IAN McCULLOCH – A Diamond To Celebrate his Birthday…

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IAN McCULLOCH. Iconic frontman of Echo and The Bunnymen (one of the best bands
ever in my book, on record and on stage). Now and then romantic crooner as a solo
artist. Big mouth, fabulous quotes. “I’m the second best singer after Frank Sinatra”. But
most of all he’s a highly blessed songwriter with an extraordinarily cool voice. Today is
the man’s 57th birthday (born in Beatles town Liverpool on 5 May 1959). To celebrate I picked one of his mesmerizing diamonds. LIFT ME UP is nothing less than a classic. An irresistibly elevating pop pearl from his 2012 solo album Pro Patria Mori. Solid gold. It
should have been a global hit. Happy B. legend!…

Ma, ma, mother come for me
Ma, ma, ma they’ve come for me
Ma, ma, come to me
So fa, fa, father come for me
Fa, fa, fa they’ve come for me
Fa, fa, father come to me

So near, nearly here
Loves’ tears, no fears
New years, new years
So far, there they are
Our stars really are
Burnt stars, our stars

Lift me up, lift me up
To a place I’ve never known
Lift me up, lift me up
I can’t make this on my own, can’t make this on my own

So close, last posts
Almost, new ghosts, new ghosts, last posts
Sun rays, young days
Sons raised, fins days, done days

Ma ma mother come for me
Ma ma ma they’ve come for me
Fa fa father come to me

Lift me up, lift me up
To a place, I’ve never known
Lift me up, you lift me up
I can’t make this on my own, can’t make this on my own

And when time runs out of space
And when space runs out of time
Let me find the one true place I call mine
And when stars run out of sky
And when sky rum out of stars
Let me know that you and I really are

Lift me up, lift me up, lift use up
Lift use up, lift me up, lift me up now
Yeah lift me up, lift me up, lift use up
Lift me up. lift me up, lift use up
Lift me up. lift use up, lift me up

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Antwerp, last year, with The Bunnymen. Imperishable grandeur…

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(Concert pictures by TurnUpTheVolume!)

IanMarI

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