Slow Exhale

by Liv Monaghan

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Slow Exhale, through the medium of eight new songs by Liv Monaghan, brings us on a meditative, reflective journey.

Jazz in arrangement and approach, it incorporates elements of Folk, Soul and World music in a manner which greatly enhances the expressiveness of the music, while retaining its Jazz features.

Slow Exhale, is a paint-collage of sorts, with notes of gentleness, humour and innocence, set beside a haunting sense of longing, calling to mind the fragmented nature of life in all its joys and melancholy.

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released December 14, 2018

All music & lyrics written by Liv Monaghan
All Arrangements by Sava Medan

All Vocals & Typewriter - Liv Monaghan
Double Bass - Sava Medan
Guitar & Trumpet - Soheil Tabrizi-Zadeh
Drums - Adrien Cao

Recorded by Antoine Karacostas at Aeronef Studios Paris
Mixed and Mastered by Florian H. Oestreicher at www.realisticsound.de

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Photography, Retouch and Graphics - Aldona Gritzmann
Crown & Accessories - Thibault Martin

Produced by Liv Monaghan

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Track Name: Slow Exhale
Slow Exhale

Goodbye my friend it’s been lovely knowing you
Sitting on a Steam Train, waiting on a slow exhale
Watching all the tracks as they roll by
Overhead Flamingos paint the sky

Goodbye my friend it’s been heaven knowing you
Breathing on this tea train waiting for a cloud to break
Dark roads at night in a world we don’t know
Crickets Shake a note to take us home

Dreaming on this steam train
Waiting on a slow exhale
Dreaming on a steam train
On this Coll Autumn day

Goodbye my friend on this slow exhale
Watching all our landscape willing it to melt away
Hotels and cars and salty seas
Shoes and boots and boats to make us go

Dreaming on this steam train
Waiting on a slow exhale
Dreaming on a steam train
On this cool Autumn day

Goodbye my friend it’s been sunlight seeing you
Gathering our notebooks pages torn onto the winds
Colours and strings and golden leaves
Moods and doubts and clouds like giddy thieves
Track Name: Aran Jumper
Aran Jumper

Together as we sit
Looking out at the sea
With our cups in our hands
Full of hot tea

And the sea is a grey photograph
Full of hopes full of dreams full of night

Your books have lined the walls
Flowers of red yellow gold
Rug on wood wood on fire
Twinkling night lights

Croissant tubs bobbing boats crimson toes
Grey on green firewood stove treasure trove

Alone we sail through night-time rain
Bath tubs of milk, drying cloths of silk
Across the bay, night lights have their say

And though this time is brief
I will keep it with me
Sun to warm what I feel
In the winter

Cable knit steals my wit as we slide
Diving birds sending signs to my mind

The books are stacked up tall
They are towers about to fall
They are proud
We are tender

You’re the king on his couch looking out
While the queen has her heart in her mouth

Alone we sail through night-time rain
Bath tubs of milk, Drying cloths of silk
Across the bay Night lights have their say

The pages fill the bath
Ink and soap
Broken hearts Butter churns
Slanting chairs Creature Comforts

Lonely souls setting off on their roads
Take a book and good care as you go

Together as we sit
Looking out at the sea with our cups
In out hands
Full of hot tea

And the sea is a grey photograph
Full of hopes full of dreams full of night

Alone we sail through night-time rain
Bath tubs of milk, Drying cloths of silk
Across the bay Night lights have their say
Track Name: Feathers
Feathers


You’ll find a new place to rest
Having fallen from your nest
Little wings Little wings

You’ll find a boy’s hand upon which you land
Little wings Little wings
Yeehoo Yeehee Yeehoo Yeehee
Yeehoo Yeehee Yeehoo Yeehee

You were drawn out from your net
And you found a new place to rest
On a little boy’s head
On a little boy’s hand
Hoohoo Hoohoo Hoohoo Hoohoo
Hoohoo Hoohoo Hoohoo Hoohoo

Home is where the heart is
Home is where the heart beats
Little bird little wing little feathery thing
Wahoo Wahey Wahoo Wahey
Wahoo Wahey Wahoo Wahey

