"Fortune Tellin' EP"

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"FORTUNE TELLIN’ EP"

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TROPIQUES

HST59 - COELACANTH/HISSTOLOGY RECORDS 2015.

All songs by Rabih Daher, Ranaivo Haga, Karim-Antoine Megarbane and Fidy Sambilo except 'Variations on Chitepo Avenue' improvised by Charif Megarbane with the band.

Produced by tropiques.


Personnel:

Rabih Daher: vocals, guitar, bass

Ranaivo Haga: piano, organ, backing vocals

Karim-Antoine Megarbane: drums, percussions, backing vocals

Fidy Sambilo: vocals, guitar, bass

Charif Megarbane: lead guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3 and 5

Pierre-Elie Robert: trumpet on track 1 and keyboard on track 6

Hanna Robert: violin on track 2


Composed in Antananarivo, Beirut, Harare, Montreal and Paris by the band. Recorded in Paris by the band and in Geneva by Thomas Molinas and Ejay Vanderson. Mixed in Paris by Pierre-Elie Robert and Clément Roussel

Mastered in Paris by Clément Roussel



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released May 28, 2015

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Track Name: Ballad of the Pale Travellers
The pale travellers left their homes
In search of other shores
We’re broken-hearted men
In dry and and foreign lands
But we’ll rise again

All the beauty under the sun
All the times we fell in love
Will never draw a veil
Over our native pain
And we’ll rise again

One summer morning you came to me
Came for water and sleep
We rode through the midnight sun
We could see
See the wind

The howls of rage are deafening
With joy and blood and bravery
It’s time to dry our eyes
We’re coming home tonight
We’ll rise again

One summer evening you came to me
With your sorrow and grief
We rode through the midnight sun
We could hear
Hear the wind
Track Name: To The Sea
If there’s a home away from these shores
Where would it be
As an outcast of genuine hopes
I retreat

I see my country stray from my sight
In a pale moon scene
Desolation slowly subsides
A soothing dawn appears

Ship of tears
Carry me along the stream
I shall be released at last
And for now
Lay me down
To the open-ended sea
As grief flows within me
For another year

Shelter is nowhere to be found
For the ones who seek
Beauty out of broken stones
And gold from mines of misery

The view is clear as the mist goes by
Exile is finally here
Those days I was searching on my own
Are all over

Ship of tears
Carry me along the stream
I shall be released at last
But for now
Lay me down
To the open-ended sea
As grief flows within me
For a thousand years
Track Name: Motherland
He was born and raised
In the remoteness of a cold southern land
Where people hide their pains
And fall into old age
As straight as drops of rain

He left his home
In search of an enlightening cause
He met like-minded men
And in cellars filled with damp
They talked for hours on end

Oh Motherland
You have kneeled and bowed to shame
Soon enough
Your true sons will embrace

Your soul again

He saw the warden’s eyes
He saw weakness and conceit combined
As the door shut on himself
He washed his dirty hands
Said “this can’t be the end”

Oh Motherland
You have kneeled and bowed to shame
Soon enough
Your true sons will embrace

Your soul again
Track Name: Stay On The Run
Lay down your weary eyes in mine babe
Their bright summer colours gently faded away
In loneliness lies a pleasure
Your thousand tears won’t measure
Turn off your heart
Close the door

Oblivious of space and time you’re sneaking
In every corner of a meditating soul
By the time the snow comes falling
You better be leaving
Grab your warm scarf
Hit the road

Now don’t you hide babe
Behind this image of happiness
May the sun shine
Through your dull life of fogginess

Stay on the run

Glowing are the ages I remember
A sign of you to hang on to
For then and later
Now a desert land of ashes
Keeps away those flashes
Of sweet memories that are blown

Now don’t you hide babe
Behind this image of happiness
May the sun shine
Through your dull life of fogginess

Stay on the run
Track Name: Lighthouse
Had enough of the city’s shades of fiery white
Tryin’ to tame these demons of mine but they’re too hard to fight
Somehow this fire keeps burning in me
For all of the love I still need to set free
I’m so tired tonight
The lighthouse is near

Had enough of the suffering and the useless pains
Tryin’ to turn these heartaches inside me into tears of rage
While somehow this fire keeps burning in me
Revives all the dreams that seemed lost in the years
I’m so tied tonight
But the lighthouse is near

There’s a change in the weather
From the underground’s entrails
There’s a lift in the spirit
Of the workingmen
We’re so tired of roaming
Through these solitary plains
Now we’re howling at the sun
And we’re marching
In a silent rage

Had enough of the city’s shades of fiery white
Tryin’ to tame these demons of mine but they’re too hard to fight
All around town the boredom sets in
The crowds come undone and the sky it stops raining
I’d go hide tonight
But the lighthouse is near

There’s a change in the weather
From the underground’s entrails
There’s a lift in the spirit
Of the workingmen
We’re so tired of roaming
Through these solitary plains
Now we’re howling at the sun
And we’re marching
In a silent rage