Still Water

About this Song:

Moira: I love Celtic music and Siobhan’s setting here is just magical. This song is dedicated to my husband, Mark Bass.

Siobhan: The lyrics are all about love – opening oneself to another but getting not the same feelings back. This is setup as a hymn for broken hearts.

Lyrics:

STILL WATER

Clear as light on still water
I let him see how I feel
But his heart gives no quarter
He has walls made of steel

I laid down my cards
He’s seen how I play
He wants me for a while
But I’ll want him to stay

He’s anger and fire
I’m soft as a dove
His passion will burn me
Yet I’ll keep looking for love

Credentials:

78BPM

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Garnet Wine

About this Song:

Moira: This song was written after hearing the one and only June Tabor performing ‘Finisterre’ on her album ‘Ashore’. Sea ports are a terrific source of material as they teem with sad stories and lost souls.

Siobhan: Triphop, Jazz, Pop, Chill. With Piano, Noises, Pad, Glitch Drums. The subbass drums and the bass drum reflect the various sounds of small waves hitting a boat. And a very mellow Saxophone. Marcel (http://www.filler-productions.com) did a fantasic job mixing this track

Lyrics:

Garnet Wine

I see the moon reflected
In my glass of garnet wine
Seems its face is full of sorrow
As sorrowful as mine
It’s time for me to break all ties
Make sail for that line
Where the sea kisses the sky

Now my glass has broken
Like my fractured heart and mind
I’ve a ticket marked for nowhere
And I’ll take it as a sign
To break away, make no last try
My fate lies on that line
Where the sea kisses the sky

My ticket’s marked for nowhere
I’ll take it as a sign
To sail away, sail for that silver line
Where the sea kisses the sky

Credentials:

65BPM

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Bad Penny

About this Song:

Moira: What is it like to be a prostitute who falls in love with a regular client – someone who uses her for sex while he imagines he’s with a different girl? He doesn’t think of the prostitute as a person. She’s a commodity. He doesn’t even know she exists.

Siobhan: After listening to the lyrics I immediately thought about Tainted Love (Soft Cell)  so I included quotes of the song. Also I want to draw attention the the Motown Strings + Bass to drag the hat for Mr. Norman Whitfield

Lyrics:

BAD PENNY

If I could believe you’d love me
I would wait my turn
But you don’t even see me
And that’s a lesson I’ve had to learn

So put your money on the table
And get on for the ride
Don’t want to hear about your troubles
I can’t be on your side

Where is my soul, if I have one?
Don’t think it’s ever seen the sun
I’ve had to wipe my heart clean of all its dreams
And forget the girl I might have been

So put your money on the table
And get on for the ride
Don’t want to hear about the girl you love
I still have some pride

If I could believe you’d love me
I might change my mind
But you don’t even see me
And it’s not love that makes you blind

You don’t even see me
And it’s not love that makes you …

Blind

Credentials:

100 BPM

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler, Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Christoph Stickel