Michael Marra's shoes will take some filling, but as the first anniversary of his untimely passing fast approaches it's this Jack Russell's view that Ed Muirhead's got what it takes... let's hope that now he's finished his successful launch tour for the album we'll be hearing more soon. In the meantime you can order the album (and other stuff)...
released 04 October 2013
Ruaraidh Proctor: Bagpipes on track 1
Graeme White: Backing Vocals on track 1
Frances McGlashan: Clarinet on track 3
Ed Muirhead: Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Accordion, Bass, Percussion
Recorded at TPot Studio by Robin Wynn Evans & Tattie Shed by Ed
You hold on to your heart so tight
somehow it doesn't seem so right
when all your friends have left and gone away.
You want to clutch it to yourself
sometimes you wish you'd asked for help, but
now it's all too late is all you say.
You lose the tears you can't hold back
as your heart of stone begins to crack,
and the wounded cries for mercy flood your soul.
Don't wait until these cries are gone,
don't lose the tears you've held so long,
don't let the fear deception take control.
Even if your heart's not there,
You've heard them say that God still cares,
but who would want a heart that breaks like yours?
You close your eyes and give up hope
and soon you know you'll never cope,
but somehow now your empty heart's made pure.
And the mystery of your endless flight
from a darkness filled with candlelight
through memories of the brokenness of dreams.
You still hold on, you won't let go,
now you're living like you'd never known
that the broken life is better than it seems.
A stolen moment is more precious than hours and hours of time that's wasted.
So take those hours and hours and make them count.
Until a stolen moment comes about.
A kiss of passion is more precious than heartless lips and cold embraces.
So take these heartless lips and make them count.
Until a kiss of passion comes about.
A pinch of true love is more precious than buckets full of good intentions.
So take those good intentions and make them count.
Until a pinch of true love comes about.
Track Name: Ode to the Kingsway
Many years ago Great Britain's first ring road
Was built around Dundee.
On the bank of the Tay, the mighty Kingsway,
A super sight to see.
Kingsway, oh Kingsway, you save us lots of time.
Kingsway, oh Kingsway, your circles are so fine.
The jewel in the crown some would say
Was the double-circle at the top of the kingsway.
From north to south, east to west,
The double circle was the best.
You could come in from Arbroath
And use one circle or both,
Down to the town, west to Perth
Or north to Forfar and Aberdeen,
But if you made a figure of eight
You'd be back to where you'd been.
But the double-circle didn't last,
Their concrete curves are a thing of the past.
Now junctions fill that space,
And too many traffic lights take their place.
From the flow of the circle to the stop of the lights
Progress travels on.
And the cars and lorries through the day and night
Keep the Kingsway going strong.