McGrath, Alaska

from The Woods Are Burning by Brian McGrath



I went alone to face the weather
The rain kept comin', all the people hide
Twelve hit the ground when the bells were ringing
Look around then wonder why?

Oh, this harsh land will take the light right from your eyes
But I never live, I never die

On a Sunday night they caught me stealing
Across the river at the old town post
And in the morning they roped me down
Carried me away and they hung me high

Oh! How that last moment just drifted on forever
It was a long time coming
A long time coming

I dreamt I lost you among the hemlock pines
And for three nights I searched far and wide
And I found your body in mangled sin
Along the banks of the Kuskokwim

And though this dream was just a dream
It felt much more than real
I never woke, I never feel
I never woke, I never feel


from The Woods Are Burning, released March 2, 2018
Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2017 Brian McGrath


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Brian McGrath Chicago, Illinois

Brian McGrath is an Indie Folk Songwriter born and bred in Chicago, Illinois.

With intense, honest conviction tempered by Midwest sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and hopeful redemption all along the highways and byways of the American heartland. ... more

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