Lyrics & Recording Credits

Ethan Lumus (Album)

"Ethan Lumus" is the self-titled debut album from Ethan Lumus. It will be released on 7 June 2019 via LUMUfone Records. All material therein is the intellectual property of the artist. 


All recording credits for this album are listed below each individual song

Executive Producers: Ethan Lumus & Daniel King

Creative Director: Austin Robinson

Photographer: Hannah Vickers

Graphic Designer: Glitchmood

This album was mastered in full by the team at Metropolis Studios. 


1. Virtual Road Trip

I'm free whenever you just wanna run around / I'm thinking maybe we could spend a day or two down by the sea / Grab your things and we can load up in my car / But leave your worries, they won't get us very far / Just feel the breeze / Oh, baby you can ride with me, ride with me / Top down for miles with me, love / I met you in the spring time / You look so good, oh, baby be mine / You can vibe with me, vibe with me / Waste all your time with me, love / Blue jeans are looking real tight / You look so pretty in the daylight / Sunsets and cigarettes / The way you're kissing on my neck / It feels so right / And I don't wanna come back down / No, I don't wanna come back down / Dim the lights and we can put a movie on / Cheap motel with ugly curtains, yeah, it's all we can afford / And for a single moment only me and you is all that matters / Oh, the things that we could do behind these doors / Oh, baby you can ride with me, ride with me / Top down for miles with me, love / I met you in the spring time / You look so good, oh, baby be mine / You can vibe with me, vibe with me / Waste all your time with me, love / Blue jeans are looking real tight / You look so pretty in the daylight / Sunsets and cigarettes / The way you're kissing on my neck / It feels so right / And I don't wanna come back down / No, I don't wanna come back down / Ride with me, ride with me / Top down for miles with me / Vibe with me, vibe with me / Waste all your time with me, love 

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Geoff Swan: Mix Engineer

Stuart Hawkes: Mastering Engineer


2. Under This Moon

I'm feeling something underneath my skin / I glance across the room and catch you lookin' / Maybe you're just like the other ones / Come over, touch my arm, you wanna take me home / Back to your place / It's getting so late / But I'm misguided / I'm not invited / You turn away and dance with him / So I move closer to the bar / Try to look tough / Smile at strangers / All with no return / Down on my luck / Turn to alcohol for confidence / One more drink, please / You know vodka's always done me wrong / So I end up on the street / Yeah, they kicked me out / I threw up on the couch and on everybody in VIP / Yeah, I'm such a mess / Who will I impress / Acting like somebody who isn't me / No I don't wanna spend tonight alone / I scroll through all the contacts in my phone / I send out messages with no reply / I need you here / I'm begging you to please stop by / Here at my place / It's getting so late / Oh, I just wanna be healed / By the hand of somebody who's tempered and tender and real / I know you're out there trying to find me under a neon light / Maybe one day soon, but under this moon I'm feeling so damn tired / Maybe we'll meet soon on some other night / But under this moon I'm just so damn tired / Oh, I just wanna be healed / By the hand of somebody who's tempered and tender and real / I know you're out there trying to find me under a neon light / Maybe one day soon, but under this moon I'm feeling so damn tired

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist

Murray WOW: Producer, Programmer, Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer

Geoff Swan: Mix Engineer, Stuart Hawkes: Mastering Engineer 


3. 1111

I remember back when I met you / Wore a plaid shirt, denim and brown shoes / And I wondered if I'd ever settle down with someone just like you / You were thoughtful with your every word / For a moment I put down the worst of my past life / And for once I set my eyes on something brighter / I'll never forget the sunrise days / Back before the fallout and all the pain / At the start nothing coulda been better / Spending days there with you forever / So, when the clock hit 11:11 / I always wished I could stay in heaven with you / Back in March there was a bumpy road that we went down / And I didn't know if we'd make it / But we kept it all together / Braved the weather / But after one year, I had time to think / Was I happy? / Were we on the brink of the ending? / So much comfort but our love was slowly fading / Called it off on a Sunday / I took the blame / Back of my mind I knew you weren't gonna change for me / It was over so we pulled the lever / Said I was fine but I was sadder than ever / So, when the clock hit 11:11 / I packed my bags / Ran away from heaven and you / Oh, I wish you would told me something / Oh, I wish I coulda seen this coming / In the end I coulda handled it better / But I was mad / Thought that you were forever / So, when the clock hits 11:11 / I always wish I was back in heaven with you

