Minuscule Lives

by One Thousand Directions

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Produced, recorded and mixed from June to July 2013 @ Coreprod Studio (Laval, 53) by Amaury Sauvé.
Mastered in August 2013 @ Sun Room Audio Studio (Hudson Valley, USA) by Dan Coutant.
Artwork by Quentin Bodin. www.quentinbodin.net

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released November 15, 2013

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Track Name: Five hundred days of winter
We are so desperate because we have lost everything. Something has changed, the fire does not burn anymore. It is hard to put aside the only thing you know: you are afraid of loneliness, you got used to this comfort. I am fed up with this cruel law: I love what I think of you. It is always when you want to be seen that you face your own invisibility. Even if I scream you won’t hear me. I think about it every day. What I love is my idea of you. But don’t believe I am fucking crazy. I am looking for something that can surprise me. I don’t want to know the end before it begins.
Track Name: Disguise
You always look the other way, it is like you have got a smiling mask. You hide away your sadness partying all along the night. You are lost, looking for a solution that will never come but sometimes tears can be the key, believe me. We must see how it is. One hundred resolutions. But can't you see you are fooling yourself? There is no longer place under your bed and I don't know until when you will keep that false smile of yours. In all the desperate situations there is always a saving solution. I know it is not that simple, sometimes I feel so down that I am thinking about one hundred resolutions but I realize I am fooling myself.
Track Name: Still nothing new tonight
I am still not looking for any living plans. Options are everywhere. I always postpone the decisions, the courage is gonna leave me. I remember when you used to write about it and to say that you have got no program for your life. Is it my turn to lose myself into life questionings? There is one million ways for my life. I am a young soldier in a battle of questions and I would love to desert. I am still not looking for any living plans. Regrets are everywhere. I always postpone the decisions, the courage is gonna leave me. What is myself? My own way? I made decisions but are they good for me?
Track Name: Party (This is not your)
My head inside your exuberance, I am just trying to breath. Please, stop to monopolize it all, your fucking crown takes all the space. You think you are the king tonight but to me you are insignificant. Don't tell you are open-minded because with you there is no place for the rest. You don't try to live with the others. Sharing is the base of my fucking respect. Life is not a one-man-show and if you don't want to listen please stay away from me. This is not your party please stop to choke me. I hope my friends will never be someone like you.
Track Name: Be patient
You never breathed and took a break, it was stronger than you. You never stopped but now you are waiting for your body to be ok. And I am sorry to say that you have become an idler like me. You always criticized me, you said "come on, life is too short, do something. You have got to be active, you have got to stop being so lazy". But today you move so slow you can’t do nothing. It made you feel old, your body reminds you of all your abuses but I don't think you regret anything. You are powerless, you only can wait. And you don't know if it is the end or the beginning. Courage.
Track Name: On the run
"So you can take flight, you can go away. But this is not the way you will love again. You won't solve anything far away from me. No this is not the way you will rebuild something. No, this is not the way you will love again. No, this is not the way you will rebuild something better for you.” Troubles will never leave me if I put a distance between them and me. I am always on the loose. I want to free my mind because I don’t want no regrets. I will take my time but I won't waste my life running. I will take my time but I won't waste my life shirking. Make choices. Take up you are wrong. Fix Mistakes. Realize your fools. I will take my time but I won't waste my life running. Now it is time to stop running.
Track Name: O.M.S.A.F.A.L.
I can see you took a part of me and I took a part of you. There is a lot to say but it is hard to write about love. I have never meant to say that we are better than everyone. No crew but sharing, we don't represent anything. No matter where we go we have got a common history. Memories are curved into my heart. I will never forget it. Not self-interested, your friendship is so important to me. We are going hand in hand. Maybe we will take different roads anyway. We don't care about the end. We live from day to day.
Track Name: On the impossible movement
Sometimes it is hard to get used to change. I made decisions but I am afraid of making mistakes. I have got to put aside the past and take a fresh start if I want to find a sound base again. And it is like I have got a burden with me, it never leaves my leg, it is hooked on me. I have got to make it go away but the knot is too tight so it is impossible. And I don't know what has happened. Some questions are blocking me and prevent me from moving on. One step forward, two steps back. My imagination playing tricks on me, but the party is over. I must empty my pockets and then fill them with something new. There is no answer at all. It only depends on me. This is just a phase I hope. Maybe it depends on you. To all the memories and to all the futures. I will find my own peace. I will find my own strength. I will move on again.
Track Name: If it does not kill me...
We all have our failures. We all have our bandages. But the most important is to stand up when all is grey or when all is fucked up and to never forget these words: "whatever does not kill me makes me stronger". I dedicate these few words to you. I will never forget your courage and your smile. I will never forget your smile and your kindness.
Track Name: Lurking idea
A life learning about living and then it is already too late. At first I didn’t get a word you said. So, there was a time for questioning. Was it a way to say good bye to me? So long and thanks for everything. It takes a whole life to learn what living is about and it is not even enough to put it at use. I have got no regrets, only memories because I will never forget the time we shared together. Time heals and tones down the pain. There is a place for my forgiveness because successes are stronger than misfortunes. So long and thanks for everything.
Track Name: Man of few words
I share nothing but I would love to, I fear I will never be like you. But sometimes we are just what we can be. I am of few words but you know it, it is not a breakthrough. I say nothing but I would love to. Don't believe I don't like being with you. But sometimes it is too hard to change. My mouth is closed but be sure my ears are wide open. One day you will be fed up but today I guess it is ok. And I hope it won't make you go away. I share nothing but I would love to, but sometimes we are just what we can be. I say nothing but I would love to, I am of few words but you know it. And I hope that it won't make you go away.
Track Name: Live your heart (and never follow)
It’s been two years that my daily loneliness has been history. I don’t recognize myself in all the decisions we take all together. I fear I just follow you. It is hard not to forget yourself when you live with your friends every day. I don’t want to lose my beliefs in a collective building. And sometimes we just need to be alone to think about what we have become. I don’t want to lose my beliefs and my own voice.
Track Name: Bricklayers (feat. Tonton Olar)
This is how we can build something but there is no feeling of belonging. Collectives, not one closed team. We must have this realization. This can be a shoulder when you are falling apart. A way to act together and fight this fucking mediocrity. A space for words and action. A sum of individuals and a space where we can shape ideas. Collectives, not one closed team. We must have this realization. This can be a shoulder when you feel ill at ease. A way to act together and fight this fucking mediocrity. A space for words and action. Never forget we are what we build.