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"Walk This Road" - 2018

Carousel – Marc Lee Shannon  

 

One day you die my son, next day you don’t,

This life can beat you down, when the cold winds moan.

I was born in ‘58, now I’m a wiser man,

Year’s come and go my son, hope is not a plan.

 

And the carousel goes round and round.

Just three things in life, it’s about right now.

 

Marry someone just like you, honor your vows,

Share in your children’s lives, get by somehow.

 

Don’t worry bout dying’ no, It is what it is.

Choose happiness and love, learn from all your sins.

 

And the carousel goes round and round.

Just three things in life, it’s about right now.

 

One day you die my son, next day you don’t,

This life can beat you down, when the cold winds moan.

 

And the carousel goes round and round.

Just three things in life, it’s about right now.

And the carousel goes round and round.

Just three things in life, it’s about right now.

 

 

Walk This Road– Marc Lee Shannon

 

I feel your heart, Spinning like a wheel                                                                                                                    

Turning round and round, like its made of steel

I’m in your mind, It’s a private room

Turn on the light, too much to do.

 

Well, I never would have guessed

That I’d stumble on your heart

Fate played its hand; I’ll do my part

 

I‘ll walk this road with you, Nothing that I wouldn’t do

Been down to far its true, I walk this road with you

 

Two empty lives, walking in the dark

Playing hide and seek, all stops no starts

First touch, first spark, oh, the nervous sweat

One passionate kiss, and better yet

 

We never would have guessed

That we’d stumble on a heart

Fate plays its hand, so let’s do our part

 

I‘ll walk this road with you, Nothing that I wouldn’t do

Been down to far its true, I walk this road with you

 

Well, I never would have guessed

That I’d stumble on your heart

Fate played its hand; I’ll do my part

 

I‘ll walk this road with you, Nothing that I wouldn’t do

Been down to far its true, I walk this road with you

 

Back Door To My Heart – Mark Selby 

 

This is the back door to my heart

Oh, but don't you tell a soul

That I've given you the key

To these rooms inside of me

Don't you let nobody know

 

This is the color of my pain

Dusty blue of midnight rain

I might be askin' for too much

Hopin' somehow with your touch

You could make these colors fade

 

The end of the world might be just around the corner

Might be knockin' at my door, This could all be gone by mornin'

If you'd only step inside me, take a candle to the dark

This is the back door to my heart

 

See these lines on my face

From too long standin' in the wind

A testament to my mistakes

Choices that I've made

I won't tell you where I've been

This is the back door to my heart

This is the back door to my heart

This is the back door to my heart

 

 

Count Me In Marc Lee Shannon  

 

When you’re feeling down, and your spirits weak

When you slip or fall, just believe.

If the morning finds you, after your last, last call

Big empty pocket, full of small.

 

Count me in, if you need a step up

Count me in, when you count yourself out,

When you need a hand to hold, Count me in.

 

If a bad decision, Seems to rule your day

I’ll be there to catch you, fall away.

When you need a strong hand, that can hold on tight

Turn all of your darkness, into light.

 

Count me in, if you need a step up

Count me in, when you count yourself out,

When you need a hand to hold, Count me in.

 

When the night surrounds you, if you’ve lost your way

I’ll be right there, right there, just call my name.

 

When you’re feeling down, and your spirits weak

When you slip or fall, just believe.

 

Count me in, if you need a step up

Count me in, when you count yourself out,

When you need a hand to hold, Count me in.

 

Count me in, if you need a step up

Count me in, when you count yourself out,

When you need a hand to hold, Count me in.

 

 

Something Goin On – Marc Lee Shannon 

 

There’s something going on in my head, I don’t know what it is

Something running round in my head, I don’t know what it is.

I think I’m in love with you.

 

I see a silhouette in the light, I’m thinking is it real?

The softness of your skin, so close, Just tell me is it real.

 

I think I’m in love with you

And I think there’s nothing I can do.

 

The glimmer of a kiss, your lips, Like a switch they turn me on.

I know I’m gonna miss those lips, Light switch they turn me on.

 

I think I’m in love with you

And I think there’s something we should do.

 

I think I’m in love with you

And I’m sure there is something we can do.

 

I think I’m in love with you

And I’m sure there is something we can do.

 

I think I’m in love with you

And I’m sure there is something we can do.

 

 

Since You Been Around – Marc Lee Shannon

 

I remember the times when the nights were blue                  

The days were long and so hard to get thru,                                                      

But now all those memories are in the lost and found

Since you’ve been around.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

I would go out on the town just looking for fun                                    

I was the kind liked to kiss on the run,                                    

Now your kiss baby makes me want to settle down                  

Since you’ve been around.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Never been much on self-esteem, and I’m                                    

Not really sure what you see in me.                                                                        

But I feel like a king when you walk in a room                                    

All the boy’s turn their heads and look right at you                                                                                                                                                     

Livin alone is like a cold dark night

But you make me warm and you turn on the light

Your love is like the cool evening rain

Washing the hurt away with the pain

 

If I’m not sounding sure what I mean to say                                                      

I never started living till I was living this way.                                    

It’s your love baby Puts me on top of this town.

 

Since you been around.

It’s your kiss baby puts me top of this town

Since you been around.

