Hear Me

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Recorded on Mike O'Reilly's iPad, vocals redone in Garageband. The second release from the iCEBERG album. This took about eight hours. Image by Emma O'Reilly, edited in Snapseed.


There's something in this room, apart from me and you
And we won't say that we care; no, we won't admit that it's even there

There's something about your shoulders in that coat
I'd rather I'd forget it, but I know I won't
I hate that you keep your cards so close to your chest...but maybe that's the thing that I like best

Why won't you just Hear me? I wouldn't do this for just anyone.

So let's get this story straight: You hurt me, you harmed me, you filled me with hate
So why is it when I close my eyes I cannot make myself despise you?

Hear me...I wouldn't do this for just anyone.

You claim to be open minded, honest, and yeah, that's fine with me
But it all seems overshadowed by your hypocrisy
'Cause the second someone tells you you are wrong, you turn your heel, and you're singing a different song

"No, no, don't you know me at all? It's just the way I am, if you don't like it you can walk!"

I speak because I care. I tell you when you're wrong because I cannot in good conscience stand and watch you ignore your flaws and let them rule your goddamn life because you cannot open up your eyes, ears, your heart and your mind...and if you look around this room I think that you will find that there is something else in here...I think that it belongs to you: an elephant called fear.


from iCEBERG, track released May 6, 2011
Song written, recorded and mixed by Emma O'Reilly.


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Emma is a Dublin based singer-songwriter. Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BAHons in Music she's been gigging around the country with her own material. Emma's shows are powerful, emotionally soaring and uplifting. Her music marries the fun of pop, the sultry tones of a singer-songwriter, the power of R&B and the beauty of classical music into a catchy, truly original sound. ... more


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