Culann

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The debut album.

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released December 21, 2012

Produced by Culann
All Music & Lyrics by Culann
Harp on 'Boomerang' by Mary Ann Kennedy
Recorded at Watercolour Music, Ardgour
Engineered by Nick Turner
Additional Engineering and Recording by Greg Irish
at The House Of Culann
Mixed by Greg Irish
Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge Mastering, London
Artwork and Design by Culann
Inner Sleeve Photography by PJ Kelly
Printed by DMS LTD

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Culann Irvine, UK

Culann is:

PJ Kelly - Vocals, Guitar
Sean Kelly - Drums
Greg Irish - Guitar
Ross McCluskie - Keys
Calum Davis - Bass

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Track Name: Jerusalem
Look at how far we have come
Right back to where we began
Look at the prizes we won
The future’s ripped out of our hands
Feeling alive is a feeling we lost
As we buried our heads in the sand

Like ghosts in Jerusalem
They left us out in the cold
We’re chased away by them
Even the young and the old
Our home’s now a hostel.
The gardens are dead
Our whole world has melted away
But we can escape and live life instead
Of becoming the sheep that stay

Start running
They’re catching those who don’t
Start living It’s killing those who won’t
Start praying

We can make it
We can make it alive
All our love we can take it
You’re all I need to survive
We’ll find a river
That runs like our blood
Its bounty flows through our hands
Into an Eden, where sun shines on us
I promise you all of that land

Keep running
They’re catching those who don’t
Keep living
It’s killing those who won’t
Keep praying

Keep running
They’ve caught all those who don’t
Keep living
It’s killed all those who won’t
Keep praying
Track Name: Homegrown
Towns of brick and steel
Along the coast.
I can’t conceal
My love for family
This air will carry me
Find a home you never want to leave
Shout about it and say you’ll never leave

This place is part of me
A part of me you never see
This place will always be
Home to some, forever me
I’ve found a town I never want to leave
I’ll shout (shout) about it
I never want to leave

We all lose ourselves
In one way or another
See what we’re built from
That binds us together
Seek out the best
And you’ll be searching forever
Sit still and find some piece of mind

My feet are tied to the ground,
The ground
But no one is holding me down,
Me down

Homegrown
Lifeblood washed in from the sea
Homegrown
Turn and face Homegrown
Lifeblood when I’m all at sea
Homegrown
Turn and face me
Track Name: Beat Your Chest
How long could you look her in the eye
Till you’ve turned you face
Away in shame?
For there’s seldom a more
Heartbreaking sight
Than a mother who forgets her name

Could you now?
How could you ever explain?
Her spirit’s all but away
Could you now?
How could you ever explain?
Her spirit’s all but away

Sneering doubt bought your love
How much did you get?
Did you find peace
In the shadow of his coat?
Or did it just sicken you?

Unlock your hopes
Unlock your dreams
And look to me. Leave fear to the enemy
Hope will help us find a way home

How long could you look her in the eye
Till you’ve turned you face
Away in shame?
For there’s seldom a more
Heartbreaking sight
Than a mother who forgets her name

Could you now?
How could you ever explain?
Her spirit’s all but away

(Come home) Let it be known
That you’re not the one that forgot her
(Beat your chest) Turn and face the rest
Tell the world that’s where I’m from
(I’m from)
(I’m from)
Track Name: Boomerang
Staring at the bright lights
And the glow
Steals me from my home
Searching for something
That I know I have never known
Finding in the darkness
Time moves slowly. I feel so alone

And the grass looks green
But is it greener?
And are things sweeter
Without her all on my own?

Needing the good friends
That were near me until today
I need to breathe that honest air
To fill my lungs and not compare
Back here is where I want to stay
Longing for the good life
And it’s clear it’s not far away

And the grass looked green
But it’s not greener
And now it’s clearer
I need this land

Life it shines upon me
(Time and time again)
Life it smiles upon me
(Live it all again)

I pray for all my sake
My home is where I wake
And soon my heart won’t ache

Streets that hustle and shake
I dream, so that I awake
Track Name: The Lowlander's Great Hatred
If we take sides
You’ll never know my name
From the Irvine to the Clyde
You’ll never know my name

(Doesn’t) live in your heart
Doesn’t live in your soul
Comes from a place
When all they had was their home

In your darkest hour
Is it my face you see?
And if your paranoia towers
This is the place to be

(Doesn’t) live in your heart
Doesn’t live in your soul
As much a brother to you
As the ones in your hall

The Lowlander’s great hatred
We live in the Lowlander’s great hatred
The Lowlander’s great hatred
We live in the Lowlander’s great hatred

When the means and the mind collide
There stood you and me
Calling one place home
If we can’t set these things aside
Forever we will be
Strangers to our own

