Marty Baggen Project

Marty Baggen Project

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Stylish, lyric-driven Alternative Pop. The Marty Baggen Project delivers original material from the first two solo CDs of Marty Baggen. Reviewer Kristi Singer says "Any way you put it – Marty Baggen has an original, catchy, eclectic sound."

Biography

Alaskan-born singer-songwriter Marty Baggen knows isolation. "When you're hundreds of miles from the real world, sometimes you have to paint your own", Baggen has said.

His musical career starts later in life than someone hoping to join a boy-band. The writing reflects a maturity, a sense of history, and irreverence to conventional wisdom, faith, and sometimes even love.

His self-produced first CD, "God Plays Dice" melds a writing style with a tight, retrohard-edged band. “Born Fearless”, his second release takes that same style, and textures it with a dense, guitar-driven backdrop.

Baggen performs in clubs near his current home in Western Oregon, fronting his quartet, “The Marty Baggen Project”.

When asked if he missed living in Alaska, Baggen said, "no".

Lyrics

You're No Slave

Written By: Baggen

700 miles of wasteland,
cut by a river that’s burnt
Mindless roads and whispers,
are the beams that make me blind

Make this good because in me there’s nothing much left to save
You pretend to hate the world,
you pretend to serve but you’re no slave

You live on a secret boulevard,
it doesn’t even have a name
You walk with ghosts and goliaths, and you’re all the same

To do things straight would be easy,
but you taught me how to play the game
I’m not sure that you see me,
I know you never open your eyes

You better see the light and show it on the stuff you crave
On your knees but it’s pretend girl,
‘cause I know that you’re no slave

You’ve been so thirsty like you always are,
thank god the well is never dry
All that you have to do,
is make the pain go where it belongs

The road is defined and it’s just fine,
but I can’t tell if it leads to you
It’s such a lonely place,
when you aren’t the one who’s on

Make this good because in me there’s nothing much left to save
You pretend to hate the world,
you pretend to serve but you’re no slave

There’s some things that I just don’t remember,
but you’re no slave
There’s nothing much left in me for you to save
It doesn’t take us very long to lose the day
If you can make the pain go certain places,
then you’re no slave
You pretend to hate the world,
but you’re no slave

Make Me Know

Written By: Baggen

Help me believe that this isn’t real, I haven’t taken time to breath
Where do you come from,
Where do you go,
are you something that I shouldn’t see

Pacing my entry,
allow ebb and flow,
I guess I shouldn’t look in your eyes
Are you here for a reason,
here for a time,
do you think you could read my mind

There’s some words that I read,
I think they’re carved on a wall
If you believe to conquer love,
then you’re in for a fall

I’m not one of a kind,
or too sure of what’s so,
but all I ask of you is to make me know

Help me to see that you are not real,
just a stunning creature stunning my eyes
Before I turn to walk the other way,
I’m begging you to read my mind

When you’re wishing upon your star,
does it shoot across the sky before you get very far
I got a wish once,
it was a pleasure to see,
but I can’t recall it mean that much to me

Bordertown

Written By: Baggen

Lost in the sleep of an endless dream,
you drift around
Thoughts in your head that you can't complete,
you watch the ground

Time is a lie as the moments pass never to be found
Place after place until you have to stay in the bordertown

You want to be home
But you never will
And you'll feel alive when you lose the chill
Of bordertown

Seeking comfort in an empty state You drift away
Then someone calls your name
And you hesitate, what do you say

It's then you realize that there's noone here,
No one to be found
Place after place until you have to stay in bordertown

Seems like you hear something in the wind
And you'll feel alive
When you stop the spin
Of bordertown

You want to be home
But you never will
And you'll feel alive when you lose the chill
Of bordertown

Discography

"God Plays Dice"
"Born Fearless"

All tracks can be previewed at www.martybaggen.com

Set List

over 120 minutes of orginal material