Solo Sessions #3: Robinson Woods // Lost Souls & The Lantern Light

by Brian McGrath

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This is the third installment of my "Solo Sessions" releases. With this project, all production is stripped back to just voice and guitar, played at the same time, spartanly recorded with one microphone. I hope to showcase some of my previously released work in a way that lets the lyrics, melody, and vocals shine through. Enjoy!

Track #1:
"Robinson Woods"
Originally from the album "The Woods Are Burning"

Track #2:
"Lost Souls & The Lantern Light"
Originally from the album "Into the Grey"


released April 5, 2019

Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2019 Brian McGrath


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Brian McGrath Chicago, Illinois

Brian McGrath is an Indie Folk singer/songwriter and Chicago native.

With an intense, honest conviction tempered by Chicago sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and fleeting redemption all along the road connecting Chicago and the Northwoods. ... more

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Track Name: Robinson Woods
Old dead weather lost and gone, she says
"Whether you're right, you're gonna be wrong"
I'm not coming back, I ain't moving on
She says, "Man keep singing the same tired song"

Oh let me be, Oh let me be!
Oh won't you cut me down and set me free?
Or I'll set the woods on fire!

We make our beds
How we love to lie, she says
"The last thing to go is pride"
Clean the blood, wipe your brow, she says
"Yeah there's nothing we can do about it now"

Oh, let me be, Lord let me be!
Oh won't you cut me down or set me free?
Or I'll set the woods on fire!

Piece by piece
Life wears you down, she says
"Rust to dust, buried in the ground"
Them big ideas gone up in smoke, she says
"Ain't life sad, ain't life a fuckin' joke!"

On fire!
I set the woods on fire!
Oh let me be, Lord, let me be!
Oh won't you cut me down and set me free?
Free...set me free
Track Name: Lost Souls & The Lantern Light
Past midnight
In a fading lantern light
A broken ghost, you appear
Forever wandering back to me

It’s much too late
There’s no way back, love
And now we brace for the storm
Into the grey we go, alone

So long my love
I can’t keep holding on
Two lost souls against the storm