Deeperdown

by Cloudland Blue Quartet

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Deeperdown is the 5th song-based album from Cloudland Blue Quartet (Crispycat 0512 - 28 November 2005)

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released November 28, 2005

A Crispycat Production
Recorded at Crispycat Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland

Composition, Performance, Production and Design by David Reilly
Except
"The Crocodile Song" & "Snowfall" music by David Reilly/Andy Wilson
"Deeper Down" & "The Day You Went Away" written by David Reilly/Jamie Frain
The piano on "Very Small Pt 2" was played by Andy Wilson

Cover Painting : Andorra Skyline, September 2004

Programming : February 2003 to October 2004
Recording : November 2004, April 2005, October 2005
Digital Editing & Final Production : October/November 2005

Produced by David Reilly
Executive Producer : Anne Reilly

Project Dates
8 February, 19, 20 October, 17 December 2003,
9 March, 1, 29 May, 26, 29 August, 21, 24 October, 21 November 2004,
9 April, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 27 October 2005

©2003 David Reilly/Andy Wilson - 2
©2003 David Reilly - 5,11
©2004 David Reilly - 1,3,4,7,8,12,13,14,15
©2004 Jamie Frain/David Reilly - 6,10
©2004 David Reilly/Andy Wilson - 9

(P)2005 Crispycat Recordings

Special thanks to Anne Reilly, Jamie Frain, Andy Wilson, Craig Sutherland, Stuart Cobley, Alan Brodie

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Cloudland Blue Quartet Edinburgh, UK

Initially influenced by Fripp & Eno's "No Pussyfooting" and The Velvet Underground's debut, CBQ started making music in 1977 by spending hours creating drones using sellotape on the keys of his dad's old Bontempi Organ. He has been soundscaping ever since. The subsequent junk shop purchase of an old electric guitar & fuzzbox, followed by a 2nd hand Beatles songbook, led him into songwriting... ... more

