Old Moon Wanes

by Zodiac Folk

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released January 23, 2017

Ulysse de Spot: vocals, guitar (acoustic, electric, classical), ukulele, Bontempi, handclaps
Anaïs Frantz: flutes
Yann Le Moal: bass

Recorded at home
Mixed by Doug Organ at Break Art Mix, Paris
Mastered at Edmontone Studio

Artwork: Anaïs Frantz

All songs by Ulysse de Spot
Lyrics for "A Sweet End" by Ulysse de Spot and Anaïs Frantz

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Zodiac Folk Paris, France

Zodiac Folk are the brainchild of Ulysse de Spot and Anaïs Frantz. They are sometimes a band, sometimes a duet and sometimes Ulysse plays alone. Originally all of their songs were about the signs of the Zodiac. Once the subject had been exhausted, where else could they turn to but the Bible, Shakespeare and C.G. Jung? Their self-titled debut EP was released in 2015. Old Moon Wanes is their 2nd EP. ... more

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Track Name: Morning Song
When you open your eyes in the morning
The sky will fall out of the sky
The ripening mind of a black tree
Will be growing in a garden of light

When darkness drops out of the nighttime
Suns will leak from your eyes
Rivers of blind stars and lightning
Will begin to unfold and to rise

Water falls softly and narrows
The space between you and the world
Your hand reaches out and just touches
The holes in the robes of the storm
Track Name: If I Was a Cemetery
If I was a cemetery
Would you haunt me all night long
Desecrated dark and scary
Would you sing my twilight song

If I was an empty schoolyard
Would you play your favorite games
Teeter-totter cops and robbers
Who called who the meanest names

If a Martian in his spacesuit
Had forgotten how to roam
Would you sell him your last biscuit
With instructions to get home

If I was an apple growing
In an orchard in the sun
Would you pluck me every morning
And devour me on the run
Track Name: Destroy
Sledgehammer to every dam
The water will overflow
And drown the sorrows of empire
Wiping the blood clean off the land
Putting out fires and evil fathers

Bulldozer to every road
The forests will overflow
May the laughter of many children
Trace hidden highways that come and go
Through avenues of opening flowers

Dynamite to the old masters
We love you but today you must go
We seem to have grown tired
Of standing up here on the shoulders of giants
The ground view will suit us much better

Loves songs to the destroyer
Our human desires will overflow
Remember that one act of kindness
Is all that we need to kill the war
We have been waging on one another
Track Name: The Optimist
I don’t know how to cry
I don’t know how to be sad
I have never been called
A melancholy guy

I wear my head in my hat
I wear my feet in my shoes
Oh when I roll out of bed
I don’t feel one bit confused

And I go for a spin
Out in the morning sun
And I sing and shout
To everyone
That I’m happyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

When I walk the city streets
I give everyone a smile
Might even do a little dance
Every once in a while

And if a pretty lady lifts
Her head and looks nonplussed
I will wink at her and say
“Hey honey, don’t be a sourpuss

Come along for a spin
Out in the morning sun
Let us sing and shout
To everyone
That we’re happyyyyyyyyyy”

Everybody has to die
Every life comes to an end
You can’t do anything about it
There are rules you cannot bend

But if the optimist in me
Can offer some advice
It’s that living life unhappily
Is just like dying twice

So come along for a spin
Out in the morning sun
Take Grim Death by the hand
And tell him
To be happyyyyyyyyyy!
Track Name: A Sweet End
Goodbye to all my friends
Rivers and oceans and motorways
All will be gone by the end of this song

Goodbye my human hands
Knocking down everything you have built
From towers to tunnels and treaties of peace

It’s the end of the world the sweet end
Of all of the things that we have loved

Farewell my rambling feet
Roads of ambition took you so far
Glory will perish along with the rest

So long my searching heart
Seat of love, loving pump, animal
Flimsy flame in this brief whirlwind of life

It's the end of the world the sweet end
Of all of the things that we have loved

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