Life today

by Mark Walden

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1.
I´m just a grain of sand, on the beach by the sea Take care when you´re walking, don´t step on me I´m just a grain of sand But I could turn out to be The finest pearl the world has ever seen It could be me I´m just a humble worker, here in your factory Take care when you´re bossing, do it respectfully I´m just a humble worker But I could turn out to be Your new owner when I take over your factory It could be me It could be me It could be me, who´s rising It could be me, who´s surprising It could be me The one you never never expected to see I´m just one in the crowd, who´s come to watch the show Take care when you take a seat, don´t block my view I´m just one in the crowd But I could turn out to be The one that they have all come to see It could be me It could be me It could be me, who´s igniting It could be me, who´s frightening It could be me The one you never never expected to see
2.
04:03
The burning pavements, stuffy railcars, we´re laughing in June Ice cold sodas, and clear blue waters, hot afternoons But before you know it, Summer’s over, and the Autumn looms The rainy weekends, dark black evenings, how I miss you Oh this season it is cold And how I long to be with you, will you ever know Forget all those feelings All the ones that I thought I’d never show For all of these things when I’m with you They start to show So sad, so sad, oh so sad, it’s a sad, sad song How I’m missing you So sad, oh so sad, it’s a sad, sad song The crowded cafes, turned up shirt sleeves, laughing in June Loosened ties, and your sun glassed eyes, hot afternoons But before you know it, Summer’s over, and the Autumn looms The sad goodbyes, her tearful eyes, how I miss you Oh this season it is cold And how I long to be with you, will you ever know Forget all those feelings All the ones that I thought I’d never show For all of these things when I’m with you They start to show So sad, so sad, oh so sad, it’s a sad, sad song How I’m missing you...
3.
03:04
The routine of life gets me down Everyday I’m getting older and older On my face I have a frown Won´t go away till I’m feeling happier Julia smiles, I’m in summer I don’t know why she’s smiling at me She’s got my mind, she’s got my body Everything’s alright with me I’ve lost the road to Damascus I’m a dinosaur who’s out of touch Technology just confuses me I break everything that I touch And she smiles, Julia smiles Right there in front of me There she goes, she’s at it again Why does she do this to me? I couldn’t climb the career ladder I fell off at the very first strut Wanted to be a captain of industry I set sail and I sunk my yacht The routine of life gets me down Everyday I´m getting older and older On my face I had a frown Julia smiled And she, well she just made me feel happier
4.
03:11
Today, and all of my days My life, well it’s full And I’ll tell you something what makes me say this thing I’ve got you as my girl You brighten up my world You brighten up my life today Here I am today, the same me in the same old way Put me near to you, and my ineptness it will exude, For my sparkling qualities Notice the shine to my shoes No ideas to this name in life Put rhyme in my pocket, and for you a song I’ll arrange It affords a most constructive waste of my day But I can’t be blamed No controls to this plane in life today Today, and all of my days My life, well it’s full And I’ll tell you something what makes me say this thing I’ve got you as my girl You brighten up my world You brighten up my life today My life today Today, in life today Living our lives, today
5.
Is it me you really know? Are there things I just don´t show? Another side of me lies here It´s been longing to appear Can´t you see? There are stranger things and they are in me I´m not content just to be There are stranger things inside of me I´m gonna sing it all out Don´t ask me cause I don´t know Why these feelings come then go They´ve been with me all these years Bringing hopes that turn to tears Do you want to hear about it? Come on and laugh about it I´ve been writing songs since my youth Thinking I have a talent, thinking no I haven´t And I´ve never known the truth There in me Will we ever see? I´ve sung it all out
6.
How´s your life? You look uneasy when I´m asking you about your life So you tell a little lie, you tell me everything´s fine How´s your love? You don´t like it when I´m asking you about your love So you carry on your lie, you´re telling me everything´s fine Everything´s fine The orchestra´s playing on the Titanic, everything´s fine There´s nothing like some music, oh, to make us feel alright Problems arise, that´s when you hide Oh you take yourself away, close your eyes, hope it goes away Coming from upbringing, there you never showed feeling You just kept it all inside, never spoke about important things in life Something´s wrong You´re not going to tell me you´ll just put a brave face on Continue with your lie, oh, everything´s fine Problems are coming, well, that´s when you start running Oh you take yourself away, close your eyes, hope it goes away Coming from upbringing, there you never showed feeling You just kept it all inside, never spoke about important things in life How´s your day? I know it’s not going well but you will never say You´re living out a lie, and it´s called everything´s fine So loyal to your lie, oh, everything´s fine... How pretty are the stars tonight, oh, everything´s fine
7.
It’s not the day, it’s not the day It’s not the place where we are, it’s not the place It’s not her face, glorious colours It’s the things that she says, the things that she says They hurt me, hurt me Cut me, cut me What can I say, in my reply? All of my words, they run from me and they fly What can I do? It’s funny how, Thought I was strong, look how weak I have become So tell me, what can I say, what can I say. What can I say In my reply? She hurts me, she hurts me She cuts me, she cuts me And her face, glorious colours So tell me, what can I say, what can I say. What can I say, In my reply?
8.
04:04
Take my hand, embrace me Make me feel that I´m wanted in life today Cause my day is dying, still it´s the morning I feel that everything has happened for me And I can´t see any new things coming my way But there was a time when I was young, I was young Full of illusion Who´d climb the mountain? I was the one, I was the one I had illusion The illusion´s all gone Feel like I´m dying while I´m living Feel like everything´s happened for me The illusion´s all gone A feeling of dying but I´m still living I can´t see any new things coming my way The illusion´s all gone Never say again, never say again, never
9.
Baby, when we were young I thought your love it could be won Not to be, you could not love me But oh how we need to find someone I am a Lord´s son and I know who you are Where your dreams are and where´s your star I am a Lord´s son and I know that today It´s going to be a special day Baby, life for us carried on Friends told me you found someone Oh looking on, people who have no one Do we ask ourselves what can be done? Oh, how are your days? They´re really flying Oh, how are your days? Better for trying Trying to find someone I am a Lord´s son Oh how are your days? They´re really flying, flying Oh how are your days? Better for trying Trying to find someone I am a Lord´son Someone, I am a Lord´s son
10.
We all need the mixture And she needs your touch We all paint a picture But with a different brush And with a different touch And she needs all his picture All his colours and all his flair And she needs too his moments Painting with care Moments when I´m not there Oh I can´t be there Picture, you´ll never be complete You need me to make your life complete And picture, there must be room for us all You knew me long before he entered your door Today please remember No matter what is coloured You can never paint too much She still needs your touch She still needs your touch And she needs your touch Oh I hope that she does Cause I need her so Never can I let her go And she needs your touch And she needs your touch I hope that she does
11.
There´s a house on the green There it´s always been Until one day I looked it was gone I used to play with friends there when I was young The old man next door Everyday out walking I saw Until one day he passed on I never knew his name or where he was from Watch my children play So tiny and young I know come the day grown up they´ll be gone The pull of their own lives will be too strong So I to you will vow to bring All that is love to every single living day Before it´s all gone Suddenly I looked you were gone Words hard to say Got stuck on the tip of my tongue Saying them can heal someone Words can mean nothing when we´re gone Suddenly I looked you were gone The house on the green The man who lived next door Watch my children play And the words so hard to say Lessons to learn Before it´s all gone
12.
03:40
Life today, don´t you know, it´s amazing Ten thousand rainbows shine, And bring warmth to where I lay Life today, don´t you know, it´s unbelievable Ten thousand people come And gather where I lay They´ve come to ask if I´m ok Cause I need to get better I´m trying, to get well again In Life today, don´t you know, it´s a miracle The one we take for granted Every single living day Until it´s time to take it away Then you will cry “I ain´t done with living” Scream it out loud “Can´t you make me well again?” And I need to get better I´m trying to get well again And strong again I need to get strong again I need to find strength I need
13.
No sound of voices It´s quiet here No smell of fresh cooking The house is bare But just for a moment I thought I heard you say But no, you´ve left and gone away No footsteps near keyholes No opening doors No greetings, “How are you”? Just these cold walls But just for a moment I thought I heard you call But no, you left so long ago I will break nothing´s right it´s all wrong I will break here´s to a life on my own But I have to believe in me I will stop the walls tumbling down Build a new life here on this ground But I´m not sure I can believe in me I´m not sure I can believe in me The springtime so pretty Flowers in bloom They´re shining like the photos Here in my room And just for a moment I thought I heard you say But no, you´ve left and gone away Memories are all I have In life today