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Track Name: Love and War
LOVE AND WAR
When I look into the mirror what do I see?
A little man with horns laughing back at me
Should I swing to the left, should I swing to the right
It's not as if one's as bright as day and one's as dark as night
Love and war, what's the score, there's the door, tonight?
I don't know if it's wrong or if it's right
To sing this kind of song here tonight
Does anybody out there really know the truth?
Why do I feel as if I'm out of step with the march of youth?
Hey Mr Burning Man, what you going to say?
Are you going to try and speak our language today?
Can you please explain what goes on in your head?
Before so many more of us wind up dead
Track Name: The Crocodile Song
THE CROCODILE SONG
When people come and people go, they can't see me but I still know
Cos I can see their bodies' glow, and I can hear their voices low
Crocodile I am and crocodile I'll stay, hiding in the sand on a sunny day
Listening from below as they pass by, bodies in the sun, hazy in my eyes
I want you, and I need you, here and now
You can't see, but you want me, here and now - I'm a crocodile
Crocodile I am and crocodile I'll stay, so let me take your hand on a sunny day
I know you want to be with me, even if it seems like something else to you
Track Name: Half a Lifetime Away
HALF A LIFETIME AWAY
On a day half a lifetime away, I recall like it was just yesterday
I walked down to the town. All my friends were just hanging around
Not a single shop was open
And the weather forecast predicted oven-like conditions
But we'd secured our supplies the day before
From the drummer's mother's shop, the grocery store
As we made our way to the top of the hill, I remember thinking to myself
This is a day I won't easily forget. This is the way I want to remember them
The friends I once knew, now all but one are gone
Just a memory from half a lifetime away
As we sat around the smouldering fire, in the woods at the top of the hill
Drinking beer and shouting at the top of our voices
We were so young and so full of hope
We made our way back, down to the town
Messed around on the banks of the stream
Running with the trains on the railroad tracks
Then over the bridge to the May Day Fair
Track Name: Very Small pt 1
VERY SMALL
A big shiny car, and everything's safer now for you, it's all taken care of now for you
Born under a star, and only the best will ever do, it's all taken care of now for you
You're always surrounded now by loving arms, there's no way you'll ever come to any harm
Cos they can't see you and they can't touch you and they can't feel you at all
Now you're kept away from everyone and out of sight of everything
And you don't know anything about anything at all but you're still so very small
Track Name: Deeper Down
DEEPER DOWN
I found your letters yesterday. You used to have so much to say
But now I never hear your voice at all
Your picture's hanging on my wall. Your coat's still hanging in the hall
But now I never hear your voice at all
And since the day you went away, you know
I can't stop thinking about you, and I can't stop wasting my time
I built up my whole life around you
And my heart is slipping deeper down these days
Without you around. Without you
I burned your letters yesterday and then I threw your coat away
And now I never think of you at all
Cos I've met somebody new, someone to take the place of you
Someone who knows what I need
Now I can't recall that look within your eyes
And I don't think about you at all now and I'm no longer wasting my time
Now I've built up my life again without you
And my life is getting better every day
Without you around. Without you
Who am I kidding when I say I don't care?
I've been pining like a baby ever since you left
My heart is breaking cos you're not here
I've been wishing that you'd walk back thru the door
Track Name: The Gardener
THE GARDENER
You sit in the sun on an old easy chair with a well-leafed book in your hand
Your head is exposed and so are your legs and your handiwork lies all around
Purple and yellow and even some black
I wonder where you get them all from
You look so relaxed with the sun on your back
As I work upstairs on this song
Suddenly you rise and you look to the skies
You decide you must lop off some heads
You come quickly indoors, find a knife in the drawer
And before they can move they are dead
Purple and yellow and even some black
I wonder where you get them all from
You look so relaxed with the sun on your back
As I work upstairs on this song
Now you prowl all around listening out for the sound
Of an over-excited small dog
And you pull at the plastic and it feels just fantastic
As you make your way in from the fog
Purple and yellow and even some black I wonder where you get them all from
You look so relaxed with the sun on your back as I work upstairs on this song
Track Name: The Beauty of a Foreign Land
THE BEAUTY OF A FOREIGN LAND
It's OK if you don't understand the beauty of a foreign land
Take your pick from the map on the wall, if you go, don't come back
Out on the open sea uncovered for all to see, out on a ship on your own
It's OK if you can't say what you feel, deep down inside today
Off you go, please don't wait, on your own, off you go, don't be late
Out on the open sea uncovered for all to see, out on a ship on your own
Here it comes again, another wave of pain
I never wanted this, I never wanted it to be like this
So won't you please, won't you please just let me go?
It's OK if you don't understand the beauty of a foreign land
Off you go, please don't wait, on your own, off you go, to your fate
Track Name: Snowfall
SNOWFALL
I was thinking maybe I'd leave, cut my heart right off my sleeve
But do I really want to break away from you?
Am I really trapped in this place, always feeling like a fool in your space?
Am I really so alone?
