Spiral EP

by Mark Holland

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The 4-track Spiral EP was released on 21st August 2013. The CD is available to buy from www.markhollandmusic.com/music/spiral-ep. The EP is also available for download from iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and many others.

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released August 21, 2013

Vocals/Guitars/Keys – Mark Holland
Guitars/Bass Guitar – Darren Roser
Drums/Percussion - Oliver Beeson
Produced by Mark Holland
All songs written by Mark Holland

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Mark Holland London, UK

Mark Holland is a Singer/Songwriter from Hampshire, UK. He and his band have performed on the stages of many prestigious London venues including The Troubadour, The Bedford, The Dublin Castle and Bull & Gate. His songs are played on radio stations across the world and he continues to write music with the aim of truly moving people. ... more

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Track Name: Spiral (sample)
I’m feeling sort of disconnected
A million ways to play but I wish it wasn’t so
The ones I knew I hardly know, but then I never truly did

Faded words on the back of my hands
Something creeping up the walls
Scared of what I didn’t know but nothing really changes
Nothing really changes, nothing really changes does it?

And it’s time for you to keep your distance
You know the brighter side is not so clear cut

Nothing really compares to a spiral down
It’s the story of a life
Don’t get depressed they say
There’s always another day
You’ll conquer it all in your stride
No, no we don’t change
We don't change

A girl I knew she taunts me from an LCD
The darker side of social sites that chip away at me
I always wear my colour but something’s washing over
With me it’s understated but it’s coming out in phases

And it’s time for you to keep your distance
You know the brighter side is not so clear cut
Hope you’ll forgive me if I keep my eyes shut

Nothing really compares to a spiral down
It’s the story of a life
Don’t get depressed they say
There’s always another day
To conquer it all in your stride
No, no we don’t change

There’s something creeping up my spine
I know exactly know it got inside
It’s rattling around inside my mind

Nothing really compares to a spiral down
It’s the story of a life
Don’t get depressed they say
There’s always another day
To conquer it all in your stride
But we don’t change
Track Name: Pioneers (sample)
We couldn’t possibly prepare
For the coming day that this all changes
We promise only with our eyes
Superstitious fear of telling lies
And turning the dark against us

No we can’t know
Which way it goes
But I don't want to let you go
We’re pioneers in this together

Feels like we’re sailing west
Don’t know what we might find there in the new world
Fall off the map and die
Or wake to find the bluest skies
Carry out the plans we made the year before

But we don’t know which way
The river flows
But I never want to see you go
We’re pioneers in this together

So soon you’re gone
I’ll watch you take the plane, I won’t get on
Wish it was black and white
Wish it was black and white
Wish it was black and white

Sometimes I don’t know myself
Too many types of grey to know if I’m being someone else
But your brown eyes they can see me right
Track Name: Burned Out (sample)
I'm not a pessimist I
Just sometimes see the world as it is
But I prefer to just stay numb
If I don't I'll come undone
Unravel like a string
Lose a piece and I'll know it's won

Now I've worked it out
I realise why I drove your love away
I know that I was not a man
But masterful at forcing you to stay

Would you listen if I broke down at your feet?
Would you let me raise my hands and say I'm the fool?
I could ask for another chance but I won't lie to myself, no I know
The last chance was some time ago

Closing time
And all the people all around me fall in line
It's all a cold machine
I see it all through eyes of damaged green
I'm barefoot on the pedals and I'm blistering

At times you were a bitch to me
But it's just because I drove your love away
I know that I was bad for you
I know why you had nothing more to say

Would you listen if I broke down at your feet?
Would you let me raise my hands and say I'm the fool?
I could ask for another chance but I won't lie to myself, no I know
The last chance was some time ago

I'd like to think that I'm just late but I know it's worse
I'd like to tell you what I am but you know it
I know the moment that I left you I was cursed
I know my life is done so I won't feel it
Track Name: The Fall (sample)
Starting out, I knew that I could be the person who would change the world
With the rest I stood my ground against the other side, and then I won the house with clever words
Then we built the web with steel and promises, and we kicked the liars from the game

I was the one who cared, and when they called for me, I helped the ones who needed it the most
Then the web it turned on me and I got caught, it pulled me down and then I was gone, gone
And the lies came crashing down

You know we had some good intentions at the start but I guess we lost it
You know I used to be the one who had a heart but I just stopped caring

So we learned to play the darker games, Pandora learned to leave the box unchained, we help ourselves to what’s inside
But I can’t get enough, I’ll look anywhere for it, I want the key to every door, I’ll cross the floor if I can get something more
I am the trusted one, but I’ll sell out, I’m a sinner with a vice, every pocket has a price

I know I used to be so different at the start but I guess I lost it
You know we used to be so good then fell apart ‘cause we just stopped caring

And if the men with pen and paper should find out, well I guess I’ll take the fall

Was I always like I am, did I change?
I know I’ve always liked the power, but it’s strange

You know I used to be the one who had a heart, but I just stopped caring