Stand together
Stand together now
Like they told you not to
Stand together now

Stand together
Stand together now
Like they told you not to

Here’s to you and here’s to me
Best of friends we’ll always be
But if by chance you should disagree
Fuck yourself and here’s to me

If your role in life
Dictates the things you see
And if you’re shackled by your pride
Then it’s not meant to be

(Doesn’t) live in your heart
Doesn’t live in your soul
Comes from a place
When all they had was their home

(Doesn’t) live in your heart
Doesn’t live in your soul
As much a brother to you
As the ones in your hall
Track Name: Salvation
Keep me from all I know
Keep all my secrets from me
Hold all my cards too close
Knowing is ruining me
Shut out the light
And turn on the darkness
Make me blind, help me find
Where I need to

Be where my dreams are safe
Flow streams of unity
No clouds and glory days
Lay here and feel it with me
It takes a while to get better
Anywhere, anywhere, but here

Tick tock, the moment gets nearer
Keep me here, stay right here
Living life through me

In the shadow of the night
I’ll sleep by your side
Just one more time
In the shadow of the night
I’ll sleep by your side
This one last time

Imagine a timeline
Where night has no dawn
I’ve lived a lifetime
Then died and was reborn
I have a lifeline
And I’ve been sent a sign
Someone’s out there listening
Saving this soul of mine

I’ll change all their faces
By closing my eyes
Without any faces
I’ll trust all their lies

The might of life
It falls like rain
My new found world
Always protects me

The might of life
It gifts us pain
My new found world
Never forgets me

The might of life
It gifts us pain
My new found world
Never forgets me
Track Name: Grafter
Show your lies to me
I’ll commit it to truth
That most are blind to
Information’s free
But knowledge it costs
Costs you common sense
Your wits will dissolve
And courage leaves you
Vision I possess
The everyday grind, it’s a mystery

I am the Grafter
Skin grows hard to shield my soul
My environment bows to my command
Watch the earth unfold in my hands
I possess no questions
Only burden’s on my back
I am the Grafter
I’ve got no destination
But my life is on track

I see more truth
In the shadow of your eyes
Than your words could ever tell me
For you hold steadfast
In the river of your life
Never let a feeling get away
So you see my brother,
How we both are cursed
On this polar duality
You command all but your mind
Where as I, where as I

I command nothing
I command nothing
I command nothing

I strike new revelations
Can’t you see?
Here in my revelations
Won’t you stay?
Won’t you stay?
I strike new revelations
Can’t you see?
Here in my revelations
Won’t you stay?
Won’t you stay?

Brother, won’t you take my hand?
Together we can make a man
Where means and minds collide
Brother, won’t you take my hand?
We can make a better man

Brother, won’t you take my hand?
Together we can make a man
Where means and minds collide
Brother, won’t you take my hand?
Track Name: I Am The Red
Eagle’s lord above me
I am lord below
I rule my own lands
And I’ll take them when I go
You can’t replace me
I’ll live when I am dead
I am the cattleman
I am the Red

Written down in stone
So all you can see
‘Slay and spare not’
And don’t spare me
For I will end you
It’s true what they have said
There is no stronger man
I am the Red

I am the Red
I am the Red

I am a rogue
Forever I shall be
Go to no end
To feed my family
I hold no fear
For my country I have bled
There is no better man
I am the Red

I am the Red
Am the Red

Can’t take my heart and soul
I gave them both to her
The land that you once stole
I gave it back to her

They saved me, so I can save
They revere me for being brave
I am the Earth’s son, I am no slave
Clear the weeds from off my grave
Track Name: Brain Canyon
My soul quakes
My heart breaks
Safe as a lion
Pacing the cage that he is in

Her voice once soared, alas no more
It’s dead
Loved, adored, alas no more
It’s in my head

Kathleen
Whose fire was but maddened
In her chains

Lawyers, hypocrites, liars
Brain canyon
Can’t break the chains that I am in

My voice soars. I quake no more
I’m free
Shore to shore, the shame I bore
Cut it free

Kathleen
Whose fire was but maddened
In her chains
Kathleen

If I could speak
My thoughts and dreams
I might be a great man
(Throw your thoughts to the wind)
(If) I had the keys
Unlock my brain
And let my thoughts run free
(Throw your thoughts to the wind)

Far gone
It’s a far cry from here to Loch Awe
We’re too far gone
Far gone
We’re a far cry from here to West Clare
We’re too far gone

Far gone
It’s a far cry from here to Loch Awe
We’re too far gone
Far gone
We’re a far cry from here to West Clare
We’re too far gone
Track Name: Friendship & Honour
If I was free from you now
There’d be nothing you could find
To tell me, oh, who I am
And I’d be free for all time

Through long dappled grass
And ancient Scots Pine
Along roads and up hills
But I’d love you still

Friends forever
Close as brothers
Follow the river
Part at the sea

Friends forever
Close as brothers
Follow the river
Part at the sea