the moon loses its memory

by Cormac O Caoimh

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Cormac O Caoimh's third solo studio cd (and his 6th cd in total - including band cds and demo live cds)

The moon loses its memory is a very different album to the previous one. The last cd - A new season for love - was a cd of all quiet finger-picking songs chosen to blend into each other and create a very quiet and calming album.

Fans of A New Season for love won't be disappointed. There are plenty of songs on this new cd that are similar in style. Morning, lay low for awhile and Thirst & Water could have been included on the last cd and not been out of place.

But this cd is a different collection of songs. Some (Basement, Man of Sand and Silver as mercury) are exploring darker subject matter to previous releases. Others (Maze of your hear and Yellow Crumbs) may fit closer to indie pop collection in his first cd (Start a Spark) and others, as stated earlier, continue in a similar style to the songs of A New Season for Love (but given a different treatment)

That said....the collection of songs fit very well together.

The finished product was also a very unique collaboration between the audio and the visual, between pictures and words, between stories and dreams...between the songwriter (Cormac O Caoimh) and between the photographer (William Crowley).

William Crowley chose 14 of his wonderful photographs that personally related to each song.

Every song can mean a different thing to different people. So...listen to them all...and let them take you a journey between dreams. You can listen to the tunes, read the lyrics and contemplate the photographs for each song...or you can simply close your eyes and let the music guide you.

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released June 6, 2014

Cormac O Caoimh: vocals & guitars (multiac grand concert duet ambience, 5th avenue
kingpin, seagull artist peppino signature, la patrie hybrid light burst)
Cormac O’Connor: drums, bass, telecaster & keyboards
Colum Pettit: violin
Aoife Regan: vocals
William Crowley: photography


Engineered , Produced and Mixed by Cormac O'Connor at The Maple Rooms Cork
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering

All songs written by Cormac O Caoimh
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A honeyed whiskey drink,
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Track Name: Maze of your heart
You got a lot of reasons and feelings for stealing
You got a lot of reasons for stealing
You can’t rob tears dry

You got a lot, you got a lot
Of love blocked
Stop
Playing the part that you’re lost in the dark
There’s a light in the maze of your heart

I got a lot of pieces, weaknesses and creases
I got a lot of pieces and creases
That need ironed out now

You got wishes you’re waltzing, assaulting, exhausting
You got wishes you’re waltzing
They’re all danced out now

You got a lot, you got a lot, you got a lot...
You got a lot of love...its love you got a lot of.....

You got a lot of reasons and feelings for stealing
You got a lot of reasons for stealing
You can’t rob tears dry
Track Name: Yellow crumbs
If I could pick up the pieces,
Of the yellow crumbs that fell beneath us
And taste their scented charms
I'd build bridge for you back to my arms

A drum beats strong a winter drum beats
Like the slow steps of the prodigal son’s feet
Let there be no doubt
You can come back the same way you went out

Tears that fall on your cheeks
Freeze and
Don’t Leave and….

The bellow of a cello bound you
Somewhere a soft sweet violin found you
Let me be your bow
String me up and tune me up
Compose

An apple bruised loses its sweetness
The tree it falls from shows no weakness
The root of you‘s been harmed
Follow the yellow crumbs back to my arms
Track Name: The moon loses its memory
All through the night
I grumble at the lack of light
Mumble wrongs, stumble on rights
The Moon loses its Memory

Tall tower of bricks
Some days are built to mend and fix
What the night broke, this isn’t it
The Moon loses its Memory

Time minus time
Don’t match colours of your mind
With numbers or draw between lines
The Moon loses its Memory

And let it lose
And let it lose
And let it lose because you’ll gain
The strength to not dream this again
The Moon has lost its Memory
Track Name: Thirst and water
When only on ROSE grows
You still have to choose it
A hungry heart can beat still
Even in hands that feed it

I've got a match
Your tears and my shoulder
Your hearts growing cold
And mines getting older

It’l l come don’t shun
The sun just succumb to it


I'm wearing the coat
U said it would never suit me
I put on weight and stood up straight
To try and make it fit correctly

I've got a match
My thirst and your water
Your heart’s tight and taut
Mine’s tighter and tauter
Track Name: Solid
I didn’t protect you
Or reach out to hold you
When you asked me not to
That’s when I should come through

Baby if ever held you again
I wouldn’t let go until we were solid
Until we were solid

I spoke less too quickly
Before I knew it words left me
And I couldn’t make you see
I didn’t want you to leave me

Baby if ever held you again
I wouldn’t let go until we were solid
Until we were solid

To get out you must be in
To be forgiven you must sin
To end you must begin
To live you need loving

Baby if ever held you again
I wouldn’t let go until we were solid
Until we were solid
Track Name: You stole December
You stole December
December 12th
Every day since is
Out of synch
Bring it back now
Turn back time
I’m chasing hours
I’ll never find
You stole December

