Mystery Parade

from by Danny McGaw



The mystical journey of a wandering child


I stumbled out, into a mystery parade
I had my doubts, the sky was full of rain
Left my coat, umbrella by the door
Across the doorstep

Clowns were there, drunk and exited
The marching band, was undecided
So I cut down a side street on my own
The sun faded. the streets were overgrown
With pimps and hustlers and abandoned veterans
And kids looking for something

Found the river, it was early mornin'
Spring had sprung into a flash of colour
There was no money, fleeting friends
Just a stubborn fool, with a song stuck in my head
Yes I cried, yes i bled
Yes I died alone in my head
For some reason, I could not go home
Thought I was losing, turns out I was just wrong

I stumbled out, to a mystery parade
I had my doubts
But I could not look away

We were just kids


from Northern Lad Records, released March 3, 2014
Produced. recorded, mixed and mastered by Danny McGaw @ Northern Lad Recording Studios, Lawrence ks.

Written by Danny McGaw

All instruments - Danny McGaw



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Danny McGaw Lawrence, Kansas

I was a footballer, then I was a street musician, then I was a bar musician and now I’m in two Indi rock bands. I was a crazy kid and now I’m a crazy father. I have made 10 records in 14 years and kept a musical diary the whole time. These days I try to record most of my songs in my home studio.

I have started a blog to share these recordings and to raise funds for the next record.
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