Culture Me

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Kaanvas' second time around with this full length album that explores love, loss, death, and the stages of grief.

After a hiatus from music, Mark Crews returns with 'Culture Me' and a chip on the shoulder. Changing dynamics from previous releases to incorporate more instruments and a full range of sound. In this sophomore release, Kaanvas explores a 90's rock influence and a nod to indie rock giants like Nirvana and Band of Horses.

"Really loved this, got the 90s rock vibe hard with almost a Weezer style. Very good and excited to write about this" - Indiemusiccentral

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released May 17, 2019

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Kaanvas Evansville, Indiana

Photo by: Kara Whitmore Photography

Kaanvas is the moniker of midwest musician Mark Crews, who utilizes a familiar context of alternative rock stylings to weave his own story and spirit into lush and darkly vibrant pieces.

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Track Name: Walk
You want me : But I can't see
Your smile : Cuz you'd feel like
Do you want to talk with me : Do you want to walk with me yeah
With my head turned : You lace up
White sneakers : The ones you love
Do you want to walk with me : Do you want to talk yeah
I wanna be alone with you : Its all for you : I fall for you
I wanna be in love with you : Its all for you : You feel it too you do yeah
My head rests : On your chest
Your heart sings : At its very best
Do you want to walk with me : Do you wanna talk yeah
I wanna be alone with you : Its all for you : I fall for you
I wanna be in love with you : Its all for you : You feel it too you do
I wanna be in love with you : I wanna be in love with you : I do
Let it out : Let it in : It'll work
I know I don't wanna run around I don't wanna let you down
Take a step : Take your time
Out of place : Out of line
You don't wanna run around : Ask me how I'm feelin now
yeah
Feel it now
Track Name: Science Helps
Feels like a warm machine : I feel like I've had this dream before
You can't explain to me : Why the sweat drips out my pores
You don't understand : Don't wait by me in the night time
I can't fall asleep : Can't fall asleep: Can't fall asleep
You set the stage for me : I'm dropping to my knees
I can't help myself this Science Helps: Science Helps
Life is a casualty : Of always failing miserably
But they can't even see : The truth is I can't even breathe
But you don't understand : Don't wait by me in the night time
I can't fall asleep : Can't fall asleep : Can't fall asleep
You set the stage for me : I'm dropping to my knees
I can't help myself this Science Helps : Science Helps
Ship on a stormy sea : Waves crash into me
I can't help myself this Science Helps : Science Helps
She didn't mean to break my heart : But then she did and it tastes awful
Who knew id go and fall apart : Piggy backed all my sorrows (Give me back my tomorrow)
She did
Track Name: Let's Talk
I once was a man : it feels like a thousand earths ago

You got your feet on the dashboard when you ask : if I let go

But i'm sick you're sick let's talk : you dont cuz you play the radio : But I know

That you're feelin all alone now : As the snow is building on the hood

We had our eyes on the future : when you asked if I feel good

Im sick your sick let's talk : you show me your favorite place to go

Well Im sick : and we’re talking now

Feeling like i'm 8 years old : you're askin me to spot my differences

I gotta feelin way down low : a territorial like : but you know you keep talking

Maybe this way Ill understand : But I don't

I feel it in my heart again : I never wanted to pretend to be the strongest side of you

I know you wanted to shake this

Feeling like its gonna end : I never wanted to rescind all of those promises I made

I know you wanted to see me cry oh

While Im young : at heart : lets talk

I once was a man : feels like a million days ago

I had my eye on the future : when you asked : If I let go

But Im sick : your sick : lets talk : you dont cuz you play your radio : but I know

Well im sick : and were talking now

Your feelin like your 8 years old : I'm askin you to spot your differences

You got a feeling way down low : the territorial like : But I know I keep talking

Maybe this way you'll understand : But you don't

I feel it in my heart again : I never wanted to pretend to be the strongest side of you

