He Flies

by Kent McDaniel

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    He Flies is a collection of 12 roots rock songs, with with lyrics that mean something and say it with some style. The songs are streaming on BandCamp. Give them a listen. Comes in a four panel eco-wallet. (Good karma)

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released June 12, 2017

Most of the album was recorded in my home studio. It was mixed and mastered by Robert Marshall at Cave Recording in Evanston, Illinois, where some additional tracks were also recorded.

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Kent McDaniel Chicago, Illinois

First band Kent ever saw was Salty Gamblin & The Mudcat Band. Spring Fest, his 5th grade year. They walked out, plugged in, looked at everybody. Had electric guitar, bass, & drums--& Salty on acoustic & vocals. Bam, they tore into "I Saw The Light." Chills shot up & down Kent's body.
He saved up & got a Gibson Melody Maker. Played & sang ever since. Never means to stop.
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Track Name: Zombies Stink (& Vampires Suck)
ZOMBIES STINK (& VAMPIRES SUCK)


CRUISIN’ LONG IN MY HYBRID RIDE
NPR ON THE AIR INSDIDE
TERRY GROSS HAD AN AUTHOR ON
WHO HAD JUST WRITTEN THE ZOMBIE DAWN
GOT NEWS FOR YOU HACKS OUT TO MAKE A BUCK
ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK
I DON’T CARE HOW YOU JIVE AND SHUCK
I BET YOU SECRETLY HAD ENOUGH
ZOMBIES, VAMPIRES, AND ALL THEIR STUFF
IT MAKES NO SENSE, I DON’T CARE WHAT’S BEEN SAID
THAT ZOMBIES EAT BRAINS WHEN THEY’RE ALL DEAD

AND WHAT’S SO GREAT ‘BOUT SLURPIN’ UP BLOOD
YOU AVERAGE VAMP’S A STONE COLD DUD
SLEEPIN’ IN COFFINS DON’T LOOK LIKE FUN
OR ALWAYS HIDIN’ OUT FROM THE SUN
ALL THESE SULTRY, SULLEN UNDEAD
‘BOUT TO DRIVE ME OUTTA MY HEAD

ZOMBIES SHUFFLIN’ ON DOWN THE STREET
ARE LAME AND TIRED AND LET ME REPEAT
THIS WORLD NEEDS ANOTHER VAMPIRE TALE
LIKE WE NEED MORE JUNK IN THE MAIL
IF YOU’RE LOOKIN’ FOR FANS YOU’RE FLAT OUTTA LUCK
CAUSE ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK

ZOMBIES STINK AND VAMPIRES SUCK
Track Name: May You Still Believe
MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE



WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG YOU SAID LOVE WOULD FIND A WAY
TO BRING PEACE ON EARTH SURE AS DAWN COMES EVERY DAY
BUT NOW YOU’RE GROWN LOOKING AT THAT NIGHTLY NEWS
AND SEEING HOW THINGS ARE SURE GIVES YOU THE BLUES


CHORUS:

MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE, MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE
DESPITE ALL THE NEWS YOU RECEIVE
MAY YOU STILL BELIEVE


IN SCHOOL YOU PLEDGED YOURSELF 2 THE LAND OF THE FREE
ONE LAND UNDER GOD WITH JUSTICE AND LIBERTY
NOW STEAD OF BLACK AND WHITE YOU SEE SHADES OF GRAY
WHAT’S JUST AND WHO IS FREE SOME DAYS YOU CAN’T SAY


CHORUS


YOU SAY THAT GOD IS WHERE WE GO AND ALL COME FROM
YOU SAY GOD IS LOVE AND GOD’S RULE ONE DAY WILL COME
YET MADMEN BATHE IN BLOOD TO PLEASE THEIR GOD
AND ASK GOD TO BLESS THEIR CRUSADE OR JIHAD



CHORUS
Track Name: Big Jim
BIG JIM



FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM
HE’S GOOD TO ROCK ALL NIGHT
FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM
LORD, HE WAS BORN TO ROCK ALL NIGHT
ALL HE’S GOT IS THEM THERE BAD BLUES
HE SINGS ‘EM WITH ALL HIS MIGHT

HE GREW UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE
IT WAS TOO COLD TO HIM ROUND THERE
THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO
IT WAS TOO COLD TO HIM ROUND THERE
NOW HE LIVES IN JACKSON COUNTY
IT’S HIS HOME, HE DOES DECLARE

THEY GAVE JIM A GUN
AND SENT HIM OFF TO FIGHT
SENT HIM OFF TO NAM
TO BE PART OF THAT THERE FIGHT
THINGS THAT HE SAW THERE
STILL COME BACK TO HIM IN THE NIGHT

THE BLUES AND JACK DANIELS
ARE MUCH OK BY HIM
SINGIN’ THE BLUES AND OLE JACK DANIELS
ARE MUCH OK BY HIM
WHEN THE BAND’S IN THE ZONE
HE’S ALL DOWN WITH THE JAM

FOLKS CALL HIM BIG JIM
HE’S GOOD TO ROCK ALL NIGHT
Track Name: Cards on the Table
CARDS ON THE TABLE


IF HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY FOOL I’VE KNOWN
EVERY LYIN’, CHEATIN’, BRAIN-DEAD BUMMER
WHO EVER TRIED TO RIP ME OFF
I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORK ANOTHER DAY
THE REST OF MY NATURAL LIFE

CHORUS:
PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE
LAY DOWN YOUR MONEY
PUT YOUR CARDS ON THE TABLE
WHAT’VE YOU GOT?

