Rickety Ship EP

by Stevie Mac

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released July 11, 2015

All vocals and instruments by Stevie Mac.
Drums on 'O Victoria' by Graeme Arthur
Mixed & produced by Walter d'Goon at Graham House Studio
Mastered by Jon at Mooseetronix www.moosetronix.com
Artwork: 'Pamlico Storm' by RB Dance www.robertbdance.com
Layout and design by Paul at Loki Creative www.lokicreative.co.uk



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Stevie Mac Belfast, UK

Stevie is a guy with a guitar and a voice and a collection of old keyboards and things from Belfast. He's been in a few bands over the years when it suits him but when he's not he's usually penning his own material.

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Track Name: Rickety Ship
My rickety ship
Set to sail far from home
High water or hell
We might not make it
But I know we should try
'Cause I'd take you as well

I braved these waters in the past
In old oak timber not built to last
The shore will soon be fading fast
My invitation stands

My rickety ship
Weathering through the storm
Dancing on the waves
We'll go below deck
Where we'll be safe and warm
And drink to fill the days

You read the stars like it was an art
In cloudy skies we'll navigate by heart
The winds will try to blow us apart
But we will find our way
We've come too far to fail

My rickety ship
Broke apart on new ground
Scattered to the wind
But we didn't quit
We made it here arm in arm
And we were welcomed in.
Track Name: O Victoria
The prey always falls in the snare
You just have to wait
Neither here nor there a billionaire
Cannot escape his fate

O Victory
O Victoria

The catch-alls won't return their calls
And run fast as they can
Be they keepers of art or their counterparts
It's the deeds that make the man

Singing O Victory
O Victoria

Boots are quaking
The boys are waiting
The shoe's about to drop
Singing oh victory
O Victoria.
Track Name: Daniel's War
To pick up our lives off the altar
And ignore the wages of sin
To cast off the speeches and
Homilies cut razor thin

When everyone talks at right angles
From litanies carved into stone
Time to think differently
Time to take back what's our own

The tinderbox is sparking
The feet they are a-marching now
We'll put the past behind us
And find a way ahead somehow

We'll damage the pride of old lions
Of champions cast into doubt
Closing these doors makes it harder to
Find a way out
You ask us to turn to the future
And see to the truth of it all
We've been found wanting
The writing is there on the wall

The tinderbox is sparking
The feet they are a-marching now
We'll put the past behind us
And find a way to cope somehow

No more of Daniel's war.
Track Name: This Island
Landed many years ago
Sandy beaches white as snow
Stars are hanging in the night
Pointing out the way to home
You said you would never leave
That you were happy here with me
The world could carry on without us
And we'd forget it equally

When we came to this island
Was it meant to be for always?

Do we really need to be saved?
Does redemption lie beyond those waves?
A wall has formed around your heart
We'll worry to an early grave
Your beauty it makes me weep
Buried many fathoms deep
Walking through the dusty pines
Making plans I want to keep

When we came to this island
Could it be for always?
If we left would it matter?