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    Martin Murphy

    2015

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The Albums

Hearing Storms

Hearing Storms - 2015

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For you..no-one

For you..no-one - 2010

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Cradle of the South

Cradle of the South - 2008

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This Body

This Body - 2006

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Swoop

Swoop - 2003

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Rose Red Blood

Rose Red Blood - 2001

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hearing storms

2015

Lyrics coming soon
You can also find all the below on Bandcamp and if you so choose buy the album also.

Up the hill

Submarine

Me and Her

Shot by the bullet

Precious Cargo

Mercy come this way

The sun is glorious now

Hard is the road

Hold your Heart

All my Life

Storms

MONA

For you..no-one - 2010


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COTTON FIELDS HERE GETTING PICKED VESSELS ON THE OCEAN CLOSE TO SHIPWRECKED I’M ON THE QUAY YEARS AGO, ON A SUMMER WIND


THE WHALES ARE LOOSE OUT PAST THE FERRY A BALL ECHOES OFF THE FOUR WALLS OF THE ALLEY YEARS AGO, AS I WAIT MY TURN


AND ‘ROUND THE CORNER THE BABYSITTER, MONA (X2)


SITTING IN THE OLD HARBOUR LIGHTS LISTENING TO MY FATHER ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AS HE TALKED OF A RUNNING BLACK EAGLE


THE WAVES ARE LAPPING AGAINST THE SEA WALL HITTING THE FEET OF A RUNNING WOMAN IN A SHAWL YEARS AGO IN A SUMMER WIND


AND ‘ROUND THE CORNER THE BABYSITTER MONA (X2)


COTTON FIELDS HERE GETTING PICKED VESSELS ON THE OCEAN CLOSE TO SHIPWRECKED I’M ON THE QUAY YEARS AGO, ON A SUMMER WIND


THE WHALES ARE LOOSE OUT PAST THE FERRY A BALL ECHOES OFF THE FOUR WALLS OF THE ALLEY YEARS AGO, AS I WAIT MY TURN

year of revolution

For you..no-one - 2010


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THERE’S A HIGHWAY OUTSIDE THE DOOR, LET’S GET ON YOU CAN’T UNTIL YOU’RE SURE, LET’S GET GONE FOR YOU, FOR YOU, NO ONE HOPE TONIGHT THE MOON IS FULL AND YOU’RE AROUND WE CAN LIGHT OUT ON OUR OWN, OUR PLAN IS SOUND


YOU WERE A PICTURE THEN, AND WHEN I TELL THEM WHEN IN THAT YEAR OF REVOLUTION


IN A DREAM OF REAL PORTENT, I SAT DOWN VISIONS CAME AND THEN WENT SOME SWAM SOME DROWNED YOU REACHED OUT ENDLESSLY I BEHAVED CARELESSLY ALL THROUGH THAT YEAR OF REVOLUTION


SAW A LEAFLESS DESOLATE TREE AS THE WIND TRIED TO BRING IT DOWN AND IT NAILED A MEMORY THAT HAD STAYED ABOVE GROUND FOR YOU, FOR YOU, NO ONE


DO YOU REMEMBER ME ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOUNTAINS ALL AROUND


ON A RICKETY SWAYING TRAIN WE WERE BOUND SMELLED THE FIELDS THROUGH THE RAIN AS WE TRUNDLED SOUTH YOU REACHED OUT ENDLESSLY I BEHAVED CARELESSLY ALL THROUGH THAT YEAR OF REVOLUTION


ALL THIS WILL START TO BREAK MY HEART AND MY HOME AND MY LAND TAKE THE TRAIN OUT OF MY HEART, DON’T YOU LOOK BACK KEEP A KIND THOUGHT IF YOU CAN WHEN YOU’RE GOING DOWN THAT TRACK


YOU WERE A PICTURE THEN, AND WHEN I TELL THEM WHEN IN THAT YEAR OF REVOLUTION


DO YOU REMEMBER ME ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOUNTAINS ALL AROUND OH ME OH MY OH, CINCINNATI OHIO (X2) LONG AGO


DO YOU REMEMBER ME ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

Byrds

For you..no-one - 2010


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I LISTENED TO YOUR SOUND FOR YEARS NOW YEARS NOW YEARS NOW BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY I SEE YOU FLYING DOWN AROUND MY EARS NOW FOR YEARS NOW YEARS NOW BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY FLY HIGHER


TO THE STARS, TO THE STARS TO THE STARS WE FLY OUT AS WE LAY DOWN OUR HEADS IN OUR SUMMER BEDS OUT IN THE FIELDS WHERE SCARECROWS GROW MEETING BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY


I’M SHAKING TREES AND CHECKING BRANCHES, CHECKING BRANCHES BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY FLY HIGHER THEY ROAM A LAND AS BIG AS TEXAS RANCHES, TEXAS RANCHES BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY FLY HIGHER EYES AND BINOCULARS, PEN IN HAND LOOKIN’ EVERYWHERE FOR BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY


GOING SO HIGH I CAN’T SEE ANYMORE, CAN’T SEE NO MORE, CAN’T SEE NO MORE GONE FOR ANOTHER SEASON FROM THIS EASTERN SHORE TO THE STARS, TO THE STARS TO THE STARS, WE SAIL OUT AS WE LAY DOWN OUR HEADS IN OUR SUMMER BEDS I’M ALWAYS MAKING MY WAY BACK TO THE ROAD LEAVING BYRDS IN A BIG COUNTRY


BYRDS, BYRDS

Hotel Room

For you..no-one - 2010


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ON A STORM TOSSED NIGHT IN A HOTEL ROOM IN THE CALEDON HILLS YOU SAID YOU’D BE THERE SOON AND YOU’D STAY RIGHT THERE ‘TIL IT WAS ALL RIGHT BUT YOU NEVER CALLED BACK ON THAT STORM TOSSED NIGHT TO THE HOTEL ROOM


EVERYONE WAS DRESSED IN TUXEDOS I WAS NOT IMPRESSED BY YOUR HEARTFELT NO’S YOU SAID THE SAME TO EVERYBODY WHO WAS AT THAT AFFAIR AS YOU PICKED AT THE HORS D’OEUVRES AND YOU PRACTICED YOUR STARE FOR THAT HOTEL ROOM


YOUR FACE … SMOOTH AS SILK AND AS SOFT AS LACE HONEY, YOURS OR MY PLACE TONIGHT


YOU WERE SOME KIND OF GIRL THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE SAID IN YOUR OWN LITTLE WORLD IN YOUR OWN LITTLE HEAD BUT I’M SURE I WILL RECOVER OH YES I WILL SURVIVE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER LOVER THAT I WILL LET INSIDE TO THIS HOTEL ROOM


YOUR FACE … SMOOTH AS SILK AND AS SOFT AS LACE HONEY, YOURS OR MY PLACE TONIGHT


ON A STORM TOSSED NIGHT IN A HOTEL ROOM IN THE CALEDON HILLS YOU SAID YOU’D BE THERE SOON

Original Sin

For you..no-one - 2010


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MAYBE IT’S THE COPIOUS WAYS YOU HAVE OF DRAGGIN’ IT IN MAYBE IT’S ALL YOU AND YOUR ORIGINAL SIN


MAYBE IT’S ALL BECAUSE YOU DUG IN YOUR CLAWS YEAH IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ORIGINAL SIN


SENT DOWN ONCE TOO OFTEN AND YOU CAN’T GO BACK STUCK NOW FOR SOME WORDS LIKE SOME DRIED UP HACK


YOU THINK ONE GOOD LINE WOULD FINISH IT OFF FINE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ORIGINAL SIN


ALL HANDS ON DECK MAN FALLEN OVERBOARD ALL HANDS ON DECK PITY THE POOR SOUL


THE TIME WE HAVE HERE IS TREMBLING THE LIFE WE HAVE HERE IS KINDLING LOOK DOWN AT YOUR SKIN IT’S BLUE, BLUE RAZOR THIN AND IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ORIGINAL SIN


ALL HANDS ON DECK MAN FALLEN OVERBOARD ALL HANDS ON DECK PITY THE POOR SOUL (X2)

Manhattan Breezes

For you..no-one - 2010


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DOWN THE AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, DOWN 5TH AVENUE STOPPING AT THE CORNER FOR A PAPER I CAN SEE YOU THOUGH YOU’RE SO FAR AWAY, YOU’RE ALWAYS WITH ME AND MINE ALL THIS LOVE FOR LOVERS IS MORE THAN A STATE OF MIND


I CAN SEE THE BOATS SAIL BY AS I DRIFT UP RIVERSIDE DRIVE PASS THE MARKETS AND THE BARS DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE IT SEEMS SO GOOD, IT’S BEEN SO LONG THINGS NEVER LOOK AS GOOD UNTIL YOU’VE GONE


MANHATTAN BREEZES BLOWING WARM INTO MY HEART HOW I LOVE YOUR LETTERS FROM NEW YORK


I CAN SEE THE RAIN SWEEPING ACROSS THE STILL WAVES OF JAMAICA BAY FEEL THE SPRAY THROUGH MY HAIR THOUGH I’M SO FAR AWAY I HAVE YOUR PICTURE, HONEY, HANGIN’ ON MY WALL BUT IT’S AN OLD ONE, YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE THAT AT ALL


MANHATTAN BREEZES BLOWING WARM INTO MY HEART HOW I LOVE YOUR LETTERS FROM NEW YORK


MEANWHILE OVER ON 8TH, SEANIE’S RUNNING LATE … HMMM


I CAN SEE THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY TWINKLING IN THE DARK DOWN ON THE MAN WHO RUNS ‘ROUND THE DIAMOND IN CENTRAL PARK YOU’RE MOVING DOWN FULTON STREET NOW, AND THE NIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN IF THERE’S A LIGHT ON IN JORDAN’S, WILL YOU CALL ME ONE?


