Up Until Now

by Craig Marker

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released June 8, 2016

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Track Name: Whispers Into The Wind
A full moon shines o’er and old highway road
I walk along the side where the wildflowers grow
This two lane has taken me where I’d never been before
A place lost somewhere between here and Mexico

Oh and I long to find where the memories began
Where the sun shone high over this promised land
Been six years but I swore someday I’d return
I guess I forgot of what once I was sure
And they haunt me, oh they haunt me

These memories play through my mind
Endlessly
And someday, I know they’ll leave forever
Like whispers into the wind
Just like whispers into the wind

So I walked off the road, down by the riverside
See the water run high, and glow in the light
Dip my hands in to cleanse them of sin
And the river rages on at the touch of my skin
And I see them, I feel them

These memories play through my mind
Endlessly
And someday, I know they’ll leave forever
Like whispers into the wind
Just like whispers into the wind

These memories play through my mind
Endlessly
And someday, I know they’ll leave forever
Like whispers into the wind
Just like whispers into the wind

Now you see life ain’t always how it appears
I’ve been knocked down enough to know how that feels
Tonight I’ll return to where it began
Find freedom from these demons inside my head
Track Name: Take Me Home
My girl came bustin’ through the door this mornin’
Said tonight’s the night we’re gonna break free
We went out on a ride, lookin’ for some place to hide
Trying to escape this life we left behind

But my girl she got taken away from me, man
And now there’s no sign of her coming back
I’m stranded and alone, oh I got no place to go
And all I want is you, to come and take me home

But it’s cold and it’s dark in this city
That adventure we had came to an end, honey
But I still got debts to pay and nothing to give, babe
I’ve got desires runnin’ deep through my viens

And these romantic dreams just left me hungry
I’m out here starvin’ for some help for your touch
You know that’s all I’ve ever needed; no I’ve never wanted much
But babe tonight I need you to come and take me home

Broken hearts and dyin’ dreams fill these lonely streets
Scournful glares and Wild Bill are my only company
And ghosts still haunt me every day that prove to me my life’s the same
As the day that we ran away

Girl I know I was never your hero
I’ve got no redemption to offer you, babe I know
But if as you run away you hear this song and you think of me,
I hope that you’re doin’ okay, now
And babe I’ll promise you one thing that I’m the same old Joe I used to be
Just sittin’ waiting for something…
Girl I'm just sittin' here waiting...
For you to come and take me home
Track Name: In The Silence
The telephone ringing sends echoes through the night
A faceless voice brings news that don’t feel right
Your momma and your papa ain’t comin’ home tonight
In the silence a young boy sits and wonders why

He knows nothing can bring them back to life
They never said this world was fair or kind
But he knows things can be better than they seem
In the silence a young boy sits and starts to dream

Just like the wolves cry in the night, singing songs that never die
Though all that’s listening is the moon
Though their presence may be gone, their hopes and dreams live on
In you

So he’s packing his bags and he’s heading to the west
Where promises call with hope for what comes next
Yes he’s payin’ his dues, prayin’ he’ll make it through
In the silence a young man suits up and salutes

Just like the wolves cry in the night, singing songs that never die
Though all that’s listening is the moon
Though their presence may be gone, their hopes and dreams live on
In you

The sun sets low upon the mountain side
As young kids run wild into the night
A job well done, sir, you know what’s next
In the silence an old man lays down to rest
Track Name: Waiting On The Porch
The wind starts to howl when the sun goes down
And Johnny waits on the porch for his daddy to come home
Each morning his dad leaves him all alone
And at night he returns with a fire in his soul

This fire burns with a passion so strong
It loves when it’s warm but that don’t last long
Cause it’ll rage, it’ll rage when it don’t get its way
This fire no man can contain

Blood is the tie that binds you to the place where you were born
But it’ll ruin the man it keeps from a life of his own
Sometimes you can’t go home

So at night Johnny leaves while the city’s asleep
Out to the edge of town where them wild boys meet
They’re singin’ their songs about breakin’ through
That threshold where their dreams’ll come true

His dad will be waitin’ on the porch for him to come home
He’s gonna make him feel that fire in his soul
Oh it’ll rage, it’ll rage when it sees Johnny’s face
Tellin’ him he needs to get his life straight

Blood is the tie that binds you to the place where you were born
But it’ll ruin the man it keeps from a life of his own
Sometimes you can’t go home

But Johnny ain’t gonna live no lie
Or a life controlled by that fire inside
So he packed his bags with all that he owned
And he went to cross over that threshold

Blood is the tie that binds you to the place where you were born
But it’ll ruin the man it keeps from a life of his own
Sometimes you can’t go home
Track Name: September Nights
September nights, I feel the ward wind on my face
As I drive down a deserted highway five
In my mind, I see a candle burning bright
The only thing that keeps these worn-down wheels spinning right

Ooooh, stereo on, this “Tunnel of Love”
Singin’ loud like these words are a window to my soul
Highway signs, pass me by, so I know
Just a few hundred more miles ‘til I stand at your front door

There’s something in the air that keeps me blowing to the north
Like a compass beating red inside my chest
I’ll always hear the call that draws me to a love so sure
Like a blind man wandering aimlessly into the dark

I see the trees, swaying softly in the breeze
In the shade an empty seat brings me gently to my knees
I feel the chill of her sweet breath on my neck
Slowly drawing me deeper into her unrelenting web

Some say no, as they watch me lose control
You can warn a man so long, but in the end he still will go

There’s something in the air that keeps me blowing to the north
Like a compass beating red inside my chest
I’ll always hear the call that draws me to a love so sure
Like a blind man wandering aimlessly into the dark

Her voice filled with empty whispers
I’m a moth chasing after her light
But when belief comes from listenin’
What happens when the light dies out?

There’s something in the air that keeps me blowing to the north
Like a compass beating red inside my chest
I’ll always hear the call that draws me to a love so sure
Like a blind man wandering aimlessly into the dark
Track Name: Up Until Now
I come from the city, where you’re born to fit the mold
And ever since I was young, I learned the hard way to trust no one
Cause this town that shines like gold
Will just strip you of the things that you own
And up until now, I’ve kept my head down, walking over the cracks on the ground.
But I wanna feel the hurt, the pain, the love, the heartbreak, this world’s got.

These streets I walk down, they remind me, of all that I’ve lost
See my favorite store window, boarded up, with signs that say closed
And these memories they won’t haunt me
If I promise myself to break free
And up until now, I’ve lied to myself, saying this barren land felt like home
But I know, that outside these walls, there lies something waiting for me

And I ain’t got all the answers
But I got my facts learned straight
And up until now, I’ve been here wondering, could you get out if you try?
And I might find that I’m wrong
But It won’t be wasted time
Cause up until now, I’ve sat here waiting, wasting away my only life
So long my friends, I wish you well, and I’ll see you on the other side

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