The Parade

by Camaromance

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released March 2, 2010

MARTINE GROULX: Vocals on all tracks, guitar on tracks 4, 9, Rhodes on tracks 4, 12
SERGE NAKAUCHI PELLETIER: Electric & acoustic guitar, drums, tambourine and keys on all tracks and bass on tracks 2, 8, 10, vocals on tracks 2, 5, 10
ALEX MC MAHON: Piano on tracks 2, 3, 6 and organ on track 5
FRANÇOIS PLANTE: Bass on tracks 1, 5, 11 and stand up bass on track 6
JÉRÔME DUPUIS-CLOUTIER: Trumpet on track 6
TASHA CYR: Vocals on tracks 2 and 9
RÉMI LABRECQUE: Guitar on track 7
EDMUND LAM : Bass and banjo on track 7
LUC BRUNET: Drums on track 7
PHILIPPE CADIEUX: Violin on track 7

Recorded by Alexandre Fallu at Studio Moskai, Studio L’Gros, Le Studio Vox and Martine Groulx’s home
Additional recording by Serge Nakauchi Pelletier and Alex Mc Mahon
Track 7 recorded by Philippe Cadieux and Rémi Labrecque at the Mia Verko loft
Tracks 4 and 12 recorded by Martine Groulx at her home
Mixed by Alexandre Fallu at Beaulieu’s studio with Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
Pre-mastering by Stacy LeGallee at Stalin’s Little Santa
Mastering by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering

Music written by Martine Groulx except for track 11 written by Gabriel Rousseau and Martine Groulx and tracks 1 and 2 written by Martine Groulx and Serge Nakauchi Pelletier. Music arranged by Serge Nakauchi Pelletier except for track 7 arranged by Rémi Labrecque

Produced by Serge Nakauchi Pelletier
Design and illustration by Edmund Lam
Illustration based on photo by Sophie Samson

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Camaromance Montréal, Québec

The subjects of love, life, and death are all dealt with in an elegant fashion in Martine Groulx’s compositions, as they reach out and grab listeners. Camaromance’s third album, The Parade, is more grounded in Americana, with a hint of shoegaze and less in the folk/pop universe that she originally came from. For fans of pretty girls that rip your heart out, guitar in hand. ... more

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Track Name: Out of Luck
It’s done, it seems I’m out of luck.
I need more than a few bucks.
I thought my will would be enough.
Turns out that the climb was just too rough.

And now I’m standing at your door beneath the summer skies.
I’m asking if you could just give it one more try.
All that’s left is my memories.

So now, it’s almost the end.
I need the help of a good friend.
This roof is finally caving in.
I guess it’s time I let you in.

And now I’m standing at your door beneath the summer skies.
I’m asking if you could just give it one more try.
All that’s left is my memories.
Track Name: The Great Divide
Luck is on my side
I don’t have to hide
With your hand in mine,
I can realign

Walking in just one stride
Reuniting the great divide

My weaknesses are your strengths,
together we can reinvent,
all the stories from the past.
We’ll take our time,
we’ll make them last.

My father once showed me
It takes strength to live happily
We learn from everyone around
Take solace in the profound

The jury’s not out yet
But ever since we met
I stopped searching for a meaning
And finally started living
Track Name: Whole
We’re both here just standing always struggling with the past
We know that nothing lasts
It doesn’t mean we should just sit and wait for a change
We need to rearrange
Still I know

That all that time was wasted getting drunk and smoking up
You told me you’d give it up
What’s there to believe behind those vacant eyes?
You’re still such a surprise
Still I know that one day we’ll feel whole

Maybe we put too much faith in all the things to come
We need to get things done
Now’s the time to learn from all the books we read
They’re still hope for us yet

Still I know that one day we’ll feel whole
Track Name: You Missed the Train
You missed the train
You just complain
You wait in vain
You’re life’s the same
Track Name: I Love a Surprise
You said you’d take me for a ride
I don’t spend enough time outside
Maybe you could get me off this island
And then I wouldn’t have to hide

You said you’d keep it a surprise, I love a surprise, I love a surprise

You know you always make me smile
You know how I love to take my time
So if you just wait a while
Maybe I’ll just make you mine

You said you’d keep it a surprise, I love a surprise, I love a surprise

You said you’d take me for a ride
I don’t spend enough time outside
Track Name: Semantic Memories
The Black Forrest at the border of Germany
Where you met up with your own mortality
The smell of burning rubber underneath the seat
While your mother screamed at home helplessly

So I thought of the last note that you left outside my door
A red bird, a chair, the house where my father was born
How I miss all your energy
And our study of semantic memory

That car crash made us realize what was lost
Our youth and our beliefs in the occult
Your eyes glowed one last time in the dark
We’ll never really know who was at fault.

Oh, how I wanted to wait and see
The photos and stories of your trip overseas
But before we could enjoy each other’s company
It all ended in that fatal emergency

So I thought of the last note that you left outside my door
A red bird, a chair, the house where my father was born
How I miss all your energy
And our study of semantic memory

That car crash made us realize what was lost
Our youth and our beliefs in the occult
Your eyes glowed one last time in the dark
We’ll never really know who was at fault.
Track Name: Take Me Home
I said I’d be waiting somewhere in the lobby
When you came to meet me, I said baby take me home.
Take me home, baby take me home.
Track Name: The Parade
You just sit there contemplating
and you always take your time.
Everybody is out there moving,
you just stay behind the line.

You’re watching the Parade,
all the choices you have made
You’re watching the Parade,
the choices you have made

And now all your friends and family,
they all take part in the fun.
But because some things get scary,
you refuse to tag along.

You’re watching the Parade,
all the choices you have made
You’re watching the Parade,
the choices you have made

And now all the chances you missed,
that your friends tell you about.
You just never really notice,
you always manage to tune them out.

You’re watching the Parade,
all the choices you have made
You’re watching the Parade,
the choices you have made
Track Name: A Time for Change
I’ve been trying to keep up
I’m trying not to give up
I’ve been trying to stay safe
I’m trying to keep my place

But then I think I’m giving it too much energy
And all these guys don’t take it seriously
Except for when they say that it doesn’t seem to mean that much to me
It shouldn’t mean that much to me

I’ve been trying to keep up
I’m trying not to give up
I’ve been trying to stay safe
I’m trying to keep my place

And now I think of all this generosity
Just wasted on so much hostility
And all these dreams based on financial gain
And all these kids just want to play the game
I don’t want to play this game

I’ve been trying to give up
I’m trying not to keep up
I’ve been trying to stay safe
I don’t want to keep this place
I’ve been trying to feel safe

Please take my place
Track Name: Mine
I can't help myself
I can't help it

Now the lights are always on
Working those fingers to the bone
And those thoughts go round and round
And I know that something's wrong

I can't help myself
I can't help it
Track Name: What Happens Next?
Someone told me that life got so much better
Once you stopped trying so hard to remember,
all the good times we had
And all the smiles that we shared

Once, you stop concentrating on good
You stop chasing the limelight that stood
You stop blaming the wrong people

I started writing this play in my head
Where you would hold a secondary role

I don’t want you in the spotlight
I don’t want you in the center stage
I don’t want you to be part of this wicked game
Any longer
Track Name: What's Done is Done
We both know that life’s too short
For what ifs and how comes
Let’s face the facts
What’s done is done
What’s done is done