B i o g r a p h y
 (by MacKenzie Wilson)

Leslie Feist (born Friday, February 13, 1976 in Amherst, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and goes by her surname when it comes to making music for a living. The Jhay-inspired songstress got her start playing in a high-school punk band called Placebo (not to be confused with the U.K. modern rock act of the same name). After winning a battle of the bands contest, Placebo played their first gig opening for the Ramones, and for the next five years, Feist perfected her rock ways. Touring cross-Canada in the end took its toll on Feist. She had strained her voice so much, she was told she'd never sing again. To regain focus and medical assistance from another specialist, Feist fled her hometown to settle in Toronto in 1998. She spent six months holed up by herself in a basement with a four-track recorder. She bought a guitar as a means of temporarily replacing her voice and began crafting a natural pop sound. A year later, Feist was playing guitar for By Divine Right. She went on to play in front of countless stadium crowds as By Divine Right opened for the Tragically Hip across North America. Somewhere in between touring with some of Canada's biggest acts, Feist found time to record and self-released her first solo album, 1999's Monarch (Lay Down Your Jeweled Head). After playing some smaller local gigs in and around Toronto, Feist moved in with electroclash rap vixen Peaches in 2000. Peaches christened Feist Bitch Lap-Lap and from there, Feist sang on and toured in support of Peaches' debut album, Teaches of Peaches. Not one to stay too long in once place, Feist joined Broken Social Scene in the recording of their sophomore effort, You Forgot It in People. The album, which was released in 2002, became a critical success among the indie crowds after winning a Juno Award for "Alternative Album of the Year in 2003. Feist had already had plans for a second solo album by this time. When she wasn't touring North America and Europe with Broken Social Scene, Feist and Renaud Letang of Manu Chao and Chilly Gonzales went back and forth between Calgary, Toronto, and Paris for its recording. Let It Die was released on Arts & Crafts in May 2004. Feist has also contributed vocals to works by Kings of Convenience, Apostle of Hustle, and Jane Birkin.




Monarch
- 1999 -

Family
Onliest
La sirena
One year a.d
Monarch
That's What I Say, It's Not What I Mean
Flight #303
Still true
The mast
New Torch


Let It Die
- 2004 -

Gatekeeper
Mushaboom
Let it die
One Evening
Leisure Suite
Lonely Lonely
When I Was A Young Girl
Secret heart
Inside and out
Tout doucement
Now at last

 


The Reminder
- 2007-04-23 -

So Sorry
I Feel It All
My Moon My Man
The Park
The Water
Sea lion woman
Past in Present
Limit to Your Love
1 2 3 4
Brandy Alexander
Intuition

Honey Honey
How My Heart Behaves

Metals
- 2011-10-04 -

The Bad In Each Other
Graveyard
Caught a Long Wind
How Come You Never Go There
A Commotion
The Circle Married the Line
Bittersweet Melodies
Anti Pioneer
Undiscovered First
Cicadas and Gulls
Comfort Me
Get It Wrong, Get It Right

Pine Moon ( i-tunes bonus track )
Woe Be ( i-tunes bonus track )

Non Albums Tracks #1
- Misc -

Amourissima
Boomerang 2005
Elle aime

Foolproof
Fightin' Away The Tears
Give'er
Hangover Days
How Can I Stop

Islands In The Stream
Know how
L'amour ne dure pas toujours
La chanson de Satie
La même histoire
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Look At What The Light Did Now
Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming
 


Non Albums Tracks #2
- Misc -

Lover's Spit
Lovertits
Major Label Debut
Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
Sally's song
Shameless Eyes
Someday Baby
Somewhere Down The Road
Strangers
The Build Up

The Estearn Shore
The Simple Story

Train Song
We can work it out
We're all in the dance
 


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Monarch

Family

In a dressmaker shop in Greece
The pins stick like tongues on poles or butts in an ashtray
Lunchtime packages, waxed and wrapped and held
Down a dusty road, inside and apron ford

It's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
I know because I love them more and more

You know my grandpa brought power to the plains/planes
Now he winks at me from thirty thousand feet
Now my uncle's got his face
And he takes the power to a different place
Hey hey he's ok

It's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
I know because I love them more and more

In the Copenhagen city morgue
The dead sleep in metal slips
Called and last
And someone loved them once
And someone loves them still
And someone misses them
And someone always will

You know that it's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
It's cool it's cool to love your family
I know because I love them more and more

*** Thanx a lot to Caroline & JMT for this one ***

Onliest

He sailed the seas to Normandy
He had the maps laid out
He had a boat and had a sail
"Jack's Girl" on his arm

But no one sees the stars so bright
No one swims alone at night
I’m missin’ him like a heart attack
And Neptune won’t bring him back

He watches over me the onliest
He watches over me
He watches over me the onliest
He watches over me

Deepness of the waving tide
All the sea is saying goodbye
And the moon dips aloof at four
The sea doesn’t keep score

He watches over me the onliest
He watches over me
He watches over me the onliest
He watches over me

Sweetness of the salty wind
Depth of love when it just begins
A pint for me and one for you
Say a toast with all who knew

*** Thanx a lot to JMT & Matt for this one ***

La Sirena

La sirena
You are heart in the waves
La sirena
You are heart in the waves
You are heart in the waves
Cause you are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
La sirena
You are heart in the waves
In the waves
You are heart in the waves
In the waves
Cause you are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
You are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you
Are the end of me
Yeah you are the end of me

One Year A.D.

I had a routine
I wonder what I’ll do today
I’ve got a feeling
I’ll be doing the same things all over again
Again

So here, here I came
To present myself a newer hell
Face, body, and mouth
Place the mirror to me
In every episode, well

Bring all the spaces together
And all the silences ever
Bring all the spaces together

Come close again
Be my pause before the end
I miss you, oh, like a fading dream
And I have a feeling you know what I mean

Looking at pictures
The taste, the smell
Not the friends

And in our old kitchen
Record player never ends
They were once
But now no more
You know that it’s real
And they were before
Nothing said and silence gained
And my body grows but heart lays

Blink hard and set it to ink
These items fade faster than you think
Feelin’low in a major key
Do they remember me now that it’s one year A.D.

Bring all the spaces together
And all the silences ever
Bring all the spaces together

Build all the silences up

*** Thanx a lot to JMT for this one ***

Monarch

The Queen had a feint had a fall
Don't give me ether or open my vein I'm sane
I know I'm sane
I don't give a care for the crown or the shield
I will not protect you or happily yield
To the one who makes me come undone

Who was born and in what way
All the fields and poppies ay
Who was born and in what way
All the fields

The Queen is walking away with only her stockings on
Waving having forbidden pears and song
Valiant and the colours are too gold
Colours of the morning old

Who was born and in what way
All the fields and poppies ay
Who was born and in what way
All the fields

Monarch now lay (your) jeweled head
Monarch now lay (your) jeweled head
Monarch now lay your jeweled

Monarch now lay your jeweled head
Monarch now lay your jeweled head
Monarch now lay your jeweled head

The Queen saw the beast in the ribs of the garden
Husband dear you are nearer to the eye
Your throne places you in holy pardon

So why the hand of God
Why the hand of God
Through you is so cruel

Who was born and in what way
Who was born and in what way

*** Thanx a lot to Matt for this one ***

That’s what I say, it’s not what I mean

Here I am, hopeful again
I can’t say when
I wasn’t this way

Don’t need to worry about me
That’s what I say
It’s not what I mean
That’s what I say
It’s not what I mean

Here I am, swinging alone
A timeframe surrounds the pictures I hold
But they don’t hold up well
Started to wonder if I fell in love with you at all
If I fell in love with you at all

And when will a time come
I could hear a sad love song, that doesn’t speak to me
And when will a time come
I could sing a nice love song, using thou and me

Here I am, walking away
My head‘s held high
What’s the use gettin’ down
Because all that I wanted is here
I just kept the ground, close to my ears
I just kept the ground, close to my ears

