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Flying Kites

by Jonny Nutt

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1.
Hey Louise! 03:10
Hey Louise, I wonder, Hey Louise, I wonder, Do you ever still wear that stress, Do you ever still get upset At a world gone wrong yeah? Im standing in the middle of a river here, And I’m going under. Will you throw me a rock or a lifeline? I wonder.. Hey Louise, I hunger Hey Louise, I hunger For the smell of summer in the air, Silk-cut on your breath and mint in your hair -and I’m gone there! And It seems to me somehow, I’ve always belonged there. Go throw me one of your looks! And Im gone there.. Sometimes it takes a life of mistakes To show us on the road we wanna be And sometimes a song or a smile comes along That changes the course of our very destiny. Hey Louise, I’m sorry! Hey Louise, I’m sorry! The last time I saw you, we should’ve made amends But the time wasn’t right it was the funeral of a friend And I was worried.. That there was too many years and mourners between us, So I hurried...off to the bar to stand with my judge and my jury Tell Louise Im sorry Tell Louise Im sorry Tell Louise Im sorry Hey Louise, Im sorry.
2.
Over the hill and further still, My love has gone away. She wanted to follow that summer crowd, Me, I wanted to stay. Now bear in mind I’m still a young man, Whose happiest at home, But the dice has fallen, the cards are dealt, And now Im ready to roam.. La la la la la la ,la la la la la la, la la, la la I’ll sail the seven seas And climb the Atlas Mountains. Maybe we’ll meet again? But I would not go counting, Counting down the days. Now money comes to monied sons, Well Im sorry, but that’s not me! For the things that I could not give to you- And the grief that you took from me. Now bear in mind I’m still a young man, And I’ll take anything that’s thrown. But the straw has broke that old camels back, So now dear heart off you go.. La la la la la la ,la la la la la la, la la, la la And sail the seven seas And climb the Atlas Mountains. Maybe we’ll meet again? But I would not go counting, Counting down the days. Counting down, counting down, counting down, counting down the days Counting down, counting down, counting down, counting down the days Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you’ll get rich, Or modestly live off the land. And hopefully all of your great designs, Will work out just like you planned. But I’ll bear in mind Im still a young man, And I think things will work out just fine. And I hope some day we’ll be friends again, And you can add your lies to mine. La la la la la la ,la la la la la la, la la, la la Sail the seven seas And climb the Atlas Mountains. Maybe we’ll meet again? But I would not go counting, Counting down the days. Counting down, counting down, counting down the days Eat your heart out, count down the days Counting down, counting down, counting down, counting down the days Eat your heart out Count down the days Eat your heart out, count the days down
3.
Flying Kites 04:00
Everything I want to say is wrong Doesn’t mean to say my heads not right! Good for you, you play along Watch out I’m flying kites! Every time I see it, well I choke Even simple sentences aren’t quite.. Lucky for me you get the joke When I’m flying kites. And she dance through the clouds, In my dreams - every night. So I’ll hoist up my heart to meet Her flight. Come to me..my arms beckon you From my sleep, She will wake me up in a while But for now Let me just dream about Flying kites. I remember back to those times when We were running, creatures of the night! Take me back to those days when We were flying kites. Standing on a beach now, its a dream And I’m holding on to you so tight. You’re farther away it seems When I’m flying kites. And she dance through the clouds, In my dreams - every night. So I’ll hoist up my heart to meet Her flight. Come to me..my arms beckon you From my sleep, She will wake me up in a while. But for now Let me just dream about Flying kites... But for now Let me just dream about Flying kites.
4.
In the middle of a sandstorm, You know I would save your skin. And in return Oh Great Depression We would find you in. All of the other people in your life Know the shape you’re in. Now I find you on my doorstep, and, I can’t let you in. Yes it’s true, a fool, I’ve loved you Once upon a time Turning a blind eye to those indiscretions To which you were so inclined. All of the other people in your life Warned me you had form. Now I find you on my doorstep Banging on my door. Away and find some other fool tonight! Away my fair weather friend! Away and find some other fool tonight! Cos I can’t let you in. I only hope you find somebody Strong enough for you. Love and laughter and piece of mind Are all that I hope for you. All of the other people in your life Want to see you shine. Now I find you on my doorstep, but, Now is not that time Away and find some other fool tonight! Away my fair weather friend! Away and find some other fool tonight! Away and make your bed Away and find some other fool tonight! Away my fair weather friend Away and find some other fool tonight! (Cos I can’t let you Oh I can’t let you I aint forgot about The money that I lent you! Oh and all those times when I hadda come and get you. And I don’t mean to sit here and upset you. And I can’t let you, oh I can’t let you I can’t let you in.)
5.
You wake up late You bitch about it for a while Hurry off to work And you never once smile You’re just going through the motions Of a man in his prime You and I both know it You’re just wasting time You’re just wasting time Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Well you’ve heard it Maybe you’ve even thought it? Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Have you tried it? Don’t tell me you bought it! You come home as expected At a reasonable hour Like you’re somehow connected To this delicate flower You’re just going through the motions Of a couple in love But you and I both know it Its just not enough Its never enough Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Well you’ve heard it Maybe you’ve even thought it? Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Have you tried it? Don’t tell me you bought it! One of these days, you know, you’re going to find That your decisions could have been better. Count yourself lucky, Think about what you’ve got Thank god you’re not hungry Consider your lot! You’re just going through a rough patch In an otherwise perfect game So don’t get hung up on what your neighbours got Were all just the same Were all just the same Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Well you’ve heard it Maybe you’ve even thought it? Is it the grass that’s so much greener On the other side Have you tried it? Don’t tell me you bought it! x 2
