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1.
are you keeping a part of you I won’t understand do you feel there’s a side to you I won’t want to find are you tired of feeling like you’ll never find love that you can depend on to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away oh, to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away yes, I’m keeping a part of me you won’t understand and I feel there’s a side to me you won’t want to find and I’m tired of feeling like I’ll never find love that I can depend on to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away oh, to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away please know there’s no part of you I won’t understand and there’s never a side to you I won’t want to find just remember you’ve found a love that you can depend on to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away oh, to be there when the sunny sky’s gone away
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In Between 03:24
in between, I listen to wonderful sounds in between, I follow another way out what a dream, what a gift what a laugh, what a scene what a beautiful lie in between, my eyesight is perfectly formed in between, no voices to scorn me at all what a dream, what a gift what a laugh, what a scream what a beautiful lie in between, there are people just happy to be in between, I wake and it wasn’t a dream what a night, what a thrill what a play, what a sight what a beautiful lie what a night, what a thrill what a play, what a fright what a beautiful lie
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Bye Bye 02:46
bye, bye, I hear you quietly say bye, bye, opens up so many things like the time when you first knew I was holding onto you even though you’d left me all those years before and I remember how it went all those nights you spent questioning the feelings I held dear how long will it be before you know if someone is really right for you and how will it feel when you finally work out that the truth might never be near sometimes I see you in my sleep sometimes I forget you’re not with me and then it all falls into place and I see your stricken face telling me to think of moving on but your words fall on deaf ears and I’m still counting all the years that I’ll be with you even though you’ll never know how long will it be before you know if someone is really wrong for you and how does it feel when you finally let go and watch your old dreams disappear
4.
just a little while longer is all that I’ll need then by tomorrow I’ll be much better you’ll see I know that it’s harder much harder to see how things ought to happen without him beside me I didn’t say all I could say they tell me I’m stronger than they ever could be but then why does my heart feel like it’s no longer here he didn’t say all he could say my friends come to see me they tell me I’m brave but every time they leave it’s like I’ve lost him again I didn’t say all I could say he didn’t say all he could say you didn’t say all you could say he didn’t say all he could say just a little while longer... a little while longer... I didn’t say all I could say he didn’t say all he could say we didn’t say all we could say we didn’t say all we could say
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An Roghainn 03:32
choisich mi cuide ri mo thuigse a-muigh ri taobh a’ chuain: bha sinn còmhla ach bha ise a’ fuireach tiotan bhuam an sin thionndaidh i ag ràdha: a bheil e fìor gun cual thu gu bheil do ghaol geal àlainn a’ pòsadh tràth Di-luain? bhac mi’n cridhe bha ‘g èirigh ‘nam bhroilleach reubhte luath is thubhairt mi: Tha mi cinnteach; carson bu bhriag e bhuam? ciamar a smaoinichinn gun glacainn an rionnag leugach òir, gun beirinn oirre ‘s cuirinn i gu ciallach ‘na mo phòc. cha d’ ghabh mise bàs croinn-ceusaidh ann an èiginn chruaidh na Spàinn, is ciamar sin bhiodh dùil agam ri aon duais ùir an dàin? cha do lean mi ach an t-slighe chrìon bheag ìosal thioram thlàth is ciamar sin a choinnichinn ri beithir-theine ghràidh? ach nan robh ‘n roghainn rithist dhomh ‘s mi ’m sheasamh air an àird, leumainn à nèamh no iutharna le spiorad ‘s cridhe slàn. --- The Choice I walked with my reason out beside the sea: we were together but it kept a little distance from me. then it turned saying: is it true you heard that your fair beautiful love is marrying early on Monday I checked the heart that rose in my torn, swift breast and said: Most likely; why should I lie? how should I think I would seize the radiant golden star, that I could catch it and put it prudently in my pocket. I did not take a cross’s death in the sore extremity of Spain, and how then should I expect the one new gift of fate? I followed only a way that was small, mean, low, dry, and lukewarm: and how then should I meet the thunderbolt of love? but had I the choice again, and stood on that headland, I should leap from heaven or hell with a whole spirit and heart.