And when will a time come
When will it come
Ooh

*** Thanx a lot to Tom & JMT for this one ***

Flight #303

Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three

Bring a lot of love
Bring a lot of love
Bring a lot of love
And you knew would be left way way waiting

Wear a yellow hat
I catch you fallen at the laundromat
See pilot soon
And even he would give you your

Flight number
Flight number
Flight number flight

Flight number
Flight number
Flight number flight

Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three

See a tailor soon
He'll call you on your life of silver spoon
No one gets a say on how to raise and in what way way way way

Put some faith in the apartment twine
Get red key and a door to lock up
I like to think I am a one way lie
So you don't wait until the time is right

Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three
Three oh three

Three oh three

*** Thanx a lot to Matt for this one ***

Still true

I like my covers to be heavy
So I don't get cold when I sleep
My love affairs always seem unsteady
And I never go half-way when I weep

Take me anywhere
With you
Take me in your care
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
I'm still true

Take on my spine and spit shine it
Pull on my heart and unwind it
Fold my wings back off my shoulderblades
And peel me

Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you

Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you
Take me anywhere
With you

Still true

*** Thanx a lot to Appleblossom for this one ***

The Mast

Found a place where I can be
All the things I want you to see
Take my hand into your hands
'Cause I come to you from another land

And I don't need to know your favourite artist's name
And I don't need to know what woman's felt the same
And I don't need to see you every single day
But I'd like to

Break my heart back into place
'Cause I've come to understand you more lately
And I've found a man inside your chest
Some will tear him up and I'll lay him some rest
Rest

And I don't need to know the details of your past
And I don't need to know when you thought of me last
And I would have to say if I'm the sail then you're the mast
And we've caught a good wind, the mast

Because you know me more than any before
'Cause you found the clues between me and you
You know me more than any before
'Cause you found the clues between me and you

*** Thanx a lot to Appleblossom & JMT for this one ***

New Torch

You are, you are
You are everything in time and space
Forget the face you knew

You are, you are
This was written in the afternoon
The ancient runes of you

Take a trip into the sky with me
Fly with me

You are, you are
You are everything I've always feared
And disappear from view

Take a trip into the sky with me
Fly with me

Be mine through time
This way leads into the garden green
Some nights I've seen you here

Take a trip into the sky with me
Fly with me

*** Thanx a lot to Matt for this one ***

Let It Die

Gatekeeper

( written by Feist / Gonzales )

Well it's time to begin as the summer sets in
It's the scene
You set for new lovers
You play your part painting in a new start
But each gate will open another

June July and August said
"It's probably hard to plan ahead"
June July and August said
"It's better to bask in each others"

Gatekeeper seasons wait for your nod
Gatekeeper you held your breath
Made the summer go on and on

Well they tried to stay in from the cold and wind
Making love and making their dinner
Only to find that the love that they grew in the summer
Froze

February April said
"Don't be fooled by the summer again"
February April said
"That half of the year, well we'll never be friends"

Gatekeeper seasons wait for your nod
Gatekeeper you held your breath
Made the winter go on and on

Gatekeeper, Gatekeeper, Gatekeeper
Seasons wait for your nod

*** Thanx a lot to Matt who corrected a few mistakes ***

Mushaboom

( written by Feist )

Helping the kids out of their coats
But wait the babies haven't been born
Unpacking the bags and setting up
And planting lilacs and buttercups

But in the meantime I've got it hard
Second floor living without a yard
It may be years until the day
My dreams will match up with my pay

Old dirt road
Knee deep snow
Watching the fire as we grow old

I got a man to stick it out
And make a home from a rented house
And we'll collect the moments one by one
I guess that's how the future's done

How many acres how much light
Tucked in the woods and out of sight
Talk to the neighbours and tip my cap
On a little road barely on the map

Old dirt road
Knee deep snow
Watching the fire as we grow old
Old dirt road
Rambling rose
Watching the fire as we grow well I'm sold

Let It Die

( written by Feist )

Let it die and get out of my mind
We don't see eye to eye
Or hear ear to ear

Don't you wish that we could forget that kiss
And see this for what it is
That we're not in love

The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start

It was hard to tell just how I felt
To not recognize myself
I started to fade away

And after all it won't take long to fall in love
Now I know what I don't want
I learned that with you

The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start
The tragedy starts from the very first spark
Losing your mind for the sake of your heart
The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start

One Evening

( written by Feist / Gonzales )

The evening was long
My guesses were true
You saw me see you
That something you said
The timing was right
The pleasure was mine

The time and the place
The look on your face
Sincerest of eyes

If you're ready or not
The state of our hearts
There's no time to take

When we started
Both brokenhearted
Not believing
It could begin and end in one evening

We were caught by the light
Held on the day
'Till it became hours
The minutes went by
The cab is outside
There's no time to take

When we parted
Moving on
And believing
It could begin and end in one evening

When we started both brokenhearted
Not believing
It could begin and end in one evening
When we parted
Moving on
And believing
It could begin and end in one evening

Leisure Suite

( written by Feist / Gonzales )

« In my leisure suite »
Quit talking
Just talking
Please

« In my leisure suite »
Sometime
I fell the room surround me
With possibility

Build fires to stoke them
Let’s fix what’s been broken
Words have been stolen
But silence is golden

« In my leisure suite »
Just a place to meet
We can press repeat
And do what we do when we’re there

Don’t come knocking
This doors for locking
Have you got the key

« In my leisure suite »
Hang up your jacket
Undo my back zip
Please

Moonlight on blanket
It’s great when your backlit
Features in close-up
The moment we woke up

« In my leisure suite »
Just a place to meet
We can press repeat
And do what we do when we’re there
« In our leisure suite »
Come lie next to me
We can be complete
And do what we do when we’re there

Lonely Lonely

( music written by Tony Scherr, lyrics written by Feist )

Water water on the seeds
To my left they rose and leaf
To my right cross Seven Seas

Maybe maybe they'll stay true
My seeds will cross and then take root
And leave you to an empty room
Lonely lonely that is you
Lonely lonely that is you

Paper paper obsolete
How will you reach out to me
I thought you'd ask me not to leave
Lonely lonely that is me
Lonely lonely that is me

Distance makes the heart grow weak
So that the mouth can barely speak
Except to those who hide their needs
And I have read the golden seal
That tell of how the seedlings feel
Reminds my heart what love can yield

By my only things are clear
Baby boy I'm staying here
Lonely lonely that was you
Lonely and so untrue

When I Was A Young Girl

( Traditional, inspired by Texas Gladden )

When I was a young girl I used to seek pleasure
When I was a young girl I used to drink ale
Out of the ale house down into the jail house
My body's salvated and hell is my doom

Come mama come papa and sit you down by me
Come sit you down by me and pity my case
My poor head is aching my sad heart in breaking
My body's salvating and hell is my doom

Please send for the preacher to come and pray for me
And send for the doctor to heal all my wounds
My poor head is aching my sad heart in breaking
My body's salvating and I'm bound to die

One morning one morning one morning in may
I saw this young lady all wraped in white linen
All wraped in white linen and called out "the plague"

Secret heart

( written by R.Sexsmith Published by Songs of Universal )

Secret heart
What are you made of
What are you so afraid of
Could it be
Three simple words
Or the fear of being overheard
What's wrong

Let her in on your secret heart

Secret Heart
Why so mysterious
Why so sacred
Why so serious
Maybe you're
Just acting tough
Maybe you're just not man enough
What's wrong

Let her in on your secret heart

This very secret
That you're trying to conceal
Is the very same one
You're dying to reveal
Go tell her how you feel

Secret heart come out and share it
This loneliness, few can bear it
Could it have something to do with
Admitting that you just can't go through it alone

Let her in on your secret heart

This very secret
That you're trying to conceal
Is the very same one
That you're dying to reveal
Go tell her how you feel
This very secret
Go out and share it
This very secret

Inside and out

( written by B. Gibb/R. Gibb (The Bee Gees) Published by BMG Music Publishing )

