Patrick Brian Murray

Patrick Brian Murray

 Moncton, New Brunswick, CAN
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Military Veteran turned into heart grabbing Chanteur that makes you clap your hands, cheers your glasses or ponder the deeper questions of life. Just sit back, relax and let his music take you for a ride and soothe your soul.

Biography

Canadian Folk/Country Musician and Military Veteran turned Chanteur and Dreamer.

2017 Unsigned Only Semi-Finalist Vocal Performance “Rolling Fields”

2017 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist in Folk/Singer-Songwriter “Simple Life”

2017/2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist in Folk “I Choose you”

2018 Music NB Folk Artist of the year Nominee

2018 Music NB Fan Choice Nominee

Patrick traded his rifle and uniform in for guitar and lyrics. He released his debut LP album this past October with multi-instrumentalist and award winning musician JP Cormier producing.

Mental Health Advocate and educator who uses music and creative writing to heal the wounds of PTSD and anxiety

Community changer and volunteer who uses his soul and his hands to make a difference locally and abroad

Veteran Advocate and spokesperson

With Strong vocals and lyrics that capture the human condition. Sit back, relax and let his voice and music soothe your troubled mind and take you to the great beyond.

Lyrics

Losing Sight of Shore

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

We're losing sight of shore
off the grand banks of Bras D'or,
and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

And we hear
a voice down deep inside,
and the waves keep crashing
they seem to be so high

We're losing sight of shore
off the grand banks of Bras D'or
and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

And our thoughts
they keep thrashing all around,
we're slowly sinking
we wonder if we'll be found

We're losing sight of shore
off the grand banks of Bras D'or
and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

And we see
our reflection is now in sight
and our days
are functions of this light

We're losing sight of shore
off the grand banks of Bras D'or
and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

We're losing sight of shore
off the grand banks of Bras D'or
and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

and the lanterns of the night
guide us home by firelight

Hey Baby

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Baby Don't be so sad
better days are coming
I know life can drive you mad
but there ain't no use in running

Life is full of hurt
and many times........ we fall
but we'll brush off that dirt
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all
and pretty soon if feels like nothing at all

Baby don't be so mad
it ain't worth complaining
just focus on the times we had
and the bad times will be fading

Life is full of hurt
and many times........we fall
but we'll brush off that dirt
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all

Baby don't walk away
I am worth chasing
I have the presence to stay
and confront the fears your facing

Life is full of hurt
and many times.......... we fall
and we'll brush off that dirt
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all
and pretty soon it feels like nothing at all

Goodbye My Friend

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Verse 1

Goodbye my friend
Till I see you again
On the proud shores of Newfoundland

We don't know how or when
Our life's at an end
So we live and we grow
Living life's all that we know

It's all that we know
And I miss you, I miss you, miss you so

Verse 2

We laughed and smiled
And joked for a while
You don't know what you found
Till it's buried underground

And all that I have
Are these memories
I would trade my life
For your face to see

But darkness is all that I see x 2

Verse 3

We buried you
On a summers day
In proud Newfoundland
I wiped my tears all away

And then I looked up
I don't know why
I felt you were there
Then I reached for the sky

And I remember, what you say
Live with passion every, every day x 2

New Beginning's

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

I see a new life beginning that’s beginning
And the old is fading away
I can barely recognize me
On this promise I will stay

Chorus

And I’ve come so far
And I can’t stop now
And I’ve come so far, somehow

And the pieces they are falling
They are crumbling, crumbling down
And these old misconceptions
My dreams reality now

Chorus

And these days are getting longer
Though autumns rushing in
And the past has been fading
On this new path I begin

Chorus x 2

Heartbreak

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

How do you deal with heart break That I would like to know
How does one say goodbye, To forever one has known
I’m trying to forgot the love, That you felt for me
But it ain't going nowhere, And sure ain't easy

You are on my mind every single day
The more I try to wonder, you always find a way
Into my heart and mind Torment me everyday
How do you deal with heart break when forever you stay

Chorus

first mistake was loving, And now I can’t let go
You have forgotten me, What have I left to show
How do one deal with heartbreak, That I would like to know
How does one say goodbye, to forever one has known

The days turn to weeks and months turn years
I’m trying to move on holding back my tears
Your in my heart and mind no matter what I do
I feel I have no closure, not getting over you

Chorus

I Choose You

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

I choose you you, you, Oh yes I do do do
All of the time time time, I’ll make you mine mine mine
I choose you oh yes I do
I choose you x3, Oh yes I do x3
I want you sure sure sure, forever more more more
I choose you, oh yes I do

Chorus

I want you in the morning, And way past suppertime
I want you in the evening, Your always on my mind
Baby its true nothing but you your mine

I choose you, you, you, Oh yes I do do do
All of the time time time, I’ll make you mine mine mine
I choose you oh yes I do
I choose you x3, Oh yes I do x3
I want you sure sure sure, forever more more more
I choose you, oh yes I do

