The Ringleader

from by Hélène Renaut

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you think if you dare to touch
I'll want to stay for ever
you don't even know
how many bridges I had to burn
ringleader
thinks he's a loner
always buzzed around
by pretty girls he's after

and it goes round and round and round
where is time
we've been undoing, coloring, these chapters
turn your back, roll over
breaking hearts all over
you're elsewhere
and they're all flying on the crest of your laughter

hugs just about everyone
you'll feel his arms long after
he'll slip into your dreams
just like the lover he's never been
ringleader
relentless winker
stab me with your song
if it makes you feel any better

but I'll go round and round and round
where I'm bound, there is no limits
no room for an answer
turn your back, roll over
breaking hearts all over
you're elsewhere
and they're all flying on the crest of your laughter
but I've looked into the eyes of the tiger

and it goes round and round and round
where is time
we've been undoing, coloring, these chapters
turn your back, roll over
breaking hearts all over
you're elsewhere
and they're all flying on the crest of your laughter
but I've looked into the eyes of the tiger

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from Tiny Specks of Delight, released October 2, 2012

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Hélène Renaut Los Angeles, California

'Imagine Syd Barrett and Françoise Hardy having a musical baby'- West Coast Folk's best kept secret, Hélène Renaut's French psych-folk explores that improbable territory where Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, and 60s girl groups would be having a party while Brahms is conducting a quartet in the other room. "Renaut’s voice is more unique and bewitching than her contemporaries or influences." (Eric Shea) ... more

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