Reflection

by The Shining Hour

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Matthew Nangle Absolutely Brilliant Music From Mark. The One Man Solo Project Known as The Shining Hour. You May of heard of him from the likes of an Old jangle Pop Two piece group know as Fragile. Favorite track: I Tried.
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All songs recorded in The Blue Room, Worthing between July 2001 & August 2018. Recorded on a Korg D1600, iMac & MacBook Pro & mixed in Logic Pro X

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released August 31, 2018

All songs written, recorded and produced by Mark Cohen
All instruments and vocals by Mark Cohen
Front cover photography by Ann Greenaway

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Track Name: Greener
I'm looking at myself to see the person I've been
I'm looking at myself to check the state that I'm in
I'm looking at my life to see the places I've been

Where the grass is greener

I'm looking at my life to see the choices I've made
I'm looking at my life to see the fears and mistakes
I'm looking for somewhere, where I'm no longer afraid

Where the grass is greener
Track Name: Don't Let Go
I can't find a way to reach your heart
How can I get through?
It always seems that we're so far apart
It's so hard to get to you
There's an emptiness I must confess

I feel I've been left here on the starting blocks
So please don't let go
I fear I'll be left here on the starting blocks
So please don't you go

I must find a way to win your love
To take a chance with someone true
I'm looking for some way to win your trust
What now have I got to prove?
'Cause loneliness is a second best

I feel I've been left here on the starting blocks
So please don't let go (don't let go)
I fear I'll be left here on the starting blocks
So please don't you go (please don't go)
Track Name: Castaway
I don't want to live my life alone
So what exactly am I doing here?
I've spent so long walking along this shore
And I don't want to be here anymore

I watch the waves come rushing up to me
So where exactly am I meant to be?
It feels so far, a world away from home
And I just want to leave

It may seem strange
That every night I pray for help
When no one ever comes

I don't want to live my life alone
So what exactly am I doing here?
By waiting for someone to rescue me
Is this the way my life will always be?

Well, it's been this way
Still every night I pray for help
As no one ever comes

It may seem strange
Still every night I pray for help
Still no one ever comes
Track Name: No Better Time
One day I'll look back in time
And try to understand
All that emptiness in this life
And all those worries

You'll never know

How hard it was to let go

Now that I am on my way
There's no more holding back
Seems I still have so much to say
With no reservations

'Cause you never know
What's ahead down this road

So I'm changing my life
There's no better time
For your changing your life
There's no better time

There's no better time
Track Name: Playgrounds
Children playing in the park
Laughing and singing 'til it's dark
They can't hide the joy they find

I must be getting on

We spent all our Summers 'up the park'
No worries or cares for ourselves or the world
We didn't know where life would go

I must be getting on
Going home

Another life so long ago
I remember when this place was ours
Hold me now

Children playing in the park
Running and joking then home when it's dark
They don't know how time will go

I must be getting on
Going home

I must be getting on
Track Name: Good For You
Someone told me I'm the one that you've been thinking of
Don't be shy let's give ourselves some time to fall in love

Summer goes by fast so why don't you give us a chance?

And you're feeling fine I want to make you mine
You know that I'll be good for you
Together we'll be great so please don't hesitate
You know that I'll be good for you


Winter's gone and Spring here, it's time to celebrate
All this time I've searched for love so please don't hibernate

Summer goes too fast so don't you let this moment pass

So if you're feeling fine and want to share your time
You know that I'll be good for you
I may just be the one you could be counting on
You know that I'll be good for you

Summer goes by fast so why don't you give us a chance?

