Lorcan James

Lorcan James

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Noted for his dynamic performances, Lorcan James can rock out one minute and then deliver a velvet-voiced love song the next. These are tracks from his self-produced debut EP. The sound is U.S., the sentiments are true to his Celtic spirit

Biography

Lorcan James is a new Irish artist based in Dublin. Having travelled in the U.S. he ended up living in Mexico for a time. Writing and performing in Mexico would have a lasting influence on his music. He returned to Ireland to record his debut EP. It was a natural progression to draw from the rhythmical feel of South American Pop/Rock, blending it seamlessly with his U.S. styled songwriting. Ger McDonnell (of U2 fame) stepped in as engineer on the EP. It was mixed between February and March of this year in London by Dave Pemberton who has worked with Kasabian and Groove Armada.

The resulting recordings have already been described by Safta Jaffery (CEO of Taste Music) as having 'U.S. radio potential'.

With successful gigs at Dublin's Whelans and Crawdaddy, Lorcan James and his band have proven to be an exciting new live act. They are kick-starting the summer with The Body & Soul Festival in June 2010.

Lyrics

Buried Alive

Written By: Lorcan James Donnellan

Buried Alive

I want to take it back but I can't
I want to keep my head under the sand
A simple word like goodbye
Could leave a world all behind

I'll never kiss your lips again
Never hold your little hand

Bridge:
Time goes on
Yeah life goes on

Chorus:
Yeah life goes on
Its just something that we do
For right or wrong
We walk the path we choose
These feelings don't die
We just bury them somewhere
Bury them
They're buried alive
They're buried alive

I listen to your message on the phone
Over and over again every syllable
Trying to keep the secret behind your voice
But the time comes to delete it I have no choice

You'll never call my name again
I'll never write yours in the sand

Time goes by
Yeah life goes by

Yeah life goes on
Its just something that we do
For right or wrong
We walk the path we choose
These feelings don't die
We just bury them somewhere
Bury them
They're buried alive
Buried alive

Do you remember when
We were new
There was magic then
I felt it around you
And somewhere deep inside
I wish I could find you again

Life goes on
Its just something that we do
Though our love was strong
It was something we both would lose
These feelings don't die
We just bury them somewhere
Bury them
They're buried alive
Buried alive

Alive
Alive
Alive

© Lorcan James Donnellan 2006

Swim

Written By: Lorcan James Donnellan

Swim

In the beginning
It was all or nothing
I was beguiled
By the light of her smile

Had a feeling
This could lead to something
Now comes the day
When you will arrive

Into a world that's bleeding
Bruised and hurting
A world that could learn
From the heart of a child

Never stop believing
Know what your worth is
Always give thanks
For good friends that you find

There's only one way in this life
You gotta live it
And many will try to break your heart
Be slow to give it
I'll never teach you to run and hide
But I know you're safe
Now you swim inside
I lay it all down
For your life

Swim

Can you hear me singing
I feel you turning
I wonder if you
Are dancing inside

All this joy you're bringing
Could make a poor man a king
My life is changed
Now you are alive

There's only one way in this life
You gotta live it
And many will try to break your heart
Be slow to give it
I'll never teach you to run and hide
But I know you're safe
Now you swim inside
I lay it all down
For your life

Swim
Swim
Swim

I know that I love you
Even though I dont even know you yet
I know I'd give my life for you

There's only one way in this life
You gotta live it
And many will try to break your heart
Be slow to give it
I'll never teach you to run and hide
But I know you're safe
Now you swim inside
I lay it all down
For your life

Swim
Swim
Swim
Swim

Swim

Copywrite Lorcan James Donnellan 2007

Discography

Buried Alive EP
(Release date: September 2010)

Set List

Lorcan James and his band will typically play a set of 1 hour 30 minutes.