Southlands

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released May 18, 2015

All songs written by Stevie Scullion. ℗ 2015 The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Malojian. © 2015 Malojian.

Produced by Michael Mormecha. www.michaelmormecha.com Recorded at Millbank Studios, Lisburn. www.millbankstudios.net Mixed by Michael Mormecha at Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal, Nov' 2014.

Mastered by Jon Astley at Close To The Edge, London, England. www.closetotheedge.biz Photography by David Cleland: www.flixelpix.com Illustrations by Mark Reihill: www.markreihill.com www.malojian.com 1. IT AIN'T EASY
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals. Joe McGurgan: electric bass. Una McCann: piano & accordion. Jan Lyttle: fiddle. Fiona O'Kane: backing vocals.

2. COMMUNION GIRLS
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals, electric guitar.
Joe McGurgan: double bass. Conor Scullion: piano.

3. SOUTHLANDS
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals.
Joe McGurgan: double bass, backing vocals. Conor Scullion: piano. Jan Lyttle: strings.
Richard Nelson: pedal steel, dobro.

4. SHAME ON ME
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals.
Joe McGurgan: electric bass, backing vocals, electric guitar. Conor Scullion: synth, organ.
Jan Lyttle: strings. Fiona O'Kane: radio twiddling.

5. BROKE
Stevie Scullion: vocals, nylon-string guitar. Michael Mormecha: synth, concertina. Joe McGurgan: bowed-bass.

6. NO ALIBIS
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals, synth.
Joe McGurgan: electric bass. Conor Scullion: synth, wurlitzer. Fiona O'Kane: backing vocals. Jan Lyttle: strings.

7. BATH TUB BLUES
Stevie Scullion: vocals, nylon-string guitar, slide guitar, Jew's harp, whistles.
Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals, whistles.
Joe McGurgan: double bass, backing vocals, whistles. Conor Scullion: piano, screams & shouts.

8. WHAT AM I WORTH
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals.
Joe McGurgan: double bass, backing vocals. Una McCann: piano & accordion. Jan Lyttle: strings.
Dave Murphy: psych steel.

9. TOGETHER ALONE
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars. Michael Mormecha: drums & percussion, backing vocals, synth.
Joe McGurgan: electric bass, backing vocals. Conor Scullion: organ, piano. Jan Lyttle: strings.

10. CREASE OF YOUR SMILE
Stevie Scullion: vocals, acoustic guitar. Una McCann: piano. Jan Lyttle: fiddle.

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Track Name: It Ain't Easy
14 ninjas on the telephone
Say call back later cos there's no-one home
Fool for rollin up the leg of my jeans
Playin chasin with the magazines

Well it ain't easy
Comin down

All my words are fallin out of my pockets
Pourin through my eyeball sockets
You called me told me broke my smile
My only hope's it takes a while

Cos it ain't easy
Comin down
From a lucid dream
You gotta pick up your heart move on in close to me
Remember all the good times
When I was a small child
You were God to me
Track Name: Communion Girls
Do a back flip
Out of my seat
Scale the walls
Into the steeple
Throw some Bruce Lee
Moves until I
Take the Uzi
From the bad man

Saved the congregation from the
Paramilitary fools
All the girls you see at Communion
They think I'm so cool

You belong in
Some asylum
It's what they tell you
When you daydream
Don't believe them
Look at me now
Don't you know that
I'm the one who

Saved the congregation from the
Paramilitary fools
All the girls you see at Communion
They think I'm so cool
Track Name: Southlands
The Southlands had fallen
They drove us to the sea
I lost my wife and child there
To curiosity

I held them in the morning
Then I rode into the sun
Spend my nights here mourning
Oh what've I become

Strangest sort of memory
Black hole in my mind
None of this is real see
But it's only time

Darkness fell
Then I fell
No farewell
Only hell

The hooves they pound above me
They're drilling in my brain
Been lying here for hours now
It's killing me this pain
Queen she said she loved me
That's what this is for
She said, "Oh him he'll never mind."
King he went to war

Takes a lot to love me
So I have been told
Takes a lot to leave it seems
Hold no-one above ye
Don't give up your soul
Give a little bit, take a little bit, live a little bit, love a little bit more

The faithful have come
To kneel at your door
Ah but you don't need them any more
Than a hole in the head

When you were young
You fell to the floor
Said, "Sure to God there must be something more."
So you made your bed

Sure we all run to nothing at all in the end
Sure we all run to nothing at all in the end
Track Name: Shame On Me
Shame on me
I've been ramblin' 'round
It's time for settling down
'fore the devil go and take me away
Tell my Mama
I'm comin' home to stay
Track Name: Broke
Fall apart
Put it back together
Break it's heart

Make it cry
Just to make it better
Watch it die

Whatever makes you feel good
Get it put it in you
Whatever makes you feel good
Hold it tight
Track Name: No Alibis
Gimme No Alibis
Gimme somewhere I can hide
I'll be true to you
Baby you can be so cruel

You can you can
You can you can
So why do you lie
You know you're never ever gonna try

Gimme no sympathy
Even when I'm on my knees
I can toe the line
Why do you always melt my mind

You can you do
You can you do
So why do you lie
You know you're never ever gonna try

Gimme half a chance
Baby I can learn to dance
I can move my feet
As long as there's a steady beat

I know you could
I know you could
But why do you lie
You know you're never ever gonna try
Track Name: Bath Tub Blues
You're in the mood for feelin fine
You're in the bath tub baby washin
All your blues away
Scrubbin up so clean you're feelin good now
Ready for the day

You're in the mood for feelin fine
You're in the bath tub baby washin
All your blues away
Scrubbin up so clean you're feelin good now
Ready for the day

Wash me
Wash me
I feel so dirty
Baby
Please
Wash me
Track Name: What Am I Worth
Spent half of my life floatin around
Runnin with the night chasin the sound
I fell for you lady
Thought I’d been found
Seemed my dreams had surely been crowned

Loaded with your love ready and primed
Shot into the dark out of my mind
Sure-firing woman sweeter than wine
Seems your dreams don’t go with mine

I reached for the moon but it was never enough
Wrote all the tunes, you don’t care about that stuff
Broke all the rules for you
So tell me
What am I worth

Failed, battered and worn, this is my post
Trawlin’ through her tears out on the coast
Sea-faring maiden I loved the most
Seems our dreams have turned into ghosts

I reached for the moon but it was never enough
Wrote all the tunes, you don’t care about that stuff
Broke all the rules for you
So tell me
What am I worth
Track Name: Together Alone
Together we'll
Go it alone
Weather the scene
Going back home
Wild and free
We're going disco
Track Name: Crease Of Your Smile
Pull me apart
There at the seams
Open my heart
Break all my dreams
Pull me in close
Blow me away
Show me your ghosts at the
End of your days

Every one you've ever loved will be
Gone in the end
Everything you've ever done won't mean much
When your friends have all gone

To the great
Gig in the sky
Oh to be late
Tell me you'll try
Keep your head low
Just for a while
Let me belong to the
Crease of your smile