The Valley

by Ciaran McMeeken

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"The Valley" was recorded over 4 days in a farm house down the Owaka Valley Road off the southern coast of NZ. In essence, the songs are very raw, minimal, honest and simple. I sincerely hope you find some enjoyment and/or solace from them.

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released November 22, 2014

Ciaran McMeeken © 2014
www.ciaranmcmeeken.com
Independent Records NZ © 2014
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Written by Ciaran McMeeken
Produced by Timothy Greenslade
www.greenslademusic.com | www.facebook.com/greenslademusic
Recorded by David Craig @ Owaka Valley Farm House
Mixed by David Craig @ Strawberry Sound Studio, Dunedin
Mastered by Chris Chetland @ Kog Studio, Auckland

Cover Art, Design & Layout by Ogino Design
www.oginodesign.com | www.facebook.com/oginodesign
Original unedited photos provided by David Craig

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Track Name: I Was Gone
I was gone, I was gone
I was lying on the bones on my ass, for too long.
'til you came and we kissed and we held.
This is love that I’ve fallin’ in, but the timing couldn’t
have been worse,
You know why.
When you’re gone drinking euros and I’m left
thinking my loss

I’ll be down today, I’ll be down tomorrow
But I’ve got to trust my moves and find what I’m
looking for.

I was gone today, I’ll be down tomorrow.
I am lying on the bones of my ass, so long.
Track Name: Morning Song
When I wake I drink water,
Coffee, and shake my limbs.
I kiss my girl so long
And walk to work happy
Yeah I walk to work happy

Ooh ooh ooh woo hoo

At work I swirl the milk
And live inside my head
Where I dream the whole day long
Then fall asleep happy
Yeah I fall asleep happy

Ooh ooh ooh woo hoo

Dusk til dawn well,
I no longer belong,
Only lonely, lonely

When I wake it all comes back
The weight I gained in my head
I sigh and speak to myself
All I want is happiness
All I want is happiness

Ooh ooh ooh woo hoo
Track Name: Boy
This is all I can do now

You are lookin' at a boy, that doesn’t know who he is
And you are lookin' at a boy, that nearly lost it all
You are lookin' at a boy, that can’t recall where he
came from
And you are lookin' at a boy, that’s barely holdin' on

This is all I can do now

Encapsulated in disease, and standing here on his own
Was violated by a screen, that reads it can’t be done
Captivated by nothing, inspiring lives surely bring me
down
Was motivated by a dream, but it’s on the verge of
dying now

This is all I can do now - You are looking at a boy
Track Name: Hang Me Down
I’ve been walkin’ this long, long road and I can’t
seem to be

I don’t wanna cease but I don’t wanna breathe
This irony is painted all over me

Hang me down give me a place to be
I drew in a stoned smoke down my throat
Into my blood and through to my brain it seeped
Hang me down, Hang me down.

This is so untrue this life I’m trying to lead
And these violent daydreams are rated well over
me

Hang me down give me a place to be
I drew in a stoned smoke down my throat
Into my blood and through to my brain it seeped
Hang me down, Hang me down.
Track Name: Whole
¾ full and holy, ¼ empty we are whole, so it may seem
I’ve only known you past week 5, you’ve only known me my
whole life, so it may seem
No order to controlling, I only need what’s best for you, as
you do me
No water flows between us, I only see you you see me, infinity.

You have saved my life
Let’s celebrate our life
So I’m saying, yeah I'm saying
Thank you

You’ll keep me alive Natalia
Even though my life’s so far from ya
I’ll keep my eyes and heart of ya
I’ll be your knight I'm yarning to ya

You have saved my life
Let’s celebrate our life
So I’m saying,
Thank you
Yeah im saying
Thank you
Track Name: The Valley
I am living down this lone valley road
I am the screaming man up top pinnacle
Maybe the rhino stampeding by the sheep
The Valley

It’s not time to look back, it’s time to look
forward

Either way I blame this all on the weed
Now lonely mountain is the first sight I see
And every day I question whether I was right
The Valley

This could be the end of me this could be the
start

It’s not time to look back, it’s time to look
forward