Healer

by Jan Dark

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Rafael Gallaher I got a new wave vibe from this EP. Although it would make total sense to find this album in the 80s, it still feels fresh and vibrant.

See you next Tuesday. Favorite track: Thin Ice.
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Thanks to the people who have contributed to the album in their own sweet way: Bittedeluxe, Neil Williamson, David Laloue, Guillaume Léglise, Tin, Aaken, Stéphane & Jean Pierre

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released October 5, 2014

Produced and mixed by Bittedeluxe
Vocals recorded by Guillaume Léglise (2&4), by David Laloue at Big Factory (1&3), by Jan Dark at The Dark Arts (5)

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Jan Dark Paris, France

Big emotions, bleak soundscapes, and flights of fancy.

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Track Name: The Burning Garden
THE BURNING GARDEN

one day he struck a match
and set fire to his home
and set fire to the trees in the garden

and he burned what he had built
and he danced around the flames
beneath his feet the grass was turning grey

in the wilting heat he felt
all the power in his hands
and his face began to glow, his heart to race

when the walls had all come down
he cried with relief
wrapped himself up in his coat and he was gone

and he did not mind at all
that he had no place to go
he was in no rush to settle down again

yesterday when you came by
I paid you no mind at all
let me please apologize for the cunt I was
Track Name: Thin Ice
THIN ICE

The lake might seem frozen but under your feet
The water is glowering black
A thousand eyes are watching you from underneath
Waiting for the ice to crack

You're walking on thin ice
Thin ice

Your lumbering steps have stirred the lake from its sleep
A claw is rising inch by inch
And soon you'll regret you dug your heels in too deep
When you feel its icy clinch

You're walking on thin ice
Thin ice
Track Name: I'm All Around
I'M ALL AROUND

this fire's been a long time coming so don't put it out.
the heat and the clouds
fill my eyes and nose and it smells so sweet.
the air is getting stifling but I'm feeling fine
you won't hear me whine
I am light and pain is obsolete

Now that I'm beyond space and time, who could pin me down?
I left a lifetime ago.
where would you start?
I could be anywhere!
you won't find me here,
but I'm all around.

up in my yellow tree I let the flames lick my feet.
the transformation must be complete:
I have to make way for the other one I am.
from the above room to the love room to the mushroom cloud,
there's nothing out loud.
even sound knows it must die in the end.
Track Name: The Important One
THE IMPORTANT ONE

We've watched you from afar
Squandering your father's wealth
Proud of your nakedness
So pure and poor.

And all the while we were
Secretly helping you
And though you spat on us
We smiled and knew.

So you've come back to our land
This kingdom built on blood
We saw you in the woods
Deep in the mud

Bring out the fatted calf
Get the fires roaring
Blazing as the sun
This house wants to feed you
This house wants to clothe you
You're the important one

We're so glad to have you back
Our joy spilled out all over you
Don't worry about the stain
We'll wipe you clean

After the feast you'll have
Your share of work to do
Now you belong to us
And you always will

Bring out the fatted calf
Get the fires roaring
Blazing as the sun
This house wants to feed you
This house wants to clothe you
You're the important one
Track Name: Kill Wednesday (Bittedeluxe Remake)
KILL WEDNESDAY (BITTEDELUXE REMAKE)

He's had it coming
Coming for so long
He thought that he was king
He thought he was strong
But now he'll do anything
For next year's pot of gold
Bitterness has turned the boy
Into a man-sized hole

Eyes and teeth
Are guaranteed to entertain
But we want more
This time we go for the brain
We pierce the moonlit sky
Shrieking all the way
The Elders have decreed
That there'll be hell to pay

We are out to kill Wednesday
We're gonna tear the sucker down
We are out to kill Wednesday
We're gonna bring him to the ground

He's right where we wanted him
We got him begging on his knees
So go and turn his sheepish grin
Into a frown of misery
Twenty minutes after sunset
It's your chance to get it right
Prove to me it was all worthwhile
Or kiss your dreams good night

We are out to kill Wednesday
We're gonna tear the sucker down
We are out to kill Wednesday
We're gonna bring him to the ground