Inward Outward Upward Studio Jams 1 - Songs

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IOU Album Song List and Artist

"Inward Outward Upward Studio Jam 1"


1. "Take Me Away"
Music By- Mark Gardner
Lyrics By- Mark Gardner
Lead Vocalist- Chad James, Guitar- Mark Gardner, Drums- Dave Martin, Bass- Mark Gardner, Lead Guitar- Mark Gardner.

After recent ugly divorce song writer is invited to go to Lake Michigan for a day he walks down the beach a ways sits under a bridgeon a rock with his guitar begins playing a nice, pretty, young lady walks by listens to him they chat and he writes this song.


2. "Adrenaline"
Music By - Teryn Gasper
Lyrics By - Teryn Gasper
Lead Vocals - Teryn Gasper, Acoustic Guitar- Ralphael Pastrano, Bass- Richard Ballard, Drums- Erik Mackey

A romantic tale of first real "Love" that we all have and all cherish but of course must let go and move on as all first loves usually do except in the movies and some very rare moments.

 


3. "Deep Dark Jungle"
Music By - Erik Mackey
Lyrics By - Erik Mackey
Lead Vocals and Harmonies - Bobby Jimenez, Rhythm Guitar- "Cam" Cameronsedell, Acoustic Guitar- Erik Mackey,
Bass- Fritz XXXX, Drums- Richard Ballard, Lead Guitar- Del Fransico, Synthesizer- Richard Ballard

Just after the invasion of Iraq while watching Secretary of Defense, Rice, explaining rational's for going to War this song was written about the heroic sacrafice of Soldiers and their struggle's after returning from War compared to politicians easy path to waging decisions based more on the simple power of the green than the morals of right vs wrong.


4. "Funk Farm"
Music By - Mark Gardner
Lyrics By - Tom Stratton
Lead Vocals and Harmonies- David Garrett, Rhythm Guitar- Jacob Shotrosky, Bass- Mark Gardner, Drums Lead and Solo- David
Martin, Kit- Erik Mackey, also Lead Ashtray- David Martin

This song was written practiced and final recording in less than half an hours time. A friend with no musical background was visiting studio and came up with lyrics of dude driving down a country road and running into a Farm of Musicians and amazement.



5. "Smooth Street
Music By - Rich Ballard
Lyrics By - Rich Ballard
Lead Vocals and Harmonies- Rich Ballard, Bass- Dr Pete Kittle, Synthesizer/Piano - Richard Ballard, Drums - Richard Ballard.

Generally it is what it is a smooth path to take instead of the crooked one


6. "Saw My Baby"
Music By - Erik Mackey
Lyrics By - Erik Mackey
Lead Vocals and Harmonies- Erik Mackey, Drums- Erik Mackey, Rhythm Guitar- Mark Gardner, Lead Guitar - Mark Gardner.

Twelve Bar Blues experiment instead of having a song about emptiness, turmoil, sadness, and loss it's a "Happy" blues tune.


7. "Gypsies Cafe"
Music By - Richard Ballard
Lyrics By - Richard Ballard
Acoustic Guitar - Richard Ballard, Synth- Richard Ballard, Drums- Richard Ballard, Violin - Jay Jong.

A smooth dinner cafe overlooking the vast caribean ocean with gentle breeze making your skin feel fresh.


8. "It's Gonna Rain"
Music By - Mark Wesley
Lyrics By - Mark Wesley
Lead Vocas- Mark Wesley, Harmonies- Mark Wesley, Rhythm Guitar- Greg Miller, Drums- David Martin, Lead Guitar- Del
Fransisco, Bass- Dr Pete Kittle

A song about where one of the song writers during the period of the recording of this Album me and my wife went to dinner with them usually we would go in there home and play a game or two of billiards this night they decided to call it in early. However next morning the song writer calls my wife she answers the phone and he tells her that his wife my wife's best friend passed away right in front of him that morning. He was of course devastated and disappeared for around three years, then recovered and wrote loving and passionate song about the loss of his true love which is on this Album.


9. "Thank God"
Music By - Teryn Gasper
Lyrics By - Teryn Gasper
Lead Vocals- Teryn Gasper, Harmonies- Teryn Gasper, Piano- Teryn Gasper, Acoustic Guitar- Ralphael Pastrano, Violen- Jay
Jong, Synthesizer- Richard Ballard, Drums- Richard Ballard, Synthesizer Bass- Richard Ballard. Master Ding- Erik Mackey

The experience of being bullied and ridiculed during those fragile High School years triggered this song of overcoming through Higher Powers and growing even better from bad experiences.


10. "Same Ol, Same Ol"
Music By- Mark Gardner
Lyrics By- Mark Gardner
Lead Vocals- Chad James, Acoustic Guitar- Mark Gardner, Drums- Dave Martin, Group Chorus- Chad James, Mark Gardner,
Dave Martin, Erik Mackey,

An acoustic rock song about the endless era's of Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll and those priceless musicians we all miss Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, and many more who did not know the limits of when to have fun and when to know better, this song has a tribute video you will like for sure!!


11. "The Doctor"
Music By - Erik Mackey
Lyrics By - Erik Mackey
Lead Vocals- Richard Ballard, Harmonies- Erik Mackey, Rhythm Guitar- Mark Gardner, Bass- Dr Pete Kittle, Sax- Sanford Watss,
Drums- David Martin, percussion- Erik Mackey

A song about walking into an office one morning to find out minutes later you're walking out the door jobless with kids to feed.


12. "Transmissions From An Empty Room"
Music By - Mark Gardner
Lyrics By - Mark Gardner
Lead Vocals- David Garrett, Rhythm Guitar- Mark Gardner, Lead Guitar- Greg Miller, Drums- David Martin, Bass- Del Fransisco

A song about a guy who has Bi-Polar decease and during the recording of this Album he had a full blown psychological breakdown where he walked from Lansing, Michigan, to Fort Wayne, Indiana, was roaming through a neighborhood when he saw a cross on someones door then walked to the door rang the door bell and told the home owner I've arrived this is the place of my life's calling. Of course was hauled away in a paddy wagon and ended up in a padded room and actually wrote one of the songs on this Album from the padded room.

 


13. "Freezin Rain"
Music By - Erik Mackey
Lyrics By - Erik Mackey
Lead Vocals - David Garrett, Harmonies- David Garrett, Rhythm Guitar- Mark Gardner, Bass- Mark Gardner, Harmonica- Mitch Foster,
Synthesizer- Mitch Foster

A view of the hungry and how the world tries to make the idea of people being cold and hungry a complex, and impossible delema when really its basically simple greed and too little actual caring

 


14. "End Of The Road"
Music By - Mark Wesley
Lyrics By - Mark Wesley
Lead Vocals- Mark Wesley, Harmonies- Mindy Bradford, Bass- Del Fransisco, Drums- Nate Vanhoorelbeke,

Where does a romance, a life a dream start and where does it begin. Is the beginning really the end or the end really the beginning

 


15. "Morning"
Music By - Erik Mackey and Mark Gardner
Lyrics By - Erik Mackey
Lead Vocals- Teryn Gasper, Harmonies- Teryn Gasper, Acoustic Guitar- Ralphael Pastrano Lead Guitar- Mark Gardner, Drums-
Erik Mackey, Piano- Mitch Foster

Another song is about a guy and his wife who one day in a hospital lost their child in miscarriage and he and his wife were told they could never have children and wrote a song inspired from the loss and the act and power of kindness and the Holy Spirit. 

 


As you can see music has history and this Album will be history and thus no choice really a truly must have Enjoy!! and Stay in tune with IOU Studio at iouarts.com