Different Place

Different Place

 Petersfield, England, GBR
BandRockAdult Contemporary

Conscious and articulate lyrics about the shit that faces everyone everyday, passionate playing, Johnny Cash meets the Clash. We may not be young but we got plenty to say...

Biography

Formed in Petersfield Hampshire as a blues band...started playing originals written by Mark Vennis, the lead singer and guitarist. Got gigs in London supporting the Alabama 3 and played a bunch of Festivals. Changed personnel in 2011 and now has a more acoustic sound.

Mark also writes songs for films....

Influences: Joe Strummer, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, The Ruts, Johnny Cash, Manic Street Preachers.

Lyrics

Far Horizon

Written By: Mark Vennis

1.SHINING STEEPLE TO THE STARS
RAGGED SILHOUETTE AGAINST THE NIGHT SKY
LITTLE JOHNNY WON THE WAR FOR US
PROMISES THAT TURNED INTO LIES

CH

TAKE A TRIP IN THE DESERT SAND
ANOTHER SHADOW ACROSS THE SUN
AS YOU TUMBLEDOWN, ON THE FAR HORIZON
NO CREDITS ROLL, NO STRINGS SWELL
JUST ANOTHER SUNSET ON A SEASON IN HELL

2.FLAG FLYS AT HALF MAST AGAIN
VICAR THINKS ITS 1945
ANOTHER PINT FOR MY FAIRWEATHER FRIENDS
SOME MORE BOOZE TO KILL THE PAIN

CH
TAKE A TRIP IN THE DESERT SAND
ANOTHER SHADOW ACROSS THE SUN
AS YOU TUMBLEDOWN, ON THE FAR HORIZON
NO CREDITS ROLL, NO STRINGS SWELL
JUST ANOTHER SUNSET ON A SEASON IN HELL

3. THE BOY LOOKED INTO MY EYES
TRYING TO FEEL WHERE HIS LEGS USE TO BE
WE SHARED MY LAST CIGARETTE
HE MUMBLED DON’T REMEMBER ME THIS WAY

CH
TAKE A TRIP IN THE DESERT SAND
ANOTHER SHADOW ACROSS THE SUN
AS YOU TUMBLEDOWN, ON THE FAR HORIZON
NO CREDITS ROLL, NO STRINGS SWELL
JUST ANOTHER SUNSET ON A SEASON IN HELL
JUST ANOTHER SUNSET ON A SEASON IN HELL
JUST ANOTHER SUNSET ON A SEASON YOU KNOW SO WELL

Uncharted Water

Written By: Mark Vennis

1. Car headlights fade
The dark is like velvet
You gonna lose yourself
Don’t wanna look back
2. Something that you said
Always stuck in my mind
You don’t know yourself
As much as you think you do

Chorus
We’re setting sail on uncharted water
We got this far we better not falter

3. I spent so long
Treading a fine line
Between what is right and what is wrong
What lies in between
4. Now there’s no rules
Everything has been left behind
Broken bruised and unbowed
You know no fear
Chorus
We’re setting sail on uncharted water
We got this far we better not falter
We’re setting sail on uncharted water
One step forward we better not falter
MIDDLE 8
And the sun cuts through the haze
Standing straight through these days
And the sun cuts through the haze
One step forward you’re out of this maze

Instrumental
5. I look at your face
While you lie sleeping
All the world has been wiped away
And we are back at the beginning
6. All their talk all their lies
Fill your head with their half truths
Gonna build a fire
Gonna wave good bye

CHORUS
We’re setting sail on uncharted water
We got this far we better not falter
We’re setting sail on uncharted water
One step forward we better not falter

In This Light

Written By: Mark Vennis


1. BROKEN DOWN AND BUSTED
STARED DOWN ON THIS BURNT UP CITY STREET
LIKE TWO PUNCHDRUNK BOXERS AT THE END OF THEIR TIME
WE CIRCLE EACH OTHER NEVER SEEM TO MEET

CHORUS
AND YOUR HEARTS BEATING STRONG TONIGHT
JUST A SHADOW, IN THIS LIGHT

2. NOW AND THEN I GET TWINGES OF WHAT WE USE TO BE
I CUT YOU LOOSE BUT YOU’RE STILL INSIDE OF ME
I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK, NOT NOW NOT ANYMORE
THE TRAFFIC NEVER REALLY STOPS AND THESE JOKERS ARE GETTING ME DOWN

CHORUS
AND YOUR HEARTS BEATING STRONG TONIGHT
JUST A SHADOW, IN THIS LIGHT
AND THE BAND PLAYS LOUD TONIGHT
BUT I CAN HARDLY SEE YOU IN THIS LIGHT

MIDDLE 8 D D/A
WE FLY SO HIGH BETTER NOT LOOK DOWN

3. FINISHED ANOTHER PACK
I DON’T KNOW HOW ANYBODY CAN AFFORD IT ANYMORE
GONNA BUY MY ATTITUDE OFF THE SHELF
HAVE YOU REALLY BRUSHED OFF THOSE STREETS
THAT YOU SAY YOU’VE LEFT BEHIND
GONNA PUT A MATCH TO OUR PYRE
AND THEN STOKE THE FIRE

CHORUS
AND YOUR HEARTS BEATING STRONG TONIGHT
JUST A SHADOW, IN THIS LIGHT
AND THE BAND PLAYS LOUD TONIGHT
BUT I CAN HARDLY SEE YOU IN THIS LIGHT

Discography

Far Horizon single for Help For Heroes charity. Played on local radio and forces network.

Out of the Mist available on iTunes

Uncharted Water was a semi-finalist in national songwriting competition.

11 songs on new website