will happiness find us

by Johnandbetty

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1er album de John&Betty

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released January 9, 2010

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Johnandbetty Paris, France

Dogme Lo-Fi oblige, JOHN & BETTY, adeptes de la scène anti-folk (Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis, Herman Dune…) chantent des chansons qu’on dirait réchappées du Velvet Underground N°3.
Oui mais comme s’il avait été produit par Lee Hazelwood !
Une certaine idée du bonheur...
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Track Name: as long as you are still alive
AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE

But if the water goes over the bridges and the fence
Do you think an angel will come and take your defense
Well I hope you will feel not too grim
When the time comes to go for a swim

And as long as you behave as God’s favourite child
Little by little you’re turning back to the wild
Counting on technology
For not having to change your way to be

Don’t you think it’s time to make a stand
As long as you are still alive

And if a flickering bird comes and tries to make a deal
About the branches and the trees he needs upon the hill
Will you take your gun and shoot him down
Watching his body crashing to the ground

And when the polar bears claim justice for their rights
About the disappearing of the ice that you didn’t fight
Will you still be able to stay blind
Just to keep your perfect peace of mind

Don’t you think it’s time to make a stand
As long as you are still alive

And as long as you dream to be a millionaire
With a lot of baby dolls around you everywhere
Your religion of more and more
Will make you miss what you’re looking for

Don’t you think it’s time to make a stand
As long as you are still alive
Track Name: wall in my brain
WALL IN MY BRAIN

When I was twenty
I built a wall inside my brain
I thought it would protect me from people’s emotions

Cause my heart was bleading
And my skin was burning
I coudn’t see the enemy came from inside
And kept me deaf in a prison cell

I finally find the peace
Nothing came in but nothing could come out
I felt alone and miserable, because the wall in my brain was real

and my heart was bleading
And my skin was burning
I couldn’t see the ennemy came from inside
And kept me deaf in a prison…

It cut all communications
Driving me in isolation
But emotions are the salt of life
Take a breath and break the wall

When I was twenty
I built a wall inside my brain
I thought it would protect me from people’s emotions

Cause my heart was bleading
And my skin was burning
I coudn’t see the enemy came from inside
Cause my heart was bleading
And my skin was burning
I coudn’t see the enemy came from inside
And kept me deaf in a prison cell
Track Name: tell me
TELL ME

Tell me
What do you do
Now I’m gone
Far away from you

Do you ride on your rusty bike
On the same dirt roads
Do you still go to swim on that beach
Where the water’s so clear
Are you picking some blackberries in the hedge
Like we used to do
Was it yesterday
Or a long time ago

Tell me
What do you see
While I’m here
Far away from you

Is the oak tree growing bigger
In front of your bedroom window
Do you still hang your dusty blue shirt
At the back of your door
Have you stuck on the wall the picture we bought
On a rainy afternoon
Was it yesterday
Or a long time ago

Tell me
What do you do
Now I’m gone
Far away from you

Tell me
What do you see
While I’m here
Far away from you
Track Name: I can't remember why
I CAN’T REMEMBER WHY

Once I was in a circus
It was fun and full of lights
I really thought it was the best place to be
But now, I can’t remember why

Once I went on a merry-go-round
It turned faster and faster
I was laughing and was so excited
But now, I can’t remember why

Once I wished I’d be a big girl
It meant sex, money and freedom
I believed in work and rules
But now, I can’t remember why

Once I’ll reach the final cut
I will turn back and stare
I will smile and feel in peace
Because then I will understand why
Yes then I will understand why
because I will understand why
Track Name: turning around the sun
TURNING AROUND THE SUN

We’ve been friends
We’ve been lovers
We’ve been women and men all through these years

We’ve been angels
We’ve been demons
We’ve all been good and bad at the same time

I’m living my way
My very own way
And I’m doing my best day after day

But like you
And millions of us
I would like to know what we’re doing here

Turning around the sun
Just turning around the sun
Hoping somebody’s watching
Turning around the sun
Just turning around the sun
Wondering who is taking care

We’ve made wars
And we’ve made peace
We’ve had so many cries and so many smiles

We’ve been flying
We’ve been crashing
We’ve had so many tries which finally failed

But we’re still keeping on
Rocking and rolling
Among winters and springs and summers and falls