MANHATTAN BREEZES BLOWING WARM INTO MY HEART HOW I LOVE YOUR LETTERS FROM NEW YORK (X2)

For you..no-one

For you..no-one - 2010


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YOU SEND ME LETTERS, COMIN’ FROM BARKING I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE SOMBRE OR LAUGHIN’ WELL I COULD FLY, AND I COULD FLOAT AND I COULD ROW TO YOU IN A ROW BOAT


TO NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO-ONE (X2)


YOU SAY IT’S BORING IN BEACONTREE I ONLY WISH THAT YOU COULD BE WITH ME YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME AND THAT IT’S PURE I DON’T SEE HOW ANYBODY COULD BE THAT SURE


OF NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO ONE (X2)


SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO DO I DREAM IN LOVE WITH YOU SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO SAY WHEN DEFENCES WON’T FALL AWAY


I LOOK IN MIRRORS I SEE YOUR FACE I WALK OUT ON STREETS WHERE YOU HAVE NO PLACE I DON’T ANSWER YOUR LOVE LETTERS YOU OPEN DOORS AND I SLAM THE SHUTTERS


ON NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO-ONE, NO-ONE (X3)

Somethings Burning

For you..no-one - 2010


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WELL MY EYES ARE BROKE I CANNOT SEE WHY I NEVER GET THE JOKES THAT YOU PLAY ON ME WHY THE WINDOWS ARE DIRTY AND THEY JUST GOT CLEANED WHY I TALK TO EVERYBODY AND I STILL DON’T HAVE A FRIEND


SOMETHING’S BURNING DOWN BELOW SOMETHING’S BURNING REAL SLOW SWEAR THERE’S A SPARK, DOWN THERE IN THE DARK SOMETHING’S BURNING, DOWN BELOW, WILL YOU LET IT BURN


I GOT PAINS IN MY HANDS BUT NO HOLES THAT I CAN FILL AS I GATHER THESE THOUGHTS FROM THE TOP OF WINTER HILL YOU SAY THINGS TO ME LIKE BIRDS ALWAYS FLY SOUTH WHY DO I LOVE THOSE WORDS THAT COME FROM YOUR MOUTH


YOU SAY A STITCH IN TIME WILL ALWAYS SAVE NINE I SAY YOU’LL GET YOURS, HONEY, AFTER I GET MINE


SOMETHING’S BURNING DOWN BELOW SOMETHING’S BURNING REAL SLOW SWEAR THERE’S A SPARK DOWN THERE IN THE DARK SOMETHING’S BURNING, DOWN BELOW, LET IT BURN


AND MY EYES WERE ALWAYS YOU, I ALWAYS SAW THAT HEART INSIDE YOU WHEN YOU SKIRTED WITH THE LAW AND YOU STUCK TO YOUR GUNS THOUGH YOU DIDN’T HAVE A CLUE YOU JUST WATCHED THOSE GUYS CATCH UP ON YOU


AND MY LIPS WILL BURN YOUR SKIN IF YOU EVER RETURN AGAIN SOMETHING’S BURNING ARE THE CANDLES BEING LIT IN ALCHEMIA TONIGHT SOMETHING’S BURNING


SOMETHING’S BURNING DOWN BELOW SOMETHING’S BURNING REAL SLOW SWEAR THERE’S A SPARK DOWN THERE IN THE DARK SOMETHING’S BURNING, DOWN BELOW, WILL YOU LET IT BURN (X2)

Running Water

For you..no-one - 2010


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Words by Phillip Larkin

CUMBERLAND STREET

For you..no-one - 2010


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DAYS GET NUMBERED YOU GET FINGERED TIME FILLS IN AND YOU’RE GONE GONE GONE


BIRDS ARE CIRCLING I’M NONE TOO CERTAIN IN THE EARLY EVENING WHEN I TURN FOR HOME


YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW YOU’RE USED TO SEEING ME GET BEAT BUT I WALK TALL WHEN I WALK ON CUMBERLAND STREET


YOU MAKE YOUR MARK GET THINGS TO SPARK AND YOU CLIMB THE LADDER RUNG BY RUNG


YOU CAN’T BE PICKING AND CHOOSING EXPLAINING IS LOSING PRETTY SOON YOU’LL BE RUININ’ SOMEONE’S PERFECT DAY


YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW YOU’RE USED TO SEEING ME GET BEAT BUT I WALK TALL WHEN I WALK ON CUMBERLAND STREET


SOMETIMES IT’S HOT SOMETIMES COLD AND YOU KNOW ME NOW WON’T ALWAYS BE WELCOME IN THE FOLD AND YOU KNOW ME NOW


TRYING TO ERASE EVERY LAST TRACE BUT YOU CAN’T LET GO OF AN OLD EMBRACE


YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME NOW YOU’RE USED TO SEEING ME GET BEAT BUT I WALK TALL WHEN I WALK ON CUMBERLAND STREET (X3)

Outside my Window

For you..no-one - 2010


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OUTSIDE MY WINDOW LIES ANOTHER BUSY STREET THAT I DON’T WANT TO WALK ON ANY DAY THIS WEEK I WON’T GO OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


OUTSIDE MY WINDOW THERE’S A BLUE SUMMER SKY THAT I WON’T LIE UNDER THAT I’LL LET PASS BY AND I JUST WON’T GO OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


AND WHEN I WAKE UP AND I GET OUT OF BED AND I STRETCH MY ARMS GETTING OVER YOU (X2) I WON’T GO OUTSIDE MY WINDOW


I SIT IN MY CORNER AND PONDER MY FATE THINKING ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I HAVE LEFT TOO LATE TO GO OUTSIDE MY WINDOW (X2)

Coast of Odessa

For you..no-one - 2010


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KNIGHTSBRIDGE MANNERS AND AN OLD ETON TIE WITH YOUR DARK GLASSES AND YOUR SHARP EYE YOU’RE PROBABLY SOME RUSSIAN SPY ON THE ROAD TO ODESSA


IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYTHING’S BOUGHT AND SOLD EVERYBODY WANTS TO COME IN FROM THE COLD AND THEY’LL WELCOME YOU BACK TO THE FOLD ON THE COAST OF ODESSA


HERE’S WHERE THE TRUTH SHINES HERE IS YOUR SUNDAY TIMES HERE IS THE LAND OF THE FREE


HERE IS YOUR NEW LIFE HERE IS YOUR NEW WIFE SHE SPEAKS ENGLISH FLUENTLY


YOU SAID IT YOURSELF YOU’RE A PAWN IN A GAME THAT FOREVER GOES ON THEY’LL BUILD YOU A HOUSE WITH A LAWN OVERLOOKING ODESSA


AND DEBRIEFED YOU’LL HAVE MONEY TO SPEND BUT NO COMRADES FOR WHOM YOU CAN SEND YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE TO DEPEND ON YOUR FRIENDS IN ODESSA


HERE IS THE NEW DAY HERE IS THE REAL WAY HERE IS THE REAL MOTHERLAND


END OF THE RAINBOW NOWHERE ELSE TO GO HERE IS WHERE NOW YOU MUST STAND


THEY CAN’T GIVE AWAY YOUR MEMOIRS YOU’RE OLD HAT YOU’RE LIKE SPATS YOU’RE LIKE FUR CADGING FOR DRINKS IN FOREIGN PRESS BARS TELLING ‘EM ALL HOW YOU FOUND YOURSELF ON THE ROAD TO ODESSA


YOU MAY WONDER HOW DID YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS RUSSIAN ROULETTE AND THE GIN WILL HELP YOU FORGET ‘BOUT THE ROAD THAT YOU TOOK DOWN HERE TO ODESSA

Quicksand

Cradle of the South - 2008


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HOLD A MINUTE IN YOUR HAND QUICKSAND (X3) UP ON THE CLAY HILL, YOU RAISED YOUR HAND


YOUR HAND IN THE AIR FEELS ELECTRIC A FLEETING MOMENT, WE COULD’A MISSED IT


YOU WERE THE ONE I SAW WHEN I FIRST DREAMED ON THE CLAY HILL


HOLD A MINUTE IN YOUR HAND QUICKSAND (X3)


SEE YOU GO TO YOUR DREAMING LAND FAR AWAY SO MUCH DRIFTING SAND ON THE MOVE TODAY ALL BLUE SKY CRUSHED COUNTRY LIFE RED SKIN, SANDY WET TOWELS BY THE CARAVAN SITE


AS I REACHED TO TOUCH YOUR FACE


HOLD A MINUTE IN YOUR HAND QUICKSAND (X3) UP ON THE CLAY HILL, YOU RAISED YOUR HAND


YOUR HAND IN THE AIR FEELS ELECTRIC A FLEETING MOMENT, WE COULD’A MISSED IT


YOU WERE THE ONE I SAW WHEN I FIRST DREAMED ON THE CLAY HILL


HOLD A MINUTE IN YOUR HAND QUICKSAND (X3)


YOUR HAND IN THE AIR FEELS ELECTRIC A FLEETING MOMENT, WE COULD’A MISSED IT


YOU WERE THE ONE I SAW WHEN I FIRST DREAMED ON THE CLAY HILL


HOLD A MINUTE IN YOUR HAND QUICKSAND (X3)

Story of you

Cradle of the South - 2008


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TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART THAT’S BEEN BEATEN BLACK AND BLUE BUT BY WHAT AND BY WHOM TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU


HEY, GO ON I JUST MIGHT BELIEVE YOU YET WHEN YOU COME OVER ALL SYMPATHETIC YOU WITH YOUR WHIMPER OF A SMILE AND THAT DARK SECRET YOU’RE NURSING ALL THE WHILE TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU


TRISTES POUR MA MERE, TRISTES POUR MA SOEUR POURQUOI, POURQUOI, POURQUOI


ALL THOSE MYSTERIES THAT YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY DID YOU CLOSE DOWN YOUR EARS DID YOU CLOSE DOWN YOUR EYES AND SEE NOTHING


YOU SAILED UNDER A SEA OF HEARTACHE EVERY MOVE WAS ONE MORE MISTAKE TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU


TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU ABOUT THE HEART THAT’S BEEN BEATEN BLACK AND BLUE STANDING IN THE DARK AWAY FROM A VIEW TELL ME ANOTHER SAD STORY OF YOU


TRISTES POUR MA MERE, TRISTES POUR MA SOEUR POURQUOI, POURQUOI, POURQUOI

The Baltic Fleet

Cradle of the South - 2008


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LATE AT NIGHT, SHIP AHOY I WILL FIND MY SAILOR’S FEET THOUGH I’M NOT A MERSEY BOY LATE AT NIGHT IN THE BALTIC FLEET


LATE AT NIGHT, TORN AND WORN I CHANCED UPON THE EDGE OF TOWN FOUND THIS PORT IN THIS STORM AND I’M NOT MOVIN’ ON


I’LL WALK NO MORE ON MATTHEW STREET FOUND TROUBLE THERE AND I WAS WEAK


DON’T ASK ME WHAT I’VE SEEN WHAT I’VE DONE THAT FINDS ME HERE


LATE AT NIGHT IN THE BALTIC FLEET SEEMED TO ME THE WORLD STOOD STILL I HAVE FOUND A REFUGE THERE WATCH MY TROUBLES ROLL DOWN HILL


I’LL WALK NO MORE ON MATTHEW STREET FOUND TROUBLE THERE AND I WAS WEAK


I REFUGE IN THE BALTIC FLEET


THESE HEART-TEARIN’ RAIN-BEARIN’ DAYS I REFUGE IN THE BALTIC FLEET


I’LL WALK NO MORE ON MATTHEW STREET FOUND TROUBLE THERE AND I WAS WEAK


I REFUGE IN THE BALTIC FLEET

Mollgoggins Corner

Cradle of the South - 2008


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THERE’S A DOG BARKING ON FRIAR STREET THERE’S A MAN FALLEN AND IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE THERE ARE CHILDREN STIRRING WHO CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S CHRISTMAS MORNING AND NOW ALL IS STILL


THERE’S SNOW FALLING ON THE RAILWAY TRACK AND THERE’S WHITE SMOKE POURING FROM A CORK HILL STACK THERE’S A CHOIR SINGING FURTHER DOWN THE HILL AND I WALK DOWN TO IT I WALK DOWN TO IT STILL


CHORUS: ON MOLLGOGGINS CORNER WHERE THE BUSES FALL ASLEEP THERE ARE MEMORIES PLAYING A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK HEAR THE WAVES ROLLING AS THEY HIT THE SHORE ON MOLLGOGGINS CORNER, I DON’T GO OUT THERE MUCH ANYMORE


THERE’S A WOMAN WANDERING IN THE NEW GRAVEYARD AND THERE’S ONLY THE SOUND OF HER BREATHING HARD AND THE WIND WHISPERS EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT YOU CAN TALK TO YOUR DREAMS ON THIS DREAMING NIGHT


