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, March 25, 2017

NEW SONG! "Been There, Done That"

In this song, I took a subconcious clue from Supertramp. They had a string of big hits in the 70s and 80s. Slicing, bitter, cynical lyrics happily sung to boppy and happy melodies. They did "The Logical Song", and "Take the Long Way Home" for example.

So, this tune is all about the cyclical nature of depression. It kind of splits me in two. It's set in a time when I'm feeling good, and life is going well. Metaphorically, I'm outside, playing in the sun. I look at my metaphoric house, and I see myself moping in the window. There's a storm raging inside the house. I want myself to come out into the sunlight, but deep down, I know that I'll eventually go back inside where the storm is.

I was personally very encouraged by Elder Holland's conference address:

Anyway, here's the song and the lyrics::

Been There Done That
By Mark Hansen

I see myself again
Back where I started in
Looking out the window at the bright blue sky

I don’t like to see me there
With a dark and cloudy stare
I want to help but I don’t know what to try

The storm on the inside’s full of hopes and fears
The rain on the window’s dripping down like tears

Been there done that
Been there done that
Don’t know why
Keep going back

Out on the sidewalk here
The sun is shining clear
I wish I’d come out where it’s warm and dry

I smile and wave and say
Hey, Mark, come out and play
But something holds me in and I don’t know why

I know that I’ve been out on sunny days
But I always end up inside, back in the rain


I want to see me change
I watch me and it’s strange
I don’t know what else to do or what else to try

I hate to see the pain
To watch me in the rain
I want me to come out and see the sky

But soon I know that I’ll go up and step to the door
I’ll push it open, step inside and cross the floor, ‘cause I’ve..

...Been there done that
Been there done that
Don’t know why
Keep coming back

Arranged and produced by Mark Hansen
Vocals by Serenity Seely
Other instruments performed by Mark Hansen

To hear the song:


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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