The Winter Takes It All

by Comrade Hat

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"...(One of Them) blew me away immediately and has been on repeated listen ever since" Stephen McCauley, Electric Mainline (BBC Radio Foyle)

"ethereal and inviting" notesandvibes.com

"It's a song that's best suited for repeat listens, as you discovered something new hidden within the song's intricacies every single time." metaphoricalboat.blogspot.co.uk

"...features beautifully layered synths and 90’s era chillout synth lounge sounds, peppered with sparkly Rhodes-esque pianos... and magnificent chord sequences that just teleport you to another dimension." PureMzine.com

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released January 15, 2015

All songs written, performed, programmed and produced by Neil Burns.
Recorded at home in Derry/Downpatrick, Feb 2014 - Jan 2015. Additional field recordings made in Banff, AB, Canada.

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Comrade Hat Londonderry, UK

Comrade Hat is Neil Burns when he writes songs.
Electro ballads, piano ballads, jazz ballads, folk ballads, pop ballads, space ballads, not ballads. Moods and swings. Changes and chops. Thin and thran. "Ethereal and inviting" - notesandvibes.com.
He also writes other music as 'Neil Burns'.
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Track Name: Ice King (Warm Up)
I hope that I am not a nice guy
Without the sense to realise
Though it could explain why
I've been taken for a ride

I am the warm up act
I am the fall guy
Your stepping stone
to step upon
I am an ice king
To your bubblegum
Wasting my cold breath
As I run

I hope you don't think I mean this
With your help I'm now a realist
You should join me, come on
Try a little bitterness

I am the warm up act
I am the fall guy
Your stepping stone
to true love
I am an ice king
To your bubblegum
Wasting my cold cold breath
As I run
Track Name: One of Them
Take a look at yourself
If you dare
Take a step out in
The cold air
See if anything
Is really there

When you've become
One of them
And can
No longer pretend


Watch the waves roll in
Over you
There is nothing
You can really do
But feel the chill
As your heart turns blue

When you've become
One of them
And can no
Longer pretend
Track Name: Crossroads (electro-blizzard version)
I'll meet you at the crossroads in the dead of night
And dance we will 'til the morning light,
'Til the dew is dripping from our hair
And our eyes are like moons locked in cold stare

The eye of a needle is spinning yarns
Tunes that once echoed through dancing barns
That kept us on our toes, helped us to tell
One day from the flow, heaven from hell

It's a swell
Party
This is
And I'm barely down
On my knees

The spin you put on this old tale
Weaving through the country pale
Like words on the lips of clouds
The burning of the morning shroud

You took me at my word and at my thought
It was all i had, it was not a lot
Throwing caution to the wind
The mastery of a full spin

It's a swell
Party
This is
And I'm barely down
On my knees
(like I know what it is)