Voices

by Peter Doran

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1.
Go Slow 03:52
Noise when the lights go out in your playground mind Noise in the dance club that’s your heart sometimes And there’s noise in the city that you’re leaving behind For the quiet that will teach you what you’re trying to find Slow, I’m gonna go Slow, slow Well a man, he gets lost in the stories that he tells Be kind with the names that you give to yourself For too long you’ve been running, you’ve been breaking apart But the stars have their rhythm, just the same with a man Slow, I’m gonna go Slow, slow In your rise, in your fall, in your dusk, in your dawn In your changing mind, in your animal heart Slow, I’m gonna go Slow, I’m gonna go Slow, I’m gonna go Slow, I’m gonna go slow There’s noise when the lights go out in your playground mind
2.
I never been to the Blue Mountains but I’ve been there in a song Never have I loved like this one – it just keeps rolling on And I never been hit by lightning but I know that life is long I never been to the Blue Mountains but I’ve been there in a song And I see the wine and the fire in you I see the mountains blue And I never killed a man and I never robbed a train Never had a deep thought when I’m walking in the rain And I never lit a holy candle and wished my life would change I never wished for anything outside this mountain range And I see the wine and the fire in you I see the mountains blue I see us in a cabin underneath the stars Far away from time love but close to who we are Nobody can find us – they don’t know where to start We’re lost in Blue Mountains under golden stars And I see the wine and the fire in you And your heart’s a mountain too And I see the fire in me and you And in our eyes the mountains blue
3.
Voices 04:32
Are you lit up with love Are you floating but no one can keep up You’re awake now – you’ve been awake for days You were climbing cathedrals again Are you hearing voices Have you been scratching at your skin Are you hearing voices again Are you serious or not Are you playful or are you dangerous Outside there is a bird But all you can hear are heaven’s words Are you hearing voices Have you been scratching at your skin Are you hearing voices Have you been following them Well once you could walk on top of fire Now you’re burned by the softest light Do the voices ever lie Are you hearing voices Have you been scratching at your skin Are you hearing voices Have you been following them Are you hearing voices Have you been cutting your skin Are you hearing voices Do the voices ever let you win Should I go, should I stay, should I watch, should I play, Will you break, will you bend, do you know how this ends
4.
Lady 04:39
My love gets overwhelmed and she gets tired out And she knows how to fight but sometimes she hides My love is easily scared – she gets angry like a bear She can roar without warning and then fall quiet When she can’t find the words her eyes are frightened birds She’s a strange girl but I don’t mind Oh what a wonderful life Oh what a beautiful night And I don’t understand but I believe In her deep mystery – my lady That woman’s mighty strong and she carries me along Her heart it weighs a ton but my lady survives She may be up and down, she may be tightly wound Best thing I’ve ever found – my burning light Oh what a wonderful life Oh what a beautiful night And I don’t understand but I believe In her deep mystery – my lady Oh and it’s alright – I don’t mind the little cracks I love her and I know that she loves me back And I don’t understand but I believe In her deep mystery Oh what a wonderful life Oh what a beautiful night And she still makes me weak at the knees She’s a deep mystery She’s my lady
5.
Saved 05:02
I’m just about ready for a new day of great prosperity I’m just about through with the poison that’s slowly killing me I’m just about willing to stand up and be the man that I could be Is there someone outside all this darkness watching over me I know that I’ve been saved Over and over But could you keep me from my grave This one last time I don’t want to wake up but they come banging at my door Hey friend do I know you – have we been here before I was lying if I said I didn’t need you anymore And I could use a little help right now to get up off this floor I know that I’ve been saved Over and over But could you help me find my way One last time Well I don’t want absolution and I’m not asking you to stay I’m gonna fix everything that I broke and lost along the way I’ve died and resurrected and I’ll be on my way And I could use a little help right now to start another day I know that I’ve been saved Over and over Could you keep me from my grave One last time I know that I’ve been saved Over and over Could you help me find my way This one last time
6.
I saw a runner with golden skin I knew him – I went to school with him And I know he was an Olympian But I believe he’s fighting other battles now Funny how we end up – funny how it goes Everybody tells you but they don’t know Funny how we all go chasing down these different roads Funny when we come back fully grown And none the wiser for all that we’ve been told Aren’t you that young man who took a chance You got up and sang on the TV show We saw you drinking once at Christmas You were too young but you were home Long before your band broke up And you were out there on your own Funny how we end up – funny how it goes Everybody tells you but they don’t know Funny how we all go chasing down different roads Funny when we come back fully grown And none the wiser for all that we’ve been shown I was in town last week buying paint for the kitchen wall Saw a man who was once a boy – he was once a God With a football in the yard Whatcha doing in this hardware store in that hi-vis coat Who am I to wonder – who am I at all Funny how we end up – funny how it goes Everybody tells you but they don’t know Funny how we all go chasing down our different roads Funny when we come back fully grown And none the wiser, none the wiser None the wiser – for all that we’ve been sold But there’s still such a long way to go
7.
Ageless Song 06:31
Sitting in the dark – fighting the silence Screaming and howling something like a song Long before McCartney or Lennon came along Did anyone imagine that yesterday would come Sitting in the dark – waiting for science To put us in the right place in the night sky Who knew Michael Jackson Would do all the things that he would do He’d go walking on the moon – he’d go walking on And he’s singing your ageless song And it’s owned by everyone And it’s older than the Sun It’s seen Madonna as a virgin And Mozart as a no one We were sleeping in caves – we were waiting for fire Oh Jimi’s gonna need it at Monterey He’s burning his guitar – he sees something in the flames A symbol or a Prince in purple rain – in purple rain And he’s singing your favourite song And it’s owned by everyone And it’s older than the Sun It’s slept in Chopin’s piano And in the gold heart of Neil Young Wheeling freely down a lost highway And the sky is kind of blue and its Miles away And New York is young and Sinatra he’s a boy And everything’s beginning and nothing has been spoiled And there’s a pink moon hanging in a sky blue sky As the lamb lies down on Broadway for the night With a million songs still left to write Because Dylan’s just a twinkle in his father’s eye Hey hey my my And he’s singing an ageless song And it’s owned by everyone And it’s older than the Sun It’s kissed the curves of Beyoncé It’s still haunted by the sound of Cobain’s gun Oh it’s been up over the rainbow It told Brucie – Baby you were born to run And it’s a cold Hallelujah in the house of the rising sun It’s a cold Hallelujah in the house of the rising sun It’s a cold Hallelujah and it’s only just begun
8.
There’s nothing to see here, nothing new under the sun There’s nothing beneath the brief illumination Of whiskey evenings and nineties reruns I followed the rapture and I followed my passions I couldn’t give them what they were asking I wanna meet someone once without a mask on Sycamore trees and frozen traffic And all the living things on automatic There’s nothing holy, nothing tragic And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all There’s nothing to fight for and no prizes to be won There’s not much left of my great imagination So I sit back and let the projector run Could you give me one time something tribal Something bloody for my survival Something deeper than this simulation runs And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all Is there something to be here, is there something to become Is there something to move to but these tired dance songs Is there something even that we could take a chance on In all this sleepwalking All this cheap talking Saying nothing, going nowhere And I’m just sleepwalking I’m just cheap talking Never really saying anything at all Only just holding on to what I once thought I was
9.
Dark Days 03:52
Don’t know if this is fairy tale Or just some dog fight in the dirt Some days I can barely hear the strange soundtrack That’s playing all around us Some days I wonder if we’re cursed Dark days, dark hours Dark games we play – Oh Lord Dark rain and rising water Gonna come and wash away the world It’s alright to be a little nervous With all the rumour running round So many voices now on every side So many secrets coming out They’re pulling bones out of the ground And the sky is coming down Dark days, dark hours Dark games we play – Oh Lord Dark rain and rising water Gonna come and wash away the world Once again like in the days of old Somehow the days they move along We play God and we play dumb I don’t know when the storm will come But when it does you’d better run You’d better climb above the flood Dark days, dark hours Dark games we play – Oh Lord Dark rain and rising water Gonna come Dark days, dark hours Dark cards we hold Dark rain and rising water Gonna come and wash away the world Once again like in the days of old
10.
Garden 02:28
Fingers covered in dirt Getting our money’s worth From this little piece of ground Didn’t think that we could grow Anything at all you know But the seed knows all there is to know And when there was no rain We build our own rain We take the water from the well We knew that time would tell Whatever time would tell We’d take what we were given And wasn’t it good to us The season, the soil Wasn’t it generous Isn’t it gone gone gone I saw life and death sped up In a garden at the centre of the world And I learned I had enough In a garden at the centre of the world Fingers covered in dirt Finding out what we’re worth In this little piece of ground

