The Anchor

Off to the sea again to float
Like an anchor dragging all your hopes with me,
I pretend that I can’t see your pain

I speak the words “You’ll share my name
the day that I return again
but we’ll cross that bridge
when I put out the flames

I’m searching for life beyond this Island
I’m searching for a place for us to thrive
I’m searching for the thrill of seeing all those lights on the Horizon one last time
Your love it shines bright and guides me forward
those letters take me back to where is home
and home is anywhere that I’m am alone
alone with you

Back to the hours upon the waves
the cold, mundane relentless days
where all I hoped
was that I’d see your face

Lost to the world for a distant land
for a chance to hold an outstretched hand and earn a shilling
fair like any man

I’m searching for life beyond this Island
I’m searching for a place for us to thrive
I’m searching for the thrill of seeing all those lights on the Horizon one last time
Your love it shines bright and guides me forward
those letters take me back to where is home
and home is anywhere that I’m am alone
alone with you

Lyrics by Peter McVeigh
Music by Peter 
McVeigh, Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts

 

Steal Away

We'll build a sea
then you and me
will always be
heading for the setting sun
the setting sun
and you and I
will find ourselves an alibi
and by tomorrow
we'll be gone, we'll be gone

We'll steal away
until tomorrow comes
let's hide away
together

we'll head due west
and do our best
to meet each test
and find a place to lay our heads
lay our heads

and fill our sails
with winter gales
and tell our tales
of all the things that we have seen
we have seen

We'll steal away
until tomorrow comes
let's hide away
together

Lyrics by Andy Dunlop & Peter McVeigh
Music by
 Andy Dunlop, Peter Mcveigh & Mark Evitts

 

Boy

Boy I chose your name to make you strong
make you stand out in the crowd
oh not be just be another number
boy I read to you to make you smile
but words can take your breath away
so viciously versatile

Your
very first steps
were your first steps oh away from me
your first kiss was one kiss less for me
your very first words were the first time
that you called to me
and every time you call to me
i’ll always be there boy
i’ll always be there boy
right there for you
I'll always be just
right there for you

boy I held you in my arms for years
my back it changed its shape for you
and sleep just disappeared
boy I feel your hand just slip away
you walk a step ahead of me
with your friends to school today

Your very first steps
were your first steps oh away from me
your first kiss was one kiss less for me
your very first words were the first time
that you called to me
and every time you call to me
i’ll always be there boy
right there for you
I'll always be just
right there for you

boy I’ll hold your hand and slip away
but know I’m always here in you
it’s meant to be this way
boy arrived to you the other day
you’re scared and you feel unprepared
but you gave him a strong name

his very first steps
are the first steps oh away from you
his first kiss is one kiss less for you
his very first words are the first
time that he’ll call to you
and every time he calls to you
you’ll always be there boy
i’ll always be there boy
right there for you
I'll always be just
right there for you
You'll always be my boy

Lyrics by Peter McVeigh
Music by Peter Mcveigh, Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts

 

The Sea

They say she is so strong and brave
Flexing out with every wave
Many ancient sailors graves
The sea will save them all

And what a day for us to swim
Thunderous arms are closing in
They're hugging us like kith and kin
Pull us in below

And I was wondering why
Why should we float
When you can swallow the sky
When you can swallow great boats

They say the moon controls the sea
Hand in hand in harmony
Maybe that's like you and me
Eternally to be

And we will crash against the land
Turning rocks into the sand
We'll do it like we always planned
Just hand in hand, alone

And I was wondering why
Why should we float
When you can swallow the sky
When you can swallow gray boats

Lyrics by Andy Dunlop
Music Originally by Travis.
Re-arranged by Andy Dunlop, Peter McVeigh & Mark Evitts 

New York

I’ve been sinking slowly
And It feels so lonely
Since you’ve not been around
Had to leave my homeland
To save my soul and
To stop it dragging me down

When we reach the coast
In our broken boats we’ll
Head towards the lights
And we’ll fill our sails with
Fine wine and ales and
Tie one on tonight

I just got to get to New York
gotta make myself a name
By the time I get to New York
I’ll find a new life start again

