Blackbird Song

About this Song:

Moira: Dusk is my favourite time of day, when the world seems to pause while the blackbird sings his pure, crystalline notes and the sun relinquishes the sky to the moon and stars.

Siobhan: A pretty simple setup with piano, horns, strings and a flute representing the crystalline notes from the blackbird song. The musicbox at the end is like a nice lullaby. Sleep well.

Lyrics:

BLACKBIRD SONG

Blackbird, sing into the fading light
Here in the dusk, dividing day and night
Each note so pure and clear
As one by one the silent stars appear
Blackbird, don’t fly away too soon
But raise your voice to the falling sun
And the rising moon

Shadows stretch and the light grows old
Blackbird’s throat is lined with gold
Love and hope hold sway
While we’re under the gaze of the Milky Way
Oh Blackbird, don’t leave me too soon
But sing your song to the shy little stars
And the smiling moon

But sing that song to the shy little stars
And the smiling moon

Credentials:

82BPM

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

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

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