Kirsty McGee

Kirsty McGee

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Folk - Americana | Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 180   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 9/25/2019
   Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Tom Waits

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Story Behind the Song

Anti-war song with an upbeat, cheerful vibe set against some dark lyrics.

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Lyrics

soldiers, soldiers, drinking out the night
bombs that splutter in the road
gets kind of eerie in the pale daylight
when you know you're far away from home

sand, sand, dollars in your shoes
coats that fasten all wrong
face so pale i thought that i was dead
i died and i was singing this song:

beat heart beat
flow blood flow
gonna cry like a crow
on some dark corner of the road

planes, planes, singing in the sky
falling now like angels in the air
blood on the needle of a fresh tattoo
leaving lines as fine as angel-hair

grown sore, steady in my hand
sandstorm lifting in the noon
gunsore, gunsore, sitting in the shade,
chewing gum and humming this tune:

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and there are things i would not wish for you
not wish for you, not wish for you
to see those things i would not wish for you to see...

blindfold, blindfold, hanging from a tree
rape grows yellow in the fields
standing in the porchlight with your hair like flames,
i stood out by the trailers and wept

girls, girls, crying in their clothes
spiders in the holes beneath my feet
felt so cold i thought that i was dead;
i died and i was singing this song:

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angel ray almost seventeen
swallowing up the bullets like sweets
lay out in the sand like god's sweet dream
(lying like a drunk out in the street)

smile on his face but his neck torn clean
nothing in his pockets but a comb
tell my mum i'm gonna marry justine
just as soon as i can get home

© 2008 kirsty mcgee / big oak songs

Song Length
2:49
Genres
Folk - Alternative, Jazz - Dixieland
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Affable, Cheerful

Subject Matter
War, Peace

Similar Artists
Tom Waits, Randy Newman
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kirsty McGee
Music Credits Kirsty McGee
Producer Credits Mike West
Publisher Credits Touch Tones
Performance Credits Kirsty McGee, Mat Martin, Mike West, Colin Mahoney, Katie Euliss
Label Credits Hobopop Recordings