The Still Beyond

by Kate O'Callaghan

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    The Still Beyond is the debut album from Irish singer/songwriter Kate O'Callaghan.

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    Album Reviews:

    "Subliminal, understated and simply glorious" - Fatea Magazine (UK)

    "Powerful..deeply atmospheric..genuinely lovely" - R2 (Rock n Reel) (UK)

    "Intelligent, meaningful and extraordinary listening experience" - Fanrealm (USA)

    “A talented singer/songwriter with a great voice..”   Shire Folk Magazine (UK)

    "A lovely debut album.." - John Creedon, RTE Radio 1 (IRL)

    "Warm, inviting, charming and delicate. A stunning debut album" - 2 U I Bestow (IRL)

    "An accomplished songwriter" - GoldenPlec (IRL)

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1.
Painted Lady 04:17
She flies in the face of danger No one knows exactly where she goes Guided by the wind her journey takes her To a land where the sweet nectar grows Oh Oh Oh Burning orange bright all eyes are on her Slender is the essence of her might Her fragile beauty is her only armour To steer her through the perils of her flight Oh Oh Oh When the north wind whispers to her softly Primal is the knowledge of her plan For there she finds the promise of her fortune And wings of gold the continents shall span Oh Oh Oh
2.
My Dear 03:30
There's a place deep inside of me That smiles when you're around There's a place deep inside of me That feels safe and sound Oh my dear When you are here As rare as a bird That sings among the flowers My heart blooms as you wile away the hours Oh my dear When you are here, when you are here Oh Oh Oh And when you are gone Like winter so long Tears freeze my heart which burns And waits for your return Oh my dear When you're not here When you're not here There's a place deep inside of me That smiles when you're around There's a place deep inside of me That feels safe and sound Oh my dear But you're not here You're not here, you're not here
3.
They say you’re gone You never told me, never And how long? You never told me, never And tears fall from weeping stars To fill the ocean up with grief Your lovely Rose Left in disbelief Was the water cold my love? Oh was the water cold? A heavy moon hangs in the sky tonight my love For you May the constant light that beckons to your soul Guide you home They say you’re gone You never told me, never And how Long? You never told me, never And tears fall from weeping stars To fill the ocean up with grief Your lovely Rose Left in disbelief Was the water cold my love? Oh was the water cold?
4.
Won’t you marry me please Said the boy on his knees You’re the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen Won’t you come with me We could run away together Far away from here Over the blue mountain heather With nothing to fear Oh how beautiful life will be Oh how beautiful life will be So won’t you come with me My fair maiden be You my love at first sight And I your radiant Knight Oh how beautiful life will be Oh how beautiful life will be When we are older And wiser and taller And all of our world seems a little bit smaller We’ll talk to each other and remember when I was 13 and you were just ten So won’t you marry me please Said the boy on his knees You’re the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen Oh won’t you be my queen.
5.
He says he's always thinking of you The world would be an empty place without you And there's nobody quite like you He'd give the moon and stars to have you Do you really think it's true? Do you really? Do you really think it's true? I don't think so, Oh oh oh She says you're her one and only So smart, good-looking and so funny And she loves everything about you You're the best boy she's ever had Do you really think it's true? Do you really? Do you really think it's true? I don't think so, Oh oh oh These are the lies that we spin to avoid going there, oohh….. She says she was just about to call you, oh yeah It's ok honey it happens all the time And he says you're still as lovely as the day he met you, mmm mm Sure darling, that dress looks fine Do you really think it's true? Do you really? Do you really think it's true? I don't think so, oh oh oh Oh no, Oh no I don't think so!
6.
Feel 03:36
You were there, I was there, we had it The want, the desire, the lust Oh I felt it, you felt it, we just never said it I lay with your friend and you with mine What a strange thing to happen considering time Oh I remember the warmth of your skin and the touch of your hand on the back of my neck Oh You were the wild child, too cool for school Your Daddy met his fate in a public park And your Mammy well she just went crazy All alone you were left on your own And you needed someone to be close to Oh I remember the warmth of your skin and the touch of your hand on the back of my neck Oh And you make me You make me You make me Feel You make me Feel You make me …..Feel Oh I remember the warmth of your skin and the touch of your hand on the back of my neck Yeah
7.
Jackal 03:41
Changing rooms to fit the mood Which fill your thoughts like empty food You crave but never satisfy Nothing can survive on The Jackal hides he waits until The wave on which you ride subsides and Crashes to the ground on which your Very being lies in pieces Waiting for the next sweet moment to arrive And you, you think you know me And you, you'll never know me Words contrived to fit the lines of Morphine dosed dependent rhymes the Syncopated chimes No rhyme or reason For paradise is never what It seems for those with dreams that float on Little boats out on the sea Filled with cargo fueled by the Nectar of your next sweet moment about to arrive And you, you think you know me And you, you'll never know me So the jackal crawls out of the darkness Weighing up the heart that lies In the place that follows happiness from Sweet sweet highs He bears a grin that shows the teeth Which puncture in like rotten meat and Rip the fragile soul that hides Within the cradle of despise and Lies, lies oh sweet lies And you, you think you know me And you, you'll never know me (x2) You'll never know me
8.
Sittin here with your broken head The left over wine from the night you'd rather forget A heaviness which fills the air Reminds you of all that you said you'd rather forget And the cold morning frost that creeps under your door Chills you to the bone Sittin here with your broken heart in the house that you once called home And you will rise again And you will rise again You go outside to clear your head The tracks of her car still in the ground where she drove away And standing here in the morning sun You wonder how you will go on in the clear light of day And all the kings horses and all of his men They couldn't bring her back to you And the coldness at dawn cries softly what you always knew And all the kings horses and all of his men They couldn't bring her back to you And the coldness at dawn cries softly what you always knew And you will rise again And all the kings horses and all of his men They couldn't bring her back to you And you will rise again And the coldness at dawn cries softly what you always knew
9.
Take me by the hand and lead me down To the river you waded in your gown To the man who carried you across To the ones you faithfully lost When all was said You came undone (x2) To understand the battles that you fought To bear the heavy burden of your thoughts Standing on the graves of those less strong You prayed for wretched souls who had been wronged When all was said You came undone (x2) For you were never one to settle down Pay homage to the man or his crown Never one to compromise To want for something more your heart did lie When all was said You came undone (x2) Ahhh Ahhh Ahhh Shadowed by the notions of your kin A life of solitude you drowned within Lonely was the soul who gave a damn The greatness of their deeds were but a sham When all was said You came undone (x4)
10.
You Said 03:47
You said nothing stays the same You said we all have to change And time stands still for no one You said just gotta move on Ooh Ooh Ooh Bright lights of a city left behind Time for those stars to re-align I know, I know it is hard Sometimes just gotta let go Just gotta let go 'Cos nothing stays the same People they change Yeah people they change Nothing the same Ooh Ooh Ooh You said nothing stays the same And you said we all have to change And time stands still for no one You said just gotta move on
11.
Beholder 03:47
This is what we do when we age We exercise and de-rage Neuroticise over size Over condemn those that lie Shallowness lies in the beholder (x2) This is the time to lie This is the time to cry Why do I feel so compelled to fight? Why do I feel so compelled to bite? Shallowness lies in the beholder (x2) We rob the hours at night Bewitching hours of love and fright Not wanting to let go, see the light And start all over again
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THE STILL BEYOND
Produced and Arranged by Ted Ponsonby & Kate O'Callaghan
Recorded by Ted Ponsonby at Soundpool Studio, Donegal.
Mastered by Terry McGinty at Valley Music Studio, Donegal.

