Gavin Sutherland

Gavin Sutherland

Musician and Songwriter

sunsetNorthern Comfort

 

Gavin Sutherland with Irmi Wolvin, Terry Butters, Dave Sutherland and Sam Lumsden.

These songs fell from the northern skies and somehow found their way into my head during the early months of 2022. I sketched and mapped out the general shape of things and recorded some bits and pieces in the kitchen, and then, thanks to the wonder of the web, my musicianly chums made some cool contributions to the over-all groove. Terry Butters, in Newcastle, Staffordshire, on piano, Hammond organ and Gretsch guitar (with his recently refurbished 60s Watkins Copicat), Dave Sutherland, in Grimsby, on double bass, Sam Lumsden, in Inverness, on the drums and the inimitable Irmi Wolvin, on cello from her home in Vienna. I love working with this crew and watching the summer sun go down. Cheers, GS. x

Blood Red Moon
Crystal Waters
The Paradise Road
The Light Still Shines

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Blood Red Moon

Talking to a friend of mine
Kicking back and passing time
Laughing in the summer rain
What I'd give to see those days again

Dreamers come and dreamers go
Watch the waters ebb and flow
Who knows what the future holds
Who knows where the road will go

A blood red moon in a star filled sky
Shines so bright
There's magic out there, so much to share
On such a perfect night

A vision from a distant time
The writer finds another line
The piper plays a fine old tune
A gift from the blood red moon

My time, your time, one time
We can share

A blood red moon in a summer sky
Stars shining bright
Cautionary tales, secrets unveil
On this perfect night

Talking to a friend of mine
Laying back and killing time
Walking in the summer rain
What I'd give to see those days again

 

Crystal Waters

Crystal waters run deep
Quiet waters, bitter-sweet
From the silence comes the sound
Grace and favour
Lost and found

Holding hard, holding true
Together we can see this through
Holding strong, holding fast
Waiting for the storm to pass

 

The Paradise Road

It's all there, it's out there, I know where
We'll find everything we're looking for
No breakdown, no shake down, no take down
We'll see everything that's gone before
No guiding sign but I know we'll find a way
Down the Paradise Road

It's all there, I know where, I've been there
We'll know everything we need to know
No breakout, no shake out, no take out
We'll go anywhere we want to go
Walk another mile, stepping out in style
Down the Paradise Road

 

The Light Still Shines

From a time and place unknown
I see a face
And there's something in those eyes
That speaks to me

There lies treasure pure and true
A gift I want to share with you
It's written in the stars
Clear to see
I know way beyond the darkness
The light still shines

Time just slips away
I hear your voice, I hear you say
Fly away, you found your wings
Fly away
Out there in the distance
A dream unwinds
I know way beyond the darkness
The light still shines

You found your wings now fly away
Out there in the distance
Who knows what we'll find
I know way beyond the darkness
The light still shines