The Dharma Boy

Thrown down below
By a trick of time
Well dark and deep
Black burning eyes

And bleeding toes
And scorched knees
Too many bottles
Crushed under his feet

You used to call him
The Dharma Boy
Maker of dreams
And glittering toys

He used to call you
Lovely Miss Wont
Lady of the blue bird
Unbreakable bond

Thrown down below
A fall out of grace
Your slippery walls
Consumed his nails

But blood has gone dry
And so did the tears
Of The Dharma Boy
Maker of dreams.

3 Libras (SSFD #6)

We can lose ourselves into someone else’s eyes, play with bodies and feelings and finally find that all we have in return is… nothing more than some kind of beauty, filled up with solid emptiness and a good dose of narcissism. Falling in love is not a wise option, but we are only human (and s**t happens)…

And sometimes we stumble upon a song which reminds us of such a weird diversion. Enjoy, my friends.

Threw you the obvious
and you flew with it on your back
a name in your recollection
down among a million same

Difficult not to feel a little bit
disappointed and passed over
when I’ve looked right through
to see you naked but oblivious
and you don’t see me

But I threw you the obvious
just to see if there’s more behind
the eyes of a fallen angel
eyes of a tragedy

Here I am expecting just a little bit too much
From the wounded but I see through it all and see you

‘Cause I threw you the obvious
to see what occurs behind the eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy
oh well, oh well apparently nothing
apparently nothing at all

You don’t see me at all.

Hush

Your eyes into my eyes
Your finger on my mouth
“Hush dear, it’s time to sleep”
The moon is rising now

No one can hear us lover
No distance to traverse
Your body seems to glow
I bend my head back down

Your eyes into my eyes
Your finger on my mouth
“Hush dear” and I surrender
The moon is calm and bright.

Soon we’ll be found (SSFD #5)

I fell instantly in love with the beautiful and unique voice of Sia Furler one night, when she performed on this very TV show. Ever since, she has become quite a star both as a singer and a songwriter, moved from Australia to the US and collaborated with mainstream pop artists like David Guetta, Beyoncé and Rhianna. But in my mind she has remained the fragile, funny and moving artist I found out that night. Enjoy…

Come along it is the break of day
Surely now, you’ll have some things to say
It’s not the time for telling tales on me
So come along, it won’t be long ’til we return happy
Shut your eyes, there are no lies in this world we call sleep
Let’s desert this day of hurt, tomorrow we’ll be free

Let’s not fight, I’m tired, can’t we just sleep tonight?
Don’t turn away, it’s just there’s nothing left here to say
Turn around, I know we’re lost but soon we’ll be found

Well, it’s been rough but we’ll be just fine
We’ll work it out, yeah, we’ll survive
You mustn’t let a few bad times dictate
So come along, it won’t be long ’til we return happy
Shut your eyes, there are no lies in this world we call sleep
Let’s desert this day of hurt, tomorrow we’ll be free

Let’s not fight, I’m tired, can’t we just sleep tonight?
Don’t turn away, it’s just there’s nothing left here to say
Turn around, I know we’re lost but soon we’ll be found

Chessboard

Feet stomping on marble
Sudden nocturnal buzz
Of intruders at the gates

Black threatening pawns
Out of a bigger game
Chasing a feeble King

You will maybe get in
Your pointed stings at hand
Blind enemies on hold

But time consumed my Queen
And choked our perfect fire
Under its opaque dome

So please stop knocking now
And leave me to my realm
Of sweet and blithe indifference.

Somewhere only we know (SSFD #4)

A place that I can share with anyone I want. A world apart, where doubts and hopes can freely collide in soft bounces and glittering colors. My somewhere is a very peaceful world: no one to wait for, no one to blame, no more tears. And you will never be late, in my land of somewhere. Please love, join me there tonight.

I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

I came across a fallen tree
I felt the branches of it looking at me
Is this the place we used to love?
Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?

Oh simple thing where have you gone?
I’m getting old and I need something to rely on
So tell me when you’re gonna let me in
I’m getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

And if you have a minute why don’t we go
Talk about it somewhere only we know?
This could be the end of everything
So why don’t we go somewhere only we know?

A night with Therapy?

Therapy? is a rock band from Northern Ireland. I have been following them since 1994 and their amazing Troublegum album and never missed a record ever since. I didn’t dare to hope to see them live one day, as they almost never hit the France during their tours.

So what a huge surprise when I found out, just one day before the show, that they were coming to my town!

Small venue, front row and a huge concert. And, in the end, a beer and a chat with three amazing guys. I left with a few selfies, Andy’s pick and my heart full of childish joy for having finally had the possibility to tell them how much their music has meant to me over the years. Thank you Andy, Neal and Michael for this unforgettable night!

Toulouse – Jan 30, 2016