Tightrope

by The Stunning

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Nine tracks recorded live over two nights in An Taibhdhearc Theatre, Galway, Ireland in 1993. The Stunning's live performances are legendary and this captures the band at their peak. Featuring songs such as Tightrope Walker, Wish We Never Met, All out of Luck and Men without Souls that are not available on any of the band's studio albums. The sound quality and mixes are amazing and the band are beefed up with a full brass section. The capacity of the theatre is only around 200 people so this is as intimate as it gets. With fold-out booklet including lyrics, photos and album credits.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tightrope via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Download version includes bonus track of the "The Mountain" written and performed by the current President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, with music by The Stunning.

      €6 EUR

     

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Recorded live in An Taibhdhearc Theatre, Galway in 1993 .

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released December 1, 1993

Recorded by Larry O'Toole, mixed by Chris O'Brien. Mastered by Fergal Davis. Front cover photograph by Brendan Fitzpatrick.
Additional musicians: Jimmy Higgins snr. on Trumpet and Joe Beirne on Saxophone.

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The Stunning Ireland

Formed in 1987 The Stunning broke up in 1994 having released just three albums. But in their absence the songs grew stronger and were rarely off the airwaves. Their debut album "Paradise in the Picturehouse", spent 5 weeks at No. 1 in 1990, and has since been re-issued. The band now reform every couple of years with the original members and play to packed venues around Ireland. ... more

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Track Name: The Hurt Inside
THE HURT INSIDE (S.Wall)

DOWN BY THE LAKE THE CASTLE WALLS
HOME FOR PIGEON, FOX AND CROW, AND A SILENCE
I TOOK HER HAND, SHE STARTED TO CRY
AS I MOVED IT DOWN TO TOUCH HER THIGH
FOR THE LAST TIME
HOW CAN YOU SMILE
WHEN YOUR HEART IS CRACKED AND YOU HURT INSIDE

I GAVE HER ROSES WHITE AND RED
I SCATTERED PETALS ON HER BED - SHE'S LAUGHING
SHE SAID SHE CAN'T STAND FLOWERS THAT'S TOO BAD
REAL LIFE ISN'T LIKE THE PERFUME AD.
SO I ATE THEM

CHORUS

I HAD A DREAM IT'S A BIT OBSCENE
ABOUT A DRONE AND A BIG QUEEN BEE, MAKING HONEY
HE'S IN THE HIVE SLAVING ALL HIS LIFE
WHEN HE DECIDED BEFORE HE DIED, TO DO SOMETHING

HOW CAN YOU SMILE
WHEN THE QUEEN IS DEAD 'COS SHE HURT HIS PRIDE
AND YOUR HEART IS CRACKED AND YOU HURT INSIDE
Track Name: Half Past Two
Half past two and because of you
I haven’t slept a wink
Mixed up in a mixing bowl my mind is on the brink
The dishes are all dirty my dinner’s on the floor
The cat is scratching at my leg, crying out for more.

Every day is grey when she’s not in town
But those grey days are so much brighter
When she’s around

Hurry up now you mustn’t linger
Or you’ll be too late
You don’t want to get the sticky finger
on this important date
should I clean up my bedroom and make my bed in case
should I buy some rubber balloons
just to play it safe?

Every day is grey when she’s not in town
But those grey days are so much brighter
When she’s around.

Every day is grey when she’s not in town
But those grey days are so much brighter
When she’s around……when she’s around

I’m not looking for the gold ring thing
I’m just flying on new love’s wings
I’m looking for the beautiful
looking for the beautiful
looking for the beautiful
looking all around when she’s in town
looking all around when she’s in town
looking all around
looking all around
Track Name: Men Without Souls
I’M TIRED OF ALL THAT
I’M TIRED OF ALL THAT
I’M TIRED OF THE TALKS
ABOUT TALKS ABOUT TALKS
WHILE THE GUNS HAVE THEIR SAY

I’M SICK TO THE TEETH
YEAH I’M SICK TO THE TEETH
SOME MEN ARE SO ILL
THEY CAN BUTCHER AND KILL
FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE

I CRIED WHEN I READ
THERE’S A BOY NEARLY DEAD
THEY SHOT HIM WITH HOLES
AND THEN BROKE A FEW BONES
AREN’T YOU TOUGH MEN

DO YOU DREAM IN YOUR SLEEP
DO YOU DREAM IN YOUR SLEEP
YOU LEFT HIM HALF DEAD
AND YOU WENT HOME TO BED
YOUR WIFE BRUSHED YOUR COAT
AND SHE MADE YOU SOME TOAST
CAN YOU HEAR HIM MOAN

MEN WITHOUT SOULS
MEN WITHOUT SOULS
THE WHOLE WORLD IS FILLED WITH THEM
DRAGGING THEIR FILTH WITH THEM
MADMEN WILL KILL FOR THEM
AND THEIR MOTHERS STILL FEEL FOR THEM
MEN WITHOUT SOULS