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Input Output

by Glitch Cassidy

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released September 21, 2014

Written by Bill Coleman. Recorded, produced & mixed by Bill Coleman and Joe McGrath. Mastered by Stephen 'Analog Heart' Quinn. Strings on 5, 9 & 10 by Justin Grounds. Big thank you to the choir on 2, 5, 9 & 10 - SJ McArdle, Stace Gill, Anne Marie Hynes, Judy Macnamara, Brian Murphy and Conor McCauley.

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Glitch Cassidy Dublin, Ireland

Glitch Cassidy is predominantly one person, Bill Coleman, with a revolving cast of friends who contribute voices & instruments whenever needful. The album 'Input Output' grew out of a year-long 'write a song a week' project where acoustic folk influences were married with electronic-tinged live-looping techniques. Time Out London describe it as 'electro-tinged, bouncy alt-folk'. ... more

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Track Name: I Don't Know
I am not what you think I am,I am not what you say,
I am not all these things, these labels,
You use to categorise me. Oh no!

These are not reasonable thoughts,
This is not why I love,
These thoughts are not my reasons,
My reasons are my own but I don’t know.

I just don’t know, I just don’t know.
Track Name: Past, Future & Present
We wake at night – a howling in the darkness,
It comes from the right, then works right around us.
The night is cold, carving its name out,
Who are we now? And where do we come from?
Ringing bells, ghosts are upon us,
Ghosts of the past, future and present.
Hopeful yet, but feeling the time,
Desperate inside, but outside, fine.
We hold out until the dawn,
Gritty-eyed, tired and worn.

Tell me now where you want to go,
And tell me where your courage has gone?
Tell me why the past haunts you so.
Tell me where you keep your secrets, love?

Running, running, running away from it,
Trying to stop the pain but it catches you,
Hoping to fly away from the darkness.
Daring, daring, daring, daring to take it,
Laughing and crying and living and learning,
How to stick it all back together again.
You try to love, you try to heal,
You try to encourage, to plant a seed,
You try to be all things to all people – even though you know you’re going to fail.
And you don’t know why but it leaves you wasted,
You’re wasted cos it was not what you wanted,
And what you wanted was the simple things that you’ve been ignoring.
Now here it comes, now here it comes,
The moment you must make your choice, you know it,
Time to grasp that nettle that’ll keep you honest.

Tell me now where you want to go,
And tell me where your courage has gone?
Tell me why the past haunts you so.
Tell me where you keep your secrets, love?
Track Name: Friends
My friends, my friends, gather ’round I’ve got something to say to you,
You won’t like it much, but that’s neither here nor there.

We stopped off, got drunk, got high and danced like lunatics,
And then I talked to the walls ‘cos no one else was listening.

No one else was listening,
No one else was listening,
No one else was listening.

Now that we all know exactly where we’re going,
I’d like to take this chance to boom the conversation bomb.

When you woke up you heard the sound of the city,
When you slept you dreamed about the trebled sound of your pain.

They were one and the same,
They were one and the same,
They were one and the same.

You know you shouldn’t treat her like that,
It’ll come back to haunt you.
You know the sound of her pain,
Drowns out the noise,
The rack and the whip,
The torture of the situation,
The devil in charge of the work detail,
You’re wringing your hands,
On a decision you’ve already made.
Track Name: Shut Up
She leaps before she looks,
She talks before she thinks,
She runs before she walks,
She thinks we’re made to talk.

We think she’s full of shit,
She senses this and stops,
But starts again to talk,
She cannot bring herself to SHUT UP!

Trying not to make an impression,
She fails because she causes obsession,
She’d make you want to go to confession,
Pull your own teeth out of simple frustration.

Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
Give me a reason to,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
Give me an excuse to,
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme,
Half a second to,
Bury my boot up your arse,
Throw a dart at your face,
Drown your words with the dark,
Stop your idiot laugh,
Because you make me upset,
I’d like to choke you to death,
And if you’d just stop to think,
You could avoid all of this.
Track Name: As I Go
I am a darkness inside shadow,
Burning clear only when out of control,
I am not the beginning of change -
I see a house on the horizon,
That calls me home again,
And I am not ready for that.

I cannot stand still.
Always moving mountains,
And making mountains out of mole hills.
Running to find myself,
Turning inside out and upside down as well.

Discovery in brutal slashes,
Returns to me in moments when I lose myself.
And I remember love, hate, laughter and tears,
That twist me still after all these years.

I am learning I am learning as I go.

All these cares I've tried hard to caress,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
I am remembering the look upon your face,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
I am trying to remember your smile,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
And I hope that I can see it soon.
I am learning I am learning as I go.
And I will love until my last breath,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
And I will love until I scatter myself,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
Onto the rocks of some far distant shore,
I am learning I am learning as I go.
As whitetops mark the skyline from sea borne.

