live in london

by vincent burke

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A good song can be taken anywhere and be sung by anyone.
Here are nine great songs stripped right back to the bone and sung by their writer - one voice, one guitar.

Recorded live in London early in December 2014. No added ingredients, the jokes however have been cut - if you want any of that see him live.

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released October 12, 2014

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vincent burke UK

Vincent recently discovered the fresh air and long walks of a Summer Festival (Latitude 2016) He is well behaved and pet- friendly; his music is melodic and non-stupid. Recent triumphs? lots of him on BBC Radio 3 + BBC6 Music
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Track Name: what they know I know
listen to the radio
telling me the things I know
i know forever inside

listen to the people sing
throw away your violins
we can be b-better you know

for tomorrow
taking me there
the piano
can fall down the stairs
it's what I know
taking me there
and where they go
I go

you can make the party swing
open up your pearly wings
feel cocacabana below
listen to the perfect beat
oh no I never spring a leak
I can beat the competition on the tele with my two notes

for tomorrow
taking me there
the piano
can fall down the stairs
it's what I know
taking me there
and where they go
I go

oh you can say
we're gone in a day
gone in a day
oh but I can't stay a moment away
a moment away

you can make the party swing
open up your pearly wings
call up the people below
'cos none ever got to be
happy with a cup of tea
we can be foever
feeling four foot better
ah did you know

for tomorrow
taking me there
the piano
can fall down the stairs
it's what I know
taking me there
and where they go
I go
'cos what they know
I know
and where you go
I go
'cos what they know
I know
Track Name: he paid to have himself murdered
it was about that time
he called 0389
and paid to have himself murdered

he gave them all he had
then called his mum and dad
he'd paid to have himself murdered

seems like his life was getting dull
and everybody else's was great

he thought he'd try to spice it all up
and take it to a spiritual place

he got the morning train
but it was not the same
he'd paid to have himself murdered

the faces glowed with light
so all the carriage was bright
he'd paid to have himself murdered

he said he saw things differently now
and suddenly was truly awake

he felt his spirit soaring up
yes now he saw the gold on the lake

he saw the morning sun
and all the weight had gone
he'd paid to have himself murdered

so when the sniper hit
a smile played on his lips
he'd paid to have himself murdered

seems like he bought his own ticket out
well you could say he made a mistake

it crossed his mind to call them back
but he figured it was probably too late.
Track Name: wedding song
golden days come free
spend them all with me

now is the time
that is yours and mine
in the sound of the sun

and I love her so
persons ought to know
sweep me away
from the cold and grey
in the sound of the sun

I will remember
all the kindness you have shown to me
and all the moments you set free

I can imagine
all the happiness that we can share
'til we look up from rocking chairs
at grown up children on the beach
and swapping smiles from each to each

yes
we can make that sound
melt me pound for pound
now is the time
that is yours and mine
in the sound of the sun.
Track Name: yellow guitar
the sun has moved across your skin
the day has gone and night begins
come on and make it right
I wanna see the night with you

slip off your sandals on the beach
move over here and get in reach
until the morning light
I wanna see the night with you

can you hear my yellow guitar
sing to you from under the stars
let it come and open your heart
let it be let it be so

come on and move me like you do
come on and let me get to you
come on and make me rightI wanna see the night with you

can you hear my yellow guitar
sing to you from under the stars
Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Marslet it be let it be so

and when the morning comes again
we may be here and more than friends
come on and make it right
I wanna see the night with you
Track Name: harmonise
I saw the morning
saw the morning in your eyes
it was easy
it was easy to be kind

I saw the future
like the rolling of the sea
it was easy
you made it easy to be me

days...
can fall away into the future
yeah but I...
I think I told you that I
want you to stick around not say goodbye
want you to stick around and Harmonise

so when the Winter comes
I will be satisfied
just to see it
just to see it in your eyes
'cos things can come together
things can fall apart
but there's something
something I promised to my heart

days...
can fall away into the future
yeah but I...
I think I told you that I
want you to stick around not say goodbye
want you to stick around and Harmonise
Track Name: stronger than a mountain
some people drink
some people smoke
some people find they're at the end of their rope.

some people laugh
some people cry
some people give up and kiss it goodbye

well I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain
I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain

what do you do
when things fall away?
who do you turn to
and what could they say?
do you drink coffee?
do you eat fruit?
who do you turn to when you're down in your boots?

well I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain
I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain

maybe you're out in the cold
oh but you're not on your own
oh no

'cos maybe you're lost
caught in the snow
maybe you think there's no place you can go
but some people reach out,
look for a friend
I hope that soon you can do that again

'cos I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain
I think
you know that I'm
stronger than a mountain

maybe you're not on your own
maybe you're not on your own
maybe you're not on your own.
Track Name: goodbye
goodbye
farewell
there is something calling me although I wish you well
I can't
go on
filling in a harmony upon a broken song

I may see your face again
another platform boarding on another train
oh don't look at me that way...

...I just wanna be there
in the thin of the air
I just wanna be on my side

goodbye
farewell
see the blackbird calling me to heaven or to hell
it's my
turn now
to give myself another chance
to see if I know how

I can't let you go to harm
someday you'll find yourself in someone else's arms
no don't you look at me that way...

...I just wanna be there
in the thin of the air
in the punch of the wind
as the daylight begins
in a pinprick of sun
that is leading me on
I just gotta be on my side

goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
goodbye
Track Name: life is good
we work upon the green
we plough the fields and scatter
the good seed on the land

we put our faith in God
we're mostly made of carbon
but that don't bother me

we live our lives for free
and life is good for me

oh and when the day is done
I sit beneath the sun
and think of all the things that I have seen

the birds are in the bush
the bread is on the table
and she is there for me
and how much do we know
and does it really matter
beneath the burning sea

we live our lives for free
and life is good for me