Funky Are We, Ma'am (FAWM 2019)

by Mark! Silver

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released February 16, 2019

everything by mark except:

track 3: co-written by doug haberman
track 6: co-written by christopher tom
track 14: co-written by lesley price

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Mark! Silver Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Track Name: And The Night Reigns
a little taste of bitter
'little taste of sweet
and somewhere in the middle
you & i will meet

the tenderness i needed
from your hands so rough
and when you've worn me smooth it
simply ain't enough

i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you-ooo-ooo
and the night reigns

the rainfall in our garden,
'sun that raises seeds
our flowers sprouting every-
where just like the weeds

the tenderness i needed
from the rainy clouds
and when the soil is wet i
come on back around

i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you-ooo-ooo
and the night reigns

(solo)

our flaws are perfect, oh
the bad just makes it good (so much better)
loving you's the hardest
thing that takes no effort

the tenderness i needed
from your little smile (little smile)
keep everything in check and
i'll be 'round a while

(3x)
i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you
i curve myself into you-ooo-ooo
and the night reigns
Track Name: The World Is Ending
if im understanding you right
you missed the very last flight
and you don't know where to go

you came back through the tsa
they said it would be ok
but we dont trust a word they say

.. let's take a cab back into town
... i know the sky is brown
... but what else can we do

oh i just dont know quite how to be . when the world is ending
oh i just dont know, lord knows i'll try . but the world is ending
now, and all the legacies you left were all for naught
and they recalled the last thing you forgot

if im understanding you right
you can't sleep much in the night
coz the stars are just a shame

you came back with the morning sun
and knew we needed to run
but we dont trust the road we take

.. let's make a pact to turn around
... all the things that make us frown
... coz what else can we do

oh i just dont know quite how to be . when the world is ending
oh i just dont know, lord knows i'll try . but the world is ending
now, and all the legacies you left were all for naught
and they recalled the last thing you forgot

(solo)

.. let's make a pact to turn around
... all the things that make us frown
... coz what else can we do

oh i just dont know quite how to be . when the world is ending
oh i just dont know, lord knows i'll try . but the world is ending
now, and all the legacies you left were all for naught
and they recalled the last thing you forgot
Track Name: All Came Out
are you inclined to take pictures of my mind or would you rather talk it out?
wish i could make all the things inside my brain that hold me back fall out
and no one has to know that it just all came out
and no one has to know that it just all came out of me
that it just all came out of me

stuck on my phone playing album after album but i'd rather just hang out
stuck on a tone playing mind games with myself i wish i'd cut it out
and no one has to know that it just all came out
and no one has to know that it just all came out of me
that it just all came out of me
Track Name: One Ear To The Next
if your day is shaken and
if your heart is breakin you
gotta take a simple step and
put it all away

ain't no time for frownin and
ain't no time for scowlin let's
see that little smile from-a
one ear to the next lets
see that little smile one ear to next

if you're left to drinkin to
stop all of y'thinkin, you
gotta take a simple step to
clear your mind

ain't no time for vices, and
put down your devices, let's
see that little smile from-a
one ear to the next lets
see that little smile one ear to next

i know it ain't easy, and
hell it might seem sleazy to
put all of your fears to bed

(and) i know that it's crappy, but
if you want be happy, you
gotta take a big ol' breath and
learn a little how to let things go, yea
learn a little how to let things go
Track Name: Lossy Style
.. VHS tapes
.. playing back the episodes

.. everybody's lookin' around
.. with a picture in their mind
.. everybody's lookin' around
.. with something they've got to find

.. old cassette tapes
.. with a sound so lost to time

[chorus]

.. what is the format that you chose?
... (i) can't play back the words
.. fading away in lossy style

.. where is the archive of your soul?
... (i) can't rewind to start
.. fading away in lossy style

.. MP3 files
.. all that damn compression now

[chorus]

[bridge]

