Rubinmusik 1977​-​2017

by David Reilly

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CHRISTOPHER ELY Congratulations to David Reilly (CBQ) on his release of this stunning and very comprehensive retrospective. It is a testament to a 40-year history and evolution of - and devotion to - his particular genre of musical deep exploration. It is a 'crime' that music of this beauty and innovation is not known (YET) to a much wider audience and heard in many a TV or film soundtrack.
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    "Rubinmusik 1977-2017" is a 40 year, 8 volume, 82 track retrospective of the Edinburgh based musician and artist, David Reilly. The download includes a 106 page PDF booklet containing a new artwork for each piece in the collection, specially created by David In December 2017 to accompany the release. Included in the set are some of David's first recordings from 1977, along with brand new tracks recorded in 2017. There are 23 previously unreleased items, including new mixes/edits and a further 39 newly re-released pieces from across the decades. The set gathers together David's solo work as DDHR, Sombre Reptiles, The Heavenly Music Corporation and Cloudland Blue Quartet along with collaborational recordings with Capital Models, Love Parade, The Dancers of San Martino, Call Me Clive, Crazy Wisdom, Creek and Jamie Frain (aka James Jamieson). "Rubinmusik 1977-2017" has been curated with a view to accompanying, rather than replacing, the currently available Cloudland Blue Quartet 2CD retrospective, "Aftersilence", issued in 2011 and the now deleted 10CD solo anthology of David's music, released in 2007. ... more
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I have lost my spark I don't know where it's gone Tomorrow and today Nothing much to say And no-one listens anyway So tell me what's the point? To work, to toil Who takes the spoils? Not you, not me And no-one listens anyway No-one listens anyway
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I kill my friends so they don’t kill me first It’s so cold up here; don’t even know what time it is You’re wonderful; you remember everything that happens Away for fifteen years; don’t even know what time it is So so long kid I went back to the cellar of the house, I felt sick as the rain began to fall My room was locked; couldn’t find the key, slept outside the door at the end of the hall You woke me up when you came back in, my head was sore, my eyes were black I saw the flash and I heard the crack, knew there and then there was no way back So so long kid I never wanted it to be like this, all I wanted was a your loving kiss You’re lying on the floor, can’t get by to the door I hear them coming and I want to hide No single soul will be on my side So so long kid You’re wonderful; you remember everything that happens
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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
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When I lie alone in my little bed at night, I try and try so hard but I can’t forget the sight Of little socks and shoes lying piled up in the corner, I wish the hammering would stop, I can’t stand it any longer Thoughts of monsters flying in and out my head, I laugh I cry I watch TV but inside I am dead Still I hear them calling, Still I hear them calling, me When I lie alone in my little bed at night I cover up my face and I hold my teddy tight Thoughts of monsters flying in and out my head I can’t believe that all my friends are dead Still I hear them calling, Still I hear them calling, me Now I’ve lines on my face and my back’s not quite so straight I’ve lived a full and varied life I’ve travelled all around the world But thoughts of monsters still fly in and out my head I laugh I cry but I’m living a lie cos inside I am dead Still I hear them calling, Still I hear them calling, me
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I signed your contract without much time to think But if you take the time to look again you’ll see I signed your contract with vanishing ink Now your grip is fading, you no longer have a hold on me So don’t put all your eggs into one frying pan Don’t count your goose until it’s cooked I may have promised you everything I am But now I realise, this deal is not what I was looking for Now everything is falling into place I’m falling in love instead of falling flat on my face I’ve found the missing piece; I’ve found the finishing touch Surely to ask you to let me leave isn’t asking you too much Your contract offered me everything You even threw in the kitchen sink Now here comes the sting in the tail I’m not as attached to you as you would like me to think
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Now the play is over and the actor leaves the stage Catches his face in the mirror and now he looks his age He wipes away the make up and he walks out the door He knows inside he’s finished he can’t take anymore The audience has disappeared and he’s all on his own Not a single message or missed call on his phone He used to wake up in the morning so glad to be alive Jump into his very nice car and take it for a drive Somehow now the thrill has gone and he’s hurting inside Put out the light and put out the light there’s nowhere to hide The audience has disappeared and he’s all on his own Not a single message or missed call on his phone
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In my life I try, to be the best I can be I’ll provide for you and keep you safe You’re the reason I feel the way I feel It seems like yesterday, when you came into this world You took a breath your first taste of air And a baby blue eyed stare taking in everywhere So welcome to this world I’m your father pleased to meet you I’ll try to give you everything the way you give to me And for that I thank you You are the reason I find, a smile upon my face Laugh and cry make me feel complete You made me find a love I never knew I had In this mixed up world, dog eat dog each day You’re the one thing that makes perfect sense If we could all only try to live with some of your innocence Because I saw you run before you walk And I heard you laugh before you talk The changes I see bring about so many changes in me And I held you tight when you were scared You came to me when you felt no-one cared And I know this world is now a better place To have you right here beside me
