Wasting Time

by Mark Harrod

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released 03 May 2015

Lead vocals/acoustic guitar: Mark Harrod
Backup vocals: Kara Hawes, Jordan Woiteshek
Drums: Brad Hawes
Bass guitar: Mary Gaines
All other instruments: Chris Wagoner
Engineered by: Mike Zirkel & Tyler Commo
Mixed By: Mike Zirkel
Mastered by: Justin Perkins of Mystery Room Mastering

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Mark Harrod Madison, Wisconsin

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Track Name: Gravel Road
A gravel road couldn’t bring you down
Shoes on your feet couldn’t keep the blood off the ground
I think you’re going to make it out somehow

A lonely father couldn’t bring you up
He was too busy drinking the dreams of his father’s son
I think you’re going to make it if you run

I pray that God’s going to grant you grace, cause
I hear the screams when I see the tears on your face
And if he don’t hear me, I’m still going to pray
If she don’t hear me, I’m still going to pray

A gravel road couldn’t bring you down
Shoes on your feet couldn’t keep the blood off the ground
Track Name: Wasting Time
Spilt my coffee on her apron
Like she’s done a thousand times
And I could tell her hands were shakin'
Till her hands were touching mine

And the story’s the same
Things are gonna change
But we’re wasting time

Took that first step out the front door
Like I’ve done a thousand times
Didn’t turn to say I’m leaving
No she’ll never see a tear in these eyes

And the story’s the same
Things are gonna change
But we’re wasting time

Packs her suitcase in the bedroom
So the kids won’t see her cry
Yells to them, “I’ll be out soon”
Then starts to plan the ride of their life

And he smokes his cigar
Alone in his car
Yeah, he’s wasting time.

It all sounds the same; it’s part of the game
That no body loses. No body wins
I’ll see you at home; we’ve one week to go and 10,000 roads

Took that right turn out the driveway
Like she’s done a thousand times
Whispers soft, “we’ll do this my way”
Now turn around kids and kiss the house goodbye

Cause the stories remain
Ah…But things are gonna change
We’re done wasting our time… Wasting our time…
We’re wasting our time…Wasting our time
Track Name: Lost & Curious
We were the lost and curious few
From roads once graded
Now black and worn
Wind once whistled through waves of corn
Yeah we were lost
What we were looking for

We were paid in gold and fur
And we carried it all and threw out our word
With so much weight came so much hurt
Yeah, we were paid but we lost our word

And we were found by the riverside
Far from hungry but without our pride
So little has taken so much of our time
Yeah we were found by the riverside

So I stood up
I called your name
No one answered, so I called again
Having everything is nowhere near the same
As the way I feel when I call your name

And if I could, I’d get it back
I’d trade it all for times we had
Cause if where we’ll be is worse than where we’re at
Take it all. I won’t want it back

We were the lost and curious few
From roads once graded. Now black and worn
Track Name: Lonesome Hollow
Chaos caught me in the rain
Tried to explain what it is you did
Told me not to go, but I followed
Wondering eyes don’t ever change
I’m a fool to think they would
The proof’s parked down the road at Lonesome Hollow

Oh I could get lost
Enraged in drink and getting old
But I’ll just call this off
Before this moment steals my soul

I’m heading to the river. Me & my boat
Picking up my sorrow and a fishing pole
Take the river downstream. Throw away the map
I’ll just use the stars to determine where I’m at
And if you want to beg, you can meet me by the bridge
Try to explain what it is you did. What you did.

Dirt and rain hide away the stains
Of lies and love in vain
And the night all but guaranteed your secret
But I got something that you don’t
I got the truth ‘bout this Hollow
And it’s coming with me, you won’t need it

So when you think I’m lost
Enraged in drink and throwing gold
Know I, I won’t get caught
Sometimes you win when you must fold

I’ll be on the river. Me and my boat
Casting out my sorrow with my fishing pole
Take the river downstream. I ain’t got a map
I’m using all the stars, and I’ve been fine with that

Sleeping on the water. I ain’t going to stop
Celebrate the rain and enjoy each water drop
Wake up with the sunrise. Listen to the trees
Try to picture who or what I’m meant to be
And be it on the river. As long as it’ll last
Try all that I can to forget about this
Track Name: Hell or High Water
Come hell or high water
our sons and our daughters
are going to have a better life
We'll hide all our money
Won't spend a dime honey
We'll cook meals by candlelight

And we'll dance in the yard
share all our stars
make room for company
Throw some logs on the fire
And as the flames grow higher
We'll drink and dream

Come hell or high water
our sons and our daughters
are going to have a better life
They’re going to know who they are
and who they are not
Who they love and who they just like

We know they’ll have problems
they’re going to solve them
Better days are meant to be
You’ll respect where they’ve been
and start listening
or else you can just leave.

And we will sing songs
and right wrongs
and testify to all we hold dear
we’ve lived and lived through
difficult years

Come hell or high water
our sons and our daughters
are going to have a better life
Through the fog and the mist and the blood on our fists
We'll fight for what's right or die

No we're not insane
It’s the blood in our veins that wants what's right and real
We may die in this war
but we'll never kneel

And we will sing songs
and right wrongs
and recognize all of our fears
we’ve lived and lived through
difficult years
Track Name: Silence the Sound
I may not do things that you will like
I may pick small things and put up a fight
But if you could see me when you’re not around
When you’re not in town
You silence the sound

If there was something that we could do
If there were some thing to hold on to
Then we must find it for all that it’s worth
From heaven to earth and what’s underground
There’s not much worse
Don’t silence the sound

If there was one thing that I could say
If there was one game you’d want me to play
I’d let you spin me around and around
With words so profound
They’d bring gods to the ground
I miss you here
It’s all crashing down
Despite all my fears
Don’t silence the sound
Track Name: Undone
Grass is green
Sky is blue
Colors don’t change
because I miss you

Clouds are white
Apples red
Colors don’t change
the tears that we shed

Who we are
What we know
It’s a product of what we do
and what we don’t
So please don’t
Please don’t go

When I’m with you
I never notice the cool of the wind
or the storms coming in
When I’m with you
I never notice the absence of the sun
or how it all came undone

Who we are
What we know
It’s a product of what we do
and what we don’t
Please don’t
Please don’t go

Grass is green
Sky is blue
Colors don’t change
Track Name: School Buses
I wake up slow and watch the beauty in you breathing
Giving life and giving meaning to everything I’ve never known
And slow I go, fix a stubborn pot of coffee
Curse the cobwebs and wipe them off me
I’m getting ready for the show

Yeah, it starts in 15 minutes, and it stars you in me in it
and guides you to the door
Now open up
Let your eyes see all I offer
I’ve no money to fill your coffers
I’ve no pretense

But I got love love love
More than the moon up above
More than all the school busses
There’s my love

You fix your hair, and you smile at my inflection
And you praise me for my intention
I’ll pay you back someday
And then you go
Another day another dollar
Someday we will not bother
More than money

We got love love love
More than the stars up above
More than all the school buses
There’s our love

I will sing out loud
Laugh as high as I am proud
More than all that I know and all that I’ve let go
More than anything, there’s our love
More than anything, there’s our love
More than anything, there’s our love