Stay Around

from Shimmer by Mark Mckay

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Somewhere in the making of this album we changed up some personnel and I believe this is the first track where we had Keith Christopher in on bass. I've been fortunate to play with him ever since. Mr. Christopher said of the way way "I like it, it gives it some zip, you know some energy."


Keep your head up baby the end is coming round
keep your memories in the front babe don't let go of what you found
and think of all the people who changed on their way down
you had a bad connection
stay around

Only yesterday you told me - a box of pictures in your hand
and as I came across to hold you I began to understand
we looked out across the streets and out across the sky
and it all seemed so unreal
stay around

I don't want an imitation, I don't want to save my time
You don't need an invitation, you don't need a magic sign
the only kind of story that ever needs to be told
is in the message of our love
stay around.


from Shimmer, released September 14, 2004


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