Makar

Makar

 Long Island City, New York, USA
DuoRockFolk

Guitar and Piano driven Indie Rock that will make Punk and Poet rejoice and dance together!

Biography

Contact: Melissa Nastasi, City Bird Publicity
Melissa@CityBirdPublicity.com

www.makarmusic.com

Since 2002, Makar has been mesmerizing New York audiences at such renowned clubs as Luna Lounge, CBGBs gallery, Knitting Factory, and Pianos. Their debut album, 99 Cent Dreams, garnered rave reviews from independentsonly.com*, who called Makar, “a musical genius worth telling people about” and the Windy City Times, who hailed them as “a breath of fresh air.” Their innovative, edgy release captured the attention of media across the country, including MTV 2, who featured the video for their irreverent tune, “I Hate My Job.” The effort landed them a record deal with Sizzleteen Records in 2005, and it seemed there was no stopping the brilliance of this part punk, part pop, and part poetic musical team.

Now, their second CD, Funeral Genius, has taken the press by storm. Called “essential” by Rust Magazine, Makar’s latest release got them on RadioFlag’s Top 55 Song Chart for most spins on independent, college and internet radio in October 2016, interviewed by Paste Magazine, Buzzfeed, Peverett Phile, Ehtnocloud and Vigilantes Radio (2016), earned them a top 10 spot on The Deli Magazine’s Top 300 NYC Indie Bands along with Vampire Weekend, Fun., MGMT and Santigold (2015). Makar’s song, Funeral Genius, was played on Detroit’s #1 station, WROM’s The Quinn Spinn show, for their 2014 Guest Appreciation Edition. Makar played CMJ’s music festival at the Pyramid Club October 2014. Makar was named Rust Magazine’s Critic’s Pick of 2013 and have garnered impressive and continuous airplay across the United States, Canada and the UK, on such stations as KBOO, WROM, CIUT 89.5 FM (Toronto), CKRL 89.1 (Quebec), Radio Alchemy, The Waiting Room (UK), Hub Radio, Radio Crystal Blue, WFDU-FM, WRSU-FM, and Insomnia Radio’s “Daily Dose.”  Makar was included on The NBTMusicRadio's Top 100 Tracks/Singles of 2012 and Top 100 Albums of 2012 ahead of David Byrne, Sigur Ros and St. Vincent. Makar charted ahead of Rush on the College Radio Charts in September 2012 and won the title of Band of the Month for January 2012 on Ear to the Ground radio. Makar has been featured at Couch by Couch West (CXCW) for the past several years.

Named after the 15th century Scottish term for “poet,” this acoustic guitar and piano driven Indie-rock band more than lives up to its name. With her ethereal beauty and angelic voice, Andrea DeAngelis has a magnetic presence that makes her a joy to see and hear.  With his deep, haunting vocals, Mark Purnell calls to mind a young John Cale. Featuring Mark Nilges on bass and the mighty, legendary NYC drummer Dawn McGrath, this latest effort shows the true depth of their range as they draw on their influences from Bjork to Bowie to Blondie. As Chris Dahlberg of Cosmo Gaming so astutely commented, "Makar is what happens when you cross the current Indie revolution with a tinge of folk rock.”

From the title track, “Funeral Genius,” an upbeat, thoroughly addictive homage to 60s pop to the darker, psychedelic groove of “Bottle of Beauty,” the duo shows the full depth of both their playful and more introspective sides. The theme of Funeral Genius is, appropriately enough, about living in the present and not being overwhelmed by the self-doubt that can kill one’s spirit. As Makar muses, “A Funeral Genius is someone who is a genius at being negative, a Debbie Downer, an uber-pessimist, who obsessively looks at the negative side of things, is morbid thinking of death all the time thereby forgetting to live.”

Recorded at the Seaside Lounge Recording Studios in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Funeral Genius was three years in the making and is their most innovative, thoughtful, and exciting release yet; it was well worth the wait. As Mark recalls, "We recorded the first 11 songs on the album in one day at Seaside out in Brooklyn getting the drums and bass down. “Devil in a Dream” was recorded in one day out at Andrea's parents’ house in Mendham, NJ on a handheld tape recorder with the lights turned low and the soul of Robert Johnson and his hell hounds on our trail."

