Somehow they figured out
That I can’t let you go

CHORUS:
So, beneath this blanket of
Our sturdy and nurtured, nurtured love
Phones and our lives unplugged
We’ll just lay the day away

The city keeps racing time
While you and I, we unwind
Tangled up, intertwined
We’ll just lay the day away
We’ll just lay the day away

So we lay on through the morning
Ignore alarms and all the warnings
And let the world outside just flutter by

You steal my plans and make me yours
We spend our day with all we want and more
Take our love to the bedroom floor
Saying I won’t let you go

CHORUS

Bridge:
Cuz with our arms
Yea with our hearts we hold our world
And there is nothing more we need
So we’ll just stay here, yea we’ll just lay…

CHORUS

Away x4
Track Name: Craving Dog
Cravin Dog

Cravin dog gonna lose his bone
Find himself on streets alone again

Oh you know, gonna lose his mind
Never once be satisfied at all

CHORUS:
Cravin dog, don’t lose your way
It’s not worth the bones you’ll lay down
You’re fooling with an endless game
Lost in all attempts to gain

Hungry then, and hungry still
Even with your belly filled up
Cravin only leaves you ill
It’s never gonna fill your cup

Cravin dog gonna lose his bone
Desire as his cornerstone, he cries

Oh one day gonna lose it all
Rivers, lakes and trees will fall with time

CHORUS

Bridge:
So save your bone and take your luck
And leave enough for all your pups

CHORUS
Track Name: On My Mind Again
On My Mind Again

The sea is at my doorstep
Waves are crashing in the yard
The sea is at my doorstep
And you are on my mind again

Tide is slowly turning
The colors paint away the sky
The tide is slowly turning
And you are on my mind again

See time has told
What distance tells
Too long apart
Builds wishing wells

Wish you were here
Like you used to be then
Not just on my, my mind again

Evening is arriving
Table’s barely set for one
Evening is arriving
And you are on my mind again

Now constellations glowing
Bed is empty as can be
Constellations glowing
And you are on my mind again

CHORUS

Bridge:
I know our souls, they know no time
Or distances or fears of mine
But in my heart and in my mind
I need you here, I need you near...

CHORUS
Track Name: Magic
Magic

I got my heart from my mother
Got my travels from my father
Got my music from the ocean
Got my spirit from the stars

And I got this message from the elders
It was carved into a stone
It was written on the rivers
It was tattooed on our souls

There is magic in every heartbeat
In every atom, in every single sky
And all this magic sings of wisdom
That sounds a lot like love, love, love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love

Got my nature raised by women
Got my home by leaving town
Got my guidance from my angels
Got my trust from the unknown

And I got this message from the elders
It was written on the shores
It was carved into the mountains
It was tattooed on our souls

There is magic in every heartbeat
In every atom, in every single sky
And all this magic sings of wisdom
That sounds a lot like love, love, love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love

Bridge:
So when I call upon the elders
And when I call upon the stars
In all my longing and my confusion
They say don’t worry child, don’t worry child, don’t worry… Because

Final Chorus
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Mmhmmm love, love, love
Love, love, love