DEBUT ALBUM:  "LEAP"

 

 10 original songs with a bonus duet track of the "Saw Doctors" song "Green and Red of Mayo"

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Album "LEAP" honored as "RUNNER UP" for Limelight Magazine's 2016 "Debut Album of the Year" 

"SUMMER NIGHT" honored as RUNNER UP in the 2016 "Song of the Year" Songwriting Contest
"SUMMER NIGHT" honored as a FINALIST in the 2016 American Songwriting Awards
"KIND OF MAN" chosen as a FINALIST and JUDGE'S CHOICE WINNER in the 2017 Eventide Songwriting Competition
"SUMMER NIGHT" (Written by Caroline Brennan)
CHORUS:          
There’s something bout this summer night, the stars are shining extra bright
The moon is glowing all the while knowing, that it’s here for you and me
This warm breeze carries me to the place I want to be, sitting here with you next to me
 
Let’s go to a Tiki Bar where Chesney’s strumming on guitar
The locals sing along like it’s their favorite song
They’ll pour us a tall glass of rum and maybe you can be the one
Who sweeps me off my feet tonight and dances with me till dawn     CHORUS
 
Let’s go walk the sandy beach and throw the shells into the sea
And watch the waves curl into a white frothy foam
Then maybe if you’re feeling it, A kiss you might be stealing it
I don’t want this to ever end so let’s not wake the sun just yet        CHORUS
 
BRIDGE:
I catch you staring at my face, you smile and then you look away
I sigh and then I realize.... I am falling for you.                                   CHORUS
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Huc9tAob7HE

"MY HOME IN YOU" (Written by Caroline Brennan)

 

It was your eyes, that sea of blue, that made me fall in love with you       

It was your smile, that devil grin, like you were keeping secrets in

It was your heart that made me see, being with you was all I’d ever need(repeat last line)

 

CHORUS:

I’ve travelled through the fields of heart-ache / Not knowing which road would lead to you

My heart was homeless, lost and confused / But now my heart has its home in you.  

now my heart has its home in you. 

             

When you feel sad, I’ll find a way to make you laugh at least once a day

When you are tired and the road is long, Just lean on me, I’ll carry on

When we are gray, and moving slow, I’ll hold your hand wherever we go (repeat last line) 

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzwq8QKwVeU

"PAINT RED THIS TOWN" (written by Caroline Brennan)

 

 CHORUS:

It’s early, we don’t have to go home yet / we have twenty new friends we  just  met

and the beer is flowing and the music’s loud, so let’s paint red this town

 

We all know that Monday comes too soon, and the bills and deadlines are waiting  too

But right now we have just one thing to do, stay up longer than the moon                

 

We’ll drink to celebrate  what  we  have, and we’ll let the  music drown away  the  sad

We’ll keep yelling for one more  song, and we’ll dance all night long                          

 

Bridge:

How bout another round, keep the party going on   

 

CHORUS 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vmic4zsTW8

“BROKEN PARTS” (Written by Caroline Brennan)

 

It’s 3 am and you’re calling me, / Why do I answer the phone?

You’re drunk again, telling me she’s gone and why you want to come back home

You want to talk of what went wrong with us and that you’re still in love with me

But I know when the whiskey wears off, You won’t remember calling me

 

CHORUS:

Just so you know, I’m over you / You no longer have my heart.

Even though you’ll always have a piece of meI left you only broken parts

 

You’re my past and I don’t have regrets /  This heartbreak helped me grow

Messing up with you just showed me how To really love someone new

I’m saving the best parts of me to give to someone who

Will hold my heart like a treasure piece, and won’t ever let it go         CHORUS

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpM_2XxP0hI

 

 

"FIND ME" (written by Caroline Brennan)

 

Summer’s over and you chose her and the bitter air is here

It’s been a long road I have wasted and I’m done now my dear

We went down two different pathways and then froze where we stood

There is so much that is broken And I’m done now for good

When you’ve realized what is missing and you reach out for me.

You won’t find me, you won’t find me, I’ll be long gone by then

 

In the winter when the snow falls I will bury the memories

Of us laughing, of us crying, of the way you looked at me

I'll nestle in this dark place as long as I can

I’ll repair what is broken till I’m ready to stand

If one day, you ask me if I still care 

You won’t find me, you won’t find me, I’ll be breathing in new air

 

In the springtime when there’s new life and the world is all mine

And the sun shines on my face as I leave the past behind 

I'll walk with my head high and smile as I go

For there’s hope in the future And new love down the road

And one day, searching for me, he will be the one

I know he’ll find me, know he’ll find me, And we will fall in love.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlLGDrr6qp0

"TURN THE SILENCE DOWN" (written by Caroline Brennan)

 

CHORUS:

Will you turn the silence down? / 'Cause I can’t bear the sound

Of all these thoughts inside my head just spinning round and round

Will you turn the silence down? / 'Cause it’s so damn loud

That’s where all my fears and insecurities are found

Please turn the silence down

 

I sometimes like the noise that fills this busy world

It keeps the doubt from creeping in and slowly taking hold

I still have some days when I can’t find my voice

When my weakness makes me feel like I don’t have a choice       CHORUS

 

I lost someone I loved when they were way too young

And I still have those moments when I can’t believe they’re gone

I know it might sound strange but the quiet makes me think

Of all the time we lost and then I’m overwhelmed with grief        CHORUS

 

BRIDGE:

Distractions push me on /  I keep walking towards the sounds         CHORUS

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM7m9DWOwdE

"LOVE IS LOVE" (written by Caroline Brennan)

 

The mind can take you to an awful place with bias, judgment, anger and hate

We’ll conquer those thoughts and rise above, Cause we are all family, and love is love.