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist 

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer

Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 


4. Still the Same 

Why can I never fall in love with someone? / Why can I never keep anyone around? / The things that hold us all together always seem so large / But in reality, they'll break with one, single sound / No, I don't understand how people change / 'Cause all the things that haunt me are still the same, yeah / I don't know how I'm gonna make it through on my own / But I'm gonna try / I'm getting older and I can't stop the fear / My skin is burning in the heat of the sun / And all the water I drank from my hands is dried and gone / I lie down, listen for you / But I am all alone / No, I don't understand how people change / 'Cause all the things that haunt me are still the same, yeah / I don't know how I'm gonna make it through on my own / But I'm gonna try / I don't understand how people change / 'Cause all the things that haunt me are still the same, yeah

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer 

Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 


5. Selfish (feat. Murray WOW)

So here's the thing / I had a hard time growing up / And in the process I grew thick, thick skin / I had to stay tough / Catered to everyone around / But then when I fell on the ground / There was no one to pick me up / Somewhere along the way I realized that I am on my own / No matter who you are relationships go / So if I leave you overnight / Well, baby, here's the reason why / It's just the way that I survive / I think I have a right to be selfish / Don't tell me that I cannot be reckless / I think I have a right to be selfish / Rode alone so long I just can't help it / Had my fair share of people try to bring me down / If they only knew how strong I was they'd run from this town / I've got connections I can trust / I left my old self in the dust / It hurts to leave you but I must / I think I have a right to be selfish / Rode alone so long I just can't help it / I'm allowed to be sad sometimes / Speak my mind / Just recognize that I have a right to be selfish / And I'm a little bit selfish / But I don't really wanna be / And I'm a little but reckless / I never give myself for free, no / I'm a little bit selfish / I never really asked to be / But I'll never be helpless / You'll never get the best of me, no / I have a right to. be selfish / Don't tell me that I cannot be reckless / I think I have a right to. be selfish / When I dream I'm a little bit monstrous / I think I have a right to be selfish / Rode alone so long I just can't help it / I'm allowed to be sad sometimes / Speak my mind / Just recognize that I have a right to be selfish

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Artist, Daniel King: Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer 

Murray WOW: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Featured Artist

Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 


6. Scissors (feat. JUICE)

Can you tell me to my face that I am not important to you anymore / Did I disrespect your name when I stood up for myself / Got off the floor / Don't even try to lie and say that you care about me / You left me stranded in the dark and I was stumbling / But then I found myself and now I'm finally free / I really tried to fight it / Thought that I could change your mind / No, never thought that I would / End up on the losing side / Remember what I told you / The night that all that shit went down / That we were really over / You made me pull my scissors out / I keep constantly reminding myself of you / You were my proof / You were my truth / I had everything to lose / That's why I keep pushing back / Now it's time to relax / But you ain't next to me. / So my mind keeps drifting / Our fights play back like a movie scene / Still here yelling in my ear from all the screams / From all the hurt / You hit me first / What could I do / Got me going psycho / That's why I got a. tight rope / That's why I got trust issues / Shit you did, I can't forgive you / Maybe in due time I'll forget / Still I carry this pain like a vest /   I really tried to fight it / Thought that I could change your mind / No, never thought that I would / End up on the losing side / Remember what I told you / The night that all that shit went down / That we were really over / You made me pull my scissors out

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist 

JUICE: Songwriter, Featured Artist, Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer 


7. Far Away From You

I hear you're doing better now / And I hope that is the case / You're a grown man, 45, and it's time that you learned how to save face / Not to say that everything you did left me in shambles / But if I had to gamble on it I would say / You loved the drugs, the booze, the late night calls from women who would dance for you / More than you loved me / No I won't waste any time dwelling on my hate / I'm only writing so you know not to call / It's simply too late / I spent all my dimes on therapy and panic pills / To calm the nerves that you tore up / Because you were acting manic still / You loved the drugs, the booze, the late night calls from women who would dance for you / More than you loved me / And after all of the abuse / After every scar and every bruise / I made it through / Far away from you / Stronger than I ever thought I'd be / I'm far away from you, away from you, I'm far away from you 

