B i o g r a p h y
 (by Jason MacNeil)

With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different, new force in music.

Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Born in New York City and raised in Montreal, she spent her childhood immersed in music and often performing with her parents. She took the first step in her own recording career in 1998 when she contributed her song “Year of the Dragon” to her mother and aunt’s album The McGarrigle Hour. The same year she started singing back-up for her brother both live and on record.

After leaving college, Martha moved to New York City and distinguished herself almost immediately.

Martha released a self-titled EP as well as a four-song EP called Factory in 2002. In February 2005 Wainwright released an EP called Bloody Motherfu*king As*hole, followed by the eponymous Martha Wainwright in April to great critical and commercial acclaim. In the January 2005 issue of Mojo Norah Jones listed her as one of the “best things she heard all year.” London’s Sunday Times included “Bloody Mother Fu*king As*hole” in their songs of the year and Rolling Stone called BMFA “a blistering prelude to her debut album.” Throughout her career, Martha has also contributed to albums by Dan Bern, Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Rufus Wainwright, Snow Patrol and Teddy Thompson among others.

A dynamic performer, Martha was a part of the acclaimed Leonard Cohen tribute concert in May 2004 at Brighton’s Dome Concert Hall. Martha also took a turn performing on film in Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and contributed two songs to the soundtrack of American independent film P.S. starring Laura Linney and directed by Dylan Kidd. Martha joined her brother on his fall 2004 UK dates to rapt audiences and has also supported artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Van Morrison, Neko Case, Snow Patrol, Pete Townshend and Sean Lennon among others over the last few years.

Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice.

Martha is set to return with her third studio album, Come Home To Mama, via Cooperative Music in the U.S. on October 16th. The album is her first collection of original music in four years and was produced by Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto. Recorded earlier this year, mostly at Sean Lennon’s home studio in New York City, Come Home To Mama displays the passionate angst of her 2005 eponymous debut coupled with the twisted pop of 2008’s I Know Your Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too. Yuka and Martha have created an edgy, multi-instrumental soundscape that showcases Martha’s raw, confessional poetry with undeniable style and grace. The captivating 10-song set features performances from Yuka Honda, Nels Cline (Wilco), Sean Lennon, Jim White (Dirty Three), Brad Albetta and Thomas Bartlett (Doveman).

During the winter of 2009 and 2010, Martha gave birth to her first child and her mother passed away. Confronted with both joy and anger, the songs on Come Home To Mama are, at times, aggressive and forceful, but also the most reflective of Martha’s songs to date. She stated, “This record is a culmination of my life experiences so far. Everything changed for me a couple of years ago and this record is a representation of that and a return to the reason I started writing songs.” Martha continued, “I’ve made this record as a motherless child and as a mother. Two things I had never been before. For me, it is a new beginning.”

Regarding Yuka C. Honda’s production, Martha stated, “Making this record was a totally different experience. Yuka’s approach was very open. Sometimes I would just demo the song, singing in the closet, which served as the vocal booth, then she would build the track around that. In other instances we would jam with a few musicians and try and get a live take. I don’t think I’ve ever sung this hard, played this hard, or tried this hard.”

Come Home To Mama follows Martha Wainwright’s live collection of Edith Piaf songs, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris in 2009 and Martha has plans to tour and perform worldwide starting Nov 2012 in Europe and in North America in 2013.




Ground Floor
- Demo LP - 1997 -



Don't forget
Hate You Too
The Car Song
Door
Precious Smiles
Laurel and Hardy
Gone-To-Sea
Wandering Eyes
Question Of Etiquette
Wanna Wanna


 Martha Wainwright
- 2005-04-12 -

 

Far Away
G. P. T.
Factory
These Flowers
Ball and Chain
Don't Forget
This Life
When the Day Is Short
B. M. F. A.
TV Show
My Maker
Who Was I Kidding
Whither Must I Wander


I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
- 2008-06-10 -



Bleeding All Over You
You Cheated Me
Jesus & Mary
Comin' Tonight
Tower Song
Hearts Club Band
So Many Friends
In the Middle of the Night
The George Song
Niger River
Jimi
See Emily Play
I Wish I Were
Love is a Stranger

Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris
- 2009-11-09 -



La Foule
Adieu mon cœur
Une enfant
L'
Accordéoniste
Le Brun et le Blond
Les Grognards
C'
est toujours la même histoire
Hudsonia (Instrumental)
C'est à Hambourg
Non, la vie n'
est pas triste
Soudain une vallée
Marie Trottoir
Le Métro de Paris
Le Chant d'amour
Les Blouses blanches
 
Come Home To Mama
- 2012-10-16 -



I Am Sorry
Can You Believe It
Radio Star
Proserpina
Leave Behind
Four Black Sheep
Some People
I Wanna Make An Arrest
All Your Clothes
Everything Wrong

Trauma
- 2013-02-26 - OST Season 4



J'intérioriserai
Dans le silence
Si Dieu existe
Ayoye
Quand le jour est court
Me glisser sous ta peau
T'
es jamais partie
Tu peux partir
Mon corps
Cette vie
Le Monde est stone
La nuit n'
en finit plus

Goodnight City
- 2016-11-11 -



Around the Bend
Franci
Traveller
Look into My Eyes
Before the Children Came Along
Window
Piano Music
Alexandria
So Down
One of Us
Take the Reins
Francis

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

Allez-vous-en
All The Way To San Francisco
Baby Love
Baby
Beautiful Dreamer
Bring Back My Heart
Bye, Bye Blackbird
Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu
Further apart
How Soon
(Will I Be Seeing You?)
I'll Be Seeing You
I Will Internalize
It's Over
Lolita
New York, New York, New York
Pretty good day
Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Singin' the blues
There ain't no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears
The Rose Of Tacloban
The Sex Song
The Traitor
Tower of song
Year of The Dragon
You've Got A Way


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Ground Floor

Don't forget

Summer comes and rain falls away
But the very next day it seems
The snow comes to stay

And you too will go just like the dog days do
I'll put on my hat my gloves my scarf
To keep the cold apart

But there are no hats gloves scarves for the heart
Just a cold wind which leaves its frosted mark

Don't forget that i will always love you
Just a reminder to help you pave your pathway
Summer comes, fall it cools
Winter it snow, spring it rains
And you go

But in my silly mind i've gotten married to you
You're across town don't even have a clue
Or these images that in ten years
I'll run into you and fall right back inside of you

Don't forget that i will always love you
Just a reminder to help you pave your pathway
Fall it cools, winter it snows
Spring it rains, summer comes
And you go

So when will we meet next and where will it be
On a platform track in an old movie
Cause time moves in circles and can leave you anywhere

Hate you too

I heard that you hate me
You know that I do
The words that come out of my mouth
And the sounds telling me
I hate you too

Next time you should be more careful who
You're sitting next to
I might know them
And they can come & tell me
All about you

What did I do?
Did I get to you?
My arms, my tears, my love, my heart
The ocean in my heart
The drought of my heart
Did it get to you?

I didn't know about your fear for the ladies
With the guitars & the occaisional high-heeled shoe
The look in their eyes
Like they need you to want them
Even if you don't want to

What did I do?
Did I get to you?
My arms, my tears, my love, my heart
The ocean in my heart
The drought of my heart
Did it get to you?

Well, I didn't realize about the scrutinizing eyes of your friends
Their high standards & high commands
I can tell you I hate you
You can get up & go back to bed
But I might run into you one of these days & knock you dead
Knock you dead

My arms, my tears, my love, my heart
The ocean in my heart
The drought of my heart
Did it get to you?

My arms, my tears, my love, my heart, my soul
The ocean in my heart
The drought of my heart
Did it get to you?

The Car Song

Turn the key & warm up the vehicle
Window's foggy & I'm in my little bubble
Some are red, some are yellow
Black & blue & different colours
Mine is green

Let's go
Let's go
Let's go play footsie with the pedal
Get on the road

It glides underneath me
Yeah, it rides so sweetly
I love driving in my car
In my car I can see outside
I have wiped off the mirrors & they shine like glimmering glass

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no, is that you I see?
Take a left quickly

Green light, go
Red light, no
No matter on the yellow
It's so fun driving in my car

In my car I can do anything
Drive up & down the road
Maybe listen to the radio
I think I know this song
Light up a cigarette

Green light, go
Red light, no
No matter on the yellow
It's so fun driving in my car
Driving in my car

Door

There's a door
Handle's cold
Made of iron & brass
And this door it used to lead
Into what is now my past
If you were to have opened this door
It would have lead you on to a floor
Where my mother had played almost 50 years before

Nuts & bolts galore
Croquet balls in drawers
Badminton nets & racquets
All Frank's undergarments

Walls get built where once there weren't any there
Locks get locked & door knobs fall off
Wood-carved roads, chip-rock rues, so turn the screws
But the weasel of my heart
Late at night unlocks the lock
Walks thru the wall
Sits down with my mother & plays a game of ball

Nuts & bolts galore
Croquet balls in drawers
Badminton nets & racquets
All Frank's undergarments

There's a door
Handle's cold
Used to lead me into what is now my past

Precious smiles

Some scratch their heads or squint their eyes
All this time in precious smiles
Dedicated to this same guy
I don't know why myself

He was wearing a ball cap & glasses
I usually hate ball caps with glasses
But I fell in love with him
Some might find him shy or goofy as sin
I don't why, but I do love him

Let's take a plane or cast a sail
Ride or ride by, walk or by rail
Talk about the reasons or the turning seasons
Baby

It's our anniversary today
One year this little May
You didn't get my anything, but that's okay
Neither did I you along the way

Does your mother like me?
My mom's angry with you
She caught on that all of her money was going
Straight from me back to you

Did you get the job that we talked about?
Do you like the food that I put in your mouth?
Can I borrow your sweater while I go out?
Baby

Some tell me that I should try
Pretty boys that'll make me cry
Or the more violent type that will make my blood run with fright
But I think that I'm stuck on you
I think you're a star
Baby, I love you
Baby, I love you
Baby, I love you

Laurel & hardy

I wrote this song late last night
About my brother and all his might
And you would be so very kind
To listen to these words i've written
About the boy who seems quite smitten
But like no other you will find

Cause baby i know the reasons why we were unkind

He's laurel he's hardy he's the life of the party
And he's got great taste in furniture
Wakes up at noon plays the piano til he swoons
Goes out for food

Cause baby i know the reasons why we were unkind
But i gotta know why

Three years before me you came out and cried
Boy not a girl where'd you get all that pride
You are so very thin and i've always wanted to fit into your pants
Photogenic at first glance but got something missing for romance

We share a mother we do and a daddy too
Home on querbes avenue and a melancholy mood
With a rhapsody in blue

Cause baby i know the reasons why we were unkind

First born son, son of a gun
I love you even more than when the song was begun
First born son, son of a gun
I love you even more than when the song was begun

Gone-to-sea

It's all right
Life's struggle's gone
You're understood
And you can stop the fight
You will go to the sea
Leave & take your flight

I will stay at home
Walk the streets
And search the night
For the inspiration
The guiding sun caught my eyes
I don't know what I will find
I hope it's good, like your kind

So, go ahead & take the night
Make the move
And steal the night
In case they ask, I'm 5'8"
It's not dyed & I'm real nice

I'll take the step & lose the shirt
Be in your videos with the drain on ice
So play the keys & sing the songs
About the boys that you could've
But not quite

Mommy's, Daddy's, Sister's, lovers got you in their minds all the time
But I am trying to get you out
Make what is within what is mine
So go ahead & take that pen
Your newfound life
God knows it's got the price
It's got the price
And the price is right

It's all right
Life's struggle's not gone
And you're kind of understood
And you can't stop the fight
You will go to the sea
Leave and take your flight

Wandering eyes

Would you care not standing so close
I've got a promise that I gotta keep
And I can't host
The idea of you & me engaged in a kiss
It's too dangerous & would be a mess

Cause I can't, you see
Someone's in love with me
And I with he
So very deeply

But when things get so goddamn deep
One has the tendency to feel somewhat weak
And grasp for air & want to be free
Of the clenches of love which have a taste that is bittersweet

Cause I can't, you see
Someone's in love with me
And I with he
So very deeply

Wandering eyes can bring so much fault
Especially when they wander too far from their home
And meeting other wandering eyes
When all those are only just a fight

So would you care standing away from me
I don't want to be set free
I have realized now that everything is a compromise
And the grass is no greener on the other side

Cause I can't, you see
Someone's in love with me
And I with he
So very deeply

If there were an elixir
I'd find the mixture
And I'd make myself a pitcher
And I with he
So very deeply

