Past Is Prelude

by Marc Silver

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released November 21, 2013

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Marc Silver Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Marc Silver is living proof that singer/songwriters don’t need to shout outrageously shocking lyrical lines in order to attract well-deserved attention…His confessional songs draw you in, rather than drag you along… a truly noteworthy artist that walks quietly, but carries a big gift.” Dan MacIntosh, [Spin]

Marc works as a solo artist, and with his Bluegrass/Americana Band The Stonethrowers.
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Track Name: Find Some Time
Find Some Time


Its simple when I’m lying on my back staring at the clouds
To feel as though I’m right where I need to be
Possibility aint reality its just something that burns inside
Fuel to build the world our own desires

Every time I’m able I try to think of my old backyard
Walk along the fence try not to fall
Buried in the flowerbed is my oldest childhood friend
His kisses were my savior way back then.

If you find some time come and lay down by my side in the clovers
If that moment does arise and were staring at the sky rolling over we’ll feel alright

Its simple when I’m lying on my back staring at the sky
Gaze upon the clouds as they go by
Underneath the old shade tree I dream what life will be
If when I think of you will you think of me

I know at times I’ve left you from my mind but youre with me now
You bring me to my sweetest misery
With you in my heart my heart I carve your name into a tree
A scar to leave the world our memory

If you find some time come and lay down by my side in the clovers
If that moment does arise and were staring at the sky rolling over we’ll be alright
Track Name: Take Back Your Heart
I had to leave here or I’d blow up the ship
Under complacencies hand
Spent nine years trying babe there aint no change
You just don’t understand

Of all the people that came into your life
You felt that I was the one
Wrapped me up & tried to hold me so tight
Squeezed the life from my blood

Chorus: Your on your own sweet darlin’
Your on your own my love
Take back your heart I don’t want it no more

We parted ways you tried to put up a fight
You shed an hour of tears
Your heart was bleeding through the length of the night
You told me all of your fears

You started talking bout the pain that I cause
Your hands they clenched to a fist
You came & found me at watering hole
to plant one on my lips …To Chorus

All you wanted was for people to see
you had treated me good
you lost the lover that he needed in me
I’d given all that I could

I turned away and left you to your disease
A frightful hour it was
A broken love will leave you down on your knees
You’re left to clean up the blood …To Chorus
Track Name: Come Back Home
Come Back Home


Every time I go away that’s when you’re good to me
Every time I leave you here you say you need me again
Come back to me my love please don’t leave me alone
Come back to me my love come back home

Every time I’m here with you, you seem to disappear
Every time I look for you I find the doors are all closed
Come back for what my love we’ll still be alone
Come back to me my love come back home

Don’t want to leave just to learn
All I needed was inside your heart

Thinking bout you every night you were my everything,
Everything you ever want, you know I want for you too
Come back to me my love, come back home
Come back to me my love come back home

Don’t want to leave just to learn
All I needed was inside your heart

Every time I go away that’s when you’re good to me
Every time I’m here with you, I find the doors are all closed.
Track Name: Darlin' You Can Stay
Darlin You Can Stay

Oh darlin’ is it true our time is really through
And breaking up is in our plans
After many years of love, it seems we lost our way
And now you’ve found some other man

Been down this road before we’d still come back for more
Sweetheart I saying I’ve been true
Though we had our fights and I had to work long nights
My heart was still at home with you

Go your own way or darlin you can stay
But our past won’t ever be undone
But if you go away I pray it won’t be long
Until you’re happy on your own

I lay alone at night wishing I could hold you tight
Man I start to feeling blue
That sparkle in your eye no longer shines for mine
Cause now you’re lovin someone new

Go your own way or darlin you can stay
But our past won’t ever be undone
But if you go away I pray it won’t be long
Until you’re happy on your own
Track Name: Early Morning Dreaming
Wake me up, for some early dreaming
We’ll travel the line, the oceans steady breathing
Where children run away so water don’t touch their feet

Pick me up, take me down to Rio
Settle me down, I’m all wound up to be yours, again

Where high on a cliff we dangle our feet
Moon high above lights the oceans wave and I feel Born again.

Looking back, the oceans washed my footprints
All around, all I’ve got is silence
I wanna run away but the sand has buried my feet

All our lives, all we’ve got inside us
And we’ll try to follow our best guidance

Steady as she blows with these treasures at hand
There’s no better place than to walk this side of fantasy.
Early morning dreaming.
Track Name: Earthly Bed
I’m gonna go home to my mother
I’m gonna go home to my dad
I’m gonna go home to my sister
When my long roads at its end

I can hear their voices calling
Lord they call all through my head
Singing proud and always haunting
Till I lay my earthly bed

I’m gonna go when they call me
Try to find my way back home
Oh my lord, be there to guide me
When my love is burning low

And let light keep on shining
All through my soul all through my soul
Tell them lord I’m coming home
Tell them lord I’m coming home

I’m gonna go home to my mother
I’m gonna go home to my dad
I’m gonna go home to my sister
When my long roads at its end
Track Name: You're Still On My Mind
You’re Still On My Mind

I been thinking bout you honey since the day you left
& how you never turned around
no doubt you carried in you heart
your minds made up and you walked out

we traveled on empty many miles on down the road
our problems took a heavy load
but still we managed to hold tight
our life together has lost hold

Now your gone
Your still on my mind
Try to find some way to get through life
Without your gentle ways along my side

My love & affection seldom left my lips
Long days & nights did come and go
Silence fell upon your ear
That’s why you left me on my own

My eyes fill up with tears there’s darkness day and night
My heart can’t find it’s way
I try but nothings feeling right
Without you in my life the sun won’t shine.

CHORUS

Now your gone and there’s nothing left to hide
Try to find some way to get through life
Without your gentle way along my side
Without your gentle way along my side
Track Name: When It Is My Time
When It Is My Time


When it is my time make me a part of the immortal and vast
Spread me out on the earth where water returns to the air
To come again as the rain

When it is my time spread my ashes out on the breeze
Let the birds fly me through seasons
So I can see earth from their wings

Well the world goes round in circles
Doesn’t matter when I die or when I rise
Time has no destination
You might par the course fair expectation

When it is my time let me die with my hammer in hand
Take me out of this life if I’ve no songs to sing
Don’t wanna know dyins pain

When it is my time sing me a song that settles my soul
Sing me a song my mother once sang
When her heart I did hold

And the world goes round in circles
Doesn’t matter when I die or when I rise
Time has no destination
You might Par the course fair expectation.
Track Name: Pull In On The Reins
Pull In On The Reins


Still the passing of the torch
The sounds of traffic roll
Music will record the birds and bees
The thunders and the rains will call
From over mountains peaks
Rumble go the train wheels over steel
Only wish I’d seen you before you left my dear

I wish that I had seen you before it was too late
Heard the breezes whispers that carried on its wings
So I could know the present in the way I know it now
And I could pull in on the reigns & slow the horses down
On my way to town to see you, bury you in the ground and grieve
Pull in on the reigns…go slowly
Pull in on the reigns…

Moon will glow & tides will rise
Waves roll on the beach
Crashing waters wash the sands to sea
A witness to the wonderful
Of silence and of peace
Fly the blackbirds off to warmer trees
Only wish I’d had seen you before you left my dear

(Chorus)

Miss your breathing while you sleep
While sailing off to dream
You held me in your arms where I could weep
Now laughter and the pain are like
The beauty and the beast
Live within my dreams and memories
Only wish I’d seen you before you left my dear

(Chorus)