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Humdrum

by Handy Curse

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1.
Mind Eye 04:48
Down the shivering road There is a house A shadow is waving Without a sound And I know for a fact That the yews are not insensitive They flicker so bad No sound Wild boars are quiet Venus is out And there’s really nothing more A sparkle of glass Catcher in the rye That was born in my mind eye All the loners began to see the light Seeking for some warmth They’re in their right All the thinkers wait and see They get high, boasting about They’re in, they’re out No sound Wild boars are quiet Venus is out And there’s really nothing more A sparkle of glass Catcher in the rye That was born in my mind eye Wait for me darling If you want we can make a break on the clouds Over your right There’s no rushing We can stay As long as you can dream You are in your right No sound Wild boars are quiet Venus is out And there’s really nothing more A sparkle of glass Catcher in the rye That was born in my mind eye
2.
Last night it took him by surprise Didn’t have a chance to realize Already standing outside staring at His window beaten by the wind There’s no doubt Tommy Sleepwalk is back And there’s blue paint on his shoe A stray cat is laughing When all of a sudden his body decides That it’s time for a nap Then Tommy Sleepwalk is out God only knows how long It’s gonna last The walking nightmare’s on As Tommy tries to destroy himself Light up his brain and twenty cigarets That he found Another fruitful night Still blue, he waits for a new Shady veil to fall In and out of his mind For surely he knows to be the twisted one, The weirdo, eerie side of this narcoleptic sleepwalking lad Still blue paint on my shoe, A stray dog keeps barking For I surely know to be the twisted one And Tommy’s not alone As we sleep and woke aside
3.
Through the silence of the night He flies high above the ground Must be home before dawn Just when the moon has gone There’s no time to waste in life When you’re already onto the other side Doomed to his love for the sun A shiny star that forever burns But he came up with a solution To admire his shakespearian love Standing straight in the museum Looking for paintings with … … the dazzling orb and its sun rays Now little vampire’s gonna be okay He knows he won’t get hurt And he can feel his body warming Without a burn He’s alright now Every now and then He unlocks the doors And wanders about the corridors Still-life hanging on the walls Gorgeous nudes But there’s one Dutch Master he adores Who renders so well … … the dazzling orb and its sun rays Now little vampire’s gonna be okay He knows he won’t get hurt And he can feel his body warming Without a burn He’s alright now With the dazzling orb and its sun rays Now little vampire’s gonna be okay He knows he won’t get hurt And he can feel his body warming Without a burn He’s alright now
4.
The more you taste The less you hate Love is a feeling food-related Sharing a meal, the passion is real When you can afford to That’s the clue Three times a day It’s party-time on our mind The belly dancing is launched I give back to Caesar His salad for you are My master food lover The sooner the better A toast on the toaster And we’re longing for a beautiful day Sooner or later A shrimp or a lobster Let’s see what tomorrow has to say Three times a day It’s party-time on our mind The belly dancing is launched I give back to Caesar His salad for you are My master food lover
5.
Fatum 03:05
The lightning spoke: she’s gonna be a shaman Yet she didn’t want to, doesn’t have no clue Now her people are waiting She survived the lightning … strike All those shamans wannabes Wearing iron desperately No, they can’t compete with her kind If there’s a fate That’s nothing she would crave for The lightning spoke: she’s gonna be a shaman At least she knows what she’s up to Gone are the hazy daze Of a life with no goals All those shamans wannabes Wearing iron desperately No they can’t compete with her kind
6.
Intoxicated 03:53
Wether it’s booze Wether it’s weed Or one of your too many screens With a daily cure you inoculate your disease What better self-medication could you possibly dream? So how do you climb, while you’re down there? And what’s left behind, while you’re down there? It’s getting late And you’re deaf to your eyes They’re telling you that They had their time Body’s in trouble And it always speaks For himself And more than you think So how do you climb, when you’re down there? And what’s left behind, while you’re down there? You can say no You can’t say no So how do you climb, when you’re down there? And what’s left behind, while you’re down there?