Question of etiquette

Met you for the first time late last week
Came to dinner, it could've been bleak
But I held back
Held myself on track

Question of etiquette
Or maybe just regret

Noticed your blond hair
Your blue eyes too
I might have seemed quiet, a little shrewd
I didn't wanna touch you
You seemed so new
But you looked just like me
Eighteen years ago

Now I don't know where your mommy met my daddy
It doesn't matter, it might be shady
But I like you, maybe you'll like me
And we can pretend that we are a family

I live up North with my Mom
Somewhere that your new Daddy's not around
But you can't blame the situation on your parent's intuition
And you're not a fool
You're only two

There's another one, oh in fact two
For altogether Daddy's really good
We got a sister named Lucy
And her momma's really pretty
And we all love each other
And one day, you too

I got a brother you might want to meet
He can be yours, it's really kinda neat
I hope my mother doesn't pull a fit
She always thinks this stuff is bullshit
There'll be Christmas & holidays
Weddings & funerals

Met you for the first time late last week
You came to dinner, it could've been bleak
But I held back
Held myself on track

Question of etiquette
Or maybe just regret
Question of etiquette
Oh Baby, there's no regret

Wanna wanna

Do you wanna wanna wanna grow up to be
The kind you only wanna shut up
And if time runs through your veins
And causes you nothing but pain

You're just like the rest of us
You're just like the rest of us
You're just like the rest of us
You're just like the rest of us

My mama told me to get to bed
To get my beauty sleep
But one day you get up
And there's nothing left of your week

Just like the rest of us
Just like the rest of us
Just like the rest of us
Just like the rest of us

Time goes by & then you realize
Doesn't matter who you're crying for
It's all just a big surprise
And you're left outside the door
And you're left outside the door

Do you wanna wanna wanna know why
I ain't ever gonna die
Cause I'm too young to think about it
And too old not to try

Not like you
Not like you
Not like you
Not like you

Time goes by & then you realize
Doesn't matter who you're crying for
It's all just a big surprise
And you're left outside the door
And you're left outside the door

Martha Wainwright

Far Away

Far away
In some lovely way I hear your call
Whatever happened to them all
Whatever happened to us all

I know that
We've never met before
But that was then
And now I need you more
Is someone here keeping the score
Is there only dying at your door
Taking me down off this cross
Lay me down, down, down in the dust
Whoa, love, take my hand across the crowd
I have been digging underground
What'er remains is yet to be found
I have no children
I have no husband
I have no reason
To be alive
Oh, give me one

Green grass blades are all on fire
I own the crack that's in the wind
From your window I see bars & the birds
They sing and they sing and they sing
And they sing, and the dogs they bark
And they bark, and they bark, and they bark, and they bark

Whatever happened to them all
Whatever happened to us all

Annie had two young baby boys
And Jimi went crazy, crazy, crazy late last fall

G.P.T.

Catch a feel or cop a ride
I won't be late, I won't decline
Your invite tonight this starry cold night
Your invite tonight, yeah

It's six o'clock get up the block
Don't be scared, don't be shocked
I'll be there tonight
On yours and mine's night
I'm yours and mine tonight

And oh bring back my memory
And say goodnight to Irene

The sun is down
You'll act the clown, I'll dance around
We'll hit the town
Your shirt is stained my dress is frayed
But later they'll go

I've laid my claim, I thought for sure
That I'd be yours oh but your friend is much more
But he's got a date and she's got a name
I don't care

And oh bring back my memory
And say goodnight to Irene

There was six drunk men
Six drunk men
See how they fail
See how they fail

Catch a feel or cop a ride
I won't be late I won't decline
Your invite tonight this starry cold night
Your invite tonight, yeah

Factory

These are not my people
I should never have come here
The chick with a dick and the gift for the gab
I know a place, I've seen the face
I'll take the coast from factory to factory

These night's that I've been on the road
Through my window the moonlight she shone
And on my walls the fire she danced
Playing out my very last chance to run, run, run, run
Don't look back, you're moving too fast
I know a place, I've seen the face
And I'll take the high road from factory to factory
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Ah yeah, ah yeah

There are millions and millions of people around
On my TV, walking my streets, making sounds
And I can walk with them I love them I need their love
There are others I have known as poor souls, sores exposed
The the run-of-the-mill, the destitute, and the cold
Sores exposed to the blisters and shards
Where any kind of kindness is as far as the sun, the sun
The sun, the sun, run, run, run, run
I know a place, I've seen a face
And I'll take the coast from factory to factory
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Ah yeah, ah yeah

Run, run
Hmmm, hmmm

These are not my people, I should never have come here
I know a place, I've seen the face
Take the coast from factory to factory
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Ah yeah, ah yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Ah yeah, ah yeah...

These Flowers

These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild

These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild

They are like those children
Go off to school and don't come back
And I am like their mother
Waiting around about to crack
Crack
Crack
I want them back
Crack
Crack
I want them back
Back
Back
Back

You are like a flower
You rise and rise to the sun
You do not look back at where you came from
I wanna be like that
That
That
That

And the boys they run faster
And they throw harder
And they get stronger
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone
I wanna be like that
That
That
That

And the girls they are pretty
And they get silly
When they get giddy
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone
I wanna be like that
That

I'm on my knees in the corner
Wiping my floor, wiping my floor, yeah
And they are gone, they are gone, they are gone
I wanna be like that
That
That
That

These flowers are coming up wild
They're coming up, they're coming up
They're coming up wild

Ball and Chain

Got your hand up all in my shirt
And you know that it hurts
Ball and chain
My ball and chain

Crossing the street you look so fine
Making up everything that's in my mind
Ball and chain
Ball and chain

You are the same with your balls and your chains

Bend me over the back of the carseat
Take me down to Easy Street
Ball and chain
Ball and chain

You are the same with your balls & your chains
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Why does this always happen
Why does this always happen
Why, why, yeah

Yeah, her tits were higher than mine
With a waist that is sugar-fine
I heard she could read and write too
And she's getting a degree in fucking you

Sexual Psychology
It's easier than philosophy
It's easier than chemistry
Where's my chemisty

Why does this always happen
Oh why does this always happen
Why, why, why

Don't Forget

Summer comes and rain falls away
But the very next day it seems
The snow comes to stay

And you too will go just like the dog days do
I'll put on my hat, my gloves, my scarf
To keep the cold apart

But there are no hats, gloves, scarves for the heart
Just a cold wind which leaves its frosted mark

Don't forget that I will always love you
Just a reminder to help you pave your pathway
Summer comes, fall it cools
Winter it snow, spring it rains
And you go

But in my silly mind I've gotten married to you
You're across town, don't even have a clue
Or these images that in ten years
I'll run into you & fall right back inside of you

Don't forget that I will always love you
Just a reminder to help you pave your pathway
Fall it cools, winter it snows
Spring it rains, summer comes
And you go

So when will we meet next and where will it be
On a platform track in an old movie
Cause time moves in circles and can leave you anywhere

This Life

This
This life is boring
This
This life right now is snoring
But that's all right
That's okay
It's still worth living

When it is not
I got the gun for my head
And I want to break free instead
But I could never pull the trigger
I get too scared
So I stand up instead
I go wild

Song
There's a song
It's in my head
There's a song, there's a song
A little country song
That's in my head

Dear, dear man
Be nice to your girl
She knows that you could
Live without her

And so she cries in your arms
Every night
Til you walk out the door
She goes wild

Song
There's a song
It's in my head
There's a song, there's a song
A little country song
It's in my head

On est parti, six ans de mer
(On stormy seas, we six years sailed)
Sans pouvoir border la terre
(And never once green land we hailed)

Au bout de la septième année
(The bitter seventh year came on)

On a manqué de provisions

(We found our stores at last were gone)

Oh, it's in my head
It's in my head....

This
This life is boring
This
This life right now is snoring

When The Day Is Short

When the day is short
And the nights are long
It's a different world
Where the rules are wrong

And I, I will go home with who
Whoever is sure
Are you sure

And I don't care if you
If you love me tomorrow just
Love me tonight and I
I will be all right
I'll be all right
I'll be all right
Until tomorrow night

And it's oh so long
Meet your, meet your friends at the bar
And is that who those people are
They they seem so very, oh, far
They seem so far
Is that who they really are

And on the jukebox is your
Is your only song and I
I have never remembered the words
Now I've waited, waited too long
I've waited too long
Our love is gone

No more sober words of love
No more walks in the park side
No more sweet & shy touches, yeah
We're just lovers in the dark
Feel nothing, leave no mark
But it was fun when we saw sparks

When the day is short
And the nights are long
It's a different world
Where the rules are wrong

I'll be all right
I'll be all right

B.M.F.A.

Poetry is no place for a heart that's a whore
And I'm young & I'm strong
But I feel old & tired
Overfired

And I've been poked & stoked
It's all smoke, there's no more fire
Only desire
For you, whoever you are
For you, whoever you are

You say my time here has been some sort of joke
That I've been messing around
Some sort of incubating period
For when I really come around
I'm cracking up
And you have no idea

No idea how it feels to be on your own
In your own home
with the fucking phone
And the mother of gloom
In your bedroom
Standing over your head
With her hand in your head
With her hand in your head

I will not pretend
I will not put on a smile
I will not say I'm all right for you
When all I wanted was to be good
To do everything in truth
To do everything in truth

Oh I wish I wish I wish I was born a man
So I could learn how to stand up for myself
Like those guys with guitars
I've been watching in bars
Who've been stamping their feet to a different beat
To a different beat
To a different beat

I will not pretend
I will not put on a smile
I will not say I'm all right for you
When all I wanted was to be good
To do everything in truth
To do everything in truth

You bloody mother fucking asshole
Oh you bloody mother fucking asshole
Oh you bloody mother fucking asshole
Oh you bloody mother fucking asshole
Oh you bloody mother fucking asshole
Oh you bloody...

I will not pretend
I will not put on a smile
I will not say I'm all right for you
For you, whoever you are
For you, whoever you are
For you, whoever you are

TV Show

I'm not such a good lover
I'm a better talker
So when you touch me there
I'm scared that you'll see
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I don't love myself

And there are things these days
That can help you through a phase
Like food & health and fear
I prefer the beer
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I hate myself

Oh when the cityscape is born
From the ocean floor
It speaks its native tongue
Physical, subliminal
Not the way that it left you cold
But the way that you left yourself

When the Moon falls from the Earth
When the Sun, it fills its girth
And I know we'll go howl at the night
But still the sun will not hide our fight

Oh, I laugh a lot
But that's just a plot
I found a way to make the night stay
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I hate myself

It was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

It was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

Ah, it was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I love myself

My Maker

My brother, my sister, my lover, my maker
Did someone here fake it, someone here fate it
Did someone here take it, someone here make it
Someone here steal it, someone here lease it

It's under the table where we used to take it
The briar, the bracken, the ebb flow, the cold shoulder

I've been seen crossing
Somebody else's mind

So I'm dreaming, let's start at the endings
Of love and sex, it's a strange one, often a staged one
Oh, maybe we can get it on the ground
The story is a new one, it's based on a re-run
You wouldn't have known it if I hadn't brought it up
Oh, maybe we should just let it go
Oh no

I've been seen crossing
Somebody else's mind

Nothing is sacred and I cannot shake it
This feeling of loss when the daytime is crossed
By the sight of night, the sharp moonlight
It dyes the sky

And I'm wondering now if you got my last call
Or was the music too loud, when you let out the hounds
Oh, maybe you should come and see my show
Oh no

I've been seen crossing
Somebody else's mind

I love you so
(boiling some water to kill myself)
Let it be known
(boiling some water to kill myself)
I love you so
(boiling some water to kill myself)
Let it be known
(boiling some water to kill myself)
I love you so
(boiling some water to kill myself)
Let it be known
(boiling some water to kill myself)
What I can say
You've been crossing
You've been crossing my mind
Nothing is sacred and I cannot shake it
This feeling of loss when the daytime is crossed but
This feeling of loss when the daytime is crossed but
This feeling of loss when the daytime is crossed but
This feeling of loss when the daytime is crossed

Who Was I Kidding

Left the pain before the dawn
She never thought it would or could be easy
Been inclined to carry on
Hold my hard head
And watch you walk out on me
See the tears one by one
They fall down my hard head
Forever
Forevermore

Fall around into the ground
Deep down
Far as you can

Go out tonight and meet the dawn again
It'd be nice to see an old friend
Learn to accept the things I am
I never liked myself before
Now even less
When it rains it pours
Down my hard head forever
Forevermore

