Here's A Thought

by Tall Mark

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about

14 songs were created in 28 days
for February Album Writing Month

fun stats across 14 tracks:
• 5 have piano
• 4 have guitar
• 2 have ukulele
• 9 are comedic in some way
• 4 collaborations
• 3 beat-driven
• 3 instrumental
• 1 orchestral
• 1 bass solo
• 37 vocal tracks (not including mouth sounds on Yup)

I welcome feedback on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. <3

credits

released February 28, 2017

all tracks written, performed, and produced by Tall Mark entirely in the month of February, 2017 - not even a previous song idea was used

tracks 5, 10, and 12 co-written by Amanda West
track 8 co-produced by Niccolow

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Tall Mark Vancouver, British Columbia

Greetings!

I am tall.
My name is Mark.
I make music.

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Track Name: Greetings!
Greetings!
This is the first time that
I've written
this song

I know it may seem like there's a plan
but I don't have one

There's quite the responsibility
on me
to be quick
with wit
and hooks to bring you in

This is the other part of the song
It won't last quite as long
But it's more catchy, you'll find
and, believe me, in good time
the urge
to splurge
on music of mine

(Oh, I get it; he's hypnotizing us through song to support his art!)

You're still here!
That's amazing!
I guess I can be entertaining
if I just listen to myself
and I forget what I've built up in fear

Back to the other part of the song (Again?)
You get my thanks for coming along (You're welcome!)
This ride/write/rite I've made
you're now my slave (What?)
and we are almost done
But first
a pensive
third verse

Maybe one day I won't have to sing about this
And by this, I mean this song

I'll flow with ease
I'll see my dreams
with eyes open

Off the top of my head
I'm glad I'm not dead
I've got a family
that mostly believes in me

It could be worse
I could be stuck inside a hearse (You just used that joke!)
alive (Oh, ew.)

One last promise to you, my dear
The rest of the songs on the album will be more clear

(You shouldn't make promises that you can't keep.)
I'm sorry.
(You're so Canadian!)
Track Name: Six Years Six Inches (Song 3)
We'll always have each other if we like it or not
I know you like no other and that's saying a lot
You're often on my mind it's probably time I forgot
You're always be my brother but what else have I got

We might not always see eye-to-eye
But that's only because I'm the taller guy
Through it all I wouldn't change a thing
Unless I could

Blanket forts and wrestling have seen us grow old
And probably'd still happen in the same household
You're raising a great daughter, I am proud and in awe
Just understand like us, her teens might have some chutzpah

We might not really crave the same foods
But we can always agree on Big Shiny Tunes (woo-hoo)
Portal, Marathon, and Nanosaur
I just wish you had a proper controller
I know it's jokes but this does come from my heart
You smell of farts

We'll always have each other if we like it or not
I know you like no other and that's saying a lot
You're never far away because we live really close
You'll always be my brother so I wrote you this prose

We'll always have each other
I know you like no other
You're often on my mind
You'll always be my brother and I like that a lot
Track Name: Simple Matters
​Pineapple tastes good on pizza, I don't care what you say
and I believe in a mandatory Taco Tuesday
it's gif not jif
roof not ruff
and briefs to keep me dry
mushroms are freakin' great
and I can't stand the word penalize

These are my opinions
You're allowed to disagree
But not with a recording
I won't hear your plea

Maybe send a postcard
An email will do
Just understand you should spend time on the things that matter to you

For me it's toilet paper going over
And admitting selfies are fun
Unicorns aren't related to horses

And knowing there was room on the door for both Jack and Rose
Everything beats a Windows phone
A hot dog is a submarine; still the weirdest kind of meat
I sometimes enjoy Nickelback
Using the emoji hands
I'll take dogs over cats
cake over pie
and waffles over pancakes cause the ridges hold my syrup so well

These are my opinions
You're allowed to disagree
But not while I'm performing
That's not cool socially

Maybe send an email
An angry Tweet will do
Just understand you should spend time on the things that matter to you

We should all treat each other a little better
Stop sweating over my favourite weather (overcast)
I haven't seen Star Wars, so I guess Star Trek's better?

Does that make you mad?
Does it make you mad

that I'll always put pineapple on my pizza
If you don't like it
then you can just
take it off

'Cause it's pretty nice of me to be buying you pizza
Track Name: Livin' In The Breeze
You asked me how long I'd been single
but I don't know how to respond
May not want this to go anywhere
Let it float away
Let it be calm

Live my life at ease
Whatever it takes to be me
Feel at home alone
Freedom in my head, just livin' in the breeze
Livin' in the breeze

Would you spend time talking
about this and that tonight
Feels good to have you here
to hold you close
all's right
in your arms tonight

Live my life at ease
Whatever it takes to be me
Feel at home alone
Freedom in my head, just livin' in the breeze

Hope you can
understand
the way I really am
the way I like you near
Maybe some day more
Wouldn't want to lose you now
Appreciate you here
Don't want to seem unclear

Live my life at ease
Whatever it takes to be me
Feel at home alone
Freedom in my head, just livin' in the breeze
Livin' in the breeze
Track Name: Bionic Man
I was always a good kid
Didn't get into much trouble
On the baseball team
my hits were supreme

But one time the ball hit hard
and I fell to the ground
It caused a chain reaction
when something started to swell

They rushed me to the doc
My first referral was clear
Remove my appendix
'fore it burst out of my rear

Now I'm an appendix-less boy
I'm an appendix-less boy
I'm an appendix-less boy
That's okay
I don't need it

Fast forward a year
I'm dared to lick footgear
Was young and naive
and now I do grieve
Wisdom teeth and tonsils are not here

