Live from the Blue Chair EP

by Ronan the Barbarian

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about

all songs written by Ronan.

cover art by paulie j fox www.behance.net/pauljfox

credits

released November 30, 2017

Ronan: guitar, vocals.
Grace Allison: backing vocals, percussion.
Grainne Rooney: flute.

license

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Track Name: down go the days
o down go the days like the rain like the rain
everything that you love is a war that you wage
and sometimes you're the hunter and sometimes you're the prey
like the rain like the rain o down go the days

you were grace you amazed I was praise no complaint
then I learned to despise every line on your face
and the time went away and our hair went to grey
watching rain watching rain go down like the days

out of sight out of mind crescent moon winking eye
I betrayed my companion and I watched as he died
and he never looked better than he did at his wake
like the rain like the rain o down go the days

"the king is dead" quoth the angel as it were on a wing
and the devils all red said "behold the dead is king
though a dawn will arise and a day be erased
it will soon be replaced" o down go the days.
Track Name: someone or something you like
with a mislaid phrase the weather changed
and I saw the lies tighten up his face
I ran into the night down to that weeping hole
that wishing well where lovers go

well I dropped a stone look out below
if I should fall how deep would I go?

too many changes not enough questions are raised
you go through the paces but you never learn anything
the hole just gets deeper you fill it with whatever you find
a captor a keeper or someone or something you like
to make it okay for a while

you don't know what it's like
you won't like what you find

where dreams may come but not for long
the faces change but never the song

too many changes not enough questions are raised
you go through the paces but you never learn anything
the hole just gets deeper you fill it with whatever you find
a captor a keeper or someone or something you like
to make it okay for a while

you'll be okay in a while
you'll be okay in a while.
Track Name: heart of snow
and hands resist him and castles keep him in
a troubled kingdom for a troubled countenance

"why do I feel so low, where did my best years go?
"why is ever a part of me shirking in the shadow?
"girl on a unicorn my kingdom for a cure
"I don't know more about right and wrong than the chair I threw my jacket on"

and hands resist him and castles keep him in
a voice in answer gathers on the wind

"did you spring from an oyster purse, sole denizen of the earth?
"were you trying to make it better without thinking you could make things worse?
"boy on a big man's throne, you never loved what you couldn't own
"was she just something that you found?
"is there no alley that you won't walk down?"

his is a heart of snow, his parachute was a parasol
and his world is a wasteland where nothing is beautiful
so listener what have you learned, make you of this tale you heard?
did you come like a brilliant bird or did you leave without saying a word?

and hands resist him and castles keep him in
son of no-one he wants for nothing.
Track Name: before
before I was happy even when I was miserable
now I am sad even when I'm having fun
before I was safe even when I was petrified
now I am running running for my lfe

before, before, be-fore

before I was a princess locked up in a tower
now I'm a cat stuck up in a tree
before I was a bridge and under me flowed water
now I'm a troll and there is water all around me

before, before, be-fore

before I was given a present of a locket
now I am given to take what I can get
before I was pretty pretty as a promise
now I'm a lie and I am calling in your debt

but that was long ago, so long ago

before, before, be-fore.