Icarus


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Want to Believe»
Inside»
6 week Itch»
Feeling Guilty»
I'm Undone»
Crazy Girl»
See what I’m missing»
Wanted it all»
My Life»
No Sense»
In the City»

The Musicians

Andi - vox, guitar, fiddle
Steve Kettley - soprano sax
James Blennerhassett - double bass
Nicola Geddes - cello
Dougie Hudson - percussion
Toby Shippey - trumpet
Brendan Emmett - lead guitar, mandolin
Jenny Gardner - fiddle
Banger - triangle
Dave Keen - piano

Engineered and recorded at Lake Studios, County Roscommon, Eire by Liam Cunningham
Engineered and recorded at the Sound Cafe by Davy Gray

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WANT TO BELIEVE...

I’ve been carried away by the light of the moon
Holding forth in the swanning room
Trapped by the glory of the fool
He’s holding my hand and advancing too soon
I think I want to believe in life’s sweet tragedies
I want to believe in miracles
There’s always a table to turn light to go out another mystery
Think I believe in the impossible

I’ve been dreaming again about the man next door
And the way he moves
I know he’s not my kind
Speak no evil see no evil again
He keeps me lonely but kind

I think I want to believe in life’s sweet tragedies
I want to believe in madness
There's always a table to turn
Light to go out another mystery
Think I believe in the impossible

Written after watching my next door neighbour washing his porche. Deciding I would probably never be the sort of person who would go out with a porche driver/owner but would still like to believe in the impossible

INSIDE...

Inside I’m a fire alive
I’ve got too much to lose and too much to hide
You got to treat me gently
No running in the hall
No jumping on the table
No stamping on the floor

I knew all about you before you walked in the room
Before you stepped through the door
And there was a silence and a knowing
There was holding too tightly to move

There were pirates in my room
They were stealing from me
Taking all my strength
And I was shipwrecked so I wrote it down
They ignored my plea and turned to leave

Now its my turn to sit in the sun
I’m going to play my guitar going to sing my own songs
It’s my turn now
Going to stand my corner, I’m going stand my ground
To show that I can

6 WEEK ITCH...

Sleeping dogs they are catching up on me
I don’t know what is done to make them see
What did I expect anyhow
Fall at my feet I am a king now

I’ve got the 6 week itch and I’m scratching it, scratching it
You’re gone now so what of it, what of it
I’ve grazed my feet again, stupid fool, stupid fool
Those bull’s horns are broken and it’s bleeding me away, bleeding me away

Back again was it such a good idea
Going to have to win the next week test again
Going to write some more songs and let it be
Waste no more energy on what you see

I’ve got the 6 week itch and I’m scratching it, scratching it
You’re gone now so what of it
I’ve grazed my feet again stupid fool, stupid fool
Those bull’s horns are broken and it’s bleeding me away

FEELING GUILTY...

Silence falls and the lights go low
I wait to ask but time goes so slow
What did I expect anyhow
There’s time enough for love and display

Feeling guilty feeling sad
You’ve cheated and you’ve lied
Whets the problem he once sighed
One more of his alibis

I blink so they say I must be alive
There excuse now to satisfy
Who gave you the soap and the tie
Who do you go home with tonight

Silence falls and silence ignores
The house lights go up and I wait for applause
Guess who won't be making it through
Guess who won't be laughing too

I'M UNDONE...

Once upon a time thought that I could break the patterns that I have
Choices I have made
But inside myself I am silent
But inside myself I breathe
Cannot guess your name
Or the places that you hide inside in vain
Fear of flying
On your own you play so hard to get to

I can turn you away
Even lead you astray
This is my bed I could break it
Find another fool to fill it
I’m undone – I’m undone

When I was a child played a game
That Cheated every kind of person inside
I am older now, younger still
Does this make a difference to you

In sight out of mind
In sight on your doorstep being so unkind
Oh you look so good to me tonight

CRAZY GIRL...

