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Dane Waters - Voice, Keyboards, Accordion

Warren Christopher Gray - Drums, Bass, Saw

Arsenio Zignoto - Keyboards, Drums, Bass


released March 22, 2011

all songs written by softcheque

C + P 2011 albtraummusik

recorded and mixed by warren

mastered by Carl Saff

cover painting:
A Force of Nature I
by Tom Fellner (likeyou.com/tomfellner)



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Track Name: Comme les huîtres
Je pleure pas
Écoutes ma voix
Il n’y a pas de ça
Dans ma tête
Ou dans ce cas
C’est vraiment
Un coup d’état
De mon coeur
Qui est au fond de ton bonheur
Le plus proche dans la chaleur
Le stylo écrit mon nom
Autour de tes murs
Tu frappes sur la porte
De mes reves démures
J’hésite de
Te laisser sentir unis
Avec les esprits
De toute ma vie
Je te garderai
Dans ma poche
Et te sortirai
Quand tu me relâches
Sans aucune peur
Sans aucune peur
Sans aucune peur
C’est la danse
Des huîtres au
dessous d’la mer
Plein de sel dans leurs crains
Et leurs chaussures ont des vers
Ils s’aiment dans l’eau
Trouves-tu que c’est beau
Tombes pas dans mon cerveau
Ou tu ne sortiras jamais
Track Name: Whippoorwill
Carve me a little whippoorwill
One that won’t fly away
Made of wood and painted blue
Perched on a tree branch grey.
Now set with it a little song
Recorded with your voice
Just lonely notes
Strung along
Like stars touching point to point
My little bird will sing for me
When I’m more than sad
When you’re away and all I have
Is one glove for times two hands
So I’ll stretch the fingers out
While I strain the seams
Like a grain spark in a silo
Come back to me in my dreams
Track Name: Sois la bienvenue
Sois la bienvenue
Amie inconnue
Içi reçois nos présents
Donnes-moi une bise
Dans ta chemise
Ou pas de chemise
Donnes-moi une bise
Dans ta chemise
Ou pas de chemise
Aimes-tu les cris
De mes souspirs
Oui oui oui viens chez nous
Aimes-tu les cris
De mes souspirs
Oui oui oui viens chez nous
Track Name: Hummingbird Q
Rain falls
From the
Bottom of
Her head
Snow floats
Up from
The top
Of her heart
Track Name: nothing worth keeping is easy to hold on to
Spring will come
Soon will be
Soon will be
Once it was
Now is seed
Now is seed
Wait for it
Don’t look back
Wait for it
Don’t hold back
Hold on
Let go
Hold on
Let go..
Stand down now
And sit up too
Sit up too
Take it all
As if you knew
If you knew
What to change
What to keep
‘Fore you know
You’re in deep
Hold on
Let go
Hold on
Let go
Track Name: Je te vois
Je te vois
Avec mon coeur
Forme et tous
Sans chapeau
Ta tête est belle
Comme une chappelle
Sans souci
Dans les yeux gris
Dis moi oui
Si tu veux
Moi je suis
Comme un jeu
Grattes mon âme
Comme une femme
Tu verras
Je suis là
Track Name: Remind
Remind me not to believe myself
This mazy motion makes me reel
And feel and real
Fear falters where hearts triumph
Where hearts triumph
Over and over
It’s all over
The hardest part is done
Dun of soot and phoenix fires
Are all but extinguished.
Track Name: The Gardener
How are you?
Not much too soon.
Graphite embedded
In the tiny pale moon
Of your heart
Not white yet hale
And full of hope nonetheless
How is the weather
How is the weather
It can’t get much dustier.
The chairs and tables
Are becoming driftwood
In the garden
The weeds are nesting
For the wintertime
The leaves have ceased to bleed
Their autumn colors
And the ants are dancing
Deep inside the ground
What kind of time do we have left
What kind of time do we have left
For making love
For making love
Time enough in fifty years
It’s not much to offer
But it is enough
But it is enough
If the gardener
Has named
Every leaf
Every leaf
Every leaf…
Track Name: Tanz mit mir
Tanz mit mir
heisse so heiss
Wenn Ich sehe
Du bist mein
Jetzt bin allein bin allein
Für immer
Jetzt bin allein bin allein
Für immer
Jetzt bin allein bin allein
Für immer
Was bedeutet touch?
Was bedeutet touch?
Siehst Du mir
In deine Arme?
Die Liebe ist so nahe
ist so nahe
ist so nahe
Denkst du nicht daran?
Denkst du nicht daran?
Ich erinnere mich
Deinen Augen
So so klar
Alles is klar
Du hast mir gesagt
Kennst du das Land?
Kennst du das Land?
Ich kenne dich ja
Ich kenne dich ja
Track Name: Oiseau
Je suis un oiseau complètement libre
Comment ça se fait pour moi?
Track Name: Too Beautiful for You
It is a terrible day
The sun is singing.
The birds are shining.
The blooms diffuse their fragrant perfumes…
It is a terrible day, without you.
It is a day that inspires the poet.
Who lies in the grass
Waiting for nothing
Hungering for everything
By staring
Directly at the sun
Paying no mind
If she should go blind.
Is this moment too beautiful for you?
Too perfect to bash
To smear the red lips
Of the model’s impeccable warpaint?
Unbearably hopeful
The tides don’t stop to question
The moons inexorable sway.
It is a terrible day
Because I have everything but you.
It is a terrible day without you.