Here They Come Again

About this Song:

Moira: People who know me well have frequently told me that I go over and over old grievances in my mind instead of just letting them go and looking ahead. So I thought I’d write a song about it!

Siobhan: Jazz, Easy Listening. I love the  James Bond Movie Themes – So I tried to setup one with Moira’s fantastic voice. The song is about a fight against these bad thought – James Bond enemies are also like unwanted ”family members”. Orchestra (Brass / Strings), Piano, Bass Guitar, Synthetic Drums.

Lyrics:

HERE THEY COME ROUND AGAIN

Here they come round again
Those tormenting thoughts of now and then
I’ve always tended to be this way
I inhabit the present
But I was made yesterday

Here they come round again
Those painful thoughts of now and then
They’re not my friends
More like family members
Causing regret whenever I rake over the embers

People always tell me
I’m an angry person inside
I keep an eternal flame burning
Wherever dark memory resides

I should bury the hatchet
Unsettle the score
But when I recall an injustice
I’m flexing my claws

Here they come round again
Those bitter thoughts of now and then
I’ve always been this way
I cling to the present
But I was made yesterday

It has been my experience
When stepping into the light
The next step might take you
To an endless night

Here they come round and round and round again
Those bitter thoughts of now and then

I cling to the present
But I was made long ago

Credentials:

110 BPM

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Siobhan Dakay
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

Never

About this Song:

Moira: I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to lovely Yvonne O’Hara (who writes and sings under the pseudonym Narva9 on ccMixter.com) for allowing me to record her song.

Siobhan: Funk, Pop – the only song on the album one can actually dance too. Including a funky guitar – a very busy drum player and a straight forward bassline. Some organ and pad included also. There were so many good dancefloor classics written in the 70s which are played on every party (still).

Lyrics:

NEVER
Never danced in the rain
Never howled at the moon
Never downed a shot of whiskey
Never slept until noon
Never smoked a pipe
Be it weed or for peace
Never gave much of a thought to the world
Beyond my feet

Chorus
So why am I here
What is it all about
Why does the world go ‘round
And is the sky still blue above
Now answer me this
Has it all been a lie
‘Cause how is it I still live
When I’ve never been alive

Life was always just a fact
No place for silly dreams
Those were just for other fools
At least that’s what it seemed
So I never thought to try
Never thought I had a choice
So I never gave my heart away
Never ever gave it voice

Chorus
So why am I here
What is it all about
Why does the world go ‘round
And is the sky still blue above
Now answer me this
Has it all been a lie
‘Cause how is it I still live
When I’ve never been alive

Never sat in the sun
Never named the stars above
Never stopped to smell the roses
I never made the time
Now my end has come
And all I’m left is regret
For I never told you how much I love you
So many things I never said

Chorus
So why am I here
What is it all about
Why does the world go ‘round
And is the sky still blue above
Now answer me this
Has it all been a lie
‘Cause how is it I still live
When I’ve never been alive

Credits:

124bpm

Lyrics: Narva9
Composition: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

How Lucky I Am

Release Date: February 09. 2016

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About this song:

Moira:
In 2009, when I became seriously interested in singing, I was offered two wonderful songs written by (my now Husband) the singer songwriter Mark Bass . I chose to record ‘How Lucky I Am’ because it is one of the sweetest, prettiest love songs I’ve ever heard.

Siobhan:
When I heard the accapella the first time (and knowing that Mark and Moira liaise) I immediately thought about „Captain Of My Heart“ by the Band Double. Not that the lyrics are related but I kind of had such a setup in mind. When I started developing the chords I tried kind of to adopt some of the structure of that song which also was one of my favorite songs back in 1985. So with this backtrack I drag my head for Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug.

How Lucky I Am2
Preview:

 

Lyrics:

Our love’s been a long time coming, building deep inside
Gonna be the love too strong to hide. Everybody’s gonna know,
they’ll look at us and smile, good love’s even better when it take a while.
I can take the old folks laughing, their knowing little smiles
I can take the talk about us, it’ll go away after a while
And I’ll be loving you, the only love I ever needed
when all is said and through. I think about you all the time
You know I do. How lucky I am
To be with you

And I hope you feel the same way twenty years from now
Glad we’ve found each other somehow.
A love like ours only come along one time if at all
The waiting on that one time really worth the fall.
I don’t care about your past, don’t care who you’ve done
Just want us to be together, two lives lived as one and I’ll be loving you.
The only love I ever needed when all is said and through
I think about you all the time, you know I do
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
To be with you

Info:

96 BPM

Credentials:
Lyrics: Mark Bass
Composition: Mark Bass, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz