40 Shades of Blue

from by The Barleyshakes

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A four panel Gatefold wallet which includes a 12 page full colour bookelt with all the lyrics and some great live photos of the band

    Includes unlimited streaming of Irishtown via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Alan wrote this during mental health week. it deals with having arelationship with someone who is struggling with their mental health.


‘Me duele.No sé lo que me dices
Estoy confundida .No entiendo nada”

Was it something that I said or what I did,
To put you in this mood ?
These days you’ve got the clouds above your head,
40 shades of blue.

Seek professional help, is what we maybe need to do.
Because we are both at the end of our tether, I‘m close to losing you.
40 shades of blue.

“Nos peleamos Lloramos
A veces siento que me estoy volviendo loca
Ya no sé qué hacer Necesito ayuda”

Saw you holding on to the floor, Yeah the fear was all around.
Saw you holding on to the floor. Ah the fear was all around
Around and around and around.

“Triste, Estoy triste”
40 shades of blue.


from Irishtown, released April 5, 2019
Words and Music Alan Kelly and the Barleyshakes


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The Barleyshakes are a highly evolved Celtic organism in being for 20 years since they formed in Dublin sometime in 1994. They’ve won the Queensland Music Award for World music and performed in over 20 countries to date.

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