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Ciaran McMeeken

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1.
My Kin 03:57
My Kin Written by Ciaran McMeeken Laughter was born into her mouth Of my daughter I'm so proud And my sons light up the way Moving toward a higher plane My little wife is made of gold A butterfly that I can hold Full of grate for all that's mine Celebrate with a bottle of wine Before I pop the cork Wade roll us a joint I told you this before You know that I love you all (Chorus) Let's light it up Breathe it in Move it round All night long Drink it down Sing it out Bring it on Oh my kin A ripple of red, a shepherds delight A couple of friends welcome the night Sing, we dance, we create Let the haze take us away Snap the camera, for memorabilia Looking like million bucks, flag the filter Grab the guitar and clap the chorus As if the moment was written for us I'll tell you a story about when I was your age Nothing really changes through the decades Stay a little longer, sing another song with us Think it’s time we light up another fire Before we turn for sleep There are more words I need to speak I will die the happiest man who has breathed Knowing my family is here with me (Chorus) Let's light it up Breathe it in Move it round One last time Drink it down Sing it out Bring it on Oh my kin Light it up, breathe it in, move it round, my kin Drink it down, sing it out, bring it home, my kin
2.
That Feeling 04:23
That Feeling Written by Ciaran McMeeken / MoZella Holding on to an instinct that I can't seem to shake Going home with an inkling, something’s about to change Waking up with a feeling, I ain't felt in years brings me close to tears I have this hunch up in my stomach but I don't yet trust it It stood me up a bunch of times before and I have suffered I loved enough to know that when it comes you make the most You never wanna let that feeling go I don't wanna let this feeling go (Chorus) Don't stop gimme that feeling, gimme that feeling (x2) Don't stop gimme that feeling, no ‘Cause I don't wanna let that feeling go Don't stop gimme that feeling, gimme that feeling (x2) Time is of the essence, spend it wisely it can, All be lost in an instant, if you take it for granted Now that a seed has been planted, let go of the fear, shift up a gear. I've been behaving kind of crazy ‘cause I got this secret Making its way up to the surface now I can’t suppress it I can no longer go pretending like there's nothing going on I wanna let this feeling grow I'm gonna let this feeling grow (Repeat Chorus) (Bridge) If you stop givin’ me this feeling I won't be able to sleep Don't you stop givin’ me this feeling I need it more than you think Keep on givin‘ me this feeling, I'll take it any way shape or form It makes me feels incredible All I wanna do is let it show (Repeat Bridge) ‘Cause I don't wanna let that feeling go No, I don't wanna let that feeling go
3.
Invisible 04:20
Invisible Written by Ciaran McMeeken I'm getting closer now So close I can nearly taste it I've been there before But the code I can’t recall (Pre-Chorus) Fearless I believed it I could see it in my vision So fast that I would fly toward the finish To the naked eye I was invisible (Chorus) Don't you know that it's easier said than done From the outside From the outside looking in Have you ever known this loneliness? I'm on the outside And the walls are closing in But I'll claw my way back in Oh just to taste that sweetness once again (Repeat Pre-Chorus) Ciaran, they would scream it I could hear it when I breathed in No shadow of a doubt would ever creep in In my mind's eye, I was invincible (Chorus) Hear the gun, run like the wind son, it's only you and the horizon now
4.
Which Way Shall We Go? Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Sam Craven The 3rd week of summer has started Absurd heat has come and we're laughing There’s not a cloud up high Let's pack the car and drive Get on the road The air conditioning’s broke so keep the windows open Like a fishing boat let’s move our hands like dolphins Let the cool wind flow We’re on cruise control Turn off your phone, stow your ego and be one with the road (Chorus) Let's get lost Which way shall we go? There’s a fork in the road Which way shall we go? Fresh fruit sprays down our tee shirts Let you choose what plays on the speakers Oh tell me what’s the rush? Let's stop the car for lunch Under that tree by the sea You sure look fine dressed up in your bathers The tide is high let’s sink beneath the waves and Hold each other's breaths Open treasure chests Come up for air, let the salty water curl up your hair (Repeat Chorus) Which way shall we go? Finally got a woman for me (Repeat Chorus)
5.
Do You Mind? 03:59
Do You Mind? Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Seton Daunt What am I to do? I don't know Ain't got a clue I’ve gone cold You seem so perfect to me Your underneath of my skin You keep me in this cruel dream What am I to do? (Chorus) Do you mind if I watch your watch your back? When you’re walking in the sunshine sunshine Do you mind if I touch your touch your skin? When you’re swimming in the ocean ocean Do you mind if I be your best friend? When you’re staying out late on the weekend Do you mind? Do you mind? Do you mind if I be your best friend now? What am I to you? I don't know What if I'm a fool? I hope so We always walk in circles We stay up late just talking We've barely scratched the surface What am I to you? (Chorus) Do you mind if I watch your watch your back? When you’re walking in the sunshine sunshine Do you mind if I touch your touch your skin? When you’re swimming in the ocean ocean Do you mind if I be your best friend? When you’re sleeping in late on the weekend Do you mind? Do you mind? Do you mind if I be your best friend now? I want to follow you to your flat Chested cool woman with a muscular back You scratch mine baby I'll scratch yours Truly has come under your spell My name correctly affectionate lady Don’t leave me alone to my own devices Will be your timely demise my friend in the end (Chorus) Do you mind if I watch your watch your back? When you’re walking in the sunshine sunshine Do you mind if I touch your touch your skin? When you’re swimming in the ocean ocean Do you mind if I be your best friend? If you wanna go away on the weekend Do you mind? Do you mind? Do you mind if I be your best friend now?
6.
Al Capone 03:32
