Scenes, Vol. 1 (EP)

by Mike Garrigan

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The first of seven "scenes" of music, this EP explores the use of piano as the primary instrument for four of Mike Garrigan's songs. Drums and bass provide a supporting role.

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released May 10, 2016

Written, produced, performed, and recorded by Mike Garrigan

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Track Name: September
It reached critical mass in the fall of '74
The incredible task of walking straight out the door
Pushed as a stranger
Steel clips and papers
An unbearable mask he tore and threw to the floor

And the funhouse
Is waking up from a
black out
the moment is good/wrong
in a dead sound
Watching you
Sleep in peace
And the summer
Isn't quite gone
But your number
is flashing along
And september
Is everyday for me

It seemed crazy to ask for a lift to the top of the hill
Frantic and lost in a scurry to swallow the pill
Broke every mirror
Numb in the feelers
Spiralling down to the deepest floor of the ocean
Track Name: February Street
On the coldest winter nights
There's a place I like to go
Where lovers walk and sing
Their kisses dusted by the snow
And it's not too hard to find
Up two blocks and turn in time
To open up your heart
And leave this brutal world behind.

And, if I stray from you
Will you wait for me
On February street?

In the absence of the sun
It's awful hard to find a light.
I get scared sometimes
But I love you just the same.
Will you walk with me tonight
Through the shadows and the fear?
Cupid's lost his way
But spring is almost here.

And, if I stray from you
Will you wait for me
On February street?
It's always where we meet.
Underneath the Valentine's charade Is love.

And, if I stray from you
Will you wait for me
On February street?
Track Name: Radio Forever
When it's much too dark to panic
I just close my eyes and wait for you
Jack is burning through the matches and the static
I just can't get there from here.

And, it feels like I'm staring down the sun
I radio forever

Jack is running down the walls and the quiet rooms
Shining far too loud to hear
In the silence there's a party fading in and out
Sorry, Jack, you lost.

And, it feels like I'm staring down the sun
I radio forever

Do you think you can explain the change you know that's coming down?
Do you think you can explain the change?
Coming down
Track Name: Secretly Peculiar
Morning is here.
He goes through the motions.
He's just a simple man.
Apart from the world
With total devotion to his
Simple, simple plan.

And, the clock on the wall
Is unusually small
And his heart is a fool for a change.
Secretly peculiar
Brilliantly acquired
Different and the same.

Evening was there.
He read it in the paper.
Debates it as he can.
Alone at the door,
It feels like the millionth time
He's just a simple man.