Black Hills

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Album "Black Hills" release in April 2014

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released April 22, 2014

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The one armed man Strasbourg, France

"Il n'a pas de nom, juste un surnom, The one armed man.
Le manchot. Manchot, mais as du manche, musicien mystérieux tout droit sorti d' un film de David Lynch.

Fils spirituel de Tom Waits, il a préféré son âme à la gloire facile. Ami, si The one armed man passe par chez toi, prépare le whisky et les amplis, et laisse faire la magie."

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Track Name: Night Train
No one knows what you see
Waiting for the night train
Looking for the right lane
To leave

Unknowns walking in line
Waiting for salvation
Waiting for the right time
To die

Listen to their cold voice
Begging for the night train
Coming now

Is there a way to get out?
Of this state of violence
Is there a way to feel right?
Again

Let the wolf at your door
You never meant to come back
You never thought it could scratch
Your back

No one knows where you go
Even you don’t you girl?
But its rhythm comes slow
And you burn
It’s a strange way to get lost
It’s a strange time for being a ghost
And the widow’s waiting
And the widow’s scared
And the widow’s howling
At the half-moon’s flare

The blade and the virtue
The anger and the cold
The silence and the shame
All are gathered in one

The nakedness, the violence
The madness and the bad patch
The remorse and the defeat`
All are gathered in one

It’s a strange way to get lost
It’s a strange time for being a ghost
And the widow’s waiting
And the widow’s scared
And the widow’s howling
At the half-moon’s flare

No one knows what you see
Waiting for the night train
Track Name: Mad Season
I don’t want to get down
Down in the doorway
Don’t want to turn back
Into your haze

Don’t want to feel right
Caught in your eloquence
Don’t want a go astray
Back in the daze

Don’t want to show you
The smell of decay
Don’t want to see you
Just want to break

Don’t want to fall now
Into your choking arms
Don’t want to see the light
Don’t want to dive

Don’t need your Mercy
It’s up to you to scream
I’ve pushed your cold gift
Out of my dreams

Don’t want to show you
The smell of decay
Don’t want to see you
Just want to break

Your heart is jet black
Your heart is jet black
Your heart is jet black

you killed its bright light
you killed its bright light
you killed its bright light

Now it’s a new start
Now comes a new world
A land of promises
A kind of spark

Into this great slide
No place for illusion
No place for mirrors
It’s time to rise

Don’t want to show you
The smell of decay
Don’t want to see you
Just want to break

Your heart is jet black
Your heart is jet black
Your heart is jet black

you killed its bright light
you killed its bright light
you killed its bright light

I don’t want to get down
Down in the doorway
Don’t want to turn back
Into your haze

Don’t want to feel right
Caught in your eloquence
Don’t want a go astray
Back in the daze
Track Name: Where the River Flows
I know the distant smile
Well hung on at the mirror of ghouls
I see that you all may rise
And walk where the river flows

And I do answer the rain
Come tomorrow and we’ll see

I know the little black dust
Lost in brilliant fortress
I swear that you all will rise
And walk where the river ends

And I do answer the pain
Come tomorrow and we’ll see

Kill me twice
You can kill me twice
Come back tomorrow

There comes another rainbow
Another flame that you need
I guess that you’ll love him too
Another piece to your greed

And all my answers are vain
Cause we’re tomorrow and I see
Kill me twice
You can kill me twice
Come back tomorrow
Track Name: Black Swan
Black Swan
You’re not like the others
Your feathers are gold
You’ll find in no river

Black Swan
Your eyes are like heavens
As sweet as the light
As cold as an arrow

Black Swan
Your color’s a gift
As dark as the sea
As deep as the ocean

Black Swan
You’re not like the others
Your feathers are gold
You’ll find in no river

Black Swan
Life is a promise
You need to keep it safe
Inside of your heart

Black Swan
Don’t believe in the fate
Sometimes you’ll be god
Sometimes you’ll be no one

Black Swan
It’s a strange ride
Take care of your dreams
Take care of your lover

Black Swan
I’m proud to call you son
Cause the blood in your veins
Is a kind like mine.
Track Name: Summer Knows
I had no means to find
The way that I came from
I took a seat and watched
The falling rain

Some kids were playing free
Like fairies with dead leaves
I would have liked you
Also to be here

But days are not the same
The devil took my chair
and summer knows
you can be anywhere
Anywhere but there

I laid down in the grass
And Staring at the birds
i drew a line between
heaven and earth

But days are not the same
The devil took my chair
and summer knows
you can be anywhere
Anywhere but there

But days are not the same
The devil took my chair
and summer knows
you can be anywhere
Anywhere but there

I had no means to find
The way that I came from
I took a seat and watched
The falling rain
Track Name: Back Home
All the words that have been told
Run away into the dark
All this lies I can’t ignore
Now fade away into the past

I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back home

All this time I thought I could
Teach a star how to be queen
I was young and you were still
Waiting for the morning feels