IS IT ONLY THE HARD WAY THAT LESSONS GET LEARNED IT’S A LONELY WALKWAY WHEN ALL YOUR BRIDGES GET BURNED


CHORUS (X2)


I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS JUST LIKE THE ONES I USED TO KNOW …

Now I got a Child

Cradle of the South - 2008


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NOW I GOT A STROLLER, NOW I GOT A CAR I GOT TO STOP MYSELF FROM GOING TOO FAR NOW I GOT A CAR I GOT TO SLOW DOWN (X2) YEAH YEAH YEAH


NOW I GOT A FUTURE, NOW I GOT A WIFE I GOTTA STOP LEAVIN’ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT NOW I GOT A WIFE IN MY ARMS (X2) YEAH YEAH YEAH


THIS AIN’T NO JOKE IT AIN’T NO LAUGH HONEST TO GOD THEY GOT THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND WE’RE OUT HERE PLAYING MUMS AND DADS AND WE’RE OUT HERE TO MAKE IT LAST


NOW I GOT A BABY, NOW I GOT A CHILD I GOTTA STOP THINGS FROM GOING TO WILD NOW I GOT A CHILD IN MY ARMS (X2) YEAH YEAH YEAH


AND I DON’T WHERE WE’RE GOING I’VE NOT BEEN HERE BEFORE BUT SOMETHING IS MOVING FOR SURE


NOW I GOT A BABY, NOW I GOT A CHILD I GOTTA STOP THINGS FROM GOING TO WILD NOW I GOT A CHILD IN MY ARMS (X2) YEAH YEAH YEAH

Youghal Bus

Cradle of the South - 2008


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THERE IS A YOUGHAL BUS THAT CARRIES YOU AWAY DEEP INTO CORK CITY WHERE YOU’LL STAY ON SHANDON STREET WHERE WE WON’T MEET WE JUST WAIT FOR THAT BUS TO CARRY YOU AWAY


THERE IS A TIDE THAT CARRIES YOU OUT TO SEA WHILE I STAND HELPLESS ON THE QUAY ‘ROUND THE WORLD YOU SWIM WHILE I STAND WAITIN’ FOR YOU TO BE WASHED IN


I WILL STAND WAITIN’ ON THE QUAY (X2)


CHORUS: EVERY SAINT HERE FINDS HIS OWN WAY OF FALLING EVERY LOVER FINDS HIS OWN WAY OF CRAWLING AWAY EVERY NEW DAY BRINGS IN A NEW DAWN WE GET UP AND GET ON WE GET UP AND GET GONE


THERE IS A WIND THAT WILL BLOW US THROUGH THIS TIME BEYOND WHAT’S YOURS AND WHAT’S MINE BEYOND COMPARE I STILL STARE AT YOUR BEAUTIFUL HAIR FALLING DOWN


CHORUS


ON SHANDON STREET WHERE WE WON’T MEET WE JUST WAIT FOR THAT BUS TO CARRY YOU AWAY

When I See you

Cradle of the South - 2008


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WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND I FEEL THE WAY I DO I COULD CLIMB THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN SKIP THE CRATERS OF THE MOON PEGGY OH (X2) NOW WHERE TO GO PEGGY OH


IT MAY ONLY BE A FEELING AND THEY DO NOT ALWAYS LAST BUT THIS FEELS LIKE THE FUTURE AND IT WILL NOT CRACK LIKE GLASS


WHEN I SEE YOU I REMEMBER ALL THOSE DREAMS WE HAD WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER


I HOLD YOU NOW (X2)


CHORUS: WALK ON THE OTHER SIDE JETTISON THAT JUNK AND JIVE YOU WILL FIND A WAVE TO RIDE OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE IS ANOTHER WORLD FOR A SURFER BOY AND A SURFER GIRL YOU WILL SEE A WAVE UNFURL INTO THE OTHER WORLD


AIN’T IT GRAND WHEN YOU HEADIN’ FOR THE ONLY OPEN DOOR TIME IS CRUMBLING AND THE WAVE ABOVE YOUR HEAD BEGINS TO ROAR


AND YOU’VE KICKED OUT OF THE WAVE THAT IS ROARING DOWN ON YOU AND YOU SEE CLEAR DAYLIGHT CORTES BANKS COME INTO VIEW


CHORUS (X1.5)


WHEN I SEE YOU

Suddenly Last Summer

Cradle of the South - 2008


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SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER IN THE SHADOW OF THE HEAT WAVE I GOT SHUT DOWN BY ANOTHER AND I HAD TO BE RECLAIMED


GOT CORNERED IN THE HIGH STREET AND SENT HOME IN CHAINS I’LL SEE MANY FALSE DAYS NOW AND YEARS BEFORE THE CHANGE


CONFINED WITH MY MOTHER IN A BACKWATER COVE LIVING IN THE GLARE OF ALL THAT SAVAGE LOVE


ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN … ARE YOU? ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN I KNOW THAT YOU WILL FALL APART TOO, IT’S THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN


SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER ALL THE COLOURS BLED CRACKED AND DRY IN THE RIVER BED


CHORUS: ARE WE ALL LOST THERE SPARKLING WOMAN ON THE SHORE IN THE GREAT SOMEWHERE SHE WAITS FOR ME NO MORE


WATER WATER WATER DENIED IN THIS DROUGHT IN THIS QUIET BACKWATER IN THE CRADLE OF THE SOUTH


ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN … ARE YOU? ARE YOU READY FOR THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN I KNOW THAT YOU WILL FALL APART TOO, IT’S THE HOMETOWN BREAKDOWN


WALKIN’ ON THE BEACH OUT PAST THE RIFLE RANGE INTO FOREVER AND YEARS BEFORE THE CHANGE


CHORUS (X3)

Dusty Day

Cradle of the South - 2008


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WELL, I’M SLEEPING OFF THOSE YEARS OF TREACHERY AND WHEN I WAKE UP, HONEY, I WON’T NEED NO APOLOGY


YOU’RE SOME GIRL, AND I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW DON’T WANT TO GET YOU GOING I JUST WANT YOU TO GO


DON’T LOOK AT ME, I’M SLEEPING OFF THOSE YEARS OF TREACHERY


TIPPED MY HAT TO THE SKY IT WAS FIERY RED AND I TURNED DOWN THE COVERS ON MY BED I NEED TO SLEEP I’M JUST TOO WEAK SO I’M SLEEPING OFF THOSE YEARS OF TREACHERY


GET SOMEONE ELSE TO DO YOUR DIRTY WORK, BABY I’M CLOSING DOWN THIS FACTORY BET YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT’S COME OVER ME, BABY I’M AIMIN’ FOR A COMPLETE RECOVERY


WELL IT’S THE FINAL SWEEP TO THIS DUSTY DAY I’M GONNA BRUSH ALL THE COBWEBS IN MY WAY I’M TALKIN’ TO YOU OUR TIME IS THROUGH WE’RE FADING TO BLACK AND WE WON’T EVER BE BACK


I’M SLEEPING OFF THOSE YEARS OF TREACHERY (X2)

Tossin and Turnin

Cradle of the South - 2008


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SOMETIMES I STAND OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR THOUGH YOU DON’T WALK THROUGH IT NO MORE YOU TOOK YOUR LEAVE WITH NO PARTING WORD AND NOW I DRIFT IN OUR OLD WORLD


THERE’S A PLANE THAT YOU’RE TAKING OUT THERE, I KNOW YOU SAID WHEN YOU’D GO YOU’D JUST GO I HOPE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE WAKING UP FRESH OUT OF DREAMS


CHORUS: AT NIGHT I LAY TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ AND I DON’T SEE THOSE BROWN EYES BURNIN’ AS I LAY HERE TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’


AND WHEN YOU LEFT I JUST SHUT DOWN AND LISTENED TO THE NOISE OF THE BOYS OUT ON THE TOWN AND LATER COMES THE MEMORY WIND REMINDING ME OF YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN


SEE THAT MAN OVER THERE BY THE WINDOW IN THE CORNER CHAIR LOOKING OUT AT THE CLOUDS ABOVE WAITING ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE


CHORUS (X2)

No Lovers Moon

Cradle of the South - 2008


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SINCE I WOKE UP WITHOUT A LOVER MY RAINBOW’S LOST ALL OF ITS COLOUR AND TODAY’S RAIN STAYS AND TOMORROW’S SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE UNLESS I GOT SOMEONE YOU PUT IT OVER, AND YOU HAD IT PLANNED YOU WERE UPLIFTED, YOU WERE DAMNED I’M DOING MY BEST TO IGNORE THE SLIGHT BUT NO LOVERS’ MOON GONNA SHINE DOWN TONIGHT


NO FRIEND OF MINE, NO GLASS OF GIN CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF WHAT I’LL BE MISSING


THIS WILL PASS OVER LIKE A CLOUD OF DUST LEAVING CLEAR BLUE SKIES WHERE ONCE STOOD US LET’S HAVE A WAKE, EVERYONE WILL COME THEY WON’T STAY LONG, THEY’LL FIND THEY HAVE TO RUN


I WANT TO GET PAST ALL THE SYMPATHY OF NO LONGER BEING IN YOUR SOCIETY


SINCE I WOKE UP WITHOUT A LOVER MY RAINBOW’S LOST ALL OF ITS COLOUR AND TODAY’S RAIN STAYS

Soul Boys

Cradle of the South - 2008


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THERE’S A BRIGHT SIDE TO THIS STORY IT AIN’T ALL DANK AND GLOOM AND GORY THERE’S A BRIGHT LIGHT BEYOND THAT BLACK DOOR WHERE TROUBLE AND GRIEF WON’T COME NO MORE BEYOND THAT BLACK CLOUD THAT YOU SEE COMIN’ THERE’S A LAND OF HOPE AND HONEY AND IT’S FOR NOTHING IT’S FOR GIRLS, IT’S FOR BOYS IT’S FOR LONELY MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT TOYS


CHORUS: CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUL BOYS COMIN’ TURN ‘EM UP SHAKE THE ROOM THEY’LL GET YOU UP AND RUNNING LET ‘EM BURN YOU UP LET ‘EM SHAKE THE ROOM LET ‘EM SING THE TUNE GIVE THOSE BOYS SOME ROOM


I’VE SEEN SAD EYES EVERYWHERE EVERYBODY’S GOT SOME KIND OF CROSS TO BEAR YOU WON’T ALWAYS BE FEELING DOWN I HEAR THOSE SOUL BOYS ARE COMING BACK TO TOWN


CHORUS


KEEP YOUR CHIN UP KEEP ON LOOKING FOR THAT SILVER LINING IN THE MORNING IT’S FOR GIRLS, IT’S FOR BOYS IT’S FOR LONELY MEN AND WOMEN AND CHILDREN WITHOUT TOYS


CHORUS (X2)

Greyhound

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GREYHOUNDS USED TO RUN PEOPLE LOST A TON AND MADE A BOMB


(REPEAT AS IN A ROUND)

Melt

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(INSTRUMENTAL)

Down my Block

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HEAR YOU WALKING DOWN MY BLOCK MY HEART IS POUNDING AND IT WON’T STOP DON’T YOU WORRY IT’S NO BIG DEAL ALL I’M NEEDING NOW ARE YOUR HANDS TO HOLD AND HEAL


