RELEASE DATE: MARCH 14, 2002

 

Margot Wagner's eagerly awaited second CD showcases her command of both guitar and piano as well as her soaring, yet delicate vocals. Margot's songwriting reveals a depth of insight and experience as well as mature artistry in crafting both music and lyrics.

Margot is again joined by many wonderful musicians on this project including a new rhythm section - Steve Roux on drums and Mike Olson on bass, with Margot on all guitars and keyboards.

Songs on "firefly" include many audience favorites from the past year, including "Cup of Kindness," "Thin Ice," "Mourning Dove," "Cinnamon & Sugar," "The Birds in Paris," and more.

Buy Margot's CDs online at Fargostuff.com.

 track list...

1 Cup of Kindness* (45-sec. sound clip)
2 Thirteen Dollars
3 Day Lily *
4 Thin Ice *
(45-sec. sound clip)
5 The Cut-Off Song
6 Ne Dis Pas
7 Hong Kong *
(45-sec. sound clip)
8 Firefly
9 Smudged & Smeared
10 Mourning Dove
(60-sec. sound clip)
11 Cinnamon & Sugar *
12 Kindred
13 The Birds in Paris

* full band tunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sample lyric...
firefly

Go, go, go you firefly.
You've got your own wings it's time you took to flight
I am tearing myself open, looking inside for that little spark
That makes us all alive
And when everybody's trying to be something that they're not
Trying to be the best, trying to make it to the top oh

Go, go, go you firefly. I hope you stay who you are
I hope you dazzle and you shine

'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start
'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start (yes I did)

And I am scared that you might burn me
Now that I've caught your light
Out of the deep blue green sky
Oh they say that things will change
They say that love explodes and then fades,
Well I don't care, I would take it that way

'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start
'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start (yes I did)

So firefly, whatch'ya doing to me
I say firefly, whatch'ya doing to me
You got shivers down my spine and I am weak at my knees
Oh firefly whatch'ya doing to me?

'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start
'Cause I knew that I would love you from the start (yes I did)

 

Margot Wagner's debut CD has already received warm and enthusiastic critical and popular acclaim. Nate Callens of college radio station KMSC put it this way:

"Margot's debut CD 'Open Blue Sky' doesn't sound like a debut, but that of a seasoned professional. Her musicianship and vocals transcend her young age. All of these beautiful songs come from an 18-year-old woman. It's incredible. Her lyrics are deep and meaningful, and the music is a perfect match. Her vocal sound is comparable to Tori Amos, Alanis Morrisette and Jewel. She's quite a talent and we are sure to see and hear more of her in the near future."

Here's what Andrea Berninger of The Forum had to say:

"Some people are blessed with the ability to find their gifts early in life -- Margot Wagner is one of them...Wagner's songs blend elements of folk and pop and of America and Europe. The young woman spent a year in France...In her light, clear soprano, she sings of train stations, cafés, cobblestones and the bohemian life, and touches on themes of guilt, regret and growth. Witness this insight from 'Some Words:'

..Some words are not strong enough like I love you/Some words do not mean enough like I'm sorry/Some words are not soft enough, hey I'm leaving you/And some words do not last long enough like forever...

When I was 18, I sure didn't have the perspective to write lyrics like that." (read the entire review here).

 

track list...

1 Ma Bohème *
2 Coffee Cold
3 Ice Storms *
(45-sec. sound clip)
4 7:53 *
5 As In Autumn
(60-sec. sound clip)
6 One Step
7 Some Words *
(45-sec. sound clip)
8 Chocolate
9 Poetry On Newspapers
10 Picking Up the Pieces
11 Bring Back *
12 Open Blue Sky

* full band tunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 sample lyric...

as in autumn

As in autumn we did fall as leaves
Crashing downward with the pull of time
Now I see how worn we have become
Draining ourselves colorful and fine

Come fall by me and wither in my hands
Come lay by me and crumble in my arms

The frost comes quickly to steal our morning breath
And paint pure memories thin across our bones
Fear not the snow's cold blanket in the night
It cannot chill the blood we do not own

Come fall by me and wither in my hands
Come lay by me and crumble in my arms

If I should fall without you sometime in this night
And lose myself before I reach the ground
I won't be sad -- I know you'd be all right
I'd wait a thousand years for you to come

Come fall by me and wither in my hands
Come lay by me and crumble in my arms

I won't be sad, I won't
I know you'll be all right
I'd wait a thousand years
Or more for you to come

Buy Margot's CDs online at Fargostuff.com.

 

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