The Very Start

by Emilie Zoé

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about

THE VERY START is a touching brew of intimate melodies and narrative lyrics, carefully infused in a moving sonic space that enlights even the smallest accidents that happened in the room these songs were (re)born in.

credits

released November 9, 2018

> recorded by Ben Tixhon, Christian Garcia-Gaucher, Emilie Zoé
> mixed by Christian Garcia-Gaucher, Emilie Zoé
> mastered by Morgan Hug
> Artwork by Anaïs Blanchard

license

all rights reserved

tags

Track Name: 6 O'clock
IT’S SIX O’CLOCK AND THE SOUND I STILL HEAR
IS MAKING THE PRESENT TALK
I PUT ON A SHIRT AND IT SMELLS LIKE FEAR
LIKE DAYS TURNING INTO SCARS
DIVE INTO THE STARS AND THE WAY THEY SPIN
LIKE BULLETS PASSING ME BY
I MANAGE TO DODGE THEM BUT STILL THEY SLIP
REMINDING THAT NOW IS THE PAST
COME CLOSER
AND TOUCH THE WRINKLES COVERING ME
HOW CAN I GET OLDER
WHEN YOU’RE STUCK IN YOUR MID-TWENTIES
COME CLOSER
AND TOUCH THE WRINKLES COVERING ME
HOW CAN I GET OLDER
WHEN YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE THAT SEES ME
ONLY ONE THAT SEES
IT’S SIX O’CLOCK AND IT’S TOO LATE I THINK
I’M PUTTING THE CANDLE OUT
IT’S FUNNY TO SEE HOW IT’S COMFORTING
TO GROPE ALONG IN THE DARK
IT’S SIX O’CLOCK AND IT’S THE END I THINK
OF WHEN WAS THE VERY START
AND SOON I’LL DISSOLVE INTO EVERYTHING
BUT COSMOS DON’T TEAR US APART
Track Name: A fish in a net
COLD ICED NIGHT FLOWS IN YOUR VEINS
YOU GRAB THE WORLD WITH YOUR HANDS
BUT IT SLIPS THROUGH YOUR FINGERS
VANISHES IN THE GUTTER
HERE IS YOUR BURDEN OF VOID
TAKE IT WITH YOU ON THE BOAT
AND IF THE RUDDER’S STRANDED
JUST ASK THE GHOST HE’LL SAIL IT
YOUR HEART LEANS OUT OF YOUR CHEST
IT’S LIKE A FISH IN A NET
TAKING A BREATH THROUGH THE HOLES
THAT EXPANDED IN YOUR SOUL
SO WHEN I FEEL YOU COMING CLOSE
I WILL TURN ON THE STEREO
AND PLAY THE SADDEST SONG I’LL FIND
UNTIL THE NEIGHBORS POUND THE DOOR
Track Name: Tiger song
I DREAM OF A COMFORT LINE
OF A CURLY HAIR
THAT LEADS TO SOME WEIRD LAND
WHERE WEAK CAN BE STRONG
AND HOPEFUL
WHO WILL FOLLOW ME THERE
I WONDER
AND I STILL GOT MY BAGS WITH ME
JUST TO CARRY THINGS
AND TO LAUGH AT HOW HEAVILY
I TRY TO BE STRONG
BUT I CAN’T READ THE LINES IN MY HAND
I THINK I’M WORKING FOR THE BIGGEST CAUSE
WILL YOU BE THERE WHEN I LOSE ALL HOPE
WITH YOUR TIGER SOUL
YOUR TIGER SOUL
Track Name: Blackberries
I’LL BE THE BLACKBERRIES IN YOUR GARDEN
AND I’LL BE THE HOWL ON YOUR SHOULDER
I’LL BE THE WIND BLOWING WHEN IT’S AUTUMN
AND I’LL BE THE LIGHT AND THE THUNDER
I’M PART OF THE SILENCE ON THIS LAND
I’LL BE THE MELODIES YOU FORGOT AND
I LEFT SOME SHIRTS IN YOUR DRAWER
I’LL MAKE THE CONCRETE WALLS FEEL LIKE COTTON
AND I’LL DRAW A CROWN FOR YOUR DAUGHTER
I’M PART OF THE SILENCE ON THIS LAND
Track Name: Loner
WALK
AND KEEP THE COLOURS IN MOUTH
LET THE DEMONS LEAD
AND KEEP YOUR BELOVED IN SIGHT
UNTIL THEY DISAPPEAR
IS THAT HOW YOU WILL STAY SHARP
