Looking for Murphy

by the matinée idles

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Kevin Barry released this album in 2008 to critical acclaim:
“Kevin plays and experiments with sounds and instruments in his songs to provide the listener with a unique but compelling musical experience….. This an album of the highest quality forged in the fire found only in the belly of someone who really believes in what they do. Buy it..." Music Review UK

“The first thing you notice when you listen to Looking For Murphy is Kevin Barry's voice, bruised, battered but utterly brilliant…… each listen to the record reaps new rewards…” Hot Press Ireland

“Songwriter whose powerful voice and thoughtful lyrics have finally begun to attract the kind of acclaim he deserves…."
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released June 10, 2008

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the matinée idles Dublin, Ireland

"...a record that must go down as one of the most different and artistic efforts to come out of Ireland in a long, long time..." Goldenplec.com

".. this is a great album and it will probably feature on a number of "Best of 2014" lists.." U&I Music Magazine

"A deeply atmospheric record, A Festival of Colours bustles with musicality and glistening soundscapes.." The Last Mixtape.com
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Track Name: radio's my lover (FiFi)
Radio’s My Lover(Fifi)

I know sometimes when I get lost in a crowd
I can hear your laugh
And it’s ringing out loud

My bed is empty
I cant sleep to escape
Radio’s my love till the morning breaks

Another Sunday after a nothing week
Buy the papers but just fall asleep

In a dream we walked on a pink blanket hill
Hand in hand we faced the morning chill

Fi you stole my heart
Fifi right from the start- I knew

It’s your smile I miss
The silly things you do
It’s everything about you

Fi you stole my heart
Fifi right from the start- I knew
Track Name: pain in my head
Pain in my head

Something new
I need something true
Ive gotta a pain in my head from you

It’s a lie it’s a lie it’s a lie I know
It’s so fake its so fake its so fake I know
Its so broke its so broke its so broke I know
No more us No more us No more us oh sh*t
This is hard This is hard This is hard aint it
It takes time It takes time It takes time to forget
No regrets No regrets No regrets we’ve had fun
Gotta go Gotta go gotta be someone

Something new
I need something true
Ive gotta a pain in my head from you

Its so gone Its so gone Its so gone I know
Gotta be strong gotta be strong gotta be strong I know
No regrets No regrets No regrets we’ve had fun
Gotta go Gotta go gotta be someone

Something new
I need something true
Ive gotta a pain in my head from you

Did I really need you
Track Name: tell it like it is
Tell it like it is

The pain as they breath everyday
But they want it more
More than you
It hurts them so much
What can they do?
They want the truth more than you

As lovers walk and losers we talk
You’re in the pit of their stomachs
and you kill the soul the soul of Islam
but you cant kill the spirit of everyman

and we don’t believe you and you don’t care
life’s not that much to you
when you’re full of hot air

you see we know you cant sleep at night
ye- you sleep in the daylight
there’s not much more for you to do here so
tell it like it is now

you gotta look at it from the other side
Track Name: under your spell
Under your spell

Don’t you think ive changed
Don’t you think for the better
Don’t you think lifes great
And don’t you think its getting better

You’ve got me under your spell
You’ve saved me I lived to tell

I’m rolling into bliss
Im running so fast I can win

You’ve got me under your spell
You’ve saved me I lived to tell

Don’t you think ive changed
Don’t you think for the better

You’ve got me under your spell
You’ve saved me I lived to tell

Don’t you think lifes great
And don’t you think its getting better
Track Name: laughed & Cried
Laughed & Cried

And I can feel everything now
I’m shaking with need
You lift me up when I was going for the fall
I ‘d rather be on my knees
And how can we say
It’s better this way

You laughed with me and you cried for me

My feet have worn out church avenue
My love is fast asleep
Got in a rut and lost you
I’m sorry I never faced your needs

Your picture sends a smile to my face
But I need your kiss to satisfy me

You laughed with me and you cried for me
Track Name: step right up
Step right up

From today you’re gonna get your sh*t together
From today you gonna pull it all back together
Today you’re gonna rise and be a real man
Today you’re gonna live in the real world

Then step right up
And take a bow boy
Feel the light
Enjoy the warmth boy
Then step right up
And take a bow boy
Feel the light
Enjoy the applause boy

And then you’ve made it
And then you’ve made it
And it will never be the same
It will never be the same
Track Name: grace of a God
Grace of god

Get out of your room
Step out of the gloom
Seek comfort in the shelter- that’s me
Don’t put up a front to receive is to confront
Take shelter in me

And may the grace of god be with you

And let these white golden days
Let them come your way
Take pleasure in all the thoughts and words you say
If you could only believe that all your dreams will come true

And may the grace of god be with you
Be with me too

Get out of your room
Step out of the gloom
Seek comfort in the shelter- that’s me
Don’t put up a front to receive is to confront
Take shelter in me

And may the grace of god be with you
Be with me too
Be with me too
Be with me too
Be with me too
Track Name: keep me above
Keep me above

Im out in the cold
Another Christmas slumber
I’m warm to the bone
But I need to do better

Im walking alone smiling at everyone
Hey im not a fool
but sometimes I wanna be

and I can see some people
taking this for grantyed
the beauty here
staring at them
I can feel my mind
Slipping with them
Someone come pull me out
And keep me above

I must walk with a style
Must see everything
As worthwhile
From here to the end
From here to the end
Gotta sing with the birds
The ones of the feathered kin
Gonna laugh loud again hey I’m laughing again

and I can see some people
taking this for grantyed
the beauty here
staring at them
I can feel my mind
Slipping with them
Someone come pull me out
And keep me above

I’m gonna live
I’m gonna live