This road

by Joe Casey

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €10 EUR  or more

     

1.
03:10
2.
05:41
3.
04:21
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
03:43
9.
10.

about

Have you ever felt like being guided down an unseen road by an unseen force? That you keep having experiences that feel like road signs?
In many ways, this is what has driven Joe Casey to record his debut album ‘This Road’.

Influenced by various styles and genres Joe Casey’s debut album is a fresh blend of musical ingredients with a strong Irish accent.
It has been recorded with musicians he has met at different crossroads in his life and invites you to join him on this musical journey.

credits

released December 2, 2013

Music and Lyrics written by Joe Casey.

Joe Casey - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin.
Ruth Smith - Female Vocals.
Seán Bourke - Tenor Banjo.
Sharon Hussey - Fiddle.
Abel Benito - Drums and Percussion.
Jon O’Connell - Double Bass and Electric Bass.
Tom Lawlor - Accordion.
Mathias Baumann – Guitar, Vocals.

All tracks produced and arranged by Joe Casey and Mathias Baumann.

All tracks recorded at Tuscany Soundz Studio, Dublin - www.tuscanysoundz.com
Recorded and mixed by Mathias Baumann.
Mastered by b&b productions, Germany.
Artwork by Adrian Gallagher - www.adriangallagher.com
Photography - Photos by Jen - www.photosbyjen.ie

Record Label Artlane Music - www.artlanemusic.com

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Joe Casey Ireland

Growing up in a family of musicians, Joe was immersed in music from an early age. He has been
playing guitar, piano and singing since he was a child and has been writing songs and poetry for
nearly as long.
He played support with some of Ireland's great songwriters including Mick Hanly and Luka
Bloom.
"This Road" is Joe Casey's debut album and due for release on 2nd of December 2013.
... more

contact / help

Contact Joe Casey

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Track Name: This Road
This Road

At the start of a journey, Is a heart that is learning
To be free of the troubles in the world
But it wont be satisfied, if the journey is a lie
An illusion there to keep him pacified

I know this road is for me
I know it's here I'll be free
I know its here I'll find I
I know its here, I know its now

So I put my best foot forward and I decide to go
So I might find some beauty in the world
Let the beauty be my guide, Let the beauty make me smile
So I might escape this branded life

Oh how I've longed to be free
To break these shackles that were holding me
(But) I know that those shackles are (in) my mind
(They) were the very structures that were wound up in time.

At the heart of a journey is a heart that is learning
To be true to the colour of his soul
He must make that colour shine, reflect in other's eyes
And fill all the world with his light

I know this road is for me
I know it's here I'll be free
I know its here I'll find I
I know its here, I know its now

Oh how I've longed to be free
To break these shackles that were holding me
I know that those shackles were (in) my mind
They were the very structures that were wound up in time.
Track Name: Better Day
Better Day

Well I'm sick of hypocrisy and I'm sick of lies
And I'm sick of the wool that's been over my eyes
And I'm sick of them and I'm sick of me
All I really want, is a better way to see

I can see the future and it's looking pretty dim
I'm looking at my past and now I never seem to win
All that I can't see is what's right before my eyes
I'm going to have to change that, I'm going to have to try

Now there is no future, Now there is no past
There is just this moment and this moment wasn't meant to last
I'm gonna to gather all my tears and fears and throw them all away
Make this my better day

I'm tired of being tired and I'm tired of being alone
And I'm tired of always feeling like I'm running on a rolling stone
I'm tired of doing what you want and I just want to be me
Well what I'd really like: Is to be free (I) just want to be

Now there is no future, Now there is no past
There is just this moment and this moment wasn't meant to last
I'm gonna gather all my tears and fears and throw them all away
Make this my better day

Now there is no future, Now there is no past
There is just this moment and this moment wasn't meant to last
Gather all your tears your fears and throw them all away
Make this your better day...Yeah!
Track Name: Evermore
Evermore

Something I saw in your face
Looked in my eyes and said "hey lets get out of this place"
Well you were my perfect escape
Just one of life's little chances coming my way

I wish that I could look in your eyes
And see that our world is a box of old toys
We'd play our game, it'd all be the same as ever before
And Evermore

I tend to a victim of circumstance
It's always been the wrong girl, the wrong day, the wrong time or the wrong place
But the first time I saw your beautiful face
I hoped my bad timing was changing

I wish that I could look in your eyes
And break through the lies that we use to survive
You said to me that we never can be
I, I guess I agreed

I wish that I could look in your eyes
And see that our world is a box of old toys
We'd play our game, it'd all be the same as ever before
Evermore,
Evermore,
Evermore,
Evermore.
Track Name: Losing My Mind
Losing My Mind

If I ever lost you, I would go and find you
If you couldn't remember, I would remind you
If you ever get tangled, I would unwind you
Losing you would be like losing my mind

I will never put any other before you
I will always love you, I will always adore you
And I'll do my very best never ever to bore you
Losing you would be like losing my mind

Sing it in the mountain(s), Sing it at sea,
Sing it in the river, Sing it in the streets,
(That) I'm so glad I found you, and that you found me,
Losing you would be like, Losing my mind.

When I'm lost and lonely, You are here beside me
When I want no one to see me, I go to you to hide me
You mostly make me smile but, Sometimes you annoy me
Losing you would be like losing my mind

Sing it in the mountain, Sing it at sea,
Sing it in the river, Sing it in the streets,
I'm so glad I found you, and that you found me,
Losing you would be like, Losing my mind.

