Book of Reverie

by La Greffe

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1.
03:59
[Love at first fight?] [Looking at the mirror of his small apartment with a ring in his hand, a young man is preparing for a date with his childhood sweetheart.] When I see you smile I feel light in my heart starring at your eyes like a work of art I never seen someone like you before my heart is pounding fast I never felt like that in the past wearing my best suit, freshly shaved a fragrance to be praised I hope you’ll fall for the gift I brought to you How can I fail? What could go wrong when I’m armed with my flower surprise. [Now a happy married couple, their new life is cut short by a phone call. War has begun and Efferg Al has to join. He looks at his wife as if it was the last time wondering how he was going to explain that heartbreaking news to her.] Do you remember the first time we met in my Treehouse ? She said, “I still feel the same way for you Efferg Al !” I must leave now Please don’t cry I’m a soldier in the middle of a nonsense war Fighting for my life, for my love, for my love, for my love [Several months elapsed since the beginning of the combat. Disgusted by the atrocities of the war, he decided to desert to find his wife. Unfortunately she had abandoned the house, having had no news of her husband for months and the army on his heels for deserting the war, she fled with a broken heart.] Where are you now? Where are you now? You left me alone, I am frozen like a stone Where do I go now? Where do I go now? You became a monster What should I do after? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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[War began on a chilly autumn day. Efferg Al is lost somewhere in the battlefield. Tempting to reach his allies he gets ambushed by an enemy. He shoots first. It wasn’t an enemy but one of his allies and close friend Alvarez.] Efferg Al: I see you crawling slowly with blood flowing on your skin Well I agree, we must quit this battlefield ‘Cause it’s a plague penetrate you like bullet Alvarez: Mother I’m afraid of the sky Father I’m afraid of what’s inside! Efferg Al: Oh, well! Look at the lonely clouds We are so far away See, that’s what I was asking for Stand up! Let’s dig a way! Alvarez: Have I the right to leave you majesty I can’t stand no more Have I the right to tell you my last will before I roar Efferg Al: Oh! Oh! No! Oh! You don’t need to go Leaves are falling but you have just arise Alvarez: Mother I’m afraid of the sky Father I’m afraid of what’s inside! Efferg Al: See now the road we have taken We are so close from there Look! That’s what you were intended Run and forget the threat Alvarez: Oh! I think your right Leaves do fall but I am not My time is not come Quick! Before it’s too late [Efferg Al succeeds to bring his friend to the nearest field hospital and leaves the tent in a state of shock.] [Meanwhile at the field hospital, Alvarez is on heavy opioid to ease the pain of his wounds. He slowly loses his mind as he hallucinates the nurses as little white fairies taking care of him.] Alvarez: I feel strong, feel dizzy I’m gone, breathe easy Please me! White fairies! The Doctor: Now you have recovered No more bleeding wounds Well, you’re good to go! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
3.
05:21
[The age of reason] I thought about you You were so skeptical I thought about things, but things never change the way they are And now I see from a different way Suspecting things to be shown Well I guess I’ll just sympathize Sometimes no one realize Oh! Oh! Oh! You’re fooling around Oh! Oh! Oh! but you look like a clown Oh! Oh! Oh! You’re wearing a mask this is a masquerade I will lie at distrustful minds suspecting the accuracy of the blinds Everything is destroyed by their hands Well nothing is real this head game is a fantasy so put on your fancy masks and play the masquerade --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
4.
04:21
[The lost soldier] I traveled and betrayed Just to see you smile I have fought and prayed unmasking this guile Where are you my love? not worth more than a louse? pulling the strings from above just to find an empty house everything goes wrong shattered by sadness All of this lost in this song Leaving after the tide removing traces behind On a path of a long ride feeling melancholy grind Now I am near my goal reaching the deepest lands Leaving my heart and soul just to flee their commands All of my life thinking of you dreaming of holding her hands Now I’m just an old man biding what’s left of my time All of my life thinking of you reaching the end of my sake Now I’m just an old man wishing of a second chance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5.
[An odd man taming a cat] I am gonna catch you don’t wanna slip but you are sly You stare at my eyes don’t be afraid and just believe May I have your skills, petty one No! May I have your soul, that I won I’ll just play and not betray May I have your heart, little one No! May I have your soul, that I want We could share and not compare May I have your eyes, pretty one No! May I have your soul, that I need Everything you’ll need will never be me Everything you’ll need will never be me Never thought that I would think the same Never thought that I would see the great soul in you I see your gold crown There is no height, but the highness of his majesty There is no height, but the highness of his majesty --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
6.
06:07
[The old man with a broken heart] Efferg Al was a lonely man like an hermit living in his old van People think he is crazy that’s the reason why he stay at home He wants to go out Live like everybody He wants to get out Now he screams so loud nothing seems to move He screams Oh! Oh! Oh! I will play outside Like a little child Oh! Oh! Oh! It’s starting beating holding back the motion No one will blame me on this time! No one will blame me on this time! No one will see me go No one will care for the last time No one will see me go alone without papers without shadow And if I get lost inside your brain Make sure that this odd spirit founds attraction And if I get lost inside your flesh Take a tasty mouthful in discretion but nobody knows where you came from wake up alone and feeling numb but one thing I know it’s in my brain Efferg Al was a lonely man... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7.
02:58
[The megalomaniac] I’m not the sun well I am the blues when you’re sorrowful I am the cold in the flakes of souls Everything seems the same when you will call into the brawl I will know Anything looks the same when will fall into the snow I wanna know Everything seems the same when you will crawl into the wall of you madness I will see you fall You know I’m a dirty monster Oh! So joyful to see you crawl Everything seems the same when you will call into the brawl I will know Anything looks the same when will fall into the snow I wanna know Everything seems the same when you will crawl into the wall I am the glaze in the air I am the haze in your mind that you will wear I am the glaze in the air I am the haze in your mind That you will share I will live forever I will live forever --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.
