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Fool's Gold

The woman combed her yellow hair
Fixed her dress and stepped into the street
Behind her in the hotel room
Maria turns the bed to change the sheets
 
Suddenly a flash of light
Leaps out from in-between the linen folds
Maria slides her hand along the sheet still warm
And finds the fool’s gold
 
She steps up to the window
Just in time to watch the woman drive away
Her cell phone rings, her boyfriend calls
To say the factory had no work today
 
She slips the ring upon her finger
Thinks: “My hands are starting to look old”
But still there’s something beautiful about the hand
That wears the fool’s gold
 
Fool’s gold, fool’s gold
The hand that wears the fool’s gold
 
A woman sits with yellow hair
Her husband asks her, “Where’s your wedding ring?”
“I must have lost it washing up
You know you can’t trust me with anything”
 
Across town on a liar’s ring
Maria swears to honour and to hold
Bound to him by poverty and promises
And fool’s gold
 
Fool’s gold, fool’s gold
Promises and fool’s gold
Fool's gold, fool's gold
Promises and fool's gold
 

Nothing Left

I remember that night clear as day
Feeling helpless as you walked away
Wish I could rewrite history
To a story where you stay with me
 
Standing in the wreckage I can tell there's nothing left
And I don't believe you when you say your tried your best
You barely glance back at the damage in your wake
And you may never care that I'm the one you could have saved
 
Forever's what I promised you
But forever's meant for liars and fools
A check mark on my lessons learned
That you don't always get what you deserve
 
Standing in the wreckage I can tell there's nothing left
And I don't believe you when you say you tried your best
You barely glance back at the damage in your wake
And you may never care that I'm the one you could have saved
 
Standing in the wreckage I can tell there's nothing left
And I don't believe you when you say you tried your best
You barely glance back at the damage in your wake
And you may never care that I'm the one you could have saved
 
And you may never care that I'm the one you could have saved
 

2007

A parking deck,
At 3am,
He's on the other line,
Through fearful whispers,
He can tell that I am far from fine,
Honestly,
He might have saved my life that night,
The year 2007,
I began to fight,
 
'Cause you can't call a doctor,
And just tell him where it hurts,
You weigh the choice to live or die,
And don't know which is worse,
Stumbling through darkness,
Grasping for a shred of light,
Wrestling your demons,
'Till you reach the other side,
 
Others chalk it up to heartbreak or a passing phase,
In fitful sleep you scream I'm not supposed to feel this way,
I don't have answers,
But I made it through the rain,
And happiness is worth the temporary pain,
 
'Cause you can't call a doctor,
And just tell him where it hurts,
You weigh the choice to live or die,
And don't know which is worse,
Stumbling through darkness,
Grasping for a shred of light,
Wrestling your demons,
'Till you reach the other side,
 
'Cause you can't call a doctor,
And just tell him where it hurts,
You weigh the choice to live or die,
And don't know which is worse,
Stumbling through darkness,
Grasping for a shred of light,
Wrestling your demons,
'Till you reach the other side.
 

Seventeen

I can go for days, even months
without thinking of you, not even once
then like a wave you come crashing into my dreams
 
I'm sitting with you in your beat up car
laughing and looking up at the stars
a shadow falls over your face as you turn to me
 
You say I won't be happy till I give you the world
Don't you know you'll always be my girl
and I wake up with your words echoing through my head
 
Are you thinking of me where you are now?
Are you happy with how your life's turning out?
I know we were kids back then
but it's not fair to downplay it
 
Too many years have since gone by
to confess what's been haunting me all of this time
That a part of me is seventeen
and still in love with you
 
I leave my eyes closed so I can keep
slow dancing with your memory
But the image that once burned brightly starts to fade
 
I know I romanticize all that we were
at the end of the day you and I didn't work
Yet so much of who I am I owe to you
 
If I knew back then what I know now
Could have foretold the end somehow
I still don't think I would change a thing
about how I felt at seventeen
 

Greatest Song Ever Written

This is the greatest song that's
Ever been written, and it goes like this:
 
She's so lucky, she's a star
But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart thinkin'
Romeo take me somewhere we can be along
I'll be waiting, all that's left to do is run
And I won't hesitate no more
No more, it cannot wait
Cuz boy you got my heartbeat running away
Feeling like a drum and it's calling my name
And every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
Cuz you are my fire
The one desire
And soon you'll be finding
You can run, you can hide
But you can't escape my love
Because I'm your biggest fan
And I'll follow you until you love me
 
Now you're hot then your cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up and you're down
And I'm sorry that you
Seem to be confused
He belongs to me
The boy is mine
Well, it's okay if it's in a three way
It's not gay if it's in a three way
But ooh, whatcha say
Oh that you only meant well
Well of course you did
Baby baby baby, oh
I'm like baby baby baby no
Can't you see that I'm the
One who understands you
Been here all this time so why can't you
Take on me?
 