 

Sound of a Train – Marc Lee Shannon / Michael Stanley

 

Stars are out tonight it’s so amazing

And a big empty house can drive you crazy

Lonely rooms they wrap their arms around you

Spin you down to your knees

 

Outside everything is changing

Cool nights of autumn closing in

Think of all those nights that I held you

I close my eyes I’m there again

 

Just take me there, take me

You’re everywhere and I’m waiting

 

For the Sound of a Train, this time of night

Heading for a place where two hearts meet

Sound of your voice, just a whisper baby

And all I need to hear is the Sound of a Train

 

I’m holding on to the memories

I can see your face every single night

Just you and me together

When everything was so right

 

Time has come to call the day done

Dim the lights close another night

Sit and watch the candles and the shadows

I close my eyes until it’s light

 

I miss you babe, I miss your touch

Just listen babe, just hush.

 

For the Sound of a Train, this time of night

Heading for a place where two hearts meet

Sound of your voice, just a whisper baby

And all I need to hear is the Sound of a Train

 

I miss you babe, I miss your touch

Just listen babe, just hush.

 

For the Sound of a Train, this time of night

Heading for a place where two hearts meet

Sound of your voice, just a whisper baby

And all I need to hear is the Sound of a Train

 

 

All I Want – Marc Lee Shannon 

                                                                                          

I don’t need a drink tonight, or a night out on the town

I’ve got this beat-up guitar to turn it upside down

Through it all, the bad the good, One thing stands up true

All I want is you.

 

I don’t have the words tonight, to make it feel all alright

Love is such a gamblers game, a paradox in ryhmes

As I live and write my book, I know I‘ll make it through

All I want is you.

 

So many faces and so many tries, I see the sorrow, I see lonely eyes,

Silently waiting, just biding my time

Desperate for someone I can hold tonight.

 

I don’t need a big old house, I don’t need too much stuff

The less I have the more I know, that I’ve got just enough

When I dream the kind of life, the best that we can do,

All I want is you.

 

When the day is counting down, And there’s nothing left to do

All I want is you.

 

If We Quit Now – Marc Lee Shannon 

 

If we quit now, No one will ever know

Nobody has to hurt, except you and me.

If we quit now, two families never split

Two hearts just meant to fit, just cease to be

 

Anniversaries are kept, birthdays go on                                    

I’ll keep the bravest face while missing your love

The little smiles and laughs, fooling them all

As the emptiness begins the fall.

 

Anniversaries are kept, birthdays go on                                    

I’ll keep the bravest face while missing your love

The little smiles and laughs, fooling them all

As the emptiness begins the fall.

 

If we quit now, I’ll die some everyday

I’ll slowly fade away, to memories of you.

 

If we quit now.

 

Don’t Give Up – Kimm Rogers

 

My life has more mistake and mishaps, and dents than a junkyard,

And I’m so restless for what is to come, all I ever do is work hard.

 

And when one door opens, another one shuts, don’t give up

If it slams in your face, it won’t be a disgrace, If you don’t give up.

 

Faith is often blind and,

Time is way beyond my comprehension,

They say love is all your really need,

When the money gets too tight to mention

 

And when one door opens, another one shuts, don’t give up

If it slams in your face, it won’t be a disgrace, If you don’t give up.

 

Sometimes you gotta let go, let God

Leave it up to someone else’s hands

Causes there are things way beyond our control

Even with our best laid plans

 

And when one door opens, another one shuts, don’t give up

If it slams in your face, it won’t be a disgrace, If you don’t give up.

 

No matter what they say, No matter what they do

Just Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give Up.

 

 

Back in the Game Again - Marc Lee Shannon

 

Friends say man, get back in the pocket

Strike a match, get the fire started

You need to breathe again, brother it ain’t no sin

I’m takin’ numbers don’t know where or when

I'm getting back in the name again.

 

Grew up on the dark side of blue

Now its time for a different point of view

I got nothing to lose, by shining up these boots

My next ex or next best friend

I’m getting back in the game again.

 

Tired of holding on, to yesterdays fears

Thunder and lightning, buckets full of tears

Maybe some neon and some colored lights

Can get me off the mat and back into the fight.

 

I can drive it home on one headlight

Riding shotgun with some trouble by my side,

Shoulders back and straight, right at the starting gate

Keep it rocking until who knows when

I’m getting back in the game again.

 

I can drive it home on one headlight

Riding shotgun with some trouble by my side,

Shoulders back and straight, right at the starting gate

Keep it rocking until I say when,

I’m getting back in the game again.

 

My next ex or next best friend

I’m getting back in the game again.

So Long My Friend – Marc Lee Shannon

 

Friday night and

I got that same old feeling,

I’m looking down a dusty road again.

Spent my life chasing glimmers

In the darkness

And it looks like it’s costing me again.

 

So long my friend

Until we meet again

And if we don’t I’ll always keep a smile.

For the wild nights we broke,

For the song we never wrote,

For all the miles of highway round the bend…

So long my friend.

 

On the move there’s

Not much room for longing,

Belonging is a very different thing

I’ve roamed a lot and this old heart

Keeps searching

A haunted house with ghosts in every wing

 

So long my friend

Until we meet again

And if we don’t I’ll always keep a smile.

For the wild nights we broke,

For the song we never wrote,

For all the miles of highway round the bend…

So long my friend.

 

Miles of turns and endless seasons

Passing me.

Traveling with every hope in mind.

Riding with a comforting companion

And 200 yards of faith in

One headlight.

 

In this world we are

All born quite alone now

And every friend is worth his weight in gold.

My grandpa told me this

And I’m sure lucky

Cause it seems this fact is not too widely known.