Family Memories

by Vincent Retg

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released September 24, 2016

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Vincent Retg London, UK

Alone with computer and guitars, Vincent Retg makes indie pop songs softly floating somewhere between The Postal Service, Apparat, The Do, Sufjan Stevens, Kings of Convenience, Four Tet...

Seul avec son ordinateur et ses bidouilles, Vincent Retg s'emploie à créer des chansons pop/electro à la frontière entre les Kings of Convenience et Postal Service, servie par une voix touchante et sur le fil.
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Track Name: Tapes
Watching all the tapes from that old camera
Family memories put in front of my eyes
I can see the profiles and even hear the voices
Of people gone for good now, invisible today
I suddenly realize
It seems we are as happy as we could have been back then From what i remember

In this film
I’m the little kid
Telling lots and lots of nonsense Making funny faces
In this film
I’m the little kid

celebrating every significant dates
every birthday, declaration of faith
way too many cakes, way too many glasses
for a few hours or more
we’d be all together, repeating tradition
it seems we are as happy as we could have been back then from what i remember

in this film i’m the little kid
telling lots and lots of nonsense
making funny faces
in this film
i’m the little kid talking lots and lots of nonsense my brother would direct it

watching all the tapes, from that old camera : family memories
Track Name: Good Morning, New World
the sun is rising up, sooner
today it is, a new one
it’s been years now since we have been in peace you and me

Cause now we’ll be free,
And walking hand in hand we’ll smiles so stupidly
New world is coming and we don’t want much order, right ?

Feeling the change, in the tiny little things How much we care, for small magic
Today we feel as new, it’s like we are born again A new world, a new us
A new world, a new us

Cause now we’ll be free,
And walking hand in hand we’ll smiles so stupidly
New world is coming and we don’t want much order, right ?
Track Name: Avalon
You’re such a dreamer with stupid ideas Don’t get me wrong, I like you a lot
You should wake up, before it’s late
It’s not a lie, it’s what you are

You wish to find your Avalon
A place where peace is all around You wish to find your Avalon
A place no one but you can ever find

I disagree, I’m just a child
I don’t see the world, the way you do And I prefer to live in there
It’s way better, maybe safer

I wish to find my Avalon
A place where peace is all around
I wish to find my Avalon
A place no one but me can ever find
Track Name: The Green Valley
The rain has fallen on the green valley
Birds are quite only the trees are happy to be
Happy to be

Cows are feeding, rather fast
They look so small from there
Under their the grass makes a particular noise
A particular noise

Cars are passing so very far
They seem to fly the land
Noise free, noise free
How did I get there ?

I should get in now
Track Name: That Living Room
Here’s the living room in wood and clay
A table too big for myself
The yellow shelf and there crawl too many books

The dog is here with me at night
What a perfect picture : a companion when I write When I’m down
Too many songs were born in there Can’t explain what gives me these words and melodies
I never ask

I’m just a bag full of sorrow and full of regrets
And I don’t know what to do
I feel alone in the busiest crowd in the heart of London but who the hell are you people?

I’m unable to write something good
I’m just filling the lines
The notebook is almost full, I need a new

We’ll be together in a while
Do I feel special, simply glad ? It’s so difficult to say
Now, I should get going it’s late
The eyes are closing by themselves The living room is so quite
Where is the dog ?

I’m just a bag full of sorrow and full of regrets
And I don’t know what to do
I feel alone in the busiest crowd in the heart of London But who the hell are you people?
Track Name: The Isle Of Time
Have you ever been to the isle of time ?
I’ve heard that’s where you can become a child again
What if you could go back in your past
Will you do the same, will you change nothing at all ?
What if we say we can do it all again, Would you like to take that ride again ?

Have you ever fear to vanish away ?
Crushed by the wheels, or just getting ill, so stupid
What if you could go back in time
Will you meet the people you did in this life ? You’re no sure
What if we say we can do it all again, Would you like to take that ride again ?
Track Name: Such A Waste
Hello friend, we haven’t talk in a while
Where have you been ? We’ve been searching for you
You say you are happy the way you are
And we all know how you burn inside

You’re such a waste
Oh such a waste
And you drag yourself down

Oh my friend, you don’t seem to see the love
There is for you to take, if you dare to
You say you are happy the way you are
But we all know how you’re torn appart

You’re such a waste
Oh such a waste
And you drag yourself down
Track Name: Wake Me Up
Wake me up in the morning when I can’t get out of this bed I’ve been alone for way too long, mind-trapped in dark land

Wake up my soul, in the night
When it’s cold, when I can’t ask for help
For you’re a diamond and I’m just a stone, waiting to be crafted Show me the way, or lend me the tools
Take my pain away

Wake me up, in the night
When it’s cold, when I can’t ask for help Wake up my soul, in the night
When it’s cold, when I can’t ask for help

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