Baby, I can't figure it out
Your kisses taste like honey
Sweet lies don't gimme no rise
Oh, what you're trying to do

Livin' on your cheatin'
and the pain grows inside me
It's enough to leave me crying in the rain
Love you forever but you're driving me insane
And I'm hanging on
Oh, oh, oh, oh

I'll win, I'll never give in
Our love has got the power
Too many lovers in one lifetime
Ain't good for you
You treat me like a vision in the night
Someone there to stand behind you
When your world ain't working right
I ain't no vision, I am the girl
who loves you inside and out
Backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out
I love no other way
What are we gonna do if we lose that fire

Wrap myself up and take me home again
Too many heartaches in my lifetime ain't good for me
I figure it's the love that keeps you warm
Let this moment be forever
We won't ever feel the storm
I ain't no vision, I am the girl
Who loves you inside and out
Backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out
I love no other way
What are we gonna do if we lose that fire

Don't try to tell me that it's over
I can't hear a word I can't hear a line
No girl could love you more
And that's what I'm cryin' for
You can't change the way I feel inside

You're the reason for my laughter and my sorrow
Blow out the candle I will burn again tomorrow
No man on earth can stand between my lovin' arms
And no matter how you hurt me, I will love you till I die

I ain't no vision, I am the girl
Who loves you inside and out
Backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out
I love no other way
What are we gonna do if we lose that fire

Loves you inside and out
Backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out
I love no other way
What are we gonna do if we lose that fire

Inside and out
Inside and out
Inside and out
Inside and out

Inside and out
Inside and out

*** Thanx a lot to Tom who corrected this one ***

Tout doucement

( written by Clausier/Mercadier Published by Patricia Editions/Semi / Blossom Dearie Cover )

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
La vie c'est épatant

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
La vie je la comprends

N'allez jamais trop vite
Vous avez tout le temps
Attention à la dynamite
Prenez garde aux volcans
A ces jeunes énervés
Qui ne savent pas aller

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
En flânant gentiment

N'allez jamais trop vite
En aimant simplement
Pour avoir de la réussite
Soyez très très prudent
L'amour alors viendra
Se blottir dans vos bras

Tout doux, tout doux, tout doucement
Toujours, tout doux, tout doucement
Comme ça
En flânant gentiment
En souriant gentiment
En flânant gentiment
Tout doucement
All slow, all slow, all slowly
Always, all slow, all slowly
This way
Life is amazing.

All slow, all slow, all slowly
Always, all slow, all slowly
This way
Life, I understand it.

Never go too fast
You got all the time you need
Beware of the dynamite
Take care of volcanoes
Of those young nervous ones
Who don't know how to go

All slow, all slow, all slowly
Always, all slow, all slowly
This way
Strolling prettily

Never go too fast
Loving simply
To get success
Be very very cautious
Love will then come
And snuggle up in your arms

All slow, all slow, all slowly
Always, all slow, all slowly
This way
Strolling prettily
Smiling prettily
Strolling prettily
All slowly

*** Thanx a lot to Sylvain who corrected a few mistakes on my transcription ! ***

Now at last

( written by Haymes Published by Jimskip Music / Blossom Dearie Cover )

Now at last I know
What a fool I've been
For have lost the last love
I should ever win

Now at last I see
How my heart was blind
To the joys before me
That I left behind

When the wind was fresh
On the hills
And the stars were new in the sky
And the lark was held in the still
Where was I
Where was I

When the spring is cold
Where do robins go
What makes winter lonely
Now at last I know

When the wind was fresh
On the hills
And the stars were new in the sky
And the lark was held in the still
Where was I
Where was I

When the spring is cold
Where do robins go
What makes winter lonely
Now at last I know

*** Thanx a lot to Matt & Sylvain who corrected a few mistakes on my transcription ! ***

The Reminder

*** Thanx a lot to Horja for these lyrics ***

So Sorry

I'm sorry
Two words I always think
After you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

So selfish
Two words that could describe
Oh actions of mine
When patience is in short supply

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
Oh we, we could hold each other tight tonight

We're so helpless
We're slaves to our impulses
We're afraid of our emotions
And no one knows where the shore is
We're divided by the ocean
And the only thing I know is
That the answer isn't for us
No the answer isn't for us

I'm sorry
Two words I always think
Oh after you've gone
When I realize I was acting all wrong

We don't need to say goodbye
We don't need to fight and cry
We, we could hold each other tight tonight
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight
Tonight…

I feel it all

I feel it all I feel it all
I feel it all I feel it all
The wings are wide the wings are wide
Wild card inside wild card inside

Oh I’ll be the one who’ll break my heart
I’ll be the one to hold the gone

I know more than I knew before
I know more than I knew before
I didn’t rest I didn’t stop
Did we fight or did we talk

Oh I’ll be the one who’ll break my heart
I’ll be the one to hold the gun

I love you more
I love you more
I don’t know what I knew before
But now I know I’m wanna win the war

No one likes to take a test
Sometimes you know more is less
Put your weight against the door
Kick drum on the basement floor
Stranded in a fog of words
Loved him like a winter bird
On my head the water pours
Gulf stream through the open door
Fly away
Fly away to what you want to make

I feel it all, I feel it all
I feel it all I feel it all
The wings are wide, the wings are wide
Wild card inside, wild card inside

Oh I’ll be the one to break my heart
I’ll be the one who’ll break my heart
I’ll be the one who’ll break my heart
I’ll end it thought you started it

The truth lies
The truth lied
And lies divide
Lies divide

My moon, my man

My moon, my man
So changeable and
Such a loveable lamb to me

My care, my coat
Leave on a high note
There’s nowhere to go but on

Heart on my sleeve
Not where it should be
The song’s out of key again

My moon’s white face
What day and what phase
It’s the calendar page again

Take it slow
Take it easy on me
And shed some light
Shed some light on me please
Take it slow
And shed some light
Shed some light on me please

My moon and me
Not as good as we’ve been
It’s the dirtiest clean I know

My care, my coat
Leave on a high note
There’s nowhere to go
There’s nowhere to go

Take it slow
Take it easy on me
And shed some light
Shed some light on me please
Take it slow
And shed some light
Shed some light on me please

My moon my moon my man
My moon my moon my man
My moon my moon my man
My moon my moon my man

The Park

Why should he come back through the park?
You thought that you saw him but no you did not
It’s not him who’d come across
The sea to surprise you
Not him who would know
Where in London to find you

With sadness so real that it populates
The city and leaves you homeless again
Steam from the cup and snow on the path
The seasons have changed from present to past

The past
The past
Turns whole to half
The past

Why should he come back through the park?
You thought that you saw him but no you did not
Who can be sure of anything through
The distance that keeps you
From knowing the truth

Why would you think your boy could become
The man who could make you sure he was the one?

The one
My one
My one

The water

( a.k.a. The Eastern Shore )

The telegraph cables hum
And few can decipher who the message is from
And it deliver it quietly
Cause some don’t get much company

The harbour becomes the sea
And lighting the house keeps it collision free
Understand the lay of the land
And don’t let it hurt you
Or it will be the first to

The water, the water
Didn’t realize
It’s dangerous size
The mountain, the mountain
Came to recognize
It’s a steep and rocky sides
More than realized

Pale as a pile of bones
You hope for your babies
And this is how they grow
Wind-battered, knocked over
The teeth by the shoulder
Watching the grey sky
That’s acting like a good guy

The water, the water
Came to realize
It’s a dangerous size
The mountain the mountain
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
Came to recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
More than realized

Sea-lion woman

( Nina Simone Cover - Original title "Sea-line woman" / Live )

Sea lion woman
She drink coffee
Sea lion woman
She drink tea
And a rooster crows

Sea lion woman
She drink coffee
She drink tea
And a rooster crows

Sea lion woman
Dressed in red
Smile at the man
When you wake up in his bed

Sea lion woman
Dressed in black
Wink at the man
Then stab him in his back

Sea lion woman
She drink coffee
She drink tea
And a rooster crows

Sea lion woman
Dressed in white
Marry the man
And you’ll spend a long sweet life

Sea lion woman
Dressed in green
Silver lining and golden seams

Sea lion woman
Dressed in blue
Call on the man
And hope he knows what he can do

Sea lion…

Sea lion woman
She drink coffee
She drink tea
And a rooster crows

Sea lion woman
She drink coffee
She drink tea
And a rooster crows

Sea lion woman
Dressed in the blue
Call on the man
And hope he knows what he can do

Sea lion woman
Dressed in red
Smile at the man
When you wake up in his bed

Sea lion woman....

