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by Sylvain Poitras

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London bridge is falling down Humpty Dumpty will never be whole again but save that yoke and add some onions you'll make an omlette that's five feet thick everything is going well and I can do no wrong Things fall apart, the center won't hold someone will have to come around here and clean up this mess everything must flow according to the great magnet and these days you'll find it in my back pocket everything is going well and I can do no wrong free will or determined so everything must flow and everyone must go pick up yourself from the gutter my son reach for the stars, not for the bars everything is going well and I can do no wrong
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My baby went south for spring break she come back with a different name she says she loves me all the same but that diamond on her finger sure ain't fake who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing little girls' names who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing my baby's name god must love unfaithful women might as well count grains of sand and all the others weight doen their hands with the shiny curse of men who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing little girls' names who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing my baby's name my baby sure loves her jewelery her heart beats only for silver and gold but my pockets are empty and my house foreclosed spent my last dollar on her trip to bali who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing little girls' names who goes around putting rings on fingers who goes around changing my baby's name
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this century limits me, oh baby can't you see unless I am the shovel at the light of trouble, how can I succeed? I had a vision in the morning sun light crawled over my flesh I was smiling, I was crying I caught a glimpse of the truth we're all Buddahs in the morning light there is nothing you need to achieve. just open your eyes, buy the ticket and take the octopus ride we're all Buddahs in the morning light there is nothing you need to achieve we're all buddahs here and now taking the octopus ride
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Come to me with pleasant smiles I'll take you there you'll see We'll never spend another day alone yet you'll always be free Time matters only if you count hours in waves I swear I'll drown my watch at the riverside hotel Take my hand and don't let go we'll travel far indeed We'll see the mountains of Peru The monks of India Time matters only if you count hours in waves I swear I'll drown my watch at the riverside hotel Don't look back it will be alright If we can build it with our hands It will always stand and never fall again Time matters only if you count hours in waves I swear I'll drown my watch at the riverside hotel
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Back in the days, the good old days my eyebrows could get smiles out of girls but today (sad days) they only get frowns for their hard work I got the flashing eyebrows blues
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Wake up! 02:45
I was living in a dream took a tiger from the zoo I was living in a dream I had a house in Timbuktu I was living in a dream You seemed to love me too I was living in a dream But dreams end when you wake up Wake up! I can't tell right from wrong I got no moral intuition I can't tell right from wrong I freak out the working class I can't tell right from wrong But I know you did me wrong I was living in a dream But dreams end when you wake up Wake up! I shake myself awake I focus on the truth I shake myself awake Throw you out with all the lies I shake myself awake I dance in the light of day I was living in a dream But dreams end when you wake up Wake up! I was living in a dream took a tiger from the zoo I was living in a dream I had a house in Timbuktu I was living in a dream You seemed to love me too I was living in a dream But dreams end when you wake up Wake up!
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It's not a case of being blue flowers won't rot in my hands no birds will die at my window I'm just in love with you I feel just right when I'm with you I see the world in colours There's no winter when I'm with you at least until mid december here ain't no birds at my window these bigs hands can hold flowers let's take a walk by the river holding hands until mid december

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This album represents a selection of songs recorded from June 2007 to March 2008. The aesthetic imperatives that unite them were: simplicity of theme and execution, bare-bones instrumentation and a significant debt to Tom Waits and the cookie monster.

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released March 5, 2010

Sylvain Poitras plays trombone, plastic containers, frying pans, marimbas, trumpet, melodica, jug, kazoo and attemps to sing like the cookie monster on this album.

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Sylvain Poitras Hull

A philosopher by training, Sylvain explores circularity and self-reference in the fields of video, comics and electroacoustic music: that he uses images, words or sounds, he primarily seeks to blur the boundaries between the object and its designation. Software designer and trombonist, he invented the "meta-trombone", a sophisticated processing system which leads him to the origins of free jazz. ... more

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