And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor and you
Just stand there and watch me burn
Well, that's alright because
I like the way it hurts
And you can't take everything I have
You can take everything I am
But you can't read my, can't read my
No you can't read my poker face
 
Now Baby, it's three a.m. I must be lonely
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky
Are like shooting stars, I could really use a
Wish right now, wish right now, wish right now
And when I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me and she says
Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And don't stop believing
Cuz she will be loved
 
So never mind, I'll find
Someone like you
But when you touch me like this
And you kiss me like that
No, it's too late to apologize
Cuz I don't want no scrubs
A scrubs is a guy who can't get no love from me
Hanging out the passenger side of his best friend's ride
And when you're driving round town with the guy I love
I'll be like forget you
Because I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
And I thought who's that lady
(Who's that lady) sexy lady
Now all I want to do is have some fun
I've got a feeling I'm not the only one
Cuz it's Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday
Everybody looking forward to the weekend weekend
Next Friday night we'll do it all again
 
So maybe that was like, 40 songs that have
Already been written. Oh well.
 

I am the one

Verse:
I am your sunshine, I am moonlight
I am the universe
I am the one you have to choose from
From the millions
 
So let your wind blow and wrestle* up my hair my hair
I'm not afraid though, I've never been there
Open your heart and let in the fire
 
Chorus:
I don't know how to fly
I want to cross the sky
I know that the world is mine
So I will try
 
I don't know how to fly
Oh, you just let me shine
The stage is the place where I feel alive
 
Verse:
I am your sunshine, I am moonlight
I am your galaxy
All that I believe is that now is my time
Love is all I see
 
Listen to your heart, don't be afraid - no
Give me your hand and listen to this, know**
We are forever, and never let it go
Let it go
 
Chorus:
I don't know how to fly
I want to cross the sky
I know that the world is mine
So I will try
 
I don't know how to fly
Oh, you just let me shine
The stage is the place where I feel alive
 
I don't know how to fly
Oh, you just let me shine
The stage is the place where I feel alive
 

Leave a Light On

The second someone mentioned you were all alone
I could feel the trouble coursing through your veins.
Now I know, it's got a hold.
Just a phone-call left unanswered had me sparking up
These cigarettes won't stop me wondering where you are.
Don't let go, keep a hold.
 
If you look into the distance there's a house upon the hill guiding like a lighthouse.
It's a place where you'll be safe to feel our grace 'cause we've all made mistakes.
 
If you've lost your way...
 
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
 
Tell me what's been happening, what's been on your mind.
Lately you've been searching for a darker place to hide. That's alright.
But if you carry on abusing you'll be robbed from us.
I refuse to lose another friend to drugs.
Just come home.
Don't let go.
 
If you look into the distance there's a house upon the hill guiding like a lighthouse.
It's a place where you'll be safe to feel our grace 'cause we've all made mistakes.
 
If you've lost your way...
 
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
I will leave the light on!
 
If you look into the distance there's a house upon the hill guiding like a lighthouse.
It's a place where you'll be safe to feel our grace and if you've lost your way,
If you've lost your way...
 
I will leave the light on!
 
And I know you're down and out now but I need you to be brave.
Hiding from the truth isn't gonna make this all okay.
I see your pain, if you don't feel our grace and you've lost your way.
 
Well, I will leave the light on.
I will leave the light on.
'Cause I will leave the light on...
 

I Am Not Nothing

No one ever made me feel
As small you did
No one made me feel as cursed
I'd lie awake in bed
Just staring at the ceiling
Wondering if the things would get worse
 
I was trapped under your thumb
Believing when you called it love
But i will forgive myself and start to let it go
Accept that who you chose to be
Was out of my control
And though it might be hard to
Begin again
I'll write myself a brand new story
With a happy end
I survived
So tonight
I am talking back my life
And I'll show you that I'm not nothing
 
I kept my head above the water 'til the moment
When all the elements aligned
And i could fly away
To heal my broken spirit
And leave my demons far behind
 
You always said that i was weak
But the bravest thing i did was leave
So i will forgive myself
And start to let it go
Accept that who you chose to be
Was out of my control
And though it might be hard to
Begin again
I'll write myself a brand new story
With a happy end
I survived
So tonight
I am talking back my life
And I'll show you that I'm not nothing
 
I think i see the start of a sunrise
And i will forgive myself
And start to let it go
Accept that who you chose to be
Was out of my control
And though it might be hard to
Begin again
I'll write myself a brand new story
With a happy end
I survived
So tonight
I am talking back my life
And I'll show you that I'm not nothing
I'll show you that I'm not nothing
 

3 Feet From Peace

'You just figure it out your way. You just figure it out your own way, because in the end no matter which way or direction this goes, you're the only person that can do it.'
 
