Peter O Toole

Peter O Toole

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Multi-instrumentalist with years of live and studio work having toured the world from small clubs to stadiums.writing songs at present and open to co writes and live work.

Biography

I have been playing music almost all my life and I,m now writing a new batch of songs that will eventually become a record.For me its a fairly slow process and I,m not out gigging every night as I live in a quiet part of Spain and not too many venues!!So the writing is the main event right now.
For many years I toured with the band Hothouse Flowers from Ireland.We had great success in the mid 80,s to mid 90,s all over Europe,USA,Canada,Australia,Japan and even as far as the Isle of Mann!!I had many many great times and shared the stage and studio with many amazing people including U2,Def Leppard,The Waterboys,The Indigo Girls,Daniel Lanois,Tragically Hip,INXS,Midnight Oil,Dire Straits,The Dubliners,The Pogues,Dave Stewart,Marianne Faithful,Michelle Shocked,Joe Higgs,I also spent many hours busking on the streets and radio station studios as well as jamming on many comfortable living room couches and floors not to mention the odd Tv show and movie soundtrack...
Ended up in Spain where I am now living with my family looking to the future and losing myself in the creative scary unknown brilliant world!!

Lyrics

A Reason To Fly

Written By: Peter O Toole


Sometimes all I need is a sign
Give me something that will make it OK
Right now I,m just knocking on doors
But everybody seems to walk the other way

I used to think that I could follow a dream
You opened something inside of me

Cos I,m falling over everytime you smile
And I,m falling over just to make it right
Theres a hundred million reasons why I,m loving you tonight

Somebody gave me A Reason to Fly

There were times when I had nothing at all
all I wanted was somewhere to hide
People watched as I would stumble and fall
They all said that I was wasting my time
You came along and it all began to change
Now I feel like I,m living again

Cos I,m falling over everytime you smile
And I,m falling over just to make it right
Theres a hundred million reasons why I,m loving you tonight

Somebody gave me A Reason to Fly

Time will take us to a different place
My baby my honey my Saving Grace

Cos I,m falling over everytime you smile
And I,m falling over just to make it right
Theres a hundred million reasons why I,m loving you tonight

Somebody gave me A Reason to Fly
Somebody gave me A Reason to Fly
Somebody gave me A Reason to Fly

Coffin Of Love

Written By: Peter O Toole/Bill Zima

A Coffin of Love O Toole/Zima

Sparklers of love upon our first touch
Little did we know that we,d have so much
But then it was like Poseiden himself
Rained his thunderbolts of love onto us

For a long time I was consumed by thoughts
forever wed take long silent walks
Two souls together floating thru clouds
And the plans we made were never allowed

Oh why why why cant we work it out
When were living this dream but hardly ever talk
Oh why why why cant we work it out
When were living this dream but hardly ever talk

Now weve changed we left it to chance
We live in a house with a white picket fence
But all weve got is a coffin of love
A hand full of dreams and memories of us

Oh why why why cant we work it out
When were living this dream but hardly ever talk
Oh why why why cant we work it out
When were living this dream but hardly ever talk

Feels Like The Summer

Written By: Peter O Toole

Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer

Sometimes everybody wants to smile
A little ray of light begins to shine
Looking at the morning sky watching all the cars go by

Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer

All this conversation makes me high
Take another coffee for the ride
Everybody comes along highway lights go on and on

Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer
Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer

Solo

Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer
Im running around losing my mind coming together for the very first time
Im looking at you your looking at me and it feels like the summer

Spell

Written By: Peter O Toole


Try to think things over,It feels like I,m losing my mind
Everywhere that I go now theres heartache and pain
I will be stronger I will be stronger
In a world that keeps on hurting inside
There are days when I wake up It looks like the suns gonna shine
Take a train from the city and walk for a while
I,ve got a feeling Ive got a feeling
That everything is going to be fine

I was running hiding trying to make a better place
And I was calling crying looking for a way to change
And now I wish on a star just to see where you are
I was falling under your Spell tonight....yeah yeah yeah

When theres so many choices its hard to to let go
In a world there are places where nobody knows
I,ll take a chance now I,ll take a chance now
Just to keep this burning feeling alive

I was running hiding trying to make a better place
And I was calling crying looking for a way to change
And now I woish on a star just to see where you are
I was falling under your Spell tonight....yeah yeah yeah

Dont let it fade away....Theres always a better day

I was running hiding trying to make a better place
And I was calling crying looking for a way to change
And now I woish on a star just to see where you are
I was falling under your Spell tonight....yeah yeah yeah

Discography

Producer/Engineer John Spillanes Will We Be Brilliant Or What EMI Records 2003

A. "People" - released May 1988

1. I'm sorry
2. Don't Go
3. Forgiven
4. It'll Be Easier in the Morning
5. Hallelujah Jordan
6. If You Go
7. The Older We Get
8. Yes I Was
9. Love Don't Work This Way
10. Ballad of Katie
11. Feet on the Ground
12. Lonely Lane *
13. Saved *

