Phauna

Phauna

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPop

Phauna’s music has an intimacy and vulnerability that utilizes a spare and direct musical backdrop. Imagine Burt Bacharach meets PJ Harvey

Biography

The most recent recordings that are destined for Canadian singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sally McKay's latest CD represent a major change from her previous recorded output. Sally's current music has a new intimacy and vulnerability. The electronic elements from past recordings are noticeably absent and with stripped down yet more masterful arrangements with the piano at the center, the acoustic instrumentation is allowed to play freely. This is emotional music that touches the heart. Sally's debut CD "Never Say Nice" was released in 1995. Sally teamed up with frequent collaborator Mike Young in 1998. Calling themselves Lovage they released the stunning and heartbreakingly intimate "Idiots & Mystics". A love of electronic driven beats saw Sally moving more and more into the dance spectrum all the while maintaining the shape and melody of song. 2003 saw the release, under the new name Phauna, of two 12"s and a full length CD, "Paradise" on Play Records, one of Toronto's leading independent dance labels. With a 6 song EP released in 2008, "In The Dark", Phauna combined a more electronic backdrop while lyrically tackling the "lost & found" of life. In 2009 Phauna's "Alway's Here" was chosen as the lead off track for the downtempo compilation "Digital Bliss Vol.2"

Lyrics

Always Here

Written By: Sally Mckay

Always here, always here
Hold your hand, hold your hand
Always here, always here, hold your hand, hold your hand
In the dark, hear words, say forever
We'll be together, don't leave me never
We'll be here
Always here, always here,
Hold your hand, hold your hand
Always here, always here,
Hold your hand, hold your hand
In the dark, I wait, For my world to feel better.
Fill in the holes of my heart, Just let it here
Hold your hand, hold your hand, hold your hand

Cry Baby

Written By: Sally McKay

Flower, flower, bloom and die,
You will be my lullaby
Here she comes to kiss the shore,
Beat your troubled heart no more
Knowing when it comes, it's gonna kill you when it comes, nail you to the wall.

So cry baby, cry baby, cry baby cry
cry baby, cry baby cry baby, cry

Flower, flower, on the wall,Who's the bravest of us all
Out she goes, drift to sea
Do you still remember me?
Knowing when it comes, it's gonna get you when it comes, we must heed the call

Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby, cry
Bye baby, bye baby, bye baby, bye

Flower, flower, now I know
Showed me how to let it go
Cry baby, cry bbaby, cry baby, cry
Why baby, why baby, why baby, why
No more goodnights
No more farewells
No more good byes,
Not till tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.

Halfway Round The World

Written By: Sally McKay

It's June, days are long
Roses bloom, you're gone
I'm blue as the sky is wide
Everything you said, promises you made
Spring green from your eyes

Halfway round the world
Do you know, do you know, do you know
The one who dropped the ball is off and running

Halfway round the world
Needn't mean so much
Still be in touch so you say
But like everything you say, promises you made
Harder still when you're half a world away.

Halfway round the world
Do you know, do you know, do you know
The one who dropped the ball is off and running

Wake up, wake up, wake up to the sound of something gone
Wake up, wake up, wake up to the sound of something gone

It's June, days are long
Roses bloom, you're gone

Woodcracks

Written By: Sally McKay

Lose sleep
Stay world
Deep in your head
Echo
Undone
Your fear

Lose yourself
You could love
No one would deny
Take it off
Shake her free
Feels crazy tonight
And she's running away on you

For you
She held back
Stayed low
Moan
Sees daylight
Through woodcracks
Smells like her home

Lose yourself
You could love
No one would deny
Take it off
Shake her free
Feels crazy tonight
And she's running away on you
Oh she's running away on you

She sees daylight
She sees daylight
Through woodcracks
Through woodcracks
Through woodcracks

Dear Alien

Written By: Sally McKay

Dear Alien
I'm a woman in the western world,
believed in love since I was a girl, got no reason to cry, no reason to cry.

Dear Alien,
something's been up from the start, like my brain won't fire with my heart. I got a man, I got kids, I got a man, I got kids, Dear Alien.

Dear Alien,
I've tried to pick up the pieces and why should I feel so bad. It's time to admit, this ain't the shit it was cracked up to be, cracked up to be, Dear Alien.

Dear Alien,
I'm looking for peace, I'm looking for peace, I'm looking for peace, inside and outside, outside and inside, inside and outside peace.

So take me away with you, take me away with you, take me away with you

Discography

Never Say Nice (CD) 1995 Big Heart (102.1 The Edge Rock Search compilation CD) 1996 Idiots & Mystics (as Lovage CD) 1998 Naturally (12" as Phauna on Play Records) 2003 Need Rain(12" as Phauna on Play Records) 2003 Paradise (CD as Phauna on Play Records) 2003 in the dark (ep) 2008 (as Phauna)

Set List

Set 1
#5
Berlin
Wanted To Say
Days By The Lake
One Last Look
Plea
Neophyte

Set2
Bad Behaviour
Worlds & Days
Crashing Down
Only Child
Whole Story
Haven't Seen You
Someday