Sugar Bombs and Shooting Stars

by Sweeney Lee

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1.
By the sea 03:43
By the sea she smells like honeysuckle her eyes are green and soft as the sea and I feel my heart strings dancing kite strings on a salt sea breeze she squeezes her eyes tight laughing as I paint pictures on her skin above us small white clouds are playing chasing as my fingers trace smooth softness without sin and we will be together as long as this moment lasts forever the sun is chasing the horizon suddenly it smells like rain we gather up our picnic blanket laughing and make a mad dash for the train shivering as I watch the raindrops falling she reels me in to the warmth of her embrace soft patter and the train sway lulling as we drift in honeysuckle dreams and we will be together as long as this moment lasts forever
2.
Softly 04:04
Softly softly we will fall like petals off flowers cut in bloom maybe we will dream the last star is fading into dawn gently the tide turns pulling you closer to the moon but I, I won´t let go not at leased until you tell me to the stars have gone to bed the sun will rise and I will watch the sky light in your eyes time will hold it´s breath and let us be dust motes dancing in sunbeam memories softly we will fall like rain kissed leaves sun setting off the trees maybe we will dream the last star has faded into dawn
3.
Cold silver 03:07
Cold silver I close my eyes but I can´t sleep far be it for me to dream reality cuts too deep how many tears I can´t remember when last I fell this deep inside cold silver on my skin drawing me in blood flows from my soul and I´m free free free of this the meaning of life has dropped behind my bed and a pillow of sorrow holds my head I´m looking at a picture hanging on the wall inside my mind and in it I am old and dying and Gabriella´s dead cold silver on my skin drawing me in blood flows from my soul and I´m free free free of this
4.
Sugar bombs and shooting stars close your eyes and count to ten and maby the bloodshed will be over and flowers will grow where the earth was stained red chase the moon the tide is coming in and we are drowning this is not the answer sugar bombs and shooting stars drowning in unshed tears the children are outside playing with guns and bombs playing dead if we took those silver spoons and put them in the mouths of those with nothing this pain would soon be over and they could lay down their guns and go back to school drowning in unshed tears the children are outside playing with guns and bombs playing dead close your eyes and count to ten and maby the bloodshed will be over and flowers will grow where the earth was stained red this is not the answer sugar bombs and shooting stars sugar bombs and shooting stars
5.
The softer side of breaking free there was nothing left and you said go but I wasn´t ready was not told time and indifference had worn us out and you were always the first to figure these things out plastic bags dancing in the breeze the softer side of breaking free and I will soar up there alone breaking clouds, letting go it doesn´t change the memories of everything we used to be precious every breath we took together will be and I have lost myself to you and found myself in your eyes more beautiful and we have shared more than our due and I will not hold you down plastic bags dancing in the breeze the softer side of breaking free and I will soar up there alone breaking clouds, letting go there was nothing left and you said go and I am ready for the road time and indifference has worn us out and I will not hold you down no I will not hold you down
6.
Lilly's song 03:05
Lilly´s song en tu vida larga espero que tengas todo lo bonito y nada de malo y cuando te caigas hay manos para cojerte brazos para abrazarte, con besos para darte que momentos de tristeza, están borrados de tu mente ahogados con sonrisas y felicidad espero que aprendas un millón de cosas que alimentan tu curiosidad pero ahora lo que espero es que tengas dulce sueños porque en este mismo momento un estrella esta cayendo por un lado para ti espero que nunca tengas miedo de ensuciarte las manos llenarlas de barro y sentir las plantas crecer que salgas de la puerta en el medio de la tormenta para sentir la lluvia caer contra tu piel espero que vives la salida y puesta del sol mil veces y notas cada cambio de color y nunca te olvides del amor de tu familia no importa a donde andas alcanzará llegar pero ahora lo que espero es que tengas dulce sueños porque en este mismo momento un estrella esta cayendo por un lado para ti
7.
So happy 03:23
So happy sitting here watching the sun go down on you waiting for the stars to fall in your eyes so blue like the sea that´s rocking my boat ooooh so happy to be here with you ooooh so happy to be here with you then the sun goes down the stars come out to say hello and we laugh at silly jokes that aren´t really funny and every time you smile my heart it jumps a mile ooooh so happy to be here with you ooooh so happy to be here with you then a boy comes in his handsome boat and whisks you away from me and I´m sitting all alone again just me my boat and the sea and I´m wondering wondering why why why why why do I always fall in love with straight girls why do I always fall in love with straight girls one day I will find a handsome dike with short hair and hairy armpits just like me and we will buy a little house with dogs and cats and keep bees and talk about moterbikes and drink lots of herbal tea and I will be so very happy to know she´ll never leave me I will be so very happy to know she´ll never leave me why why why why why do I always fall in love with straight girls why do I always fall in love with straight girls and I will never fall in love with another straight girl I´ve got you
8.
Borja's song 04:06
Borjas song sitting on a bus watching the night go by further from you and memories are floating in my mind well I am starting fresh again and everything is new I´m ready to be born again but I am missing you I am missing you remember when we used to play down by the bridge and you would make the people laugh and I would sing well I have lost a precious thing further from you and I have lost the will to sing now I am missing you I am missing you one day we will meet again down by the sea and we will jump in off the rocks and swim naked and free and I will dance barefoot upon the sand as you salute the setting sun the fire on the water falls the elements as one as we sing the setting sun so I´m sitting on a bus watching the night go by closer to you and memories are floating in my mind
9.
Street sweeper I´m sitting in your empty room early hours before the dawn rain hits the windowsill reflecting my mood the silence of the streets broken by an angry drunk and the street sweeper´s hum this empty house echos with the scent of you and lonely walls are screaming whispered memories all your things are gone and the warmth is fading rain hits the windowsill reflecting my mood the drunk has gone to bed and the street sweeper turns a corner slowly fading hum
10.
Sweet dreams may follow leaving soon like a pretty little wind blown tune wanting to stay a little longer with these nice people in this room time to go my eyelids are closing the sound man wants to pack his things so safe home sweet dreams may follow and I hope that you know I´ve had fun leaving soon like a pretty little wind blown tune floating away on the breeze with you

