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VERSE 1

C               C               F                F

My youth is sunk in furrowed bark

G               G               F                C

My brow reflects its glowing spark

C               C               F                F

From places known in odysseys

G               G               F                C

That tree revealed its’ mysteries

VERSE 2

C               C               F                F

A monument that testifies

G               G               F                C

Our legend through impartial eyes

C               C               F                F

Where worship danced around its base

G               G               F                C

Now lifeless towers take its place

CHORUS

Am                             Am                             C

But I wanted you to let me in

C                                 Am                             C

Show me everything, all your hiding

C                                 F

But don’t forget to shine

F                                  G                                 G

Show the world your secrets

INSTRUMENTAL

C               C               F                F

G               G               F                C

VERSE 3

C               C               F                F

From cradle grew this constant source

G               G               F                C

It nourished us through changing course

C               C               F                F

Borne the ancient tongue of land

G               G               F                C

Of life survival hand in hand

CHORUS

VERSE 1

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

All the space I waste I can’t erase out of my mind, it’s done now

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

I’ve tried not to face this awful place I cannot fill, fill somehow

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

I’ve watched the endless shows of all the beau’s I’ve willed into, into my life

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

Cried my sincere tears to replace the fears I’ve carved out with, a grave knife

CHORUS

D                                 Am

It’s the fast food of love

C                                 Em

As necessary as a drug

D                                 Am

But as real as stepping

C                                 Em

With a hangover on a plug

VERSE 2

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

My longing lacking loving deliverance brought on by my, negligence

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

But I’m not gonna tear my substance up into a failed, convenience

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

Allow myself to crouch into the blue flame hearth of my, real desire

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

Oh no! It’s not because I’m cold it’s just the cooler part of my, flaming fire

CHORUS

BRIDGE

G                                 F                                  Am                             D

I can’t stop wanting to feel this way

G                                 F                                  D                                 D

My vulnerabilitys’ betrayed

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

Em                             G                                 D                                 C               Am           Em

CHORUS

OUTRO

Em

Limerance

Em

Send me some deliverance

Em

Gimme some deliverance

A               G               F                Em

Deliverance

INTRO

D                                 Bm                             F#m                           G               Gm

D                                 Bm                             F#m                           G               Gm

 

VERSE 1

D                                 Bm

Hanging from the ground

F#m                           G               Gm

It draws the city to its’ chin

D                                 Bm

A breed of power lines the grey

F#m                           G               Gm

As each new crane holds time to wait

VERSE 2

D                                 Bm

Sprouting in sporadic tufts

F#m                           G               Gm

An open arm that orbits earth

D                                 Bm

Oak trees sulk with jealous stoops

F#m                           G               Gm

Redundant of their ancient rule

CHORUS

D               F#m         Bm           G

High, how high they grow

D               F#m         G               Gm

High, how high they grow

VERSE 3

D                                 Bm

As they command the reigning skies

F#m                           G               Gm

The mighty cranes impose their will

D                                 Bm

We scurry through our daily troughs

F#m                           G               Gm

Too fast to see our citys’ drop

CHORUS X 2

Bm           E                Bm           E

Bm           E                Bm           E

BRIDGE

Bm                             E                                  Bm                             E

The pillars, Of our city                       Look                         below

Bm                             E                                  G                                 Gm

The pillars, Of our city                       Look                         below

CHORUS X2

INTRO

A                                 D                                 A                                 E

A                                 D                                 A                                 E

VERSE 1

A                                 D

Tuck your hands in now it’s blowing hail,

A                                 D

Chin up high don’t be so frail,

A                                 D

Suck a breath in and just draw it out,

Bm                             E

Beam a grin to wash away the pout

VERSE 2

A                                 D

I always seem to hold a heaviness,

A                                 D

Though there’s not much I confess,

A                                 D

Today was just another weary sight,

Bm                             E

But somehow I know it’ll be alright

CHORUS

F#m                           D

Stand up and shout it

F#m                           E

You know you can do better

F#m                           D

Don’t give up too late

F#m                           E

You only have one chance

Bm

So many times I’ve let myself down

A                                 D                                 A                                 E

A                                 D                                 A                                 E

VERSE 3

A                                 D

I’m all too private about each defeat,

A                                 D

I don’t need goals to feel complete,

A                                 D

I don’t believe I’m here to win the race,

Bm                             E

But there’s comfort in an easy pace

CHORUS

VERSE 1

E                                                                                                          C#m

