Machine

by Krystale

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france cusson
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france cusson bonjour krystale, j'ai eu le privilège de découvrir ta musique par l'entremise d'anne-marie (ma fille a acheté ton album lors des jeudis jazz du collège lionel-groulx, à sainte-thérèse)...je suis épatée par ton talent et je l'ai fait partager avec grand plaisir.... j'écoute l'album en boucle ... voilà, mille bravos, xxo Favorite track: Machine.
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Mannie ‘Machine’ is as dark, mysterious, & beautiful as the cover. I love the way “Ear to the Ground” finished off. Cocoon” is a favourite. On the album, there are moments where there seems to be a reluctance to accept unpleasant truths, that being: headstrong & hardened. However, there are more vulnerable moments that conjure thoughts of being isolated, confined, & broken, in need of a safe haven ("Cocoon"). Favorite track: Cocoon.
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1.
You’re bitter, but you’re not broken These shades of grey are my tokens of love to you Ear to the ground, what’s that sound? The earth is shaking. These walls are breaking down. I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you, but I can easily destroy you Let’s reconcile, good night. Put your knives away all right. Let’s savour what we’ve been given. This fussing is time we’re losing unforgiven Ear to the ground, what’s that sound? The earth is shaking. These walls are breaking down. I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you, but I can easily destroy you Let’s reconcile, good night. Put your knives away all right. My cheek pressed to the grass I can feel its humble stir and I won’t peek through the cracks And hear what you will say without slurring your speech won’t you show me how you prefer it Slurring your speech won’t you show me how you prefer it Slurring your speech won’t you show me how you prefer, ooh I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you I have nothing to say to you You replied in an angry manner And I’m guessing this will be my cue to say I never meant to hurt you, but I can easily destroy you Let’s reconcile, good night. Put your knives away all right.
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Machine 03:55
3.
I thought I was stronger, but all I had was a hunger to go further I’m so much younger in my mind I just get older all the time I made a mistake. How could I have known? And I’ll take the blame if you show me the ropes I won’t complain when you shatter my hopes I’ll swallow my pill like I always do, oooh, like I always do, ooh, like I always do Won’t somebody help me? Won’t somebody show me right from wrong? Won’t somebody help me? Won’t somebody show me right from wrong? ‘Cause I’ll be pulling at your pant leg like I a child ‘cause I don’t learn, I won’t learn, I don’t learn Pulling at your pant leg like I a child ‘cause I don’t learn, I won’t learn, I don’t learn x2 I’m no traitor, but why don’t we stay here? You’ll thank me later I’m so much younger in my mind I just get older all the time I made a mistake. How could I have known? And I’ll take the blame if you show me the ropes I won’t complain when you shatter my hopes I’ll swallow my pill like I always do, oooh, like I always do, ooh, like I always do Won’t somebody help me? Won’t somebody show me right from wrong? Won’t somebody help me? Won’t somebody show me right from wrong? ‘Cause I’ll be pulling at your pant leg like I a child ‘cause I don’t learn, I won’t learn, I don’t learn Pulling at your pant leg like I a child ‘cause I don’t learn, I won’t learn, I don’t learn x2 Save me from myself. Do what you gotta do but do it well.
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I’m being sincere. I’ll be delirious like a loon getting even I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. And I believe you’ve been dismissed. There’s no need to try the bait has been bitten I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. I’ll be cold, if I have to. Self-control is a virtue. ‘Cause you spoil me so, I can’t let go. I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share… ‘cause when it comes to you, you’re mine alone. You can keep your fingers crossed ‘cause the time is yours to waste so keep dreaming I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share And I won’t fall for that trick ‘cause she’s as stubborn as a mule and I know it I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share I’ll be cold, if I have to. Self-control is a virtue. ‘Cause you spoil me so That’s a line that you can’t cross with me ‘Cause there’s boundaries, limitations, I guess she’s never made that observation That’s a line that you can’t cross with me ‘Cause there’s boundaries, limitations, I guess she’s never made that observation I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. You can keep your fingers crossed ‘cause the time is yours to waste so keep dreaming I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that, I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share I’ll be cold, if I have to. Self-control is a virtue. ‘Cause you spoil me so I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share. I’m a girl that doesn’t like to share.
5.
Forget 04:37
There’s dreams I can’t, there’s dreams I can’t, there’s dreams I can’t Forget, forget, forget There’s dreams I can’t, there’s dreams I can’t, there’s dreams I can’t Forget, forget, forget
