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    'Laughter & Love is stitched together like a patchwork quilt, each colorful piece telling a story, wrapping its warmth around the listener leaving them amused and enchanted.' GiggingNI

    'From a religious place where they praise ancient Gods such as George Best (RIP) and Van Morrison, The Good Friday Agreement was a major step in the peace process. 'Laughter & Love', by Paddy Nash and The Happy Enchiladas, the next natural step in the whole coming together as one nation under two Gods (Best AND Van the Man)' Urban Wally Wallstrom, RockUnited

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Third album from Derry based Folk Rock Country Pop Punk Blues Band 'Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas' Due for release on the 15th May 2015.

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released May 15, 2015

Paddy Nash & The Happy Enchiladas – Laughter & Love

All Songs written by Paddy Nash except Track 6 written by Jonny Nutt and Track 9 written by Paddy Nash & Eddie O’Donnell

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Rory Donaghy @
The Nerve Centre, Derry
& Blast Furnace Studios, Derry

Produced by Rory Donaghy, Paddy Nash & Eddie O’Donnell
Illustrations by Tyler Young
Design by Marty Doherty

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MadMollyRecords 2015 – MMRCD005

Contact – nash.paddy@gmail.com

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Paddy Nash Ireland

Gate Fever is the new Solo Album from Paddy Nash. Usually seen with his 7- strong-stomping-ensemble ‘The Happy Enchiladas’ this album sees Paddy revisit his Folk roots.

‘I wanted to write songs about how I view the world today. The things that make me angry, the stuff that makes me despair, the time and people that we lost, that I miss. I tried to find some hope along the way. I hope I did.’
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Track Name: Laughter & Love
Laughter & Love

I’ve been to places I never thought I would ever see
I’ve embraced the changes
Took everything that they threw at me

And here I am still going strong
Guided by laughter and love
But this is not a dream you dream alone

From Derry to Santiago from Berlin to Tuscany
From Rio to San Francisco all spent in good company

And here we are still travelling on
Guided by laughter and love
For this is not a life to live alone

The only truth I’ve ever known
Is the dice roll and the rivers flow
Then you find the one you’re looking for
And it turns out they’ve been looking for you

This world so full of sorrow
Is like a great big broken clock
If we keep shaking it will rattle
Someday it will all just stop

So here’s to you believers in
The magic of laughter and love
May you never dream your dream alone
Track Name: Boys in Blue
Boys in Blue

Seen your picture in the paper
Taken back when we were young
I haven’t seen you for a lifetime
Now look what you have done

They say you shot a man called murphy
Now you’re hiding in my shed
You can’t stay here I’ve got enough problems
Without ending up dead

So get your story straight
And put the gun away
What you gonna do
When they come knocking
Those boys in blue

I never meant to bring this trouble
To the door of my oldest friend
But you don’t know the half of my story
Let me begin again
This man they speak of that they call murphy
He was a low down son of a bitch
He stole my money destroyed my family
And kept on getting rich

I’ve got my story straight; I’ll put the gun away
No harm will come to you if they come knocking
Those boys in blue

I’m not a crook
You aint no hero
That much is obvious
It’s not a joke
No one’s laughing
What will become of us?

So get the story straight and we’ll be on our way
Don’t leave a single clue for when they come knocking
Those boys in blue
Track Name: Last in Line
Last in Line

There’s a painting in the bathroom
From your art school days
Reminds you of the one who got away
There’s a stranger in the kitchen
Screaming out your name
Reminds you of how quickly things can change

Everyday it keeps on closing in
You’d start again if you knew where to begin

Happiness is a hard old place to find
Some people have been searching all their lives
That moment when you think that you've arrived
And you're last in line

There’s a date in your diary 1985
One decision changed the course your life
And here you are in the bedroom sorting through regrets
Which ones to keep which to forget

Everyday brings a little less belief
You’d start again if you could find the space to breathe

Happiness is a hard old place to find
Some people have been searching all their lives
That moment when you think that you've arrived
And you're last in line