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist 

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer 

Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 


8. Summer of '15

It all started when you said hello / I liked the way you held me close / When your favorite song came on inside the club / We finally made our way outside / I thought it was a quick goodbye / But you called a taxi for the both of us / And on the way back home / I felt something flutter / And my body landed in your bed, sweet lover / When I closed my eyes / Tried to sleep I wondered / Is this real life, or just a dream / In the Summer of '15 / Come on, baby, take me out / Show all of the other boys how you do that special thing to. me / Come on, baby, let's go out / Show me off, let's paint the town in neon colors so they all can see / The Summer of '15 / You put the butter on my toast / I liked the way you kissed my nose / In the morning I could make you smile / You set the mood / I picked the songs / You held my hand / I wore your socks / So natural we never had to try / And on my flight back home / I just had to wonder / What if I had stayed there with you, my lover / There's a world outside / Full of real life wonder / But I'd rather live inside a dream / In the Summer of '15 / Come on, baby, take me out / Show all of the other boys how you do that special thing to. me / Come on, baby, let's go out / Show me off, let's paint the town in neon colors so they all can see / The Summer of '15

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist

Murray WOW: Producer, Programmer, Andy 'Hippy' Baldwin: Mastering Engineer 

Daniel King: Producer, Audio Engineer, Mix Engineer


9. Rich & Famous

I swear, if I eat off the dollar menu again this week I think I'm gonna lose my mind / And if I check my bank account to find a negative amount, I'm gonna throw my phone into the sky / But I better keep my cool / 'Cause I'll be out of here soon / And you all will know my name / 'Cause when I finally get signed / I'll know I didn't waste my time / 'Cause at the end of the day / We all wanna be rich & famous / Baby who could blame us / We cut our teeth on big, bright TV screens / We all wanna be pretty like the models / Say we've met Madonna / And if not, at least we know how to dream / A double shift again today, 'cause that's the only way I'll pay my bills on time with nothing else to spend / But if one more customer comes in here just to test my nerves, I may pop off and get myself fired / But I better keep my cool / 'Cause I'll be out of here soon / And you all will know my name / 'Cause when I finally get signed / I'll know I didn't waste my time / 'Cause at the end of the day / We all wanna be rich & famous / Baby who could blame us / We cut our teeth on big, bright TV screens / We all wanna be pretty like the models / Say we've met Madonna / And if not, at least we know how to dream / Yeah, I know I will find my way there / And when I reach the top / I know I will find all of you there / Ready to take my spot

Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Artist

Daniel King: Audio Engineer, Geoff Swan: Mix Engineer 

Stuart Hawkes: Mastering Engineer 


© Ethan McGhee 2019

Cover designed by Glitchmood
Photographed by Hannah Vickers

Cover designed by Glitchmood Photographed by Hannah Vickers

Rich & Famous

"Rich & Famous" is the third EP from Ethan Lumus, released on 11 December 2018 via LUMUfone Records. All mateial is the intellectual property of Ethan Lumus (only one out of five tracks on this EP is a new single. The other four tracks are reworks of songs from Ethan's first two EPs). 


Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Programmer, Vocals, Piano

Daniel King (DanK): Producer, Studio Engineer, Remixer, Mix Engineer/Mastering Engineer (When I Fall [Betrayal Rework], Veins [Acoustic], Keep You Around [Acoustic] and Sex [DanK Remix])

Geoff Swan: Mix Engineer (Rich & Famous [Single])

Stuart Hawkes: Mastering Engineer (Rich & Famous [Single])


© Ethan McGhee 2018

Cover designed by Glitchmood

Cover designed by Glitchmood

Let's Go Inside

Let’s Go Inside” is the second EP from Ethan Lumus. It was released 27 July 2018 via LUMUfone Records. All material is the intellectual property of Ethan Lumus.


