Ned Massey

Ned Massey

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Ned Massey: solo acoustic singer/songwriter described as "the finest talent since Dylan and Springsteen" by the man who signed both of those artists, John Hammond.

Biography

Ned Massey: solo acoustic singer/songwriter was described as "the finest talent since Dylan and Springsteen" by the man who signed both of those artists, John Hammond. Massey's song "In The Park"was awarded Singer/Songwriter Song of the Year in the 2004 International Songwriting Competition. This past year Massey was the Audience Choice Award winner at the Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, NewSong award finalist at the Minnnesota Folk Fest and finalist in the RoseGarden Emerging Artist Competition. He was just chosen as a finalist in The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival New Artist competition and as a finalist in the Avalon Folk Festival Emerging Artist Competition. Massey is a superb storyteller and exciting performer(in fact, once was chosen one of the Top Ten Concerts of the Year by the St. Louis Riverfront Times for a solo acoustic concert). He has opened for acts such as Shawn Colvin, Wilco, The Neville Brothers, Elyza Gilkyson, Nils Lofgren, and many, many others top artists.

Lyrics

In The Park

Written By: Ned Massey

In the Park
by Ned Massey

In the park after dark
smoking pot and hanging out
a place to chill, at least until
the cops chase us out
then I go home pretty stoned
sit alone in my room
headphones on to a song
I hear no matter what I’m doing
It goes

CHORUS
take me
take me away from here
take me I wanna disappear

In the park my friend Mark
holds his father’s five iron high
waiting for a thunderstorm
that gathers in the sky
I lose my nerve so I observe
a safe distance away
lightning crashes, nothing happens
we survive another day
singing

CHORUS
take me
take me away from here
take me I wanna disappear

take me away
cause the arcades and the malls
don’t do anything at all
for me anymore
I’m played out
burned and bored

In the park in the dark
with a girl I like named Ann
she starts crying while I’m trying
to roll one in my hand
she gets indignant, says she’s pregnant
as the wind blows the weed
to the ground to the sound
of that song inside of me

CHORUS
take me
take me away from here
take me I wanna disappear

Bosnia, 1992

Written By: Ned Massey

bosnia, 1992
by Ned Massey

How fast it all can change
the whole world insane
one man gives the word
and good people turn
with just a knock at the door
nothing is anymore

Allah save us from the Christians
Allah save us are you listening

One night men with guns
and my neighbor is one
a man I’ve known for years
what is he doing here
gun to my daughter’s head
but they won’t kill her if instead
so I do the thing they say
then they shoot her anyway

Allah save us from the Christians
Allah save us are you listening

In the prison camp
I come to understand
the guards have made it clear
they are God in here

Allah

Discography

ALBUMS:
"A Brief Appearance"
"Bloodties"
Songs available on CDBABY and most digital distributors.

Set List

"On A Good Day"
"In The Park"
"Bosnia, 1992"
"Dangerous People"
"Patrick O'Daugherty"
"A Lot Of Time"
"No Accidents"
"Bloodties"
"House of Faith"
"We're A Team"
35-40 min set