I’ve gone to hell and back
Searching for answers
That do not exist
I tore everything apart
Needing a reason
For feeling like this
 
It left me with nothing
But this hole in my chest
So I looked inside to see what I’d find
The true journey begins
 
'I have every bit of faith and confidence that you're gonna find your peace.'
 
Don’t hide the truth inside of you
From anyone
'Cause I just can’t be what they want me to be
Can anyone?
 
I made a promise to myself that I intend to keep
I made a promise that I will no longer
(No longer)
Live three feet from peace
 

Don't look at me

Don’t look at me when in the street
We meet again, be discreet
Remember someone’s watching you (Don’t look at me)
 
Now can’t you understand? This story has no end
Now can’t you understand? This story has no end
Why not fly right in the sky?
Why not fly right in the sky?
 
Don’t look at me for I feel free
Like butterfly crossing the sky
And keep it´s way right in the time (Don’t look at me)
 
Together doomed to die, elsewhere you better life
Together doomed to die, elsewhere you better life
Why not fly right in the sky?
Why not fly right in the sky?
 
Why not fly right in the sky?
Why not fly right in the sky?
 

Captaine

Bye, bye, captain you never forget my face
Sweet, sweet, captain sing, sing and call my name
Tell me captain, about our love
Say say captain, what do you want?
 
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
 
Bye, bye, captain kiss me and play the game
Swim, swim, captain sing, sing and call my name
Stay, stay captain, never leave me alone
Tell me, captain, what do you want?
 
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
 
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
Bye… my captaine
Fly… my captaine
 

Sing my Song

You make me wanna live again
You hear my song through all the pain
I believe we’ll meet again somewhere magical
And I know that it is reason why I’m living for
 
So I sing my song, can you feel me breathing?
I know I’m far away from you but I’m still reaching
So I sing my song, can you feel me dreaming?
And it’s a dream I dare to dream, I’m singing
 
You are the one I’m looking for
You – I’m not crying anymore
I will never lose my hope, I feel my land is strong
And I know that it is reason why I’m living for
 
So I sing my song, can you feel me breathing?
I know I’m far away from you but I’m still reaching
So I sing my song, can you feel me dreaming?
And it’s a dream I dare to dream, I’m singing
 
All my life I’m searching for a peaceful shining star
I will come to you no matter where you are
 
So I sing my song, can you feel me breathing?
I know I’m far away from you but I’m still reaching
So I sing my song…
It’s a dream I dare to dream, sing my song
 

Never Give in

There was a time when love was alive
And you were here by my side
It was so real, hearts that could feel
My world was open wide
 
How would I know, just the way you would go
It’s a mystery
What could I do, I was so close to you
Was it meant to be?
 
I don’t take love for granted, I can survive and make it
I’ll stand tall in the end, my broken heart will mend
I’ll never give up on love
I’ll never give in
 
My road is long, I have to be strong
I know it’s plain to see
I’ll let the pain fall down like rain
And leave all my memories
 
I’m on the right track and there’s no looking back
It’s my destiny
I’m not afraid how the future is made
Now it’s time to believe
 
I don’t take love for granted, I can survive and make it
I’ll stand tall in the end, my broken heart will mend
I’ll never give up on love
I’ll never give in
 
No, never give in
 
I don’t take love for granted, I can survive and make it
I’ll stand tall in the end, my broken heart will mend
I’ll never give up on love
I’ll never give in
 
Never give in
No, never, never give in
 

For Eternity

New born day
See the love spread each time
Come what may
Let us leave now, it’s time
 
For eternity, together marching fiercely
Along the winding road, I will follow you, my love
Across the seas or skies above
You’re the light to keep me warm
 
New born day
See the love spread each time
Come what may
No more fears in our way
 
For eternity, together marching fiercely
Along the winding road, I will follow you, my love
Across the seas or skies above
You’re the light to keep me warm
 
Along the winding road, I will follow you, my love
Across the seas or skies above
You’re the light to keep me warm
 

Call Me

Come on over baby, I need you right now
On my mind you’re always here with me now
And call (yeah, just call, yeah), I don’t need more
 
I’ve been thinking ’bout you for 24 hours
I know you’re a shagger but you can be mine
Just call (yeah, just call, yeah), I don’t need more
 
Telephone is crying, there is no one that calls
Don’t you see I’m dying? Won’t you come rescue me?
I know you’re tired, and baby I’m dying
 
