Don't Stop Now

by Mark Alan Dooley

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A collection of songs featuring Italia's AndreaSpace on drums.
liljoe6 from OKC USA did the solo on Make Your Point.
TheOtherMichael from UK did the solo on Shillelagh.
Thanks to Mike Mantecon and BK Williamson of USA for lyrics.
Cover Photo by Jeff Douthit

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released May 19, 2015

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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: Casting Spells
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

There is no repayin; a soul to be savin from you
When youre in her reach theres nothing I can do
She works her black magic, she works her wicked ways
Any man, anywhere she can make her slave

Chorus

Shes castin her spell, her binding spell
Youre in her trap, and theres no turning back tonight
Shes castin her spell, luring you to her hell
Even love comes at its price

Verse 2

There is no fakin; theres a soul being taken from you
Shes spun her web and theres nothing you can do
You are regretting that you had met her that time
Now that your life, your life is on the line

Chorus

Shes castin her spell, her binding spell
Youre in her trap, and theres no turning back tonight
Shes castin her spell, luring you to her hell
Even love comes at its price

Solo

Chorus

Shes castin her spell, her binding spell
Youre in her trap, and theres no turning back tonight
Shes castin her spell, luring you to her hell
Even love comes at its price

Solo
Track Name: Make Your Point
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

Fishing for truth in an ocean of lies
Remembering a time when everything was right
Not sure who I am, not sure what I'll become
After all is said and all has been done


Chorus

Make your point, make it clear, make it true, make it dear
Tell me what in the world does this mean
Make your point, make it real, make it true, so that I feel
That there are two ways, no in-between

Verse 2

So unsure, so insecure, so impure again
Battling the shadows that lie around the bend
Not sure who I am, and who I want to be
Waiting for your word to finally set me free

Chorus

Make your point, make it clear, make it true, make it dear
Tell me what in the world does this mean
Make your point, make it real, make it true, so that I feel
That there are two ways, no in-between
Track Name: Can't Explain it
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

Not a pawn of your design
I wish my thoughts could be separate
Separate of your mind

Chorus

I cant explain the way
You paralyze me every day
Im at a loss for words
All opinions overturned

I cant explain the way
You slowly start to force the change
I cant explain it
I just cant explain it

Verse 2

You tell me that you want me
But only as a prisoner
You tell to speak up
As long as it goes unheard

You toss me side to side
You throw me in the trash
Oh what I wouldnt give
To get that piece of me back

Chorus

I cant explain the way
You paralyze me every day
Im at a loss for words
All opinions overturned

I cant explain the way
You slowly start to force the change
I cant explain it
I just cant explain it

Verse 3


You tell me what to do
What to say and what to believe
You tell me who to love
I cant explain the feeling I get
I cant explain the way I feel
I dont know who I am
Only who you want me to be
Im just someone else
Why dont you open your eyes and see?


Chorus

I cant explain the way
You paralyze me every day
Im at a loss for words
All opinions overturned

I cant explain the way
You slowly start to force the change
I cant explain it
I just cant explain it
Track Name: Old Man Waitin
Lyrics by BK Williamson

I used to run down this highway
Midnight till the break of day
A hundred horses under me
Throttle open in the breeze

Ain't no feelin' like the wind
in your hair one hundred ten
Drop it down another gear
Blue lights flashin' in my mirror

Flyin' across the mountain top
Seven percent the grade it drops
If I reach the bottom flats
Devil's surely got my back

Followed all my young man dreams
Places that I'd never seen
Old man waitin' down the road
Best you shed your heavy load

North Carolina, Tennessee
South through Georgia to the sea
Oklahoma, Kansas plains
California's all the same

Followed all my young man dreams
Places that I'd never seen
Old man waitin' down the road
Best you shed your heavy load

Listen son an' you will hear
your pages turnin' year by year
Old man put his hands on you
Ain't no more that you can do
Track Name: Don't Stop Now
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

You mold your fate by yourself
It doesnt matter what anyone else
Says or thinks, because in the end
You decide whats real and whats pretend

Chorus

Dont stop now; dont say its the end
Theres a light shining through just around the bend
Dont stop now; dont believe what they say
Because when theres a will theres a way

Verse 2

Its never too late to start over again
Theres always a beginning to an end
Dreams are crushed to be built back stronger
You are broken down to last longer

Chorus

Dont stop now; dont say its the end
Theres a light shining through just around the bend
Dont stop now; dont believe what they say
Because when theres a will theres a way

Verse 3

You decide what is made real
Dont believe that your choice is no big deal
Because in the end its what decides
Whether you stay strong, whether you stay alive

