She'll Be Right

by Vocal Few

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We’ll Make it Someday – (Scotsman/ASCAP) In the car crash of my life I’ve been the driver Steering blind, in every accident I’ve caused theres no survivors I hope my passengers forgive me my mistakes We haven’t made it to our destination yet We still have debts to pay, but Remember when we used to believe? Yeah, We’ll make it someday! Yeah, We’ll make it someday! However desperate and marginalized, we will be childishly hopeful and blind Yeah, We’ll make it someday! Through all the wreckage and the messes we’ve been through I’ve been your navigator, calmly guiding, sitting next to you So don’t you take all of the credit or the blame We still have plenty more mistakes to make I wouldn’t want it any other way Remember when we used to believe?
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The Fountain 05:02
The Fountain – (Scotsman/ASCAP) Give me a drink of water To cool my tongue It’s been far too long to be thirsty and Far too short to be numb Give me your shame I will breathe it all into my lungs And when I exhale You will know what it’s like to be loved So come, come drink from the fountain Feel the cool water rush in Come, come drink from the fountain You’ll never be thirsty again Give me the peace That’s missing inside my soul ‘Cause I’ve been waiting for years holding on Just to find that I’ve got to let go You drink all you can but you cant get enough You hold on to promises that were promised without love So when you’ve decided that you’ve had enough I will be here at the well Waiting to fill you up
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Every Second 03:45
Every Second –(Scotsman/ASCAP) A woman on a plane sitting next to me says it’s a terrible thing to get old I asked her why, she said because you die and one piece at a time you unfold I said I feel it now at twenty-five, yeah I’ve been dying since the day I was born But theres still one thing worse than that it’s dying without a warning It’s dying without being warned So if the cabin pressure drops and we start falling from the sky We’ll both pray to God in the last seconds of our lives But if we don’t die today then may this memory remain That every second lived is worth each second of the pain Oh flight attendent could you tell me the story of how you gave up trying to control your fate and rescue yourself So calm and patient you greet death every day with a smile If today he takes you would you say that your life was worthwhile, and just smile? Hallelujah, Hallelujah I never dreamed this life for me but I am not afraid At 35,000 feet I make my peace with fate If my work here’s complete, before we hit the ground May we sing the truth that sets us free ‘Cause every second counts
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Mexico 03:41
Mexico – (Scotsman/ASCAP) What say you and me drive down the coast We’ll take the back roads so we get close and roll the windows down so we can hear the ocean I hope you know it’s always you I loved the most So here’s a toast to our memories as we coast in cruise control Don’t say it gets better than this because you never know Yeah, lets drive this piece of junk down to Mexico And we’ll go down to walk the sun set in to the sea Watch it sink beneath the waves into the deep green ocean water I swear it’s the color of your eyes And we’ll never have to live our lives again Yeah we don’t got no money so we’ll sleep in the car We’ll make self portraits in the sand on the beach at the Prairie Creek State Park Don’t say it don’t get better than this because you never know So let’s pack what’s left of ours and head for the border And we’ll escape the day to day We’ll run away, We’ll run away And we’ll escape the things we hate We’ll run away, We’ll run away

about

Once in a while things just happen because they make sense.

Vocal Few is Matt MacDonald (singer/songwriter of The Classic Crime) and his beautiful wife Kristie (singer/pianist/lover of Matt MacDonald).

For years Kristie pled with Matt to record songs with her, but Matt, being lazy and a bad husband, always thought "Ugh, that sounds like a lot of work," and shifted topics whenever the project was brought up.

In March of 2011, Matt and Kristie were surprised by a little line on a pregnancy test. It especially shocked Matt, who eventually realized through a long chain of epiphanies, “Oh crap! How are we going to pay for this?”

Kristie smiled. “The EP, of course.”

Matt went off to Australia for a few weeks to think about it (and play shows with his band).

In the land Down Under, Matt was struck with how lazy and carefree everyone was. He felt right at home. On the Gold Coast they have a saying for when people worry. “She’ll be right,” they say, “No big deal mate, she’ll be right.” Matt started telling himself this when he got stressed about how his daughter might survive in this world with a dead-beat musician for a father. “She’ll be right,” he’d think to himself, “She’ll be right.”

Light bulb.

That’s the name of the band! Matt thought. No, that’s more of an album title. But it’s great because the proceeds will go to buy diapers and pay for baby checkups and all the weird things babies need and she won't starve or die because this EP will ensure, in part, that She’ll Be Right!

So the She’ll Be Right EP was born, and Matt and Kristie went to work recording as the baby grew.

The project name Vocal Few was settled on for layers upon layers of meanings. Both band members sing the vocals, there are only two in the band, which qualifies as a few. Also, in society the vocal few can change culture, because they’re vocal, active participants in the social discourse. In other words, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and Matt and Kristie want their songs to squeak, loudly, until everybody in the world is crying out to grease them. Because why not?

Matt and Kristie’s baby girl was born December 12th, 2011.

Please help them buy diapers by purchasing this EP.

credits

released January 10, 2012

Matt MacDonald: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Kristie MacDonald: vocals, piano
Violins on "The Fountain" by Jen Mayer

Produced and Engineered by Matt MacDonald
Mixed by Brandon Metcalf
Mastered for vinyl by Troy Glessner
Photography by Robbie Negrin
Album Art Design by Eric Kimberlin Bowley

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Vocal Few Seattle, Washington

Matt & Kristie MacDonald make pop/folk songs that tell stories of travel & change & dreams & struggles. Life's a trip. A roadtrip.

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