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    I love puppets!

    I’ve composed scores for 20+ puppet theatre shows from weird and wonderful Avant Garde adult shows to super cute family shows like Julia ‘The Gruffalo’ Donaldson’s take on ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.

    Each of them was a joy and pushed me to make new and different kinds of music.

    I wanted to share some of that music BUT… I do like a ‘proper’ song me, a ’singer-songwriter-y’ song. I just do. So I took some of the existing compositions and transformed them into new ‘proper’ songs and what belters they are!

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1.
A siren song calling young and old sing along soft and sweet and cold no fear no darkness here Laughing Jenny and her Whiskey bones I raise a glass to you a little bitter in my sugar cone a little truth no fear no darkness here
2.
Cool Kids 02:46
we were never cool kids we had no pride Hiding in our rooms all the summertime missing out on hanging out with the wrong crowd living it like they loving it in the sun shine in the sun shine in the sun shine now I walk the road I walk with head held high knowing only I can live my life all the things I used to be that brought me here although sometimes dark ah they made that spark and that spark has grown into a fire and that fire is mine all mine we were never cool kids and that's just fine every fire burns in its own time you never know what's down the road and that's alright you'll be living it like you’re loving it in the sunshine sunshine sunshine so walk this road with me with head held high knowing only you and I can be the ones to live our lives all the things we used to be that brought us here although sometimes dark ah they made that spark and that spark is burning as you grow and its fire is yours and yours alone
3.
Tightrope 03:36
TIGHTROPE (Paul) Saturday night a drink and a fight oh its a younger mans game rattled and cursed doing our worst walking the wire again I’ll show you how to hold on if you show me how to hold on and I hope this tightrope is high enough to dive from and I climb just to get to the time I hold you so tight as we fall as we fall (Deb) oh what a ride! real life here with our feet on the ground heart in my hand fighting to stand gravity dragging us down I’ll show you how to hold on if you show me how to hold on and i hope this lifeboat is strong enough to hold us both and we sail to the edge of the waves and scream face to face as we fall as we fall (Both) your hand in my hand everything balancing I’ll show you how to hold on if you show me how to hold on and I hope this tightrope is strong enough to hold us both and we climb just to get to the time your hand is in mine as we fall as we fall
4.
Invisible Me 03:55
INVISIBLE ME A silence so sweet only found in sleep ah peek a boo eye eye ah peek a boo eye eye whisper whisper whisper secret secret secrets never never never see us see us see us see us a peek a boo eye eye as you’re sleeping we will creep two man army me and me out of sight not out of mind darkness is a friend of mine a hero’s journey do you see? (i)maginary friend indeed do you see? can’t catch me do you see? can’t catch… invisible me! black cats slinking through the streets peeping toms play hide and seek such a lovely family peek a boo society a silence so sweet only found in sleep ah peek a boo eye eye as you’re sleeping we will creep two man army me and me invisible me! ah peek a boo eye eye
5.
Superheroes 02:18
Never really got superman you always know he's going to win every danger and every deal is easy for a man of steel calling the boring the voiceless and the choice-less underdogs against the odds you are superheroes Never been on a Odyssey an epic journey to victory but some days I'm lost at sea and some of you are there with me make way for the everyday be they treading water or making waves underdogs against the odds you are superheroes what does it take to really save the day? maybe the right word said in the right way? Ah Superman don't you have a back up plan? cos real life is kryptonite and doesn't care if you think you're right calling the boring the voiceless and the choice-less underdogs against the odds you are superheroes you are superheroes
6.
MAGIC THAT MADE ME I know there is magic in a single word in the breath of rain and the flight of birds but the mood doesn’t always take me no the mood doesn’t always take me sunlight on water or warm summer rain I try to surrender again and again but sometimes the magic escapes me sometimes the magic escapes me so I dig deep into the dark to find the spark that lights the fire there are moments int the darkness I am happy to have known moments were my mojo made a magic of its own i made the magic that made me Yes I made the magic that made me from honesty and drudgery and ordinary things from kindness and anger and the kitchen sink finding love and losing love and learning what the difference can be This is the magic that made me This is the magic that made me I know there is magic in a single word in the breath of rain and the flight of birds but the mood doesn’t always take me no the mood doesn’t always take me from honesty and drudgery and ordinary things from kindness and anger and the kitchen sink finding love, losing love, knowing what the difference can be I made the magic that made me
7.
Bird bones 10 years old always walking home alone hiding from the cat calls and the fists Butter bones 10 years old practicing his slide trombone solo never with the other kids your hand in my hand everything balancing I'll show you how to hold on if you show me how to hold on I'll show you how And I hope this tightrope is strong enough to hold us both we climb just to get to the time your hand is in mine as we fall your hand is in mine as we fall your hand is in mine as we fall
