Here's to those we could not save​.​.​.

by The Imaginary Suitcase

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released January 12, 2012

Recorded at home in the summer and fall of 2011. All vocals and instruments by Laurent Leemans.

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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: The hands that guide
I don't know if I was meant to love you
I don't think that it was written somewhere
You know I don't believe fate drives us through
Still it's strange how I feel driven somewhere

I never believed in a big book with our names
And our stories written from the womb to the grave
And our lot decided before we were even conceived
But every road ever led to you unless I'm deceived

I always thought what I did was my own choice
But how come I was that bewitched by your voice

Are there forces I cannot perceive?
Is my soul too clouded to believe?
Though I didn't even know you name
I knew I never would be the same

I don't know if I was meant to be your lover
I guess there ain't and I'll never find the answer
Track Name: Keerbergen
How well I do remember these days in the summertime
Us playing in the garden all day under towering pines
The house it was dark but it felt so warm
And with you by my side, I did never feel low

Chorus:
The feeling is close though it's so long ago
You were a kind of first love to me, do you know?

I never felt as safe as behind the curtain of trees
Each care would just flutter away in the gentle breeze
Blissfully unware of the storms outside
Of all the shame the grownups did try to hide

Chorus

No, I don't think I'll ever return to the summerhouse
Seems I'm the only one who didn't see what everybody saw
I don't want my memories maimed and unmade
I'd rather keep them safe in the back of my head

Chorus
Track Name: Fine flowers in the valley
She sat down below a thorn,
Fine flowers in the valley,
And there she has her sweet babe born
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

Smile na sae sweet, by bonie babe
Fine flowers in the valley,
And ye smile sae sweet, ye'll smile me dead
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

She's taen out her little penknife
Fine flowers in the valley,
And twinn'd the sweet babe o' its life,
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

She's howket a grave by the light o' the moon,
Fine flowers in the valley,
And there she's buried her sweet babe in,
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

As she was going to the church,
Fine flowers in the valley,
She saw a sweet babe in the porch,
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

O sweet babe and thou were mine,
Fine flowers in the valley,
I wad cleed thee in the silk so fine
And the green leaves they grow rarely.

O cruel mother, when I was thine,
Fine flowers in the valley,
You did na prove to me sae kind,
And the green leaves they grow rarely.
Track Name: Electric lights
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: Eden (gone)
Well, here's the time I never thought would ever come
When what was once green and good is laid bare and barren
The time to face the unfaceable bitter day
For what remains is useless and all has withered away

Chorus:
It hurts me more than I can tell
But the pieces no longer fit
I loved you more than life itself
But it's the end
That's all there is

Yes, I love you still and probably will always do
But I can no longer live a lie that hurts the both of me and you
For the one I love lives with me no more
And delusions of glories past are not enough anymore

Chorus

Now go ahead, let your anger try to heal the hurt
I know that in your mind, I'm blacker than the devil's butt
But maybe one day the memory of us will bring a smile
And you will abandon bitterness, and you'll feel warm for a while
So for the last time

Chorus
I'd hold you in my arms again
Just once, for the last time
But this fire burns now in vain
And to kindle it would be a crime.
Track Name: I wanna hear you say it
I'm giving you love, I'm giving you pain, I'm giving you time now and again
I gave you blood, I gave you shelter
And a few things to remember

That ring of yours is it a burden or a curse, I can't be sure
But it is plain that you don't want it
Give it to me if you wish it

What did you give me in return? Was it bliss or just stomach churns?
But through the days of pissing rain
Will the sun come dry up again?

Can hardly remember the last time we kissed
And that it didn't feel like someone
Dropped acid upon my lips

It is insane to dwell on a rotten and buried old times' sake
Though the feelings between what remains of our hearts
Are far from fake

I tried to kill it many times but there is no riddance in sight
This chain of silk is far too tough
It could well last forever

I guess it's got to end up badly with a head upon a spike
There's no way we could just politely handle this
Thoug I would like...

Do you have antyhing to say before I pull this bloody thing?
A message I could bear away
A keepsake, loon or anything?

What this silence is costing you, you'll never guess, you'll have no time
Just know that I remained true
And that you always remain mine.

I wouldn't wipe my ass with your hair
It would be disrespectful for my feces
'Cause you make Spongebob look like a Nobel Prize
You make Baldric sound like a rocket scientist
And if they made energy out of stupidity
You'd be the doom and bane of a petromonarchy

Are you gonna say it? The words we all long to hear
The words we all need to hear
Are you gonna tell me?
Just say it
Release us all and just say it!

It's alright ma, I'm just slightly bleeding
It's alright ma, just a tiny superficial insignificant
Nothinng to worry about
It's just a flesh wound

You know I hate to do this
But you really left me no choice
I bloody hate to do this
But you really left me no choice...