Released to celebrate 10 years of Skerryvore, this album is a collection of live versions of Skerryvore classics, alongside previously unreleased tracks, including the iTunes World Music Chart-topping “Happy To Be Home”, featuring Sharon Shannon.

1. Rox Revival – (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)


2. Walk with me – (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)


3. By your Side – (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)


4. Simple Life – (Live at Celtic Connections 2015)


5. Where birds don’t fly  (Live Studio Session)


6. On the Road – (Live Studio Session)


7. Can’t Find the Cure


8. Happy to be Home (Featuring Sharon Shannon)


9. Crooked


10. Rocket to the Moon (Live at Tonder Festival 2012)


11. The Showman (Live at Tonder Festival 2012)


12. Home to Donegal (Live at Classic Grand, Glasgow, 2007)

WALK WITH ME

Walk with me i’ll share the strain

Walk with me, feel no shame

Together we can make a change

You should be proud of what you became


Walk with me and have no doubt

Here’s what i am talking about

Life woul d be a duller game

If each one of us were all the same


Walk with me and show no hate

Bite your tongue don’t take the bait

Make the world a better place

It never is too little or too late


Let it be known

That your true colours should be shown

Each to their own

We’re not carved from the same stone

BY YOUR SIDE

I know you want somewhere to run to

I know you want somewhere to hide

You’re just looking for some comfort

Someone to stand by your side


And i won’t blame you for your actions

I’m not here to criticize

I want to be the one who helps you

The one in whom you can confide


You don’t let it show

But i can still see

You try to let go but you’re needing me

I don’t understand

Sometimes how you feel

Show me the door

Give me the key


You don’t need to keep pretending

You don’t need to try to hide

I’ll lead the way if you just let me

I’ll be the one right by your side

SIMPLE LIFE

Red Stripy socks and blue jeans on

The suns beating through on his face

He don’t like it hot but that’s alright

Cos’ he’s living outside the rat race.


Lyin’ on his bed with a fresh warm breeze

Blows a smile across his face

No time for rushin’, he’s at a slow cookin’ pace

He’ll be ready when the running’s done.


That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life

That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life.


Strolls to the fridge, grabs himself a beer

He’s got a thirst for doin’ nothing.

Picks up his guitar, he likes a nice warm noise

He’ll be ready when the running’s done.


He needs a haircut, he needs a shave

He’ll let a few more days pass by

Cos’ he’s having fun, i think he won

Cos’ he’s living outside the rat race.


That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life

That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life.


La la la la la

La la la la la la………


Well its time for work, its time to run

He’s gotta go get something done

But why do it today when tomorrow’s OK

He’ll be ready when the running’s done.


That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life

That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life

That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life

That’s alright, hey, hey

Because he, is a man who loves the simple life.

WHERE BIRDS DON’T FLY

Get off the corner the blue fuzz cry

The street is a place where the birds won’t fly

They don’t know if you’re real or not

They might not even try

‘Cos one more ‘could be’ off the streets

It gives them peace of mind


They have to put a front on they can’t back down

‘cos people need to see, who runs this town

Its like living in a crime scene that should have been and gone

But it hangs on their shoulders for so so long


This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly


Do they know right and wrong?

How long will it last?

A future lost forever now, they’re stuck out in the past

What will become of them stuck beneath the grime?

Caught up in the madness, hangin’ on the line


Business as usual, the birds won’t fly

People need to speak out, someone needs to try

If you could turn it all around, if you could make them fly

Soaring up above the clouds, high, high, high.


This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly

This is the place where the birds won’t fly.

ON THE ROAD

The summers here, the time has come

To hit the road, stop being a bum

Pack those bags and pack ’em full

It’s gonna be a long one.


Sure to be tough when your feeling rough

You can feel alone when your far from home

No need to fear, the boys are here

when it’s gonna be a long one


We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road

We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road.


We’ll meet old friends, meet new ones too

Take a dram, we’ll take one too

Stay up all night and start again

It’s going to be a long one.


We’ll see more places than people can

Fantastic journeys, foreign lands

Now it’s a mountain, here is the sand

It’s going to be a long one.


We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road

We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road.


And when we’re on the road

There’s no stopping us

(coming down the road)

And when we’re on the road

There’s no stopping us

(coming down the road)

And when we’re on the road

There’s no stopping us

(coming down the road)


Sure to be tough when your feeling rough

You can feel alone when your far from home

No need to fear, the boys are here

when it’s gonna be a long one


We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road

We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road.

We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road

We’re on the road again

There’s no stopping us

We’re on the road.

HAPPY TO BE HOME

I take this road
every other day
to leave for somewhere new
and far away
and though I may be gone
please don’t be blue
my heart is always there
at home with you


I’m home…
I’m happy to be home
Home and it feels like i was never gone…
I”m home,,,
I’m happy to be home
home……..I’m happy to be home with you


Counting minutes
and counting miles
closing my eyes
just to see you smile
always in my dreams
you’re never really far
wishing every second
to be right where you are


I think about the past
and the times we’ve had
I smile for tomorrow
and it makes me glad
that any road i travel
it doesn’t matter where
at the end of every journey
I will always see you there