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Journey to Me

by Jordan Sweeney

Released 2019
Recovery Records
Released 2019
Recovery Records
This well written album has everything you'd want in a rock album. Inspiring lyrics about his love for his family and his journey back into the world of music. The album is very creative with catchy melodies, passion, emotion and rock n' roll.
  • 04:56 Lyrics Silver (feat. Steve Erdody)

    Silver

    Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney 2/2018

     

    Ambition, desire or wishing well. Just don’t fall in.

    The embers are still orange but there’s a breeze. Don’t let them meet.

     

    The tables are turning.

    The roots left the seed and dug so deep.

     

    I’ve stayed away, but now I’m here.

    I’m not sure for how long.

    I’ve found my meaning and it’s right here.

    It’s lined with silver.

    It’s framed in silver.

     

    The quiet but large lake lay there stagnant and motionless.

    Awaiting a current to come alive. Just throw a stone in.

     

    I’ve stayed away, but now I’m here.

  • 04:19 Lyrics Journey to Me

    1 -Journey to MeMusic & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    Set sail at noon today. Bon voyage; travel safe. The luggage is packed and tight. The destinations nowhere in sight. An obstacle awaits; It won’t matter, it’s all the same. The waterfall is near and I’m ready for the ride, bring it on.  I’m falling, I’m falling. This journeys near the end. The checkered flags about to be waved. I’m forestalling my calling. I’m full of compassion, yet I’m trying to realize who I am. I’m underwater staring up. I see the path that lead me here and I smirk. I try to comprehend the manifest given despite nothing looks real; something’s surreal. The anchor pulls me up. This journey lead me back to myself. I’m falling, I’m falling. This journeys near the end. The checkered flags about to be waved. I’m forestalling my calling. I’m full of compassion, yet I’m trying to realize who I am. Who am I? A part of me is stored away. Deep inside of me there’s electricity. Deep inside there something that makes me complete. I’m calling out for you, I’m calling out for you. I’m falling, I’m falling. This journeys near the end. The checkered flags about to be waved. I’m forestalling my calling. I’m full of compassion, yet I’m trying to realize who I am. Who am I?

  • 03:14 Lyrics Something Wrong with Me

    Something Wrong with MeMusic & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    There is no easy way around this. This injection alters the pain. I am prone to implode and I’m ready to blow. My brain’s in a maze and will it find its way out? Is there something wrong with me? There must be something wrong with me cause I can’t breathe. Is there something wrong with me? There’s something wrong with me tonight. Flashing cursors burn in my eyes. Now weeks are turning to days. Wasting away, weak and drained. I’m diluted and dazed. I’m alive by instinct, waiting for that major crash. Is there something wrong with me? There must be something wrong with me cause I can’t breathe. Is there something wrong with me? There’s something wrong with me tonight. There’s something deep inside me controlling the way I see my life. Exchange this blurry imagination for something lucid! Hazy visions lead to disarray. It’s time for me to break the mould and treat my brain. I can’t breathe. Is there something wrong with me? There’s something wrong with me tonight.

  • 03:50 Lyrics Who We Are

    Who We Are– Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

     

  • 04:37 Lyrics In Fact, This Is Love

    In Fact, This is Love – Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    Oh Love, this is love. The real love. In fact, this is love I’m told. I’m running out of fingers to count. And I’ll I need is a guitar in hand and Jack is sitting beside me watching me write. Sitting, laughing, fire’s glowing. Sounds of joy coming and going, yeah. I’m sitting here with a dazed smile on and yesterday is still lying all over the floor. Oh Love, this is love. The real love. You say I’m blessed but that’s not a word that measures truly the weight. I’m still in search of a word or a trace. I’m forever in dept, on my knee with a sword. Sitting, laughing, fire’s glowing. Sounds of joy coming and going, yeah. I’m sitting here with a dazed smile on and yesterday is still lying all over the floor. Oh Love, this is love. The real love. Marching, shield’s high. Chin up in the sky. Tears erupt like volcanos on Kona Island. Jasmine blooming, so I run and pick one root and all and swallow it inside me. Oh Love, this is love. The real love. It’s more than a feeling that I have. It’s more like a healing from within. It’s a golden road and I’m cruising with you. In fact, this is love I’m told. I’m running out of fingers to count. And I’ll I need is a guitar in hand and they’re all sitting beside me.