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Never mind television, she can’t even afford a radio I gave her money on her birthday; I tried to make a difference She fell over in the street, and she just lay there, she just lay there I tried to help her to her feet but she just lay there She fell over in the street, and she just lay there, she just lay there I tried to help her to her feet but she just lay there She keeps some boxes in the fridge, there’s nothing in there, nothing in there Her window overlooks the car park, there’s nothing in there, nothing in there She’s drunker every night and we just lay there, we just lay there Her heart beats in the night and we just we lay there, we just lay there She fell over in the street, and she just lay there, she just lay there Her heart beats in the night, there’s nothing in there There’s nothing in there
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When you leave me every night You take away a little part of me One day there’ll be nothing left to take One day at last I’ll be free But it’s still the biggest fall for the longest time Well nothing ever seems to go right these days And I’m finding it so much harder to write these days You are my saviour my salvation My only source of excitation The biggest fall
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The poppies in the fields of France are still as red Everybody knows we’re all going to wind up dead So where’s the point in striving in trying to go on Where’s the point in anything where’s the point in any of these songs It’s getting hard to keep heart and soul together It’s getting hard to tell life and death apart You keep saying nothing lasts forever But if one thing will it’s the hope in my heart Hardly a day goes by without you on my mind Hardly a night goes by without you in my dreams I wake up sometimes screaming not knowing what I’ll find Is this a love song or a stab in the back? Is this affection or a heart attack?
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I feel so funny, I feel funny inside, I want out but I still have to hide It took me all I had to get this far, all alone in the back of my car Hanging here with this thorn in my side, can’t help feeling I’ve lost all my pride I’d ask my friends to come and carry me away But they’re all caught up in those games people play Nothing’s going to last forever, this could be a great adventure Funny funny, I feel funny inside, I want out but I still have to hide Oh so funny the joke you pulled you took it too far and made me a fool You stand there crying with your head in your hands You watch me dying in some far off land I’d ask my friends to come and carry me away But they’re all caught up in those Games people play Nothing’s going to last forever, this could be a great adventure
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I see your reflection on my TV screen I hear what you say but I don’t see what you mean I used to know you once when I was young You used to speak to me till I got a tongue And I sense say what do you mean And I know say what is the scene I used to have my dreams if you know what I mean You used to think of me till I thought for myself But all you could see was myself in yourself I feel my ambition rise up in me I feel my heart beat but I know I’m not free I’ve got my own opinions locked up inside But what’s an opinion if it can’t take sides I know I’m old enough to be my own boss But what good’s a life if you can’t give it what it wants Walk a little talk a little make some conversation Walk a little talk a little be a congregation
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On the south, overlooked The ruins of a castle Counts of Vendôme, Holy Trinity A fine façade Stone steeple Isolated, vanished church The old gate, the river front Ancient hospital, chapel preserved In the garden, a library Stone steeple A statue of the poet A statue of the poet A tear shed by Jesus At the tomb of Lazarus
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As I walk out in the night The stars shine up above Then blink out one by one And it’s suddenly so quiet And I can’t see where I am And once they were so bright They lit up my whole life Now they blink out one by one And I’m feeling so alone And I can’t see where I am And then I’m out Overlooking the whole town Looks so small as I look down And the streetlights give me hope That I haven’t lost it all And somehow I’ll find your love On the street that we call home The fire burns brightly in our hearth Our love burns brightly in our hearts We keep the darkness from our door And we’ll always be in love And I’ll never leave your side And you never will leave mine
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The sun shines on the hillside, and the breeze blows through the trees I’m upstairs in the bedroom, you’re outside on your knees We moved here fifteen years ago, we left the past behind We brought our little cat with us, she’d never been outside Now we’ve known our neighbours’ children, since they were five or six And the new boy thinks we’re old folks, but we wrote all his tricks The garden gate is open, as we pull up in the car The bolt we put up yesterday, hasn’t got us far There’s a dead bird in the garden, that may have been a cat But not ours, cos she’s gone Everyday a little more paranoid, what’s that on the lawn Everyday a little older, a little slower, a little colder Everyday more suspicious, looking over your shoulder And time is going faster, faster everyday Another year is over, another happy day Soon come celebration, soon come happy day The hours, the days, the weeks, the months, the years, spreading out behind us Soon come it’s all over, soon come dust to dust And if I dwell on that stuff, my motivation’s crushed And time is going faster, faster everyday Another year is over, another happy day We keep you in a little box, set down by the bed The picture hanging on the wall, helps to dull the pain We fill our days with nonsense, and forget what happens next TV, fun and happy days, and friends all sending texts Soon come it’s all over, soon come dust to dust
