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Rose Water

by Joel Harkin

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PortBreak1 Roger Belfast - This is an October 2018 release
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    Rose Water is a few songs I've been singing that I want you to be able to hear whenever you like

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Mark I've been listening to your record and thinking about Berlin and our two throats, calling out, singing that song we swore we would father but, just never took the chance maybe spring time, I will visit, and talk of our romance with the truth you have accepted, but I cannot get down what will be sang to my cherished when I'm put in the ground? Train Under Water? Cayote Song? Ship In A Bottle? Light Pollution? Mark I've been listening to your record and thinking about dying When you're here lets put a day aside and do some writing
Old Churches (free) 03:06
He walked past the old churches for sale on the ormeau road and watched them as they stood so still in their garden overgrown and he had a look out back and found another just like him searching for a difference in a place he'd already been eyes were sunsets red and blue, pastel, polished old cars skin was pale but lips were a luscious scarlet, fresh cut scars and they moved into the cellar joined by their hands then at their teeth, covering your eyes is sometimes the only way to see the town they searched and searched but never came across the pair I heard them say they did but i dont really think they cared.
Lake Irene 04:23
If I open my window, the city it leaks in and i taste the life of my father so young now getting older theres a weight upon his shoulders he's thinking like i thought when i was twenty one theres been talk of flying off and ill miss him if he gets the job but i cannot be so selfish to deny him the right to wake up where he wants to on an Alicante avenue to feel so content and to live in delight to live in delight now it is autumn and I'm David Sedaris and darling you are the skin that i so long to touch the taxidermist knew it and i couldnt refuse it i avoided his eyes but fell so deeply into love and Deirdre, all our friends are breaking up they're tired and giving into lust they're feeling about as mobile as a wall of cement but in a month they'll sober up, fall into bed remake old love they'll get back together and start new arguements they'll start new arguements lit by the moonlight bringing my lips to your side i rejoice at the thought of your scent in my sheets but that is for the morning, the sunshine the yawning because darling now there is pleasure and a taste thats so sweet a taste thats so sweet but then ive awoken, setting myself in motion I turn to you but you have disappeared i realised it was fiction, my mind's jurisdiction darling i hate your absence and i could not be more sincere i could not be more sincere


4 songs that I wrote that I love to sing


released November 2, 2018

Songs by Joel Harkin
Engineered by George Sloan @ Half Bap, Belfast
Mastered by Pete Maher


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Joel Harkin Belfast, UK

a miserable Irish socialist

alternative folk in belfast, ireland.

Northern Irish Music Prize 2020 Best Album Award Nominee


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