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Mark Perkins Dawe

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Songs by Mark Perkins Dawe

124 Grains

124 Grains
[Verse 1]
Something in the air, loud noises, shouts of fear,
a fading memory’s calling me, voices, screams and tears,
I’m standing at these gates, can’t remember why,
feeling like some lost soul staring, to the sky.
[Verse 2]
Don’t know what has happened but they tell me at these gates,
wrong place wrong time one hundred twenty four grains,
looking ‘round this place, seems I’m in a dream,
looking for some sign of what this, what this really means.
[Verse 3]
They say I didn’t see it coming, didn’t feel a thing,
just accept your fate, as your judgement day bell rings,
get used to this they say, no return to where you’re from,
I guess it doesn’t matter seems what’s done, what’s done is done.
[Verse 4]
Now I’m standing here and waiting with these other misplaced souls,
wondering if I have enough credits to avoid the road below,
but now all I really want, is don’t let me fade away,
don’t let this be in vain and don’t forget, to say my name.
[Verse 5]
Wrong place wrong time one hundred twenty four grains,
don’t let this just fade away, don’t forget to say my name,
now what I really need is to never let this be OK,
so don’t let me just fade away and don’t forget,
[Final Verse]
wrong place wrong time one hundred twenty four grains,
don’t let me just fade away, don’t forget to say my name,
now what I really need is to never let this be OK,
so don’t let me just fade away and don’t forget to say my name, no-
don’t let me just fade away and don’t forget to say my name,
say my name, say my name, say my name,

[Lyrics]


Badges

Badges
[Verse 1]
Just a little bit o’ pain, nothing ventured, nothing gained,
the badges earned through this life, reminding me I’m alright,
just a little bit o’ lies, always look into their eyes,
some badges make you cry, most scars heal as time goes by,
and time goes by,
just a little bit o’ greed, you have to take care of your needs,
take what you can and flee, just don’t you take it from me, oh no,
don’t you take it from me,
[Chorus 1]
Badges earned, through this life, livin’ at the pointy end of the knife,
takes just a little bit, just a little bit o’ pain to learn,
nothing ventured, nothing gained.
[Verse 2]
just a little bit o’ fear, a challenge won, a joyful tear,
stir it up, shout it out, clear the air, remove the doubt,
and no doubt that,
just a little bit o’ love, lets them know what you’re made of,
take a walk in someone’s shoes, see life from that point of view,
and what would you do?
[Final Chorus]
Badges earned, through this life, livin’ at the pointy end of the knife,
takes just a little bit, just a little bit o’ pain to learn,
nothing ventured, nothing gained.

[Lyrics]


Fistful of That Thread

Fistful Of That Thread
[Verse 1]
Much too quiet in this place, feel the darkness creeping up some,
a little bit o’ chaos helps this need for some disruption,
hidden just behind this smile, darkness fans the fire,
hidden deep behind these eyes lies the chaos, I desire.
[Verse 2]
Some may try to frame the lines, I just can’t stay within,
silence screams, a challenge raised, push to the limit begins,
disruption knocks upon my door, grab a fistful of that thread,
from the darkness chaos calls to the unknown, unknown way ahead,
[Chorus]
Much too quiet in this place, feel the darkness creeping up some,
a little bit o’ chaos helps this need, for some disruption,
I’ll grab a fistful of that thread, another day closer to the cold bitter end,
pushing the limits right up to the edge, I’ll grab a fistful of that thread,
I’ll grab a fistful of that thread.
[Verse 3]
Wasting time, framing lines, I won’t stay within
silence screams that challenge raised, I push to the limit again,
through the fray I move unscathed past broken shattered dreams,
time stands still, the way is clear, just a little bit ‘o chaos, is my peace.
[Chorus 2]
Much too quiet in this place, feel the darkness creeping up some,
a little bit o’ chaos helps this need, for some disruption,
I’ll grab a fistful of that thread, another day closer to the cold bitter end,
pushing the limits right up to the edge, I’ll grab a fistful of that thread,
I’ll grab a fistful of that thread.
[Final Chorus]
pushing the limits right up to the edge, stirring it up again and again,
another day closer to that cold bitter end, I’ll grab a fistful, one more fistful,
fistful of that thread, just one more fistful of that thread,
just one more fistful of that thread, just one more fistful.