And you're feeling fine I want to make you mine
You know that I'll be good for you
I may just be the one you could be counting on
You know that I'll be good for you

You know that I'll be good for you
Track Name: Closer
Her heart in a sling
He's moved on to better things
And now I feel closer to her

She's moved from their home
And lives on her own
Somehow I feel closer to her
And now I feel closer to her

She told him it is the end
Her trust may never mend
I feel so much closer to her

And who, who am I
To praise or criticise?
All I know is I'm closer to her

I feel so much closer to her

You're not to blame
Track Name: Used To Love Me
Is there anymore left to say?
Don't talk to me that way
Though my eyes are open wide
Don't look at me that way

You used to love me
But I'm not certain anymore
You used to want me
Am I not welcome anymore?

With my arms still open wide
You're pushing me away
It's a love that feels denied
Don't talk to me that way

You used to love me
But I'm not wanted anymore?
You used to hold me
Am I not perfect anymore?

I've been looking over my shoulder all this time
Through all this time
But suddenly you got colder over night

You used to love me
But I'm not needed anymore
You used to love me
Am I not worth it anymore?

Where do we go from here?
If you don't want me to be near
What do I do from now?
If you don't love me anyhow
Track Name: Not Returning
They say that pride comes before a fall
I wouldn't doubt it
I know that I acted like a fool
I don't deny it

I've been here before
To a place where I'm sure
I'm not returning

She said that the life we've shared has changed

Before revealing "I think that its time to re-arrange the way I'm feeling"
I've been hurt before
If I walk through that door I'm not returning


I've been here before
To a place where I'm sure
I'm not returning

I'm not returning
Track Name: Forgotten
I wake up every morning cold
You're no longer there to keep me warm
By me, by me

It's not easy to admit you've failed
When another chance has been derailed
Why me, why me?

So do whatever you do, wherever you go
Whatever your plans, don't forget me please
Whatever your views, whatever my faults
Whatever your stand, don't forget me

You told me that we couldn't last
Then you run into another's arms
Why him, why him?

You said you wanted to be free
Though you promised me eternity
Why lie, goodbye

Go do whatever you do, whatever your thoughts
Whatever you plans, don't forget me please
Whatever your view, whatever my flaws
Whatever your stance, don't forget me

Don't forget me please
Track Name: I Tried
Oh heaven knows I've tried but there's a part of you that's left behind
And my thoughts of you will not subside completely
Did you ever lose someone but there's a presence that hasn't gone?
It's like a ghost of hopeless love
Haunting me

In time I will move on as long as I stay strong
Been fooling everyone, even me
One day I'll make a start to heal my wounded heart
It's been so torn apart, you see

However hard I've tried there's your voice that still resides
In the delicate depths of my mind, calling me
Did you ever have someone who you thought would be the one?
It seemed like a minute and you were gone, confusing me

In time I will move on as I long as I keep strong
Been fooling everyone, even me
Some day I'll make a start to mend my broken heart
We've been so far apart, it seems

However hard I've tried, there's a part of you that's left behind
Oh heaven knows I've tried but there's a part of you that's left behind

Haunting me
Track Name: Beautiful Things
Beautiful things that make you feel good
The scent of a flower that's come into bloom
Wonderful days to fill you with hope
The laughter of children floats over a breeze
The first leaves of springtime burst forth from the trees

They always remind me of you

Beautiful things they make you feel good
A chorus of voices soar up through the roof
Wonderful friends who'll always stay true
A Summer's day walking, a picnic at noon
Dancing all night to a favourite tune

They always remind me of you
It always reminds me of you

Sunlight in the morning that fills up a room
A breath-taking landscape that comes into view
A glorious sunset of red, pink and blue

Will always remind me of you
They always remind me of you
It always reminds me of you
Track Name: I'm Over It Now
Waiting in the wings of life for my curtain call
I might as well be in the North Pole waiting for a bus


For someone to care for, someone to love

Sitting on the edge of life trying not to fall
I might as well be in a desert looking for a boat

For someone who'll care too, someone who'll love

I'm over it now

Standing on the stage of life hoping for applause
I might as well be in the ocean searching for a raft

For someone to care for and someone to love

I'm over it now
Track Name: Where The Grass Is Greener
Where The Grass Is Greener

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