Land of My Fathers

by Douglas Eldon McLean

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released August 17, 2017

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Track Name: land of my fathers
Land of My Fathers
Music and Lyrics© – Douglas Eldon McLean – August 15 2015
GEB Publishing/ SOCAN ©

Maps never give you the feel of a place
The green of the grass or the sun on your face
Holding your breath so you won’t disturb
All the magic that lies locked in the earth
All the magic that lies locked in the earth

Unspoken yearning deep in the blood
Pulls like a tide that the moon can’t confront
Simple reminders that once were ignored
Sing through the fog of these old coastal roads
Sing through the fog of these old coastal roads

Take me down to the land of my fathers
Where the wild roses grow
Lay me down in those cool clear waters
Open up my soul
Open up my soul

Songs filled with wonder
Songs filled with grace
Songs that evade all that time will erase
I stumble and wonder with no purpose or plan
To gather more thorns than blooms in my hand
I gather more thorns than blooms in my hand

Take me down to the land of my mother
Where the sea breaks the shoreline
Surrounded by these daughters of heaven
Teach me how to love
Teach me how to love

I can’t understand what’s been going on
All the wreckage and ruin brings nothing at all
For all of gifts we seem destined to fail
We alone bear the cross of all that we’ve lost
And we’ve lost so much
Yes we’ve lost so much

Sooner or later it comes down to this
The farther we travel the more that we miss
It was there all along but we just didn’t see
Only love and forgiveness will set the heart free
Only loving forgiveness will set the heart free

Take me down to the land of my fathers
Where the wild roses grow
Lay me down in those cool clear waters
Open up my soul
Open up my soul
Take me down to the land of my mother
Where the sea breaks the shoreline
Surrounded by these daughters of heaven
Teach me how to love
Teach me how to love




Recorded February 2016 - Kearney, Ontario.
Track Name: born to fly
Born to Fly
Music and Lyrics©
Douglas Eldon McLean – August 15 2015
GEB Publishing/ SOCAN ©
(For Ian)

Are you stuck in a doorway?
Can’t seem to find your way out?
And the clues you’ve been counting on
Never seem to add up?
You can’t wait forever for someone to show you the route.
You could hide, Baby
Or you could learn to fly!

All the bankers, lawyers and teachers
Have lied to your face!
Telephone schemers and dreamers
Have left in disgrace!
There’s a storm on the skyline
And it looks like it’s headed for us!
You could hide, Baby
Or you could learn to fly!

There’s blood in the streets
And lust in the moon
Children are running from the bombs and the ruin
If your heart is confused
It’s not so hard to believe
You could run, Baby
Or you could learn to fly

When the dust finally settles
Do you think we’ll be able to see?
Through the clouds of deception,
And terrible torment of greed?
It doesn’t take much to feel
In the air we all breathe
We ‘re all one, baby
And we were born to fly
We were born to fly!
We were born to fly!
We were born to fly!
Track Name: Island Girl
Marion Linton- violin
Brandon Munday - bass
Brian Hawley - guitar
Gina Horswood - vocals
Douglas McLean - vocals , acoustic guitar

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