Taking the best of Indie, Pop, and Folk and making them their own, Makar once again proves their reputation as one of the most unique acts on the New York scene. Look out for their third album, Fancy Hercules, to drop in 2016.

Lyrics

Funeral Genius

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

The sky below is always falling
a little
Gray cakes of sound
rust
You speak late come
quiet
What space is
between us

The subway fires its shotgun start
And I just love the city a lot
despite you

Don’t go over the yellow
line
And you’ll be just
fine

You have followed me even here
my anger keeps you stalking near

Even though I know
better
Dream in blue but breathe in red-
orange
through exhaust pipe
lungs

Funny how I dream about
living
as much as I dream about
dying
Because you happen to be
a funeral
genius

What good does it
do me?
I feel the devil on my
neck
closing in, quite
a threat

The subway fires its shotgun start
And I just think about living a lot
despite you

I Wanna Know What I Don’t Know

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I’m going down that road
I wanna know what I don’t know
I’m not listening to you
You can’t tell me what to do
You won’t listen
You won’t listen
You won’t listen to me

I wanna know what I don’t know
I got nothing for you
I don’t know how to be
But I got to be free
You won’t listen
You won’t listen
You won’t listen to me

I’m sorry I have to leave this way
But you know I cannot stay
I’ve spent everything I’ve ever had
I know you’re unhappy but I’m glad
Because now I can go down that road
Dreaming of some other kind of gold

I’m going down that road
where I go, nobody knows
I wanna do what I don’t know
I wanna know what I don’t know
You won’t listen
You won’t listen
You won’t listen to me

You don’t listen to me
Cause I want to be free
All I’ve got is time
You think I’ve lost my mind
You won’t listen
You won’t listen
You won’t listen to me

I’m sorry I have to leave you this way
But you know I cannot stay
Tomorrow is the day I’m going my way
Tomorrow is the day I’m going my way
I’m sorry I have to leave this way
But you know I cannot stay
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah

Belong Here

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I have dreamed more songs than
I’ll ever write
I have done more wrongs than
I’ll ever right
I don’t know how I’ll
sleep tonight
ooooh belong here
ooooh belong here

Who cares about the songs now?
Who can go on
This is not meant to happen
Can’t you see
From this moment
Our dreams may not be
ooooh belong here
ooooh belong here

I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!
I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!
I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!

We lost everybody
and everything
But this is what matters
To me
What will I do when
you go too?
ooooh belong here
ooooh belong here

I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!
I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!
I want to belong here
Who will write the songs, yeah!
I will dream my songs, yeah!
I will belong here
I will sleep tonight

Bottle of Beauty

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Everybody want a bottle of beauty
Pick it up at your local store
Everybody want a little sugar
Everybody want to taste so sweet

Luscious bottle
Poison dye
Seeps across the street
Seductress lies
Seductress lies
Seductress lies
Cellulite Celia wants some artificial sweetener
The kind that melts your mind in the neon peep show
Woh oh
Luscious bottle
Poison dye
Seeps across the street
Seductress lies
Seductress lies
Seductress lies
Lies
Lies
Everybody want a bottle of beauty
A little something they can hold
Petrified souls and cancer candy
If you don’t mind I’ll keep mine whole
Woh oh
Luscious bottle
Poison dye
Seeps across the street
Seductress lies
Seductress lies
Seductress lies

I Can’t Tell You to Stay

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

What can I tell you
That I could not tell you today
I said what can I tell you, sugar
That I could not tell you today

I can’t tell you to stay, no way
I can’t tell you to stay, no way

I’m going away
Said I’m going away
You won’t see me tomorrow
You won’t see me today
You won’t see me today
You won’t see me today

I know what I know
I don’t know where my heart’s suppose to go
Tell me something mean I’ll be sure to go
Tell me something sweet I just don’t know
I’ll stay if you mean it that way
I’ll stay tomorrow and today

What can I tell you
That I could not tell you today
What can I tell you, sugar
That I could not tell you today

I can’t tell you to stay, no way
I can’t tell you to stay, no way

America Where Are You

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

The poor get poorer, the rich get sicker
The poor have nothing, the rich want more
Always a good reason
To start a war

This war is more than a decade old
But who dreams of peace
When everyone wants a piece?