BEING ON THE RUN
IS THAT HOW YOU WILL STAND OUT
FLEEING ON YOUR OWN
NIGHT
WHEN YOU DON’T MAKE OUT OTHERS
WHEN YOU DEVOUR SKINS
HOW MANY LAST SUMMER
YOU DON’T RECALL A THING
IS THAT HOW YOU WILL STAY SHARP
BEING ON THE RUN
IS THAT HOW YOU WILL STAND OUT
FLEEING ON YOUR OWN
Track Name: Nothing stands
A BRIGHT LIGHT
SPREADING WHITE
ON AN ENDLESS LAND
ON ME CURLED UP
THERE IS NOWHERE TO HIDE
AND I FEEL INSIDE
I’M SQUEEZED TO LAST
NOW I SEE YOU FAR
WE WALK
BUT WE DON’T GET CLOSER
IF AT LEAST
THERE HAD BEEN
A DUNE OR A WALL
IN THIS QUICKSAND
WE’RE NOT UP TO LIVE
WE KEEP ON STANDING BUT
WE KNOW NOTHING STANDS
BUT IN THE END
WHO CARES
IF WE LIVE OR DECAY
DON’T THINK OF THAT
AND JUST DRINK WE’RE DRY
AND I’M WEAK I CRY
WILL I SEE YOU DIE
WE DON’T BREATHE
THERE’S NO MISTAKE
Track Name: Dead birds fly
DID I FEED THE CAT TODAY
IS MY SON ON HOLIDAY
THE MORE I THINK THE LESS I SAY
I TRY TO STAND BUT STILL I LAY
IN MY BACKYARD I WILL STARE
AT ALL THE LIFE COMING MY WAY
WHY SHOULD I LEAVE I DISOBEY
UNDER THE PINE I WANT TO STAY
AND FROM MY GRAVE
FOR YOU I’LL PRAY
YOU’LL SEE ALL DEAD BIRDS FLY AWAY
I GAVE YOU MY FACE
MINE’S TURNING GREY
STILL I CAN HEAR YOU PLAY
HEAR YOU PLAY
Track Name: The barren land
WHAT IF I WERE AWAKE
FLYING TEN FEET ABOVE YOU
LIKE AN OLD ILL-BEHAVED
NOSEY FREAK STILL LOVING YOU
WOULD YOU TELL ME A FEW HOME TRUTHS
AND DO YOU CHOKE BACK TEARS
WHEN YOU STRIDE ACROSS THE WOODS
AND WHEN A BARREN LAND
IS UNBEARABLE TO YOU
BECAUSE I USED TO HIDE THERE TOO
IF YOU CAN
MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT
YOU MIGHT WAKE UP TO FIND
THAT THE MAN
WHO LIES IN YOUR ARMS
HAS MY BODY MY EYES
Track Name: Would you still be here
WOULD YOU STILL BE HERE
IF I CHANGED THAT NIGHT
IF I COULD ONLY SEE IT IN BLACK AND WHITE
THEY’RE ALL HEADING TO PARTIES
THEY’RE ALL DRESSED IN WHITE
BUT THE RED ON LIPS IS GETTING DARK
I SEE THE HOURS PASSING
AND NOW THE BABIES WALK
WHY DO WE ALWAYS FORGET ABOUT THE PAST
I’VE LIVED A HUNDRED YEARS
WELL TWENTY-FIVE IN FACT
CARRYING THE ABSENTS ON MY BACK
I DREW A LINE THAT’S HEADING
TO WHERE WE DON’T COME BACK
THEY CALL IT TIME I CALL IT A QUESTION MARK
Track Name: Sailor
I NEVER GREW UP AND YOU’VE JUST NOTICED IT
I WON’T STAY TONIGHT NOR THE OTHER NIGHTS DEAR
I NEVER GREW UP AND MY HEAD IS CRUSHING
FRAGMENTS OF HEART IT’S A BLOODY MESS HERE
I DO APPRECIATE YOUR DEVOTION YOUR SKILLS
BUT I’M A SAILOR AND YOUR LAND MAKES MY DREAMS DIE AWAY
I NEVER GREW UP BUT WENT TO THE HARBOR
I SAW MANY BOATS AND MY SECRETS FLOATING
THERE’RE WAVES UNDERNEATH BUT THE SURFACE STAYS STILL
MY BOAT WAS SAILING IN SHALLOW SEA
THAT’S WHEN I RAN AGROUND
AND STUCK IN THE SAND I DROWNED IN THE OPEN SEA
THE TIDE WILL SURELY WASH ME UP SOMEDAY
THE SEASONS CHANGE
AND BODIES AGE
AND FISHES DIE
I’M FLOATING ON
A ROWING BOAT
I SAIL AWAY
I CAN’T STAY
BECAUSE I AGE
MY FEET HURT
SHOULD I SAIL AWAY

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