26-Miles Of Glory

26-Miles of Glory began when Peter Payack, a Berklee Professor and marathoner who has run 12 Bostons, called his former student turned friend, David McWane saying – “We just have to do this song; the city needs it.” David agreed, wrote 26-Miles of Glory, locked up with local studio engineer Jay Mass at Get Away Recording and brought in ten talented musicians from his Boston band Big D and the Kids Table (2 marathoners).

The song’s tempo was crafted to have the perfect runner’s pace. The lyrics are spoken from the inner thoughts of a female and male while they are participating in the Boston Marathon. The lyrics also follow the route of the Boston Marathon and pay homage to those who lost their lives, the wounded, and those who helped Patriot’s Day 2013.

We hope 26-Miles of Glory will give the city of Boston and all those who run Marathons all over the world strength and pride.

- David McWane

26-Miles of Glory! Written by: David McWane


Verse 1. (Female – Sirae Richardson)
! Toeing up the line on Patriot’s day
I’ve been training for this run for months now
Lock a solid pace, through 7 towns I’ll race
Chin up, eyes locked, with a low brow

For my mother who has passed
I’ll be strong and I’ll be fast
Nothing can break my stride
I’m moving

For friends down the street
Because they’ve always supported me
Saying, “Girl you move like you got wings”

For my father, for my brother, for teachers; all my anchors
I’m going to blast by them just like cheetah blur
For Jeff for standing tall, for Carlos and them all
Is why I’ll run this marathon

Do you see me blasting through Hopkinton?
Do you see me blasting through Ashland?
The cheers, the cheers, the cheers, the cheers
Got me feeling strong like a singer in a rock band

On through Natick now Wellesley
There ain’t nobody faster then me
For you, for me, for all in need
It’s 26-miles of Glory


We’re yours Boston
The American Marathon


26-Miles Of Glory
Boston – Strong
The runner’s day of glory

Verse 2. (Male – David McWane)

I’m here today to prove to myself
I’m better than what they used to call me
Had a couple bad years, but I’m back up now
Giving back to those who support me

For my wife who’s past I’ll move strong and fast
Our kids will point and scream there’s Daddy
Past Wellesley, Com Ave., feeling free
Can’t believe this, Lord just look at me

For Krystle, for Martin, for Sean and for Lingzi
Hitting my stride, stride, stride, stride
My muscles they don’t fail me

Heartbreak Hill won’t make me fall
I’ll push, push on right through that wall
The runner’s beat is where I belong
I was born to run this marathon

Striding now on a steady beat
Almost to Boylston St.
I see it, I see it, I see it, I see it
26-Miles Of Glory!

What A Great Summer…!!!

I just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who bought books this summer at the Van’s Warped Tour festival. It was wonderful to chat and properly meet you all.

Currently I am working on my new project. I love it. My hope is to finish it this Fall and prep it for it’s life’s journey this coming winter. More updates on this to come.

I have also recently restocked my back catalog of books. Check them out here: http://www.davidmcwane.com/store/

Take good care everyone. Okay, now it’s back to work…!!!

David McWane

Poem Of The Day:

You Americans


You may use the term

- “You Americans”

if you like


But I must tell you

the credibility of your logic

decreases by half


Like when I hear the unevolved say

-       “You people”



your country’s name

your heritage name


your sex

in the sentence


“You Africans always…”

“You Chinese just think you’re…”

“You women can’t stop…”


However if it rings


“You Americans always…are so hospitable.”

“You Americans are just…hilarious.”

“You Americans can’t…keep making me laugh like this.”


Then continue starting sentences with

- “You Americans”


But if you are sour inside

And want to make a global point

Run the sentence in your head first

Think and be patient with what you want to express


Then maybe your logic will be heard

And not dismissed

by the ancient art of profiling

Making your credibility increase by half



maybe you just shouldn’t drink so much in public

- From the book Modern American Gypsy, found here: http://www.davidmcwane.com/store/