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To live with and within nature, one must eschew the confines of the world's shiny roads. But beware, to shed the weight of this mortal coil is to inhabit the footprints of the wind.


Another perfect ending to another perfect day
tomorrow’s found me waiting, expecting it that way
you may want 4 walls, well, I need a place to stay
but when the birds are singing, it’s hard to keep away

I sit among the music of nature’s finest band
symphony of earth life is trembling in our hands
take me, oh half moon, sheer glass and diving duck
bring me through the mist and drop me like a rock

I’ll soar downward through water grey and calm
land on the bottom wash the blood off of my palms
you still want 4 walls, I guess I need them too
If I leave these 4 walls I’d be leaving you

I’ll swim with you, oh beaver, the geese will ask me south
to winter in the sunshine, snowflakes in my mouth
I surface to the cold world, I gasp and look around
In the blooming of the dogwood eternity is found

Soaking up last moments, another perfect day
all the mess and heartache, I’ve got tears to give away
I’m waiting for a voice, I’ve heard it here before
this sparkling winter water holds me to its shore


from Losing Things, track released September 13, 2019
Mark Schirmacher - vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Carrie Boberg - vocals

Recorded at Winterland Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota
November 2018 - March 2019

Produced by Christian Andrews and Mark Schirmacher
Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Christian Andrews
Assistant Engineering by Zachary Schilling and Kosh
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Microphonic Mastering, Minneapolis, Minnesota

All songs written by Mark Schirmacher ©2019 CATINABOX (ASCAP)


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Mark Schirmacher is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. For information on bookings or collaborations, visit www.markschirmacher.com.

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