Karigan

Karigan

 London, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Karigan is a full sounding adult contemporary band, songs ranging from ballads to edgier contemporary rock, vocals, harmonies, large crossover content, solid songwriting, unique style and the ability to communicate their music wherever they play.

Biography

Karigan is a band from South Western Ontario, formed in 2004 . Their music could be defined as more of a sophisticated, rather than raw sound. They use keyboards, strings and a full sound to accompany their music, which can be anything from ballads to edgier contemporary rock.
The members of Karigan have originated from the UK, Montreal, London Ontario, and Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Their sound sets them apart from other bands because of their strong arrangements, solid vocal harmonies, and attention to detail. To sum it up, really solid song writing.

Eddie Carrigan, originally from the UK is the bass player, lead vocalist and the founder of the band "Karigan". He has been involved in everything from movie soundtracks, to solo artist, and finally "Karigan". His songs have been played from Australia to Austria, England to the USA and beyond.

Jon Jennings, keyboards is from London Ontario, again skilled at what he does, his influences range anywhere from Pink Floyd to U2. His wall of sound is very apparent in Karigan.

Rob Richards, drums, originally from Cape Breton Nova Scotia is the timepiece of Karigan, but that wouldn't begin to describe his playing ability, which helps to define the rhythmic character of the band. Again, experienced at what he does, he is the backbone of Karigan.

Also from Southern Ontario is Rob "Sky" Stankowski, who brings a soulfulness in his lead playing, that truly embelishes the Karigan sound. All of these assets come to their fruition in the band.

Karigan is all set to release their latest CD "The Mission Bell", and will be out promoting it in 2010.

For more details on the band and extra sound clips, please visit www.karigan.com

Lyrics

Heart Of The Country

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

Well I left my home this morning heading East for NYC
Had an offer of a new job from a West side company
Now I didn't want to leave here, all my friends and family
But I've been six months without work now and it's getting hard on me.

Heading East along that turnpike with a deadline to keep
I'll be there by the mornings first light

From the heart of the country to the big city bar
I've got all that I own lying there in the trunk of my car
Got my mind on the future, guess there's no turning back
But I'll be coming back home when I can, you can quote me on that
To the heart of the country

I can see that big horizon as I drive into the dawn
With a bridge of steel below me and the rising of the sun
It's a long way from that Main Street that I stood on yesterday
Seems a year ago already, since I turned and walked away

Heading East along that turnpike with a deadline to keep
I'll be there by the mornings first light

From the heart of the country to the big city bar
I've got all that I own lying there in the trunk of my car
Got my mind on the future, guess there's no turning back
But I'll be coming back home when I can, you can quote me on that
To the heart of the country

It's so lonely here without you I walk the streets to clear my mind
I'd give everything to have you here but I know that ain't the plan Sometimes I wonder what I'm doing when I'm lying here at night
Then you call me up, and let me know, that it's all right

From the heart of the country to the big city bar
I've got all that I own lying there in the trunk of my car
Got my mind on the future, guess there's no turning back
But I'll be coming back home when I can, you can quote me on that
To the heart of the country.

Alone

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

Every night we sit alone when we're together
Conversation's turning cold and so's the weather
It ain't about tomorrow it ain't about the sorrow that we have
We're running out of time, I know and reasons to believe in
And all the things we'd talk about have little or no meaning
And still we both stand steady, two soldiers at the ready to resist

I look into the future when I look into your eyes
I see a life of circumstances, it ain't so hard to read the signs

I don't want to stay here anymore
I don't want to be here when you call
It's hard enough just standing here alone
I don't want to play the fool to you
Listen to the lies I'm living through
It's hard enough just standing here alone

We're living in between the lines of some unfinished story
If love has truly passed us by, it's better that we know it
'Cause nothing's gonna save us, and no one's gonna take us out of here
And if we're still the friends we say, it's time for us to face it
It's better that we let it go, we know we can't replace it
Let no one criticize us, it's time to close our eyes and walk away

I look into the future when I look into your eyes
I see a life of circumstances, it ain't so hard to read the signs

I don't want to stay here anymore
I don't want to be here when you call
It's hard enough just standing here alone
I don't want to play the fool to you
Listen to the lies I'm living through
It's hard enough just standing here alone

Knowing what to say, trying to find the way
It's harder than it ought to be
Both of us have changed
Well never be the same again, so why pretend

I don't want to stay here anymore (we're standing here alone)
I don't want to stay here anymore (we're standing here alone)

I'm going, I'm leaving, it's over

I don't want to stay here anymore
It's hard enough just standing here alone
I don't want to play the fool to you
Listen to the lies I'm living through
It's hard enough just standing here alone

Black Rain

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

Out upon the boulevard,
Where lovers walk out of the dark
Like strangers from a far or foreign place
A sea of jade, a moon lit night,
Illuminated street car lights,
A crowded bar, no shelter from the shade.
A sanctuary that's lost in time,
A deep oasis of the mind,
A cool wind takes you back to better days.
Then lightening cracks the sky again
The howling of the wind begins
And you are lost, as surely as you say.

