Empire City States

by Mark Alan Dooley

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This album is a collaborative effort with artists around the world whose dedication to their craft humble and amaze me.

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Retro Jazz Rock Alternative Blues Pop Space Jam in 3D, 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.....Mark Alan Dooley

Sweeping landscapes of emotional harmonies to heal and hope, to bump and grind, to rock and roll. "I have to strike a balance between trying to achieve perfection and capturing the happy accident".

Mark started playing guitar at the tender age of 7 in Richmond, Kentucky after hearing the Beatles song "Revolution". He knew what he wanted to do from that point. "I had not heard distortion on a guitar till then and I loved it". The rest is a myst..I mean history!

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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: Thin Blue Arc
You must consider yourself
A brilliant genius
Undisputed ruler of
Your own planet Venus

Uptight, alone in the nick of the night
You look in the mirror and
You look at the world and
You take control
In the dawn of a saint
All the people know you
Have the fight alone to you

One truth you deny
Two knows what you find
The doomed is in time and
I know that’s you
Met a shooting star
With a thin blue arc
Say who the hell do you think you are?

Rulers up high
You take the sky

Loud and wrong
What you say
The black till dawn
What you deny
I’m the one who blindly dies

One truth you deny
Two knows what you find
The doomed is in time and
I know that’s you
Met a shooting star
With a thin blue arc
Say who the hell do you think you are?
Track Name: Indecision
Feel Alive
All along the fence I walked to you
Cannot decide which side I am on
All along you liked to smile at me, no no no

Decisions of the nights are gone
One hell you cannot atone

Feel alive
All the nights alone
I felt your presence there
I am not taken away with you, no no no

Decisions of the nights are gone
One hell you cannot atone
It's here inside you know
I'll decide my indecision

I'll let you know
Why choose the lie
Accused you know

Decisions of the nights are gone
One hell you cannot atone
It's here inside you know
I'll decide my indecision
Track Name: Fragments
Living in a seedy hotel by the highway in a desert stone
Where gambling is a state of mine its my disease
Gonna head on to Vegas, to my home among the desert snakes
A shady deal where the grass is dead and the swimming pools empty
Walking with a breeze of a salted sea behind me
To the zone where I never could see clear, be clear
Never could see clear to you

Once you’re fractured what will you do
These are the fragments of your life
Lots of distractions all of them gone
These are the fragments of your life

Make a stew from the bone an amount of discontent
I’ve captured and secured a new throne
By a dirt road, by a dirt shack, with a ricochet machine gun
With a hook on windshield from my rickety unit of el police
You know the bullets spray the mourning glass around you
Time for losers to leave the field getting rid of the delirious ones first
Don’t you know all is said and done?

Once you’re fractured what will you do
These are the fragments of your life
Lots of distractions all of them gone
Will you deny what you've done?

Fractured
Track Name: Another Time
I realize that I have made my bed
No good reasons only excuses to give
That I am teary eyed and I am seeing red
I’ve been trying to answer
All of the questions in your head

Now my senses they are telling me
That its time to let you go let you go free
Because of what we’ve known
We're better off alone
What we’ve known before
Heading out the door

Silence in the night
Is growing deeper in your sight
I don’t know what matters anymore
Don’t even know what this means

Another time I will love you
Another place could you erase
Our love so true
Track Name: Receive A Better Day
We’re stuck in a rut
From the bottom of my foot
To the top of your toot
Free fallin’ in a vacuum space
What it is to coin a phrase
Another’s here to stay
That I cannot understand
Always has no meaning
When its fear you take

Receive a better day

Action verb will disturb
Feel perturbed locked in word
Falling down into town
There’s no sound
I cannot end this day again
They coin another phrase
As we rise up to this haze
There will be one more stand
Falling into place

Receive a better day

Feel fine for a while
While I’m sickened to death

You’ll be walking on a cloud
With my head across the sand
From the foot of my bed
To the back of my head
I feel fine for a while
While I’m sickened to death
Been a long time since I walked this way

Don’t you see the signs at all?
When will you understand?
Falling into place
Falling into place

Receive a better day
Track Name: My Hope
Oh long it is evident
The truth is right before your eyes
Who will look to the skies?
There is no surprise
If you look in those eyes
You’ll know

One great hope alive!

