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"Lucky 7" - 2021

I Feel It

Marc Lee Shannon  

 

It’s the evening of a long, long day

And what I’m thinking, I’m too tired to say

I’m a fool in line with too much time

Alone in my mind

Drowning in the shadows of my

Living color dreams, and I feel it

 

When I wake up I start to pray

I take a deep breath, and I start my day

I’ve waited so long just to belong

So what went wrong?

I know I’ve tried a time or two 

But it always ends the same, and I feel it

 

I can see her riding next to me

Smile shining, a hand on my knee

I want the warm lips and slim fingertips

And a secret kiss

A touch that knows the way to make me

Reach for the key, and I feel it

No Nobody

Marc Lee Shannon

There’s something lately

Runnin’ round my mind

The words don’t always seem to come out right

We’ve been together for some good times now

You lift me up, never let me down

 

It’s in the look you give me late at night

It’s in the way you laugh and change my mind

If I smile when you’re holding my hand

This kind of luck was never in the plan

 

It’s been a long, long time

I nearly gave up tryin’

Feels like we’re on to something

This time you know there’s no denying

 

No, Nobody make me feel this way

No, Nobody love me night and day

Yes, I’m never gonna let you go

No, Nobody. Nobody No, No

 

When we’re out together on the town

I see the looks from all the boys around

But it’s me you’re lovin’ all night long

When it feels this right it can’t be wrong

 

No, Nobody make me feel this way

No, Nobody love me night and day

Yes, I’m never gonna let you go

No, Nobody. Nobody No, No

Too Gone

Marc Lee Shannon

Another hotel night

Another crowded flight

And I’m missing you

It’s too late to call

Even to say goodnight, baby

 

I missed another day

I know I’m not to blame

It’s just what I do, out here tonight

Wishing away this game, oh baby

 

I”ll make an early call

Promises large and small

Trying to make it all hold together

 

I’m too gone, too long again

My heart is breaking

Hold on, I’m coming in

Tell me you’re waiting

 

Do you remember when

We were the best of friends

Before the money came

And that race began

We couldn’t find the end, oh baby

 

Now everything is fine

And we rehearse those lines

With empty hearts and mind

We just get on with it

 

I’m too gone, too long again

My heart is breaking

Hold on, I’m coming in

Tell me you’re waiting

Deacon of Blues

Marc Lee Shannon

All kinds of people talking

Phone ringing day and night

Looking for some answers

‘Cause way down deep inside

They got that low-down, half-heart feelin’

Don’t know what to do

They call the righteous

Reformed, all night deacon of blues

 

Sometimes they just won’t listen

They heard this line before

Dancin’ with the demons

Watch ‘em dance right out the door

With that low-down, half-heart feelin’

It’s the same old news

They call the righteous

Reformed all night deacon of blues

 

Mastercard and Visa

He’ll make you soon believe

American Express is your ticket to relief

From those low-down, half-heart feelings

Man, I’m telling you

Just call the righteous 

Reformed all night deacon of blues

 

24-7, 365 days

1-800 number you can call from any place

He’ll read you from the gospel

Of the delta blues greats

Then top is with some B.B.

Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray

 

If you’re feelin’ lonely

And your lover’s acting strange

Your tired music station

Has you ready for a change

From those low-down, half-heart feelin’

Here’s what to do

Call the righteous reformed all night

Call the righteous reformed all night

Just call the righteous reformed all night Deacon of Blues

I Quit You

Marc Lee Shannon

I quit you baby

I’m tired of working for you

You can have my notice

Time to face the truth

No matter what I’m sayin’

No matter what I do

You ain’t worth it

So I quit you

 

I quit my drinking like I said I’d do

No more sleeping on the couch

With a bottle of blues

I’ve been waiting a long time

At this table for two

I”m making my move

I quit you

 

In the morning, with no warning

You can’t remember what you done

I can’t take this, it’s so hit and miss

You want a change

Well, you’re not the only one

 

You’re losing out on a good man

I”m tired but I’m true

You’re gonna miss me baby

I quit you

Leave on The Light

Marc Lee Shannon

I’ve been out walking these streets

Your angry words, my company

Maybe I’ll find some peace of mind

If you leave on the light

 

