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SING MY STORY, TELL MY SONG

Executive Produced by D. Cullen

Mastered by Aidan Foley

Photography by Alex Jordan

Design by D. Cullen

Additional Creative Consultation by Dan Oggly & Paul Cullen

 

1.I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY LIKE YOU (IN THIS WORLD)

Written by D. Cullen/Ben Hewerdine

Produced & Mixed by Ivan Jackman

 

Vocals/Piano/Synth/Bass/Drums by D. Cullen

Backing Vocals by Sínead McConville

How did it go?

I really want to know

I'm living on the edge

How about now?

Did you ever try to find

another life for me

I don't know anybody like you in this world,
we've gotta keep it true, I've gotta be with you
I don't know anybody like you in this world,

we've gotta keep it true, I've gotta be with you

And you know that I'm terrified of my mind

How about now?
I'm feeling like a clown
I haven't got a way
How about then?

We haven't got to send
our love signals today

I don't know anybody like you in this world,
we've gotta keep it true, I've gotta be with you
I don't know anybody like you in this world,

we've gotta keep it true, I've gotta be with you

And you know that I'm terrified of my mind


There's a world I guess, where this doesn't end 

the way we really need it too

But you'll always know, when it's taking hold

it's true

I don't know anybody like you in this world

 

2.RADIO

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by Conor McLoughlin/D. Cullen

Mixed by Roger Béchirian

 

Lead Vocals/Piano/Synth/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar/Bass/Drums by D. Cullen

Backing Vocals by Rebecca Geary

Backing Vocals by Sínead McConville

Intro Drums by Binzer Brennan

Tambourine by Conor McLoughlin

Additional Programming by Roger Béchirian

Don’t go around playing with my head again
Watch what you said, go back to bed
I feel so tired and so old these days
there’s nothing to do or say, nowhere to hide and play

Turn up the noise, get in the flow
turn up the sound on the radio
We’ve got a lot of nowhere to go
listen to what’s on the radio
I hate the beat, who am I to judge
let yourself go to the sugar rush
of the radio, of the radio

I looped my days for several years before
I found the cure, I get so bored
but mandated loneliness brought back the beast
I fell asleep, I need release

Turn up the noise, get in the flow
turn up the sound on the radio
We’ve got a lot of nowhere to go
listen to what’s on the radio
I hate the beat, who am I to judge
let yourself go to the sugar rush
of the radio, of the radio

I know that we’re saving ourselves, but I cannot see a way out
I need some comfort now
The hours fall into the days, the seconds come crashing away
there’s one thing to save me

Turn up the noise, get in the flow
turn up the sound on the radio
We’ve got a lot of nowhere to go
listen to what’s on the radio
I hate the beat, who am I to judge
let yourself go to the sugar rush
of the radio, of the radio

3.ALL THE PEOPLE

Written by D. Cullen/Sínead McConville

Produced by D. Cullen/Roger Béchirian

Mixed by Roger Béchirian

Additional Engineering by Sean Hurley

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/12-String Electric Guitars/Bass/Mellotron by D. Cullen

Drums by Binzer Brennan

Keyboards by Roger Béchirian

All the people gather round, gather round
All the people gather round, gather round and say
I'm lucky to fear
All the people open up, open up and
All the people tell me stuff, tell me stuff that I
have no need to hear

It's a goddamn shame, I've lost myself to the video
It's a goddamn shame, convinced myself it's true

All the people are my friends, are my friends
All the people are my friends, tell me when I've lost
the pattern somewhere
and all the people in my head, in my head
All the people in my head, they pretend they know
How far they compare

It's a goddamn shame, I've lost myself to the video
It's a goddamn shame, convinced myself it's true

All the people gather round, gather round

4.SING MY STORY, TELL MY SONG

Written by D. Cullen.

Produced by Boo Hewerdine & Chris Pepper.

Mixed by Chris Pepper

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitars/Mellotron/Drums/Tambourine by D. Cullen

Bass by Boo Hewerdine

Sing my story, tell my song
One by one they'll come along
I'm amazed there's so much patience here
The days are gone for feeling fear
I'm wasting light on the foolish things
Wait and see what progress things
Then just like clockwork it comes around
The music lets me take the crown,
Singing...

It soothes my soul before I crack-up
Like I live in a baptist hospital
The cadences of others sing
and we'll dance in the pure comedy
I'll take you as you were you say
but don't leave me chasing yesterday
I have no choice when I hit that low
The way to normal never shows
Singing....

And it's a joke, a joke and it's a farce
That we all give as much as we have got
But til you know, you know what this is worth
You'll never see the point in the absurd
And if you run away, you'll always take the blame
Forget the highs and only feel the shame
Because you've tasted glory on your tongue
We are the renegades, we lose until we've won

Sing my story, tell my song
One by one they'll come along
I'm amazed there's so much patience here
The days are gone for feeling fear
I'm wasting light on the foolish things
Wait and see what progress things
Then just like clockwork it comes around
The music lets me take the crown,
Singing...

