Redemption Road

by Sandy Kilpatrick

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Redemption Road was inspired by a gospel choir in New York, largely created during an artistic residency in the beautiful Monastery of Tibães, in Portugal, where it was launched officially to a full house on the 21st july 2012. It was mastered in the historic Abbey Road Studios in London by Sean Magee.

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released April 25, 2012

All songs written by Sandy Kilpatrick
Recorded and engineered at Ipsilon Studios by Yann-Georges
Produced by Sandy Kilpatrick and Yann-Georges
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Sean Magee
Photography by Inês d’Orey, with special thanks to Eduardo Brito.

Voice and acoustic guitar: Sandy Kilpatrick
Electric guitar: Emmanuel Martins Coelho
Drums: Sérgio Vicente
Bass: Mario Mamede
Trumpet: Zé Barroso
Viola: Lucia Lima
Cello: Maria Luis Duarte
Violin: Miguel Gil
Violin: Ana Tadim

String arrangements by Pedro Sousa

Ambient field recordings courtesy of Phil Barnett

Additional voices: Miguel Gil, Regina Freire, Joana Martins, Antonio Dias, Inês Kilpatrick, Ana Margarida Pinto Oliveira, Ana Luisa Gomes Ferreira, Adriana Sofia da Silva Oliveira, Joana Margarida Vieira da Silva, Rute Daniela Gomes Duarte

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Sandy Kilpatrick is a soulful singer and songwriter from Scotland, currently based in Portugal.

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Track Name: Battlescar
Daylight
The little bird sings,
Watch out here comes the spring
But come the snow
The light will go.

Sunrise
I will walk with you
Through the woods
Feel the morning dew
On our feet my love – my battlescar
Oh oh oh oh oh…my battlescar.

Memories
You share with me
Pass through us like a breeze
And lift us up
Like a buttercup.

Sunset
And the sky is red
Like the night is being bled
Into our minds -
Tonight you’re mine
Oh oh oh oh oh…my battlescar
Oh oh oh oh oh…my battlescar.
Track Name: The Mystic Lake
This landscape’s a memory
Of monks in a monastery,
Praying for the world
To be free.
The green that lights the forest glade,
Shimmers on the mystic lake
And I know,
And I know -
You’re crossing the water to find me
In the mists of some ancient song
And I know we could live here forever,
I could stay here and build us a home.

The buzzing of the dragon-flies,
Ballerina butterflies,
Dancing in the morning light
Of your soul,
As the green that lights the forest glade,
Shimmers on the mystic lake
And I know,
And I know -
You’re crossing the water to find me
In the mists of some ancient song
And I know we could live here forever,
I could stay here and build us a home…

On the mystic lake
The mystic lake
On the mystic lake
The mystic lake…
Track Name: Clear Mountain
Brothers we struggle,
Economies shamed,
But nobody knows who
to blame.
Our history’s been written
on the back of a war
and nobody knows
what it’s for:
Just as love can bring us through,
We know that love can also break you,
We spent too much time with nowhere to go -
Now we have joy in our souls!

We woke up this morning
as dawn turned to day,
The blackbirds were singing
in change.
Breakfast and song,
All change starts at home -
If this world will be
re-arranged:

Just as love can bring us through,
We know that love can also break you,
We spent too much time with nowhere to go -
Now we have joy in our souls!

In the clear mountain light
In the clear mountain light
In the clear mountain light,
In the snow.
Track Name: We Don't Need Tomorrow
It all begins with friends
Friendship’s the fuel that never will end.
We lay in the shade of a willow tree
In the heat of the afternoon sun,
We lay side by side as the river passed by
Silently watching the sky;

We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
Until the day is done.

We met at the source of the river
And followed its course to the sea,
With one eye on the mountains
And one on the valley beneath.

We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
Until the day is done.

We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
We don’t need tomorrow
Until the day is done.
Track Name: The Fever
There’s nothing I know, I just overflow
And sing
But sometimes the sound of joy
Feels like everything.
So open your heart
I’m coming inside
I’m gonna break down these walls
There’s nowhere for you to hide

Midnight
And my mind is beginning to sing
My hearts running dry
I’m giving you everything
Well I’ve got the fever
The fever is burning in me
The fever is burning in me
Well I’ve got the fever
Burning
In me.

