Magic

from by Mark Erelli

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Mark Erelli – vocals, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica
Marco Giovino – drums, percussion
Zachariah Hickman – upright bass
Sam Kassirer – organ, Wurlitzer
Charlie Rose – banjo

lyrics

Now it’s another new bank
And you’d never know to look
But over there is where I used to buy my comic books
I’d read ‘em ‘neath the covers til the flashlight batteries died

Then I dreamed I was a hero
With the strength of 20 men
I’d battle my arch enemies til the sun come up again
On an ordinary mortal, anything but cool
Pretending he could fly as he rode his bike to school

Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now
Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now

I don’t remember growing up
It just kind of happened
Somehow it all worked out but not like I imagined
Most days I never notice but sometimes it keeps me up all night

I can’t go back to the garden
Now I know that it’s done
With computer and green screens, zeroes and ones
But somewhere in the cellar I’ve got those comics in a box
I always meant to sell ‘em, I guess I just forgot

Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now
Looking for the magic (2x)
And a reason to believe somehow

He was bored with his dinosaurs
All his blocks and balls
I was just trying to keep him from climbing the walls
I brought the box up from the basement and spread them all out on the floor

He was too young to read so he looked at the pictures
His smile grew wide and his eyes got bigger
And I know mine did the same as I lifted him up high
With a blanket ‘round his neck pretending he could fly

Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now
Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now
Looking for the magic (2x)
Looking for the magic now
Looking for the magic (2x)
And I feel it coming back around

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Mark Erelli – vocals, 6 & 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica
Marco Giovino – drums, percussion
Zachariah Hickman – upright bass
Sam Kassirer – organ, Wurlitzer
Charlie Rose – banjo

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from For A Song, released April 8, 2016
written by Mark Erelli (Hillbilly Pilgrim Music/ASCAP)

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Mark Erelli Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Erelli completed a masters in evolutionary biology just after his self-titled debut was released in 1999. He has won several prestigious awards, and has 7 records to his name, including collections of western swing, lullabies and songs of stirring social conscience. In recent years, he has gained notoriety as a mulit-instrumentalist sideman with artists such as Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter. ... more

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