Fall down into the ground
Deep down
Far as you can
Who was I kidding
Who was I kidding

Oh, your record label hasn't come through yet
You've gained some weight
And all you can think is
When the Romeo's gonna show
Oh, I know, babe,
You're the best thing yet
But take it from me
I would if I could
Fuck it all

Your mother loves you
Your daddy needs you
Your brother feeds you

Far as you can
Who was I kidding

Whither must I wander

Home no more home to me, whither must I wander
Hunger my driver, I go where I must
Cold blows the winter wind over hill and heather
Thick drives the rain, and my roof is in the dust

Loved of wise men was the shade of my roof-tree
The true word of welcome was spoken in the door
Dear days of old, with the faces in the firelight
Kind folks of old, you come again no more

Spring shall come, come again, calling up the moorfowl
Spring shall bring the sun and rain, bring the bees and flowers
Red shall the heather bloom over hill and valley
Soft flow the stream through the even-flowing hours

Fair the day shine as it shone on my childhood
Fair shine the day on the house with open door
Birds come and cry there and twitter in the chimney
But I go for ever and come again no more

I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too

Bleeding all over you

There are days when the cage
Doesn't seem to open very wide at all
There are others that would shock
The most indiscriminate lovers of all
My heart was made for bleeding all over you

You've got a girlfriend and I can only
Talk about her for so very long
Then my mind turns into my heart
And whispers into that dark cave that I've been wronged

My heart was made for bleeding all over you
And I know you're married but I've got feelings too
But I still love you

You moved up North and got a farm house
There's cow shit in your brain and love in your heart
I'm in the city and I'm trapped between
Two buildings then having to start at the start

You've got a daughter, now you're a father
You have your pack and they are wild

My heart was made for bleeding all over you
And I know you're married but I've got feelings too
And I still love you
I still love you

I've got feelings too
And I still love you
Yes, I still love you

You Cheated Me

I know you've got to go
And I wanted to be afraid to say
But I'm not
I'm scared to death of what you've become

You were my only ally
Now you're looking around for an alibi
Why don't you go ask your new set on the set of lies

You cheated me and I can't believe it
I've been calling since four o'clock last night
You cheated me and I can't believe it
I saw you singing and dancing in the rain
All the way home

You left the keys in the door when you left that night
I don't wanna point the finger but I can't help it
Why don't you run your scared little ass down the block
I'll catch up to you when you come back and

You cheated me and I can't believe it
I've been calling since four o'clock last night
You cheated me and I can't believe it
I saw you singing and dancing in the rain
All the way home

When all the bills have been unrolled
And your story has been untold
Tell me if it was worth it
To see the whole damn thing unfold

You cheated me and I can't believe it
I've been calling since four o'clock last night
You cheated me and I can't believe it
I saw you singing and dancing in the rain
All the way home

You cheated me and I can't believe it
I've been calling since four o'clock last night
You cheated me and I can't believe it
I saw you singing and dancing in the rain
All the way home

Jesus & Mary

Remember when you said we'd marry
The wilder shores of love
The tide, it changes fast
Ah when you're fast it never lasts

I cannot read between your lines
You cannot make me read your tiny mind
Oh who's got the time
Oh you'd go blind

Jesus and Mary
Are takin' me down to the other side of town
Where they don't count the days
With steel blades on the walls of time
They just dance naked in the sun all the time

She's the jewel in your crown
But I'm the goal that's gonna weigh you down
I'll keep you around this dirty old town

Every time I put the stove on
Dinner's cold by the time you come over
Oh you turn over on that cold shoulder

Jesus and Mary
Are takin' me down to the other side of town
Where they don't count the days
With steel blades on the walls of time
They just dance naked in the sun all the time

And you call and you call my name
Baby, hazy, lazy
Oh I am not an animal

When I lie back, I lie on my back
Baby, hazy, lazy
Oh I'll sign on the dotted line

Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down, no
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down
Don't bring me down

Comin' tonight

You're comin' tonight
To my home town
I've been to yours many times before
And it's always been a thrill

You'll stay in a hotel
Or at friends near by
We haven't spent the night together in this town
Since nineteen seventy nine
Not such a long time

I can steal a melody
Of this I am allowed
'Cause you would never sue me baby
It wouldn't look good, it'd be weird

Have a drink after the show
I might really want to know
But everything you say I oppose
I blame it on my hole
It's just my role

 I can steal a melody
Of this I am allowed
'Cause you would never sue me baby
It wouldn't look good, it'd be weird

I spend my time trying to forget you
With booze and smoke from cigarettes and dope
I only seem to forget myself
It's only you that is left

I can steal a melody
Of this I am allowed
'Cause you would never sue me baby
I can steal a melody
This I am allowed
You would never sue me baby
It wouldn't look good, it'd be weird
It'd be weird, it'd be weird

You're comin' tonight
To my home town

Tower Song

We had visions in the night
I was scared and you held me tight

It was like we were in black and white
As clear as day, as dark as night

And the truth became a lie
There was no longer peace of mind
Just fear of the unknown and the unkind

And then when he undressed me
And took my body
I was resolute to being fine

Now the soldiers are all on fire
And our hearts are dead from desire

And when you say it has nothing to do
Nothing to do with you, you're a liar
Now the sky is filled with dust
Of those we loved and those we lost

Rebuild the tower
Make it last longer
Make it stronger
Give up your power

Hearts Club Band

There was that song you wrote
About the king who went broke
It was the story of you
From the point of view of your death bed blues
And you will never believe in me again
Until that final day when you
You sign, you sign out in that questionable way

You always wrote a song a day
And there were always words
And it made me want to say "Shut up"

I'm in the Hearts Club
I'm in the Hearts Club Band
And I'm not ever ever coming back

I ride on the back of your life
But I never take your advice
You were cruel in a different way than I was used to
And you have the funniest smile I've ever seen

You look, you look better under water
Where my eyes can't see
The details in the face of who you pretend to be

You always wrote a song a day
And there was never room for yesterday's news
I'm on the back end of you

I'm in the Hearts Club
I'm in the Hearts Club Band
And I'm not ever ever coming back

I'm in the Hearts Club
I'm in the Hearts Club Band
And I'm not ever
No I'm not, no I'm not
Ever ever coming back

So Many Friends

And the children's eyes they turn
As I walk away
I am becoming their prey

And the firelight it burns in your eyes
There are times you despise me
Oh you criticize me

I have lost so many friends
I have gained so many memories

I can change the colors of the night
The hum and the drum they sound the same
When you're tapping the same vein

And I have noticed lately that the time that you took
To look at my face has gone without a trace
Oh you despise me

I have lost so many friends
I have gained so many memories
I have lost so many friends
I have gained so many, so many enemies

Over the years things disappear
But once in a while you call my name
In you you've got the loving touch
I live and breath for the rush
Oh when we touch, oh there's a rush
When we touch

I have lost so many friends
I have gained so many memories
I have lost so many friends
I have gained so many, so many
So many, so many enemies

In the middle of the night

In the middle of the night
Comes a knockin' at my door
There's a limousine outside
And I know who it's for

And I've heard it being read
And I heard it being said
Oh that the comfort in your head
And I wonder if it doesn't create
A sense of shame

In the middle of the night
Comes a knockin' at my door
There's a limousine outside
And I know who it's for

And you're leaning on your will in your heart
As you walk to the top of the hill
And you hope the will in your mind
Does not jump from the edge to decline
With a sense of shame

It was a time before the last
And we did not give up
And I threw you on the ground
And we did not get up

And I don't know why
And I don't know why
But the tears in your eyes
It made me want to cry
With a sense of shame

It was a time before the last
We did not make up
And I threw you on the ground
And we did not get up

But I don't know why
And I don't know why
There's something in your eyes
It made me want to cry
With a sense of shame

You meet me heather deep
I bury your heart on my knees
All the time

In the middle of the night
Comes a knockin' at my door
There's a limousine outside
And I know who it's for

The George Song

You came over
And we, we made out on my tiny couch
We did not make love
But decided to make trust

You played the captain
And I will, I will never understand
Why you love the beef heart
More than you could love the common man

You never made it
You never made it to the moon
We've all been wait
Been waiting for you
Oh yes it's true
Everybody loved you

When they told me that you had
Finally committed the crime
I decided that you were
Fundamentally unkind

You never made it
You never made it to the moon
We've all been wait
Been waiting for you
Oh yes it's true
Everybody loved you

And you call and you call and you call
Oh take me down
And make, and you make, hold me down
Oh it's true, everybody loved you

You never made it
You never made it to the moon
We've all been wait
Been waiting for you

You never made it
You never made it to the moon
We've all been wait
Been waiting for you
Oh yes it's true, it's true, it's true...

Niger

What, what would I do
If I can't have you
If I can't have you
What, what
If I can't have you

Here, here I am
On this black river
Dotted in time
And the mangroves
They grow
Like our love

Stronger than the time spent
Down in the valley below

Take, take my hand
And push to the side
And come inside
And your hair it grows
Around your ears
Like a mysterious pose
That's music
To my fears, that will follow the years
Down to the valley below

Why did you come in the night
You hardly like me
You like people strong and free
That's not like me
I am caged in chains
Of my own sad nature
How do you changes so fast
Like my face in the looking glass
I hardly recognize it

Jimi

Sometimes I feel like there is no one
No one at all
That life is a myth
And I won't be missed
When I'm gone

But they say that you are no one
Without the people
Who love and know you around

And sometimes I feel like my Dad
For leaving her sad and alone
In this big house

These are the thoughts that I have
When I'm alone at home in my bed
And I get scared

And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing
And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing

And some people ask why I can't
Remember the past

There is this dead woman in my lane
She's eating my brain
Her skin is soft and white and bright
Against the night

There is this man in my house
When I'm not there
He says he knows me from somewhere

And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing
And it takes up so much time
And it makes up for nothing

See Emily play

( Syd Barrett )

Emily tries but misunderstands
She's often inclined to borrow somebody's dreams
Till tomorrow

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play

Soon after dark Emily cries
Gazing through trees in sorrow hardly a sound
Till tomorrow

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
See Emily play
See Emily play
Emily play, Emily

Put on a gown that touches the ground
Float on a river forever and ever, Emily

There is no other day
Let's try it another way
You'll lose your mind and play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Free games for May
See Emily play
Free games for May
See Emily play

I wish I were

I can hardly move
And I sure can't groove
And I can hardly see why I'm so afraid
And the days are long
I can't get rid of what's wrong
It's plain to see
But the problem is, is, is in me

I wish I were
A singer
A dancer
Dancing for your love

Am I somewhere in the middle
Do I count at being special
Is there a sincerity in anything I say
Do I know what anything means
Can I see

I listen to the radio
Not music but the talk shows
I watch a lot of PBS and BBC
I don't want to meet the press
I'm scared, I'm scared of what I see
The only thing I recognize
Is the pain in my side
And the hunger that I feel
Is the only thing that is real

I wish I were
A singer
A dancer
Dancing for your love

Love is a stranger

( Eurythmics Cover )

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away
I said love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away

Well love, love, love is a dangerous drug
You have to receive it
But you still can't get enough of the stuff

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

Love is a danger of a different kind
To take you away and leave you far behind
I said love is a danger of a different kind
To take you away and leave you far behind

It's savage and it's cruel
And it shines like destruction
Comes in like the flood
It seems like religion
It's noble and it's brutal
It distorts and deranges
And it wrenches you up
And you're left like a zombie

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

It's guilt edged glamorous
And sleek by design
You know its jealous by nature
False and unkind
It's hard and restrained
And it's totally cool
It touches and it teases
As you stumble in the debris

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

And I want you
And I want you
And I want you so
It's an obsession

Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris

La Foule

Je revois la ville en fête et en délire
Suffoquant sous le soleil et sous la joie
Et j'entends dans la musique les cris et les rires
Qui éclatent et rebondissent autour de moi

Et perdue parmi ces gens qui me bousculent
Étourdie, désemparée, je reste là
Quand soudain, je me retourne, il se recule
Et la foule vient me jeter entre ses bras
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Emportés par la foule qui nous traîne, nous entraîne
Écrasés l'un contre l'autre
Nous ne formons qu'un seul corps
Et le flot sans effort
Nous pousse, enchaînés l'un et l'autre
Et nous laisse tous deux épanouis, enivrés et heureux

Entraînés par la foule qui s'élance et qui danse
Une folle farandole
Nos deux mains restent soudées
Et parfois soulevés
Nos deux corps élancés s'envolent
Et retombent tous deux épanouis, enivrés et heureux