8.
I WILL BE THE MOON Stick around and watch them burn firebirds they talk about us dear they talk about love as if thats enough to keep you around Each one a letter never sent full of love each uninvited each unrequited let them burn The sun will die and I will rise and I will be the moon and you can be there too we’ll all be fine just for a little while sun will die I will rise and I will be the moon and you can be there too and we’ll all be fine for a little while yeah we’ll all be fine for a little while floating off up to the stars firebirds the ashes of love dear a heart up in smoke a funeral for hope I suppose So who will be I now? lonely hanging around you silent and blue I might as well do the whole damn bit… The sun will die and I will rise and I will be the moon and you can be there too we’ll all be fine just for a little while sun will die, I will rise and I will be the moon and you can be there too and we’ll all be fine for a little while yeah we’ll all be fine for a little while yeah we’ll all be fine for a little while
9.
Eeeee Aw Ee Aww Eeeeeee Awww E Awwwww Eeee Awww Eeee awwww
10.
TRUN TUM RUN TUM (English translation) Digga Digga Digga Digga Trun Tum Run Tum! I believe in Trun Tum Run Tum, I believe in the light within I can feel the earth beneath my feet, and the stories on the wind Here where the morning meets the light here where the shadows meet the sky Here where the moon is fat and bold Stories are waiting to be told I believe in endings and beginnings and in endings again I believe my mothers, mothers, mother knew the truth about these things Here where the shoreline meets the sea here where the shadows meet the sky here where the new day meets the old stories are waiting to be told believe in Trun Tum Run Tum, I believe in the light within believe in Trun Tum Run Tum, I believe in the light within
11.
Mr Twist 03:47
MR TWIST it is not locked it is not loaded words will only spoil break the spell steer the soft unknown into story here is the fire resist, resist do not rise do not rise up do not and the bell tolls and the wind blows and the silence is lost hold still hang on to the white swan stillness of the mill pond don’t let the colours come yet drunken trumpets and drums yeah with their glories here is the fire resist, resist do not rise do not rise up do not and the bell tolls and the wind blows and the silence is lost hold still don't call me twisted I will not respond to twisted I was beaten out of shape by another mans mistakes and I missed my time I surely missed my time cos we forgot that this was a war and we let them in and we let them win and I hate to say that I'm afraid but I'm afraid to say that this is hate I know my name and how I got it I know my name and I'm proud of it
12.
I WAS BEING SARCASTIC the red rose is passion the pink rose is joy white is the innocence of youth peach is sincerity and truth… the father is a seed the child is a thorn a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose the rose will bleed when the child is born and again and again as it grows thats a little bit harsh maybe a little unkind maybe the seed is a rose and the thorn is a rose and they reach for the light together ahhh for the light together ahhh reach for the light the yellow rose is friendship rose the purple is adoration the orange rose is a budding love the black is everything the reddest roses bloom in darkness the shadows make the senses sing now the father is a seed the child is a thorn a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose the rose will bleed when the child is born and again and again as it grows that’s a little bit harsh maybe a little unkind maybe the seed is a rose and the thorn is a rose and they reach for the light together
13.
Sweet dreams whatever that means for Sweetie it seems its not an option Sleep tight go that she might but all through the night here eyes are open anyone else can be anything in their dreams nightly but nothing for Sweetie though close her eyes ever so tightly wrongly or rightly the nightly dose of dreams is not for Sweetie it seems ˘˘
14.
TAKE A PICTURE You see my life so much fun you see my life but oh my gosh am i just fooling everyone? every picture is a white wash it’s not just me it’s everyone lying, lying, oh my god and now no one is fooling anyone but we just can’t stop you can take a picture I don’t mind every photograph, another life you can take a picture any time I can be whoever you like
15.
The Brightest Diamond in the Rough In my head I’m a pretty man still and your smile is of interest not pity And I’d be all set to be in for the kill if only you could see me back in the day I shone like a diamond watch them fall in love sharp as a knife sweet as a rose diamond in the rough back in the day I shone like a diamond honestly my love had my flaws but don’t we all? diamond in the rough When I dance ah this diamond still shines and the mirror is the fool not me so take a chance on this diamond of mine lets see if you can see what I see back in the day I shone like a diamond watch them fall in love sharp as a knife sweet as a rose diamond in the rough back in the day I shone like a diamond honestly my love had my flaws but don’t we all? diamond in the rough
16.
The Eternal Question Where does time go? Is he hiding under the stairs in a straight row? Or in a misers deep pockets ne'er to see the light? Or behind the Queens throne correct and polite? We take time ironically to ponder this thought then we're told he can fly so can he be caught? I do know he's a thief and fair share's not his style some folk prosper long and some a short while there's the beginning the middle but never the end Father time is a master we can't comprehend so don't ignore him but use him with care for when you're not looking he'll still be there