And we’ll look like ghosts
In our thickest coats
Because the winters so unkind
You’ll find me right there
In a bar in Times Square
With Broadway on my mind

I just got to get to New York
gotta make myself a name
By the time I get to New York
I’ll find a new life start again

I just got to get to New York
gotta make myself a name
By the time I get to New York
I’ll find a new life start again

So when we've served our time
And see that skyline
It’s gonna feel like coming home.
I'll lay a wreath in the park
To say you're still in my heart
Even tho I'm all alone

I just got to get to New York
gotta make myself a name
By the time I get to New York
I’ll find a new life start again

Lyrics by Andy Dunlop & Peter McVeigh
Music by Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts 

The Siren

Back on shore theres a woman
She’s staring out at the sea
Placed a curse on the men all on this men
Now Neptunes after me

Fall in the sea never rise again
Fall in the sea the horizon end
Fall in the sea close your eyes
I’ll rescue thee I’ll rescue thee

Forgive me I have sinned
I've lied to share your bed
I've held you close, I've dried your tears
I've told you the stories you wanted to hear from me

Fall in the sea never rise again
Fall in the sea the horizon end
Fall in the sea close your eyes
I’ll rescue thee I’ll rescue thee

save me...
save me...
save me...
save me...

Lyrics by Peter McVeigh
Music by Peter Mcveigh, Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts 

Something

Loss has torn me apart
I’m looking for something to fix up
my delicate heart
oh my delicate heart

I wish i had some kind of faith
cuz then i’d imagine a place
where you still were around
I miss you being around

I need something
to believe in something
just to feel something
To save me from myself
Save me from myself

I don’t want the man in a suit
trying to recruit, while blessing my soul
See telling these stories
Like people die perfect
Cuz no-one dies perfect

Cuz I need something
To believe in something
Just to feel something
To save me from myself
Save me from myself

Love it can’t disappear
although you’re no longer here
I still hear your voice in my head
I’ll always miss you being around

Cuz I need something
To Believe in something
Just to feel something
To save me from myself
To save me from myself

Lyrics by Andy Dunlop
Music by Andy Dunlop, Peter McVeigh & Mark Evitts 

The Boatman

Hold the child the waves are here
The darkness closes the stars appear
The fear washes over me
I can feel it washing over me

Why oh why
Can I hear the boatman's call
The cold it comes upon us all
I let another promise fall

So here we are the Carnaval
You pay the price the show goes on
The fear watching over me
I can feel it watching over me

Why oh why
Can I hear the boatman's call
The cold it comes upon us all
I let another promise fall

Call
Fall
All

Call, Call, Call into the waterfall
Fall, Fall, Fall we all follow the boatman call
Call, Call into the night

Lyrics by Peter Mcveigh & Andy Dunlop
Music by Mark Evitts, Andy Dunlop & Peter McVeigh 

All Night

Lets all drink and let’s be merry
make a night of legend where we
all be great not ordinary
let’s stay up all night

Brothers, Sisters come together
Stay inside ignore the weather
We’re all birds of the same feather
Let’s stay up all night

I see all my favourite people
Are collected here in one place
Let us dance and be happy together
And we’ll see in the dawn face to face

Let’s seize life, Live in this instance
Brush away our sad existence
Together we can go the distance
Let’s stay up all night
Lets Stay up all night

Lyrics by Andy Dunlop
Music by Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts

Waves

And I reach out my hand
as you fall in-font of me
pulled apart by the oceans
we've only swam in the sea

We're both out of our depth now
I've never been here before
the waves are holding me down now
can't hold my breath anymore

I fear the darkness closing in
I hear you calling out my name
oh I need you to save me
as I'm pushed further away

oh I feel it washing over me
now it's getting oh so cold
I hold onto the words we say
see together we'll grow old

I feel the waves crash upon me now
I feel the fear oh so close
see no tears upon your face
feel your hand slip away
was alone all this time
I never had you to let you go
let the waves crash upon me now
let the waves take me home

Lyrics by Peter Mcveigh
Music by Peter Mcveigh, Andy Dunlop & Mark Evitts