Call me, call me; I know that you adore me (adore me)
Baby you just call me, call me; come on and show me (show me)
Call me, call me; I know that you adore me (adore me)
Baby you just call me; oh, I need you to show me (show me)
 
Listen to me baby, I need you so much
Just pick up the phone and call me right now
Just call (c’mon, call, yeah), I don’t need more
 
I’ve been thinking ’bout you for 24 hours
I know you’re a shagger but you can be mine
Just call (c’mon, call, yeah), I don’t need more
 
Telephone is crying, there is no one that calls
Don’t you see I’m dying? Won’t you come rescue me?
I know you’re trying, and baby, I’m dying
 
Call me, call me; I know that you adore me (adore me)
Baby you just call me, call me; I need you to show me (show me)
Call me, call me; I know that you adore me (adore me)
Baby you just call me, call me; oh, I need you to show me (show me)
 

Back Home Again

There's a storm across the valley, clouds are rolling in
The afternoon is heavy on your shoulders
There's a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away
The whining of his wheels just makes it colder
 
He's an hour away from riding on your prayers up in the sky
And ten days on the road are barely gone
There's a fire softly burning, supper's on the stove
But it's the light in your eyes that makes him warm
 
Hey, it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes, 'n' hey, it's good to be back home again
 
There's all the news to tell him, how'd you spend your time
And what's the latest thing the neighbors say?
And your mother called last Friday, 'Sunshine' made her cry
You felt the baby move just yesterday
 
Hey, it's good to be back home again - yes it is
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes, 'n' hey, it's good to be back home again
 
Oh, the time that I can lay this tired old body down
Feel your fingers feather soft upon me
The kisses that I live for, the love that lights my way
The happiness that living with you brings me
 
It's the sweetest thing I know of, just spending time with you
It's the little things that make a house a home
Like a fire softly burning, supper on the stove
The light in your eyes that makes me warm
 
Hey, it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes, 'n' hey, it's good to be back home again
 
Hey, it's good to be back home again - you know it is
Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Hey, it's good to be back home again
I said hey, it's good to be back home again
 

Delinelle

I left scars on your heart
Like the cracks in the concrete
You know I feel them too
(You know I feel them too)
Since the day that I left I punish myself
Hoping to find some truth
But you have to believe
I just didn’t know what else to do
And now the life that I left is leaving me too
 
Set free
You stood by me when no when else would
Set free
Trusted my vision when I didn’t think that I could
 
Set free
 
You tried desperately to keep my head above water
For the sake of us
But somewhere along the line
I lost track of who I was
I just got so tired of pulling you under
Under with me
And now that I lost you, I lost everything
 
Set free
You stood by me when no when else would
Set free
Trusted my vision when I didn’t think that I could
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
Set free
How can I live with myself and what I put you through?
 
This is not an apology
Or an admission of guilt
This is a realization of how I destroyed
All the things we’ve built
 
Set free
You stood by me when no when else would
Set free
Trusted my vision when I didn’t think that I could
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you
Set free
How can I live with myself and what I put you through?
 
Set free
 

Insecure

[Verse 1: Jazmine Sullivan]
Gotta' lot on my mind
I'm thinking I'm needing a break to clear up the clutter, damn man
Can I get a minute get some space, man
You been through my head, playing games man
You be way too controlling
Got me feeling like I can't breathe, I can't even hang with a homie
Ain't no reason not to trust me, I'm your lady not a slave
You my nigga not my master, I'll escape thinking who can I run to?
Got me looking for a new dude
With a chill vibe, who a nice time, who can lay back, who don't pick fights, who ain't insecure
 
[Chorus: Jazmine Sullivan]
Why you gotta' be so insecure?
When I did all I could do, but you be wanting more
And why you can't get up off my back
And I can take a lot of shit, but I won't take that
 
[Verse 2: Bryson Tiller]
Been a long time, ain't been home - I been away
Work got me in and out of state
Don't know what you're doing, wonder what you're doing
You got niggas in you're face, I'll never let you go to waste
You're my treasure, baby, not my trash
Thirsty bout to make a nigga spaz
Why I treat you like a trophy, control freak
I tell you that's better than no freak
Find someone better you can go free
Stop trippin' girl you know me, I'm your homie
Don't cut it off, we done said it all and we done it all
I want it all, for myself sorry if I'm coming off insecure
(Ooh, yeah, yeah)
 
[Chorus: Jazmine Sullivan]
Why you gotta be so insecure?
When I did all I could do, but you be wanting more
And why you can't get up off my back
And I can take a lot of shit, but I won't take that
 
