Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

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"

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Third Time

I'm so stoked! I've been working on this song for a couple of years, now. I don't know why it took so stinkin' long to complete. That's just the way, it seems, that I work.

The chorus came to me first in this one, and the verses later. The layering at the end was the inspiration for the whole tune. It's still my favorite part, by far. I'm amazed that it came together.

The whole message was inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan. Taking care of others isn't always easy. I want to, but I get so wrapped up in my life that I don't notice that others are suffering, often more than I am. My wife is amazing at paying attention to that kind of stuff.

You can play the song by clicking on the widget at the right, or right here!

The Third Time

Can you see him?
Lost in the deep
He can barely keep
His head above the water

Can you see him?
Calling for help
‘cause he can’t save himself
and the sun just keeps getting hotter

Chorus with climb:
And the waves take him down for the first time
And he comes up gasping for air
And the foam washes over for the second time
Can you see him floating there

What’s goin down
Is that he’s gonna drown
Because he’s goin down
For the third time

Throw him a line
If you get there in time
Before he slips through the brine
For the third time

Can you save him?
You can see where he’s been
Turn your boat to the wind
And rush off to the rescue

Can you save him?
If he isn’t dead
Then full speed ahead
And see how life can test you

Chorus with climb

What’s goin down
Is that he’s gonna drown
Because he’s goin down
For the third time

It’s time to be brave
‘cause he needs to be saved
‘fore he’s dashed ‘neath the waves
for the third time

Maybe you can’t walk on the water
Maybe you can’t calm the seas
And the wind might not obey the sound of your voice
But you can throw the life ring if you please

Repeat Chorus to end

Steve Hill, Drums

Come back often to hear about new songs and shows. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including Mark's Black Pot and his MoBoy blog.

Mark's Other Blog Posts: Mo' Boy on Mormon Arts and Music

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