This Ain't Who We Are

by Marc Platt

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This is an acoustic album with some electric instrumentation and each song has meaning and significance to me.

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released April 19, 2017

Written & Produced By Marc Platt
Photo: Gregg Kstny Shore
Special Thanks to Karen Sternfeld, John Ferriter & Liane Curtis

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Marc Platt Los Angeles, California

Marc Platt has been a singer-songwriter since the early 1980's. His band The Real Impossibles had music that was featured on MTV and ESPN. His Radio Candy company and radio shows have helped other artists since 2015.

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Track Name: This Ain't Who We Are
Nothing like food and shelter
The comfort of a warm embrace
When families are torn apart
By the politics of disgrace

This ain’t who we are
Or who we’re meant to be
Why look down on my fellow man
Because he thinks different than me

Cuz this ain’t who we are
The future repeats the past
Did we ever learn the lessons?
Or is our judgment built to last

This ain’t who we are
Or who were meant to be
Why look down on my fellow man
Because he prays different than me

It’s better to open my arms
Then it is to bear those arms

Cuz this ain’t who we are
Or who we’re meant to be
Why look down on my fellow man
When I’m no better than he

This ain’t who we are
Or who we’re meant to be

©2015 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: The Loneliness Game
I’m by myself all the time/With my thoughts and my dreams
Just when I think it’s all fine/I’m hit by the loneliness game
Been going on for years/Through the smiles and the tears
It’s this loneliness game

Chorus:
You’ll never know/That it’s all a show
Behind some hidden pain
You’ll never know/All the sorrow and the shame
In the loneliness game

I once knew a girl/She changed my world
With her smile and brain
Didn’t take long/To see that something was wrong
In her loneliness game

Chorus:
You’ll never know/That it’s all a show
Behind some hidden pain
You’ll never know/All the sorrow and the shame
In the loneliness game

Bridge:
You never see it until it hits you/Right between the eyes
You think you’ve got it beat/and then you realize

Chorus:
You’ll never know/That it’s all a show
Behind some hidden pain
You’ll never know/All the sorrow and the shame
In the loneliness game


© 2016 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: What I Mean
Life can get so hard
I can hardly breathe
When I'm caught off guard
Don't know what to believe

I say what I want and what I mean
I’ll say what I will…
I’ll say what I mean

When the old tricks
Don't work anymore
I just can't get my fix
I just want more

I say what I want and what I mean
I’ll say what I will…
I’ll say what I mean

Bridge:
No more vagueness
Only clarity
The road to Happiness
The road to sanity

I say what I want and what I mean
I’ll say what I will…
I’ll say what I mean


C 2017 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: We The People
It’s we the people/march along
We the people/left to sing the songs
And we the people
make the biggest sacrifice

It’s we the people /taking to the streets
We the people/Feel the heat
It’s we the people
Who vote and roll the dice

What about our hopes and dreams?
Shut down by corrupt regimes
Shouldn’t be as crazy as it seems

It’ll be we the people/left to figure it out
we the people/scream and shout
It’s we the people
as we make that final last stand

It’s we the people/have to carry the fight
We the people/left to see the light
It’s we the people
All across this great land

What about our rights and more
promises made like the times before
Soon someone will be shown the door
By we the people, we the people
It’s we the people forevermore

It’s we the people/have to carry the fight
We the people/left to see the light
It’s we the people
All across this great land

Indivisible Indivisible
With liberty and justice for all

©2017 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: Alone On The Streets
Get in the car/Turn up the heat
Seems sad and Dark/Alone on the streets tonight
Under the cold moonlight

Thinking ‘bout us/ Thinking ‘bout you
All the things we used to do/ Alone on the streets tonight
Under the cold moonlight

*Alone on the streets tonight
Wanna call you up and make things right
Not worth a fight but I’m alone.
Alone on the streets tonight

Set in your ways/So set in mine
I’m trying to change, to fall in line
Alone on the streets tonight
Under the cold moonlight

*Alone on the streets tonight
Wanna call you up and make things right
Not worth a fight but I’m alone.
Alone on the streets tonight

© 2016 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: Wrong or Right
A man died alone on the street tonight
No friends or family/It don’t seem right
He once had dreams/Once owned a home
No wife, no kids to call his own

*But someone else is getting paid that’s right
The world keeps turning from day to night
And that won’t change a thing - wrong or right

I don’t know/It just ain’t fair
The rich protected /No one cares
Lord have mercy, so hard to defend
When we turn our backs on our best friends

*But someone else is getting paid that’s right
The world keeps turning from day to night
And that won’t change a thing - wrong or right

It’s all spinning out of control
Gotta keep digging out of this hole
Wrong or right

A man died alone on the street tonight
His heart grew cold with no hope in sight
Lord have mercy, so hard to defend
When we turn our backs on our best friends

*But someone else is getting paid that’s right
The world keeps turning from day to night
And that won’t change a thing - wrong or right

©2016 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: If I Don't Believe
If God can free me from this pain I feel
Test my faith, break this contract under seal
Will God heal me?
Will God reveal me?
How will God deal with me?
If I don’t believe

If God can hear me in my darkest night
Will God clear me for my blasphemous slights?
Will God heal me?
Will God reveal me?
How will God deal with me?
If I don’t believe

As God is my witness
I can’t bear witness to God
If I don’t believe…For now I Believe in God

©2017 Marc Alan Platt
Track Name: Winning
Feels like I’m winning again
Happy I’m winning again
I try to breathe/Always fighting for air
Turn it around, no more despair
Feels like I’m winning again

Chorus:
Plastic people, they’ve got no soul
I try my best, it’s out of my control
Open myself up…That’s how I roll…Winning

Feels like I’m hopeful again
happy and dreaming again
I always said I had it figured out
You came along, erased all my doubts
Feels like I’m winning again

Chorus:
Plastic people, they’ve got no soul
I try my best, it’s out of my control
Open myself up…That’s how I roll…Winning

Bridge:
Only the beginning…Winning
Feels like I’m winning again
Happy I’m winning again
Feels like I’m winning again
Happy I’m winning again
Winning…

©2017 Marc Alan Platt