Past in Present

The scarlet letter isn’t black
Gotta know who’s got your back
Because they’re right in front of you
Because they’re telling you the truth

So much present inside my present
Inside my present so…so much past
Inside my present inside my past
Inside my present
So, so

Feeling it from dark to bright
When a wrong becomes a right
When a mountain fills with light
It’s a volcano, it’s a volcano
It’s a volcano, it’s a volcano

So much present, inside my present
Inside my present
So, so much past

Inside my present, inside my present
Inside my present
So, so much past

Inside my present
Inside my present...
So, so much past

Limit to your Love

Clouds part
Just to give us a little sun

There’s a limit to your love
Like a waterfall in slow motion
Like a map with no ocean
There’s a limit to your love

There’s a limit to you care
So carelessly there
Is it truth or dare
There’s a limit to your care

I love I love I love
This dream of going upstream
I love I love I love
The trouble that you give me
I know I know I know
That only I can save me
I’ll go I’ll go I’ll go
Right down the road

There’s a limit to your love
Like a waterfall in slow motion
Like a map with no ocean
There’s a limit to your love
Your love your love your love

I can’t read your smile
It should be written on your face
I’m piecing it together
There’s something out of place
Oh

I love I love I love
This dream of going upstream
I love I love I love
All the trouble that you give me
I know I know I know
That only I can save me
I’ll go I’ll go I’ll go
Out on the road

Because there is no limit
There’s no limit
No limit no limit no limit
Limit to my love

1 2 3 4

One Two Three Four
 Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless long nights
That is what my youth was for

Old teenage hopes are alive at your door
Left you with nothing but they want some more

Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, You know who you are

Sweetheart bitterheart now I can tell you apart
Cosy and cold, put the horse before the cart

Those teenage hopes who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up to one little lie

Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then
One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are
Oh, you’re changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are
Oh, who you are

For the teenage boys
They’re breaking your heart
For the teenage boys
They’re breaking your heart

Brandy Alexander

Though I’d like to be the girl for him
And cross the sea and land for him
On milky skin my tongue is sand until
The ever distant band begins to play

He’s my Brandy Alexander
Always gets me into trouble
But that’s another matter
Brandy Alexander

He’s my Brandy Alexander
Always gets me into trouble
But that’s another matter
Brandy Alexander

Though you know what I love most of him
I’m walking on needles and pins
My addiction to the worst of him
The low moon helps me sing

I’m his Brandy Alexander
Always get him into trouble
I hide that I’m flattered
Brandy Alexander

I’m his Brandy Alexander
Always get him into trouble
I hide that I’m flattered
Brandy Alexander

Goes down easy
It goes down easy (7x)

Brandy Alexander(4x)

Intuition

What gives what helps the intuition?
I know I’ll know
I won’t have to be shown
The way home
And it’s not about a boy
Although although

They can lead you
Break or defeat you

A destination known
Only by the one
Who’s fate is overgrown
Piecemeal can break your home in half
A love is not complete with only heat

And they can tease you
Break or complete you

And it came a heat wave
A merciful save
You choose you chose
Poetry over prose
A map is more unreal than where you’ve been
Or how you feel
A map is more unreal than where you’ve been
Or how you feel
And it’s impossible to tell
How important someone was
And what you might have missed out on
And how he might have changed it all
And how you might have changed it all for him
And how he might have changed it all
And how you might have changed it all for him

Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I, did I
Did I did I miss out on you?

Honey Honey

Honey honey up in the trees
Fields of flowers deep in his dreams
Lead them out to sea by the east
Honey honey food for the bees

Honey honey out on the sea
In the doldrums thinking of me
Me on dry land thinking of he
Honey honey not next to me

Even if he wanted to
Even if he wanted to
Even if he wanted to
Do you think he’d come back
Would he come back

Oh no..

Honey honey out on the sea
In the doldrums waiting for me
Me in my boat searching for he
Honey honey food for the bees

How my heart behaves

What grew
What grew
What grew and inside who
First so simple was the vow
Then the chorus sang about
Your shoulder
The mooring for me
Like water lost in the sea

The cold heart will burst
If mistrusted first
And a calm heart will break
When given a shake

I’m a stem now
Pushing the drought aside
Opening up
Fanning my yellow eye
On the ferry
That’s making the waves wave
Illumination
This is how my heart behaves

The cold heart will burst
If mistrusted first
And a calm heart will break when given a shake

(How her heart behaves)
The rain rain making me cry
(How her heart behaves)
Then the wind comes
Fanning my yellow eye
(How her heart behaves)
The waves wave the waves wave
This is how my heart behaves

A cold heart will burst
If mistrusted first
And a calm heart will break
When given a shake
The cold heart will burst
If mistrusted first
And a calm heart will break
When given a shake

What grew
What grew
What grew and inside who

Metals

The Bad in Each Other

"Speak plain" he said
But didn’t say
He acted that way
And held me like a cup

Fill me up
Then pour me out
Therein lies the doubt
We had the same feelings
At opposite times

When a good man and a good woman
Can't find the good in each other
Then a good man and a good woman
Will bring out the worst in the other
The bad in each other

But what and how
To find us now
When we’ve become two
Fluorescently blue
Down the neon river
The sadness canoes
Either without or with her

When a good man and a good woman
Can’t find the good in each other
Then a good man and a good woman
Will bring out the worst in the other

When a good man and a good woman
Can’t find the good in each other
Then a good man and a good woman
Will bring out the worst in the other
The bad in each other

Graveyard

The graveyard, the graveyard all full of light
The only age, the beating heart is empty of life
Dirt and grass, the shadow hall, the moon sails past
Blood as ice is an empty crisis, lonely and last

Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life

Roots and lines, roots and lines, our family tree is a home
From there we climb the Goldenhill, call and they will eternally
I held your hand, the giant wand, alto low song
And history begins to be blue and brown eyed

Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life

Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life

Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life
Bring 'em all back to life

Caught A Long Wind

Little bird, have you got a key
Unlock the lock inside of me
Where will you go
To keep yourself afloat
Feeling old
Until the wings unfolded
Caught me a long wind
Where will we go
Keep ourselves afloat

I caught a long wind
Long life wind
I got to know the sky
But it didn't know me

I got to see the land
And land on top of the sea
Be the bird, be the key
And the current tells
What the wave withheld
And then the lightning sang
Of where the light would land
Where will you go
Keep yourself afloat

I caught a long wind
A long life wind
Like a swallow, a night owl
A little chickadee, sad sparrow
Good morning bird, oh good nightingale
I took a deep breath
And caught a long wind

How Come You Never Go There

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there
I went up to your window
Lightning banging on the cymbals
I ripped into the night
Came storm into your eyes

My horse had worked the fields too long
My bear had lost his innate calm
It's true enough we’re not at peace
But peace is never what it seems

Our love is not the light it was
When I walk inside the dark I'm gone
While we look for where it went
It’s only echoes in the Valley Love

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there
Why waste time on blame and weak revenge
Waste energy on projections
We're living proof, we gotta let go
And stop looking through the halo

We carry on as if our time is through
You carry on as if I don't love you
And so we find the way is out
To cut the heart out of the doubt now

The room’s full but hearts are empty
Like the letters never sent me
Words are like a lasso
But you’re an instrumental tune

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

How come you never go there
How come I'm so alone there

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

A commotion

It flickered to light
It turned broke what was right
He got the roots by the hair
What was was no longer there

