Down the Mountain

by Mark Lennon

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“This is fresh. This is simplicity at it’s finest.”
-Twister Valley Records

"...lovely sounding roots rock album with hints of Ryan Adams (especially vocally), the Grateful Dead and the Black Crowes. These songs are still on rotation after three weeks - a good sign - they're memorable, catchy and shouting out for recognition."
-Americana UK

"No production tricks, no esoteric instrumentation, just damn fine musicianship."
-John Davy
MedicineShow/Biscuits and Gravy

"Mark is no slouch when it comes to vocals - there's a palpable yearning in his voice as he sings "My Hometown" another highlight from the album."
-Beat Surrender

"He’s not flashy, but then again he doesn’t have to be. Just listen to his music and you’ll realize he’s a savvy musician speaking simple, honest truths."
-Country Music Pride

"His music brings to mind the folk and country-rock sounds of early ‘70s Golden State transplants like Brewer & Shipley and Grateful Dead."
-Hyperbolium

"He never stays down for long, even when the songs express negative emotions. That’s appropriate, because this is comfort music. Lennon’s songs never present a situation without hope."
-Oliver di Place

“a perfect mixture of heartfelt lyrics, easing yet engaging melodies and, similar to each Mark Lennon song, it tells a story and takes the listener on their own musical journey of keeping roots while chasing dreams.”
-Performer Magazine

"Like any great artist he makes it seem effortless and timeless after just a single listen."
-Village Records

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released May 1, 2009

All rights reserved. All song written by mark W. Lennon. "Wildside" written by Mark W. Lennon and Simone Stevens.

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Track Name: Down the Mountain
Down the Mountain
Written by Mark W. Lennon
© 2008

The summertime sun never felt so warm,
Everybody’s caught in a different storm.
Looking for love, looking for fun
Never look back on what you’ve done.

I said come on down the mountain,
Come on to me, come on tell me baby,
There’s another life to see.

Back roots all down America
Livin’ life like the rest of ya,
Looking for change or stayin’ the same
Never look down on the sound of your name.

I said come on down the mountain,
Come on to me, come on tell me baby,
There another life to see.

Well the wind always blows up on hickory hill,
Movin’ through life and I’m standing still.
Just when you think you’re movin’ on,
Never look down on what you’ve done wrong.

I said come on down the mountain
Come on to me, come on tell me baby
There another life to see.

I said come on down the mountain
Come on to me, come on tell me baby
There another life to see.
Another life to see
Come on now baby just you and me.
Track Name: My Hometown
My Hometown
Written by Mark W. Lennon
© 2009

Everything’s grey and green,
it's taken me back to where I used to be.
Nothing seems wrong all day long,
as I passed the tree lined streets,
Of my hometown
Of my hometown
It’s my hometown to me.

Years marking our time,
I see that I need to change my mind.
Just waiting to be heard,
wandering through the countryside.
Making faces at the lonely places,
just trying to pass my time,
In my hometown
In my hometown
It’s my hometown to me.

People going through the motions,
looking out at the big blue sky.
well I wish I may, I wish I might,
I wish I didn’t have to leave tonight,
from my hometown
from my hometown
it’s my hometown to me.
My hometown
My hometown

My hometown
My hometown
It’s my hometown to me.
Track Name: Wildside feat. Simone Stevens
Wildside
Written by Mark W. Lennon and Simone Stevens
©2008

Well I got your face on my mind now,
I hear your voice out loud.
Singing through on my tape recorder,
Blue nights dance around my mind.

Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, the wildside
Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, tonight.

Well I got my heart in the basement,
I got my eyes on the pavement.
Nothing you can say will change me,
Something I gotta do, well I know.

Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, the wildside
Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, tonight.

So I’m across town waiting,
Words change the sounds I want to say

Well I’ve got you phone number babe,
And I’ve got your address too.

Counting buses and faces and street signs,
Everything don’t matter, if you’re mine.