Loving you and wanting you and holding you but somehow feeling used
On a Sunday, in a snow fall, in my castle, am I really so alone?
Now I'm looking out my window. I see the rocks and the trees below
Do I really want to throw my life away?
I'm searching for a hint of your face. I need to make my way back to our space
I can't be this alone
Loving you and wanting you and holding you but somehow falling through
On a Sunday, in a snow fall, in my castle, I can't beat this alone
Walk the path to the end of the rainbow, never thought that I could be so low
Is there no way back from here?
And through the haze of drugs I see you shining like an angel in the sky
And I don't feel alone
Loving you and wanting you and holding you and needing you
On a Sunday, in a snow fall, in my castle, we'll never be alone
Track Name: The Day You Went Away
THE DAY YOU WENT AWAY
Open up your heart cos I find this hard to take
You know I hope that you find what you're looking for
I woke up today just the same as any other day
Now you've gone I find it hard to understand
Day by day, we grew together so symbiotic. Cage in cage, poor psychotic you
One on one, for such a time it was so fantastic
But the only thing you had left was the pain coursing through your veins
It's too hard to laugh for fear of crying
You know there's so little time to live for fear of dying
Look at all we achieved, for so many years
And we had so much still to give, all our hopes and fears
But now I feel I'm in a play, called "The Day You Went Away"
You were the special girl, too large in life to replace so quickly
Across a crowded room, we'll be together soon
And we'll live our lives again at full speed, we'll be really something
All along, we'll live our lives our very own way
I'll give you candy from the sweet shop on the corner
I'll give you flowers from the fruit shop on the corner
I'll give you presents from the gift shop on the corner
I'll give you everything that you have ever longed for
Track Name: Keep Living
KEEP LIVING
When we're thinking that we'll never smile or laugh again
Something always comes around
Like walking hand in hand across the sand on a summer's day
Under skies without a cloud
We learn to love and we love to live and we give our love all we can give
It's another happy day
We give our love and we live to love and hope that we'll forgive the love
Cos love will always find a way
Keep living, keep loving, forgiving not forgetting
And time goes on and we move on with memories in our hearts
We're not looking to forget
But hold the love inside our hearts and celebrate what we still have
Our lives aren't over yet
Walking hand in hand, out across the sand
Love will find a way, another happy day
Walking through the snow, now at last we know
Love will find a way, another happy day
Track Name: Anything But Ill
ANYTHING BUT ILL
You come out of the light with holes for eyes
You're so deaf you think no one could possibly hear your cries
As the tears roll down your face
How you wish we'd never come to this place
And you walk out on your own
Now you'll never see the sun
And time for you stands still
Will you ever feel anything but ill?
You step out of the light with holes for eyes
And smoke rises to the sky
As the tears roll down your face
How you wish we'd never come to this place
As you struggle from the ambulance you can only feel the light
And you walk out on your own
How you wish we'd never come
And time for you stands still
Will you ever feel anything but ill?
And you walk on your own
Now you'll never see the sky
And time for you stands still
Will you ever feel anything but ill?
Track Name: One Last Show
ONE LAST SHOW
You can walk upon the water, you can turn it into wine
Make the river run with black gold but you'll never prove you're mine
Take away the magic, take away the tricks
You're never going to tempt me with the promise of one last fix
Here we go, nice and slow, one last show, tonight
I've seen you dancing with the man with the tail
And I'm never going to trust you, cos to trust you is to fail
I've seen you walking hand in hand with the man in black
Your promise is seductive but it's a stab in the back
Track Name: Where Are You
WHERE ARE YOU
You used to come round every day
I couldn't keep you away and I took that for granted
But now I never see your face from day to day to day
And that's not what I wanted
And now it's hit me, how much I loved you
I want to see you here again
The garden's overgrown with weeds
They've choked off all the seeds we planted at the start
Now the wind blows thru the fences and eats away at my defences
But can I save my heart
Cos now it's hit me, how much I loved you
I want to see you here again
Where are you, where are you now,
When I'm needing you - like I've never needed anyone before
Now I miss you around, how I miss you around
I never look into the mirror, cos I know just what I'll see
A shadow of my former self staring back at me
Ever since you went away, my life's been such a mess
If you saw me now, you'd know it's true, you couldn't fail to guess
The breaking of my spirit, the taking of my soul
I'm left behind without a light, just waiting here to go
Where are you, where are you now,
When I'm needing you
Now I miss you around, how I miss you around
You used to come round every day
I couldn't keep you away and I took that for granted
Track Name: Very Small pt 2
VERY SMALL
A big shiny car, and everything's safer now for you, it's all taken care of now for you
Born under a star, and only the best will ever do, it's all taken care of now for you
You're always surrounded now by loving arms, there's no way you'll ever come to any harm
Cos they can't see you and they can't touch you and they can't feel you at all
Now you're kept away from everyone and out of sight of everything
And you don't know anything about anything at all but you're still so very small