Wasting Time

by Daniel McConeghy

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Imaginative lyrics. Vivid melodies. Refined hooks. Daniel McConeghy’s debut album “Wasting Time” blends these elements into a complete work of art. “Wasting Time” is the story of any dreamer, anyone who has been waiting, hoping, chasing, or fighting for what they believe in.

The 19-year-old McConeghy immediately sets the tone of the album as young and fresh, though his songwriting is matured beyond his years. The lead track, “Someday”, is a pop rock mantra for a time and place where dream meets reality. Two verses that anticipate what the future may bring cleverly lead into a chorus where Daniel exclaims, “Let’s run, run away / They don’t understand, give me your hand / Let’s leave today / Forget the world, we’ll be a boy and a girl in love.”

Love continues to arise as a common theme throughout the album. The ballad “Dancing On 17th” is the story of new love and an unassuming desire to keep the night alive. Daniel channels the excitement of new love through the passion of two people falling for each other.

Whether he’s wandering the confines of pop ornamentation via “Without You” and “Into Your Arms” or traveling the limits of the heart through gut-wrenching tracks like “Red & Dull” and “Yesterday”, Daniel knows how to write a stellar tune.

Daniel McConeghy has a promising career in music ahead of him if his freshman album is any indication of the success on the horizon. Daniel’s ability to pack emotion into everything he writes showcases his strength as an emerging songwriter. “Wasting Time” is a fully produced pop album about the transparent heart of a dreamer, and this dreamer is only getting started.

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released February 21, 2012

All songs written by Daniel McConeghy (except "Without You", co-written with Stephen Campbell.)

Daniel McConeghy - Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitars
Joe Howard - Drums, Organ, and Synth Keys
Kenny Zabler - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, and Programming
Cory A. Baker - Electric Guitars and Acoustic Guitars
Paul Thompson - Bass
Kevin Flood - Background Vocals

Recorded at Full Spectrum Studios
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Cory A. Baker
Artwork, Design, and Photography by Jamie Gellings Media

Produced by Cory A. Baker, Kenny Zabler, and Joseph B. Howard II

(c)2011 Red Hall Records, LLC. All songs published by Positive Side Publishing

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Red Hall Records Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Red Hall Records was founded in 2010 in an effort to launch the careers of developing artists. The goal was simple: Make great music with artists that live music.

Our first artist, Nicole Kottke, released her debut album "I'll Meet You There" in February 2011.

Daniel McConeghy was signed to Red Hall Records in 2011 and his debut album "Wasting Time" was released in February 2012.
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Track Name: Someday
I was 16 when I saw your face
Knew that I would find my way
To your side, your side someday
Baby say you’ll stay with me

You were 15 when I caught your eye
That early evening in July
You watched me fight to hold your hand
You always knew I’d be your man

Let’s run, run away
They don’t understand
Give me your hand
Let’s leave today
Forget the world
We’ll be a boy and a girl in love
They don’t get it, we’ll leave them behind
I’m alright today just knowing you’re mine
Cause you say we’ll find our way
Someday

Now I’m 18, future on my mind
So much to do, so little time
You say you’ll love me all my life
Baby you’re my only light

Let’s run, run away
They don’t understand
Give me your hand
Let’s leave today
Forget the world
We’ll be a boy and a girl in love
They don’t get it, we’ll leave them behind
I’m alright today just knowing you’re mine
Cause you say we’ll find our way
Someday

I’m running and running
Forgetting how to breathe
I’m falling and falling
Losing who I want to be
You catch me and hold me
And I don’t want to leave
And when everything is wrong
I hear you say to me

Let’s run, run away
They don’t understand
Give me your hand
Let’s leave today
Forget the world
We’ll be a boy and a girl in love
They don’t get it, we’ll leave them behind
I’m alright today just knowing you’re mine
Cause you say we’ll find our way
Someday
Track Name: Waiting On My Rocket
I was born by man but raised by melody
Something mom and dad can’t trust
Because it’s something they can’t see

And all I’m meant to be they didn’t want for me
Drywall boxed me up until I’d had enough

And all these lines they forced on me
I’m finding my way through
I’m doing everything I can
And I swear I’ll get there soon

I’m done waiting on my rocket to come
I think it’s time that I found my own way up
And I can’t wait to feel the stratosphere
Sweet air in my lungs
Cause once I breathe it in you know
I’ll never come back down

I’m a boy with a bad sense of direction
And I hate doing what I’m told
I’m a man who can see his destination
And all this traffic’s getting old

And all these lines they forced on me
I’m finding my way through
I’m doing everything I can
And I swear I’ll get there soon

I’m done waiting on my rocket to come
I think it’s time that I found my own way up
And I can’t wait to feel the stratosphere
Sweet air in my lungs
Cause once I breathe it in you know
I’ll never come back down

They said you’ll never make it
Find a fall back
Hang up your numbers, boy
They’ll never call back
And I was waiting on one chance
To get my upper hand
To make them understand

