We Know If They Knew (EP)

by Johnny Mark Herring

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ABOUT THIS ALBUM:
A moody chronicle of a two-year journey through a difficult battle.

WORD ON THE STREET:
Soul Asylum vs The Avett Brothers in hand-to-hand combat!

“Personifying hooks and well-crafted melodies that artistically convey spiritual passion...” -GASC

“…songs [that] make me think about things I tend to ignore… or don’t make time for...” –E.B.

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released June 10, 2016

RECORDING CREDITS:
Written, produced, recorded, engineered and performed by Mark Herring except for these wonderful sounds:

FEELINGS FADE
Tim Huh - engineering (drums)
Brian Austin - drums

WE KNOW IF THEY KNEW
Jacob Hildebrand - engineering (drums)
Daniel James - drums

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT'S LIKE (OVER THERE)
Jeff Moore - producer, mixer, electric guitar
Rob Schilz - drums
Lonnie Trevino - bass
Clayton Corn - piano and B3
Karol Ann Moore - backing vocals

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Johnny Mark Herring Austin, Texas

“Musical MMA via The Avett Brothers -vs- Collective Soul... refereed by Tom Petty.”

a Texas Singer- Songwriter based in Austin, blending Americana, Alt-Rock and Spiritual influences

multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, singer-songwriter, recording and mix engineer
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Track Name: Feelings Fade (Walk On Faith)
LYRICS:

FEELINGS FADE (WALK ON FAITH)

Here we go, with another day
Just goin through the motions, acting out the play
It’s hard to know, just what to say yea
No one wants to be the author, of words that fade away

Sometimes we’ve got to walk on faith
Look ahead to our tomorrows
Don’t look back to yesterday
There are times, we’re gonna walk on faith
We won’t listen to our feelings
Cause feelings fade away

And there are days, when we’ve gone too far
Lost sight of where we’re going, and we stumble in the dark
But we keep going, cause it’s been so long
We’ve run into resistance, but decide to carry on

Sometimes we’ve got to walk on faith
Look ahead to our tomorrows
Don’t look back to yesterday
There are times, we’re gonna walk on faith
We won’t listen to our feelings
Cause feelings fade away

Sometimes they fly, sometimes they grieve
They tell the truth, and then deceive
They point the way, help us choose
But when a choice is made, then it’s time to move
Because feelings fade away

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)
Track Name: We Know If They Knew
LYRICS:
WE KNOW, IF THEY KNEW

You try to plan it all out, make it turn out right
But every day, it's the same old fight
And you have good intentions, your motivations are pure
But some days, even you're not sure

It's late when you get home again, your time is hard to keep
Yea your body's tired, but you still can't sleep

And every night it keeps playing, again and again in your head
With every time they hurt you, with every word that was said
But I know, if they knew
Just how hard you try
Then I know
That they wouldn't be so hard on you

It's a thankless job, hard work without any pay
And all you ask, is a little thanks
But you're not one to give in, cause you've been through it before
And you know, you'll go through it again

And sometimes I can't find the words, to say at the right time
And some days I don't take the time, to say the right words

But I know, and you know
Just how hard you try
And we know, if they knew...
So hard on you ...
They wouldn't be so

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)
Track Name: Picture Framed Lies
LYRICS:

PICTURE FRAMED LIES

So what am I doing wrong, that I’ve made such a mess
I thought following my heart, was the secret to success
But late at night I close my eyes and I pretend not to see
No matter what I do or get, I just can’t be happy

Have you seen it in my eyes
When I walk through the door
Something’s missing here that I’m still looking for
Have you heard it in my voice
When I whisper your name
Like a gentle breeze it’s here then gone again

SO WHAT are we doing wrong, that we feel so out of place
You’d think we had it all, judging by the smiles on our face
The pictures on the wall, tell stories of good times
But real life is lived between the lines
Yea real life, is lived outside
Those PICTURE FRAMED LIES

Have you felt it in my touch, when I caress your skin
Like the summer heat it’s here then gone again
It’s like something you can’t hold, when it’s not yours to keep
Try as you might, you still must set it free

SO WHAT are we doing wrong, that we feel so out of place
You’d think we had it all, judging by the smiles on our face
The pictures on the wall, tell stories of good times
But real life is lived between the lines
Yea real life, is lived outside
Those PICTURE FRAMED LIES

GOTTA LIVE your life outside, those picture framed lies
Gotta see straight through the lies...

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)
Track Name: Message To You
LYRICS:

MESSAGE TO YOU

I’ll be wherever it is you are
I will be your shooting star
A wish for you
Think of me when you wake up
I’ll be the sugar in your cup
I melt for you

AND I’M SENDING a message out to you
And I’m sending a MESSAGE out to YOU

Doesn’t matter how far away you go
The things in your head you’ll always know
They’re still with you
No matter what oceans you may cross
Or how many jungles you pass through
They’re still with you

AND I’M SENDING a message out to you
And I’m sending a MESSAGE out to YOU

And I don’t really want to be, the one to break bad news
But you’ll have to find the answers, on your own
On your own

Just QUITE DOWN and you may find
That still small voice inside your mind
It’s always there
At night when you lay down to sleep
And pray the Lord your soul to keep
It’s always there

AND I’M SENDING a message out to you
And I’m sending a MESSAGE out to YOU

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)
Track Name: What Do You Think It's Like (Over There)
LYRICS:

WHAT DO YOU THINK IT'S LIKE (OVER THERE)

What do you think it’s gonna be like over there
Imagine worlds like nothing we’ve known here
No more pain and no more lows
No goodbyes after hellos
What do you think it’s gonna be like over there

There’ll be mountains, there’ll be rivers
There’ll be faces of people that I’ve known
There’ll be music, and there’ll be laughter
And we’ll be welcomed as we finally make it home
So what do you, think it’s like up there

What do you think it’s gonna be like over there
Imagine worlds with truth and justice there
Where no one steals to feed their greed
Children live free from disease
What do you think it’s gonna be like over there

Well I see mountains, and I see rivers
And I see faces of people that I’ve known
I hear music, and I hear laughter
And I feel welcomed as I finally make it home
So what do you, think it’s like
Yea, what do you, think it’s like
What do you, think it’s like up there

Precious times we will remember
Hold each other close like I’ve never gone
Can’t wait to see you when you get here
Might be a while
But till then
I’ll keep you in a song

There’ll be music, there’ll be dancing
There’ll be faces of people that we all love
We’ll be singing, and we’ll be laughing
And we’ll be welcomed as we finally make it home

So what do you, think it’s like up… here?

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)
Track Name: How Will I Respond
LYRICS:

HOW WILL I RESPOND

The more I think about it
Don’t want to think no more
And inside I’m shouting
As the tear drops hit the floor

I’m down on my knees
Down on my knees

Never thought this would happen
But it happened to me
So HOW WILL I RESPOND NOW?
Will I ever be free again?

I’m down on my knees
Down on my knees

© Mark Herring 2015, Drew Faith Music (SESAC)

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