Thursday, November 27, 2008

Its Done

Yeah thats right we have completely finished the writing process for the Forging Friendships full length and it feels sweet! We are recording it in The Hive, Kilcoole from the 26th of January till the 1st of February. It should be out by the summer. No release dates until we have everything back.
I penned the last set of lyrics recently:

"What the fuck happens to the world when there is no more money and the banks all close and all the times you worked yourself to death become meaningless, You see all i see are family trees and genetics telling me that i should be an angry man when winter comes and summer ends, am i my fathers son? that face in the clouds above, the lights that hurt my eyes every fucking night. My little brother just became a father and i wonder how a kid raises a kid in a world this fucked, I still rememer when i came home at 4am and he came down the stairs and said i have a son, i have a son. And i could tell by the look in his eyes that he would be a better father to his son than our father ever was to us"

Its fairly obvious what its about. I thought it was a pretty good way to end the writing process and i hope people are into the song.

Monday, November 24, 2008

That Lake


Wandering the streets, in a world underneath it all
Nothing seems to be, nothing tastes as sweet
As what I can't have
Like you and the way that you're twisting your hair
round your finger
Tonight I'm not afraid to tell you
What I feel about you.

I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
and cannon ball into the water
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
For you I will

Forgive me if I st-stutter
From all of the clutter in my head
Cuz I could fall asleep in those eyes
Like a water bed
Do I seem familiar, I've crossed you in hallways
a thousand times, no more camouflage
I want to be exposed, and not be afraid to fall.

I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
And cannon ball into the water
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
You always want what you can't have
But I've got to try
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
For you I will
For you I will
For you

If I could dim the lights in the mall
And create a mood I would
Shout out your name so it echoes in every room, yeah

That's what I'd do,
That's what I'd do
To get through to you

I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
And cannon ball into the water
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
You always want what you can't have
But I've got to try
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
For you I will
For you I will
For you I will

What a tune! Fuck yeah! Sing it with me Zachary!

ha im not sure why but me and zach listen to loads of the same pussy shit!

Down to serious shit.
Some lad you never heard of once wrote "Don't make this harder than it is already, it was my mistake you know im sorry, i know that i messed things up maybe for the last time and these nights are colder than they used to be, you took my breath away and never gave it back"
Those words are seriously haunting me.
The last few months have been hard. New Found Glory had it spot on when the said that some girls are crazy! How can you miss someone you see everyday?? I ask myself that question every day. But the fact remains that i do. Fuck girls.
I spend 5 hours a day standing at a window staring at that lake. Im not even sure why i do it. Maybe its because im afraid that i will forget what it looks like or something, not that it looks anything like it did when i was a kid. but still. I know i wont be working this shitty job for much longer and it will be strange not to see that house and that lake every day. For anyone wondering about said lake. Basically the african plains was only donated to the zoo like 7 years ago. Up until then it was part of the presidential grounds. My grandparents lived in one of the houses in the park on said grounds. I still remember it so well, the big black gates, how amazing everything looked when it snowed, the weird windows, fuck i even remember the smell. I was walking by the other day and i saw a man walk out the front door and i was so freaked out. ha i have no idea why i mentioned any of that.

For some strange reason i dont have practice again until thursday so if anyone would like to hang out give me a shout!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Being Busy

To say that life is busy at the moment would be an understatement. Work at least 5 days a week, practice at least 3 nights a week, then throw in gigs, friends and getting other band stuff sorted and thats my week.

Haha and things are only gonna get worse. December will be about getting the Find A Way EP pressed and getting merch sorted, Getting the Young Wolves Demo recorded , Getting the Find A Way tour booked, Tightening up the Forging Friendships set. Haha not to mention Dirty Money, the verse tour and have heart.

January will be all about recording the Forging Friendships album. Im so stoked for it!! Young Wolves first show. Losing my shit at the Carrier, haha. Releasing the FAW 7inch??

haha now that i thing of it im busy as fuck until the summer. As a result of that i just dont know how many shows i will be able to put on. i just dont know if i will have the time, this is somethig i need to have a think about and chats need to be had about it.

Find A Way are doing a tour in the UK in march with Cutting Class!! They asked us to do it and we are stoked!!

