No Wonder Life Feels Strange

by Kieran McMahon

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about

Kieran's second album which was recorded in late 2007. Until now the album has not been officially released.

credits

released November 1, 2008

All Songs Written and Composed by KIERAN McMAHON

KIERAN McMAHON - Vocals, 6 & 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar (1, 4, 12), Spanish Guitar

CAROLA McMAHON - Harmony and Backing Vocals, Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond Organ

ARNE PAUL NEUMANN - Bass Guitar, Slide Guitarlele (7, 9, 10)

JOHANN VON SCHUBERT - Drums, Percussion

ARNE, JOHANN, ROLLO, CAROLA, KIERAN - Outro Singalong (3, 6)

With Special Guest

JAMES SCANNELL - Bass Flute (4, 11)

Produced by KIERAN McMAHON

Recorded by ROLLO VOELTER at Montecruz, Berlin

Mixed by DOUG HENDERSON

Mastered by INGO KRAUSS

Cover photo by TOBIAS KRUSE (also profile photo on top left)

Design and layout by KELVIN BUSHER

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Kieran McMahon Belfast, UK

'More uplifting than a million shiny, happy pop bands'

'Wonderfully Wistful Songwriter-Pop..'

'At the point where poetic songwriting, indie folk and catchy acoustic pop meet..'

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Track Name: I Found Out Tonight
I FOUND OUT TONIGHT

While I looked through the trees
Standing underneath the sky
By the late evening light
It was there inside her eyes

What I had to know
I found out tonight
Why she had to go
I found out tonight

Autumn moon drifting by
On its way across the stars
As the words left her lips
On their way towards my heart

What I had to know
I found out tonight
Why she had to go
I found out tonight

What I had to know
I found out tonight
Why she had to go
I found out tonight
Track Name: Let Me Down Before I Fall
LET ME DOWN BEFORE I FALL

She was looking down at me
When I first opened my eyes
Coming back out of a dream
It was then I realized

When I call
You're the one I want to hear
Every time
When the future gets too near

In the chains her leaving made
To her love I'll be a slave
Till the past begins to fade
And tomorrow clears the grave

When I call
You're the one I want to hear
Every time
When the future gets too near
Let me down
Let me down before I fall
Before I fall
Let me down before I fall

When I call
You're the one I want to hear
Every time
When the future gets too near
Let me down
Let me down before I fall
Before I fall
Let me down before I fall
Track Name: No Wonder Life Feels Strange
NO WONDER LIFE FEELS STRANGE

Leaning out a window in the rain
On the wall a figure in a frame
Like the water in the pools of light
In the dark upon a sleepless night

Waiting for the world to make a change
Waiting for the world to make a change

People passing on the street below
One of them a girl he used to know
Silent images he'll understand
In the future in a far-off land

Waiting for the world to make a change
Waiting for the world to make a change
No wonder life feels strange

From the sighing of the setting sun
To the wonder of a love begun
Fading echoes in the light of day
Early morning as he walks away

No wonder life feels strange
No wonder life feels strange

No wonder life feels strange
No wonder life feels strange
Track Name: Sing Me To Sleep
SING ME TO SLEEP

I wonder where you are
On this haunted moonlit night
As I look out through the dark
By the fire's dying light

Sing me to sleep
I want to hear your voice melt sweetly
Into a dream

My thoughts keep turning back
To the day we said goodbye
Still I wonder what you see
When I look into your eyes

Sing me to sleep
I want to hear your voice melt sweetly
Into a dream
It doesn't matter what lies in between
It doesn't matter what lies in between
Track Name: The Day They Left Together
THE DAY THEY LEFT TOGETHER

There she stands
And waits for him
With her eyes on the water
Far away in her thoughts
As she remembers what happened that day

Six a.m.
The sun was just underneath the horizon
When she saw him standing there
At the place where they said they would meet

They left together
And pledged their love forever

He returns and throws a stone
Far out onto the water
As it lands, his hand reaches out to hers
And they turn round to leave

Their ship is waiting
No time for hesitating
The day they left together
And pledged their love forever

Their ship, their ship is waiting
No time for hesitating
The day they left together
And pledged their love forever
Track Name: Dream Away
DREAM AWAY

Looking down as you sit by my side
I watch your eyes
Staring through the window
As the sun lights up the sky

