Northern Lights II

by My Favorite Horses

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First EP "Northern Lights"

"La nouvelle révélation folk-rock" (Les Inrocks)

"La scène indie-rock peut s'enorgueillir de ce quatuor virtuose (Longueur d'Ondes)

"Le trophée folk 2016" (Soul Kitchen)

"Un EP magistral, d'une classe folle et d'une précision absolue" (Watch the South)

"My Favorite Horses frappent un grand coup avec ce premier EP" (Mowno)

"Une pop-folk d'esthètes mélodistes" (Le Midi Libre)

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released May 27, 2016

Musique : Alex Dézé
Paroles : Louis Leprince Ringuet
Guitare : Jean Alvarez
Basse, chœurs : Manuel Plaza
Batterie, chœurs : Stéphane Chareire
Chant, guitare, piano : Alex Dézé

Enregistré et produit par David « Dad » Darmon au
Mirador Recording Studio en décembre 2015 (Corconne)
Masterisé par François Fanelli chez Sonics Mastering (Marseille)

Photos : Manuel Plaza

Label : Rockittothemoon

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Un (immense) merci à Jérôme et Pierre (Rock it to the moon),
Dad, François, Aurélien Bellanger, Le Black Sheep, le Black Out, Maxime Troyano, Clotilde (Paloma), Croc de Boll, Alexis Durand, Céline Escolano, Linda, Antoine Guiral, Mathieu (Garage électrique), Jean-Pierre Milhau, Ma Boutikk, Mimi, Not Your Fan, Olly Jenkins, Part-Time Drunks, Christophe Pétraud, Lucile Pinault, Le Rockstore, Omar Sharif, Stéphanie (@Zys_), Sylvia Gonçalves, Thierry Toujas, Guilhem Trébuchon, Vince (Not Like Dante ever), Victoire 2, Miss Viv

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My Favorite Horses Montpellier, France

"La nouvelle révélation folk-rock" (Les Inrocks)
"La scène indie-rock peut s'enorgueillir de ce quatuor virtuose" (Longueur d'ondes)
"Le trophée folk 2016" (Soul Kitchen)
"Un EP magistral, d'une classe folle et d'une précision absolue" (Watch the South)
"My Favorite Horses frappe un grand coup avec ce premier EP" (Mowno)
"Une pop-folk d'esthètes mélodistes"
(Le Midi Libre)
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Track Name: Judas Gate
Judas Gate

You wonder why you feel like
A dead stuff on the ground
You lick your teeth
The sound of bees
Even fake is real

Get on your feet
Take your pills
Cause nothing’s better
Nothing’s better
Than that sound

What’s in the sea?
A black light spreads in me
And bloody angels
Bloody angels
Eat the trees

The high and the low
Nowhere left to go
And your damned glory
It’s never enough

And If I should fall
You would fall with me
Track Name: Marble Chest
Marble Chest

From where we’re at it is plain to see
Anyone alive has wasted his entire youth
No one’s to blame
All we felt back then is locked up in a marble chest
And from where we’re at it is fair to say
Our youth spoiled our entire life
No one’s to blame
We forged a plague that we let no one cure

Don’t you think so?
Don’t you wish you had, don’t you wish you would,
And don’t you know you won’t?

From where we’re at it is plain to see
We’re gambling on a lame horse
No one’s to blame
We hope we’ll change horses in midstream
And from where we’re at it is fair to say
We are merging pains and sluggish joys
No one’s to blame
But our fat cold chest that has turned, turned to marble

Don’t you think so?
Don’t you wish you had, don’t you wish you would,
And don’t you know you won’t?

Our fat cold chest has turned to marble
Track Name: Distant Bells
Distant Bells [room sessions]

Well we used to think we’d fight our fight
Waiting and looking at the sights,
At the shape of our fate
Like clouds

Well we used to think we stole from you
Won’t you make us pay our dues?
Build the shape of our fate
Into clouds and out of clay

Now you are long gone, now the plague has come
I might lift me up off the ground and get some things done

There’s no fight that will ever need us
Much too soft-spoken for the fuss
Of the shape of any fate
In the clouds

Our fiction for ourselves alone
You’re out of it, but you have blown
The shape of our fate
Away, ‘til all dues are paid

Now you are long gone, now the plague has come
I might lift me up off the ground and get some things done
Track Name: Six Feet Above
Six Feet Above

Your songs of cold hearts and wind
The Hell I know what they mean
Tried to sing them, but O Lord
You fed’em with your blood like flood

Your skin has always been at stake
The only bet you’ll ever make
Whatever they took from you
They’re indebted, I am too

‘Cause You’re lying on your own
Six feet above the ground

Hymns of wrench and glee
Clenched fists, bended knees
The way you sing Amazing Grace
To teach a lesson to a poor wretch

You high roller, you band leader
You bleed hard, bleed further
Whatever they stole from you
They’re indebted, I am too

‘Cause You’re lying on your own
Six feet above the ground
Track Name: My, Your Decay
My, Your Decay

My servants are drinking my wine in the kitchen
Some gypsies are playing music in my garden
As my daughter is dancing
And some raucous peasant clapping

She’s yelling she’s in love with my head waiter
And they won’t care for no father nor master
They’ll ride away
And leave this castle in decay

She was a nice girl when she was thirteen
Her mouth is pretty when she quits drooling
She sings she’s free
And that the past is good for me, just good enough for me

Oh this kingdom is dying, it seems the jester is ruling
This mansion wide opened to all winds

But my legacy is more than that
And it takes more than scorn and screams
To sweep it all away

Cause you, smart ass, you probably noticed
That as a body I no longer exist
I am these stairs
That no one climbs cause no one dares

A pair of boots waiting to be polished
A crack in the floor you hear in anguish
This is my realm
Only me get to sing its hymn, its dreadful hymn

I am these leftovers upon the table
I am a leather whip hanging in the stable
When my bell rings
He’ll cut his veins, she’ll stand up pale and shake before her king

Oh it’s you who are dying and the jester is just laughing
When you’re slapped by the wind
Oh, this is my legacy
And it might take more than curse and guts to crush it
Both your feet are stuck deep into clay
You know you’re bound to stay

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