La la land

by Mark Elkes

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released June 18, 2014

All songs written by Mark Elkes
Produced by Mark Elkes and Jean-Pierre Limoges
Arranged by Mark Elkes (except La la land and No way out with Geneviève Héroux)
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Mark Elkes & Jean-Pierre Limoges
Artwork by: www.facebook.com/SpartaGrafixs
Photo: www.ferlandphoto.com

Mark Elkes: Vocals, guitar, bass (track 8), piano, keyboards, programming
Gabriel Jetté :Bass (tracks 1, 2, 3 ,5 ,6 ,10)
Geneviève Héroux: Drums, Backing Vocals (tracks 1, 2, 6, 8, 10)
Sébastien Collin: Backing vocals (track 8)

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Track Name: No way out
No way out
Don’t you find it hard
To see the world around you up in arms?
Do you like the way it tastes
When it ends up on your plate?
Though you cough and choke away the pain
The infections’ still caught in your brain

The cold air’s creeping in
The hairs are standing still upon my skin
Your mind’s all cluttered up
All reasoning has stopped
As we see you rant away in fear
Let this ring within your ear

There’s no way out
There’s no way out for you
You can scream and shout
But there’s no way out
No way out for you

Are the waters rising up?
Are you starting to lose touch?
Can you feel your grip just slip away?
Though you fight for it selfishly
Be sure to know what the end will be
You’ll trip on the skeletons on your path
As you fight and struggle to find a way
You’re still caught within the maze

There’s no way out
There’s no way out for you
You can scream and shout
But there’s no way out
No way out for you

(You have done this, you and only you)
Just give in
You can never win
Does it feel like the sand
Is running through your hands?

How long will it take?
How much can you take?
Until your house of cards falls down?
For in the ruins there
You’ll be aware of all that you’ve missed out
They’ll be no way out
Track Name: Ticking bomb
Ticking bomb

The only culprit I find hides behind your eyes. You’ve been on a rampage now you’re doing time. But it wasn't me I swear to god I couldn't hurt a fly! Well then we have a case of Dr Jekyll and my Hyde, because you don't see the pain you cause when you hurt with your mind. You always hurt with your mind. Get me my lawyer you've got the wrong guy. I'm nice, I’m sweet, I’m just like apple pie! We know it's you. We'll prove it too. It'll all come clear in time. Because shit always floats to the top, you’ll have nowhere to hide. Just like a bomb you tick, tick tock. When you blow, you hurt with your mind. You always hurt with your mind. Tick, tick, tick, tick, tock you go. When you’ll blow no one knows. But tick, tick, tick, tick, tock you go. Everybody run you’re about to blow.
Track Name: Black star
Black Star
I can’t live like this forever. I don’t fit. I know I’ll never be the one you want me to be. I can’t lie. I’d much rather hide. Take off the mask, the weight on your shoulders. You can’t last. This game is over. Just sit back. You can only go so far then you must face who you are, a black star. What’s the light you are withholding? Let it shine so dark and lovely. Peace comes when you’re no longer at war. So please love who you are, a black star. Don’t cry yourself to sleep. The world doesn’t value those who are unique. With their judgments they have blackened the sky. That’s why it seems you don’t shine, but you do and you are a black star.
Track Name: Mad in love
Mad in love
I love you and you love me. We’re as in love as love can be. I lean on you and you lean on me. We need each other because we’re so deep in love. Our love is like the sea, waves of joy and harmony. Take my hand, we are one. But if you ever want to leave me, oh I swear it won’t be easy because I’m hooked on you like you were a drug. But I love you and you love me. Don’t you worry we’ll always be. There’s one little catch, you see you’re not quite free. It’s the price to pay because we’re so deep in love. Our love is like the wind. Don’t know where it ends or begins. And so we dance under the sun. But if you ever want to leave me, I swear on my life baby, I’ll tear your heart out so we can still be one. Our love can never die, for I will die if I’m without you. Your breath’s my breath. Your heart, my heart. Your life, my life. I’m so mad in love.
Track Name: Daddy you died
Daddy you died
Daddy you died and I didn’t cry. I guess I was lost and afraid and mixed up inside. How could I grasp what was going on? But I sure as hell felt the pain for someone so young. For someone so young, I felt scared and empty like life was cold and grey. But daddy you died and I don’t know why. What was I supposed to do in my little mind? I felt all alone stuck in this new place. Forced to move, go to school, and had no say. Fear is what fed me, it tucked me in, and said “good night”. For someone so young, I felt scared and empty like life was cold and grey. For someone so young, I had so much anger my heart had choked with pain. Although I will not give in, the scar weighs on my soul. And all I want from living, is something to fill the hole. I know that I can find it. Hope is the only road. I’m on this path for both of us, and all who suffer in this world. Daddy you died I didn’t cry, but it’s left its mark on me there’s no denying. What should I make of living when there’s so much sadness around? When you can lose all your friends, your family, your home, and your town. For someone so young, I felt scared and empty like life was cold and grey. But that’s the picture I have painted, and it’s the one I’ve carried with me up to this day. Daddy you died and I didn’t cry.
Track Name: You and me
You and me
You and me caught in this life. The love we need is so hard to find. Can’t you see? That we’re stuck in this existence. No, that there’s beauty. Well that’s all in your head. Life’s a miracle. Not for the old, the sick, the hungry. No it’ s more, I’m sure, it can’t be, it’s not just you and me caught in this life. The love we need is so hard to find. Can’t you see? That this world has gone to ruin. No, that it’s changing. Yeah we’re digging our graves. We’re strong together. We’re just a cog in the machine. No it’ s more, I’m sure, it can’t be, it’s not just. Life has made me hurt and doubt, but every time I’ve made it out. And the more I see, the more I learn, that we have been the cause of our pain.
Track Name: Pay the price
Pay the price