Et la joie éclaboussée par son sourire
Me transperce et rejaillit au fond de moi
Mais soudain je pousse un cri parmi les rires
Quand la foule vient l'arracher d'entre mes bras

Emportés par la foule qui nous traîne
Nous entraîne
Nous éloigne l'un de l'autre
Je lutte et je me débats
Mais le son de sa voix
S'étouffe dans les rires des autres
Et je crie de douleur, de fureur et de rage
Et je pleure

Entraînée par la foule qui s'élance
Et qui danse
Une folle farandole
Je suis emportée au loin
Et je crispe mes poings, maudissant la foule qui me vole
L'homme qu'elle m'avait donné
Et que je n'ai jamais retrouvé

Adieu Mon Cœur

Adieu mon cœur.
On te jette au malheur
Tu n'auras pas mes yeux
Pour mourir

Adieu mon cœur
Les échos du bonheur
Font tes chants tristes
Autant qu'un repentir

Autrefois tu respirais le soleil d'or
Tu marchais sur des trésors
On était vagabonds
On aimait les chansons
Ça a fini dans les prisons
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Adieu mon cœur
On te jette au malheur
Tu n'auras pas mes yeux
Pour mourir

Adieu mon cœur
Les échos du bonheur
Font tes chants tristes
Autant qu'un repentir
Un repentir

Une Enfant

Une enfant, une enfant de seize ans
Une enfant du printemps
Couchée sur le chemin

Elle vivait dans un de ces quartiers
Où tout le monde est riche à crever
Elle avait quitté ses parents
Pour suivre un garçon, un bohème
Qui savait si bien dire "je t'aime"
Ça en devenait bouleversant
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Et leurs deux cœurs ensoleillés
Partirent sans laisser d'adresse
Emportant juste leur jeunesse
Et la douceur de leur péché

Une enfant, une enfant de seize ans
Une enfant du printemps
Couchée sur le chemin

Leurs cœurs n'avaient pas de saisons
Et ne voulaient pas de prison
Tous deux vivaient au jour le jour
Ne restant jamais à la même place
Leurs cœurs avaient besoin d'espace
Pour contenir un tel amour

Son présent comme son futur
C'était cet amour magnifique
Qui la berçait comme d'un cantique
Et perdait ses yeux dans l'azur

Une enfant, une enfant de seize ans
Une enfant du printemps
Couchée sur le chemin

Mais son amour était trop grand
Trop grand pour l'âme d'une enfant
Elle ne vivait que par son cœur
Et son cœur se faisait un monde
Mais Dieu n'accepte pas les mondes
Dont il n'est pas le Créateur

L'amour étant leur seul festin
Il la quitta pour quelques miettes
Alors, sa vie battit en retraite
Et puis l'enfant connut la faim

Une enfant, une enfant de seize ans
Une enfant du printemps
Couchée sur le chemin
Morte

L'accordéoniste

La fille de joie est belle
Au coin de la rue là-bas
Elle a une clientèle
Qui lui remplit son bas
Quand son boulot s'achève
Elle s'en va à son tour
Chercher un peu de rêve
Dans un bal du faubourg

Son homme est un artiste
C'est un drôle de petit gars
Un accordéoniste
Qui sait jouer la java

Elle écoute la java
Mais elle ne la danse pas
Elle ne regarde même pas la piste
Et ses yeux amoureux
Suivent le jeu nerveux
Et les doigts secs et longs de l'artiste
Ça lui rentre dans la peau
Par le bas, par le haut
Elle a envie de chanter
C'est physique
Tout son être est tendu
Son souffle est suspendu
C'est une vraie tordue de la musique
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
La fille de joie est triste
Au coin de la rue là-bas
Son accordéoniste
Il est parti soldat
Quand il reviendra de la guerre
Ils prendront une maison
Elle sera la caissière
Et lui, sera le patron

Que la vie sera belle
Ils seront de vrais pachas
Et tous les soirs pour elle
Il jouera la java

Elle écoute la java
Qu'elle fredonne tout bas
Elle revoit son accordéoniste
Et ses yeux amoureux
Suivent le jeu nerveux
Et les doigts secs et longs de l'artiste
Ça lui rentre dans la peau
Par le bas, par le haut
Elle a envie de gueuler
C'est physique
Tout son être est tendu
Son souffle est suspendu
C'est une vraie tordue de la musique

La fille de joie est seule
Au coin de la rue là-bas
Les filles qui font la gueule
Les hommes n'en veulent pas
Et tant pis si elle crève
Son homme ne reviendra plus
Adieux tous ses beaux rêves
Sa vie, elle est foutue

Pourtant ses jambes tristes
L'emmènent au boui-boui
Où y a un autre artiste
Qui joue toute la nuit

Elle écoute la java
Elle entend la java
Elle a fermé les yeux
Et les doigts secs et nerveux
Ça lui rentre dans la peau
Par le bas, par le haut
Elle a envie de gueuler
C'est physique
Alors pour oublier
Elle s'est mise à danser, à tourner
Au son de la musique

Arrêtez
Arrêtez la musique

Le Brun Et Le Blond

Dans ma p'tite vie y a deux garçons
Y en a un brun et puis un blond
Qui m'aiment tous deux à leur manière
Le brun a l'air triste et sérieux
Et le blond rit de tous ses yeux
J'crois bien qu'c'est l'brun que je préfère
Il est plus jeune, il est plus beau
Il a une belle couleur de peau
Un coeur tout pur, plein d'choses toutes belles

Oui mais le blond n'a qu'à s'amener
Avec son air de rigoler
C'est pour lui qu'j'ai envie d'être belle
Le brun me parle très gravement
De son amour, de ses tourments
Avec une belle voix qui chante
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Il dit qu'il se tuerait sûrement
Si je ne l'aimais pas tout le temps
Ou si un jour j'étais méchante
Ça m'impressionne, ça me fait tout drôle
C'est vraiment lui qui a l'beau rôle
Y a pas à dire, c'est lui qui m'aime

Quand j'parle au blond d'se suicider
Y m'dit "non, tu veux rigoler"
Mais j'aime bien l'embrasser quand même
Ça s'est passé en plein mois d'août
On n'y a rien compris du tout
Il était v'nu boire de la bière

Quand il a eu vidé son bock
On a entendu un p'tit "toc"
Ah, la patronne était pas fière
Il était là, tranquille comme tout
Avec au front un tout p'tit trou
Mon Dieu, que cette histoire est bête

C'était mon blond qui était parti
En m'laissant un p'tit mot écrit
"J'ai assez ri. Salut p'tite tête"

Les Grognards

Ecoute, peuple de Paris
Tu n'as pas la fièvre
Ecoute ces pas qui marchent dans la nuit
Qui s'approchent de ton rêve
Tu vois des ombres qui forment une fresque gigantesque
Accrochée dans ton ciel

Ecoute, peuple de Paris
Regarde, peuple de Paris
Ces ombres éternelles
Qui défilent en chantant sous ton ciel

Nous les grognards, les grenadiers
Sans grenades, sans fusils ni souliers
Sans ennemis et sans armée
On s'ennuie dans la nuit du passé

Nous les grognards, les grenadiers
Sans grenades, sans fusils, ni souliers
Ce soir nous allons défiler
Au milieu de vos Champs-Elysées

Wagram, Iéna, Eylau, Arcole, Marengo
Ça sonne bien
Quelles jolies batailles
Tout ce travail
C'était pas pour rien

Puisque les noms de rues
Les noms d'avenues
Où vous marchez
C'est avec le sang
De nos vingt ans
Qu'on les a gravés
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Nous les grognards, les grenadiers
Sans grenades, sans fusils ni souliers
Sans ennemis et sans armée
On s'ennuie dans la nuit du passé

Nous les grognards, les grenadiers
On est morts sur des champs étrangers
On a visité la Russie
Mais jamais nous n'avons vu Paris

On n'a pas eu le temps
D'avoir un printemps
Qui nous sourit
Nos pauvres amours
Duraient un jour
Au revoir et merci

Roulez, roulez tambours
Dans le petit jour
On s'en allait
Au son du clairon
Et du canon
Notre vie dansait

Nous les grognards, les grenadiers
On nous a oubliés, oubliés
Depuis le temps de nos combats
Il y a eu tant et tant de soldats

Mais, cette nuit, vous nous verrez
Sans grenades, sans fusils ni souliers
Défiler au pas cadencé
Au milieu de vos Champs-Elysées

Sans grenades
Sans fusils
Ni souliers
A Paris

C'est Toujours La Même Histoire

J'ai bien connu le gars qui rencontra la fille
J'ai bien connu la fille qui souriait au gars
La la la...

Il lui a demandé du fil et des aiguilles
Pour accrocher un cœur à son manteau de drap
La la la...

Et elle a tout donné, le fil et les aiguilles
Et puis son cœur de fille par-dessus le marché

C'est toujours la même histoire
J'ose à peine vous en parler
Moi, j'ai fait semblant d'y croire
Faites semblant de m'écouter

Alors, j'ai vu la fille inventer des dimanches
Pour y danser l'amour, au bras de son amant
La la la...

Si l'amour était pur, si la vie était franche
Ils auraient pu s'aimer jusqu'au bout du long temps
La la la...
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Il a d'abord menti sans qu'elle veuille comprendre
Mais elle a voulu s'pendre le jour qu'il est parti

C'est toujours la même histoire
J'ose à peine vous en parler
Moi, j'ai fait semblant d'y croire
Faites semblant de m'écouter

J'ai bien connu le gars qui a quitté la fille
J'ai bien connu la fille qui pleurait pour le gars
Ah ah ah...

Elle a pleuré longtemps et de fil en aiguille
Ses larmes vieillissaient mais ne guérissaient pas
Ah ah ah...

Son cœur avait pris froid
C'est plus grave qu'on ne suppose
Moi, j'en sais quelque chose
La fille, c'était moi

Y a plus besoin de m'écouter

C'est À Hambourg

C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A White Chapel, ou Bornéo
C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A Rotterdam, ou à Frisco

Hello boy! You come with me?
Amigo! Te quiero mucho!
Liebling! Kom dort mit mir!

C'est à Hambourg, au ciel de pluie
Quand les nuages vont à pas lents
Comme s'en vont les lourds chalands
Le long des quais, crevant d'ennui
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
C'est à Hambourg ou bien ailleurs
Qu'à tous les gars en mal d'amour
Qu'à tous les gars, depuis toujours,
Moi je balance du rêve en plein cœur

C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A White Chapel, ou Bornéo
C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A Rotterdam, ou à Frisco

C'est à Hambourg, au ciel de pluie
Qu'il a posé ses mains sur moi
Et qu'il m'a fait crier de joie
En me serrant fort contre lui

M'a dit "je t'aime!" à plus finir
"Laisse donc là tous tes marins!
Laisse donc la mer, et puis viens!
Moi, j'ai du bonheur à t'offrir"

C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A White Chapel, ou Bornéo
C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A Rotterdam, ou à Frisco

C'est à Hambourg, au ciel de pluie
Dans les bastringues à matelots
Que je trimballe encore ma peau
Les bras ouverts à l'infini

Car moi je suis comme la mer
J'ai le cœur trop grand pour un seul gars
J'ai le cœur trop grand et c'est pour ça
Que j'ai pris l'amour sur toute la terre

C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A White Chapel, ou Bornéo
C'est à Hambourg, à Santiago
A Rotterdam, ou à Frisco

So long, boy
Adios, amigo
Nacher, Schatz
Au revoir, petite gueule!