about

I’ve composed scores for 20+ puppet theatre shows from weird and wonderful Avant Garde adult shows to super cute family shows like Julia ‘The Gruffalo’ Donaldson’s take on ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’.

Each of them was a joy and pushed me to make new and different kinds of music.

I wanted to share some of that music BUT… I do like a ‘proper’ song me, a ’singer-songwriter-y’ song. I just do. So I took some of the existing compositions and transformed them into new ‘proper’ songs.

So listen out for new ‘proper’ tunes sung by our Jack Harris, Catherine Earnshaw, Esther Dee and Darren Allford plus the amazing Anne Frankenstein from Jazz fm, and our photographer friend (she shot the Wintertide video) Tina Rowe, stunning young Icelander Hrafnhildur Kristin Johannsdottir and a surprise (for him, he doesn’t know about this) guest appearance from my Dad, Sam Mosley.


PRE ORDER from BANDCAMP link on August 6th - and you’ll get excellent drunken waltz ‘TIGHTROPE” featuring Anne Frankenstein as an immediate download.

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released September 4, 2020

Paul Mosley: singing, piano, synths, toy piano, junk percussion, euphonium, melodicas, clarinet, ukulele, programming, stuff.
Colin Smith: baritone, tenor and bass saxophones, acoustic guitars
Gav Fawcett: drums, junk percussion.
Sam Taylor: electric guitars, junk percussion
Katy Dent: violin
Anna Unwin: cello
Harriet Davidson: cello
Joe Peet: double bass, electric bass, violin, synths on 'Invisible me'
Georgina Trealor: xylophone, glockenspiel, junk percussion, hurdy gurdy
Ellie Dorman: trumpet
Tom Moth: harp
Mikey Kirkpatrick: flute
Caspar Cronk: musical saw
Jay Chakravorty: synths on 'Invisible me'
Darren Allford: singing on'Tightrope reprise', junk percussion
Esther Dee: singing on 'Invisible me'
Catherine Earnshaw: singing on 'I was being sarcastic' and 'Magic That Made Me', junk percussion
Anne Frankenstein: singing on 'Tightrope'
Sam Mosley: narration on'The Eternal Question'
Tina Rowe: singing on 'Take a Picture (lydian Space Jam')
Hrafnhildur Kristin Johannsdottir: singing on 'Trun Tun Run Tum'
The Hvammstangi Farmers Choir: singing on 'Trun Tum Run Tum'
Jack Harris: singing on 'Sleep Tight Sweetie'

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After an exceptional reception to epic folk opera ‘The Butcher’ Paul has become an in demand composer for Theatre. Ever a lover of classic singer-songwriters Paul has transformed some of his theatre compositions into brand new 'proper' songs. Including contributions form his wonderful Chamber/Junk ensembleThe Red Meat Orchestra it is a beautiful, banging, bonkers collection of MUSIC FOR PUPPETS! ... more

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