Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds

by Jo Bergeron

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1.
Knives 01:38
Knives Cutting through the walls, Beneath the thorny crown The ruby rose, the screeching thousand broken violin strings The Indian blanket sheet Little glass figurines Trinkets on a shelf Beneath the shadow of my hand So impossible to move Seductive sighing out to let it bloom Roads, paved with painted stones And failed attempts to leave Cats in the crooked streets Scat with the backbeat of my soles Pearls falling from the skies Teardrops filled with lies Stealing all the love That should be blooming in your eyes Before the end of June Seductive sighing out to let it bloom Hey, it’s not quite like it seems The spaces in between Impossible to fill I don’t know why, I don’t know why It’s now time to begin Begin something new Pretending I Know how, that I know how, I should love you
2.
The good old days are over And I feel so much younger Never thought I would again Those hollow words I left there In a mouthful of blue blood Surprised I feel so young again It kills me, it kills me All the days are numbered Bright eyed filled with wonder It’s been a long time coming I see the hollow blurs Of friendly ghostlike faces Watching me cross the street It kills me, it kills me It kills me, it kills me I’m kissing razor blades to taste blood on my lips Its savour’s so much sweeter than flavour foreseen A mouth full of words I just stole for myself I'll never feel so young again, I'll never feel this young again It kills me, it kills me So kill me, just kill me
3.
Shades and solitudes always keep following me Chasing my shadows ‘cross the galaxies The waiting is over, the waiting was endless Trapped purgatory filled with broken dreams I’ve loved you from the start, you know I love you still So beautifully broken, beautifully broken Cause I love ghosts That’s all I do You can haunt me still If that’s what you want to do Kick the pain away Cast it out of you Then lose the solitude I’ll kiss the ghost in you Please Miss phantom heart Haunted houses faded memories Wedding roses on the kitchen floor Scissors for a bridal gown you never wore Phantom heart, I know you need a place to go My heart is yours so gently take control Cause I love ghosts That’s all I do You can haunt me still You know I want you to Kick the pain away Cast it out of you Then lose the solitude I’ll kiss the ghost in you Please Miss phantom heart Scare the pain away
4.
Inside your watery eyes That washes the suns from empty skies I made a promise to you once When your eyes once were filled with hearts Now all the lonely suns fly like balloons And soon it’s May June May May June I’m a believer dressed in powder blue I want you more than I’d want to Life seems absurd, life seems absurd below clouds Let’s travel through the course of time On the back of the passerine birds Marrying future with the past Living a life enclosed in glass Life seems absurd, life seems absurd below clouds Inside those blue chemical eyes Redreaming birth night day day night The statue I’ve carved myself into He wants you more than he’d want to Life seems absurd, life seems absurd below clouds
5.
Swaying 03:47
I was already wholly free Till I screwed up with destiny Then she told me so angrily I’m such a slave to myself   And I’m swaying on a string, and I’m swaying on a string Sad mannequins parade in easy times Attaching beliefs deep within our minds Carefully crafting discrete disguise Freedom my friend waves a one hand goodbye   Lonely suburban blues Losing the flames of our youth Burning and I don’t why We all have reasons to shine   I keep swaying on the strings, I keep swaying on the strings I keep swaying on the strings, I keep swaying on the strings Swinging, swaying on the strings, Swinging, swaying on the strings Swinging, swaying on the strings, Swinging, swaying on the strings   I was already wholly free People like me are easy to fool I am already wholly free I’m cutting the strings I never knew I pulled my whole life through
6.
Sun Spots 05:26
Streets seem obscured below clouds Can’t see a face in the crowd While I fly so close the sun So strange how we all lost our minds Sad creatures by nature defined We’re all just crazy, crazy Oh oh oh no tomorrow Oh oh oh Time is borrowed Life seem absurd below clouds Can’t keep from laughing out loud The delicate laughter of pain Miracles have all lost their magic Man is nothing if not tragic We’re all just crazy, crazy Oh oh oh no tomorrow Oh oh oh Time is borrowed Humans have lost their heads Hiding their halos and wings by the bed Graced by the beauty of love Touched by the virtue of pain I wonder where everyone’s gone All flying too close to the sun We all fly too close to the sun Oh oh oh no tomorrow Oh oh oh Time is borrowed
7.
Lovelyday 03:23
There is something in the air Far beneath the skyline Growing from the ground I don’t know You twist me up in such a weird way I’m spinning in a cup of tea Feels kinda strange Swallowed in the streets of Paris Singing je t’aime moi non plus Feeling new Contrary Marilou My heart melts for you The whole wide world now seems so dreamlike Since my world crash into you Black into blue Must be something in the way you kiss girl You could steal anything from me Why don’t you try? Contrary Marilou Just tell me what to do, do It's such a lovely lovely lovely day It's such a lovely lovely lovely day It's such a lovely lovely lovely day In your own messy messy messy way Feeling, feeling new, All because of you Feeling, feeling new, All because of you, you Contrary Marilou Must be something we can do In such a loving loving loving way It's such a lovely lovely lovely day It's such a lovely lovely lovely day It's such a lovely lovely lovely day
8.
Emaciated sun Shines on the damage done She left me shivering cold Chilled to the marrow Sinking low I’ll make my way alone A faceless frozen road Winter will kill us all And if I never ever find my way back home And if I always have to face the freezing winds Would you leave me dying Knee deep in snow And shivering cold Ticking clocks Alarms that end the race Your warmth is missing here While snowflakes kiss my face Cigarettes and songs Our unborn blue eyed son A whisky and a psalm Yet, maybe this is hell And if I never ever find my way back home And if I always have to face the freezing winds Would you leave me here dying Knee deep in snow Or let me stay Emaciated sun Reveals the damage done Two rights don’t mend a wrong Winter will kill us all
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Lunatics 06:55
She wears a scarlet scarf and painted feathers on her sleeve No worries carefree heart, off screen and pretty as you please. Pure ecstatic joy is flowing out from everywhere Her eyes are painted black, the breeze is blowing through her hair I think I wanna make her mine Hearts slightly out of tune Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Let’s let love fly like foil balloons Is this the day we fall into? Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Soaking in the sun, June in bloom and vegan booze Watching people passing by, typewriter tapping, grains and fruits Lazy afternoons spent kissing careless in the park Let’s be lunatics again, no need to wait until its dark I think I wanna make you mine Hearts slightly out of tune Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Let’s let love fly like foil balloons Is this the way we fall into? Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Crazy you're like me and funny how I'm like you too Burnt old fashion romance, careening carouseling thoughts Never thought a second there'd be someone just like you Waiting for me Hearts slightly out of tune Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Let’s let love fly like foil balloons This is the day we fall into Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Under the offbeat Brooklyn blue Lunatics, nothing we can do I’m just fucked up and so are you
10.
Calling, from the bottom of my heart, To tell you how it feels to live Not knowing where you are Waiting for a moment briefly seized That slipped out by the window So long ago It’s been long, it’s been hard Searching the whole world all around All I wanted to say is I miss you more than all It’s all ruined, I’m defeated Floating sadly passed your sun Drifting away from where we belong Becoming distant stars Consuming all the love I had saved for later Remembering its taste, bittersweet, contradictory Wandering, will it ever change a thing I just don’t know why, I just don’t know how It’s been hard, it’s been long Searching the whole world all around All I wanted to say is I meant it from the start It’s all ruined, I’m defeated Floating sadly passed your sun Drifting far from where we belong It’s all ruined, uncompleted Floating sadly passed your sun Drifting away before where we’ve begun Becoming distant stars

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released May 19, 2018

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