Live at Very Fine Solutions

by Daniel McBrearty

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Eight original songs performed in front of a live audience at Very Fine Solutions house concert in February 2019

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released October 6, 2019

Daniel McBrearty - guitar/vocals
Jon Birdsong - cornet

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Daniel McBrearty Antwerpen, Belgium

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Track Name: So Far From My Home
In the age of the atomic clock
I hear the slave atom whisper and rock
Her heart beats deep in the rock
In readiness
Far above me the satellite
Hits the world through the word box of light
Far away from the sweet morning light
In this wilderness

But I wish that I did not feel
So Far From My Home

I’m gonna reach down deep in the rock
Find my way through the rupture and shock
He heart beats deep in the rock
In tenderness
I’m gonna cry out like a prisoner in the dock
I’m gonna break the chain and the lock
Gonna end this deep mental block
In readiness

But I wish that I did not feel
So Far From My Home

I’m gonna hold my head to the heights
I’m gonna be like a beacon of light
I’m gonna make my talent shine bright
In this wilderness

But I wish that I did not feel
So Far From My Home
Track Name: Uncle Belly's Leaning Shed
There's a place that I know
Where only the poor people go
Every night from the door
You'll hear the sound of laughter
Until the sunrise comes

It's not fashionable, it's not chic
And when it rains the roof sometimes leaks.
The only light comes from the lamplight
Hanging from the rafters.

Until the sunrise comes
The drifters and the bums
Let down their hair and put the world to rights
Almost every night

It don't matter if you got no money
It's not the kind of place that you need bread
Come on, get yourself a taset of honey
Down at Uncle Belly's Leaning Shed

Four in the morning and the city slumbers
The office workers safely home in bed
Come on, get yourself a game of numbers
Down at Uncle Belly's Leaning Shed

If love's your thing bring a madam or a mister
If you're a wino bring a bottle of red
Prepare to share them with your brother and your sister
Down at Uncle Belly's Leaning Shed
Track Name: Hard Edged Little Kissing
Come on and give me some of your
Hard Edged Little Kissing
Make me want what I can’t have
You know that’s what I’m missing
Worry ‘bout the future
Or what tomorrow brings
You make it like a daydream
Your kisses, they have wings

By this time tomorrow
I’ll be in a box within your mind
And though the thought may worry you
You’ll never let it blind you
Your life is as you’d had it
And that keeps you away
From the funny kind of loving
You found with me today, so ...

Come on and give me some of your
Hard Edged Little Kissing ...

Some day in the future
When the computers have me down
As a bad man, unreliable
Who left his house in town
When I waste my time, or tend my still
Or I’m shaving in the rain
You may stop to think of this
Hard Edged Kiss
You’ll never feel again, so …

Come on and give me some of your
Hard Edged Little Kissing ...
Track Name: Where The Dirty River Flows
Take your psychic airplane
High above the city
Look down on the black veins
With their clots of steel
Look down on the money man
Thinks that he gets there faster
Poor Mr Commuter Man
Stuck behind a wheel

Is there a sweeter feeling hidden in the heart of it
Suppressed in case the water level rose
Is there a deeper healing charity no part of it
Somewhere Where The Dirty Flows

Take your psychic airplane
Take it high up above this country
Look down on the farmland
On the bitter fields
Look down on the farming man
Ploughing endless furrows
Poor old agricultural
Worrying over yields

Is there a deeper healing, hidden in the heart of it ...

Take your psychic airplane
Take it high up above this planet
Look down on the rivers
Flowing into seas
And look down on the short love
That we give to the poor and the needy
Given out like wire
To the down at heel

Is there a sweeter feeling ...
Track Name: Be Natural
Well back in the eighties I got my fingers burned
Here in the nineties, I’m spending what I’ve earned
Be Natural, that’s the lesson that I’ve learned

Well, I've had good love, to make me want to shout
And I’ve been lonely, know what jilted’s all about
Be Natural, for in the end the truth will out

Save the time that faking takes up
Without appearances to keep
That nice façade will surely break up
In the mirror, before you go to sleep

They got an old saying ‘bout diamonds and girls
But nobody’s paying for counterfeited pearls
Be Natural, while this sad old world unfurls
Be Natural, while this sad old world unfurls
Track Name: Wouldn't That Be A Thing
I get numb watching the news right now
Rich old white men do their things
They don't speak for me anyhow
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

I don't hold with all the things they say
The madness of the king
Hoping change is on the way
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

And I'm wondering about you right now
Tied up in your own string
Don't get through to you anyhow
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

It's yesterday's connection now
A sell by date on the tin
Got no use for it anyhow
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

I get numb waiting for you right now
Hurting from your own sting
I got my own wounds to clean anyhow
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

The kids are smarter than the grownups now
Show the whole damn world something
Maybe change will come some day now
Wouldn't That Be A Thing

Wouldn't That Be A Thing
Track Name: Give Thanks For Simple Things
A cycle ride through the park, takes you homeward after dark
And passes by the benches where a drunken couple sings
You stop to pass the time away, you laugh you drink you talk you play
Enjoy these small adventures. Give thanks for simple things.

You're standing in your favourite club when all above the great hubbub
Of people that are talking, your telephone it rings
Someone you met a while ago, they got your number, there you go
You're gonna get connected. Give thanks for simple things.

The poets and the sages talked philosophy through the ages
Writing endless learned pages on the benefits it brings
Their words may be uplifting, but when your mind is drifting
You may find a certain lift, in giving thanks for simple things.

There is a certain need inside to please the senses. The tide
Of dances and romances, is a sweet and bitter thing
Lovers they may come and go. The beauty's in the ebb and flow
You've got to take your chances and give thanks for simple things.

Some people think their karma is to act like Dalai Lama.
Some kind of spiritual farmer having endless soulful flings
It may appear outdated, but it's far less complicated
If the appetite is sated giving thanks for simple things

We may find ourselves connected, feeling specially selected
The choices we've elected making sweet our everything
Feeling free instead of frightened, how our spirits may be brightened
Being joyful and enlightened - Give thanks for simple things.

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