Another Side

by Calum Carlyle

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    One voice and one guitar, that's how i perform these songs live, so that's how i have recorded them for this mini-album.

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One voice and one guitar, that's how i perform these songs live, so that's how i have recorded them for this mini-album.

NB - all these recordings are previously unheard versions of these songs. Enjoy! :-)

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released September 1, 2010

All songs written by Calum Carlyle except "One Hit Wonder" written by Calum Carlyle and Nigel Frayling-Kelly, and "Whispers In The Wind" written by Calum Carlyle and Kris Drever.

Recorded in Edinburgh in the second week of September 2010.
Cover photograph by Nelson Wright.

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I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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Track Name: One Hit Wonder
If this sounds familiar there's good reason
The words were blowing in the breeze and
I just picked them up out of thin air
Don't listen too close, i don't want you
Disappointed though this may haunt you in
Your sleep, though you won't even care

'Cos i'm a one hit wonder, baby you can't have any more
You've heard it all before
I'm a one hit wonder, baby you can't have any more

You might say that it's peculiar
That i'm always trying to fool you
Telling you that i am feeling fine
I wanna be just like i used to
But i'm feeling so confused and
You're so far away most of the time

And i'm a one hit wonder, baby you can't have any more
You've heard it all before
I'm a one hit wonder, baby you can't have any more

Singing truths that only i can see
Living life, why do you disagree?
Where once were two there now is only me
I'm only singing words after all

If this sounds familiar there's good reason
The words were blowing in the breeze and
I just picked them up out of thin air
I haven't quite said what i wanted to say yet
I wrote this song for you but i bet
You won't even notice that it's there
Track Name: No Place Like Home
Come in and make yourself at home you said
As i walked in through the door
Hang your coat up on the hook you said
And don't tread mud into the floor

But don't get too comfortable
This situation's just on loan
You'll be moving on far sooner than you think
So don't treat this place like home

We do this and we do that you said
Expecting me to say the same
I do anything i like i said
I didn't want to play your game

But don't get too comfortable
This situation's just on loan
You'll be moving on far sooner than you think
So don't treat this place like home

They say that home is where the heart is
Well in that case my home's in my chest
This place might not be a home sweet home
But at least it's a place where i can finally get some rest
Track Name: Modern Man
I get up early, get out of bed
Shake the cobwebs from my head
Put on my clothes, switch on the TV
While i try to figure out what's wrong with me

Uh huh, oh yeah, i'm an undereducated member of the public
Uh huh, oh yeah, pay no attention to me
Uh huh, oh yeah, i'm a money scrounging student who has no rights
Uh huh, oh yeah, what else could i be?

Well i'm overdomesticated and my brain's gone numb
I'll never get a job 'cause i'm a lower class bum
Yes i know i'll never be any use
As i stumble down the stairs and drink some orange juice

Uh huh, oh yeah, i'm an undereducated member of the public
Uh huh, oh yeah, pay no attention to me
Uh huh, oh yeah, i'm a money scrounging student who has no rights
Uh huh, oh yeah, what else could i be?

Think of all the things i could do
If i put my mind to the job
Don't you think i'm just a bit like you
Or do you think you're different from the mob?
Track Name: What Colour Is Your Life?
Could be the colour of the morning sky
Could be the colour of the trees
Could be the colour of a smiling sun
Could be the colour of the breeze

What colour is your life?
Is it orange, yellow white or green?
What colour is your life?
'Cos if you want to be noticed, you've got to get seen

Could be the colour of the clouds above
Beautiful colours all around
So many colours now that i'm in love
Colourful happiness i've found
Track Name: Sleepytime
Sleepytime, yes it's sleepytime
The birds have started singing
And it's getting light, getting light

Sleepytime, sleepytime
My eyes are welded open
I've been up all night, up all night

They say that if you're having fun the time passes real quickly
Well i can't be having fun then
'Cause i've been up all night and i just can not get to sleep

Sleepytime, sleepytime
The sun has started shining
And the morning breaks, morning breaks
Sleepytime, sleepytime
The wheels have started turning
As the city wakes, yeah the city wakes

They say that if you're having fun the time passes real quickly
Well i can't be having fun then
'Cause i've been up all night and i just can not get to sleep
Track Name: Politics, Politics
Politics, politics, don't talk to me about
Politics, politics, i couldn't care less
All you every talk about is politics, politics
There's other things that matter in this world today

Well i ain't got no money and nothing to eat
Ain't got no job and no house and no friends and i got no place to sleep
I got problems that are out of this world
So don't talk to me about politics, girl
Track Name: Where Do We Go From Here?
This time i didn't follow you
Because now i understand
Life's not always easy
And sometimes can't be planned

Where do we go from here?
What are we doing now?
We'll have to take control of our lives, again, somehow

We thought it would be sunshine
But it was violent climate change
And with the passion of a hurricane
Our lives were disarranged

Where do we go from here?
What are we doing now?
We'll have to take control of our lives, again, somehow

And just how long
Can this go on
Are we still alive
Or do we just survive?

Where do we go from here?
What are we doing now?
We'll have to take control of our lives, again, somehow
Track Name: For The Rest Of Our Lives
We've got a lot of potential but where does it go?
You don't have to tell me 'cos i know you know
'Cos everything's perfect and we'll be so happy
For the rest of our lives
We'll take out the garbage and switch on the TV
And eat shepherd's pie for the rest of our lives

We've got a lot of indifference to what is out there
We've got ourselves in a nice place, so what do we care?

We can be happy for the rest of our lives til the end
We'll be happy when we start it all over again
For the rest of our lives
Track Name: Thank You
You were there when i needed you
You gave me the gift of your voice
Just for a moment you touched my life
And the way i felt, i had no choice

Thank you for the time you spent with me
You helped me feel alive again and now i am so free
Now i'm wondering how long it will be
Before i see you again

I couldn't take my eyes away from you
'Cos something had changed inside
When you sang, when you smiled, when you spoke to me
I felt my soul begin to fly

Thank you for the time you spent with me
You helped me feel alive again and now i am so free
Now i'm wondering how long it will be
Before i see you again

One day our paths will cross again
We'll both live our separate lives 'til then
And i know we always will be friends
But i miss you

Thank you for the time you spent with me
You helped me feel alive again and now i am so free
Now i'm wondering how long it will be
Before i see you again
Track Name: Whispers In The Wind
Words issue from my mouth
And make me think about
The things that i can't say today
Tea with milk and sugar please
Serve it up with cheese
And eat it with a piece of toast

What's the name you always notice?
Standing in the wind and singing
Where's the thing you once were proud of?
I can hear the distance ringing true

Think about what you have done
Avoiding all the sun
And standing in the rain with me
Whats the thing that you fear most?
Is it still the ghost
Of things that never quite were true?

What's the name you always notice?
Standing in the wind and singing
Where's the thing you once were proud of?
I can hear the distance ringing true

Long, drawn out
Sing or shout
Think of who
Who are you?

Now the rain has gone away
But only for today
Tomorrow could bring anything
Please stay right here with me
I just want to see
If you would help me when i sing