You’re my knight in shining armour and
I will run for you so much faster
You can tell me why and what I need to do
But I am still confused and I don’t want to let go

Im going to sit here and listen to the wind
Think it all over again and again
Ask myself why and what did I do wrong
Ask myself why and when I fall

I can tell you want a change
I can tell you to dance in the rain
I can tell you don’t want a crazy girl like me
I can tell you want a change – you want a change

Talk on the telephone, we talk about nothing
There are tears in my eyes
But you don’t see them rolling down
I want to leave you
I want to grieve
I want to let go and see what happens

SEE WHAT I'M MISSING...

So young yet so old
You’re eyes are filled with the knowledge they hold
Stop before you learn too fast
I wish I could see whets lying in front of me

See what I’m missing back in my own world
See what I’m missing now that I’ve drifted away

Balance laughter and the luck of the draw
Balance certain dreams to be granted
I stop and look through another open door
I wish that I could see whets standing in front of me

See what I’m missing back in my own world
See what I’m missing now that I’ve drifted away

It’s all or nothing make the break
It’s all or nothing break away
Look into my eyes my hands are tied
I cannot cut the cord that’s burning me deep inside

WANTED IT ALL...

Am I playing the cheating game
Nothings fair in love and war
I’m playing at peace for a laugh
This is’nt what you wanted me for
Sent flying I’m a naked arrow
Bare myself to the fading truth
I was told like the children
You can do all you want too

Cause you wanted it all
Cause you wanted everything
Cause you wanted it all
Don’t you forget who you’re standing on

Cause you wanted everything
Cause you wanted it oh so bad
Cause you wanted everything
Don’t forget who you're standing on

Break another picture frame
Cut yourself upon the glass
Tracing patters in the sand
You said this would never last
So you put your stamp on everything
Take it all to your heart
No one told you what was stealing
Taken everything too far

Chorus

Do you see the magic boys
Has to be a time and place
There came no reply
Left me standing cold again
So he put his hand out to catch me
Held me there till he found out a name
Promised he’d try and hide the lies
Somehow missed the point again

Chorus

MY LIFE...

Take a photograph outside my front door
Plastic houses, skyscraper city
Take it home and stick it in your album
See what she has done with her life now
Take your memories with you when you’re leaving
I wont stop you, you can tell anyone
I am not ashamed of what I have done
I am not ashamed of what I have become

This is my life love it if you want to
You can take or leave it if you need to
This is my life love it if you want to
It can break you in two

Here I’m looking for a piece of something
Somewhere no blame is given
A Tiny light, a small connection
A Friend who doesn’t need to talk again
No more stations
No more trains
No more buses or aeroplanes

This is touching me, hurting me holding me
This is touching me where I don’t want to be

This is my life
Love her if you want to
You can take it or leave it if you need to
This is my life love it if you want to
It can break you in two

NO SENSE...

There are children lying over there
Burned in the war, dragged from the streets
They’re growing so old with nothing but their memories
It’s getting so cold
Nothing I can do left a tear in my eye
Teach you how to feel if it happened to you

There’s a sense to this – is there is there
There’s a sense to this – is there is there

I used to believe threes nothing I can do
Nothing I could have done
Take a look all around you
The war it’s only just begun
Stand up for what you think
Fight till the end
Lay down your bed at night and stand firm

There’s a sense to this is there is there
There’s a sense to this is there is there

There a mother lying over there holding so tight to what we’ll never know
Take a look in there eyes fear of dying left long ago
Husbands and fathers thrown in the dust still holding on
They still have fear to trust now don’t let it go

IN THE CITY...

Baby Jo she needs some love today
Oh take her hand, don’t you make her pay
She’s so small she knows nothing else
Oh small thing you’re not the only one

Been in the city too long
See how crazy I am
Been in the city too long
This is not where I belong long long any more

So fragile so smooth like glass
Memories I just done want to last
So don’t you let them touch you there
Guess what she cried all night and no-one cared

Chorus

This is not my reality
I’ll break my back some other day
So don’t you let them touch you there
This crazy town it is killing me

Chorus