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Can’t find my way

Can’t find my way

Here’s a song from about 12 years ago called ‘can’t find my way’ I recorded it at Mark Reddy’s studio back in 2007.
Simon Farrell is playing bass, I’m doing singing and guitars, David Lawless is on drums and Anne Marie Redmond on backing vocals.


City lights, faded dreams, misty, as the morning brings
A place crowded and yet… so lonely
Then I stop to think of you. Sky is turning black to blue
And I do know in you. I will find my peace.

A face beside me I awake, and feel beside an empty space
How is it this world can keep on turning?
Over crowded city streets, an over crowded sky that weeps.
Its rain is like my tears of mourning…

I wanted to escape, so I pushed you away
It was my greatest mistake, now I can’t
Find my way… find my way.

I reached for you and touched your hand,
The promise of a distant land
Though it glitters, there is no gold and so
I become a waking dream, quiet words I tried to sing
No one ever hears me when, it gets lonely.

Your name is whispered in the air, kept a locket of your hair,
Tired but afraid to sleep, because you’re in every dream
Wired awake, watch t.v., the caffeine crutches carry me
In the small hours when, I can find no peace.

No return post no call back, when I started should have turned back.
Just keep swinging, one day you’ll hit something.
But you can’t break your hand on air, and I won’t stay if you don’t care.
Why such a bad day, When its so sunny?

Too many songs and not much done

Too many songs and not much done

I have been writing songs since I was 17, I reckon there are about 300 of them penned at this stage. They are in different levels of completion, many are just on chorus one verse and need a lot more work. There are others that are completed.

I recorded an album in 2007 with Mark Reddy in Malahide, that is collecting dust, my 2014 album is doing the same and I’m hoping that my 2016 one breaks the mold by at least getting heard by more than three people.

Apart from this I still write for a few newspapers, keep a day job in a company I founded and help to manage since 2004, I have three children, a great wife, a mortgage and all the other usual things that keep people busy. I have written a few chapters in different published books, co-wrote a finance book in 2015 and am working on three other projects at the moment too.

The bands I play in at the moment are the Tin Box Company which is a bluegrass act, The Louisiana 6 which is a skiffle group, I sub in for either guitar or bass with the Sarah May Rogers band (I am the fourth member of a trio) and then whoever needs whatever, I’ll do that too!

I am hoping that 2016 and 2017 are the years I finally get the finger out. I have been putting off doing something with my songs for too long, part out of fear, part out of being too busy with other things. So let me know what you think be it good or bad feedback as I post the tunes up.