We're In Motion Pictures

by Mark Lenover

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❤Jessie Jayne ❤ Seriously never easy to pick a favorite track, but I loved this one because it's an awareness that we must adopt and soon, you are part of awakening in consciousness. I do love these lyrics because they pertain to the one which is of course everyone. you definitely have a grasp on realism as it really is.... if that makes any sense at all :-) it shows how I think we are all pretty much brainwashed since birth and that truly this society , it's a lie... the truth is so much better yet nobody wants to know it

great job again
Jessie Jayne Favorite track: All Mine.
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“We're In Motion Pictures”, Mark Lenover's 8th full-length album, touches upon a range of subjects, focusing primarily on the reductive, homogenizing effect mass marketing has on the consumer. The album explores and condemns our cultural obsession with material wealth and celebrity, and decries the way in which marketers celebrate narcissism while simultaneously undermining the consumer's self-esteem, cynically capitalizing on a universal fear of rejection and inadequacy. Finally, Lenover contends that one's self-worth need not be dependent upon aesthetic perfection, material prosperity or traditional conjugal/romantic partnerships, insisting instead that one can be both alone and fully realized; flawed and admirable; strange and attractive; scarred and beautiful. Musically, the album consists of a beguiling fusion of folk and synth-pop, most directly influenced by acts such as David Bowie, Neil Young, The Flaming Lips and The Mountain Goats.

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released July 23, 2014

Written, Performed and Recorded by Mark Lenover in Chatham, ON

Cover art by Mark Lenover

Mastered by David Disher in Hamilton, ON

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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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Track Name: We're In Motion Pictures
We cut such imposing figures
in motion pictures
We will meet you there

We've got the better part of an army
digging tunnels deep inside your hearts
We fill that emptiness, at your expense
with the private lives of superstars

We've got the better part of an army
designing nothing, with the greatest care
manufacturing needs, so we can bleed
you drier than the desert air
We will take you there

We've got the better part of an army
building a pedestal for idle dreams
You'll never satisfy all your appetites
You've been sowing what you cannot reap

We've got the better part of an army
We'll pretend to take you anywhere
We'll let you tag along, 'till your money's all gone
until you realize you're beyond repair

We cut such heroic figures
in motion pictures
We were never here
Track Name: Ghosts Walk In Dreams
Held underwater, like a cat in a bag
These recurring dreams are such a drag
Underwater, a meaty fist in my hair
hot blood in my lungs instead of air

The children are out of their beds, so
keep them away from the windows
The vultures, circling in, go
around and round and round and round
The serpent recoils and lashes out
and somebody's calling my name

A-haunting I'll go...
Deep undercover, where my murderer sleeps
I'm waiting patiently for him to dream of me
underwater, with his fist in my hair
as his gang fires round after round into the air
The children are out of their beds, so
keep them away from the windows
The vultures, circling in, go
around and round and round and round
The serpent recoils and lashes out
and somebody's calling my name

A-haunting I'll go...
Track Name: All Mine
Thanks for the mirrors and the bottomless pit
Thanks for taking as much as you can get
Thank you for herding us all into line
Thank you for making us all of one mind

Thanks for the billboards and the lessons they teach
Thanks for always being just out of reach
Thanks for the credit and the wolves at the door
Thank you for leaving us hungry for more

Thanks for the models and the beautiful lies
for burning your images into our minds
Thanks for the mannequin's hard plastic smile
The profit's all yours and it's well worth your while

Thanks for the filth and the fair-weather friends
Thank you for showing us how the world ends:
Not with a whimper and not with a bang,
but with an epic contrivance and a deafening “Thanks!”

Thanks for the models and the beautiful lies
for burning your images into our minds
Thanks for the mannequin's hard plastic smile
The profit's all yours and it's well worth your while

Avarice is what you get
when you've got desire that never ends
Forget the deficit
and shop our latest fashion line
All mine...
All mine...
Track Name: I Don't Want to Be Anybody's Pet
I won't put you up on a pedestal, as I might have in my youth
I don't want to be at your beck and call, to tell you the truth
Does anyone get through to you?

I don't want to be anybody's pet
I don't want to be kicked around again
I don't want to be yours,
always down on all fours

I won't sit up or roll over for treats. I won't be trampled or used
I won't kneel down and worship at your feet; Am I the first to refuse?
Does anyone get through to you?