Al Capone Written by Ciaran McMeeken The day that I was born it was bright blue skies My daddy made a toast to good health As I began to grow it was life in the fast lane I quickly made my way to the top They were happy days, happy days they were I was a fool I just spent my youth cruising along Making excuses and bruises were starting to show Began to lose it and blue was all that I knew We all know rules were made to be broken (Chorus) If Al Capone, ever shows I won't be hanging around I'll be damned if he ever shoots me down Like a stone, I'm composed I keep my feet on the ground Al Capone you will never shoot me down Now that I am older and numb to the bullshit I'll quickly figure out who I am Exactly where I stand is a mystery to me But I'll make it my mission to find it, That'll be the day, a happy day that'll be Think I’m a fool do ya? Time that you moved along Spotlight is on and I gotta keep my cool on Breaking on though I have nothing to lose We all know rules are made to be broken (Repeat Chorus) No more messing around I think it's time you started making your move Gotta get my move on (Repeat Chorus) Dare you to try it on Dare you to shoot me down
7.
Don’t Give Your Heart To Me Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Anna Coddington I wanna get to know you But let’s take it slow Don't give your heart to me I've got a busy life I’m always occupied Don't give your heart to me I'm racing around the clock this week We haven't had a chance to speak Tell me your deepest secret I'll keep it safe But don't give your heart to me I have a good intention Don't get me wrong But don't give your heart to me I spread myself too thin sometimes That’s an understatement I lead a simple life but at the same time It's complicated (Chorus) I will stay, if you want But I must let you know I will leave when I need to be gone There's a place that I'm going But I must give you warning It’s a place that I'm going alone So don't give your heart to me Reached out your thirsty hand Asked me to drink You say you’re falling for me I've let this go on too long This may sound cold I can't be falling for you There's something you deserve know And it’s hard for me to say I have to pack my things and go It has to be this way (Repeat Chorus) I know it's hard to take I know I’ve been there before In the back of my mind I could let it slide one more night I could slip away before you even opened your eyes Do me a favour Don't give your heart to me
8.
Don’t Lie To Me Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Liz Lawrence / Sam Craven (Chorus) Don't lie to me What have you been hiding? Honey it's clear to see There's something you've been keeping Don't lie to me What have you been hiding? Honey it’s eating me Why did you go cheating Sleeping with him behind my back? When what we had mattered More than you could ever imagine There will be no forgiveness You said that you'd keep me forever You let yourself out (Repeat Chorus) They say you've gone crazy Making fables up as you go Showing off new playboys Ignoring your own moral code There will be no winners Wanna hear you say it out loud You've had a meltdown (Repeat Chorus) I gave it all to you Don't lie to me What have you been hiding? Honey it’s clear to see There's something you've been keeping Don't cry for me As much as this is hurting I will lose no sleep
9.
Wi-Fi 02:24
Wi-Fi Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Soul Searchin’ Craving a conversation with the prettiest girl in room She’s serving coffee, saving for college at the local school I buck up courage to ask a question of this curious looking creature I pause for a second, all I can think to say is (Chorus) Can I get on your Wi-Fi? I got something to download I need to send an email Can you gimme the passcode? She smiles and says you sure ain't from this part of town, You gotta crazy accent coming backwards out of your mouth You take sugar and cream? I say only in my dreams and the colour of her cheeks turns red She says boy ain't you sweet (Chorus) And I give myself a high five Can I get a down low? See I got this female Wrapped round my thumb nail She’s polishing cutlery, catching up with the regular customers It's wonderful the way she dances around the tables Pulling faces at the children, running races with dinner plates But I'm losing my patience, so I pull her aside and say What do you say, you wanna take me out? Maybe we could paint the town a different shade, my shout! She looked me up and down and without making a sound She turned around a left a piece of paper faced upside down 00XY55590 I thought I got her details But she gimme the passcode
10.
Human 04:20
Human Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Carly Binding There's a false belief about it That it’s all tenderness and vows Those who've come through the worst of it They will tell you it’s heavier than the earth itself It has ups and downs Smiles and frowns All that means is you’re human (Chorus) Oh lay down beside me Take all the time you need I'm here and I'm open And I’m hoping you'll come Out from your hiding Tell me no lies Let it fall from your mouth There's silence circling round this romance tonight Sign language can't save us this time So dive, disclose what's come over you Don't hide, a little light never hurt no one There'll be highs and lows Wins and blows Oh no, its seems we're human (Repeat Chorus) End of the day So much to tell you I'm over tired, you’re wide awake I’ll lay here with you healing this wound Oh no excuse Only truth Let's be human (Repeat Chorus)
11.
Who I Am 04:17
Who I Am (feat. Sahara Skye) Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Montaigne / Sahara Skye When the sun arises Rub the dust from my eyes I put on my disguise Then I run to the wild What a shame, my life is I have wasted my time Putting on these disguises That are leaving me blind I'm hiding away from the man that I am I’m part of a plan that I don't understand (Chorus) Took the leap, but I lost my mind Now I'm looking everywhere left and right To find who I am Who I am Colour faded to black and white Now I’m sick of being unsatisfied Tell me who I am Who I am Wanna live but I’m dying And I’m done with the climb Oh these goddamn disguises Are still keeping me blind I'm hiding away from the man that I am I’m part of a plan that I don't understand (Repeat Chorus) Out of my out of my mind Who am I? Who am I? (Repeat Chorus)
12.
Spanish Steps Written by Ciaran McMeeken / Sam Taylor There's a place that I once heard about In a story that was read to me out loud A land of make believe or so it seemed And it took me to a place of hopes and dreams My mother said to me when I turned 18 There’s a ship and it’s sailing across the sea Promise me boy you'll write me every day Now leave before my mind changes Turn my back to my homeland Throw a coin over my shoulder I hear the water break May good luck come my way (Chorus) How long does take to get to Rome? When you’re standing on the other side of the globe Even if it takes a lifetime I swear that I'd still go When I climb those Spanish Steps I'll let you know I'm singing tunes in the Chorus cafe 24 years to the day I have been awake My feet are standing still on foreign ground There’s no map to show you this side of town Turned my back to my homeland Never looked over my shoulder I heard my mother say You've lost something along the way (Repeat Chorus x2) How long does take to get to Rome? When I climb those Spanish Steps I'll let you know

