Full Moon Fever

by The Imaginary Suitcase

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Now, what is it all about ? 12 songs (plus three bonus tracks if you buy the whole album) with nerve, guests (Cécile Gonay aka Seesayle, Jean-François Durdu of Ceilí Moss and Camping Sauvach), a cover (straight from Montana courtesy of Pterodactyl Plains), an attempt to mix Spacemen 3 and Swans ( ?), poppy folk, experimental moments, an eyewink to my years as a Celtic musician, a song dedicated to the true friends, that is to say unless you think the history of music started with Lady Gaga, there’s got to be something to your taste on Full Moon Fever ! (see how I pitched the thing, now if this doesn’t break through, then the world doesn’t deserve me! ;)

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released September 1, 2013

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The Imaginary Suitcase Halle, Belgium

Grumpy Belgian singer-songwriter voicing his considerations about life, death, and the confusing bits inbetween.

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Track Name: Yer mother
Send this to yer mother
Tell her it comes from me
Make sure you tell her
I wrapped it up neatly
She was right from the start
When she said I was no good
Risking the gallows for me
In fact he'd do me a favour
By getting rid of me
So go tell yer brother
Tell him to take it easy

And as for all our friends
They all took sides with you
They'll hate me 'til the end
And I deserve it true
So what else could I do
'Xcept pack my stuff and go
Where the heart won't feel that cold
And I won't think of you

Deprecation
Reprobatio
Self-loathing
Self-mutilating

They say Farewell is a cruel word
But all the words that I have heard
They sucked the warmth right out of me
Leave me dead as a Christmas tree
So while you smiled and played the harp
I didn't see your teeth were sharp
Once they were planted in my neck
It was too late now I'm a wreck
So go on, show off your despair
Wearing your most appealing air
You will fool everyone I know
But for me it is time to go
Life it sometimes takes strange turns
One hand caresses the other burns
Love it strange times has strange twists
The left hand's open, the right is a clenched fist
Track Name: Bonny at morn
The sheep's in the meadows,
The kye's in the corn,
(Thou's ower lang in thy bed)
Bonny at morn
The sheep's in the meadows,
The kye's in the corn,
(Thou's ower lang in thy bed)
Bonny at morn
Canny at night,
Bonny at morn
(Thou's ower lang in thy bed)
Bonny at morn.

The bird's in the nest,
The trout's in the burn,
Thou hinders thy mother
In many a turn.
The bird's in the nest,
The trout's in the burn,
Thou hinders thy mother
In many a turn.
Canny at night,
Bonny at morn
(Thou's ower lang in thy bed)
Bonny at morn.

We're all laid idle
Wi' keeping the bairn
The lad winnot work
And the lass winnot learn,
We're all laid idle
Wi' keeping the bairn
The lad winnot work
And the lass winnot learn,
Canny at night,
Bonny at morn
(Thou's ower lang in thy bed)
Bonny at morn.
Track Name: Electric
take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after midnight
take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after sun dies

you'll hear a temple burning,
you'll feel the temperature rising,
you'll hear the sirens wailing for you
for you and only you

when you take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after midnight
take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after sun dies

take a deep breath and dive in,
it won't be long 'til you're king
and little death is calling to you
to you and only you

take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after midnight
take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after sun dies

all around hang the colours,
so tempting and you're so bored
so what is wrong in taking it all?
taking what's shown

when you take a little walk out there
listen to the streets in electric lights
taking many walks out there
you are claiming "i want what's mine"

and as you're coming on top
so suddenly you just drop
just like the priest said when you were young
don't you recall the sound

everytime you take a little walk out there
listen to the streets in electric lights
take a little walk out there
listen to the streets after sun dies
Track Name: Stay awhile
The tea is steeped now

why don't you sit down

take your coat off

stay a while

How was your journey?

I missed you dearly

Tell me your story

take your time

Feel free to go

Feel free to come home

Anytime

Oh how intriguing

The sights you're seeing

Well I hope you sleep

So deep tonight

And in the morning

I'll brew dark coffee

Would you like honey

Or clover spice?

Feel free to go

Feel free to come home

Anytime

The tea is steeped now

why don't you sit down

take your coat off

stay a while

How was your journey?

