B i o g r a p h y
 (by vyvienne.foreveraubyn.com)

Although Dublin-born cellist Vyvienne Long has been best known for her work with Damien Rice, that may be about to change. After completing postgraduate studies at the Escola de Musica in Barcelona, Long played on Rice's 'The Blower's Daughter' and toured America and Europe with him in 2003. During that tour she began experimenting on stage with quirky adaptations of popular hits and obscure classics.

When she returned to Ireland, Long played her version of the White Stripes anthem 'Seven Nation Army' on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show. This led to its inclusion on last year's 'Even Better Than the Real Thing Vol 2' where it was picked in several reviews as one of the highlights of the compilation.

Long played her first solo gig in Dublin's Mother Redcaps in March 2005, followed by a sold-out show in Whelans shortly after. Her onstage band is made up of three cellos, piano, double bass and drums to make a refreshingly original soundscape that defies categorisation. Aside from her solo work, Long also performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra and continues to work with Rice on his second album.




Caterpillar Sarabande
- 2010-03-12 -



Late, Always
They're not Waving
Treacherous
Test Of Endurance
Tactless Questions
Freakscene
Bad Move
Hideaway
The Ring Road
To The End
Happy Thoughts
 

Non Album Tracks
- Misc -

Blue Carousel
Come Together
He Wants to Move
I Don't Wanna Dance
Lullaby
Never Leave You
Purple Haze
Random Man
Seven Nation Army
Yoshimi
 


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Caterpillar Sarabande

Late, Always

I am always late
Iím sorry
You will be irate
Forgive me

Itís all my fault
I hope that youíll wait
With sun on your face for me

I will always wait
But hurry
Shadows cross my face of worry

Sun has gone down
Thereís no one around
So try to make haste for me

They're not waving

Searching for a place to be
A face to smile agreeably
I wandered round about the room
I cut my way through such perfume
I saw you standing by the door
Waiting, watching and waiting for me

ĎCause you're the only boy for me
And Iím the only girl for you
I knew it when we met last week
So call me when you know it too
So call me, so call me
So call me, so call me

Crazy thoughts go through my mind
But I reply that I am fine
You move a little closer then
I feel your breath, I wonder when
You watch me smile
I watch you talk
With funny faces just to amuse me
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
You're the only boy for me
And Iím the only girl for you
I knew it when we met last week
So call me when you know it too
So call me, so call me
So call me, so call me

Searching for a quiet place
To disappear without a trace
When crowded rooms get much too much
And I just want to feel your touch
So take my hand and take the wine
Don't look back Ďcause they're not waving

You're the only boy for me
And Iím the only girl for you
I knew it when we met last week
So call me when you know it too

ĎCause you're the only boy for me
And Iím the only girl for you
I knew it when you kissed my cheek
Knew it when you laughed on cue
So call me, so call me
So call me, so call me

Treacherous

Try to be good
To break up this sadness
When someone else could
Erase all this madness

Losing control
Grip on reality
Fragmented soul
And resident malady
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
But you were sublime
Your words were treacherous
Suitable time
For feeling so lecherous

Nothing so good as when itís bad
You were the best Iíve ever had
Nothing so good
Because we could
Nothing so good

Pray for the end
You prey on my weakness
And none will defend
What makes me feel weakest
Breaking the ice
Was not my intention
Iím stuck in a vice
Still I cannot mention that

You were sublime
Her lips were treacherous
Suitable time
For feeling so reckless

Nothing so good as when itís bad
You were the best Iíve ever had
Nothing so good
Because we could
Nothing so good
So good, so good

Test of Endurance

This is a test of endurance
This is at best, pure indulgence
No one dare speak their mind
Slowly, we rot inside

This is a trial never ending
This is a stairwell descending
Smile with an easy compliance
We make up these contrived alliance
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Sometimes it's hard to breathe
Choke back all of my feelings
This is a tortured existence
This is a test of endurance