 

5.OK

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by D. Cullen

Mixed by Conor McLoughlin

 

Vocals/Piano/Bass/Ride Cymbal/Chair by D. Cullen

Trumpet by Colin Smith

Sometimes I wish you liked me a little more

Sometimes I wish you liked me a little less

Sometimes it's like we never felt that complicated

Today we only talked about sex

I was left just a little embarassed

'Cause I'd let the secret slip out to a couple of friends

When it happened I was picturing my therapist

And I'd wondered what she'd make of all of it

But you know I think the world of you

and I'm certain that we'll see this true

Doesn't matter I'm not over you

just as long as you're OK

You got me drunk on Monday night

at a party of your choosing

You talked me down 'til the morning night

and I felt like this could work

And every text you send gives me dopamine

Every word just makes me burst

Especially when you write to me

You're so fucking cute it hurts

But you know I think the world of you

and I'm certain that we'll see this true

Doesn't matter I'm not over you

please just tell me you're OK

But you know I think the world of you

and I'm certain that we'll see this true

And maybe I'll get over you

just as long as you're OK

6.BIRCH STREET

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by Boo Hewerdine & Chris Pepper

Mixed by Chris Pepper

Additional Engineering by Conor McLoughlin

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Harmonium/Vibraphone by D. Cullen

Backing Vocals by Sínead McConville

They’re all 25, they all live with their parents
They’re all working too hard and they can’t afford nothing
Never left the old bedroom, never turned off that light
Only go out for booze, to fuck or to fight
He’s been a little more distant, and she’s been getting frustrated
She didn’t come the last time that he offered his services
They’ve been going on 5 years, they’ll last a couple more
and when she told him “the spark died”, he just looked at his phone

That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street tonight
That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street

Someone out there has it in for us

He’s been playing in the band, thinks they’re gonna get somewhere
There were labels at the last show, said one day they’d sign them
Last night he took a pill, and in the morning regrets it
and he’ll do it tomorrow, ‘cause that’s just how they all live
We all have the some clothes, we all keep the same company
We’re all at the same bars, in the same factories
The same conversations go around and around
We all have the same genes, the same ups and downs

That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street tonight
That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street

Someone out there has it in for us

Now I'm going to bed and I'm shutting my eyes
and I think of my friends, are they doing alright?
We just talk about TV when we’re all fucking drowning
I truly am scared, is this how we’re all dying?

That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street tonight
That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street
That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street tonight
That’s the job, that’s the life,
this is Birch Street

7.I'M NOT LEAVING

Written by D. Cullen

Produced & Mixed by Ivan Jackman

 

Vocals/Piano/Synth/Electric Guitars/Bass/Drums by D. Cullen

Backing Vocals by Sínead McConville

I can hold a lot of pain,
I'm a human being, I was built that way
I get the feeling you're the same,
well I know you are, you told me everything

And some days I feel you healing
and sometimes I fear you're gone
I know I can be deceived but
you can always find a home in my arms

Throughout every change of season, you're the reason
I'm not afraid of holding on
Hope you know that I'm not leaving, I'm not leaving
I'm right here where I belong

I've made a lot of bad mistakes
I'm a human being, I just felt that taste
I'm sure you've made a few too,
but I've never cared, I'm still holding you

We'll light up at all the good times
and comfort for all the hurt
and if you should choose to shut down
something in my heart will push and work now

Throughout every change of season, you're the reason
I'm not afraid of holding on
Hope you know that I'm not leaving, I'm not leaving
I'm right here where I belong

Let's burn the wall that keeps us both untrue
We'll tear it all and not lose me and you

I'll tell you if I am bleeding,
and I want you to tell me too
It's trust and it's love and it's feeling
and even when it hurts it's worth it for you

Throughout every change of season, you're the reason
I'm not afraid of holding on
Hope you know that I'm not leaving, I'm not leaving
I'm right here where I belong

8.SHE IS A SONG

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by Roger Bechirian/D. Cullen

Mixing by Roger Béchirian

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/12-String Electric Guitars/Bass/Piano/Mellotron by D. Cullen

Strings by Anthony Clarke

Drums by Ash Soan

Tambourine by Roger Béchirian

She has music pouring out of every syllable
And on her darkest days she comes in with a lift
Well her fabric has been made of something greater than
you think you know, but that's the gift
And in a second I was brought into her point of view
Call it twist of fate, call it what you will
In a flash it becomes clear that this is timeless
And better still, better still

She is a song, she is a melody,
she is a tune, a note, a chord
She is a song, she is a remedy,
She is all I ever think about, whenever I'm consumed with doubt oh oh
She is a song

And when she smiles the crowds will Roar, and they will scream Aloud
When she speaks the room will hang on every word
She won't give you up, she'll stay until you figure out
That this is good, this is good

She is a song, she is a melody,
she is a tune, a note, a chord
She is a song, she is a remedy,
She is all I ever think about, whenever I'm consumed with doubt oh oh
She is a song

If you try you can feel what she's feeling
And if you climb you can hear just what she's thinking
And we'll trip the light fantastic on, an ocean of imaginary eyes