03:50
[The Man who sold his luck] Ocean waves tilting the walls of caves something’s wrong... I have traveled along with my shade and kept this parade Slowly it begins to rain leaving the sky from this heavy reign Obscured by a burden of clouds Standing still, admonished by the sounds Something is wrong and I cannot prevent it Frozen by fate and learning how to face it I have tried so hard on keeping it Even if its heavy As the plant that rain has overfed It will become bigger Starting over once again Well I guess it’s only the cycle Quickly digging that hole Burying the misfortune I stole Misery is gone now I must carry on The reign is still warm This is the calm before the storm A billion braves have stepped on graves Seeking fortune... Only to get more power something they devour - In a blink of an eye the man got washed away by the sea --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
9.
02:30
[A lone man in his lost land] I want to get away with your gold... I want to get away with your smile... and get out from your mind Pray my beloved one cause you’re so far from my little island of joy and my happiness is trapped in a bottle of sand, like a seagull searching for the holy land The empty is my envy, running abundantly like wine, like joy immersing me until I see the bottom Sunshine! Bring me the way you used to shine behind these clouds around my little land Built me a sandcastle and make it unbreakable! Teach me how to love again and never fall into quicksand! I want to get away with your gold... I want to get away with your smile.. and get out from your mind Pray my beloved one cause you’re so far from my little island of joy and my happiness is trapped in a bottle of sand, the seagull is lost again --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
10.
06:28
[The waltz of the schizophrenic.] I don’t need to feel, these words in decline. I will need to shine to prove that I still see, and read whatever you can say without delay. I don’t need to whisper your name, as loud as I can hear. Deep in my mind there’s your name, there’s a bind It echoes through time, it’s reaching the shore Lost in delusion through my ears there’s illusion Still running through time, it’s reaching the door Please don’t be mad I’ll be fine, I won’t break I’ll be anything you want as long as I awake I don’t need to peel, these jabbers of steel. I will need to find, to prove that I still know. Your salty mood makes me go sweet, as far as I can taste. Now I have lost the will to speak, no words shall enter my mind now. These words means nothing comparing to a blind man. I have lost the will to think, I rather listen to the wind. Well I am a sane person after all, so spare me before I fall. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11.
04:19
[They hide in the dark] We are tiny monsters We hide behind laughter No one can see us Masking the night time I will spy tonight over the rainbow No one can see us, but we know all about your life! We know all about your life! I will spy tonight over the rainbow No one can see us, but we all know the mysteries I hide close to your house With my superior hearing and extra sight! I devour you from the eyes I can hear you! I can see you and flee before you turn over We are tiny monsters Laughter in disguise Now you can see us Unmasking the day time I will spy tonight over the rainbow No one can see us but we all know about your life! We all know about your life! I will spy tonight over the rainbow No one sees us but we all know the mysteries --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12.
04:02
[A psychotic morning] Balthazar: No! No! No! My hands are full of blood Kill! Kill! Kill! This is getting worse, worse, worse I’ll run away from my deeds I’ll fly away I’ll run away from my act I’ll vanish but I know nothing will change Nothing will change! Nothing will change! Oh! no! Sazos: Run away young man 'cause everything seems the same when you will bawl into the brawl Balthazar: I wish I could go back in time Erase this act from their mind Villagers: You little crook! Go away! You little foolish man! Go away! Murder! Murder! Murder! You’re just a killer! Killer! Killer! Killer! Go Away! Or we will slay you! Go Away! Or we will slay! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
13.
[The lonely king and his imaginary kingdom] In a far place beyond mountains and oceans there was a peaceful town where people conceal their faces behind masks. One day a young man called Balthazar came to a king’s castle to find refuge of a terrible crime. The man said: Oh king Oscar please! I’ve been chased from my world for murder and now they all want me dead. The king replied: I will give one chance to change it all! You will have to stay here until you learn. In a kingdom beyond the sky was living a lonely king cursed with an endless life Oscar wanted a wife but instead he became a widower He kept on stealing lives and became a follower Somewhere deep beneath the clouds Some soul has just departed Balthazar: Oh! Oh no! My life is done now I have killed a man with my bare hands Oh oh oh ! God forgive me for my sin but the voice inside my head took the best of me and now must I escape Blindly running, the man is out of his mind Slowly approaching a place far away from his kind Early in the morning the forgotten king heard some footsteps approaching from his door A young man appeared with a blank stare and a blurred soul. Balthazar: Years have passed and nothing has changed. My body is old now but Oscar remains unchanged. Now I finally learned the truth I must escape from this place Erase my face from you Balthazar: Life, Love, lies in your eyes I see despair in the skies And somewhere between that I see kindness through your combat Somewhere high above the clouds Some soul has just... In a beautiful evening, Oscar found a piece of paper on his throne. It was a letter from Balthazar that said: Dear Oscar, There is no height but the highness of his majesty In state of madness, Oscar fell on his knees abruptly. [Balthazar had left Oscar's kingdom. The king was once again alone in his miserable endless life.] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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released June 23, 2017

Music by La Greffe
Lyrics by Pierre Moniz
Produced by La Greffe
Recorded and edited by Marie-Ève Grenier
Mixed by Ryan Battistuzzi
Mastered by Ryan Morey
Artwork by Aaron Loveday

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Pierre Moniz
Marie-Ève Grenier
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Samuel Daigle

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