Burnsong 2009 – The Big Gig at the Parliament

Images from the Scottish Parliament Burnsong Big Gig, 30th November 2009.

All images © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. Click on an image for a short interview with each artist.

Steal Away (Before The Night Falls)

Yvonne Lyon

Steal Away (Before The Night Falls) MP3 download

Yvonne Lyon

Sun on wet rooftops and gun metal sky
So good to stop and step inside for a while
Come away from the striving and let it all cease
To be who I am for a moment

Steal away all the moments and days
Steal away before the night falls

There are pictures in glass that still hang on the wall
With a permanence unlike reality calls for
These faces and places they comfort me still
And call me to cherish the moment

Steal away all the moments and days
Steal away before the night falls

Produced by Chris Blanden

The Click Of The Door

Yvonne Lyon

The Click Of The Door (download MP3)

Words by Lisa Rigby
Music by Yvonne Lyon

Click
This time I’ve been shown grace
Life’s provided a space just for me
I never know what my fate will be
When I hear…

Click
When he stops all the clocks
I absorb all the shocks as before
Either mother or whore
When I hear the click of the door

This house is not a castle but a fortress
Locked inside – fear and self doubt
A beautiful façade, the rictus-grinning mask
Will they ever let the truth fly out?

Click
And so the dance begins
I atone for your sins once more
My gaze turns down to the floor
When I hear the click of the door

This house is not a castle but a fortress
Locked inside – fear and self doubt
A beautiful façade, the rictus-grinning mask
Will they ever let the truth fly out?

Click
And so the dance begins
I atone for your sins once more
Lay my life out on the floor
When I hear the click of the door