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Marcus Kihn

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Songs are my version of the "selfie".

Sounds Like:

Peter Gabriel, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, U2, John Mayer,

Influences:

Pink Floyd, Sade, Prince, Depeche Mode, NIN, Daniel Lanois, U2, Brian Eno

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Daniel Lanois

Contact Email:

marcus@alles.ca

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Songs by Marcus Kihn

Goodbye

Goodbye
Words & music by Marcus Kihn

Didn’t have chance to say goodbye
Didn’t seem like you wanted to try
You left me here without looking back
Since then I’ve been wandering around

Every night’s getting harder to fall asleep
Every thought I have cuts so deep
Keep swimming through the moments that we had
Don’t think that they all were so bad

No matter what I do I can’t drink you off my mind
The doctor said its no good and that it might make me blind
My friends don’t seem to come around here no more
So I’m just going to wait here right beside your door

And say, goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
You and I were trouble from the start you know its true
So goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
Too bad that its over cause tonight I’m missing you

So many things I should have said and done
So many times that I wanted to run
I can’t sit here living in the past
But time isn’t moving very fast

No matter what I did couldn’t drink you off my mind
The doctor said its no good and that it might make me blind
My friends don’t seem to come around here no more
So I’m just going to wait here right by your door

But tonight I think I’ll walk alone and watch the world go by
Gonna try and not think of you cause I don’t want to die
Maybe there was more to this but I’m not going back
All I want is one more chance to tell you...

Goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
You and I were trouble from the start you know its true
So goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
Too bad that its over cause tonight I’m missing you
And goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
You and I were trouble from the start you know its true
So goodbye - for the last time
Goodbye my baby blue
Too bad that its over
Cause tonight I’m missing you

[Lyrics]


Living More

Living More
Words & music by Marcus Kihn

Yesterday, never felt so alone, so I’m coming home
Saw lights in the sky calling me
To some other place that I’d rather be

Turning the page, to find something new, its just me and you
The timing seems right for a change
Everything I know has been rearranged and I’m falling

I used to call people I know by their name
Severed my bridges that went up in flames
Turned away when there was no one to blame
Hated that my life was always the same

And all the while
Thought I was living more

The memories, are all I’ve got left
God knows I've made a mess
I followed my heart for too long
Kicked up some dirt even when I was wrong

I used to call people I know by their name
Severed my bridges that went up in flames
Turned away when there was no one to blame
Hated that my life was always the same

And all the while
Thought I was living more

Today, not lying in bed, drowning in my head
Gonna run with the clean fallen snow
Whisper goodbye, when it's time to go

I used to call people I know by their name
Severed my bridges that went up in flames
Turned away when there was no one to blame
Hated that my life was always the same

And all the while
Thought I was living more
And all those days
Faded away

[Lyrics]


Miss The Morning

Miss The Morning
Words & music by Marcus Kihn

Life in a word
A mystery and apology absurd
To deny
All the things that help you feel more alive
Like love
And the pain of giving everything of yourself
And more
Till you cry
And the mystery you see begins to unfold
Un aware
Of the dangers you invite when I’m not there
So alone
And I still feel you lurking around my home

I miss the mornings with you
I don’t think I could ever replace you
I miss the mornings with you
And you keep me searching for a love that’s true
I miss the mornings with you
And you keep me searching for a love that’s true

Love in a world
A faceless rearrangement of a dying word
You feel high
And everything you need seems to pass you by
Like yourself
And what you thought was you won’t answer anymore
And you hide
And the games you didn’t play start to take control
So unfair
To hear your voice in my head and I don’t want it there
So cold
And I still feel so haunted in my own home

I miss the mornings with you
I don’t think I could ever replace you
I miss the mornings with you
And you keep me searching for a love that’s true
I miss the mornings with you
And you keep me searching for a love that’s true

[Lyrics]


Temporary Blindness

Temporary Blindness
Music by Marcus Kihn
Words by Marcus Kihn & Alex Balaban

(verse 1)
I've never been one for playing games
Never could get through
Promises are meaningless if the words aren't true
I haven't had anyone
Hold me like you do
But something gets inside of me when I lose you
I feel I get so lost
In the silence that you cause
And I start going crazy

