Outlines

by Peter Doran

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Praise for Outlines:

"It’s fragile, it’s beautiful, it’s elegant... it’s everything that you’d hope for from an album." - Dan Hegarty 2fm

"With it's overtones of Damien Rice and James Vincent McMorrow, this is an absorbing, uplifting record" - 8/10 Hotpress

A beautiful album from the Irish Singer/Songwriter, where gentle folk melodies and intricate musicianship blend with introspective vocals to an almost magical effect." Mark Kavanagh - The Star

"Doran has nailed a very particular tone and feeling with this record." Lauren Murphy - The Irish Times

"Doran excels himself with ‘Outlines’ as a whole and must be applauded for stripping matters back" 9/10. - Greg Clifford for Unsigned and Independent Magazine.

"The album glistens with musicianship and crackles with gentle, introspective songwriting. Outlines establishes the artist as a very special songwriting talent." 9/10 Stephen White (The Last Mixed Tape Blog)

"This guy I think is bound for glory... if he's not careful"

- John Creedon (Rte Radio 1)

Part Nick Drake, part David Gray (seriously), Tug is another blunt missive from the borders of real and imagined, images of ghosts, poison and ‘..rooms that lie beneath..’, sickly-nothings in between the notes that propel a song intent on self-flagellation – if these are just stories, they’re incredibly well delivered.

- Paul Woodgate for Folk Radio UK
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OUTLINES is the fourth album from Irish Singer-Songwriter Peter Doran.

Recorded in a small lake house in the Irish Midlands* from winter 2013 to spring 2014. We borrowed some beautiful microphones and tracked and mixed the entire project on an old Roland VS 2480 studio**.
No click-tracks, auto-tune or other studio wizardry was used in the making of this album.

* With additional recording in Kildare and Dublin.
** Except for Drums & Percussion recorded by Tom Osander in Berlin.

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released August 1, 2014

Songs by Peter Doran.

Mixed by Peter, Nicky and Darren.

Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona.

The following people gave their time, musical ideas and immeasurable energy to the project:

Nicky Brennan: electric guitars
Darren Sweeney: upright bass, electric bass
Gerard Toal: cello
Brian Murphy: lap steel, electric guitar, mandolin
Tom Osander: drums and percussion
Colm Lynch: harmony vocals on "Always Kind" and "TYDO"
Peter Doran: vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion

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Track Name: Moon
Last night I was dreaming about you my love, last night I was dreaming of you.
In the morning you never materialized, in the morning you didn't come through.
So I curse at the day that stands in the way of the night time that brings me to you
I pray for a sleep so dark and so deep to swallow me like a tomb.

Please come soon, I'll bring you the moon if you do
Please come soon, my life's in ruins

Last night we were dancing in the grand ballroom in a Palace made out of spoons
When you stopped suddenly to ask of me "Hey darling, do you think we're doomed?"

Please come soon, I'll bring you the moon if you do
Please come soon, my life's in ruins

Last night you were speaking in tongues again
Last night you were speaking in tongues
You were naked apart from the birds in your hair
They were singing "Get out of here"

Please come soon, I'll bring you the moon if you do
Please come soon, my life's in ruins

Last night I was dreaming about you my love last night I was dreaming of you
In the morning light you failed to arrive, in the morning you didn't come true.
Track Name: Always Kind
She makes it all so much better, she makes it all so much better.

She is the water in the desert, she is the comfort in forever.
She is the safe way through the mountains, she is the pennies in your fountain.

And she's always always kind. She's always on my mind

She is the keys to the kingdom, she is the window that you sing from.
She is the wall around your city, she is the armour on your body.
She is the stitches in your torn clothes, she is the candle in your window.

And she's always, always kind.

She is the Rock you build your church on,
she is the fire in your sermon.
She is the silence in your temple, she holds you close when you tremble.
She is the prayer upon your tongue, she is your ever burning sun.

And she's always always kind.
And she's always all over my little mind

She makes it all so much better...
Track Name: Puzzle Box
Where are you trying to get to?
Deep down , way down in your heart you're already there

Come on join the dots
You know what you are
Underneath the locks
In the rattle of your puzzle box.

What is it that you chase, endlessly?
You're after the bitter, you're after the sweet
Come down from your mountain and breathe easily

Come on join the dots
You know what you are
Underneath the locks
In the rattle of your puzzle box
The scratches in your wall
The shadows in your vault
Who's there Knock ! Knock!