Stare out to blue grey sea
Cry out too silently
Rewind the clock and just say what I think
Instead of just taking till Iím on the brink
This is a test

Tactless Questions

Don't! Prize me open
Don't push for information
I'll tell you if I want to
Without interrogation

Do you realize
That you're not the time or place
Do you realize
That you ask too many tactless questions

Don't! Prize me open
For cross examination
Unless you wish to vex me
Let's end this conversation
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject
Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject

Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject
Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject

You're so persistant
You've made my life much shorter
Now I need a vodka
Why don't you try the water

Don't! Prize me open
I'm not your tin of biscuits
Although you'd like to have me
In front of all your misfits

Do you realize
That you're not the time or place
Do you realize
That you ask too many tactless questions

Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject
Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject

Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject
Won't you take the hint
When I attempt to change the subject

Freakscene

Driving down a one-way street
Bad ministers donít skip a beat
And shouting loudly on a train
While others look on with disdain
Scaling walls and dangerous places
Be sure to bring some cans of maces
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It is a freakscene
You know it is
íCause itís a freakscene
íCause itís a freakscene
íCause itís a freakscene

Dangling babies from a height
it gives the fans a nasty fright
And hanging in a see through box
While starving months for extra shocks
Nasal bridge a little loose
And jasper whereís my cactus juice

íCause itís a freakscene
You know it is
íCause itís a freakscene
íCause itís a freakscene
íCause itís a freakscene

Running naked through the trees
In tune with mother natures breeze
And dancing tribal on the streets
While jumping puddles in bare feet
And bathing in a filthy fountain
With friends you know that you can count on

And itís a freakscene
You know it is
íCause itís a freakscene
Bad behaviour
íCause itís a freakscene
Yes, itís a freakscene

íCause itís a freakscene
íCause itís a freakscene
Bad behaviour
íCause itís a freakscene

Bad Move

That was a bad bad move
Why did I agree to this
It was a bad bad move
Once again Iíve learnt my lesson
Why canít I say

Half of me said ďdo itĒ
And half of me said ďdonít!Ē
I thought I could run through it
But that half had no brain attached

And now thereís no escaping
Force my mind to happy thoughts
All along mistaken
Curse this day and all itís warts

It was a bad bad move
Why did I agree to this
It was a bad, bad move
Once again Iíve learnt my lesson
Why canít I say

Why canít I predict this
Kick myself like Iím tyre
Why do I inflict this
Should have said my dog caught fire

I never will forget it
Should have said my car broke down
Now do I regret it
Why does this shit come around

It was a bad, bad move
Bad, bad move
Bad, bad move
Iím the fool (sheís the fool)
Iím the fool

Swimming round in concrete
Thatís what I agreed to do
Always catch the wrong beat
And come up red instead of blue

Iíll sacrifice perfection
Shut my eyes and count to ten
You are above correction
And I will not be back again

It was a bad bad move
Why did I agree to this
It was a bad, bad move
Once again Iíve learnt my lesson
Why canít I say
Why canít I say
Why canít I say

Hideaway

If I could stay right here
Forever stay
My own idyllic hideaway
The sun, the moon and endless sky
And you, the diamond in my eye
Out of reach and out of time, this distant
Peaceful place of mine

The Ring Road

Before you take the ring road
Know that I love you
Before you take the ring road
Know that I love you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
And if I never see your face again
And if I never hear your voice again
And if you never kiss my lips again
Know that I love you
Know that I love you

To The End

It's a full-time job
Being a good friend
Being a good listener
Through the week and the week-end
Many many phone calls
Many messengers to send
And it's a full-time job
To the end

Being a good sister
Is a full-time thing
But lining up why husband who no longer wears a ring
Saying all the right things
Is never meaning to offend
And it's a full-time thing
To the end
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Being a good daughter
Can be quite time ???
And if you want to be a good one
Then it's no use ?? presuming
But you can skip all the ???
?? sent her home to bed
'Cause there are many things to be discussed
And empty from her head

