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Featuring 2 acoustic studio tracks, and 1 live recording "Wood" demonstrates the range of The Dan Collins Band, from irreverent to contemplative, through quiet soundscapes and thumping alt-rock anthems.

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released October 28, 2016

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Irish songwriter in Scotland, documenting the end of the world with music.

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Track Name: The Ghost Song
You're gonna love me now I'm dead
Float 6 feet right above your bed
solid liquid gas
it's just another change of state for us
we can still eat together
dining out will just cost half as much
no poultry for the poltergeist
we've got forever now there's no need to rush

and I'll be oh so clean
I'll never leave a fingerprint again
not even ectoplasm
that's just sci-fi
this is real life
maybe it's the DMT
or maybe I'm just going out my head
but I am pretty sure
you're just gonna love me now I'm dead

I'll be your fanatic phantom
and your spectral spectator
bring your clairvoyant, 'cos I'd love to meet her
I'll push the glass on that alphabet board
hang up a bell and I'll pull the cord
there's something so strange, to love me in death
you held me so tight when I drew my last breath
you need a specialist, maybe an exorcist,
you say that you love me
but I don't exist

and who you gonna call?
when I'm walking through your wall?
and what are you gonna say?
it's not the kind of thing that just goes a way.

residual energies, hang in the aether
you feel a cool breeze, and I burn like a fever
no heaven or hell, John lennon was right
I watched get changes today and last night
you need to move on
you can't love a soul
we all need a body, and we all need a hole
maybe a doctor or a lawyer instead
'cos i can't look after you now that I'm dead

and you can hear me speak
just leave your old cassette recorder on
if you could kill my guitar
i could play a very haunted song
maybe you're just desperate to believe
but haven't heard a word I've said
I'll leave you in your fantasy
you're just gonna love me now I'm dead

you're gonna love me now I'm dead

you're gonna love me now I'm

dead
Track Name: One day
I’m waiting for my moment, and I’m waiting for my time,
I’m waiting for someone to come and pick me from the line
I wait for opportunity, I never hear it knock
Waiting for a miracle like water from a rock
I’m all for taking chances, but i don’t know where they are
I’m all for building bridges, but this one’s just too far
One day we don’t even wake up, one day all we do is die.

Taking breaths is easy, giving back is where it hurts
I tried to make it better but I only made it worse,
When your best days are behind you and the future’s looking bleak
The things that make you strong are the same things that make you weak
But if you think about well we’re really all the same
And when you’ve got nobody left, There’s no one else to blame
One day we don’t even wake up, one day all we do is die.




No one will remember the mistakes you never made,
And no one’s will tell stories of the steps you never take
No one’s going to write about the secret’s that you keep
No one’s going to question what you sow is what you reap.
I’m sick of thinking that there’s nothing I could ever do
And waiting for somebody else will never get me through
One day we don’t even wake up, one day all we do is die.

Make it good and make it last, embrace the future and the past
Make it special, make it real, what makes you happy makes you feel
Alive for just a little while, takes your breath and makes you smile
Just advice that you may take, there is no fate but what we make
I’m sick of being scared of things that really aren’t that strange
Some things will always be the same, but some things I can change
One day we don’t even wake up, one day all we do is die,
One day we don’t even wake up, one day all we do is die.
I’m waiting for my moment and I’m waiting for my time,
Waiting for tomorrow, and I’m going to make it mine.
Track Name: Catastrophe (live)
The world falls apart at the seams
just tug a thread and set anarchy rising
open your eyes and you'll see
the storm clouds amassing on the horizon
but as coping mechanisms go
this one's not half bad
with you at the side of me
i'll dance through catastrophe

we both took a look, just to know
together we learn, it's how we grow

and i couldn't do any of this without you

there's an ache in your bones, its a sign of the times
to be ready to will and more willing to try
to gather and build til the rafters are filled
and to sing the same song til the two of us die
but there never was a change of heart
without sacrifice
yeah with you at the side of me, i'll no more see tragedy

in earnest we try to work it out
no more in fear no more in doubt

and i couldn't do any of this without you

i love you tomorrow, last week and today
and I'll love you forever and ever the same