The Key To Happiness

by Liam Kyle Cahill

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released June 17, 2014

Written and performed by Liam Kyle Cahill with help from an all-star cast of guest musicians. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Tom Gordon for Inspired Amateur Production in Sparks, Nevada. Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk in New York, New York.

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Imagine Mumford & Sons in a bar room brawl with Bob Dylan at a punk rock concert - that's my sound.

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Track Name: Like A Tomb
"Like A Tomb" by Liam Kyle Cahill

I’ve seen the sky above
Provide freedom for the dove
I’ve watched the days go by
I’ve sat around instead of learning how to fly
I’m searching from within
But I feel my brain is made of straw and my heart of tin


I am feeling desperate and alone
And I am drifting farther from my home
At some point everybody here will know
That they could use a jumpstart for their soul
(yeah for their heart and soul)

And I’ve been there once, hell I’m here now
And I can’t wait around to wonder why I have been deceived
My heart is like a tomb that’s blocked...
...And I’ve tried so hard to pick the locks
But I can’t, so I’m looking for the key

So I planned to hit the road
Virginia’s all I know
Will she take me back?
Don’t you know I’m dying from the other kind of heart attack?
The mile markers pass
And both my inner fire and the car are running out of gas

I am feeling desperate and alone
And I am drifting farther from my home
At some point everybody here will know
That they could use a jumpstart for their soul
(yeah for their heart and soul)

And I’ve been there once, hell I’m here now
And I can’t wait around to wonder why I have been deceived
My heart is like a tomb that’s blocked...
...And I’ve tried so hard to pick the locks
But I can’t, so I’m looking for the key
Track Name: One Spark
"One Spark" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Life and bricks and stones and sticks
They break our bones, we get our kicks
But all the words that one could say
Will hurt the most to you in every way

I have seen how much it hurts
And I know that love can hurt the worst
But all the words that one could say
Will hurt the most to you in every way

And I give love cuz love is what I’ve found
It brings a smile to my face when I am feeling down
So if you have something to say that your mother won’t approve
Hold your tongue and turn yourself around, you’ve nothing left to lose

Fight yourself and that mask you wear
Tonight break free, take flight, you’ve won
But all the words that one could say
Will hurt the most to you in every way

And I give love cuz love is what I’ve found
It brings a smile to my face when I am feeling down
So if you have something to say that your mother won’t approve
Hold your tongue and turn yourself around, you’ve nothing left to lose

Just bring it one more time, you shout insults at me
Now I am not around, you shout insults at nothing
All the words that you used to say
Can’t touch my optimism anyway

And I give love cuz love is what I’ve found
It brings a smile to my face when I am feeling down
So if you have something to say that your mother won’t approve
Hold your tongue and turn yourself around, you’ve everything to lose

Cuz in this life we get one chance to give it all we’ve got
So close one eye and take good aim, this is your only shot
I’m on my knees and praying hard that we all make the mark
Love can answer any question all it needs is just one spark
Track Name: Don't Call Me Charlie (Part 1)
"Don't Call Me Charlie Part 1" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Late last week you left
My heavy heart was so scared to leave you
But in the waking light
My weary smile grew tired from trying to please you
How do you present yourself for all the world to see
When I can’t, but I hope, it’s faithfully

Don’t call me Charlie
There’s have a gaping hole where a woman used to be
Don’t call me Charlie
Its not an ocean of jealous, its just a little jealousy

Time flies when you’re throwing clocks
And hearts, they break when you’re throwing rocks
You were my princess
I was just the beggar for your love
I promised I would never use your name
In a song, so I’ll use John’s, instead

Don’t call me Charlie
There’s have a gaping hole where a woman used to be
Don’t call me Charlie
Its not an ocean of jealous, its just a little jealousy
Track Name: Don't Call Me Charlie (Part 2)
"Don't Call Me Charlie Part 2" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Please don’t let it go to your head
But you wrote these words even more than I did
She said I don’t know you anymore and I said
“Oh no, no…you never did”

Please don’t let it go to your head
But you wrote these words even more than I did
She said I don’t know you anymore and I said
“Oh no, no…you never did”