THIS DEAD STREET HERE SHOULD BEAR YOUR NAME ‘CAUSE WHEN YOU WALK HERE IT BREATHES AGAIN YOU’RE LIKE SUMMER OR A WARM SPRING RAIN AND I’M JUST WAITING NOW FOR THESE STREETS TO BREATHE AGAIN


AND I’M IN LOVE ON THIS DARKEST DAY THE WORLD IS SHAKING I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU


ALL I’M DOING NOW IS LIVING FOR YOU THAT’S NOT A WASTED THING, IT IS STRAIGHT AND IT’S TRUE IN THIS DARK WORLD YOU’RE THE LIGHT YOU HAVE GOT THE POWER IN YOU, YOU HAVE GOT THE LIGHT


AND I’M IN LOVE ON THIS DARKEST DAY THE WORLD IS SHAKING I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU I JUST WANT TO SEE YOU (X2)

Somebody's One

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I WANT TO BE TOLD WHEN I WANT TO BE TOLD WHERE TELL ME HOW TO COME TO YOU I WILL BE THERE WHAT I HAVE TO GIVE TO YOU I SURRENDER IT FOR FREE THE POWER THAT I CEDE TO YOU RETURNS AGAIN TO ME


CHORUS: YOU’RE THE ONE I DON’T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENS YOU JUST GET PICKED AND YOU’RE THE ONE DON’T ANALYSE IT DON’T YOU RUN JUST WALK AROUND KNOWING YOU’RE SOMEBODY’S ONE


IT’S DUSK HERE NOW IT’S GETTING ON I WOULD SUMMON YOU UP BUT YOU WON’T COME YOU’RE TRYING TO MOVE AGAIN AND YOU’RE HARD TO HOLD YOU’RE WARM SO WARM TO ME, THEN YOU GO SO COLD STILL AND ALL


CHORUS


YOU’RE THE ONE IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE THERE’S NO NEED TO BE THE POWER THAT I CEDE TO YOU RETURNS AGAIN TO ME


AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON YOU’RE THE ONE

A Moment

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THERE WAS ONLY FLEETING MINUTES AND MOMENTS THAT I EVER FELT I BELONGED HERE


AND THE DAYS STRETCHED OUT MUCH TOO LONG BEFORE ME AND THE NIGHT HELD UNREASONABLE FEAR


THERE WAS ONLY FLEETING MINUTES AND MOMENTS THAT I EVER FELT I BELONGED HERE


AND THE DAYS STRETCHED OUT MUCH TOO LONG BEFORE ME AND THE NIGHT HELD UNREASONABLE FEAR


CLOSING DOWN TWO BRIGHT EYES (X2)

Second Sight

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MY GOLDEN REIGN IS OVER AND I MUST STEP DOWN THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING IS HANDING BACK HIS CROWN FROM THE LIGHT OF THE DAY TO THE SHEEN OF THE NIGHT SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THERE YOU KNOW IT HAPPENS IN THERE AND YOU GET SECOND SIGHT


THE HANDS OF THE LORD NOW ARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO HOLD MAY THEY BE ENOUGH FOR YOU, REACH OUT FOR US WHEN WE FOLD SOMETHING IN THERE IT IS IN THERE YOU GET SECOND SIGHT


CHORUS: OH LORD OH LORD OH LORD OH LORD WILL YOU TAKE THE HAND OF THIS ONE THAT I LOVE WHO IS LEAVING THIS WORLD FOR YOUR HOME IN THE SKY


I TURN AWAY FROM THE PLOT ON THE HILL AND MAKE MY WAY DOWN IN THE EVENING CHILL FROM THE LIGHT OF THE DAY TO THE SHEEN OF THE NIGHT SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THERE YOU KNOW IT IS IN THERE THAT YOU GET SECOND SIGHT


DOGS AT MY HEELS TELLING ME THEY WANT TO RUN THAT LIGHT THAT YOU GAVE TO ME STILL STAYING ON IT HAPPENS IN THERE AND IT IS IN THERE THAT YOU GET SECOND SIGHT


CHORUS


SPREAD OUT BEFORE US DARK LAND AND SEA DOGS ON THE DOWNSLOPE AND YOU BEHIND ME


CHORUS


MY GOLDEN REIGN IS OVER


CHORUS

Burn Down

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FRIENDS OF MINE, FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE DOWN THE HALL WE’RE ALL FRIENDS HERE SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL THAT YOU FEEL YOU GOT TO BE TALKING RIGHT NOW, NOW, NOW


COLD FEELING, NOT FLEETING STRANGE KIND OF DAY MORE COMING THAN GOING THE STRANGEST DAY MAKING EYE CONTACT I SWEAR AND SHAKING HANDS ENGAGING IN CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN GET OUT OF HAND


CHORUS: GET OUT OF THE OLD WORLD I’M GONNA BURN IT DOWN TAKE THE PICTURES OFF THE WALL ‘CAUSE THE WALLS ARE COMIN’ DOWN


BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE


HAIL FELLOW, YOU’RE WELL MET MAY HEAVEN BE YOUR BED JUST STOP PUTTING YOUR DREAMS INSIDE OF MY HEAD


CHORUS


BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE AND WALK IN THE FLAMES BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE AND TAKE DOWN ALL OF THE NAMES


LEAVE THE OLD DOGS THEY HAVEN’T GOT MUCH TIME WE WILL NOT HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH ‘EM DYING


CHORUS


BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE AND WALK IN THE FLAMES BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE AND THEN TAKE DOWN ALL OF THE NAMES


FRIENDS OF MINE, FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE DOWN THE HALL WE’RE ALL FRIENDS HERE SO WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL THAT YOU FEEL YOU GOT TO BE TALKING RIGHT NOW, NOW, NOW


BURN DOWN THIS HOUSE (X3)

Johnnys Gone for a Soldier

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(TRADITIONAL; ADDITIONAL 2 VERSES AND BREAK BY MARTIN MURPHY)


ME OH MY SHE LOVED HIM SO IT BROKE HER HEART JUST TO SEE HIM GO AND ONLY TIME WILL HEAL HER WOE JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER


SOLD HER ROCK, AND SOLD HER REEL SHE SOLD HER ONLY SPINNING WHEEL FOR TO BUY HER LOVE A SWORD OF STEEL JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER


JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER (X2)


ALL MY LIFE I HAD HEARD TELL OF A WAR THAT WOULD COME UP FROM HELL AND PUT US ALL UNDER ITS SPELL JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER


HOME TO WHAT AND HOME TO WHO THERE’S NOTHING LEFT OF WHAT HE KNEW OF SHE WHO SOLD HER SPINNING WHEEL AND THERE’S BLOOD UPON HIS SWORD OF STEEL


JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER (X10)

Dance I Will

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OUT OF THE SHADOWS WE MOVE OUT OF THE PAST WE GO


DANCE I WILL HOLD ME CLOSER DANCE I WILL YOUR HANDS ON MY SHOULDER


DANCE I WILL WHEN THE MUSIC REACHES US WE’LL SWEEP THE ROOM


DANCE I WILL WHEN YOU’RE NEAR ME DANCE I WILL IT WILL FREE ME


OUT OF THE SHADOWS WE MOVE AND OUT OF THE PAST WE GO


IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART TO TELL YOU WHERE I BEEN SINCE I LAST SAW YOU WHAT I LOST AND WILL NOT FIND


DANCE I WILL WHEN YOU’RE NEAR ME DANCE I WILL IT WILL FREE ME


AND IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART TO TELL YOU WHERE I BEEN SINCE I LAW SAW YOU WHAT I LOST AND WILL NOT FIND


OUT OF THE SHADOWS WE MOVE OUT OF THE PAST WE GO


DANCE I WILL

Solomon in the English Market

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(CONVERSATIONS OVERHEARD IN THE ENGLISH MARKET)

Solomon River

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GOODBYE SOLOMON RIVER I’M WALKING FROM YOUR BANKS GOING NORTH INTO THE COLD TO MY LIFE AMONGST THE YANKS


NOTHIN’ HERE TO KEEP ME SO I MUST MAKE MY WAY TO THE STEEL MILLS OF CHICAGO AND TRAWL THE CHESAPEAKE BAY


WHEN I MAKE MY LIFE THERE I WILL SEND FOR HER AND SHE WILL LEAVE YOUR BANKS TOO SOLOMON RIVER


SKY ABOVE REMAINS UNCHANGED THE CLOUDS STILL ROLL BY REFLECTED IN YOUR WATERS PAST THE DAY I DIE FAR FROM YOU SOLOMON RIVER


GOODBYE SOLOMON RIVER I’M WALKING FROM YOUR BANKS GOING NORTH INTO THE COLD TO MY LIFE AMONGST THE YANKS


NOTHIN’ HERE TO KEEP ME SO I MUST MAKE MY WAY TO THE STEEL MILLS OF CHICAGO AND TRAWL THE CHESAPEAKE BAY


SOLOMON RIVER, SOLOMON

Land of Ambition

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IN THE LAND OF AMBITION AND SUCCESS THERE IS FOUND A SORDID CITY HIDDEN BEHIND THE TWINKLING LIGHTS DON’T GO DRINKING IN CARELESS CAFES WHERE THEY SPURN A FRIENDLY WORD SMOKE FILLED ROOMS, WINDOWS CLOSED UPON ANY OTHER WORLD


CHORUS: AND YOU’LL THINK THUNDER IS LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING A VISION IN A BLUE SUMMER DRESS IN THE LAND OF AMBITION AND SUCCESS


ARE YOU GONNA STAY UNTIL YOU BLEED AND YOU’VE CLOSED THE WAY BACK HOME WHAT YOU WANT IS WHAT YOU’LL NEED EVERY DAY ‘TIL A KINGDOM COME


WHEN THE SUMMER IT GETS DONE YOU’LL AWAKE ALL COOL AND SOBER TOO SOMEONE DOWNSTAIRS KNOCKING WHO DON’T KNOW THAT THE PARTY’S OVER


CHORUS


WHAT’S BAD IS GOOD AND WHAT’S GOOD WE FORGET IN THE LAND WE CLAIM HERE OF RETRENCHMENT AND REGRET


SOME WILL SWEAR THAT THEY GOT IT MADE ALL THE WAY DOWNRIVER FROM THE HEAT INTO THE SHADE IN THE LAND OF AMBITION AND SUCCESS


CHORUS

Heat

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I WAS DOWN THERE FALLING WITH YOU IN THE CAULDRON IN THE WHITE HEAT


DAYS WERE HOT THEN THE SUN EXPLODING AND YOU WERE CLOSING IN ON THE WHITE HEAT


NO WRONG NO RIGHT THE HEAT IS THE LIGHT HAVE YOU FOUND A SAVIOUR IN THE HEAT


DAYS GET COLDER TURNING OVER STARING DOWN INTO THE WHITE HEAT


I WAS LOOKING AT YOU SHOOTING SOMETHING STRAIGHT INTO THE WHITE HEAT HAVE YOU FOUND A SAVIOUR IN THE WHITE HEAT


NORTH INTO THE COLD AS PIONEERS OF OLD YOU CAN MAKE A HEAVEN ANYWHERE


LOOK UPON THE DEEDS YOU’VE DONE AND THE TIME YOU SPENT AROUND HERE ALL TOO HUMAN, RISING, FALLING COME FORTH IN THE TIME OF FEAR