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You die for yourself But you live for everybody else And they’ve pulled the plug on all your dreams Watch the river flow away, or say goodbye to everybody else today You care for them all But they just make you feel so small And they’ve pulled the plug on all your dreams Let’s just get up and go You know I love you so And they’ve pulled the plug on all our dreams
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There was I happy keeping the faith When all along you were cheating and I believed you cared How could I, oh no, How could I have been so wrong And to find out like this Is the bitterest blow Black and blue your heart beats me black and blue I love you but your heart beats me Your heart beats me black and blue
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The door opens and two men walk in, they sit at the counter “What will you have?” the busboy asks “What will you have this evening?” Outside, it’s getting dark, and the streetlight lights up The killers at the counter, read the menu And the clock strikes eight and it’s getting late And the day has flown, the day has flown Give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun Everytime, everytime you drink you want to kill someone Give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun He’s down on his knees, he’s begging them please Everytime, everytime we drink we want to kill someone Give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun, give me the gun He’s down on his knees, he’s begging them please
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I still write you letters I just don’t send them anymore And in the dark of my room they lie on the floor And one day I’ll collect them and I’ll unlock my door And I’ll go to the mailbox and I’ll mail them for sure And you’ll learn what I’ve thought for so many years That you hammered me down with the nails of your tears But I don’t want you back cos I think I’ve moved on Cos I rent someone’s flat and I own my own gun What’s there left to say, I’ll never get away, from all the pain inside I know where you live but I won’t come around Cos I can’t take the pain of hearing the sound Of your voice as you say “Hey you’re looking fine Have you moved on in your life cos I’ve moved on in mine” What’s there left to say, I’ll never get away From all the pain inside, there’s nowhere I can hide The world is cold and dark, I’ll ever get that spark, the one that lights my fire Well maybe you were good for me or maybe it was fantasy But you made me feel like my world was for real And you took me away from the Play for Today And you put them all down without making a sound Maybe it was fantasy or maybe it was jealousy But you went away despite all I could say And the world seems so dark without you and your spark That lit up my life for so long So I’ll keep adding letters to that pile on the floor Till I’ve lost all the truth of what happened before And you’ve changed in my head to something so blurred That I don’t need to write one more useless word
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Why do I feel like it’s the end of my world? Whenever you look like the most wonderful girl in the world When I walk with you, when I talk with you Everything else, everything else just seems to fade from view And there’s nothing, there’s nothing left to believe in If I just had something, anything to believe in But I always get caught up on the burden of proof I always get caught up on the burden of proof Why must my heart be ruled by the burden of proof? We might be dancing, we might be holding But still doesn’t feel, quite right We might be touching, we might be loving On our own, in the dark, in the night But there’s nothing, there’s nothing left to believe in If I just had something, anything to believe in But I always get caught up on the burden of proof I always get caught up on the burden of proof Why must my heart be ruled by the burden of proof?
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All the things I wish I’d said, I never got round to it And now I find it’s just to late, I wish I’d got round to it All the things I wish I’d done, I let them slip through my fingers And now I find all that’s left is only the memory, only the memory Somewhere along the line, I think I lost my way I know somehow, someday, some way, I’ve got to come back again But before I bring it back, I have to face the truth, I know I will have to say the things I cannot name All the things I should’ve said but never had the courage to All the things I should’ve done but never had the courage to I cannot look you in the eye, I think you know the reason why Still I know, I have to say the things I cannot name
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This is just the beginning and you’re getting it wrong time and time again Ask yourself can it get any worse, tell yourself, of course it can, of course it can Get up, get off of your knees, get your head up and out of the sand This is just the beginning and you’re getting it wrong time and time again Lift your face up don’t drop yur face down, put on a smile and wipe a way that frown You’re sitting in the lap of luxury and you’ve no reason to feel guilty Please help me I’m so hungry, some people find that joke funny, But Jesus, Cindy, Candy, Honey, which one gets your money You’re sitting in the lap of luxury and you’ve no reason to feel guilty I’m sitting in the lap of luxury and you cannot make me guilty