Cuz I’m done waiting on my rocket to come
I think it’s time that I found my own way up
And I can’t wait to feel the stratosphere
Sweet air in my lungs
Cause once I breathe it in you know
I’ll never come back down
Track Name: Dancing On 17th
I close the door
And I pull away
Into the streetlight
You have your back to the wall
We both take the fall
From our own little world

Let’s go dancing on 17th
And I’ll hold you close to me
As I twirl you around
Take a look over town
And watch all the lights go out

I feel so small
Under your eyes and the stars
All watching me, watching me
Your head’s on my chest
Our rhythm’s not the best
But I never wanna leave

Let’s go dancing on 17th
And I’ll hold you close to me
As I twirl you around
Take a look over town
And watch all the lights go out

I was alone
Till I spent my nights
With you and the phone
Well I know some days you can’t call
But I want your voice all day long
This is all your fault

Let’s go dancing on 17th
And I’ll hold you close to me
As I twirl you around
Take a look over town
And watch all the lights go out
Track Name: Into Your Arms
Clouds roll in and the sun goes out
The voice in my head is shouting out loud
On my darkest day you came along
And brightened up my lonely song

And when the world gets tough
What we have’s enough

All my life I searched for words
Now they’re more trouble than they’re worth
So I settle for the melodies
That say I love you just for loving me

When we don’t got light to find the shore
And you think you’re gonna quit, please don’t
Cause

Wherever I go
Wherever you are
With you my heart is safe and sound
And if I go a step too far
I’ll just fall back into your arms

When the phone rings and the call’s for me
You’ll pout and say I always leave
But you love all I’ll ever be
And you know that means the world to me

And when all your plans are falling through
Don’t you let it get to you

Wherever I go
Wherever you are
With you my heart is safe and sound
And if I go a step too far
I’ll just fall back into your arms

And when hello is overdue
I’ll travel back to you
Pushing back against the storm
I won’t rest until I’m home

Wherever I go
Wherever you are
With you my heart is safe and sound
And if I go a step too far
I’ll just fall back into your arms
Track Name: Red & Dull
I tried to call a thousand times
Left my goodbyes out on the line
Before you leave you should know
That I never wanted you to go

When you needed me I was there
For what came next no matter where
I had to go
To try and save you and I know

Maybe it’s time to pretend I’m strong
But we both know it’s not my fault
You were slipping through my hands
And I couldn’t keep you there
Nothing makes sense at all
Now that you’re gone

The next morning’s sun was red and dull
God above knows me all too well
Sank to my knees
And the tears I cried filled up the sea

Maybe it’s time to pretend I’m strong
But we both know it’s not my fault
You were slipping through my hands
And I couldn’t keep you there
Nothing makes sense at all
Now that you’re gone

You’re gone
You’re gone in heaven now
You’re gone
You’re slipping through my hands
You’re gone
Pretend I’m strong
Let you go, let you go
I won’t let you go
You’re gone in heaven now

Now I’m haunted by these hallowed halls
Hate to know I let you down
Every step that I take I feel
I feel you on my heels
Track Name: Without You
Your eyes reflect your worried mind
You’re anxious all the time
The world’s a scary place, I know
You watch me chase the fleeting lights
Sleeping in a box all night
That sits on 18 wheels

And there I am
Getting friendly with the edge
And I’m scared
But that’s all I’ve ever been

I’m alive
And that’s all I need
Reaching for
The song in me
So tell your worried mind
Don’t wait up tonight
Cause I’ll be home real soon
Cause I could never live without you

Days, days they pass us by
Like the broken yellow lines
I call as if they’re friends I know

The glass the window holds in place
Sees your pretty face
Match up dancing lights outside with memories

And there we are
Stretched across the miles
Counting down the hours
Till you aren’t just on my mind

I’m alive
And that’s all I need
Reaching for
The song in me
So tell your worried mind
Don’t wait up tonight
Cause I’ll be home real soon
Cause I could never live without you

When letting go is easier
Tell me that you won’t
When I can’t catch the tears you cry
While you’re all alone
Tell me those 3 magic words
That help me sleep the night
Till every word finds its way back home to you

I’m alive
And that’s all I need
Reaching for
The song in me
So tell your worried mind
Don’t wait up tonight
Cause I’ll be home real soon
Cause I could never live without you
Track Name: Dive In
My imagination paints my mind
Hanging pictures up of you and me
And I don’t want to cross your line
But I’m as certain as I’ve ever seen

And the moon is high outside
All I want to do is take you home
But every time that you walk by
I forget every word I know

Cause you’re charmin’, smilin’
Can’t get you out of my head
Dive in, can’t wait
Until I see you again
And every time I look at you
You’re busy lightin’ up the room
And you drive me wild, you drive me wild

Gotta make this count now
I’m turning inside out now
And I don’t wanna do
Another day without you

But every time I catch your eye
My heart takes off in double time
I choke on all my words
I’m about to lose my mind

Cause you’re charmin’, smilin’
Can’t get you out of my head
Dive in, can’t wait
Until I see you again
And every time I look at you
You’re busy lightin’ up the room
And you drive me wild, you drive me wild