While above
Stars in the sky
Keep the secret of how long we’ve been here

Turning around the sun
Just turning around the sun
Hoping somebody’s watching
Turning around the sun
Just turning around the sun
Wondering who is taking care
Track Name: love song 1
LOVE SONG 1

Give me your arms
say you’ll protect me
Look at me friendly
Teach me what love is

A gentle touch
A sweet attention
A kiss from nowhere
Teach me what love is

You’ll never miss me
Cause our souls are complete
I’ll never miss you
Because I have eveything

A picture of us
No smile, no tears
But a taste of truth
Teach me what love is

A peace of your skin
A thrill in my heart
A growing desir
Teach me what love is

You’ll never miss me
Cause our souls are complete
I’ll never miss you
Because I have eveything

Something like eternity
Something like unicity
Something like ….love ?
Track Name: my last new song
MY LAST NEW SONG

Life is like
When you’re waiting for the sun
Time goes on
You don’t know really what to do
You walk around the house
Looking through the window frame
Raindrops are falling down
The shinny pavement of the street

I will try
What I can to make it right
I will take
The time it needs to wash away
Clouds flying up above
Racing and rolling in your eyes
Light slowly fading out
While the day silently dies

It could be a pain killer
Cherry jam on a hot morning toast
It could be a night on the beach
Under the moonlight glow
My last new song

When you’re down
Night and day just feel the same
You wake up
You don’t have anywhere to go
You pinch some magazines
Already red for hundred times
You watch again and again
The same old movies in black and white

It could be a pain killer
Cherry jam on a hot morning toast
It could be a night on the beach
Under the moonlight glow
My last new song
Track Name: where did I put away myself
WHERE DID I PUT AWAY MYSELF ?

You who wait all the time for a miracle
Who believe that hapiness comes from outside
You who run all over the planet
to find a solution to your never-ending pain
You should stop and take a rest

God can not come
God can not come
God can not come and visit if you’re not at home
God can not come
God can not come
God can not come if you’re not at home

Once in a movie I saw an old indian
saying to a cow-boy racing all over the country,
for so many years :
« I call you far rider not for your great races but because you ride
far from yourself »

God can not come ….

When I was young I was so busy to show
a perfect image to the world
trying to be like a movie star
I finaly lost myself
I thought that I was not good enough
to be loved but how could you be loved
if you can not love yourself ?

God can not come ….
Track Name: the saddest song
THE SADDEST SONG

We’re talking about a young Dubliner
In love with a girl from New-York City
Don’t ask me how they met each other
It’s not the subject of the story

He’s working in a bar night and day
Dreaming of a flight over the Atlantique
But he doesn’t have any money
His situation is really tragic

It’s sad so sad
It’s a sad sad song
Never ever written and sung
It’s the saddest song

They send to each other SMS
Few words for such a big feeling
Their only moment of happiness
Is when the telephone rings a little ding

They got some pictures of themselves
Cheek to cheek on a sunny day
Placed in the middle of the bookshelves
Under a light which is cold and grey

It’s sad so sad….

Someday I guess he will start to feel
Lonely as a broken heart can be
Living with so much time to kill
Can drive you completely crazy

So he will connect his computer
On a web site on which you can chat
With a girl from Patagonia or somewhere
With whom he’ll fall in love in second flat

It’s sad so sad….
Track Name: something about you
SOMETHING ABOUT YOU

I came into the room to look around
And when I saw you my feet stopped touching the ground
The air was full of sounds and full of lights
I knew I could stay here till the middle of the night

When I looked at you I knew you couldn’t see
There was almost a crowd between you and me
You were talking to some people and you seemed so very cool
I started to feel my self like a fool

There was something about you
Something about you

I tried to feel at ease while picking up a glass
But the liquid in my throat missed a bit of ice
I needed somebody around to have a talk
A friend with whom I could make a joke

But nobody except you was in existence
And the room without your face wouldn’t make any sense
The music at the back was a kind of melody
That I could have written for you and me

There was something about you

It took me just a minute to breathe some air outside
To cool myself down and know what to decide
I came back in the room I was still not feeling strong
Not knowing what was right or wrong

And in a second I knew that you had gone
The atmosphere was flat and the air had nothing on
I walked around a while under the moonlight in the park
Looking for the ghost of you hiding in the dark

There was something about you

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