All or Nuthin'

from by Mark Elmer

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a look at the music business with a view of pessimism (verse 1) or optimism (verse 2) with commentary from your captain in the middle.

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I stopped foolin me,
no bodys bringin' me my cup 'o tea
nobodys handin my dreams to me
and what will be will fo' surely be
you take that crystal ball
I'll take reality

cause I work hard and I sweat
and my dues still aint' paid yet
and my bills are piling up under my chin
and I cast my eyes around me
at the fools who reap the bounty
and I never think twice
of what they put in

I got this sinking feeling
thats just what its all about
sign me up or sign me out
its all or nuthin'
sign me up or sign me out
its all or nuthin'
sign me up or sign me out
its all or nuthin
sign me up or sign me out
oh yeah

good evening ladies and gentlmen this is your captain speaking, thank you for flying all or nuthin' airlines, please keep your minds in the full upright and engaged positions,
please keep your seat belts fastened at all times as there will be turbulence at all levels of this flight.
for those of you who wont be continuing on to your final destination of success and all of your hopes and dreams, please note that there are excuses ...I mean parachutes under your seats please feel free to strap one on and bail out at any time along our journey. thank you for flying all or nuthin' airlines and remember you only get one chance, and this is not a test.

so stop blowing smoke,
ya got a good job but your life's a joke
still seeing that shrink from that run with coke
got champagne taste but your wallets broke
I'll take that crystal ball and watch you learn to cope

I'd rather work hard and I'll sweat
and lets see how far I get
and my dreams are driving closer every day
and I cast my eyes around me
and my lifes a perfect party
and my dreams fell short of where I am today

I got this beautiful feeling
thats just what its all about
sign me up or sign me out...

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from Mark Elmer, track released June 12, 2011
Written by: Mark Elmer
Produced by: Patrick Strole

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Mark Elmer Portland, Oregon

Playing an intimate room,or outdoors Mark Elmer's presence on stage makes you feel like you are in your living room and he is there just for you.allowing each of us a brief look inside his heart and humor,introducing us to characters from his life whom we are familiar with from our own experiences, fumbles and recoveries.Singing tales of an imperfect life, lessons learned,and moments of perfection ... more

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