Dawning on Me (feat Ken Stringfellow)

from Mark Lint's Dry Folk by Mark Lint

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Inspired by the self-deprecation of the late Alex Chilton about his depression-bliss Big Star legacy (and including a few quote fragments from Big Star songs), which is currently being celebrated through live, note-for-note reenactments. With harmony vocals contributed (and conceived) remotely by latter day Big Star member Ken Stringfellow (Posies, R.E.M.).

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Heard you down the street
Feel like I’m thirteen
Never felt so good to be
Be alone

Held up imagery
Only big to me
And several hundred others
Who like to feel good feeling bad

Wholly awarming over
Basically swarming over me
Don’t you adore, it’s over
Dawning on me

Maybe be big deal
Though so small you feel
Your select appeal is real,
But excludes you

It all felt much too lame
Fortunes never came
You won’t out last your name, though
We seize, we feel you more than you do

Wholly awarming over
Maybe the storm blows over, see
Despite yourself left a legacy
Preserved, enshrined, re-enacted
Deserved or not, still effective
Always dawning on and on and on

credits

from Mark Lint's Dry Folk, released December 18, 2018
Mark: vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric bass
Ken Stringfellow: harmony vocal
Rei Tangko: piano
Jim Turk: djembe

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Mark Lint Madison, Wisconsin

Catchy, homespun tunes ranging in style from power pop to folk ballads to alt country, laced with a sense of the absurd.

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