Sabotage

by Gamine

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1.
Sabotage 04:30
Sabotage Wave to the camera, It's aimed over here To catch that glance. Remove that frown from your face, Put a smile in its place, It's your last chance. How would I behave when I’m put to the test? For you I’ll be brave and do my best. But here comes my friend sabotage To end our meaningful mirage. Don’t fuss, we can tell If you’d just be yourself You can’t fail. It's not a question of choice When we’ve paid for your voice, You're on sale. So here am I, is what you see what you get? Oh, please hold your bets I’m not finished yet. There’s still my old friend sabotage Who owns a part of this mirage. You can count on that old sabotage To confiscate a sweet mirage.
2.
Oh, What A Kiss! We’ll drive Through streets of ice. The lights, A feast for the eyes. Decked out for Christmas Especially for us. Stop here, This bar will do. They’ll know me at the door. I’ve been here before, But never with you. It's the first time together, It seems better, Somehow, Now we’re together. Another drink is a fine idea. Move closer dear so we can hear, The musicians are playing a favourite of mine. If you're ever going to kiss me it had better be tonight. Oh, what a kiss! You’ve placed Your hand on my knee. You’ve made me so happy And when we’re asked We say, "yes we are Newly married. Yes its lovely, Being married, Thank you. We’re so happy." So where will you take me now It's the smallest hour? Persuade it not to turn to day, To stay dark just for us, the day is dangerous. I’ll have to put up a fight If you kiss me in broad daylight, But tomorrow’s another night. But oh, what a kiss!
3.
Love And Poverty Do you ever want But don’t know what it is You want? Let's stop this now, Take a night train, Head south And go. Take only That smile you wore Last time. We’ll pay For love and poverty Do you Find it hard To sit still Near me? Or speak, Or swallow, Or breathe? Take only That smile you gave me. We’ll pay Later on For love and poverty, For poverty and love.
4.
Happy Birthday Don’t even look at me On my birthday. Look any harder And I’ll fade away. Happy birthday, From you to me. The present you gave to me Is last year’s memory. And memories get better with age, That’s what everyone says. I’m glad if I’m ageing, I want no delays. You thought you heard me call you darling, And darling, darling, you're my darling. In your dreams, between the parted seas, Between you and me, I find it startling, I really do. It's been my birthday For over a week. All that you gave me though Is loathsome and cheap. Oh where were you? Where were you? And where’s the surprise in that? Don’t give me happy, I’m too old for that.
5.
Requiem No. 1 Let go your dearest, Leave prize possessions, They’ll be picked up by the nearest procession. Things we loved as a token, Feared lost or broken, Lost and found when conveyor belts move round. Take it as a warning, Your friends are all talking, That loving too much will get you killed In their life love is shortening. It's a warning, They’re all talking, Loving too much will get you killed Love is life shortening.
6.
Oh, Mon Chéri! Les rues Sont enneigées La ville Est illuminée Ces décors de Noël Me paraissent irréels Ce soir Je me revois Dans ce bar Autrefois Je venais parfois Je pensais à toi C’est la première fois Tous les deux C’est beaucoup mieux Avec toi On est tous les deux Amoureux Je sens Ta main dans mon cou Je suis Au paradis Oh oui, mon chou Depuis aujourd’hui Nous sommes mariés Oh, mon chéri C’est beau la vie Merci C’est magnifique C’est fantastique D’être mariés Oh, mon chéri! Oh, mon chéri! (French adaptation by Stan Cuesta)
7.
Black Window 04:52
Black Window We’ve never touched, Our love is such That if we do it's bound to be much too much. It's wrong to lust, It's worse to lie, That’s why I won’t deny myself, now it's do or die. Why’s your window black, You always leave a little light? You weren’t expecting me tonight Though I said that I’d be back. If you knew the damage done, All the hearts I had to break, I’ve left chaos in my wake Just to stand here on my own. You can’t believe how far I’ve come, How many people in my way I knocked down on my way, And now, my love, I’m on the run. We’ve never touched, Our love is such That if we do it's bound to be much too much. It's wrong to lust, It's worse to lie, That’s why I won’t deny myself, now it's do or die. Why’s your front door locked, You always leave it on the latch? Was I expecting far too much? Or have your feelings for me stopped? I wasn’t gone for all that long, I’ll have to break into your home Now I have nothing of my own. Here’s where I belong. I can’t believe I’m on the run From my impending trial I’ll have to stop now for a while Like everything else since we begun.