Please don’t let it go to your head
But you wrote these words so much more than I did
She said I don’t know you anymore and I said
“Oh no, no…you never did”

Please don’t let it go to your head
But you wrote these words ten-fold more than I did
She said I don’t know you anymore and I said
“Oh no, no…you never did”
Track Name: The Key To Happiness
"The Key To Happiness" by Liam Kyle Cahlil

Never seek and always find
“History doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes”
There’s a plank in my identity
We all see what we really want to see

I know you’re lonely, but you’re not alone
Not every bright light leads you home
I have seen all the places on her shore
And I know all the faces of love and more

(But) I don’t know the way
Don’t know the way
I don’t know the way
And I don’t have the words to say

If love is a dream then do not wake me
Heaven knows I haven’t been sleeping lately
Singing once is kinda like praying twice
When melody alone will suffice

(But) I don’t know the way
Don’t know the way
I don’t know the way
And I don’t have the patience to stay

Friends and family play their part
In the fullest orchestration of my heart
I wanna be the one who’s all in for this
That’s the key that fits the lock to your happiness
Track Name: Backbone
"Backbone" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Never let a wishbone grow where a backbone ought to be
Let all of your work be done with love

Well my name is Liam, I’m a young man
If you count the score by age
I work in the mines to bring home the bread
Yeah it’s an honest, hard earned wage

It’s funny how I never realized where I would end up in just
Five years time
Well that’s just proof that when you’re in your youth
You can confuse your truth with mine

I don’t know where I am going
For I barely know where I’ve been
But I will drink another shot of whiskey
Yeah it warms me from within
Very few of us deserve what we get
Or get what we deserve

Never let a wishbone grow where a backbone ought to be
Let all of your work be done with love

Never let a wishbone grow where a backbone ought to be
Let all of your work be done with love

The carpenter sold me his axe
The axe, it portrayed a hammer
Now rusty saw blades cut right to the core of what matters
And everything that matters most is miles and miles away
So I listen to that carpenter and take...
It day by day, by day by day, by day today
By day by day, by day by day, by day today, yeah
Track Name: Sunrise
"Sunrise" by Liam Kyle Cahill

In the morning I awake, and open my eyes
I look out to the sun, from mountains it will rise

I wish that you could see, all her beauty
Fifteen years have passed, but I’m not looking back

I’m looking for words, to say
So you know, everything’s gunna be okay!

Pass the pictures around, I long to see the face
Of my memories forgotten from that childhood place

We sang and we danced, we kicked and we screamed
We celebrated living life to the best of our means

It’s not our fault and we had no say
Cuz life if but a blessing and God will have His way

So we said what we had to say and we did what we had to do
We made two halves become a whole instead of keeping Tahoe blue

I wish that you could see, all her beauty
Fifteen years have passed, but I’m not looking back

But sometimes late at night, when I close my eyes
A silhouetted angel, paints me a sunrise

And I feel warm, I feel loved
I feel hope, from above
And I know, who it’s from
Track Name: No More Mountains Left To Climb (Feat. Mel Wade)
"No More Mountains Left To Climb" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Once upon a time in Illinois
This is where the story begins; it’s about a boy
He had a dream and he realized
That if he kept his head down and he became a college boy
Well he’d grow up and oh what a joy
He’s got a couple of beautiful girls, and seven rowdy boys

I know he was proud, he was set in his ways
And if he had just one more breath my family, this is what he’d say

I am doing fine without you
Cuz they are treating me well here
And all the pain I was once feeling
Is replaced with those loved and lost
So take care, cuz all we got is each other
I’ve no more mountains left to climb

Back to the story, he became a man
A man for all of us, but sometimes, he’s hard to understand
So he pushed harder, and he pushed some more
Always wanted what was best for ya, not knowing what was in store
I know he was proud, he was set in his ways
And if he had just one more breath my family, this is what he’d say

I am doing fine without you
Cuz they are treating me well here
And all the pain I was once feeling
Is replaced with those loved and lost
So take care, cuz all we got is each other
I’ve no more mountains left to climb

It’s the end of his story, but he left a book
It’s called “Sweet & Precious Memories”, just close your eyes & have a look
I know he was proud, he was set in his ways
And if he had just one more breath my family, this is what he’d say

I am doing fine without you
Cuz they are treating me well here
And all the pain I was once feeling
Is replaced with those loved and lost
So take care, cuz all we got is each other
I’ve no more mountains left to climb
Track Name: I've Known Rivers
"I've Known Rivers" by Liam Kyle Cahill

I’ve known rivers ancient, dusky, and cold
Water so precious even more when it carries gold
Are you going with him, are you coming with me?
Do you know what it is yet that you’re going to be?