I don't want to be anybody's pet
I don't want to be kicked around again
I don't want to be yours
exploited then ignored

I won't sing under your window in the rain, I just don't see the use
I think I'll call it a night if it's all the same, I get so tired of you
Does anyone get through?
Does anyone get through?
Track Name: Bow Down Here
I want to belong where you belong,
you upright, commendable servants of God
but I have to wait, where fear turns to hate
in a grey, purgatorial, semi-fugue state

Bow down here
Bow down here
In a moment you'll be whole

I don't belong where you belong
you facile, irreverent, bibulous throng
You cast me out, as you cast about
for cheap stimuli and reasonable doubt

Bow down here (Tell me the last of your secrets)
Bow down here (Strip yourself down to your bones)
Bow down here (Tell Him what He already knows)
In a moment you'll be whole

Come one, come all
Come one, come all
Cut through the netting and shake off the frost
Come one, come all
Come one, come all
You who are hungry and you who are lost
Track Name: Real People, Not Actors
I cross my eyes and criticize the company I keep
and no one cares
I snipe and smile and fence awhile, then drink myself to sleep
I'm not all there
I haven't really got a broken heart to mend
I don't amount to much, but I like to pretend
I'm not all there
and no one cares
Track Name: Burn Me Down
You'll get the best of me 'cause I lost my bearings
You'll make a mess of me 'cause I lost my bearings
I'm rotten down to my core
I don't know myself anymore
You'll all think less of me 'cause I lost my bearings
I've got the weight of the world on my shoulders
Burn me down
Figure me out
I'll pray, I'll sing and I'll shout:
Burn me down

You'll get the best of me 'cause I lost my balance
You'll make a mess of me 'cause I lost my balance
No guts and not enough heart
Corrupt and falling apart
You'll all think less of me 'cause I lost my balance
I've got the weight of the world on my shoulders
Burn me down
Figure me out
I'll pray, I'll sing and I'll shout:
Burn me down
Track Name: Let's Pretend
We could settle and retreat
into meaningless pleasantries
exchanging platitudes, reflexive and inane
We'd pretend to have some fun
until we convinced everyone
that we were meant to be
and then we could pretend to come apart
I'd take you down another peg
You'd laugh and pull the other leg
I could never let you down
I could never let you down

I could take you in my arms
it wouldn't do us any harm
to play the part of the romantics for a while
I could sweep you off your feet
making promises I can't keep
telling our friends that you will always have a place inside my heart
We'll exude social grace and tact
with fingers crossed behind our backs
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
'till we pretend to break each other's hearts

It's not love, it's
so bloodless
posing and pretending with you
A scant meal, it's
not real, it's
tiresome to tell you the truth

I'll spoil your fairy tales for kicks
You'll spin me 'round until I'm sick
telling tall tales about misanthropy and filth
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
I will never let you down
'till we pretend to tear ourselves apart
Track Name: Promises, Promises
We will meet you there
past your loneliness
You will be our guest, we swear
We will meet you there
Once your dues are paid
you will be remade
You'll have style, and friends to spare
We will meet you there

We will meet you there
Dressed in designer jeans
we'll do shocking things on air
We will meet you there
Once your ticket's torn
you will be reborn
with white teeth and perfect hair
We will meet you there

We'll take cash and fervent prayer
We will meet you there
Track Name: I Can't Get You Out of My Head
You're paid to reach us from a far-off place
You know which chords to pull
A silver tongue and an angelic face
We're all so tractable
You teach the curious to suffocate
the wise to be beguiled
You teach the multitude to masturbate
when love becomes a trial

I can't get you out of my head
Do you love me now?
I can't get you out of my head
No, I can't
I can't get you out of my head
No, I don't know how
I can't get you out of my head
No, I can't

You deal in flattery and addiction
We cheer until we're hoarse
Where do we end and where do you begin?
We are what you endorse

I can't get you out of my head
Do you love me now?
I can't get you out of my head
No, I can't
I can't get you out of my head
No, I don't know how
I can't get you out of my head
No, I can't
Track Name: It's Always Darkest...
I really don't know much about the sun
but I do know it shines down on everyone
It'll tax us or sustain us 'till the human race is run
but I really don't know much about the sun

Though I really don't know much about the rain
it magnifies your pleasures and your pain
You start to run for cover but it isn't worth the strain
I really don't know much about the rain

I really don't know much about your fear
It draws your eye and whispers in your ear
It makes every obstruction greater than it first appears
but I really don't know much about your fear

I really don't know much about despair
but when you haven't got the energy to care
it makes the slightest burden seem impossible to bear
but I really don't know much about despair

I really don't know much about the stars
those brilliant little pin-holes in the dark
but whenever one falls you can bet it leaves a mark
I really don't know much about the stars

and I really don't know much about the dawn
once the terrors of the night have shuffled on
I reflect upon the sunlight until all the ghosts are gone
but I really don't know much about the dawn