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A Brother to Hear Me Out

from These Boys by Keith Burke

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From Keith Burke's studio album "These Boys".
Words and Music by Keith Burke.

Recorded in Orphan Studios June 2015. Produced by Gavin Glass. Mixed by Scott Haliday. Engineered by Peter Ashmore. Mastered by Fergal Davis.


Written in September 2009

I can’t sleep
I’ve got to wait ‘til the night fills my eyes
I’m gonna pray that it saves my life
and in the morning...
I may see
Another point but it might be the lens
You turn me on but you act like a friend
Is that allowed?

Oh, give me just five minutes
‘til I get it past my mouth
Oh, give me just five minutes
I need a brother to hear me out
I need a brother to hear me out

I feel your blood is rising
I want your bottom line
I hear the motor’s started
You’ve got it in your eyes
Tell me something that sounds exciting
I’ll take it on the chin
I see your head is turning
Another ticket and we’ll try and win again

I can’t breath
My skin is burning and the sun hurts my eyes
I hear the kids playing games outside
But we’re in here
I can’t swim
I’m made of stone and my hands are tied
I sent a bottle but it sank outside
I’m holding on

I hear the distant laughter
From a far off source
I see the shadows moving
And the voice is yours
But I can’t make magic
And your name’s still here
I’ll keep talking long enough
‘Til you… disappear


from These Boys, released March 3, 2016
Piano, Glockenspiel and Organs - Anja Kuncic
Fiddle & Backing Vocals - Sinead Madden
Bass - Dave Mooney
Drums - Jim McGill
Vocals and Guitar - Keith Burke


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Keith Burke is a Dublin based songwriter noted for his vocals and guitar playing. 2016 saw the release of “These Boys”, his third studio album. It led to concerts in Pittsburgh USA, Cairo Egypt and Beiruit Lebanon. Since then Keith has written and arranged a collection of new songs and is working with producer Anthony Gibney, bassist Dave Mooney and drummer Paul Byrne on the new 14 track project. ... more

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