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Lying in my bed, don’t want to get up Feeling like I’m dead, cos my time’s up with you You’ve gone away, you’ve really done it this time I thought that you’d stay but you’ve really done it this time And it’s just another day, and the world turns on Am I the only one who cares, that you’ve gone, you’ve left You’ve gone away, you’ve really done it this time I thought that you’d stay but you’ve really done it this time I see you on the street, you’re with another guy And I wonder where you meet, and I look to the sky and think You’ve gone away, you’ve really done it this time I thought that you’d stay but you’ve really done it this time
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He lived alone above the grocery store With his memories and his lies And every night he’d make his way downtown Where he’d meet up with his boys They broke the door down, they broke the door down And they found him lying on the floor When he emerged from the dimly lit room And the lights shone in his face They took him down with such heavy handed force That his blood was all over the place They broke the door down, they broke the door down And they found him lying on the floor The sky was dark and the clouds were grey When he took the long last walk The children played with a hop skip and jump On the sidewalk marked with chalk They broke the door down, they broke the door down And they found him lying on the floor
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They took my car away today They took my home to make me pay For all the times I’d had I shouldn’t have I had a promising career In a little town 10 miles away I never thought that I would stay so long And if I’d known what I know now That everything is up for grabs And nothing is beyond our grasp at all And we can reach right out and touch the stars Clean up the mess and heal the scars And feel again I ended up behind this bar Without my house without my car I never thought that you would leave me too And now there’s little left to say They’re taking me away today I never thought that I could stay so long And if I’d known what I know now That everything is up for grabs And nothing is beyond our grasp at all And we can reach right out and touch the stars Clean up the mess and heal the scars And feel again And if I’d known what I know now Then I would not have let you go And everything could have been good again And I could reach right out and heal your scars Clean up the mess and feel the stars...and breathe again
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Excuse my happy heart, my smiling way Excuse my laughing out loud, I hope you stay I didn’t mean to make you nervous It’s just my way of getting through another lonely day without you Sometimes you take me to the moon and Mars Sometimes I talk to you of galaxies and stars I didn’t mean to leave you stranded On the shore beside the dunes with nothing in your head but thoughts of me I found my voice somewhere in your eyes I found myself awakening in paradise I didn’t mean to freak you out I didn’t think you’d want to hang around with someone going silently insane This might be a stupid song, it might be true Might be a lot of things, might be about you I didn’t mean to take things seriously I only want to get things done in my time before the setting of the sun It doesn’t have to mean a thing, It doesn’t have to be the way You don’t have to listen, it’s all just words upon a page
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When you’re looking at someone straight into their eyes It’s still so hard to tell if they’re lying But if you’ve let yourself be fooled by their offers of paradise Don’t be surprised if you end up crying You’ll be walking in the rain, trying to hide the pain Whilst inside your heart is aching But you’ve got to hold on, you’ve got to keep on holding on Don’t believe that your life is breaking down And although you may think that they are whiter than white If it’s the truth that you want, then they are black, as black as night And they’ll take you and they’ll use you for all their stupid schemes And they’ll promise they will help you, whilst destroying all your dreams Ask yourself is it possible to sacrifice your life to the state Live your life for yourself, think, be proud, create How can you claim self-esteem, if in helping someone else You throw your own life a way, destroy your mental health Oh so many atrocities in the name of God Oh so many atrocities in the name of good Oh so many atrocities in the name of Christ Oh so many atrocities for the public good Compromise between life and death and death will always win Compromise between good and evil and evil will always win Reason to rationality, self-esteem to pride Purpose to productivity, self-esteem to pride So pick yourself up and dust yourself down It’s up to you to give your cloud a silver lining You’ll never take the chance to make something of your life If you’re just going to sit there pining For days that are past and hopes that were dashed So many, many, many, many, many, many, many years ago Reason leads to rationality, purpose leads to productivity and self esteem to pride
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We shout at each other from time to time Nothing serious it’s always the same And then when it’s over I may want to talk But to clear your head you go for a walk You were out walking I was just sleeping And I was dreaming We were love-making You know I’ll be waiting for you at the door Anticipating it’s always the same You look in my eyes I look in your eyes We know what will happen it’s always the same