Who can stop this madness
When everyone is mad
And God tells them to do it, yeah
I wish I hadn’t been had
I wish I hadn’t been had

No, not me
I don’t listen to the news
And perpetual blanket threats
I live in denial and regret

I’m just as much at fault
As the world is
As America is

Who can stop this madness
When everyone is mad
And God tells them to do it, yeah
I wish I hadn’t been had
I wish I hadn’t been had

America, where are you?
America, where are you?
I dream of peace,
but I don’t do anything

This is no song
This is just regret
There are no more anthems
(At least not yet)

We believe in freedom,
but only for ourselves
We believe in freedom,
but for no one else
but for no one else

America, I don’t believe in you, anymore
I don’t know where you are?
America, where are you?
(maybe I’ll find myself, too)
(maybe I’ll find myself, too)

America, I don’t believe in you, anymore
I don’t know where you are?
America, where are you?
(maybe I’ll find myself, too)
(maybe I’ll find myself, too)

America, where are you?
America, where are you?

Worth It

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Is it really worth it?
And do we actually deserve it?
Will we get what we want
when we only know what we don’t want?

I am not a rock star
I can’t quite play guitar
Will we really go far?
And if we do, can we take it
back?

You’re the one with all the drive, ambition
I’m the one who watches too much television
There’s so many homeless poets writing verse
So, we’ll never ever get to be the first,
But, I hope we won’t be the last

All the people who have everything
act as if they have nothing
How could it be worth it?
If they feel worthless?

I am not a rock star
I can’t quite play guitar
I didn’t know I wanted this
I never expected music

You’re the one with all the drive, ambition
I’m the one who watches too much television
There’s so many homeless poets writing verse
So, we’ll never ever get to be the first,
But, I hope we won’t be the last

I am not a rock star
I can’t quite play guitar
But who cares if we go far
as long as I keep trying to play
guitar

In the Know

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Downtown is where it’s at
That’s where I lay my hat
Uptown can go to
Hell

Tell me where to go, ya know
Are you in the know, ya know
Tell me where to go
Are you really in the know
Tell me where to
Go
I’m cool
I’m cool
I’m cool

West Village wannabees
Chelsea tries hard to please
Trendies are all
around

Tell me where to go, ya know
Are you in the know, ya know
Tell me where to go
Are you really in the know
Tell me where to
Go
I’m cool
I’m cool
I’m cool

You’re so cool
Why can’t I be like you?
You’re so cool
Why can’t I be like you?
Why can’t I be like you?
Why can’t I be like you?
Why can’t I be like you?

Soho’s the artist stop
Bedford is where they squat
That’s where the posers
Go

Tell me where to go, ya know
Are you in the know, ya know
Tell me where to go
Are you really in the know
Tell me where to
Go
I’m cool
I’m cool
I’m cool

When you’re around
Nothing gonna bring me down
When you’re around
Nothing gonna bring me down
Nothing gonna bring me down
Nothing gonna bring me down

Show Me That Look in Your Eyes

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

When I look into your eyes
Wanna see the sun start to rise
Wanna see that look of surprise
Wanna see it light up my skies

Blessing me with all your love
Sent to me from heaven above
When I see that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by

Show me that look in your eyes
Show me that look of surprise
Show me that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by
Lord woman it gets me by

Woman you get me by
Show me them sweet sweet eyes
Woman you get me by
Your eyes could never lie
Show me that look in your eyes

When I look into your eyes
Lord you know I’m just gonna die
When I see that sun start to rise
Wanna see it light up my skies

Blessing me with all your love
Sent to me from heaven above
When I see that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by

Show me that look in your eyes
Show me that look of surprise
Show me that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by
Lord woman it gets me by

Woman you get me by
Show me them sweet sweet eyes
Woman you get me by
Your eyes could never lie
Show me that look in your eyes

When I look into your eyes
Wanna see the sun start to rise
Wanna see that look of surprise
Wanna see it light up my skies

Blessing me with all your love
Sent to me from heaven above
When I see that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by

Show me that look in your eyes
Show me that look of surprise
Show me that look in your eyes
Lord woman it gets me by
Lord woman it gets me by

So Slow

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I’ve been waiting a long, long time
I’ve been waiting a long, long time
They say the years will disappear
They say the years will disappear
But they go so slow
But they go so slow