Sing it in the mountains, Sing it at sea,
Sing it in the river, Sing it in the streets,
That I'm so glad I found you, and that you found me,
Losing you would be like, Losing my mind.

Sing it in the mountain(s), Sing it at sea,
Sing it in the river, Sing it in the streets,
I'm so glad I found you, and that you found me,
Losing you would be like, Losing my mind.
Losing you would be like, Losing my mind.
Track Name: St. Stephen's Day
St. Stephen's Day

The rain is falling down again another year
On St. Stephen's day
The turkey and the ham are cold
I've always felt that they taste best that way
Santa in his Coca Cola Suit
Is sleeping in his sleigh
He will sleep for a couple weeks
But he's waking up much earlier each year

Now the kids are bored with all the toys
That they got yesterday
And ring-a-ring-a-rosy
Is their favorite game today
Mama's trying to get some rest
She's too tired to play
And we're all tired of Christmas
On St. Stephen's Day

I'm so sick of chocolate now
That I can hardly breath
It's pushed out all my Christmas cheer
With all the other things I didn't need
I'm too full to eat another bite
As the morning fades away
And the day it slowly melts into the night
Now I'm going out to play

Now I'm probably going to take a drop
And I'll meet all my old friends
Now that the day is over
And the night is here again
And we'll talk about the good times
And our friends who've gone away
How the best thing about Christmas
Is St. Stephen's Day.
Track Name: Everything Is Fine (I Don't Mind)
Everything Is Fine (I Don't Mind)

It was a natural funny thing to do
Yeah, I thought it was funny too
But I wonder if you'd laugh if it happened to you
You were drunk and foolish, didn't fool around
But I wonder what I would have found
If I was a fly on the wall

You woke up with a mighty fright
And you wondered if you might have done something wrong
But then you laughed, said I wouldn't mind, nothing happened,
Everything was fine

Everything is fine
You know I wouldn't mind
If you didn't talk about it all the time

Jealousy is a funny thing
Everyone loses cause there's nothing to win
But I look at the world the way I look at myself
If I was drunk in your bed with somebody else
How would it feel?

How would it feel?
Would everything be fine?
If I laughed about it all the time?

Everything is fine
I don't mind
Just don't laugh about it all the time
Track Name: I Have Seen The Light
I have Seen The Light

I have seen the light
I stepped out of the endless night

For too long now I've been in this cloud
I've been held down and I couldn't get out
Now I'm free, I'm FREE

I do not hear the ticking clock
I broke the chain, I've picked the lock
I'm breaking down that door
I'm FREE

I have seen the light
I stepped out of the endless night

Every day was a bitter dream
I could not wake, I could not scream
Now I'm screaming, I'm FREE

There's a world of color
Vibrant Lights
No more the dull, the black, the white
They're all free, they're FREE

I have seen the light
I stepped out of the endless night

I have seen the light
I have seen the light, light, light
I have seen the light.
Track Name: Naked
Naked

Eve told Adam forbidden fruit, it was the one with all the juice
And that's what Adam told the Lord
It leaves a bitter aftertaste, but that's the way with most mistakes
I'd put it down to another lesson learned
He took a bite it made him fly, for a minute he could taste the sky
But back at Eden's gates I heard him crying
Back at Eden's gates I heard him crying

Save me I'm Naked,
I can't take it anymore
There's poison running through my veins
It's killing me but I want more
Chew it up I can't spit it out
Forbidden fruit we don't talk about it
Outside the gates I hear the serpent call.

Fight it fight it make it strong, it feels so good it can't be wrong
But tomorrow will you sing a different song
It's her fault it can't be you, is she a poison apple or forbidden fruit?
Oooorr forbidden fruit?
You took a bite it made you high, for a minute you were a different guy
But just like Adam I can hear you crying
Just like Adam I can hear you crying.

Save me I'm Naked,
I can't take it anymore
There's poison running through my veins
It's killing me but I want more
Chew it up I can't spit it out
Forbidden fruit we don't talk about it
Outside the gates I hear the serpent call.
Track Name: Out Of The Cold
Out Of The Cold

I should have sealed it with a kiss
Why do I always let it end like this
I feel like such a fool
When the doors of my heart open up to you

I don't need you, but I feel you
You're weaved into my soul
If it feels good, you know you should
Let me in out of the cold

If we move a little closer
And we just lay here for a while
You'd maybe look into my sad brown eyes
Maybe you can make them smile

I don't need you, but I feel you
You're weaved into my soul
If it feels good, you know you should
Let me in out of the cold

I don't need you, but I feel you
You're weaved into my soul
If it feels good, you know you should
Let me in out of the cold
Let me in out of the cold
Track Name: May The Road Rise
May The Road Rise

May the road rise up to meet you
May your heart be filled with joy
That there's a friend in every stranger
And you soul will always shine with the light
That glows around you

That the light will always guide you
And there's ten smiles for every frown
No thing will upset you
Or ever bring you down for too long
Keep on smiling

My thoughts will be with you, as you journey on

And when a day it comes again
That you wish to return
Our arms are always open
And we'll be glad to learn of the road
That you have wandered

And should dark days come upon you
May you soon again be strong
Fear not any evil
Know that you belong to the light
That shines around you
This prayer will be with you, as you journey on

May the road rise up to meet you
May you walk on it with grace
May the beauty that it shows you
Put a smile upon your face
And you keep on smiling

My love will be with you, as you journey on