the moon loses its memory

by Cormac O Caoimh

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Helen O'Shea I love that line "I found the perfect match, your tears & my shoulder" Cormac's poetry alone is unbelievable & the tunes are magical, so imagine the combination of the two? Exquisite! Favorite track: Thirst and water.
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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Solid 03:00
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
6.
You stole December (free) 02:00
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
7.
Man of sand 02:56
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
8.
Morning 03:21
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
9.
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
10.
Basement 02:54
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
11.
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
12.
Burning coal 03:20
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
13.
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
14.
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

about

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.

credits

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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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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