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whisper mysterious life

by Sylvain Poitras

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That's life 03:31
Let’s hitch a ride on the trans-can highway We’ll be out east in under a day And if it rains, then have no fright I’ve got a tarp, we’ll sleep dry through the night That’s life! That’s life! Hmmm, that’s life! Eating like kings by the side of the road Waiting in peace for the sky to explode A drop of rain, like an ocean of tears Waterproof tarp and our fear disappears That’s life! That’s life! Hmmm, that’s life! What better time, what better place? To lie awake and ponder the rat race Truth always comes with thunder at night Lightning strikes twice and we see the blue light That’s life! That’s life! Hmmm, that’s life! A crust of bread and a corner to sleep in Minutes to smile and hours to weep in A pint of joy to a peck of trouble Never a laugh but the moans come double That’s life! That’s life! Hmmm, that’s life! Crust and corner that loves makes precious Smiles to warm and tears to refresh us Joy seems sweeter when cares come after A moan is the finest of foils for laughter That’s life! That’s life! Hmmm, that’s life!


This EP is an exploration of the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Tracks are inspired by his poems: Longing, An Old Memory and Life.

Tracks 1 and 2 feature readings by Librivox.org volunteer Jessi.


released February 5, 2021


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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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