Doon MacDonald

Doon MacDonald

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Here is a person with an Up-to-date approach on classic songwriting. Good fun, original, moving and compelling. Doon, was described by Jon Stewart of Sleeper as showing a "Rare moment as a songwriter and performer.."

Biography

Doon and her band are a fascinating and compelling trio. Doon draws on her own experiences to provide the material for her songs. Once she glued feathers to her arms and tried to fly to the sun; the resultant wax melting debacle gave birth to the first song on the album, Icarus. Other songs are about childhood, bereavement, love and hangovers and being 'Just the Cleaner' in the local pub. The songs are easy to listen to but notoriously difficult to play, with chords that the band invent themselves and numerous skipped beats.
With her unique folk-blues style and strong social conscience, Doon belong on the early 1970's California Laurel Canyon folk scene. But Joni's doing opera and James has gone jazz, so thank goodness for Doon and her up-to-date take on classic and inspiring acoustic songwriting.

Lyrics

Icarus

Written By: Doon MacDonald


I should say before you get too close, that Icarus did do that and cam off worse. I should say before you drive my way, I can run faster the other way.
Do you know that it’s best to leave me on a shelf, body out of reach.

I can snap faster than your average jaw chewing on a piece of gum what’s that for
I can seem colder than a frosty morn put me out in sunshine and I won’t thore

I am with someone wouldn’t it be nice if I liked
I am with someone wouldn’t it be magic if I liked myself

Do you know that there was a god whose anger was lightening with a thunderous roar?
Used it on the demons when they got too close to his surface and being and his name was thor

I am with someone wouldn’t it be nice if I liked
I am with someone wouldn’t it be magic if I liked myself

I am the sun and you are the earth you’ll be spinning round in circles so you don’t burn.
But do you know before you get too close that Icarus did do that and came off worse, he got too close, got too close….

I am with someone wouldn’t it be nice if I liked
I am with someone wouldn’t it be magic if I liked myself!

Just The Cleaner

Written By: Doon MacDonald

There's a smoke ring, signal your name with it.
There's a barman weary eye on me. Like neon lights against a winter sky, hopes shines brightly but fall and let them die.
There's a jukebox I sing internally. Every record seems to speak to me. Heroes of mine say that its just the way to sit alone with care to inebriate.
You leave me
Chorus: Sitting here like a fool, with nothing for copmpany except this barstool. Sitting here, i'll go it alone. I don't need you anyway you got it wrong.

I'll take ice its the coldness i attract. Crunch them slowly time for you to show yet. Like christmas lights against a winter sky, their blinding dazzling promise was too high.
You leave me: Chorus

You Got Me

Written By: Doon MacDonald

Looking At you, you got me
Sleep tight in the night, your with ,me
as life it moves on, as energy it moves on

Chorus
I see you, I see you, I see your spirits rise and spirits fall
I see you and I see through, all these feelings im full of, Im full of

Work through hard times you help me
With your body nest to mine you fit me
As life, life it moves on
As energy it moves on, moves on.

Chorus

As life, life it moves on
As energy it moves on

Chorus

Discography

"Which Sister Knew" a 9 track album was completed last October and is being sold independently at gigs and online

Set List

Anything. Aprrox 40 minutes.