8.
Blue It Is 05:35
Blue It Is If loves complete Then why pretend If I can't see you I'll just pretend Yes, I can walk, embrace the cold air And hear you talk You know I still care You know I'll never follow you You are my world and so it's true You know I'll never follow you But I'll be there, yes I'll be there You know I'll never follow you You are my world and so it's true You know I'll never follow you But I'll be there, yes I'll be there. And blue it is but I'll be there. When Johnny's three Give him my watch. So it's Italian, it's still a watch I'll buy him paints of boisterous yellow This little saint, this little fellow You know I'll never follow you You are my world and so it's true You know I'll never follow you But I'll be there, yes I'll be there You know I'll never follow you You are my world and so it's true You know I'll never follow you But I'll be there, yes I'll be there Blue it is but I'll be there Blue it is but I'll be there. (lyrics Billy MacKenzie / music Steve Aungle)
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Checkmate 03:43
Checkmate Cut a slice right through high seas, For this hand of glory, A kiss of memories, And me. Is this a love high sign? A heart turned over and on? I know its not mine. It's gone. I’ve been dreaming lately, Feeling the night, Feeling it through. I’ve been crying baby, Bleeding my heart, Bleeding it blue. Send a stranger on high tide, A whitewashed sea, a blackened sky. I’ll leave with you And kiss the land goodbye.
11.
A Good Hand 08:01
A Good Hand Who wants to win all their bets? I've said my piece and settled my debts. When malcontentedness besets I’ve learnt to leave. The ideal home is tarnished, Painted in gloss and varnished. My need for a home has diminished, Now that this house is finished, I feel like a change, I need a change. I have a good hand, I know it. If I chose I could show it, But who knows me knows I’ll exchange it. Pass me those cards, I’ll blow it all on a change, just for a change. Quite soon I’ll be out of range, And when I return, you’ll find me estranged, You’ll say that I'm false, I'm gambled away, But it's not that, it's just that I have changed, I will have changed. You wonder where that boy went, Seeing your disappointment, I take a vague enjoyment, Knowing my life is meant to change, change.
12.
The Goodbye Story Make sail, do dry your eyes For your farewell journey. It’s time that you got wise To the Goodbye Story. I’ve been a parent to a fine brood of bye-byes. In futurity, When you tell me, God be with ye, It's a pity, You can’t be. Farewells collected when We were younger. Goodbyes that mattered then I’d count on one finger. Time drags them with the tide till they roll around one again. Farewell distends to That category. It begins as it ends With the Goodbye Story. Keep your promissory I would recommend.
13.
Oh, What A Kiss! We’ll drive Through streets of ice. The lights, A feast for the eyes. Decked out for Christmas Especially for us. Stop here, This bar will do. They’ll know me at the door. I’ve been here before, But never with you. It's the first time together, It seems better, Somehow, Now we’re together. Another drink is a fine idea. Move closer dear so we can hear, The musicians are playing a favourite of mine. If you're ever going to kiss me it had better be tonight. Oh, what a kiss! You’ve placed Your hand on my knee. You’ve made me so happy And when we’re asked We say, "yes we are Newly married. Yes its lovely, Being married, Thank you. We’re so happy." So where will you take me now It's the smallest hour? Persuade it not to turn to day, To stay dark just for us, the day is dangerous. I’ll have to put up a fight If you kiss me in broad daylight, But tomorrow’s another night. But oh, what a kiss!

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'Sabotage' is Gamine's lovely debut album, originally released on the Slaughterback label then licensed to The Flower Shop label in the expanded version we have here.

We made a little film to accompany 'Oh, Mon Chéri!' which is included on the CD, and we now have lots of live clips for you to look at too:

www.youtube.com/user/gaminefilms

Do pay a visit to www.gamine.net for more info., and to Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Gamine/5998983703) or Twitter (twitter.com/gaminemusic) if you want to say hello!

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released February 6, 2006

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The trademark Gamine sound of evocative, trans-magical piano, and sumptuous, multi-beautiful vocals... augmented by atmosparkling pedal steel guitar... little touches of electronic jiggery-pokery sprinkled hither and thither... orchestral...

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