I WAS LOOKING AT YOU SHOOTING SOMETHING STRAIGHT INTO THE WHITE HEAT


HAVE YOU FOUND A SAVIOUR IN THE WHITE HEAT (X2)


I WAS LOOKING AT YOU SHOOTING SOMETHING STRAIGHT INTO THE WHITE HEAT

Side of the Road

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I MET HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD LOOKING DOWN I MET HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH HER CROWN


I MET HER WHEN SHE CAME MY WAY I HEARD HER WHEN SHE BADE ME STAY STAY AROUND


AS CLEAR TO ME AS THE LIGHT OF DAY I MET HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD


I HIT A BEND PASSING THROUGH END OF ALL TIME IS DUE A BIRD LEFT THE GROUND TO THE SKY SHE FLEW


I MET HER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD (X2)

Echo Valley

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AND HOW AM I TO TELL YOU THAT WORDS CAN DO NO WRONG THAT HELPLESSLY WE CALL AND WE WANTED TO ALL ALONG


LET THE HARD MAN COME INTO OUR LIVES


ALWAYS ON A JOURNEY JUMPSTART THE DAY RETURN HOW HELPLESSLY WE FALL AND HOW QUICKLY WE DO BURN


LET THE HARD MAN TAKE WHAT HE WANTS TO ECHO VALLEY, TO ECHO VALLEY


HE SAYS EVERYBODY SUFFERS PUT YOUR LAND ON THAT EVERYBODY GASPS IN THE THIN AIR GOING BACK TO ECHO VALLEY, TO ECHO VALLEY


NO SHADOWS ON THE WALL AS WE PASSED THE WAY HOW HELPLESSLY WE FALL INTO THE CLOSE OF DAY


LET THE HARD MAN NAIL IT DOWN


YOU LOSE IT IN THE LANGUAGE THAT GETS IT PAST THE EAR HOW HELPLESSLY WE FALL AND SALVATION ALWAYS NEAR


LET THE HARD MAN TAKE WHAT HE WANTS TO ECHO VALLEY, TO ECHO VALLEY


HE SAYS EVERYBODY SUFFERS PUT YOUR LAND ON THAT EVERYBODY GASPS IN THE THIN AIR GOING BACK


WHERE IS THAT LINE WE CROSS WHERE SUDDENLY WE’RE FRAIL WHERE A MOON AGO WE WERE UPRIGHT AND AS TOUGH AS NAILS


LET THE HARD MAN COME INTO OUR LIFE


BECAUSE EVERYBODY SUFFERS IN THE THIN AIR GOING BACK TO ECHO VALLEY, TO ECHO VALLEY

Rising Star

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FALLING STAR CAN’T MAKE THIS RUN TELL ME FOREVER THERE’S LIFE BEYOND


JUST SO MUCH ALLOTTED TIME YOU DON’T KNOW YOURS BUT I KNOW MINE


CHORUS: THIS IS NOT MY SHELTER THIS NO SANCTUARY AND STILL YOU WON’T BELIEVE ME


IS THERE A HEAVEN FULL OF STARS IS THERE A HEAVEN WITHOUT SCARS


RISING STAR IN A DISTANT SUN BORN AGAIN A NEW SOMEONE


CHORUS (X2)


GOODBYE OLD FRIEND GOODBYE

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THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X3)

UP UP INTO THE CARDIFF BLUE I KNEW YOU LONG TIME LONG TIME AGO I KNEW YOU (X2)

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X2)

I WOULD COUNT EVERY GRAIN OF SAND I WOULD WALK BAREFOOT ‘CROSS THIS LAND TO STAY THIS HAND UPON YOU NOW

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X2)

UP UP TO THE CARDIFF BLUE I KNEW YOU LONG TIME LONG TIME AGO I KNEW YOU

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X3)

I REMEMBER YOU

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X4)

I REMEMBER YOU

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN (X2)

UP UP TO THE CARDIFF BLUE I KNEW YOU LONG TIME LONG TIME AGO I KNEW YOU

THIS BODY MUST NOT BE RUN DOWN

I KNEW YOU

Deserving This

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OUT ON THE STREET THERE’S AN EASTERN SQUATTER STARING AT ME THROUGH THE OPEN SHUTTER I DON’T WANNA KNOW IF HE SUFFERS OUT ON THE STREET THERE’S AN EASTERN SQUATTER


THE DAY IS COMING AND IT’S COMING SOON WHEN I WON’T BE BLOWING UP YOUR BALLOON WHEN I WON’T PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE TUNE THE DAY IS COMIN’ AND IT’S COMIN’ SOON


AND I ASK MYSELF WHAT IT IS I HAVE DONE TO DESERVE THIS (X2)


I WONDER WHEN IT WAS YOU DIED THE PART OF YOU THAT’S STILL ALIVE YOU KEEP GOING OUT OF A SENSE OF PRIDE I WONDER WHEN IT WAS YOU DIED


AND I ASK MYSELF WHAT IT IS I HAVE DONE TO DESERVE THIS


AND I KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO I WANT TO PUT DAYLIGHT BETWEEN ME AND YOU


I USED TO BE ROLLING STOCK NEVER SET MY EYES ON THE HANDS OF A CLOCK TO STAND STILL WAS TO ROT NOW I KNOW IT IS NOT


AND I ASK MYSELF WHAT IT IS I HAVE DONE TO DESERVE THIS (X2)

Friends & Companions

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ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS ARE HERE (X2)


DUNCAN IS MAKING A CALL TO SOMEONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HALL FAR AWAY THROUGH THE CROWD A HEAD IS BENDING DOWN TO HEAR WHAT’S BEEN SAID


ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS ARE HERE


WAKE UP TIME IS A-WASTING WAKE UP NO ONE IS LEAVING THERE MUST BE SOME TIME FIT FOR WASTING EVEN IN THIS SHORT LIFE WE’RE HAVING HERE


JULIE IS TURNING HER EYES AWAY AND TOWARD SOME UNATTACHED GUY’S WHISPERING YES, AND THEN NO AND THEN MAYBE IT MAKES THE EVENING FLOW


ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS ARE HERE


I’M TELLIN’ THEM I’M GOING AWAY TO NORTHERN ONTARIO FOR A HOLIDAY WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING WHEN I’M GONE WE MUST CATCH UP SOON NOT LET IT RUN ON TOO LONG


WAKE UP TIME IS A-WASTIN’ WAKE UP NO ONE IS LEAVING THERE MUST BE SOME TIME FIT FOR WASTING EVEN IN THIS SHORT LIFE WE’RE HAVING HERE


IT’S HUMID IN HERE, THE MIDDLE OF MAY AND SUMMER HAS COME ‘ROUND AGAIN THIS WAY FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COMPANIONS AND ME (X2)

His Big Heart

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SHE WAS BORN UNDER A DEVIL’S MOON HELL SHE EVEN MADE THE DEVIL SWOON BLACK CATS DON’T EVER CROSS HER PATH NO MONROE COULD EVER COMPETE WITH THAT


SHE GETS A FIRE BURNING WITHOUT A MATCH IT’LL BURN ALL NIGHT THAT’S A FACT THEN SHE’LL COME AND BLOW YOUR LOVE HOUSE DOWN TURN YOU RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HOME TOWN


CHORUS: THAT LITTLE BAND OF GOLD THAT HE GAVE HER TO WEAR DON’T SEEM TO MEAN ANYTHING TO HER I SWEAR THAT LITTLE BAND OF GOLD IT WAS ALL THAT HE HAD THAT LITTLE BAND OF GOLD COULDN’T STOP HER GOING BAD


BUT HE’LL BE THERE IF SHE WANTS A NEW START THERE’S SO MUCH ROOM INSIDE HIS BIG HEART AND IF SHE STUMBLES OR GETS CAUGHT THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM INSIDE HIS BIG HEART


I KNOW SHE WON’T COME BACK UNLESS SHE GOES WRONG BUT HIS HEART FOR HERS AS BIG AS OLD KING KONG DON’T MATTER WHERE SHE’S BEEN OR WHAT SHE’S DONE ONCE THE WORDS WERE SAID THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE ONE


CHORUS


THOUGH THEY ARE SO FAR APART HE HOPES TO BRIDGE IT WITH HIS BIG HEART


THAT LITTLE BAND OF GOLD THAT HE GAVE HER TO WEAR DON’T SEEM TO MEAN ANYTHING TO HER I SWEAR


LITTLE BAND OF GOLD COULDN’T STOP HER GOING BAD

Invincible

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HE KNOWS ABOUT THEM HE’S GONNA ROUT THEM SOON AS HE GETS THE PLAN


NO ITS AND BUTS NOT THRUSTS NO CUTS WILL ESCAPE THE SCAN


NO GRIFT NO GREED NO WANTON NEED WILL OUTRUN SOMETHING SO NARROW


NO SATURDAY NIGHT NO SECOND SIGHT WILL ESCAPE THE RUN OF THE ARROW


LAY A FINGER ON ME (X2)


CHORUS: NO LONG SUNKEN SHIPS, NO RAIN SWEPT FOOTSTEPS WILL LAY A FINGER ON ME, NOT TODAY I AM INVINCIBLE


AND I GOT TO SAY TOO MANY MILES AWAY FROM YOU, HEAR ME NOW AND I GOT TO SAY TOO MANY MILES AWAY FROM YOU


YOUR WOUNDS WILL HEAL WON’T BE AFRAID TO FEEL SOMETHING FOR ME


YOU’LL WALK NOT CRAWL YOU’LL RUN NOT FALL AND YOU’LL FEEL SOMETHING FOR ME


PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME (X2)


CHORUSv

NO IFS AND BUTS NOT THRUST NO CUTS WILL ESCAPE THE SCAN PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME


AND I GOT TO SAY TOO MANY MILES AWAY FROM YOU, HEAR ME NOW AND I GOT TO SAY TOO MANY MILES AWAY FROM YOU

LTD. Family Welfare

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WHEN I WAS BORN, MY MOTHER FED ME SHE KEPT ME WARM, I WAS HUNGRY AND IT TASTED NICE, IT FELT ALRIGHT


SHE SAID DRESS WARM, I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED THEY THREW WATER ON ME WHEN I WAS CHRISTENED IT FELT LIKE ICE, BUT IT WAS ALL RIGHT


SOME THINGS YOU LEARN FROM DOING SOME THINGS YOU DON’T SO TAKE MY ADVICE LIMITED FAMILY WARFARE IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULDN’T TRY TWICE


WELL I GREW UP, I MARRIED A GIRL SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE LIVING IN MY WORLD IT FELT ALL RIGHT, IT WAS A SLICE


DAMN IT TO HELL SHE STARTED ROAMIN’ AROUND MAKE ME A LAUGHIN’ STOCK IN MY HOME TOWN I FELT LIKE ICE, I FELT COLD


I SAID DON’T WALK AWAY, DON’T WALK AWAY SHE PACKED AND SHE LEFT ANY WAY I FELT LIKE ICE I FELT A SLICE WOULD DO HER GOOD IN THE END


SOME THINGS YOU LEARN FROM DOING SOME THINGS YOU DON’T SO TAKE MY ADVICE LIMITED FAMILY WARFARE IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULDN’T TRY TWICE (X2)


