Cathedral

by Mark Alan Dooley

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First MAD kompoz collection of 2012! Another spin around the world with my amazing friends and musical collaborators. Hope you enjoy it...

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released January 27, 2012

Cover Art - Gray Risinger

The players!

Mark Alan Dooley - guitar/ vocals
Burak Babacan - composing/ sequencing/ lyrics
Joel Sattler - lyrics
Robert DePriest - lyrics
Suzann Baldwin - lyrics
Jack Watson - compozing/ sequencing/keys
Neil Montgomery - sax
Mauro Clerici - guitar
Astronut - drums
ImCaes - keys/ synth
Scott Wheeldon - guitar
Hernan Alizieri - guitar
RONGGOWISNU - guitar
oracoloxx - guitar
phraser - guitar
Jay Eden - guitar/ drums
Izuki Kazuki - bass
Odennehy - bass
Adrian Ursu - music "Christine"

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Mark Alan Dooley Monroe, Louisiana

Artist, musician, audio engineer and producer, social media tinkerer, Graphic design and photography nut, Web dev dude, Raconteur. Weird but cool, freaky but fluffy, not naughty, not nice. The Lo-Fi Technicolor Dream Edition of sweet streaming consciousness musing from guitar guru soupafreek...MAD! ... more

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Track Name: Magnolia Moonshine
V1: 
Maybe they were drunk, maybe they were crazy. 
Maybe they were head over heels in love. 
I guess some things are beyond explanation. 
All you can say is good bye and good luck. 

Chorus: 
Sometimes it's a good life, sometimes it's a great life. 
Plenty of ways to have a good time. 
With the right love and in the right places, 
The world can be more than nickels and dimes. 
They gambled their fate on a southern migration. 
Took I-55 to the end of the line. 
A stone's throw away from the old Mississippi, 
The air was alive with magnolia moonshine. 

V2: 
They found a place where the living was lazy. 
A big and easy refuge from the speed of life. 
When your odds are less than your parents' expectations, 
You have to trust in love and just give it a try. 

V3: 
She made waxwork Baron Samedis 
In a little tarot shop on the Rue Dumaine. 
He hung sheetrock, but the work wasn't steady. 
Money was tight but they never complained. 

Chorus: 
Sometimes it's a good life, sometimes it's a great life. 
They always managed to have a good time. 
With the right love and in the right places, 
The world can be more than nickels and dimes. 
They gambled their fate on a southern migration. 
Took I-55 to the end of the line. 
A stone's throw away from the old Mississippi, 
Each day was a taste of magnolia moonshine. 

Bridge: 
And Old Man River rolled on. 
The lazy summers passed by. 
One day they woke up old. 
He held her while she died. 
And though he's in no hurry to take his last breath. 
He's ready to see her, to see what comes next. 
A place sweeter than wine, like magnolia moonshine. 

V4: 
It wasn't a great life, but it was a good life. 
He's got no regrets that he spent his time 
Just a stone's throw away from the old Mississippi. 
Each day was a taste of magnolia moonshine. 

V5: 
We live in a world that's one Big Maybe. 
It helps if you're head over heels in love. 
The journey's worth more than any destination. 
All you can say is good bye and good luck. 

Chorus: 
Sometimes it's a good life, sometimes it's a great life. 
Plenty of ways to have a good time. 
With the right love and in the right places, 
The world can be more than nickels and dimes. 
You can do worse than a southern migration. 
Take I-55 to the end of the line. 
A stone's throw away from the old Mississippi, 
We all need a taste of magnolia moonshine. 
Track Name: Difference of Potential
I think I love you.
I think you want to kill me.
I seem to have that effect on everyone eventually.

What happened, what happened, can’t make the connection,
Can’t trace the line from there to here.
And the lies hurt, the truth hurts, cuts me down.
I guess it’s over, can’t change it now.

Everybody looks at love from their own perspective.
When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to be objective.
Passion has a way of clouding every issue.
Promises of granite turn to nothing more than tissue.
And in each other’s eyes you see
A difference of opinion,
A difference of potential.

I thought you loved me.
I think you wanted to love me.
Maybe repetition would get you there eventually.

It happens, it happens, those moments of rejection,
We crossed the line, somehow, somewhere.
And the lies hurt, the truth hurts, cuts me down.
I guess it’s over, can’t change it now.