And I know
Finding you meant
Following every broken road
And I
As much as I try
Can’t get the words out my mouth
So I go home alone

Cause you’re charmin’, smilin’
Can’t get you out of my head
Dive in, can’t wait
Until I see you again
And every time I look at you
You’re busy lightin’ up the room
And you drive me wild, you drive me wild
Track Name: Stay The Same
I was 19, still in school
But left it all to say "I do"
You were 24, chasing the open road
But you said it too, you said it too

50 years and we’re still counting
50 years and we’re still running
Feels just like it’s yesterday
Seasons change, we stay the same

Friends were made and parted ways
But all along I still had you
When life got tough, almost too much
You had me too, you had me too

50 years and we’re still counting
50 years and we’re still running
Feels just like it’s yesterday
Seasons change, we stay the same

We will never be apart
Not till death do us part
A promise that is 50 years old
One that will last at least 50 more

50 years and we’re still counting
50 years and we’re still running
Feels just like it’s yesterday
Seasons change, we stay
Seasons change, we stay
Seasons change, we stay the same
Track Name: Leave This Town
She’s blending in and fading out
Watching, waiting, trying to change her shape
And though she has her many doubts
The only thing she knows is how to trace

Everything she’s ever loved
Simply packed its bags and walked away
And with every broken heart
Came a promise not to feel that way again

And she’s gone
And I’ve moved on

Well you can’t just do whatever
Can’t change your mind like it’s the weather
Everything that you went through
Don’t forget I saw it to
Yeah, I thought the storm was breaking
I guess I was mistaken
And I’m not gonna wait around
I gotta leave this town

I gave you days, I gave you nights
And what we had wasn’t worth fighting for
Well I’m happy to have seen the light
Before I went and gave you anymore

And she’s gone
And I’ve moved on

Well you can’t just do whatever
Can’t change your mind like it’s the weather
Everything that you went through
Don’t forget I saw it to
Yeah, I thought the storm was breaking
I guess I was mistaken
And I’m not gonna wait around
I gotta leave this town

You can’t hold me back
You can’t make me stay
You can’t make up for all of this
So I’ll leave today

Well you can’t just do whatever
Can’t change your mind like it’s the weather
Everything that you went through
Don’t forget I saw it to
Yeah, I thought the storm was breaking
I guess I was mistaken
And I’m not gonna wait around
I gotta leave this town
Track Name: I Don't Mind
Your footprints on the bedroom floor
Lead followers right out the door
Briefly catch a scent of you
And see all the things I never knew

I gave my very best you see
To a person that you seemed to be
But when I signed the dotted line
I looked up to another’s eyes

It’s been a year and I don’t mind
The after thoughts you left behind
It was never ever what you did you see
But all the things you couldn’t do for me

You said my love was just a chain
And you found a man to help it break
When you broke my heart that day
I took that chain and walked away

It’s been a year and I don’t mind
The after thoughts you left behind
It was never ever what you did you see
But all the things you couldn’t do for me

Someday you’ll see
You’ll never find another me
But I already know
You were never one worth waiting for

It’s been a year and I don’t mind
The after thoughts you left behind
It was never ever what you did you see

Not the things you missed
The other boys you kissed
Who you turned out to be
And how all you did was leave
The thousand lies you gave to me

It was all those things you couldn’t do for me
Track Name: Yesterday
The door’s my defense
When push comes to shove
I’d tell you to stay
But your mind’s all made up

Pan to the street
You call a cab
I try to reach you with reason
But you just aren’t there

There’s a reason I can’t meet your eyes
I can’t see your soul through the fog of your lies
I wish that I had more to say
But I stopped loving you
Yesterday

You fought your way in
Into my heart
But then seasons changed
And you tore it apart

You tried to be brave
And let me in
But you wrote out the end
Before you let it begin

There’s a reason I can’t meet your eyes
I can’t see your soul through the fog of your lies
I wish that I had more to say
But I stopped loving you
Yesterday

I can’t change you
No one can
Only you are stuck with you in the end
I can’t save you
You know I can’t
And I’d die before I trust you again

There’s a reason I can’t meet your eyes
I can’t see your soul through the fog of your lies
I wish that I had more to say
But I stopped loving you
Yesterday
Track Name: Over It
Getting home
Safe and sound
To no one else around
Stay up late
Till I’m tired
So I forget your name

Could give up
Maybe so
But my heart keeps telling me no

You make me sick
And I can’t get over it

Played your games
Passed the blame
Called me other people’s names
Stood me up
Knocked me down
Told me not to stick around

Easier?
Could be true
But I’m still not over you

You make me sick
And I can’t get over it

All the nights I waited for your call
Wondering if you cared at all
My friends began to think that I’d gone crazy
I insisted that, oh I knew you
Then remembered I knew the others too
Before they went and changed their minds
Then they were gone

Met a new girl
Through Jesus
Hope it kills you when you see us
We’re happy
And exclusive
The way its meant to be

Hope you learned from
Your mistakes
And that you find love someday

You made me sick
And I’m finally over it