Ok i better go get ready. Bye.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Last Night

Im well to tired to write something long but fuck me i had such a good night! Thanks so much to everyone that came out and had the laugh with me! Everyone needs to go out more!!

- The general laugh
- Yes no game show
- Robbie getting sick, haha
- Having the chats
- Zach telling the wotsits story again
-V for vendetta
- Talking bout 2005 shit
- Getting to know Liamy and Tracy a bit better

Club Orange

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

bear with me

Im a mess and i know that i sometimes let it show but the hardest thing of all is letting go
She said "write me another awful song so all my friends can sing along and i can act like i never cared at all"
in life you never seem to get the breaks and always end up regretting the choices that you make
but this is the nature of growing up
can you feel the nights getting colder?
can you feel your body growing older year after year
i still remember those Dublin nights when i just couldnt let sleeping dogs lie
i dont think i have been as sure of anything in my entire life
i heard you old your friends that you couldnt care less about the years we spent


It was my birthday yesterday. I had a good day. I met my boy nelly in town and we had sweet 3 in 1s FUCK YEAH!! After that i headed over to the cinema and wet to see Zach And Miri make a porno with Robbie and Claire. A few laughs were had but it was not as good as expected.
After the movie we headed to Dorans for Horse The Band. We got there super early so i got to have the chats with loads of friends!! It ruled!! Jack and Ciara hooked me up with an amazing pair of nike!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Arcada played first. Im sorry but i just can't get into this band. Oh and was i the only one to notice that after they played the singer just made out with his girlfriend till he left during real talk??
Bands leaving after they play is something that really grinds my gears.

Ran were amazing. Such good lads too!!

Real Talk! were the business!! They sang happy birthday to me and all. Thanks lads! Im gonna be well sad when they go on a break!

Im not into Horse the band. but i watched a bit of them before i went for the last bus.

Oh also wickedowl made me the most amazing birthday card i have ever seen in my life! She seriously must have spent hours on it! My mind was blown that someone i barely know would take the time to make me a birthday card! She could actually be one of the nicest people i have ever met. Thanks Tracy!

Im going to Fibbers tomorrow for Birthday celebrations! Stall!!

Fuck Wednesdays

We all have this idea in our heads of who we are meant to be
But what if we cant fit into the roles our parents want us to play
I always proved to be a disappointment or so im told
The only kid that never gave a shit about fitting in
I often wonder at the end of days
Will i sit back and look at my mistakes with the deepest regret.
I was always held down by the endless ticking clock
And all the things that i wanted that i could never have.
I tore out the years
Like pages from a book
I didn't care to read
I never thought that i could miss you half as much as i do
But these night mean nothing without you
I sacrificed self respect
The small bit i had left and reached out to you
And blew the only chance i had at feeling alive
This has to be more than words
More than some fucked up kids in a dead in town
more than some high points and some low lifes
more than a life full of what ifs and could have beens

Blog about my birthday when i get home.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm nearly 25 years old...

...and i aint got much to show.

In less than half an hour i will turn 25.

If you are in town tomorrow give me a call.

Fibbers on thursday night! come hang out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I dont have a Fanta picture, Sorry!

I finished work a bit early today so i decided to do a bit of christmas shopping.

I always end up buying presents for my family in book stores. I love books about irish history and i love looking at picture of dublin from like 50 years ago and stuff like that.
So i saw this book:

I had a quick look at it and thought it was class, so i decided to pick it up for my Dad. But as i was cueing i realised that he will most likely never even look at it. I dont know if i have ever seen him read a book. I seemed to have it in my head that because i loved reading that my parents must like it also. Where else would i have got my love for books?? Not from them it would seem. I found that so strange when i thought about it.
Anyway i put the book back and went and bought some dvds. I think i will pick the book up before christmas though!

im to tired to keep going sorry.

Oh also i was thinking about fibbers next thursday for my birthday. is that a terribe idea????

Monday, November 10, 2008

Fanta Rules!!!

I wish i had this much Fanta!
Find A Way are recording tomorrow!!
im stoked as fuck!

I wrote this right at the end of tour.

