Mark Wells

Mark Wells

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Biography

Mark Wells is a professional pianist and singer/songwriter based in Chapel Hill, NC.

As a keyboard player he has backed up a wide range of local talent including Darren Jesse (Ben Folds Five), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Phonte (Little Brother), and Kaze.

Mark was a founding member of Sankofa, an influential hip-hop group that released two albums and opened for the likes of the Roots, Outkast, and Busta Rhymes.

Mark has a solo album entitled "Pretty Girls Run Faster" coming out this spring ’06 on Upshot Records. It was recorded with Tom Schick (Ryan Adams, Yoko Ono) and Kenny Siegal (Johnny Society).

Lyrics

Living Water

Written By: Mark Wells

Living Water wash my spirit
Cause I gotta die someday
Living Water wash my spirit
Cause I live my life in pain

Got myself to blame
Thought that life was a game
And I could win

I've been dirty for a long while
I called it my funny place
I've been dirty for a long while
Now I bend under such a weight

Got myself to blame
Thought I was free from shame
And free from sin

Let me in. Let me in.
Living water let me in

Walls Are Thin

Written By: Mark Wells

These walls are thin
And I wish that it was me instead of him

Pretty little girl moved in the apartment next door
Passed her in the hall, and she said, "Hi"
We got to talkin, and now we hang out
almost every night

It gets later and and later
but still I go home each night alone
Tell myself we should just be friends
because we live so close
And then tonight she didn't come home
until about an hour ago

These walls are thin
And I wish that it was me instead of him

The walls are shakin
And they aren't faking
And I can't help thinkin she's hollerin for me

Thought i'd be nice
Take our time
But I guess she got tired of waiting

I'm always dreaming
about somewhere to go
And pretty ladies
to save me from myself
It never helps

These walls are thin
And I wish that it was me instead of him