While My Guitar Gently Weeps

by Marianne Kesler

Released 2019
Indie
Released 2019
Indie
Adding my acoustic spin on a classic, featuring Hunter Kesler on violin with Ben Kesler adding the sweet electric vibe.
Watch the video with footage from Red Pill Studios on Youtube! https://youtu.be/o5jUXyD_8T0
NOTES
Marianne Kesler is a solo singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her quirky style embraces folk and pop, with a splash of rock. Once called a "lyricist with the heart of a poet" by one reviewer, and "the headbanger's favorite folk artist by a festival promoter, she has carried her music around the United States and as far as The Netherlands and Australia. She is currently performing regularly closer to home in the Dayton / Springfield / Yellow Springs …
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Falling into Blue

by Marianne Kesler

Released 2016
Released 2016
A song lamenting a broken relationship and expressing the resulting sadness.
NOTES
Once called a "lyricist with the heart of a poet" Marianne uses simple lyrical imagery to paint the sadness of a broken relationship. Marianne is a singer-songwriter in the folk/pop genre. Songs often feature acoustic guitar along with other subtle instrumentation.

Again - Single

by Marianne Kesler

Released 2010
Cool Spirit Publishing
Released 2010
Cool Spirit Publishing
Acoustic meets shoe-gaze with swirling guitars and plaintive vocals agonizing over lost love.
NOTES
"Again" is the newest single recording post 2007's Pear in the Pink Thing CD! Co-written and recorded with Chicago-based producer J. Benjamin Kesler, the vocal stylings and heavier intsrumental backdrop venture a bit further into the rock realm than previous acoustic based folk/pop/rock releases. Recorded to stand on its own, rather than for a future album project,
"Again" shines, circles, and intensifies as it explores the desperation, longing, and single-minded preoccupation over love …
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If I Do...

by Marianne Kesler

Released 2015
Indie
Released 2015
Indie
Marianne's music is soothing, soft spoken, mellow, intellectual, meaningful, pure. She is a poet set to acoustic guitar.
NOTES
Marianne Kesler is a touring singer-songwriter who currently resides in Springfield, Ohio. A Columbus native, Kesler has had a vibrant love for music from an early age. Winning paid tuition for a song-writing intensive and recording project in Nashville helped Marianne launch her touring career. Early inspirations for her songwriting include traditional folk artists, and many have compared her music to artists such as Judy Collins, Carole King, Aimee Mann and Sheryl Crow.
She uses …
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Marianne Kesler
2010-11-10
Marianne Kesler & Leah A. Doan

Mystery

02:57
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

Lyrics

Mystery I may defy your explanations But I may exceed your expectations I may escape your destinations While I may enjoy your speculations Feeling fuzzy, out of sync Like a soul within her shell A girl inside a silk cocoon With a story yet to tell And I think it’s time for me to fly And I guess you need not wonder why I am me and so content to be… a mystery. I may deny your allegations And I may ignore your invitations I may elude your nominations Yet I may inspire your fascinations Feeling quirky, left of right Like a fall between the crack A question mark misunderstood With a monkey on my back You will know me when you hear it I’m a free and gentle spirit Making sweet music from the inside out… c 2007 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Once More Formed from the dust of the ash on this altar. Forged in the flame of this funeral fire. Sanctified though I stumble and I falter. Reborn in the heat of His blazing desire… I will rise like the phoenix to fly once more, On brave new wings that reach and soar. And I’ll find what I was created for Once more. Once more. Shaped from the midst of the ash on this altar. Purged in the pain of this burial pyre. Purified though I stagger and falter. Reborn in the zeal of His raging desire… Melting my heart Searing my soul Touching my lips With His burning coal He purifies And leaves me whole Once more. Once more. I will rise like the phoenix to fly once more, No captive bird bound as before. And I’ll live what I was intended for Once more. Once more. c 2007 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Every Time Every time you say my name I turn around. Every time you say my name I turn around. No one makes it sound so sweet, No one makes it sink so deep. Every time you say my name I turn around. Every time you go away it brings me down. Every time you go away it brings me down. No one makes it quite so blue, No one makes it quite like you. Every time you go away it brings me down. Each time I think I’ll try and walk away, Each time I think I’ll try, I change my mind & stay. Each and every time, each and every time, Each and every time you make me crazy. Every time you say my name I turn around. Every time you say my name I turn around. No one makes it sound so sweet, No one makes it sink so deep. Every time you say my name I turn around. c 2006 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Still Small Sadness Never clear what brings you here, Or what you want to say; Why you linger at my door When I don’t want to play. Here you come & there you go. (Though I’m sure some would call it madness.) There you go & here you come… A certain still small sadness. Never found what brings you ‘round, Or why you want to stay; Why you loiter on my step When I just walk away. Here you come & there you go (Though I’m sure some would call it madness.) There you go & here you come… A certain still small sadness. Be you friend or be you foe, Somehow you act as if I know, But I don’t talk to strangers. c 2007 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Poets Dream Tires screech and tempers tumble. Motors race and spirits rumble. Voices flare with violent thunder, Driven by the spell we’re under. Tell me when did it ever get so crazy? Tell me when did the perfect sky go hazy? Let the poets dream And the dreamers lie awake at night To listen to the sound of the stars in their heads. Let the poets dream And the dreamers stay awake all night To listen to the sound of all we should have said. Minutes fly and hours wander Moments hang and lovers squander Daylight wanes with chances wasted Senseless after all we’ve tasted Tell me when did it ever get so crazy? Tell me when did the perfect sky go hazy? Your young men shall see visions. Your old men shall dream dreams. So many things that we should have said, Funny how they told you it was all in your head. Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. Dream on. C 2007 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Neon Moon Can the colors get much brighter? Can the speed get any faster? Can the screen get any larger? Can the memory outlast her? Underneath florescent sun And hung below a neon moon, A single shaft of pale blue light Covers her tonight…tonight. Can the picture get much clearer? Can the view get any wider? Can the zoom get any closer? Can the camera see inside her? Cyber child has lost her place. She’s floating into outer space, But she’s reaching for a northern star tonight. c Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Catch Me If You Can Catch me, catch me if you can… I’m restless as the sea. Maybe, Sift me, sift me like the sand Before I slip away. Catch me, catch me if you can… I’m careless as the breeze. Baby, Hold me, hold me in your hand Before I blow away. Come on and catch me if you can. Come on and catch me if you will. Come on and catch me… Cause you won’t catch me standing still. Catch me, catch me if you can… I’m Sinking like a stone. Maybe, Take me, take me as I stand Before I skip away. Catch me, catch me if you can… I’m falling like a star. Baby, Love me, love me as I land Before I fade away. Like a wave upon the ocean, I’m a soul that’s set in motion; Better reach for me before I wash away… c 2007 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)