Roll up, roll up everybody. Everybody come close. You won’t want to miss this. This’ll be one hell of a show. You build your dreams that’ll make your fall. Another push and then you'll have it all. A few more years, and you'll be free. As pressure builds, it's getting hard to breathe. And every time you think that you have made it, you need one more step and a hell lot of patience. But you tire and fall flat on your face. Well take a big mouthful and remember the taste, because you'll always pay the price. Roll the dice now, pay the price. You came so close. Well what went wrong? If the formula worked, the pain would be gone. But who really cares at the end of the day? The fittest survive while the poor just pray. Now wipe that smile. I know that you are faking. No one's got your back because everyone is taking. To get to the top you had to beat the competition. Now you're the prey, see time is a ticking, because you'll always pay the price. Roll the dice now, pay the price. Oh my god we have another big, big winner. After all this sacrifice, he has the money, he has the life, the prestige and all that goes with it. But what the people really want to know is how do you feel? Was it worth it?
Track Name: La la land
La la land
I live in a TV. There’re people watching me who go on and on and on and on at how bad life can be. Is this some kind of curse, in this whole universe, everyone’s mad except me? When you leave them on their own, they love to moan and groan. Don’t forget complain, it's the name of the game, which goes on endlessly. Am I the only one, seeing this crazy world, wondering where could I be? Where could I be? Where could I be? Am I the only one who sees? We’re in la la land. A magical world full of nonsense, where nothing is as it seems. Don’t try to make heads or tails of it all, because you might just catch the disease. When they shout "all aboard", act as if you haven't heard. Run away, don’t care to pray, for their God will give you away. Am I the only one, not living upside down, or is this reality? Reality? Reality? Am I the only one who sees? We’re in la la land. A magical world full of nonsense, where nothing is as it seems. Don’t try to make heads or tails of it all, because you might just catch the disease. Ahhhh free at last. That was one bad dream. I felt I was going mad! Wait a minute what was that? It was a dream wasn’t it? No it can't be, this is impossible. I want to get out of here. I can't stand this, help me!! Let me out, I want to leave. nooo I want to leave!!!!! La la land, La la land, la la la la la la land. Sooner or later we’ll all go mad in La la land!
Track Name: Simplicity
Simplicity
Simplicity, simplicity, where have you left me? Where have you gone? I’m stuck in this hole that I dug on my own. So frantic and senseless, so far from you. I don’t know what to do. Are you out in the mountains, far from this half-heartfelt life? Or are you still right here, right behind the clouds shining bright? This is not how I wanted this to be like, but I keep on living lies. Simplicity, simplicity, where have you gone? Simplicity, simplicity I’ve been searching so long. Are you out in the mountains, far from this half-heartfelt life? Or are you still right here, right behind the clouds shining bright? This is not how I wanted this to be like, but I keep on living lies. Every mountain will slowly wash away.
Track Name: The best you could
The best you could
This haunted house is full of fear, old ghosts passed down through the years. A dark cloud is cast upon your mind that hides the light that shines inside. Oh mother, father, I know you did the best you could. On a stormy ocean we were raised, heavy rain, and waves of pain. Victim to the winds that blow. Lost and cold nowhere to go. Oh mother, father, I know you did the best you could. (We did the best we could, not always as we should). This haunted house is full of fear (we grew up here as well). Old ghosts passed down through the years (and fell under the spell). A dark cloud is cast upon your mind (and all that we could do). That hides the light that shines inside (is pass it on). Oh mother, father, I know you did the best you could. Now I can see the fear in me. I know what it made me be. I can feel the pain that you had to bear all this time. And it’s no one’s fault, ignorance made this result. But now that I hold it in my hands, I can heal its wounds, I can love it and set it free. Oh mother, father, I know you did the best you could.