Home is where the heart is
Home is where the heart beats
Little bird, Little wing, little feathery thing
Wahoo Wahay Wahoo Wahey
Wahoo Wahey Wahoo Wahey
Track Name: Broken Hotel Room
Broken Hotel Room

His being is full of leather tied up in
Green cotton ribbons
Seeking souls on the road
With poetry in their toes

Though leather stays put
He’s busy reading his old dusty books
She’s got a wandering eye
Delighted when she finds

They put us in a broken hotel room
With cracks in the walls
And rips in our overalls

A scene to live our inner woes out in
With cracks in the walls
And broken hearts in the halls

Ah ooooh
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo

Long days work on playroom worlds
Brings new souls to those hotel doors
Peel back my morning eyes
Gold sun rising high

What a beautiful find
She’s got a short living green dragonfly
Lighting then leaving lives
She’s smiling when she finds

They put us in a broken hotel room
With cracks in the walls
And rips in our overalls

A scene to live our inner woes out in
With cracks in the walls
And broken hearts in the halls

Ah ooooh
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo

Playroom worlds undone
It’s like this each and every time
It’s hard to say goodbye
That fun with dragonfly

She’s on her way home to leather tied
Up in green cotton ribbons
Lonely for dragonfly
Resigning when she finds

They put us in a broken hotel room
With cracks in the walls
And rips in our overalls

A scene to live our inner woes out in
With cracks in the walls
And broken hearts in the halls

Ah ooooh
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo hoo

Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo …
Track Name: Touching Infinity
Touching Infinity


Still friends with the child
Who wondered at the night sky
Standing within and far outside
Wonder and awe for moments sublime

I knew you when you painted the swirls
That drew memories from the infinite
From the place where we once came
And called our souls by name

What becomes of us
When our hearts fall to earthy dust
When our nights minds let us dive
Through galaxies and nothingness divine



What becomes of me when you’re gone
What becomes of me when you’re gone
Track Name: Dead Lady's Cigarettes
Dead Lady’s Cigarettes

It would be a pity
To smoke the last cigarettes
Of a lady long dead
That’s what she said
As she left my head
Shut the book and close the case
A lovely leather pockets holds the whole thing in place

Did the lady die trying
As there’s only three ones left
Three unsmoked deaths
On her delicate breath
Shut the book and close the case
The lady’s gone back shivering to her lonely golden gates

It would be a pity if we
Smoked some of her
Cigarettes

Dust pin powder to put to her nose
Like a delicate rose
As she gathers her clothes
Ties the belt to show how svelte
This lovely deal is
That she’s just been dealt

How could it be a pity
To take stock from the chase
Kiss and embrace
Open the case
Close your eyes and smoke the lines
Three pieces packed in a red metal stack
Three pieces packed in a red metal stack


Tick Tock

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

Tick

Tock
Track Name: Passion Fruit Moons
Passion Fruit Moons

Passion fruit moons
And long looping tunes
Like threads
Knitted ‘round my ankles
And my wrists
Freshly kissed

Leathery skins
Fine papery lines
‘Round eyes
Shading in the hollows
Sunlight crimes
Times own vines

Bring my fruit
Don’t buy me diamonds
With pears I’m on a par
I’m afraid of the devil
Tha outlives me
But your flowers die with me

Myrica Rubra
Trumps diamonds and rubies
Your jewels
Strung around my neck now
Earthly gleam
Priceless dreams

Our bright sun is laughing
And winking and dancing
‘Round us
Seeing how we withe and we wilt
Moons beam silk

Bring me fruit
Don’t buy me diamonds
With pears I’m on par
I’m afraid off the devils
That outlive me
But your flowers die with me
Track Name: Endless Augusts
Endless Augusts

Where are you now
I’m scared I’ve lost you
It’s been years and I’m afraid
There are no parts of you left

Remember smiling and understanding
As understanding is with smiling
Now I’m talking into darkness
My angel where are you?
Now I’m talking into darling
My angel where are you?

What with all these years
And all this wine
And all this emptiness
And aftermath
And aftermath

Is it that, tell me this
That our better parts are dancing
Amongst stars, shining bright
Like candles in the night

Those green fields, acres deep
Where are you now when I’m trying to sleep
At night now , it’s so hard to see you
At night now, it’s so hard to see you

What with all these years
And all this wine
And all this emptiness
And aftermath
And aftermath