Why Fish Swim Upstream

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lyrics

Fish swimming up the stream
always seem to hurry up
time isn't always by their side.

I'm walking by the river's shore
with a rope
I'm looking for branches and wood.

Fish swimming up the stream,
always navigate at night,
searching deep in the dark, for light.

I'm tying up the sticks to make me a raft,
rowing alone on my throne.

I can see a new man's figure,
distorted by ripples in the water,
upstream.

Fish swimming up the stream,
seem to seek calm wa-a-ters,
Climbing to where it's safe and sound.

I'm ploughing through the fields,
Of mud filled with stones,
using an oar made of my bones.

Fish swimming up the stream,
always seem to die-ie young,
but they don't even look bothered.

Will there be days for me to see other shores,
It doesn't matter anymore.

I can see a new man's figure,
distorted by ripples in the water,
upstream.

credits

from The Other Side, released January 6, 2013
Music/Arrangement : Loïs Le Van
Lyrics : François Vaiana

Voice : Loïs Le Van
Trumpet : Thomas Mayade
French Horn/Mellophone : Manu Domergue
Piano : Sandrine Marchetti
Bass : Leïla Renault
Drums : Roland Merlinc

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