Why can’t it just hurry up
Why can’t it just hurry up
Why can’t it just hurry up

I want to run out of time
I’m in a killing state of mind

I’m trapped between the days
I’m trapped between the days
And they go so slow
And they go so slow

Years seem to bleed out of me
I’m here but not really
Years seem to bleed out of me
I’m here but not really

Why can’t it just hurry up
Why can’t it just hurry up
Why can’t it just hurry up

I want to run out of time
I’m in a killing state of mind

I’m in a killing state
I’m in a killing state
I’m in a killing state

of mind
of mind

I’m so tired of time
I’m losing my mind
I’m so tired of time
I’m losing my mind

Three Times A Midnight

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Three times a midnight
I lose my soul
But I’m not the only devil that god unknows

Who am I?
No one who’s ever free
I am everyone crushed into me

I’ll take you on a suicide drive
Still, you’ll remain alive
Even after you've gone and died

Three times a midnight I go, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Three times a midnight Don’t ya know, know, know
Three times a midnight I go, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Three times a midnight, well I go

Three times a midnight
I walk through dreams
Versed in madness I scream

Who am I?
Someone who’s never free
I am everyone crushed into me

I’ll take you on a suicide drive
Still, you’ll remain alive
Even after you've gone and died

Three times a midnight I go, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)
Three times a midnight Don’t ya know, know, know
Three times a midnight I go, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Three times a midnight, well I go

Devil in a Dream

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Saw a devil in a dream
Don’t mean a goddamn thing
Don’t mean a goddamn thing

Saw a devil in a dream
Saw a devil in a dream
Don’t mean a goddamn thing
Don’t mean a goddamn thing Yeah Yeah Yeah

Hanging on the window sill
Seemed very ill but I looked further still
Saw a devil
Devil in a dream
Devil in a dream
Don’t mean a goddamn thing
Don’t mean a goddamn thing
Devil in a dream

Tried to kill me three times
Know he wanted me to die
Even though, I need to know, I need to know why
Was his sister
Devil’s friend

Tried to kill me three times
Wanting me to die
Can you ever begin?
Or does it matter why?
Does it matter why?
Does it matter why?

Saw a devil
Saw a devil in a dream
Devil in a dream
Saw a devil in a dream
Don’t mean a goddamn thing!

I Hate My Job

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I hate my job
I hate my life
I hate my girl
I hate my wife
AND I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!

I hate my house
I hate my car
I hate my lousy landlord
And his meathead bar
AND I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!

I hate my job
I hate the man
I want to be in a rock and roll band
I hate my job
I hate the man
I want to be in a rock and roll band
I wanna rock
I wanna roll
Wanna rock
Wanna save my soul
I wanna rock
I wanna roll
Wanna rock
Wanna save my soul

Don’t want lose my life
under fluorescent lights
I can do it
but it doesn’t feel right

I hate the Sun
I hate the Rain
I hate the bus
I hate the train
AND I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!

I hate my boss
I hate his game
I hate his lies
Cause they’re always lame
AND I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!
I HATE YOU!

I hate my job
I hate the man
I want to be in a rock and roll band
I hate my job
I hate the man
I want to be in a rock and roll band
I wanna rock
I wanna roll
Wanna rock
Wanna save my soul
I wanna rock
I wanna roll
No more living thick and slow
No more living thick and slow
I wanna rock
I wanna roll
Wanna rock
Wanna save my soul

The Country Song

Written By: Vince Viray

I asked the lord
For two horses and a gun
And a cowboy hat,
So I could ride into the sun
But he said no.

I asked my wife
If she could hold my tired hand
But I was not her kind
So she went lookin’ for a man
To tell her woes

I’ll find my way home tonight somehow
Even if my guide’s a firefly.
All I need is you right by my side
Waiting for the light.

I told myself
“Boy, you really need to try,
You need a brand new car,
You need a brand new life.”
And so I tried.

I took a job,
I worked from nine-to-five,
I bought a brand new car,
I found a brand new wife.
But I just cried.

I’ll find my way home tonight somehow,
Even if my guide’s a firefly.
All I need I you right by my side
Waiting for the light.

I asked the lord
If I could ride into the sun
With just a cowboy hat,
And two horses and a gun.
And he said go.

