A Short EP About Scotland

by Corstorphine Craig

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released July 21, 2014

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Corstorphine Craig Edinburgh, UK

Corstorphine Craig is a songwriter who lives next to a zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sometimes he gets woken up when the lions roar, but all in all it's a satisfactory arrangement. His music has been featured on BBC, XFM and has soundtracked television shows on MTV and Showtime. ... more

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Track Name: Everything Is Scared
The trees are scared
The leaves are scared
The hills are scared
The mills are scared
The sea is scared
The scree is scared
The rocks are scared
The docks are scared
The bats are scared
The flies are scared
The bees are scared
The birds are scared
The planes are scared
The trains are scared
The ticket’s scared
The ink is scared

And I’m terrified
And I’m terrified

The grass is scared
The class is scared
The horse is scared
The gorse is scared
The drink is scared
The clink is scared
The blues are scared
The news is scared

And I’m terrified
And I’m terrified

Drip, drip, drip
Til we drown
Drop, drop, drop
To the ground
Drip, drip, drip
Til we drown
Drop, drop, drop
To the ground

The mums are scared
The lums are scared
Islands are scared
Silence is scared
The coos are scared
The doos are scared
The sheep are scared
The asleep are scared

And I’m terrified
And I’m terrified

Drip, drip, drip
Til we drown
Drop, drop, drop
To the ground
Drip, drip, drip
Til we drown
Drop, drop, drop
To the ground

Culzean is scared
Killin is scared
Tomich is scared
Pollok is scared
Oban is scared
Granton is scared
Stromness is scared
Caithness is scared
Kirkcudbright’s scared
Loch Cluanie’s scared
Milngavie is scared
Dalry is scared
Dunbar is scared
Stranraer is scared
Portree is scared
Rosneath is scared
Bo’ness is scared
Loch Ness is scared
Shapinsay’s scared
Taransay’s scared
Cardrona’s scared
Iona’s scared
Balmoral’s scared
Everything’s scared
Track Name: The Forth Road Bridge Song
Grandad took us away
To Queensferry
To spend the day
Whether it’s cold or not

A blanket from shoulder to feet
To keep the heat
In his work van’s front seat
Whether we’re cold or not

Me and my brother
On the Road Bridge
Good God!
What a sight that is

Dived in to the Hawes Inn
He sat with a pint
While we coloured in
With Balfour and Breck in mind

Looked out, to the Forth Bridge
The rust coloured steel
Looked the same as it did
When he was still a child

The trains rumbling softly
Would drift away
The steel
Would stay

Toll paid, we crossed the bridge
The van grumbling for
Each rivet we hit
We’ll see it another day

Ran down the cobbled streets
Past the football fields
Toffee in our teeth
To where Auntie Maimie stayed

Me and my brother sang
to them all
Letter
From America

Whether it’s cold or not
Whether it pours or not
Track Name: The Pagoda
The pagoda in the south of Edinburgh
Was a wonder to behold
With such power residing in every tower
There were stories to be told

These days it’s long gone
Torn down to build upon
In its death they were thorough
Sixties killed Edinburgh

Arthur Street is where the local boys would meet
To take the evening by the horns
Nowadays they call them slums but back then they were homes
Our family were torn

These days it’s long gone
Torn down to build upon
In its death they were thorough
Sixties killed Edinburgh

The pagoda in the south of Edinburgh
Was a wonder to behold
With such power residing in every tower
There were stories to be told

These days it’s long gone
Torn down to build upon
In its death they were thorough
Sixties killed Edinburgh
Track Name: A Man's A Man For A' That
Is there for honest poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
The coward slave-we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that!

For a' that, an' a' that.
Our toils obscure an' a' that,
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The Man's the gowd for a' that.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an' a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A Man's a Man for a' that:

For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show, an' a' that;
The honest man, tho' e’er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that.

Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;
Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that:

For a' that, an' a' that,
His ribband, star, an' a' that:
The man o' independent mind
He looks an' laughs at a' that.

A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an' a' that;
But an honest man's abon his might,
Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!

For a' that, an' a' that,
Their dignities an' a' that;
The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
Are higher rank than a' that.

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.

For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
Track Name: Free As An Ocean
I'm as free as an ocean baby
I'm as free as you like
I could start a commotion baby
I'll take you there if you'd like
I need a little direction baby
I need somebody who cares
You emerged from the leftfield baby
But you’re going somewhere

I'm as tall as an oak tree darling
And I’m the smallest in class
I'm not dealing in smokescreens darling
I want to roll in the grass
I'm tired of being a bit part baby
I'm tired of being afraid
Need somebody to help me baby
Need somebody to save

Cos every time I close my eyes
I see a better future for my
Pride and joy
My girl, my boy
My sisters, brothers
Fathers, mothers

So come up (come up)
Going up or down?
We’ll never get anywhere just hanging around

I want a place at the table honey
I want a seat by the fire
I want a diary entry honey
I want to read it and cry
Would you please take me with you honey?
Would you show me the way?
I want whatever it is you have to offer
Be a link in the chain

Cos every time I close my eyes
I see an altered future for my
Pride and joy
My girl, my boy
My sisters, brothers
Fathers, mothers

So come up (come up)
Going up or down?
We’ll never get anywhere just hanging around

I’m not afraid anymore

If you think, you don’t need to think so long
Aye, aye, aye...