Behind My smile

by You say Flo, I say Flo

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Paroles et musique: Florence Kanony
Arrangements et mixage: Dominic Vallée
Arrangements vocaux: Tamara Sandor
Flûte traversière et voix: Florence Kanony
Guitares, basse, percussions, orgue, "couronne de cymbalettes", choeurs: Dominic Vallée
Choeurs: Tamara Sandor
Mastering: JP Villemure
Aquarelle (portrait): Jessica Mensch
Aquarelles (illustrations): Alexandra Leblanc
Dessin noir & blanc: Pierre Maurel

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released December 1, 2011

Un grand Merci à:

Domi qui a pris le temps de me guider, de me conseiller et de faire d’un projet un résultat dont je suis fière, sans lui cet E.P. n’aurait pas vu le jour

Tamara, pour sa voix, son talent, son temps et son sourire
Jessica, Pierre et Alex pour votre temps et vos oeuvres
J.P. pour ce beau mastering
Stéphanie, ma 1ère fan, Pauline pour les corrections assidues, David V. pour les tout premiers encouragements en composition, Joan pour m’avoir fait un jour écouter de la folk, Nico C. pour avoir enrichi mes connaissances musicales, Mat C. pour le brainstorming de nom de scène, Nick pour le 1er show à Montréal, Bruno pour le booking, Navet pour la couronne de cymbalettes, Guillaume pour la basse
Merci aussi à mes parents, mes soeurs et Jacques
Et Karine, Arnaud, Sof, Amanda, Billie, Pénéloppe, Guigui, Idir, Flo, Bibi, Michael S., Manu S., Tonin, les open mic du Arts Café, Shadow et Chico et Cyrille
Merci à tous ceux qui m’encouragent de près ou de loin, et ceux et celles qui un jour m’ont donné envie et m’inspirent encore aujourd’hui...

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Track Name: Final Cut
Always feeling sorry,
Aren’t you fed up with your loyalty?
Could you at least
Shut the fuck up?

You’re so afraid
to play the bad guy
You’ve just thrown away
the best part
of your life in a sigh

CHORUS:
I wanna hear your voice
It’s your turn to have the choice
And they’ll keep their mouth shut
Only if you have the final cut


Stop throwing up
your guts at her feet
And stop treating her
As a princess
Of your vanished dreams

Come on and stand up
On your broken legs
Shout the loudest fuck
You’ve ever said
At their ugly faces

CHORUS x2

You know it ‘ll be long
To clean up the mess
In your flesh and bones
You know fighting
The fate is usless

You’ll have to untie
The forever bond
Until one would die
You guess the scars
Won’t be quickly gone

CHORUS x3
Track Name: To a Non Stop Traveller
Come on, I see you’re so tired
But you don’t know how to have a rest
You keep saying you got to lay down
See my open arms and my welcoming chest


CHORUS:
I know I can be so clumsy
I might be sometimes stiff
Got to trust me and you will see
How our two bodies will fit


Come on, close slowly your eyes
Put your hand in the small of my back
Breathe out your worries in a sigh
I keep my leg round your waist and hold you tight

CHORUS

I will calm your sleep-talking
With a healing kiss on your shoulder
In that bed totally naked
I’ll build you a home, my non stop-traveller

CHORUS x2
Track Name: This is Your Turn
You first saw her on a poster in the metro
Under what was supposed to be the coolest graffiti
You guessed her face and the name of her band
But not what was happening when you got her cd

Then she came to give a gig in your town
You convinced your friends that’d be the best show ever
You felt the thrill running throughout the crowd
Faces craving a piece of attention from her

Two green shoes bought to a nice old french lady
Showed up out of the blue on the dusty stage
The spotlights flashed, the guitars started playing
As she were stamping her feet in pleasure and rage

As her voice faded away
And the music ended
A new song came in the air
and you knew it was your turn

You tried to write some songs on your own
Picturing her reading your lines over your shoulder
As you were sticking out your tongue in concentration
You learnt word after word how not to worship her

Later on a stool, a rusty mic in your face
You wondered if the drunk crowd would ever shut up
Your legs were shaking and your heart hammering your chest
You figured out the drunk crowd would never shut up

Then you saw her smile on a poster in the street
As you were putting on a good show on that dusty stage
you closed your eyes ignoring people talking
As you were stamping your feet with pleasure and rage

As her voice faded away
And the music ended
A new song came in the air
and you knew it was your turn
Track Name: Last Talk
Let’s have a seat
Somewhere on the stairs
In this unlighted street
The place doesn’t matter

I’m gonna talk first
You just have to listen
Won’t ask any answer
I just need to be heard

And my heart is a raw wound
I can’t breathe well
My skin will crack soon
Thin as an eggshell

It will come in a flow
It started twirling in my head
Many many months ago
What’s the proper way to say it?
I may burst into tears
I may act as a weirdo
It may end in a scream
I’m not used to let go

And my heart is a raw wound
I can’t breathe well
My skin will crack soon
Thin as an eggshell

And I can’t tell easily
When I fell in love with you
Was it when we ran after that taxi
Or when you asked me to trust you
And I cling to memories
As if could heal my wounds
But only the days are passing
And I just can’t get over you

It’s time for you to leave
I’ll miss that look in your eyes
We’ll keep in touch on a screen
Fake promise to feel right

For a time I felt special
I do not anymore
Love is enaqual
But we want some more and more

And my heart is a raw wound
I can’t breathe well
My skin will crack soon
Thin as an eggshell

My heart is a raw wound
Of which my feelings ooze
It won’t get better soon
Caus’ stitches can’t soothe

Let’s have a seat
Somewhere on the stairs
In this unlighted street
So you won’t see my pain
Track Name: Behind My Smile
Behind my smile
Let me cry a while
I'm not allowed to feel sad

You envy my freedom
I envy your time shared in common
Happiness is built on sacrifices
You have no clue on the other side

Behind my smile
Let me cry a while
I'm not allowed to feel sad

A clean slate, a fresh start,
However you call that part
Needs more courage I could imagine
Now I'm waking up from my dream

Behind my smile
Let me cry a while
I'm not allowed to feel sad

Did it occur to you
Everytime you say "I miss you"
I've to multiply that phrase by hundred
Before all your faces could get blurred

Behind my smile
Let me cry a while
I'm not allowed to feel sad