I sat there gazing at a photoshoot of someones food

A               B               E

And wondered why, it was so cool

E                                                                                                          C#m

Met some friends at a cutting edge social scene

A               B               E

The kind of place no-one has ever been

CHORUS

C#m                          A

Take a good look at yourself

B                                 E

Is that the cloth your vanity bought

C#m                          A

Take a good look at yourself

B                                 E

Is that the show your sanity sought

C#m                          A

Oh I ……

B                                 E

Oh I ……

VERSE 2

E                                                                                                          C#m

A man on bended knee took the hand of his lovely lady

A               B               E

Faithful to a market strategy

E                                                                                                          C#m

A fat cat sat playing tit for tat with his crew

A               B               E

To buy and sell a military coup

CHORUS

BRIDGE

G#m                          E                G#m                         E

Why can’t I see, this pressure is too much for me

G#m                          E                G#m                         B

How can it be, each time I leave

B                                 B               B                                B

There is a fee,                         there is a fee

VERSE 1

CHORUS

VERSE 1

B                                                   B                                                   G#                                                G#

I can’t seem to stand tall hanging my arms with ease

B                                                   B                                                   F#                                                 F#

When did I learn that I have to gratify demands and please

B                                                   B                                                   G#                                                G#

Now a rolled stick of cyanides’ my every need

B                                                   B                                                   F#                                                 F#

I’m blowing benzene rings til my burning lungs fry and bleed

BRIDGE

F#m

Oh quit your pitiful routine

F#

Each circumstance on me you lean

F#m

I’ve prompted every social scene

F#

How vindicated you have been

F#m

Consult me when you make a call

F#

I’m not the one who made you crawl

F#m

Investment doesn’t want withdrawl

F#

You cannot scale an endless wall

CHORUS

G#m                          F#

How did I do this to me

D#m                                            G#m

My nicotine affliction won’t let me breath

G#m                          F#

Deny everything

D#m                                            G#m

The agony to give up won’t let me win

C#m                                            D#m                                            G#m

Something tells me I’ve gotta learn some discipline

C#m                                            D#m                                            G#m

Maybe I’ll wait til tomorrow , til I figure out where to begin

INSTRUMENTAL

G#m                          F#                               D#m                          C#m

G#m                          F#                               D#m                          C#m

G#m                         G#m                          G#m                          G#m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERSE 2

B                                                   B                                                   G#                                                G#

Instead of growth I’m clutching anxieties

B                                                   B                                                   F#                                                 F#

I’m cradling desires to fill my insuffuciencies

B                                                   B                                                   G#                                                G#

Now there’s a pattern planning each tragedy

B                                                   B                                                   F#                                                 F#

You see I’ve gotta wipe the slate clean to salvage my dignity

BRIDGE

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL

G#m                          F#                               D#m                          C#m

G#m                          F#                               D#m                          C#m

G#m                         G#m                          G#m                          G#m

VERSE 1

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

Don’t worry I can hold tight, I’m tough enough to persist

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

I’ve witnessed more than you know,  I’m built to endure the pain

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

There’s nothing that I want more, Than to exhale all my fears

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#                               D#m

But if it’s answers you want , You better stop right there,Stop right there

CHORUS

G#                              D#m

All I want is peace of mind

G#                              D#m

Somewhere to hold my head up high

G#                              B

Let all these petty things that ruin my life

C#                               C#

To dissipate into the night

VERSE 2

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

It’s getting harder to bear, this endless turbid affair

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

The constant critical tone, that cuts my life to the bone

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

I don’t want you telling me, how to react to demands,

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#                               D#m

It’s just that I don’t my, life to be some kind of calculated mould of your mind

CHORUS

BRIDGE

F#             C#             B               C#

Slow down, you’re acting too fast

B               B               B               B

I can’t keep up

C#             C#             C#             C#

With you

INSTRUMENTAL

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

D#m                          C#                               B                                 C#

D#m

CHORUS

VERSE 1

Bbm                                            Eb

I’ve got a heavy load

Bbm                                            Eb

People round me say I can’t just explode

Bbm                                                              Gb

But I’d rather not bend over and suffer your demands

Ebm                          Fm                             Bbm

And that’s why I won’t shake your hand

PRE-CHORUS

Db                                                F                                                    Gb                                                Ab

The force between us could pen a thousand tales , Draw tears from any lover

Db                                                                  F                                                                      Gb

