Redwood meadow

from by Loïs Le Van

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Redwood Meadow has a house I haven't seen in years,
Ev'ry summer when it's hot it's mem'ries reappear,
By the house there is no garden only miles of sand,
Nothing grows, not food, nor people, they can't use their land.

Holding loosely on a mug was a girl named Rose,
Often she would weep with ev'ry dream sniffed up in her nose,
She'd wake up at the sound of her emptied coffee percolator,
Turn around and look at me like I was her savior,
I would shut the T.V. off and say: lets meet later.

Redwood Meadow had a car I drove just to feel free,
Dangling on the rear view mirror was a pine scent tree,
It's smell must have made sense but by then it disappeared,
Leaving in the air a taste of dusty souvenirs.

Clutching on the stick shift I would drive really fast,
Convinced I was a NASCAR hero I would have a blast,
I'd drop by the gas station so I could pick up some smokes and beer,
Turn around and go back home and drink just to see clear,
Then I'd ring the doorbell and say: how are you my dear?

Redwood Meadow had a life I lived to feel fulfilled,
Ev'ry summer when it's hot it's mem'ries give me chills,
I don't own a single picture proving it was real,
But by now I hope you know what really was the deal.


from So much more, released September 12, 2016
Music: Loïs Le Van
Lyrics : François Vaiana

Loïs Le Van : voice
Sylvain Rifflet : tenor saxophone, clarinet
Bruno Ruder : piano
Chris Jennings : contrebasse


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