You’ve been too long singing that song
Of loneliness and loss
So take your place
In the light of the moon
And call….
We’ll harness the wind with a face to the rain
Pray to the stars and the forces of change
Watch the world come alive
It lights you inside and out…

Midnight
And my mind is beginning to sing
My hearts running dry
I’m giving you everything
Well I’ve got the fever
The fever is burning in me
The fever is burning in me
Well I’ve got the fever
Burning…In me
Oh Lord don’t you leave me now,
I’m feeling so free...
Track Name: Song of The Sea
When the people have burned down the castles
And the palaces have all gone to ruin
And we’re caught in between all the princes and thieves
With a bow and a broken arrow

When the gardens have given up roses
And the summer abandons her breeze
We’re caught on a wave, don’t know where to go
I’ll sing you a song of the sea:

Oh, wide ocean bright
Oh, great starlit night
Oh great seabird in flight…
Oh, wide ocean bright
Oh, great starlit night
Oh great seabird in flight…

Won’t you lead me…
Won’t you lead me…
Into the arms
Of a world
That loves me.
Track Name: Running Home
Playing tappy on the chip-shop wall
Climbing the monkey tree in the park
Walking the pipe to the waterfall
Running home when it gets dark

Collecting wood on bonfire night
Riding a horse on a terraced row
Rabbit hunts on the railway line
Running home when it gets dark

Running home, running home….
Running home, running home….
Track Name: I Like How it Feels
I felt like a poet
Beneath the full moon,
In the eyes of Diana
We’ve been renewed:
We’ve harnessed a force that burns
It’s burning as bright and big as the sun
A myth of wild horses…spinning wheels
Your love is strong……….and I like how it feels.

I like how it feels
I like how it feels
I like how it feels

The soul is a witness
To all we’ve been through
And my heart is a chamber
The Lord made for you:
We metamorphise in Spring,
The mysterious growth of a butterfly’s wings;
I’m the egg in the nest the magpie won’t steal.
Your love is strong
Your love is strong
Your love is strong……….and I like how it feels.

I like how it feels
I like how it feels
I like how it feels
Track Name: Wilderness Gone
Sometimes we forget that the energy of the Universe
Is flowing through us all.
We all need to spend a bit of time in the wilderness
But there’s no point in going there if you stop trying to do your best.

And what did we find when we followed that dream,
In an attic flat on the Manchester scene?
And what did we find at the top of the stairs -
There’s a dream that we lost we forgot it was there.
And what did we find in the clubs and the bars
Besides spinning dervishes dancing like stars?
And what did we find my beautiful girl
When we gave it all up for the sun?

Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, My beautiful one
Hmm, Hmm, My beautiful one
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, My beautiful one
Hmm, Hmm, Wilderness gone…

Our hearts came alive to a mystical tune
Where dreams can be read in the light of the moon
But all that we found was the sound of ourselves
Getting lost in the perfect song:

Wilderness Gone.

Crazy to give up and crazy to try
Together we’ll sing as we reach for the sky
I’m crazy to give up and crazy to try
Together we’ll sing as we reach for the sky
I’m crazy
I’m crazy
Lord won’t you show me...
Oh Lord won’t you show me...the way.

Life is made of tests and trials.
Even when it feels like you’ve lost it all,
Don’t turn your back on your dreams.
Track Name: There's a Little Girl
There’s a little girl
Who makes the stars shine;
In the face of the moon
She’s the source of the light.

She can see herself breathe
When the night gets cold
Adrift on the breeze
Like a falling flake of snow.

She dreams she is dancing
She dreams she is dancing
She dreams she’s slowly making my world
Come to life.

There’s a little girl
Who makes the stars shine,
Alone in her room
Away beyond time.

In her dreams she is free
She can see herself fly
Like a bird on the breeze
In the deep starlit sky:

She dreams she’s dancing
She dreams she’s dancing
She dreams she’s slowly making my world
Come to life.

There’s a little girl
There’s a little girl
There’s a little girl
Who makes the stars shine

Oh, there’s a little girl
Oh, there’s a little girl
Oh, there’s a little girl
Who makes the stars shine.