You burned your essence right through me, Then vanished from the smoke , You left me

Eb                                                 Gb

A senseless ghost , To wait in pain for hope

CHORUS

Db            Bbm        Fm           Fm

I will not allow this anymore

Db            Bbm        Fm           Fm

I am not someone you can ignore

Gb

You can try manoevre round me

Ebm                          Fm           Gb            Ab            Bbm

I’ll just make you face me in the firing line

Bbm        Ab            Gb            Fm           Ebm

VERSE 2

Bbm                                            Eb

No I won’t bite my tongue

Bbm                                            Eb

Baby you’re own actions , They got you hung

Bbm                                                              Gb

I am a reflection , Of your own self dejection

Ebm                          Fm                             Bbm

So don’t wash me down , With your lies

 

PRE-CHORUS

 

CHORUS

 

INSTRUMENTAL

Ebm                    Gb                                    Bbm                          Db

Ebm                    Gb                                    Bbm                          Db

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTRO

Ebm                                            Gb

Fears began to surface , Pain had served its purpose

Bbm                                                              Db

Miscommunication , God damn , Stole all our affection

Ebm                                            Gb

We were driven out into a wild direction

Bbm                                                              Db

Pulled and dragged away from all our loves protection

Ebm                    Gb                                    Bbm                          Db

Oh oh

Ebm                    Gb                                    Bbm                          Db

Oh oh

VERSE 1

Fm                                                                 Bb

The light of day penetrating through

Fm                                                                 Bb

Each coloured pain with a rainbowed hue

Fm                                                                 Bb

Reminds the chill of marble stone

Fm                                               Db            Bb

To honour warmth from earthly tones

Fm           Bb            Fm           Bb

VERSE 2

Fm                                                                 Bb

I’m charmed with awe by the crafted glass

Fm                                                                 Bb

Tinged mosaics of a fabled past

Fm                                                                 Bb

My wonder alters when I realise

Fm                                               Db            Bb

Transparent windows are stained with their lies

CHORUS

Ab            Eb             Fm           G

Ave vitae atque vale

Eb/Db    Eb/c        Eb/Bb

Ab            Eb             Fm           Bb

I kneel to say I have found my way, But I lost  my faith

Eb/Db    Eb/c        Eb/Bb

VERSE 3

Fm                                                                 Bb

I grieved my removal and purged all my scorn

Fm                                                                 Bb

No longer do I carry the sins that I’ve worn

Fm                                                                 Bb

Devotion to others for me holds no bounds

Fm                                               Db            Bb

So I’ll bare all my worship to open ground

CHORUS

Eb                               Ab

Stained glass window

VERSE 1

Ab                              Eb                               Ab                              Eb

He said stand aside and I’ll handle this

Ab                              Cm                             Bb                              Bb

You’ve gotten in too deep and now we’re all at risk

VERSE 2

Ab                              Eb                               Ab                              Eb

Don’t patronise I’ve got it under control

Ab                              Cm                             Bb                              Ab

I know I may seem young, but you don’t have to be so cold

Ab                              F                                  Ab                              Ab

So cold

 

CHORUS

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

There’s a steady line, For each choice I decide

Fm                                               Eb

But I know I’ll  stray sometimes

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

You can say it’s aggressive, Chide every action of mine

Fm                                               Eb

I’m just telling you, I’ll get by

 

VERSE 3

Ab                              Eb                               Ab                              Eb

I beg don’t roll your head look hard into my eyes

Ab                              Cm                             Bb                              Ab

I won’t self destruct so there’s no need to sigh

Ab                              F                                  Ab                              Ab

No need

 

FULL CHORUS

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

There’s a steady line, For each choice I decide

Fm                                               Eb

But I know I’ll  stray sometimes

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

You can say it’s aggressive, Chide every action of mine

Fm                                               Eb

I’m just telling you, I’ll get by

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

This is not about conflict , It’s not my pride

Fm                                               Eb

I’ve no business wasting time

Eb                                                 Ab                                                Gb

I’ve got my mission,  There’s purpose in my drive

Fm                                               Eb

Now watch me take the stand

 

 

 

 

PRE-CHORUS

Gm                            Cm                             Gm

I’m willing to work, I’m willing to pay

Cm                             Gm

Allow me the hours , Allow me my say

Cm                             Gm

I’m holding my edge , I’m holding my breath

Cm                             Gm

But you’re gonna let me, Fight it to the death

CHORUS

F                                                    Bb                                                Ab

