Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds

by Jo Bergeron

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released May 19, 2018

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Track Name: Knives
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
Track Name: Ghostlike Faces
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
Track Name: Please Miss Phantomheart
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
Track Name: Life Seems Absurd Below Clouds
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
Track Name: Swaying
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
Track Name: Sun Spots
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
Track Name: Lovelyday
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
Track Name: Emaciated Sun
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
Track Name: Lunatics
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
Track Name: Distant Stars
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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