.. stream a playlist
.. it all blends together now

[chorus - outro]
Track Name: Songwriting PSA
C D
pick up your pen and just start writing
F Fm C G
(don't) ever say you can't without trying
C D
pick up your pen and just start writing
F Fm C
(you'll) never say you can't if you start trying

Em Am D F Fm C
letting all the phrases flow from your head onto the paper
Em Am D F Fm C G
waiver being held uptight from your head down to your shoulders

[chorus]

Em Am D F Fm C
it dont matter where you start, but sing it from your heart
Em Am D F Fm C G
even if you dont get far, it doesn't hurt to start

[chorus]
Track Name: Mandela Effect
mr berenstain, won't you tell the people bout your name? ooh... do do do do
mr berenstain, tell me who's the man we got to blame? ooh... do do do do

do . you remember what it's called?
. it's called the mandela effect
ohh ... .... do do do do do do do do

mr berenstain, won't you tell the people of your fame? ooh... do do do do
mr berenstain, why do you insist the quiet game? ooh... do do do do

do . you remember what it's called?
. it's called the mandela effect
ohh ... .... do do do do do do do do

[solo]

do . you remember what it's called?
. it's called the mandela effect
ohh ... .... do do do do do do do do
Track Name: Bleak
(i) know you want to go to bed, it's getting late
(the) moonlight, oh it's shining, & the planes they ain't flying
(i) know you need to rest your head, just lay right here
(the) sunlight, oh it's faded, & your spirit, it's jaded

.. (i) know that the stars are shinning
(but that dont) mean you need to shimmer bright
(you'll) wake to see the sun . (as its) rising
(i) know you're gonna feel alright

(i) know the tricks the teachers play, with heads so young
(the) colors, oh they fading, & the cars, well, they ain't running
(i) know the world is bleak, im blunt on that one thing
(the) letters, ain't no meaning, and the clocks they are a-ticking

.. (i) know that the stars are shinning
(but that dont) mean you need to shimmer bright
(you'll) wake to see the sun . (as its) rising
(i) know you're gonna feel alright

[solo]

.. (i) know that the stars are shinning
(but that dont) mean you need to shimmer bright
(you'll) wake to see the sun . (as its) rising
(i) know you're gonna feel alright

i know there's nothing much to do, just wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, just wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, just wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, just wait it out

..., (well) what are we still waiting for?
(i) sat around for decades now and this is where i am
..., (lets) leave our brains in toxic waste
(and) pass out at the laundramat, and ask them what they think of that

..., (well) i just wanna see the world
(i) walked michigan avenue, but there's nothing to see in something new
..., (lets) talk some existential shit
(and) blame it on the apple sauce, and he who overcooked the brats

i know there's nothing much to do, but i cant wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, but i cant wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, but i cant wait it out
i know there's nothing much to do, but i cant wait it out
Track Name: You Can't Help Me (There's No Cake In The Fridge)
washing your tires with
paint marking on the
road everywhere you
go .., if
you cant help yourself, you cant help me

washing your hands without
soap leaving germs on the
stove when you burn your
hand .., if
you cant help yourself, you cant help me

running in circles helping
gnomes get off the lawn
running in circles turning
all of the lights on

eating the cake in the
fridge; there's no cake in the
fridge; there's not even a
fridge .., if
you cant help yourself you cant help me

going to school in your
shorts when its thirty de-
grees; you dont even have
knees .., if
you cant help yourself you cant help me
Track Name: Brass Belts
.. end of the week i feel like you're two inches off
.. sitting with nothing on your mind
.. poppin the record on you play when you feel blue
.. crack of the vinyl, fading white

(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts today?

.. end of the night you say goodbye and walk back home
.. drinkin your coffee from a flask
.. turnin your walkman on the first time in a year
.. wear on the old tape, skippin tracks

(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts today?

.. end of the call i feel like there's so much to say
.. sitting with something on my mind
.. poppin the record on i play to feel less blue
.. beat of the disco brings me round

(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts
(are you) feeling tied down by the brass belts today?

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