I missed you dearly

Tell me your story

But take your time

Look out the window

But before you do

Be sure to wipe your

shoes on the mat

it's been so rainy

the clouds are leaving

but now the suns here but...

gone so fast, gone so fast

Feel free to go

Feel free to come home

Anytime
Track Name: Moonlight on the water
Moonlight on the water, ease my worried soul
Moonlight on the water, ease my worried soul
Lord please do have mercy, mercy on my soul
Lord please do have mercy, mercy on my soul

Lord, I felt so dirty, dirty and so cold
Lord, I felt so dirty, dirty and so cold
Send your holy waters and cure me all along
Send your holy waters and cure me from my wrongs

Lord, I felt so lonely, lonely for so long
Lord, I felt so lonely, lonely for so long
Now that you are with me, I will never be alone
Now that you are with me, I will never be alone

Lord you did come to me, now I feel so glad
Oh Lord, you came to me, I summonned you and you came
I'm so grateful for your love, yeah your love embrace
I'm in need of mercy, and that's what you're doing best

Moonlight watches over me and it will not take a rest
Oh Lord, I am ready, oh yeah put me to the test
I can't turn away no, and your song, I won't forget
Lord, I know I'm ready, my trust I won't regret

Moonlight on the water, ease my worried soul
Moonlight on the water, ease my worried soul
Lord please do have mercy, mercy on my soul
Lord please do have mercy, mercy on my soul
Track Name: A une passante
La rue assourdissante autour de moi hurlait.
Longue, mince, en grand deuil, douleur majestueuse,
Une femme passa, d'une main fastueuse
Soulevant, balançant le feston et l'ourlet ;

Agile et noble, avec sa jambe de statue.
Moi, je buvais, crispé comme un extravagant,
Dans son oeil, ciel livide où germe l'ouragan,
La douceur qui fascine et le plaisir qui tue.

Un éclair... puis la nuit ! - Fugitive beauté
Dont le regard m'a fait soudainement renaître,
Ne te verrai-je plus que dans l'éternité ?

Ailleurs, bien loin d'ici ! trop tard ! jamais peut-être !
Car j'ignore où tu fuis, tu ne sais où je vais,
Ô toi que j'eusse aimée, ô toi qui le savais !
Track Name: Every little thing
Every little thing that we have
We try to keep it warm through the night
We try to save the life
That we see in the back of their eyes

Every single things that really counts
Is lost across the sea where sharks abound
But if I find a shore
I will build a lighthouse for the lost

Every time the sun is lost again
The cold of night it bites to the bones
The shadows come alive
And take away what is good, what is right

But if you take my hand and show no fear
We'll find a place where darkness disappears
We'll walk the thorny trail
And the ghosts who repine, they will fail
Track Name: It is he
It is he to whom we raise our hands
To whom we adress our fleeting prayers
For whom we build temples he'll never visit
For whom we turn our backs on our brothers

When the fathers hurts his little one
When the mother dies without a sound
It is he who rejoices and laughs
When the going it gets too rough

He it is who numbs the crowds
So the poor man dies to protect the rich one
He it is who loves to face a child with cancer
Who sends drunk militia men to terminate a girl's laughter

He does not want our love
He just wants us to crawl

Yes, the poor will inherit the earth
That is, when the rich are done with it
The meek will be kings in heaven
So they keep smiling while being raped down here

And he says:
"I do not want your love, I just want you to crawl
And I will break your spine, so that you learn to bow
I do not want your love, I just want you to crawl
And I will break your neck, so your head hangs real low

I tried to poison lve, but it didn't die
It was worse than that: it became vicious
I tried to poison pride, but it didn't die
It was a lot worse than that, it became ambitious"

Oh lord of all thy harvest will be done (ad lib)
Track Name: Where are we?
I look at you
You are a stranger to me
I rub my eyes, but still cannot see
My words, they cannot reach you
Your words, they cannot pierce through
And here we are
Ducking and cowering in fear
Fear of shadows of our own making
Crouching in the darkest corner of the room
Trapped and hunted by silhouettes
Silhouettes of nightmares of our own making
Wondering if one day we might find a way to be together
Wandering
Cowering
Ducking
Track Name: You know you're always welcome
Do sit down, take of your coat
I'll get you a drink for your thirsty throat
Beer, red wine or something stronger?
The we can talk about the weather

Should the stars fall from the skies
They won't disturb tonight
Should the sun no longer shine
We are having a good time

What movies did you see of late?
This restaurant you talked about, was it to your taste?
Are you still seeing this girl?
Do you still plan to travel round the world?

Should the stars fall from the skies
They can't separate tonight
Should the earth split open wide
We are having a good time

We can talk for the next hours
Mundane stuff, futile chatter
But if silence suits you best
My tongue will take a rest
And if smoke gets in your eyes
And you don't know how to try
Well, your secret is safe