You tore the calendar
In two
You did what
No one else
Would do
If God exists
You thought you were him
With a twist
You committed sins
You stole December
Track Name: Man of sand
I am, I am, I am
A Man Of Sand
Deceived , defeated by conceit

I make my own bad luck
Like the marks on my torn shirt
I stand tall but stay stuck
On land while the sea
Is calling taunting me

I seek ships and their charms
But she holds me with bare arms
Like a lover whose care harms
The land and me
Being taunted by the sea

You gave me moonlight
I watched the waves shine
And dreamed your tide would soon be mine

The pulse of my weak heart
Beats between my stop/starts
Preparing to embark
Something holds me
Still taunted by the sea
Track Name: Morning
In a shed of broken bits and bobs
I built my devil, made my God
In a cardboard box I stored
Dreams I kept but still ignored

When I begin to shed my skin
I hope you’ll stay around until the
Morning

My eyelids are tired
From looking at the city lights
My senses are for hire
I'm selling them if the price is right

When I begin to shed my skin
I hope you’ll stay around until the
Morning

The days and the night meet up
And hours and weeks turn into dust
And months freeze and years stand still
I hope you’ll stay around until the
Morning
Track Name: Place a letter on my front porch
There’s no room for disappointment
Place a letter on my front porch
Place a letter on my front porch
If your scent ascends I’ll know the true source
Telling me the destination of the star
You soon will follow
If you’ll allow I’m sure I’ll follow

There’s no gain in playing life simply
And there’s no shame in living risk free
But if you need to run from sorrow
And you don’t mind your dreams being borrowed
Please tell me the destination of the star
You soon will follow
If you’ll allow I’m sure I’ll follow

The trouble with love if you look it won’t find you

If you’ve got an empty cup then fill it
You’ve only got one life then live it
Place a letter on my front porch
Leave a trail of crumbs to your course
Telling me the destination of the star
You soon will follow
If you’ll allow I’m sure I’ll follow
Track Name: Basement
Heading south
Like a devil on the stairs
I hear your footsteps
I know you're there

There's a monster
In my basement
He's got features
Like me but slightly different
He's taking over
He's taking over
He's taking over

There's no lines
To draw or cross dear
I've got my own cross
These lines are spears

There's a monster
In my basement
He's got features
Like me but slightly different
He's taking over
He's taking over
He's taking over

There's no one
Not you nobody
To say I love you to
To say I'm sorry

There's a monster
In my basement
He's got features
Like me but slightly different
He's taking over
He's taking over
He's taken over
Track Name: Silver as mercury
As silver as mercury

There’s an itch in my blood
A glitch in my brain
A click in my head
A sick metronome playing

I can’t stop. I can’t stop
Causing hurt causing pain

Not enough people love me
Not enough people love me
I’m silver
As silver as mercury

There’s poison in my pores
A cancer at my core
A sickness I adore
Give me more, give me more

I can’t stop. I can’t stop
The same game as before

Not enough people love me
Not enough people love me
I’m silver
As silver as mercury

I can’t keep in my skin
It boils and begins
And burns its way in
To my soul like a sin

I can’t stop. I can’t stop
The shock of knowing what I’m not

Not enough people love me
Not enough people love me
I’m silver
As silver as mercury
Track Name: Burning coal
Stuck in no time
Between day and night
Like burning coal, burning coal
Falling, falling into snow

Hear me call
It’s not my fault
The only law
The only law I broke’s my own

There’s a high tide
My pride tried deny
Like burning coal, burning coal
Falling, falling into snow

I told the sun
It shined It shun
When my shadows run
I hope I see what I’ve become

Remind my blind mind
To re-define its crimes
Like burning coal, burning coal
Falling, falling into snow
Track Name: Lay low for awhile
Lay low for awhile
Try to find peace try to unwind
Become someone new
Believe in something true

A head-rush of bad stuff
A crooked mile
Lay low for awhile

Lay low for awhile
Escape the in and the outside
And rest your head down
Where there’s no time where there’s no sound

Close your eyes for awhile
And stop your tired trying
To become someone new
To believe in something true

A head-rush of bad stuff
A crooked mile
Lay low for awhile
Lay low for awhile
Lay low for awhile
Track Name: Similes & metaphors
We fit like two people that fit
We click like two people that click
Out of the blue like something unexpected
Cutting me off like something intercepted
You and me seem to be like two people in love

Similes and metaphors pale when compared to your skin

We kiss like 2 people that kiss
We stick like something with glue on it
And a song like something you might sing
Comes along like something arriving
You and me seem to be like two people in love

Similes and metaphors pale when compared to your skin

With a flick, with a flick of a switch
I’ve been hit by what you’ve hit me with
Take me on a trip, a journey somewhere further
On a ship like something floating on the water
You and me seem to be like 2 people in love

Similes and metaphors pale when compared to your skin