All along you knew
What's inside of you is not wrong
We’re not here for long

The power beyond you
One great hope alive
In here you know
We strive to believe

Power beyond you
All too soon
You wither like the grass
For this too shall pass
For your life is so short
We’re not here for long

One great hope alive
In here you know
We strive to believe beyond ourselves

You knew all along
That your time would come

Power beyond you
One great hope alive
In here you know
We strive to believe
Beyond ourselves
Track Name: Over and Out
I don’t have to read
Between the lines
Your point of view
Is precisely defined
Oh I know
We'll get around in time
Oh baby you know
It's been so sublime
There is no doubt
In my mind

Roger wilco
Over and out
Roger wilco
Over and out

All the years
We've left behind
All the children
We raised so fine
And now its time
We have moving on
Now it's time
It's a new dawn
Understand it's a new dawn
Understand so perfectly

Roger wilco
Over and out
Roger wilco
Over and out


There's no doubt
Left in my mind
I don’t have to read
Between the lines
I know that we have
Run out of time
Baby you know
You have been so sublime
Baby you know
You have been only mine
Only Mine

Roger wilco
Over and out
Roger wilco
Over and out
Track Name: Empire City States
All through the sidewalk cafes
I look for you for days

And I cried
(Silence like the phase of a moon)
Yes I cried for you
(I look for you for days)
Where have you been my darling?

How could I care about you?
When I could not care for myself
That silence like a phase of the moon

I saw your image on the TV the other day
And I thought to myself this was a big mistake
Tried to face it all alone
(Empire City States I can relate from dusk to dawn)
I can relate the Empire City States
I can relate the Empire City States

How could I care about you?
When I could not care for myself
That silence like a phase of the moon

How could I care about you?
When I could not care for myself
Track Name: Out of the Dark
so hard to find
someone who's got the same mind
willing to leave the past behind
looking for some understanding
from you tonight
this desperate feeling's
got me reeling again

i want you love
straight from the heart
i need your your love
to bring me out of the dark
i want you love
straight from the heart
don't you realize its tearing me apart

we don't have to play these games
steal your heart or put you in chains
i need a lover who'll be my friend
by my side till the end
we dont have to play these games
or criticize or rearrange
love given so perfectly
can last from here to eternity

i want you love
straight from the heart
i need your your love
to bring me out of the dark
i want you love
straight from the heart
don't you realize its tearing me apart
Track Name: We Are The Fools
Can’t always figure it out

I my dream you were there
And we became one in a dance with the stars
As the vision begins
We no longer can pretend
Like so long ago
We are the fools
So strong you know
Like hand in glove
The vision begins

We’ll open our hearts
As wide as they sky
The way that I feel lover for you
Gonna’ give it one more try

We have the chance
I’m not one to flee
Because love has gone past
I can be strong
We are not meant to be
All alone so empty
Trust must come
No more fantasy for me
Finally like so long ago

The fools, fools in love
We are the fools in love
It’s so strong you know

We’ll open our hearts
As wide as they sky
My lover for you
Gonna’ give it one more try
As wide as the sky
Track Name: Velvet Touch
Oh no here she comes again

I went out today walkin’ the dog
By the hotel entrance I stumbled along
Fell into a lake with my Dockers on
Gotta’ glimpse of my fate
She was laughing at me
Is she a cold freeze underneath that tropical tan
Is she a black, black hole?
That does not even understand
This game

You could be so right
Think Ill get to know you tonight
Velvet touch
Babe you meant so much

Oh no here she comes again

Well she got on down
And pet my dog in the lake
Its a sign she’s not a total fake
Was not too long till I applied my game
Got on tight till the night was insane
Wonder who will take away all these blues
It will be all right, be my thief in the night
I will give you the ride that will get you inside
This game

You could be so right
Think Ill get to know you tonight
Velvet touch
Babe you meant so much
Velvet touch

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