I can’t be who you want me to be,
Don’t take it too hard, cause babe it’s not you

Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, the wildside
Oooo…what’s it going to come to
To get you on the wildside, tonight.
Track Name: What I Could Be With You
What I Could Be with You
Written by: Mark W. Lennon
©2008

I can’t say much, cause I don’t play much anymore.
I used to play games like a Sunday when it rains,
Comin down over my head, trying to find something better
Thoughts are creepin in, weepin from the shallow nights, in your mind
I said, I can’t be like all those boys you see
Runnin around with those beautiful people in the streets

Cause you can’t see
What I could be with you
You can’t see
What I could be with you

No I can’t read your mind, cause you change it all the time,
You see people come, and you wonder why they go
Do you think you’ll even know, when i’m gone and out the door
Headin out over the hill, trying to find something better
Thoughts are creepin in, did it turn out like you thought it would
You always seem to say the things, I don’t want to hear,
But it sound so good just having you near.

Cause you can’t see
What I could be with you
You can’t see
What I could be with you

Cause you can’t see
What I could be with you
You can’t see
What I could be with you
Track Name: I'm Doin' Fine
I’m Doin’ Fine
Written by: Mark W. Lennon
©2008

Long Distance calls, these southern drawls,
There nothing to keep me away.
Well I’m rooted strong, maybe not where I belong,
But I, Oh I’m doing fine
But I, Oh I’m doing fine

Well I’m mixed up good, there so much I wish I could,
I just don’t want to let you down.
Yes I do wrong, but I seem to get along,
But I, Oh I’m doing fine
But I, Oh I’m doing fine

Well I heard you say, the hard times get in the way,
Well I’m just trying to change your mind.
So let’s sing a song, one we all can sing along,
But I, Oh I’m doing fine
But I, Oh I’m doing fine
Track Name: Tennessee
Tennessee
Written by Mark W. Lennon
© 2008

Carolina’s been gone for days,
Nothing she say’s will change my way.
I’m day dreaming in the back of a car,
None of my thought they get very far.
From the first day you walked into my life,
I knew one day that you’d be gone.
Oh, I miss all the things we had,
I never thought once was it good or bad.
Now you’re gone so many miles away,
And, come home is all you can say.

Oh, I try and I try
But the Tennessee countryside keeps rollin’ by
Well, I try and I try
But the Tennessee countryside keeps rollin’ by

We’re growin up under burned out skies,
As the Dixieland closes her eyes.
So why don’t you go up and be a big ol man,
And fight my battles the best that you can.
And by the way who’s side are you on,
How do we know that you’re not wrong?
We roll the dice and go on our way,
Another generation with nothing to say.
Well we’re just along for the ride,
Just trying to find what’s on the other side.

Oh, I try and I try
But the Tennessee countryside keeps rollin’ by
Well, I try and I try
But the Tennessee countryside keeps rollin’ by
Well, I try and I try
But the Tennessee countryside keeps rollin’ by

We’re all lost in the mainstream
We’re all lost in the mainstream
We’re all lost in the mainstream
Track Name: Broken
Broken
Written by Mark W. Lennon
©2006

Drunken Dreams won’t make you sing,
It’s the moments you find in between.

You say life’s been good sometimes,
But dark days aren’t far behind.

You push and play and make me wonder,
Paint my eyes and steal my thunder.

I see the beauty that’s burnin,
All these big ideas keep turnin’

She said I’m broken, I’m broken
I don’t know where I’m goin’
Well I’m broken, I’m broken too.

I just want somebody to have fun with,
To take my mind and run with.

With inspiration in your eyes,
Looking for something I just can’t find.

Oh no, not again,
I just don’t have the heart to be heartless.

Then you look at me like I’m jokin,
But your words are all spoken.

She said I’m broken, I’m broken
I don’t know where I’m goin’
Well I’m broken, I’m broken too.