French Exit

by Eternal Husbands

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1.
04:33
Those were the days of mdma and the walls saying speak spanish. You worried on me while I thrashed in my sleep you checked to see if I was still breathing. A mouth full of blood when I woke up. If there's a message here it must be fear is our natural state. I thought we were exiles, no I didn't think that exile on main street was blaring on my stereo 7am on a monday. I ignore the rain by walking in it. I ignore the rain by dancing in it with you. If there's a lesson here you stopped the words when you kissed my mouth. I thought we were exiles, no I didn't think that exile on main street was blaring on my stereo 7am on a monday. These are the the days of I'd rather die than live without you.
2.
In the known universe you are something lonely and amazing In the known universe you are a living thing among the black holes and the planets we can't belong to perfect rings around everything or just floating debris it's still beautiful to me still beautiful to me In the known universe we are something accidental and perfect In the known universe we try to give names to invisible things in the absence the "what's not there" perfect rings around everything or just floating debris it's still beautiful to me still beautiful to me In the known universe we have found an absolute in chaos In the known universe we apply reason to a terrible blackness if we're still alone with each other what does it matter about some other beings? it's still beautiful to me still beautiful to me It's still beautiful to me In the known universe
3.
04:15
You were a fire in my younger heart. You were the synth in "Dancing in the Dark." I could still fight it then I could ward it off a place to run away just don't get caught. Some weird tradition called "purple city." Passed down through acid lore and it's pretty. If I was different then did I lose something or gain when I changed into the light. Into the lights. Take a running jump when you know it's a dream, you know it's a dream. If you roll your eyes it's 'cause you know what I mean, know what I mean. Some force compels me to play this guitar. Some longing aches to be where you are on the last stage, the din and gauzy haze I'm singing at the top of my lungs. It's all light. It's all light in the silence. You try hard not to laugh but everybody wants to. It's all light in the silence.
4.
Every ray of light is yours to bathe in Every ray of light is yours to warm your skin Every ray of light is yours Every azure sky is yours to gaze into Every azure sky is yours to fall from Every deep blue sky is yours If you've been scared to ask it then ask him now: "Why"? Every ray of light is yours to keep your heart bright your heart bright
5.
00:28
6.
03:04
In the warm rain and the dark sex Shines a light on what has to come next In the dark pools of transgression Caught the first glimpse of truth and ascension In the alley where you found the body I walked with no shoes to the store on the corner In the city that could never claim me In the cold rain on my front step We raced but you haven’t caught up yet I ran to what we called the forest The barn was haunted we had to explore it Years later someone set it on fire We all came down to watch it burn And it felt like they didn’t even try to stop it That night you asked, “where does it all go?” I just don’t know Don’t say it There is no giving up Until you’re dirt you are stuck here And your hard truths can be boring You should hear yourself we’re recording When the light’s on you’d better sing your guts out When the light’s off you fuckin’ sing it just the same Don’t forget what’s not important Accept you’re not going anywhere Then you might find a little peace The forest was never there The forest was never a forest
7.
we went upstairs and I fell asleep going down on you add it to the list of things, "if I ever do that I'll stop" but here we are there's nothing in my past that I am running from baby I have no future maybe you could give me one you don't know what I know thank god you just started begging, "please choose me" in the morning light
8.
We have been tossed along this broken path, followed a song That is born out of madness and boredom We distilled our breakdowns but can we afford them now Been in this shithole town before We’re compelled to look around get the feeling some higher truth, parts of our conscience might be found With our hearts on our sleeves and our dreams cracks on the windshield Are they broken when it’s smashed or realized at last? They said we look good together all skinny and drunk with our indian blood Sit by the fire and wonder why I don’t get tired We spent the final days in that old house locked away Making small explosions a farewell in chaos and noise an experiment in destruction with poise With our hearts on our sleeves and our dreams cracks on the windshield Are they broken when it’s smashed or realized at last? We are the next big thing
9.
03:38
sometimes I wonder how did we get how did we get how did we get this far? you watched him on the stage and thought hey, this is the last best day of his life we both knew somehow it would come to this it doesn't matter how good you get at tetris you still run out of space and time euphoric recall, euphoric recall who knew that this would be all mine you knew from the start - I'd never get over this does this mean I shouldn't think of her that way anymore? we just touched umbrellas, come on fellas we got tangled in the rain I'd tip my hat to her if I had one then I'll just be on my way back to my lover be there till I die shapes keep falling from the sky some fit together disappear or pile up and we die.
10.
You’re looking for oil or looking for gold You might find it here that story’s as cold As the lies they told to get us here in the first place We were born to want more from life Than our own neighborhood we chose a wife from the yearbook and moved in next door to our parents Idyllic childhood, I guess you could say I still had dreams of running away but this is the place where my heart grew my heart grew whisper to me in harmony one chord whisper to me in harmony one chord that proves we matter what first seems unassuming takes on stunning beauty what once had you enchanted is vacuous, supplanted by pretension and a clever marketing scheme driven by hearts as crude as oil expunged from the earth gushing blood and toil the animals wait, we are the destroyed whisper to me in harmony
11.
05:06
Victoria is smiling because she's just done it, a thing she does once a day compliment a stranger in passing on the street just loud enough so they can hear: "That dress is so 60's Catherine Deneuve." She grew up in a city that's beautiful and crumbling corruption is the common language follow the St. Lawrence to the port of the Atlantic bitter winds howl in corridors Nova Scotia in november Victoria is crying because people seem so sad in so many different ways huddling in doorways, dejected cigarette breaks the fleeting light drains away bus stop waiting in the dark Victoria is naked in her perfect bedroom she reads aloud from 'The Favourite Game' christmas lights in Parc Lafontaine the melancholy mysterious feels forever keep pushing east. Halifax.
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13.
03:17
She said: "you've always said it Rick, even at the start - 'I know I don't deserve you but you can have my heart.' - I guess that didn't mean I'd get all your time. You were on stage I was in a basement with the baby crying. You flew straight from Toronto, got down on your knees. You didn't have a ring saying 'I will never leave.' We got married in Paris, baby it was bliss somehow a year later we ended up like this. You took me for granted, I missed out on being young. You did what you wanted I just wanted to run. There is a double standard you're out on the road I don't ask any fucking questions and you want me to stay at home. I came back to you - you said we need a change. We moved to Montreal we thought the past was out of range. Those were better days for you and I, four years on our own, time I felt was mine. These demons seem to haunt you, I don't understand, baby I will hold you, hold on to my hand. These demons.

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Produced by Jesse Gander and Eternal Husbands at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver. Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering, Montreal. All songs by Eternal Husbands all words by Rick Reid (SOCAN). Released June 12/2015 on Clamour Records

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Eternal Husbands Montreal, Québec

Eternal Husbands are Matt Leddy and Rick Reid. They have been playing music together for a dozen years or so, nearly half their lives. Songs with noise, melody, longing, mystery, melancholy and joy. All instruments played by the Husbands, recorded in Montreal apartments. Inspired by Terrence Malick, Dostoevsky, Kate Bush, Neil Young, John Cassavetes, Sigur Ros, and other beautiful, true things. ... more

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