Marc Utter

Marc Utter

BandFolkAcoustic

Marc Utter and the Blackland weave soul, island, flamenco and afro-pop with Texas roots music to create a tapestry of sound and vision that reflects the diversity and culture of their home town of Austin.

Biography

Marc Utter, founding member of Austins legendary sharecroppers and Hundred Year Flood continues to make great music without borders.

Lyrics

Long Way Across the Desert

Written By: Marc Utter

chorus:
it's a long way across the desert
but the night is young
it's a long way across the desert
but soon the moon she come
shine way across the desert
turn this shadow blue
I'm walking away cross the desert
cause there's no way back to you

gone are the days when we would lay together
watching the rain cause there's a change in the weather
for now you say you in love with another
strange to be burned by a man I once called a brother, will I ever again

chorus

some say all's fair in love and war
with love like theirs, what do you need enemies for
this war is over, I surrender
cause what we were fighting for, I just can't remember, anymore

chorus

I am the gila monster running across the dunes
no mas tequila, no sir, I've had my fun and now it's through
I'd rather be stone cold sober
when I reach the river
and pass over cross the border

Chorus

mason

Written By: Marc Utter

come this time tomorrow I'll be on my way to Mason everything I leave behind me anyone can have my place has never been here in the city life is free-ways and building credit lines to the bars so many cars I can't forget it and I just don't feel like dealing with it now

I need to be reminded of how the stars look above us shining down like older brothers dancing round and round they love us all but here theres everywhere a blazing light making days of the nights I hate to say it I'm losing sight and I just don't feel light dealing with it now

I can still remember my grandfathers hand and coveralls the way he called the cattle in the AM country station coming through the years my memories are still quiet places where the wind turns to face us oh my friends it feels like ages and in my mind I'm there already

money dont talk too much to me it all gets spent on all I need and all I wants some space to breathe

come this time tomorrow I'll be on my way to Mason everyone is forgiven everything is off my mind and I just dont feel like dealing with it now

Ellie

Written By: Marc Utter

I have lived here all my life guess I'll live here a little more
but I've never seen the town like this before
everyone looking up to me
a smile on every face
little kids all over the place

I loved a girl here growing up
Ellie was her name
a face as fair as the first of spring
her daddy was the preacher
my pa ran the still
oil and water dont mix son, it never will

Ellie where'd you go
I need to know so I can find you
I'll be leaving before too long

Precher told me last Saturday night
he'd send me straight to hell
next time I came by to call on El
but Ellie had her own heart
and she told me it was mine
she was a gift to me from the great divine
that night we planned to run away
leave this town behind
find a place where we could live our lives
we were half way cross the meadow
when I heard the shotgun call
on the second blast I felt her fall

chorus:
Ellie where'd you go
I need to know so I can find you
I'll be leaving before too long
I found heaven when we'd touch but I'll be damned if I must to find you I'll be leaving before to long

the preacer lied that it was me
took his daughters life
when she told me she'd never be my wife
and who do you think the town believed was guilty of the crime
a man of god or the boy who sold them moonshine
I have lived here all my life and I've seen the gallows fall
but I never stood here above them all
everyone looking up to me
a smile on every face
little kids all over the place

chorus

Discography

Marc Utter the blackland 2006 Coyote Creek
hundred year flood 1999 quanah
Spirit of the Sharecroppers 1996 Captive Audience

Set List

Cities of Gold
Train Song