Do You Hear Me When I Speak?


This is the latest song that I’ve written – I started it a year or more ago, and finished it just recently. To listen please click here: Do You Hear Me When I Speak

Tired of thinking of what might have been
Tired of keeping up the fight
Tired of sinking into an old dream
To wake up blinking at the light

All the stories are misunderstood
All the carousels are stuck
In the battle we did what we could
All we needed was some luck

Have you found some place that’s good?
Do you know how much you’re missed?
Would you come back if you could?
Does the story have a twist?
And will we ever find the things we seek?
Do you hear me when I speak?

Chasing rainbows down overgrown lanes
Clearing nettles from the lawn
Looking around for whatever remains
When the energy is gone

All the faces behind every mask
All the photographs I scan
All the questions that I’d like to ask
All the races that we ran

All the glory that’s hiding its light
All that can’t be put in words
All the time that I’m trying to write
The dogs are barking at the birds

All the players that let down the team
All the candidates that lie
All the visions that run out of steam
All the moments that go by



Filed under Death, Ireland, Music

5 responses to “Do You Hear Me When I Speak?

  1. thanks so much for posting really enjoyed this

  2. Brendan – I love these very striking words. and can easily read it as a poem. It is so lovely I daren’t listen to the song yet, well not right now! (The words certainly capture something very special yet elusive.)

    However, I’m wondering if there’s a repeated chorus – the 6 line verse beginning ‘Have you found some place that’s good’. Well I’ll have to wait and see!

  3. Thank you, Aedín and David, and thanks for the email, David.

    I kept the guitar quiet on this because, the way I was playing it, it sounded a bit obtrusive, I thought.

  4. Shermeen

    Brendan. Another good composition with very meaningful lyrics. You depict in words so well emotions felt by many. It is a great skill to have.

  5. Thanks for this, Shermeen.

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