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No Recycling

by Joel Harkin

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I'm back about a week now
from visiting my da
and wearing too much sunscreen
and sitting ar an trá

it's a different life
todo es manana
i think i'd like to live here
mostly to see my da

so we'll save it up until we're old and dumb and buy some property
in the sun near bars and resteraunts beside the motorway
and we'll be on til 3 o clock and then be on our way
we don't mind staying up late if it's warm during the day

there was nights he was working
and i went out myself
to walk along the sunset
and not think about the wealth

that must lay between the road and shore
because i've learned not to care
that half the town has nothing
and the rest are millionaires

throw it in the bin there's no recycling we don't care about the earth
and we'll be dead and buried before there's visible results
of our carelessness our disregard
but we'll take you out for lunch
no chat of politics or urban myths
just the growth in your net worth


released March 16, 2020
Song - Joel Harkin
Produced by George Sloan @ Half Bap Studios
Mastered by Pete Maher

Vocals and Guitar - Joel Harkin
Mandolin - Niall Laverty
Piano and Vocals - Scott Crowther
Drums - George Sloan
Vocals - Nicole Harper
Bass - Herb Magee
Pedal Steel - Colm McClean


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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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