Ian McLagan

Ian McLagan

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Classic British rock from the heart of Texas! For more information please visit www.rajiworld.com

Biography

A member of Small Faces, which became Faces when Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood joined the band, Ian 'Mac' McLagan is a rock'n'roll icon. Mac co-wrote many Faces hits, including Cindy Incidentally, You're So Rude and Three Button Hand Me Down. His distinctive Wurlitzer electric piano can be heard on the Faces Stay With Me and the Rolling Stones' smash Miss You. It was Mac's trademark B3 you heard on Small Faces' Itchycoo Park, Rod Stewart's Maggie May and You Wear It Well.

Aside from his brilliant work touring and recording with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Westerberg, John Hiatt and Taj Mahal, Mac has released four critically acclaimed solo albums, highlighting his career as a singer-songwriter and an artist in his own right: Troublemaker, Bump In The Night, Last Chance To Dance and Best Of British.

Mac just completed his fifth and finest solo CD, Rise & Shine! featuring his fabulous Bump Band - Gurf Morlix, 'Scrappy' Jud Newcomb, Don Harvey and George Reiff, with Patty Griffin on backing vocals. Rise & Shine! is filled with vibrant rock'n'roll - absolute classics, written by one of the best-loved rock'n'rollers of our time.

Rise & Shine! is out now on Gaff Music in the US and Sanctuary Records in the UK/Europe.

Mac was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2004 and presented with the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for his outstanding contribution to British music in 1996. His outrageous biography, All The Rage, is published by Pan/Macmillan.

Lyrics

You're My Girl

Written By: Ian McLagan

Nobody holds me in the way you do - nobody rolls me in the way you do
the way you scold me as only you can - you’re my girl and I’m your man

Nobody told me how good love was - only reason there is just because
nobody knows you darlin like I do - you’re my girl and I’m the boy for you

Nobody wants you in the way I do - nobody wants you everyday but I do
so come on over darlin hold my hand - you’re my girl and I’m your man

Nobody showed me how good love could be - only reason there is I can see
nobody loves me darlin like you do - you’re my girl and I’m the boy for you

Been A Long Time

Written By: Ian McLagan

It’s been a long time since I been home
it’s been a long time I been gone so long
ain't nobody knows me here no more
I walk the streets all alone

It’s been a long time I must’ve lost my way
it’s been a long time I know I can’t stay
don’t recognise anybody I see
they’re all just strangers here to me
talking about people I don’t know
like explaining baseball in eskimo

I try to understand it but I may never will
time’s flyin by I’m still climbing that hill

Got nothing in common with this crowd
feel like a spaceman on solid ground
pour me a drink and then I’ll blow
but I left my heart here long ago

I try to understand it but I may never will
time’s flyin by I’m still spinning my wheels
try to understand it but I may never could
time’s flyin by I’m just knockin on wood

We used to own this town - take me home

Date With An Angel

Written By: Ian McLagan

Trucks loaded down with rocks and rubble droppin dirt all over the place
kid’s walkin on the side of the road someone tell his mamma to take him home
parked cars in the intersection some fool talkin on a cellular phone
state trooper got distracted by the sunset I wish they’d all go home
I’m trying to get outta here
I’m trying to get somewhere else
I wish they’d get outta my hair

Got a date with an angel - got a date with the girl I love
got a date with an angel but I can’t seem to get there

You gotta wonder what he’s been smokin fender’s hangin off and he don’t care
light’s green but he sure ain't movin and I gotta be somewhere
Ike and Tina on the radio telling me it’s gonna work out fine
I’m sittin in a line of traffic tryin to get to this angel of mine

Got a date with an angel - she’s the girl with golden hair
got a date with an angel but I can’t seem to get where she is

Stuck in neutral at a railroad crossing and I ain’t got no AC
wind’s hot as a hair dryer this drive’ll be the death of me
here come’s the train rollin and rumblin - horn blowin that soulful sound
another mile we’ll be together unless she thinks I’ve let her down
I’m dying to get outta here
I’m trying to get somewhere else
I wish they’d get outta my hair

Got a date with an angel - got a date with the girl I love
got a date with an angel but I can’t seem to get where she’s located
I just hope she’s still waiting