disengage

by shane lamb

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"Lamb mixes pop, classic rock and Americana, and comes through with one quality tune after another. Every year it seems that I come across a singer-songwriter who makes a great 'Ryan Adams' album. Of course I am speaking of the Ryan Adams of 'Gold' and 'Heartbreaker' and this year it is Shane Lamb." -Absolutepowerpop

"This is an album of solid roots rock that is easy to enjoy. A strong suite of songs with highs, lows and inbetweens.. Great band. What's not to like?" Americana-UK

"WOW! Shane Lamb's debut is truly one of the best alt. country/pop releleases we've heard this year!" KoolKatMusik

"Shane's influences (Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty) are not worn on his sleeve, but in his heart. Indeed this is where artistry should be sheltered. The alt-rock sounds reminded me of the record 'Tomorrow the Green Grass' by the Jayhawks. 'Free', with it's uplifting melody and rolling lyrics remind me of Neil Young's folk rock a la 'After the Goldrush' but with a contemporary sound. It's the haunting beauty and the uneasy directness of the title track 'disengage' that makes this good album a great one. This album embodies the kind of rock that embraces all the things great about American folk music: love, freedom and the hunger for something else. I highly recommend this album for those who are obsessed with Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Jayhawks, Wilco and Neil Young. This album will not let you down." -Michael Morgan, Review You

"Songwriting wise, Lamb is a blend between Petty and Dylan-not too sparse, not too wordy but able to make his point amid very heartfelt statements and slice-of-life lyrics bolstered with melodies that stick. As a vocaloist, Lamb has a reedy tenor which serves his tales well. To me, the most surprising aspect of this entire album is the decision to call the album 'disengage.' For me, Lamb's music is so engaging, there is no way I would want to separate myself from it. The eye for miniscule detail is there. The ability to craft a clever line. The melodic sense and the ability to make each word meaningful are all evident in Lamb's music and bode well for his success in the music business."-Scott Homewood, the Rock n Roll Report.

"Much like Petty and his cautious optimism, even in the murky darkness, Lamb is ever looking for the light. With it's overt soul elements, Memphis sounds also come to mind. And Lamb's pop songwriting further makes us think about classic rock inspirations. It's hard not to be encouraged by Lamb's utter determination. When he advises, 'You follow your dreams like tail lights in storm', you realize he's suggesting that dreaming is by no means a passive activity. Instead you need to stay tailgate close to your dreams or they will get away from you and leave you lost. Such perserverence turns 'disengage' into a truly engaging effort." -Dan MacIntosh, Ariepublicity

"Disengage" is a release to take serious note of and let seep into your soul and warm the depths of any troubles that may need some music to salve any wounds. Exactly what great music should stand and deliver upon." -NotLameMusic


"The production vision on this record is top-notch. The artists vision was accurately perceived, developed, encouraged and captured to best advantage." -Michael Ososki

"Lamb's 'disengage' release has a very intimate feel to it. Shane Lamb's ability to write songs of various topics, plus the musical ability of Lamb and the musicians who appeared on the release, give the album that feeling of variety that you seldom get from today's releases. From the opening track 'disengage' keeps the listener interested for the entire length of the record. So when someone like Shane Lamb comes along with his new CD 'disengage', it reminds us all that there are still writers who want to create an album of music and not just put together songs that fill out a certain style." - Matheson Kamin

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released September 29, 2009

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Track Name: free
i’m poisoning my soul for the very last time
i’m down down down down
down to the bottom of the vile of memories
to choke down

i’m smashing my mind for the very last time
i’ve ground ground ground ground
ground up the rubble that use to be us
to a powder i can blow away like dust

and i’m free to see what kind of world this can be
yeah free to dream at night when I sleep
yeah free to leave and no need to hurry
yeah free to be yeah to just be me

i’ve paid my penance for the very last time
run round round round round
round that track in bare feet and thorns
till my heart said you don’t have to run anymore

i’m giving up guard over broken shards
once bound bound bound bound
bound like the sea that smashes the cliffs
of some new england town

