The Parade

by Camaromance

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1.
Out of Luck 04:22
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.
2.
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
3.
Whole 02:22
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
4.
You missed the train You just complain You wait in vain You’re life’s the same
5.
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
6.
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.
7.
Take Me Home 01:35
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.
8.
The Parade 03:10
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
9.
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
10.
Mine 05:29
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
11.
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
12.
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

credits

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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