Non, La Vie N'est Pas Triste

Non, la vie n'est pas triste
Et le bonheur existe
Il suffirait de tendre la main
Tu trouverais combien de copains
Il suffirait d'un tout petit rien
Et tu verrais, tout irait très bien

Mais voilà
Tu te plais comme ça
Tu te plais, c'est ça
A te déchirer
Et tu veux te laisser guider
Tu peux tout changer
Toi, le tourmenté

Vois, dans les yeux des filles
Vois, comme le soleil brille
Ecoute-moi et puis tu verras
Ecoute-moi et tout changera
Regarde bien, tu seras surpris
Car jusqu'alors tu n'as rien compris
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Tant d'amour
Et tant de beaux jours
Sont tout près de toi
Mais tu restes sourd

Et tes yeux
Ne voient pas le bleu
Ne voient pas le ciel
Ni les amoureux
Mais, essaie donc quand même
Aime, si tu veux qu'on t'aime

Soudain Une Vallée

Vous avez parcouru le monde
Vous croyiez n'avoir rien trouvé
Et soudain, une vallée
S'offre à vous pour la paix profonde

Vous aviez dépensé vos rêves
Au hasard des bonheurs volés
Et soudain, une vallée
Où la voix d'un ami s'élève

Marchant sous un nuage
Perdus dans votre nuit
Tout seul au cœur de l'orage
Balayés par la pluie

Vous trainiez des regrets immenses
Des envies, des remords voilés
Et soudain, une vallée
Vous apprend que la vie commence
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Le ciel tout grand s'éclaire
D'amour et de bonté
Soleil pour la vie entière
Et pour l'éternité

Vous rêviez d'un bonheur immense
Sans espoir de jamais trouver
Et soudain, une vallée
Où l'espoir et l'amour commencent
Et soudain une vallée
Où l'espoir et l'amour sont nés

Marie-Trottoir

Marie-Trottoir, bonsoir Marie
Marie, bonsoir
Toi qui n’attends personne
Et un peu tout le monde
Perchée sur tes talons
Sur tes trop hauts talons
Marie qui vend du rêve
A ceux qui ont envie d'espoir

Tu as d'ailleurs
De quoi plaire à certains rêveurs
Tu es assez fardée
Tu es un peu trop blonde
Et puis tu as aussi
Aussi un parapluie
Marie qui pense à tout
Même à vous mettre à l'abri

Marie-Trottoir, bonsoir Marie
Marie, bonsoir
Toi qui n'attends personne
Et un peu tout le monde
Marie née à Angers
A Nice, ou à Saint-Dié
Marie qui vend du rêve
A ceux qui ont besoin d'aimer
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Bonsoir, Marie-Trottoir
Tu fais rien dans le noir
Ne parle pas, souris, vas-y
Joue les Jocondes
Marie qui a toujours
Pour tous les sans amour
Marie qui a un cœur
Grand comme une roue de secours

Le Métro De Paris

Des escaliers mécaniques
Portillons automatiques
Couloirs de correspondance
Heures de pointe et d'affluence
Portières en mosaïque
Labyrinthe fantastique
Et toujours, en courant
Des gens qui vont et viennent
Et toujours en courant
Les mêmes gens qui reviennent

Et le métro qui flânait sous Paris
Doucement s'élance et puis s'envole
S'envole sur les toits de Paris
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Des midinettes qui trottinent
Des ouvriers qui cheminent
Des dactylos qui se pressent
Des militaires qui s'empressent
Des employés qui piétinent
Des amoureux qui butinent
Et toujours, en courant
Des gens qui vont et qui viennent
Et encore, en courant
Le mêmes gens qui reviennent

Et le métro qui flânait sous Paris
Doucement s'élance et puis s'envole
S'envole sur les toits de Paris

Des escaliers mécaniques
Portillons automatiques
Des bruits de pas qui résonnent
Dans les couloirs monotones
Basilique fantastique
Dans le faubourg électrique
Le métro de Paris
Gigantesque ver luisant
Sur les toits de Paris
A tissé des fils d'argent

Doucement
Il s'étire, il s'étire sur les toits de Paris
Et glisse, glisse, glisse, glisse, glisse

Le Chant D'amour

(Bonsoir)

Si vous voulez bien écouter
Je vais chanter un chant d'amour
Un chant d'amour banal à souhait
Pour deux amants qui s'adoraient

Si vous me laissez raconter
L'histoire d'amour belle à rêver
Alors, laissez-moi chanter

Si vous me laissez raconter,
Je vais pleurer leur chant d'amour
Car hélas on a séparé
Nos deux amants, nos fous d'amour
Ils en sont morts d'un même chagrin
Je ne peux pas chanter le chagrin
Alors, laissez-moi pleurer
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Oui, mais ceux qui se sont aimés
Vraiment aimés, aimés d'amour
Ils se retrouveront un jour
Là dans le temps, et pour toujours
Et je suis sûre que, maintenant
Ils sont ensembles nos amants
Alors, laissez-moi chanter

La, la, la, la...
Alors, laissez-moi chanter

Les Blouses Blanches

Ça fera bientôt trois années
Trois années qu'elle est internée
Oui, internée avec les fous
Avec les fous

C'est à cause d'eux si elle est là
Seulement voilà, on ne la croit pas
Mais un jour ça va éclater
La Vérité

Alors comme elle en a assez de pleurer
De toutes ses forces elle se met à crier
"Mais puisque j'vous dis que j'suis pas folle, vous m'entendez?!
J'suis pas folle! J'suis pas folle! J'suis pas folle!"

Et à chaque fois y a les blouses blanches
Encore et toujours les blouses blanches
Elles lui disent: "Non, vous n'êtes pas folle!"
Pas folle, pas folle
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Les blouses blanches
Elle aussi, elle en a eu une blouse blanche
Ah non! C'était une robe
Une petite robe blanche
Une petite robe blanche avec des fleurs
Y avait du soleil tout autour des fleurs
Et dans sa main à elle, y avait une main
Une belle main avec des doigts qui chantaient
Qui chantaient, qui chantaient

Ah! Encore les blouses blanches

Ça fera bientôt huit années
Huit années qu'elle est internée
Oui, internée avec les fous
Avec les fous

Un grand trait sur les huit années
Tout comme si rien n's'était passé
Une nuit elle ira leur voler leurs huit années

Tiens! V'là la main comme le jour d'la robe blanche
Mais pourquoi qu'elle a mis toutes ces blouses blanches
Non! Puisque j'vous dis que j'suis pas folle, vous m'entendez
J'suis pas folle! Je suis pas folle! J'suis pas folle!

Vous voyez bien que c'était vrai
Moi je savais qu'elle reviendrait
La main, la belle main qui riait, riait, riait

On s'aimera toujours
Mon amour, ahah
Toujours, ahah...

Come Home To Mama

I Am Sorry

I'm sorry I yelled at you
'Bout the baby's clothes
'Bout the car on fire
About love

The seven year itch
Is quite a bitch it's true
But believe me, I don't lie
I love you

And we can make it
If you don't break it
It's up to you
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
When the fire gets cold
It's really cold
And to believe in you
Really believe in you
It's hard to do

I'm sorry I yelled at you
'Bout the baby's clothes
'Bout the car on fire
About love

And we can make it
If you don't break it
It's up to you

The seven year itch
Is quite a bitch it's true
But believe me, I don't lie
I love you

I am sorry I yelled at you

Can You Believe It

I really like the makeup sex
It's the only kind I ever get
And when I'm gazing longingly in your eyes
It's not for you but the self I left behind

Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it felt so wrong
Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it feels so right

I'm sharpening the chip on my shoulder
As I get angrier I get older
There are fewer and fewer people to complain to
So I built a ship of shit and direct it at you

Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it felt so wrong
Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it feels so right
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I'll show you mine
If you show me the time of day
In your cradlers' glove
We'll drink some wine, with the passing of time
We will surely make love

Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it felt so wrong
Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it feels so right

I love you baby
I don't know why
It's the chemicals I see in your eyes
And when you touch me, I feel kind of numb
I need you like a baby needs to suck his thumb

Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it felt so wrong
Can you believe it
Can you believe it
Can you believe it feels so right

I love you baby, I don't know why

Radio Star

I'm at the controls in the big old chair
Nothing has changed except the atmosphere
High on the hill people stand still
Watching and pointing and screaming
Turn on the radio

We're approaching you fast
We're coming at last

On the radio star
We've travelled so far
On the radio star
We don't love anymore
And I want you to know that everything that is in your head
Can be heard night and day
So watch what you think and say
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Avert your eyes
Get a disguise
Learn how to lie
Turn on the radio
The future is here,
It's been here for years
Nobody can stand each other,
There no time to love another
Learn how to dance
Kill the romance
2 - 3 - 4 - 1
Turn on the radio star

On the radio star
We've travelled so far
On the radio star
We don't love anymore
And I want you to know that everything that is in your head
Can be heard night and day
So watch what you think and say

Well I heard on the megaphone
We will always be alone
And there's nothing you can say
That will make me wanna stay
Well I might be gone for long
I might be gone forever, forever

On the radio star
We've travelled so far
On the radio star
We don't love anymore
And I want you to know that everything that is in your head
Can be heard night and day
So watch what you think and say

Turn on the radio star, radio star
We've travelled so far
On the radio star
We don't love anymore
And I want you to know that everything that is in your head
Can be heard night and day
So watch what you think and say

Proserpina

Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama
Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mother
Come home to mama now

I shall punish the earth
I shall turn down the heat
I shall take away
Every morsel to eat
I shall turn every field into stone
Where I walk, cryin' alone
Cryin' for

Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama now

Proserpina, Proserpina
Go home to your mother
Go home to Hera
Proserpina, Proserpina
Go home to your mother
Go home to Hera now

She has punished the earth
She has turned down the heat
She has taken away every morsel to eat
She has turned every field into stone
Where she walks, cryin' alone
Cryin' for

Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama
Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama now
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
She has turned every field into stone
Where she walks, cryin' alone
Cryin' for

Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama
Proserpina, Proserpina
Come home to mama
Come home to mama now

Leave Behind

Leave behind the dog
Leave behind the God
Believe me when I say
There's a danger comin' our way
It's been lovely travellin' this way
Thanks to the sun, the moon, the night and the day

But the sea can no longer wait
The levy's about to break
There's a child that's been built for today
And it can see only miles away

We'll follow it through the dawn and the day
And it will teach us to forget how to pray

And we'll follow behind in the ground
And the sea will be the only sound
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
It's been rainin' every day
Does this mean you're gonna stay

And the feelin' is comin' around
Like we were never meant to walk this ground
And why does love forget every day
And leave me on my knees
At my own grave

It's been lovely travelin' this floor
I hope your love was never too sure

Leave behind the dog
Leave behind the God
Believe me when I say
There's a danger comin' our way

Four Black Sheep

Get in the car
We're late for the gig
But don't go too fast
It's been snowing since 10am
And we'll never be this free again

Crossin' the bridge
Over the Gatineau
To the side that I know
Where the light becomes strange
We'll never be this free again

On our way home
Singin' the songs
That we learned on our mother's knee
Four black sheep in need
Tryin' and dyin' to be freed
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Jesse's been drinkin' again and again
He won't believe, he can't believe
We can see right through his soul

Mom and Dad
They're on their way
They know these roads
They've been leading a lonely life
Black sheep, they too were born in the night

And we'll meet at the lodge
To suck on life and scream up at the sky
That we don't feel the same
And we'll never be this free again

May walked away in the snow
Sayin' she was through
And Frère Jacques never woke to ring the bell
To tell us what we already knew
That out there in the freezing night,
We would not be alright

Four black sheep
Travellin' at different speeds
Angry at the world
Losing the way in the cold, deep snow
Black on white it glowed

We would never be this free again
We would never be this free again

After the show,
Back on the road to Montreal
There were diamonds piercing our eyes
And the snow piling up on either side

Jesse took the wheel
There was an appeal to stop the ride
But we were just four black sheep in the night
Trying to hold on for our lives

And we never made it home
Spinnin' out on the road,
We took to the sky
Where we were finally free for the last time

Red on black on white in the night
I said, red on black on white in the night
I said, red on black on white in the night...

Some People

Some make the changes in the daylight
Others make the changes in the night
Some only read the rainbows
Others only read the clouds in the sky

I don't want to be the one to tell you that
I don't love the way I used to

Maybe I should leave tomorrow
And set you free by the morning light
I'll pack my bags of sorrow
And leave 'em by the door tonight
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
I don't mind the rain on my head
If only I believed in God, I'd ask
Him to help me find my way
But I am faced with a world that does not have the words to say
So I will be the one to tell you
That I don't love the way I used to

Glimmers of hope and time
Will make it alright
So let's try and make it last
This one more night

I don't mind the rain on my head
Oh no

I Wanna Make an Arrest

I don't mind being left behind
I no longer care where the sound is coming from
I can't hear the tears in your eyes
I am always, always in disguise

I wanna make an arrest
And stop time and this test
And lie down in the road
And you're still at home
And you're still at home

Pavement is changing under my feet
I no longer walk with chin high or skip to the beat
I need to lie down
It's terminal, see
I'm feelin' the pain
I've got the disease

Oh, I wanna make an arrest
And stop time and this test
And lie down in the road
And you're still at home
And you're still at home

Take off your shoes
And stay awhile
I've been here waitin' to see your smile
Summer's comin' and the night's are long
I've been here listenin', cryin' to your song
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Oh, I wanna make an arrest
And stop time and this test
And lie down in the road
And you're still at home
And you're still at home

Running against the clock
Color blind all this time
I went for a ride
And I left your side
Now I'm in the lost and found
And you're not around
And there's no one I can see who can help me

I wanna make an arrest
And stop time and this test
And lie down in the road
And you're still at home

I wanna make an arrest
And stop time and this test
And pick up the phone
And you're still at home
And you're still at home...