As deep as the river flows
As deep as the river goes
So is my soul...

I’ve known rivers need water like veins need our blood
She once held my heart then she dropped it and dragged it through mud
A concoction of water and earth drawn into unity
Take a look at the wreckage and tell me what is it you see


As deep as the river flows
As deep as the river goes
As deep as the river flows
As deep as the river goes
So is my soul...

I’ve known rivers dammed up, God damn it all
Like sandcastles on beaches one day they are going to fall
So get me off of my feet, get me off of my feet
Cuz all I need is to breath, all I need is to breath

As deep as the river flows
As deep as the river goes
As deep as the river flows
As deep as the river goes
So is my soul...
Track Name: My Sweet Anagram (Feat. Scott Turek)
"My Sweet Anagram" by Liam Kyle Cahill

I was always told I took the so-called right track before I came derailed
There you stood along the station of our destiny
With a knife and lantern in your hand

I guess it’s always meant to be
The way the blind are meant to see
The winners write the history, yeah

Now I’m only wishing you the best of everything
But I want you out of my head

Nothing’s really holding me down but nothings holding me up
I once drank the wine you supplied now nothing’s left in my cup

Maria my sweet, Anagram I, wanted you to know

The drum beats in your heart, your heart beats in my ear
I still miss the comfort of being sad my dear
In a sense you held all of my precious innocence
Your shoulders bare I grasp the small of your back, but sin has its price

To know the price of everything
And the value of nothing
Black is just another shade of white
And silence worth repeating
With moral compass pointing south
Take another hit from your flask of doubt
Paying detail to attention
Swore your name I’d never mention

Maria my sweet, Anagram I, wanted you to know
It’s incredible how this, thing beats in my chest, whenever we get close

My wandering mind wondering if you’re fine
But just like the leaves fall from the trees I’m learning, to let go...of

Maria my sweet, Anagram I, wanted you to know
It’s incredible how this, thing beats in my chest, whenever we get close
I crave you like a, smoker does a
Cigarette but I know, that it’ll kill me
Track Name: The Show
"The Show" by Liam Kyle Cahill

Take this snapshot in time
Find the next words that rhyme
I wasn’t happy…
But girl you stole - my heart today

Take your time, wash your hair
It’s all the same things we share
Tell me your secrets…
Let go of the burdens - that you bear

And all my love
It was all for show
But in this show
The stakes are real

As the cameras roll and blink red
Calmly you collect your head
And quietly go back to bed
Not a word was said
Track Name: Life Before Death
"Life Before Death" by Liam Kyle Cahill

New beauty meets us at every step in all of our
Wanderings, yet we are tangled in with patience running thin
Still nature sings, yet we miss its call because our cell phone rings
That’s just no way to be...

Men open your shut-up hearts and think of other people
Of creatures bound on other journeys, really what’s your hurry?
It makes no sense to me...

Live it folks, you’ll be a long time dead
Don’t let the worms have all the fun instead

In time we find
There’s no perfect route, nothing all planned out
To gauge our lives
Before the last grain passes from our hourglasses

Now dance, and don’t say you can’t
We all face hardships; you haven’t had your wings clipped
One last chance is never guaranteed, so cut your chains
And breathe life deep, while dark shadows creep,
And once more, Jesus will weep!

John Muir said...
“No toiler is ever underpaid. Not in these fields, God’s wilds,
will you ever hear the sad moan of disappointment; All is vanity.
No, we are overpaid a thousand times for all our toil,
and a single day in so divine an atmosphere of beauty and love
would be well worth living for. And at its close, should death come,
without any hope of another life, we could still say,
‘Thank you God, for the glorious gift!’ and pass on.”