You Can Cry (And Other Lullabies)

by Gamine

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You Can Cry 03:34
You Can Cry You can cry, my baby, cry, Cry all you like. If it helps I’d like to cry with you. You can cry, my baby, cry, Cry all you need. It seems like yesterday, indeed, I’d cry too. I’ll not tire, The years have mellowed me. Those tears will mend the fire And end in melody. You can cry, my baby, cry, Cry, it’s only fair, When you wake and find there’s no one there. You can cry, my baby, cry, Cry with all your might It’s not right that you should fight the tears. I’ll not tire, The years have mellowed me. Those tears will mend the fire And end in melody. You can cry, my baby, cry, Cry, you'll always be Nothing but a blaze of joy to me.
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Brave And Kind Use what gifts you’ve been given. Steal from yourself only. Take my word, though it’s often forgotten. I am somewhat disorderly. I will become more ordinary In order that you may be extraordinary. Walk when you want, Talk when it’s time, You can do nought But be brave and kind. Remember, remember, remember mama And be brave and kind. Remember, remember, be kind and brave And you’ll be extraordinary.
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Hush 04:41
Hush Hush, There’s plenty of room, It’s quiet and warm, Here in my arms. Hush, We’ll take a train, Windows will steam, A shield from the rain. The sun does what it can To push through the clouds And see you again. Hush... Hush, We’ll go to the sea, Where we will stand, Up to our knees. The waves progress and regress, Like pain behaves, And happiness. Hush… Hush, you poor little scrap, Life’s full of mishaps, What can one say? The world works that way. A pony you’ll ride, You’ll learn to jump Clear of divides. The wind just wants a word, To describe how it feels, Not to be heard. Hush… Hush, you poor little scrap, Life’s full of mishaps. What can one say? The world works that way.
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Summer 03:50
Summer Hello high, Absent clouds, From winters Never dreamt Of by flowers. Hello high, Laughing trees, Birds that see More than I, Shifting skies. Summer, summer’s here, summer’s here to stay. Hello high, Love is like A wistful breeze, Lifting smoke From my eye. Summer, summer’s here, summer’s here to stay.
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Ring 04:01
Ring Ring, Ring, Ring, Some Thing Is calling From within, Their hiding place, Come show your face. I’ll give you a name, A home you’re bequeathed, A land to breathe, Pray don’t leave, As life without you I couldn’t conceive. A reverie Now you’re here There’s nothing dearer. In reverie Now you’re here There’s nothing dearer.
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Motet 04:56
Motet Your little, little eyes, Lashes wee, Your little brows, Together is Poetry. My motet My mote. How can you be so small? I wait upon your smile, You’re so beguiling, You’re all perfect, You’re My motet My mote. Your sounds complete a song, And when that ditty’s sung, I know that you’ll No longer fit In my pocket. My motet My mote. You’re mine, Mine, Mine, all mine.
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Rockaway 04:06
Rockaway Wrapping us up in her cool hands, Darkness sways and hums. Before you go and slip away, Please say how the story ends. “Rockaway”, she will say, “Rockaway.” Iridescent wisps of hair Float in darkened forms and stares. Coats like ladies watching in chairs, Reminiscent of somebody there. “Rockaway, hey, Rockaway, Rockaway.” We’ve come to the close of the book, The story lingers awhile, As dots of dust hang in the air, Landing in corners overlooked. “Rockaway, now, Rockaway, Rockaway.” “Rockaway, Rockaway.”
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Don’t Go To Sleep After our bath, Disguised in white clothes, We lie in the dark Of wild shadows. The room smells of soap, Our toes are warm through, Awake in the hope Of a goodnight from you. We saved you some soup, You’ll be returning, It’s bound to be soon, We’ll hear the key turning. Don’t go to sleep, Waiting for Daddy, Don’t fall asleep, Oh Daddy, we’re ready. Daddy works hard While we spend time waiting, That’s his reward He’ll find us waiting.
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Swaying Your Way Buried in My embrace, You’re safe From the pace Of days, Gathering, Hastening, The years. So I’m here, To keep The pace, And we’ll stay Till you say It’s time to face Those days, Though they don’t Always Want to play. And I might let you down, Not let you fall, I’ll be here, swaying your way. So I’m here, I’m here, To keep The pace. And we’ll stay Till you say It’s time to face Those days, Though they don’t Always Want to play. And I might let you down, Not let you fall, I’ll be here through hours, years and all.
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Love Having Love It’s easy living For your will, My daily tasks You’ve filled with meaning. It’s easy having You to stay, I won’t ask how long You will be staying. What does it matter If we’re a little late? The people and their papers Can all sit and wait. There’s nothing happening While you’re still happy playing. I love having love. It’s easy missing Your tireless mess, Those noisy whims, When you are sleeping. What does it matter If we’re a little late? The people and their papers Can all sit and wait. There’s nothing happening While you’re still happy sleeping. I love having love. And I feel like waking you up to tell you how much I love having love. It’s not enough, it’s never enough to say how much you love having love. All the things I do, and think of for you, don’t amount to much, compared to how much I love having love. To touch your sweet head, stroke your hair to one side but it’s not enough, like your bowl of fruit I’ve filled is sweet, my bowl overflows as my love grows. It grows on what it feeds, it feeds on your love, it’s never enough, no matter how much. This unquenchable thirst, it’s too much it hurts, I’d give some away, please take some, please say you’ll take some away. And you love having love, it’s never enough, no matter how much, you love having love, it’s never enough, you love having love, you love having, love having love, you love having love.
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The Sky’s Eyes Ebonized world is told of night’s reprise, The gold gaze of faraway days, The sky’s eyes. The boat I’ll give you might one night capsize, Whereby you’ll be recognized, By sky’s eyes. In lullabies the evening sings then sighs, Then lies down under abounding Sky’s eyes. So my baby, someone always hears your cries, Those immortalized souls, The sky’s eyes.
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Tu Peux Pleurer Tu peux pleurer, chéri, pleures, Tant que tu le veux. Si tu veux, Je pleurerai pour toi. Tu peux pleurer, chéri, pleures, Tu en as besoin. C'était hier, ce sera demain Aussi pour moi. Ne crains rien, Le passé m'a adoucie, Le chagrin m’enchante encore, Comme une mélodie. Tu peux pleurer, chéri, pleures, Tu en as le droit, Quand au petit jour Personne n’est près de toi. Tu peux pleurer, chéri, pleures, Aussi fort que tu le peux, De ton coeur, de ton mieux, De mes yeux. Ne crains rien, Le passé m'a adoucie, Le chagrin m’enchante encore, Comme une mélodie. Tu peux pleurer, chéri, pleures, À chaudes larmes, Un feu de joie pour moi. (French adaptation by Louis Philippe)
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'You Can Cry' is a collection of lovely Gamine lullabies, and it is our second album, ('Sabotage' was the first), to be released on the Slaughterback label.

We made Super 8 films to accompany 'Motet' and 'The Sky's Eyes', which are included on the CD, and we now have lots of live clips for you to look at too:

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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 March 1, 2010

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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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