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Turn the Lights Down Low

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It feels like I’ve left this one half-done. I’ve been out gigging this week, (ey up Clonakilty, Wexford & Portlaoise!), which means there’s a lot that could have happened with this one that didn’t. Maybe I’ll get back to it at some point…

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Stay up late, turn the lights down low,
Put something good on the stereo,
There's a text on my phone but I don't want to know,
Too many twists and turns on that road,
Free your mind, conquer your fears,
Tomorrow's a new frontier.

Too close to touch, too together to part,
Too young to die of a broken heart.
Anything is better than being alone,
Burned by the past and abandoning hope.
Torn between love and desire,
Burning so high it obscures your horizons.

Your only mistake was to love too much,
Your only mistake was to cover it up.
Delicately losing the plot again,
Desperately trying to keep that hidden.
Your whole world filled with confusion,
Your whole life lived with a devil on your shoulder.

Told you those lies then I disappeared,
Took a year off and grew a beard,
Thought I could change but I could not,
Thought I could unravel that knot.
And the only sound that makes any sense any more,
Is the sound of your voice in the afterglow,
The sound of your voice on the radio,
The sound of your crying through the door,
The sound of your silence and your lightning bolts,
The sound of your eyes can soften the blow.
The sound of your mind over and above,
The sound of your time over and over again,
The sound of your life as you live it,
The sound of your time as you give it.

Stay up late, turn the lights down low,
Put something good on the stereo,
There's a text on my phone but I don't want to know,
Too many twists and turns on that road,
Free your mind, conquer your fears,
Tomorrow's a new frontier.

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from Throwing S​*​*​t at a Wall, released January 1, 2011
Everything by Bill.

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Bill Coleman Ireland

Makes music with a laptop, a guitar and a pile of live-recorded loops. Reminds people of Eels, Flaming Lips, Talking Heads...

Spent 2011 writing and recording a song a week - check out the "Throwing S**t at a Wall" album.

Currently working on his third studio album.
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