What Can I Tell You

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

When life isn’t working out
The way you thought it would
You thought you’d do better than
You actually could

Raise a shout
Then you’ll seek your dreams
Life is bigger
Than you thought it seemed

What can I tell you?
I said!
What can I tell you?

You never finished
Because you let them win
You gave up
Before you could begin

Show them what you can do
That is everything true

What can I tell you?
I said!
What can I tell you?
I said
What can I tell you?
I said!
What can I tell you?

Another Day

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

When your love has gone away
Broke your heart
Had her way
Remember there’s always another day, so stay

That’s where you’ll find your way
That’s where you’ll find your way

There is sunshine
And there is rain
Take all your love and heal the pain
Take all your love and kill the pain

When your job just pays the bills
Steals your sun
Leaves hollow thrills
Remember there’s always a better way, still

That’s where you’ll find your way
That’s where you’ll find your way

There is sunshine
And there is rain
Take all your love and heal the pain
Take all your love
Take all your love
Take all your love and kill the pain

The Monkey

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I see the mole on the back of a monkey
Why ya gotta lie to live like a junkie
It’s easier to lie then it is to
Live
It’s easier to die then it is to
Live

Fly away
High away
To another day
Far away

Another lonely life
Another lonely day to dream it right
Another holy place
To find the light and sail away oh yeah

You are alone
You can’t go home
You are alone
You can’t go home

I don’t want my life to pass me by
I don’t want to live that same old lie
I don’t want to live a lie
I don’t want to live a lie
I don’t want to live to die

I lived my life like a high school flunky
Don’t know why I listened to that
Goddamned monkey
It’s easier to give in then it is to
Give
It’s easier to die then it is to
Live

Fly away
High away
To another day
Far away

Another lonely life
Another lonely day to dream it right
Another holy place
To find the light and sail away oh yeah

You are alone
You can’t go home
You are alone
You can’t go home

I don’t want my life to pass me by
I don’t want to live that same old lie/
You are alone
I don’t want to live a lie/
You can’t go home
I don’t want to live to die/
You are alone
I don’t want to say
Good-bye

Alligator Agents

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

No matter what they tell you
On the lower east side
Them alligator agents
You know they lie
They lie
They lie

Them elevator babies
Going up and down
No matter what they sell you
It’ll bring you down
Down
Down

The way you’re goin
Your life won’t last
Sittin' home alone with a bottle of beauty
Your life won’t last
Little bottles full of desperate mourning
Your life won’t last

Three o’clock in the morning
Your head full of grass
You stumble round the city
Your life falls fast
Fast
Fast

You figure you’re a winner
You were lost but now you’re found
Withered face and polyester gear
But no disco queen’s around
Around
Around

The way you’re goin
Your life won’t last
Sittin home alone with a bottle of beauty
Your life won’t last
Little bottles full of desperate mourning
Your life won’t last

Damion Day

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Oooooh
Damion Day if you had it your way
Life would never go astray
Damion Day you always want it your way
Isn’t ever what you say
Damion Day, what would you do
What would you do isn’t what you say

Have it your way poor Damion Day
Your mind is going strange
The life you make circles your brain
How, how, how can you ascertain
The watercolors in the rain

Oh, Damion Day
Oh, Damion Day
Oh, Damion Day

No one can save that Damion Day
Paint has maimed your mind
Fate has claimed your joy
Such a sad, poor boy
Is that really your name?
Or is it just one more sigh
To keep you sane?
To keep you sane?
To keep you sane?

Oh, Damion Day
Oh, Damion Day
Oh, Damion Day

Who will show you a different view
Some poor fool named Jules
A fearful girl you won’t listen to
No repentant fox can ever save you

You’ve got to have it your way
Or life will go astray
A hedgehog wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Too late too late too late
For Damion Day, oh Damion Day
Too late too late too late
For Damion Day, oh Damion Day
Too late too late too late
For Damion Day, oh Damion Day
Too late too late too late too late
Too laaaaaaaaaaaate!!!!

All I Know

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

All I know is I love you
All I know is your laughter
You are what matters

You are my everything
You are my life

What would I do without you?
What would I do without you?
I would be forever bruised

All I know
All I know
All I know
Is your love
And it is enough
And it is enough

All I know is I love you
All I know is I love you
You are true, oooooh
You are true!

Honey-Colored Time

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Are you singing for your supper baby?
Are you singing for your wine?
Well are you singing for your supper baby?
Or are you singing for your wine?

Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time baby
Well honey-colored time!

Gotta go down to the corner store
Gotta go down to the corner store
Gotta pick up my mind
Gotta pick up my mind

I’ve been told it’s been missing baby,
For quite some time!
Time, time, time!

Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time baby
Well honey-colored time!

I remember my childhood,
There was not a care!
I remember my childhood,
Oh I wish you were there!

Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time
Honey-colored time!

99 Cent Dreams

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

Every day I lose my soul,
In a pocket full of change and holes
Life isn’t worth much at all,
As the dirty cops exert control

But there’s a 99-cent dream for me,
If only they’d let me be
Because money is what makes you free,
At least that’s what they keep telling me!

You’ll never get out of debt
Even if you really try
It’s no longer 65
You will work until you die

But there’s a 99-cent dream for me,
If only they’d let me be
Because money is what makes you free,
At least that’s what they keep telling me!

I know I can’t buy whatever I see,
But some day I will be free
I will have money,
Look down on those with more
I will have money, but I’ll always want more

Every day I lose my soul/lose my soul
In a pocket full of change and holes/change and holes
So buy my dream from me/buy my dream from me
And I will be free/I’ll be free
And I will be free/I’ll be free
And I will/I’ll be free

After Autumn

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

After autumn will we be?
After autumn is there dreams?
After autumn will we be?
After autumn is there dreams?
Will we be?
After
I can’t see
After

And the trees sway so bare
Like ghosts with souls sprinkled in their hair
Liquid zeppelins stain the sky
A fading blue bruise that wounds me high

Why is cruelty so easy?
Why is cruelty so easy?

Autumn leaves still the air
Like light that’s gone away just disappeared
Winter rains last so long
Shadows lie in wait even after the dawn

Why is cruelty so easy?
Why is cruelty so easy?

Weak death chants no winter
No snowy death comes my way
On Autumn’s breath

Hope reduced
What is the truth?
Hope reduced
What is the truth?

Erase Face

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

She draws a face she doesn’t have
Into a face she does
She tries to draw, to cut away, to erase
The face she was before
The face she was before
She tries, she does
Forget the face she was
And the face she wanted more
The face she wanted more
The face she wanted more

Erase stick
Erase me
Erase stick
Erase me
Erase me

She replaces a face she used to have
With a face erase she does
She tries to draw, to cut away, to erase
The face she wanted more
The face she wanted more
She replaces and erases
Her many damaged faces
With the face she was before
The face she was before
The face she was before
The face she was before

Erase stick
Erase me
Erase stick
Erase me
Erase me

Soonest Mended

Written By: Vince Viray

Can’t get through a bolted door
with nothing more than your random thoughts

You are too young you need to have been
around the block a time or two

No need to scream or shout
You have time to work it out

Cause soonest broken is, soonest mended is,
Stop keeping track of all the sins you’ve repented

Your day’s design may be unintended yeah
Still be proud of all the things you’ve attempted

You can learn our secret knock/our secret knock
Our secret handshake, our secret talk/our secret talk
You can learn to sing along
To this song

Take good notes and learn your lessons
Hang your drawings on the wall

Keep your two feet on the ground
And keep your head above the water

No need to scream or shout
You have time to work it out

Cause soonest broken, is soonest mended,
Stop keeping track of all the sins you’ve repented

Your day’s design may be unintended yeah
Still be proud of all the things you’ve attempted

You can learn our secret knock/our secret knock
Our secret handshake, our secret talk/our secret talk
You can learn to sing along
To this song

Show Me The Real World

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I sing to you
Only to you
Under the moonlight, baby
Gonna make everything alright
‘til you see
Until you see
Until you see, yeah

Show me the real world
Show me the real world
Show me the real world
Show me the real world

Wanna be the only one
Wanna be the only one
Sit around in your desert sun

Wanna be the only one
Wanna be the only one
Just try’n to have myself a little fun
Wanna be the only one

I run to you
Only to you
Under the city-line, baby
Almost all the time
‘til you see
Until you see
Until you see, yeah

Show me the real world
Show me the real world
Show me the real world
Show me the real world

No Shot Was Fired

Written By: Vince Viray

No shot was fired
Another false start
I’m putting together
What you’re pulling apart

Though we are children
We curse like adults
I’ve cut off my father
But wear his gold watch, yeah

One day I’ll learn the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn all the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn all the ways of the world

The sky in the winter
Is paler than white
I’ve emptied a bottle
In pale winter’s light.

