Mark Keller

Mark Keller

 Sausalito, California, USA
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TV show host Uncle Arty Pants teaches kids to draw stuff. He creates a song for every drawing he does, and he likes to infuse them with a positive message. The other members of the band are wacky puppets and animated characters.

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The Devil Wants Another Dance

Written By: Mark Keller

The Devil Wants Another Dance
© Mark Keller 2011


i gave up gamblin'
my luck didn't change
gave up lyin'
but the truth's a little strange
all those demons
in my big old house of sin
left the door wide open/just hopin’ I’d waltz back in

chorus:
when the devil wants another dance...we dance
lord in heaven knows i don't stand...a chance
i try to run but i hit the wall
if I try to climb i’m bound to fall
so i try to blame it all on circumstance
(but everybody knows) when the devil wants another dance...we dance

when things go wrong
there should be a lesson learned
but it's been so long
since my throat felt the burn
just one small taste
i'd be alright
but i'll go too far cause you know who's tendin' bar tonight (that's right)

when the devil wants another dance...we dance
god in heaven knows i don't stand...a chance
with that poison flowin' through my mind
and my heart poundin' like a conga line
everything might look just fine at first glance (look again)
when the devil wants another dance...we dance

the face of an angel
with a smile so cold
ya give me your hand
while your eyes steal my soul
you're too hot for heaven
any fool can see
you're just the devil lookin' for another slide across the floor with me (ooowee)

when the devil wants another dance...we dance
lord in heaven knows i don't stand...a chance
when that dark melody invades my brain
with the momentum of a runaway train
while I’m tryin’ to refrain from this dire romance (everybody knows)

when the devil wants another dance
need another second chance
when the devil wants another dance…we dance

Ask For Money

Written By: Mark Keller

Ask for Money
© Mark Keller 2010

god knows it ain’t been
a very good year
sometimes i wonder
why we’re still here

but this family’s gonna
be alright i know
cause we’re all goin on a
holiday benefit show

and we’re gonna ask for money
how hard could it be
for us to ask for money
tonight on tv

my girls are gonna
sing a pretty song
you won’t believe
the show they put on

they’re gonna talk about
the lord and all the good things he’ll do
with a little bit of help
from wonderful people like you

and then they’ll ask for money
sing about bein’ free
and then they’ll ask for money
tonight on tv

we’re paid in full everyday with god’s love
and i believe (i believe) he’ll understand
sometimes the goodness in or hearts won’t pay the rent
so we got a supplemental plan

ask for money
someone’s bound to care
(if we) ask for money
tonight on the air

we’re gonna ask for money
how hard could it be
to just ask for money
tonight on tv

To Be Gone

Written By: Mark Keller

To Be Gone
© Mark Keller 2009



two lane highway, headin’ west
i’m leavin’ yesterday behind
in my mind i’m over you
but my heart is gonna take some time

amarillo in my mirror
fadin’ like an old postcard
livin’ with me wasn’t easy
forgettin’ me won’t be so hard

chorus: (so) this is how it feels to be gone
to be history, to be movin’ on
to be runnin’, to be flyin’,
to be wonderin’ why it took so long
to be gone

rough weather, we’ve had our share
with all that love has put us through
(but) sweet freedom fills the air
when nothin’s left to hold on to

chorus: (now) this is how it feels to be gone
to be the melody in a goodbye song
to be rollin’ down the line
hardly knowin’ if I’m right or wrong
to be gone

bridge:

dark night, rain in my headlights
but my vision is clear
one more mile to the sunrise
i can see the future from here

chorus: (and) this is how it feels to be gone
to be history, to be movin’ on
to be runnin’, to be flyin’,
to be wonderin’ why it took so long
to be gone

Now

Written By: Mark Keller

the moon is rising in a brand new year
and we’re finally alone
i just wanna kiss away your fear
and make this magic night our own

is our love gonna last?
let me take away your doubt
shut the door on the past
‘n just try to think about

NOW…your body’s next to mine
NOW…is our moment in time
tomorrow, we can talk about tomorrow
try to see the future somehow
but don’t you feel like feelin’ better
NOW

every soldier who stands with me
is leavin’ someone behind
but i promise every day you’ll be
the first and last thing on my mind

what fate may bring
is out of our control
there’s just one thing
that we both know