Erosion

04:28
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

Lyrics

Erosion Cold as a stone with feet of clay…I. Blown by the wind and swept away…I. An avalanche of elements Expose this mountainside; A landslide of emotion Rending furrows deep and wide. Close to the edge with feet of dust…I. Tarnished by time and turned to rust…I. The earth begin to crumble From the banks on either side; An onslaught of erosion Melting shoreline into tide. And I am washed by your sea of grace; Submersed in shadows that hide your lovely face. When the morning comes II hope to find my place (of peace) … in spite of this erosion. Sorrow lasts a moment and weeping for a night; But joy comes in the morning, Riding in on wings of light. c 2006 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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2 O’Clock 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Think of you my friend. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Wonder how you’ve been? Did she go or did she stay? Did someone kiss the clouds away? The hardest part of holding on is letting go. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Think of you again. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Wonder how this ends? Will she go or will she stay? Will someone kiss the clouds away? Cause you tried turning water into wine. And reached for something more divine. And if you read between the lines you’ll know… You have to let it go. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Wish upon a star. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… Wonder how you are? Hearts & backs against the wall, No matter how the rains may fall, Hug the dirt, or have to crawl, Remember someone loves you after all…after all. 2 o’clock in the morning and I… c 2006 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

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Big Love I’ve come a long way To end up in this place again; Think I wanna lay my body down. Feels like a cold rain Driving in my face again; But it still feels good somehow. I’ve come a long way To end up where you are again; Think that things are gonna turn around. Feels like a warm wind Blowing through my mind again; Got to get my feet back on the ground. It’s gonna take a big love this time around. It’s gonna take a big love this time around. Gonna take some hard knocks, Gonna take a fine line, Gonna take a cold shock, Gonna take a good sign, Gonna take a big love, It’s gonna take a big love this time around. I’ve come a long way To end up coming home again; Can’t quite remember where I’ve been. Feels like a strong hand Wrapping ‘round my heart again; Can’t tell the beginning from the end. And I don’t know how near or far, From where I am to where you are… Nobody gonna prove me wrong. Nobody gonna bring me down. Nobody gonna tell me that it isn’t so. Cause all I know’s this time around… It’s gonna take a big love this time around. c 2006 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)

Ohio

03:37
Marianne Kesler
0000-00-00

Lyrics

"Ohio" Written by: Neil Young Published by: Broken Arrow Music Corporation All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission.
Marianne Kesler
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"The Needle and The Damage Done" Written by: Neil Young Published by: Broken Fiddle Music All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
Marianne Kesler
2013
Marianne Kesler
Marianne Kesler
12/01/2004
Marianne Kesler @ 2004 Cool Spirit Publishing

Lyrics

A Christmas Song

 

Was it calm and was it bright,

Or filled with travelers in flight,

Seeking shelter, food and light,

The night when Christ was born?

Was there really peace on earth,

Or chaos at this baby’s birth,

A weary world in search of worth,

The night when Christ was born?

 

When shepherds watched a shining star,

And wise men traveled from afar.

And angel choirs began to sing

In honor of this… King!

 

Can you hear his cry above the din?

Will there be room inside the inn?

Will you open up and let him in?

This tiny newborn King.

Can you hear his cry above the roar?

Will you bow your knee upon the floor?

Will you worship, honor, and adore?

This tiny newborn King.

 

While shepherds watch a shining star.

Wise men travel from afar.

Angel choirs begin to sing

In honor of this… King!

 

Bridge: And a star still shines and His love still reigns

 

And shepherds watch for shining stars.

Wise men still travel from afar.

And angel choirs break forth & sing

In honor of this… King!

 

c 2004 Cool Spirit Publishing (ASCAP)