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The Tadhgs That Bind

“It’s postcard, I’m settled, a pirate no more A gypsy at most with no mortgage It’s boring but in the… read more The Tadhgs That Bind

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Almost Perfekt

“Oh, it’s such a perfect dayI’m glad I spent it with youOh, such a perfect dayYou just keep me hanging… read more Almost Perfekt

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It Gets Dark So We Can See The Stars

“The wind says dieThe sea said liveThe sun said it can, it can, it will, it will fly awayBut the… read more It Gets Dark So We Can See The Stars

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Love Comes Tumbling

“In your eyesThe light, the heat (in your eyes)I am complete (in your eyes)I see the doorwayTo a thousand churches… read more Love Comes Tumbling

Jake and I modelling opposing tees
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Cumulative Civilisation

“I want my love, my joy, my laugh, my smile, my needsNot in the star signsOr the palm that she… read more Cumulative Civilisation

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A Few Things

“And little did I know you were here all the timeIn the garden you’d lieIn the depths of my mind”… read more A Few Things

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There You Go Love

There You Go Love “I jumped into the riverBlack-eyed angels swam with meA moon full of stars and astral carsAnd… read more There You Go Love

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The Best Medicine

“Here we areExtending into shooting starsIn our houses, in our carsYou didn’t know itNow you doThis is the wayWe move… read more The Best Medicine

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Me ? I’m Just A Lucky Guy.

“People tell me I’m luckyYes, I know I’m a lucky guy” Lennon/McCartney I met my friend Freddie on Tuesday for… read more Me ? I’m Just A Lucky Guy.

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Neither Here Nor Hair

Neither Here Nor Hair “And I’ll see your true coloursShining throughI see your true coloursAnd that’s why I love youSo… read more Neither Here Nor Hair

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Baby I’m Amazed

Baby I’m Amazed “Maybe I’m amazed at the way you’re with me all the timeAnd maybe I’m afraid of the… read more Baby I’m Amazed

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Ripples ( not raspberry )

“I think today is the best day of my lifeSaw a billboard, it said something likeEverything, everything is gonna be… read more Ripples ( not raspberry )

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Signs , Signals, Synchronicity

“You, I thought I knew youYou I cannot judgeYou, I thought you knew meThis one laughing quietly underneath my breathNightswimming… read more Signs , Signals, Synchronicity

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Back To School

“If I could have it backAll the time that we wastedI’d only waste it againIf I could have it backYou… read more Back To School

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Some Little Things

“You know, I could write a book.And this book would be think enough to stun an ox. Cause I can… read more Some Little Things

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Feel Good Inc.

“This morning is amazing and so are youThis morning is amazing and so are youThis morning is amazing and so… read more Feel Good Inc.

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Help Wanted – Happiness Incomplete

“Oh, gimme some time, Show me the foothold from which I can climb, Yeah, when I feel low, You show… read more Help Wanted – Happiness Incomplete

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On The Plus Side

“Oh, feel our bodies growAnd our souls they play, yeahYeah love I hope you knowHow much my heart depends, yeah”… read more On The Plus Side

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Take Time

“I’m just waiting for the day to become nightAnd I’ll shine no shoesIn all those worn splitsGet back to normalLay… read more Take Time

Tuna, our cat, and I , watching television
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Vigil

“Watchin’ the waves come in at nightFrom my back porch stoop porch swingSwingin’ on its ownSee it’s just an inhabitant… read more Vigil

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Waiting Room Philosophy

Isn’t that a pretty sunSetting in a pretty sky?Will we stay and watch it darken?Will we stay and watch it… read more Waiting Room Philosophy

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Masks

“You crazy-assed cosmonaut, remember your virtueRedemption lies plainly in truthJust humor us, Achilles, Achilles, come downWon’t you get up off,… read more Masks

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Thank You ‘21

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Courtney Barnett Kurt Vile The Pillow Queens For Those I Love That’s a list… read more Thank You ‘21

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‘Twas Not ‘Twas

“I climbed the tree to see the worldWhen the gusts came around to blow me downI held on as tightly… read more ‘Twas Not ‘Twas

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Action Joseph

“You can try the best you canYou can try the best you canThe best you can is good enough.” Radiohead… read more Action Joseph

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Bit Part

“Jesus, don’t cryYou can rely on me, honeyYou can combine anything you wantI’ll be aroundYou were right about the starsEach… read more Bit Part