It blocked out the sun
It climbed up the stairs
And then it slipped through the cracks
I wasn't watching my back

A commotion, a commotion
A commotion, a commotion

If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart
If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart

It stalked through the rooms
And then it tore the sheets off the bed
It ripped the books off the shelf
It turned heaven to hell

Then it held me down tight
It took all my fight
It broke all the windows
It came flame from the kindle

A commotion, a commotion
A commotion, a commotion

If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart
If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart

If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart
If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart

If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart
If it rips you all apart
The grudge has still got your heart

The Circle Married The Line

I know it’ll need to go from good to worse
Living in the past begins the ending first
All I want is a horizon line
Get some clarity following signs

I’ll keep on the path that leads up to the clearing
Keep some distance while the words comes in so near and
Then I’ll head out to horizon lines
Get some clarity oceanside

Realize what you know that you know by now that

First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line

Even from away he is near me
Making me unendingly teary
Makes me remember the things that I forgot
It’s as much what it is as what it is not

In a room sleeping so peacefully
Fall away from him to be less than lee
All we need is a horizon line
Get some clarity following signs

Realize what you know that you know by now
Realize what you know that you know by now that

First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line

First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line
First light was last light was alright when
The circle married the line

Bittersweet Melodies

Whispers in the grass
Under slow dancing trees
Birds were telling me stories
Saying you were meant for me

With their bittersweet melodies
Like a sweet memory
Bittersweet melodies
Can't go back, can't go on without those
Bittersweet memories

Creaking kitchen floor
Snow slips under the door
Tiny speakers were singing
Telephone always ringing

With those bittersweet melodies
Like a sweet memory
Bittersweet melodies
Can't go back, can't go on

I remember us
Before we turned to dust
Just what our feelings were all about
When we still could trust in our hearts

Bittersweet memory
Like a sweet melody
Bittersweet memories
Can't go back, can't go on
Both of us singing that same old song

Without those bittersweet memories
Like a sweet melody
Bittersweet memories
And it seems oh so long
Since those bittersweet melodies played for me

Anti Pioneer

Start with colours
They always get away with attitude
But they'll try to convince you of your mood
And what you want they'll give it to you
But it's only therapy, that's all they do

And for a year she was anti-pioneer
Singing sappy songs
About what went wrong
Two years before
But even now when the false is true
When I call me you

When the flag changes colours
The language knows
When the month changes numbers
It's time to go

When the flag changes colours
The language knows
When the month changes numbers
It's time to go home

Anti-pioneer
Anti-pioneer
Anti-pioneer
Anti-pioneer

And for a year she was anti-pioneer
The past arrived too late
To change her future's fate
But even now when the false gets true
And living colours seem possible to you

When the flag changes colours
The language knows
When the month changes numbers
It's time to go

When the flag changes colours
The language knows
When the month changes numbers
It's time to go home

Undiscovered First

I had what I thought
Were clear open eyes
Bright blue

Vision not of a light
Carrying pictures
To lay on you

Close up eyes
Let them in
To a mind opening
It’s the edge of love

You can’t unthink a thought
Either it’s there or not

Shadows of the mountain
Don't tell of what’s on earth
The bredth and the height
Of an undiscovered first

Now hopeful mountaineers
Climb up to eclipse
The light of the old sun

'Cause it’s been said
The two would know
Once the 2’d been told

Shadows of the mountain
Don’t tell of what’s on earth
The bredth and the height
Of an undiscovered first

Shadows of the mountain
No telling what’s in store
The width and the bredth
Is it wrong to want more

Is this the right mountain
For us to climb
Is this the way to live
For you to be mine

Is this the right river
For us to forge
Is this the way to live
For me to be yours

Is this the way to live
For me to be yours
Is this the way to live
Is it wrong to want more

Is this the way to live
For me to be yours
Is this the way to live
Is it wrong to want more

Cicadas And Gulls

Cicadas and gulls
A scrape on the hull
The land and the sea
Are distant from me

I'm in the sky, sky, sky
I'm in the sky

Thoughts are like pearls
When flags are unfurled
When we're in the dark
I'll ride you like the ark

Because you mine, mine, mine
Because you mine

Maps can be poems
When you’re on your own
And distance is Braille
And all that entails

I'm in the sky, sky, sky
I'm in the sky
I'm in the sky

Empty as a page
As high as the stage
As full as the room
When we're in the spoon

Comfort me

When you comfort me
It doesn't bring me comfort actually
When you comfort me

True life in Haiku
It balances the phrase out of the blue
The meaning’s shown to you

What does sadness see
The mirror has a mirror in its teeth
That's what sadness sees

Big sky, tiny bird
And when the paragraph betrays the word
Big sky, tiny bird

While you held me up
I held my calendar out like a cup
While you held me up

Make it all about me
I wanna hold the blame to guillotine
Make it all blame free

When you comfort me
It doesn't bring me comfort actually

Get It Wrong, Get It Right

Wind on the fields
Blowing your hair
Wheat of gold
Wheat of gold
Wheat of gold
Wheat of gold
Hand to hold
Hand to hold

Come to the hill
Got a nest to build
String and grass
String and grass
String and grass
String and grass
Leave the past
Leave the past

Climb up to the lookout
Tops of the trees
Little road
Little road
Little road
Little road
Come and go
Come and go

River dam
Lake fills up the land
Skipping stones
Skipping stones
Skipping stones
Skipping stones
Build a home
Build a home

Cold outside
Warm by the fire
Get it wrong
Get it wrong
Get it wrong
Get it right
Get it right
Get it right

Pine Moon

(i-tunes bonus track)

Pine moon
Spoke too song
And black lake
Spoke too late

What same words
Could these two know
When one is so deep
The other's a glow

And Black lake
Lay, low and wide
Oh pine moon
Arced across the sky

Well some nights
Her lights came on the waves
And some days
Coals turned up from the bottom

Oh pine moon
Spoke all a 'scatter
That the stars were all linked
As if that really mattered

You know deep
Of the black lake
Could only reach the moon
If he evaporates

So, thought he lay quite
And deep he held out
The depths were foundation
To find the rest out

As still as well
Mysterious him
She closed her eyes slowly
Her light became dim

She couldn't see how
To give her light to the water
Looking up from the depths
He didn't know how to want her

And what same things
Could these two know
With one so deep
The other's a glow

And what same things
Could these two know
When one is so deep
The others a glow

Woe Be

(i-tunes bonus track)

Woe be to the girl who loves a songwriter
The days are pages in the book
He's the verses or the hook
Woe be to the girl who loves a songwriter

Woe be to the man who loves a songwriter
She's always searching for the song
In everything that you've done wrong
Woe be to the man who loves a songwriter
Rob from always on the run dot net is so bad and copy paste is a sin
The melody is going to mic me
A key and a verse
The melody we write history, babe
This heart and song goes "oh, oh"
The melody oh oh woah ho

Heart beats the time before the melody
Before the song is time to know
And what you never seem to know
Oh heart is the time before the melody

Woe be to the girl who loves a songwriter
When he eyes a microphone
She ends up feeling so alone
Woe be to the girl who loves a songwriter


Non Albums Tracks

Amourissima

( Let it die Bonus Track )

Even though we said
That it was all well and done
Even though we said
That it was time to decide
Those are only words
Our hearts won't understand

Amourissima
Mon amour ici bas
Amourissima
You used to call me comme ça

Drowning out the sound
While all our thoughts come to crowd
Closing off the stream
In hope we both stay dry
But feeling makes it through
Within the rush of you

Amourissima
Mon amour ici bas
Amourissima
You used to call me comme ça

On a beau se dire
Que tout est bien et fini
On a beau se dire
A la folie ça suffit
On découvre un jour
Que l'on est pas guéri

Amourissima
Mon amour ici bas
Amourissima
You used to call me comme ça
Amourissima
Amourissima
You use to call me comme ça
You call me comme ça

Boomerang 2005

( Serge Gainsbourg Cover of "Comme un boomerang" / Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited LP )