NOW…your body’s next to mine
NOW…is our moment in time
tomorrow we can talk about tomorrow
and look into the future somehow
don’t ya feel like feelin’ better
NOW

i can face the fire or the coldest weather
cause you’re in my heart and on my mind
and if you’re gonna give me your love forever
there’ll never be a better time than

NOW…your body’s next to mine
NOW…is our moment in time
tomorrow we can talk about tomorrow
and look into the future somehow
but don’t ya feel like feelin’ better
NOW

You're In

Written By: Mark Keller

one shy of the winning number
will never take home the prize
runner up…second place
ain’t gonna get you recognized
i worked hard climbin’ the ladder
the grindstone every day
i never broke thru to the inside
i never heard ‘em say

you’re in…access granted
your time has come
you win the keys to the planet
congratulations, you’re number one

ya wanna win that gold medal
fill your blood with the right dope
to beat quarterly projections
3.0
ya wanna win the big election
tell the voters what they wanna hear
i followed in those footsteps
now listen to them cheer

you’re in…access granted
your time has come
you win the keys to the planet
congratulations, you’re number one

i won’t be held back by a conscience
i’m gonna have to lose a few friends
it’s just collateral damage
it’s all a means to an end

(well) the victory party is over
the celebrators have all gone home
there’s a ghost of a man in the mirror
and it chills me to the bone

you’re in…access granted
congratulations, you’re number one
you win the keys to the planet
have a drink (and think about)
what you’ve done

I Never Knew Fallin'

Written By: Mark Keller

the street outside your window
is movin beneath my feet
I see you through the curtain
my knees get weak

but equilibrium
is overrated anyhow
I think i'll fall in love
with you again right now

(and I) never knew fallin' could feel this way
a storm turnin' in to a perfect day
I never knew how, 'till ya showed me I could
I...never knew fallin' could feel...so good
I wanna love you forever, I never knew fallin' would feel...so good

you swing your red door open
your smile tells me everything
so my words of love go unspoken
while a back street choir starts to sing

ya grab me with all your heart
we dance 'till the walls come down
bodies spinnin' through the dark
our feet never touch the ground

(and I) never knew fallin' could feel this way
a storm turnin in to a perfect day
I never knew how, 'till ya showed me I could
I...never knew fallin' could feel...so good
I wanna love you forever, I never knew fallin' would feel...so good

for one taste of your kiss
i'll jump in to the abyss
I ain't hit bottom yet, 'n I could get used to this

I never knew fallin' could feel this way
the bottom's a billion hearbeats away
i'd never let go, 'till you showed me I could
I never knew fallin' could feel...so good
gonna love you forever, I never knew fallin' could feel so good

All Downhill From Here

Written By: Mark Keller

Life ain't been perfect
But it ain't been all bad
Take for example
All the good times we've had

And give me just one more
Second chance and you'll see
A new direction
Baby it's gonna be

All... Down hill from here
Our load'll get a little bit lighter
The road'll get a little more clear
It's gonna be a good day
Any way we steer
Cause it's all... All down hill from here

I dumped all my assets
For a shipload of cash
I placed my last bet
On something that lasts

Now I got this sunrise
Lit up just for you
It glows in your eyes
Like dreams comin true

Repeat Chorus

Now weve had some rough times
But we gave em hell
We out ran the devil
And your old man as well

Those mean old memories
Are gonna get left behind
Feel that cool breeze
As our highway unwinds

It's all...down hill from here
The sky gets a little bit brighter
As the prize gets a little more near
Its gonna be a good day
Any way we steer
Cause it's all... All down hill from here
Oh darlin it's all down hill from here

Unlikely Friends

Written By: Mark Keller

Unlikely Friends
© Mark Keller 2012

rats don’t like the cat’s meow
cats don’t like the rat’s squeak
but with a common goal some how
they’d be pals in about a week
cats don’t like little beady eyes
rats don’t like the way a cat grins
if they’d just try to be nice guys
they might become unlikely friends

just a little bit of give and take
and a fair shake
and everybody wins
a little bit of quality time together
they might become unlikely friends
(yeah) they just might be unlikely friends

a rabbit likes to go real fast
he’s got speed on his mind
a turtle never runs of gas
‘cause he always takes his time
rabbit makes a lot of haste
turtle’s steady to the end
but when they finish up the race
they might become unlikely friends

all they gotta do is be polite
and they might like
the way the story ends
a little bit o quality time together
they might become unlikely friends
they just might be unlikely friends