HERE I SIT IN MY RUBBER ROOM LEAVING AGAINST THE WALL OF GLOOM I THINK I LIKE IT, I FEEL ALL RIGHT IN HERE


SOME THINGS YOU LEARN FROM DOING SOME THINGS YOU DON’T SO TAKE MY ADVICE LIMITED FAMILY WARFARE IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULDN’T TRY TWICE


SOMETIMES YOU LEARN SOMETIMES YOU DON’T


LIMITED FAMILY WARFARE (X3)

Broken Stairs

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SKY BLUE WHEN I COME TO AND I TRIPPED DOWN BROKEN STAIRS TO YOU


BLACK DAWN, SOMEONE’S GONE AND THERE’S NO ONE DOWN AT THE END OF THOSE BROKEN STAIRS


IN THE MIDDLE OF A SANDSTORM HAZE YOU ONLY GET A GLANCING VIEW I CANNOT AFFORD THOSE DAYS WHEN I DIDN’T SEE ENOUGH OF YOU


LOOKED AT THE MORNING IT WAS CLEAR AND BRIGHT LOOKED AT THE MORNING ‘TIL IT WAS NIGHT AND I WALKED UP THOSE BROKEN STAIRS


THE MORNING’S WISER THAN THE NIGHT YOU MUST KNOW THAT A STITCH IN TIME COULD HAVE MADE YOU MINE AND I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT


BUT I THOUGHT SOMETHING CAUGHT IS LOCKED ON FOREVER AND STAYS THERE IN HER CHAIR AND WAITS FOR ME FOREVER HOW COULD I KNOW THAT


IN THE MIDDLE OF A SANDSTORM HAZE YOU ONLY GET A GLANCING VIEW I CANNOT AFFORD THOSE DAYS WHEN I DIDN’T SEE ENOUGH OF YOU


LOOKED AT THE MORNING IT WAS CLEAR AND BRIGHT LOOKED AT THE MORNING ‘TIL IT WAS NIGHT AND I WALKED UP THOSE BROKEN STAIRS


SUNDOWN SUNSET MY DAY IS ALMOST OVER

To Jordan

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CHORUS: THE ROAD TO JORDAN IS LONG AND HARD LONG AND HARD, LONG AND HARD THE ROAD TO JORDAN IS LONG AND HARD PRAY THE LORD FOR JORDAN


THE ROAD IS THROUGH RAPIDS AND FALLS YOU CROSS IN PEACE WHEN JESUS CALLS THE ROAD TO JORDAN IS TOIL AND SWEAT BUT WE WILL HAVE OUR REWARD YET


CHORUS


JORDAN’S MOUNTAINS ICE AND PEAKS THE CLOUDS WILL LIFT WHEN JESUS SPEAKS THE ROAD TO JORDAN’S HARD AND SLOW BUT WE WILL GET THERE I KNOW


YOU’LL FEEL THE SHADOW ON THE WALL SMILING ANGEL LEAD US HOME


CHORUS


PRAISE THE LORD, THE LORD BE PRAISED (X8)


THE ROAD TO JORDAN IS LONG AND HARD, BUT WE’RE ON OUR WAY THE ROAD TO JORDAN IS LONG AND HARD, SPEED THE HAPPY DAY

Maryland

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I HAVE MADE MY LIFE SO HARD ALL OUT OF MARYLAND HARD TO MOVE AND HARD TO STAND HEADING OUT OF MARYLAND


RUNNING DOWN SOME OLD DARK ROAD ALL OUT OF MARYLAND NOTHING WARM OR CLOSE TO HAND HEADING OUT OF MARYLAND


I WILL WATCH THE SUN FALL DOWN FOREVER FAR FROM MARYLAND WATCH THE STARS BURN AND EXPLODE ALL ACROSS MARYLAND


THE MOON GOING DOWN, THE SUN ON ITS WAY UP ON THE MORNING I WAS LEAVIN’ NO ONE STIRRED WHEN I STOLE FOR THE FERRY TO WHITE HAVEN


AND ONLY THE HEART IS IN SUCH A STATE


AND I LOOK BACK ON THOSE DAYS THOSE DAYS THAT COST ME DEAR WHEN I FELL BACK INTO OLD WAYS THOSE WAYS THAT COST ME YOUR CARE


I WILL WATCH THE SUN FALL DOWN FOREVER FAR FROM MARYLAND WATCH THE STARS BURN AND EXPLODE ALL ACROSS MARYLAND

You May Think

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YOU MAY THINK YOU’RE LEAVING BUT YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING TAKE ONE SMALL STEP THAT’S AS FAR AS YOU’LL GET THOUGH YOU’LL STILL THINK THAT YOU’RE GOING THEY WON’T LEAVE YOU OUT THE DOORS THEY’LL PUT BARS ON ALL THE WINDOWS AND YOU’LL SWEAR YOU’RE LEAVING THOUGH YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING NOWHERE


YOU CAN FEEL THE WHEELS TURN YOU CAN SMELL THE FUEL BURN BUT YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING NO YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING NOWHERE


DO YOU WALK AROUND TOWN WITH A HOLE IN YOUR HEART THAT SHE GAVE TO YOU WHEN YOU WEREN’T LOOKING AND ALTHOUGH IT HURTS THAT BEFORE WAS WORSE ‘CAUSE BEFORE THAT THERE WAS NOTHIN’


YOU WON’T WALK OUT HER DOORS YOU’LL SEE LOVE THROUGH ALL HER WINDOWS YOU’VE MADE UP YOUR MIND YOU’RE STAYIN’ BEHIND WITH HER


YOU CAN FEEL HER WHEELS TURN YOU CAN FEEL HER FUEL BURN RIGHT THROUGH YOU AND LO AND BEHOLD YOU’VE COME IN FROM THE COLD


THE RIVER CHURNS OUTSIDE THE HOUSE YOU KNOW IT’S ALWAYS FLOWING AND CLOUDS GLIDE BY IN THE FREEDOM SKY BUT YOU KNOW YOU’RE NOT GOING THEY WON’T LEAVE YOU OUT THE DOORS THEY’VE BUT BARS ON ALL THE WINDOWS AND YOU’LL SWEAR YOU’RE LEAVING BUT YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING NOWHERE


AND YOU’LL SWEAR YOU’RE LEAVING BUT YOU’RE REALLY NOT GOING NOWHERE

Swoop

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AND I’M WAITING BUT IT SEEMS NOBODY KNOWS THEY’RE STILL CIRCLING THOSE CARRION CROWS THEY MAKE A SOUND AS THE WIND CATCHES THEIR SWOOP AND THEY’RE FRIGHTENING THE CHICKENS IN THE COOP


THIS IS FOR THE LATE AND FOR THE DEAR DEPARTED WHOSE PLEAS FOR LIFE ARE WASTED ON THE HARD-HEARTED RUNNING BETWEEN THE RIVERS AND THE TREES LIFE HAS COME DOWN NOW TO WHAT HE SEES


AND I’M WAITING BUT IT SEEMS NOBODY KNOWS THEY’RE STILL CIRCLING THOSE CARRION CROWS THEY MAKE A SOUND AS THE WIND CATCHES THEIR SWOOP AND THEY’RE FRIGHTENING THE CHICKENS IN THE COOP


BE THIS THE JUDGEMENT DAY WHO TURNS AWAY BE DAMNED FOREVER


GIRLS OF A CERTAIN AGE MUST KNOW WHO’S DOING THE BIDDIN’ WHO THEY MUST RESIST AND WHO MUST BE FORGIVEN THEY SEEM TO KNOW THAT LIFE CANNOT BE IGNORED BE IT NOT SQUANDERED IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD


BE THIS THE JUDGEMENT DAY WHO TURNS AWAY BE DAMNED FOREVER


AND I’M WAITING BUT IT SEEMS NOBODY KNOWS

Souls are Burning

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SEE THE SUN BURNING UP THE LAND BURNS A HOLE IN THE GROUND WHERE I STAND YOU KNOW SOULS ARE BURNING TONIGHT


IT SHINES DOWN ALL DAY AND NIGHT ALL YOU FEEL IS THAT BURNING LIGHT YOU’LL KNOW SOULS ARE BURNING TONIGHT


CHORUS: WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO THINK THAT NO ONE BUT GOD COULD DO THESE THINGS TO US


I’M PACKED UP AND READY TO GO I CAN’T LOOK BACK ON ALL THAT I KNOW IT’S AHEAD OR I DECLARE DEAD


I FELT YOU WAVING IN THE SMALL OF MY BACK IT HIT HARD LIKE A HEART ATTACK BUT IT’S AHEAD, AHEAD OR I’M DEAD


CHORUS


WE TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET THE WORLD TO STAND STILL WE TRIED EVERYTHING BUT ALL HAVE THEIR TIME AND THEIR SPIN WE TRIED EVERYTHING


THERE IS TALK OF ANOTHER COMING THERE IS TALK OF A BETTER PLACE ALL I WANT IS TO HOLD MY OWN ONE AND TO LOOK ON MY BABY’S FACE


CROPS SURRENDER IT’S ANOTHER DUST BOWL IT BURNS YOUR BACK AND WHEN IT’S READY IT COMES FOR YOUR SOUL


CHORUS


COULD DO THINGS TO US (X2)

Runaway Train

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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HE COULD HEAR THE TRAIN COMIN’ FOR MILES HE COULD HEAR THE CONDUCTOR STROLLING THE AISLES HE TIPPED HIS HAT AND HE BROADENED HIS SMILE AND HE COULD HEAR THE TRAIN COMIN’ FOR MILES


HE COULD FEEL THE SUN POURIN’ DOWN LIGHTIN’ THE WAY OUT OF THIS TOWN IF HE GOT LOST HE JUST MIGHT GET FOUND AND HE COULD FEEL THE SUN POURIN’ DOWN


CHORUS: I DO BELIEVE HE’S IN A HURRY FOR THE RUNAWAY TRAIN I DO BELIEVE HE DO BELIEVE HE WON’T BE COMIN’ BACK AGAIN ON A RUNAWAY TRAIN … AH HA HA


AND HE WAS OUT TO EARN THE WAGES OF SIN FAR AWAY FROM WHERE HE HAD BEEN HE’D SEE THE DEVIL AND HE’D SEE HIS GRIN HE WAS OUT TO EARN THE WAGES OF SIN


CHORUS


HE COULD HEAR THE TRAIN COMIN’ FOR MILES HE COULD HEAR THE CONDUCTOR WALKIN’ DOWN THE AISLES

Jersey Wages

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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CRAWLING BACK TO JERSEY CITY I CAN STILL HEAR THE WAILS COMIN’ FROM THE BLACK SLIT WINDOWS OF THE HUDSON COUNTY JAIL


SHOUTING DOWN TO THE GIRLS ON THE SIDEWALK HEY BABY, YOU HEAR THEM SHOUT THE LAWYER SAYS IT’S JUST A COUPLE OF MORE DAYS THEY’LL GET A WALK BUT THERE’S NO WAY OUT


AND YOU MUST SLOW DOWN OR YOU’LL GO DOWN ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY’S PAGES YOU MADE A CHOICE YOU CAN’T LIVE YOUR LIFE LIVING ON JERSEY WAGES, LIVIN’ ON JERSEY WAGES


