Demonstration

by Alanalda

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The one and only EP release by the Dublin quintet originally self-released in physical form in 2007.

REVIEWS :-

"their use of violin brings echoes of Scarlet Riviera on Dylan's Desire album."

- Jackie Hayden HOT PRESS

"sound chocolate, ear candy, soul cookies. Yes, soul cookies. You heard me." "Alanalda sound like everything and more. Which makes them original, insomuch as anything is original. And then you smile." "Yes, folks, Alanalda are different... messy, clanky, sweet, classic, peculiar" "Watch out for this lot. I rate this my demo of the summer"

- WWW.RAWKSTAR.NET

"Slick, tasty and mean""melodies here are of the towering and timeless variety""influences are classic, easily spotted, but coming in cutely new combinations""Steve's Shirt is something all of their own, something beautiful too"

- WWW.UNPEELED.CO.UK

"catchy, easy to like style" " had me wanting more, and they are a band well worth checking out"

- DEMOS REVIEWED

"musical talent with moody tones mixed with some original style""cool dynamics in the rhythm""very well written and composed""6 OUT OF 6"

- WWW.MUSICREVEIW.COM

"Alanalda could be on to something"

- MP3HUGGER.COM

credits

released June 24, 2011

Dermot O'Leary - Vox,Guitar / Evan Harding - Electric Guitar / Dylan Curran - String Arrangements,Violin,Piano / Pauline Freeman - Cello / Andrew Cooke - Bass Guitar / Michael O'Dowd - Drums

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Always Someone Watching Ireland

We have been Alanalda. I have been Dermostat. Now finally... I am Ican Ican't.

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Track Name: Alanalda - In The Past
I made a pact with myself
Yeh to fake my own death
After midnight.
Everyone thought I drowned
But I didn't go down
I was alright

So please don't ask me to tell you
How it used to be
I don't wanna relive those
Wasted memories that I had
In the past

I relocated to Spain
A village where no-one came
In the mountains.
I changed my name to Jose
Kept out of everyone's way
Yeh I was outcast

So I don't wanna tell you
Exactly how it was
I staked everything I had
To have what I have got right now
It is past

I've never wanted regrets
And as the memory fades
It is easier
To forget what I did
Yeh live my life how it is
Now I am free-er

So I don't wanna relive
The dying life I led
Life is simpler now that
I've left it all for dead
A chance to live again with the
Lessons learned
Instead
In the end
In the past

(c) Dermot O'Leary 2004
Track Name: Alanalda - Always Someone Watching
All of your magnetic debts
Follow you around forever
'Coz somewhere there's a file being kept
About all of your behaviour
And should you try to jump from the net
Be sure that you'll be forcibly met

And all of those magnetic strips
With their coded information
Will tell you when you last took a breath
And the exact location
And should you try to jump from the bowl
Be sure that you'll be forcibly told

That there's always someone watching
Just in case you fall out of the nest
Yeah you know your mommy loves you
And she knows just what is best

Don't throw your pathetic fits
'Coz that'll get you nowhere
Take part in the apathetic bliss
That someone else knows better
And should you try to jump from the pen
Be sure that you'll be put back there again

'Coz there's always someone watching
Just in case you fall out of the nest
Yeah your older brother loves you
And he knows just what is best

Should you try to get out of the house
Be sure that you'll be left in no doubt

That all cosmetic benefits
You thought you always needed
Will be taken from you fortwith
And you can lie there bleedin'
Should you try to struggle to your feet
A gentle voice will tell you there's no need

'Coz there's always someone watching
Just in case you fall out of the nest
Yeah you know your nanny loves you
And she knows just what is best

(c) Dermot O'Leary 2005
Track Name: Alanalda - Steve's Shirt
I have Steve's shirt
I bought it in Monroe's
The sleeves are real short
But I couldn't borrow
What would Steve think if he knew that I had
Bought his tee-shirt for just fifty cent

I have Steve's shirt
His name's on the collar
It looks like smudged dirt
But it's permanent marker
What made Steve need to give up his threads
Did he need the money to pay off some debts

I don't really know
Just know that it keeps me covered
From summer breezes
Stops me from wheezin and catching a cold

I wore Steve's shirt
To Debbie and Willard's
They said that it looked
Awfully familiar
"Was it that guy who tried to top himself?"
"That friend of Lauren's was it?". I just said...

That I don't really know
Just know that it keeps me covered
From summer breezes
Stops me from wheezin and catching a cold

But this shirt is no longer his. It's mine
And I wear it all the time
So I guess that I'll just cross out his name
And I'll fill in mine instead

So I took off Steve's shirt
And I took out a marker
Put an 'X' thru his name
And inserted my moniker
What would Steve think if he knew that I had
Erased the memory of him then just laughed

That I don't really know
Just know that it keeps me warm
No I don't really know
Just know that it keeps me covered
From summer breezes
Stops me from wheezin and catching a cold

(c) Dermot O'Leary2006
Track Name: Alanalda - I Am The Law
The path goes on and on
But the woods will thicken fast
You thought that you could run
But you know I'm gonna catch ya
I've gotta gun
No-one's gonna run from me

I called the president
He said "I've gotta talk to God"
Then set a precedent by saying
"We don't need his love
Yeah who needs love?
We've got all the guns!"

'Coz I've got
The power of Love
The power of God
The power to shove
Whoever I want
I Am The Law

The shack is empty now
And I need somebody there
When I come back from huntin'
Lions. tigers and the bears
Who didn't care
For what I had to say

That I got
The power of Love
The power of God
The power to shove
Whoever I want
I Am The Law

We can stay in you'll be my friend
I'll go hunting you can cook them
If you want to we can love them
Just be sure that you hold my hand..

The chamber's empty now
I've left you lying in the grass
You could have been someone
But you chose to take the path
Away from us
No-one's gonna run from us

'Coz I got
The power of Love
The power of God
The power to shove
Whoever I want
I Am The Law

(c) Dermot O'Leary 2003