(chorus)
It's like temporary blindness
Making me so mindless
That temporary blindness
Melting away the kindness

(verse 2)
I can't decide which cards to play
Has is gone too far?
Don’t look up play a bluff is that just who we are?
The truth be told it's hurting me
And it did from the start
But I go deep inside my head when we’re apart
I really need to find a way
To get you to open up
Find another way so you can see

(chorus)
It's like temporary blindness
Making me so mindless
That temporary blindness
Melting away the kindness

(Bridge)
It's like temporary blindness
Makes it hard to find us
And I say things that I don't mean – a little bit obscene
Seems like temporary blindness
Pushes me to obsess
Got to stop this before I can't see – my baby leaving me

(chorus)
It's like temporary blindness
Making me so mindless
That temporary blindness
Melting away the kindness
It's like temporary blindness
Making me turn mindless
That temporary blindness
And it makes me so helpless


[Lyrics]


The Way She Moves Me

The Way She Moves Me
Words & music by Marcus Kihn

Something in the way she moves
Get’s me going every time
Something in her eyes
Something ‘bout her hair
Calls me from the bottom
Out of my despair for her

Held her to my heart
Dancing cheek to cheek
When we met that very first time
Our souls they ran together
Frozen in our minds
Why she didn’t run – what made her so blind to see?

The way she moves me
With her smile
The way she love me
Just for a little while
The way she slips around the room
Showing off her style
And all the men go wild
The way she moves me

That night she ran away
And everything that I had was lost
My ship had come and gone to sea
But these haunting memories will always remind me

The way she moves me
With her smile
The way she love me
Just for a little while
The way she slips around the room
Showing off her style
And all the men go wild

The way she moves me
The way she love me
The way she moves me

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Toronto, ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Ambient | Country | Electronic | Industrial | New Age | Rock and Pop | Other

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Albums Released:

Together, Invisible, City, All Sides Facing Out, Mental, Forward Gaze, Lascivious, Blind Soul https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/marcus-kihn/id164093337

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Design, animation, video, sound design,

Biography:

Marcus Kihn's love for music began the day he raided his big sister’s record collection and stumbled upon a curious little album whose artwork consisted of a glass prism refracting a rainbow of colours.

Now this isn’t to say that Marcus hadn’t heard music before. On the contrary, in those days he listened religiously to the hits of the day — Rock & Roll, English Pop, Motown, Southern Rock —but the subtly textured, neo-psychedelic art rock and jazz fusion of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was something completely brand new to his ears.

A hundred or so spins later and that was it — the catalyst, so to speak. Enough with the listening, now was the time for Marcus to take his passion for music to the next level. He soon joined the church choir; fine-tuning his tenor pipes. Then it was onto piano lessons, in which he buried himself in the classics — Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninov — excelling on every level and achieving a Grade 5 certification in just one short year. A budding Mozart? His piano teacher seemed to think so. But alas, proficiency in the classics wasn’t where young Marcus was headed; his musical passions were now being distracted by the world of spinning discs, and so began a short but illustrious stint as a popular high school DJ.

Familiarizing himself with just about every record on the planet eventually led him to the door of CFNY Radio — one of Toronto’s hottest rock and alternative stations in the 80s and 90s. Here, he worked as an intern where he would chat hours on end with the other DJs about what constituted the perfect #1 song. Of course, if anyone had the absolute formula to this million-dollar question, they’d no doubt be the wealthiest person on the planet.

But all this was enough for Marcus to take all he had learned in music to this point and start penning his own tunes. It also brought Marcus back to the piano, or rather, one of the first Ensoniq keyboards that allowed him to sequence his songs. During this time he also plied his musical talents to learning guitar and drums.

After a few ill-fated attempts to form a live band, Marcus eventually went it alone, building his own studio to arrange, record and engineer his own creations — four albums to be exact: City, Together, All Sides Facing Out and the highly experimental Invisible. Each disc a collection of finely crafted compositions that possess a hint of all that has influenced him over the years — Gabriel, Lanois, Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance, and of course, the band that started it all — Pink Floyd. But make no mistake — regardless of the influences — Marcus Kihn remains an original through and through. Written by Robert Paton 1955-2011. My dear friend and writer.

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