John Mordecai

John Mordecai

 Comrie, Scotland, GBR
BandAlternativeRock

A visionary mix of psychedelic soul with alt- rock and soundtrack overtones.

Biography

We come from Inverclyde, a small former shipbuilding area on the west of Scotland.
Towns of former glory like others blighted by the short sighted decisions of the then prominent Politicians. We sought solace from the harshness of urban decay escaping further into our lifelong loves of music & philosophy.

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Lyrics

Kicked To The Ground

Written By: Ross McKibben (John Mordecai)

John Mordecai © 2007
Kicked To The Ground

Kicked to the ground
No hiding the extent of glee
Bring to an end a demise
for all to see

So very sly and confident
A slick and puerile malcontent
A worthy advisor to shoulder all the blame

So long have you understood
Brother we can’t go back
We’ve crossed the line they pushed us to
Like Fathers risen from past

I told myself stay quiet
Remain unseen
Let Self centred minds dominate the field

But other lies fall into place
An oversight and lack of grace
Did you think the strings were out of view

So long..

You stood on allies you depend
You’ll pay the price of long neglect
Increasing frustration reflects the public view

A Dark Deed

Written By: Ross McKibben (John Mordecai)

John Mordecai © 2007
A Dark Deed

Greater than blood thicker than oil
Better than love quick to recall

Freedom to join in (our fate)
Risk all take the blame (our lifes)

Framed in half light
Set against self
Forever in twilight
Sunken from view

Breaking news just in (balance)
Latest in line found (upheld)

Madison

Written By: John Mordecai,Eric Joyce,John Newbury.

MADISON

If you only knew how many hearts your’re breaking
Can’t always choose the path you find you’re making
It’s not the waiting I mind
That’s the cruelty I like
I’m not a skin to be shed when you feel you’re ready

I know what to do about you
So let me see it all through
Comin up to make things right Madison
I know what to do about you
So let me see it all through
Even if it takes all night Madison

Any time what you mean you conceal it baby
Cause every sign that I see serves to make me edgy
We’re all guilty at times
Of using love as the lie
I’m not a skin to be shed when you feel you’re ready

I know what to do about you
So let me see it all through
Comin up to make things right Madison
I know what to do about you
So let me see it all through
Even if it takes all night Madison

McKibben/Wilson 2012 Copyright

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