There’s a steady line, For each choice I decide

Gm                                              F

But I know I’ll  stray sometimes

F                                                    Bb                                                Ab

You can say it’s aggressive, Chide every action of mine

Gm                                              F

I’m just telling you, I’ll get by

F                                                    Bb                                                Ab

This is not about conflict , It’s not my pride

Gm                                              F

I’ve no business wasting time

F                                                    Bb                                                Ab

I’ve got my mission,   There’s purpose in my drive

Gm                                              F

Now watch me take the stand

F                                                    Bb                              Ab                              Gm                            F

I’m gonna take my stand, take my stand, take my stand, take my stand

Gm          D               Cm           D

Eb             D               Eb             D

Gm                            D

Alone, she waited –

Cm                             D

By the silhouetted tree.

Eb                               D

A panic, in her chest –

Eb                               D

Locking tightly.

Gm                            D

The quivering, fright –

Cm                             D

Built the urge, to cry.

Eb                               D

Something instructed –

Eb                               D

Her voice to call.

Gm                            D

In the only –

Cm                             D

Way she knew –

Eb                               D

The only way –

Eb                               D

She knew  –

Gm

She knew.

INTRO

Bb            F                Bb            F

Bb            Dm          Bb            F

VERSE 1

Bb                                                F

Given the chance, Would I stand by

Bb                                                F

Or would I turn away

Bb                                                F

If I can’t stand , For what I believe

Bb                                                F

What’s the point in living anyway

VERSE 2

Bb                                                F

I’ll never find  what I’m not looking for

Bb                                                F

And talk gets cheaper everyday

Bb                                                F

There’s always someone, to put me down

Bb                                                F

There’s always someone in my way

CHORUS

F                                                    Bb

So it’s my time won’t I use it well

Dm                                              Bb

Coz I’ve no one else to blame

Dm                                              Bb

And there’s an angel that looks over me

Dm                                              Bb

We all can change

VERSE 3

Bb                                                F

Why don’t I adapt to myself

Bb                                                F

Instead of everyone else

Bb                                                F

Why don’t I do, What I want to do

Bb                                                F

Why don’t I suit, suit myself

CHORUS

OUTRO

Dm                                              Bb

I’m just the person inside

Dm                                              Bb

Why won’t you bleed for me

Marie Keane - Russian DollCredits

There is an enormous amount of people to thank for making it a reality & for all their incredible support, encouragement, patience & care. Thank you.

These beautiful creatures are my family, every single one of you. From the moment of birth to the moment I write this, all of you have contibuted to this journey in profound ways. Thank you for being the central part of my life.

My awesome friends & your families, what would I have done without you throughout my life. Every single one of you, thank you for allowing me to always be myself.

To all my teachers: Mrs. Gray my first piano teacher; Helen O’ Connor; Toirleac O’ Brien; Tadhg Murphy; Brendan Sheeran; Honor Heffernan; Mary McCarthy; Marie Gaye-Barton; Peter Hagn-Meinke; my beautiful students & your families, who’ve shown me so much learning, support & love.

To the most professional musicans who recorded on the album, in alphabetical order: Courtney Cullen (violin & flute); Jason Duffy (drums); Alan Elliot (bass guitar); Eoin Grace (trumpet); Alan Kelly (guitar & vocals); Louise Kelly (vocals); Claire Sherry (mandolin & banjo); Gavin Quinn (electic & acoustic guitar). You guys were all a dream to work with.

I also want to thank Bridget Mannion; Mary K Anderson; Gemma Donohoe; Andrew Smith; Grainne Ward & Loretta Whelan for your healing, love & support.

I would also like to thank Matthew Rose-nel; Rebecca Littlefield; Karl Lambert; Fay Brophy; Bottle Neck Design; the guys & in particular Jack at Camden Recording Studios in Dublin; Barry Gibbons & his amazing crew; Blackwater Studios; Jutebag; Crystal Media; Fiona Kirwin & Siobhan Brady; Capoeira Ireland & everyone at the Sugar Club who helped make the album & launch become a reality to the world. A special thanks to Mark Duffy for all the years of busking & for writing ‘We all can change’.

Finally, to Alan Kelly the producer, sound engineer & overall mastermind behind every single aspect of the project, I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, creativity, care & direction. This would not have become alive without you. You’re a legend.

Well that’s it folks. I hope you get something valuable from obsorbing this album. I wish you all peace and love. X