shiny silvery things

by Cormac O Caoimh

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1.
Your soul’s Second hand clothes Worn through At the knees and elbows Try teach Teach me a sadness That fits you Fits you like old shoes Run out of child All that’s left is man A beautiful lie Spoken softer than no sound *2 Your mind Never arrives Stretched out Stretched like a runway Reach me Reach me and leave me Miss you Miss you like old shoes LPs On an old phonograph Plays clean But your favourite tracks are scratched Rewind Try put the needle back Skip you Ditched you like old shoes
2.
Time is like a church Its signs remind me A choir of ghosts sing rhymes A bell tower chimes Statues stand still in lines Silence and sound remind me Time is like a crush Crush on you crush me A lovers spurning tongue Young love undone Swift words spun stall and stun Sudden and slow remind Light and Darkness form shapes Colours born and worn make Shadows and shades remind me Time is like a curse A house that haunts me Souls walk where once Walls stood years and months Host hide aways and hunts Heaven and hurt remind me Time is like a clique A split surrounds me The in and out crowd Watch who you bow Before the door slams loud Views from views to remind me
3.
proud 03:10
I think I belong here I can see the wood from the trees We don’t have to fall out We don’t have to fall out I wanted to make you proud Make you proud But I don’t know how I wanted to make you proud Make you proud But I don’t know how I used to belong here I built a treehouse here We don’t have to fall out We don’t have to fall out I wanted to make you proud... I don’t know what I must be To make you feel proud of me I don’t what I must be To make you feel proud Make you feel proud Make you feel proud Make you feel I think I was wrong dear (I )was too high for too long here We were meant to fall out We were meant to fall out I wanted to make you proud Make you proud But I don’t know how I wanted to make you proud Make you proud But I don’t know how We don’t have to fall out
4.
hey you 03:58
Hey you It’s been too long since we spoke Other than to and fros Let’s not forget How far we’ve come Who we are now And who we were then And where it began And who we chose Hey you You look like you need your feet up Put your feet up on me Let’s not forget It’s what we used to do When our house held two Before our home grew And it’s better now But all right was good too Hey you, hey you, hey you Hey you, come closer, move over Hey you With all that’s been going on You still got it going....on Let’s not forget What we can do And the mountains we moved And how we made it through And it’s better now But all right was good too Hey you, hey you, hey you Hey you, come closer, move over When I was younger no one told me Not much changes when you’re older
5.
born 04:09
You should have been born somewhere else A town designed by a kind architext You should have been born somewhere else Somewhere more and less pedestrian You could have been born someone else You should have been born sometime else With blessings blossoming your fingertips You should have been born sometime else Where your grace would grace all who you met You could have been born someone else You should have been named someone else A name unique and with no history You should have been named someone else In a language befitting your mystery You could have been born someone else You could have lived as someone else I’d be someone you you’d easily forget You could have lived as someone else And reached out to the stars all by yourself And.... Love like another kind of love When the old poets wrote of this They knew that you’d exist So glad I witnessed it So glad I witnessed it Love
6.
Have you built yourself well Have you tied up the loose ends With a good story to tell Stick on stick Brick on brick Watch the walls rise and lift Lift yourself up on it Have you built Have you built yourself well Have you built yourself well Are you walking on eggshells Do you hinder or help yourself Fireworks fall Lights burn out Plans are made Words wear out And north can feel like south Have you built Have you built yourself well You don’t end you don’t begin My cinnamon sin Knock yourself down , rebuild rebegin The cathedral you’re in The cathedral you’re in Hope but don’t hope too much The ghost in you gathers dust If he haunts you he must See your name , see it lit The size of a merchant ship Sail away swim from it Have you built Have you built yourself well
7.