[* on CD only]

[UK : LONLP 58 US : London 828 101]

B. "Home" - June 1990

1. Hardstone City
2. Give It Up
3. Christchurch Bells
4. Sweet Marie
5. Giving It All Away
6. Shut Up and Listen
7. I Can See Clearly Now
8. Movies
9. Eyes Wide Open
10. Water
11. Home
12. Trying to Get Through *
13. Dance to the Storm *
14. Seoladh na nGamhna

[* on CD only]

[Ire: London 828197]
{US Promo Kit includes cassette, video and newspaper}

C. "Songs from the Rain" - March 1993

1. Thing of Beauty
2. Your Nature
3. Spirit of the Land
4. Gypsy Fair
5. Stand Beside Me
6. This Is It [Your Soul]
7. One Tongue
8. Emotional Time
9. Be Good
10. Good For You
11. Isn't It Amazing

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1. Love Don't Work This Way - May 1987 (Mother Records)

1. Love don't work this way
2. Freedom
3. Seeline Woman [12" only]

[ Ire: MUM 7 ]
{ Ireland only - 7" / 12" }

2. Don't Go - October 1987

1. Don't Go
2. Saved
3. Hydroman [12" only]

[ UK: LON 159 ]
{ 7"/10"/12" }

3. Feet on the Ground - ??

1. Feet on the Ground
2. Hard Rain
3. Strange Feeling [12" only]

[ UK : LON 172 ]
{ 7" / 12" }

4. Don't Go - April 1988

1. Don't Go
2. Saved
3. Hydroman [12" only]

[ UK: LON 174 ]
{ 7" / 12" / CDvideo }

4a. Don't Go (German release)

1. Don't Go (single edit)
2. Feet on the Ground
3. Lonely Lane
4. Saved

[ Ger: LONCD 174 ]
{ Germany only CD }

5. I'm Sorry - July 1988

1. I'm Sorry
2. Mountains
3. Seeline Woman [12" only]
4. Don't Go (live acoustic version) [CD only]

[ UK: LON 187 US: 886 317 ]
{ 7" / 7" picture disc / 12" / CD }

6. It'll Be Easier in the Morning - August 1988

1. It'll Be Easier in the Morning
2. Carrickfergus
3. Feet on the Ground (live) [12" only]
4. Better and Better [CD only]

[ UK: LON 186 US: 886 365 ]
{ 7" / 12" / CD / 7" picture bag with 3 postcards & poster }

7. Give It Up - April 1990

1. Give It Up
2. If You're Happy (live 9/3/88 RDS, Dublin)
3. Bean Phaidin [12" & CD only]
4. If you go [CD & MC only]

[ UK: LON 258 ]
{ 7" / 12" / 12" picture disc / CD / MC }

7a. Give It Up (UK Live Series 12")

1. Give It Up (live)
2. Christchurch Bells (live)
3. Giving it All Away (live)

[ UK: LONX 258 ]
{ UK 12" only }

7b. Give It Up (US promo)

1. Give It Up (lp version) [3:30]
2. Give It Up (edit) [3:11]

{ 7" / CD }

8. I Can See Clearly Now - July 1990

1. I Can See Clearly Now (7" version)
2. Kansas City (live)
3. Better Days Ahead (live) [12" / CD]
4. Strange Feeling (live) [12" / CD]

[ UK : LON 269 ]
{ 7" / 12" / CD / MC }

8a. I Can See Clearly Now (UK Live Series 12")

1. I Can See Clearly Now (live)
2. Movies (live)
3. If You Go (live)

[ UK: LONX 269 ]
{ UK 12" only }

9. Movies - October 1990

1. Movies
2. Give It Up
3. ?? [12"/CD]

[ UK : LON 276 ]
{ 7" / 12" / CD / MC }

9a. Movies (UK Live Series 12")

1. Movies
2. Sweet Marie (live : London 6/90)
3. Don't Go (live : London 6/90)

[ UK : LONX 276 ]
{ UK 12" only }

9b. Movies (US promo)
1. Movies (edit)
2. Kansas City (live)
3. Better Days Ahead (live)
4. Strange Feeling (live)

[ US: cdp307]
{ US only CD }

10. An Emotional Time - ?? 1993

1. An Emotional Time
2. The Season's Wheels
3. Help Us Make Our Peace [12"]
4. Song of Ecuador [12" / CD]

[ UK: LON 335 ]
{ 7" / 12" / CD / MC }

10a. An Emotional Time (Second CD)

1. An Emotional Time
2. Air From the Hills
3. Banished Misfortune
4. Let the Rhythm Take You Home

[ UK: LOCDP 335 ]
{ UK CD only }

11. One Tongue - ?? 1993

1. One Tongue
2. Same Song
3. Wish You Everything [CD]
4. The