MAGURGATRON

MAGURGATRON

 Belfast, N Ireland, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Maybe I think I’d like to have a log cabin in the mountains. Spend the twilight on the porch in a tin bath, with a glass of wine and a smoke. Such contentment. Love listening. Need my guitar, and of course, all those mystical notions of the longed for that I seem to arc around it.

Biography

John has just released his 3rd studio vinyl album on Public Sector Records.

McGurgan is a wordsmith. Lines stick like burrs, from the pedantic realism of 'If you want to sing like Billie Holliday you have to approach it honestly' to the rhetorical 'If a man speaks his mind and there’s no woman to hear it, is he still wrong?'
Deadpan with a vibrato like an outboard motor!

Beautiful imaginative melody, harmony and lyrical vocabulary.

Lyrics

can't sentence a string together

Written By: John McGurgan

CAN’T SENTENCE A STRING TOGETHER
I get so drunk I can’t sentence a string together, let’s drink together and sentence a string
We drip and we drop in the high sink of love, well darling we can’t even sentence a string
My woolliness of expression is just for you dear, my directness and clarity disappear year by year
And if a man speaks his mind and there’s not a woman there to hear it, is he still wrong?
I get so drunk I can’t sentence a string together, let’s drink together and sentence a string
We drip and we drop in the high sink of love, well darling we can’t even sentence a string
No accumulation of material possessions, no position of power or prestige
And academic inflation means that degree is worth shit, but if the dreams just a dream why not let me dream it?
I get so drunk I can’t sentence a string together, let’s drink together and sentence a string
We drip and we drop in the high sink of love, well darling we can’t even sentence a string

look who's talking

Written By: John McGurgan

LOOK WHO’S TALKING
There’s always the parties pretend drunk, the uninvited cliques in cliques
The ones that say ‘well we came together so we’ll remain together have a little drink together’
Some too close too much talkers, some slabbering one uppers
Some friends of a friends of a friend’s friend
Why are you talking to me I just say it how I see?
Look who’s talking like you’re the best, you’re no damn better than anybody else
Look who’s talking, well you’re ruining my evening
It’s a rocking party alright they’re changing the music every time the dj’s out of sight
Why do girls go to the bathroom together & stand talking forever in a heavy traffic area?
Why are you talking to me I just say it how I see?
Look who’s talking like you’re the best, you’re no damn better than anybody else
Look who’s talking, well you’re ruining my evening

Discography

Alone In Two Minds. LP 2006
Gipsy Street. LP 2008
Can't Sentence a String Together. LP 2012