SONG PICK: Crawford Mack – Firing Squad

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SONG PICK: Crawford Mack – Firing Squad

With a background in jazz, singer-songwriter Crawford Mack calls the songs he creates “the sweet spot between Led Zeppelin and Joni Mitchell.” Given that the former are known for their intricate and wide-ranging interpretations of the rock genre and the later for her enchanting folk-songs and amazing lyrics, Mack is very much spot on with his self-description.

In a recent post on his socials, Crawford Mack explains that reading William McIlvanney’s ‘The Weekend’ would have inspired “Firing Squad” because it got him thinking “whether those in positions of authority that wrong others would be able to do so if they were made to see the vulnerability of those they wronged,“. (Head to the artist’s page to read his thoughts and acknowledgements in full.)

The lyrics to “Firing Squad” are as gripping as they are poetic. Add a beautifully flowing melody, with lots of finger-picking, a strong build and Mack’s raspy-warm vocals and the track becomes irresistible.

Listen to “Firing Squad”, our Song Pick of the Day:

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Lyrics

It’s lonely outside the lines
Doesn’t mean that I can’t read between them
Staring at the canvases and frames dreaming of answers to my questions
And where they might be leading
The only piece of art in here is understanding the place where you are landing.

You see black and white
I see grey in certain lights
I guess it just depends on where you stand
Act like we are friends
Am I trying to make amends?
Pretend I didn’t try to touch your hand
I guess it just depends on where you stand.

Is it me or are you cold today?
Maybe it’s just the A.C.
I don’t know about you but never ever had I thought that this would not be easy
Is this working or hard work for you?
If so I don’t mind going quietly.

You see black and white
I see grey in certain lights
I guess it just depends on where you stand
Act like we are friends
Am I trying to make amends?
Pretend I didn’t try to touch your hand
I guess it just depends on where you stand.

You see black and white
I see grey in certain lights
I guess it just depends on where you stand
Act like we are friends
Am I trying to make amends?
Pretend I didn’t try to touch your hand
I guess it just depends on where you stand.

 

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