All Your Clothes

Where've you been these days
I thought I saw you underneath the vines
I look for you there
Makes more sense than looking to the sky

I see they've cut your hair and grown between your eyes
I hope your body doesn't mind the cold
It always preferred the sunshine

Can we pretend we're talking
I'll answer for you if you don't mind
The baby's doing fine
My marriage is failing but I keep trying all the time
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
All your clothes
I thought I could donate them to a theatre
They'd make up the wardrobe
To a great play a cast of characters, unknown
Who never took for granted, a sight, a sound, the smell of a rose

I hear you got lots of friends
But I'm worried you can't hear music anymore
It never occurred to me
Until I heard Dr. John sing that song
And you played through his fingers on the piano
Honky Tonk a little stride
You could even swing
Maybe not, I can't remember
I can't remember anything

All your clothes
All your clothes...

Everything Wrong

I do most everything wrong
Even on the day you were born
My husband's been lyin' and cheatin'
I turned my cheek and reason
I change my tune every day

There is one thing I want you to be
That is smarter than me
If things, they don't seem right,
Open your wings and take flight
Don't stick around the watch the pieces fall

I don't want you to feel alone
But you probably will, when you are older
I will try to stay alive
To see as much through your eyes
But one day you know I will go
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
Don't listen too much to what I say
Making sense has never been my way
I can teach you 1,2,3
I can dance with you on repeat
I can hold your hand forever
Na, na, na...
I can do so much,
But you can do so much more

I am only a stepping stone
For you to get where you must go
And there is nowhere I would rather be,
So put your weight on me
Na, na, na...

I am your protector
I am not your pretender
I will try
I will not lie
I will not cry too much in front of you

I have been really, really sad,
Except for having you with your dad

Trauma

J'intérioriserai

(French translation of "I Will Internalize")

J'intérioriserai
Jour et nuit
Refouler la douleur
Je compterai les gouttes de pluie
Qui me tombent sur la tête
Une à une sans répit
Une à une sans répit
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Je suis transi et trempé
Car j'ai vu la lueur
Elle est dans tes yeux
Car j'ai vu la lumière
Elle est dans ta chair

Je peux m'habituer à tout
Et j'irai jusqu'au bout
Je saignerai sur tes genoux
Je suis à mon aise à genoux
Au pied du mur
Je murmure mon amour

Car j'ai vu la lumière
Elle est dans ta chair
Car j'ai vu la lumière
Elle est dans ta chair

Et la lune disparait dans la nuit
Et les étoiles s'éteignent aussi
Quand tu allumes ton regard
Quand tu déclares "je t'aime"

Car j'ai vu la lumière
Elle est dans ta chair
Car j'ai vu la lueur
Elle est dans tes yeux

Car j'ai vu la lumière
Elle est dans ta chair
Car j'ai vu la lueur
Elle est dans tes yeux

Dans Le Silence

(Kate & Anna McGarrigle)

Quelques fois quand le vent respire
Parmi la pruche et le sapin
Que le jour pousse un grand soupir
Et que le soleil est bas

Il me semble qu'une ombre plane
Dans le silence de l'oubli
Et que ce silence clame
Tu ne seras pas toujours là
Tu ne seras pas toujours là

Et qui reverra ton sourire
Un peu flou, un peu lunaire
Quand un corbeau solitaire
Chante l'approche de la nuit
Chante l'approche de la nuit
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Qui saura donc encore te lire
Lorsque tu ne seras plus là
Ah, qui rappellera ton sourire
Qui le pourra si ce n’est moi
Si ce n'est moi

Quelques fois quand le vent respire
Parmi la pruche et le sapin

Si Dieu Existe

(Claude Dubois)

Personne
Il n'y a plus personne
Mon âme qui s'affole
En prenant son envol
Me laisse inanimée

Personne
J'ai besoin, j'ai personne
Mon être dégringole
Tous mes sens m'abandonnent
Je n'sais pas si j'ai peur

Je regarde d'en haut
Le corps de mon esprit
Nos visages à l'envers
Tout petit, tout petit

Si Dieu existe
Et qu'il t'aime
Comme tu aimes les oiseaux
Comme un fou, comme un ange
Tu peux marcher enfin sur les étoiles
Aspiré comme un fou, comme un ange
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Personne
Il n'y a plus personne
Mon âme qui s'affole
En prenant son envol
Me laisse inanimée

Personne
J'ai besoin, j'ai personne
Mon être dégringole
Tous mes sens m'abandonnent
Je n'sais pas si j'ai peur

Tu regardes d'en haut
Le corps de ton esprit
Nos visages à l'envers
Tout petit, tout petit

Si Dieu existe
Et qu'il t'aime
Comme tu aimes les oiseaux
Comme un fou, comme un ange
Tu peux marcher enfin sur les étoiles
Aspiré comme un fou, comme un ange

Si Dieu existe
Et qu'il t'aime
Comme tu aimes les oiseaux
Comme un fou, comme un ange
Tu peux marcher enfin sur les étoiles
Aspiré comme un fou, comme un ange

Ayoye

(André St-Denis/Gerry Boulet)

Ayoye tu m'fais mal
À mon cœur d'animal
L'immigré de l'intérieur
Tu m'provoques des douleurs
Tu m'fais mal au cœur

Nous ne sommes pas pareils
Et puis pourtant on s'émerveille
Au même printemps
À la même lune
Aux mêmes coutumes
Nous retournerons ensembles
Comme cendres au même soleil

Si le vent frappe à ma porte
Pour annoncer le réveillon
Je partirai comme une marmotte
Au soleil à ses premiers rayons

Parmi les roseaux
Cueillir l'oiseau du paradis
À goût de grelots
À son de whisky
Chanter la toune
Comme papillon qui tourne
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Ayoye, tu m'fais mal
À mon cœur d'animal

Si le vent frappe à ma porte
Pour annoncer le réveillon
Je partirai comme une marmotte
Au soleil à ses premiers rayons

Parmi les roseaux
Cueillir l'oiseau du paradis
À goût de grelots
À son de whisky
Chanter la toune
Comme papillon qui tourne

Ayoye, tu m'fais mal
À mon cœur d'animal
Ayoye, Ayoye, Ayoye

Quand Le Jour Est Court

(French translation of "When the Day Is Short")

Quand le jour est court
Et les nuits sont longues
C'est un tout autre monde
Où je m'abandonne
Je vais venir chez celui
Qui en a le plus envie
T'as envie

Et je m'inquiète
Que tu m'aimes ou non demain
Aime moi ce soir et moi
Moi ça ira, ça ira
Moi ça ira jusqu'à demain soir
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Qu'est-ce que ça dure longtemps
Pour tes amis au café du coin
Qui sont vraiment ces gens
Ils ont tous l'air, l'air tellement lointain
Tellement lointain
Qu'est-ce qu'ils sont vraiment

Y'a le Jukebox qui joue
Cette chanson qui est à nous
Les paroles résonnent dans le vent
Et j'attends depuis trop longtemps
Depuis trop longtemps
Notre amour se rend

Fini l'amour la tendresse
Promenade dans le soir
Fini les douces caresses
Oh on n'est
Que des amants dans le noir
Qui ne laissent rien, aucune trace
Mais y'en a une ????

Quand le jour est court
Et les nuits sont longues
C'est un tout autre monde
Où je m'abandonne
Où je m'abandonne
Où je m'abandonne
Où je m'abandonne
Où je m'abandonne

Me Glisser Sous Ta Peau

(Vincent Leseney)

Me glisser sous ta peau pour atteindre la lumière
Me blottir dans ta chair et flotter dans les airs
Me nicher dans ton ventre et nager dans les mers

Oublier un instant mes lambeaux de misère
Disparaitre un moment de la surface de la terre
Chasser les feuilles mortes, les cendres, les poussières

Je ne sais pas arrêter les torrents
Nos souffles réparent la course du vent
Gonflés d'un hurlement, d'un égarement
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Soufflées les blessures, la mémoire des morsures
Oubliés les tonnerres, les fracas, les brisures
Dépasser les frontières des doutes et des cassures

Arracher les barreaux, les crochets et les fers
Rejeter les bois noirs des parois de l'hiver
Sécher les yeux, les pleurs et les larmes amères

Je ne sais pas arrêter les torrents
Nos souffles réparent la course du vent
Gonflés d'un hurlement, d'un égarement

Laissée dans la lueur, enlacée dans ta bouche
Se fondre dans la douceur du mystère et dans ton souffle
S'évanouir dans le ciel d'une caresse éternelle

Je ne sais pas arrêter les torrents
Nos souffles réparent la course du vent
Je ne sais pas arrêter les torrents
Nos souffles réparent la course du vent
Gonflés d'un hurlement, d'un égarement

T'es Jamais Partie

(Mara Tremblay)

T'es partie dans ton lit
C'était assez pour toi la vie
T'avais tellement tout donné
Tellement tout offert

T'es allée au bout, bout de la vie
Jusque dans ton lit
Où je t'ai vue partie
Partie pour la vie

Au bout d'la vie
Jusque dans ton lit
Où je t'ai vue partie
Partie pour la vie
Jusqu'au bout de la vie
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
On s'est vraiment aimées
Personne peut soupçonner comment
Comment on s'ennuyait
Quand on était loin

Comment on s'aimait
En plus on se l'est dit
Avant que tu sois partie
Partie dedans ton lit
Partie pour la vie

Comment on s'aimait
En plus on se l'est dit
Avant que tu sois partie
Partie dedans ton lit
Partie pour la vie

D'en haut tu m'donnes encore
Tout le contraire de la mort
Tu m'donnes le goût d'la vie
Et comme toi je souris

Tout l'temps tu souris
Je souris avec toi
Avec toi en dedans
En dedans pour la vie
Parce que t'es jamais partie

Je souris avec toi
Avec toi en dedans
En dedans pour la vie
Parce que t'es jamais partie

Tu Peux Partir

(Daniel Bélanger)

Le monde peut quitter le monde quand il veut
Partir où bon lui semble quand il veut
Faire d'avril un mai, d'un mai un novembre
Tout est dans la manière, dans la manière

Tout est dans la manière
Tout est dans la manière
Tout est dans la manière

Tu peux quitter le monde quand tu veux
Aller où bon te semble quand tu veux
Chercher ton bonheur loin de moi, ailleurs
Mais il y a la manière, la manière
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Mais il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière

Tu dois te risquer à toi-même
Accéder à ton monde
Celui qui te fait plaisir
En dehors du rêve
C'est tout ce que je peux te dire
Tout ce que je peux te dire
Tu peux partir

Mais il y a la manière
Il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière

Mais il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière
Mais il y a la manière
Il y a la manière

Mon Corps

(Ariane Moffatt)

Quoi faire avec mon corps
Le coucher tôt, le lever tard
Lui faire faire le sport

Quoi faire avec mon corps.
L'exciter, l'exhiber
Ou encore lui donner tort.