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"Voices" is the fifth studio album from Irish singer-songwriter Peter Doran. The album was awarded an MISP grant to help fund its release, which is scheduled for May 2021. Recorded and Co-produced by Hally at Arthouse Studios in Naas throughout 2019/20, “Voices” features extensive contributions from multi-instrumentalist Lenny Cahill (Piano / Drums / Bass / Organ) and special guest vocals from US Songwriter Haley Heynderickx and Emmett Tinley (The Prayer Boat). String duties were shared by Dublin-based composer/arranger Mary Barnecutt and Peter's long-term collaborator Gerard Toal.

The songs were written in the six year period since “Outlines”, a time of great change in the songwriter’s life, which saw him marry his long-term partner and muse and move into a 200 year old Farmhouse on the outskirts of Mullingar.

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released May 7, 2021

Engineered, recorded and mixed by Hally at Arthouse Studio in Naas, Ireland. With additional recordings by Peter at Oldtown Studio, Rathconrath.

Special thanks to Jennifer McMahon for engineering assistance on >> Ageless Song <<

Co-Produced by Peter Doran & Hally.

Mastered by Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering, NJ, USA.

All songs written by Peter Doran, except >> Lady << written by Peter Doran and Brian Murphy.

Cover Photography by Stuart Hayes.
Graphic Design by Eugen Kern-Emden.

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