Ethan Lumus: Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Engineer, Mix Engineer 

Daniel King: Producer, Vocal Engineer, Mastering Engineer


Keep You Around

Here I go again, wishing for something I can’t have / And no it don’t make sense, but something about you keeps me attached / Should I say something, or should I keep sitting on my hands? / ’Cause I would rather keep you around than lose you now / And if you hear this song, would you think to give us a chance / Is this lust, or is this just a phase that will pass? / I want you for real, get high in the back of your automobile / Fingerprints on the glass / I want you to know just how I feel right now / ’Cause it’s driving me insane / This is building up, getting to the point where I don’t want your love / But I want you to stay / Here I go again, reading into all that you do / Did you mean to touch my hand that night when we climbed onto the roof / Should I say something, or should I wait for you to come through / ’Cause I would rather keep you around than lose you now / And if you hear this song, would you run and hide from the truth? / Is this lust, or is it just a phase that will pass / I want you for real, get high in the back of your automobile / Fingerprints on the glass / I want you to know just how I feel right now / ’Cause it’s driving me insane / This is building up, getting to the point where I don’t want your love / But I want you to stay / So should I say something, or should I shut my mouth / ’Cause I just want to keep you around


Soft Light

Waking up next to you in the morning / You spill coffee in my bed / We both laugh and without a warning you captivate my heart, my head / Twist and tug, tumble two hearts together / Tangled sheets between our legs / Push and press your lips into mine / Make it so I can’t forget / Soft, white light on the ceiling / Feel me breathe you in / Coiled leather, records playing / Don’t let go of this / I can’t believe I found you / Phoenix plays in the background / We’re driving through the town where I met you / Zero to one hundred we’re flying / But I don’t mind, ’cause this is golden truth / Soft, white light on the ceiling / Feel me breathe you in / Coiled leather, records playing / Don’t let go of this / I can’t believe I found you


Sex

It’s a slick, wet trip / My lips travel down your neck, over your chest / Down to the waistline of your old blue jeans / Leading my tight grip / Fingers trickle down your ribs, onto your hips / While you wriggle in my sheets / I’m so excited / I don’t know what’s going on, but I can feel you growing stronger / Am I invited to show you a little more? / Come on, open up my doors / I’ll be your fantasy / Easy coming, easy going, I just wanted you to know that I was into all the dirty things you said to me / Take my shirt off, kiss it better, I do better under pressure I just want you in between my legs, on top of me / I want to live with you in bed / Pull the sheets over our heads / And when we’re done, there’s nothing left / You know, baby, I just want your sex / It’s a hot, slow trip / My sweat drips onto your face, you lay in place / Blistering ecstasy underneath me / No it’s not my job to get anybody off, but you’re the boss / And you told me to take the lead / I can’t contain it / You’ve got me wrapped ‘round your finger / But what happens now stays here / I’m not your lover, just some fun to pass the time / Know this used to be a crime? Still feels like one to me / Easy coming, easy going, I just wanted you to know that I was into all the dirty things you said to me / Take my shirt off, kiss it better, I do better under pressure I just want you in between my legs, on top of me / I want to live with you in bed / Pull the sheets over our heads / And when we’re done, there’s nothing left / You know, baby, I just want your sex


Afterparty

You took my hands and showed me things I never knew were real / I closed my eyes and dove right in because I needed to feel / Like life was fun again / But this is punishment / Because you aren’t who you said that you would be / Now I’m one hundred pounds, high above the clouds / Off to places you could never dream of seeing / And I don’t regret any of it / Get gone / You can cry it out at the afterparty / When it’s all said and done, you should know we all just came to watch you leave / It’s a shame that you’re not who you said you would be, because now these are goodbye melodies / So, get gone/ You can cry it out at the afterparty / Now that I’ve left you far behind I’m doing better than the best / No, don’t you try to apologize because I’m not like the rest / You know good and well what the truth is / Ride my coattails but don’t bullshit me / I’m faster than the wind / So good luck keeping up, babe / You can cry it out at the afterparty / When it’s all said and done you should know we all just came to watch you leave / It’s a shame that you’re not who you said you would be, because now these are goodbye melodies / So, get gone / You can cry it out at the afterparty / You know good and well what the truth is, babe / So ride my coattails but don’t bullshit, babe / I see you over in the corner now / And you think that I haven’t found you out / But I am smarter, I am stronger than you’ll ever be / I’m faster than the wind, so good luck keeping up with me, babe / Get gone / You can cry it out at the afterparty / When it’s all said and done you should know we all just came to watch you leave / It’s a shame that you’re not who you said you would be, because now these are goodbye melodies / So, get gone / You can cry it out at the afterparty


© Ethan McGhee 2018

Photographed by Hannah Vickers

Photographed by Hannah Vickers

Moments of Your Love

Moments of Your Love” is the debut EP from Ethan Lumus, released on 9 March 2018. All content is the intellectual property of Ethan Lumus.