So I'm an appendix-less kid
and a tonsil-less kid
and a wisdom teeth-less kid
That's okay
I don't need 'em

College was carefree
A supportive fraternity
Till late one moon
passed out in the common room
My friends took my kidney

I never thought it could go this poorly
I was abducted by an other-worldling
They operated on me
with what, I couldn't see
I did submit
They made some slits
Replaced all my organs with intergalactic bits

Now I'm a bionic man
I'm a bionic man
I'm a bionic man
At least I still got my hands
to play this song

Bionic man
Bionic man
Bionic man
Oh I'm a bionic man

Food with the fam at the game
Turns out bionic lung gives you a good name
It all turned out well
covered in corndog smell (mmm, ow!)
I bit my tongue and it hurt like hell

Now I'm a tongue-less bionic man
I'm a tongue-less bionic man
I'm a tongue-less bionic man
That's okay
I don't need it

Bionic man
Bionic man
Bionic man
Oh I'm a bionic man
Track Name: Sing-Along Song
I need to write
I need to write
I need to write a short song

I need a sing
I need a sing
I need a sing-along

This is my sing-along
This is my sing-along
This is my sing-along song

I need to eat
I need to eat
I need to eat some food

I need to focus
I need to focus
I need to focus this song

This is my sing-along
This is my sing-along
This is my sing-along song

I know it's simple but that's all right with me
'Cause I've still got eight more songs to write next week
So relax and enjoy

My sing-along song
My sing-along song
My sing-along song
My sing-along song
My sing-along song
Track Name: Shot Clock
It's like a
bomb's tickin' up in my head
I'm startin' to see red
maybe I should've stayed in bed instead

no
I gotta figure it out
live my life
do it right
with eyes locked on straight sights

feel the pressure
come and hit the threshold
uncover myself
who I am
and find my gold
before I get old
man, I just wanna be young
is that too much to ask for me
'cause it's never been done

it's how
shooting a gun is like losing the one
understanding what it's like to go on with none
and I'm stunned
as I sit and stare at the chase
all of the wage couldn't break my way out of this cage

sad thing is, man
y'know, it probably could
but does satisfaction happen if you think it's no good

just wanna understand
wanna live my life
keep up the fight
do it right
with eyes locked on straight sights

just wanna figure it out
open my mouth
wiggle my doubts
and reload

yo
if nothing's perfect
then why do we practice
what are we after
what is this hack mess
and who is this actress
pourin' her life away
gag a day
give it all for another person's story

it's a foray
on all life's innocence
gotta make some sense
reinvent
my two cents
here for a little change
compromise
rearrange
man, am I derranged

but here's a look what I've done
pulled the trigger to my lung
breathin' my thoughts out into a sweet lyrical rhythm

turn ambitions into missions
I am stricken with provision
and as long as I'm efficient
my rendition's ammunition

shoot my vision in a prism and it's more than none
lock my body in a prison and I'm halfway done

just wanna understand
gotta live my life
keep up the fight
do it right
locked eyes on straight sights

just wanna figure it out
wiggle my doubts
open my mouth
and explode
Track Name: Escalators
There's a hole
in my heart
full of hope
that this shark
is chasing me in shallow waters

I feel
as much ease
as bees breathing Febreze
as we squeeze
the puke from their daughters

Whoa
Where are the dolphins when you need them
Whoa
What's going on with us
Whoa
Where are you when the sky is spent
The escalator of life

I'm covered in spice
the food of mosquitos
a sugar rush
ending in spasm

I've come so far
the wrong way down the road
and I know
there's more I can't fathom

Whoa
Where are the dolphins when you need them
Whoa
What's going on with us
Whoa
Where are you when the sky is spent
Whoa

Ride the escalator to heaven
Take the highway to the sky
Sliding into oblivion
as the water rushes by
Pushing all around it
Grind it all away
Feel the power of the wind
sailing in this wondrous ship
into that which no one knows

Where are the dolphins when you need them
What's going on with us
Where are you when the sky is spent

Whoa
Where are the dolphins
'Cause I need them now
Where are you when the sky is spent
The escalator of life
Track Name: I Am Mine
and I pace back and forth in my room
I am blooming a flower in my head
at what cost, I can't see
but I'm sure it'd be worthy to you
for I won't be abused

I'll be done when I'm done
I'll have fun when I want to have fun
I'll be yours but right now I am mine

and I think about the times we have had
and I know in my heart there'll be more
in the autumn when it's clear
I'll be glad that you're still here
but for now please believe in my course

I'll be done when I'm done
I'll have fun when I want to have fun
I'll be yours but right now I am mine
I am mine
Track Name: Pork Hercules
Porky the pig has a secret life
His uber-pinkness helps him a lot
By night he morphs into Hercules
A superhero of highest order
He's what's known as a super porker

Hercules the super-pig
Rights wrongs, conquers evil
Hercules the super-pig
A hero for the people in pink

Porky the pig saves fluffy kittens
He fights the monsters from under your bed
(Pork) Chops dogs with his wee pinky porky snout
Fills the bad guys with his Hercules dread
A good pig through and through

Hercules the super-pig
His city's proud 'cause he brings home the bacon
Hercules the super-pig
A hero for the people in pink

Hercules the super-pig
Fluent in both English and Latin (Pig Latin)
Hercules the super-pig
A hero for the people in pink

Villains run when they see him coming
He's a workaholic super-dancing super-duper pig
With his super-swine powers turned up to super-high
But if he thinks someone is watching, then he's gone on all four trotters
So don't you call out his name

Pork Hercules, Porky leaves
Track Name: Statistics
According to my math
this song should not get any skips
because it ends so quickly
yeah
right now