and i’m free to see what kind of world this can be
yeah free to dream at night when i sleep
yeah free to leave no need to hurry
yeah free to be yeah to just be me

i’ve found the lights of a carnival at night
i’ll drown drown drown drown
drown in the sound of a carousel ride
that just can’t slow down

i’m picking up jewels i thought were lost
i’m crowned crowned crowned crowned
crowned like a king once a subject of the streets, gonna give my treasure to the world i meet and i’m free to see what kind of world this can be
yeah free to dream at night when I sleep
yeah free to leave and no need to hurry
yeah free to be yeah to just be me
Track Name: i would
if i could thank you
if i could make you understand
how i feel

if i could save you
if i could take you far away
by the hand

i would
don’t you know that i would

if i could shake you
if i could wake you long enough
to see what you’ve done

if i could break you
if i could hate you long enough
long enough to heal

i would
don’t you know that i would
i would
don’t you know that i would

if i could rate you
if i could change you
i wouldn’t try

but if i could free you
if i could see you one more time
i’d hold you tight

i would
don’t you know that i would
i would
don’t you know that i would
Track Name: disengage
you showed up
in full dress and war paint
you did your dance
all i did was hesitate

what else can i do
what else can i do
but disengage

you built a fire
wanted to carry on and stay up late
you did your dance
all i did was wait for rain

what else can i do
what else can i do

i showed up
all my expectations slain
you did your dance
i didn’t feel any pain

what else can i do
what else can i do
but disengage
Track Name: someday
i can stand here and look you in the eye cause i’ve faced myself and i’ve done my time
next time i won’t run and hide
cause i’ve found my truth and i’m losing my lies
no more a warrior without a tribe
i’ve walked through this desert to the other side

someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
until that day arrives i’ll live with the ache
someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
just choices and chances we take
as we try to find our way

i believe in this new love i see
i don’t wanna hurry or make a scene
and i know how to feel like a thief
all alarms scream but you don’t know how to leave
i’ve given up on sweet relief
i’m just grateful i can finally grieve
i sit and grieve just sit and breathe

someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
until that day arrives i’ll live with the ache
someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
just choices and chances we take
as we try to find our way

your grace is out of my hands
i’m burning up this list of demands
i’m finding a new way to live
a new way to love and a new way to give a new way to give
when i feel regret around my neck
i try to see the ways that i am blessed i am blessed
yes I am blessed

someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
until that day arrives i’ll live with the ache
someday i’ll get to the point that there are no mistakes
just choices and chances we take
as we try to find our way as we try to find our way
Track Name: to get you through
do you believe
in a world of hate or love
what’s in your dreams
do you really think it’s enough

to get you through
to get you through
what do you do
to get you through

were you deceived
by the ones you were taught to trust
are you relieved
to hear they only do what they must

to get you through
to get you through
what do they choose
to get you through

do you receive
all you need from the truths they weave
what do you think
and is it different from the world you see

to get you through
to get you through
what do you choose
am I getting through am I getting through
to you
Track Name: on my mind
did you get the note i wrote
i scribbled a few lines
wonder if it came out right
didn’t have a lot of time

i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind
i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind

you see the moon tonight
i hope you took the time
wonder if it looked the same
it almost fills the miles

i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind
i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind

and i can see you standing there
laughing like a kid
i’m wishing that i could be near
but i am here instead

i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind
i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind

i hope tomorrow brings you luck
and never brings you down
if i were there i’d bring you love
just know that i’m around

i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind
i just wanted you to know
you were on my mind
i just wanted you to know
Track Name: a while
i’m not looking to you to ease my mind
lift my burdens or quicken the time
i just wanna lay here with you
for a while

and i don’t need you to lower the blinds
set the alarm or curse the light
i just wanna lay here with
for a while

no there’s no time for regrets
lets take today cause today’s what’s left
no there’s no reason to wish
let’s take what’s here and be grateful for all the things we’ve missed

i wanna be right here with you breathing in time
tracing shadows as they start their climb
i just wanna lay here with you
for a while

