Enda Reilly

Enda Reilly

 Dublin, Leinster, IRL
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Enda Reilly is an alt-folk/pop singer/songwriter hailing from Dublin, Ireland. Former Lead Singer with The Mongrels. Went solo late 2007. Released Debut Album Oxygen 21 and launched his own website www.endareilly.com this year. Strangers On a Train featured on Ride the Train #22 by NBT Records

Biography

About Enda Reilly
Enda Reilly is a folk singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. His
songs are stories about the environment, about films he's seen, about
feelings he's had from the everyday life and the world around him. His
guitar and vocal styles have their roots in the likes of John Martyn,
Nick Drake, The Beatles, Christy Moore, Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan.
Enda wrote, recorded, mastered, and played almost all instruments on
his debut album Oxygen 21, released in May '08 and can be heard by
visiting www.endareilly.com.

Lyrics

I'm Doin' Fine Just the Way I am

Written By: Enda Reilly

I’m Doin’ Fine Just the Way I am, Enda Reilly 2007

Eve is a lonely lady livin’ in town,
All the old women yeah, they gather around,
“Why don’t you go out and find yourself a man?�

She tells them, “I’m doin fine just the way I am
I’m doin fine just the way I am�

My friend Steve has no mobile phone,
Only way to reach him is when he’s at home,
“You’re livin’ in the past� I say, “Get with the plan!�

He says “Hell , I’m doin fine just the way I am
I’m doin fine just the way I am�

So why not let other people do
What they wanna do
If it’s not harming us
Or anyone else
And maybe do a little thinking
We should do a little thinking
About ourselves

I’m doin fine just the way I am

Pat is a poet, sells his books on the street,
He used to be famous, had a show on TV,
People say he’s crazy (I think he’s gone nuts)
He doesn’t give a damn

He tells me,� I’m doin’ fine just the way I am
I’m doin’ fine just the way I am
At least I don’t live with my head in the sand�

So why not let other people do
What they wanna do
If it’s not harming us
Or anyone else
And maybe do a little thinking
We should do a little thinking
About ourselves

I’m doin fine just the way I am
I’m doin fine just the way I am
At least I don’t live with my head in the sand
I’m doin fine just the way I am
I’m doin fine just the way I am

Oxygen 21

Written By: Enda Reilly

Oxygen 21, Enda Reilly 2007

I like air’s ingredients just the way they are.
I like air’s ingredients just the way they are.

Oxygen 21
Oxygen 21
Nitrogen 78
CO2 trace gases Great!

Inhale, exhale,
Inhale, exhale,
I love to breathe, I thank the trees,
Please don’t cut them all down.

Burn the wood,
Burn the coal
Yeah we burn the gas
We burn the oil,
Nuclear could be a saviour,
Or turn snails’ shells triangular.

But what about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
Yeah what about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms all around the world

Oxygen (oxygen) Let’s keep it at 21 (21)
Oxygen (oxygen) 21 (21)
Nitrogen 78
CO2 we must abate.

Inhale (inhale), Exhale (exhale)
Inhale (inhale), Exhale (exhale)
I love to breathe, I thank the trees,
So please don’t cut them all down.
Please don’t cut them all down [REPEAT x5]

What about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling all day
What about windmills or the sun’s rays
What about people peddling for days
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms around the world
In gyms all around the world

Hidin' Away

Written By: Enda Reilly

Hidin’ Away, Enda Reilly 2007

What If you were a river, that never reached the sea
Would you waste all your chances by crying your water away?

Step aboard my rowboat and come with me downstream
Flow by green Islands and there you’ll find me

HIDIN’AWAY from Everyday Life
With the sun smiling
The waves laughing
The sun smiling
The waves laughing
With me from close by

What if you were an Eagle, never learned to fly,
What more could you do but scream and cry and cry?

Step aboard my rowboat come with me downstream,
Flow by green Islands and there you’ll find me,

HIDIN’AWAY from everyday life
With the sun smiling
The waves laughing
The sun smiling
The waves laughing
With me from close by

Nut in the Hut

Written By: Enda Reilly

Nut in the Hut, Enda Reilly 2007

I am the nut in hut
I’ve lived here for all time
Stuck in a bit of a rut
Drinking sandy wine for dinner

There’s a man in a hut
He’s a bit of a nut
Spends days listening
And his nights writing

He drinks beer for breakfast
Porridge for his supper
He beats a drum
At four a.m.

