February Thursday, 2011 at 8:57 pm
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Music & Lyrics


WHO? After years of heavy touring & recording under the name Hightide Blues, Paul McDonald & his bandmates got off the road for the first time in years to write & record a new album. What they came up with was something they thought should stand on it’s own as a new project. After a fan contest to name the band & thousands of entries later, The Grand Magnolias was born. This is the debut album from this project…


1. I CAN’T REMEMBER

Yeah, I choked up this morning as I walked out my door.
It’s been the same routine for years now and It’s time I let it go.
It’s sad enough to leave a place I’ve grown to love.
But, I can’t take the same old scene. I need some fresh air to my soul.

And I can’t remember the last time I felt so good.
I can’t remember the last time I felt so good.

I take it like a grain of salt I’m shaking.. to the other side I’ll roll.
I’m letting go of all my worries but not of my control.
And it’s hard enough to leave, but it’s better now I’m gone.
Cause Everyone needs someone sometimes…but sometimes we’ve got to be alone.

And I can’t remember the last time I felt so good.
I can’t remember the last time I felt so good.

Now, nothing lasts forever baby. So take it like a precious dream.
Cause when dreams fade to nothing, you’ve got to let yourself go and be free.

2. AMERICAN DREAMS

I met a girl with a lip tattoo. She looked skinny as a rail in those high heel shoes.
She’s got a spot above Webster Hall. Claims to run this town with her hair in a ball.

She was small town girl USA, hell, her daddys bagging groceries, living day by day.
I know she knows it aint her place. Shes tired of that living and the same clichés.

Now She’s the first in her family to hold a degree and her mommas waiting tables down at Ruby Tuesdays. & I aint saying that at all like its mean, cause her momma probably taught the girl damn near everything.

So she’s gonna do what she wants to do.
She’s gonna wear a one piece bathing suit.
She’s gonna smile, she’s gonna scream.
She’s a small town girl in a big city.
Yeah, she’s making her moves.
She’s got American Dreams.

Dreams don’t come from anyone else.
They’re born in the beating deep inside of your chest.
Lord knows they do.
And the harder you try the harder you might fall.
But you’ll never learn nothing if it aint ever your fault.
So go on and do what you do.
Come on and make us a move.

So ohh look at you now. You’re a small town girl in a big old crowd.
Moving up baby. Making your scene.
Ain’t making a dime but you’re living your dreams.
And up there you’re gonna have your fights.
But girl follow your heart. You gonna be allirght.
& I know that’s what you always do. You were born to be free. Born for breaking the rules.

3. SING OUT

Take sometime to love somebody.
Free your mind and break the silence.
Learn to trust and wish to try.
You know it makes you feel better.
You know it makes you feel better.

And you beg to change and you wish you were free.
Hasn’t anybody told you to sit back and breathe?
You can’t be living life like a loaded gun .

Sing Out, Sing Out.
Things can only get better.
Sing Out, Sing Out.
We’re bound to make a change.

Take sometime to hold somebody.
Let go of fear and all your heartache.
Learn to laugh and learn to cry.
You know it makes you feel better.
You know it makes you feel better.

And you beg to change.
Won’t you follow the lights?
Hasn’t anybody told you to stand up and fight?
You can’t be living life like you’re on the run.

Sing Out, Sing Out.
Things can only get better.
Sing Out, Sing Out.
We’re bound to make a change.

So take a breath and close your eyes.
Pretend for a moment that everything is good, that everything is all right.
And take a seat, pretend you’re home.
Sometimes patience is a hard hard thing.
Just know you’re never gonna be alone.

4. HEARTBREAK
You say I’m thinking about myself,
And I don’t care for no one else.
My heart is hardened like a stone.
And it’s  shame, shame, shame.

No more tears it’s time to go.
Forget all that you think you know.
I can’t remember why I left.
And I’m to blame, blame, blame.

Heartbreak
My heart breaks.
You leave me feeling empty, you leave me feeling used.
Love, was my mistake.
Loving you, was my mistake
You burn me from the inside, you leave me feeling cold.

I’m not the one that’s leaving here.
If it’s you that just won’t stay my dear.
Now I’m left here all alone.
Such a shame, shame, shame.

5. FLY ME TO THE MOON
You take all that I can give you.
And you hold all that I own.
You make all of my sadness then turn it into madness
& come back for more.

You leave me in the evening time
And wake me when the morning comes.
You steal all my….
Leave me broken, leave me busted, leave me out of my mind.

So take me out
And lay me down.
Take me out.
Baby, Fly Me to the Moon
Spin me inside-out.

So thank God for the righteous ones here.
And thank the pills for making this so clear.
Cheers to the sinners for keeping it real.
& all the other lovers trying to steal my thrills.

Cause love hurts, but it aint that bad.
I’m down but Lord I ain’t that sad.
I’m broke, but I won’t back down.
I’ll find myself another lover on the other side of town.

You hold the key to the house full of lies.
But I can see right through your damn disguise.
Because you love to hurt and hate to love.
So the flame has gone away.
The flame has gone away.
The flame has gone away.


6. FOUR FIFTEEN

(soon)

7. WHOA
(coming soon)

8. NO MORE “ONE MORE NIGHT’S”
Love won’t shake me this way.
It’s been a long time coming, now (but) I ain’t afraid.
So heart, don’t break me this way.
It’s been a bittersweet ride, but I’m sad to say.

There’s no more “one more night’s” with you.
There’s no more “one more night’s” with you.
Love is a lesson & Lord knows I’ll miss you.
But, there’s no more “one more night’s” with you.

So fates gonna take me in a different way.
I can’t let my mind run circles around yesterdays.
Sun shines too long and it’s bound to rain.
So let the rain cloud pour it out. Wash away my pain.

There’s no more “one more night’s” with you.
There’s no more “one more night’s” with you.
Love is a lesson & Lord knows I’ll miss you.
But, there’s no more “one more night’s” with you.

No more days, no more afternoons baby.
I won’t be wasting no more of my time on you.
No, you know it won’t be hard. Yeah, it won’t be hard baby.
This time I’m moving far…yeah I’m moving far…
I’m moving on.

9. TOP OF THE WORLD
(coming soon)

10. PLEASE BELIEVE ME
Well my mind is moving slow and my hearts still on the floor.
I got nowhere to go when you’re leaving.

When it’s all been said and done.
Your heart’s still on the run.
I just want to let you know, it aint easy.

Please Believe Me, when I say I love you and I won’t walk away.
And I wont notice when you say youre leaving. And I wont let you go.
I wont let you fade away.
Please, Baby Please.
Please Believe Me

So you fight to hold a smile, but it’s been bad for quite sometime.
Well life don’t move so slow, in case you didn’t know…it aint easy.


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