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Ten years later I’m all on my own Thinking about nothing, sitting by the phone But he never ever calls and he never ever writes I find my mind is drifting to what happened that night I looked out of my window and what did I see A little old man staring back at me The Stars and Stripes upon his arm Looking pretty much like he’s about to buy the farm I looked a little closer and nothing was clear Perhaps he was an actor and someone sent him here Perhaps this was a message perhaps it was a dream In life we have to learn not everything is as it seems He was a burnt out astronaut returned from the stars Checking his reflection in the windows of the cars Sitting in my kitchen in his astronaut suit And then I realised he’s on a mission to recruit He wants to take me away and show me his life And nicely introduce me to his very nice wife His big TV and his very nice car And buy me lots of drinks at a very nice bar I explain I can’t go, I’ve got so much to do He says “work work work that’s all you ever do Why don’t you take a little break and come along with me There’s so much to learn, there’s so much to see” So I put my little hand in his astronaut glove And stepped outside my house into his great big world of love And he took me away and he showed me his life And he nicely introduced me to his very nice wife I watched his big TV and drove his very nice car And every night we drank at a very nice bar And he always had a story and he told them very well And if you listen very closely you can hear them all as well And so the actor takes the stage...
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Keep your feet on the ground Don’t think out loud Play dead when you fall Don’t answer their call Keep yourself to yourself Do nothing at all I walked through the silence and the colour and the heat And in the twilight saw his fingers play the barrel of his gun The silence is chilling Then it starts again The voice comes from nowhere And then I see the radio We curve round and down and off the bridge The big sign with the stars over looking the falls When he comes into the room One thing that strikes me is the tune They think they know, they don’t know anything at all And when the telephone does ring When you are walking through the rain And then you know that there is someone after all Play dead when you fall Do nothing at all Keep your feet on the ground Blend in with the crowd Blend
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On a day half a lifetime away I recall like it was just yesterday I walked down to the town All my friends were 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 Now the friends I once knew 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 river Running with the trains on the railway tracks Then over the bridge to the May Day Fair That was 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 A memory from half a lifetime away
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I have no concrete idea of what my life is all about I drift along without a care Why am I here, what’s it all for, what is the purpose of my life I drift along without a care I see the trees, I see the sky, I love the sea I wonder why Why is it that we are all here It cannot be that this is chance there must surely be a truth Behind the wonders that we see If there’s a God somewhere above, why does he not proclaim his love Are we alone spinning in space, the lonely know this is the place The place we’re born and where we’ll die Why am I here, what’s it all for, what is the purpose of my life Can there just be no reason why Day by day I make my way towards the ashes in the vase I drift along without a care Why am I here, what’s it all for, what is the purpose of my life I drift along without a care If there’s a God somewhere above, why does he not proclaim his love Can it be true there’s nothing more, why then do we exist at all To struggle here upon the earth knowing we’ll never leave this berth To live and die under the sun no holy father no holy one There is no God up there above we only live to give our love I have no concrete idea of what my life is all about I drift along without a care
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I re-arranged the house, on the day you came to stay I put a lot of work in to it, but now you’ve gone away Oh oh, hey hey hey, now you’ve gone away I threw all of your stuff away, when you said you couldn’t stay And now I wish I had it back, to look through every day Cos it’s not the same, now you’ve gone away But in the picture frame, it’s just like yesterday, yesterday I put up brand new wallpaper and then I tore it down I couldn’t stand old friends coming round I’d find myself shopping for nothing in aisle after aisle I suppose I was looking for something that might just make me smile Here I Sit, all alone, I can’t believe, that you have gone I see your space, I see your face, I hear your voice, all over the place I can’t let go, I know you know, life is cruel, that’s just the way it goes If I could only see you now just one last time, I’d say goodbye I re-arranged the house, on the day you went away
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It’s a nice job in a small town, When everybody knows your name And at the end of the day when the whistle blows You make your way to your favourite bar It’s a nice job in a small town, When everybody knows your name Well respected, looked up to, And everybody knows your name And at the end of the day when the whistle blows You make your way to your favourite bar You drink your life away, You piss your life away There’s nothing left to say, Except “goodbye” today It’s a nice job in a small town, When everybody knows your name
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She was forced into acts of depravity By circumstances beyond her control She has looked into the heart of humanity She has seen the blackness of our souls And she can’t sleep anymore For they have her in her dreams Just one more time They have her And she’s up against the wall
