Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Saturday, July 17, 2004

I woke up this morning with a song in my head.
I mean, really early this morning, like about 4:30. 
So, I dug out my palm pilot, and started writing words.  It was a song that has been cooking up in my subconcious for a very very long time.  It was based on a guitar riff that I'd been playing with literally for years.  A hot driving riff, I had no idea what it would be about.  Then, a few months ago, the idea hit me to call it "Turn it Up!" And it would be about the exhileration of playing music really really loud.
Then, after a few weeks, the thought occurred to me to make it be about turning up life, instead of the sound.  I flirted with making it a hybrid, but finally, this morning, I settled on this:
Turn it Up
By Mark Hansen, 7/17/04 6:03 AM
Since I was young I've been striving for you
Takin my time and giving your due
For all the beauty that you've given me
The love and the joy that's set me free
But now it's time to take it higher
I need to stoke my inner fire
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
A big man with a lot of wealth to report
Asked his Lord where he'd counted short
Keep the rules and study the truth
But he'd done it all since he was a youth
So the Lord told him to live it more
Sell it off and give it all to the poor
I've got to turn it up
Lengthen my stride
Raise my eyes
Lower my pride
Love a little more
Hoard a little less
This is my life
This is my test
Turn it up
Choruses to end
Not bad for a second draft, I think.  There are still some issues, though, like the shift in point of view between the first and second verses...
Anyway, so I got up and cut some scratch tracks.  Guitar, drums, bass.  It'll be a fun tune.
Of course, that means one more unfinished song in my stack...  Someday I'll get time to actually devote to working these tunes out!  It gets so frustrating at times.  But it IS a fun journey.

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