Edinburgh Unplugged

by Calum Carlyle and the Mixed Reactions

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    Calum Carlyle and the Mixed Reactions performing live at Edinburgh Unplugged on the 13th of July 2011. It was a great fun performance, and this is a warts-n-all recording which documents the set.
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Recorded live at Edinburgh Unplugged on the 13th July 2011.

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released July 13, 2011

Calum Carlyle - guitar and vocals
Susanna Mulvihill - piano, percussion and backing vocals
Sir Tom Watton - bass guitar and backing vocals

All songs written by Calum Carlyle
Photography by Malcolm McLean
Announcer: Nyk Stoddart
Recorded by Donald Tiso

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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: In All Things There Is A Proper Order
It's not what i say that matters
It's just what i do that counts
And if it's my heart that flatters
It's my mind that'll hold you to account

In all things there is a proper order
Will you measure up or let me down again?

I didn't think you had it in you
And you proved me wrong for a while
But before long you showed me
You had less substance than style

In everything there is a proper order
But i didn;t order chaos and pain
Now that our lives hang in the balance
Will you measure up or let me down again?

Weigh up your priorities
Can you make the grade?
Are you happy here with me
Or would you like to trade?

But in the end it's all opinion
I couldn;t leave you if i tried
For though in all things there's a proper order
True love can never be denied
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
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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: Sometimes There's Magic
I love you, i mean it, but you don't seem to want to hear it
We just argue, it's me and you and this problem, we can't get near it
But sometimes it all just fades away, sometimes there's nothing to say
Sometimes there's magic in the air when we meet, but not today

You hate me, i hate you, it's all these years of bottled frustration
We feel it, but we don't mean it, it's a complicated situation
But sometimes it all just fades away, sometimes there's nothing to say
Sometimes there's magic in the air when we meet, but not today

And i can't live like this and neither can you
But i don't think i can live without you

I'm sorry, you're sorry, but it could happen again in a minute
If only we could be able to play this game and win it
But sometimes it all just fades away, sometimes there's nothing to say
Sometimes there's magic in the air when we meet, but not today
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: Try Harder
Pushing shit uphill would be far
Easier than living life like this
You try your best to do your best and
Every hit you aim for is a miss
But where is it leading to?
What do they want you to do?

'Cos you try...

Okay, you aren't perfect but at
Least you make the effort you don't stop
And all around you charming smiles and
Greasy handshakes rise up to the top
But how did those people win
While you somehow got chucked in the bin?

'Cos you try...

Something just isn't right
'Cos everything has turned out shite

Pushing shit uphill would be far
Easier than living life like this
No matter what you do your name will
Always be on someone else's list

But you try...
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
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Track Name: Something Worthwhile
First tell me all the reasons why you're here and you're not somewhere else
Then write down all the reasons why you're you and you;re not someone else
You are the product of your long lost past
How long do you think these concepts should last?

But while i'm waiting, tell me something else
Something worthwhile, something about yourself
Life is hard, what's it all about?
There's no time to figure it all out

Are you made up of all the things you think you should be made up of?
Are you made up of happiness and tenderness and light and love?
Or is this all a fleeting illusion?
Please tell me what's all of this confusion?

But while i'm waiting, tell me something else
Something worthwhile, something about yourself
Life is hard, what's it all about?
There's no time to figure it all out

Tell me something!