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LIfe Today takes the listener on a personal journey through a range of contrasting situations and emotions: from falling in love to falling out of love, from despair and darkness to hope and light, and ultimately from dying to living.


Mark Walden is a British singer songwriter who passionately believes in the craft of good songwriting: lyrics and music are equally important for him. Although the principle instrument for composing for Mark is the acoustic guitar, the final sound of any song will always depend on what that particular song needs in order to express itself the best. As a result the musical styles of folk, pop and rock can all be found in Life today.

The album, contains the essence and contrasting nature of his music, as a musical diary, it talks about emotions and changes in life. It has been produced by Julio García and Carmen Ros at Escalera Grabaciones Intrépidas, in Madrid. Spain.

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released October 4, 2016

Mark Walden: Lead vocal
Julio García: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, electric bass with bow, keyboards, percussion, melodica, backing vocals
Isidro Solera: Electric guitar
Miquel Ferrer: Drums
Carmen Ros / Mayte Martínez: Backing vocals
Paulo Vieira: Violin

Music and lyrics Mark Walden except:
Track 3: Mark Walden / Martin Wood
Tracks 1, 2, 4: Music: Mark Walden / Martin Wood, Lyrics: Mark Walden

Arrangements, recording and mix: Julio García
Vocal arrangements: Carmen Ros / Julio García
Drums recording: Manuel Galán, Producciones Aguijón, Ávila
Design and cover photo: Carmen Ros
Drawing: Tomás Walden

Produced by Julio García and Carmen Ros
Escalera Grabaciones Intrépidas, Madrid, Spain
www.juliogarcia.eu

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