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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1.
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
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Thin Ice 04:09 video
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
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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 the air is getting stifling but I'm feeling fine you won't hear me whine I am light and pain is obsolete Now that I'm beyond space and time, who could pin me down?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.
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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
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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

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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

Jan Dark is from Germany, but somehow he wound up in Paris a long time ago where he’s been carving out a reputation for himself as an all-round/anything-goes pianist and singer. Since the mid-’00s, he’s been performing his mostly self-penned songs of joyous despair in smoky bars and music venues all over Paris, instilling gloom and vigour in equal measure. And now he’s coming for you ... more

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