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Krebs went to war from the college door, he lay flat, he shivered and he prayed “Dear Jesus please please get me out, keep me from death and I’ll do anything you say I believe in you, I believe in you” and in the morning the sun came up And the day was hot and the day was quiet, and he lived Krebs went to war from the college door, he never told anyone he loved Christ Now here’s a picture of his graduation, here’s another of humiliation From ugly girls along the Rhine, back to small town Oklahoma Years beyond the war being over, back he came but it was much too late He didn’t want to talk about it; people didn’t want to hear about it He lied to please, came to him with ease, the more he lied, the more he’d freeze Took on the roles of others, till the memories were set in stone Chains and guns in the forest, deep down he knew everything was wrong Krebs went to war from the college door, he never told anyone he loved Christ Late summer days spent sleeping late, bored in the bookstore, bored with the town Nothing had changed as he looked around, he walked up Main Street, he walked back down He liked to watch, didn’t like to talk, his family loved him; he drove dad’s car Krebs went to war from the college door, he never told anyone he loved Christ There was nothing he could change; his experience was out of range He was no hero inside his head; inside his head he was already dead He read his books, he read the papers, still liked his sisters, broke his mother’s heart I don’t believe in you, I don’t believe in you, and in the morning the sun came up And the day was hot and the day was quiet, and he lived He abandoned Jesus, he abandoned God, still prayed with his mother, she kept him safe Krebs went to war from the college door - he lost everything
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And when it all collapsed I was underneath In three weeks time a soldier came and pulled me from beneath And I looked so pathetic, my body burned and broken As the cameras were watching me, I heard your words so softly spoken “You are the luckiest man, the luckiest man alive You’re going to live every day from now, like the last day of your life And you’ll be so glad to have me here, to have me by your side And even though you’re broken in two, you’ll have no reason to hide” Then you said “I won’t go away and I’ll be with you every day I’ll always be right by your side until the day you die...” You walked into my life like you had always been around I’d never seen your face before even in amongst the crowd And as you came towards me slowly I saw that look within your eyes The one that said you wanted me and there could be no compromise I was shocked that this could be I did not represent a prize That did not seem to bother you as you gazed into my eyes And you took my hand and you led me down into the blackness of your soul It was far too late to turn around when I realised your goal When you said “I have come to take you and you will not get away You are mine and what is yours is mine today and everyday” “I have come to take you and you will not get away You are mine and what is yours is mine today and everyday”
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I can’t deny it’s true when I say I really love you Though tend to drink far too much these days So maybe it’s drink talking but I wish we could be walking down Upon the sand and around the bay With the starlight in your eyes and the moonlight on your hair Although my speech is slurred I promise that I care So let’s go out tonight to where the lights are shining brightly and Take our little car down to the beach Never thought I’d ever find you lying here with me Always thought that you were simply out of reach With the starlight in your eyes and the moonlight on your hair Although my speech is slurred I promise that I care
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If you’re feeling blue if you’re feeling down Just reach for me and I’ll bring you round I can make you high, I can make you smile But I can only stay for a little while Your friends will tell you lies about me But you know I can set you free So open up your arms and let me through I am an angel and my eyes are blue Push me in, I’l go around, I’ll be your friend tonight I promise you my eyes are blue, your angel’s here tonight If you’re feeling blue if you’re feeling down Just reach for me and I’ll bring you round I’ll be inside your head to give you advice I can make it so good I can make it so nice Darkness will cover my intentions true I will always seem so right for you Just open up your veins and let me through I promise I’m an angel & my eyes are blue If you need some cash if you need a car You’ll find everything you want at my favourite bar I can make all your dreams come true And I know you’ll do anything I ask you to But I crawl on my belly when the earth is cold Starring role in the greatest story ever told Your friends will raise their shields it’s true But I’m a black angel and I’ll still get through So just push me I’ll go around and around and I’ll be your friend tonight Your angel’s here with a cure for you and I’ll be your friend tonight Would I lie to you, you know it’s true, your only friend tonight I’m just a fiend tonight, your angel’s her tonight, this could be the end tonight
79.
The sound of a train on a railway bridge in the summertime The sun in the sky and the wind in her hair She looks down the line to the tunnel Where the summertime and her life disappear I never wanted any of this, I never wanted to be here with you But you can take me now, be done with it, I never looked on us as a long term thing And I never promised I’d always love you And I never wanted any of this at all She says she doesn’t want his money She just wants to be free from it all and jumps
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Each disc starts with the most recent track and works backwards.
Disc 1 2017 - 1977 : Tracks 1-11 (69:08)
Disc 2 2016 - 1980 : Tracks 12-21 (79:50)
Disc 3 2015 - 1979 : Tracks 22-31 (64:46)
Disc 4 2014 - 1978 : Tracks 32-41 (65:11)
Disc 5 2017 - 1977 : Tracks 42-52 (63:19)
Disc 6 2016 - 1980 : Tracks 53-62 (79:43)
Disc 7 2015 - 1979 : Tracks 63-72 (51;17)
Disc 8 2014 - 1977 : Tracks 73-82 (74:03)

