First Draft: Second Edition

by P. Murray

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PMG and P. Murray are happy to finally present the last installment of the "First Draft" EP series. "First Draft: Second Edition" is the culmination of songs created within the last 24-36 months of P. Murray's career, used to help promote the PMG Brand and bring P.'s music to the world as an up-and-coming independent artist. It has been a long road to this point, but we are glad to have made it.

"Second Edition" presents P. Murray in a more introspective and personal light. Whereas the first EP was a successful collaborative venture, calling to task amazing writers & producers from around the world, these 6 songs have P. Murray as the majority creator, the two exceptions being "Talk to Him 2012" and "Here I Am," with production, music & lyrics coming from producer AR and singer/writer Malik respectively. Here is P. at his most vulnerable as he speaks on personal topics, including content that touches on his failed relationships. P. has also made a point of showing off more intricate & complex vocal arrangements, veering somewhat away from the more catch Pop harmonies and voicings.

Whatever the public opinion, PMG can assure you that "First Draft: Second Edition" is a work in which P. Murray takes great pride. We are confident, however, that you will thoroughly enjoy everything you hear. In his acceptance of his flaws & imperfections, P. has found solace in simply doing the work, making the music he loves to make. If for nothing else, this epiphany is one that is carried throughout P. Murray's music, and we have no doubt you will see that as well.

"Flawed is beautiful..."

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released November 23, 2010

Executive Producer: Joseph P. Murray
Artist Development: SeanMichael Rodgers (HarlemBoy University), Damien Ramsey-Rodgers, Cordell McClary (CoMusiq)
A&R: Joseph P. Murray, SeanMichael Rodgers


Art Direction & Design: Jason Gibson, SeanMichael Rodgers, JP Murray
Photography: Jason Gibson (JG Images), Briian Dargon (BSixtee6)
Styling: Rashi Pickney (SimplyShiq), Briian Dargon

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A singer. A songwriter. Producer. Composer. Arranger. Engineer. P. Murray does all these things, and professes a love for each one in it's own right. But it is the love of performing that takes precedence over the others & carries him through as an artist. Listen, look, and see for yourself what Pop music can sound like when hard work & true love for the craft are present. ... more

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Track Name: It's OK
VERSE

We didn’t have the happy ending,
We barely had the fairy tale.
Most days I found myself pretending,
Most nights you knew that we would fail...

“Trying to work it out” was over;
We passed that crossroads long ago.
Though I remained the faithful lover,
With you I knew it wasn’t so...

We did what-we had to do to spare ourselves the pain;
Our lives were clearly never meant to stay this way.
So we took the good times and threw away the bad.
(The) Strange thing about it is I’m really not that sad...


CHORUS

I feel fine
And you feel fine
So I guess it’s OK, it’s OK

You’ll be alright
I’ll be alright
And so it’s OK, it’s OK


VERSE

Now I don’t wanna leave you thinking
That we were just a waste of time.
There were alot of happy moments,
And those are things I’ll keep safe in my mind.

We did what we had to do, and that’s the way it was;
Anyone could see that we’d had just about enough,
(But) All our bad memories will fade after awhile,
We’ll still have the good times, the one’s that made us smile...


CHORUS

I feel fine
And you feel fine
So I guess it’s OK, it’s OK

You’ll be alright
I’ll be alright
And so it’s OK, it’s OK


BRIDGE

We both wanted to be free
Some things just weren't meant to be


CHORUS

I feel fine
And you feel fine
So I guess it’s OK, it’s OK

You’ll be alright
I’ll be alright
And so it’s OK, it’s OK
Track Name: Th'owin' Shade
VERSE:

Used to be
We were just like a family w/different moms (and)
I knew when I was weak you'd help to keep me strong (It was)
Kind of like the stories (beat) you go pay to see

Nowadays
It's like I had no point or purpose in your life (When I)
See you shinin' you never want to share the light (All I)
Wanted was to be there for you like you [were] for me
Seems you don't agree


CHORUS:

So baby why are you th'owin' shade my way
Don't know what to do or what to say
I was hoping that you hadn't changed
But I know how people do
(Still I) ain't expect this from you

Shade, Shade, Shade...


VERSE:

I don't need
To know how far along you are in your career
I know what you've been up to and from what I hear
It looks like you are on your grind, it's true

What I want
To know is how you think that you can turn it out
I know where you came from and what you're all about
You tried it, flipped it, then played us all for fools


CHORUS:

So baby why are you th'owin' shade my way
Don't know what to do or what to say
I was hoping that you hadn't changed
But I know how people do
(Still I) ain't expect this from you

Shade, Shade, Shade...


BRIDGE:

Guess I put too much trust in ya
But now I'm fed up
I don't have to take this anymore

Time do go on and do my thing
Got new songs to sing
S'not a problem walking out that door

INTERLUDE


CHORUS:

So baby why are you th'owin' shade my way
Don't know what to do or what to say
I was hoping that you hadn't changed
But I know how people do
(Still I) ain't expect this from you
Track Name: Talk To Him 2012
VERSE

Hey girl,
What you doin out here this late?
You should be at home with your man;
Why you're here, I don't understand really...

Hey girl,
Don't wanna see you cryin' like that;
Come on let's take a walk for awhile,
Figure out what's makin' you feel this way.

Now you say girl
That your man is treating you wrong;
You never know when he's comin home,
And most of the time you're all alone.

Well OK girl.
I see your point, but does he know
All the things that I now know
Because you simply told me so?