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released August 4, 2017

Produced by Greg Haver for Stephen Budd Management (www.record-producers.com)
Engineered by Nick Poortman at Roundhead Studios & Enterprise Sound, Auckland, NZ

Strings & Brass recorded by Clint Murphy at Modern World Studios, Tetbury, UK
Mixed by Clint Murphy at Roundmead Studios & Modern World Studios, UK
Additional Engineering by Tarrant Shepherd & Tim Greenslade
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, New York, US

Ciaran McMeeken - Vocals, Guitars
Aaron Prictor - Guitar
Jesse Reeves - Bass
Chris Ruscoe - Drums
M Andre - Pianos & Harmonium

Hammond & Additional Piano on “Wi-Fi” by Dr Stephen Small
Hammond on “Do You Mind?”, “Al Capone” & “Spanish Steps” by Nick Nasmyth
Percussions by Greg Haver
Saxophones & Trumpet by Gavin Fitzjohn
Trombone by Tom Pinder
Guest Vocals on "Who I Am” by Sahara Skye
Backing Vocals on “Who I Am” by Abby Wolfe
String Arrangements & Second Violin by Andrew Walters
First Violin by Rachael Elliot
Viola by Bernard Kane
Cello by Nathan Stone
Double Bass by Anthony Cleaton

Design & Layout by Seiya Ogino at Ogino Design (www.oginodesign.com)
Photography by Marissa Findlay (www.marissafindlay.com)

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Ciaran McMeeken is an Artist & Musician from Queenstown, New Zealand. He is currently based in North Carolina, USA.

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