The leaver and the left (EP)

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released October 1, 2008

MIXAGE / MASTERING : JOHANN SIMON

PHOTO : OLIVIER GRUY

GUITARE “VALENTINE” : CYRILLE MICHAUT
VIOLONS “LONELINESS” : CAROLINE SWIERCZEK
BASSE : FX DUQUESNOY

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Track Name: The leaver and the left
I don’t know if you’re safe now
I don’t know if I mind
If I was two years older
I would have keep you mine

You were free to leave
But please remember when
By searching for heaven
I’ve built myself a home

All night long with him
Like a strong glory
When you howled “I’m free”

I don’t know if he’s brighter
I don’t know if I mind
If I was a bit stronger
He would have stayed behind

You were free to leave
It’s not as if I mind
But please remember when
I’ve built myself your home

All night long with him
Like a strong glory
When you howled, with glee

It’s easier to pretend that we could be friends
When you’re the leaver, not the left
It’s easier to pretend that it could be different
When you’re the winner, not the left
Track Name: That inferior feeling
Your favourite rite
A candle light
Your skin, a knife
A growing scar

You feel guilty
Please lean on me
Just ask yourself
What makes you deaf

Outside, it’s war
You hate this noise
These cut and dried opinions
This flowing crowd who moves about
You just don’t dare to come and talk

You look guilty
So far from me
Like Bukowski...
Alone, with everybody
Track Name: An old fashioned girl
A sailor that you kiss sweetly
Lost, in your reverie
No need to wake up early
You’re not drown, you’re not drown

A soldier that you love safely
In front of the TV
You’re living vicariously
You’re not drown, not yet drown

To the men you meet
To the friends you lose
To the child you teach
You say you’re not drown

To the birds you feed
To the girls you peer
To the grief you hold
You say you’re not drown

The husband you need
Your knitting machine
The way you resign
You think you’re not drown

You want him to be
The sailor you kiss
The soldier you love
An old fashioned boy

To the men you meet
To the friends you lose
To the child you teach
You say you’re not drown

To the birds you feed
To the girls you peer
To the grief you hold
An old fashioned girl
Track Name: Valentine
You pretend everything is fine
But when you open up your eyes
You can see the dislike

So many things that you deny
But please just open up your arms
Compare his love with mine

A choice to do
No matter who
According to my wife

You shoot and fail
Near to the aim
Directly to my heart

Will we keep your friends or mine?
I hope my son will like your child
You pretend I’m insane
Does it mean we’re still alive?
I’d like to call you “Valentine”
Maybe it’s a disguise

A choice to do
No matter who
According to my wife

You shoot and fail
Near to the aim
Directly to my heart
Track Name: Lola was the most loved
Sorry little Lola, you seem to be away
From the girl we used to gaze on every weekday
I don’t know if you still like the teenage you were
By now
I remember that you always wanted to be
The leader of the pack, the sole queen of beauty
With all of these boys at your feet

The classroom is empty
The teachers are retired
Now you can show us what you really are

You wanted to be rich
To be someone and climb
The stairway to light, you just fell downstairs

Is this what you’ve become?
On your way to freedom
The single that you always feared to be

An ex boyfriend in jail
You drink and smoke again
Everything is clear and true but…

I know you’re still weeping
Your make up is running
We’ve all changed since our last meeting

The despair you confess
Your cheap and nasty dress
Makes you even more attractive, please...

Don’t take your bloody pills
Forget the way it seems
Yes You can ask me everything you need

I know you can be free
And happy as can be
Everything is clear and true but…

Tonight is the big night
The big band, the spotlights
Yes You can ask me everything you want
Just give me your consent
The friends back from the past
The teachers, all the cast
Yes You can ask me everything you need
Just tell me you agree
Stand up and dance with me, tonight
Track Name: Loneliness
I use to fall asleep
In front of the TV
I wish I had shoulders to put my head on

I get drunk every night
I give my cat a smite
Cause he never understand a word I say

I can feel the clay
Something with delay

Then I do the dishes
No one to dry the glasses
No one to tell me “go to bed, now it’s late”

I take my clothes off
I throw them on the ground
No one to tell me “can you put them away”

I take my book in bed
The story of a man
Who says, in tears, “death, but not loneliness”
Track Name: Hushing
It’s such a miracle, the silence in my head
Let me raise my bottle to my lips, to my brain
Take away the riffle, I’ve bought it just in case
I’ve been unlovable, to family and friends
To you, to me
From hope, to death, or at least pain

It’s been a miracle, the silence in my head
It’s been so magical, no riot in my brain
Bring me back the riffle, I’ve bought it for this case
I’m so unlovable, to family and friends
To you, to me
From hope, to death, or at least pain

Like a noisy machine
An unhealthy routine
It reminds me I’m always down
Like a tsarist regime
A shy and moody teen
It reminds me I’m always down

Tell me I’m on the mend
And bring me back the healer
I know I’m on the mend