You won't find it in a movie or at the bottom of a glass
And in those silly books that you've amassed
It’s not on no prescription or on pay per view
There is no big secret only you

When everyday feels like the one before
Only you know what you're waiting for

Happiness is a hard old place to find
Some people have been searching all their lives
That moment when you know that you've arrived
And you're next in line
Track Name: Brave
Brave

Don’t come around here no more
This girl’s not turning
I wont let you darken my door
And I wont give you no warning

The price of innocence
Has gone and shot up through the roof
The just rewards from misspent youth

Let loose bring them all down
Those satellites of freedom
Forget all that you’ve learned
There’s no shame in treason

That famous photograph
That hangs so proud above your bed
Has brought you nothing but regrets

There was a time when we were brave
We marched in thousands to grave
Now we turn and walk the other way

What next how far have we come?
They’re out there selling futures
But who pays for the blood on the street
Tell me is it you sir

The gates are opening
The world gets smaller everyday
But the backs still turn and the rich get paid

There was a time when we were brave
We marched in thousands to grave
There was a time when we were brave
We stood united in our rage
Now we turn and look the other way
Track Name: Wish
Wish

I couldn’t have saved you if I tried
I was coming next on the water slide
I heard an angel broke your fall
You got your happy ending after all

I guess that I’m still running
I guess that I’m stain free
Maybe it’s a good thing nobody waits for me

But don’t you wish we’d played it different
Don’t you wish that we had more time
Don’t you wish we’d tried a little harder through the bad times

This talk of sub-soft misery
I hope it washes over me
I’ll make you famous the man says
He thinks he’s Emilio Estevez

I guess that I’m still joking
You know I’ll never change
Maybe that’s the reason you up and went away

But don’t you wish we’d played it different
Don’t you wish that we had more time
Don’t you wish we’d tried a little harder through the bad times

Or do wish I was a secret
Do you wish you’d never met me
Do you wish it was that easy to protect me

Once a sinner always a sinner
You think I’m sad but I’m just bitter
When you’re a star there’s always a light on
Always a light on

Don’t you wish we’d played it different
Don’t you wish that we had more time
Don’t you wish we’d tried a little harder through the bad times

Or do wish I was a secret
Do you wish you’d never met me
Do you wish it was that easy to protect me
Track Name: Clichés
Clichés


Will you be my shelter whenever it’s raining
When it’s pouring down hail
And the sun won’t shine anymore
Will you be my pillow my pillow to lie on
To hold and rely on
When I’m dirty downbeat and sore

I’ve spent too long chasing ‘round fortunes
Living a cartoon existence it’s true

When all I can give you is clichéd old love songs
These clichés in their love songs for you to pick through

Sometimes you look the other way
Whenever I’m wild drunk and astray
Sometimes you hide the pain
That I surely bring you

When all I can give you is clichéd old love songs
These clichés in their love songs for you to pick through
For you to pick through
Track Name: Adam & Evan
Adam & Evan

Adam and Evan met through mutual friends
They hit it off and agreed to see each other again
Ten years down the line They’re still in love and doing fine
Two bright healthy, two bright happy men

Now to some of us religion doesn’t mean a lot
But Adam and Evan were desperate to tie the knot
They believe that God is great And whether you're gay or straight
He loves everyone as equal but allegedly not
The holy man said you can’t come in
You know it’s illegal and you know it’s a sin
It’s not up to me it’s what the bible says
You’re going to have to change your evil ways

Well Adam and Evan were devastated by this news
So they called their local MLA to see what he could do
But he just said the same shirking every ounce of blame
You must conform for equality to work for you
Up on the hill the hyenas sit Bullies and liars and hypocrites
All good Christians they'd have us believe
That we’re living in a new democracy

Let's all stand up for Adam and Evan
And for every other couple being victimised
Tell those dinosaurs they better start opening doors
Love is not immoral Love is a human right

Welcome to Northern Ireland the land of fear
Make sure to set your watch back fifty years
Fundamentals rule and use a holy book as a tool
To inflict their shallow views and further their careers
These are the people who'd have us believe
That Jesus died for rich men’s greed
Under the cover of darkness some live a seedy life
And some of them stay home and beat their wife

