Live in Edinburgh 6 July 2013

by Calum Carlyle

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released July 6, 2013

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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

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: My Pet Dinosaur
I'm gonna go up north where the dinosaur kingdoms are
Gonna get me a big T-rex or a stegosaur
I'm gonna be the envy of my friends
When i bring it home to show them

I'll keep him in the yard with the chickens and the rooster too
He'll be a riot at parties 'cos he'll know how to play the kazoo
I'm gonna be the envy of my friends
'Cos i've got a pet dinosaur, yeah!

Don't really know how to catch one
Don't really know what they eat
But i know i really want to be the first
To have a dinosaur on our street

So i'm gonna go out and catch a dinosaur today
It's gonna be easy or i'm gonna have something to say
My friends will say: i wish i had a dinosaur as well yeah
I wish i had a dinosaur as well
I wish i had a dinosaur as well, know what i mean?
Track Name: Strange Skies
The rain had just stopped
We were there on our own
And we didn't know what would come next
The last falling drops
Crashed like bombs to the ground
As we took our first tentative steps

But now we can go home
No-one will stop us and we can have ice cream
And we won't go out
Under those strange skies again

So we're inside again
Put the kettle on then
Take your coat off and we'll have some tea
And we won't go outside
We'll just stay in and hide
I'll be with you and you'll be with me

Because now we can go home
No-one will stop us and we can have ice cream
And we won't go out
Under those strange skies again

Under those strange skies, under those strange skies again
Track Name: Open Your Eyes / Fractals Combine
Lost inside this never-ending maze you call your soul
You once thought you were master here but now you've lost control
You said to me that destiny would guide you on the path
But now the sky is darkening as faces twist and laugh

You concentrate intently on what you intend to do
Though consciously it's plain to see you haven't got a clue
And as the day is ending you're backed up against the wall
The noise is getting louder as the bombs begin to fall

Open your eyes!

Like thin tracing paper i'm looking right through
The colours all glisten and fade
The fractals combine to make something sublime
A balance of light and of shade

The universe turns with an audible hum
As we soar through the sky in the night
Daily we strive, some of us thrive
But none of us knows wrong from right

Take my advice it's not very nice
But you never get nothing for free
If you're down on your luck and you can't make a buck
I'll make you a nice cup of tea

And it's time you owned up to the things that you need
Because entropy's bringing you down
And the colours all run in the rain and the sun
And the universe keeps spinning round
Track Name: Unknown Blues
Well i've been all around this country
I've roamed for miles around
I got lost along the way and
Now i can't be found

'Cos i met the Devil walkin' and he said
'How have you been?'
Oh his smile was warm and friendly
But his heart was black as sin

Since that day i keep on runnin'
From town to town
'Cos there's demons all around me
Tryin' to drag me down
Track Name: In Different Ways
We slip, we slide, we trip, we glide
And all the while we're unknown
We fall, we land, on shifting sand
And always forget how we've grown

The truth seems like something unseen
It constantly slips from our gaze
But it's us who are changing
In different ways

To sing our own song, to all get along
The same thing since this all began
And if we can't have peace, we'll have blessed release
At the end of this brief mortal span

The truth seems like something unseen
It constantly slips from our gaze
But it's us who are changing
In different ways

We slip, we slide, we trip, we glide
And all the while we're unknown
We fall, we land, on shifting sands
And always forget how we've grown
In different ways
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 because i know you know
'Cause everything's perfect, and we'll be so happy
For the rest of our lives
So take out the garbage, i'll turn on the TV
We'll eat shepherd's pie, for the rest of our lives

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 could be happy for the rest of our lives to the end
We will be happy, 'til we start it all over again

For the rest of our lives
For the rest of our lives
For the rest of our lives
Track Name: Glad Rags
Baby baby it's a long time, long time, it's a long time
Since I've seen you like this before
And baby, baby it's a long time, long time, it's a long time
Since I've seen you walking smiling through my door
And baby, baby it's a good day, good day, it's a good day
For singin' a happy song
And baby, baby it's high time, high time, it's high time
That you put your glad rags on, put 'em on

Sometimes people get lazy, lazy, they lay down
Don't wanna do anything
But if you've got life you gotta live it, live it, live it up now
You've gotta lift up your voice and sing (yeah yeah yeah)
So don't you tell me that it's rainin', rainin', rainin' down
That you can't see the risin' sun
'Cos the golden age is not over, over, over, no, no no
In fact it's only just begun
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!