I’m going to hide in the hollow..trunk In the hollow of an old oak And hear only the hazel Build an Atlantis in my blood I’m going to run from the sun Bottle up and store it’s warmth And create a holy order A holy order just for one I entered a room with you Where the sound of footsteps flew Before it reached our ears The sound of footsteps disappeared A light shun in my eye Like an avalanche arrived And I knew that I should hide And never set sight on the sky I won’t be deceived By each new day I receive No cooling star or meteor Is going to get me from my knees My only alibi My only alibi’s a lie Every man’s an only child Widow and orphan when he dies
8.
Would you catch my breath When the air falls out of it Will you tell me there’s nothing wrong On days I don’t belong Will you feel the weight Of the words that I don’t say Will you let silence be my way Of telling you Im afraid When I’m out of luck Broken and burned Keep tea in my teacup warm in storms Keep tea in my teacup warm in storms Keep tea in my teacup warm In storms Spent too much time Building Maginot lines The battle broke out inside And I don’t want to fight When I’m feeling stuck Nowhere to turn Keep tea in my teacup warm in storms Keep tea in my teacup warm in storms Keep tea in my teacup warm In storms
9.
big mirror 03:27
The sea doesn’t know it’s the sea If feels much smaller And envies the shore The sea’s got its eyes on the moon Beautifully lazy Unaware how it moves It’s missing out on the view It needs a Big Mirror It’s missing out on the view It needs a Big Mirror It’s missing out on the view It needs a Big Mirror It needs a Big Mirror Like you (do) The sea’s got a book and it’s true But she’ll never read from The eyes a stranger looks through The sea thinks there’s more it should do There’s no need to write diaries When your life is so huge It’s missing out on the view It needs a Big Mirror... Lose yourself in the tide (Big Mirror) Find yourself in the swell (Big Mirror) Time will tell Don’t judge yourself Or leave yourself behind It’s missing out on the view It needs a Big Mirror...
10.
a parked car 05:44
And I hear the drum Beating the darkness Hear the darkness come Marching all triumphant And it’s got you beat And it’s got you beat It thinks it’s got you beat And that’s its weakness I see you now A picture a, a postcard Sent from somewhere far To an empty apartment A stranger lived here A stranger lived here That stranger is near Oh my strange sweetness The silence of trees Leaves lost and stripped clean You're down on your knees Trying to plant seeds of relief Patience is hard Patience is hard Patience is hard When time moves like a parked car And you're my old friend You're my old foe You're my old friend You're my old foe Easy come, hard to let go
11.
Now that you’re here There’s no need to leave or look For love when you’re near Fear that I got used to feeling for Years disappeared You bring out the rainbow in me I start to see through clouds that have been Overly familiar in their proximity It’s strange, I’ve changed A strange game I see how you steered A sinking ship from rocks to safety It cost you in tears And all of the strength Of sinners and saints Couldn’t drag you down Stop you throwing love around An ungrateful town You murdered me You murdered me sweetly You murdered me sweetly You killed me discreetly Resurrect me Who saw who who saw clear Who saw through whose disguise Who chipped away the veneer I hated the face that stared back at me From reflections on windows And shiny silver things But I kind of like the image In your eyes of me It’s strange, I’ve changed A strange game
12.
Lampshade lights light up our sky And we build our own horizon And everything’s now And nothing’s going to change Just like water Re-filling a fountain Fade out. I close my eyes and draw you now Can you count the stars tonight Through cracks in the ceiling Can you visualize The night through young love’s eyes Or are you tired dreaming teenage feelings Fade out. I close my eyes and draw you now Can you play that song again It makes me young again I feel myself high Under a neon night To a time I couldn’t see around the bend To a time I couldn’t see around the bend To a time I drove myself around the bend Lampshade lights light up our sky Fade out. I close my eyes and draw you now

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released May 12, 2017

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Cormac O Caoimh Cork, Ireland

What do…
A honeyed whiskey drink,
A fine cognac on a cold winter’s eve
A warm woolly jumper in muted earthy colours
A colour .. a rich mahogany warm and beautiful
and a water color painting all have in common???
They have all been used in reviews to describe Cormac O Caoimh's 2012 album. He did 3 better since then

"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space

"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
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