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"as Cogswell sings, “Love is the key,” before boosting things to a mid-tempo vibe with the soulful vocals of “Borrowed.” Andrew Greenhalgh- music writer.


you find a new way to tell me every time. .
every time i sit down, you whisper in my ear.
and to my soul, then my heart does shine for all.
though the words are only borrowed, from a moment from divine.

inspiration and you flow through me, spark my interest and i quiet to hear you.
your words like endless melodies, transposed to my soul.
you find the key that opens all my doors.
and you sing it through the pitch of me,
you fill my lungs with air, then we harmonize.

my cells divide and multiply, never worry about tomorrow,
cause they ain't got no yesterdays.
just the beat of blood flows through these veins,
to feed the flesh with nutrients and oxygen.

move my fingers and my toes, and the energy comes alive.
the living, waking breathe of life.
and we move to dance at best, and then we await your call.
and our ears are sometimes opened,
we listening, listening for the wind. (for the wind)

and the laughter of the voice inside my head.
is it you or is it me? or somewhere in between.
don't always know I know, what is real, and what is fantasy.
and there you are again, i'll put my trust in, to the sweetest voice i've ever heard.


from Floating, released November 3, 2015



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Stephen Cogswell San Francisco, California

Stephen Cogswell is a remarkable singer and songwriter with a knack for creating island beats and breezy tunes that are not too unlike music by Xavier Rudd, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and even Darius Rucker. The vocals are strong, poetic, and earthy throughout. If a beach had a soundtrack: Floating would be the answer.

Review by Matthew Forss
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