[Lyrics]


I Got The Up

I Got The Up
[Verse 1]
Lookin’ out the window, raining all day, have to go walkin’ clear these clouds away,
just about had it, can’t take any more, hat, jacket, scarf and then I’m, out the door.
[Verse 2]
Walkin’ to river tryin’ to find my way, lookin’ down the path of another rainy day,
she was standing by the bridge, lookin’ my way, she smiled come on over here,
I have something to say, she said yeah I’m talking to you, I have something to say.
[Chorus]
She said, I got the up, you got the down, come dance with me, we’ll turn your blues-
around, shake off the doubt, shout out the pain, we’ll light up the dark,
and brush off this rain, we’ll just brush off this rain.
[Verse 3]
Now I’m lookin’ down the path of a brand new day, saw a lonely girl walkin’ she was heading my way,
foot prints in the mud just dragging through the rain I smiled, come on over here
I have something to say, yeah I’m talking to you, I have something to say,
[Chorus 2]
And I said, I got the up, you got the down, come dance with me we’ll turn your blues around,
shake off the doubt, shout out the pain, we’ll light up the dark,
and brush off this rain, we’ll just brush off this rain.
[Verse 4]
Lookin’ out the window, raining all day see you splashin’ in the puddles and lookin’ my way,
I smile, you smile, laughing once more, hat, jacket, scarf and then I’m,
out the door, and we’re singing,
[Final Chorus]
I got the up, you got the down, come dance with me, we’ll turn your blues around,
shake off the doubt, shout out the pain, we’ll light up the dark, and brush off this rain,
we’ll just brush off this rain, brush off this rain.

[Lyrics]


Laughing to the Moon

Laughing to the Moon
[Verse 1]
Seven days and, seven nights,
from dark to light to man,
they haven’t learned in all these years,
how to share or take care of this land.
[Verse 2]
This pack is fair, this pack is strong,
we share the win, share the load,
we know the strength, the strength of respect,
we know the strength of love.
[Chorus 1]
This wolf is watching, we see your angry tears,
in the air, we smell your angry fear,
you have some need, to need more and more,
and watch your own kind bleed,
and this wolf, is laughing, to the moon,
laughing to the moon, laughing at you.
(ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo)
[Verse 3]
Seven days and, seven nights,
from dark to light to man,
they haven’t learned in all these years,
how to share or take care of this land.
[Chorus 2]
this wolf is laughing, howling to the moon,
howlin’ it loud, howlin’ with the pack,
‘cause if the humans keep to their self-destructive ways,
we’ll soon have this planet back,
so we’re howling, and we’re laughing,
laughing at you, yeah, we’re laughing at you,
(ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo-oo)
laughing at you.
(ah-hoo)
[Chorus 3]
(ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo)
we know our time, our time is coming soon, so we’re howling,
we’re laughing to the moon and we’re howling, and we’re laughing,
Laughing at you, we’re laughing at you-oo, laughing at you,
(ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo-oo) (ah-hoo)

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Orleans, ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Blues | Country | Folk | Rock | Acoustic | Adult Contemporary  | Indie Rock  | Pop

I Write:

By myself

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

Badges, Fistful of the Thread, 28 and Blue, The Alley, Laughing to the Moon, I Got the Up, Come Walk with Me, One Hundred Twenty Four Grains, Long Way from Yesterday, Little Mary Blue Eyes.

Albums Released:

badges

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Biography:

I try to keep it simple with acoustic guitar, vocals, drums, bass, and just an occasional bit of strings or percussion sugar added. My lyrics include some light storytelling, darker social commentary, and some reflection. My music style is influenced by artists across rock, folk-rock, folk-punk, blues, and country genres.

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