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    Brian Ó hEadhra has been writing his own material for over twenty years - Life is a collection of these songs, an eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock and ballads, with subjects dealing with love, mortality, politics and society.

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Thinking alone in the dark of a room On a street in a run down town; Lying awake with the hum of outside Running 'round and around and around in my mind. Lament for the Lonely, Lonely. Lament for the Lonely Lonely and I. There's little relief socialising with those Who hardly remember your name. The music you play is all you can trust Though grows stale played again and again... Sight can seem so dark. Life can be so dark. Night is oh so dark, For no reason why. I can hardly remember the last time I felt On top of the world and alive; Without someone to comfort me I lay down as though to die. No one asks why.
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As the rain came down on this sleepy town, Dark clouds hung in the sky, It dawned on me that if things don’t change I’ll sleep until I die. Sleep until I die my dear, Sleep until I die. It dawned on me that if things don’t change I’ll sleep until I die. A man has only one true friend, His conscience is his guide But none of this means anything If I sleep until I die. Sleep until I die my dear, Sleep until I die. None of this means anything If I sleep until I die. I believe all that I read, Can’t see between truth or lies But if I don’t question everything I’ll sleep until I die. Sleep until I die my dear, Sleep until I die. If I don’t question everything I’ll sleep until I die. This land tells a thousand tales Its language was its pride But if I remember none of this I’ll sleep until I die Sleep until I die my dear, Sleep until I die. If I remember none of this I’ll sleep until I die.
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Life 04:19
In a dream last night I saw a thousand horses Striding across a plain Their manes flowing free in the breeze No barriers in their way. Then a child looks up With innocent eyes, Asks why all things mist die, What's the reply? I never found out - Then my dream ran dry. It's life, life, life.... That's all it is. I tossed and turned all night long With the weight of life on my head. No one said it would be like this, No one ever dares. I lie and wonder for hours on end How we ever came to be this way, And I say "Lord, if you're really up there Send me a better day." Love is the cure but also the drug, I've walked on air when falling in love. Though when the bough breaks Oh how it aches To re-enter the world alone.
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Not As Young 04:38
“Where has all the time gone?” you say, As you sit in that chair every day. It’s wherever you want it to be, It’s forever entwined memories. Look at my hands, old and strong; At all they have done and been through. I’ve had a hundred jobs in my life, Every one of them, a step to be free. I’m not as young, I’m not as young as I used to be. Look at my eyes and all they’ve seen; The good and the bad through my days. But I wouldn’t have it any other way, For what I’ve seen, others only get to dream. My children have grown and spread far; No-one stays in one place anymore. The future is theirs to be had; I remember when the world was made for me. Now a day never passes me by That I ask if what we had was really true? As you slipped through my arms in the night And whispered in my ear “I love you.” Now the sea sings to me a timeless song And the mountains breathe a sigh of relief. They are friends to me now. All else ceases to be.
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I lay my body down to sleep I hope your dreams tonight are sweet Moonlight shines from window bright I’ll thing of only you tonight I’ll thing of only you tonight It’s time for sleep The lights are low Music in the distance Play slow music, slow Slow, music, slow Angels above, my guardians dear Comfort me as I lay here Alone without you in the fading light I’ll dream of only you tonight I’ll dream of only you tonight
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People 03:10
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The Journey 03:54
Darkness descends on my sea As I sail from the Port of the Free To a land that is far away And I need to be strong night and day Secrets in your eyes, I can see Tears in your heart Burning me I come to an island on my way There's a song in the air, but I can't say If the words are of war or of peace But I'll try to seek out harmony All that I am And all that I see It will live on Inside of me Now I'm standing so close to the edge Of what's real and what's inside my head Mine's a journey which knows no end Recall what is love is all I ask
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Live to Love 04:33
The city is a lonely place When your heart is low And your love is all-alone; Your memories are all you have When the streets are dark, So far away from home. Dreaming of a better day; A day that comes But once in a blue moon; Writing all your letters, Telling them: 'I hope to be home soon.' 'Live to Love', Is what you said to me, 'And your dreams will come to you.' 'Listen to your heart, It always is true, And your dreams will come to you.' I've wandered through the shadow-lands; Taken the path to God-knows-where. I've cried out pearls of poison, And where they fell A weeping willow grew. Holding on to yesterday; Fearing what is Just around the bend. But now I see the sun and moon; An oak will grow instead And remain true.
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As night time approaches, I hardly even notice I'm cocooned in my room And haven't got a notion How the world is living; Maybe I should say dying; Let's face it it's reality That I'm denying. Nothing ever happens. It always seems the same. It's just another situation Seen through another frame. Nothing ever happens. It's all the same to me. A never-ending story. A recurring dream. Every once in a while I get this sinking feeling When I look at the paper, See the people that are needing Everything that I own, Every ounce of my being. Puts everything in perspective, But I just read it and I leave 'em. What can I do? What can I say? Ring in a credit, Shake a can in the air. I could sign a petition, Ring on a bell, Take a little bit of heaven And throw it down to hell.
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As I wake in the morning And see you by my side I recall when we first met And all the days flown by And darling I wouldn’t change a thing This life is full of prizes And you’re the best I’ve won So I don’t need to gamble ‘Cause everything I own Means nothing Without you in my life At the end of the day You are there When I need you the most You are there And when the world gets you down And you don’t know where to turn I’ll be here for you too Now it wasn’t always easy And we’ll have hard times ahead But don’t you ever worry Things will be All right In the end ‘Cause dreams keep us afloat With our family and friends Live one day at a time I have everything I want And nothing Left to mend

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Brian Ó hEadhra has been writing his own material for over twenty years - Life is a collection of these songs, an eclectic mix of folk, blues, rock and ballads, with subjects dealing with love, mortality, politics and society.

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released January 1, 2005

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Brian Ó hEadhra Inverness, UK

Brian Ó hEadhra is an acclaimed singer & songwriter in Scottish Gaelic, English and Irish Gaelic. Based in the Highlands of Scotland, Brian has toured the world with his music and has recorded on scores of critically acclaimed albums.

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