Book of Reverie

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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
Maxime Lacoursière
Samuel Daigle

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Track Name: Treehouse
[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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Track Name: Friendly Fire
[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!

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Track Name: Masquerade
[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

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Track Name: Deserter
[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

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Track Name: Canon Friendship
[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

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Track Name: Efferg Al
[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...

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Track Name: Sazos
[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

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Track Name: Fortuna
[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

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Track Name: Quicksand
[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

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Track Name: Lunatic
[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.

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Track Name: Camouflage
[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

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Track Name: Feline Crime
[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!

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Track Name: Oscar the Skeleton
[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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