I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back home
I’m on my way back home

All the words that have been told
Run away into the dark
All this lies I can’t ignore
Now fade away into the past
Track Name: Cold Rain
Back in the Streets where we grown
All this goes back up to a long time
You were the fool and
I was the one hidden behind your back

We knew that nothing was done
That all the days would be perfect
But now the town is like a swamp
And I can say

You’re a cold rain
Stuck in my neck
Whispering all the words
I’ve never ever found

You’re the cold wind
Trapped in my head
Blowing all the words
I’ll never ever find

They said you were all alone
Lost in the woods up to the river
They said that no one could have heard
Your weeping shouts but I swear

That every time I look back
I see the man and the rifle
I see me running far from you
And from the hells

But there’s a cold rain
Stuck in my neck
Whispering all the words
I’ve never ever found

There’s a cold wind
Trapped in my head
Blowing all the words
I’ll never ever find

Into the ground
Track Name: My Own Gold
In your eyes,
I can see the slogger,
Like a stone,
The good man of the year,

I will let you down,
No I don’t need you
You’re in my light
And I‘ve got my own gold

When the rage
Is getting huge on my face
When you search,
For The perfect explain,

I will let you down,
No I don’t need you
I will say yeah yeah
That you don’t have more time

Like a clock
The sound of your life
Do you read me now?
Cause It’s the last night

That you really live
And tomorrow
You will see
That I’ve got my own gold

In your eyes,
I see the slogger,
Like a stone,
The good man of year,
I want let you down,
Coz I don’t need you
You’re in my light

And I‘ve got my own gold
And I‘ve got my own gold
And I‘ve got my own gold
And I‘ve got my own gold
Track Name: White Tulip
Pouring rain on Memory lane
Ocher leaves on the steps
Seventy-eights on the phonograph
Early Jazz you can dance to

“My friends are not his friends”
Says a voice from your heart
“This world is not the worlds”
Says the book in your backpack

Hypertime may gather us
Bunny, get your jetpack, fly to me
From your far-off universe
Whatever earth’s number it might be
One six one o
Two nine five ohhhhh

Messy basement of the cottage
Paperwall turned yellow
Dusty pictures by your great uncle
Of a man with funny hair

“our pope is not their pope”
Said your vicar to her flock
“Life is a trefoil knot”
Sings the ghost of your dad
Hypertime may gather us
Bunny, get your jetpack, fly to me
From your far-off universe
Whatever earth’s number it might be
Two one four nine
Nine two eight ohhhh

Scribbled pi’s on a disused board
Puzzled cat in a box
White tulip in an envelope
Return address unknown

Hypertime may gather us
Bunny, get your jetpack, fly to me
From your far-off universe
Whatever earth’s number it might be
To six one six
Six one six ohhhhh
Track Name: Even Say Hello
All I want, is to drift into your dreams
All I need, is to walk into your steps

But I won’t even say hello
No I won’t even say hello

You’re like a light lost in the shadows
A mystery box, suspended to my flesh

But I won’t even say hello
No I won’t even say hello

Oh god tell me the truth, am I someone like you?
I’m falling on my knees, since I’ve been watching through

But I won’t even say hello
No I won’t even say hello

Do me wrong, let’s swallow the dead skins
And tell the limbs, I’m lost into their dreams

But I won’t even say hello
No I won’t even say hello
Track Name: The World is on Fire
Sweet heart see
The world is on fire
Give me all you’ve got
I say give me all you troubles

Cause, oh little sweety
The world is like us
Burning from the inside
Exploding like a rocket

Sweet heart lie
I won’t give a fuck if you
Say that I’m your lover
Say that I am your man

I mean nothing doesn’t matter
The world is on fire
Tell me you’re my lover
Tell me I won’t give a fuck

Stay little star
The world is on fire
I’m weeping like a dog
Cause I can’t sleep in the dark

I need you this time
I need you forever
I’m waiting for your call
I’m waiting for your answer

I’m shivering like a child
Shivering like a leaf
Waiting for your call
Waiting for you breath

Come little star
The world is on fire
Tell me you’re my lover
Tell me I won’t give a fuck
Track Name: July
I was lost in my nightmares
Hung on at an angel of darkness,
Blown out like a candle
That’s never seen the day
I followed the riverbanks
And under the crown of the streetlights
I heard the slow breath
Of a forgotten time

She called me back to life
With a sweet and fragile voice
And in a big flash of lightning
While everything was so lost
She disappeared, leaving behind her
All the hopes and all the chances
And for a moment I felt as
If everything had changed
Never felt so young
Never felt so strong

Walking on the water
Running in the plains
Waiting for the white birds
Sliding on their wings

I was trapped in a cold room
Becoming more and more empty
The devil had been changing the rules
And there was no victory
But July is the month
Of the harvests of the light
And the one you brought to me
Was like a sign into the dark

Never felt so young
Never felt so strong

Walking on the water
Running in the plains
Waiting for the white birds
Sliding on their wings