[Verse 3: Jazmine Sullivan]
Don't you never trust, it's important
Ever heard of that, is it foreign to you?
Is a good time really boring to you?
You be on your Suge Knight, Always trying to fight
You a bully or a lover
Are you my man or my big brother
Baby somethings wrong with this picture
You make it hard to wanna stay with ya
I'm your lady, not a slave
You my nigga, not my master, I'll escape
Thinking who can I run to?
Got me looking for a new dude
I'm a good girl but you reachin'
'bout to make me give you reason to be insecure
 
[Chorus: Jazmine Sullivan]
Why you gotta' be so insecure? (so insecure)
When I did all I could do, but you be wanting more (but you be wanting more and more)
And why you can't get above my back
And I can take a lot of shit, but I won't take that (but I won't take that)
 

Nous deux encore - 1

1939. Brésil (Minas Gerais et État de Rio).
1940. Janvier, retour à Paris. En juillet, l’exode. Saint Antonin. Ensuite le Lavandou.
1941-1942. Le Lavandou avec celle qui sera bientôt sa femme.
1943. Retour à Paris. Occupation allemande (la seconde).
1944. Mort de son frère.
1945. Affaiblie par les restrictions alimentaires, sa femme contracte la tuberculose. Ensemble à Cambo. Amélioration.
1947. Presque la guérison. Voyages de convalescence et d’oubli des maux en Égypte.
1948. Février, mort de sa femme, Marie-Louise, des suites d’atroces brûlures.
 
- 1.1
 
. . Air du feu, tu n’as pas su jouer.
. . Tu as jeté sur ma maison une toile noire. Qu’est-ce que cet opaque partout ? C’est l’opaque qui a bouché mon ciel. Qu’est-ce que ce silence partout ? C’est le silence qui a fait taire mon chant.
 
- 1.2
 
. . L’espoir, il m’eût suffi d’un ruisselet. Mais tu as tout pris. Le son qui vibre m’a été retiré.
 
- 1.3
 
. . Tu n’as pas su jouer. Tu as attrapé les cordes. Mais tu n’as pas su jouer. Tu as tout bousillé tout de suite. Tu as cassé le violon. Tu as jeté une flamme sur la peau de soie pour faire un affreux marais de sang.
 
- 1.4
 
. . Son bonheur riait dans son âme. Mais c’était tout tromperie. Ça n’a pas fait long rire.
 
- 1.5
 
. . Elle était dans un train roulant vers la mer. Elle était dans une fusée filant sur le roc. Elle s’élançait quoique immobile vers le serpent de feu qui allait la consumer. Et fut là tout à coup, saisissant la confiante, tandis qu’elle peignait sa chevelure, contemplant sa félicité dans la glace.
 
- 1.6
 
. . Et lorsqu’elle vit monter cette flamme sur elle, oh…
 
- 1.7
 
. . Dans l’instant la coupe lui a été arrachée. Ses mains n’ont plus rien tenu. Elle a vu qu’on la serrait dans un coin. Elle s’est arrêtée là-dessus comme sur un énorme sujet de méditation à résoudre avant tout. Deux secondes plus tard, deux secondes trop tard, elle fuyait vers la fenêtre, appelant au secours.
. . Toute la flamme alors l’a entourée.
- 1.8
 
. . Elle se retrouve dans un lit, dont la souffrance monte jusqu’au ciel, jusqu’au ciel, sans rencontrer de dieu… dont la souffrance descend jusqu’au fond de l’enfer, jusqu’au fond de l’enfer sans rencontrer de démon.
 
- 1.9
 
. . L’hôpital dort. La brûlure éveille. Son corps, comme un parc abandonné…
 
- 1.10
 
. . Défenestrée d’elle-même, elle cherche comment rentrer. Le vide où elle godille ne répond pas à ses mouvements.
 
- 1.11
 
. . Lentement, dans la grange, son blé brûle.
 
- 1.12
 
. . Aveugle, à travers le long barrage de souffrance, un mois durant, elle remonte le fleuve de vie, nage atroce.
. . Patiente, dans l’innommable boursouflé elle retrace ses formes élégantes, elle tisse à nouveau la chemise de sa peau fine. La guérison est là. Demain tombe le dernier pansement. Demain…
 
- 1.13
 
. . Air du sang, tu n’as pas su jouer. Toi non plus, tu n’as pas su. Tu as jeté subitement, stupidement, ton sot petit caillot obstructeur en travers d’une nouvelle aurore.
. . Dans l’instant elle n’a plus trouvé de place. Il a bien fallu se tourner vers la Mort.
. . À peine si elle a aperçu la route.
. . Une seconde ouvrit l’abîme. La suivante l’y précipitait.
 
- 1.14
 
. . On est resté hébété de ce côté-ci. On n’a pas eu le temps de dire au revoir. On n’a pas eu le temps d’une promesse.
. . Elle avait disparu du film de cette terre.
 

