815

by Marc McClure

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First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to give 815 a listen.

This record began two years ago while I was in the middle of my time in film school. A couple of years removed from any involvement in music, it felt like the time was right for a fresh start and new perspective. For writing, I traded my guitar for a piano, and rather than capturing moments in time, sought to weave a narrative that would encapsulate my life up through my mid-twenties. I poured as much of myself into these songs as possible: the pop music I grew up listening to, the punk and indie rock that shaped my adolescence, my love of film, my successes, my failures, my friends, my family, my fears, and my hopes for the future. Russ (Miller, Producer) and I worked tirelessly to breathe life and meaning into these songs, and what we ended up with, I can only describe as the soundtrack to my life up until that point.

This record helped me to come to terms with the inevitability of what we all must face- growing up-and how to answer when life asks us who we are going to be become.

Again, thank you for listening, and I hope these songs help to guide you as you write your own story.

Love,

Marc

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released August 12, 2016

Songs written by Marc McClure
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Russell Jacob Miller
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering
Guitar solo on "Take It All" performed by Evan Graham Dunn
Saxophone on "Calling Her Crazy" performed by Ellis Wright
Design: Nicole Ngo
Photography: Jordan Blaskey

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Track Name: 815
Meet me at three at Union Station
I'll have another smoke while you steal the conversation
Tell me how you never got to be what you wanted
Tell me once again why the hell I came here

Nothing ever changes

Quarter past two and the bar is closing
The same one we found when we were far too young
She's still so pretty but she's having trouble walking straight
I try to help her out but now her skin's too tough

Everything is changing
Track Name: Calling Her Crazy
"Do you ever think we got left behind?"
You're spilling out your heart again
As you have another drink, you say
"life's unkind, and we'll never have it figured out"
We've been here before, I'll ask you once
You say you never want a boyfriend
And I say "Where to, love?"
"Wherever you want"

And all the boys are calling up, calling her crazy
I'm falling in love with her maybe
All the boys are wrong
But maybe I'm crazy

"Wouldn't you agree, we've got all this time to sort it out and settle down?"
As we stumble off the street and pace crooked lines
Then crash into your room again
Now we lay on your floor, our eyes wide shut
You say, "this place has never been home"
And I say, "where to, love? Wherever you want"
"Just don't wait up if I decide to go"

And all the boys are calling up, calling her crazy
I'm falling in love with her maybe
All the boys are wrong
But maybe I'm crazy

We'll never sort it out, we'll never settle down
You'll never look at me the way you look at leaving town
We'll never sort it out, we'll never settle down
You'll never look at me the way I do you
Track Name: Take It All
When you call my name, it sounds like you're dying
And I remember this place, a little less innocent these days
Now you're crawling back in and hiding in your corner
I've never seen you crying like that, never again

And I watch you take it all
Then I'm gonna run away
Go ahead and take it all
Know you'll never breathe again

There's a desperate shake as you feign a promise
And I wanna feel safe, but the memory can never be replaced
Now the sirens flash in through the windows in the foyer
They're here to watch you blame it on us all over again

And I watch you take it all
Then I'm gonna run away
Go ahead and take it all
Know you'll never breathe again
Track Name: A Beginning
Take a look at my face as I'm falling
She says everything's been the same
Just a little worse
Now I wanna know what brought you here
You look familiar but I can't be sure

Why don't you tell me your name and tell me your story?
Where are you from, and where are you going?
You wake me up, say you're leaving and tell me to follow
I'll follow
Where are you from, and where are you going?

As of late my head is so heavy
As you whisper, "You know I'm so tired of living how I'm told"
Because there's nothing worse
Now I wanna go somewhere I've never been
Well I'm ready to run when you say when


Why don't you tell me your name and tell me your story?
Where are you from, and where are you going?
You wake me up, say you're leaving and tell me to follow
I'll follow
Where are you from, and where are you going?

We'll run
We'll run to a beginning