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Fragile

“I just want to hold your handI just want to hold your handI got, I got no other plansI just… read more Fragile

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Just Today

“Is it like today? Ah, ahThen there followed days of kings, empires, and revolutionBlood just looks the same when you… read more Just Today

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Someone Else

“You bring my hand to my heartYou fling all my plans to the windYou wrote me a better partJust in… read more Someone Else

Me , as a fat golden budda
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Boo , Voodoo, and NFTs

“I spoke about wingsYou just flewI wondered, I guessed and I triedYou just knewI sighedBut you swooned, I saw the… read more Boo , Voodoo, and NFTs

Staring out over Sliabh Beagh
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Say Nothing

“So look up, lean back, be strongYou didn’t think you’d live this longBe as one, hold on, steady standFor as… read more Say Nothing

Me reading Louise Nealon's Snowflake
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Dreams Come True….AARRRRGGGGH !

“I don’t know where the sunbeams endAnd that the starlights beginIt’s all a mystery” Fight Test – The Flaming Lips… read more Dreams Come True….AARRRRGGGGH !

Me as a balloons
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Pope Sylvester II’s Jambon

Sylvester II’s Jambon “Everybody had a hard yearEverybody had a good timeEverybody had a wet dreamEverybody saw the sunshineOh yeah,… read more Pope Sylvester II’s Jambon

Two wombats
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A Tale Of Two Wombats

Tale of Two Wombats “But image on image like beads on a rosaryPulled through my head as the music takes… read more A Tale Of Two Wombats

Me, Pete and Ray posing after running teh Monaghan Mini Marathon
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Pedestrian At Best

“My internal monologue Is saturated analogue Its scratched and drifting I’ve become attached to the idea It’s all a shifting… read more Pedestrian At Best

Ten X 9 Belfast
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Home From Home

“Is it easy?Just to try itIs it the same old line?Well is it liberating?Just to be so fineHappens all the… read more Home From Home

Collage of four photos, running, college, Pasta the cat , and The Morrigan sculpture
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Just Because

“I give to youI want nothing in returnJust the softest little breathless wordI ask of youA word contained in a… read more Just Because

Rossmore Castle lake
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Unknown Delight

“If the children don’t grow upOur bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn upWe’re just a million little god’s… read more Unknown Delight

Me, studying the Book of Daniel at my stand up desk
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I’m Younger Than That Now

“In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand at the mongrel dogs who teachFearing not that I’d become my enemy… read more I’m Younger Than That Now

Me, Eileen , Ger and the kids after Ghyll scrambling in Wales
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What Do You Do

What. Do. You. Do ??? “Just what is it that you want to do?Well, we wanna be free, we wanna be… read more What Do You Do

My Soulmate and I standing on the coast near Doolin pier
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Off Script

“What was scripted, the day before it happened?”We all give applause when people open doorsBut on the way out it… read more Off Script

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What Does Nostalgia Taste Like ?

“I am a dull and simple ladCannot tell water from champagneAnd I have never met the QueenAnd I wish I… read more What Does Nostalgia Taste Like ?

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Out Of The Ordinary

“Do not let this thing you got go to wasteDo not let your heart be dismayedIt’s here by some random… read more Out Of The Ordinary

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It’ll mean something

“And this is the advice they gave meYou must not try to be too pureYou must fly closer to the… read more It’ll mean something

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Completely, Mostly, Not At All

“I could have been a sailor, could have been a cookA real live lover, could have been a book.I could… read more Completely, Mostly, Not At All

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A Grand Relaxing Day

“I don’t believe in an interventionist GodBut I know, darling, that you doBut if I did, I would kneel down… read more A Grand Relaxing Day

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You Didn’t Know It, Now You Do.

“I feel like a contradictionI’m a walking science-fictionI don’t know which way to turnI’ve got a lot to burnI’ve got… read more You Didn’t Know It, Now You Do.