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I couldn’t light a fire but I’d see the coral glow I couldn’t paint a picture but I’d see the coloured waves I couldn’t have the wind Press solid on my skin but I’d still feel your touch at the bottom of the sea I couldn’t write a letter but I’d know the words I’d say I couldn’t telephone you but I’d hear you calling me I couldn’t watch the stars fall quietly to the moon but I’d still see your face at the bottom of the sea I would still see you I would still feel you I would still hear you there with me I would still see you I would still feel you I would still hear you there with me I couldn’t watch a film but I’d have a different view I couldn’t have a sleep-in but I’d still dream of you I wouldn’t hear the songs of everyone I’ve heard but I’d still hear your voice at the bottom of the sea I would still see you I would still hear you I would still see you I would still feel you I would still hear you there with me I would still see you I would still feel you I would still hear you there with me I would still see you I would still feel you I would still hear you down there with me
7.
Elevate 02:45
elevate; up, up, up and away and free I miss your face, and the cheerfulness that it dictates stoniness; there are tiny stones everywhere circling me up here, keeping me company in case I should feel... feel fear of myself; but I actually quite like myself why should I harm me... that other time doesn’t count I was just feeling... a little left out round and round; round and round and upside down and inside out, that’s why I wear my hair this way upon... my head
8.
lots of people turning their heads away from the picture so nobody sees “it’s not real” I heard a man say “you can’t trust an eye if the eye isn’t yours and if it’s your eye it’s best to be blind” lots of people quietly talking whispering softly so no one can hear “it’s not happening” I heard a man say “you can’t trust a mouth if the mouth isn’t yours and if it’s your mouth it’s best not to say” too many people turning their heads away from the picture, so nobody sees “it didn’t happen” I heard a man say “you can’t trust a mind if the mind isn’t yours and if it’s your mind it’s best not to know”
9.
duisg mo chridhe o mo chridhe ‘s ruisgt’ mo chridhe ‘feitheamh ri buaidh chiall mo chridhe ghlan chridhe sìor thàmh ‘dhiol mo chridhe ‘s e nam smuain --- awaken my heart awaken my heart o my heart and naked my heart awaiting victory my pure heart’s darling heart of perpetual rest my heart’s fate and he in my thoughts
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Hi O Hè 04:44
hi o hè mo ghille ruadh hi o hè mo luaidh o hi o hè mo ghille ruadh tuiginn còmhla rium, ‘s nam bhuaidh laigh sinn sìos ‘s bha d’ anail blàth gam bhriodaladh le cagar gràidh chuala mi faclan làn brìgh Iain Ailean, dìon mo chridh --- hi o hè hi o hè my red-haired lad hi o hè my love o hi o hè my red-haired lad come with me in my victory we lay down and your breath was warm caressing me with a whisper of love I heard words full of substance John Alan, protect my heart
11.
we all just keep going round we all just keep going round and round we all just keep going round ‘til we’re blue if you could love me if you love me too if you could love me like I love you do you think they would notice? do you think they would notice this? and do you think we would call it a day, a day? everybody knows that’s just how life goes everybody knows it’s the way, it’s the way we all just keep going round we all just keep going round and round we all just keep going round ‘til we’re blue I swear I don’t know now I swear I don’t know now at all I swear I don’t know now what I know, what I know everybody knows that’s just how life goes everybody knows it’s the way, it’s the way

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The captivating debut solo album from singer/songwriter Fionnag NicChoinnich/Fiona Mackenzie featuring self-penned compositions in Gaelic and English.

These are songs with a distinct, northern European character. Her writing and singing technique are affected by a spectrum of influences spanning Hungarian folk music, Nick Cave, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins and Bjork, as well as the Scottish and Gaelic traditions.

Co-produced by The Blue Nile producer Calum Malcolm, traditional acoustic instruments and electronic elements blend to create forward-thinking music that remains rooted in heritage. Mackenzie's emotive self-penned lyrics paint a picture and the sound at times is hauntingly Celtic.

Born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland, she has been writing and performing songs in English and Gaelic since her early teens.

Album tops critics 2008 chart.
www.folking.com

Expressive and lyrically beautiful...a brilliant album.
The Living Tradition

This is a very beautiful album.
Folkradio.com

This surprising record is definitely in my top five for 2008!
Audiophile Audition

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released August 16, 2020

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Fionnag NicChoinnich Inverness, UK

Fiona is a Scottish singer/songwriter, born and raised on the Isle of Lewis, who combines traditional and contemporary singing styles to create her own unique sound.

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