Swan Songs Of The Coyote

by June DeVille

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released April 1, 2011

All songs written, arranged and produced by June DeVille

Drums recorded by Wassim @ FullRange Studio, Vevey
Guitar, Bass & Vocals recorded by Chris @ Rehearsal Mansion, Lausanne
Mixed and Mastered by Raphaël Bovey @ MyRoom Studio, Lausanne

Guests vocals by
Reno (Kruger) on Jackals Of Compassion
Dave and Renzo (Abraham) on Clouds

Thanks to :
Raph, Chris & Wassim for killer sound // Julien for killer design // Gaspard for killer code & photos // Constance & HGP crew for killer support // Ilario, Gergwills, Miles, Anthony, all actors & extras for killer videos // Aurélie, Gaspard, Gergwills for their good eye // Marc, Yannick, Reno, Dave & Renzo for their stunning performance // Ed, Marcan, Wils, Seb, Pilif, Ines, Vlad, Mathias & Moos for their advice and lending us stuff and/or time // Le Romandie for being bonnard // families, friends & bands, because they're awesome.

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Founded in December 2007 in Lausanne. Not split up yet.

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Track Name: The Grand Desperate Race For Love
https://vimeo.com/29686534

The old man sees me comin', hears me wailin'
His face grows sharp he tells me "No complaining"
"I've been around for many years, I've seen it all, I know it well"
"And you my boy are clearly wasting your time"

No way out
Life is now
Failed to see that
Now I'll wake up fast
For you
For you

I've no regrets and yet I don't feel all too well
Behind my back one's talking, forked whispers
But I don't care no I don't care the world's still turning round
And in a way I guess that's how things are

No way out
Life is now
Failed to see that
Now I'll wake up fast
For you
For you
For you
For you

I'll grasp your hand and take off for the night
Somehow I know that this will be our last trip
Track Name: Rebecca's Evil Eye
http://vimeo.com/22694926

As I was lying still on the floor
My muddy head still clanging with lost wars
Slowly I recalled who I was not
What dreary call had led me through these doors
She was a punk of the worst typeless type
Eager to please, even more to despise
What I did to her I couldn't really say
Wish I could go back to her and say "Hey!"

Hey
What makes you think that
Days and nights
Are not just as thick
And just as bright
Just as bright !

As I was moaning lame on the floor
My muddy head still aching with cold wars
Slowly I recalled who I was not
And what dreary call had led me through these doors
She was a dork of the hottest kindless kind
Eager to fight, and even more to divide
What I did to her I couldn't really say
Wish I could go back to her and say "Hey!"

Hey !
I'm bleeding and hating and
I'm shrinking and swelling and yelling
I will never, ever, give up living
Nor shut my mouth, get me a drink !
Track Name: The Blues Of The Powerful
Sleep, old friend, come bring me peace
The night's been long, and the air is now cold

Oh I could have smashed your heart
I could have ripped your skin
I was a king, and you were a tart
I could have smashed your heart

I see you again and again
As you stared me down with those eyes

Oh I could have smashed your heart
I could have ripped your skin
I was a king, and you were a tart
I could have smashed your heart

Far away you fled with those eyes
And I, so proud, they think I don't care

Oh I could have smashed your heart
I could have ripped your skin
I was a king, and you were a tart
I could have smashed your heart
Track Name: Swords & Wines
Headin’ forward
Goin’ nowhere
Consumed by fire
Never turned to ashes

I’m walking and running and leaping high
Naked but for my rage to find
The road of my ancestors’
This path of gold

Headin’ forward
Goin’ nowhere
I have no fear at all
Have no fear at all

I know the way to find my road
Is longer than the road itself
I am no sage but I’m no fool

YEAH YEAH YEAH turn on the night
YEAH YEAH YEAH
YEAH YEAH YEAH turn on the night
YEAH YEAH YEAH

Goin’ somewhere
Drunk and awesome
Have no fear at all
No money either

I must meet some friends o’ mine
In the fields of rye
They all bear very old names
Like “Love”, “Hush” and “Pain”

Goin’ somewhere, yes
Drunk and awesome, yet
Sometimes I feel I’m far too young
Feel I’m far too

YEAH YEAH YEAH turn on the night
YEAH YEAH YEAH
YEAH YEAH YEAH turn on the night
YEAH YEAH YEAH
Track Name: Railway Flirt (Love In Lausanne)
Who are you sweet little thing ?
Staring at me whith shiny eyes
And that smile that makes the stars
Look so idiotic in the sky

I can smell that skin of yours
And I can hear your heartbeats
Never stop staring at me
You heartless bitch !

We'll drink the blood !
Of all the gods !
That roam the Earth and soon the knowledge of all things
Will be ours, within us, and we're never gonna
Die !

Faster ! Faster ! Let's go faster !

To the town of lights !
To the sea of doubts !
Or is it only the journey that makes sense, while the rest
Is nothing but mist and ghost and dust and puppets and
Death !

