Michael McDaeth

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- Horse without a Cause

Song Titles & Lyrics

We get busy doing things
No time for you no time for me

And they say well that’s a life

As empty as it may be

Somebody please explain

Why we’re throwing it all away

We no longer see the sky

For all the clouds in the way

I’m just a horse without a cause 

Onward we go and its flat as you know

I’ve drunk from here to there

Got answers in my bones in my bloodstream

And who knows

I don’t have to die

To know how or why

Round and round and round and round I go

up and down and across

And in-between I’m lost

Your guess is as good as mine

I’m just a horse without a cause

You can lead me to an altar

But you can’t make me pray

Don’t think I’m an unbeliever

I’m just believing in another way

I’m just a horse without a cause

I come from the middle of nowhere

My aim was to get out

Between my eyes and uh, huh

My message is no message

I can’t take anymore

These pills got me painting the floor

Beg if I must I will

I can’t remember before

My message is no message

I’m on my way back to nowhere

Inside is what it’s about

Took me a lifetime to know

My message is no message

Oh won’t you take me with you the ending is tonight

Everyone’s excited and I’m wondering why

Take me to the water take me to the sand

I won’t make a fuss love I will be a man

I ain’t gonna Die

I went to the market thought I found me a home

She said it isn’t here man I’ll end up alone

Feeling neglected but you know I can’t complain

What’s the use anyway cause all I have to say

I ain’t gonna Die

Hey sweet nothing I can see you on the wall

Will you come down if I promise you a song

That goes for the heart that goes for the soul

So come on back inside where everybody knows

I ain’t gonna Die

You see I don’t mind

I’m just a cartoon

And then I’m in the sky

Yeah, I think about me and you

I’m all alone and where are you now

I’ve got to drown myself to sleep

Every night

Teacup

My mind is half dark 

To shield the dream from the truth

The two of us

Got a rock in my shoe

The traffic’s bad

There’s a posse of çrows

Skydiving a hawk

Teacup

Meet me on the hardline

Almost dead when I was

Awful sick – I couldn’t take it anymore

Everywhere the hills, high

I take it on the chin yeah

Hang it on the way in

A hard stain – pray for rain

Momma said – I’m a no no no

Momma said – I’m a no no no – no no no

Every night – I lick my wounds

I plot my revenge – watch a show

Have a drink – bleed my soul

Momma said – I’m a no no no

Momma said – I’m a no no no – no no no

So meet me on the hardline

We’ll make it a good time

For all the time that’s left

Everywhere the hills, rise

Momma said – I’m a no no no

Momma said – I’m a no no no – no no no

Dug down in my pockets

I spent my last diamond

Share yourself with someone else

When I’m gone don’t think about it

Hold my heart I’ve taken ill

Show me the message

I won’t make a fuss yeah

Heal me for holy

I’m dying of sadness

I appreciate your love

I can hardly get enough of you

Salt me a lemon 

I can’t walk on these heels

I’m broke and overheated

Like a shitbox on wheels

Hold my heart I’ve taken ill

I can hardly get enough of you

Slowly I’m going

Where I‘ve no answers

I’m empty as the cupboards

But I’m hoping for something

Cause I’m so hungry to live a little longer

I can hardly get enough of you

If I were a winner

A big ass winner

A loosey juicy winner

I’d make more time

Much much more time

If I were a sinner

The worst kind of sinner

The winner of sinners

I’d make more time

Much much more time

Give me more time – give me more time – give me more time – just a little more time

Give me more time – give me more time – so I can feel like a winner another stupid winner

If I were a goody, a goody goody goody

The goodiest goody

I’d make more time

Much much more time

Give me more time – give me more time – give me more time – just a little more time

Give me more time – give me more time – so I can feel like a winner another stupid winner

Home, Love I’m home

Yeah I’ll make sure the door is locked

Pretty sure I’m not lost

Hope, out of hope, out of hope

Try to aim for something next time

Don’t be afraid to fall to the side

Nothing’s dead if nothing’s alive

Insane, they say I’m insane

I’m not the one running for my life

I’m not the one scared of what I might find

Nothing’s dead if nothing’s alive

Love, the Lord above

Sure has it in for me

I couldn’t walk now I can’t be

Carrying on like I can’t see

Nothing’s dead if nothing’s alive

 