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Monaghan, Stoker, and Wilde. ( A Pagan Place )

“How did he come here?Who gave him the key?Slipped it in his handSo secretlyAnd who put the colourLike lines on… read more Monaghan, Stoker, and Wilde. ( A Pagan Place )

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And I Wonder

“Don’t stop the buck when it comesIt’s the dawn, you’ll see Money won’t get thereTen years passed tonightYou’ll flee If… read more And I Wonder

A gaggle of saints
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The Lost Apostle

“Do you remember when the line was blownDo you remember when it fellDo you remember when you went to her… read more The Lost Apostle

Aidan Harte, the Puca and me
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Poking The Puca

“I want to ride to the ridge where the West commencesAnd gaze at the moon ’til I lose my sensesI… read more Poking The Puca

X-Ray
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I See You

“Stop (Stop)Being so hard on yourselfIt’s not good for your healthI know that you can changeSo clear your head and… read more I See You

Me wearing a bucket hat
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Deadline ! This too shall pass

“Who’s there for youLaying in the dark, laying in the dark?As the headlights start to fadeAnd we kiss like runaways”… read more Deadline ! This too shall pass

Me and Medusa
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Whoo R U ?

“What we once thought we had, we didn’tAnd what we have now will never be that way againSo we call… read more Whoo R U ?

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I Don’t Sleep, I Dream

“What do you want from me?Why don’t you run from me?What are you wondering?What do you know?Why aren’t you scared… read more I Don’t Sleep, I Dream

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Ghosts Of My Life

“Just when I think I’m winningWhen I’ve broken every doorThe ghosts of my life blow wilder than beforeJust when I… read more Ghosts Of My Life

Our cabinet full of memories
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I, Wunderkammer

“All the time before I knew youSeems now so longAnd I cannot explainEven if I tryNo, you never make it… read more I, Wunderkammer

Me, running downhill
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Business Goose

Business Goose “For everything opened, Something is closed, A line has been drawn and, Art is a ghost…” Colm Keegan… read more Business Goose

Family of swans at Lisbane
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Lasagne

“I know who you are, and I’m never wrongI believe you’re nothing if you think that you are someoneJust try… read more Lasagne

Superman advertising Twinkies
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Come back Pluto !

“It’s boring but in the most exquisite of waysNo carcinogenic and humdrum malaiseAnd it’s strange, all the things that I’ve… read more Come back Pluto !

Sixto, Billie and me
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A moment with Sixto, Billie , and me.

“And if, and if the night runs overAnd if, the day won’t lastAnd if your way should falterAlong this stony… read more A moment with Sixto, Billie , and me.

Me and a giant Magpie
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Two For Joy

“Somebody told me and I think they’re rightThere is a change on its way tonightAnd I feel it’s soBut I… read more Two For Joy

Me and a statue outside a wee church in Spain
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The Worst Thing

“What’s the matter with him? (He’s alright)I’ll see his face (the Lord won’t mind)Don’t play no games (he’s alright)Love from… read more The Worst Thing

Arcadians looking at Pasta, our cat
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Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not.

“Its our lives,Its nothing, don’t touch me,Don’t call me,I can’t wake up.Can’t help you,Someone else will,If you just sit still.” –… read more Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not.

Eileen and I , Santiago Airport
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All I Ever Needed

All I Ever Wanted “If the world is too tallYou can jump you won’t fallYou’re in safe handsWhat the day… read more All I Ever Needed

Staring at Yves Klein's painting IKB79
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Skirting The Issue

“They mistook my kindness for weaknessI fucked up, I know that, but, JesusCan’t a girl just do the best she… read more Skirting The Issue

Cross country running
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Young People , Spam, and Poached Eggs

“I’ve never been closerI tried to understandThat certain feelingCarved by another’s hand, oh But it’s too late to hesitateWe can’t… read more Young People , Spam, and Poached Eggs

Penguin army
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Good Enough ?Good Enough!

“You know feelin’ good was good enough for meGood enough for me and my Bobby McGee” Foster/Kristofferson When the kids… read more Good Enough ?Good Enough!

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Future Nostalgia

“Maybe I’m amazed at the way you love me all the timeMaybe I’m afraid of the way I love youMaybe… read more Future Nostalgia

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And Thank You

“Giving second chancesI don’t need all the answersFeeling good in my skinI just keep on dancin’And if we’re here long… read more And Thank You

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A Different Christmas

“Someone waving in the window at meAnd I say “Hey there, what are you waving at?”When he says “What do… read more A Different Christmas

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Letter from Santa

“ If you were to ask meAfter all that we’ve been through“Still believe in magic?”Oh, yes, I do” – Coldpaly ‘Twas… read more Letter from Santa

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Wasted Love ?

“When you moveI can recall somethin’ that’s gone from meWhen you moveHoney, I’m put in awe of somethin’ so flawed… read more Wasted Love ?

