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Red Crayons

Artist: Bill McIver

Album: Dead Canary Road
Category: Singer/songwriter, Alternative Folk, New Folk

This song has been applauded 22 times!
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Description: "Red Crayons" is an honest and biting commentary on the topic of guns in America today. It was written and recorded just one week after the Newtown school tragedy, but it probably could have been written anytime over the past 15 years or so.

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Submitted: February 27, 2013 8:09PM

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Hey, glad i got to hear this one. Right off the top your singing style reminded me of Leo Kotte. (mis-spelled)

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Wow. I don't think I've heard any other songs that deal with the topic of gun violence in the USA. The guitar of Red Crayons reminds me of Dylan's "Its Alright Ma" and Bill reminds me of Phil Ochs. Well done.

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Good to hear someone singing about the current topic of guns in this country. I think this song captures the topic well. Bill's singing style reminds me of Phil Ochs, and the guitar reminds me of acoustic Dylan.

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"Red Crayons" is very much in the vain of CSN

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My earlier comment got cut off somehow. This song is in the vain of CSNY song "Ohio." Very timely response to the topic of guns in this country, it's a topic that's not going to going away soon. Anyone who likes topical folk songs should listen to this song.

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I like this song alot. So good to hear someone singing about something so significant. Keep it up!

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