NAKED

by Duff MacDonald

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about

This album is a passion project and the result of much loss in my life (my Mom, Dad, Brother, relationship) That is where the title NAKED stemmed from. A feeling of 'rawness" emotionally. Of course, thats when the best songs come. I am extremely proud of this body of work and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.

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released June 15, 2016

All songs written and performed by Duff MacDonald except The Skye Boat Song (Traditional)
© 2016 Duff MacDonald Music
SOCAN/BMI
Produced by Duff MacDonald and Michael Lerner
Co-produced by Lee and Carolyn Knafelc
Vocals, Clapping, Dulcitone: Duff MacDonald
Drums: Adam Warner
Bass: Peter Bleakney
Acoustic Guitar: Mark Stewartson
Keys, Dulcitone: Michael Lerner
Mandolin, Fiddle, Tin Whistle: Duncan Cameron
Dobro, Banjo: Fred Smith
Photography by Peter Demas
Album Design: Duff MacDonald
Backup Vocals: Lindsay Croxall, Geoffrey Tyler, Mark Cassius, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Jenn Kee and Duff MacDonald.
Mixed by Dean Drouillard
Mastered by Dan Turcotte
Edited by Michael Lerner and Duff MacDonald
Recorded by Mark Camilleri at Imagine Sound Studios, Toronto.

I have to thank explicitly all the friends and family who financially supported this album and donated to my Go Fund Me campaign. This record would not have been possible without your generous support. Thank you SO much!

This album is dedicated to my Mom, Dad and my brother Earl. I hope this music makes you smile where you are.
Special thanks to Rachel Lerner and Michael Lerner for making room in their home for me during this process.

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Duff MacDonald Toronto, Ontario

Hailing from the wide open prairies of Saskatchewan, Duff has been singing and songwriting since the age of seven. He picked up the guitar at age fourteen and went on to win the Saskatchewan Search For the Stars at age 16. He also was a finalist in the Music City Song Festival in Nashville for his song “Dreamin". His first professional recording came on a CD Compilation entitled “Desolation Sound” ... more

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Track Name: Naked
I lie here in quiet conversation with myself

Talking to the pillow

Where once you asked for help

I try to see right through you

But you are fast asleep

You wake to hear me crying

Have I gone too deep


CHORUS

I am naked

Right before your very eyes

I am naked

Can you sympathize

I am naked

I trust in only you


Will you stand with me …… naked

BRIDGE:

Friends pass like thieves

And the seasons pass like the waves

Men pass through your door

Like they love you

But why can’t you see

I’ll lose a piece of me

If you don’t stand with me

Naked………

CHORUS

I am naked

Right before your very eyes

I am naked

Can you sympathize

I am naked

I trust in only you

Will you stand with me

Will you stand before me

Will you stand beside me……..Naked
Track Name: Soul Salvation
When I first met you

You looked at me and said

I’ll help you, and I can carry that

When I first met you

All my dreams rang true

And you asked me for a ride

Now everything that’s old is new

CHORUS

It’s the way you look at me

It’s the way you set me free

In one blink of an eye

Like a lonely soldiers cry

I walked naked through the rain

To wash away my pain

To get over what I ‘d done

You’re my soul……soul salvation

Break


We were meant to be

Forever you and me

I’ll carry you, over my head


We have ups and downs

You spin me right around (right round, baby right round like a record baby..)

Like a kid I’m young again

I want to take your hand

It’s the way you look at me

It’s the way you set me free

In one blink of an eye

Like a lonely soldiers cry

I walk naked through the rain

To wash away my pain

To get over what was done

You’re my soul……………….Soul Salvation
Track Name: Daffodils and Your Paper Heart
Oragami heart strings
Instagram memories
Make up this world for you and me
Overboard I am thrown
into a sea of lonely
I see through rose colored glass

Daffodils and your paper heart
You're tearing me apart

Stacks of Hershey kisses
And I am not your misses
Clipping your tiny lucid wings

Daffodils and your paper heart
You're tearing me apart

Texting and sexting
IM and overwriting
Upload and inter-city woes
Do we ever grow
Where do we ever go
Underground and underqualified
Over love

Daffodils and your paper heart
Tearing me apart
Tearing me apart
With your purple heart
Track Name: Man On A Mission
People tell me I’m wrong

People tell me I’m strange

People tell me to alter the way I am

They don’t know my path

That I’m under the gun

I’m a man on a mission


I have all the goods

It’s under the hood

And I have known it for years & years

I just couldn’t fly

But I have to try

I’m a man on a mission


CHORUS

Cuz I’m a man

I’m a man

I’m a man, with a solid plan (really good plan/simple plan)

A man on a mission


BRIDGE:

I’m that final poker game

I’m crazy like the king

I’m in that life boat

But I’m not gonna fall

Off my little throne

I won’t at all

CHORUS REPEAT


So onward I go

Onward to the sky

Nobody can hold my reins

Don’t spit in my eye

Don’t stand on my foot

Get the hell outta my way!


CHORUS REPEAT
Cuz I’m a man……
Track Name: This Man Is An Island
Why can't I just accept that this is the way its gonna be
He's never gonna change
No matter how hard I push
No matter where I look
This man is an island

Why can't I just accept that this storm isn't over
That he won't subside
For loss of my pride
Or loss of his love
This man is an island

He won't look back
He won't look ahead
He won't look inside
The mess in his head
He's an asylum
I loved him then
I loved him now
But this man is an island

Solo/Break

Repeat Verse 1
Track Name: When I Was Young
When I was young

I floated on by

And pushed aside the clouds

That cried and cried and cried

When I was young

I had it all

My Pa was fair and just

And my Ma wore clothes of gold

When I was young

I skated on by

And learned to try most anything

In the blink of an eye

CHORUS:

Ay……

Ay…….


When I was young

I had T Bone Steak

The fields were golden

And my bones n’re ached

Now I am old –er

And like my great gran said

If you don’t have a crown on you

Then where is your head

CHORUS repeat

So I walk among

Those that lived before

Those that are leaving

Will meet at the same door


CHORUS repeat

LAST LINE:

When I was young……
Track Name: Into Your Love
In your reflection
I see all of you
In my mind's eye
I knew you too
That dream of a black bird on a wire
Haunts me still
Frustrated I moved on
Suspicion made the kill

I asked for a new plan
Where darkness was light
Where trees weren't withered
And the birds laughed in flight
I sun always smiled bright
And the rain's a good wine
Rejected I faced you
And stepped over the line

Into your arms
Into your heart
Into a love
A love, whoa a love

I have decided
After all these years
That what I had asked for
Fit like kid glove
Weathered the winter
And walked over the coals
Swam through the rapids
But there's one thing I know

The moon can stop winking
Mother earth she'll dry up
Her eyes can stop crying
And her heart cease to pump
The stars can stop shining
But we may not see
It's a million light years
Not for you or for me.

Chorus