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More folk driven than January or February, MARCH takes time to explore love, infatuation, rejection and missed opportunities through songs as stripped down as the single voice in “I’ll Go Easy” to the full, energized arrangement of “Placeholder”. Three months in, March is a unique album unto itself and leaves us to wonder, “what the hell’s April gonna sound like?”.

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released March 31, 2018

All words and music by Quinn Henry Mulligan
Drums by Charley McGowan

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Quinn Henry Mulligan Portland, Oregon

QUINN HENRY MULLIGAN is a Portland-area solo artist with deep roots in contemporary folk, classic rock and roll and indie pop.  

Quinn is currently embarking on an ambitious mission he’s calling "GET THEM OFF MY CHEST.”  He will 12 albums in 12 months; the first of these albums, JANUARY is set to release January 1st and will kick off a year of discovery, passion, and inspiration.
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Track Name: I'll Go Easy
I’ve been too easy living
Too easy dreaming
Too easy drinking up
The nights that pass me by


I’ve been hard to get to moving
Hard to know my feelings
Hard to know desire that
Seems difficult to pin

I’ve been wandering and aimless
Hopeful, feeling heartless
Hardness swelling up in me
Where once a soft heart bled


So, I’ll sing in the morning
Sing in the evening
Sing until my bloody lips
Can save me

I’ll sing until I’m short of breath
And fall beneath your loving breast
Satisfied and happy
I’ll go easy
Track Name: I'm Set Free
Come away with me
Come away with me
Come away, my pretty baby
Tell me how to be

Set my body free
Set my body free
Set my burning body down
And tell me what you need

Tell me that you want
Tell me that you want
Tell me that you want me badly
Say I’m what you need
I could talk all night
I could talk all night
Though I know we’re far apart
I feel you tonight

So, let me hear you say
I’m all you need today
Let me hear you tell me that
It all will be okay

I’m sure feeling crazy and my head is going numb
All I’ve thought of lately is the place that you are from
I wish I were rich so I could get away from here
Yes, I’ll leave this ditch I’m in and make sure you are near

So, tell me you are free
To come away with me
Tell me if I make it out
You’ll come and live with me

Say I’m not a fool
For coming out to you
Say I’m doing all the best things
I could try and do

Bury me below
Seven feet of snow
Only then could I pretend
That you will ever know

How I feel today
What I have to say
Still, I know you’re over there
So, I’ll just sit and play

All the songs I know
Hoping they can show
What I don’t think I could say
And all the words will flow

I’m sure feeling crazy and my head is going numb
All I’ve thought of lately is the place that you are from
I wish I were rich so I could get away from here
Yes, I’ll leave this ditch I’m in and make sure you are near
Track Name: Placeholder
I’ve been going down
On my knees to please
The system I was born to
Holds me down, the sound
Of screaming to be free
From all the debt that holds me
Firmly to the ground
I need to breathe

And there are moments where I feel at ease
But they’re so few and far between
And, god, I know I’ve got to do it on my own
But it’s so hard to take a step without your legs

I’ve been losing speed
Just to feed myself
And working all day long
Never seeing the sun
Burning up my days
Getting paid for what?
Some wine to fill my cup
I need to breathe

And I find I’ve got this girl in mind
Who’s sending me postcards and notes
But it’s hard to feel impressive when oppressive debts accrue
And even you think that your life’s a joke

What comes in the night?
Just a dream I’ve seen
Your soft and wavy hair
Let it flow and though
I can’t decide what’s right
I guess I’ll never know
The way you think of me
I need to sleep

And she’s asking what I’ve done so far
But I haven’t found an answer I can give
It’s this time I waste that keeps me locked in place
And I’m trying just to find a better way
Track Name: Out Of Time
I’ll go my own way
You’ll go your own way
I know, there’s nothing I can do
To get away from you
That’s just who I am

I dream every now and then
Of you and how you’d pretend
To smile when you hated what I said
I wished that I was dead
I knew you didn’t want me then

But it’s my fault
I was hard to be around
I was mean
I had let you down
For a fix
I was so unkind
Out of mind
Out of time

I lost more than you
They’re gone to my dreams
And scenes from so long ago
I wish that I could know
How they’ve all been

So kill all I had
And break all I am
Ignore my message once again
I never should have sent;
I’m left waiting again

But it’s my fault
I was hard to be around
I was mean
I had let you down
For a fix
I was so unkind
Out of mind
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Track Name: Nova
I’m sorry I hurt
I’m sorry I even wanted to
Start to talk to you
It kills me to know
that someday you’ll find another one
What a lucky son he’ll be
What a lucky son to me
Will he ever hear of me

I’m sorry you’re hurt
I’m sorry you couldn’t see it through
What am I to do?
Like thunder, it came
It shook me so unexpectedly
Now I can’t believe it’s you
That I’m talking to
Like nothing is true