  • 03:37 Lyrics Vanish

    Vanish Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    Once in time there were classy things to say. Once in time there were apples forbidden. That was then, and I just can’t give in. Once in time we put others first in line. Once in time we were able to forgive. That was then, and I just can’t prepare. Life, love, give or change, want, win. Take the arrow before the arrow impales me. Come on Jordan, does the picture fit the frame and if it doesn’t should I bend the corners in? If it’s black, then I just won’t be gray. Life, love, give or change, want, win. Take the arrow before the arrow impales me. I want to vanish away. Is it possible to be the weight beneath the sun? I want to vanish away. The haze is nearly almost covering us all. Life, love, give or change, want, win. Take the arrow before the arrow impales me.

  • 03:52 Lyrics Falling Deeper

    Falling Deeper Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    I’m all settled in. I’ve been here for a while. The leaves are now orange and time won’t stop. It seems like they’re orange for only a day. This cycle’s enflamed, wish I could pause this time in my life, it’s surreal and moving fast. God, help me be strong, to seal this emotion in. I’m falling deeper in their eyes. I’m lost for words. This place in my life solely feels like heaven. I’m just falling deeper in, in their eyes. The dust settles in and memories are framed. But it’s the ones in my mind that capture the true emotion that bleeds. The beauty and joy are sealed right in. This time in my life, it’s surreal and moving fast. God, help me be strong, to seal this emotion in. I’m falling deeper in their eyes. I’m lost for words. This place in my life solely feels like heaven. I’m just falling deeper in, in their eyes.

  • 03:11 Lyrics Regal

    Regal Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    You infected me with something good. Sounds twisted, but I’ve come to rest and all that’s left is served on twenty-four karat gold charger plates. I’m dining with your majesty, and please don’t take this plate away. Even though I’ve dropped the salt again. Don’t take away. Even though I’m wearing denim jeans. You, with that sparkling blue dress. You don’t even need the sparkle on. Your green eyes will light the room and carry through the entire restaurant. I’m dreaming and not waking up. Pardon your grace, I’m just not quite sane enough. Something tells me that I’m never waking up. I’m dining with your majesty, and please don’t take this plate away. What have I done to deserve this royal treatment placed before me? All my life I’ve hoped but never thought I might be worthy of her. There are trumpets playing as I walk out hand in hand. The crowd is cheering as I take my bow and greet them with a wave. I’m dining with your majesty, and please don’t take this plate away. Even though I’ve dropped the salt again. Don’t take away. Even though I’m wearing denim jeans.

  • 03:23 Lyrics August Ends June Begins

    August Ends June Begins Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    Three thousand miles away, California to Maine; and to think in time one day I’d meet you. Who turned the battery causing electricity? Well, it brought you here to me. A bird flew directly into me. I’m stunned and quite dizzy, but the arrow never lies. Love, you intrigue me. There’s no weight beneath me. You just complete me, yeah. I must be dreaming and I’m Adam your Eve and it’s only you and me. In June another bird came and hit me in the head and as soon as I could see, I met you. I hold you in my arms. A love so strong and bold. How’s this happening to me? Love, you intrigue me. There’s no weight beneath me. You just complete me, yeah. I’ll watch you dreaming so innocently. Please, just don’t leave me yet. Dear Father, I need you to give me strength to guide and lead them. More blessings and angels. My heart’s about to explode into many pieces. Love, you intrigue me. There’s no weight beneath me. You just complete me, yeah. Some nights I’m dreaming but I’m not sleeping. I lay awake in glee.

  • 04:04 Lyrics All My Life (feat. Allen Herme)

    All my Life Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    All my life I’ve waited for you. It’s funny how you look at life as a kid, you have no clue. I used to sit alone in my room and think about my future and honestly if I were to think I’d be here now, you’d have to slap me to wake me up. All my life I’ve waited for you. Each and every one of you make me better than I was before. Holding you in my arms for the first time I can’t breathe because you take away the air in my lungs and time stands still. A ray of light beams on you. I kiss your head and close my eyes. All my life I’ve waited for you. There's so many stars up there and this one fell into my hands. And there's one there for you and one day will it hit you too? Stars hitting me left and right. God help me never lose sight. A life full of devotion that spills out this emotion. 

