Chasing Birds (davidnaylor)

by Simon Paradis

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released March 7, 2012

Toutes les chansons sont écrites, interprétées et enregistrées par Simon Paradis.
All songs written, performed and recorded by Simon Paradis.

À l’exception de / Except:
Saxophone dans / Saxophone on “Cascades”: Johannes Gröne
Violon dans / Violin on “Silent Cloud”: Rachel Prince
Clarinette dans / Clarinet on “The Shade Of Leaves”: Anne-Elyse Hudon

Design + Illustration / Drawings
Anne-Christine Guy

Merci à / Thanks to
Anne-Christine Guy, Anne- Élyse Hudon, Fréderic Brunet, Johannes Gröne, Rachel Prince, Marc Pelletier, Maud Paradis-Dionne, Stella & André


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Track Name: Cascades
I've been waiting to write this song for way too long
And I don't care about today
And I don't care about today

I've been writing all these words one at a time
But I don't care about the words
But I don't care about the words

For staying up late you can rely on me
For staying in bed you can rely on me

I've been wasting all my time since you've been gone
And I don't care about the waste
And I don't care about the waste

I've been watching dirty screens when I'm alone
And I don't care about the shame
And I don't care about the shame
Track Name: Silent Cloud
You're a silent cloud today
Cause you're blue as the sky

You outshine the dark tonight
Cause you're bright as a star

You opened the door for me
Cause inside is outside

You're the perfect road to take
Cause my car's a bumpy ride

You're a silent cloud today
Track Name: Backyard Smoother
I'm a hero in a cage
An old apple by the tree
Every day I count my age
Wondering what I should be

I'm syndrome on a stage
Looking for a bit of peace
And if I may seem so brave
I'm still frightened of the sea

i'm a zero with a rage
A green apple in the tree
I don't care about my age
And I know what I can be
Track Name: Mosquito Song
As I get old
Ce sont juste des mots
Do what I'm told
Blow the mosquito

The sun's yellow
Will you let it go?
Cause I just don't know
Why you went so low
Track Name: The Shade Of Leaves
Lazy afternoon
Sleeping on the sand
Nothing I can do
Nothing I can be

Watching the windows
Sitting on the table
Where did I go wrong
If the world is right?

You and I
Wasting time in the sunlight
While you are
Chasing birds in the garden
Track Name: Pompom IV
Track Name: Kind Of Girl
Well I can't remember
Remember your name
When I find the answer
It's fading

I can't seem to figure
Figure out your face
Underneath the layers
It's fading away

You're the kind of girl that looks like you
That's the way I see you from the moon
Oh oh oh

As light as a feather
A feather of shame
I look on your shoulders
There's nothing

Well I might consider
Consider your eyes
And though it's a pleasure
There's nothing to say
Track Name: In The Lake
Come again my only friend
They made a stone cause you got first to the end

Omen skies and Blofeld shoes
On your way home you'll find the one that you choose

(I am whistling, then humming the next part)

I will make a thousand waves
Cause when you'll die I'll cry my tears in the lake
Track Name: Major Marmelade
April chocolate don't play
No games that I can't play

I don't want to be this way
Cause I don't want your pay

Major Marmelade in the rain
I kicked him away
He feels no pain

Morning scrambled eggs with you
They make me feel okay

See how I can lose my way
In just a single day

(More dumb whistling)
Track Name: I'm Okay
And the firefly will rise
Soaking up a rose and breaking off some
I try to get by today
Just the same as yesterday

Cause I'm okay
Cause I'm okay
Another way to lose a day

Through you try to break my song
I will play until the dawn comes
I will try to make my way
Till the next day comes
Track Name: Three Shorts (Lover/King Of Winds/Too Dark)

If you want to be my lover
Then you got to be a friend
If you think the friendship's over
Then I guess this is the end
Na na na...

If wish you were in summer
To be lying in the sand
If your mind is in December
Well you can still join the band
Na na na...


(what pretentious bullshit)

He is the King of Winds
Staring down the mountainside

She is the Queen of Sins
Going down the riverside


(this is terrible btw)

It's too dark for you tonight
So will you please leave this place

(oh god please help us)

Na na na
Track Name: Your Letter
I know I haven't been the best I could all the time
I know I'm not one to be always walking on the line
I'm sorry if I seem to worry only about me
At a time if I didn't care then who else would but me?

Some days I wake up and I feel like I'm out of my mind
Some days I wake up and I fear I'm running out of time
At a time if I didn't care then who else would but me?

Every day I'm trying my best to become a better man
Inside my body there's this kid I'm sure you'll understand
Oh oh...