Chorus

Dont stop now; dont say its the end
Theres a light shining through just around the bend
Dont stop now; dont believe what they say
Because when theres a will theres a way
Track Name: Shillelagh
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

If they are askin for trouble
They better know that they are dead
If they try to put up a fight
Crack the shillelagh upside their head

Chorus

When they all start acting tough
And you find youve had enough
Grab your shillelagh, it means war
You know just what theyre asking for

Verse 1

Beat em down to size again
So that they can no longer pretend
That they even stand a chance
Yeah, show em all what we meant

Chorus

When they all start acting tough
And you find youve had enough
Grab your shillelagh, it means war
You know just what theyre asking for

Verse 2

Let them know youre not messing around
And that they want to get away in one piece
They better get on their knees and beg
Underneath the shillelaghs reach

Solo

Verse 3

If they are askin for trouble
They better know that they are dead
If they try to put up a fight
Crack the shillelagh upside their head

Chorus

When they all start acting tough
And you find youve had enough
Grab your shillelagh, it means war
You know just what theyre asking for
Track Name: Revenge
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

Im tired of everything and I want to let go
Just say goodbye but you wont let me go
I want to believe, this isnt reality
That this wasnt meant to be

Chorus

This is my revenge, my revenge
This is the end, this is the end
We cant pretend, yeah cant pretend
Its time for this to end

Verse 2

I know one thing for certain, for sure
That we cant go on like this anymore
Ive felt the heartbreak, felt the burn
And now it is time for my return

Chorus

This is my revenge, my revenge
This is the end, this is the end
We cant pretend, yeah cant pretend
Its time for this to end

Bridge

You and me werent meant to be
Its time for everything to fall apart
You and I werent meant to fly
Its time for you to go back to the start

Chorus

This is my revenge, my revenge
This is the end, this is the end
We cant pretend, yeah cant pretend
Its time for this to end
Track Name: Eyes Of Time
Lyrics Written by Mike Mantecon

Verse 1
A secret that has been forgotten by time
A regret that is always on my mind
Again and again I find myself
Wishing I was someone else
A story that’s yet to be told
A destiny yet to unfold
Watched with envious eyes
Through the eyes of time

Chorus
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Why can’t I just disappear?
It’s the same old story day after day
And I wish it could all just go away
Who am I?
What do you care?
If I weren’t even there
The stream of life flows on
The eyes of time look on

Verse 2
Another year has come and gone
I’m trying to move on
But I can’t make the pieces come together again
Another dream has come and passed
I knew in my heart it could never last
But still the time is ticking away

Chorus
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Why can’t I just disappear?
It’s the same old story day after day
And I wish it could all just go away
Track Name: Only For Spring
Lyrics By Mike Mantecon

Verse 1

Drifting through a dream
Watching the world spinning around
No ones here, or so it seems
And I dont know where I am bound

Drifting through the seas
Watching the ebb and flow of the tides
Im alone, or so it seems
Nobodys here by my side

Chorus

But thats okay
This is my way
Thats alright
As day turns to night

Thats okay
I live this way
Winter will come
Only for spring to have it undone

Verse 2

The arrival of spring
Courses through my being
At winters end
I begin to live again

No mountain, no sea
Is out of my reach
As I wander
Through this dream

Chorus

Thats okay
This is my way
Thats alright
As day turns to night

Thats okay
I live this way
Winter will come
Only for spring to have it undone

Interlude

Chorus

Thats okay
This is my way
Thats alright
As day turns to night

Thats okay
I live this way
Winter will come
Only for spring to have it undone

Outro

Thats okay

The arrival of spring will come

I live this way

To be brought back to life by the sun
Track Name: With A Clear Mind
Lyrics By BK Williamson

I was told I was acting like a fool
Sittin’ on the table where he was playin’ pool (no inhibitions)
I don’t remember pulling out my gun (In an alcoholic haze)
or hittin’ the floor before the deed was done (big mistake)
With damaged pride and a swollen face
I’m lucky I made it out of that place

Chorus:
With a clear mind… I can see all the bad signs
The ones I missed all along this crooked road
With open eyes… I can see through all the lies
The ones I tell myself when I don’t wanna know
The ones that drove my choices so long ago

I woke up feeling like I was half dead
Thinking I should finish the job instead
looking the woman I love in her pretty eyes
I don't know how the drugs messed up my mind
If she hadn’t stepped in while watchin' me bleed
I'd probably need medical help... or a body bag you see

Chorus:
With a clear mind… I can see all the bad signs
The ones I missed all along this crooked road
With open eyes… I can see through all the lies
The ones I tell myself when I don’t wanna know
The ones that drove my choices so long ago

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