PEOPLE ALWAYS TALKIN’ BOUT
WHAT THEY’RE GONNA DO
GONNA MAKE IT REAL BIG, TAKE YOU WITH ‘EM
TO THE PROMISED LAND REAL SOON
THEY GOT A SURE FIRE DEAL COMIN’ THROUGH
AND THEY WANNA CUT YOU IN

CHORUS

ONCE I CHASED WHAT I WANTED STRAIGHT
DOWN THE OPEN ROAD
I GOT HIT HARD, KNOCKED DOWN, GOT UP & MOVED ON
BOTH EYES WIDE OPEN UP
SO IF YOU GOT A DEAL TO RUN BY ME
THERE’S ONE THING THAT YOU GOTTA DO

CHORUS
Track Name: Stagger Lee
Stagger Lee

The night was clear & the moon was yellow
& the leaves came tumbling down.

I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark.
He was barking at the two men who were gambling in the dark.

It was Stagger Lee & Billy, two men who gambled they.
Stagger Lee drew a seven; Billy swore that he drew eight.

Stagger Lee cried, “Billy, I can’t let you go with that.
You done won all my money & my brand new Stetson hat.”

Stagger Lee went home and he got his 44.
He said, “I’m going to the barroom just to pay debt that I owe.”

Stagger Lee went to the barroom & he crossed that barroom door.
He said, “Now nobody move!” and he pulled his 44.

“Stagger Lee!” cried Billy, “Please don’t take my life!
I got three little children & a very sickly wife.”

But Stagger Lee shot Billy; lord, he shot that boy so bad
That the bullet went through Billy & it broke the bartender’s glass.
Track Name: Corrina Corrina
CORRINA CORRINA

Corrina Corrina, gal where you been so long?
I been worried about you baby
Baby, please come home

I got a bird that whistles, I got a bird that sings
But if I ain’t got you, baby,
Life don’t mean a thing

Corrina, Corrina, gal you been on my mind
I been worried about you baby
Baby, please come home
Track Name: May Third
May third

Here it is may third
And yet clouds fill the sky
Like they got a two-year lease.
Springtime, springtime,
I’m walking down the line
Lord knows it’s clear to me

Chorus:
There ain’t no cause in hanging round
The nights don’t fly like before in this town
Ain’t no cause in hangin’ round

Tom he he left month or so ago
Believe he’s surely gone for good
And sister Lou she don’t
Treat me like she should
Boy, she really lets you know

Chorus

Everybody’s scattered,
Married, or lost their way
I’se told David’s selling cars
Somewhere
A time did come
A time rolled on down the road
All it left was a song
Track Name: Dance Till Morning Light
DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

WELL, YOU WALK THROUGH THE NIGHT
YOU FEEL ALLRIGHT
THOUGH NOTHING IS REALLY REAL
YOU GET AROUND YOU’RE GETTING DOWN
YOU’RE SO HIGH YOU HARDLY FEEL

YOU BEEN UP AND DOWN THE STRIP
YOU KNOW THE TRIP
ALL ONE BIG HAPPY CROWD
YEAH YOU’RE LOOKING FOR LOVE
BUT CAN’T TALK ABOVE
THE MUSIC WE PLAY SO LOUD

CHORUS:

SO JUST DANCE, CHILDREN, DANCE
THIS SOFT ELECTRIC NIGHT
DANCE, DANCE TILL MORNING LIGHT

YEAH, YOUR LOCAL ROCK STARS
AND OWNERS OF THE BARS
LOVE TO SEE YOU OUT TONIGHT
GO ON FEED YOUR HEAD, KNOCK YOURSELF DEAD
YOUR MONEY’S GOOD HERE IT’S ALLRIGHT

ACROSS THE ROOM,
THROUGH THE GLOOM
SOMEBODY CATCHES YOUR EYE
SO YOU WALK THAT WAY
WHAT CAN YOU SAY?
YOU’RE BOTH REAL HIGH

CHORUS
Track Name: Your Love Set Me Free
Your Love Set Me Free

Chorus:

Your love set me Free. Your love set me free.

Up in the ozone, I was alone

Chorus

When you caught my eye, I felt my spirit fly

Chorus

You saw through my jive, made me be alive

Chorus

You made me a man and glad that I am

Chorus

Oh, my God, your lips are worth all your trips

Chorus

Sure enough, you knock me out. There’s not a shred of doubt.

Chorus

We have been together, always forever

Chorus

You’re rain drifting down on a meadow, and by now I think you know

Chorus
Track Name: Since Time Began
Since Time Began

My concentration drifts off into space
I might get to dreaming,
Be a million miles away
But I have loved you right from the start

CHORUS:
We can talk of chance, but I know all the same
We looked for each other
Down every road we ran
And I knew you the moment you came
Just like we were lover since time began

We both road eastbound when you caught my eye
That train flashed through the woodland
My soul began to fly
Like love returned from a lifetime apart.