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Henry – Live At The Button Factory

Posted on 1 May 2019

If you are a longtime fan you’ve probably heard a few versions of this throughout the years. It’s one of those songs that I may not play for a long time and then when I give it a blast it’s like a long lost friend. It felt right putting it on my latest E.P. and I’m very happy with the that version and this one from the Button Factory also.

Thanks again to the great bunch of people were involved in shooting and editing it and for Stephen James Smith who organized the evening.

Henry Lyrics

HENRY was a boy, who lived in school,He faked to make all the teachers drool,He tried so hard to please them, It wasn’t good, For no one helped him to stretch his mind, He was born at the wrong time, His thoughts were full of blood, Teachers didn’t teach what they should. He said, “All the dreams in my life Seem so far from me, I’ve gotta get away, I’m gonna get away, I’ve got to get away from here!” HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool. HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool You’re not somebody else’s fool. Well HENRY had a girl within this school, She was lovely, she was cool, He tried so hard to please her, It wasn’t good, For she had been known to run, jump and fly, To leave him on the ground with a jealous sigh, She loved like a river in flood, He was left to wallow in the mud. He said, “All the dreams in my life, Seem so far from me, I gotta get away, I’m gonna get away, I’ve got to get away from here!” HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool. HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool. So Henry got the call to fight a war Like his father years before, His country needed bodies It wasn’t good Who will care if he lives or dies? He’s a hero to his own demise, He’d come back if he could, But he lies dead in red mud He said, “All the dreams in my life, Seem so far from me, I gotta get away, I’m gonna get away, And I’ve got to get away from here! Got to get away from here!” HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool. HENRY, HENRY, What are you gonna do? Don’t spend your life feeling like Somebody else’s fool, Cause you’re not somebody else’s fool. © 2007 Enda Reilly


Music From The Moon competition

Posted on 17 Apr 2019

So when I was writing this song Music From The Moon, I tried to get a lot of my thoughts about the moon into it but the song didn’t want all of that in there so after a few rewrites I think I have a balance between what the song wants and what I want, if that makes any sense. More of my thoughts on moon rock and the formation of the moon are below if you are interested along with the lyrics. Any errors or questions then let me know!

Voices they can’t travel through the cold cold of space
Noone could survive there they’d implode without a trace
Though we are betrayed by that vast vaccuum
I swear to you I’ve heard Music From The Moon

Music, I’ve heard Music from the Moon
Let’s groove to it,
That Music From The Moon

A meteorite once pulverised the young hot Earth
And as the Earth reformed the moon was given birth
She’s given us the seasons those rhythms and rhymes
We’ve been dancing to her beat since the very first times

We hear it at the high tides
See it on the bright nights
We know it when dogs howl to the sky

It’s Music, Music From The Moon
Let’s groove to it, that Music From The Moon

We hear it at the high tides
See it on a bright night
We know it when dogs howl to the sky
We love it when the sun sleeps
In awe at an eclipse
We take the small steps and the giant leaps

Cause It’s music, Music From The Moon
Keep grooving to it, that Music From The Moon,

Oh I love it when the sun sleeps
In awe at an eclipse
Take the small steps and giant leaps

It’s Music, Music From The Moon
Groove to it, that Music From The Moon

Lunar Musings

Like many, I’ve always found the moon fascinating. When I was studying geology we studied meteorites under the microscope and on one occasion we got lucky enough to get to look at moon rocks from NASA, a set of which go around to different Universities around the world. The moon rocks I saw had a lot of what they call spherules which are the cooled splash of an impact. It cools so quickly that they don’t form any minerals and so are a glass in almost perfect tiny spheres. What was notable about them was that they were very clean looking and all the mineral were almost unreacted, because of being on the moon with no oxygen. Very strange.

One of the theories of how the moon formed is that the earth was impacted by a large meteorite early in it’s history and the ejecta from that impact came together as the moon. It’s thought to have come at an angle which gives Earth some of the wobbles that it has, which lead to our seasons because the angle of the Suns rays hitting the Earth change and with it the temperature and length of our days at different times of year change.

Do let me know what you think and if you have a song about the moon I’d love to hear it!




Enda Reilly at Naas Arts and Culture Centre on 15/03/19

Posted on 29 Jan 2019