Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Red Heart Records, Jericat Group LLC
SHELL OF A MAN (featuring Noach Tangeras)

Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper, Dan Ogan, Noach Tangeras
Music Credits: Sam Cooper, Dan Ogan, Noach Tangeras
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music (SESCAC), DamnOganMusic (BMI), Noach Tangeras
Performance Credits: Noach Tangeras (vocals), Sam Cooper (instruments)
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Short Song Description:
The frustration of trying to develop better communication with somebody who physically can't communicat in a conventional matter.
Long Song Description:
When we are confronted with disabilities of people we love who can't physically speak, write, is frustrating to do all we can to get through and let them know how much we love them. The listener who has someone in their life with advanced Alzheimer disease, dementia, birth defects, etc... will likely relate to this song.
Story Behind the Song:
Noach (singer and co-writer) has a brother afflicted since birth. He is physically an adult who is unable to communicate conventionally, but she brought the subject up with the desire to still get through to him.
Song Length 4:42
Primary Genre Country-Americana
Tempo / Feel Folk-Americana
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Existence
Subject Matter 2 Frustration
Mood 1 Heartbreaking
Mood 2 Poignant
Similar Artist 1 Stevie Nicks
Similar Artist 2 Kacey Musgraves
Language English
Era 2000 and later
Noach Tangeras, Dan Ogan, Sam Cooper 615-469-4067

Can you hear me, I listen to you,
You're trying so hard, but nothing comes through,
I hope you can feel the love in what I say and do,
Seconds make minutes to years that grow by,
Asking myself why, why, why.

You're a shell of a man stuck in this body,
No voice and no words to say what you feel,
Everybody tries to reach you,
But I won't stop,
Until I can.
You deserve better, I'll be your shelter,
But nobody knows, you're a shell of a man,
Just stuck in this body.
But nobody knows, you're a helluva man,
Just stuck in this body.
Stuck in this body.

I wanted to ask you, but I know you can't answer,
If only you could see,
I reach out with my hand sir, and you reach out,
Reach out to me.

repeat chorus

And someday I know you'll fly,
It won't be your last goodbye.

repeat chorus