Charlie Mars

Charlie Mars

BandFolk

Come over/Get high/Listen to the dark side of the moon

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Biography

Made some Americana influenced independent albums. Sold a bunch of copies. Played all over the Southeast. Moved to Athens. Got drunk. Did drugs. Had a blast. Had a motorcycle accident. Went to rehab. Got out. Had nothing. Moved home to Mississippi. Won a bunch of money gambling. Made a record. Got signed to V2 records. Put out a record. Toured all over the world. Opened for REM and a bunch of other musical people. Rolling Stone magazine said the record might “draw some blood.” Made a killer video nobody saw. Started to feel more left of the dial. Label folded. Disappeared. Wrote songs. Had dance parties. Changed sound. Made a record in Austin with Billy Harvey and smoking ass band. 'Like A Bird, Like A Plane' is the title. “If there’s a club for people like me, I’m not in it,” says Charlie. The record is not like all the rest. Charlie loves the album so much he doesn't want to talk about it.

“I saw this beautiful sunset once in Wyoming. I kept trying to explain to everyone how beautiful it was…and every time I did…the sunset became less potent in my mind, and nobody was any closer to understanding how beautiful it was” - Charlie Mars

Lyrics

Like A Bird, Like A Plane

Written By: Charlie Mars

If we never grow up
Baby what can we be
I could be your promises
You my possibility

You can hide
I can seek
One day baby the two shall meet
And we’ll fly away
Like a bird, like a plane
We can make it

If we never grow up
Baby what can we be
I could be your camera
And through me you can see

You can hide
I can seek
One day maybe the two shall meet
And we’ll fly away
Like a bird, like a plane
We can make it

I know you think that these are walls of stone
And that you made your heart a lonely home
If you give me a little time
I can’t heal ya but I feel ya

You can hide
I can seek
One day maybe the two shall meet
And we’ll fly away
Like a bird, like a plane

Do it while you’re too young to care

Like a bird, like a plane

Meet Me By The Backdoor

Written By: Charlie Mars

Gimme gimme some touch/Gimme some violence/Oh give it to me baby won’t you give it to me/I know you saw me across your picket fence/You’ve been wondering why ever since/ You got so weak in the knees/Oh please why do you make me wait so long/When you know I got this monkey to please/Why don’t you meet me by the backdoor/I could meet you by the backdoor/Why don’t you meet me by the backdoor/I got a little I could use a little more/My heart wants water Katie but my head wants wine/It says oh give it to me Katie won’t you give it to me/I know you saw me across your picket fence/You been wondering why ever since/You got so weak in the knees/Oh please why do you make me wait so long/When you know I got this monkey to please/Why don’t you meet me by the backdoor/I could meet you by the backdoor/Why don’t you meet me by the backdoor/I got a little I could use a little more/Why do you make me wait so long/When you know I got this monkey to feed/You make me wait so long/When you know I got this monkey to please/Why don’t you meet me by the backdoor/I could meet you by the backdoor/ I got a little I could use a little more

Clocking Out

Written By: Charlie Mars

She said a part of me is like a fire/It wants to burn away/I sense a part of you is like a tiger/It wants to rule the day/ And if I was your whisper/ I’d fall from your lips/Tell you the fire and the tiger they gonna make a go at this/She said boy I get so tired of/Clockin’ in/Clockin’ out/Feeling like a spider climbing up the spout/In this run around chasing pieces of our heart/She said the part of you that’s like a tiger/Could it save a lonely girl/Through this darkness that’s like a jungle/Breathing through my world/If I could only talk about it/Maybe it would go away/But we only talk around it/And so the feelings stay/If I could only stop/Clockin’ in/Clockin out/Feeling like a spider climbing up the spout/In this run around chasing pieces of my heart/I make a list of things to do/Cause I want to be the man that you/But you get so tired of me/You get so tired, tired, tired, tired of/Clockin’ in/Clockin’ out/Feeling like a spider climbing up the spout/In this run around chasing pieces of our hearts

She said a part of me is like a fire/It wants to burn away

What Are You Looking For?

