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It's New Years Day

Posted on 28 Dec 2009

Here’s an original demo of “It’s New Years Day” that I recorded early in January 2009. It has since gotten a re-write

but here’s how initially came out. There’s Live Versions still available in the Live Download section. Happy New Year!

(Click the link below, then ; To listen click on it again on the next screen; To download,  on the next screen “right click” on the link and select “save link as..”)

It’s New Years Day

I stop in the middle of my hometown

To take a random look around

A man on the corner starts to shout

He needs something to write about

A girl in the churchyard crys on her knees

She needs someone to hear her pleas

And it’s New Years Day x4 or 8

The red man walks across the street

The green girl stands up shy and meek

They chat for a minute and start to smile

And sit upon a white bench for a while

She talks and he writes with glee

then they sit in silence, contentedly

And It’s New Year’s day

I stop in the middle of my hometown

To take a random look around

And It’s New Year’s day


Christmas Wings

Posted on 22 Dec 2009

Happy Christmas! Here’s a light hearted Christmas song I wrote a few weeks back. Feel free to download it. I played it last night at the Lazy Band’s Christmas do, which was great craic and again at Stephen James Smith’s Glór Sessions which was equally deadly. I also did a version on Radio Tallaght last Saturday and there’ll hopefully be a podcast of that soon.

(To download, click the link below, then on the next screen “right click” on the link and select “save link as..”)

Enda Reilly Christmas Wings

All year long I’ve been waiting

For the cool north wind to blow

To see all my friends skating

And throwing snowballs in the snow

Don’t need no gloves

A scarf or a hat

Only one thing I need and that’s to

Put on my Christmas Wings

It’s that time of year again

Fly on til my heart sings

It’s time for the cheer again

All year long I’ve been pining

For the big tree in the window

To see all the lights shining

And the presents waiting below.

But don’t need no gloves

A scarf or a hat

Only one thing I need and that’s to

Put on my Christmas Wings

It’s that time of year again

Fly on til my heart sings

It’s time for the cheer again

Flying above cloud 9 I am free

I’m flying  home to my family

Don’t need no gloves

A scarf or a hat

Only one thing I need and that’s to

Put on my Christmas Wings

It’s that time of year again

Fly on til my heart sings

It’s time for the cheer again

So let’s put on our Christmas Wings

It’s that time of year again


Footprints in the Air

Posted on 21 Dec 2009

Here’s a new song with a different angle on the Carbon Footprint.. Since writing it I’ve guilted myself into not reboiling the kettle as much which is a success in itself. It’s a little longer and Jammier than most of my songs.  It was inspired by some comedians I saw at the Cool Earth as part of the Festival of World Cultures this year.

(To download, click the link below, then on the next screen “right click” on the link and select “save link as..”)

Footprints in the Air

I’ve got a footprint

You can’t see it in my I walk

I’ve got a footprint

You can’t see it when I run

I’ve got a footprint

You can’t see it in the snow

I’ve got a footprint

You can’t see it in the sand

I press my foot down

When the lights are on all day

I press my foot down

When the toast has burnt away

I press my foot down

When my life is on standby

I press my foot down

When I boil 3 or 4 times

(before I make my tea)

You can see

You can see

But where?

They’re microscopic

We leave our footprints in the air x2

I’ve got a footprint x3

Can’t you see my footprints

When I carry in the coal

Can’t you see my footprints

When I’m racin’ down the road

Can’t you see his footprints

When he books his Ryanair

Can’t you see her footprints

When she’s dryin her hair

You can see

You can see

But where?

They’re microscopic

We leave our footprints in the air. X2

I’ve got a footprint

You can’t see it when I walk

You can’t see it when I run

You can’t see it in the snow

You can’t even see it in the sand

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You can see

You can see

But where?

They’re microscopic

We leave our footprints in the air. X2

Ice in the Poles

Canary in the Coals


Guth Na Gaeltachta

Posted on 10 Dec 2009

Seo hé podcraoladh de clár Rónánbeo a bhí beó ó Buswells i MBÁC ar 2ú Nollaig. Táimse ag canadh Cur an Long ag seol ag 1uair31nóim. Ócáid maith ar son na Gaeilge a bhí ann.

Here’s the podcast of RónánBeo@3 from 2nd of December in Buswells where I played Cur an Long ag Seol 1hr 31mins into into the show.