  • 03:43 Lyrics 33 Years (feat. Richard Galiguis)

    33 Years Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    I’m thirty-three years now. The fire’s glowing extra bright. I’m thirty-three years down now I’m alive. The paper says I’m fine. The inner Me’s intensified. I’m drowning in a 9-year-old river, yeah. I’m turning in my bed, I’m restless thinking of it all. I’m sure it’s only half of my current rate. The pace is moving fast. The music is in minor C. I’m pacing in a sweat, but I’m energized. I’m calling for you more than ever. I need your guidance now! I’m falling in a cluttered world I need a spike to hammer it. It’s been thirty-three years since I’ve had a decent night of sleep. Since the day I was born I’ve been this way. I don’t know which direction to go. My purpose is leading me here. It’s leading the way. I’m calling for you more than ever. I need your guidance now! I’m falling in a cluttered world I need a spike to hammer it. The dying rose and owl and the black rose are fading. The butterflies upon my chest are why I live each day. You’re why I’m here today and I won’t change a single thing, truly. I’m calling for you more than ever. I need your guidance now! I’m falling in a cluttered world I need a spike to hammer it. The dying rose and owl and the black rose are fading. The butterflies upon my chest are why I live each day.

  • 04:13 Lyrics Dead Roses (feat. Yul Vianzon)

    Dead Roses Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    I see another dead rose find the floor. This one stung more than the one before. A chance to me is just a passing time. Our ignorance has formed an unattractive mind. Weeds grow thorns, but dead roses bleed way more. My knees on the floor. Believe me, I want way more. You pull a weed and think it’s gone for good. The way you look at me misunderstood.  “And I know, and I know, and I know, and I know.” It’s all I ever say anymore. Weeds grow thorns, but dead roses bleed way more. My knees on the floor. Believe me, I want way more. Silence, frustration. These words lead to separation. Why can’t they just avoid me! Everywhere I look there’s roses. I’m tired of not seeing through them. The thorn will carve its name in me and I don’t understand how it wrapped around my arm. This vicious cycle’s running on empty. Weeds grow thorns, but dead roses bleed way more. My knees on the floor. Believe me, I want way more. I’m trying my best to repair.  I’m defying all I know to see this through. I’m crystalizing all alone. Please help me understand why I’m alone? The mirror’s showing wear and tear. This isn’t what I wanted for myself. I’m bleeding from within with you. If I can bleed with you, I guess I’m fine. Why can’t we just see eye to eye? I’m praying that I’ll find my way back home.

  • 03:46 Lyrics Leaves

    Leaves Music & Lyrics by Jordan Sweeney

    It’s me, I’m alone under this tree watching the leaves as they fall onto me. I’m aware of this diamond solitaire and I’m aware of luck and maybe that’s me. Inside the ground is where it all started but leaves will fall off one day, but you know it’s ok cause they’ll grow back again. It’s me, I’m falling apart this dying tree. I’m dead and diseased and they’re walking on me. Sour grapes or under ripe oranges. The bitterness will convert to rot if not picked. Inside my soul, I’m fine but I’m scattered. Just taking some time to put this puzzle in place. It will be completed one day. It’s me, I’m lying here next to seven leaves. I look to my right and smile at them.

NOTES
Jordan Sweeney began playing music when he met friend, Richard Galiguis in 1999 in high school. Jordan (drums) and Richard (guitar) formed a band called Cant Relate and served as the primary song writers in many bands such as Greenroom 2001-2002, Saving Sebastian 2003-2004, and Sky Walker 2004-2007. After sharing the stage and playing shows with such bands as Yellowcard, Craig's Brother, Inspection 12 and Rufio, Jordan became sick after he was diagnosed with a chronic illness called Ulcerative Colitis and it became extremely hard to travel, tour and play shows because of complications with the disease. A few months after signing a record contract with a small indie label, Midnight Records, Sky Walker called it quits in 2007. Jordan continued to write music but this time used his pain and suffering as his focus. Sweeney decided to dedicate his whole musical career to raising awareness about this disease. In 2007, Sweeney recorded his first "solo" album, "Sometimes Sky" of which he played all the instruments and sang. In Sometimes Sky, Sweeney sings about living with the disease and he often describes the pain and frustration in the album. His sophomore album titled, "Road to Recovery," (2008) which was released through Recovery Records, is all about his road to accepting the lifestyle change that comes with his illness as he often sings about the joy in his life and the love for his wife. A month after the release of Road to Recovery, Sweeney announced his hiatus from music to spend time with his wife and soon to be born son. His third album titled, "Journey to Me," (2019) is about his journey back to the world of music after taking over 10 years off. The introduction song titled, "Silver" tells the story of just this. Sweeney delivers a more mature sound as he introduces a harder vibe with complex lyrics and catchy melodies to fill the songs. The 13 songs express emotion about his experience with love, struggles and sacrifices and has been well received by fans of his music.