SONGS IN THE KEY OF SEA : The Galway Bay EP

by ALAN BONNER

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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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Track Name: Augustine
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
Track Name: Alan Bonner (Feat.Pa Reidy) - Torch Song (Feat. Pa Reidy)
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.
Track Name: Alan Bonner (Feat. Tracy Bruen) - Tiergarten
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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