Now I know you little thing
I can feel you're not at rest
I can sense your lust for Springs
And the demon inside your head !

Fight ! Fight ! Fight ! Death ! Fight ! Fight !
Death!
Track Name: Destroy Everything
Jean was a friendly girl indeed
Kept me well supplied in weed
But when I finally asked her out
I saw her slowly start to doubt
As a teen I could not weep
That's a secret I can't keep
So when I lost my senses
Fell in trance
I Felt my heart go

Bam !
My heart go aaah !
My heart go oooh !
My heart go

Dawn spreads her wings on the town
Rapes my eyelids, makes me frown
Lots of hobos whining at the gates
Guess that I'll have to soothe their hate
Hear the battlecry of whores
Fear their blackest milk no more
Oh Jean you'll be my end, and
I must say
I Feel my heart go

Bam !
My heart go aaah !
My heart go oooh !
My heart go

Jean was a friendly girl it's true
Kept me well supplied in flu
But when I said to her good luck
She told me I don't give a ...
Track Name: Jackals Of Compassion
Last night I was at a friend's house
Telling the guests there I liked black metal
And books of wonders and shamanism, alcohol
And tender stuff like that
I said this in whole good faith
With no other desire than
To seduce, enlighten their eyes with ancient lights
But not to cheat them, not to cheat them

Ye ! Ye shall breed !
Ye shall party !
Ye shall fill the Earth !

They looked at each other, so caring
One a banker, one an engineer, one a housewife
Their eyes were dulled by ancient lies
Their clothes numbed by countless soaps
They looked at me then, so very caring
Composing sad smiles on wax faces
The housewife came closer to me and
"We will pray for you", she said, pray for you !

Ye ! Ye shall breed !
Ye shall party !
Ye shall fill the Earth !

Holy race of Abel, gnawing on bones
Track Name: Dilettante
I, I never failed
To spoil a thing I made
Oh I love it when it rains
So that I don't have to carry all my weight
All my sores

Hurt !
All !
My !
Sores !
All my sores
Hurt !
All !
My !
Sores

I, I never hid
A single thing I did
Oh I loathe it when it snows
Except that I don't need to bury all your roses
Don't you dare leave !

Got !
No heart !
Got !
Got no ties
Fear !
No man!
Got !
Got all life...

Yet I don't know what to do with it. Live it as a man ? Feed it to the
dogs ?
Actually, I don't care. But do fetch me some precious stuff, haven't
ruined anything today.
Track Name: Clouds
Fear has come upon the world, and with it the purring snakes of
Scorn, coiling around the necks of men, whispering disruptive thoughts

And all the while, we, the children of Cain, were blinking, thinking to
ourselves,
"How can they not see it, feel it, hate it to the bones ? How come they weep and yet

Smile, when the glowing snakes're around, and say pretty things to the petty kings that
Rule, the megalopoles of solitude, washed in neon light and lies

And all the while, we, the children of Music, were shouting, shouting at them
"Come over here ! Forget everything ! Come dance with us, and scoff at
Fear !"

No, no, no, they'd tell us "no" and raise their heads a bit
Though, sweat ran along their backs, and their eyes said yes, yes, yes

The seeds of light
Are thriving in me
Am I strong enough
To sprout hope ?
Clouds of spleen
Obscure our hearts
Whenever we dream
They dream that they're stars

Fear is growing inside the world, and the snakes are starting to
Breed, billions of starving worms, squeezing through the roots of life

And all the while, we, the children of wisdom, were calling our elders back,
So blind, so gullible, ignoring us but still we

Try, again and again until, they hear our voices and
Run, far from those fallen beasts, but their souls remain unclean

The seeds of light
Are thriving in me
Am I strong enough
To sprout hope ?
Clouds of spleen
Obscure our hearts
Whenever we dream
They dream that they're stars

When the Skies are yellow and frozen you will follow me.

When the race is over, Fear'll be lifted from the world.

And with it, the glowing, purring snakes of scorn.
Track Name: Grass, Like Sapphic Hair
Years of sorrow made me what I am
And what I feel the sun has made
With its ruthless stare it parched my skin
Parched my heart and sharpened my eye
Sitting on the grass high up a mount of solitude
I look upon the world I left
Birds comin' and goin', feeding on me
Foxes and snakes not far away

Oh ! Oh ! Boy ! What can I say !
Oh ! Mom ! You lost me
Oh ! Boy ! What can I say !
Oh ! Mom ! You lost me

The heat of summer kills me deep
Bores me deeper, yet keeps me green
No disease can touch me, I'm too proud
No word will annoy me, I'm much too poor
Years of sorrow made me what I am
And what I feel the sun has made
With its ruthless stare it parched my skin
Parched my heart and sharpened my eye

Fire ! Fire ! Fire ! Fire walk with me !
Fire ! Fire ! Fire ! Fire walk with me now !