i’m gonna leave this world for a little while
pull you close when i open up my eyes
and i just wanna lay here with you
babe i wanna stay here with you
for a while
Track Name: dreams
yeah the years feel like powder
in the palm of your hand
memories they dance around
like the sun on the sand

and all those people you once knew
some scattered with the wind
others just stood still
never to move again

but you followed your dreams
like tail lights in a storm
yeah you followed your dreams
you picked up the pieces as they tore

and the chances you took
seem so gutsy now
if you did it all again
would you back down

things you swore you’d never do
yeah some you’ve done
battles you never saw coming
some of ‘em you won

and you followed your dreams
like tail lights in a storm
yeah you followed your dreams
you picked up the pieces as they tore
and you followed your dreams
with your face in the wind
yeah you followed your dreams
too far away to start again
now the lights don’t shine so bright
but the night still has the stars
maybe we get what we need
even when we miss the mark

and the years feel like powder
in the palm of my hand
memories they dance around
like the sun on the sand

but you followed your dreams
like tail lights in a storm
yeah you followed your dreams
you picked up the pieces as the tore
and you followed your dreams
with your face in the wind
yeah you followed your dreams
never look back again
follow your dreams
Track Name: take away
if i could take away
all of my yesterdays
would it erase the pain
if i could take away

if i could guarantee
all of your childhood dreams
what else could i bring
if i could guarantee

and i can’t live in another’s skin
i’m just a man
living my strengths and weaknesses
and i can’t replace the truths you don’t like
i’m just a man
there’s nothing left to hide

if i exchanged my place
for another’s grace
only then could you take my face
if i exchanged my place

if i could do these things
what would be left of me
what would our love be
if i could do these things
what would be left of me

i can’t live in another scheme
i’m just a man
finding what’s inside of me
and i can’t replace the truths you don’t like
i’m just a man
there’s nothing left to hide
Track Name: the change in me
i couldn’t tell you why i was angry
for so long
i’m not so pissed anymore
and i’m here all alone

i didn’t know how to face my fears
for so long
i’m not so afraid anymore
and i’m here all alone

baby can’t you see the change in me
baby can’t you see i’m the man i said i could be

i didn’t know what faith was i was grabbing
at smoke
i had my fists clenched so tight
i just couldn’t let go

i didn’t think you could really love me
if you’d known
all those ghosts that haunted me
i’m not so spooked anymore

baby can’t you see the change in me
baby can’t you see i’m the man i said i could be
baby won’t you see the change in me
baby can’t you see i’m the man you said you wanted me to be
you said you wanted me to be
the world was a scary place it was each man
for his own
well i don’t want so much
anymore
Track Name: dream tonight
if i could sleep tonight
i’d dream her by my side
and if i awoke to find
it was just in my mind

i’d close my eyes and try
to get the dream back and find
where it went wrong
where it went wrong

if i could go back in time
to innocence and nursery rhymes
i’d somehow say please don’t fight
cause i’m not gonna turn out right

and i’d close my eyes and plead
can’t you just do this for me
where’d it go wrong
where’d it go wrong

and I’d hold that boy in my arms
promise a path through the stars
tell him he’s gonna to go far
how i’d be there when it got hard

now close your eyes and sleep
love’s gonna bring you good things
now close your eyes and dream
cause i’ll be here in the morning
and i wouldn’t be wrong
no i wouldn’t be wrong

and if i could sleep tonight
i’d dream you by my side
and if i awoke to find
it was just in my mind
Track Name: until you
all of my sadness it felt like a test
i didn’t wanna fail so I kept my tears in my chest
and living was hell yeah living was hell
until you

and all of my happiness it was accompanied by fear
i knew the joy couldn’t last and the sadness was near
yeah and living was hell yeah living was hell
until you

and all of my shame it was cloaked in pride
nothing was good enough yeah and it forced me to hide
and living was hell yeah and loving was hell
until you

and all of my anger it was too easy to reach
it drove me all these years yeah it kept me on my feet
and living was hell yeah and loving was hell
until you

with all of my love i was a selfish child
i couldn’t give to you what i couldn’t find inside
living was hell yeah loving was hell
until you
and i’m sorry I failed i’m so sorry i failed
you