Tiny Specks of Delight

from by Hélène Renaut



oh la belle bleue

open up your ears and forget how to speak
I haven't slept a wink
oh tiny specks of delight
running the mile right off my mind

but my heart's been locked up in a cage
golden bars, skies out of range
get me out if you can
not that you would know how

oh la belle bleue

blow your friends to the moon but let me recognize
the leeways of your mind
and I've never chosen my plights
over there by the glistening dark

yeah baby you know you're in my bones
fantasy, reflection, ghost
and I never thought I'd cry
but now i'm learning how

and there's nothing to stop it from pouring out of my eyes
waves and wells

they've overflown the levees, flooded all the gates
spitting out foreign shells
oh tiny specks of delight
the wick won't take and you sang my demise

who will know how to anchor me now?
wild lifeboats, pastures of gold
will I graze, will I go

waves and wells

I heard the whistle blow


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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