ALL YOU DREAMED AND EVER LOOKED FOR TAKEN FROM YOU WHILE YOU SCREAMED ALL THAT DYIN’ AND SCRAPIN’ YOU DID FOR A PIECE OF AN UNATTAINABLE DREAM


‘CAUSE IT’S STILL DOWN TO WHAT YOU LIKE DON’T GO NO DEEPER THAN THE COLOUR OF YOUR SKIN SO YOU CAN TRY UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE BUT DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW THEY GOT YOU BOXED IN


GOD THEY LOVE A TRYER IN THIS TOWN BUT ONE SLIP AND YOU FALL ALL THE WAY DOWN NO HAND TO HOLD YOU, NO SAFETY NET YOU’RE GONNA WALK INTO THE TRAPS THEY’VE SET


DON’T CALL US WE’LL CALL YOU


CRAWLING BACK TO JERSEY CITY I CAN STILL HEAR THE WAILS COMIN’ FROM THE BLACK SLIT WINDOWS OF THE HUDSON COUNTY JAIL


AND YOU MUST SLOW DOWN OR YOU’LL GO DOWN ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY’S PAGES YOU MADE A CHOICE YOU CAN’T LIVE YOUR LIFE LIVIN’ ON JERSEY WAGES, LIVIN’ ON JERSEY WAGES LIVIN’ ON JERSERY WAGES

Only You and Me

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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ONLY YOU AND ME LEFT TO TALK ABOUT THE MOON IN THAT NIGHT’S SKY ONLY YOU AND ME LEFT TO TALK ABOUT THE SUN BOUNCING IT AWAY BUT THAT WAS LAST SUMMER IN THE LIGHT I DREAMT OF LAST SUMMER LAST NIGHT


ONLY YOU AND ME LEFT TO WONDER WHERE IT COULD HAVE ALL GONE WRONG IS IT TOO LATE TO PUT OUR FINGER THERE I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT’S GONE REMEMBER LAST SUMMER IN THE LIGHT I DREAMT OF LAST SUMMER LAST NIGHT


CHORUS: THERE WAS NO SLIP OF A BOY NO GIRL OF JOY ONLY YOU AND ME


THERE ARE NO TONGUES THAT SLICE OR CUT THE ICE ONLY YOU AND ME


I LOOK AT YOU AND YOU LOOK AT ME WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY IS IT SO BAD THAT WE CAN’T WALK OUT ON THIS SUMMER’S DAY


BRING ME BACK TO LAST SUMMER PLEASE LET ME FEEL LAST SUMMER’S SUMMER BREEZE


THERE WAS NO SLIP OF A BOY NO GIRL OF JOY ONLY YOU AND ME


THERE ARE NO TONGUES THAT SLICE OR CUT THE ICE ONLY YOU AND ME


ONLY YOU AND ME LEFT TO TALK ABOUT THE SUN BOUNCING IT AWAY

Disintegration

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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THERE IS HATE I CAN FEEL IT AND IT JUST WON’T LET GO THERE IS TIME BUT NOT MUCH OF IT THIS RIVER’S IN FULL FLOW


DISINTEGRATION


THERE WAS WISDOM IN ABUNDANCE NOW THROWN OUT THE DOOR AND THE LIGHT IN THE WINDOW DOESN’T SHINE FOR ME ANYMORE


DISINTEGRATION


IT BLOWS US HERE AND THERE, NOBODY STOOPS TO CARE EVERYBODY GETS THEIR SHARE OF DISINTEGRATION ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO WOULD SHOW MERCY IT IS ALL ME ME ME IN DISINTEGRATION


AND ALL AND ALL AND ALL YOU EVER WANTED GONE BEFORE YOUR EYES (X2)


WORDS THEY MEAN NOTHING NOW IT’S PUSH THAT PEDAL TO THE FLOOR AND THOSE WHO DON’T START ROWING GET LEFT BACK ON THE SHORE


DISINTEGRATION (X2)


AND ALL AND ALL AND ALL YOU EVER WANTED GONE BEFORE YOUR EYES (X2)

Dark Road

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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THERE’S A DARK SPOT UP THE ROAD WHERE I HEARD TELL NOBODY GOES A HOODED HANGMAN THREW A NOOSE ‘ROUND A LIMB PUT AN END TO A LOT OF GOOD MEN ON THAT DARK ROAD NOBODY GOES


NOW IT’S A DARK ROAD WAY DOWN SOUTH WHERE YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE DEAD MEN SHOUT IN THE DARK SKY AND IN THE TREES THEIR DYING BREATH IS STILL ON THE BREEZE ON THAT DARK ROAD YOU DON’T GO YOU DON’T GO


AND THIS WAS NO BATTLE AND THERE WAS NO WAR IT WAS JUST A SKIN GAME … A COLOUR BAR


NOW IN A DARK BAR CALLED THE JOHNNY REB CARVED IN THE WOOD THERE ARE THE NOTCHES FOR THE DEAD AND IN THAT DARK BAR YOU DON’T GO


IN THAT DARK SPOT WHERE THE SUN SHOULD NOT SHINE THERE SHOULD BE SOME KIND OF WARNING SIGN BUT THERE’S NOTHING THERE THAT WOULD SERVE TO REMIND


THIS WAS NO BATTLE, AND THIS WAS NO WAR IT WAS JUST A SKIN GAME, A COLOUR BAR THIS WAS NO BATTLE, AND THIS WAS NO WAR IT WAS JUST A SKIN GAME, A COLOUR BAR


YOU DON’T GO ON THAT DARK ROAD

Another Summer with You

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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SEE THE WAVES A-COMIN’ IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SEE THE LAWBREAKERS GIVING SECOND SIGHT PLEASE DON’T LET ME GO, I DON’T WANNA GO TONIGHT


SEE THE DANGEROUS PEOPLE ON THE FRINGE OF TIME WAITING ON THE WEEKEND, FOR THE PERFECT CRIME STEALING HEARTS, STEALING ALL THE AFFECTION THEY CAN


I WAS WAITING FOR A LOVE THAT WOULDN’T DO IT I WAS TALKING TO A GIRL WHO COULDN’T PROVE IT


SEE THE LOVE A SHINING IN THE MORNING LIGHT SEE THE PEOPLE GIFTED WITH A SECOND SIGHT SEE THE CARS THAT FLY BY IN THE EVENING TWILIGHT TRUE


DARLING I HOPE IT NEVER NEEDS THIS SUMMER WITH YOU I HOPE IT GOES ON FOREVER THIS SUMMER WITH YOU


YOU’LL BE TRYIN’ ON YOUR PAIR OF RED HIGH HEELS YOU’LL BE WALKIN’ DOWN THE PROM TO SEE HOW THEY FEEL I WILL LAG BEHIND I’LL BE JUST ONE OF A CREW


DARLIN’ I HOPE IT GOES ON FOREVER THIS SUMMER WITH YOU OH DARLING, GIVE ME ANOTHER SUMMER WITH YOU


WALKING ON OUR OWN DOWN BY THE DARK SEA SHORE VOICES RAISED AGAIN ABOVE THE OCEAN’S ROAR HOPIN’ THAT YOU WON’T SAIL OUT OF VIEW


I WAS TALKING TO A GIRL WHO COULDN’T PROVE IT I WAS WAITING FOR THE LOVE THAT WOULDN’T DO IT


DARLING I HOPE IT GOES ON FOREVER THIS SUMMER WITH YOU OH DARLING, GIVE ME ANOTHER SUMMER WITH YOU OH DARLING, I HOPE IT GOES ON FOREVER WITH YOU

Liberty Bell

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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WELL I DON’T BELIEVE IN STRANGELOVE I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE LIBERTY BELL AND THOSE WHO MARCH TO THAT SOUND ARE ON A ROAD STRAIGHT DOWN TO HELL AND ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY FROM NEW YORK DOWN TO SAN ANTONE WHEN YOU HEAR THOSE BELLS A-PEELING HEAD FOR THE BORDER YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH …AH


CHORUS: GOD HELP US THERE’S A MAN WHO SITS DOWN AT GOD’S RIGHT HAND GOD HELP US NO ONE’S SAFE SLIP OF THE TONGUE FROM THE ACTOR’S FACE YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH … AH (X2)


WELL HE BELIEVES IN THUNDERCLAPS AND IN FACES IN THE CLOUDS AND IF HE SEES JUST ONE OF THOSE HE’LL SEND YOUR SONS BACK HOME IN SHROUDS AND ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY FROM NEW YORK DOWN TO SAN ANTONE WHEN YOU SEE THOSE CLOUDS A-TAKIN’ SHAPE HEAD FOR THE BORDER YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH …AH


CHORUS: GOD HELP US HE SEES THAT SIGN THAT’S THE END OF YOURS AND MINE GOD HELP US NO ONE’S SAFE SLIP OF THE TONGUE FROM THE ACTOR’S FACE YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH … AH (X2)


NO I DON’T BELIEVE IN STRANGELOVE AND TO HELL WITH HIS LIBERTY BELL

New Years Road

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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GONNA HAVE A NEW YEAR IN A FEW HOURS’ TIME I’M AT THE BAR DRINKING VODKA AND LIME WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO UP AND EXPLODE THEN I CAN WALK ON A NEW YEAR’S ROAD THEN I CAN WALK DOWN ON A NEW YEAR’S ROAD


PULL THE PIN HIT THE FLOOR BLOW US SOMEWHERE WE’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE I’M JUST WAITING TO UP AND EXPLODE THEN I CAN WALK ON A NEW YEAR’S ROAD THEN I CAN WALK DOWN ON A NEW YEAR’S ROAD


WE SETTLED BACK WHILE THE FIGHT WENT ON WHEN WE LOOKED UP THE PARADE HAD GONE


STARING AHEAD AVOID THE GHOSTS GOING TO PARTIES AND INSULTING THE HOSTS GRAB WHAT YOU CAN IS THE CLARION CALL WE’RE GONNA DROWN DOWN IN A SEA OF ALCOHOL (X2)


NOBODY’S RESTLESS EVERYONE’S AT EASE I NEVER THOUGHT WE’D BE SO EASY TO PLEASE NOW IT’S DOWN TO DRAGGIN’ OUR OWN LOAD WE’LL NEVER WALK ON THE NEW YEAR’S ROAD WE’LL NEVER WALK DOWN ON THE NEW YEAR’S ROAD


IT SEEMS THAT WE CAN’T GO IT ALONE SO WE HAVE KIDS TO STAND OVER OUR OWN TOMBSTONE


GONNA HAVE A NEW YEAR IN A FEW HOURS’ TIME I’M AT THE BAR TOASTING THE END OF THE LINE WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO UP AND EXPLODE THEN I CAN WALK ON A NEW YEAR’S ROAD

Rose Red Blood

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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THE OPPRESSED CONFESSED, THE JINGLE JINGLED THE GUILTY ONES WENT OUT AND MINGLED LONG SO LONG ROSE RED BLOOD SEE THE SHADOW BENEATH THE HOOD AND WHEN SHE ASKS HOW’S IT GOING IT’S GOING FINE


I THREW A LASSO ROPED NOTHING IN DID A FONDA ON THE BACK PORCH SWING AND THE DAM BREAKS DOWN ON ALL THE WORDS DON’T STAND BETWEEN THE BOYS AND GIRLS AND WHEN SHE ASKS HOW’S IT GOING IT’S GOING FINE AND WHEN SHE ASKS HOW’S IT GOING IT’S GOING FINE


POURING SILVER DOWN THE DRAIN ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 A.M.


