Monsoon Rains

by Mark Mitten

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released August 15, 2018

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Mark Mitten Winsted, Minnesota

Singer-songwriter. A blend of folk and folk-western. Also lead singer of Atomicana.

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Track Name: Monsoon Rains
Monsoon Rains
by mark mitten (c) 2018

Trailer full o’ pack mules
Drop that old Ford into low
Nothing in the rearview
But a wall o’ square bale hay

Found myself again
In the monsoon rains on Red Mountain Pass

Coffee in Durango
Gonna race the narrow gauge
Million Dollar Highway?
Well my truck cost a thousand dimes

Found myself again
In the monsoon rains on Red Mountain Pass

Road crews fixing guardrail
But then they always do, what’s new
Brewery in Ouray
Only thing been on my mind

Found myself again
In the monsoon rains on Red Mountain Pass

Found myself again….
Lost myself again
In the rain
Track Name: Yankee Girl
Yankee Girl
by mark mitten
(c) 2018

That old diner's closed again
changing hands and changing names
the San Juans rise up south of town
they used to know me here

Well she's in the wind
I see her through the trees
just around the bend
it's getting hard to see
sun goes down
Yankee girl is gone

That old hydrant froze again
winter games and frozen hands
happens every year it seems
the San Juans disappear, the snow is coming down

Well she's in the wind
I see her through the trees
just around the bend
it's getting hard to see
sun goes down
Yankee girl is gone
Track Name: Hands of Time
Hands of Time
by mark mitten (C) 2018

You seen it all a million times before
You seen it all a million times

A cowboy rides
An indian he fights
Ain’t no winners here but the hands of time

Snake bit, he lies
Broke-hearted belle, she cries
Ain’t no healers here but the hands of time

You seen it all a million times before
You seen it all a million times

Sunlight fades away with the evening moon
Not a moment too soon

You seen it all a million times before
You seen it all a million times

A law man bleeds
A gun man rides his steed
Ain’t no running here from the hands of time

A parson reads
A con man laughs and drinks
Nothing changing here but the hands of time

You seen it all a million times before
You seen it all a million times

Sunlight fades away with the evening moon
Not a moment too soon

You seen it all a million times before
You seen it all a million times

Tumbleweeds and poker cards
Blow across the grassy plain
Blow across the grassy plain
Track Name: Ride To My Grave
Ride To My Grave
(C) 2018 mark mitten

out stealing horses
out robbing trains
outrunning branches
bullets to brain

butcher a bankroll
dance in the sun
hole in the wall
surrounded by guns

yeah, yeah, a fool is a slave
sleep when I get there
ride to my grave

out in the deadwood
outplaying fate
back to the door
aces and eights

out in the tombstones
it's all okay
corral full of cowboys
it ain't their day

yeah, yeah, a fool is a slave
sleep when I get there
ride to my grave

yeah, yeah, a fool is a slave
sleep when I get there
ride to my grave
Track Name: Fairground
Fairground
by mark mitten
(C) 2018

When the sunlight’s gone, and the clouds are low
Get your keys on out, turn the radio
When the engine’s cold, you know the heat is slow
Cup your hands and blow

Well your saddle goes in the pickup truck
Light a cigarette in the wind
Watch a Coors can roll like a tumbleweed
Guess it’s time to go

It ain’t fair, why now?
Bootsteps, hollow sound
She gone, and left
Fairground

It ain’t fair, why now?
Bootsteps, hollow sound
She gone, and left
Fairground
Track Name: Jordan
Jordan
(c) 2018 mark mitten

Horseman, pass by
leave me alone
my feet in the grass
my head on a stone

Sky rend above and the sun is shining on
the waters of the Jordan

A new man will rise
from ashes and bone
these deserts and hills
it's time to go home

Sky rend above and the sun is shining on
the waters of the Jordan

It's gonna leave me once again
all my troubles
all my pain
it's gonna leave me
once again
leave me once again

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