Loss

by Vincent Retg

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Un album composé entre mars et juillet 2014. A peu près finalisé l'année suivante, je l'ai retenu longtemps... avant d'oser m'en séparer en ce début 2018.

Rempli d'approximations, et d'impuretés, il est tel qu'il est sorti quelques années auparavant, après un choc. Impossible d'en faire plus, mais j'avais envie (et sans doute besoin) de me détacher de ces titres.

Cet album est dédié à la mémoire de Matthieu Vial, aka "Monsieur Pouce", dont j'ai eu l'honneur de croiser la route entre 2009 et 2013. La rencontre la plus incroyable de ma vie jusqu'à présent.

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An album I made back in 2014, barely finished demos in 2015 and held back until this beginning 2018. It's full of mistakes, noises and I just can't work on these tracks any more.

Dedicated to Matthieu Vial, my dear friend for about five years. Probably the biggest encounter in my life so far.

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released February 22, 2018

All tracks composed, written, produce, mixed and mastered by Vincent Retg.

Choeurs additionnels : Les copains du Griffon (4), Yannick Rinaldi (8)
Basse additionnelle : Sebastien Quencez (3)

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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: Loss
I wish I could write a good song to everyone
Who suffered from loss, who cannot bare much anymore

It's complicated to confess what we feel inside our hearts
Hang smiles on your face we'll make up the good life
Most of the time

Praying to the gods or fucking 'till the death
We search for peace and happiness
Waiting for the call, before the final rest
We search for peace and happiness

We search for peace and happiness


I wish I could write a good song to everyone
Track Name: Five Summers
Five summers we spent hanging on
To dreams of something better
Illusions and friends kept us
On the good side of life

Now we have to move
Now we have to move on
Now I don't see you around

Where did you escape ?

I sitting frustrated
Not good for anything at all
The rain keeps falling on
The window seems to liquify

Now we have to move
Now we have to move on
I suppose we should move on

Where did you escape ?

Five summers it's all that I can recall from you
Track Name: The Shame
Empty your pockets
You're under arrest
You will remain here
You'll remain silent

We know that you done wrong to innocent people

You're not ashamed
We won't, we will never forget

Bad guys from movies
Hurt in real life
Stop any business
Stop for dignity

We know that you done wrong to innocent people

You're not ashamed
We'll never forget
Track Name: Family Breakfast
I wake up again way way too early
I've already forgotten my dreams
I'm going downstairs don't wanna disturb
You can find me crying in the kitchen

I live in a world I cannot understand :
Connected glasses to the great worldwide
Microchip in the arm so we can't disappear
Buy and throw it away, buy and it throw away

You're either with us or against

Family breakfast I won't say a word
The kids wagging loud I'm already bored
My woman talks lot, answers to herself
And I rumbled nothing pretty bright

I will go to work to pay me a life
A life I didn't meant to be that way
Let's go somewhere far, I'll pick you at 9
We won't know at all where the hell to drive

I get trapped in this nonsence
though i don't buy the pretty words
i spit the images of these women
honey money silver and gold
won't buy you a paradise
like everyone you'll die

You're either with us or against
Track Name: Saint-Briac
Mon vieil ami dans les nuages
Où es tu passé moi j'enrage
Sous ce soleil radieux je n'sais si je dois être malheureux
Enfin un peu quand même
Quand même

Toi l'entravé te voilà libre
Après des années de douleur
Ce fauteuil n'est plus qu'un souvenir
Je sais que tu n'avais pas peur

Mon vieil ami, t'es dans ta boite et ton esprit demeurera
Et dans des temps meilleurs on sentira cette douceur
Nous enlacer, nous protéger et le souvenir de nos fous rires
Pour réchauffer nos coeurs blessés
Nos coeurs blessés

Sur la plage de Saint-Briac, le printemps était en avance
Ton regard restera intact, et ton souvenir m'inspire une danse

Je sais que tu es mieux là haut
Courant derriere une comète
Fin du clavaire du chemin de croix
On pleure on rit et on te rejoint
D'ici là... j'pense à toi
Tu penses à moi ?
Dis tu penses à moi ?
Track Name: Dust
I looked upon your grave
There was nothing here but dust
I tracked your steps but I couldn't find you
In the end

Wish you'd still be here

I checked every pictures
It's funny how you look so young
And cooked you a plate
But I'll eat on my own, once again

Hopefully time will heal
The wound that's leaking from our hearts
But none could ever tell
How long it can take

Wish you'd still be here
Wish it was not for real

I look upon your grave... there's nothing here but dust
Track Name: Orange
J'ai écrit ces mots sur ton ombre
J'ai laissé la peine m'envahir
J'ai compté les heures les minutes les secondes
Je n'te vois pas revenir

Tu es parti depuis longtemps explorer d'autres paysages
Le ciel est rouge, incandescent et la terre ne reçoit plus mes messages

J'ai dessiné sur une orange
Un visage qui n'veut rien dire
Tu n'réponds pas, j'te dérange ?
Je ne vois rien, laisse moi venir

Tu es parti depuis longtemps explorer d'autres paysages
Le ciel est rouge, incandescent et la terre ne reçoit plus mes messages

Le temps s'efface, et nous laisse
Ici, las, insensés, seuls et sans soupirs

J'ai dessiné sur une orange
Un visage qui n'veut rien dire
Tu n'réponds pas, j'te dérange ?
Je ne vois rien, laisse moi venir
Track Name: Walls
I know that place i've been here before
If only walls could talk they would tell you
What it was in here : laughters and drinks
The people and the food

I know that sound it's like when you would
Laugh at something stupid I would say
But I turn my head back up
And all that I can see is a reflection of myself

There's a ghost who lives in here
I swear I saw him
Floating in the corridor

I know that place i've been here before
If only walls could talk they would tell you
What it was in here
Track Name: Landscape
Is there anywhere we can go ?
I need a landscape, I want a landscape
For sure I've been too far into dark
This path I had to choose, you win and you lose

Don't escape mirrors when you lie
But accept who you are, accept who you are

We learn, we love
We learn, we try
We love we cry

I would love to say something nice
But I remain silent you remain silent
And I looked the sun on your face
It's never been so bright, never been so bright

We learn, we try
We love, we cry

But we'll never stop until our last breath of thin air
It's time to renew yourself

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