All songs written by Kate O'Callaghan

Cover Image 'Rise' by Vanessa Jordon  www.vanessajordan.ie
Portrait Photography by Jonathan Ryder www.jonathanryderphotography.com
Booklet Art by Kate O'Callaghan

Design by Zoocreative  www.zoocreative.net

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released October 1, 2013

Musicians
Kate O'Callaghan - Vocals, Howard Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Glockenspiel Chimes
Ted Ponsonby - Howard Resonator, Howard Acoustic Guitars, Electric Hofner Guitar, Electric Bass.
Hue Jhorgen - Hammond Organ
Seamus Devenny - Drums, Percussion, Violin
Eddie Lee - Upright Double Bass

Guest Musicians
Finbarr Doherty - Guitar (Tracks 1, 4, 6 & 8)
Sarah Ponsonby Brument- 2nd Violin (Track 3)
The Henry Girls - Backing Vocals (Track 6)

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Kate O'Callaghan County Donegal, Ireland

Kate O'Callaghan is a singer/songwriter based in Donegal, Ireland. Combining evocative melodies with intelligent considered lyrics, she covers a gamut of styles and emotions from Alt. Folk to Jazzy/Blues, the sublime to the cathartic. Evocative, haunting, poignant and refreshingly uplifting, with a unique aspect that explores the less obvious paths tonally as much as the expected. ... more

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