The More Things Change

by Calum & Jimmy Carlyle

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about

These songs are mainly songs Jimmy and I recorded in Edinburgh in 2006 and 2007, meaning to put them on our next CD. This is that CD, it turns out.

Tracks 11, 13, 14 & 15 were recorded in 2009 by Anni at The Croft, and tracks 12 & 16 were recorded in 2004 in Kirkwall and they feature Dan Rhodes and Mike Holgate.

Track 17 is a song I wrote in on the 9th February 2010.

My thanks go out to everybody involved. The proceeds from the sale of this CD were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

This album is dedicated to the memory of Jimmy Carlyle, remembered with a smile.

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released August 1, 2010

Front cover illustration by Rosslyn Carlyle
track 3 written by Jimmy Carlyle
track 10 written by Manu Rodriguez and Calum Carlyle
tracks 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 17 written by Calum Carlyle
tracks 1 to 16, & 18, performed by Calum and Jimmy Carlyle.
track 17 performed by Calum Carlyle

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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: Our Scotland
A piper on Princes Street plays for the tourists who throw him their coins in reply
His Robertson tartan's a proud battered remnant of a Scotland that's long since gone by

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride

Well it's said that without the support of Great Britain our economy wouldn't be strong
But we've yet to be given the chance we deserve to prove that that theory is wrong

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride

So we're facing the future and like it or not there's decisions that have to be made
To survive as a colony of a long fallen empire is something i would happily trade

Some day our wee country will again be a nation
I belong to Scotland and in Scotland i'll bide
I'll wait for that day with anticipation
They've taken our freedom but they'll no' take our pride
Track Name: It Will Never Be The Same
Yesterday I realised that no,
not everything that shines is gold.
Yesterday I saw in your face - no,
It’s not even brass.
Seems like a lie and maybe this is so,
you were nevver as I imagined,
but I tell you, you will lose more.

Maybe you will try to change,
but my face will not return
to the smile of yesterday.
Friendship is something you have to nurture,
Especially when it seems that even truth can deceive you.
No, it will never be the same.

Maybe someday I’ll see you somewhere
and remember something about you.
Tomorrow I will forget we ever played together,
passengers on the same boat.

Never forget that your pride is worth nothing,
It will drown you
And no,
it never will be the same.

No, it will never be the same...!
Track Name: The More Things Change
Well we're sleeping our way right through the twenty first century
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
Charismatic politicians are accused of perjury
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
The councils are corrupt and the government as well
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
They'll get their just desserts in Heaven, or possibly in Hell
And the more things change, the more they stay the same

And the dole queue's getting longer as tensions start to rise
Social problems piling up before our very eyes
But you've got to grin and bear it 'cos you've got to play their game
And the more things change, the more they stay the same

People say that immigrants are stealing all our jobs
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
But the best solution they can find is to form an angry mob
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
The immigrant should not be blamed for this governmental mess
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
And as long as we hate each other, we never can progress
And the more things change, the more they stay the same

And the dole queue's getting longer as tensions start to rise
Social problems piling up before our very eyes
But you've got to grin and bear it 'cos you've got to play their game
And the more things change, the more they stay the same

We've got guns and we've got weapons and we'll use them if we must
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
To stamp out terrorism, in the USA we trust
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
Because we know who's right and wrong and we're perfectly justified
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
Who cares if a suspect's guilty, so long as we're sure he died?
And the more things change, the more they stay the same

And the death toll's getting higher as tensions start to rise
Social problems piling up before our very eyes
But you've got to grin and bear it 'cos you've got to play their game
And the more things change, the more they stay the same
Track Name: The Sound of Falling In Love at First Sight
When i saw you in the morning, didn't know who you were
Wanted to go with you but i didn't dare
You were the one true thing that i could believe in
You were the fly in my ointment, the ice in my glass
I would have lifted the world for you

When i saw you in the evening, rainbows in your hair
Barefoot in the moonlight, and
all i could do was stare
Well i wanted to say that you've made my life worthwhile
And i wanted to be there, just to see you smile
Track Name: Rince Philib a 'Cheoil / 'S Ann An Ile
Poirtín Sheáin a tSíoda As rince Philib a'Cheoil
Déansa domhsa rince Is seinnfidh mise an ceol
Poirtín Sheáin a tSíoda As rince Philib a'Cheoil
Sin mar bhí go dú seo 'S amhlaidh bhéas go deo

O sé bhean nach deas í O sé bhean nach seoigh
O sé bhean nach deas í Rince Philib a'Cheoil

Poirtín Sheáin a tSíoda As rince Philib a'Cheoil
Greas do choróin phíoba Meidhreach agus go beo
Poirtín Sheáin a tSíoda As rince Philib a'Cheoil
Aoibhinn linn an rince An siamsa agus an ceol

O sé bhean nach deas í O sé bhean nach seoigh
O sé bhean nach deas í Rince Philib a'Cheoil

'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile rugadh mi
'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile, bhòidheach

'Sann an Ile, ghorm an fheòir A rugadh mi's a thogadh mi
'Sann an Ile, ghorm an fheòir A rugadh mi 'sa bha mi

'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile rugadh mi
'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile, bhòidheach

Nuair a bha mi ann an Ile Bha Catriona cuide rium
Nuair a bha mi ann an Ile Bha Catriona lamh rium

'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile rugadh mi
'Sann an Ile, Ile, Ile 'Sann an Ile, bhòidheach
Track Name: Calum Carlyle - Jimmy Carlyle
So many things that i want to say
But it doesn't matter anyway
'cause time moves on and now i'm still here
Living through another year
You'd want me to live so that's what i'll do
Living life for me, but remembering you
The world still turns and the crops still grow
Soon the sun will melt this snow

You used to sing "Waes Hale" at the top of your lungs,
Play the mandolin and sing in foreign tongues
You weren't a saint but you tried to make people smile
And when your moment came you showed no fear
Because you tried to enjoy every day you were here
You made it all worthwhile, Jimmy Carlyle

and this time when i came to stay
i held your hand as you passed away
and when i was there in your house alone
i still felt like it was your home
I sat in your chair and put your records on
But it wasn't the same because you had gone
And though i accept that you have died
There'll always be a part of you inside
Track Name: Erdelezi (Sa o Roma)
Sa o Roma daje, ama rodive, ama rodive, Erdelezi
ah, ah daje
Sa o Roma babo babo, sa o Roma o daje.
Sa o Roma babo babo
hej, erdelezi erdelezi
sa o Roma daje

Sa me amala, oro ķelena, oro ķelena, dive ķerena
ah, ah daje
Sa o Roma daje daje, sa o Roma o babo
sa o Roma daje daje
hej, erdelezi erdelezi
daje kaj avel

Alo dive, daje, dive te ķera, daje, dive te ķera, daje, sa o roma, daje
Sa o Roma babo babo, sa o Roma o daje
sa o Roma babo babo
hej, erdelezi erdelezi
Romano dive