7.
Locked in a muted darkness Forbidding face Heart is like a clam Can’t make a sound Won’t unveil the inner self Feels like I don’t care From the tide to the moon I can feel the astral attraction we pull And I swear Yes I swear darling I’ll be there No I won’t vanish in the air And if silence kills then I’m on trial Still I’m here And I try A German thinker once said Heading north there’s a place To talk beyond fate And everyday of the week I would sing it to you rather than speak And I swear Yes I swear darling I’ll be there No I won’t vanish in the air And if silence kills then I’m on trial Still I’m here And I try To be true
8.
Lips and eyelids Crafted likewise Look with your tastebuds Savour deep inside your pupils Now you can hear Thus you can understand Well have no fear Everyone goes back to sand There’s no such thing as an Understanding Beyond waiting down the underground But puns aside There’s a void in every life No facts No truths and no lies It doesn’t mean that you should bend Before your brain-blinkers Some visions are Both clever and bizarre Making sense takes long Good luck with this song
9.
And so they settled on the roundabouts Next thing they were at your door And yet you still parade With a swaggering chest Please There’s blood and tears on your hands Oh now you’ve got what you deserve I know that your not the first one But now is your time To pay for those dreadful years All the dead, all the unseen, all the fears Hu-hurray you just won the prize Of the man, of the male, of the mad Yeah of the man, of the male, of the mad You really don’t get it, do you? I don’t think it’s too late, I think you’re too far Studied your classics now your classist And that’s just the least of your crimes Oh but that’s already your first crime Oh you can talk about violence As you spit on every face You would like your war to be polite You really don’t get it, do you? I don’t think it’s too late, I think you’re too far Hu-hurray you just won the prize Of the man, of the male, of the mad Yeah of the man, of the male, of the mad
10.
Poison ivy’s growing fast A bad seed is starting to sprout I am no gardener But we must give it a try Before it goes too wild How can it be than I find it hard to go on ? In this garden where clearly All the stakes Were made for me? Don’t you dare, don’t you cry Be a man or so they say Enjoy your throne They can’t see why we should change There’s nothing wrong ‘Cause that’s the way things are done You took pride ‘cause you spotted so well The leaves of the rotten plants You should watch out for your own sap For it runs right through your veins To assume that you’re a part of the problem That’s yours to grab Make no mistakes it won’t change fast But the freedom trees must be watered now Yeah the freedom trees must be watered now
11.
Joker Smile 04:15
Fade in, fade out, Who knows what’s gonna last After playing so many cards The Ace of Spades, the Queen of Hearts Playing your games Trump cards in each hand A wizard wicked dance A spinning fancy dress There’s nothing bad Should not be sad Loaded are the dice When you wanna shine that bright Could have left me cold as ice Then melted all at once ‘Cause I’ve seen, for one, How stage lights make you blind When you’re deaf to the sound From the crafting of your crown There’s nothing bad Should not be sad

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Vinyl available at SAFE IN THE RAIN RECORDS
safeintherain.bandcamp.com/album/humdrum-2

Or at the shows :)

All songs written by Samuel Roux between 2015 and 2020
Humdrum was made at home between July 2019 and April 2020 in Nanterre, France.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Paul Trigoulet.
Mastered at AD Mastering by Stéphane Teynié.
Artwork by Anna Henrotte-Bois.

credits

released October 1, 2021

- Samuel Roux :
Vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, piano, bass, keyboards, percussions, miscellaneous sounds
- Paul Trigoulet :
Acoustic and electric guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, percussions, miscellaneous noises
- Stéphane Jach :
Violins on tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11, flutes on tracks 4 and 7
- Suzy Cacheux :
Backing vocals on track 2
- Lucas Monnereau :
Drums, backing vocals on track 5
- Chris Bartlett :
Pedal Steel on track 11

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