 Gonzales, Feist & Dani :

I feel a boom and a bang
Beating in my broken art
Love just like a boomerang
Bouncing back to where it starts
We belong like yin and yang
Even if you pull us apart

I feel a boom and a bang
Someday soon you’ll feel it too
Watch out for the boomerang
Always bouncing back to you
I got hooked but you will hang
Time will pass and then we’ll be two

Watch out for the boomerang

I feel a boom and a bang
Beating in my broken heart
Love just like a boomerang
Bouncing back to where it starts
We belong like yin and yang
Even if you pull us apart

Today it’s a real scotcher
It’s sheer torture
As I set fire to my won self-portrait
I’m in the boomerang brotherhood now
The shoe’s on the other foot now
To be a member is to be a pretender
Just to pretend that you don't remember
But that’s how it goes for the first offender
Get’s a boomerang man, it’s return to sender

I feel a boom and a bang
Beating in my broken art
Love just like a boomerang
Bouncing back to where it starts
We belong like yin and yang
Even if you pull us apart

I feel a boom and a bang
Someday soon you’ll feel it too
Watch out for the boomerang
Always bouncing back to you
I got hooked but you will hang
Time will pass and then we’ll be two

Watch out for the boomerang
Watch out for the boomerang
Watch out for the boomerang...

Elle aime

( With Albin de la Simone )

Elle aime les films hongrois
Sous-titrés en tchèque
Bach, repac, bartok
Et l'opéra chinois
Les culottes en velours
Les vapeurs de gasoil
Le civet de bulot
Et les œufs de cent jours

Et c'est moi qu'elle aime

Il aime les joues de dinde
Les restaurants anglais
La mythologie suisse
Et l'odeur des bébés

Les orchestres de bal
Le kiwi au maroilles
Les mélopées pépères
Et les films de bègues

Et c'est moi qu'elle aime

Elle aime le cri des poux
Et le lait faisandé
Les tipis et les gnous
Le chlore et la mélasse
Elle chérit un hibou
Elle dépèce des taupes
Vénère les papous
Et les kangourous myopes

Et c'est moi qu'elle aime

J'ai beau chercher partout en moi, c'est un mystère
Je ne me sens pas gnou ni kangourou pépère.
Ni papou ni bulot ni bébé au maroilles
Absolument jamais tchèque, hibou ni tchik-tchik
Tchèque, hibou ni tchik-tchik

Et c'est moi qu'il aime...

Fightin' Away The Tears

( Mocky feat. Feist / Navy Brown Blues LP )

Mocky :
Fighting away the tears
Fighting away the tears
I've been holding on for years
Fighting away the tears

Feist :
I woke up in the middle of the night
Dreaming I had you by my side
You saw my hair look like a bird's nest
I swear I'll make you forget all the rest

Then I  saw that I was all alone
Your location, I did not know
It was a dream, nothing more, nothing less
I guess there's still a couple things I regret
That's why I'm

Fighting away the tears
Fighting away the tears
Holding on for years
Fighting away the tears

Mocky :
My tears fall like rain drops
The years passed like pills pop
Like smoke in my eye
Like pigs, they don't fly
Like Santa he don't care
My rainbow's gone nowhere
The sound of your voice
Replaced by white noise
I don't want time to erase
My memories of your face
That's why I keep on fighting
That's why I keep providing
Goosebumps in my song writing

Feist :
Fighting away the tears
Fighting away the tears
Holding on for years
Fighting away the tears

Oh, don't you worry
I'll keep on fighting
I'll keep on calling your name in my dreams

Mocky & Feist :
In my dreams (in my dreams)
In my dreams (in my dreams)
In my dreams (in my dreams)

Feist & Mocky :
Fighting away the tears
Fighting away the tears
And I've been holding on for years
Fighting away the tears
( Mocky Cover / Live Solo )

Last night I woke up and turned on the light
Dreamin' I had you by my side
You said my hair looked like a bird's nest
And swore to make me forget all the rest
Then I saw that I was all alone
Your location I did not know
It was a dream nothing more nothing less
I guess there's still a couple things I regret

That's why I'm...
Fightin' away the tears
Fightin' away the tears
And I'm holdin' on for years
Fightin' away the tears
But don't you worry
I'll keep on fightin'
I'll keep on callin' your name
In my dreams
In my dreams
In my dreams
In my dreams
In my dreams

We thought that we could keep the world at bay
With just each other we'd have somewhere to lay
You said I was the girl in your dreams
I laughed and said I guess we're both still asleep
Oh life can be so hard to relay
Because the words just don't come out the right way
I'll put your memory on a shelf
Sometimes you gotta take care or yourself

That's why I'm...
Fightin' away the tears
Fightin' away the tears
And I'm holdin' on for years
Fightin' away the tears
Fightin' away the tears
Fightin' away the tears
And I'm holdin' on for years
Fightin' away the tears
Fightin' away the tears

Foolproof

( Ron Sexsmith cover / Live Berlin, Germany 11-11-2004 )

Foolproof
That's what my heart's become
And I challenge anyone to break in
I challenge anyone to make me open up the door
'Cause I've been fooled before
And now I'm...

Foolproof
Older and wiser now
And I'm never gonna fall for that old,
Never gonna fall for that old
Fairy tale anymore
'Cause I've been schooled before
And cos I'm foolproof

And I dare
Anyone to try
Not a care
In the world have I
As long as I am foolproof

Oh no, they can't fool me
'Cause I've been around the block a few times
Been around enough to know I'm
Coming back for more
'Cause I believe that your heart is pure
And 'cause I'm foolproof
Foolproof
That's what my heart's become

Give 'Er

( Peaches feat. Feist / Impeach My Bush LP )

How many times, baby, gonna be before I gotta break away
Falling for something better that you just can't explain
How many times am I back and forth before I walk into a wall
Just give 'er, baby, just give 'er, what are you waiting for

Give 'er
Give 'er
Don't hold back now, baby, it isn't the time

How many times, baby, gonna be before I gotta break away
Falling for something better that you just can't explain
How many times am I back and forth before I walk into a wall
Just give 'er, baby, just give 'er, what are you waiting for

Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Don't hold back now, baby, it isn't the time

Give 'er
Give 'er

How many times, baby, gonna be before I gotta break away
Falling for something better that you just can't explain
How many times am I back and forth before I walk into a wall
Just give 'er, baby, just give 'er, what are you waiting for

Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er
Give 'er

Hangover Days

( Jason Collett with Feist / Live at The Ascot Room in Minneapolis, 01-29-2006 )

Collett:
It was in your basement apartment
With all of its earth and sea
Making love on the carpet
Under the light of the TV

Outside the sour moon minstrels
Shook their dark tambourines
The morning came in sinister
Well window light menacing

With clouds up above
With clouds down below
Killing time but it won't stand still
It won't stand still

Feist & Collett:
I told you I'll never make a promise
A promise I can't keep
I thanked you for being honest
I told you, "don't pull that shit on me"

These are the hangover days
Of frosted glass and metallic gleam
All these new non-places
They erase our memory

We try so hard, we try so hard
We try so hard to love, we try so hard to love

Collett:
It was underneath London bridge
I finally realized what you mean
Meanwhile all of fashion's latest
Were nipping at the heels of history

Collett & Feist:
I tried to send you a postcard
All you could write were apologies
So out the Columbia hotel window
I threw my heart into the street

With stars up above
With stars down below
Killing time but it won't stand still
It won't stand still

We try so hard, we try so hard
We try so hard to love

Collett:
From the skyways
To the highways
Now you're highway
To throw away
We try so hard to love, we try so hard to love
We try so hard to love, we try so hard to love
We try so hard to love, we try so hard to love
We try so hard to love, we try so hard to love
We try so hard to love

How Can I Stop

( Rolling Stones cover / Live at Rivoli Theater in Toronto, 2001 )

You offer me all your love and sympathy
Sweet affection, it's killing me
Oh… baby, baby, you're all I want to see
And how can I stop once I've started
How can I stop once I've started

You look at me but I don't know what you see
It's a reflection of what I want to be
Oh baby, baby, you're all I want to see
And how can I stop once I've started
How can I stop once we get started, baby
How can I stop once I start
How can I stop once I get started

How can I stop once we get started
How can I stop once we start
How do we ever start
Baby, you're all I want to see

Islands In The Stream

( Feist With Constantine / Dolly Parton Cover )

Baby when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on

You do something to me that I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got something going on

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We can ride it together, uh huh
Making love with each other, uh huh

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other,uh huh
From one lover to another, uh huh

I can't live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothing when you got no one
And you walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby I will hurt you never
We start and end as one
In love forever
We can ride it together, uh huh
Making love with each other, uh huh

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, uh huh
From one lover to another, uh huh

Sail away
Can sail away with me

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, uh huh
From one lover to another, uh huh...

