First Sign - TROCK 7001
Treehouse Diner

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Tracks

 
Audio Samples
(1) Perfectly Happy
(2) Don't Love Get Moving
(3) Brilliant Sunshine
(4) A Much Loved Man
(5) Over Here
(6) Leviathan
(7) Turn The Radio On
(8) Come With Me
(9) Super Silly Smile
(10) Retrohippiepopfunk
(11) That's What We Paid For
(12) Whatever Happened to Lucy

 
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Treehouse Diner Are:

Ger Mallen,. Vocals & Guitar
Fiona Kelly,. Vocals
Brian Hickey,. Bass

With Special Guests:

Anthony Drennan,. electric & acoustic guitars
Ray Fean,. drums
Eoghan O'Neill,. bass guitar
Noel Eccles,. percussion
Rod McVey,. hammond organ
Andrew Boland,. keyboards & programming
Des Moore,. acoustic guitar
Conor Cullinan,. keyboards (tracks 3 & 7)
Additional Backing Vocals by;
Mark McSweeney,. (tracks 1 & 2)
John Galvin,. (tracks 8, 9 & 10)
Sid Howes,. (tracks 3 & 11)
Jenny Newman,. (track 9)
Strings on "Leviathan' orchestrated by Rod McVey, led by Alan Smale

Produced & Engineered by: Andrew Boland
Assisted By: Conan Doyle, Tim Boland & Ciaran Cahill
Recorded at: Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Additional Recording at the Works Dublin

Sleeve Design: Creative A.D.
Photography: Shane McCarthy & Valerie O'Connor

Track Notes

1. Perfectly Happy
And there's a hell of a difference too
From what you say & What you do
& its a hell of a thing to say
We can make it our own way

All night over & over
All day, always
All right, perfectly happy
With Our lives, our ways
We have what they call love
We have what they call love
We have what they call love
We have what they call love

And it's a hell of a thing to do
Giving love when you've got none too
Former glories unfaithful days
But were we perfectly Happy

2. Don't Love Get Moving
He just said what of me
Have I really come undone
Of my kind and of my kin
Will I be the only one
No estate no bloodline
To bequeath after I'm gone
But this line will be saved
With the seed of super son

I'm talking to you
have a seat
But leave a little room for
the others
I'm telling you true
Isn't this real high quality
Don't love get moving
With technology

While you swim in a pool
Of a waiting valentine
Up to speed with the tools
Of a laser guided mind
Choose a mate, first degree
All the yearning left behind
No regrets Guaranteed
Just a real good feel good time

While you're sleeping
Escape from the word
She found out yesterday
& believing you're keeping
You're secret so safe
A woman who taught you
To love

3. Brilliant Sunshine
Good Morning how are you
Didn't sleep too good last night
It must be the weather
on these hot & humid nights
The summer collections on the
Streets start to appear
Winter blues melt down like
Atomic places & the cold dark
Frowns replaced with smiling
Faces as the sun embraces
All the world

let the world outside
Find a brilliant sunshine
When the rain comes down
Will you run with me
Let the world outside
Find a brilliant sunshine
& it's so much better
Then your stormy weather
When the rain stops falling
Sun is calling out to you

Hello there good evening
Do you really feel the same
You know that I'd hate to
Be in anybody's way
You hear them calling
In a million neighbourhoods
A billion people asking
A billion questions that have
No real answers that have
No connection there is no
Reflection without sun

4. A Much Loved Man
On the street there is a man who looks like any
& it seems like he has been there all his life
One of millions with the fruits of all his labour
With his house his car his children & his wife
Like a gardener who gives back what he has taken
He's a kindly man who speaks of what is right
And he is much loved by his family & his neighbours
And it matters if he lives or dies

And when I touch you
Will I feel the warmth of God
Can I hold you
'Cause you are a much loved man
You are a much loved man

In a coffee shop a girl who looks like many
Waits on tables & gives service with a smile
And she's much loved by her friends & relations
'Cause she always makes them feel that they're worthwhile
Like a gardener who gives back what she's taken
She's a connoisseur of all that's good in life
She's a builder with a dream of expectation
She's an architect who's planning out her life

One of millions with the fruits of all his labour
One who knows of Joy & pain & love of land
So he gives & loves & shares with all his neighbours
And for all his life he'll be a much loved man

5. Over Here
If it happened to me
I'm sure I'd be leaving
What with the T.V. crews
And the news turning the screws
I'd be screaming
The rumble of trains
The furniture moving
Coffee cups dance across the bar
The underground cars & the wind chill

The stars go out & The moon runs away
You lose your night to the light of day
And over here there's a million ways
To go crazy am I being lazy
But I'm still over here

I know we agreed
To do without cable
But lately you know there's been
So much rot on TV that I had to do something
The city at night a circus electric
Echoes of sirens & cops on the street
Armed to the teeth for protection

Stars go out
And the moon runs remember
All the time we spent there
All our days content here

6. Leviathan
Big news all around today
The state marching band parade
They come every year to town
To hear stomping big brass sounds

Routine front of review stand
The mayor cheers & waves his hand
Broadcast on the radio
Camera network TV show

American big marching band girls smile
The masquerade sonic charade step high
American leviathan step high
Step High step step

Smart strides uniforms & dress
A wild orchestra no less
Cute kids walking on their hands
Fall in with marching bands

7. Turn The radio On
Even with your front door broken & the timing gone
You got your headlights on
You got your headlights on
Even when the sun breaths heavy & you know its hot
You got the heat turned on
You got the heat turned on

Riverside room right here in America
You hear a sweet sweet song
You hear a sweet sweet song
Coming home soon right down to the parking lot
You play it all night long You play it all night long

