Live in Edinburgh 6 July 2013

by Calum Carlyle

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1.
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?
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
03:30
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
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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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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