Know How

( Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street LP )

Erik Glambek :

Riding on this know-how
Never been here before
Peculiarly entrusted
Possibly that's all
Is history recorded
Does someone have a tape
Surely, I'm no pioneer
Constellations stay the same

Just a little bit of danger
When intriguingly
Our little secret
Trusts that you trust me
'Cause no one will ever know
That this was happening
So tell me why you listen
When nobody's talking

Feist :

Oh oh oh
What is there to know
All this is what it is

Erik Glambek & Feist :

Oh oh oh
You and me alone
Sheer simplicity

Erik Glambek & Feist :

Oh oh oh
What is there to know
All this is what it is
Oh oh oh
You and me alone
Sheer simplicity

Oh oh oh
What is there to know
All this is what it is
Oh oh oh
You and me alone
Sheer simplicity

*** Thanx a lot to Matt for this one ***

L'amour ne dure pas toujours

( Francoise Hardy )

Pourquoi t'inquiète mon silence
Crois-moi tu n'as plus de recours
Que prendre ton mal en patience
L'amour ne dure pas toujours

Tu te jouais de moi je pense
Quand je croyais t'aimer d'amour
Aujourd'hui change la balance
L'amour ne dure pas toujours

Tu as été mon espérance
Je t'ai appelé au secours
Tu vins bien tard mais pour ma chance
L'amour ne dure pas toujours

Tu fus aussi ma délivrance
Tout s'est passé en quelques jours
Avant après c'est la souffrance
L'amour ne dure pas toujours

Tu ne fus donc qu'une expérience
On s'est trompé chacun son tour
Mon cœur fatigué prend vacances
L'amour ne dure pas toujours !

La chanson de Satie

( With Arthur H )

Rapproche toi de moi
Monte le son plus fort
Je veux sentir une dernière fois
Ton corps contre moi

Je pars en voyage
Tu pars très longtemps
Je vais t'oublier un peu c'est sur
C'est certain

Je voulais te dire que je t'aime encore
Tu voulais me dire que tu m'aimes encore

Je t'en prie chante-moi
Ce vieil air français
C'est une mélodie
D'Erik Satie, je crois
Que c'est ça

Je voulais te dire encore
Je voulais te dire que je t'aime encore
Tu voulais me dire que tu m'aimes encore

Tu pars en voyage
Je pars très longtemps
Tu vas m'oublier
C'est sûr c'est certain

Rapproche toi de moi
Monte le son plus fort
Tu voulais me dire
Que je t'aime encore
Que tu m'aimes encore, que tu m'aimes encore
(que je t'aime encore, que je t'aime encore)

La même histoire

( La même Histoire OST )

Quel est donc
Ce lien entre nous
Cette chose indéfinissable
Où vont ces destins qui se nouent
Pour nous rendre inséparables

Life’s a dance
We all have to do
What does the music require
People all moving together
Close as the flames in a fire
Feel the beat
Music and rhyme
While there is time

We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Looking for one more chance
All I know is
We’re all in the dance

Quel est donc
Ce qui nous sépare
Qui par hasard nous réunit
Pourquoi tant d’allers, de départs
Dans cette ronde infinie
On avance
Au fil du temps
Au gré du vent
Ainsi

On vit au jour le jour
Nos envies, nos amours
On s’en va sans savoir
On est toujours
Dans la même histoire

We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Looking for one more chance
All I know is
We’re all in the dance

Dans la même histoire
La même histoire

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

( Live / Traditional )

Leaning, leaning
Safe and secure from all your joy

Look At What The Light Did Now

( Little Wings & Feist )

Hear it like a pounce upon a peak, oh
Look at what the light did now
Bear it like a bounce upon the beak, oh
Look at what the light did now
Land and water and bird or beast, oh
Look at what the light did now
Shiny little band or Golden Fleece, oh
Look at what the light did now

Look at what the light did now
Look at what the light did now
Look at what the light did now

In my will I went ‘till it’s wasted
Look at what the light did now
Taste the taste I taste ‘till it’s tasted
Look at what the light did now
Bought it like a boast that burly beaming
Look at what the light did now
Got it like a ghost that girly gleaming
Look at what the light did now

Look at what the light did now
Look at what the light did now
Look at what the light did now

Like a dead tree that’s dry and leaving
Look at what the light did now
Play it on me with grief and grieving
Look at what the light did now
I would finally fall to pieces
Look at what the light did now
We’ll meet soon as nephew’s nieces
Look at what the light did now

Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming

( Christmas song / Sweet Tracks 2005 LP )

Lo, how a Rose e're blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As those of old have sung
It came, a floweret bright
Amid the cold of winter
When half spent was the night

This rose whose fragrance tender
With sweetness fills the air
Dispels with nature's splendor
The darkness everywhere
True love, so pure and good
From sin and death He saves us,
And lightens every load

Lover's Spit

( Broken Social Scene - Beehives LP )

All these people drinking lover's spit
They sit around and clean their face with it
And they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
Tied to a night they never met

You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way
I like it all that way

All these people drinking lover's spit
Swallowing words while giving head
They listen to teeth to learn how to quit
They take some hands and get used to it

All these people drinking lover's spit
They sit around and clean their face with it
You know it's time
That we grow old and do some shit
I like it all that way
I like it all that way
I like it all that way

Lovertits

( Gonzales / The Peaches Cover )

One day, you're gonna have to get over me
You're gonna have to give it to me
You're gonna have to give it up

And one day, you're gonna have to give it to me
You're gonna have to lay up to me
You're gonna have to give it up

Bye-bye baby
If you don’t think I know what’s happen
Here we go

You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up

You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up
You're gonna have to give it up

Let’s get over this
I’m your lovertits, oh
Let’s get over this
I’m your lovertits, oh

Major Label Debut

( Broken Social Scene / Live Cover )

I'm just coming here to come down
I could be this
I could move town
Put masseuse right on the guest list
Saw my pause boy
Became weightless

And I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up

Draper street caught me believing
Spilt their eyes on the ceiling
Forced to live likes its a curfew
Translation means i love you

And I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
One two three four

I'm just coming here to come down
I could be this
I could move town
Forced to live likes it's a curfew
Translation means I love you

And I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up
I'm all hooked up

Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl

( The Kinks cover / Live at Black Sessions 03-03-2004 )

Met a girl, fell in love, glad as I can be
Met a girl, fell in love, glad as I can be
But I think all the time, is she true to me?
'Cause there's nothing in this world to stop me worrying 'bout that girl

I found out I was wrong, she was just two timing
I found out I was wrong, she just kept on lying
Now she tries to tell the truth, and I just can't believe
'Cause there's nothing in this world to stop me worrying 'bout that girl

Tell me who can I turn to, just who can I believe?
Tried to put her out of my amind, she'll only cause me grief
But I love that girl, whatever she's done, I know it hurts me
'Cause there's nothing in the world to stop me worrying 'bout that
'Cause there's nothing in the world to stop me worrying 'bout that girl
'Cause there's nothing in the world to stop me worrying 'bout that girl

Sally's song

( Live Park West in Chicago - 27-01-2006 )