You drive me wild, sometimes insane

Now it’s my turn to take the blame

I’ll get it right, it’s just one fight

Please leave on the light

 

Leave on the light, give me a sign

You know I’m coming home tonight

Leave on the light, and we’ll be fine

I need your kiss, one more time

 

Your loving arms are where I’m strong

Your tender hands, they play my song

When you’re not around

I’m in the lost and found

Leave on the light

 

After all the years and big mistakes

Tears of joy and lucky breaks

One more time, please be kind

And leave on the light

 

In the dark I see it all

Your lips meet mine and start the fall

Eyes so wide, lock hard on mine

Baby, leave off that light

Rock Steady

Paul Rodgers

Well when I want to rock steady

I know I got to get ready

Close my eyes and let myself go

Listen and let the music flow

 

Turn on your light

And stay with me awhile

And ease your worried mind

Turn on your light

And stay with me awhile

And rock steady

 

When my love gets a little too heavy

Oh, she’s mine and I got to get ready

Close my eyes and let myself go

Listen and let the music flow

 

Turn on your light

And stay with me awhile

And ease your worried mind

Turn on your light

And stay with me awhile

And rock steady

"Steady On" - 2021

No Nobody

Marc Lee Shannon  

 

Got the news late today, now the time is counting, counting

In the silence all just standing, all that’s left is waiting, waiting

 

Holding hands, arms embracing. We make our way, day by day

Hide the truth keep the secret as if the words could change

 

Steady on, Steady On.

Won’t be long, carry on.

 

Today we dream, tomorrow’s dashing. in the end ashes, ashes

Who we love all that matters. All the rest wishing, wishing.

 

Years go by like running rivers, over sand, jagged stones

We fight, we float, try letting go but never really know.

 

Steady On, Steady On.

Won’t be long, just hold on.

 

It’s the little lights that shine so brightly

The loving smiles that warm us nightly

The sturdy friends that keep us standing

When we hit our knees.

 

The way we love the way we live life

The memories of those cherished highlights

The tears of pain and laughter teach us

The best of what we need.

 

When my time comes please remember. All the nights laughing, laughing

You were there the joy the sorrow, the gift of friends sharing sharing

 

When I go I’ll be right here in your heart, just believe

Between your dark and lightest moments. I will never leave, 

 

Steady on, Steady on.  Won’t be Long

Steady on. Steady On  Carry on Steady On

 

"Let It Go" - 2020

Let It Go

Marc Lee Shannon  

 

When that memory comes to haunt me,

As night gives way to dawn, 

My sleeping heart is woken,

By that lost and lonely song. 

I remember with a long sigh,

My eyes grow full of mist,

Like a photograph reminding,

of a long forgotten wish. 


Let it go, let it go.
Put it all behind you, let it go.
Don’t you know, don’t you know,
When it circles back to find you, let it go. 

Sometimes luck shines like a beacon,

To light and guide my way,

Sends angels out to guide me,

Just to visit, not to stay. 

Some love lasts a season,

Some love lasts for life,

Some comes for a reason,

Like a candle in the night. 

"Friends Like You" - 2019

Friends Like You

Marc Lee Shannon / Ryan Humbert  

 

Moved in like a rainstorm, took you by the hand,

Before the night was over, there was a change of plans.

You were the life of every party, the kiss at closing time,

Breaking hearts and burning bridges, one glass at a time.

 

Friends like you, ain’t nothing new,

Laughing as your life’s falling apart,

No telling what to do, with friends like you.

           

Empty pockets from a gambler’s luck and a loser’s pride.                       

Every day was one step closer, believing your own lies.

Another bottle filled with poison, another round of pain,

Another chance to hold your head up while going down in flames.

 

Friends like you, ain’t nothing new,

Laughing as your life’s falling apart,

No telling what to do, with friends like you.

 

Nobody talks about you, just twenty times a day,

Another lesson learned the hard way, but some are best that way.

 

Friends like you, ain’t nothing new,

Laughing as your life’s falling apart,

No telling what to do, with friends like you.

"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

Dave Merenda with additional lyrics by 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.

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