Nous deux encore - 2

1939. Brésil (Minas Gerais et État de Rio).
1940. Janvier, retour à Paris. En juillet, l’exode. Saint Antonin. Ensuite le Lavandou.
1941-1942. Le Lavandou avec celle qui sera bientôt sa femme.
1943. Retour à Paris. Occupation allemande (la seconde).
1944. Mort de son frère.
1945. Affaiblie par les restrictions alimentaires, sa femme contracte la tuberculose. Ensemble à Cambo. Amélioration.
1947. Presque la guérison. Voyages de convalescence et d’oubli des maux en Égypte.
1948. Février, mort de sa femme, Marie-Louise, des suites d’atroces brûlures.
 
- 2.1
 
. . Lou
. . Lou
. . Lou, dans le rétroviseur d’un bref instant
. . Lou, ne me vois-tu pas ?
. . Lou, le destin d’être ensemble à jamais
. . dans quoi tu avais tellement foi
. . Eh bien ?
. . Tu ne vas pas être comme les autres qui jamais plus ne font signe, englouties dans le silence.
. . Non, il ne doit pas te suffire à toi d’une mort pour t’enlever ton amour.
. . Dans la pompe horrible
. . qui t’espace jusqu’à je ne sais quelle millième dilution
. . tu cherches encore, tu nous cherches place
. . Mais j’ai peur
. . On n’a pas pris assez de précautions
. . On aurait dû être plus renseigné,
. . Quelqu’un m’écrit que c’est toi, martyre, qui va veiller sur moi à présent.
. . Oh ! J’en doute.
. . Quand je touche ton fluide si délicat
. . demeuré dans ta chambre et tes objets familiers que je presse dans mes mains
. . ce fluide ténu qu’il fallait toujours protéger
. . Oh j’en doute, j’en doute et j’ai peur pour toi,
. . Impétueuse et fragile, offerte aux catastrophes
. . Cependant, je vais à des bureaux, à la recherche de certificats gaspillant des moments précieux
. . qu’il faudrait utiliser plutôt entre nous précipitamment tandis que tu grelottes
. . attendant en ta merveilleuse confiance que je vienne t’aider à te tirer de là, pensant « À coup sûr, il viendra
. . il a pu être empêché, mais il ne saurait tarder
. . il viendra, je le connais
. . il ne va pas me laisser seule
. . ce n’est pas possible
. . il ne va pas laisser seule, sa pauvre Lou…
 
- 2.2
 
. . Je ne connaissais pas ma vie. Ma vie passait à travers toi. Ça devenait simple, cette grande affaire compliquée. Ça devenait simple, malgré le souci.
. . Ta faiblesse, j’étais raffermi lorsqu’elle s’appuyait sur moi.
 
- 2.3
 
. . Dis, est-ce qu’on ne se rencontrera vraiment plus jamais ?
 
- 2.4
 
. . Lou, je parle une langue morte, maintenant que je ne te parle plus. Tes grands efforts de liane en moi, tu vois ont abouti. Tu le vois au moins ? Il est vrai, jamais tu ne doutas, toi. Il fallait un aveugle comme moi, il lui fallait du temps, lui, il fallait ta longue maladie, ta beauté, ressurgissant de la maigreur et des fièvres, il fallait cette lumière en toi, cette foi, pour percer enfin le mur de la marotte de son autonomie.
 
- 2.5
 
. . Tard j’ai vu. Tard j’ai su. Tard, j’ai appris « ensemble » qui ne semblait pas être dans ma destinée. Mais non trop tard.
. . Les années ont été pour nous, pas contre nous.
 
- 2.6
 
. . Nos ombres ont respiré ensemble. Sous nous les eaux du fleuve des événements coulaient presque avec silence.
. . Nos ombres respiraient ensemble et tout en était recouvert.
 
- 2.7
 
. . J’ai eu froid à ton froid. J’ai bu des gorgées de ta peine. Nous nous perdions dans le lac de nos échanges.
 
- 2.8
 
. . Riche d’un amour immérité, riche qui s’ignorait avec l’inconscience des possédants, j’ai perdu d’être aimé. Ma fortune a fondu en un jour.
 
- 2.9
 
. . Aride, ma vie reprend. Mais je ne me reviens pas. Mon corps demeure en ton corps délicieux et des antennes plumeuses en ma poitrine me font souffrir du vent du retrait. Celle qui n’est plus, prend, et son absence dévoratrice me mange et m’envahit.
 
