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

The Ghosts Are Here

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Moira Waugh’s stunning vocals and introspective lyrics accompanied by Sibohan Dakay’s stark, sympathetic backing track create a memorable piece worthy of dark, dramatic scenes.

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Lyrics:

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
They cluster round my bed at night and put me to the test
In some secret corner I knew I’d rue the day
I didn’t make more effort, I went my own way

The ghosts are here with their gift of guilt
My failures sewn together to make a shabby quilt
They say they forgive me – that I should forget
But I miss them still and I’ll always feel regret

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
The ghosts are here, with their gift of guilt
The ghosts are here, the ghosts of December

Tempo: 77 BPM

Full Credits:

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Music: Moira Waugh / Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Vocals: Moira Waugh
Mixing: Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Siobhan Dakay

Small Back Room

Where are you going to hide yourself? Do you have a room where you are left alone? Where you can let go your thoughts and dream of a different life? Where you can hide from reality?

Moira Waugh’s emotionally compelling lyrics lure the listener into this story of love and of loss. She tells a story about one woman hiding herself in a room only existing in mind where she can hide to let memories and wishes become reality again.

Moira’s special talent is to put a very decent attitude in every single note sung. You can taste the current bitterness, rage, irony but also let you recognize the the fun there was in the past.

Siobhan put this into a piano ballad setup. Only a beatleasque flute and the bass guitar picking up the mood of the lyrics and fastens and lowers the percieved speed of the track. Literally you can imagine the „winds wet sea“ with the Strings appearing.
Moira’s warm mellow singing is accompanied by the 110 BPM rhythm through all the various temptations.

Kara Square supports with fantastic soft and deep background vocals which perfectly underpins the mixed emotions the imaginary person is experiencing.

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Lyrics:

Small Back Room

There’s a small back room where I sometimes go
It has no existence in space or time
It’s where I hide when I’m feeling low
The only place where you are mine

Just this one time away from our worlds, that was always the deal
Two days from life by a windswept sea was all we could ever steal

In that small back room I can hold you once more
The single place I want to be
I can leave my pain outside the door
In here you belong to me

We kept saying how lucky we’d met, some people never know bliss
But even then I knew my heart would die, I’d never get over this

There’s a small back room where I sometimes go
It has no existence in space or time
It’s where I hide when I’m feeling low
The only place where you are mine

 

110 BPM

Composer: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Background Vocals: Kara Square
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mixing: Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

License: cc-by-nc 3.0
Commercial License available: Thinkrootrecords