I know you wanted to shake this : feeling like its gonna end

I never wanted to rescind all of those promises I've made

I know you wanted to see me cry oh

While I’m young : at heart : lets talk

But you don't : like my style : and you won't
Track Name: Catch 22
You used to come over : Lay your head in my lap
That was October : I fell in your trap
Now it's a daydream : I can't explain
The moment that left me : This sting in my brain
You make me a fool now you make me a fool
I wanna go back now wish i was with you
I'm stuck in the past now playin it cool
So it doesn't hurt now this catch 22
I hope you forgive me : For causing you pain
Time is so empty : I made a mistake
Not loving you sooner : You bend and you break
But now im a loser : And you can relate
Track Name: Happy
My head in the clouds : I seem to have found
I breath in and out to heal my soul
Kentucky coal : It comes from a smokestack In the distance
The girls and the boys : From south Illinois
Are drinking the water : have no choice
We're given a voice : but we stick to this poison
In the instance
It's so odd : Stitch me up I try hard : So wake me up
I try hard to seem happy even though I know I'm not
October was hot : and August was not
A lesson is taught but is not heard
But what we have learned : is that the money they've earned : it burns the nighttime
They're telling us lies : and try to disguise
By using your god to stuff their face
A beautiful place now : is going to waste and
they don't mind
It's so odd : Stitch me up I try hard : Wake me up
I try to hard to seem happy even though I know I'm not
It's so hard to seem happy when this world never stops
I try : it never stops
It's so odd : Stitch me up I try hard : Wake me up
It's so hard to seem happy even though I know I'm not
I try hard to be happy when this world will never stop
It's so hard to seem happy even though I know I'm not
Track Name: You Know My Name
Its over : I'll make you breakfast one last time

The savior: So do me a favor and cross my

Breakfast alone now : Coffee that makes me feel so fine

Can you come home now : you're making it hard to feel alive

Call me : Cuz I was a stranger from your health

You told me: That you were in danger from your

Feel alive

You know my name so why don’t you use it now
Track Name: Memory
Why do bird suddenly appear : Everytime you are near

Just like me : they long to be close to you

Why do stars fall down from the sky : Everytime you walk by

Oh just like me : they long to be close to you

Close to you
Track Name: Raindrops
Do you remember that walk in september

The sound of raindrops beating me

And the story is still boring : until I consider the song you sang to my heart

Oh I could start quite a riot : but I rest

Do you ignore me its better to bore

The ticking and tocking as time goes

But it could be as it should be : it's an excuse for the pain she plants from apart

Oh a good start for the riot in my head

Is that a raindrop on my heart : you can explain it from the start

How can I wrap myself around my mind : my mind

Is there a reason it took so long : to tell me a signal in your song

How can I tell myself it's fine : I tried

Im stubborn so hear me : I message sincerely

Your reflection in moon light the sun lights mine

Is it over : but i'm sober : I cannot express all the fear I had on that night

Oh i could reach for the poison : But I rest

You had a feeling : yeah yeah yeah

I had a feeling yeah yeah yeah

We had a feeling yeah yeah yeah : Now you : feel : how I feel
Track Name: Senseless
I had those dreams last night : when I was alone

You know it's hard to cry : with you on the phone

But I sensed that you were brief : because of another man

But my brain does fucked up things : I hope you can understand

I wanted to believe : but she said it's so senseless : yeah

My stomach it feels alright : when I travel home

The fever it comes alive : as i lose control

But you sensed that I was weak : Because i'm a troubled man

But your brain is hard to reach : I don't think you understand

I wanted to believe : but she said it's so senseless : yeah

I can’t afford to be senseless

Culture Me : don't you want me now

Comfort Me : don't you
Track Name: The Ocean
I couldn't sleep : my body it feels im : Losing control of

Feeling its stolen : by the heart of the matter

Is that what this feels like : Nothingness feels right

despite im awake right now

That's when you told me : Part of the old me : accepts I was lonely

Insists I was growing in the shape of my father

The son of my mother : third of my brothers

But trapped in a cage right now

You set : You set out on the ocean : but cannot feel emotion

Im sorry

My only symptom : is that i'm a victim : of my own desires

The ones she admired :in the face of illusion say its confusion

I made it an island : it's my only place right now

You set : You set out on the ocean : but cannot feel emotion

Im sorry
Track Name: Best That I Can
Feeling like an old man : but doing the best that I can

From breaking down at your pictures : Im feeling familiar

Look in the cracks in my hands : trying to understand

I pushed it out when I missed her : it's a feeling I remember now

You can’t slow me down : I won’t surrender now

Im doin the best that : doin the best that I can

And I can't recall this place : another unfamiliar face

Staring back from my mirror: that draws me closer

Cleaning sleep from my eyes : this happens all the time

Maybe I cry when I'm sleepin : though I know i'm supposed to now

Even though you're not around ( you let me down)

I'll make it up somehow

Feelin like an old man : but doin the best that I can

From breaking down at your pictures : Im feeling familiar

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