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From love songs, to laugh out loud, to wrench your heart out, Sugar Bombs and Shooting Stars is full of lyrical melodies, fingerpicked guitar and layered vocal harmony. Sometimes wacky, sometimes delicate, Sweeney´s music manages to be both humorous and poignant. The album has elements of Irish contemporary folk music, alternative, acoustic, indie, and blues. Classical and spanish folk influenced guitar is present throughout and is complimented at times with haunting fiddle and harp, at others with honky tonk piano and kazoo.

credits

released October 8, 2012

Sweeney Lee: vocals, guitar, clarinet, tiruta, bass,
Christophe Capewell: fiddle,
Morgan Cooke: harp, flute, glockenspiel, piano and backing vocals on by the sea,
Enda Roche: percussion,
Greg Breen: bass on softly,
Hortxa: doggy vocals on so happy.

All songs written and arranged by Sweeney Lee

Recorded in Delta del Ebre Cataluña
Additional recording in The Blue Room: Peters Road Dublin and Sea View Studio: Galway
Mixed by Karl Odlum,
Mastered by Fergal Davis
Art work by Xandra De La Vega,
Cover design by Rachel Sweeney

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Sweeney Lee Dublin, Ireland

Raised in Dublin, I have lived in cities such as Galway, Sydney, Bilbao and Barcelona. Influenced by different cultures, artists and experiences, my music is a bit like me, eclectic and hard to define. Some would say folk, some indie, with maybe a touch of blues
My debut album Sugar Bombs and Shooting Stars is a celebration of adventure, friendships, love found, love lost, and infinite possibility
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