Show yourself !!!
Track Name: The World is Wide
Did you mean what you said when you said you were thinking about leaving here
Well it got me to thinking how would you feel about having company?
All we need is a stick and a good handkerchief to tie to it
And we'll fill it with things that adventurers bring when they go

Where the world is wide and we ain't no fools
Yeah the world is wide and we make the rules

Yeah I meant what I said when I said I was thinking about leaving here
I've been building a boat made from barrels and ropes that I found
You can come with me but I'll have to swear you to secrecy
'Cos if somehow our mother's find out then all is lost ('Cos they've forgot)

That the world is wide and we ain't no fools
Yeah the world is wide and we make the rules

And there will be snakes, there will be ladders sometimes
There will be maps showing us treasure to find
You can put your hands up anywhere and pick an orange from the sky (oh oh my)

Meet me in the yard at the end of history
We'll climb the wall that leads to the railway tracks
and we won't look back

Oh the world is wide and we ain't no fools
Yeah the world is wide and we make the rules
Track Name: Do (What I do)
There are holes in most of my arguments deeper than the greatest lakes.
There are fault lines in my character, I have made mistakes
There are flaws flaws in my philosophy but it works for me
If I can keep away from tragedy what more do I need?

Yeah I do what I do and I try not to bother you

Of course I lie to myself almost every other day
Little tricks , these are the little tricks I've found,
help keep things in place

Yeah I do what I do and I try not to bother you

I think often about discipline but it never thinks of me
I've got cracks they need filling in Oh I'll be kept busy

Yeah I do what I do and I try not to bother you
Yeah I do what I do and I'll never dishonor you

I will leave you to your thinking , I won't block your road
May you grow old without wrinkling but please leave me alone.
Track Name: Tug
There are things that tug at you,
There are things that tug at me
Sometimes rightly sometimes wrong
Sometimes lightly sometimes strong

There's no burying some things I'm afraid
You won't ever dig a deep enough grave

There are ghosts that follow you
There are ghosts that follow me
Make you doubt the road your on
Pour the poison in your song

There's no burying some things I'm afraid
You won't ever dig a deep enough grave

There are rooms that lie beneath
Hiding things you should not keep
The Static for your stereo
The Cracks inside the truth you hold

There's no burying some things I'm ashamed
They will hang forever from your name

You might try to close the book
draw a line underneath
Close your eyes and never look
But you've already seen too much

There's no burying some things I'm afraid
You won't ever dig a deep enough grave
But don't you run or cry out to be saved
Just look them in the eye and show them you are brave
Track Name: Bright White Hearts
She's out drawing bright white hearts in the pitch dark night
She's out drawing bright white hearts
She's hoping they might somehow bring her back to life
and she likes how the chalk feels in her hands

She's out drawing breath, only talks now to herself,
There's no one else out there that she owns
She doesn't speak the language, she doesn't know the name of this city
and I heard she was a dancer before the war

She moves like a bright white ghost from another time
Her bright hearts are glowing on the sky line
People throw her coins but she leaves 'em there
In her mind they are flowers on a stage

She's out drawing bright white hearts in the pitch dark night
She's out drawing bright white hearts

All over the City they are
Track Name: Out of Time
I am overwhelmed by all these delights that now lay before me
I am driven to distraction by all the brightly lit attractions
It's a train-wreck let's be honest, we let our dreams go cold forgotten
Gather up our best excuses, and our favourite alibis
and we'll send this year to meet it's brothers in the archives

When do we come up for air?
When do we come up

Out of time, every time, time after time.
Out of time, every time, time after time.
Track Name: Things You're Dreaming of
What would you do if you were to start over
Who would you tell would you keep it silent
A wave of your hand or a click of your fingers
Take a flame to all you are

Oh answer me, truthfully my love
are these the kind of things you're thinking of

How would it feel to wake up in a new body
All of the lines have vanished from your skin
Given the chance with no strings attached
Would you become smoke in the air?

Oh answer me, truthfully my love
are these the kind of things you're dreaming of?

If you could go back to the very, very start
Think of the moves you'd make!
I know it's crossed your mind, many times
I've watched the hands spin backwards in your eyes

Oh answer me, truthfully my love
are these the kind of things you're dreaming of?
Track Name: Waves
What a year what a year, I got no time, I got no time.
Were you pulled along, were you dragged under in an avalanche of days
Sunrise Sunrise, We rise and run, run now for our life
In the spinning lights in the hot coals we wrestle and we roar

Oh We go on, On this stage,
Forever turning, thrashing in the waves

What a day what a day, what a day what a day... all of us safe, all of us saved.
I hear your voice, I know you're out there but I cannot see your face
Out of time every time, trapped inside a storm with no eye
Hey what became of all the oceans that we crossed in our mind

Oh we go on, on this stage,
Forever turning, thrashing in the waves
Oh we go on, tied to this stage,
Forever turning, trashing in the waves