Anything Beautiful

 

The client wanted an original song to reflect their new USA campaign - something emotional, intimate, uplifting and hopeful.

When I first heard Josiah, I was very intrigued.  He has this unearthly quality to his voice, a combination of his timbre, vibrato and accent that is just so unusual.  It makes you want to hear more.

 

We recorded the tracks at EMP Audio near Morristown, Josiah’s hometown.   Jason Jenkins, EMP’s owner, has a great ear for guitar tones and vocal recording.  It’s always a pleasure to work with him.

 

You may know him from American Idol.  He has a great solo career going on since then!

Anything Beautiful - Chris Merritt - Josiah Lemming
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Anything Beautiful

by Chris Merritt

performed by Josiah Lemming

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Carried away,

Heavenly Day,

Taking the gray around,

To turn around and say,

 

If you could stay,

Just one more day,

Wonder will light you up,

And give enough to say,

 

Though I can’t recall this place,

Or the starlight in your eyes,

I can still feel your embrace,

Through the distance of the skies,

 

And I see you now,

Floating in the clouds,

With the windy smile,

You look around,

And your ready it for it now,

Anything beautiful,

You’re ready for anything beautiful,

 

Finding my way,

Starting today,

Knowing this feeling now,

Will never go away,

 

Erase the untrue,

Take heart in the blue,

Stay close to the sun and be,

A light to me today,

 

Though I can’t recall this place,

Or the starlight in your eyes,

I can still feel your embrace,

Through the distance of the skies,

 

And I see you now,

Floating in the clouds,

With the windy smile,

You look around,

And your ready it for it now,

Anything beautiful,

You’re ready for anything beautiful.