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Midnight blue, all the colors out of focus but the center of all clarity is Midnight blue, it’s you, it’s you, it’s you I’ve but a few words to choose from, so I’ll be wise with my speech Though I might get sentimental Let’s all try and be discreet While I severe ties with reason, I will take the lesson learned That if there’s not much hope to offer You will eventually get burned Midnight blue, all the colors out of focus but the center of all clarity is Midnight blue, it’s you, it’s you, it’s you I taught myself disaster when the hue soaked in my sight But the dark seems so fullfulling, there’s no way to change my mind While the scene is pre-determined and the dialogue’s unclear But in a haze of dark familiar I will teach myself to steer Midnight blue, all the colors out of focus but the center of all clarity is Midnight blue, it’s you, it’s you, it’s you I’m on the surface of a force stronger than me You give me reason to believe in things I cannot see It’s you, it’s you, it’s you, it’s you The midnight blue, all the colors out of focus but the center of all clarity is Midnight blue, it’s you, it’s you, it’s you
7.
Cocoon 03:45
In a safe place, untouchable safe time I huddle in our cocoon It’s me and you ‘cause we all need someone That someone is you Laced in silence I’ll follow you through and through No one can stop me now I won’t sway, I won’t sway, I won’t sway, I won’t sway, I won’t sway from our cocoon Unless you tell me to I’ll be standing at the light house Above it all I won’t sway from our cocoon Unless you tell me to I’ll be standing at the light house Above it all In a safe place, untouchable safe time I huddle in our cocoon It’s me and you ‘cause we all need someone
8.
Arrows 03:22
If I follow the arrows If I follow the arrows If I follow the arrows will they tell me the right way to go from here? Will I follow the arrows? Will I follow the arrows? Will I follow the arrow if they tell me the right way to go from here? I’ve seen a lot of different faces But none so familiar as your own Do you want to show me places? That I’ve never been before All these signs are misleading I don’t know where I am heading But if I follow the arrows will they tell me the right way to go from here? ‘Cause I’m lost, I’m lost, lost. I’m lost, I’m lost, lost. I’m lost, I’m lost, lost If I follow the arrows, if I follow the arrows I’ve seen a lot of different faces But none so familiar as your own Do you want to show me places? That I’ve never been before If I follow the arrows The right way to go, the right way to go I long for a sense of direction The right way to go, the right way to go Follow the arrows
9.
Hey boy, where you going without me? I have trouble figuring it out, so won’t you tell me please, give me an answer please I have a bad case of the shivers, I’m chilled to the bone and all I can see is white There’s a hint of, a trace of warmth, beside your pillow at night Been grinding my teeth, been frozen all day I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been cold without you, Been grinding my teeth, been frozen all day I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been walking in circles, doing the wrong thing, doing the right thing Struggling, struggling hard Playing with the white keys, playing with the black keys Getting nowhere, beyond where I am right row Been grinding my teeth, been frozen all day I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been cold without you, Been grinding my teeth, been frozen all day I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been cold without you, I’ve been cold, been cold, been cold
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Closer 04:28
I get close to you, you get close to me We haven’t a care in the world The sky is pitch black, but we fall into a deep sleep entwined And I won’t miss a single moment not a pin drop will get past me I won’t miss a single moment not a pin drop will get past me I trace back ours steps ‘til I knew them by heart I trace back ours steps ‘til I knew them by heart You once told me say what you mean and in return I’ll listen ever so closely But answer this: will you dismiss? My failure to soak in everything So I won’t miss a single moment not a pin drop will get past me I won’t miss a single moment not a pin drop will get past me I trace back ours steps ‘til I knew them by heart I trace back ours steps ‘til I knew them by heart Suddenly there’s pin drops falling everywhere I can’t keep track of them all So I’m attentive like I’ve never been I’m attentive like I’ve never been When you’re not around I’m the text book definition of the blues I’m afraid I’ll think there’snothing to lose, nothing to lose So I’m attentive like I’ve never been I’m attentive like I’ve never been If you keep me I’ll flourish in all the ways you’d expect to So I’m attentive like I’ve never been, I’m attentive like I’ve never been

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released July 7, 2013

Musicians: Hrag Keuchkerian (guitar), Harvey Bien-Aimée (drums), Pierre Erizias (bass), Tim Gowdy (guitar, back vocals, synthesizer, keyboard)

Produced and mixed by Tim Gowdy
Tracks 2 & 7 produced and mixed by Jesse MacCormack
Photography by Mélissa Giguère
Artwork by Johnny Tortorici
Mastered by José Leonardo Pupo D.

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Krystale, a Montrealer with dominican roots, makes some electro-jazz infused tracks to get your heart pumping

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