Black Rain, comes thundering down
Black Rain, comes thundering down

The street lights flicker to survive
And sway into the dead of night
Like trees upon a land of broken glass.
The sirens fade like drowning men
And we are on our own again,
This ship of life is surely sinking fast.

Black Rain, comes thundering down
Black Rain, comes thundering down

No place to run, no higher ground,
Nobody else for miles around,
A disappearing world before your eyes.
The streets lay empty, cold as steel,
This vacant land is so surreal
The thunder breaks, and you are still alive,

Black Rain, comes thundering down
Black Rain, comes thundering down

I don't want to wait till the sun goes down,
It ain't safe to be alone here when there's no one around.
And what's hiding in the shadows as the daylight fades
Like a hunger in the blackness of this city of rain

Canonberry Days

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

I hear the haunting sounds of early morning,
Like the whisper from the grave,
Then the solitude becomes my only partner
As the church bell slowly fades.
I'm walking down the black path,
Past the evergreen and highways to the sun,
And those misty sounding echoes from the caves
On these Canonberry Days.
The river has become a mirrored glass,
Still this Eden is not home,
I'm a stranger coming from another past,
And I'll just keep moving on.
I'm no Reaper, yet I do profess a knowledge
Of the future yet to come,
Yet still I have no need to talk of others,
On these Canonberry Days.
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days,
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days.
I wear the scars of all my adulation,
Like a warrior of old,
And though the sun will try to bring me warmth,
My heart remains so cold.
A shadow on a landscape,
A prisoner of a destiny untold,
A spirit of illusion,
A hand that cannot touch the need it holds.
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days,
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days.
A fleeting glance without the chance
To tell you why I journey on through time,
But these words of inspiration can be taken
To mean more than who I am.
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days,
On these Canonberry Days, these Canonberry Days.

Give Me Some Time

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

know you're wondering what's going on
We've walked this road before, it's not an open door
Sometimes the wall I've built seems destined for the sky
And it pains your heart to see, just what it's done to me

And I want to tell you that I love you more than life
And if I let these feelings show, will I end up here alone
'Cause I've been a fool before and I guess I've paid the price
I'm a victim of my pride, but I guess you realize

Just give me some time, give me a chance
Give me the hope to find true love again
Throw me a line, I'm drowning inside
I don't want to lose
Scared if I choose I'd be losing my mind
Just give me some time.

Feel like a stranger on this train I'm riding on
Can't find the words to say, to make a better day
You've brought a love to me that I have never had
You've lightened my load again, became my closest friend

And I want to tell you that I love you more than life
If I let these feelings show, will I end up here alone
'Cause I've been a fool before and I guess I've paid the price
I'm a victim of my pride, but I guess you realize

Just give me some time, give me a chance
Give me the hope to find true love again
Throw me a line, I'm drowning inside
I don't want to lose
Scared if I choose I'd be losing my mind
Just give me some time.

There's a mountain to climb
But you've given me hope and I'm learning to fly
And I'm flying so high
It's the faith that I see there in your eyes

Just give me some time, give me a chance
Give me the hope that I can find true love again
Throw me a line, I'm drowning inside
I don't want to lose
Scared if I choose I'd be losing my mind
Just give me some time.

Journey Home

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

Put the suitcase in my car
Paid the motel for the room
It'a Saturday, another sunny day
And it's years since I've seen you
This river town looks much the same to me
A little hard to find, it's been a long, long time.

There's a mountain, across the river,
And there's a highway, back there, where I grew up
Oh I remember, summer romance
There were good times, bad times, finding our way

This journey home, I'm coming back (I'm gonna be there by the early morning)
It's not for long, those days have passed (We gotta lot of catching up to do now)
I'd like to meet ya, talk of old times (I still remember where we used to hang out)
Friends that we had, where are they now (Do you remember all those crazy weekends)
This river town looks much the same to me (We gave it up or did we just get older)
A little hard to find, it's been a long, long time (You turn around and it ain't there no longer)
(we did a lot of growing up those summers)
There's a mountain, across the river, (Days were brighter, nights were longer)
And there's a highway, back there, where I grew up
Oh I remember, summer romance
There were good times, bad times, finding our way

This journey home, it's good to see you're fine
The years have sure been kind
You're still that friend of mine

There's a mountain, across the river,
And there's a highway, back there, where I grew up
Oh I remember, summer romance
There were good times, bad times, finding our way

This journey home, (I'm gonna be there by the early morning)
I'm coming back (We got a lot of catching up to do now)
I'll see you there (I still remember where we used to hang out)
We've got so much to share (You gotta know I love this, )
This journey home (Journey home)

Saturn Sky

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

Sitting down by the river, where the grass used to grow,
Throwing stones in the water, I watch the ripples flow.
It takes me back in time, to the child I used to be.
Those were innocent moments, to be young and be free.

Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky,
Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky.