Written, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ethan Lumus.


Betrayal

High thread-count, lights turned down, music plays / Close my eyes, then you go behind, betray / And I knew that things were gonna change, because that’s the way that I do things when I fall into someone / But I never thought you’d be the one, to load and cock and shoot the gun / Told me you would never cause me pain / Time goes by, I wonder why you’re still here / Just know my crosshairs are locked in on you / And I knew that things were gonna change, because that’s the way that I do things when I fall into someone / But I never thought you’d be the one, to load and cock and shoot the gun / Told me you would never cause me pain


6'7"

I don’t know ‘bout you and I anymore, you don’t tell me you’re mind anymore / It’s such a waste of my time and I’m sure you won’t even remember my name now that we’re done / You’ll run, you’ll run away from me / And I, and I will never know just why / You keep, you keep me in the dark / This is my time, my time to fall apart / No more donut Sundays, you won’t remember anyways / 6'7" feet of perfection, but I can’t see it anymore now that you’re gone / There was a time back when I met you, you brought out a side of me that I never knew / But now it’s done and I’ve seen it through, I’ve seen through all of the pretty words and now that we’re done / You’ll run, you’ll run away from me / And I, and I will never know just why / You keep, you keep me in the dark / This is my time, my time to fall apart / No more donut Sundays, you won’t remember anyways / 6'7" feet of perfection, but I can’t see it anymore now that you’re gone


Veins

Slick smoke fills my lungs, as fractals and pigments congregate towards the pale, reflected sun / My dear we’ve just begun, the concrete moves beneath my feet as I think about the way that things were once / When we were so naïve, loving fast and moving quickly through the ice cold winter breeze / The way I loved you, so deep, coursing through my veins / The way you loved me, so fleeting, you turned and walked away / The way I loved you, I’m bleeding and nothing else remains / And even though you turned and walked away, this love’s still coursing through my veins / Thin threads hold me up, as vaudeville show and pageantry your curtain covers up / Now all I see is dusk, through setting suns and crying showers my heart begins to rust / Yeah, you just came to use / Running me ’til I was empty, throwing me into the blue / The way I loved you, so deep, coursing through my veins / The way you loved me, so fleeting, you turned and walked away / The way I loved you, I’m bleeding and nothing else remains / And even though you turned and walked away, this love’s still coursing through my veins


Over You

Yeah, I get that same sensation every time we kiss / And I don’t know why, ’cause you’ve always had one foot out the door / Leaving me hanging, hanging and waiting, waiting for hours at a time / Yeah, you’ve got me hating, hating and wasting, wasting every minute of my life / ’Cause first we’d hold hands, then we’d kiss / But now you won’t touch me, I make you sick / You say you don’t know what you want, well I don’t want you anymore / No I’m not your man, baby / I’m so over this, stay out of my way / It’s time I moved on and got over you / I’ll dig out something new / Yeah, you make those empty promises to me all the time / Getting my hopes up and watching them fall way up from the sky / Leaving me hanging, hanging and waiting, waiting for hours at a time / Yeah you’ve got me hating, hating and wasting, wasting every minute of my life / ’Cause first we’d hold hands, then we’d kiss / But now you won’t touch me, I make you sick / You say you don’t know what you want, well I don’t want you anymore / No I’m not your man, baby / I’m so over this, stay out of my way / It’s time I moved on and got over you / I’ll dig out something new / Yeah, I’m getting over you


Moments of Your Love

Your side of the bed, it’s empty now / Tricks being played in my head, and now I’m wondering if I made you up / I reach out to you as a habit, to only find that I’m still alone / Are you there at home reaching for me? Are we still dancing together? / All of the voices in my head / They echo every word you said / I play it back again and again / Trying to find the moments of your love, the feelings I brought out of you / Maybe one day you will be forgotten / No more flowers dying in my closet / Thirsty for your touch upon the blooming yellow rose / Finally loved, feeling at home / Don’t try to switch up on me / Don’t try to pull one over / You’ve made it clear at this point that I am not your lover


© Ethan McGhee 2018

Photographed by Hannah Vickers

Photographed by Hannah Vickers