Andrew Basquille

Andrew Basquille

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandFolkAmericana

I write folk, gospel, country, bluegrass and pop songs. I’m inspired by The Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and many more. My regular gig is Wednesday nights in the Punch Bowl pub Booterstown, County Dublin, hosted by the McGrane family.

Biography

Andrew Basquille was born in Dublin, Ireland and has been writing songs since he formed his first band Factor One in 1980. His songs have reached the finals of the Dun Laoghaire and Glinsk Song Contests. Andrew is Company Secretary and member of the Board of R.A.A.P. (Recorded Artists and Performers) www.raap.ie He compiles the music crossword for Hot Press magazine.

Lyrics

You Have Arrived

Written By: Andrew Basquille / Padraic Gilligan

This is the moment, this is the time
Your journey is over, you’ve crossed the finish line
All of the waiting, all of the pain
Are vanished forever along with the rain

Moment by moment you knew what to do
Your love for each person was always so new
Happy by nature, happy by name
You gave yourself to us again and again

Now you have arrived where the sun will shine forever
The light of your faith, the flame in your heart
You have arrived

We don’t say goodbye now, ‘cos we’ll meet again
Pilgrims together in a world without end
In heaven forever with all of our friends
With Mary our mother we’ll live without end

JUST FOR YOU

Written By: Andrew Basquille

If I could paint, I’d paint a picture for you
Every black and every white,
Every colour, dark and bright
Just for you

If I could dance, I’d make each move for you
Every bow and every turn
Every step I would learn
Just for you

Just for you, I’d sing & dance & play
Live my life and give my life away
Just for you, I’d be there come what may
Make a masterpiece of each and every day

And if I play, I’ll play a tune for you
Every note will ring out true
All my rhythm, all my blues
Just for you

And if I write, I’ll be a poet for you
Every verse and every line
Every image, every rhyme
Just for you

Just for you, I’ll sing & dance & play
Live my life and give my life away
Just for you, I’ll be there come what may
Make a masterpiece of each and every day

And I when sing, I sing my song for you
Every melody and chord
Every silence, every word
Just for you

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO HEAVEN

Written By: Andrew Basquille

I can’t wait to get to Heaven
To see what it’s like up there
But I can’t wait to get to Heaven
So I’ll build a heaven right here

I’m not one for being unhappy
And dreaming of a better place
I’d rather make my dream come true
In an earthly paradise

This world is not my home
I’m only passing through
I make the most of what I have
And make each moment new

I can’t wait to get to Heaven
To see what it’s like up there
But I can’t wait to get to Heaven
So I’ll build a heaven right here

I can’t wait to fly away, O Lord
And leave all my sorrow behind
So I meet my sorrows one by one
And love until they die

We pray it every day
It’s just a little line
Thy kingdom come is coming true
Before our very eyes

I can’t wait to get to Heaven
To see what it’s like up there
But I can’t wait to get to Heaven
So I’ll build a heaven right here
No I can’t wait to get to Heaven
Gonna build a heaven right here

Discography

Factor One, In the Dungeons, Pearl of Light, Miracle Day, Milestones