When she makes her plans, I'll stand to attention
When she calls for it, I'll stand by her side
In my wooden heart, I know that this is certain
At least I've tried, you know I've tried

She is a song, she is a melody,
she is a tune, a note, a chord
She is a song, she is a remedy,
She is all I ever think about, whenever I'm consumed with doubt oh oh
She is a song

 

9.ALRIGHT

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by Boo Hewerdine/Chris Pepper

Mixed by Chris Pepper

Additional Engineering by Conor McLoughlin

 

Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Omnichord, Tambourine by D. Cullen

Bass by Boo Hewerdine

Drums by Chris Pepper

Saxophones by Gustaf Ljunggren

Choir Vocals by Sínead McConville, Rebecca Geary, Jenny Wade,

Ailish O'Sullivan, Chloe Burke, Alex Jordan, Cormac O'Neill, D. Cullen

I’ve been picturing the people on the higher floor
I have hurt myself too many times to be this sure
and I’m a better man than I can take the credit for
Oh it’s gonna be alright
I’ve been finding it much easier to be alone
and I’m not scared to lose my breath and feel the weight come on
There are problems here that I know I just can’t ignore
but it’s gonna be alright

So come on save me, save my soul
Come on maybe, I’ll take control
Come on save me, save me tonight
Oh it’s gonna be alright

There’ve been sleepless nights, there always is
but I’ve never been less worried ‘bout the future here
I’m just moving on to greener years
Mmm it’s gonna be alright

So come on save me, save my soul
Come on maybe, I’ll take control
Come on save me, save me tonight
Oh it’s gonna be alright

When you’re losing it, and the day begins, don’t be afraid
If tomorrow comes, all you have to know is you are safe

There’s a road ahead that I’ve never crossed
but I know that I can get there with a bit of luck
The work is hard and the days are tough
but it’s gonna be alright

So come on save me, save my soul
Come on maybe, I’ll take control
Come on save me, save me tonight
Oh it’s gonna be alright

 

10.WARM

Written by D. Cullen

Produced & Mixed by Ivan Jackman

 

Vocals/Piano/Synth/Electric Guitars/Bass/Drums by D. Cullen

Backing Vox by Sínead McConville

Love is like an ocean drive

it's beautiful in every light

Love is like a cheap hotel

it's hard unless you wear it well

And every time I feel alone

you hold me through the night, you hold me 'til it's gone

You're always there to bring me home

You're keeping me alive, you're keeping me warm, you're keeping me warm

Loving you's a privilege dear

just stay as long as you can bear

Loving you's a symphony

when all I have's a melody

And every time I feel alone

you hold me through the night, you hold me 'til it's gone

You're always there to bring me home

You're keeping me alive, you're keeping me warm, you're keeping me warm

Love is all I've waited for,

it tears you up and leaves you whole

Love's alive and love is true,

love's alive 'cause love is you

You're keeping me warm

You're keeping me warm

You're keeping me warm

You're keeping me alive, you're keeping me warm

 

11.BLUE

Written by D. Cullen.

Produced by Boo Hewerdine & Chris Pepper.

Mixed by Chris Pepper

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitars/Vibraphone/Synth/Drums by D. Cullen

Bass/Synth by Boo Hewerdine

It's been a while now, it's been too long

It's been a harder time than I've let on

Take me down some, give me truth

I'm coming out of the blue, coming out of the blue

It all comes back to me

I'm coming out of the blue, coming out of the blue

Won't you come back to me

I feel alive again, wish I was numb

Take me forward now 'til it's been and gone

Take me down love, say it's you

I'm coming out of the blue, coming out of the blue

It all comes back to me

I'm coming out of the blue, coming out of the blue

Won't you come back to me

If this is what you want, I'll try and give you all, I'll even try for more

But I've never understood how anybody could think that I'm the one

I'm coming out of the blue, coming into the red

What's that I've nailed to my cross, what's that I have in my head?

I'm coming into my own, why do I feel so scared?

Is this the rest of my life, is this the way I've been set?

I'm coming out of the blue, feeling hands on my neck

Can't shake the weight of those thoughts, the pounding in my chest

Why do I feel so lost, why do I feel so ashamed?

Why can't I breathe anymore, why can't I utter your name?

I'm coming out of the blue, coming into the red

What's that I've nailed to my cross, what's that I have in my head?

I'm coming into my own, why do I feel so scared?

Is this the rest of my life, is this the way I've been set?

12.ALTER

Written by D. Cullen

Produced by D. Cullen

Mixed by Chris Pepper

 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitars/Synths/Bass by D. Cullen

Synths by Chris Pepper

Drums/Triangle by Shay Sweeney

Think I saw you on the street

Think you moved me to a different beat

Think I offered you my name
Think I said to you my life has changed


I got by without you, but not quite

I might have to alter, might

Think I saw you in a dream

Think I met you in a movie screen
Bought you flowers yesterday

By the chocolate and the magazines
 

I got by without you, but not quite

I might have to alter, might

I got by without you, but not quite

I might have to alter, might

and I could stay forever in your eyes

I'm about to alter, bye bye