Everybody looks at love from their own perspective.
When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to be objective.
Passion has a way of clouding every issue.
Promises of granite turn to nothing more than tissue.
And in each other’s eyes you see
A difference of opinion,
A difference of potential.

Maybe we’ll be friends.
We can still be friends.
I’ll check and see, when will Hell be
Frozen over?
Then we’ll be friends.

Everybody looks at love from their own perspective.
When you’re in the moment, it’s hard to be objective.
Passion has a way of clouding every issue.
Promises of granite turn to nothing more than tissue.
And in each other’s eyes you see
A difference of opinion,
A difference of potential.
Track Name: Turn a Blind Eye
I’m a learner 
‘cos I try 
And I saw you 
asking why 

‘cos I felt sad 
became mad 
now, I’m free and glad 

I was trapped 
In my fad 
I dug a grave 
For another time 

I was sinking 
With my bottles 
Tied around me 
Where would I be 
Tomorrow ? 

CHORUS 
I let it out 
I cry and you shout 
If you see me on my knees 
Turn a blind eye to me 

Verse 

I am a hunter 
Of your goodwill 
Have no fear 
I won’t sell the chair 

I’m a fixer 
That’s much better 
I fix my soul 
Filling a hole with a bottle 
Just to see one more 
tomorrow 


CHORUS 
I let it out 
I cry and you shout 
If you see me on my knees 
Turn a blind eye to me 
Track Name: Circles
Well, here we are,
my circle of friends.
I’m so glad to see you again.
All talking at once.
All laughing too loud.
All lifting a glass
and lowering the flag.
I hope this moment never ends,
my circle of friends.

Whatever you desire.

Tomorrow makes it’s own plans
but we’re here right now.
There were dreams lost in the shuffle
but some are still around.
You weren’t always there to catch me
every time that I fell down,
but you helped me shake the bad.

I’m so glad I have you,
my circle of friends.

I’m so glad I have you,
my circle of friends.

I’m so glad I have you…

Take our memories on a ride
when our past comes calling, calling.
Circle around each other
when our pride is falling, falling.

Well, here we are,
my circle of friends.
I’m so glad to see you again.

Here we are,
my circle of friends.
I’m so glad to see you again.

Here we are.

Here we are.

Take our memories on a ride
when our past comes calling, calling.
Circle around each other
when our pride is falling, falling.
Track Name: Evangeline
once again in-between coasts
from one end to the other
a country full of ghosts
someday get to the other end
another sunrise around the bend

baby sing out the blues
as you make up the song
it's only us two
and you know you knew that
here there aint no right or wrong

you had a nice dream
it fell apart in your hands
then all you had left
was a mountain of debt
in your heart
take the road still believing

and as long as you keep feeling some day
so fast so high
we will fly we will fly

you can't hide from the sun
it will always find you

Evangeline
you had a nice dream
Evangeline
it fell apart and all you had left
was a mountain in your heart

Evangeline
you had a nice dream
Evangeline Evangeline

today we will follow the sun in its path
a hundred years from now
we'll look back on this and laugh
but for today just push on the gas

roll as fast as we can
tomorrow creeps on its petty path

Evangeline
you had a nice dream
Evangeline
you had a nice dream

joel_sattlersongs - lyrics
Track Name: Montana
I wrestle with temptation 
and argue with the sun. 
The world never did want me 
but I made it on my own. 
Who needs to earn a living 
when I know how to steal. 
All I have is a reputation. 
All I own is my last meal. 

Chorus:
Clean Montana rivers. 
Clear Montana sky. 
The clouds stay at a distance 
and watch the time pass by. 
The mountains and the pine trees 
are fighting for the sky. 
The clouds all keep their distance 
and watch as I pass by. 

I reach out for what's given 
and things that should be mine. 
I make new rules as I go 
and ignore the warning sign. 
I'm divided in my loyalties 
but claim a right to love and hate. 
I can make my peace with heaven 
but I know that it's too late. 

Chorus 

Wherever I am standing, 
that's where I should be. 
I'll move on if I want to, 
but don't ask me to leave. 
False prophets open closed doors. 
Good people look away. 
The land of all Montana 
is mine if I choose to stay. 

