Ballad Of Adam And Eve

by Stuart Doyle

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These are a collection of songs written by Dublin musician Stuart Doyle on the good boat Eve sailing the Mediterranean Seas in March of 2012. The journal kept on this voyage is available to read at theballadofadamandeve.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/east-to-eden/

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released December 21, 2012

Music & Lyrics by Stuart Doyle except Still Black Lake lyrics also by Liz Walsh.

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Stuart Doyle Dublin, Ireland

The ballad is a collection of tunes borne out of a four thousand mile journey across the Mediterranean's four seas. Written onboard the good ship Eve by Yukina frontman, Melted & Annoying Cloud guitarist Stuart Doyle.

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Track Name: The Quietest Of Sounds
Wait, did you ever have to wait for a while? I did, I did
Hope, do you ever really think about hope? Always, there's always hope
Life, life spins past you in a blink of an eye. Not always, not all the time
Love, what do the angels say about us? My love, your love

Waiting for the sun to hear it's call
Come out, yeah come on up
We're waiting
Waiting for the wind to drop
Waiting for the seas to come around
Yeah come on now calm on down
Waiting
Waiting for the quietest of sounds

Fear, do you ever feel fear in the night? Or some fright? Some nights
Are you scared, oh don't you be scared. I'll hold you alright
So our time is coming at last, and the lines that are holding us fast
I let go as I write
Alright? So we are alright. We set sail, set sail tonight

Waiting for the sun to hear it's call
Come out, yeah come on up
We're waiting
Waiting for the tears to fall
Waiting for the wind to come around
Yeah come on now calm on down
Waiting
Waiting for the quietest of sounds
Track Name: I Feel Love
Fortune falls on me and my conscience aches
These four seas we sail, our love will have to wait

Wind on our beam and we head southeast
Through the straits of Maddalena to the Tyrreanean Sea

I feel love
The kind that lasts for just a day
I feel love
The kind that never fades away
The kind that never fades away
Don't fade away

Seven seas I've seen and I've traveled all waves
Seven people I've been if you don't count the eighth
And oh, for my soul, I can' wait

I feel love
The kind that lasts for just a day
I feel love
The kind that never fades away
The kind that never fades away
Don't fade away
Track Name: And She Rolls
Going back to Eden again
Going back gonna find my friends
Going back cos I never say no
Going back nowhere else to go
Got some credit never gonna lose
Got some honey I got my blues
Three nine and I don't wanna rest
Give me some more gotta do my best when she rolls...

Going back to Memphis this time
Going back gotta find what's mine
Gotta go before I die
Gotta go y'all know why
When I die I won't go to waste
Gonna leave some light in my place
Never say never cos never says no
Ever say forever gonna save your soul when she rolls

Cos everything's possible
Not everything's so unbelievable
When everything fades away
Not everything, baby we're here to stay

And she rolls...
Track Name: Still Black Lake
Still Black Lake deep and dull
Water ebbs against the hull
Watching time this big old boat
Sitting on top of your watery cloak

How many have swam your waters
Have many seen your depths
What’s it like way down there?
Is it dark and deeply cold?
Are your waters thick and black?
Would I hang there never to come back
From the Still Black Lake

Still Black Lake never seen before
Dark water laps upon your shore
It was always so, from the start of time
Your rivers running into mine

How many have swam your waters
Have many seen your depths
What’s it like way down there?
Is it dark and deeply cold?
Are your waters thick and black?
Would I hang there never to come back
From the Still Black Lake
Track Name: All The Girls
My words are sentimental jokes with myself
Don't believe a word, don't believe a word I say
This tune tries to explain in every which way
To all the girls, the girls to whom I play

There's only four so give me some more
The shoe fits much more than it needs to
I hold her close to keep her ghost
Away from me much more than I mean to
And close to death I hold my breath cos
Time has left me trying to run away

The first, first rule you know is always the best
All's fair in love, all's fair in war and love
These songs exaggerate my pain from a day
Long gone, and worlds away

There's only four so give me some more
The glue sticks much more than it needs to
I hold her close to keep her ghost
Away from me much more than I mean to
And close to death I hold my breath cos
Time has left me trying to run away

My words are sentimental jokes on myself
Don't believe a word, don't believe a word that I say

There's only four so give me some more
The glue sticks much more than it needs to
I hold her close to keep her ghost
Away from me much more than I mean to
And close to death I hold my breath cos
Time has left me trying to run away

This tune don't explain much in any old way
To all the girls, the girls to whom I play
Track Name: What Dream You?
I've read it in the old books, even seen it in the movies
They say the world is gonna end or change or something
What think you of this?
Now some may be disappointed if all this is untrue
I don't know about t ending but it could do with a little changing
What think you?

Sun shine on you
All the world to see the light
All the love to shine bright
Sun shine on you
I dream I hold you all night
I dream of holding you tight
What dream you?

