Afterglow

by Robb Murphy

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“The mood is up as the sun goes down
And the sky rolls over Spijkerboor town
Nobody here feels a stranger’s weight
As the night unfolds the stories are told
God this place has a home in my soul”

‘Afterglow’, tells the story of Café ‘t Keerpunt, a historical pub in Spijkerboor, The Netherlands. The song takes the listener back into the past and taps into the feeling of the comforts of home. Robb Murphy and his band performed at ‘t Keerpunt many times over the years. Willem Dijkema, owner of the pub, asked Robb to write a song about his experiences. ‘Afterglow’ will be part of a compilation CD that will be released later this year by the owners of the pub to celebrate their 20 year ownership. Situated in the north of The Netherlands, Spijkerboor is a small village with a peaceful and rural character, where the pub is the heart of the village. Known for its live music, poetry, literature and plays the pub not only is home for the locals, but also for artists from all over the world who have performed there. People come from far to see their favourite artists play. Café ‘t Keerpunt’s warm-heartedness, hospitality and history make this pub one of a kind. It is a pub where the stories and the music will never stop.

‘Afterglow’ is available now on Bandcamp and iTunes, iTunes Music Player, Google Play Music, Amazon and other online music stores from the 15th of March 2019.

Ralph McLean of BBC- Radio Ulster says, "Robb Murphy is a real talent. His songs are melodic and magical. He writes from the heart and the results are spellbinding."

lyrics

The boats stack up as they wait for the lock
The captain’s at the table and he’s glad for the stop
He’s got a place he can saddle his shoes
Feet on the land and a drink with his crew

Time will pass years will go
Memories fade stories grow
Here at The Turning Point I’ve come to know
Peace is found in the afterglow

The mood is up as the sun goes down
And the sky rolls over Spijkerboor town
Nobody here feels a stranger weight
As the night unfolds the stories are told
God this place has a home in my soul

Two men who met their fate
One robbed one killed by the state
He thought he’d sneak on through
But cut down as suspicion grew

A place for medicine, a home for a school
A place for an army to gather and rule
And when they lined up the locals to vet
They couldn’t find where the secrets where kept

The mood is up as the sun goes down
And the sky rolls over Spijkerboor town
Nobody here feels a stranger weight
As the night unfolds the stories are told
God this place has a home in my soul

And there may be nothing in a young mans eyes
But give him time and he’ll awake inside
If it’s what you want stars will align
Don’t let others change your mind

They come from east, they come from west
Music is a force that pounds underneath your chest
Nobody here feels the strangers weight
As the night unfolds the stories are told
God this place has a home in my soul

God this place has a home in my soul

credits

released March 15, 2019
Drums and percussion - Kevin Carlisle
Bass and electric guitar - David Bennington
Lead vocals, acoustic guitar and piano - Robb Murphy
Recorded at MVS. Produced by Robb Murphy at MVS Studios Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol ), London
℗ & © 2019 MVS

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Robb Murphy Belfast, UK

Robb is a singer songwriter from Belfast. The second studio album, 'Sleep Tonight', will be released on Feb 28th 2015

‘”Technically masterful and clear-cut”.... Goldenplec

“Starting as a piece of gentle acoustic pop, with hints of Jose Gonzalez and Damien Rice before cascading into synth-laden electro is no easy task, Robb makes fusing the two seem easy” .... BBC 6 Music

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