I am learning I am learning as I go.
I am learning I am learning as I go.
I am learning I am learning as I go.
I am learning I am learning as I go.
Track Name: Throwing Toys
I want to break out,
I want to be free,
I want to take over all the things that possess me.
I want to reach out and hug the world,
I want to live a life that I can call absurd.

I want to learn,
I want to bleed,
I want to reach out and show the world,
All the love that it could feel.
I'm not attracted to the void,
Not a school ground kid throwing toys any more.

And all in all I'm not empty handed,
I don't know where I am landing,
I am not aware of all the secrets of the universe.

But I am breathing,
Breathing deep,
Recovering my youth while I can sleep.
And late at night with thoughts whizzing through my head,
I can believe, I can smile, I can work.

And all in all I'm not empty handed,
I don't know where I am landing,
I am not aware of all the secrets of the universe.

I was brought up on different streets,
The price of love was dear to me,
The thoughts tore me apart,
Before too long I was a different man.

I want to break out,
I want to be free,
I want to take over all the things that possess me,
I want to reach out and hug the world,
I want to live a life that I can call absurd.
Track Name: There You Go
Who am I?
Who am am I, who am I?
Typing words into the internet.
Who am I?
Who am am I, I used to care,
But now I take a pill for that.

I just don't know what I want.

Where am I?
Where am am I? Where am I?
Am I waiting for the world to stop?
Where am I?
If the outside world rejects me
Does that mean I'm going to hell or what?
What does it mean? What does it mean,
When you are told your reason for existing is a lie.
What does it mean? What does it mean,
When you realise that we're all still here and wondering why.

I just don't know what I want.

And everybody's trying to be so cool, so calm, so collected,
But you should not let that fool you.
You scratch that surface just a little bit and you will find it,
The panic that consumes you.

It's a hard old station,
As someone might once have said before me.
It's time to ask yourself a question,
Leave behind that self-deception,
Take off in a new direction projecting what you become.

I just don't know what I want.
Track Name: The Change in the Weather
I wish I was born in the ocean,
I wish I was born far out to sea.
I wish I could love like the ancients,
I wish I could tell stories properly.
I miss you, I need you, I’m trying to hear you,
I lift you, you save me, a wonderful feeling,
I’m kicking the bucket, I’m losing my shape,
And I’m trying to hide that I don’t know what I’m doing.
I don’t know what I’m doing.

These are the words that I heard uttered,
These are the thoughts we tried to hide,
I won’t be looking back come the autumn,
I’ll be trying to understand the change in the weather.
I miss you, I need you, I’m trying to heed you,
I lift you, you save me, a wonderful feeling,
I’m kicking the bucket, I’m losing my shape,
And I’m trying to hide that I don’t know what I’m doing.
I don’t know what I’m doing.

I cannot believe what I’m doing,
I cannot accept my consequences,
These are just words that I heard uttered,
They help me to bleed, they help me to fly.
I miss you, I need you, I’m trying to heal you,
I lift you, you save me, a wonderful feeling,
I’m kicking the bucket, I’m losing my shape,
And I’m trying to hide that I don’t know what I’m doing.
I don’t know what I’m doing.
Track Name: Into the Darkness
All a-lonely, and the clocks are stopped.
Staring at walls and hoping the world won’t knock.
Your door closed for an eternity,
Your eyes drinking and your heart twitching.

And we’re never strong,
We’re never strong enough.
And we’re never wise,
We’re never wise enough.
And we’re never smart,
We’re never smart enough.
Nobody’s there,
There there, love.

Temptation invades your streets again,
Eyes wide open, to the crawling under your skin.
And hate twisting the way you hold yourself,
And night listening to the crying of your tears again.

And we’re never strong,
We’re never strong enough.
And we’re never wise,
We’re never wise enough.
And we’re never smart,
We’re never smart enough.
Nobody’s there,
There there, love.

Who are you?
Sending a message out into the darkness.
Who are you?
Sending a message out into the darkness.
Track Name: The Devil and the Deep
Oh, the sun that shines a light on me,
That leads me to the sea.
The conversations I have heard,
Since I have made my peace.
The rapture in the heavens sent,
With each and every song.
No one left to whom I can confess,
But the devil and the deepest azure.

I walked down by the shoreline,
To give myself some peace.
All at once I met a friend,
He was staring out to sea.
"My friend what are you looking for?",
I asked him timidly,
And he told me he was watching for,
The darkness to begin, within himself.

I cannot hold myself in,
I cannot pinch my cheeks red,
I should be wiser than this,
But I drift.

Oh the gaps that exist on all the maps,
Till you can find your peace,
Oh the rapture in the words you spoke,
When you came quietly,
Oh, the tangled meaning of the words
As you whispered them to me,
It wrapped me up and turned me round,
And parked me perfectly.

I cannot hold myself in,
I cannot pinch my cheeks red,
I should be wiser than this,
But I drift.