6.
This way Darlin’ take my hand Through this gate, round to our stand Daughter Dear, you’re the apple of my eye! Just remember, “City til I die!” Your Great-Grandfather brought your granny too! Up high on his shoulders - maybe the same age as you After the war, he played here in his prime Then, as now, forever, “City til I die!” Daughter Dear, Its noisy here, You’ll likely end up foundered! But if you find your heart Could almost stop and start With every late chance squandered, Every winning goal’s like thunder. You will know the joy Of singing, till you lose your voice “City til I die!” I’d say though you’ll love it I know you like the game I’ve seen you taking free kicks With the dog, out in the rain! Maybe you’ll play some day, We’ll cheer you on with pride But hey no pressure! “City til I die!” Daughter Dear, Its noisy here, You’ll likely end up foundered! But if you find your heart Could almost stop and start With every late chance squandered, Or every winning goal’s like thunder. Then you will know the joy Of singing, till you lose your voice “City til I die!” Yes you will know the joy Of singing, till you lose your voice “City til I die!”
7.
Theres a witch out on the water And if you listen very hard She’ll play you a love song Strumming her guitar Love will elude her They say she has no heart But she does, I know I’ve heard it break Breaking in the music of The lady of the lake When it’s midnight in the summer And the water seems to shine And the distant lights from far off trucks Shine their golden lines Over on the island Across the other side You stare, and watch the tail lights brake Captivated only by the lady of the lake Where did your love go? What made him leave you so? Did he die long before You and I where born?? Tell me, what was the spell you couldn’t break That kept you here forever Lady of the lake Summers come and winters go Soon they gallop past And the houses on the island now Are springing up so fast And soon you’ll be gone Just like a whisper in the grass So rise up and take what’s yours to take And free yourself forever Lady of the lake Where did your love go? What made him leave you so? Did he die long before You and I where born? Tell me, what was the spell you couldn’t break That kept you here forever Lady of the lake You’re free, you are free You are finally free From your binds You’re free, you are free You are finally free From your bind You’re free, you are free You are finally free From your binds You’re free, you are free You are finally free From your mind.
8.
Just awake I had forgotten That you were still gone As I gazed from my pillow At the bright morning sun Then the thought, like a grey cloud Soon comes along And I’ll miss you my dear friend All the day long I had lunch at “the truck-stop” I savoured each taste And a smile from the waitress Sweet angels face Then the thought like the coffee Soon came along And I’ll miss you my old friend All the day long I miss you my old friend You were there at the start When we were still singing Pretend broken hearts Now that you’ve left us You’re consigned to this song And I’ll miss you my old friend All the days long And at night ,well, I drinks some Till I’m out of my head. It helps me to sleep When I fall into bed And as one memory leaves me, One comes along And I’ll miss you my old friend All the day long I miss you my old friend You were there at the start When we were still singing Pretend broken hearts And as one memory leaves me One comes along And I’ll miss you my old friend All the days long All the days long All the days long All the days long
9.
Well they call me ‘Sir Lonely’ - Im a pitiful sight They call me ‘Sir Lonely’ - Im a pitiful sight But one thing’s for sure Im gonna get myself drunk tonight! I wasn’t always like this - I was a sociable cat! I wasn’t always like this - I was a sociable cat! But I guess growing old, fat and lazy’s gonna put an end to that! No don’t cry for he - who steers his own direction Look inside you will only see The tears of your reflections How you gonna move on if you keep looking back? How you gonna move on if you keep looking back? How you gonna move on if you keep looking back? How you gonna move on? When the Knights of Malta carried you away When the Knights of Malta carried you away You know I think about that moment At some point nearly every day. They say time’s a great healer - I don’t know about that! They say time’s a great healer - I don’t know about that! It’s been nearly fifty years And I still can’t leave the flat. Oh don’t cry for he - who steers his own direction Look inside you will only see The tears of your reflections Oh don’t cry for he - who steers his own direction Look inside you will only see The tears of your reflections Looking back at you. The tears of your reflections Looking back at you. The tears of your reflections Looking back at you. The tears of your reflections Looking back at you - Looking back at you.
10.
The night they shot that poor child down The cheers rang out as the glass rained down. Not one witness, or empty casing found Along the rows of shops and bars The shutters they stayed down. They say on any given night The craic here’s hard to beat There’s no craic dying on a dead end street. Once a year now on that day Family comes, leaves flowers and prays. Later drunk men kick those wreaths away “What the hell they doin comin back again?”, they say. They say a warmer welcome, in this world, You’ll never meet Cold blows the ashes down a dead end street. So..’War is over, if you want!’ was just some rock star’s PR stunt? Was ‘Peace and Love!’ then really just a front For all the hate we hold beneath that no-one dares confront? They say its great to see This place back on it’s feet, But what have we learned? Empty words and still we burn. Are we so far down we can’t get turned On this dead end street?

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Second Album from Songwriter Jonny Nutt

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releases August 18, 2022

All songs written by Jonny Nutt
Produced by Jonny Nutt and Rory Donaghy
Recorded in Blast-Furnace Studios Derry, N.Ireland

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Jonny Nutt

FROM DERRY, N.IRELAND. Summer 2022 sees this second release "Flying Kites". This Album shows off some fine folk-coloured songwriting with hooks a plenty!

Jonny has been part of the Derry music scene since the mid nineties: The New Capris, The Whole Tribe Sings, Red Organ Serpent Sound, Ard Ri, Swanee River and Junior Johnson band.

Jonny is also a member of Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas.
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