No Ordinary Life EP

by Richard Schmieg

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A note from Richard:

"On March 29th, 2011, I jumped on a train headed from Santa Ana, CA to San Luis Obispo, CA, never in a million years dreaming that I would step off that train a changed man. Somewhere in the calm, setting sun perched atop the gleaming ocean...in the tall, swaying grass speeding by...in daydreams of a life forever stuck indoors working at yet another restaurant, it hit me.....

I have been still. Stationary. I have been like the motionless scenery on the other side of this train's thin glass window pane.

But this is not who I have been made to be. I was not intended, nor was I destined to become a passerby in the journey that is my life. I have a purpose. Each person has been granted valuable gifts which they can either choose to use......or else risk losing the chance to become who they were made to be.

Somewhere between Santa Ana and SLO I realized that this is no ordinary life, that I am not a passerby."



Richard's debut EP is a well-rounded fixing of delicate, harmony-filled indie rock with a splash of horns and a healthy portion of rich guitars. Comes with a side of hopeful lyrics and layered rhythm souffle.

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released September 4, 2012

Copyright 2012. Words by Richard Schmieg (ASCAP). Music for Passerby and Wake Up Call by Richard Schmieg, JJ Moser (ASCAP), David Bordelon (ASCAP) and Jon Yoon (ASCAP). Music for Running Wild by Richard Schmieg, JJ Moser, and David Bordelon. Produced by Richard Schmieg and Samuel Hanson. Recorded in Ventura, CA and Downey, CA. Engineered by JJ Moser and Samuel Hanson. Edited by William Klein and JJ Moser. Mixed and mastered by Samuel Hanson. Richard: Guitars, Vocals. JJ: Drums, Percussion. David: Bass, Guitar, Kalimba. Jon: Guitars. Adam Portocarrero: Trumpet. Fermin Chavez: Saxophone. Backup vocals on Wake Up Call by Anais Nicole. Album art Copyright 2012 Sincerely, G. Design Studio.

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Richard Schmieg Los Angeles, California

Richard Schmieg is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter currently living in Los Angeles. Creating positive, purposeful music, Richard's debut EP "No Ordinary Life" inspires hope and showcases his talent as a singer, songwriter, and performer.

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Track Name: Passerby
I'm hoping you take me away
Past the coast and the docks and boats
And I'm ready to be someone new
I just got to know if it's
Hope it's close to you

I've got one foot out the door
Got my boxes packed ready to not come back
And you tell me I could be more
That I've got one life and I've got to try and

Oh, you're not a passerby
Oh, it's no ordinary life

I've got a lot of things to do
With just seventy years of air in my lungs
What can a man of twenty-two even offer you?
I'm saving all I have now
I'm laying all of that down, yeah

Oh, you're not a passerby
Oh, it's no ordinary life

I know the truth about my life
And I won't let it pass me by
I know the truth about my life
I won't go down without a fight

Oh, you're not a passerby
Oh, it's no ordinary life

Oh, you're not a passerby
Oh, it's no ordinary life
Track Name: Wake Up Call (Feat. Anais Nicole)
Here is your wake up call
When both of your engines stall
This is your morning cup
Your daily pick me up

Rise and shine
Show them what you've got inside

This is your quiet place
It greets you with smiling face

But swing open that door
Show them what life is for

Rise to your feet
The morning breathes a
Sweet symphony of hope
Change is a funny thing
Cause it can bring the
Things that you wish for the most
So wake up and hope

Rise to your feet
The morning breathes a
Sweet symphony of hope
Change is a funny thing
Cause it can bring the
Things that you wish for the most
Yeah, the most
Yeah, the most
So wake up and hope
Track Name: Running Wild
Won't you stop running
Everything's gonna be fine
It'll get better, just give it some time
Won't you sit down and listen for a while

Cause chasing you is running me
Yeah chasing you is running me wild

Won't you be still with me dear
Won't you be still
Can't we just talk for a while
Won't you just smile for me dear
Won't you just smile
Can't you just sit with me here
Instead of running wild

I say slow down and she accelerates
She's got no time for me
She's got no time to wait
She won't give me the time of day
Maybe someday I'll catch up to her and say

Won't you be still with me dear
Won't you be still
Can't we just talk for a while
Won't you just smile for me dear
Won't you just smile
Can't you just sit with me here
Instead of running

Don't you leave me behind
Don't you leave me behind, yeah

Can I run wild with you dear
Can we run wild
Can't we just follow the sun
Can I fall in love with you dear
Can we fall in love
Won't you just teach me to run, yeah

La da da da da da
Woah
La da da da da da

Cause chasing you is running me
Yeah chasing you is running me wild