Miscellaneous Adventures

by Ronan Francis Doran

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dreamed i was a distant city people dreamed and died within me dreamed i was a chance encounter where a kind of kinship flowered dreamed i was a distant city people dreamed and died within me (everything's easy, nothing's simple) dreamed i was a chance encounter where a kind of kinship flowered (everything's easy, nothing's simple) dreamed i was a sycamore tree where desperate men go to be free (everything's easy, nothing's simple) dreamed i was the mercy of a cancer baby drowned with love (everything's easy, nothing's simple) dreamed i was, dreamed i was... (everything's easy, nothing's simple) had a dream i didn't know you you walked right by and looked right through me (everything's easy, nothing's simple) dreamed i was a dolphin sailing i woke up and it was raining.
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before I was happy even when I was miserable now I am sad even when I'm having fun before I was safe even when I was petrified now I am running running for my lfe before, before, be-fore before I was a princess locked up in a tower now I'm a cat stuck up in a tree before I was a bridge and under me flowed water now I'm a troll and there is water all around me before, before, be-fore before I was given a present of a locket now I am given to take what I can get before I was pretty pretty as a promise now I'm a lie and I am calling in your debt but that was long ago, so long ago before, before, be-fore.
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03:10
a taste like sweetness, a scent that one could feel a sight like pretty black orchids showered gently on a spinning wheel her darkness with its silky touch, would chill but not detract as such the sparks that reach out from her eyes would better and worse a thousand highs a thousand highs a thousand highs i'm talkin' Tolstoy while she reads magazines and sits in shadow, i can't help but think that she don't notice me i'd buy her sweeties, but she's got diabetes i've given up trying to read the signs, i'm just glad that i'm here and that she don't mind she don't mind she read magazines she read magazines and she talks police and she talks release while i'm trying to talk about the birds and bees o why o why o why o why o why a taste like sweetness, a scent that one could feel a sight like pretty black orchids showered gently on a spinning wheel her darkness with its silky touch would chill but not detract as such the sparks that reach out from her eyes would better and worse a thousand highs a thousand highs, a thousand highs she reads magazines, yeh.
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03:00
say barber, why'd you give me a derp-cut? say barber, why'd you give me a derp-cut? what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me what have you done to me.... say barber, why'd you give me a derp-cut? say barber, why'd yo have to give me a derp-cut? I say I say I say I say I say boy....
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a simple favour if I may, please burn in effigy, the chapel of my Sunday and it would be just the thing, if you could lend a wing, to stop me falling and if perhaps you will permit, please bend the freeway of my transit cos I'm an ordinary Joe who runs out in the cold and takes off all his clothes you're just an ordinary Jane who runs out in the rain and is never sen or heard from again so yes it might be mighty neat to party on the beach of my tranquility and if perhaps you'd be so kind so as to cast a line into the oily depths of my crooked mind and if it isn't such a chore please would you close the door on all the pretty things I wasted my life searching for.
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03:34
well I'm holding my breath and I'm counting to ten and I'm watching the strokes as the pendulum bends seven tips his hat as I float on by for it will not be long till I'm in my prime well I'm holding my breath and I'm counting to twelve and I'm sliding the slopes of an hourglass and I'm diving through six and I'm jumping through nine for it will not be long till I'm in my prime and with a sound a new door opens and with a sound new opens and with a sound a new door opens and with a sound a new door opens and with a sound a new door opens and with a sound a new opens and with a sound a new opens and with a sound a new door opens and with a sound a new door opens... well I'm holding my breath and I'm losing the thread when it comes to zeros I'm a ten out of ten but on the horizon, a bigger piece of the pi yes it will not be long till I'm in my prime.
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o down go the days like the rain like the rain everything that you love is a war that you wage and sometimes you're the hunter and sometimes you're the prey like the rain like the rain o down go the days you were grace you amazed I was praise no complaint then I learned to despise every line on your face and the time went away and our hair went to grey watching rain watching rain go down like the days out of sight out of mind crescent moon winking eye I betrayed my companion and I watched as he died and he never looked better than he did at his wake like the rain like the rain o down go the days "the king is dead" quoth the angel as it were on a wing and the devils all red said "behold the dead is king though a dawn will arise and a day be erased it will soon be replaced" o down go the days.
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well i was trapped then i was freed won't you come and capture me we'll be two adjacent rivers on our miscellaneous adventures where you flow, i'll go, we could float wherever together and there'll be those that don't believe we're just where we wanna be we'll be strangers to their whispers on our miscellaneous adventures where you flow, i'll go we could float wherever together and with the ocean finally reached you and i will find release and there'll be no more rainy winters on our miscellaneous adventures where you flow, i'll go we could float wherever together what you sow, i'll grow and it will blow wherever.
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ordinary, that's me ordinarily, the likes of you would never hear from me but I got, a subtle prospect an intimation hitherto out of reach so won't you come, the seat is warm i'll take you ride in my Renault Clio i'll take you ride in my Renault Clio i'll be Jerry and you be Dino show you things that i like but i try all night and your interest spikes when i say my friend looks a little like Ronaldinho you're a duchess, i'm a dragon you are kindness, and i'm a bad case of river blindness i weather the storms, it's all i'm good for Christ i'm some kinda empathy machine to keep you sweet, while i see myself getting more and more rough around the edge maybe there is a devil after all maybe there is a devil after all if you could see the hatred in the eyes of the one who loves me since you darkened my valley with a constant cloud that looks a little like Ronaldinho ordinary, that's me ordinarily, the likes of you would never hear from me but i got, a subtle prospect an intimation hitherto out of reach so won't you come, the seat is warm i'll take you ride in my Renault Clio i'll take you ride in my Renault Clio i'll be Jerry and you be Dino but certain things i can't forget because i'm ok, in a minor way but i'm a shade too shabby and i sure as hell don't look nothing like Ronaldinho.
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released August 23, 2016

All songs written, recorded, engineered and mastered by Ronan.

Photography by Nicole Eliza Joan www.facebook.com/MoonstruckOnClydeside/

Album artwork by Fionnuala Doran www.fionnualadoran.com

Full Electronic Press Kit: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PQkYnS1nG3OX-mSQH6CU1ohUpmb7h3D5

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Ronan Francis Doran Glasgow, UK

“…enchants his audience with beautifully written lyrics and catchy melodies” Felix Slavin, Music Broth

“the hardest working musician in Glasgow; a compelling stage presence combined with irresistible blues-folk sensibilities” Chris Yeoh, Mob-Handed Press

“Ronan..plays guitar, writes lyrics and they both go very well together. They tell a story, take you somewhere-why not song along?” Tom Keren
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