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WRITING
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9 by D. Cullen
Track 5 by D. Cullen/Boo Hewerdine
Track 3 by James Maddock
Track 8 by Sinead McConville/D. Cullen
Track 10 by Paul Buchanan/Robert Bell

PRODUCTION
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 by Boo Hewerdine/Chris Pepper
Track 2 by Boo Hewerdine/Chris Pepper & Roger Bechirian
Track 5 by Roger Bechirian
Tracks 7 & 10 by D. Cullen
Tracks 8 & 9 by Sinead McConville/D. Cullen

MIXING
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 by Chris Pepper
Tracks 2 & 4 by Roger Bechirian
Tracks 7 & 10 by D. Cullen
Track 8 by Chris O’Brien & Graham Murphy
Track 9 by Conor McLoughlin

MASTERING
Tracks 1-4, 6 & 9 by Aiden Foley
Track 5 by Barry Grint
Tracks 7 & 10 by Keith O’Reilly
Track 8 by Fergal Davis

1.THE RISING TIDE

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

String Arrangement by Michael Keeney 
Violin & Viola by Vaughan Jones 
Cello by Rebecca Leyton


The seabirds dance along the shore
I hold them down, don't know what for
I see them now and then
It's time they changed their tune
My pain, my fear, my faith is lost
Don't wait for all of the above
I sold my soul to them
But saved a piece for you


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide


My memory turns back to the night
We sang the songs that made you cry
I heard your voice again
And broke the same as you
There's people waiting to be loved
I always thought we had it once
You're sure you've had enough
I know for sure it's true


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide


I will never be the same again
I will never be the same again
And oh my lord
Was it too good to be true, was it too good to be true?


The seabirds dance along the shore
I hold them down, don't know what for
I sold my soul to them
But saved a piece for you


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide

2.HEARTLINE

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitars/High-Strung Electric Guitar/Harmonium/Tambourine by D. Cullen 
Bass by Boo Hewerdine
Drums by Chris Pepper
Organ/Piano/Synths by Roger Bechirian
Backing Vocals by Sinead McConville

Well I don't get the feeling, I don't get it enough
It's harder to grow up when you live on your own
It's a twisted logic keeps me in pursuit
It brought me back to you where you go on & on


It only goes to show
That I know nothing at all
We'll laugh until we cry
Don't hold back come be the heartline


In the rush of it, it all came back to me
I only want one thing, is this all we've become?
In the thrust of it I never understood
The fact we shouldn't have done what we had done


It only goes to show
That I know nothing at all
We'll laugh until we cry
Don't hold back come be the heartline


Say did we have a blast the night before the morning after?
I really never have a clue
Tell me did we get lost or lose ourselves in the disaster?
Please only promise me the truth


It only goes to show
That I know nothing at all
We'll laugh until we cry
Don't hold back come be the heartline

3.HOLLOW LOVE

Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Bass/Drums by D. Cullen 

Break me and take me away from this place
I had it all once then I laughed in its face
My mind got lost in the silver arcade
With its mirrors and lights and machines that get paid


Hollow Love. Hollow Love
Midnight at the empty stadium
Hollow Love, Hollow Love
Full speed ahead with the headlights on


I'm stuck on the words that I didn't underline
I did not expect to lose everytime
But I did not expect to win either that's true
Now all night I stay up and drink about you


Hollow Love. Hollow Love
Midnight at the empty stadium
Hollow Love, Hollow Love
Full speed ahead with the headlights on


Ohhhhh


You borrowed my life and you never came back
I wish I cared more about that stubborn fact
But I could never entirely explain how I feel
I'm a specialist here in my chosen field


Hollow Love. Hollow Love
Midnight at the empty stadium
Hollow Love. Hollow Love
Full speed ahead, full speed ahead with the headlights on

4.MY FACE

Vocals/Guitars/Keyboards/Drums by D. Cullen 
Bass by Boo Hewerdine

I can't take much of this,
You scratched the surface underneath my skin
What good's this state of bliss,
Beneath the precipice you'll find the pain I'm in
I hate the way I laugh, the way I look in photograph's,
The armour that needs be
Despite the perfect muse, I don't know what I've turned into,
I'm too far gone to see


I'd love to behold this like a wonder
And I'm sure you don't feel me going under
I love you, but only 'cause you've seen my face


My face has sunken eyes, a damaged smile amongst the rest of it
Could be a pretty boy, oh but pity boy, you tend to look like shit
Whatever happened to, the innocence we held on to,
The falls along the way
Though you're the one, I know, who'll push past all the noise
I just don't trust myself to change


I'd love to behold this like a wonder
And I'm sure you don't feel me going under
I love you, but only 'cause you've seen my face
And I hope I explode into the distance
'Cause I'm broken and you'll pick up all the pieces
I love you, but only 'cause you've seen my face


I don't think I was made for this, I don't think I was made for this,
I hope you understand
So leave me in this state of bliss,
The folly of my masochistic shame


I'd love to behold this like a wonder
And I'm sure you don't feel me going under
I love you, but you will never see my face
And I know I explode into the distance
'Cause I'm broken, and I fucked it, fucked it, fucked it, fucked it
I love you, but you will never see my face
No you never want to see my face
Oh you never want to see my face

