Too Cold For Snow

by Calum Carlyle

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"Too Cold For Snow" is a collection of more or less acoustic songs which goes hand in hand with my electric album "Vicious Circle". For a good while there Vicious Circle was going to be a double album, but in the end i decided two separate albums, each with a different focus and journey, would be better.

It was, as always, a pleasure to work with several excellent collaborators as well, and my thanks go out to each of them for co-writing and recording the songs on this collection.

I hope you enjoy this collection, and please feel free to share.

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released March 11, 2015

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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: Ice Caps
Sun's rays pour through the atmosphere
Straight into the northern hemisphere
And so the ice caps keep going down down d-down down down

They say we're not the cause of this
But still i think it would be quite remiss
To say the ice caps ain't going down down d-down down down

We could have the future we want
It's all in our hands
But we just sit here and legislate
And for all we know it could be much too late
Because the ice caps keep going down down d-down down down

We could be so happy
If we can survive
But instead we stuff down hamburgers
In our souped up air conditioned cars
While the ice caps keep going down down d-down down down
While the ice caps keep going down down d-down down down
While the ice caps keep going down down down down down down down
Track Name: Screw In The Bits
Well i was walking in the hood with a piece of wood
When a guy in a suit tried to tell me i was up to no good
And i said don't you try to hassle me 'cos my ass is on the line
There ain't no hope and i just can't cope, otherwise i'm doing fine

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits

Well Danny and his man said the drop off was at seven
Playing with the handle till a quarter to eleven
Finally the deal was made and i was in the clear
So i packed the bits away and i opened myself a beer

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits

Ah ah ah!
Woah woah woah!

Thought i'd mosey on down to the Clipper Cafe
There was a girl there, she was a stripper by day
By night she packed a rifle and nobody could tease her
Takes a bucket full of trifle and a wetsuit to please her

Screw in the bits, those wooden bits
Track Name: Feel Like I'm Falling (featuring Expendable Friend)
How would it feel if they took away
Your internet and TV today?
No longer connected to
The world you thought you knew
And i feel like i'm falling
Down, down
And then, like a beacon,
Your voice...

The sound of your voice, it entrances me
The world fades away as it passes me
And i feel like i'm falling
And i feel like i'm falling...
Down...
Track Name: Living Proof
They say that hugging trees will make you dirty
But i believe the opposite is true
They say that those who save the Earth have got no style
But here's a word of wisdom from me to you

I'm living proof
I'm living proof
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
And still look good

They say you can't stay clean around a campfire
You can't avoid the wood smoke as a rule
But are nuclear fuel and petrol any cleaner?
And by using them, does that make you look "cool"?

I'm living proof
I'm living proof
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
And still look good

Here come the hippies with their beards and pierced noses
And three piece suits
Looking very dapper in their tops and tails
And army surplus boots
Here comes the hippies with their flowers and flowing robes
And organic food
They may not have all the answers to the problems of today
But at least they look good

'Cos i'm living proof
I'm living proof
I'm living proof
That you can be a hippy
And still look good
Track Name: One More Thing
Well, i got no sign of money and no sign of work
I've got a hand full of nickels to my name
Ain't tryin' to be funny but it ain't about the money
It's the humiliation and shame
I went down to the bank, i had a full tank
And a six gun shooter in my hand
I was fully loaded and colour coded
And it looked like everything was going grand
But the deal went sour and in a quarter of an hour
I was running for the border, and my life
Before too long that town was gone
Along with my bad debts, my house and my wife

It's just one more thing i gotta worry about, that's all
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about, that's all

So i got myself on the road, i had a ways to go
Before i found somewhere i could stop and hide
Well the flies are buzzing and the heat's just like an oven
But at least i'm getting by
I gotta tel ya, i fell in with a girl, she was a real pearl
And she showed me the error of my ways
But she had a man already, they was going steady
And he didn;t like the look of my face
So now i've got serious issues 'cos the guy's gettin' vicious
And i don;t fancy my chances in a fight
So i gotta run again and find a new friend
When am i ever gonna do something right?

Oh, but it's just one more thing i gotta worry about, that's all
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about, that's all
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about, that's all
It's just one more thing i gotta worry about...
Track Name: Tired Of It All
I've stayed sane, so far
Though i look the same
You just can't see the scars
But i'm tired, so tired
Tired of it all

I've been running
From a certain kind of love
And it feels like
Vengeance from above
But i'm tired, so tired
Tired of it all

It's been a lonely nightmare
But now i'm going home
I see the light of dawn now
I no longer feel alone
But i'm tired, so tired
Tired of it all
Track Name: A Beautiful Day
When you told me you were happy, i was happy for you
And i looked in your eyes and i saw it was true
And we finished our tea, and we both went our way
That was a beautiful day

When i saw you, much later, things weren't the same
You had lost what you'd loved, and you weren't to blame
But you smiled and you made us some tea anyway
On that not such a beautiful day

Sometimes, life isn;t fair
Sometimes the things that you need just aren't there
And i know you'll be fine, and i know you'll be strong
But i know that it hurts, so i wrote you a song

And you don't need my pity, you don't need my advice
But i you've got the time, well, some tea would be nice
And i'll see that you're smiling and that you'll be okay
'Cos it can be a beautiful day
And i hope you have a beautiful day
Track Name: Signature Only (featuring Kahiwa Sebire)
Every day you walk my way
I see you strut your stuff
And in your arms, your bag of charms
As if you needed luck
You must know why you've caught my eye
Surely it's plain to see
My resolve grows with each show
Of an express delivery

Don't you know my heart's addressed to you, signature only...

I'm at your door, i've got some more
Parcels for you today
You smile and wink which makes me think
Of how to make my getaway

Don't you know my heart's addressed to you, signature only...

I've got to run, no time for fun
But later on that day
I'm there once more, outside your door
I ring the bell and say:

Don't you know my heart's addressed to you, signature only...
Track Name: Thoughts And Feelings (featuring Nadia Cripps)
There you were with your umbrella up
Looking into your coffee cup
Your shoes were wet, although your hair was dry
And you looked like you were about to cry
And i came over and i said hello
Are you okay, but then you turned to go
And i thought that maybe you could use a friend
On this dismal, dark and wet weekend
I thought that maybe i could share with you
My feelings,
My thoughts and feelings
I'm reeling from my thoughts and feelings
It's oh so revealing
That my thoughts and feelings are of you, and
Thoughts of you could never make me blue
When you walked away, you broke my heart

I never had the chance to tell you all my thoughts and feelings...
Track Name: I Wanna See You Again
And there you were, eating your lunch on the same park bench as i
The way you had your hair cocked to one side made me think "well my oh my!"
And i was thinking of saying hello, when you said hello to me
We got to talking and i have to admit it made me wanna see
See you again
Oh yeah! I wanna see you again

I got your email, and i gave you mine, and with that we parted ways
I sent a note inviting you to my show, but of course i'd waited a couple of days
No reply, no reply, baby, what can the matter be?
I was charming, and i was polite, did you see something wrong with me?
I wanna see you again
Yes, i wanna see you again

Why won't you see me?
Why won't you see me again?
We had a lot in common
And i wanna see you again

Yes, i wanna see you again
Again, i wanna see you again!
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