Quoi faire avec mon corps
L'intoxiquer, le purifier
Ou le peindre en noir
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Quoi faire avec mon corps
Le faire courir ou méditer
Le cœur des vivants
Ou lui donner la mort

Je vieillirai avec
Que ça me plaise ou non
Il ira où j'irai
À quoi bon de se laisser flamber

Je vieillirai avec
Que ça me plaise ou non
Il ira où j'irai
À quoi bon de se laisser tomber

Quoi faire avec mon corps
Le trafiquer pour parvenir à trahir son âge
Quoi faire avec mon corps
Lui visser des Vuitton aux talons pour le confort

Quoi faire avec mon corps
Le vendre, le donner ou jouer avec son genre
Quoi faire avec mon corps
Le guérir, le blesser, punir ou le gaver d'animaux morts

Je vieillirai avec
Que ça me plaise ou non
Il ira où j'irai
À quoi bon de laisser flamber

Je vieillirai avec
Que ça me plaise ou non
Il ira où j'irai
À quoi bon de se laisser tomber

Cette Vie

(French Translation of "This Life")

Cette, cette vie
C'est l'ennui
Cette, cette vie
Ressemble à un jour de pluie

Mais ça va
C'est comme ça
Elle me suffit

Quand j'en serai las
Je mets une balle dans la tête
Liberté je t'embrasse
Jamais je ne pourrai tirer
J'ai bien trop peur
Au lieu de ça
Je me redresse
Je me lâche
Je deviens folle, folle

Une chanson, une chanson, une chanson
Une chanson, une chanson, dans ma tête
Une chanson, une chanson, une chanson
Country dans ma tête
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Char-charmant
Sois gentil
Avec ta belle
Elle sait que tu peux
Vivre sans elle

Alors elle pleure
Dans tes bras
Tous les soirs
Et quand enfin
Tu t'en vas
Elle se lâche

Une chanson, une chanson, une chanson
Une chanson, une chanson, une chanson
Dans ma tête
Une chanson, une chanson, une chanson
Country dans ma tête
Dans ma tête

On est parti, six ans de mer
Sans pouvoir border la terre
Au bout de la septième année
On a manqué de provisions

C'est dans ma tête, ma tête, ma tête
C'est dans ma tête, c'est dans ma tête
C'est dans ma tête, ma tête, ma tête
C'est dans ma tête, c'est dans ma tête

C'est dans ma tête, oh
C'est dans ma tête, c'est dans ma tête
C'est dans ma tête, oh
C'est dans ma tête, c'est dans ma tête

Cette, cette vie
C'est l'ennui
Cette, cette vie
Ressemble à un jour de pluie

Le Monde Est Stone

(Michel Berger)

J'ai la tête qui éclate
Je voudrais seulement dormir
M'étendre sur l'asphalte
Et me laisser mourir

Stone
Le monde est stone
Je cherche le soleil
Au milieu de la nuit

J'sais pas si c'est la terre
Qui tourne à l'envers
Ou bien si c'est moi
Qui m'fais du cinéma
Qui m'fais mon cinéma
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Je cherche le soleil
Au milieu de ma nuit

Stone
Le monde est stone
Je cherche le soleil
Au milieu de la nuit

J'sais pas si c'est la terre
Qui tourne à l'envers
Ou bien si c'est moi
Qui m'fais du cinéma
Qui m'fais mon cinéma

J'ai plus envie de me battre
J'ai plus envie de courir
Comme tous ces automates
Qui bâtissent des empires
Que le vent peut détruire
Comme des châteaux de cartes

Stone
Le monde est stone

Laissez-moi me débattre
Venez pas me secourir
Venez plutôt m'abattre
Pour m'empêcher de souffrir
J'ai la tête qui éclate
Je voudrais seulement dormir
M'étendre sur l'asphalte
Et me laisser mourir

Laissez-moi me débattre
Venez pas me secourir
Venez plutôt m'abattre
Pour m'empêcher de souffrir
J'ai la tête qui éclate
Je voudrais seulement dormir
M'étendre sur l'asphalte
Et me laisser mourir
Et me laisser mourir

La Nuit n'en Finit Plus

(Jacques Plante)

Quand je ne dors pas
La nuit se traîne
La nuit n'en finit plus
Et j'attends que quelque chose vienne
Mais je ne sais qui je ne sais quoi
J'ai envie d'aimer, j'ai envie de vivre
Malgré le vide de tout ce temps passé
De tout ce temps gâché
Et de tout ce temps perdu
T'aimes bien le copier coller, moi non
Dire qu'il y a tant, tant d'êtres sur la terre
Qui comme moi ce soir sont solitaires
C'est triste à mourir
Quel monde insensé
Je voudrais dormir et ne plus penser
J'allume une cigarette
J'ai des idées noires en tête
Et la nuit me parait si longue, si longue, si longue

Au loin parfois j'entends d'un bruit de pas
Quelqu'un qui vient
Mais tout s'efface et puis c'est le silence

La nuit ne finira donc pas
La lune est bleue, il y a des jardins
Des amoureux qui s'en vont main dans la main
Et moi je suis là
A pleurer sans savoir pourquoi
A tourner comme une âme en peine
Oui, seule avec moi-même
A désirer quelqu'un que j'aime
Pas cette nuit, pas cette nuit
Qui ne finira donc jamais
Mais j'ai trop le cafard
Je voudrais partir au hasard
Partir au loin et dès le jour venu
La nuit, oh la nuit n'en finit plus
Oh oh oh oh, oh, la nuit ne finit plus
Oh oh oh oh, oh, la nuit ne finit plus

Goodnight City

Around The Bend

I've been going 'round the bend
I've been taking lots of pills and things
I'll been seeing him again

There are things I've seen and done
That I would not wish on anyone
I go to bed at dawn
When you'd wish it would rain
Wash away the pain

I used to do a lot of blow
But now I only do the show
I like to get paid
I never get laid
People are too afraid

Watch out for my white lies
Watch out for my creativity
I've been around the world and back again
I still can't get those cards to win

Let it ring
Let it sting
Think of the little children
Love is not what you thought it was
Bring back the night we met
Remember what my eyes looked like then
And why you thought that I was the one
Help and participate instead of copy and paste
I can never see you again
'Cause I have done everything I can
To do the right thing
Now let the pendulum swing
To the wrong side of things

Watch out for the night sky
Playing tricks on your mind
Watch out for my white lies
Been around the world and back again
I still can't get those cards to win

I've been going 'round the bend

Non Albums tracks

Allez-vous-en

Since the moment when first
Like a rocket you burst
In my hitherto tranquil skies
I am startled to find
I am not color blind
When I view the blue of your eyes

Therefore please do not take me to task
If the following favor I ask

Allez-vous-en, allez-vous-en, monsieur
Allez-vous-en, go away
Allez-vous-en, allez-vous-en, monsieur
I have no time for you today
Do be a dear, just disappear, monsieur
Bid me farewell, do do do
Allez-vous-en, please go away, monsieur
Or I may go away with you

Therefore please do not take me to task
If the following favor I ask

Allez-vous-en, allez-vous-en, monsieur
Allez-vous-en, go away
Allez-vous-en, allez-vous-en, monsieur
I have no time for you today
Do be a dear, just disappear, monsieur
Bid me farewell, do do do
Allez-vous-en, please go away, monsieur

Or I may go away with you

All The Way To San Francisco

(Sing Me The Songs: Celebrating The Works Of Kate McGarrigle)

I wore my lumberjack shirt
And a pair of blue jeans
I wore my lumberjack boots
And my navy blue pea coat
From the merchant marines
All the way to San Francisco
All the way to San Francisco

And from my greyhound living room
I could see children crying
And stars were fallin'
And derelicts were dying in darkened doorways
All the way to San Francisco
All the way to San Francisco

The mountains were high
And so was I
(All the way to San Francisco)
And the gods were shining through on high
(All the way to San Francisco)
There were chicks in convertibles passing me by
(All the way to San Francisco)
And I wanted to laugh
And I wanted to cry
(All the way to San Francisco)
(All the way to San Francisco)

I could reap the highway
Clear as words on a page
And to the music of that highway
I could hear the songs of love

The songs of rage
The voices were loud
Sounded like screams
From plain folk, just ordinary people
With extraordinary dreams
All the way to San Francisco
All the way to San Francisco

The mountains were high
And so was I
(All the way to San Francisco)
And the gods were shining through on high
(All the way to San Francisco)
There were chicks in convertibles passing me by
All the way to San Francisco
And I wanted to laugh
And I wanted to cry
All the way to San Francisco
All the way to San Francisco

I wore my lumberjack shirt
And a pair of blue jeans
I wore my lumberjack boots
And my navy blue pea coat
From the merchant marines

Baby Love

Baby love
Baby love is what we've got
Baby love
Baby love is what we've got

No good poetry coming from my mouth
No neat chords ringing out, ringing out, ringing on my guitar

Just baby love
Baby love is what we've got
Baby love
Baby love is what we've got

Leave behind your sadness
I'll leave behind my loneliness
Forget your hat
I'll forget my dress
Their'll only be time for us (?)

When you touch me
It ain't really baby love
It's a true love
An adult love
With all the complications of

There's a bridge in every song
To complicate things
And tell you what's wrong
But I'm too tired after my baby playing
Put your head on my lap & we could have some

Let's nauseate the people around us
Make 'em squirm, make 'em really, really jealous
"Pretty uncool," my brother says
"Lacking in decorum" & me & me & me
So well bred

Oh, we are not babies
I know that
We do not have babies
Thank God for that

But when you eat and sleep
You look just like a baby
And when you whine
You drive me crazy
You might as well be my baby

Oh, baby love
Teenage love
True love
Adult love is what we've got
Old love
Real love
True love is what we've got

Baby

( Factory Single )

Every morning when I wake up
Happy for the first time
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know it's in vain
Because you're in pain
Most of the time

Oh Baby, I wanna have your baby
And I know it's a crazy, bad time
Falling in love with you
I know, I know
It's in vain
Because you're in pain
All of the time

Throw a couple down the hatch
I might just tell you how lonely it gets
This feeling
The party's finally coming to an end
It's for the best, I guess
Pick up the pieces & leave the mess

Oh Honey, I know I owe you money
But I'm gonna pay you back
If you will just take out the trash
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know it's in vain
Because you're in pain
All of the time

Should I be fucking you more?
Should I be closing the door?
Should I be learning to turn on the light
When you're coming on strike?
Oh yeah

Look what you've done to me
I'm in a fantasy
I wanna be your little lady
Won't you be my big daddy

Oh, Lord
I never thought it could be so hot
Underneath your rock
But it feels pretty nice
But I got some advice
You better start to be nice
Or I think I'm gonna cry again

Oh, Lord
I never thought it could be so hot
Underneath your rock
But it feels pretty nice
But I got some advice
You better start to be nice
Or I think I'm gonna cry again

Honey, do you think you're too old for me?
I know you like 'em even younger
But that might make people shudder

I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know

Beautiful Dreamer

( Written by Stephen foster - On Jim Campilongo Trio LP )

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee
Sounds of the rude world heard in the day
Lulled by the moonlight have all passed away

Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song
List while I woo thee with soft melody
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me

Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart

Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me

Bring back my heart

Bring back my heart
You can't have it
It is mine
You can't have it

I know I said
For you to take it
But you don't use it
And I got none in return

So find it amongst
All the other broken ones
It's probably somewhere near the top
When we last hooked up

I have no more blood
Running through my veins
You left
There is only pain

And I know you tried
To cherish my love
But let's admit
You're not interested

Bye, Bye Blackbird

(Factory EP)

Pack up all my cares & woes
Feeling low, here I go
Bye bye, Blackbird

Where somebody waits for me
Sugar's sweet, so is she
Bye bye, Blackbird

No one seems to love or understand me
And all the hard luck stories they all hand me
Where somebody shines the light
I'll be coming home tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Bye, Blackbird
Bye bye, Blackbird

No one seems to love or understand me
And the hard luck stories they all hand me
Where somebody shines the light
I'll be coming home tonight
Blackbird, bye bye

Bye bye, Blackbird

Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu

( Barbara Cover - Bonus Track )

Voilà combien de jours, voilà combien de nuits
Voilà combien de temps que tu es reparti
Tu m'as dit cette fois, c'est le dernier voyage
Pour nos cœurs déchirés, c'est le dernier naufrage
Au printemps, tu verras, je serai de retour
Le printemps, c'est joli pour se parler d'amour
Nous irons voir ensemble les jardins refleuris
Et déambulerons dans les rues de Paris

Dis, quand reviendras-tu
Dis, au moins le sais-tu
Que tout le temps qui passe
Ne se rattrape guère
Que tout le temps perdu
Ne se rattrape plus

Le printemps s'est enfui depuis longtemps déjà
Craquent les feuilles mortes, brûlent les feux de bois
A voir Paris si beau dans cette fin d'automne
Soudain je m'alanguis, je rêve, je frissonne
Je tangue, je chavire, et comme la rengaine
Je vais, je viens, je vire, je me tourne, je me traîne
Ton image me hante, je te parle tout bas
Et j'ai le mal d'amour, et j'ai le mal de toi

Dis, quand reviendras-tu
Dis, au moins le sais-tu
Que tout le temps qui passe
Ne se rattrape guère
Que tout le temps perdu
Ne se rattrape plus

J'ai beau t'aimer encore, j'ai beau t'aimer toujours
J'ai beau n'aimer que toi, j'ai beau t'aimer d'amour
Si tu ne comprends pas qu'il te faut revenir
Je ferai de nous deux mes plus beaux souvenirs
Je reprendrai la route, le monde m'émerveille
J'irai me réchauffer à un autre soleil
Je ne suis pas de celles qui meurent de chagrin
Mais je n'ai pas la vertu des femmes de marins

Dis, quand reviendras-tu
Dis, au moins le sais-tu
Que tout le temps qui passe
Ne se rattrape guère
Que tout le temps perdu
Ne se rattrape plus...