©2012 by Suzann Baldwin. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: The Illusion of a Future
With the sun shining one minute 
and then pouring rain the next 
there's no such thing as safe 
just innuendo and subtext. 

Chorus 1: 
What about tomorrow 
colors love today? 
What about your smile 
makes me want to stay? 

The illusion of a future 
is the message that you sent 
but even before we begin 
we are at the end. 

The rainbow has it's beauty 
but it always fades away. 
Your words speak in riddles 
even while you tease and play. 

Chorus 2: 
What about a dream 
keeps things safe inside? 
What about a promise 
with nowhere left to hide? 

The illusion of a future 
is the message that you sent 
but even before we begin 
we are at the end. 

Repeat Chorus 1 

Repeat Chorus 2 

Lyrics by SUEBEE
Track Name: Gracefully Free
standing lost in calm thought, 
in front of a shopwindow 

baby, I was here 
a memory so rare 

And all these streets leading 
once seen fading 

baby, I was here 

staring into all faces, 
tell me who loves this place, 

baby, I was really here 
long before time stands still 

painfully alive 
in this graveyard 
and I say 
this place must disappear 

chorus 

I am a new man 
In a new world 
Gracefully free 
Theres so much to see 

Verse 2 

this stillness 
never desired 
once choking me slowly 

must disappear 

where all Ive seen 
must disappear 

this timeless sadness 
my painful existence 

must disappear 

chorus 

I am a new man 
In a new world 
Gracefully free 
Theres so much to see 
Track Name: You Can't(evict an idea)
Theres a light
In the darkness of piercing pain

There goes my heart
Chained to a grain of hope

Theres a fight
In the streets of the dark city

Shes so right
Some people live with no pity

Theres a voice
In my head telling me to stop

Theres a choice
I could give up and simply drop

Theres a cramp
Creeping around my neck

Whispering the message
boy, you should get out of your cage !?


Chorus

You cant evict an idea
Or the wisdom of Sophia
The prediction is in action
To end this bloody addiction

Verse 2

I feel the warmth
Where the fist landed on my cheek

Theres a road
In the end, I can see a cliff

Theres a code
A highlight in my soul

Theres a role
For all the souls involved

Theres a voice
In my head telling me to stop

Theres a choice
I could give up and simply drop

Theres a cramp
Creeping around my neck

Whispering the message
boy, you should get out of your cage !?


Chorus

You cant evict an idea?
Or the wisdom of Sophia
The prediction is in action
To end this bloody addiction

Bridge

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence,
freedom is more than just an ideal to be valued
- it may be essential to survival
Track Name: You Set Fire To My Soul
[verse] 
there was a night I saw dancing, dancing alone 
you were just like a bird that took to the air and flown 
and then before I knew it my heart you stole 
I was thrilled to the bone 
because you set fire to my soul 

the moon was out and you were spinning down by the sea 
the beach was empty there was nobody else but me 
and before I knew it lead turned to gold 
and the heat took a hold 
you set fire to my soul 

[chorus] 
you mean the world to me 
you're all I need to set me free 
you set the fire deep in the part 
where desire starts so 
burn my up entire heart 

[verse] 
I walked up to you and I said please tell me your name 
and you laughed a laugh that sent me down into flames 
and before I knew it I felt a jolt 
and you were in control 
because you set fire to my soul 

and now we dance together every night until dawn 
and now my love growing for you on and ever so strong 
and now I know that when the story is told 
our love will never grow old 
because you set fire to my soul 

[chorus] 
you mean the world to me 
you're all I need to set me free 
you set the fire deep in the part 
where desire starts so 
burn my entire heart 

joel_sattlersongs - lyrics
Track Name: Christine
Christine
Remember all the times we laughed
All of the tickets torn in half
All of the roads we dreamed about my love

Remember when we were so sure
Remember when we knew what love was for
When we were older than we are now

Christine
Remember what we could have seen
Remember what we could have been
But we were only seventeen?
And now we both have gone our separate ways

Christine
A thousand years have passed us by my love
And though we never knew just why my love

Christine
I always love you my friend
I often think of you back then
But I guess it had to end

Christine
Remember all the times we laughed
All of the tickets torn in half
All of the roads we dreamed about my love