When you came to me
And we started learning all the things
Making you and me
I felt I’d been born
I felt I had found another way
To deal with everything I knew
I owed that to you
I owe that to you

Now it’s gone like it came
And I can’t but think it’s all a dream
Soon reality
Will come like a wave
Blue water is crashing down on me
And you’re holding on to me
You’ll never let go of me
You really took hold of me
Your eyes right in front of me
But still looking back at me
You break from the scenery
A star is in front of me
The light is your family
And only my destiny
Can say if you’re loving me
Track Name: Frist the Skin, Then the Bones
Poor boy, Poor boy, don’t you let her go
Downtown, Downtown, with nowhere to go
She’ll find another man, she’ll leave you where you stand
And that will be the end of it all

Poor boy, poor boy, soaked to the bone
she has left you and now you walk alone
Still, you’re not ashamed, you love her every day
That’s all you can do anyway

drink up, drink up, now you’re not alone
Sorrow and mercy have come to warm your bones
And there’s another girl sitting at the bar
But you know it won’t go too far

So go home, pass out in your empty bed
Wake up tomorrow and think of what she said
She doesn’t want you now, she said she never will
So, poor boy, just move on again

Poor boy, poor boy, have you any lead?
Shoot down all those thoughts in your head
They’re doing you no good, they hold you to the ground
They keep you from getting around

Fantastic oceans of deep salty green
Capture the shoreline that I have never seen
And there’s another way to find the words to say
That you don’t care anyway

So go find a poor girl who wants to come away
Down to that ocean that aids in your decay
And first the skin will go followed by the bones
Then you’ll be heading home
Track Name: Moving On
No matter how he tries to grasp
Her attention, he’s a memory at best
Still, a pleasant one to pit against her suitors
But still, he’s always placing last

And he hopes she might understand
The image he’s drawn on her hand
Still, she turns away afraid he might just love her
And that’s a fate she couldn’t stand

He sings
Lay me down to sleep, you sweet memory
The days that I spend wanting to lay beside you
Now are lost to a dream

And he doesn’t want to tie her down
Or tell her how to walk around
He doesn’t want to be the man that’s always jealous
He wants to be a man she can trust

So, he writes the words he wants to say
But feels it wouldn’t matter anyway
He doesn’t speak in case she might invite him
Back to her place another day

Sure enough, she calls him on the phone
Asking him to come to her home
He’s happy to be used, but still, he can’t forever
and soon enough he’ll leave it alone

He sings
Lay me down to sleep, you sweet memory
The days that I spend wanting to lay beside you
Now are lost to a dream

He wonders how she thinks of those nights
Where they talked until the sun gave her light
In streams of golden hues that promised loveless mornings
And dreams of a life that could’ve been

Now, it seems he’s moving on
He doesn’t seem to mind when she’s gone
I’m sure if she came back he’d start the whole thing over
But for now he’s moving on

He sings
Lay me down to sleep, you sweet memory
The days that I spend wanting to lay beside you
Now are lost to a dream
Track Name: The Doctor
Just because you don’t like a man
You’d let a thousand die, your hands
Are bloody, covered red, white and blue
Boo-hoo, you lose a few dimes
It happens to us every time we go
To the doctor

Because of it, I can go
To the doctor
Yes, I know that I need to go
To the doctor

Tell him that I’ll be there soon
I hope he’s got a big enough room
For all the folks just like me
Who couldn’t afford to live so free

But it’s still too bad I can’t afford school
I’ll die in a job that was made for a fool
Track Name: MIdnight
Next week you’ll be with me, Kiss me
If you want to, I do want you
Come now, see how I can move you
All I know is I must find you

I won’t tell you what to do, It’s all on you
Do you want to know what I can give you?
I will touch you softly, I can be
Moving slowly over you, I’m dreaming

Do you want to see what I do
If I found you in my bedroom
I would love you if you’d want to
Then we could see all that could be

So, there’s not much time left to live freely
If you want me, what’s the problem? Take me
I can’t see why you don’t want to have me
I may never show you what I’m feeling

Take a risk and kiss me slowly
Hold me closely, help me see the
Love that waits for me, I’m dreaming
You will leave and I’ll be bleeding
If you don’t come, I will wonder
What I missed when you came over

Since you got here, I have wanted you, dear
I said I would not get so self-conscious
But I let you slip right through my fingers
Now this kiss I missed will surely linger
Track Name: I'll Go Easy (Reprise)
I’ve been too easy living
Too easy dreaming
Too easy drinking up
The nights that pass me by


I’ve been hard to get to moving
Hard to know my feelings
Hard to know desire that
Seems difficult to pin

I’ve been wandering and aimless
Hopeful, feeling heartless
Hardness swelling up in me
Where once a soft heart bled


So, I’ll sing in the morning
Sing in the evening
Sing until my bloody lips
Can save me

I’ll sing until I’m short of breath
And fall beneath your loving breast
Satisfied and happy
I’ll go easy

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