SONGS IN THE KEY OF SEA : The Galway Bay EP

by ALAN BONNER

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1.
Augustine 06:13
Augustine, Why so sad? Life gave you all you could have wanted More than I ever had Augustine, the widest smile You need a boat to sail across it But your eyes they cannot lie You turn every head in the room, all eyes are on you But I taste the sadness you wear on your lips A bittersweet lipgloss rubs off when we kiss Augustine, What's eating Augustine? Augustine, So full of shame So you found comfort in toilets at fourteen With men who never asked your name But that was then, and this is now If you only knew how much everyone loves you, But you can't let it in somehow And everyone in the room thinks the world of you but you're busy counting the hearts you can't break and dancing with ghosts of the past you can't shake Augustine, Please wake up Augustine. Augustine, One day you'll find While you were navel gazing, the world up'ed and left you behind Your hair is thin, your looks have gone And you'll turn to your ladies in waiting Just to find even they have moved on And everything you think you want, you carry inside you But you put all your faith in the ones who reject you And an ideal of love they can never live up to Augustine, where's it got you Augustine? Where's it got you Augustine? Where's it got you Augustine? Verse - Whistle Augustine, Why so sad? I'm standing right before you, the best friend that you ever had I see your struggles, I know your flaws But I still count it a blessing that my path collided with yours I love you Augustine, I love you Augustine So why can't you Augustine? Why Cant you Why can't you Augustine. Lyrics by Alan Bonner
2.
The River 04:02
3.
TORCH SONG by Alan Bonner I think its time for me to stop Carrying this torch It's burning me I think it's time for me to stop Carrying this torch It's getting heavy Cause it seems to me , you're not aware, you hardly know I'm here You don't see the light I shine And it seems to me, that you rely on someone else's torch to guide you through the night I think it's time for me to stop Carrying this torch it's getting light And as the first birds start to sing Singing to me, They tell me that I'll be alright Cause it seems to me, that anything you ever felt for me wasn't real just fabrication, And stupidly, I wore my heart with pride upon my sleeve Believed my imagination But every time I try to put you down Something stops me I can't set you to the ground. Can you hear it, can you hear that sound? Can you hear that sound of the fire going out Of the fire going out I think it's time for me to stop, Carrying this torch. It's burning me.
4.
Carry You 03:41
5.
Tiergarten 03:13
TIERGARTEN by Alan Bonner Walking through the Tiergarten Under skies of golden brown Listening to the chatter of a language I don't understand, But should have learnt by now We shiver in the lamp light Reaching for each others hands See I pinned all of my hopes on the west coast of Ireland This wasn't part of my plan But boy its true, that no one moves me The way I'm moved when I'm next to you And I've got nothing left to lose, and everything to gain And you look at me that maybe I just might be made of magic And I light up at the mention of your name. The buskers by Warschauer Freezing in the rain The punks and the piss and the speed freaks dancing in the streets I know I'll never be the same I might not have much money I've gone hungry once or twice And I've been known to gamble my whole life on the rolling of the dice But I've got heart and I've got soul I can never be your hero Perfection just isn't in my plan But I can keep you warm at night And I can see your inner light And if you let me , I will be your man I will be your man Boy its true, that no one moves me The way I'm moved when I'm next to you And I've got nothing left to lose, and everything to gain And you look at me that maybe I just might be made of magic And I light up at the mention of your name.

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4th release by Alan Bonner
5 track EP recorded in Galway Ireland in Summer 2017. Released worldwide by AWAL on 6/4/18

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released April 6, 2018

Vocals Piano Organ - Alan Bonner
Music and Lyrics - Alan Bonner
Guitar and Vocals on track 3 - Pa Reidy
Cello - Niamh O' Connor
Backing Vocals - Tracy Bruen
Production - Will O' Connor
Recorded at Willow Sea Studios Galway, Ireland
Cover Photography - Alan Bonner
c.2018 Alan Bonner

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ALAN BONNER London, UK

"Alan Bonner has the means of a pauper but sings with the heart of a king" is what one critic wrote in review of the English musician's 2012 Balladeer album.
He has toured extensively on both sides of the atlantic & in Europe
Night Music - His 3rd album was released in 2016. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy, & has appeared in publications Time Out Attitude, Gay Times, & Grazia
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