To The Moon

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  1. To the Moon
  2. Claire in Heaven
  3. Nil Si I nGra
  4. Why won’t you touch me
  5. You
  6. The Crooked Mountain
  7. Ailein Duinn
  8. God’s Alibi
  9. Fear-Allabain
  10. The Price of Fire

 

To The Moon-A Nighean Donn’ S Toigh Leam Thu

A nigh’n donn ‘s toigh leam thu,
‘s ho ro ‘s e mo roghainn thu,
‘S a nigh’n donn ‘s toigh leam thu,
thaghainn thu air bhoichead.

Nuair sheasadh tu air urlar dhannsadh to gu luth-mhor
‘S ged bhithinn anns a’ chuil bhiodh mo shuil or a bhoichead

To The Moon

Ghealaich ghil a dh’fhoillsich fearann
E ho hi ri ri o ho
Ho ro o, o hu o
E ho hi ri ri o ho

Siubhal fo lan eideadh
Mathair nan reula

O na bi’n eud ruinn
A bheathaich na ceudan

Thoir dhuinn tha ‘g eirigh
Boid nach eireadh beud dhuinn

Iobair air reitich
Gu meudach na spreidhe

Bright white moon that cast light on land

Moving under full sail
The mother of the stars

Oh, don’t be jealous of us,
You who have provided for hundreds

Give to us who are climbing
A solemn promise that no harm will come to us

A sacrifice at a betrothal
To increase the cattle

 

 

Claire In Heaven

I was no more than three days old
too young to speak too young to count my toes
I think of fields where I might run
this moral twilight I’ve been plucked from

Up here we have no goals
You tear your hearts, you claw your souls
I wonder at this life that passed me be
But still I smile

Although I’m not with you down there
I sit alone up here and stare
It’s me my name is Claire
Claire in heaven

I wait for my next life patiently
I’m in no rush because of what I see
It’s hard for me to understand
I gaze from poisoned sea to poisoned land

Up here I see a new tomorrow
Your world’s not round your world is narrow
For me I just had a while
But still I smile

Although I’m not with you down there
I sit around up here and stare
It’s me my name is Claire
Claire in heaven

Nil Si ‘I Gra

Nil se ach annuraidh o phos me
is ni fada liom la na blian
Nil duil i n’athas no i gceol agam
No aon sport a bhfaca no riamh

De luain a rinneadh an cleamhnas
sin blian is an oiche areir
Agus pairt mhor de m’amhlas
se droch-chomairle mo mhuintir fein

Nil si i gra, Nil si i gra
Nil si i gra, Nil si i gra

Ach anois taimse sasta
is nil fuath agam im chroi
Mar an cleas seo a rinneadh ar m’againne
ta se imithe leis gceo

 

 

Why Won’t You Touch Me

You come to my table, oh so down in the heart
You stay over iced margharita while other worlds can fall apart
Now we could be happy to be who we are
But some things run deeper than you;ll ever say
On the darkest of blue days
You cry for these red skies above you
Your eyes watch for someone to love you

What’s wrong, why won’t you touch me
I’ve only one heart like your own
and no more to hide
What’s wrong, why won’t you trust me
You’re walking through shadows alone
while I’m chilled to the bone by your side

You know the secret, isn’t love just a little like hate
when it smiles at the window and roars like a lion at the gate

Fine words come like friends to your rescue
they lie by your side and caress you

What’s wrong, why won’t you touch me
I’ve only one heart like your own
and no more to hide
What’s wrong, why won’t you trust me
You’re walking through shadows alone
while I’m chilled to the bone by your side

 

You

Man’s illusions fill my mind, like a sacred flower I have to find
The changing seasons work their charm, clouding these times of calm

But only you can kiss the pain away
And only you can wish the rains away
Only you, Only you
know how to make me feel this way

Your hand can heal my blinding eyes, your fingers melt my icy ways
Words, whispers, sighs and cries, your world becomes my time alive

But only you can kiss the pain away
And only you can wish the rains away
Only you, Only you
know how to make me feel this way

Snows are melting here tonight, winds are silent, fading light
My eyes well like a rising tide, my feet will walk the final mile

But only you can kiss the pain
And only you can wish the rains away
Only you, Only you
know how to make me feel this way

 

Crooked Mountain

The woman who read my palm today was a friend of the pessimistic
In a square at the edge of town was my fortune laid to bear
She said climb that rocky mountain where the sun will rise to kiss you
and your dreams will flow like a virgin spring to the foot of the crooked hill

Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here
Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here.