And it's a full-time job
Being a good wife
Being a good lover
Not taking your own lie
Many many dishes
Many christmas card to send
And it's a full-time job
To the end

Happy thoughts

Why do cats smile
When dragons breath fire
Why do frogs sigh
When camels wish to retire

Why do the antelope
Go swinging off the anchor-rope
Why do bears bore
Oh why whatever for

No one will ever know
And neither will I
So think happy thoughts
ĎTill bad ones go by
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts will save me
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts will save me

Why do birds sing
When worms canít hear a thing
Why do snakes dance
When snails get fried in France

Why do the red fox
Go pulling off the badgers socks
Why do sheep dive
Straight in to the bee hive

No one will ever know
The black bird in the pie
So think happy thoughts
ĎTill bad ones go by

Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts will save me
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts
Happy thoughts will save me

Non Album Tracks

Blue carousel

( Birdtalk EP )

How could I know what clue was there
How could I know your soul made bare
How could I tell when we would fall
Through the night and day revealed our faith

Blue carousel
You've put a spell on me
Blue carousel
When will you let me be

You'll never know nor be aware
You'll never see nor breathe this air
You'll never lie again by me
Through the night or stay to seal our fate

Blue carousel
You've put a spell on me
Blue carousel
When will you let me be

Blue carousel
You've put a spell on me
Blue carousel
When will you let me be

Come Together

( The Beatles / Live )

Here come old flattop he come
Grooving up slowly he got
Joo-joo eyeball he one
Holy roller he got
Hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please

He wear no shoeshine he got
Toe-jam football he got
Monkey finger he shoot
Coca-cola he say
"I know you, you know me"
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
Come together right now over me

He bag production he got
Walrus gumboot he got
Ono sideboard he one
Spinal cracker he got
Feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together right now over me

He roller-coaster he got
Early warning he got
Muddy water he one
Mojo filter he say
"One and one and one is three"
Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see
Come together right now over me
Come together yeah
Come together yeah
Come together yeah
Come together

He wants to move

( Birdtalk EP )

Bass !

He makes me think of lightening in skies
His name, he's sexy
How else is God supposed to ride
His name, he's sexy

Move, he wants to move
But you're hogging him, you're guarding him
He wants to move, he wants to move
But you're hogging him, you're guarding him

Damn sister, is that your boy?
He loves it
I can see it in his eyes, he
Hope you last forever
Hey

His offbeat dance makes me fantasize
His curves, he's sexy
His ass is a spaceship I want to ride
He's sexy

Move, he wants to move
But you're hogging him, you're guarding him
He wants to move, he wants to move
(Just let him move)
But you're hogging him, you're guarding him

Beat it sister is that your boy
He loves it I can see it in his eyes, he
Hope you last forever
Hey

Shake it off
Wow

Damn sister
Is that your boy
He loves it
I can see it in his eyes, he
Hope you last forever

Hey sister
Is that your boy
He loves it
I can see it in his eyes, he
Hope you last forever

Shake it off
Shake it off
Shake it off

Why you why you why you with that fool
ĎCause he's hot
Somebody get me some water in here

I Don't Wanna Dance

( Eddie Grant Cover / Live )

I don't wanna dance
Dance with you baby no more
I'll never do something to hurt you, though
Oh but the feeling is bad
The feeling is bad

I love your personality
But I don't want our love on show
Sometimes I think it's insanity
Girl the way you go

With all of the guys on the corner
Girl, you are the latest trick
You seem to have all their number
Look they're dancing still

But I don't wanna dance
Dance with you baby no more
I'll never do something to hurt you, though
Oh but the feeling is bad
The feeling is bad

Now the party's over
Girl it's time I was on my way
Now that the things which moved me
Are standing still

I know it's only superstition
Baby, but I won't look back
Even though I feel your music
Baby that is that

