LOVE

by New Pope

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Kieran O'Brien disoriented, bittersweet, awash, acceptance, cleansed...this piece makes me feel alive, take a moment, smoke a cigarette, or dont, let this galway homage nurse you back to your feet Favorite track: The Claddagh.
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released December 31, 2016

Released in December 2016, New Pope's second album was named The Irish Times Album of The Week.

"The seven tracks that comprise the release [LOVE] coalesce to re-affirm, once again, that Boland is not merely one of our favourite Irish songsmiths at the minute, but quite clearly one of the very best – the most astute and consistently captivating – singer-songwriters around. This is beautiful, vital stuff." (The Thin Air, LOVE, 2017)


released December 31st, 2016.

all songs written and performed by David Boland

Featuring:

Colm Bohan: Backing Vocals, Drums (Love, In Between, The Claddagh, Old Love Song) Organ (Lost Love, Boys Can Be So Cruel,The Heart Of It All)
Stephen Connolly: Organ (Love, In Between, The Claddagh, Old Love Song)
G Tobin: Backing Vocals
Mosey Byrne: Drums (Lost Love)

Recorded at College Road, Galway, Ireland.

Mixed by David Boland and Colm Bohan.

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New Pope Galway, Ireland

New Pope is a songwriter from Ireland dealing in melodic dream pop and sometimes folk.
newpopemusic@gmail.com

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Track Name: Love
when I look on those long dead days
I was a child, I have not changed
I still feel this doubt and I still get that sorrow
I'm still learning a lot about love
I've learnt a lot about love
but I got so hard on myself
inside, yeah

but it was love
and I'm a fool
to get down
when I know it ain't no good
to be hard
on myself
cos it's just love
and I know it ain't no good

when you look on those long dead days
you were a child, you have not changed
you still feel this doubt and you still get that sorrow
you're still learning a lot about love
you've learnt a lot about love
but you got so hard on yourself
inside, yeah

but it was love
and you're a fool
to get down
when you know it ain't no good
to be hard
on yourself
cos it's just love
and you know it ain't no good

I don't care about the Middle East
I don't care about inequality
I don't care about refugees
I don't care about the Russians or the Chinese
I don't care about these laws that make no sense
I don't care about poor health and rising rent
all I care about...
Track Name: In Between
I got drunk on the fumes off your breath as you slept
and I thought about tonight's scene
well it seems you're always to the right or to the left
never a golden mean

but you're as dark as wine
and you're champagne bright
but you're nothing in between girl
no you're nothing in between

you arose in a haze, free from memories
just a sense of regret
and then you turn to me for your remedies
sex and cigarettes

you're as dark as wine
and you're champagne bright
but you're nothing in between girl
no you're nothing in between

and just like drinking, you leave me twisted
the taste of your wine and your champagne
but the hangover, it ain't so good
it's a pain

and I could say the sun shines on you
but the sun shines on everything
and when it rains it only ever rains on you
girl you should come with a warning

you're as dark as wine
and you're champagne bright
but you're nothing in between girl
no you're nothing in between
no you're nothing in between my girl
no you're nothing in between
and I said ooh, ooh, ooh.
Track Name: The Claddagh
on the way back to a party at your house
I got lost down by The Claddagh
in the winding, meandering roads

I wrote your number on the back of my hand
but it was raining, I couldn't read it
I stumbled blindly
in the moonlight
only to fall by the water

and I lay down on the concrete where I fell
by the water, by the river
I was young then and I remember it well
I lost her
Track Name: Old Love Song
look into your heart you know it's true
we're wasting our time
but there's a reason to
you know I'm right

if it's not love, we're only fooling ourselves and that's fair
just like an old love song, yeah

we've got a spark I know it's true
you're on my mind
and just thinking of you
takes up all my time

if it's not love, we're only fooling ourselves and that's fair
just like an old love song, yeah

but there's an ocean so blue
and so wide
in between me and you
every night

if it's not love, we're only fooling ourselves and that's fair
just like an old love song, yeah
Track Name: Lost Love
oh lost love
i'll add your letters to the pile
stars burn cold
fire sends the ashes high
and when they're gone
I hope you'll be gone

memory
guardian and treasury
of all things
hurry up and take your leave
and when you're gone
I hope she'll be gone

she's the only one I know
guess I must be having fun
oh my baby
Track Name: Boys Can Be So Cruel
I've had my heart broken, I've broken one
I've been cheated on
I've cheated on more than one
occasion
but these days guilt don't weigh that much
the guilt comes when you're caught
and these days nothing weighs that much

I don't know if it's the truth, you know boys can be so cruel

I've been beaten up, I've worn make up
the things you do for love
I've broken up over break ups
but I have woken up
and now there's only selfish love
something inside is lost
and now there's only selfish love

I don't know if it's the truth, you know boys can be so cruel

but this love right here, this love is pure
and I know this for sure
you're further from a heart breaker
then the sun from the shore
and I'm sorry for all my lies, I apologised
I'm sorry for all my lies

I don't know if it's the truth, you know boys can be so cruel
Track Name: The Heart Of It All
in this sea-shackled city
we're young and we're pretty
the depth that you reach on the swings in the morning
and I picked you some flowers
to say I'm sorry
I drink a lot, I hit the bottle
and went down to the ocean, I dropped my phone in
down by the rocks, I nearly feel in
but I guess I'm alive, I guess I'm alive
thank god I'm alive

and while I wait I'll get to the heart of it all

I came about in a strange old house
nails painted, passed out on the couch
and I went down the road to hail a taxi
stopped for a Kopparberg at the offie
and I said I'll continue because since you left here
I've nothing left but the liquor
and I guess I'm alive, I guess I'm alive
thank god I'm alive

and while I wait I'll get to the heart of it all

the light we shared, the things you said, the way you act, the weight of it and then the thought of you, a simple thought: I'll see this through
and then the lift, the kiss, the morning mist, the shift, the shift, the shift, the shift
and then the guilt, my love, it's all too much, enough, enough, enough, enough
I want it and you know it but you know that i'm just changing