stars from a sidecar

by Ed Muirhead

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1.
03:16
2.
03:23
3.
03:11
4.
Where the Heart Is
5.
Starlit Sky
6.
Don't Give In
7.
8.
9.
It Shows
10.
Grace and Mercy
11.
Tip of the Iceberg
12.
Like Like Unlike
13.
Selfish

about

The new album has a rootsy/folky sound, developing ideas from previous releases. The songs touch on love, loss, prejudice and finding a place in the bigger picture. A couple of songs were written as long ago as 1996 at the age of 19, when Ed took a year out to recover from a breakdown and time in hospital. The rest are more recent, talking about being a father, society and social media, or exploring the world through his travels with work.

Since his previous album 'Day Job', Ed quit a job in engineering to study music therapy, and is now a self-employed piano tutor and music therapist. He's seen a lot of what music can do for all kinds of people, and continues to be inspired to keep making music.

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releases October 24, 2019

Ed: vocals, piano, organ, guitars, drums, bass, flute, accordion, mandolin
Calder Houston: lead guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3
Molly Muirhead: trumpet on track 1

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old-fashioned songwriting, new-fashioned roots & folk songs.

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Track Name: Sidecar
Will you be my sidecar, maybe, will you come along with me?
We'll ride the roads together, and see what we shall see.
If the road is hard or if the road is clear,
Will you be my sidecar maybe, will you go with me from here?

Will you be my umbrella, give me shelter from the storm?
We'll walk the roads together, and keep each other warm.
If the days are short and the nights go on too long,
Will you be my umbrella, give me shelter from the storm?

Will you be my faithful compass, will you help me find my way?
We'll walk the wilds together, and say what we shall say.
If the skies go dark and the clouds are ashen grey,
Will you be my faithful compass, will you help me find my way?

Will you be my baked potato, will you keep me warm and fed?
Will you be the voice of reason to the nonsense in my head?
When it seems the world has got me on my knees,
Will you be my baked potato, I can be your grated cheese.

I can be your sidebar baby, I can go along with you,
We'll ride the roads together, and see what we can do.
If the road is rough, or if the road is smooth,
I will be your sidecar baby, I will go along with you.
Track Name: The Right
My Grandpa was left-handed but his school-teacher tried
To make him write with the right so his left hand was tied.

What about you, what do you do?
When you meet someone a little different from you?
What do you do, What about you, do you have the right?

I knew a girl who thought that the right shape for her was thin.
As she grew older, she heard what they told her, and she couldn't keep it in.

I read about a man who had a masterplan.
If you weren't white, you had no rights, and so the war began.

When you look at somebody else,
Do you compare them to yourself?
What do you see, are they just like me?
Are they just like you?
What do you do?
Do you have the right?
Track Name: Orion's Belt
Looking at Orion's Belt
Makes me feel how I felt
Way back when I first stared at the sky.

In the dark, three points of light
Orion's belt shines so bright
Way up there, so far from here, so high.

Stars shine down upon us all.
No matter where you are, or how small,
Stars shine down upon us all.

Flying saucers, passing planes
Coming back to earth again,
Who knows where those shooting stars are bound?

In the darkness, travelling light
Planes and saucers, shining bright
Way up there, so far above the ground.

Wherever you are, see the stars above you
Wherever you go, know that I love you.
Wherever you find yourself,
Look up and remind yourself
That each of us has a place
Our own time and space.
Track Name: All O'er the World
I've worn a shirt and tie in Shanghai, in Mumbai and in Dubai.
On the southern coast of Norway and several states of the USA.

I've been all o'er the world, but where I love to be
Is here with you, with me.

I've been a hi-tech, low-budget wild rover
Who flies the skies the world over
From the concrete of Houston
To a farmyard in Hannover.

Oh the Indian Ocean is so sweet,
And those small towns in the south of France are hard to beat.
But you're the one who sweeps me off my feet.

I've walked the streets of Norfolk and New Orleans,
Met the greatest people that I've ever seen,
Here and now is the best place that I've been.

Hopped aboard a speedboat on the Dutch coast
Rode the fastest train in China but I can't boast.
Here in your arms is where I love the most.

Nearly melted in the Abu-Dhabi midday sun,
Couldn't believe the Texas foodstore selling guns.
Seen so many but I still know that you're the one.
Track Name: He's Growing Fast
He's growing fast, where has time gone?
He'll be a man before too long.
When he was wee it used to be
so easy to pick him up,
and that was good enough.

He's growing fast, he's not a child
Says he's been grown-up for a while.
He has dreams, and he has schemes
They start shaking when it's tough,
It's not good enough.

He'll fall apart right in front your eyes.
He'll steal your heart and he'll steal your lies.
As you turn away he'll steal your stuff,
If it's good enough.

He's growing fast, where has time gone?
He'll be a man before too long.
I love him so, and let him know
In between the other stuff.
Is it good enough?

All the time that the two of us spend.
Goes so fast, though we think it won't end.
When all is said and done will we be friends,
Is that good enough?

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