Christine
A thousand years have passed us by my love
And though we never knew just why my love
Track Name: Fools
Ive made a peace with myself 
The deal was righteous and fair 
Nothing to share or spare 
I walked away 

Then there was a man I know 
With a short attention span 
There was always a plan 
In the dark corners of 
the late night restaurant 
I nodded my head 
and walked away 

CHORUS 

Fools, Fools 
Always write the rules, oh fools 
Fools, fools 
Youre chasing me like ghouls 

VERSE 2 

A dark lizard 
crawls outside 
I held my head and cried 
I felt alone with my pride 
Wish I could walk away 
Slowly fade away 

CHORUS 

Fools, Fools 
Always write the rules, oh fools 
Fools, fools 
Youre chasing me like ghouls 
Track Name: Lost
smothered by night 
shuddered in disguise 
I gathered my smile 
for her 

The lather in the air 
felt like a glare 
She was like a dream 
to me 
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I touched her hips 
I licked her fleshy lips 

With a gentle anger in me 
I dipped myself in a deep sea 

Felt like eternity 
Felt like immortality 

Shy girl kissed me once again 
and set me free 

CHORUS 

My heart pays the price 
Each night I roll the dice 
Frosted on ice 
I?m lost 

VERSE 2 

Fireflies in the dark 
Shaped like a heart 
Glowing, vibrating 
I know 
she just cried 

I had to leave her 
Leaving like a ghost, a blur 
Thats what I prefer 
Most of the time 
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It's all in the game 
No ones to blame 

I can get all the shame 
With a tainted fame 

I used to love someone 
And I lost her somehow 

Now I get everyone 
And everyone gets me somehow? 
Track Name: Digging the Dirt
Im digging the dirt 
In a desert 
With a spade and sweat on my shirt 

Somebody up there 
On a easy chair 
Looking at me with a blank stare 

Im feeling hurt 
Cant say a word 
Like a caged bird, my song?s unheard 

A hand in the air 
Telling me to stop and stare 
My burden is too big to share 

I know I should stop 
And let it drop 

I should let it go 
Let it flow and flow 

CHORUS 

Im digging the dirt 
feeling hurt 
like a love sick flirt 

Im digging 

VERSE 2 

Im picking up the pieces 
After the deceased 
A love gone wrong 

It seems all wrong 
My case was strong 
Somehow I can?t sing my song 

grinding my teeth 
whispering 
loathing 
cant feel the ground under my feet 
I know I should stop 
And let it drop 

I should let it go 
Let it flow and flow 

CHORUS 

Im digging the dirt 
feeling hurt 
like a love sick flirt 

Im digging 

BRIDGE 

I carry my anger like a hunchback 
My smile is cracked 
And there?s no way to get it back 
Track Name: Say You'd Stay
See the sun coming up
Always a surprise
I can see the dawn
In your eyes

Everything was so right
Till I realized
I forgot today
You would say goodbye

Coffee cup
Sky of blue
Tell me so true my dear
Lump or two

Piece of toast
Jam on bread
Can you still recall
What we said

Morning down by the lake
Cabin in the woods
Air so crisp and clear
This is good

Look at all of the snow
On the upper heights
Of the mountain top
Clean and white

Birds waking up
Sing to mates
Would it be so bad
If you wait

The world will keep turning
Round for a while
But it has to stop
When you smile

Stay for just one more year
Stay a little more
Sit with me a while
By the shore

Stay one more century
Stay another day
I would be so glad
if you say you'd stay
if you say you'd stay....

joel_sattlersongs - lyrics
Track Name: Cathedral
As I stood outside the church 
see the spires rise to the sky 

a monument to God with a door 
that is open wide 

all we think and perceive and conceive 
all we feel as men 

love will find you in the end 
no matter what you might believe 

this is only one of a million truths 

you cannot keep God in four walls 
when He calls 

you must find what is all 
you must find yourself 

and when death must come 
no one else can face the dawn 

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as I stood outside my faith 
saw heavens infinite 

beyond all that 
I may have learned 

saw the dark saw the stars 
as they burn forever 

and I knew God could be felt 
not understood 

no matter how hard 
never could 

I could see no one 
is truly free 

we are bound to the earth 
to find out what we're worth 

all all that we think holy 
is just a grain of sand 
that you can't 
hold in your hand

Joel Sattler - lyrics

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