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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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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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Track Name: Lament For the Lonely
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.
Track Name: Sleep Until I Die
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.
Track Name: Life
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.
Track Name: Not As Young
“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.
Track Name: Time For Sleep
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
Track Name: The Journey
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
Track Name: Live to Love
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.
Track Name: Nothing Ever Happens
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.
Track Name: At the End of the Day
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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