Reach for the sun

by Shake Mamas

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1.
I never wanted it to be this way It happened and there’s nothing that can change it At sixteen or seventeen at the most Something was broken Everything was tinted with grey No more daytime only night time Like a Chaplin movie But it wasn’t funny Is there anybody out there that feels this way Please tell me does it ever go away No sleep for this restless beast The monster is always at me Trying to steal my life away But I won’t give in Is there anybody out there who feels this way Please tell me does it ever go away
2.
I build bridges Then I tear them down I can’t help myself And it makes me feel down Why do I do it I guess I don’t love myself enough Why do I do it I guess I’m just afraid of heights The river is so deep And I just might drown Happiness I’d love to speak to you But I can’t make a sound Why do I do it I guess I don’t love myself enough Why do I do it Maybe I’m afraid to see what’s on the other side I build bridges Then I tear them down I can’t help myself And it makes me feel down Why do I do it I guess I don’t love myself enough Why do I do it I guess I’m afraid of walking in the light I build bridges then I tear them down
3.
Trying to put together the pieces So I can call this a life Trying to see a future somewhere So I can have the strength to keep on movin on It’s all fucked up now And it’s always been this way I just keep on trying to get by To get by Trying to make sense out of everything that feels wrong So I try and convince myself that it’s not all a lie Trying to let go of the past to meet the present So I leave my heart out under the blazing sun to fry It’s all fucked up now And it’s always been this way I just keep on trying to get by To get by
4.
It hurts It hurts when it hurts I know I know nothing when I know Well it’s already gone This feeling I’ve been dying to feel Well it’s already gone And there’s nothing that’s gonna bring it back I’m low I feel solo when I’m low I’m high I feel so high my head’s in the sky Well it’s already gone This feeling I’ve been dying to feel Well it’s already gone And there’s nothing that’s gonna bring it back At home I feel nowhere is at home I’m bare I feel so bare when you stare Well it’s already gone This feeling I’ve been dying to feel Well it’s already gone And there’s nothing that’s gonna bring it back
5.
03:51
What a fool The minute I walk through the door I lose myself and my mind Become her toy the whole time What a fool She shows me just what she wants She shows me just what she needs To get me down on my knees What a fool She stares and smiles and I get hopeful I won’t even get a mouthful Definitely not something soulful What a fool You didn’t get it the last time What a fool The mermaid sings and you lose your mind What a fool You spent all the money you had And now you’re feeling so sad She’s lost that look she once had What a fool I’m stumble down the streets And everyone that I meet Makes me stare down at my feet What a fool I’m lying in my bed She’s still swimming all around my head The monster’s been well fed What a fool You didn’t get it the last time What a fool The mermaid sings and you lose your mind
6.
You were never there for me When I needed you the most You were never there for me To busy chasing your ambitions Cause you parents never loved you properly But what about me Did you think about me My fragile mind was crushed By your rejection Did you think about me Oh no Now I’m all grown up But my inner child is lost Always looking for something Like an endless thirst My life is a desert I drink too much And I don’t know how to love I can feel the weight of the blue sky Coming down from above Did you think about me Oh no Did you realize how much I needed you No you didn’t Now I’ve got a child A child of my own Sometimes it makes my head spin Cause I can’t look at myself In the mirror But I got to get my feet My feet back on the ground Gonna make this relationship work Just this one make it sound Did you think about me Oh no Did you realize how much I needed you No you didn’t What a shame Now you know
7.
Livin on borrowed time Feel like I’m losing my mind Livin on borrowed time How much time I just don’t know Feel like it’s my time My time to shine Feel like it’s my time Then it’s over I’ve seen it time after time It’s like the same old line I’ve seen it time after time Nothing’s real only what I feel It’s like counting up to ten And you never know when It’s like counting up to ten And then you reach it Then it’s over Now and then it’s over Livin in an endless dream It’s never quite how it seems Livin in an endless dream Do I believe what I’ve ever seen Acting out the same old scene That’s all we’ve ever been Is acting out the same old scene As It rips at the seams Then it’s over Now and then it’s over
8.
03:55
Brother won’t you tell me Just why I can never find my way Sister won’t you tell me Just why I never see the light of day What’s it all for Brother won’t you tell me Just why are we living today Sister won’t you tell me Just how you keep on smiling What’s it all for Oh won’t you tell me what keeps you hanging on Oh won’t you tell me what makes you so strong Brother won’t you tell me Just why I can never find my way Sister won’t you tell me Just why I never see the light of day What’s it all for
9.
Look at yourself You’re such a disgrace You’re killing everything That wears your own face Look at yourself You’re such a disgrace You say you love but you hate A lot more then this Look at yourself You smile when you don’t even mean it You talk and talk and talk But you don’t ever do it Look at yourself You say you’re the one we should follow But everything you’ve ever done Has been hollow Why do you think that everyone so miserable Why do you think that everyone feels so lonely Why do you think that everyone feels so empty Why do you think that everyone feels so angry Look at yourself I know you don’t like it But time’s running out And you’ll get over it Look at yourself I know you don’t like it But your life’s a joke And nobody’s laughing Why do you think that everyone is so miserable Why do you think that everyone feels so lonely Why do you think that everyone feels so empty Why do you think that everyone feels so angry
10.
I just want to be myself Nothing else but myself But it seems so impossible To just be and to love what I see I’d like you to know That if all fails I tried my best I’m walking on a wire Every step all the time When I look into your eyes All I see is your sadness I’d like you to know That if all fails I tried my best I just want a place in your heart Can’t imagine us forgetting us I just want you to be happy No regrets no pity I’d like you to know That if all fails I tried my best
11.
Trying to make things right Trying to step into the light No one’s gonna help you tonight You’re alone to fight this fight You’re the only one You’re the chosen son You’re the only one Who can march towards the sun Reach for the sun Cause you’re the only one Reach for the sun Cause the chosen son In your heart You’ve got a great big hole In your heart You’ve never found the pot of gold Reach for the sun Cause you’re the only one Reach for the sun Cause the chosen son

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released November 9, 2017

All Lyrics by Florent Sivell
All Music by Florent Sivell & Johan Strohmeier

Produced by Bruno Green and Johan Strohmeier
Recorded by Bruno Green at Verdant Studio, Vermont, USA
Mixed and Mastered by Bruno Green at Silent Masters Studio, Lennoxville, Canada

Shake Mamas are
Florent Sivell - Vocals, backing vocals and acoustic guitars
Johan Strohmeier - Electric guitars, backing vocals, piano, mandolin (track 5), vibraphone (track 11), various keyboards, programming and beatbox (track 7)

With a little help from our friends
Bruno Green - Moog and various keyboards, tubular bells (tracks 5 & 11), shakers (track 11)
Guillaume Perron - drums
Jérôme Hébert - bass guitars, Moog (track 11)
Pierre-Alexandre Saint-Yves - Rauschpfeife (track 11) and chalumeau (track 6)

Photos by Marie-Claude Meilleur & Bruno Green
Artwork by Philip Chretien

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