The Joy Of Existence

by High Magic

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High Magic
The Joy Of Existence
5-song debut ep
October 2013

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released October 21, 2013

Recorded September 2013
East Hall Recording Studios/Fayetteville AR
Recorded & mixed by Chris Moore.
Mastered by Derek Taylor.

All songs © Wade Ogle 2013. All rights reserved.
Cover: original art by Robin Starr © 2013. All rights reserved.

High Magic is:
Wade Ogle: Vocals, guitars, organ
Nate Higgins: Drums, backing vocals

Additional:
Chris Moore: Bass guitar

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High Magic Fayetteville, Arkansas

Wade Ogle
Nate Higgins

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Track Name: Melancholy Girl
Melancholy Girl
© 2013 Wade Ogle

My melancholy baby, my melancholy girl
She gave away her secret prayer
To save a lonesome world
She is a drunken soul
She plays the long lost chord
Jesus wept for many men
But he ain't weepin' no more

My melancholy baby, my melancholy girl

Dark is the night
And hard goes the road
It's never been the sweetest song
Just the only one she's known
My melancholy baby,
She cut the ball and chain
she burned the past with lightning
And soothed the wound with rain

Waves of fear
Will cripple your every move
You think that you could love her
But she's only passing through

My melancholy baby, My melancholy girl
(I remember when we were younger)
Track Name: Mayflower Ave.
Mayflower Ave.
©2013 Wade Ogle

As the parade moved down Mayflower Ave.
I heard the church bells cry six times
My thoughts drifted to summer’s end
And whether I’d ever see your face again

A new moon was a comin’ on
And another new day is now dead and gone
My mind drifted to another time
When love was easy and your heart was mine

I walked out on to the frozen lake
I fell to my knees and I began to pray
Oh Dear God, the trouble we can make
When we tell ourselves it’s never too late
When you fall down to the west
You will know who has loved you best

Oh Dear God, the trouble we can make
We tell ourselves it’s never too late
When I fall down to the west
I will know who has loved me best
Track Name: God's Fools
God's Fools
© 2013 Wade Ogle

I awoke to find that I had nearly died
Wandering in the wilderness alone
And I prayed to the saints as you held my trembling hands
And saved me from my own death again

And I heard the song of the doubter and the judger
Singing “Hey boy, why don’t you stay down?
Well my dear old friends, I won’t forget your kind words
I swear I won’t forget you in the end

It’s late but I called and no one was at home
Tending to God’s fools takes time
There’s Mary & Joe and a billion more below
Take your number and get in line

With the wind to the west, and I have nothing left
I'll fall to my knees and I'll pray one last time
For my soul I was told, although it was long ago
To protect it, I’ll bury it in a dream

Well it’s late but I called and no one was at home
Tending to God’s fools takes time
There’s Mary & Joe and a billion more below
Take your number and get in line
Track Name: Devils Knock
Devils Knock Upon My Door
© 2013 Wade Ogle

Over and over again
I sink deep into my sin
I keep on drowning
And I feel like dying
Over and over again

Devils knock upon my door
They bring the truth and nothing more
They stand before me, naked and lonely
Devils knock upon my door

Fear cripples my every move
You don’t like me and I don’t like you
I reach out slowly and pull back quickly
Fear cripples my every move

I kept a secret from you
I will never reveal the truth
I keep it hidden and I drink it like poison
I kept secret from you
Track Name: Down Every Pathway
Down Every Pathway
© 2013 Wade Ogle

You are the sunset
That bruises the sky
I am the lightning
Burning down the other side

Lost along the shoreline
We drift out to sea
I’m not afraid my love
Are you afraid of me?

Down every pathway
Seek and you will find
If you've hidden poison
In your soul or in your mind

All I wanted
Was a taste of the joy
All you needed
Was something to destroy

I feel alone
Far away from home
I dream of love
Come to me my love