Audios

Album Cover
Single: I Don't Know Where
Sample song freely. Click here, then song on left, then lyrics on right.
Pana Mama album
Released: Mar 3, 2014
Label: Mark Fielding Darden
Track Listing
1 I Don't Know Where

Liner Notes

This is the first song I ever wrote. I was sitting on the banks of the Panama Canal in La Boca watching ships go by. Like all teenagers, I was wanting to explore the world and get out of my (tiny little jungle) village. And I did. I went to school at NCSU and then played music and traveled all over the USA for many years.

Funny how I still missed "home" though... that video of my youth was always playing just under the surface of my consciousness... calling me.

I finally let the magnet have its way in 2010 and went back after 33 years gone. Man, I loved it!!! Took my lady down there, married her, and bought land in the mountains less than an hour to both oceans!! Going back there to live (off and on) sometime around 2015 or so... Lord willing... !!



I Don't Know Where


I don't know where I'm going to

Don't really care

All I want to do is just get out of here

Just get out of here


Maybe someday I'll get things straight

Tired of being wrong

But things just won't work out right

And I can't keep hanging on

I can't keep hanging on


People laugh, they say I wouldn't know

But it seems to me that they're the fools

And one of us must go


Well I'm ready to leave

Got my things all packed

Don't know where I'll be gone

But I know I won't be back

I know I won't be back

(so long)


© Mark Darden, August 1967, Panama
Mark on spoons, rhythm guitar, vocals
Milton Gore on mandolin, bass, lead guitar