CHORUS

Even though I'm not your man, and I don't live your life
I understand that no man born can read your mind.
If you want to work things out, then tell him how you feel.
Just talk to him, don't let the man keep on living blind...


Now I know
When things just aren't meant to work out,
But it doesn't seem like that to me
based on what I know and see in you.

And you know
That your love runs deeper for him
Than any other man that you've tried,
And that's something you just cannot hide

But we know
That if you really want things to change,
You both need to stop playing games.
Now I'm not tryina place any blame,

But who knows,
Maybe there is something you did
To make him go on acting like this
But you're gonna have to talk about it


CHORUS

Even though I'm not your man, and I don't live your life
I understand that no man born can read your mind.
If you want to work things out, then tell him how you feel.
Just talk to him, don't let the man keep on living blind...


BRIDGE

All of this time that you're spending with me,
You could be spending with him, making it right,
And in your heart, you know what you have to do,
And now it's all on you; go home tonight,

And tell him that you love him,
Tell him that you need him,
Tell him everything that you feel,
And tell him that your love is too real to let go...


CHORUS

Even though I'm not your man, and I don't live your life
I understand that no man born can read your mind.
If you want to work things out, then tell him how you feel.
Just talk to him, don't let the man keep on living blind...
Track Name: Reset It
VERSE:

It seems
Like everyone around me I see
Is tryna be something they shouldn't be
And I just can't help wondering why.

Why
Would you try to play like someone your not,
When you can be loved for the person you are?
I know you could if-you gave it a try.

Now I understand
The need to wanna be seen,
And I understand
What that desire may bring.
But you got-ta Understand
That in the grand scheme of things
It's better to be the best you that you can be.


CHORUS

If think that fear controls you
Don't let it,
The feeling that you're not worth it
Forget it,
Be happy in your life
Don't regret it,

You control your design
So it just might be time to reset it.


VERSE:

Can you
Tell me honestly why you'd wanna change
Just to fit someone's perception of thangs
If it's something you can't see in your heart?

B-SECTION

Now I understand
If you trying to find yourself,
And I know it's easy
To live like you're someone else.
But if you play too long
You'll end up hurting yourself;
Give your own life a chance
Cause you have a story to tell.


CHORUS

If think that fear controls you
Don't let it,
The feeling that you're not worth it
Forget it,
Be happy in your life
Don't regret it,

You control your design
So it just might be time to reset it.


BRIDGE:

You can only be
Who you've been made to be
In the end
All you're left with is you
So do you
Not him, or her, but you
cause you deserve better than to live a lie.


CHORUS

If think that fear controls you
Don't let it,
The feeling that you're not worth it
Forget it,
Be happy in your life
Don't regret it,

You control your design
So it just might be time to reset it.
Track Name: I Try, Why Try
VERSE

Where do I start?
What’s a good place to begin?
The beginning seems like ages ago.

Will this make sense?
Can I be clear in my thoughts?
And is it right to tell you all that I know?

You know where we’ve been,
You seen all the things I’ve seen
So emotions before this shouldn’t get in the way.

Where’s my confidence?
Where’s the man I know I am?
(I’ve) Got the mouth and the voice, but where’s the words I need to say?


CHORUS

I try
To tell you how I feel,
To give you what my heart has to offer
And make it ring true,

But why try
To make a point that you
Already seem to want to acknowledge
But won't follow through?


VERSE

This has gone on
Gone on for many a year
A relationship that’s common, but wrong

Thousands of words
So many nights in your arms
And each time it was a beautiful song

But each and every time
I find strength to speak my mind
(And) try to show you that we could make this something so right

You find some excuse
Try to talk around the truth
And we’re back where we started on that very first night


CHORUS

I try
To tell you how I feel,
To give you what my heart has to offer
And make it ring true,

But why try
To make a point that you
Already seem to want to acknowledge
But won't follow through?


BRIDGE

These feelings run deeper than you or me;
You know what we have and what we could be.
But this always has been a two-way street,
So walking away might be what I need (to do because)...


CHORUS

I try
To tell you how I feel,
To give you what my heart has to offer
And make it ring true,

But why try
To make a point that you
Already seem to want to acknowledge
But won't follow through?
Track Name: Here I Am
VERSE

Donʼt have much in my wallet,
and Iʼm so very far away from home.
Too late to turn back now,
that big airplane has already come and gone.

Walking through this nowhere,
searching for the place that I belong...
Lost in all this nowhere,
but itʼs okay cuzʼ I will get me home...


CHORUS

And here I am, in this place that they call California,
And here I am, time to find the way on my own.
And here I am,
Here I Stand,
Hereʼs the man that Iʼve become.


VERSE

Staring out the window,
as the train slides through the rain & snow;
One crusade behind me,
another just outside the cabin doors...

Who'd have thought Iʼd find the peace that Iʼd been looking for
In a small and simple town,
and two eyes my heart adores?


CHORUS

And here I am, in this place that they call California,
And here I am, time to find the way on my own.
And here I am,
Here I Stand,
Hereʼs the man that Iʼve become.


VERSE

Nice to meet you California,
Iʼm off with my friends on the road,
Off to new discoveries,
giant leaps into the great unknown...

You see sometimes, we all find
That life wants to help set us free,
So itʼs no crime to seek a guide
In a friend when youʼre in need...


CHORUS

And here I am, God bless the place that they call California
And here I am, on my own but I am not alone
And here I am,
Here I Stand,
Hereʼs the man Iʼm proud to be