I Lit The Fire

from by Jack Garton

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There's an old cabin at the end of the road
Nobody's lived there for years
There was an old man that used to,
But it seems that he's switched careers
Now he's pushing up roses at the graveyard
Next to the granny of Mikey Mcguire

So I lit the fire
I lit the fire

Everybody's living in the city
Nobody lives around here
The place was wet as a dog, the only thing in my pocket
Was a letter from my baby last year,
It said, "Johnny be good while I'm gone,
I'll be true you've got nothing to fear"

So I lit the fire
I lit the fire

I didn't think that I could light it
But decided not to fight it or go crazy with "I think I can"s
I went flick, flick flick with my $1.10 Bic
'Til a little flame started to dance
You can Google me, baby, but I won't be at that old address anymore

'Cause I lit the fire
I lit the fire


from Love You Over Time, released July 1, 2018
copyright 2018, Demon Squadron Recordings
Written by JF Garton, SOCAN
Recorded by Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron Feb 2017 Hipposonic Studios, Vancouver, BC
produced by Steven Drake and Jack Garton
engineered and mixed by Steven Drake
preview mastering by LANDR

Jack Garton - lead vocal, accordion, trumpet
Brendon Hartley - bass
Amrit Basi - drums
Adam Farnsworth - piano, bg vocal
Steven Drake - guitars, bg vocal
Ashton Sweet - baritone sax


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Jack Garton Galiano Island, British Columbia

Coming from Galiano Island in the Salish sea, Jack Garton's pursuit of foot-stomping beautiful songs has taken him as far as Europe, Canada's arctic, and the Southern USA, playing his unique combination of trumpet and accordion. Parts writer, composer, player and showman, Jack's show is a roller-coaster tour through roots music in the folk and blues traditions. ... more

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