December at the P​.​O.

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“Compelling...Lyrics that are smart, gritty and so specific that they become a short story all on their own…A composition that oozes tender nostalgia.”
- Parcbench.live

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(Words/music by P.Mark)

The cruelest month is December
Never mind what ole' Tom wrote
For an all-night mail sorter
Down at the P.O.

Keep the freight running, and the lines humming
Tie them bags up with good cheer
Yule greetings off to someplace
A long ways from here

Sleet, snow and zip codes, bulk mail, parcel post
Holidays haunted by Ben Franklin's ghost

Sanitation truck snowplows
Push the memories from the street
With my once-winter's romance
That failed New Year's Eve

It’s another overtime Sunday
It's an 18-hour shift
And a trick knee that blew out
On a Black Friday's lift

And that renaissance-stamp Jesus
It’s a million mercies that are just passing through
We'll drink in the new year
Once this blizzard blows through

Sleet, snow and zip codes, bulk mail, parcel post
Holidays haunted by Ben Franklin's ghost

And the sanitation truck snowplows
Toss the memories from the street
With my once-winter's romance
That failed New Year's Eve

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from Gravity, released June 5, 2020

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Paul Mark & The Van Dorens New York, New York

Triple-threat songwriter-musician-producer Paul Mark has been turning the heads of critics and barflies for decades. With a striking lyrical edge and an encyclopedic facility with American roots music, NYC-based Paul Mark has built a top-drawer original song catalog that tugs on the ears of the literary as well as the liquidated. Mark is principal owner of Radiation Records. ... more

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