Mark Kano

Mark Kano

 Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
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Biography

Mark Kano is a singer-songwriter from Greensboro, NC. His first band Athenaeum, was signed to Atlantic Records towards the end of the 90's. The late Billboard Magazine editor Timothy White called Athenaeum's album "Radiance", one of the best albums of 1998 in his "Music To My Ears" column. "Radiance" went on to sell over 100,000 copies and produced the top ten Modern Rock hit "What I Didn't Know". Many years later Kano has reemerged as a solo artist with another stellar collection of songs appearing on his debut solo record "Walking On Broadway". The self-produced eight song disc was mixed by Gavin MacKillop (Toad The Wet Sprocket, Goo Goo Dolls, Athenaeum) and recorded at various studios throughout 2008 with the help of fellow musicians Nic Brown, Snuzz, Mike Garrigan and Sam Frazier, and features Kano's best songs to date. Throughout the record, Kano's distinctive baritone voice and thoughtful lyrics soar above a melodic maze of bittersweet love songs. "Walking On Broadway" picks up where we last left Athenaeum, a band that helped create a brand of authentic pop rock that continues to live somewhere just outside the radar of mainstream music. Instantly accessible yet sophisticated and memorable, "Walking On Broadway" promises to please fans of the alternative rock genre.

Lyrics

Walking On Broadway

Written By: Mark Kano

There must be something on the radio waves
That keeps me coming here for all of my days
When some voice across the ocean comes and changes my ways
It was destiny
Maybe it's something like a coming of age
You loose yourself and leave your soul on a page
Like a lonely apparition dropping crumbs in a maze
You are make believe

Time passes by when you're up on a stage
In the blink of an eye you'll be locked in a cage
You can loose it all

Walking On
Walking On Broadway
I lost it all Walking On Broadway

And it ain't nothing but a sign of the times
You gain the world it only costs you your mind
There's a pill for every moment boy you're doing just fine
Just you wait and see
Maybe they've got you like a dog on a leash
Scratching and kicking clawing showing your teeth
But if only for a moment you could set yourself free
You could make the scene

Time changes shape when you're out here in space
And if you ever come down Everything is erased
You can loose it all

Walking On
Walking On Broadway
I lost it all Walking On Broadway

I ain't looking for a new fascination
I'm just craving me some peer validation
And if we get there take a long vacation now

Or we could loose it all
Walking On Broadway
I lost it All Walking On Broadway

Baby I'm Your Man

Written By: Mark Kano


I've got my heart set on you
I get this feeling no one else in the world will do
I won't let go when the wind starts blowing
This ain't no castle made of sand that we've been living in and I know it

So if there's anything you can be sure of at all...
Some folks have it all, but you and me chose the fall
And I've been falling ever since I proudly stole your hand

Cause baby I'm your man
Baby I'm your man

You've got your heart set on me
You've packed your whole world with everything that life can be
And you've got my shoulder if winds grow colder
Your love's a river so deep so wide I could never get over

So if there's anything you can be sure of at all...
Some folks build a wall, but you and me chose the fall
And I've been falling ever since I proudly stole your hand

Cause baby I'm your man
Baby I'm your man
Baby I'm your man
Baby I'm your man

And I'd do it all again
Baby I'm your man

Sad Songs

Written By: Mark Kano

I found it hard to believe it's true
But ooh my baby left me for something new
Girl you had me locked underneath your spell
Now I'm another one gone in your wishing well

It's just a sad song saying goodbye
Sad enough to make you cry
But even sad songs say it's alright
We don't want a broken heart tonight

What an unfortunate circumstance
Ooh should I give your love another chance
Girl you had me tricked with your sweet romance
Am I a fool for believing in your song and dance?

It's just a sad song saying goodbye
Sad enough to make you cry
But even sad songs say it's alright
We don't want a broken heart tonight

It's alright
When you're under the gun
It's alright
And there's nowhere to run
It's alright
When you're under the gun
It's alright

I found it hard to believe it's true
But ooh my baby left me for something new
And girl you had me locked underneath your spell
Now I'm another one gone in your wishing well

It's just a sad song saying goodbye
Sad enough to make you cry
But even sad songs say it's alright
We don't want a broken heart tonight

It's alright
Yeah it's alright
Yeah it's alright

Even sad songs say it's alright

If I Ever Get Over You

Written By: Mark Kano, Mike Garrigan

She climbs aboard a train tonight
Her ticket down the money spent
A lonely way to say goodbye
A broken promise never meant

So if you don't want me
Or if you just need out
And if you don't believe
That I could do without

Let me save you all this heartache
Someday I will love again

If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you

Your life is on a stage tonight
A curtain call for innocence
These are the days you can't re-write
So many chances came and went

So if you don't want me
And if you're still in doubt
And if you don't believe
That I could just breakout

Let me save you all this heartache
Someday I will love again

If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you

If we both walk out like we always do
There'll be nothing left of me that I could give to you
If we both walk out
For something new

If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you
If I ever get over you

Discography

"Radiance" Atlantic records 1998 LP
"Athenaeum" Atlantic Records 2001 LP
"What I Didn't Know" Single. Peaked at #10 on Billboards Modern Rock chart 1998
"Flat Tire" Single. 1998
"Comfort" Single 2001
"Walking On Broadway" LP 2009