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Fountain Fire

by Bill MacKay

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Birds of May 03:11
LYRICS Indian winter spring A host of forgotten things Summer drew you inside Were you mis-born, Lord Jim In a place not your own Mistaking sea for home? Ma, can you tell me please Before I burn up the leaves Which train is my sister on? That the hand of your queen Be never lost to thee Not lost to thee in time Ma, can you tell me please Before I burn up the leaves Which train is my killer on?
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Welcome 04:31
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Try It On 04:30
LYRICS Watch for the reel that set’s so you see The life you have avoided May you be bright & keen in your sight The flame inside you lifting Who is alive to witness you Inside your shell so dark & blue? Is there then a moment when You lose control and walk in air? Now I’m sure that you will agree The only thing in the way is me The smile I ordered is almost complete Well, let’s see you try it on With a match in her hand She set fire to the land That she was ripe to leave Glowing she said don’t be sad that I’ve fled Turn heads with the tricks that are up your sleeve The run was broke: I slowed to a crawl I thought the worst was behind me now But they stayed strong though I grew tall The waters that pulled him down
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Arcadia 03:27
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In and out of focus in a hallucinogenic haze, Bill's conversations with himself follow a travel-worn map copied over and over again. The picker journeys sonically from familiar to unknown places, a style suspended between the traditional and the avant-garde, expansive and flowing like boiled-over magma.

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released March 22, 2019

Written, performed and produced by Bill MacKay

Instruments:
guitar, bass, piano, voice, percussion, organ, glass slide, requinto

Recorded and engineered by:
C.C. Crain (AKA Cooper Crain) at Labranza USA
Nick Broste at the Shape Shoppe
Bill MacKay at Son of Fire

Mixed by Nick Broste at the Shape Shoppe

Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering

Photo by Mikel Patrick Avery

Art by Bill MacKay

Layout by Dan Osborn

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Bill MacKay Chicago, Illinois

Bill MacKay is a Chicago based guitarist-composer-vocalist-improviser. He has energized the experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songs, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar.

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