Let's all stand up for Adam and Evan
Track Name: Good Conversation
Good Conversation

There was a time when I was younger I was easily led
I use to look at certain people strange
I believed what they told me and it stuck inside my head
But a funny thing happened then one day

Yes a good conversation was had by me
And a man who shall remain innominate
And as he walked away I found that we were much the same
A good conversation’s what it takes

I couldn’t wait to tell my family and my friends about this man
Let’s just say that they were not impressed
So I offered them the challenge to explore their narrow minds
And get all their opinions off their chest

Yes a good conversation we had right then
I’m glad to say that it was not in vain
If a little common ground is the least that can be found
Then a good conversation’s what it takes

Oh what it takes

Now in this world there are some people who will never engage
Hatred has become their sole defence
Some are just too ignorant and some are not too bright
All there to be exploited by the press

If a good conversation is lost on them
Then the rest of us can step up to the plate
When curiosity sparks that’s the perfect place to start
And a good conversation’s what it takes


Oh what it takes
Track Name: I'll Be Done Loving You
I’ll Be Done Loving You

I think I’ll go to Italy
When I get on my feet
I’m gonna drink the same wine
On that little cobbled street
Why oh why you may ask
Would I do this again
But I’ll be done loving you by then

I never asked for anything
I never gave you cause
To believe that I was anything
I’m not and never was
In a year or two down the line
I guess we could be friends
Cos I’ll be done loving you by then

I’ll be done loving all your funny little traits
And the way you seem to always be getting your own way
I’ll be done falling apart if and when
I’ll be done loving you by then

The rest of our belongings
Can go where we don’t see
All the traces of existence that once said you and me
And if my heart should start to break
I’ll teach it how to bend
And I’ll be done loving you by then

I’ll be done loving all your funny little traits
And the way you seem to always be getting your own way
I’ll be done falling apart if and when
I’ll be done loving you by then
Track Name: The Sunshine Blues
The Sunshine Blues

Hey Mr. Sun
Why don’t you leave here your work is done
Get out of my town I don’t need you around Mr. Sun

I had a woman I loved her true
Only God knows what that woman put me through
A heart-bereft man all she left me was these blues

I don’t need no sun telling me it’s time to get up
The flowers and birds can do one too
It’ll take a heart attack or unless she takes me back
I’ll stay here with the sunshine blues

Hey Mr. Sun
I hate the way you smile as if you’ve won
I’ll find a way to darken my days Mr. Sun
You can tell that woman over there
I hope the Devil gets her by the hair
Drags her to hell keeps that mademoiselle
Locked in his lair

I don’t need no sun telling me it’s time to get up
The flowers and birds can do one too
It’ll take a heart attack or unless she takes me back
I’ll stay here with the sunshine blues

Hey Mr. Sun
There was a time when all you stood for was fun
That was way back when I still had some friends Mr. Sun

How lonely can you get?
How many hairs can you pull from your head?
How many days does it take to forget?

I don’t need no sun telling me it’s time to get up
The flowers and birds can do one too
It’ll take a heart attack or unless she takes me back
I’ll stay here with the sunshine blues

Hey Mr. Rain
Well it sure is good to see you again
I’ve been too long singing this old song Mr. Rain
Track Name: Stop Me From Dreaming
Stop Me From Dreaming

Everybody laughed when he told them he was leaving
It’s all a sham you know you’re lucky to be breathing
They said there’s nothing out there but pain and fear
Smoke a fag have another beer
No one from this place ever amounted to anything

He said no one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming

Every other day she sat waiting for the postman
A simple yes so she could stick it to her old man
He’d been on her back for coming 18 years
Those famous words ringing in her ears
No one from this family will amount to anything

She said no one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming

They were two chevrons apart on the motorway that night
He watched as her car started rolling on its side
And the last thing she saw before she closed eyes
Was the face of the man who kept her dream alive

No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming
No one is ever gonna stop me from dreaming

You’ll never know if you never try
If you don’t start running you’ll never fly