Written By: Charlie Mars

Oh I really don’t know what is coming over me/But I want to find me a train/A train on the tracks/Buy us two tickets and never look back/What are you looking for?/I’m looking for love/If you’re looking for love/Have mercy on me/ Oh I really don’t know what is coming over me/But I want to find me a plane fly it high in the sky/Buy us two tickets girl and kiss everybody here goodbye/What are you looking for?/I guess I’m just looking for love/If you’re looking for love/Have mercy on me/Maybe we could get lost in a bottle swimming out on the sea/Lost on a shelf girl in the clues of a mystery/If we can’t find it in a bottle swimming out on the sea/We can find it on a shelf in the clues of a mystery/What are you looking for?/I’m looking for love/If you’re looking for love/Have mercy on me

Listen To The Darkside

Written By: Charlie Mars

Hey Abbigail/I know your day has been hell/Don’t take to heart the words that he said/I know you’re a good girl/You’re not out to hurt nobody/He’s just trying to get in your head/Oh if you want to come over and get high/We can listen to the dark side of the moon/ Hey my friend are you at it again/ I think you hold your heart too close to the vest/I know you’re a good man/You’re not out to hurt nobody/She’s just trying to get in your head/ If you want to come over and get high/We can listen to the dark side of the moon/I won’t have the right words/The right words to say/There’s just no magic cure for the games people play/If you want to come over and get high/We can listen to the dark side of the moon

Banging On Your Door

Written By: Charlie Mars

Babe I know that/You don’t love me/You don’t love me no more/And that boy I see you around with/ I know he’s so good for ya/ But here I am/And I’m bangin’ on your door/I know I said/I won’t do this to you no more/ Girl it’s just me and my heart/ We been out late on the town/ And we aint the same without you around/Girl I know that you can’t trust me/You can’t trust me no more/And the words I fill you up with/I know they no good for ya/But here I am/And I’m bangin’ on your door/I know I said/I won’t do this to you no more/Girl it’s just me and my heart/We been out late on the town/And we aint the same without you around/It don’t take no X-Ray eyes to see/That I’m tangled up inside/And that my heart/Here I am/And I’m bangin’ on your door/I know I said/I won’t do this to you know more/ Girl it’s just me and my heart/We been out late on the town/And we aint the same without you around

Heart Of The Summertime

Written By: Charlie Mars

Come here momma/And feel my hand/I’m a good thief honey/And I could be your right hand man/Man I been thinking ‘bout starting over/Seven days without drinking a drop/But like a cat on a hot tin roof/When I start I seldom stop/When you come my way/I feel fine/We’re a cure together babe in the heart of the summertime/It’s going to take the jaws of life to tear me from this wreckage/I see the path/I know the way/I put if off to another day/But tomorrow never comes/When you come my way/I feel fine/We are a cure together babe in the heart of the summertime/It’s going to take the jaws of life/To tear me from this wreckage/I see the path/I know the way/I put it off to another day/Cause tomorrow never comes/When you come my way/I feel fine/ We are a cure together babe/In the heart of the summertime

No Place Like Home

Written By: Charlie Mars

It’s so hot/Here inside/This mountain of questions/Reasons why/We pour it over with a fine tooth comb/It gets so hard to do it/To do it alone/I long to sing that old song/In the house where I belong/There is no place like home/Tonight I want to leap tall buildings in a single bound/When I’m feeling like a stranger in this here town/It’s a great divide between a house and home/And it gets so hard to do it alone/I long to sing that old song/In the house where I belong/There is no place home/Is there a silver lining to the cold/I long to sing that old song/In the house where I belong/There is no place like home/Gotta get out

The Only One

Written By: Charlie Mars

Man we hardly ever see you around/You told me once that the darkness was near/So if you have a dark secret/Guess what?/So does everyone here/So don't go thinking that/Believing you're the only one/People have a way of taking your heart/And seeing it through/So if you're stuck in a corner/And you got nobody fighting for you/Don't go thinking that/Believing you're the only one/The only one who wants to shout/Cause you can't figure it out/Don't go thinking that/Believing you're the only one/All the feelings that you run from/That are close to home/They get harder every second/That you try to do it alone/Alone/So don't go thinking that/Believing that you're the only one

Tell Me Twice

Written By: Charlie Mars

I like the party/I like the show/Going where the dark winds blow/I know I’m guilty/But catch me if you can/Until you do I am an innocent man/I know that you told me so/But you don’t have to tell me twice/I didn’t listen the first time/You don’t have to say goodnight/If I’m already out of my mind/Won’t you catch me in the candle where the two ends meet/Where the blood and the kick drum flow/They almost had me down a dead end street/But they lost me at we told you so/But you don’t have to tell me twice/I didn’t listen the first time/You don’t have to say goodnight/If I’m already out of my mind/I’m always thinking of ya/Wondering if I am wrong/It can be such a fine point cage/Here in this bed alone/I know you told me so/But you don’t have to tell me twice/I didn’t listen the first time/You don’t have to say goodnight/If I’m already out of my mind/I like the party/I like the show/Going where the dark winds blow

Oh Daddyo

Written By: Charlie Mars

There's trouble here/I can't complain/

Discography

Like A Bird, Like A Plane (2008)
Charlie Mars (2004)
Charlie Mars EP (2003)
The End of Romance (1999)
Born & Razed (1997)
Broken Arrow (1996)

Set List

90-120 Minutes.
There are currently no covers in the set.