Standing empty underneath the clouds
Behind the trees
Where the river bends
A fairground wheel rocks in the breeze

Dream away
You're a dream away
Dream away
You're a dream away

At the moment I could see how far
You've let things go
I could feel the silence
Turn the light inside my soul

Dream away
You're a dream away
Dream away
You're a dream away

Dream away
Dream away
Track Name: Aislinn
AISLINN

With your eyes the same blue
As the late winter sky
Next to mine gazing up
At the birds flying by

Wonder what you're thinking of
Aislinn
Getting closer to your love
Aislinn

In a town still asleep
On a day just begun
Looking down at the boats
Near the bank in the sun

Wonder what you're thinking of
Aislinn
Getting closer to your love
Aislinn

With your eyes the same blue
As the late winter sky
Next to mine gazing up
At the birds flying by
Track Name: The Wheel
THE WHEEL

People's faces in the air
As I wander about
Something in my soul
That has to find its own way out

This time it's my turn
This time it's my turn

Just before I left
I saw her face was turned away
Caught up in a whirlpool
I will understand one day

This time it's my turn
This time it's my turn
How slow the heart learns
This time it's my turn

In her hand the answer
To the way that I now feel
Nothing left for me to do
But stand before the wheel

Watching it slow down
Watching it slow down
Not long to go now
Watching it slow down

Numbers blurring and the colours
Melting into one
Waking from a spinning dream
I see that that I have won

This time it's my turn
This time it's my turn
How slow the heart learns
This time it's my turn
Track Name: Tear Down the Sails
TEAR DOWN THE SAILS

Tear down the sails
I won't be sailing anymore
Tear down the sails
I won't be sailing anymore

With my heart upon the ocean wide
And my eyes upon the distant bay
I'm returning now before the tide

Rocks tumbling down
The mountain I climb in my dreams
Rocks tumbling down
The mountain I climb in my dreams

With my heart upon the ocean wide
And my eyes upon the distant bay
I'm returning now before the tide
With the evening light
Lighting up my way

Time's lullaby
Its echo whispering on the waves
Time's lullaby
Its echo whispering on the waves

With my heart upon the ocean wide
And my eyes upon the distant bay
I'm returning now before the tide
With the evening light
Lighting up my way

Tear down the sails
I won't be sailing anymore
Tear down the sails
I won't be sailing anymore
Track Name: In the Cool Night
IN THE COOL NIGHT

We don't have much time
To try to understand
We'll be gone before the morning
Saying this she took his hand

You're the shadow, I'm the moonlight
Let us dance now in the cool night

And when dawn arrives?
He asked her with a smile
Maybe we'll be back tomorrow
When the sun no longer shines

You're the shadow, I'm the moonlight
Was her answer
You're the shadow, I'm the moonlight
Let us dance now in the cool night
In the cool night

You're the shadow, I'm the moonlight
Let us dance now in the cool night
Track Name: Black Mountain Blue
BLACK MOUNTAIN BLUE

With the sun going down
I write this upon the stone
I don't have any flowers
Or prayers I can call my own

Just the sun in my eyes
And the morning light
When the North Star fades tonight
In the silence of the hillside
Watching the world move on
Out of her view

I would like her to see
The light touching on the grass
How the two lovers smile
Their faces bright as they pass

Like the sun in their eyes
And the morning light
When the North Star fades tonight
In the silence of the hillside
Watching them walk along
On their way through
For the whole day I lingered on
Black Mountain blue

Just the sun in my eyes
And the morning light
When the North Star fades tonight
In the silence of the hillside
Watching the world move on
Out of her view
For the whole day I lingered on
Black Mountain blue
Track Name: Till the Morning Light
TILL THE MORNING LIGHT

Standing on a mountain high there is no doubt
Looking at the valley wide I can see now
After searching all this time where it is I'm bound

Somewhere on the distant plain she is walking
Somewhere in my weary brain she is talking
From the heavens as the rain whispers on the ground

So I will leave her in the sky
To linger till the morning light

Something she was setting free as she left then
Something that I could not see for myself
When she reminded me the key was in my own hand

Turning to the fading sun going under
In my heart the light is strong and I wonder
Does she know the night is young and in my command

So I will leave her in the sky
To linger till the morning light

Till the morning light
Till the morning light

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