- 2.10
 
. . J’en suis à regretter les jours de ta souffrance atroce sur le lit d’hôpital, quand j’arrivais par les corridors nauséabonds, traversés de gémissements vers la momie épaisse de ton corps emmailloté et que j’entendais tout à coup émerger comme le « la » de notre alliance, ta voix, douce, musicale, contrôlée, résistant avec fierté à la laideur du désespoir, quand à ton tour tu entendais mon pas, et que tu murmurais, délivrée « Ah tu es là ».
. . Je posais ma main sur ton genou, par-dessus la couverture souillée et tout alors disparaissait, la puanteur, l’horrible indécence du corps traité comme une barrique ou comme un égout, par des étrangers affairés et soucieux, tout glissait en arrière, laissant nos deux fluides, à travers les pansements, se retrouver, se joindre, se mêler dans un étourdissement du cœur, au comble du malheur, au comble de la douceur.
. . Les infirmières, l’interne souriaient ; tes yeux pleins de foi éteignaient ceux des autres.
 
- 2.11
 
. . Celui qui est seul, se tourne le soir vers le mur, pour te parler. Il sait ce qui t’animait. Il vient partager la journée. Il a observé avec tes yeux. Il a entendu avec tes oreilles.Toujours il a des choses pour toi.
 
- 2.12
 
. . Ne me répondras-tu pas un jour ?
 
- 2.13
 
. . Mais peut-être ta personne est devenue comme un air de temps de neige, qui entre par la fenêtre, qu’on referme, pris de frissons ou d’un malaise avant-coureur de drame, comme il m’est arrivé il y a quelques semaines. Le froid s’appliqua soudain sur mes épaules je me couvris précipitamment et me détournai quand c’était toi peut-être et la plus chaude que tu pouvais te rendre, espérant être bien accueillie ; toi, si lucide, tu ne pouvais plus t’exprimer autrement. Qui sait si en ce moment même, tu n’attends pas, anxieuse, que je comprenne enfin, et que je vienne, loin de la vie où tu n’es plus, me joindre à toi, pauvrement, pauvrement certes, sans moyens mais nous deux encore, nous deux…
 

Jour et nuit

Ma jeunesse a été si absolument pure :
j'ai traversé la nuit sans craindre de mourir
quand la nuit n'était rien qu'absolument la nuit,
j'ai marché dans la nuit sans douter de l'aurore
lorsque la nuit doutait de ses propres étoiles.
J'ai marché dans la nuit comme au milieu du jour :
le ciel était couvert entièrement d'étoiles,
les étoiles éclairaient autant que le soleil,
ce terrible soleil qui éclaire la nuit.
La nuit me consacrait ses heures les plus belles,
la nuit avait pour moi la beauté de l'azur,
je buvais la rosée dans la coupe des roses,
les étoiles étaient aussi jeunes que moi.
La beauté jour et nuit se tenait près de moi :
je craignais la beauté plus que ma propre mort,
je ne préférais rien à la beauté des anges.
La neige jalousait la pureté de l'âme :
la neige me devait en partie sa beauté,
la neige qui laissait sa beauté dans mon âme.
 

Une Etoile Est Née (A Star Is Born)

Chantons la naissance d'une étoile
Une superstar
Célébrons la victoire colossale
D'une superstar
Balance-moi un coup d'alléluia
À la gloire de ses exploits
Musez musettes
Fêtez trompettes
La superstar
 
C'est l'étoile que la foule acclame
La superstar
Le héros pour qui les coeurs s'enflamment
La superstar
N'oublie pas que lorsque tout est noir
Tu puises en toi le pouvoir
D'être à nouveau
Superhéros
Si tu veux croire à ta victoire
Fixe tes yeux
En haut des cieux
Chaque soir tu peux voir
Briller comme un espoir
Ton étoile, ta superstar
 
Comme un phare éclaire la nuit noire
La superstar
Est venue nous inonder d'espoir
La superstar
Et quand on était dans le brouillard
 
Il changea notre histoire
Par son pouvoir
De superstar
Il n'a pas gagné par hasard
Tous les oscars
De la victoire
Ce héros est
Une superstar
 
C'est l'étoile que la foule acclame
La superstar
Le héros pour qui les coeurs s'enflamment
La superstar
N'oublie pas que lorsque tout est noir
Tu puises en toi le pouvoir
D'être un nouveau
Super héros
Si tu veux croire à ta victoire
Fixe tes yeux
En haut des cieux
Chaque soir tu peux voir
Briller comme un espoir
Ton étoile, ta super star
 

Aimer La Vie

Le ciel ne manque pas de charme,
mais je préfère
les plaisirs, les joies, les larmes
de notre terre,
le bon vin, les yeux brillants
des jolies femmes...
 
La vie c'est plus pétillant
que le champagne!
Là-haut tu dois croquer la pomme,
Monsieur le Diable,
mais le vieux plancher des hommes
c'est formidable.
Et je donn' l'éternité
et son silence
pour un pauvre jour d'été
de mes vacances.
 
