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She Packed Her Bags In Secret

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 2008 & 2009

She packed her bags in secret
In an old worn out ruck sack
Every voice inside her head said “leave and don’t come back”
And it looked like he was sleeping, when
she walked passed their bed
She sat down on the corner and put her
lips against his head

She closed her eyes so tightly,
that the tears could not get out
But she started to remember and she
started having doubts
He said, baby I see you’re crying
I know you’ve packed your things
I noticed the first day you went outside without my ring

I know just how you’re feeling,
and I can only blame myself
Because the man you knew and fell in love with
grew into someone else
I’m trying to make things easy,
didn’t have the strength to write a note
So I took out all my money
and I left it in your coat


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


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Keith Burke Dublin, Ireland

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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