Stay In The Boat

Written By: Mark Keller

Stay in the Boat
© Mark Keller 2012

out on the sea
ya wanna stay afloat
so stick with me
in my trusty boat
we’ll sail off the wind
and we’ll cruise around
but don’t fall in
cause you just might drown

ya better stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
ya wanna stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat

if you follow the rules
you’ll be safe on my yacht
but the water looks cool
as the sun gets hot
(if you) take that big leap
you’ll never grow old
cause the ocean is deep
and it’s mighty cold

(I recommend you) stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat

(when) Magellan sailed close
to a strange new land
they saw palm trees blowin
and girls on the sand
the sailors all started
to dive in the drink
but Mags saw the sharks
and yelled “boys I think

we oughta just stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
maybe we should stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat”

i heard him say – stay in the boat
everybody – stay on the boat
all together now – stay in the boat

Stay In The Boat

Written By: Mark Keller

Stay in the Boat
© Mark Keller 2012

out on the sea
ya wanna stay afloat
so stick with me
in my trusty boat
we’ll sail off the wind
and we’ll cruise around
but don’t fall in
cause you just might drown

ya better stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
ya wanna stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat

if you follow the rules
you’ll be safe on my yacht
but the water looks cool
as the sun gets hot
(if you) take that big leap
you’ll never grow old
cause the ocean is deep
and it’s mighty cold

(I recommend you) stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat

(when) Magellan sailed close
to a strange new land
they saw palm trees blowin
and girls on the sand
the sailors all started
to dive in the drink
but Mags saw the sharks
and yelled “boys I think

we oughta just stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
maybe we should stay in the boat (stay in the boat)
…stay in the boat”

i heard him say – stay in the boat
everybody – stay on the boat
all together now – stay in the boat

Bonaparte

Written By: Mark Keller

Bonaparte
© Mark Keller 2011

bonaparte, what ya gonna do
bonaparte, what ya gonna do
when they start to kick your can at waterloo
monsieur bonaparte, what cha gonna do

c’est la vie, your glory days are through
c’est la vie, this will be your last rendez-vous
when they wipe the floor with you at waterloo
monsieur bonaparte, your glory days are through

monsieur napoleon, you’re gonna feel let down
(when) mr. wellington runs you outta town
with your deriére tight
in your brigh tight white pants vous pleurez
all the way back to France

bonaparte, taisez-vous
bonaparte, merci beaucoup
i don’t know french but i know what’s true
monsieur bonaparte your glory days are through
(bonaparte)
your glory days are through
(bonaparte)
your glory days are through

Picasso

Written By: Mark Keller

i showed up in paris
at the turn of the century
france had never witnessed
an artist quite like me

they asked from where i came
and by what name do i go
i said i come from spain
and you can call me pablo-oh

p – i – c – a – s – s – o that’s right say it with me
p – i – c – a – s – s – o whoa
you’re gonna see my pictures
everywhere you go
ya might think they look crazy
ya might think oh no no they look like
p – i – c – a – s – s – o

i took on the challenge
of changing everything
with just a little talent
and a whole lot of marketing
i wasn’t well equipped
like Degas or manet
but i had salesmanship
that blew them all away – hey

p – i – c – a – s – s – o that’s right, sing with me now
p – i – c – a – s – s – o whoa
you’re gonna see my pictures
everywhere you go
ya might think they look crazy
or ya might think oh no no they look like
p – i – c – a – s – s – o

from the early days I had a maze
of ideas to express
the ones that sold were solid gold
some were just a mess

expressionism, communism, cubism, modernism,
bulls and minataurs
a treasure trove of girls I loath
and big old Spanish wars

p – i – c – a – s – s – o that’s right, sing with me now
p – i – c – a – s – s – o whoa
you’re gonna see my pictures
everywhere you go
ya might think they look crazy
or ya might think oh no no they look like
p – i – c – a – s – s – o