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 24, 2010

New Song Written: "Tenth and Main"

I wrote a new song this morning!  Actually, it's more accurate to say that I finished a new song this morning.  I started it with a gem of an idea a few weeks ago.  It started when I was in Downtown Salt Lake City, noticing the bustle and busy-ness of the city, and all of the activities and choices available.  I got to thinking that all of those distractions could easily pull someone away from a spiritually-focused life.

Like "The Taker", it started as an "imaginary biography" sort of song.  These are songs that tell a story of a person's place in life, and, instead of being my own life, it's an imaginary person telling the story.  In reality, however, it always ends up having a lot of parallels to my own life, and it ends up being more auto-biographical than imaginary.

For me, personally, it's about feeling disconnected to God.  There are often times in my life when I'm less spiritually-minded.  I've never actually left the church, but I have gone through times when I'm very distracted by work and other goals.  I guess right now I'm feeling like I need to find my own chapel inside and get back to it more often.

Tenth and Main

I need to find the church at the corner of tenth and main
When I was a kid, I used to go there again and again
I need to find some hope here at the corner of fear and pain
I remember the love at the corner of tenth and main

Verse 1

The city streets are alive with the breath of commotion
They give me whatever I want, when I have the notion
They try to fill my empty soul with coins and potions
But mostly they just keep me spinning around in motion

I'm looking for the place where I stood so long ago
I need to find the place where I felt what I needed to know

Verse 2:

There was so much out in the great big world to try
Each bite tasted so much richer than the last one I'd buy
I wanted to savor them all and to make them mine
But the emptiness that haunts me now is keeping me crying

I don't remember why I felt so full so long ago
I need to find the place where I felt what I needed to know


Just on a whim, I wondered if there really was a church at the corner of tenth and main, in Salt Lake.  I went to Googlemaps to see.  As you can see from the link, it's just businesses.

The funny thing was, however, that it's only about a block away from the building that housed Suite Sound Studio, where I got my start in the SLC music scene.  Looking at the building now brought back some memories.


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

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