You and me here we go

A novelty who knows

Under taught oversold

A head wind blows and blows

Put it in a love song – kick it down the road

She’s a high roller at the end of her rope

Leaving me to wonder will she be a ghost

Her hair is long and dirty blonde

I’m the victim of my hope

Put it in a love song – kick it down the road

The years fly by in an instant

We’re left feeling a resistance

Nothing dies if nothing’s alive

So carry on bye bye bye bye

All I ever wanted I wanted for her

To tell me something I never heard

I’ve been wishing she’ll get it out her system

By her own admission she probably won’t

Put it in a love song – kick it down the road

I ain’t wait for the blues

Another one of those moods

Dragging down the avenue

Tell me what I think I’ll do

Day is night night is thick

We know why

Tan Moon

Run away run away

Don’t face me

Busy your head

Pretend that I’m dead

Tan Moon

Burn burn let it burn

It ain’t your concern

Stay inside it ain’t safe

The sky’s on fire

Tan Moon

When I was weaker than this and I had a head wound

Dropping my innocence packing up and leaving home

Pay me now or pay me never I don’t care

Hell in the water hell as well on your own

We made memories but none were saved

Pain on the inside pain in the way you gotta live

Look me over I’m from minnesota so what?

Make me an offer or drop that stupid grin

We made memories but none were saved

Thought I was dying turns out I’m living for now

Death isn’t scary it’s life that turns inside out

If I were a believer I’d be well on my way

We made memories but none were saved

Shame on your honor shame on your house of cards

Helping me helping me helping me help myself

Hey love I’m sorry I can’t get to my feet

Thought I was something with something to gain

We made memories but none were saved

It was just yesterday I ran out

The road is ruined and it’s dark dark dark

I know I don’t know where I’m going

It’s doubtful I know what I’m saying

I can’t help myself I got big mouth

These meds are making my head spin 

think I’ll beg off today and try it again

You know some feelings never go away

Don’t lose yourself in hate hate hate

It’s a good, it’s a good, it’s a good day

It’s a good day

I made my peace with the man upstairs

Mother’s had a bellyful it ain’t easy anywhere

I can’t mourn your death I’m trying to survive

Though I can clearly, clearly see the light

Something’s on fire love better run a line

That’s how I get all twisted up inside

Let’s drive somewhere and walk around outside

It’s so damn beautiful just being alive

It’s a good, it’s a good, It’s a good day

It’s a good day 

This pill packed mama 

A sad sack drama

Gave the house to the haunted

Left me for a lucid hama llama

Everyone is heart taken – full speed – won’t make it – no way

I’m an empty vessel charming

make the most of economics

Mississippi, I’m a Mississippi orphan

She was hardly even here though I knew her twenty years

I’m hoping you’ll see me in the morning

Baking in the corner

Making up stories

I had my glory but it was over before i knew it

They tossed me in a bag and threw me in the water

Mississippi, I’m a Mississippi orphan

I’m a big lizard

I’m a catfish

I’m a dramatist

I’m an orphan

Mississippi, I’m a Mississippi orphan

I’ve said enough by now bout the many things I doubt

I used to pray 

May again someday

I used to think I could get away from myself

Who else? 

I can’t say

I’ve learned to love even you

Though you stayed away when I needed you

Who are you?

I can’t say

It’s all PR today

What will they spin with a recycled hymn

It’s hard to believe you get 11 out of 10

Is this the end?

I can’t say

I wan’t jambalaya in the evening in New Orleans

I want sticky ribs in Korea

Just remember this 

There are things I can’t say

I can’t say

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Have guitar will travel

Biography

Michael McDaeth (Mc-Day-eth) was born in Mankato, Minnesota. He grew up in northern Minnesota on a quasi-homestead with horses and a cowpoke dad. In 1987 Michael moved to Seattle and studied acting at the Northwest Actors Studio. During this period he discovered his passion for music and began a lifelong pursuit of writing songs and performing as a solo artist and in the band Weeds.

McDaeth has recorded and released many albums over the years. He is also the author of two novels Roads and Parking Lots which is based largely on his life growing up on the homestead and generally making a poetic mess of his early adult years and Under Protest which is darkly comic take on his experience filming a protest singer at the WTO protest in Seattle in 1999.

In 2018 Michael was diagnosed with an incurable cancer called multiple myeloma. He wrote a memoir about his experience titled Love Trust Gratitude Healing: Turning a Battle into a Dance and making Peace with Cancer where he shares how even with extreme confrontations like cancer one can experience profound spiritual and emotional healing even when one is struggling to heal physically.

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“Hey sweet nothing I can see you on the wall will you come down if I offer you a song that goes for the heart that goes for the soul.” MM

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