Parkin Lot

Parkin Lot

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Parkin Lot was founded By Mike "Banker" Bank & Al Hagar in the Festival lot at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2007.
With a jammin acoustic styling Parkin Lot delivers a energetic fun live performance that keeps the listener swaying to the music

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Biography

Banker has been been writing and performing for over 30 years. Banker brings a strong ryhmtic beat that is colored wonderfully by Al's rockin Mando and Lefthand Dan's sweet guitar licks.Parkin Lot is often joined by other various other artists to expand on the experience The Band is heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead,Harry Chapin,CSN& Y, John Prine,Bruce, Arlo Guthrie,John Lennon and so many more people passionate about there music. If you are looking for heart this is where you will find it

Lyrics

Peace is Back

Written By: Michael J bank

PEACE IS BACK –

IT’S BEING HEARD THROUGHOUT THE LAND –
PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND—
PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN LET’S KEEP IT IN HAND
-PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

WE FEEL IT IN OUR HOMES-- FEEL IT IN OUR CARS
FEEL IT IN RUSSIA AND UNDER EVERYBODY’S STAR
FEEL IT NEAR THE OCEAN- FEEL IT NEAR THE SAND
-PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

IT’S BEING HEARD THROUGHOUT THE LAND
-PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND—
ALL THE POLITICIANS EVERYWHERE NOW UNDERSTAND-
PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

WE SHOUT IT IN THE STREETS -SHOUT IT IN THE MALLS
SHOUT IT IN THE SCHOOLS AND IN THE JUSTICE HALLS
SHOUT IT FOR THE CHILDREN -SHOUT IT BECAUSE WE CAN
PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

IT’S BEING HEARD THROUGHOUT THE LAND –
PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND—
NEW GENERATION NOW TAKES COMMAND
-PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

WE WISH FOR OUR FATHERS WISH FOR OUR MOMS
WE WISH FOR THE SAUDI’S AND THE VIET CONG
WE WISH FOR THE SOLDIERS WISH FOR IRAN
PEACE IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND -AMEN

Philly Man

Written By: Michael J bank

PHILLY MAN-

PHILLY MAN DOIN WHAT YOU CAN-HEADED OUT TO THE LA SCENE-GOTTA A DREAM IN 62-FIND YOURSELF MALIBU-PHILLY MAN
HEAD UP 1 TO THE BAY-FIND SOME MERRYMEN TO PLAY-
ON A BERKELEY STREET YOU FADE AWAY-IT’S A SUNNY AFTERNOON- PHILLY MAN-- –OH---PHILLY MAN

PHILLY MAN HOW CAN THIS BE-ROCKY MOUNTAINS 73
A PLACE THEY CALL CARIBOU-TRIPPING SNOW IN JULY
FIREFALL A BARBEQUE BRIAN WILSON –ALTITUDE
A MOUNTAIN JAM -A LITTLE SON-ANOTHER DAY IN YOUR LIFE—PHILLY MAN--- OH--- PHILLY MAN

PHILLY MAN CAN ALWAYS SEE-TAMPA BAY HYSTERICALLY
Its 88 -DEEP IN DOUGH- KICKING BACK DON’T ROCK THE BOAT—PHILLY MAN
SUNSET CRUISE- HUFF AND PUFF- LAUGHING AT SO MUCH STUFF
WIFE NAMED SUE- A RISING MOON-ONCE AGAIN YOU’RE IN LOVE-
PHILLY MAN---OH--- PHILLY MAN

PHILLY MAN NOW CAN BE- MOUNTAIN LIFE SERENITY
ASHVILLE NIGHTS NEW CENTURY DRIVES A HUMMER LIKE THE SUN
GOES TO GIGS WITH YOUNGER FOLKS-PLAYS THE KEYS NOTE FOR NOTE- FINALLY TIME TO GO- BIG SMILEY FACE ON THE GROUND-PHILLY MAN---OH--- PHILLY MAN

LIFE’S BEEN GRAND ----- ----- ----- FOR PHILLY MAN

Peaceful Man

Written By: Michael J bank

ON THE BANKS OF HOLY WATER- ON THIS MOUNTAIN IN THE SUN
WE MUST ACT LIKE BROTHERS- LEFTHAND SAID TO EVERYONE-
BREATHE THE ARAPAHOE SPIRIT-HEAL THE PAST WITHIN
FEEL THE SOULS OF TRIBAL ELDERS-UPON THIS SACRED LAND-
PEACEFUL MAN – AI-EE-YAH X2