Watching an ice storm
Hang glass on the trees
Falling leaves shatter
As frosted leaves drop, yeah

One day I’ll learn the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn all the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn the ways of the world
One day I’ll learn all the ways of the world

Lost Voices

Written By: Mike Stillman,Mark Purnell,Andrea DeAngelis

I hear the thunder
Feel the pain
I lie awake
Listening to the rain
Lost voices
I hear them beg
I feel their loss
Turn and toss me

Will there ever be better choices?
Must I always hear lost voices?
I guess I’ll always hear, yeah
Lost voices in my ear

I hear the soldiers
Civilian screams
Peace keeping forces
Ain’t always what they seem
Cannon thunder
Rain of war
I lie awake
From the pain I saw

Will there ever be better choices?
Must I always hear lost voices?
I guess I’ll always hear, yeah
Lost voices in my ear

I hear lost voices
Can’t watch no more
Dead voices
Born from living war
It’s not so easy
As before
To see the souls
It bore

Will there ever be better choices?
Must I always hear lost voices?
I guess I’ll always hear, yeah
Lost voices in my ear

I Don’t Know God

Written By: Andrea DeAngelis,Mark Purnell

I don’t know god
I don’t know me
Well, I don’t know who I’m supposed to be
Will I ever know my soul?
Will I ever know?

When will I grow up?
When will they shut up?

So low
I’m so low

I want
I want
I want
I want
I want to know

I don’t know anything
I don’t know what life will bring
I don’t know anything but me
How can I know god?
If I don’t know me?
How can I believe in god?
If I don’t believe in me?

Damn their eyes who won’t see me
As someone more than I appear to be

So low
I’m so low

I want
I want
I want
I want
I want to know
My soul
Before I get old

Andrea

Written By: Mark Purnell,Andrea DeAngelis

When you cry
I see your tears fall
I see your heart call
I see your world fall

Andrea
I love you
Andrea
Well I love you

If you give your love to me
Never shall I leave you see
Smiling on you
Let it smile on me
Maybe when we fell in love
We set our souls free

Sitting on top of the world
A story bout a boy and a girl
A story for you
A story for me
Let your heart set your heart free
Let your heart set your heart free
Let your heart set you free

Andrea set my heart
Andrea set my heart
Andrea set my heart free
Andrea set my heart free
Andrea set my heart free!

Zombies Have Rights Too

Written By: Mark Purnell,Andrea DeAngelis

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

They don’t know what they do
They don’t mean to rip us in two

AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)
AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)
AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

Zombies have rights too
It’s hard eating human gruel

Get your head bashed in by a heavy leaden tool

Zombies have rights too
Zombies are really cool

AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)
AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)
AH (Groaning zombie chorus sing along)

I Want your love
Zombie love
I Want your love
Zombie love
I Want your love
Zombie love
Oooh
Zombie want your love
Zombie want your love
Zombie want your love
Your love, your love
Your love, your love

Your brain, your pain
Your appendix, your heart
Your small intestine and your spleen
Basically everything

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

Isn’t it cruel
To shoot them in the head when they’re already dead

Zombies have rights too
Just like me and you

Zombies have rights too
Zombies have rights too
Zombies have rights too

Discography

Fancy Hercules – Makar’s third upcoming album to drop in Summer/Fall 2017

Funeral Genius - Makar's follow-up album to their international smash, 99 Cent Dreams. Released November 2011 available for purchase on CDbaby.com at http://cdbaby.com/cd/makar3

99 Cent Dreams - Makar's 18-song debut album released 6/20/2005 available for purchase on CDbaby.com at http://www.cdbaby.com/makar2

Funeral Genius and 99 Cent Dreams are available on iTunes and Amazon.

Buy both classics today!!!

Set List

Set time is 45 minutes and we typically get 12-15 songs in. We can do more or less depending on what your needs are. Our set list is a combination of songs from our three albums, 99 Cent Dreams, Funeral Genius and Fancy Hercules (due out Summer/Fall 2017). We have 41 original songs so we can change the set list around to suit a more laid back vibe or a more rocking vibe.