Mal McCallum

Mal McCallum

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Folk - Rock | Auckland, New Zealand
Total Song Plays: 360   
Member Since: 2013
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: James Taylor, Jackson Browne

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Plays:

51

Story Behind the Song

The basic idea here to find a more pleasant way to ask the average person the hard questions in life, the way you can in a one to one conversation. the video for this would be shot both ways at the front door, with all sorts of different people answering the door, and all sorts of life goin' on behind the singer at the door... kids on bikes, also listening, the postman, a courier, street hoods etc etc.. I have the design for the little badge mentioned in verse two as well ! ;>

Lyrics

Check A Box
©15feb2012m.mccallum all rights reserved

Knock-knock-knock-knock-Knock

1. Excuse me , have you got a minute,
Just 60 seconds of your time
I got a question, that you just might
have the answer to
Can you see, a new way we can make a
Difference in this world
And what would be the first thing you would do?
What would you change?
Would it be...
Ch Fresh water, world peace
or happy children on our streets
No wars, no locks
Ask your family if that means a lot
Can you help me
Let me know please - just check a box..

2. Well I don't have, no official tags, but
I'm wearing this badge for love
It's a heart my momma made when she was back in high school
This planet, is unravelling
Right here before our eyes
Can we pull the good ( right) threads together just in time?
... yeah,what's it gonna be? Is it

Rpt Chorus
Bridge:Coz bombs don't mix with babies
Making war is gonna drive us all crazy
Can we share a little bit more love
Can you check all of the above ...
intro x 2

3. Now I guess, that you might be thinkin'
I 'm crazy dreamin' like this
But you gotta believe what you wanna believe
And then try and make a world that fits
So before you, close your front door
Tell me what it is you stand for..
Look into your heart - what's it gonna be?
What's it gonna be? Is it

Ch Fresh water, world peace
or happy children on our streets
Clean air, there's so much more
What would you hold your hand up for
No wars, no locks
Ask your family if that means a lot
Can you help me can you
Let me know please
Can you help me
Let me know please - just check a box...

Song Length
4:05
Genres
Country - General, Country - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Worried, Poignant

Subject Matter
Life, General

Similar Artists
Keith Urban, Blake Shelton
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mal McCallum
Music Credits Mal McCallum
Producer Credits Mal ( unreleased demo)