the HABIT. the TONE. the AMEND.

by Mark Ceaser

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Mark Ceaser – the HABIT. the TONE. the AMEND.

Mark was SAD.
Mark was POOR.
Mark was MAD.
Mark didn’t want to play MUSIC anymore.
He got a JOB.
He cut his HAIR.
He mourned his DREAM,
and fell into deeper DESPAIR.
But this is not where our STORY ends.
For sad stories do not make good FRIENDS.
Mark was saved by a GIRL so fair.
He didn’t even miss his long locks of HAIR.
Fairday was KIND.
Fairday had FAITH.
She held Mark’s HAND.
She gave him STRENGTH.
Mark met Ritchard.
Mark met Germain.
They saw his POTENTIAL.
They made him WHOLE again.
Now Mark is GRATEFUL.
Mark is OVERJOYED.
Mark MARRIED Fairday.
Mark is gainfully EMPLOYED.
Mark loves MUSIC.
And MUSIC loves him.
Mark’s MUSIC is best listened to
when the LIGHTS are dim.
the END.

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released August 25, 2014

All music and lyrics by Mark Ceaser
except The Phoenix lyrics by Mark Ceaser and Farideh
Produced and engineer by Ross Nykiforuk

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Track Name: She Pulls Me In
verse
i rent a room in a basement
a green lamp a blue duvet
there’s frost in the corner
there’s an empty picture frame

the alarm clock’s getting louder
i’m waking in a haze
the days are getting shorter
i’m the ashes of her flame

chorus
she pulls me in

verse
she’s the wine that makes me dance
she’s the whiskey that makes me stumble
a clever smile a dangerous laugh
she’s the wine that makes me dance

chorus
she pulls me in
with outstretched arms outstretched hands
she pulls me in...

bridge
she’s as strong as a prayer
she’s as forgiving as a home
always safe always there
she’s as strong as a prayer

chorus
she pulls me in
Track Name: Pacific Islands
verse
there’s no room aboard this ship
it’s heavy at the seams
drifting off in the dead of night
while the others sleep

down amongst the seaweed sludge
my expectations drag
make this lesson be your last
i’m just an ordinary man

chorus
point me south and set my sail
the destination is surreal
strip my clothes into the sea
let the dirt be washed away

verse
prayers from decades long ago
guide the rollin’ winds
make me bright in these crashing waves
cause i’m sinking deep, pull me up

chorus
point me south and set my sail
the destination is surreal
strip my clothes into the sea
let the dirt be washed away
Track Name: The Phoenix
verse
we’ve seen a lot of good people
go down in ashes
i’d like to think that we could be the phoenix
rising from the fire

verse

like that empty house on the corner lot
where the windows are broken and the shingles are shot
the foundation’s strong and the chimney is straight
reminds me of us, that place

chorus
that place, that place
we can fix it, we can rebuild it, we can make amends

verse
it was tough enough i couldn’t find a job
then you got pregnant and the phone cut off
in that small town we didn’t know a soul
you tried to warn me but we lost control

chorus

control, control
we can fix it, we can rebuild it, we can make amends

bridge
we were the warmth that december stole
we were two hearts so full they broke
we were the promise and the hope
we can make this house a home

we’ve seen a lot of good people
go down in ashes
we can fix it, we can rebuild it, we can make amends
Track Name: Only an Echo
verse
i can still taste her lips
in every glass of red wine
i still hear her voice
through the pines

chorus
if i could ask her why
if i could say goodbye
if i could sleep at night
it wouldn’t make things right

verse
i can still smell her hair
on my pillow case
and when i close my eyes
i see her face

chorus
if i could ask her why
if i could say goodbye
if i could sleep at night
it wouldn’t make things right

bridge
i came through the door to find only an echo
no trace of a note, no footprint or a phone call
she may not be perfect but i thought she was worth it

chorus
if i could ask her why
if i could say goodbye
if i could sleep at night
it wouldn’t make things right