Self​-​Made Man

by Philip Marino

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released May 16, 2014

Produced by David Booth and Philip Marino
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by David Booth
Artwork by Adam Merchant / Illumistrators Ink

All songs written by Philip Marino
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Philip Marino is an American living in England.

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"Sophisticated guitar, honest lyrics and something unmistakably raw about this soul-searching album. ★★★★★." - Maverick Magazine

"As a singer/songwriter, Philip Marino takes on the role of advisor, offering experiential advice with the soft tones of a healer, the eye of a skilled observer, and the warmth of a friend."
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Track Name: Nothing For Something
She was walking all alone that night
Took a turn down a dark and dusty road
He was heading out the other way
Only hoped they’d find their way back home
She said she wanted to be on her own
He never thought she’d be gone so long

All he wanted was someone to love him
But all he got, was nothing for something
He ended up, yeah, with nothing for something

Take a look where your life is at
Is it all you hoped it would be?
Did you sell or compromise
Your soul for lies of being free?
We take and we take, and then we want more
Just like a thief who’s locked in a store

All we wanted is what we had coming
We ended up, yeah, with nothing for something
Yeah, all we got, was nothing for something

If I had a dime for each
Time that I got in my own way
Well, I’d have enough to spare
No matter what I’d have to pay
It’s true I only have myself to blame
For letting it all go up in flames

All I wanted was something to trust in
But all I got, was nothing for something
I ended up, yeah, with nothing for something
Yeah, I got left with, nothing for something

Take a look where your life is at
Is it all you hoped it would be?
Track Name: Won't Be Long Now
Well, it won’t be long now, oh, for your time to come
And it won’t be long, no, for you to find someone
You can take a chance, or you can let it go
Either way, it’s gonna change all you know

It won’t be long now, oh, for those clouds to lift
And it won’t be long, no, for some of what you wished
You may find some days are filled with doubt
Dig deep and you will find your way out

(Chorus)
You may never really feel okay
Or have all that you love stay
You can only hope it will, maybe, someday
Someday

Well, it won’t be long now, oh, for the time to fly
And it won’t be long, no, for all things to die
The price we pay is all we had and lost
It ain’t easy, no, but it’s what it costs

(Chorus)
You may never really feel okay
Or have all that you love stay
You can only hope it will, maybe, someday

It’s never gonna go away
That longing for yesterday
We can only hope it will, maybe, someday
Someday

It won’t be long now (out)
Track Name: Fine With Me
This ain’t no place
This ain’t no place to call my home
Since you’ve gone
Since you’ve gone and left me alone
So take with you all that we were
And tell your story to the world
Well, that’s just fine with me, girl
Yeah, that’s fine with me, girl

This town’s grown cold
This town’s grown cold now, I have found
All those friends
Those friends who used to come around
Well, they don’t have much these days to say
And, I guess they think I lost my way
Well, that’s just fine with me, today
Yeah, that’s fine with me, today

(Bridge)
I never cared much for what was allowed
Or spending time feeling proud
But I’m no longer on the ground
No, you’re never gonna hold me down
Yeah, you're never gonna keep me down

This ain’t no place
This ain’t no place to call my home
But I’ll be alright
I’ll be alright here on my own
So take with you all that we were
And go tell your story to the world
Well, that’s just fine with me, girl
Yeah, that’s just fine with me, girl
Oh, that’s just fine with me, girl
Yeah, that’s fine with me, girl
Track Name: Walking In The Moonlight
I was heading out west
Just looking to do my best
Got sidetracked on the road
By a girl with a heavy load
Looking for someone to hold
Out there on her own

(Chorus)
She was walking in the moonlight
Under the Vegas lights
Walking in the moonlight
Well, it just felt so right

She’s a long time away from home
Where she lost all that she owned
Well, she had her hopes and dreams
But now she’s what it seems
Living on the road and free
Waiting for a man like me

(Chorus)
We were walking in the moonlight
Under the Vegas lights
Walking in the moonlight
Well, it just felt so right

I was heading out west
Just thinking I’d do my best
But she broke all the goddamn rules
And left with all the jewels
Sometimes life is cruel
And leaves you with the fools

(Chorus)
I was walking in the moonlight
Lost in the Vegas lights
Walking in the moonlight
Well, it just felt so right
We were walking in the moonlight
Under the Vegas lights
Track Name: Stuck On Yesterday
He's holding on to a past that’s left him behind
He can't find the right time to say goodbye
Everybody wants a life that they can live out loud
But every silver-lining’s got a dark cloud

(Chorus)
He's stuck on yesterday
You could say it’s keeping him blind
Tomorrow’s just not his time
He's stuck on yesterday
It’s just another weight off his mind
Tomorrow won’t be so kind

All he wanted to be now haunts him most days
“I’m fine” is just something to say
Isn’t it a shame he can’t let it go
Maybe he's just getting old

(Chorus)
He's stuck on yesterday
You could say it’s keeping him blind
Tomorrow’s just not his time
He's stuck on yesterday
It’s just another weight off his mind
Tomorrow won’t be so kind

(Bridge)
This isn’t how it’s supposed to be
Living inside a memory
I guess this is all he wants to see
But this isn’t how it’s meant to be

He's holding on to a past that’s left him behind
There's never a good time to say goodbye

(Chorus)
He's stuck on yesterday
You could say it’s keeping him blind
Tomorrow’s just not his time
He's stuck on yesterday
It’s just another weight off his mind
Tomorrow won’t be so kind
He's stuck on yesterday
Stuck on yesterday
He's stuck on yesterday
Track Name: Self-Made Man
Well, I’m no longer young
No, but when I saw my chance I swung
Don’t you know it’s just fine enough
For me to look back and to feel only love

Yeah, well, I’m a self-made man
It’s alright if it’s not all to plan
I had it in my hand, and held on tight
I couldn’t do more, oh, but I did fight
Yeah, yeah, I’m a self-made man

Well, I’ve dug my own holes
Yes, and often took a lonely road
Isn’t it something to behold
A grown man who just won’t do as he’s told

Oh, now, I’m a self-made man
It’s alright if it’s not all to plan
I had it in my hand, and held on tight
I couldn’t do more, oh, but I did fight
Yeah, yeah, I’m a self-made man
Oh, oh, I'm a self-made man

Well, I don’t blame anymore
No, it’s just me in my little war
If I learned anything it’s just this part
You take it all, oh, and give it heart

Yeah, yeah, I’m a self-made man
It’s alright that it’s not all to plan
I had it in my hand, and held on tight
I couldn’t do more, oh, but I did fight

Oh, now, I’m a self-made man
I'll take it all, the good and the bad
I had it in my hand, and held on tight
I couldn’t do much more but fight

Yeah, yeah, I’m a self-made man
Oh, oh, I'm a self-made man
Hell yeah, I'm a self-made man
Oh, you're looking at a self-made man