Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Seabirds (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)”

by Monahans

Composed by Monahans (music)/Greg Vanderpool (lyrics)

(Source: MP3: Monahans Seabirds w/Sinead O'Connor)

1 version

3:30

2010 Recordings album

Lyrics

(Source: MP3: Monahans Seabirds w/Sinead O'Connor)

We utilize and summon it
The danger life, the common thread
Anticipated bated breath
Left for hollow, left for dead
The facts give chill, our waves of ice
They break me up. austere the eyes
In boroughs, cities, born to rage
On their marks, age to age
Someday we might get it right
We might get it right ... Over water, under skies
Then from the haze, on second winds
We flutter til we find ourselves again
In powerlines and webs of wire
Wielding earth's speaking fire
Someday we might get it right
We might get it right ... Over water, under skies

Notes

Liner notes

Here we are at the end of fourteen months since the trip to our friend's ranch in Van Horn, Texas. What began as a few fellas hanging out in an old hunting cabin with some recording gear and song sketches, searching for a little inspiration or "a way in", has blossomed into the makings of a full album and a rewarding experience, to say the least. The task of completing a finished, mastered release each month stacked on everything else in our daily lives (day jobs, families, etc) did not come without a certain amount of pressure. However, it brought out something in us, collectively and individually, that otherwise would not have materialized, and we're better off for having done it this way. Thanks to everyone on our various lists and networks for listening, and for helping us spread the word about the music.

Which leads us to the final piece of our 2010 Recordings…

If songs have a soul, then this one was born in early 2010 on Rob's family trip to Ireland (see Ring of Kerry photo above) and later molded by the band with lyrics written in Austin. By the end of the year, it had found its way back to Dublin, much to our delight and honor. Seabirds is a hopeful song for a broken world, complemented by an artist whose voice encompasses strength and vulnerability, joy and rage, intensity and compassion, better than any other we can think of. (Thank you again, Sinead!)

(Source: MP3: Monahans Seabirds w/Sinead O'Connor)

Produced by Milton Mapes

(Source: MP3: Monahans Seabirds w/Sinead O'Connor)

Musicians

(Source: MP3: Monahans Seabirds w/Sinead O'Connor)

Britton Beisenherz electric guitar, hand drum
Roberto Sanchez drums, percussion, harmonica
Greg Vanderpool vocals, acoustic guitars, dobro
Joshua Zarbo bass, bells
Sinéad O'Connor vocals

Credits

RECORDED AND MIXED BY BRITTON BEISENHERZ AT RAMBLE CREEK, AUSTIN, TX, JUNE-DECEMBER 2010
ASSISTED BY ADAM JESSUP
ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY JOHN REYNOLDS IN DUBLIN, IRELAND, NOVEMBER 2010

MASTERED BY JIM WILSON, BOULDER, CO

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