*Previously Unreleased Tracks
1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 20, 21, 24, 30, 31, 35, 39, 41, 42, 52, 53, 55, 57, 65, 80

**Previously Released Tracks currently exclusive to this collection
7, 8, 18, 19, 23, 27, 28, 29, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44, 45, 48, 49, 50, 51, 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82

Songs
1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 46, 48, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80

Soundscapes
2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 22, 31, 32, 35, 40, 42, 43, 47, 49, 52, 53, 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 72, 73, 77, 81, 82

credits

released December 30, 2017

David Reilly – Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Keyboards & Programming, Organ, Synthesisers, Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass, Drums, Drum Loops, Drum Machine Programming, Samples, Soundscapes, Treatments, SFX, Environments, Short Wave Radio

with, in order of appearance

Craig Sutherland – Sampling, Programming, Keyboards, Rhythm Beds, Synthesisers
Andrew Wilson – Piano, Keyboards, Programming
Stewart Robinson – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Loops, Drum Programming, Vocals
Robert Gillies – Guitars
Alan Brodie – Keyboards, Synthesisers, Backing Vocals
Anne Reilly – Hair Dryer
Jamie Frain – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drum Programming
Stuart Cobley - Synthesisers
Malcolm Logan – Vocals, Floor Tom
Steven Moffat - Guitars
Phil Green - Drums
Nick Aldridge - Keyboards
Angus Bolton – Guitars
Eric Merrill – Guitars
Jim Park - Drums
Ryan Williamson – Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Vocoder, Drum Loop
Alan Martin - Keyboards
Charlie Dootson - Guitars
Christopher Andreas – Soundscapes, Treatments
John O'Hare – Acoustic Guitar
Una Sveinbjarnardóttir – Violin
Pálína Árnadóttir – Violin
Guðrún Hrund Harðardóttir – Viola
Hrafnkell Orri Egilsson – Cello

Compilation, editing, remixing, remastering, production and artworks by David Reilly, May 2016 to December 2017.

Executive Producer : Anne Reilly

"A huge thank you to everyone with whom I've collaborated over the last 40 years on various musical projects, many of which, sadly, have not been able to be included on this anthology."

David Reilly, Edinburgh, 24 December 2017

Crispycat Recordings 1702

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Cloudland Blue Quartet Edinburgh, UK

Initially influenced by Fripp & Eno's "No Pussyfooting" and The Velvet Underground's debut, David Reilly, aka Cloudland Blue Quartet, started musicking in 1977, creating drones by using sellotape on the keys of his dad's Bontempi Organ. The subsequent junk shop purchase of an old electric guitar & fuzzbox, followed by the acquisition of a 2nd hand Beatles songbook, led him into songwriting... ... more

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