Love Oceans

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The oldest song on the album, reintroduced by Mick (the drummer) in my bassist Philly Kennedy's kitchen after a gig, over a few drinks...


Love Oceans

I spent so long in the sublime,
Looking for you but every time,
I fall down and I fall over.
But not you, not you, you flew,
With aerodynamic angel wings,
And I knew, I knew that you,
Were a combination of everything,
That I wanted coz you’re special,
And you’re different, we belong together.

And I’m waiting,
Oh I’m waiting,
To see you again,
To be with you.
And I’m saving,
All my money,
I’ll buy a Morris Minor,
For me and you.
And I’m dying,
Just to hear you say,
I love you,
Because I,
I love you oceans
I love you Oceans, I do

Just wanna make you realise,
I could drown in your quivering green eyes,
And I don’t want this to be over.
About my failures you didn’t care,
And I’m enchanted by your hair,
Sundrenched with melted streams of gold,
And gold and silver can’t behold,
Your beauty coz you hold fast on my soul,
You are the sun the shines on my soul, on my soul.



from Desire Lines, released February 14, 2012
Valentine Black (P Mc Loughlin): vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica
Philly Kennedy: bass (all tracks except 2)
Mick Cross: drums (all tracks except 2)
Dave Robinson: electric lead guitars (tracks 3, 4, 10)
Dave Hand: electric lead guitars (tracks 1, 7)
Robert MacLeod: electric guitars (all tracks except 3, 10), piano/keyboards (all tracks except 3, 8, 10) Percussion (2, 3, 4) , drums (track 2), string/brass arrangements
Petra Lexova: violins (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Paula Hughes: cello (1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
William Palmer: trumpet (tracks 3, 4)
Dead of the night singers: Derek Matthews, Mick Cross, Paddy McDermott, Fran Myles, Siobhan Odomusu, Mickey McHugh, Emma McLoughlin (track 4)

Produced by Robert MacLeod and P Mc Loughlin
Engineered by Richie Corcoran at Resolution Recordings Dublin
Mastered by Barry Woodward at Dining Room Music London



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Valentine Black Ireland

Valentine Black wants his body of work to mix the heart of Springsteen, the head of Dylan, the guts of The Clash and the imagination of Bowie...throw in plenty of melody, and a nod and a wink to more contemporary artists like Arcade Fire, The National, Elbow and James and you’ve got his musical ambition!
His debut album is due for release in Spring 2012.
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