Chorus

I want you in the morning, And way past suppertime
I want you in the evening, Your always on my mind
Baby its true nothing but you your mine

Stuck in Munich

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Stuck in Munich can’t find my tunic, I need a ride
Can’t find my baby, yes no or maybe, I just wanna hide
Day is getting longer, need something stronger, haven’t slept a wink
Angst meine noodle feels like strudel, I can barely think

CHORUS

We could be, Down by the Ammersee, Underneath the Iche tree
If you would accept meine kiss
We could be happily, Married you and me together in wedded bliss

Stuck in Munich can’t find my tunic, I feel so lost
The stores are all empty, this luggage is heavy
What a toll its cost
My phone is dyeing, I feel like crying
what am I to do
This day has been Shiza, And then I realiza
Baby I got you

CHORUS

But I’m stuck in Munich
Ain’t got my tunic
life ain’t so bad
The sun is shining, And now I’m realizing
All the things I have
This beer is amazing, Fraulines are a chasing
But my word is true
If you be mein Snuki, We’ll play a little hooky
Cause Baby I love you

Look at Me

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Look at me I’m not a number
I just need to a be a lil stronger
In my life I’ve been pulled under
It’s not my dream to be here much longer
And I’ve fallen I’ve fallen down
Need some help off this cold cold ground?
Ohh

And theses streets they aren’t forgiving
And these days I’m barely living
Skin and bones Oh try to get through
And these nights not sure what to do
I feel the sun shining on my face
Need some hope, the past I can’t replace

And my life it keeps repeating
I am lost at sea but still seeking
I’m a son, I’m a daughter
God’s creation, not its fodder
You don’t care, don’t want to know me
We must try and help this world too see

Canadian Navy

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

It was 1910 when it began
with two ships the rainbow and Niobe
It wasn’t long before we were off to the war
for King George for God and for country

Chorus

Through thick and through thin we will never give in, though our foe may be a plenty
They may have stopped the tot but we still drink a lot and our pride is the Canadian Navy

I was merely a boy, overfilled with the joy
of service to God King and Country
I said fare the well, for the wind and the swell,
foreign lands and limitless bounty

Chorus

I’ve been through two wars, married, Divorced
And the sea she is my maiden
I’ve sailed the 7 seas, arctic, Philippines
No other life would I be a trading

Chorus

I’m older now got more lines on my brow
And I take a final roll call
They prepare me a place where we splice the main brace
With my friends and with Saint Paul.

Life is Complicated

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Life is complicated, I know I’m not alone
I am dusted and jaded, Maybe accident prone
I don’t care what people say, I’m gonna live my life my own damn way
Life is complicated, but you need to carry on

Life is complicated, doesn’t turn out my way
I am loved and hated but on this path I’ll stay
I don’t care what people do, I’m gonna keep going til I break through
Life is complicated, but you need to carry on

Chorus
There’s no feeling, like dancing on the ceiling when I’m, I’m with you
Give me sunshine and some of your time and I’ll get lost in you, get lost in you
Ooohh, ooooo, oooooo

Life is complicated; don’t know how I got here
Once was sharp now faded, and my visions not to clear
Of all the plans that I made, the only constant is this thing called change
Life is complicated but you need to carry on

Chorus x 2

Together

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

It’s Canada, the true north strong and free
Is our innocence lost, I don’t feel easy
In Ontario, a highlander is gone
But the shadow of his memory still lingers on

Chorus

Together, Forever, no matter what dangers befall
We’ll fight good fight and stand against the night
Out of love we will answer the call Together, oh Together

As shots rang out, in liberties hall
A nations on its edge and in a moment could fall
But a hero at arms, well he shoots the man dead
And shrugs of the praise, thanks his teammates instead

Chorus

I gave up my youth, for a country and a truth and my life
I gladly lay down
For Canada we bled, for the quick and the dead
Serving God, Country and Crown
Oh Canada, our true north strong and free(Same chords as chorus)
I love this land, I love this country
I stand in the breach when no one else is there
I will give up my life when no one cares

Chorus

Hawaii

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

I’m sitting on a beach down here in Hawaii
Watching the waves swing by, how are you
Having some fun in the sun with a cold one
And peace is on my mind
All the Island girls with the pretty faces
All the right shapes in all the right places
Tease all the boys making funny faces
And laughter's on our mind, Oh

Chorus

If its true love, tell me that you want me
Give me a sign or forever taunt me
Give me your heart underneath
the swaying palm tree nights
Cause I’m going away Leaving tomorrow
Don’t have no time or plan to even follow
Give me your heart underneath the tiki lights

Take a day trip going up to the north shore
Weaving back and forth in a boat close to the shore
We stop for ice and slice who could ask for more
Peace is on my mind
Snorkelling from a boat in the coral fringes
Swimming back and forth with the rainbow fishes
A turtle missed my head by a couple inches
And laughter’s on my mind