What if the sea it rises, maybe it already has
Will the boss be there to pay us
Or has the money all collapsed
So if earth's poles are shifted and the land may rise and fall
I hope that you'll be lifted up to safety
And you'll hear the call

Sun shine on you
All the world to see the light
All the love to shine bright
Sun shine on you
I dream I hold you all night
I dream of holding you tight
What dream you?
Track Name: Lipari Blues
The day Mount Etna swallowed the sun
We started out from Lipari
Under cover of darkness we'd begun
Our journey to our third sea
Seven days with the sun holding high
Had shown our weather for a week
Head to the gap at the toe of Italy
To the wild Ionian sea

I said to my brother
A love like no other
When he'll return from the other side of earth?

In Lipari we had wine, we had it fine
I found my brother in song
The earth's fuse burned on the skyline
The weather told us we must push on
Eve she tilts thirty to forty-five
Any more and I feel the threat
I've done so much to endanger my life
But I've never thought so much of death

I said to my sister
God knows I've missed her
Singing beside me on this very stage

There ain't no answer but to push on
There ain't no stepping off this bus
I've thought so much and I've sang so many songs
Now I only can think of us

I said to my mother
She knows I love her
For everything she's got, there ain't no words
And I said to my father
He knows what he's got here
But I ain't written the last line yet

The day Mount Etna swallowed the sun
We started out from Lipari
Track Name: Queen Of Santorini
Summer wed her king on Santorini
It was the best thing she did do
Summer won her crown and lost her frown
Set a course, a course set true
When summer let me down, so gently down
All I was aware of was the blue
In time I see the great disguise hid in plain sight
And say oh Lord I do

Summer on the bow I'll tell you how
The sun rose burning bright and red
Turn light upon your island's eye
Let the Captain decide if we're alive or if we're dead
Summer all my thoughts untied their knots
When it comes to you
On our starboard beam Santorini smiles
And said you always knew

Gone sailing, here we go again
Will I ever get to see my friend
Gone sailing, one more time oh yeah
Won't ever, never gonna be the same

Summer won her crown on Santorini...
Track Name: Say Goodbye
Land ahoy! Oh promised land!
For sure twill be grand with a beer in our hand
Watching and smiling as ladies pass by

We set sail from France, rolled from her coast
I held my thoughts and the boat held her course
For five days we sailed and the world passed below

The moon follows the sun to catch up if it can
High on our backs, the Captain, me and Dan
But we don't don't like the look of this ominous cloud

The promised lure, for sure tis a cure
Sit under a tree, my honey and me
Drink wine, eat fine, lay back in the grass
But in comes a storm, our love is forlorn
We cannot make dock, she'll take what it's got
Steer her to starboard lads, lets hope she lasts

Sail on sailors, sail on by
Sail on ye mariners, don't you die
Sail on, Lord I cry
Cos never did I say goodbye
Track Name: Battlelines
Say hello, come find me
But don't waste our time drawing battlelines
You may say no even though we
We had fought at each others' side 'til both of us had died
If you don't know who were we, it's cos the
Question isn't right, and the question isn't why
Was long ago, can't you see or hear the
Shoreline in your mind, the seagulls and their cries

Come Find Me
But don't waste our time drawing battlelines

Who is to know who were we, we were
Abandoned in the snow and dropped into the reeds
Seeds were sown, some were weeds but there were
Flowers that have grown and fed the birds and the bees
We had a deal, didn't we? But it was
Drawn up in the sand on a long forgotten beach
Who's first to show the hint we need
Unties the knots we cannot see on the ropes that we can feel

Come Find Me
But don't waste our time drawing battlelines

Line drawn in the sand from point A to point B
This line goes through your hand there's those this line can read
A line of sight that's blurred by some old trickery
A light so bright it blinds the eyes of you and me

So say hello, come find me baby please

Come Find Me
But don't waste our time drawing battlelines
Track Name: The Ballad Of Adam And Eve
Early one spring morning with the rising of the sun
Eve she said to Adam there's a song that's to be sung
I've got one little wish, I wanna swim with the fish
Adam turned and said now honey, no no's, no buts, no ifs
This fine day my baby we'll settle to the east
I'll bring you home through the valley of the beast
These four seasons have given us four seas
She was called Eve she ain't called Eve anymore

Eve she said to Adam, Ok so follow me
Keep me in your sights now honey, at least to some degree
Adam laughed and turned away a little too much south
Said that girl she flaps too much, I ain't got no doubts
I say one fine day we're gonna settle in far lands
Land of mystery, land of shifting sands
Early the next morning Adam had caught up
She was called Eve she ain't called Eve anymore

Left shore this morning waiting for the rain
West wind was a-howling, driving us insane
Too many mornings over my head hung
So long to the coast, the voyage just begun
This fine day we're gonna head to the east
Gonna you home through the valley of the beast
With a tear in my eye as I set foot on the shore
She was called Eve she ain't called Eve anymore

Awoke to see fine large cliffs
Breaking all the rules we crossed the path of ships
And just like Jonah as the whale he spat him out
Adam & Eve, tempting fate, headed strait for the mouth
One fine day we're gonna settle in the sun
For times unknown, this story's just begun
They push on harder, they gonna push on some more
This boat called Eve she ain't called Eve anymore