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I'll begin this letter

by Keith Burke



"I'll begin this letter" - words and music by Keith Burke

Recorded in several studios - drums, bass and organs in Camden Studios Dublin by Anthony Gibney, Vocals, harmonica and guitars in KB Studios in Skerries
Mixed by Anthony Gibney, Audioland studios, Kildare
Mastered by Simon Francis mastering

This is the first single from Keith Burke’s upcoming new studio album dealing with moving on, saying goodbye, making promises and keeping them. The first demos of the song were put down in Milan in 2019. The drums, bass and organs were recorded in Camden studios Dublin in early January 2020. As the world closed down for nearly two years the project was delayed. Recording and mixing of the album finally took place in Audioland studios in Lexlip during 2022 and with “I’ll begin this letter” scheduled for release on 9th Sept 2022.


Stay a while (written in Feb & March 2019 in Milan)

She’s moving on
Not fully gone
I wouldn’t let her hear me say it but she knows I wasn’t wrong
Just the time, the time was wrong

We’d never fight
Well hardly ever
I felt misunderstood and I thought I was so clever
But I’ve learned. I hope I’ve learned

We can’t wipe the canvas clean
We’ve got lines in the next scene

We’ll pack a bag
Pack your coat
Fill up the boot and leave the messages you wrote
Weigh em down. They’re sure to find 'em

It’s not the same
There’s hidden pains
It’s been a while but we both think of our old flames
Can't blow em out. I can’t blow em out

Pass me by and let it rain
I’ll begin this letter with your name

Tuesday night
Woke up in sweat
Holding me so tight, there’s nothing I regret
It’s just a dream. What’s in your dreams?

Run to me
Hold me tight
The orange of your tears underneath the sodium light
Stay a while. Please stay a while

Pass me by and let it rain
I’ll begin this letter with your name


released March 17, 2023
Vocals, guitars, hamonica - Keith Burke
Bass - Dave Mooney
Drums - Paul Byrne
Organs - Scott Flannigan
Piano - Salvatore Urbano


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Keith Burke Dublin, Ireland

Keith Burke is a Dublin based songwriter noted for his vocals and guitar playing. 2023 saw the release of his single “Before You Go” with Amy Frega, the 2nd single from his upcoming album. Keith is working with producer Anthony Gibney and The Little Black Book musicians on a new 14 track project. He has played internationally in Bavaria Germany, Pittsburgh USA, Cairo Egypt, Beiruit Lebanon ... more

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