But I don't, I don't, I don't
I don't wanna dance
Dance with you baby no more
I'll never do something to hurt you, though
Oh but the feeling is bad
The feeling is bad

I don't wanna dance
Dance with you baby no more
I'll never do something to hurt you, though
Oh but the feeling is bad
The feeling is bad

I don't wanna dance
I don't wanna dance
I don't wanna dance

Lullaby

( The Cure Cover / Live )

On candystripe legs the spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom
And suddenly a movement in the corner of the room
And there is nothing I can do when I realise with fright
That the spiderman is having me for dinner tonight

Quietly he laughs and shaking his head
Creeps closer now
Closer to the foot of the bed
And softer than the shadow and quicker than flies
His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes

"Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy
Don't struggle like that or I will only love you more
For it's much too late to get away or turn on the light
The spiderman is having you for dinner tonight"

Never leave you

( Birdtalk EP )

I could never leave you
You know I never could
Even though you drive me crazy
Even though you know I should
You flirt with all the ladies
You flirt with all the boys
You flirt with my grandmother
Do you hear me making noise

Three o'clock in the morning
You come banging on my door
I smell the cocktail on your breath
I know just what you're looking for
Three o'clock in the afternoon
You're still taking up space in my bed
I say baby you're no good for me, no good for you I said

Heís so careful, why you act like this
Iím still crazy about your ass
The only thing you crazy about is smoking your sister's grass
And still you know Iíd never leave you
You know I never could
Even though you drive me crazy
Even though you know I should

You know that I could never leave you
You know that I could never leave you

Yesterday, my birthday
Youíve gone drinking with your friends
I see no pearls, no diamonds
I hear no Mercedes Benz
Pulling up in the driveway with a silver bow on top
It's not your style itís not your groove you don't know where to shop
You make me feel so lonely like the fridge my only friend
I wonder is this working, are we cruising a dead end
You are a little selfish and you are a little cold
But I know you'll still be shaking it at sixty-five years old

So come on over right here and bring your homies too
ĎCause you know Iíd never leave so keep doing what you do
And still you know Iíd never leave you
You know that I could not
Not even for a second you're so mother fucking hot

You know that I could never leave you.
You know that I could never leave you.
You know that I could never leave you.
You know that I could never leave you

Purple Haze

( Jimi Hendrix / Live )

Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Acting funny, but I dont know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky

Purple haze is all around
Don't know if I'm coming up or down
Am I happy or in misery
What ever it is, that boy put a spell on me

Random Man

Random man on the motorway
What are you doing there
Random man you took your coat away
That wasnít very fair
Where are you going
Where have you been
Did you have a nice day
Did you smoke some heroin
Random man, random man
Random man, random man

Random man on the motorway
Iíd like to know your name
Was your car run out or was it towed away
Or is your pony lame
Did you have a fight with your bossy wife
Did she threaten you with the kitchen knife
Random man, random man
Random man, random man

Random man on the motorway
Have you been very bold
You look like youíre just about to float away
You must be very cold
Did you rob a bank
Did you steal a life
Have you run through the fields
Oh Random man
Random man

Seven Nation Army

( The White Stripes / Live )

I'm gonna fight 'em all
A nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette

And the message coming from my eyes
Says leave it alone

Don't want to hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do

And the feeling coming from my bones
Says find a home

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera for evermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore
And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding
Right before the lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will sing no more
And the stains coming from my blood
Tell me go back home

Yoshimi

( Birdtalk EP )

Her name is Yoshimi
She's a black belt in karate
She's working for the city
She has to discipline her body

ĎCause she knows that
It's demanding
To defeat those evil machines
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi they don't believe it
That you won't let those
Robots defeat me
Yoshimi, they don't believe me
That you won't let those robots eat me

Those evil natured robots
They are programmed to destroy us
She's got to be strong to fight them
So she's taking lots of vitamins

ĎCause she knows that
It'd be tragic
If those evil robots win
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi
They don't believe me
That you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi
They don't believe me
That you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi

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