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Mark Anthony Burke - It Was A Lie

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Mark Anthony Burke - It Was A Lie

Mark Anthony Burke has a style that can be traced back to his roots in praise music, and the entirety of his life is included in the deep and thoughtful songwriting that feels like an extension of his very soul. There is some Van Morrison-style folk-blues, a lonely horn, and a stage piano, as if the song itself was a performance in a town hall in Appallachia.

There is a palpable gravitas to the lead vocal, projected from the existential pain of life itself, that informs the mood, while the triplets give that uneven pendulum-sway, like a clock ticking in a shadowy bedroom somewhere. The drama, the slow build, the revelation - it’s all there:

All the poems I write about you
I tape on street-posts where you live
Everyone reads them
And they ask if you’ll forgive
— Mark Anthony Burke

Mark Anthony Burke is a singer-songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. This song is featured on our Country - Americana playlist.

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