Come Softly To My Wake

by Bill Blood

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04:14
2.
03:26
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4.
01:42
5.
02:31
6.
03:58
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01:57
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released May 30, 2013

All songs written & performed by Niall Byrne

Additional keyboards & percussion on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 & 10 by Neil O'Connor

Recorded by Richard Egan (except tracks 5 & 8, recorded by Niall Byrne)

Mixed by Glenn Keating
Mastered by Stephen Quinn @ Analog Heart

Sleeve design by cowhie.org

A Temporary Secretary Recording

Thanks to everyone mentioned above & Des Byrne for their support, advice & help in getting these recordings completed.

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Track Name: Lie Down
There's an angel
Walking among us
Has no mercy for any man alive
She found me broken, without pride
Asked for nothing
Just said …
Close your eyes and lie down
Lie down
Lie down
Lie down

She said to me …
Just say what you believe
A voice without heart is just an empty breeze
That drifts away from me
And makes it hard to breathe

An untruth may reprieve
But truth will be our release
An untruth may reprieve
But the truth will be our release

There is an angel
Walking among us
Showin' no mercy to any man alive
She found me broken, without pride
Asked for nothing
Just said …
Close your eyes and we'll lie down
We'll lie down
Lie down
Lie down
Track Name: Blind Joe
Blind Joe plays guitar real good
Blind Joe's guitar is made of wood
From his baby's coffin

Blind Joe sold his soul for mans good
See Blind Joe's soul was made of gold
Like pure love

When the Devil saw that gold he thought …
He thought i'll have that soul and turn a profit

He said …
Hey Joe how would you feel if we could make a deal?
He said …
Hey Joe
I know just what you want
Just what you need
All you could wish for I could give you for free

But Joe said no
No no no no no

I have all I want
I have all I need
All I could wish for I have already

But the Devil said no
No no no no no I don't think so

I have your baby's soul
I have your baby's baby's soul
I have your baby's baby's baby's soul
But for your gold i could free those souls

So Blind Joe sold his soul
For mans good
That's why Blind Joe's guitar is made of wood
From his baby's coffin
Track Name: Being In Love
I am in love with a lady in black
I have been told she ain't no good
But I keep coming back
To my lady in black
My lady in black
My lady in black

Now love is a dangerous thing

It can be like an addiction you can't fix
No you can't fix
Can be like an affliction with no cure for it
No cure for it

And yet …

Love is a beautiful thing
Makes the weakest of us feel like a king
Love is one beautiful thing
That makes the bleakest of us want to sing

I am in love with a lady in black
Track Name: Honey B
Honey B
You and me
Are gonna hunt and kill a beast
Honey B
You and me
Gonna hunt and kill somebody

Gonna hunt and kill
Hunt and kill

The blood flows
Like Devil's rain
As we feast on the remains

From the hunt and kill
Hunt and kill
Track Name: Evil Eye
She's cold like an evil eye
She'll teach you to weep
She'll teach you to cry
Darkness got that girl doing its thing
That girl got me danglin' from a string

That dark eyed girl is heavenly
She'll teach you to cry
She'll teach you to weep
And at the Devil's request
She gave me a kiss of death
At her lovers behest
She slew me
With a kiss of death

She blew me a kiss of death
Track Name: Ode Death
You deal your hand
To all but the truth
Your grudge against me
Shadows my every move

Today is the day
I bear my rood
I succumb to my doom

Today is the day
I go to my grave
And no-one will stand in my way

You are nothing but bones
A wretched, pitiful thing
You can shout all you want
But death you'll never sing
So I'll sing to you
My love I sing to you

Today is the day
I go to my grave
And no-one will stand in my way
Track Name: Bring On The Wolves
Baby don't wait up for me
Cause baby I'm not comin' home
Baby don't wait up for me
Cause baby I'm not comin' home

You can bring on the wolves
It'll make no difference 'cause i'll be long gone
They can hunt in their droves
Makes no difference 'cause i'll be long gone
By night
And travelling light

Light as a man can
Who's carrying
The weight of his life about with him

Light as a man can
Carrying the weight of his life about with him
On shoulders no wider than that of any man

Baby don't wait up for me
Cause baby I'm not comin' home
Baby don't wait up for me
Cause baby I'm not comin' home
Track Name: Gypsy Girl
Gypsy girl
So fey and farouche
Skin pale like the moon
Eyes that see right through you

Gypsy girl put a spell on you
Gypsy girl put a spell on you

Old Skip sang
I would rather meet the devil
Than be that woman's man
I would rather be the devil
Than be that woman's man

That old Skip
He was one wise old man
Track Name: Just Got Paid
I just got paid today
Got a pocket full of change
I just got paid today
Got a pocket full of change
I aint savin' for no rainy day
And I'm a man on which it has rained

A man can't spend all his life bein' busy
Tryin' to keep his bosses happy
A man can't spend all his life bein' worried
About other peoples money

I just got paid today
Got a woman on my case
I just got paid today
And my woman is on my case
A drop of whiskey should set me straight

A man can't spend all his life bein' busy
Tryin' to keep his woman happy
A man can't spend all his life in a hurry
Chasin' other peoples worries

I just got paid today
And I feel great
Track Name: What The Sun Said To The Moon
This strange bed is giving me strange dreams
This strange bed is giving me strange dreams

Dreamt I overheard
What the Sun said to the Moon
Come softly to my wake
And i'll some softly to you

Dreamt I held my son
That an angel brought to me
Took one look at his eyes
And started to cry
My boy was blind

This strange bed is giving me strange dreams
And they're staying with me almost mockingly

They take me back to when I was young
When all I wanted was to belong
To all the friends that I thought would last
Makes me laugh now I think about it
But these strange dreams
Have me thinking some strange things

That angel turned to me and said …

Time is all that is
What will be will be
Know your boy isn't blind
He just has not learned to see
You must teach him to see
You will teach him how he is to be

This strange bed is giving me strange dreams
This strange bed is giving me strange dreams

Dreamt i overheard
What the sun said to the moon
Come softly to my wake
And i'll some softly to you