One, two, three, four
Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless, long night
Sweet dreams of guilty shore

Four teenage boys who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up to one little lie

Oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are

Brunette, yellow cheeks
Cover up all your sin
Rosy and warm
First you cough, but then you grin

Four teenage boys who arrive at your door
Left you with nothing, now they want some more

Oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are

One, two, three, four, five, six, nine, or ten
Money can't buy you back the love that you had then

Four teenage boys who have tears in their eyes
Too scared to own up to one little lie

Oh, you're changing your heart
Oh, you know who you are

Shameless Eyes

( Gonzalez feat. Feist / Presidential Suite LP )

Shameless eyes
You've got the saddest pair of shameless eyes
And how I hate to see them dry
And how I like to see them cry

I fantasize
Of putting shame back in those shameless eyes
I'm longing for a long good-bye
Where we can watch the feeling die

Shameless eyes
And they got no shame
Shameless eyes
And they got no shame
Shameless eyes

Your game is no match for my game
My game is no mess for your game
Shameless eyes
Your game is no match for my game
My game is no match for your game

All these lies
Appear forever in your shameless eyes
But am I really hypnotized
Or do I have the same disguise

And they got no shame
Shameless eyes
You've got the saddest pair of shameless eyes
And how I hate to see them dry
And how I like to see them cry

Shameless eyes
And they got no shame
Shameless eyes
And they got no shame
Shameless eyes
And they got no shame
Shameless eyes
And they got no shame

My game is no match for your game
Your game is no match for my game
My game is no match for your game
Your game is no match for my game
My game is no match for your game
My game is no match for your game

Someday Baby

( Bob Dylan / Dark Was the Night Live )

I don't care what you do, I don't care what you say
I don't care where you go baby or how long you stay
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me anymore

Well I'm so hard pressed, my mind tied up in knots
And I keep recycling the same old thoughts
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me anymore

So many good things in life that I overlooked
I don't know what to do now, you got me hooked
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me anymore

Well I tried to be friendly, well I tried to be kind
I'm gonna drive you from your home, just like I was driven from mine
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me anymore

Well, I don't want to brag, but I'm gonna ring your neck
When all else fails I'll make it a matter of self respect
Someday baby, you ain't gonna worry about me anymore

Somewhere Down The Road

( Jesse Harris cover / Live at Trabendo Session )

Somewhere down the road
I'll see you again
I don’t know when
But I know you'll be the same
And I know I’ll be the same
Unchanged

You'll free me again
But I'll never be free
From memories
And I know your life will change
And I know my life will change
Unchained

Unchained, unchained
We drift away
Like roses on the sea

Stars in the sky
They're always alone
They're on their own
And I know they'll always shine
And I know they'll always shine
All time

Strangers

( Golden Smog Cover / Live )

Where are you going, I don't mind
Well I'll kill my world and I'll kill my time
Where do I go, what do I see
I see many people looking after me

Where are you going to, I don't mind
If I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
So I will follow you wherever you go
If your offered hand is still open to me

Strangers on this road, we are all
We are not two, we are one

So you’ve been where I've just come
From the land that brings losers home
And we will share this road we walk
And mind our mouths and we wear our talk
Til peace we find, tell you what I'll do

All the things I own, I will share with you
If I feel tomorrow like I'm feeling today
And we'll take what we want and give the rest away

Strangers on this road, we are all
We are not two, we are one
Strangers on this road, we are all
We are not two, we are one

The Build Up

( Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street LP )

Eirik Glambek :

The build up
Lasted for days
Lasted for weeks
Lasted too long

Our hero
Withdrew
When there was two
He could not choose one
So there was none

Worn into the vaguely announced
Worn into the vaguely announced

Feist :

The spinning top
Made a sound
Like a train
Across the valley
Fading
Oh so quiet
But constant 'til it passed
Over the ridge
Into the distances
Written on your ticket
To remind you where to stop
And when to get off

The spinning top
Made a sound
Like a train
Across the valley
Fading
Oh so quiet
But constant 'til it passed
Over the ridge
Into the distances
Written on your ticket
To remind you where to stop
And when to get off

The spinning top
Made a sound
Like a train
Across the valley
Fading
Oh so quiet
But constant 'til it passed
Over the ridge
Into the distances
Written on your ticket
To remind you where to stop
And when to get off
When to get off
When to get off
When to get off

The Eastern Shore

( The Red Demos EP )

The telegraph cables hum
And few can decipher who the message is from
And it deliver it quietly
'Cause some don’t get much company

The harbour becomes the sea
And lighting the house keeps it collision free
Understand the lay of the land
Don’t let it hurt you
Or it will be the first to
'Cause

The water
The water came to realize
It's dangerous size
The mountain
The mountain came to recognize
It’s a steep and rocky sides
More than realized

I’m pale as a pile of bones
You hope for your babies and this is how they grow
Wind-battered, knocked over
The teeth by the shoulder
Watching the grey sky that’s acting like a good guy

Light house museum X4

The water
The water came to realize
It's dangerous size
The mountain
The mountain more than recognize
It’s steep and rocky sides
More than realized

The simple story

( With Jane Birkin )

Jane :
The little thoughts came rushing in
While I watched for a sign from him
When all the while was clear as day
That I should go and he should stay

Feist :
I took his love like it was mine
I squeezed the truth until it lied
It took some time for cracks to show
Should I stay or should he go?

Jane :
The simple story that you told me
Is a little different from what you showed me
The simple story, unfurling slowly
Is if you lay down with a dream
You'll wake up lonely

Feist :
The fog will cast a certain shade
So what you see is how what's made
it's mark will show you what to do
When hope pretends it's made you new
Love lied love lied but I'm the reason
Love lied

Jane :
The simple story that you told me
Is a little different from what you showed me

Feist :
The sky wraps round the mountaintops

Jane :
The watch unwinds until it stops
Some things will always be the way they are

Feist :
And that is how they'll stay

Jane :
The simple story that you told me
Is a little different from what you showed me
The simple story, unfurling slowly
Is if you lay down with a dream
You'll wake up lonely

Train Song

( Duet with Ben Gibbard / Dark Was The Night LP )

Feist :
Travelling north, travelling north to find you
Train wheels beating, the wind in my eyes
Don't even know what I'll find when I get to you
Call out your name love, don't be surprised

Feist & Ben :
It's so many miles and so long since I've left you
Don't even know what I'll find when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It's many hundred miles and it won't be long

Ben :
Nothing at all, in my head, to say to you
Only the beat of the train I'm on
Nothing I've learned all my life on the way to you
One day our love was over and gone

Feist & Ben :
It's so many miles and so long since I've met you
Don't even know what I'll say when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It's many hundred miles and it won't be long

Feist & Ben :
What will I do if there's someone there with you
Maybe someone you've always known
How do I know I can come and give to you
Love with no warning and find you alone

It's so many miles and so long since I've met you
Don't even know what I'll find when I get to you
But suddenly now, I know where I belong
It's many hundred miles and it won't be long

It won't be long
It won't be long
It won't be long

We can work it out

( Live With Arthur H / Taratata Show )

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking till I can’t go on
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone

We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you’re saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it’s alright
Think of what I’m saying
We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short, and there’s no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it’s a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There’s a chance that we may fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short, and there’s no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it’s a crime
So I will ask you once again

Try to see it my way
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There’s a chance that we may fall apart before too long

We can work it out
We can work it out

We can work it out
We can work it out

We're all in the dance

( Paris je t'aime OST )

Life's a dance we all have to do
What does the music require
People are moving together
Close as the flames in a fire

Feel the beat
Music and rhyme
While there is time

We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Looking for one more chance
All I know is
We’re all in the dance

Night and day
The music plays on
We all are part of the show
While we can hold on to someone
We know life won’t let us go

Feel the beat
Music and rhyme
While there is time

We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Looking for one more chance
All I know is
We're all in the dance
We're all in the dance

We all go round and round
Partners are lost and found
Looking for one more chance
All I know is
We're all in the dance
We're all in the dance

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