C'est permis
d'aimer la vie et d'aimer l'amour,
d'aimer la nuit, d'aimer le jour
et de penser que c'est trop court...
Bien trop court!
 
J'ai envie
de rattraper le temps qui court,
de vivre à fond, de vivre pour
aimer la vie, aimer l'amour.
 
La vie c'est l'éternel miracle,
la seule chance;
chaque jour, le grand spectacle
qui recommence.
J'applaudis, je dis: 'Chapeau!'
au grand artiste
qui dessine le tableau
où tu existes.
 
...Le bon vin, les yeux brillants
des jolies femmes...
La vie c'est plus pétillant
que le champagne!
 
C'est permis
d'aimer la vie et d'aimer l'amour,
d'aimer la nuit, d'aimer le jour
et de penser que c'est trop court...
Bien trop court!
 
J'ai envie
de rattraper le temps qui court,
de vivre à fond, de vivre pour
aimer la vie, aimer l'amour.
 
C'est permis
d'aimer la vie et d'aimer l'amour,
d'aimer la nuit, d'aimer le jour
et de penser que c'est trop court...
Bien trop court!
 
J'ai envie...
 

Daily Prayer

The sun has soared the silver sky,
Thus ends yet another day.
Then if this eve I should die,
Pray well that heaven be this way.
 

Lost

Lost again
Blotted stain
Without loss
At no cost
 
Bequeathed freely
No pain really
Well maybe some
Hidden in rum
 
Yes it is there
Calamity a scare
Chaotic woe
Wherever I go
 
Now I'm overtaken
Or am I mistaken
Stop, stop, stop
Again on top
 

Longevity Employed

A great corporation has no face
No conscious to guide it
Only those of meager men
Who may bring their pettiness
Their hatreds, their idols
To the field of dreams
 
Where men toil day to day
To retain a living standard
A security amid the chaos
Eking out a living
Juggling debts and credits
A daily task to be whole
 
If a big business loses traits
Integrity, compassion, fairness
From top to bottom it will die
As if a toxic vine that chokes
The strength from a mighty tree
That towered high and mighty
 
So a single soul of caring
Can reverse the effect of evil
That manifests itself blindly
In the facelsee mediums electronic
A realm that easily is overcome
In the twinings of apathy
 
I glimmer of good faith
Kind words and understanding
Have no tangible cost to list
But their value is priceless
In those who maintain its might
For those who depend upon longevity
 

Brown Skin

Brown skin
You know I love your brown skin
I can't tell where yours begins
I can't tell where mine ends
 
Brown skin
Rub against my brown skin
Need some every now and then
Oh, yeah
 
Where are your people from?
Maybe Mississippi or an island
Apparently your skin has been kissed by the sun
You make me wanna Hershey's kiss your licorice
 
Every time I see your lips
It makes me think of honey-coated chocolate
Your kisses are worth more than gold to me
I'll be your Almond Joy, you'll be my sugar daddy
 
Brown skin
You know I love your brown skin
I can't tell where yours begins
I can't tell where mine ends
 
Brown skin
Up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then
Oh, yeah
 
Every time you come around
Something magnetic pulls me and I can't get out
Disoriented, I can't tell my up from down
All I know is that I wanna lay you down
 
Every time I let you in
Abracadabra, magic happens as we sway
Higher and higher, finally we reach heaven
Come back to earth, then we do it all again
 
Brown skin
You know I love your brown skin
I can't tell where yours begins
I can't tell where mine ends
 
Brown skin
Up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then
Oh, yeah
 
Skin so brown, lips so round
Baby, how can I be down?
Beautiful mahogany
You make me feel like a queen
 
Tell me what's that thing you do
That makes me wanna get next to you, yeah
Oh no
 
Brown skin
You know I love your brown skin
I can't tell where yours begins
I can't tell where mine ends
 
Brown skin
Up against my brown skin
Need some every now and then
Oh, yeah
 

Decisions Made

Fated follies
Daily drudgeries
Lulling and leading
Shambles of shame
Ill intentions
Easily evadable
Compassion's comrade
Caring companion
 

Handwriting

Touch the pen to paper and what do I see
The work of a man in his own hand.
For tis only from him this writing be
Naught from the creatures of sea, air, or land.
 

Honour Not

Honour not the idolant pagan
Delight as an obedient suffragan
Honour not the shamed thief
Only in a good life is there relief
 
Idolizing not the idle cowards
Work hard harvesting day to day
There are many intrinsic rewards
The bountiful future will pay
 
For the thief becomes confined
The reward of living idleness
The pagan of wrongs combined
Forfeits the simplest happiness
 

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