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1.
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
2.
Boys in Blue 03:25
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
3.
Last in Line 04:42
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
4.
Brave 04:06
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
5.
Wish 04:23
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
6.
Clichés 03:18
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
7.
Adam & Evan 04:06
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
Stop Me From Dreaming (free) 05:56
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

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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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Contact – nash.paddy@gmail.com

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