Soldier (Single)

by Dave Mackay

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Sound the alarm, I’m pulling back
I’m tripping over all the mess that I’ve made
I’m done with the politics and feeling sick from being this afraid

Something is working against me
Working to disconnect me, stopped me in my tracks
But I’ve been running this road for too long now to turn back

Soldier; be a soldier.
Don’t let it get to you now
Take your weapons; stand to attention
You can turn this all around

I’ll face my demons, I can’t see them but I feel them all surrounding me
This is just the beginning, I’ve been thinking my decisions could easily be all that I need

My only weakness is wearing all my secrets on my sleeves
But I’d rather be a warrior with a heart than a prisoner of greed

Now I’ve been loading all the weight on to my shoulders
and as I’m getting older, I can I feel it pulling me down
And I’ve got every intention of figuring this out, somehow

Soldier; be a soldier
Don't let it get to you now
Take your weapons; stand to attention
You can still, still turn this all around


released August 1, 2016
Produced by Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay – Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Programming
Jon Greene – Guitar
Antoine Katz – Bass
JP Bouvet – Drums

Music and Lyrics written by Dave Mackay

Engineered by Chris Leon at The Bunker and Brooklyn Recording in New York City
Assistant Engineers: Nolan Thies at The Bunker and Adam Tilzer at Brooklyn Recording

Mixed by Chris Leon
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound, NY

Photography & Artwork by Tanya Ghosh

©2016 ACT 27 Publishing
℗©2016 Dave Mackay



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Dave Mackay New York, New York

Dave Mackay is a British alternative rock singer/songwriter and pianist based in New York City. Inspired by the sincere, emotive lyrics of Sting and Jeff Buckley, and the larger-than-life, gritty sonics of MuteMath and Muse, his music is the meeting point of two contrasting worlds: the intimate and epic. ... more

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