Anywhere you wanna go you wanna go
Turn the radio on
Turn the radio on
Going on a whistle stop tour of America
Turn the radio on
Turn the radio on
Even when the goods were bad you always knew you had
You had your head screwed on
You had your head screwed on
Lying in the big steel belly of a Power plant
You got your suntan oil
You got your suntan oil

Riverside moon shine down on America You hear a sweet sweet song
You hear a sweet sweet song
Coming home soon right down to the parking lot
You play it all night long
You play it all night long

8. Come With Me
Papa don't laugh
I told you so
It's been on the news
I have to go
Is that what he said
It can't be true
Born to the rich
Not me & you

I know what people say
I hear them every day
Its not for me to choose
I know you love them too
But not like me
Come with me
Come with me

Everyone goes
No matter how much
How much they are loved
Such foolish things
Baby they say
Hold back a while
Get everything clear
That's not your style

No danger tonight
You can dance here with me
Another golden year
To set your love free

8. Super Silly Smile
Fun to have around
Underneath the waves
While feeling your way around
Hold on to love you've found

Deep in the olive grove
A kiss to pass the time
And now that you are here
I'm having a real good time
You've got such a pretty smile
And I know where its going

I feel so fine it just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
It just breaks over me
Another super silly smile

A step in every way
Brings you round & round
Back from where you came
You don't have to hold your ground
And I know that its showing

10. Retrohippiepopfunk
If you want it
You can keep it
I've no need for
Love at all
Cling to mama
Then release it
Take it over
Make the call

Come to the edge
Take it over
Over take it over
Run to the edge
Take it over
Over take it over
Come to the edge
Take it over
Over take it over

I never said you'd
Forgive me
Your reward was
Free for all
Let it happen
Then release it
Take it over
Make the Call

11. That's What We Paid For
You never call you never phone
Well that's okay 'cause now I'm coming round
No I don't think of you that much
But when I do you never can be found
Now can you hear me when you're sleeping
When you're waking when you're occupied
But still I wanted you

I know its true he's goo to you
You love him too what kind of man am I
I wanted you to run away come with me
And leave him high & dry
I met him once while you were sneaking
Ashamed to look him in the eye
But still I wanted you

For the loving that's what you came for
Loving that's what you paid for
Now can you hear me while you're sleeping
When you're waking when you realise
Two broken hearts that's what we paid for

I recall a drive for miles into a love escape
I'm standing here strange taste of lies
While you drive away
Can you hear me when you're sleeping
When you're waking when you realise
And still I wanted you

12. Whatever Happened To Lucy
She was lovely one of a breed
Close as you need to perfection
And possessing an unholy zeal for
Squeezing a trill out of life
She was heaven
Mercifully sweet but hell went
You need correction
But then heaven could never compete
With someone who's out of line

She was all time happily singing
Lets have some fun little girl
Wind chime hear the bell ringing
Where in what part of the world

Whatever happened to Lucy girl
Whatever happened that crazy girl
She used to make it a crazy world
But she was happy to make you smile
Whatever happened to Lucy girl
She used to say its a mixed up world
Whatever happened that crazy girl
And I'd be happy to make her smile

She was happy
And even the sun has never outshone
All her brightness
She's sensation unquenchably free
A perfectly cool situation
How I loved her she was closer to me
Than I'll ever be to myself
How I need her she told me believe
And never sit still on the shelf

 

To John Cook at Tara Music, Without whom this album would not exist. Thanks you for your unswerving belief & support
Thank you Andrew Boland for your wonderful humour, friendship, patience & dedication
To our management P.J. O'Riordan & Alan McEvoy for putting all the pieces together, our deepest gratitude

"Thanks to the following people for making this world a far more interesting place"
Our hardworking crew: Ian Berry, Pat Browne, & Liam Wallace
Our love & thanks to Vivienne MacSweeney, Deirdre MacMahon, Paul & Ali Molloy.
Nollaig Slattery & Nicola Hayes at Artwest, Lindsey Holmes at L.H.P.
Gerry Savage, Brain Dowling & Mark Casey at Tara Music
Thanks to Declan MacManus for an excellent story? also Frank Lundy at Cronan Studios, Brian O'Reilly at Studio Fiona, Toni Mannix, Roisin Jenkins.
Nick Durham at Link Travel, Shirley, Joanne & Annie Merrins, John & Ann-Marie Galvin, Mark Mac Sweeney, Kieran O'Connor & Olive Cowpar, Seiglinde & Terry Murphy.
To our fellow musicians on the album for sharing their talents & ideas, especially Andrew, Anthony, Eoghan, Ray, Noel & Timmy
Ladies & Gentleman we give you the "Jerominos'!!!? top marks also to Dave Keary, Brian O'Connor, Ian McNamara, Jim Hanley, Mike Moriarty & Siobhain O'Brien.
Special thanks to our friends at Windmill, Conan, Conal, Ciaran, Catherine, Suzanne, Finian, Rosie, Jonathan & Cathy. Love to Sheila Stewart for looking after us so well,
Thank you Claire Boland Michael Duggan, James O'Halloran, Sharon Kiely, Niall & The Sammy Bensons, Steve Pender, Ger Haugh, Jim McHugh, Peter Di Benedetto, Sean Kerins, Ber Angley, to Sean Colbert & George Mulchy thanks for the apprenticeship!
Also Philip at Creative AD, Valerie, Shane, Stuart Clark, Shamie Flynn, Shane Foley & most of all to our parents, families & friends may the great God Bless & grant you peace, love & Happiness to you all.
" Have A Nice Life"

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