François Long/Light years from home - pic (c) LWOOD
The damage is done - Satellites - Spider - Dusk - So sorry - The man I love (for Paddy) - Shine no shadow

The Damage is Done

There has never been as many stars
As there are on this october night
While motionless clouds seem so far
A vague moon takes me for a ride

What am I exactly waiting for?
Mother, won't you call my name
What's the point? the story is no longer
Exactly the same.

The sun is long in coming
All my hopes are gone
No proof of a dreaming
The damage is done.
Sometime she seeks
Sometime nothing but tears
Running down her cheeks
One day I heard a come on, son!
Such a glimmer of hope.

Paroles/musique : François Long
Batterie : Simon Postel


Satellites

There's a doorway to the stars
It's not the end
It's never the end

When they took you to Mars, we knew you were sleeping,
there's nothing but ice left in your wake

We've lived in these shadows we've followed the trails
we've searched for your face
in the darkness of night, in the darkness of night

When they took you to Mars, we knew you were sleeping,
there's nothing to lose, nothing to take

We've lived in these shadows, we've followed the signs
we've searched for your face
in the darkness of night, in the darkness of night

There's a doorway to the stars, beyond the frailty of reason
we've seen it in your eyes, when the lights were dim

When they took you to Mars, we knew you were sleeping,
we follow the trails, as darkness descends

There's a doorway to the stars
but this is not the end
… it's never the end

Paroles/voix : Elise Marianne
Musique : François Long


Spider

The widow she ensnares you,
She traps you with a smile
She's yours for the taking
wild and untamed
but by morning you're hungered
for nothing remains.

An empty shell, an hour glass,
an avalanche of ice.

The widow she escapes you,
Frozen with the night
An open door, a broken dream
Wild and untamed
There for the taking
But nothing remains.

An empty shell, an hour glass,
an avalanche of ice.

Darkness, the meteors, the rents and the streets
the endless beginnings, the endless defeats
Ours are the haunted, the flicker of light
Salvation, redemption, our last given rite.

These dreams are not ours,
lost in this space
I remember you so well,
I remember your face.
Your eyes are the longing,
this yearning, this greed,
these sins of the world,
this earthly disease.

The darkness, the meteors, the rents and the streets
the endless beginnings, the endless defeats.

Paroles : Elise Marianne
Musique : François Long
Batterie : Simon Postel


Dusk

I have called you
beyond the solitude
of moon's eternal gaze

light-years from the sorrow
of a wounded sky

Your eyes
the providence of night's
immortal wraith

Your voice
the promise of an ageless dawn

from the fortunes of a brighter star

I have called you
beyond the frailty of a lost horizon
light-years from the solitude of birth

Your eyes
the providence of night's
immortal wraith
Your wings
the faded light of dusk

Paroles/voix Elise Marianne
Musique : François Long


So Sorry

Mother Earth has launched my brand new spacecraft
For a long-distance journey with no return.
An ultimate voyage at the speed of light
There is no sorrow, there is no fun.

No danger and no fear in my spacecraft
No matter what the turn of the events
It's part of my uncommon task!

But I just can't stop thinking
about the world I'm leaving
No sleep, no thought, no dreaming
I just can't feel my heart beating

Something is trying to catch my attention now
A tiny shining spot that changed for an invasive white light that you can't see now

We're so sorry
That you're gone
So sorry
We're all alone

Everybody's crying now
Everybody's feeling like an orphan
Since Love is lost
A saddening void only hides their loneliness...
But no orphanage is big enough

We're so sorry
that you had to go
quicker than expected
But that the way it is...
I'm so sorry

Paroles/musique : François Long


The Man I Love (for Paddy)

Just because
I never told you
I never told you
i love you
I miss you so

Paroles/musique : François Long


Shine No Shadow

And all around this sufferance
a circle of light masquerades
vision's dormant eyes

Voices through the
brokenness of night

Shine no more shadow
between sun's longing rage
and the aftermath of dust

Everything happens for a reason

Paroles/voix : Elise Marianne
Musique : François Long
Batterie : Flamm



Photo : Lwood
Mastering : Maxence Collart, sauf Shine No Shadow par Bérenger Nail

Grand merci à Elise Marianne, Simon Postel, Flamm, Maxence Collart, Bérenger Nail et Lwood sans qui rien n'aurait été possible.