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INFLUENCED BY: BOB DYLAN, JOHN MORELAN, BRUCE COCKBURN,LEONARD COHEN

 douglas mclean music 

the new album....after All this time - April 18,  2015    

Land of My Fathers
Douglas McLean (LAND OF MY FATHERS )
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New album news :  2017 
So after a long thought  process, I have the courage to release "Land  of My Fathers" a set of tender songs about wondering why we are here and family and love. 

Released  March 2017 

Land of My Fathers

Music and Lyrics© – Douglas Eldon McLean – August 15 2015

GEB Publishing/ SOCAN ©



Maps never give you the feel of a place

The green of the grass or the sun on your face

Holding your breath so you won’t disturb

All the magic that lies locked in the earth

All the magic that lies locked in the earth


Unspoken yearning deep in the blood

Pulls like a tide that the moon can’t confront

Simple reminders that once were ignored

Sing through the fog of these old coastal roads

Sing through the fog of these old coastal roads


Take me down to the land of my fathers

Where the wild roses grow

Lay me down in those cool clear waters

Open up my soul

Open up my soul


Songs filled with wonder

Songs filled with grace

Songs that evade all that time will erase

I stumble and wonder with no purpose or plan

To gather more thorns than blooms in my hand

I gather more thorns than blooms in my hand


Take me down to the land of my mother

Where the sea breaks the shoreline

Surrounded by these daughters of heaven

Teach me how to love

Teach me how to love


I can’t understand what’s been going on

All the wreckage and ruin brings nothing at all

For all of gifts we seem destined to fail

We alone bear the cross of all that we’ve lost

And we’ve lost so much

Yes we’ve lost so much


Sooner or later it comes down to this

The farther we travel the more that we miss

It was there all along but we just didn’t see

Only love and forgiveness will set the heart free

Only loving forgiveness will set the heart free


Take me down to the land of my fathers

Where the wild roses grow

Lay me down in those cool clear waters

Open up my soul

Open up my soul

Take me down to the land of my mother

Where the sea breaks the shoreline

Surrounded by these daughters of heaven

Teach me how to love

Teach me how to love