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MAGIC
donald mccrea
©2015 mechanical arts/bmi

IN A TANK OF WATER,
SUSPENDED UPSIDE DOWN.
SHACKLED BY THESE CHAINS,
TRYING NOT TO DROWN.
I'M A MASTER OF ILLUSION,
AND A MASTER OF DISGUISE.
SO, WHILE I'M UNDERWATER,
YOU CAN'T SEE ME CRY.
CAN'T SEE ME CRY.

FLOATING IN THE SPOTLIGHT,
IN A CLOUD OF DRY ICE.
I'M LEVITATING ABOVE THE TABLE,
IN A TUXEDO SO NEAT AND SO NICE.
BUT, AS THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN,
I FALL BACK TO THE GROUND.
AND, BACKSTAGE IN MY BATHROBE,
I HANG MY HEAD AND PACE AROUND,
JUST PACE AROUND.

I CAN SAW A MARRIAGE IN HALF.
I CAN MAKE A WIFE DISAPPEAR.
BECAUSE THE MAGIC'S ALL GONE,
AND LOVE HAS DISAPPEARED IN THIN AIR.
NO MORE ACES UP MY SLEEVE,
THAT WAS JUST A NASTY OLD HABIT.
NOW, WHEN I REACH INTO MY TOP HAT,
I'VE RUN OUT OF RABBITS,
RUN OUT OF RABBITS.

THE SUN COMES UP EVERY MORNING,
AND, THE MOON SHINES EVERY NIGHT.
I'VE STILL GOT MY HEALTH,
AND I CAN GET AROUND ALL RIGHT.
FLOWERS BLOOMING IN THE YARD,
AND BIRDS ARE SINGING EVERYWHERE.
I BUILT A FENCE TO KEEP OUT THE RABBITS,
AND THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.
MAGIC IN THE AIR.
THERE'S MAGIC,
MAGIC IN THE AIR.

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from MIGRATION, released March 15, 2014
MAGIC©2015 DONALD McCREA / MECHANICAL ARTS/bmi

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DONALD McCREA San Francisco, California

DONALD McCREA is a San Francisco
songwriter, photographer, and author.

MIGRATION explores America
through music and photography.

new tracks and 14 VIDEOS are now online at:
www.donaldmccrea.com
www.reverbnation.com/donaldmccrea

the book that emerged from this project:
"MIGRATION / lost and found in america",
and is available on AMAZON.
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