5.RAINBOW WEATHER

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Electric Piano/Mellotron/Bass by D. Cullen 
Drums by Binzer Brennan
Electric Guitars by Pete Weiss

Rainbow Weather


I've been thinking 'bout rainbows,
I've been thinking' bout time
But it don't really matter
When it comes to your mind
'Cause there's folks in the glass house
Where they shouldn't throw stones
When you live in the love nest
But you end up alone


I've been thinking' bout sofa's
And what they're going to find
If you do what you can do
It's gonna come to your mind
When you wake in the morning
When you pull back the blinds
When you live in the moment
You just don't know what you'll find


Rainbow Weather, Rainbow Weather
It's raining, It's raining, It's raining, It's raining


I've been thinking for so long
I don't know where I can hide
I took the love in my bag hold
And now I'm feeling so blind
I was waiting for someone
I couldn't say who it was
You leave life in an instant
I know that it's just the cost


Rainbow Weather, Rainbow Weather
Rainbow Weather, Rainbow Weather

6.WAIT (D. CULLEN VERSION)

Vocals/Piano by D. Cullen 
String Arrangement by Michael Keeney 
Violin & Viola by Vaughan Jones 
Cello by Rebecca Leyton 

I know that you’re surrounded with love from someone else
I hurt in every bone as I keep it to myself
I’m pining for your words and I’m pining for your smile

For you, it’s always you
The long nights get longer as truth just fades to dust
The more I try to tell you, the further life goes on
and every train of thought just leads me to the same station
to you, always you


If I wait for you, will you wait for me?
If you call my bluff will it come to be?
We could dance all night, swept off our feet
If I wait for you will you wait for me


I slowly learn to hide it and I’ll learn to let this end
I’ll hurt another while and then cast it as pretend
I’ll always hold it down I swear, I’ll always be your friend
For you, it’s all for you

If I wait for you, will you wait for me?

If you call my bluff will it come to be?

We could dance all night, swept off our feet

If I wait for you will you wait for me

7.BEAUTIFULLY SAD

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Piano/Cajon by D. Cullen 

Memories of hotel rooms flooding by as good as new

Think of what you used to do to help you sleep
When we had adventurous lives, when we had no warning signs

and all that you could do was try and take that leap

It's sad, so sad, so beautifully sad

It's sad, so sad, so beautifully sad

Feelings of an awkward kind, running through my awkward mind

rather let them go behind than let them win

Images I should forget, little laps of real regrets

and I feel so out of step each time I begin
 

It's sad, so sad, so beautifully sad

It's sad, so sad, so beautifully sad

but I'm gonna try, to fall in love with life again


She sits and waits for a train to arrive

I stop and stare for all time

but she knows that she goes where the wind takes her soul

I hope, I hope to lose control

Memories of hotel rooms, memories I don't assume

Ever come again to you until you dream

8.CHRISTMAS AIN'T THE SAME (MILES AND MILES AWAY)

Vocals/Piano/Glockenspiel by D. Cullen
Vocals/Sleigh Bells by Sinead McConville
Strings by Chris O’Brien, Sinead McConville & D. Cullen 

You're calling
December nights are growing cold
Snow's falling
I dream of lights that guide you home


A star on the tree
Sits patiently
On it's own
For you to come home


Christmas ain't the same
When you're miles and miles away
We'll share the same sky
And ring our bells high 'til you're home
Christmas ain't the same
But I know I'll hear you say
That I love you
More and more each day


A star on the tree
Waits patiently
On it's own
For you to come home


Christmas ain't the same
When you're miles and miles away
We'll share the same sky
And ring our bells high 'til you're home
Christmas ain't the same
But I know I'll hear you say
That I love you
More and more each day

9.THE RISING TIDE (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar by D. Cullen

Backing Vocals by Sinead McConville

The seabirds dance along the shore
I hold them down, don't know what for
I see them now and then
It's time they changed their tune
My pain, my fear, my faith is lost
Don't wait for all of the above
I sold my soul to them
But saved a piece for you


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide


My memory turns back to the night
We sang the songs that made you cry
I heard your voice again
And broke the same as you
There's people waiting to be loved
I always thought we had it once
You're sure you've had enough
I know for sure it's true


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide


I will never be the same again
I will never be the same again
And oh my lord
Was it too good to be true, was it too good to be true?


The seabirds dance along the shore
I hold them down, don't know what for
I sold my soul to them
But saved a piece for you


You're on your way to nothing kind
I hear your heart, your open mind
I held your stare, our hands entwined
I feel the hurt behind your eyes
You point me to this great divide
My blood runs cold, it turns to ice
Your haunting words, they humble mine
The crashing waves, the rising tide

10.TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN (LIVE)

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar by D. Cullen

Why did we ever come so far ?
I knew I'd seen it all before
Tall building reach up in vain
Tinseltown is in the rain


I know now love was so exciting
Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm


One day this love will all blow over
Time for leaving the parade
Is there a place in this city

A place to always feel this way


And hey, there's a red car in the fountain
Tinseltown in the rain
Oh men and women
Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm


Do I love you ? Yes I love you
Will we always be happy go lucky ?
Do I love you ? Yes I love you
But it's easy come, and it's easy go
All this talking is only bravado yeah

 

Oh men and women

Here we are, caught up in this big rhythm

Tinseltown in the rain

 

 

 

 

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