The Still Beyond

by Kate O'Callaghan

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

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

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

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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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Track Name: Painted Lady
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
Track Name: My Dear
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
Track Name: Left in Disbelief (Lament for John)
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?
Track Name: Reverie of a Radiant Knight
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.
Track Name: Don't Think So
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!
Track Name: Feel
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
Track Name: Jackal
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
Track Name: Coldness at Dawn
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
Track Name: Undone (A Song For Anna Parnell, 1852-1911)
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)
Track Name: You Said
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
Track Name: Beholder
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