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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1.
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
2.
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 credits
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
04:10
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...
7.
03:36
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 credits
8.
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!

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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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