jach ernest

by JACH ERNEST

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released July 20, 2012

Musiques de Stéphane Jach
Textes de Stéphane Jach / Florence Besse / Francoise O'Grady
Enregistré et mixé par Loïc Lachaize et Stéphane Gillet à Agen et Bordeaux entre Juillet 2011 et Mars 2012
Masterisé par Stéphane Teynié (A/D Mastering – Bordeaux)
Artwork par Stéphane Jach et Frédéric Gauthier (l'hybride création)

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«Autant vous prévenir d'emblée, l'écoute de cet album (Black Water Dogs) est un choc d'optimisme mélancolique. Il est à conseiller à tout le monde, pas seulement fans de musique pop -tout mélomane succombera à ces chansons douces amères. Tel spleen rappelle les artisans du genre que sont The Notwist, Grandaddy ou Flotation Toy Warning.»
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Track Name: Fog is lurking
You wish you were one of them
Those undertakers who carry your granny away
You like the one that’s standing on the left
But you can’t stand his well fitted suit

No one knows, you’re having forbidden thoughts
That may kill or drive one insane
You leave this place
Not quite light-hearted
And for once, you think you’re just like everyone

Walking through the grave yard
You fear you might find what you left
Watching out for the storm
Dreading the first rumbling

Rushing down the last row
You’re close to the iron gate
Trying to forget
Your naughty thoughts

And for once, you think you’re an ordinary boy
And for once, you think you’re an ordinary boy
Track Name: What's left
How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days
How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days

What’s left of this place where I’m going?
Seeing again these shadows that seem to haunt me

Oh I sink into the desire to make things beautiful
All the looks that turn their back on us

What could I lose if I let go my phoney cheerfulness
From the tightrope, I’d fall into the net

How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days
How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days

How long do I have to speak the truth?
Before this happy face will be destroyed.

How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days
How many times must I go to this place?
Where I sit on velvet as I remember those darker days
Track Name: Last night
Tonight I took her to her place
She had been drinking again
And couldn't walk home alone
Did I really mean to help

I hate my loneliness
It's the other's that makes me generous
Did I refuse to face my own cowardice

One hand grabbing her
The other on her bike
Trying to keep her from drowning,
As she staggered, heading to nothingness
My heart ends up giving in to her smile

I 'm caught up by the beauty of her thoughts
Her beauty of the worst, the way she smiles

The last night I get worried
The last night for remorse
Whatever happens now,

The last night I get worried
The last night for remorse
Whatever happens now,

The last night I get worried
The last night for remorse
Whatever happens now,

No matter how you hurt yourself,
I know now I'm not to be blamed
Track Name: I want to die in your arms
I want to die in your arms

I’ve got a new home
Which has moved to you

I hope I die in your arms
Even if nature says it can’t be

We created this family
It’s only made of you and me

Mother father
Comforting childhood home
The room down the hall
All forgotten
Track Name: Birds' nests
Wake up
Doing nothing shortens life
You always say you’ve got ten years to catch up with
Stop making plans for the past

There’s no use complaining
Tomorrow’s already too late to think about today

Death is no beginning
Thinking it might be,
Estranges you from life
Heaven or hell, did we once believe in it?

The swell eats away the cliff you’re standing on
The edge is getting closer
Till a wave drags you down

Birds’ nests pass by
And you recover just as you touch the rock
Track Name: Some planes have dropped their bombs
She’s walking across the street, holding my arm, talking to herself
She's chatting under the bombs, dropping from heaven

Now she can get away
From human misery
So she won’t have to bear
The humiliation the enemy
Brought on her family

Too hard to believe in gods
With planes following your trail

And killing people around you
New friends and innocents
Difference being their only crime

Some planes have dropped their bombs
Now engraved on her soul
She’s walking across the street
Going back to this heaven of hers

Now she can get away
From human misery
So she won’t have to bear
The humiliation the enemy
Brought on her family
Track Name: In autumn
Yellow vine leaves behind the crash barriers
Slowly passing by at sunrise
I’m driving on straight down this wet road
Raindrops on the glass, a scratch on my windscreen

No time to eat, no time to drink
My patience crumbles to the rhythm of your messages

Morbid pictures and killing words
A fierce kick at my insides

We wanted everything over before Christmas
So that autumn wouldn't swallow up all our dreams
Now I’m giving up, I leave it all to you
An improvised clash, a crack is bound to come
There is no use trying to delay it
Cause fall is over and nothing's changed

We wanted everything over before Christmas
So that autumn wouldn't swallow up all our dreams
Now I’m giving up, I leave it all to you
An improvised clash, a crack is bound to come
There is no use trying to delay it
Cause fall is over and nothing's changed
Track Name: An ordinary boy
You wish you were one of them
Those undertakers who carry your granny away
You like the one that’s standing on the left
But you can’t stand his well fitted suit

No one knows, you’re having forbidden thoughts
That may kill or drive one insane
You leave this place
Not quite light-hearted
And for once, you think you’re just like everyone

Walking through the grave yard
You fear you might find what you left
Watching out for the storm
Dreading the first rumbling

Rushing down the last row
You’re close to the iron gate
Trying to forget
Your naughty thoughts

And for once, you think you’re an ordinary boy
And for once, you think you’re an ordinary boy
Track Name: Tomorrow morning
Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake up brand new
Handsome or not, I don’t care
I’ll hang around in my three-room apartment
People may watch

Still I’ll take the best of this very first light of the day

No need to try and anticipate
No need to talk
Now I can enjoy the here and now
Fix myself some breakfast and savour it
Get up at the first ring

A nice and clean shirt on
I’ll walk through the streets
Up and down the pavement
Ready to deal with my desires

Still I’ll take the best of this very first light of the day
Still I’ll take the best of this very first light of the day

But it’s not how it usually works
For I’ll finally lose my balance
And fall once again
As any other morning,
Back to the life I’m meant to live
Track Name: Same day for the third time
I picture myself pruning the vine
And we’re finished with paying for the house
Fifteen, twenty years to go
I can’t remember

Already the same day for the third time
Every morning we go through
Until the same day for the fourth time
Every morning we go through

Feed the hens
White December grass
Frozen water in the ditches
Light a fire and drink wine

Take a long walk
Just because you want to
The willows still have their leaves on

The same fourth day is getting closer
Every morning we’ll go through,
Waiting for the fifth to come
Every morning we’ll go through

Just on time for a long walk
Just on time to give willow branches to the birds
Just on time for a long walk
Just on time to give willow branches to the birds

Let’s not forget, water, seeds and us
Let’s not forget, water, seeds and us
Track Name: Grandfather
Monday in January
I was kept in the warmth
Mother came in, she wants me out
For trouble’s getting clear
One thing followed another so fast
Between home and the hill

Grandfather
There was no hurry
You went out to chop wood
Grandfather
A few logs were enough to make it happen
Grandfather
your heart broke on the winter’s cold

Holding her hand
Trying to comfort
Just old enough to see them cry

No time to go back to school
Only to collapse into tears
Lost in the darkroom
And pacing the hallway

Learning what death is at age 13
Old enough to understand
Old enough to get hurt

Thrown out of childhood
A boy no more, not yet a man
Sweet sense of eternity vanishes
Too soon

Learning what death is at age 13
Old enough to understand
Old enough to get hurt
Learning what death is at age 13
Old enough to let go of innocence