I’m caught in the rain again, I’m caught on a snowbound highway
I’m caught in the rain again, on top of the crooked mountain
on top of the crooked mountain

Like a fool I took to the woman’s words being a slave of the optomistic
I left my friends of childhood and the ones who saw me right
Funny you don’t see the sunset, and you wonder why you missed it
For a year I saw the skies change till all the day was night

Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here
Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here.

With the evening shadows falling on the day I’m supposed to find you
Chances are I’ll never realise
the picture from this jigsaw that I always took for granted
Now I’m caught here in a raging storm on top of the crooked hill

Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here
Feels good to be dreaming, feels good to be here with you
Feels good to be here

I’m caught in the rain again, caught on a snowbound highway
Caught in the rain again, on top of the crooked mountain
on top of the crooked mountain.

Ailein Duinn – Single Version

Gura mise tha fo eislean
Moch sa mhaduinn is mi g’eirigh
O hi shiubhlainn leat,
Hi ri bho, ho rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, o hi shiubhlainn leat

Ma ‘s’en cluasag dhuit a ghaineanih
Ma ‘se leabaidh dhut an gheamainn
O hi shiubhlainn leat,
Hi ri bho, ho rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, o hi shiubhlainn leat

Ma ‘s en t-iasg do choinlean geala
Ma ‘s na Righ do luchd-faire
O hi shiubhlainn leat,
Hi ri bho, ho rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, o hi shiubhlainn leat

It is told that when this woman was going to be buried,
she was to be buried on the far side of Diadair Sound;
that a tempest came upon the crew, so that they had to put
the coffin overboard; that the coffin went right against
the tide and the wind, and that it sank at the very side
where her sweetheart had been drowned, whereupon peace
and calm came upon the sea, and the men, who were in
great danger of losing their lives, were saved.

 

 

God’s Alibi

Spring in Macedonia
The last clean pocket on a blood soaked coat
In a state of claustrophobia
waiting for the rain to wash it all out

Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
Did the words of the church run dry
Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
Did the words of the church run dry

I’m a witness to the moon and the stars above
I’m aware of the crimson sky
I’m a witness to the crumbling walls as well
But I’m not your alibi

Meeting on the road to Basra
You half blind in a blood soaked coat
me I’m a fallen angel
fallen from the burning tree of doubt

Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
Did the words of the church run dry
Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
did the words of the church run dry.

I’m a witness to the moon and the stars above
I’m aware of the crimson sky
I’m a witness to the crumbling walls as well
But I’m not your alibi.

War is the last sensation
the final song with the longest note
like a silence, never broken
war is the book that nobody wrote.

Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
Did the words of the church run dry
Fear in their eyes, did the crucifix lie
Did the words of the church run dry.

I’m a witness to the moon and the stars above
I’m aware of the crimson sky
I’m a witness to the crumbling walls as well
But I’m not your alibi

Fear-Allabain The Wanderer

‘Stric tha thu ‘g radh nach fhaigh thu cadal
E hoireann o ro, a bhi e ho
Mucht’ mat a tha thu a’ tamh a’s a bhaile
Hao ribhi eile, o hi a bho

‘Smor tha an iondrainn a tha bhuat-sa
E hoireann o ro, a bhi e ho
Dhol leis a; ghaoith ghlan mar bu dual dhut

hao ribhi eile, o hi a bho

Dean eirigh, eirigh faramach

‘S e do chridhe as fhearr a dh’aithnicheas
Dean eirigh, eirigh faramach
Cur an rathad mor fo d’ chasan-sa

The Wanderer

You often say you can’t get sleep
E hoireann o ro, a bhi e ho
Suffocating as you are in the city
Hao ribhi eile, o hi a bho

Much you long for what you lack
E hoireann o ro, a bhi e ho
To go with the cleansing wind as heredity dictates
hao ribhi eile, o hi a bho

Arise, arise and go with a shout of gladness
Your heart it is that knows best
Arise, arise and go with a shout of gladness
Set your feet on the highway

 

The Price Of Fire

I would know your face
In this wild enchanted place
Come to me and be still
And we’ll dream of the wild horses
Running free with the wild horses

From my dream I awake
Just one wish I have to make
If I hold you again
In these arms when the war is over
Will you stay when the war is over

For a lifetime and then
Until the world begins again

Well now I know it’s the price of fire
To love you like I do in these chains
With the pleasure and the pain
It’s nothing more than the price of fire
to feel so good and so afraid
I touch the flame and I can’t look away

My world is turning in your hand
The skies are burning now the dream becomes the man

I can hear your voice
Now I’m sure I’ve made my choice
Take this heart where you will
And we’ll be gone with the wild horses
Just you and me and the wild horses

For now I know it’s the price of fire
To love you like I do in these chains
with the pleasure and the pain
I’ts nothing more than the price of fire
to feel so good and so afraid
I touch the flame and I can’t look away