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Freeway Ants



 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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I was inspired to write this song after returning from a Caribbean cruise and seeing all the traffic on the bridge as we entered Miami.
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Freeway Ants
Music and lyrics by Mary McGrath
Copyright 3/13/2011
All rights reserved

The cars move,
Like ants in a hurry.
They scurry up the paved mound,
Toward tall hives dotted with fluorescent light.

Some sort of purpose drives them forward,
Headlights beam large like round yellow eyes,
Flooding the freeway ahead
Looking for their way
For some meaning

Where are they going?
What are they doing?
Pushing toward something
But getting nowhere

I come from the balmy seas
Where reason, time has no measure
The moments are now, where we are
Is the only pleasure

And I look at the freeway ants
Remembering that I was once one of them

Pushing uphill toward my fluorescent future.
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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2011 - 11:43:24 PM
Last Updated: May 15, 2011 - 08:53:44 AM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 04:22:09 PM
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KCsGROOVE said 3104 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Cool groove
dig the driving pace of this song, Mary!
Very much enjoyed!
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Garni said 3104 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Smooth :)
Hi Mary this is quality work you have here.
From a distance us humans are merely ants ;)

Check out my latest song called Where Did The Sun Go with Lokka
ShadowofNine said 3104 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
People Ants
Every time I fly I see people ants, enjoyed this one Mary...
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Philip18 said 2725 days ago (April 1st, 2012)
Freeway Ants
Smooth as silk vocal contrasts nicely with the traffic sounds of the backing. Though-provoking lyrics. Cool keys. Nice orchestration. I like it!
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Name: Mary McGrath
Location: Culver City CA. 90230
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I've been singing since grammar school, performing in a number of choirs, and in college in a few jazz bands. Although I parked my interest in music while I pursued a career in advertising, I now have more time to indulge in my passion for jazz. I p... [see more]

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