John Craigie | Second Grade Awakening

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Second Grade Awakening

by John Craigie

Pure folk music written straight from the brain, the heart, and the other guy.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. We come from the sky
3:53 album only
2. Songs from the brain, the heart, and the other guy
3:50 album only
3. Autumn breeze
3:51 album only
4. Love is not a crime
4:10 album only
5. The difference between the slaves
3:52 album only
6. Winter pyrite
4:19 album only
7. If
2:33 album only
8. Good day for the rain
3:18 album only
9. Spring
4:11 album only
10. Some summer day
4:27 album only
11. Like a peasant
3:23 album only
12. The please don't rain dance
8:08 album only
13. If I Only Had a Brain
3:59 album only


Album Notes
John Craigie stays true to the essence of folk music, and the traditions of the seminal writers of our past century. With his timeless melodies, and insightful lyrics, interspersed with witty
storytelling, his songs take many poetic turns before they bring you back home. His themes range from social commentary, to personal empowerment, political satire, and modern love. He writes, sings, and plays for the people.



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This album is an incredible contribution to folk music
This is John's second album. It is an overall very solid album. His style is very unique and his lyrics are very inspiring. I love "Winter Pyrite" , "If", "The Please Don't Rain Dance", "Love Is Not A Crime" and "Good Day For The Rain." Again, all songs are awesome and anyone who listens to John's music can relate to any song. If you like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or any style of folk/acoustic music, you will LOVE this album. Support Independent Musicians and help keep folk alive!


amen to all that chad said i could'nt think of anyhting better to say.

keep folk alive!


Magical music that makes you smile, cry, and think
John is an amazing musical talent, and this album will make you a fan too. We Come From the Sky will inspire you to dance and hope, Differences Between the Slaves will gently make you think, and Please Don't Rain Dance will let you know that a voice for good is here to sing us all (every one of us) into a better world.

Heather (H.)

Incredible CD!
I've listened to this CD many many times and I still love it!! My favorite songs are "If," "Spring," "We Come From The Sky," and "Love is Not a Crime,"- these are all John's classics! Amazing amazing lyrics with awesome beats- so fun and lovely... the best CD ever!


Beautiul tunes, impressive lyrics
Considering that my usual music taste is pretty fast and gritty, I am surprised how taken I am with this comparatively mellow and thoughtful CD. It has become a regular on my rotation. Whether about love or social issues, the lyrics are impressively poetic and witty. My particular favorites are "Winter Pyrite," "Please Don't Rain Dance," and "Love is Not a Crime," but its an excellent album as a whole; very well crafted. I listen to it every time from beginning to end. Well done! I hope to find more albums from this guy.