ON A ROCK CALLED NIWOT-OVERLOOKING GOLD LAKE
WE CHANNEL OLD LEFTHAND-WHO TELLS US OF HIS FATE
A GREAT WHITE CLOUD CAME ROLLING-APPEARING FROM THE EAST
THEY SPOKE ONLY FORTUNES-HE SPOKE ONLY PEACE
PEACEFUL MAN -AI-EE-YAH X2

HE SAID THIS LAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL, SO BEAUTIFUL
THIS LAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL- THEY WOULD NEVER LEAVE
HE SAID THIS LAND IS SO BEAUTIFUL, SO BEAUTIFUL
HE WAS RIGHT – THEY WOULD NEVER LEAVE

PEACEFUL MAN -AI-EE-YAH X2

ON A GRAY NOVEMBER MORNING –AS DAWN BROKE UPON SAND CREEK
SOLDIERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS- DROPPING LEFTHAND TO HIS KNEES-
WITH PALMS RISEN SKYWARD -A SAD TEAR IN HIS EYE
HE MADE IT THIS MOUNTAIN -WHERE HE LAID DOWN AND DIED
PEACEFUL MAN – AI-EE-YAH x2

Cheese & Salmon

Written By: Michael J bank

BRAD AND BOONE FRIDAY NIGHT BOULDER-LOOKING TO CATCH A LATENIGHT SHOW-DROP SOME CHOCOLATE HEAD OUT TO PEARL STREET-FEEL THE PAVEMENT UNDERNEATH THEIR SOLES-TALK TO HIPPIES OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE-BUY A HOMELESS DUDE A VEGGIE BURRITO-FIND THEMSELVES INSIDE THE THEATER-JULIE’S THERE SHE’S READY TO GO

WE’RE GONNA DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY-GONNA LAUGH AT THE BREAK OF DAY-GONNA LET OUR BODIES SWAY-ALL NIGHT LONG

CHEESE AND SALMON ARE ON THE MENU-SOME PALE ALE IS READY TO POUR
BRAD AND BOONE SPINNING FREELY-LOST AGAIN ON THE DANCE ROOM FLOOR
BREAK BETWEEN SETS NOW JULIE TAKES THEM TO THE HIDDEN COURTYARD BEHIND THE CURTAIN DOOR-

WE’RE GONNA DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY-GONNA LAUGH AT THE BREAK OF DAY-GONNA LET OUR BODIES SWAY-ALL NIGHT LONG

SHOW IS OVER THEY HIT EXIT-TO THE FLATIRONS THEY CHASE THE MOON-BRAD AND BOONE FEEL THE POWER-HEAD UP THE MOUNTAIN FOR A BETTER VIEW-UNDER DEVILS THUMB THEY GREET THE SUNRISE-IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO COME HERE MUCH TO SOON

WE’RE GONNA DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY-GONNA LAUGH AT THE BREAK OF DAY-GONNA LET OUR BODIES SWAY-ALL NIGHT LONG

Not Going Anywhere

Written By: Michael J bank

SUNSHINE CAME INTO MY HOME-WARMED ME TO THE BONES
MUST HAVE BEEN ON VACATION
MY HEART LEARNED TO HIDE- THE PASSION DEEP INSIDE
NOW IT’S ROLLED BACK TO THE STATION

HONEY I LOVE YOU SO-AND IN CASE YOU DID’NT KNOW
I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE-I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE

HOW COME WE FALL SO FAR-TO GET TO WHO WE ARE
RECREATE THE JUBULATION
PICTURES OF OUR KIDS- ALL THE THINGS WE DID
LOVES CREATION

HONEY I LOVE YOU SO-AND IN CASE YOU DID’NT KNOW
I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE-I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE

WE HAVE THE REST OF LIFE- TWO OF US MAN AND WIFE
WE’LL DANCE THE TIME TOGETHER
LETS FIND THE PEACEFUL PLACE EVERYDAY IN LOVING GRACE
WE’LL TRIP UPON FOREVER

HONEY I LOVE YOU SO-AND IN CASE YOU DID’NT KNOW
I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE-I’M HERE I’M NOT GOING ANYWHERE

Discography

Parkin Lot- The Peace Album
Banker's Town of Confusion-Album
Peace is Back-Single
Philly Man-Single

Set List

TOWN OF CONFUSION-PHILLY MAN-DEEP ELAM BLUES-PEACE IS BACK-ORION & VENUS-TIDLEY HEY BONG ZING-CATS IN THE CRADLE-TIEO TANGO-EAST OF NOWHERE-USUALLY SOME FREESTYLIN TOO
45-75 Minute sets depending on Gig