Chorus

Sipping Mai Ti’s down at LuLu’s
In the dance lanes going like a choo choo
All the island girls are doing the hulu
And laughers on our minds
Now I’m sitting on a beach
Aint got no money
Don’t have a care cause I got my honey
She turns a few heads
Find my jokes are funny
And laughers on our minds

Chorus x 2

3's

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Went for a drive today
I had a meeting, I was on my way
Had a flat, out of gas and I feel straight on me ass
I looked up into the sky and asked the Lord a reason why
He said good things come in 3’s

Chorus

Oh they say good things come in 3’s
Like love and divorce and alimonies
Whether some none or the most
Father son and holy ghost
They say good things come in 3’s

I went to the job I hate
I got fired a minute late, I went to the wife to spread the news
She said her parents were coming round
She was pregnant, Triplets bound
They say good things come in 3’s

Chorus

Oh here I sit in my rocking chair
I have no teeth and I have no hair
And my wife, well she left me long ago
But I have my health I’m doing fine
And a girl who will love me til the end of my time
And the best things in life are in 3’s
Chorus x 2

Karma

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Let me tell you about a friend
He’s Mr I O U
You better be good to others
For this I know to be true
If your hiding in the shadows
Trying to avoid the past
It don’t matter where you run too
This feeling will never last

Chorus

Karma, is gonna get you, Karma is gonna get you

If your sleeping with the devil
Living life so large
Oh you better be careful brother
Remember who’s in charge
He comes when you least expect it
He don’t need to play fair
Bet to get your house in order
Cause in a flash he’s there

Chorus x 2

It’s simple math my brother
I’ll tell you what to do
It ain’t about believing
But how you follow through
If you’ve been real bad to others
Better apologize
Cause Karma’s gonna get you
Before you realize

Chorus X 4

Rolling Fields

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Chorus

Oh those rolling fields, too which I call my own
And those ebbing tides, without I am alone
I will leave you ne’er again and never shall I roam
For New Brunswick I know that you’re my home

I remember the farm my uncle lives on
And the hayfields summer breeze will put your heart at ease
And the land is hard but fair, we’ll get there if we dare
And the stars would fill the night, their beauty was so bright

Chorus

And on Wintry stormy nights, by the fire place we delight
Singing songs without a care, its memory echoes there
From Dalhousie too the bay, winter splendour on display
And the piercing winter breeze, from Grand falls too the seas

Chorus

And the day I had too leave no consol only grief
For my country and the strife, I gave up Valley life
And no job could erase the beauty of this place
Someday I’ll be home, if not soon it won’t be long

Chorus

And when my life is done, and my journey almost run
In a casket of earth, beneath the fairest dirt
May it be those fields so fair, or my soul will rest nowhere
By my home land so proud, will wrap me in its shroud

Simple Life

Written By: Patrick Brian Murray

Simple, simple life
Paint the colours of my life
Breathe the canvas that we know
Walk together as we grow

Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm

Feel the ocean so fine and fair
As my fingers rush through your hair
How we came here I don’t know why
Just pretty colours have caught my eye

Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm

Picket fences and summer wine
I am yours and you are mine
And the tides they ebb and flow
Where life leads us no one knows

Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm

Simple, simple life
Paint the colours off my life
Breath the canvas that we know
Walk together as we grow

Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm
Mmmm mmmm mmmm

Discography

LP "New Beginning's" 2017

-Losing Sight of Shore

-Goodbye my Friend

EP "Losing Sight of Shore" 2013

-New Beginning's

-Heartbreak

-I Choose You

-Stuck in Munich

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Set List

COVERS

Folsum Prison - Johnny Cash

I’m on fire - Bruce Springsteen

Heart of Gold - Neil Young

Country Road - John Denver

Northwest Passage - Stan Rodgers

Barrett's Privateers - Stan Rodgers

Coal Mining Blues - Matt Anderson

Go rest high - Vince Gil

Farewell to NS

Galway Shall

Galway Girl

Dirty Old Town

Boulavogue

I shall be Released - Bob Dylan

Old Shoes - Tom Waits

Angel Flight

Atlantic Blue - Ron Hynes

Sunny's Dream - Ron Hynes

500 miles


Originals

New Beginning's

New Beginning's

Heartbreak

I Choose You

Stuck in Munich

Look at Me

Canadian Navy

Everlong

Life is complicated

Together

Hawaii

3’s

Rolling Fields

Karma

Simple Life

Losing Sight of Shore

Losing Sight of Shore

Hey Baby

Goodbye My Friend

Its Saturday Night

Rambler

Canada

New Songs

All in Good time

Fare the well 

shadows

Don't give up the fight

Country of me and you

True North

My Shining Light

How Great thou art