Original Songs

A new song called Never Been Told and an edit of my tribute to Ireland called Ireland Bound:

 

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Gold (original)

Gold

I wrote this at the time when Lance Armstrong’s doping incidents all came to light and the subsequent many others who have been exposed. I think the song is sort of¬† a reflection on that, looking at the person who actually wins the gold despite knowing that they are not worthy of it.

Again a random one.

I hope you like it.

Dusting Off The Guitar

More Music

I got a bit of time to upload some new songs and other ones which I have had the chance to edit. Been a while since I have had the time to do so and it feels good to revisit songs which I haven’t listened to since I recorded them.

So here they are. Ranging from original songs (and an original song / story about the Irish Famine) and a few cover songs too.

I hope you like them.

Rumours (original song about the Irish Famine)

Last Night (acoustic cover of The Strokes song)

 

I’ll Meet You There One Day (original song for Palestine)

 

There Won’t Be Many Coming Home (Roy Orbison cover)

Hello (Adele Cover)

Rust (original)

Rivers Run Clear (original)

Junior Chills – Back Down South (of Ireland)

Back Down South (of Ireland)

While practising the Kings of Leon song ‘Back Down South’, I thought that I would put my own lyrics to the song and make it about Ireland. I’ll not get into the geography / politics (which do indeed come hand in hand) of the situation but I thought I would amend the song to look at visiting the Republic of Ireland i.e. going back down south.

In the song I discuss Luke Kelly, Christy Moore, the Garda, Food, Culchies and the Euros. Maybe it can be my own song for Ireland at the Euros this year.

Fuck it. This is my song for Ireland at the Euros this year.

I hope you like it.

D.M.

Junior Chills – Sins of Ireland

Junior Chills – Sins of Ireland

I haven’t gave much thought into writing anything about this song if I’m honest but I’ll¬†run with it and see where it takes me.

If you have listened to my other songs you will know that the music sounds very similar to¬†the song ‘Hoops’…that’s because it is!! But this¬†song was wrote first and I couldn’t find any other music to fit in…actually,¬†I didn’t even try.¬†The song is called ‘Sins of Ireland’ but I think it is more of a satirical song which delves into some popular¬†misconceptions¬†about¬†the Irish – we are all alcoholics, we all know Irish dancing, we love gambling (but this could be more of a local stereotype where someone who loves gambling would be said to¬†put money on two flies racing up a wall).

Each verse looks at a different month of the year: May, July, September, December, February, March / April and tells a story about what happened in each month between a married couple.

I think that the line I love the most in the song is ‘In the rain of July lad, I decided to take a trip, I brought the wife to Cashel Rock, and I left her there in Tipp (Tipperary)’. Typically weather in July would be nice, maybe even warm. In Ireland the weather is, more times than not, a nice cool, cloudy, rainy constant…even during the summer.

St Patrick’s Day and the third day of Cheltenham…fuck it! Few pints and a few bets ūüėČ

Enjoy folks and remember to Tóg é go bog é 

D.M.

 

 

 

 

Junior Chills – Emerald Isle (Original)

Junior Chills – Emerald Isle (Acoustic Original)

It took me quite a lot of time to decide whether or not to put this song online…and the songs which are to follow. It was a decision I made on the basis of history and my love for history and I didn’t want to miss the chance due to the significance of 2016. This year is the centenary of the Easter Rising, which was an event which took place throughout Ireland in 1916 with a focus on Dublin City Centre. It was an event which triggered a whole series of events which would transform the political landscape of Ireland forever.

The song itself is a brief, maybe rushed, synopsis of Ireland’s history. There are a lot of different events alluded to in the song and the order is quite disjointed. I think that this is because when I wrote the song different periods of Ireland’s history were coming to me at different times and I liked the way that it did not flow chronologically.

Although academics would frown on this being included here, if you want a brief history of Ireland check out the following link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ireland

All in all, the message in the song is one of hope for Ireland. Hope and peace.

I hope you like it.

D.M.