 

CHORUS:

No limits, no boundaries, No color, no terms, only this simple truth we must learn

Our differences just make us strong, Love breaks down walls, and pushes us on.

 

The lines in the world may seem very dark, It’s easy just to tear each other apart

We’ll find a way to care instead, Cause Love is Love, and it has no end

 

Sometimes fear may make us mean, but life isnt’ always what it seems

Let’s seek to understand what we don't know,

cause the future comes from the seeds we sow.

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo-ugTKaz4Q

"KIND OF MAN" (written by Caroline Brennan)
 
I’ve been down this road before / You wine and dine me, with one foot out the door
You think it’s fine to hurt me if you call me hun / You’re the kind of man I stay away from
 
I’ve wasted so much of my life / giving guys like you too much of my time
Just because I’m smiling doesn’t mean you’ve won, You’re the kind of man I stay away from
 
CHORUS:
So don’t bother with your sweet words, they’ll just be wasted
I know enough now, I’ll just escape it
Your jar of trouble won’t be opening anywhere near me
I was blind but now I see / You’re not the kind of man for me
 
I see the mischief in your eyes / Your handsome face disguises too many lies
In your mind, this is just a harmless game, / please go back from where you came   CHORUS
 
BRIDGE:
You shouldn’t worry where our  story will end / I’m  walking out the door before it begins
 
CHORUS
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIg7U7G-3eE

Finalist and Judge's Choice Winner

 
"CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LIFE" (written by Caroline Brennan)
 
In this crazy little thing called life, I will be happy if you promise
To always stay by my side and be my best friend until I die
I promise you I'll always be true to you until the ocean's dry
And everything's gone away and all the little birds have lost their way.
 
CHORUS:
Hold on tight for this amazing ride, Crazy little thing called Life
 
In this crazy little thing called life, there is nothing that I cannot handle
If you just hold my hand, remind me of all the blessings we have
Maybe some lucky day, a little one will come along that we can
See each other's faces in and spend our lives loving endlessly         CHORUS
 
In this crazy little thing called life, we could travel to amazing places
Eat and drink until we're full of all that life has to offer us
Maybe we'll even find a beautiful spot where we can live the
golden years of our lives and watching the sun set in the sky         CHORUS
 
LISTEN TO IT ON YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ782x3lazA
"I’LL STILL LEAP" (written by Caroline Brennan)
 
I met you, you smiled and you kept coming round, 
You were a lost piece I’d finally found
You somehow brought out the best version of me 
And I know that in love there’s no guarantee
 
CHORUS:
But I’ll still leap.     But I’ll still leap
 
I waited till you were ready to fall / Then I told you I loved you, forever I saw
We both have our demons, our pasts and our flaws
Our lives won’t be perfect, we’ll be risking it all             CHORUS
 
The world may not always be on our side / 
We may have dark days, when it seems there’s no light
There will be times when you’ll have to hold tight
When the hills seem so steep and we’re all out of fight          CHORUS
 
Bridge:
The future is always uncertain, and life will deal its fair amount of pain
The future is so uncertain, and life will deal its fair amount of pain             CHORUS
 
LISTEN TO IT ON YOUTUBE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgKNft5nq2A
 
"GREEN AND RED OF MAYO"  (Duet with Sean Brennan)
(written by David Carton, Brendan Leo Mary Moran)
 
 
Oh the green and red of Mayo, I can see it still
It's soft and craggy boglands, it's tall majestic hills
Where the ocean kisses Ireland, the waves caress its shore
Oh the feeling it came over me to stay forevermore, forevermore

 

From its rolling coastal waters, I can see Croagh Patrick's peak

Where one Sunday every summer, the pilgrims climb the reek

Where St. Patrick in its solitude looked out across Clew Bay

With the ringing of his bell, called the faithful there to pray, there to pray
 
Take me to Clare Island, the home of Granuaille
Its waters harbour fishes from the herring to the whale
And now I must depart it and reality is plain
May the time not pass so slowly till I set sail again, set sail again.
 
Oh the green and red of Mayo, I can see it still
It's soft and craggy boglands, it's tall majestic hills
Where the ocean kisses Ireland, the waves caress its shore
Oh the feeling it came over me to stay forevermore, forevermore
 
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L85KXFo-4o

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSH DENIS OF WALLER STREET PHOTOGRAPHY