THE CALL OF THE WILD

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THE CALL OF THE WILD from MIGRATION by DONALD McCREA

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THE CALL OF THE WILD
donald mccrea
©2015 mechanical arts/ bmi

RAISED IN A SLEEPY OLD SOUTHERN TOWN.
NOTHIN’ BUT COTTON FIELDS ALL AROUND.
EVERY TIME THEY’D RING THAT SCHOOLHOUSE BELL,
I’D WANNA RUN THE OTHER WAY,
AND RAISE SOME HELL.

BOUGHT A GUITAR AT AGE THIRTEEN.
STARTED TO HAVE THOSE HONKY TONK DREAMS.
EVEN AT NIGHT LYIN’ IN MY BED,
I COULD HEAR THOSE DRUMS
POUNDING IN MY HEAD.

IT’S THE CALL OF THE WILD.
LIKE THE SOUND OF A FREIGHT TRAIN
PULLIN’ OUT OF TOWN,
AND PICKIN’ UP STEAM.
IT’S THE CALL OF THE WILD.
IF YOU FEEL THAT RHYTHM,
LET IT INTO YOUR HEART,
LET IT INTO YOUR DREAMS.

JOINED MY FIRST LITTLE COUNTRY BAND.
THE WORLD LOOKED DIFFERENT
FROM ON THE BANDSTAND.
EVERY TIME THEY’D GIVE US HALF A CHANCE,
WE WOULD TURN IT UP LOAD,
AND LET THE LITTLE GIRLS DANCE.

ALL WE EVER WANTED TO DO
WAS GET AWAY.
SO WE PACKED UP THE VAN,
AND HEADED ON OUT,
AND WENT ROLLIN’ ON DOWN
THAT LONG HIGHWAY.

WORKIN’ ON THE ROAD,
JUST TO GET SOME KICKS.
PLAYED EVERY TOWN OUT IN THE STICKS.
ROLLIN’ DOWN THE HIGHWAY,
WITH THE RADIO ON,
HANK SINGS THE BLUES
IN THE EARLY DAWN.

IT’S THE CALL OF THE WILD.
LIKE THE CRY OF A LONELY WOLF
CALLIN’ TO HIS MATE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
THE CALL OF THE WILD.
IF YOU FEEL THAT RHYTHM,
LET IT INTO YOUR HEART,
AND EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT.

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from MIGRATION, released March 15, 2014
THE CALL OF THE WILD©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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