Further apart

Trouble's not my own
Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
Cause you are the man of my dreams
You do not exist
And I'm over you
But you are the man in my dreams
And we wake up
Further apart
Further, further apart

And I've got troubles, not my own
Since you've been gone
Since you've been gone
Cause you are the man of my dreams
You do not exist
And I'm over you
But you are the man in my dreams
And we wake up
Further apart
Further, further apart

Further apart
Further apart
Further apart

I walked down by the water
I walked down by the water
I didn't know that
I didn't know that about you

And I walked down by the water
And I walked down by the water
I, I didn't know that
I didn't know that about you

Oh yeah, I, I didn't know that
I didn't know that
Oh, I didn't know that about you

You are the man of my dreams
Oh, you do not exist
And I'm over you
But you are the man in my dreams
And we wake up
Further apart
Further, further apart

I walked into the water

How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You?)

(Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole EP)

How soon will I be seeing you
How soon
I wish I really knew
And when will I be hearing
Words I want to hear
Pretty little love words
Whispered in, in my ear

How soon will I be seeing you
And dance the way we used to do
I see the starlight gleaming
Forgive me if I'm dreaming
Tell me, honey, now
How soon

And when will I be hearing
Words I want to hear
Pretty little love words
Whispered in, in my ear
How soon will I be seeing you
And dance the way we used to do

I see the starlight gleaming
Forgive me if I'm dreaming
Tell me, honey, now
How soon

I see the starlight gleaming
Forgive me if I'm dreaming
Tell me, honey, now
How soon

I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through

In that small cafe
The park across the way
The children's carousel
The chestnut trees
The wishing well

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light & gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day
In everything that's light and gay
I'll always think of you that way

I'll find in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

I Will Internalize

(Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole EP)

I will internalize everything
I will hold back the pain
And I will count the raindrops
That fall on my head
From above & below
And I am wet & weak
I am wet & weak

Cause I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes
I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes

I can get used to anything
As long as it's shit-stained
And I will bleed on your knees
And I am comfortable on my knees
In the corner whispering, whispering, whispering
Whispering "please"

Cause I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes
I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes

And the moon is lost every night
When you turn on those eyes
And the stars go dark too
When you say those words
"I love you"

Cause I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes
I have seen the light
And it's in, it's in your eyes
I have seen the light
And it's in your eyes

It's Over

(Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole EP)

It's over before it ever got started
It's over before it ever got started
It doesn't suit me to smile
I might just sit here & cry a while

Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder

Oh babe you've got me comin' on way too strong

It's over before it ever got started
The girl next door can sing
But she ain't in the pain I'm in
I'm an artist
I've even slit my wrists

Oh oh breathin's getting harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting harder & harder

Oh baby you've got me comin' on way too strong
Oh baby I never wanted to need your love
Your secret's not safe with me
Oh I'll even lie to be free
I'll divulge everything
You can be blessed for your sins

Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder
Oh oh breathin's getting a little harder & harder

Lolita

(Martha Wainwright EP)

When you undress don't close the door
I know you're in there
Long brown legs curly brown hair
The world ends here

I got my eyes on you
I got my eyes on you all of the time

Momma's not home, we're alone
Let's play house
Come over here sit next to me
I'll be as quiet as a mouse

I got my eyes on you
I got my eyes on you all of the time

But don't worry
Let your blood run free
And pay no mind

Cause me and Hummy
We understand each other we got the same problem
You and Lolita

Hotels no kiss & tells
It's been decided there'll be
No more fun

I got my eyes on you
I got my eyes on you all of the time

New York, New York, New York

(Factory EP)

Winter's coming on
Only one place to be
With my baby
On those streets of

New York in the fall
No rooms to be had
But I can get an add-on
I haven't booked ahead

Thought I had some sort of poll
Certainly the money to spend
But I've been walking up & down
Must be some sort of trend

Or just New York in the fall
The Leaves are all turned to red
But I can get an add-on
I haven't booked ahead

New York, New York, New York, New York, New York
In the fall
No rooms, no rooms, no rooms, no rooms

Guess I'll come back in the spring
Get drenched in the rain
I'll see you then instead
This time I'll book ahead

Oh, New York in the fall
Only place to be
But don't blame me
There just ain't no vacancy

New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York
In the fall
New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York

Pretty good day

( 2003 Tour Version )

I slept through the night, I got through to the dawn
I flipped a switch & the light went on
I got out of bed, I put some clothes on
It was a pretty good day so far

I turned the tap, there was cold, there was hot
I put on my coat to go to the shop
I stepped outside & I didn't get shot
It's a pretty good day so far

I didn't hear sirens or explosions
No murders coming in from those heavy guns
No UN tanks, I didn't see one
It's a pretty good day so far

No snipers in windows, taking a peak
No people panic, running scared through the streets
I didn't see any bodies without arms, legs, or feet
It's a pretty good day so far

There was plasma & bandages & electricity
Food, wood & water & the air was smoke-free
No camera crews from my TV
Pretty good day so far

It was all such a strange sight to behold
Nobody was frightened, wounded, hungry, or cold
The children seemed normal, they didn't look old
Pretty good day so far

I walked through a park & you would not believe it
There in the park, there were a few trees left
And on some branches, there were a few leaves
It's a pretty good day so far

I slept through the night, I got through to the dawn
I flipped the switch & the light came on
I wrote down my dream & I made it this song
It's a pretty good day so far

Set the Fire to the Third Bar

( Snow Patrol ft. Martha Wainwright - Eyes Open, 2006 )

I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from here to where you'd be
It's only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place where I'd find your face
My fingers in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar,
There is no peace that I've found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have travelled so far
We'd set the fire to the third bar
We'd share each other like an island
Until exhausted close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can't keep in

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Singin' the blues

Oh, Daddy, I've been weepin'
Just like a willow tree
Without a wink of sleepin'
Where is your sympathy?
All is glad round the (???)
Since you said goodbye to me

Oh, I'm just singin' the blues
Til my Daddy comes home
The meanest feeling pursues
Since he left me all alone
For every blue strain cuts new pain
Right into my heart
And I just sigh at that cryin' part

It sure gets your nerves
When you hear yourself moan
If I got all I deserve
I wouldn't be here all alone
I wouldn't walk all night
And sit by the window in the candlelight
Singin' the blues
Till my Daddy comes home

I'm singin' the blues
Till my Daddy comes home
Don't know what else I can do
Since he left me here all alone
I watch & wait all night
Just sittin' by the window in the candlelight
Just singin' the blues
Till my Daddy comes home

Oh, Daddy

There ain't no sweet man that's worth the salt of my tears

Shaking like a leaf on a tree
That's coming loose from the stem
Shaking like a leaf on a tree
Because I'm coming loose from my man

I'm like a weeping willow
Weeping on my pillow
For years & years
There ain't no sweet man
That's worth the salt of my tears

Down & down he dragged me
Like a fiend he nagged me
For years & years
There ain't no sweet man
That's worth the salt of my tears

Although I may be blue
Still I'm through
I must tell him goodbye
Rather than have that man
Gonna lay me down & just die

So, broken-hearted sisters
Aggravating misters
Lend me your ears
There ain't no sweet man
That's worth the salt of my tears

Although I may be blue
Still I'm through
I must tell him goodbye
Rather than have that man
Gonna lay me down & just die

So, broken-hearted sisters
Aggravating misters
Lend me your ears
There ain't no sweet man
That's worth the salt of my tears

The Rose Of Tacloban

(David Byrne & Fatboy Slim feat. Martha Wainwright / Here Lies Love LP)

I wrote inside my yearbook
"To try is to succeed
Fried chicken and the rumba
The colors pink and cream"

Ninoy was my first love
But he said I was too tall
A rich girl stole the sweetheart
Of the Rose of Tacloban

The heart grows slightly colder
Necessary to survive
And money makes it easy
In many people's lives

The sky above protects us
Don't know what I will become
Or what lies beyond tomorrow
For the Rose of Tacloban

Elegant women on a magazine page
Elegant women like a paper parade
I don't go out dancing, I just stay at home
Cutting out their faces and replacing them with my own
Cutting out their faces and replacing them with my own

The sky above protects us
Don't know what I will become
Or what lies beyond tomorrow
For the Rose of Tacloban
What lies beyond tomorrow
For the Rose of Tacloban

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

The sex song

I don't even know your name
Much less or shame (?)
You've been comin' round my door
Comin' round my door

But you don't need to know much
To want to feel the touch
Of another human being
Comin' round your door
Comin' round your door

Oh & maybe someday
I'd like to have a baby
Then you would have to
Come inside my door
Oh that's a metaphor

Cause it's all we really need sometimes
Love is tiresome at night
To fornicate is much more safe
It leaves you stoned, deaf, dumb, blind
Always a little more high

Come inside my door
That's a metaphor for life
Oh for life

Come inside my door
That's a metaphor for tonight
Oh for tonight

Last night I let you in
That's okay, we'll cool
But it's funny how the difference
Rules the earth
Rules the earth

Oh that goes around & round
That's a lot
Only time we ever stop
Is for that quick moment to refuel the (??)
The cumshot
Oh the cumshot

Come inside my door
That's a metaphor for life
Oh for life

Come inside my door
That's my medicine for tonight
Oh for tonight

I don't even know your name

The traitor

( Leonard Cohen Tribute )

Now the swan it floated on the english river
The rose of high romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother "mother i must leave you
Preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere"

But the rose i sickened with a scarlet fever
And the swan i tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last i was her finest lover
And if she withered i would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But i lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
And I kissed her lips as though i thirsted still
And my falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I'm listed with the enemies of love

And long ago she said "i must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when i'm sleeping
Run some wire through that rose and wind the swan"

So daily i renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there -- i know my place
I kiss her open mouth and i praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face
And people call me traitor to my face

Tower of Song

( Leonard Cohen Cover / Tribute )

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
In the Tower of Song

I said to Hank Williams: how lonely does it get?
Hank Williams hasn't answered me yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
A hundred floors above me right here
In the Tower of Song

And I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the Great Beyond
They tied me to this table right here
In the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I'm very sorry, baby, doesn't look like me at all
I'm standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they don't let a woman kill you
Not in the Tower of Song

Now you can say that I've grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there's a mighty judgement coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices
In the Tower of Song

I see you standing on the other side
I don't know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We'll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back
There moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you sweetly
From a window in the Tower of Song

My friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
In the Tower of Song

I'm just paying my rent every day
In the Tower of Song

Winter lady

( Leonard Cohen Tribute )

Traveling lady, stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover

Well I lived with a child of snow
When I was a soldier
And I fought every man for her
Until the nights grew colder

She used to wear her hair like you
Except when she was sleeping
Then she'd weave it on a loom
Of smoke and gold and breathing

Why are you so quiet now
Standing there in the doorway
You chose your journey long before
You came upon this highway

Traveling lady stay awhile
Until the night is over
I'm just a station on your way
I know I'm not your lover

Year of The Dragon

( Martha's song on The McGarrigle Hour CD from 1998 )

Here comes the daddy
He's gonna knock me off my feet
Here comes the daddy
He's gonna knock us off our feet
Won't have to push too hard with me
I'm at the time these days where I'm easy

I will take the plunge & I will fall
I'll get up when I hit the floor
Falling down
Watching the world rise above my head
Sky opens & something somewhere
Becomes dead
Becomes dead
Something's born

Natural or environmental
My freewheeling towards the emotional
I will not hoard my chips
I will put them all on the table
I will win them back
I know that I'm able

I was born in the Year of The Dragon
The one to prize
Where everything & everybody
Is on my side
I've got you on my side

Twenty one is a good age to be
Forgiven your faults & praised
For the newness of one of your ideas
Some people hate me
They say that I'm too free
But one day soon I'll be just like them
And hate people just like me
So let me be
Ah...

You've Got A Way

(Martha Wainwright EP)

When you are gone I'll cry
When you are gone I'll cry
But until then I'll crack a smile
I'll stay dry for as long as I can
Oh baby you've got a way with me
I will go home tonight
And rest my head on the sight
Of you for as long as I can
Oh baby you've got a way with me
With me
And the birds fly high in the sky high
And we watch them, wishing and hoping
That we could be them
Oh baby you've got a way with me
Oh baby don't ever leave me

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