I know these motorways
They are the veins pumping blood to the far reaches of this world
When i close my eyes all i see are dotted while lines and traffic signs counting down the miles as swan valley goes racing by
im hiding panic attacks inside backpacks with pages full of reasons why i will never be good enough for you
we live in a city full of lies
and when all we need are sincere eyes they can be the hardest thing to find
but autumn rain just set in and it wont be long till the truth starts falling
with these amber leave onto empty streets and all our so called enemies wont know what hit them and our friends will scream 1000 songs of heart ache and when this pen finally runs out of words to write we will know that its winter again
as we wave goodbye to another loveless summer we will set our sights on stormy nights where the girls we loved are left far behind and the sweetest dreams could yet be mine, yes the sweetest dreams could yet be mine


I love this girl, She makes me laugh more than most. But she sometimes saysthe most silly things in the world, haha.
For example:
The other day she said something like
Jesse: "ice is so weird"

me: "it's just frozen water"
Jesse: "no but its ice?"
me: "yeah its ice, but ice is frozen water"
Jesse: "no its not"
Jesse: "say you have a tomato and then you make tomato juice, its not a tomato anymore"
me: "thats completely different"

haha then she said something about there not being water in fanta and i gave up. I laughed so much!!

After the ice incident we went to see Burn After Reading, It was a good movie!

I'm reading this at the moment and it rules! The movie seems to be loosly based on it from what i can tell so far.

Daraghs 21st was the other night. It was a good laugh seeing everyone in togas and stuff. Find A Way played and we were shocking BUT i had a good laugh, i hit Zach in the head with my bass, Sorry bro!! Ian Fox and the inflatable Gods were delish! They just keep getting better!!

After work yesterday i met Mac Kell in town andwe headed out to Greystones for the sambo project gig! Needless to say the laugh was had!
I didnt like Etcha all that much.
RAN were incredible!! Like so good!!
After The Math were ok but the drummer just seemed terrible.
Kidd Blunt are amazing!

We had to leave during them to catch a dart to town so we could get the last bus. There was some fault on the train and we ended up waiting in bray for like 10 mins which meant i missed my bus. Shit sucked!

I'm off work today and tomorrow! So if anyone would like to do anything give me a shout. Its my birthday on tuesday week! What should i do??????

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Pineapple Fanta! This is the real shit and possibly my favourite flavour! People seriously need to start sending me weird flavours! Its my birthday on the 18th yo! haha.
Work is the most boring thing ever, that being said i love the fact that i get paid for doing nothing. I had 7 customers today, somes days i don't have any at all. its the good shit. I
basically spend my day reading comics, playing ds and the odd time i bring the laptop in and play a bit of football manager.

I got really bored today and took a few picture of what i look at every day:

I watched that movie the Kite Runner this evening and it blew me away. I seriously suggest you check it out.

The Mighty Villa did the business in the Uefa Cup tonight! We were fucking shite but at least we got the result!

Right i'm gonna head to bed.
If you are at the party tomorrow come say hi and if you aint done so giz an add on msn


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Fanta Fruit Twist FUCK YEAH!!!+ Added xGavx!!!

Hi! So a few weeks ago work told me that i wouldnt be getting many hours for the next couple of months, i was pretty pissed off but i fuck it! So since that day i have worked like 27 days out of 30 or something stupid like that. Make your fucking minds up. Working there is kinda hard at the moment for one reason or another. I find myself in constant bad moods and when im there i just don't want to talk to anyone. Well actually except for Mags, that girl is sound and she knows whats up, i def have the lols with her.

Find A Way are recording an EP next week! I'm stoked to get new songs recorded. Its been a year since we recorded anything so its about time we got the finger out!

Forging Friendships are recording this album in January! I can't wait to finally get it done! I'm so stoked to get it out! It will have the 3 songs from the recent demo and 9 other songs that we aint recorded before! Come see us on the 14th in Dorans. I think we will be playing some old tunes that we aint played in forever! So stall the ball and have the laugh!

Young Wolves will be playing our first show in January! Im stoked! i hope we get a demo done before then!

Im currently reading this:

It rules hard! check it out for sure.

A bunch of us went to Glasnevin and hung out last night, the laugh was had for sure! Its good to have nealo back! Jack decided to put on a face mask!

I can't belive how cold it has been recently! That being said im loving it, haha. I love the whole build up to Christmas! Last christmas in the house i grew up in too! Weird for sure!

More Later.