shiny silvery things

by Cormac O Caoimh

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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 new album

"Beautiful beyond words" - Mutant Space

"There is true magic here" - Folk Words
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Track Name: second hand clothes
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
Track Name: silence and sound
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
Track Name: proud
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
Track Name: hey you
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
Track Name: born
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
Track Name: have you built yourself well
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
Track Name: in the hollow of an old oak
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
Track Name: tea in my teacup
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
Track Name: big mirror
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...
Track Name: a parked car
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
Your down on your knees
Trying to plant seeds of relief
Patience is hard
Patience is hard
Patience is too hard
When time moves like a parked car

Minutes turn to hours
A second of sorrow
No today or tomorrow
Will yourself to breathe....free
Track Name: shiny silver things
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
Track Name: lampshade lights
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