Now the days are so empty, and the streets are so cold.
And sometimes I get lonely, and I think about my home.
But it isn't despair, it's just a sadness that I feel.
For those times they are over, how I wish they were here.

Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky,
Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky.

Mile after mile and so, spinning fast and slow
Who knows where I'll go.
Seasons will change on me, but I never count the days.

Put my glass on the table, and my coat's by the door.
Guess it's time I was leaving, I can't stay here anymore.
For I must be moving on, like the drifter I seem,
On a journey to nowhere, that's the way that it's been.

Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky,
Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky.

Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky
Above the Saturn sky, above the Saturn sky.
Who knows where I will go today
Wonder where it will end
Time may fade like a memory
Who'll remember me then?

Somebody Got It Wrong

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

There's one lonely night, here in my heart,
Day after day, and now that we're apart.
It's been my mistake, God knows it's tough,
I have my regrets, but that's not good enough,

Would you count on me, if I tried again,
Would you take the chance, trust me one more time,
Can you close your eyes, could you call me friend,
Can you make some good from this mess we're in.

Somebody got it wrong somehow,
Somewhere some fool turned your world around,
Somebody got it wrong somehow,
'Cause this ain't the road we traveled on.

I know it's later, too late to call,
And it's been so long, I've got no right at all,
But I need you so, and you need to know,
That I never want to leave or let you go.

Would you count on me, if I tried again,
Would you take the chance, trust me one more time,
Can you close your eyes, could you call me friend,
Can you make some good of this mess we're in.

Somebody got it wrong somehow,
Somewhere some fool turned your world around,
Somebody got it wrong somehow,
'Cause this ain't the road we traveled on.

Would you count on me, if I tried again,
Would you take the chance, trust me one more time,
Can you close your eyes, could you call me friend,
Can you make some good of this mess we're in.

Somebody got it wrong somehow,
Somewhere some fool turned your world around,
Somebody got it wrong somehow,
'Cause this ain't the road we traveled on.

This ain't the road we traveled on (somebody got it wrong)
This ain't the road we traveled on (somebody got it wrong)
This ain't the road we traveled on (somebody got it wrong).......

Universal Sign

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

I was walking on a sea of sand
I was weary without destination
I'd been looking for the promised land
Somewhere out across this desolation.
When the wind was still,
And the night air chilled,
From the far off hills came a revelation
Like a wall of sound
It came a pouring down
I was lost and found
By this universal Sign
Universal, universal
By this universal sign.
Set my sails to run against the breeze
I was waiting in anticipation
Like a lost soul I was on my knees
Guided only by my fascination.
When the wind was still,
And the night air chilled
From the far off hills came a revelation
Like a wall of sound
It came a pouring down
I was lost and found
By this universal sign
Universal, universal
By this universal sign.

Black As The Rose

Written By: Eddie Carrigan

A shadeless light in a rented room,
The day is long as I wait for you
The hours go by, till the darkness calls,
I'm a prisoner here in between these walls.
I no longer refuse to see
That the strength in you was the need in me
And now you say we must end this soon
You're afraid, somebody knows.

Black as the rose, black as the sky,
Black as the look, that's in your eyes,
Black as the rose, folding to dust,
Empty of words, willing to trust.
Black as the rose.

The temple's stained, and its glories past,
This book of life has been made of glass,
So here we are for the last goodbye,
There's no final thoughts, there's no tears to cry.
You must do what you feel you must,
Though I hope you'll stay, I believe you're lost,
So the stillness becomes the noise,
And the passion is now the pride.

Black as the rose, black as the sky,
Black as the look, that's in your eyes,
Black as the rose, folding to dust,
Empty of words, willing to trust.
Black as the rose.

Close the door, close your eyes, close your mind
Let this moment last for ever.
Picture me, picture you, final take of us two,
Let me be remembered........

Black as the rose, black as the sky,
Black as the look, that's in your eyes,
Black as the rose, folding to dust,
Empty of words, willing to trust.
Black as the rose.

Discography

"The Mission Bell" CD to be released Spring 2010
"Somewhere Over Mars" CD
"Universal Sign" CD
"Eddie Carrigan" CD

Set List

We can play
a 1 hour set,
a 2 hour set
1, 2, or 3 45 minute sets, whatever is required

List of our original songs (we do not do covers)

Africa
All Other People
Beggars And Kings
Beguiled
Black As The Rose
Black Rain
Brilliant Blue
Canonberry Days
Everything
Follow The Sun
Give Me Some Time
Going Gold
Hand's On The Gun
Heart Of The Country
Journey Home
London's Burning
Love Is The Colour
Midnight Rain
Mission Bell
Motel
My Life
Night Before The Storm
No One Home
Ordinary Man
Raingod
Raven In The Sun
Ring Of Fire
River Flows
Road To Japan
Run
Saturn Sky
Simple Life
Soldiers
Solitude Of Dance
Somebody Got It Wrong
Somewhere Over Mars
Taxi Cab
The Clown
The Show
This Is Not Rome
Universal Sign
Whispers Of A Friend
Wish It Would End
You And The Gypsy
You