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Nos Retrouvailles

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«I began writing this song in 2016 when I first went to Samsø. It was sunny in the tiny courtyard of the house we were renting at the time. I finished it three years later when I returned to the island, and made an acoustic version before producing several months later the version which figures on the album.
It’s a bit mysterious, the song, but also well balanced. I hardly feel I wrote it. It was always there. Discovered rather than composed. It lends itself to several interpretations and that’s what I like about it. It has more than one voice.
Like many of my songs, I feel it should be sung by a woman and not me. It’s my feminine side maybe which creates , writes, sings. The masculine side cracks open the beer can at the end of the recording.»

lyrics

Dans la nuit noire j’attends l’aube pâle
Et me prends à rêver d’une cité idéale
Celle où je suis ne me dit rien qui vaille
Dans la nuit noire j’attends nos retrouvailles

Deux âmes en crue, deux amants en cavale
Qui pour un peu partageraient un cheval
Deux diamants purs sous un chapeau de paille
Dans la nuit noire j’attends nos retrouvailles

Vois là-bas les vieilles montagnes
Tâche de regarder au-travers :
Des vallées rien que pour nous
Qui se cachaient à l’arrière

Dans la ville sainte l’épouse ôte le voile
L’aveugle et le fou forment une chorale
Le prêtre sur ses doigts comptent ses ouailles
Dans la nuit noire j’attends nos retrouvailles

Deux âmes en crue, deux amants en cavale
Qui pour un peu partageraient un cheval
Et toi que vois-tu de l’autre côté des murailles ?
Dans la nuit noire j’attends nos retrouvailles

Vois là-bas les vieilles montagnes
Tâche de regarder au-travers :
Des vallées rien que pour nous
Qui se cachaient à l’arrière



In the dark night I wait for the pale dawn
And catch myself dreaming of an ideal city
The one where I stand now doesn’t do me any good
In the dark night I long for our reunion.

Two souls in a flood, two lovers on the run
Once side by side they rode along as one
Two pure diamonds under the same straw hat
In the dark night, I long for our reunion

See the old mountains over there,
Try to look through them :
They make valleys just for us
Hiding behind the lines

In the holy city the wife takes off her veil
The blind man and the lunatic form a choir
The priest on his fingers counts his flock
In the dark night I long for our reunion

Two souls in flood, two lovers on the run
Once side by side they rode along as one
And you, what do you see on the other side of the walls?
In the dark night I long for our reunion

See the old mountains over there
Try to look through them :
The make valleys just for us
Hiding behind the lines

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released June 17, 2020
Publishing : Capitane Music

Bass, guitars, vocal, keys and percussions : Nicolas Michaux
Drums : Morgan Vigilante
Drums recorded by Julien Rauïs


Mixed by Remy Lebbos and Nicolas Michaux at Rare Sound Studio
Mastered by Remy Lebbos

© & ℗ Capitane Records - 2020

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Nicolas Michaux Brussels, Belgium

Nicolas Michaux is a singer-songwriter and music producer. Born and bred in Belgium he now divides his time between Brussels, and the Danish island of Samso, where he writes and records. Michaux released the critically acclaimed debut album “A La Vie A La Mort” in 2016. His second album “Amour Colère” will be out on September 25 ... more

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