I CAUGHT A THOUGHT YOU GLANCED MY WAY FLUNG IT OUT ACROSS THE BAY AND ONLY GAVE A CAREFREE THOUGHT FOR THE WONDROUS THINGS I GOT YEAH WHEN SHE ASKS HOW’S IT GOING IT’S GOING FINE YEAH WHEN SHE ASKS HOW’S IT GOING IT’S GOING FINE


THE OPPRESSED CONFESSED THE JINGLE JINGLED

Ain't Love a Funny Thing

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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CHORUS: NOW YOU TAKE LOVE AIN’T THAT A FUNNY THING IT CONSUMES YOUR LIFE AIN’T THAT SOMETHING IT CAN SOMETIMES BE BAD SOMETIMES BE CRUEL AND YOU MAY END UP SOMEBODY’S FOOL BUT HEY THAT’S LOVE IT’S JUST A FUNNY THING


NOW CAROL WAS JUST HITTING THE MIDDLE OF SEVENTEEN SHE HAD HER EYES PEELED WIDE FOR SOME KIND OF JAMES DEAN HE WOULD SOMETIMES BE BAD SOMETIMES BE CRUEL BUT IN THE END HE WOULD ALWAYS STAY COOL BUT CHARLIE NEVER WAS NO ORDINARY JAMES DEAN


SHE COULD HEAR THE BELLS CALLING UP THE AVENUE UNDER HER AWNING SHE COULD HEAR THE BELLS CALLING HEY THAT’S LOVE AIN’T THAT A FUNNY THING


WELL HER FATHER DIED SO DID A LOT OF THEM ON A BLOODY TRAIL FROM NEBRASKA DOWN TO OREGON AND THEY DROPPED SOMETHING DIDN’T HEAR IT FALL AND PRETTY SOON THEY’D LOST IT ALL AND THE GATES OF HELL CLOSED DOWN AROUND THEM


NOW YOU TAKE LOVE AIN’T THAT A FUNNY THING YOU SPEND YOUR WHOLE DAMNED LIFE CHASING THAT ONE THING AND WHEN IT’S BEEN WRESTLED AND WHEN IT’S BEEN CAUGHT YOU STILL WON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS YOU’VE GOT BECAUSE LOVE IT’S JUST A FUNNY THING


NOW WHEN THE SHERIFF CAUGHT UP ASKED WHAT WAS YA THINKING DIDN’T YOUR MAMA LOVE YA WAS YOU WHISKEY DRINKING AND CHARLIE HE STARED CAROL SHE SIGHED THERE WASN’T NO GOOD REASON WHY THOSE PEOPLE DIED IT’S JUST LOVE, IT’S JUST A FUNNY THING


WELL IT’S BEEN SOME TIME SINCE THOSE DARK DEEDS WERE DONE SINCE CHARLIE SAID THERE’S NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN THE LORD SITS UP THERE ON HIGH AND COUNTS THE BODIES AS THEY DIE AND PONDERS WHETHER HE SHOULD GIVE LOVE TO ANYONE


NOW YOU TAKE LOVE AIN’T THAT A FUNNY THING

Black Hills of Dakota

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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CHORUS: TAKE ME BACK TO THE BLACK HILLS, BABY THE BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA, BABY BACK TO WHERE THEY SAY GOD RECLINES BACK TO WHERE THE SUN SHINES, BABY


I REMEMBER THAT PAINTED SUMMER YOU STOOD UPRIGHT SINGING CLEMENTINE YOU CLIMBED DOWN AND WALKED TOWARD ME REACHED BEYOND MY SHOULDER FOR THE WINE


LOOKING OUT ACROSS AN EMPTY STREET WAITING ON A MORNING PAPER IT’S MANY MILES FROM WHERE WE USED TO SLEEP AND IT ALL FEELS LIKE A MORNING AFTER


AND I STILL SEE YOU NOW SWINGING ON THAT GATE THAT LOOK YOU GAVE BORDERED ON LOVE CROSSED INTO ANOTHER STATE


CHORUS


UNTIL I’D SEEN YOUR FACE I HADN’T SEEN MUCH FRAMED THERE BY A COUNTRY MIST SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU JUST HOW MUCH IF YOU WENT AWAY YOU’D BE MISSED


CHORUS (X2)

Safe Harbour

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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ON AN OPEN TIDE ON A WINTER’S SEA FROM A SAILOR’S POCKET FELL A MEMORY OF AN OLD SWEETHEART, OF AN OLD TRUE LOVE THAT SHE HAD GIVEN HIM, IN THE HARBOUR OF COBH (X2)


DOWN THE GANGWAY AND INTO THE WAVES FELL THAT LOCKET INTO A WATERY GRAVE THE SHIP WAS LISTING AND THE SUN HAD GONE DOWN ALL BOATS AWAY THAT NIGHT AND THE LAST ONE WAS GONE (X2)


NO SAFE HARBOUR FOR YOU


YOU’LL BE A SHADOW ON A FLOATING CARAVEL YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD FROM A MISSION BELL AND ON THE SEASHORE SHE STILL HEARS YOU BREATHE THOUGH YOU’RE DEAD AND GONE YOU WON’T TAKE YOUR LEAVE (X2)


NO SAFE HARBOUR FOR YOU (X2)

Kansas City

Rose Red Blood - 2001


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FROM A COUNTY SEAT IN THE STATE OF KANSAS TO THE LAKESIDE IN DELAWARE DON’T YOU THINK THAT YOU’VE SEEN A LITTLE TOO MUCH TODAY DON’T YOU FIND THAT YOU NO LONGER CARE ‘CAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THE BATTLE IS OVER AND DONE AND THAT INDEED YOU’RE A FORTUNATE ONE


FROM THE SUN BAKED BEACHES DOWN IN FLORIDA TO THE COLLEGE TOWN OF MADISON DON’T YOU FIND AS YOU’RE TURNING FOR HOME THAT INDEED YOU’RE A FORTUNATE ONE


CHORUS: HERE WE GO SHA LA LA LA HERE COMES THE FORTUNATE ONE HERE WE GO SHA LA LA LA AND INDEED I’M A FORTUNATE ONE


AND THERE’S A WAR GOING ON DOWN IN THE HEART OF IT ALL IN CRACK CITY THEY’VE FORGOTTEN THEIR SHAME THE ONE THING THEY DON’T TALK ABOUT IS TOMORROW THEY JUST NEED SOMETHING BAD TO KILL THE PAIN AND YOU KNOW THAT THEIR LIVES ARE OVER AND DONE AND THAT INDEED YOU’RE A FORTUNATE ONE


CHORUS


AND I’M READING HOW SHERMAN MARCHED TO THE SEA AND JUST WHY THEY WENT DOWN IN FLAMES OVER CAPE KENNEDY AND IS THIS WHY THE REPO MAN NEVER GOES HUNGRY AH THEY CAN HAVE IT I KNOW THAT THEY’VE WON IT’S A TIME FOR THE FORTUNATE ONE


CHORUS


AND THERE’S A TOWN DOWN BY THE RIO GRANDE WHERE THEY’RE CROSSING IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT

Credits

Credit where credit is due!


Hearing Storms


ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY MARTIN MURPHY, EXCEPT TRACK 4 BY DAVID MURPHY
LEAD VOCALS, RHYTHM GUITAR: MARTIN MURPHY
GUITAR/VOCALS: BARRY JOHN MAHER (TRACKS: 2,5,6,11) & SIMON DALY (TRACK: 6)
DRUMS: CONNOR SLOANE
BASS: JOHN BURKE
VIOLIN: ORLA DALY
PERCUSSION: JOHN BURKE
BACKING VOCALS: JOHN BURKE (TRACK: 7) & ORLA DALY (TRACK: 1)
KEYS/PROGRAMMING/ADDITONAL ARRANGEMENTS: BRENDAN GREGORIY & JOHN BURKE
COVER PHOTO: ANISA SHAIKH (BERLIN JULY 2014)



For you..No-One


ALL SONGS BY MARTIN MURPHY, EXCEPT “RUNNING WATER” (LYRICS BY P. LARKIN, MUSIC BY M. MURPHY)
PRODUCED BY JOHN KAVANAGH
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
LEAD VOCALS, BACKING VOCALS, RHYTHM GUITAR: MARTIN MURPHY
VIOLIN, HARMONICA, MANDOLIN, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITARS: DAVE HYNES
VIOLIN: MARIE EFFLER (TRACKS 6 AND 7)
BASS, DRUMS: JOHN KAVANAGH
BACK VOCALS: SINEAD DEMPSEY (TRACKS 2, 4, 9 AND 11)
COVER: STEPHEN AHERN (INSIDE FOLD DESIGN)
AND MANDOLA: PAUL MOORE
KATE MURPHY (TRACKS 1, 7, 10 AND 12)
LAURA WHELAN (INSIDE FOLD PHOTO)
LOUIS PATRICK (DESIGN)



Cradle of the South


ALL SONGS BY MARTIN MURPHY
PRODUCED BY FLORRY MCCARTHY
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
ACOUSTIC GUITARS, LEAD & BACKUP VOCALS: MARTIN MURPHY
ELECTRIC GUITARS, BASS: FLORRY MCCARTHY
MANDOLIN, MANDOLA, HARMONICA: PAUL MOORE
ELECTRIC GUITAR: JOE GARVEY
HARMONICA, MANDOLIN ANTON BENNET
BACK-UP VOCALS KATE MURPHY



This Body


ALL SONGS BY MARTIN MURPHY, EXCEPT “JOHNNY’S GONE FOR A SOLDIER” (TRADITIONAL WITH ADDITIONAL
VERSES BY MARTIN MURPHY)
PRODUCED BY JOHN O’LEARY
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY MARTIN MURPHY AND BRENDAN GREGORIY
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
VOCALS & RHYTHM GUITARS: MARTIN MURPHY
LEAD GUITAR: DAVID HYNES
DRUMS: MICHAEL MCGOWEN
BASS: KARL GLASS
HARMONICA: DAVID MURPHY
ADDITIONAL GUITAR: BRENDAN GREGORIY
COVER: JULIE BRANDWIN-GLAIT (PHOTOGRAPHY)
KATE MURPHY (TRACK 9)
KATE MURPHY (TRACKS 2, 5 AND 11)
BRENDAN GREGORIY (DESIGN AND LAYOUT)



Swoop


ALL SONGS BY MARTIN MURPHY
PRODUCED BY JOHN O’LEARY
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
VOCALS & GUITARS: MARTIN MURPHY
PIANO & HARMONICA: DAVID MURPHY
ADDITIONAL PIANO: CORMAC BRENNACH (TRACK 5)
DRUMS: RAY HORGAN
BASS: KARL GLASS
VIOLIN: MARJA TAHKANEN
BACKING VOCALS: TALLY MURPHY (TRACKS 4, 7 AND 9)
COVER: LOUISE BERGIN



Rose Red Blood


ALL SONGS BY MARTIN MURPHY
PRODUCED BY JOHN O’LEARY
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
VOCALS & GUITARS: MARTIN MURPHY

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