I am the nut in hut
I’ve lived here for all time
Stuck in a bit of a rut
Drinking sandy wine for dinner

Yes the man in the hut
Wears no shoe on his foot
When he walks on jagged stones
By the desert lake of bones

Oh he scuttles and he scurries
And he bottles up his worries
And he falls to his knees
Knows not what he believes

I am the nut in hut
I’ve lived here for all time
Stuck in a bit of a rut
Drinking sandy wine

My name, my name
Was all in vain
I cast it aside
Now I’m the flowing tide

I drink beer for breakfast
Porridge for me supper
I beat a drum
At four a.m.

I am the nut in hut
I’ve lived here for all time
Stuck in a bit of a rut
Drinking sandy wine for dinner

I, I, I am the nut in the hut
I, I, I am the nut in the hut
I, I, I am the nut in the hut
(in the hut, in the hut) [REPEAT]
I am the nut in the hut
(in the hut, in the hut) [REPEAT]
Nut in the hut
(in the hut, in the hut) [REPEAT]
I am the nut in the hut
(in the hut, in the hut) [REPEAT]

I am the nut in hut
I’ve lived here for all time
Stuck in a bit of a rut
But tomorrow I’ll be fine
I promise, I promise
I promise, I promise
I promise

Yesterday How I Cried

Written By: Enda Reilly


Yesterday How I Cried, Enda Reilly 2007

She broke up with me a week ago,
I woke up with her in bed this morning

She broke up with me a week ago,
I woke up with her in bed this morning

Yesterday how I cried
But today I’m cryin’ even more

It’s sad that good things seldom last,
It’s a life-long play with a changing cast.

It’s sad that good things seldom last,
It’s a life-long play with a changing cast.

Yesterday how I cried
But today I’m cryin’ even more

Well it’s all messed up now
It’s time to give it up now
I do, I do
I think I’m using you
But I thought that you were using me too

Yesterday how I cried
But today I’m cryin’ even more
Even more
Even more

Strangers On a Train

Written By: Enda Reilly

Strangers on a Train, Enda Reilly 2006

“I’ll kill your wife for ya,
If you’ll kill my father for me”,
Said a stranger on a train,
That crazy fools’ game almost destroyed me.

My wife was a cheating liar,
She would’ve had another man’s baby,
She played dirty tricks,
Held me in a fix
Til a stranger set free.

Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
Who play that crazy criss-cross game.
Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
It’s a dangerous, dangerous game

The stranger stalked and strangled her,
Now the police suspect me,
And the maniac,
Is on my back,
He’s given me his house key.

I’m to go and kill his father,
Or else he’ll have me framed,
But if I do it,
I’ll surely rue it,
Damn that stranger on that train.

Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
Who play that crazy criss-cross game.
Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
It’s a dangerous, dangerous game

But I must make haste,
Or I’ll be laid to waste,
In a cell on an Isle at sea:
It’s him I’ll kill,
His blood I’ll spill,
With all my will,
Then there’ll be…
No more misery.

Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
Who play that crazy criss-cross game.
Don’t talk to STRANGERS ON A TRAIN,
It’s a dangerous, dangerous game

“I’ll kill someone for ya,
If you’ll kill someone for me”,
Said a stranger on a train,
That crazy fools’ game almost destroyed me.
Almost destroyed me.

Discography

Oxygen 21 Album - Released last year. The Album can be heard in full at www.endareilly.com and is available from www.cdbaby.com and www.towerrecords.ie and as downloads from itunes, emusic, amazonmp3.com and others.

New material and Live recordings can be heard at www.myspace.com/endaderoad . Other web presence is listed in the links section of endareilly.com

Set List

Gigs are usually fully original songs. I do trad/folk gigs with various fiddle players also. So I take into account what type of gig it is and alter my setlist accordingly.

I play from 25mins to 2hr sets

Nut in the Hut
The Weary Traveller
The Polar Bear Song
I'm Doin' Fine Just the Way I am
Henry
Oxygen 21
The Open Highway (she said)
Hidin away
Chance 3
Strangers on a Train
Devils call
Spring days to winter
Loch Erne shore.
Why Can't we live in Peace?
Foundations
Yesterday How I Cried
Don't Wanna Know - John Martyn
I'm Not Awake Yet - Rory Gallagher
The lakes of Ponchartrain trad/arr