Laurent Leemans & the imaginary friends ensemble

by The Imaginary Suitcase

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A first, a bit hastily and clumsily done, attempt at a solo recording. Recorded and mixed by Laurent Leemans & Nicolas Horgnies at Micronation Studio, Brussels, in dec. 2009 and january 2010.

2 bonus tracks for you if you dare buy the whole album...

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released January 20, 2010

All words & music 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: 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 see a temple burning
You'll feel the temperature rising
You'll hear the sirens wailing for you
For 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

Take a deep breath and dive in
It won't be long 'till you're king
And little death is calling to you
To you, yeah only you

Take a little walk out there, listen to the streets after midnight
Take a little walk out there, you are claiming "I want what's mine"

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

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

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: On the beach
Found myself a sunny beach, with a sun or two
Found myself a sunny beach, would klike to invite you
Together we can get cancer and everything we need
Found myself a sunny beach with lots of UV rays

Come and meet me on the beach with your German mates
Come and meet me on the beach before I dehydrate
The ozon layer is no more but frankly, should we care?
Come and meet me on the beach, 'till I'm burned I'll wait

I waited for you on the beach but you never came
You were caught in a car crash and now it's much too late
Now we are in intensive care with low chance to survive
I hope heaven has got a beach for an eternal while
Track Name: Back in the house
It's so nice to see you again
See you again in that pretty blue gown
It's so nice to feel you again
To hear the voice that was so well known

Chorus
Oh, what a feeling
Waiting for her 'til she's coming
Believing in her and she believes in you
And you know that it's true
And you know it's for real

I've been sad in too many ways
Now is the time to rejoice and to smile
I found out that most of your days
It is mainly up to you to decide

Chorus

I know that my story's not new
In fact, it is such a damn common thing
I am pretty sorry if you
Find it annoying, but I can't help singing

All my life, I'll live to tell
All the stories I know well
Of life, love, friendships and beers
Of liberty, joys and sometimes of tears
La-di-da...

And you know that it's true and you know it's for real
And you know how it feels to be inside a heart
Tell me, my love, are you still in the mood
You were in when I left and threw us in the gloom?

Chorus

I claim in front of the world and the stars
That I will always be faithful and not denied
Tell me my love, are you ready to have
A lover by your side who will keep you safe?

Chorus
Track Name: The last river to reach the sky
Stretch your hand and reach for mine
Stretch your hand into the light
We go down to the water
Let your feet direct you where
We may roll without a cre
Into the stream of the river
I can't offer you the earth
But I may swear for what it's worth
We will be closer than ever

And I know by heart
The names of the ships on the water
Why should I worry?

Roll the dice into the lake
Throw your arms and please don't fake
I sleep tight, safe in your current
Here we go with open arms
Stretching out into the foam
We only care about the present
And as we drift along the stream
We will reach the sea of green
She will be happy and pleasant

And hold me so close
I cannot breathe anymore
Let me drown gently

So we'll swim until we're tired
Then we'll sink with arms enwtined
And join the great fish of silver

And I know by heart
The name of the fish in the water
Why should I worry?
Track Name: Fifteen ways
Fifteen ways to go back home alone
Fifteen ways to go back home alone
I think I'll have to choose one
Since you don't want to join

Once you came to see my room at noon
We talked until the sun turned into the moon
You said "I'm quite impressed"
I thought "how could I guess"

I'm sitting in my dining room
In my dish, a cold piece of meat
I hope you come again pretty soon
And try my cooking next time we meet

Last week we met on the way to work at eight
I've never been to work with so little haste
I had some silly thoughts
Due to some looks I caught

"How about a lunch someday at my home?"
You said "sure, it would be nice, we two alone"
We planned on next thursday
And working was like play

At 6 o'clock, well, you came in
With this guy who held your hand
From the kitchen I greeted him
While putting red peppers...
Track Name: The lost
Hold me tight within your heart
I'm feeling so sad and blue today
Hold me tight between your arms
It might be the last time that we may
Hold me tight and I'll just try to understand
How the love we shared did melt and turn to grey
How the ladder broke
How the silence won
How the feeling's gone

Something broke within our minds
But I was sure we could fix it back
Seems we live with a glass wall between
For sol close we feel like worlds apart
Maybe it's time to set you free from all this vain
For I can't ask you to wait again
For I don't want a kind
Of lukewarm love to bind
Your soul and my mind

Of course I'll live almost a normal life
But I know it will be somewhat dull
For what's a man without a wife
But a senseless and silly walking skull
I know that life without sense isn't enough to kill
Oneself but still it is quite unfulfilled
For if the salt of the earth
Does lose its taste then how
How will it be salted?
Track Name: The next time
It's not such a long time since you're gone
Since you have left me all alone
I thought I would never recover
Well, I was wrong

chorus
Next time, I won't be fooled
Next time, I want it to be cool

Now I'm raising hedgehogs in my garden
To prevent you from approaching
And when I think of my own future,
I just sing

chorus

There was a time my brain was crammed
With thoughts, but one day, it went jammed
It looked like a colony of termites
'T was okay for a while but...

chorus

You made my heart claustrophobiac
But what makes me sad is the fact that
The next innocent girl who'll come my way
Because of you, she'll have to pay