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Accidental Stories/ Accidental Genius

“Isn’t it funny? We can make a lot of moneyBuy a lot of things just to feel a lot of… read more Accidental Stories/ Accidental Genius

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Fun Boy Three

“I have heard the big musicAnd I’ll never be the sameSomething so pureJust called my nameI have drowned in the… read more Fun Boy Three

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Everything’s Groovy…No ,Really

Trust in your calling, make sure your calling’s trueThink of others, the others think of youSilly rule, golden words make… read more Everything’s Groovy…No ,Really

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Ah Yes I Remember It Well

“I looked at the Rubens and RembrandtsI liked the John Singer SargentsHe told me he liked TurnerNever have I turned… read more Ah Yes I Remember It Well

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Nothing’s Changed

A song for America .. “Stop me, oh, stop meStop me if you think that you’ve heard this one beforeStop… read more Nothing’s Changed

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The Devil Is A Cat Called Pasta

“I was hellSarcastic silver swellThat day it rainedTough spun, hard won, noOcean flower aquariumBadlands, give a handHoney dip, flim flamHey… read more The Devil Is A Cat Called Pasta

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It Must Be Love, Or Something

“I left my soul thereDown by the seaI lost control hereLivingLiving”( Morcheeba /The Sea )  By the time you read… read more It Must Be Love, Or Something

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Confelicity

“Colder, crying on your shoulderHold her, and tell her everythings gonna be fineSurely, you’ve been going to earlyHurry, ’cause no… read more Confelicity

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…. “Many years ago, he looked out through a glassless windowAll that he could see was BabylonBeautiful… read more Mirror, Mirror

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Don’t Fence Me In

“All my lovers were there with meAll my past and futuresAnd we all went to heaven in a little row… read more Don’t Fence Me In

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Skipping Bits

“Come into my parlourSail in at my shoreDrink my soul dryThere is always moreThere is always more after”           Pagan Place… read more Skipping Bits

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Rock On Peggy Jo

“I hate that mirrorIt makes me feel so worthlessI’m an original sinner but when I’m with youI couldn’t care less”… read more Rock On Peggy Jo

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My Molly Is Your Nelly

“Out of that childhood country what fools climb To fight with tyrants Love and Life and Time?” ( Patrick Kavanagh… read more My Molly Is Your Nelly

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I Am Not A Statue

“And the red-breasted robin beats his wingsHis throat it trembles when he singsFor he is helpless before you”Nick Cave –… read more I Am Not A Statue

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Bond vs. Bond

“I was not bornInto this worldTo do another man’s bidding” Fontaines D.C.  A little different this week. Whilst at college… read more Bond vs. Bond

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And You May Find Yourself…

“And you may find yourselfBehind the wheel of a large automobileAnd you may find yourself in a beautiful houseWith a… read more And You May Find Yourself…

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Hoppipoola !

“We should take a busTo somewhere else to something newThank God we’re aliveAnd bite off more than we can chewDo… read more Hoppipoola !

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Bookends

“Time it was,And what a time it was,It was….A time of innocence,A time of confidences” Paul Simon – ‘Old Friends’… read more Bookends

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These Moments

“Give me these moments backGive them back to meGive me that little kissGive me your hand” Kate Bush – ‘This… read more These Moments

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Empathy, Millions, and Me

“I don’t know what I want, if I’m completely honestI guess I could start a war, I guess I could… read more Empathy, Millions, and Me

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Colouring Outside The Lines

“Yeah, I know, but I had to tryA man can crawl around or he can learn to flyAnd if you… read more Colouring Outside The Lines

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No Half & Half !

“I feel glorious, gloriousGot a chance to start againI was born for this, born for thisIt’s who I am, how… read more No Half & Half !

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Paul vs.Paul

“What we once thought we had, we didn’tAnd what we have now will never be that way again”      ‘We… read more Paul vs.Paul

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Paul Through The Looking Glass

‘Cause everything that’s been has passedThe answer’s in the looking glassThere’s four and twenty million doorsOn life’s endless corridor” The… read more Paul Through The Looking Glass

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Quaesitum

“Too many Florence NightingalesNot enough Robin HoodsToo many halos not enough heroesComing up with the goods”                        Flag Day – The… read more Quaesitum

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Labels, Covers.

And all the old stories are toldI know you’re gonna tell me that you hear every word I sayBut the… read more Labels, Covers.

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To The End

“I’d love to stay here and be normalBut it’s just so overrated.” Tracy Jacks by Blur. *** Funny mood WARNING… read more To The End