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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.


from Miscellaneous Adventures, released August 23, 2016


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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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