Mechanical Moonbeams

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Beyond The Silence

Beyond the silence I’ll cry your name
I’ve always been a prisoner behind my eyes
The reassuring fifter that let ‘s pass only what it wants
A thousand times I’ve tried to leave myself to find the truth
One day will the carpet of flowers be pollenated by unnamed steps
Then you came I was waiting for you, if only you knew howmuch
You attracted the bees which pollenated the flowers

Through your eyes, your voice, your kind of life the world is changing In your eyes I m not looking for myself
I’m not looking for anything everything’s explained it ‘s all so easy
I feel like a peblle on the bich that the sea has finally released
Drouned for so long in the doubt which only passed a little light and
many troubles
Here I’m in front of you lit from everywhere
Here I’m in front you, lit from everywhere
Now I feel acrop wind which caresses me with its fragrance
No longer will I spend my days in vain conquets from gliding time
For ages I have wanted these feasts, a smile on your face
the joys in your eyes
There were so many ways to run to the pale sundays of november
Like now to the birthdays of our childhood
Beyond the silence I’ll cry your name
Beneath the oceans we ‘ll fly away
The clay of the ways will rise up itself
The dead houses will be alive provide you’re in them
In the empty sunken shiping in a flood of love
I won’t fal asleep on your beast
I’ll stay awake

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Lyrics

1. Beyond the silence
(A. Letecheur - M. Guccio - R. De Greef - M. Ysaye)  

Summon Up Your Strength

See your shadow she hasn’t followed you for such a long time
She left to follow another sun somethings broken in the depth
of you Eternal Twins !

She ‘s gonna rock the walls of Jericho
But if you want to, you will bring them down – Glory to you !
If you walk from now on all alone, under the middays ‘s sun
May be you don’t need her
Summon up your strenght go on ahead
And you ‘ll catch her up
Please walk hand in hand , you always drive faster and faster
You ‘ll come a cropper
There you’re sure you ‘ll get out of it
She will be at the rendez-vous she will be there
L’aughing to see you being dragged through the mud
She ‘ll do her best so you stay on the ground
She herself drops you will you be helped and praise to the sky ?
Remember we all were
Remember we all were wich you
Dancing the same old dance together
Now everybody has his own fame and dances
If you keep on letting the years fall by
I will stay the same
Rock and Roll, we love you !
Rock and Roll we need you !
Keep on rocking let’s dance all together
Be yourself and sing us your song

 
Lyrics

2. Summon up your strenght
(A. Letecheur - M. Guccio - M. Ysaye - JP. Devaux)  

Rope Dancer

Rope dancer, we want to help you
To weave the rope of your liberty
Blindman, we want to lead yourway
Into your cloud and you will see

We are young fragile actors of a funny story
A story we can write Open the door, you my friend Pierrot
So I can bring you something to write a word

We are young fragile actors of a funny story
A story we can write

A bird is dying, it dies incognito
So choose well yours steps and don’t believe in them
Rope dancer, they told you they came to help you
To break the rope of your liberty

We are young fragile actors of a funny story
A story we can write

Rope dancer, show us your show
Rope dancer, we want to help you
Blindman, choose well yours steps
Blindman, we want to help you
Friend Pierrot, open the door
Friend Pierrot, I bring you a pen

 
Lyrics

3. Rope dancer
(A. Letecheur - R. De Greef - M. Guccio - M. Ysaye)  

Rebirth

(Albert Lethecheur – Marc Ysaye – Mario Guccio - Jean-Paul Devaux)

He had stayed in the bottom of a wardrobe
For two years, he had not made anybody laugh
Waiting in his black room hoping that the door would open
He had not aged one day
His face had kept all its features
And his eyes were shinning with the oncoming of the show
Finally the day so much hoped for had come
He could see his rebirth
First his head tactfully rose like a child still asleep
Then his chest and slowly his arms and his legs
I could see he was in good running order
Softly he made a smile of satisfaction at the puppeter

Everybody wanted to see the show which looked like a feast
And when the lights went out he appeared inq moonbeam,
He was dress in white with a red rose on his heart!

He did pirouettes
He mimed a rope dancer
Walking in the air
A loving violinist playing the music of the fair

A little girl with a white balloon winked at him.
The puppet stopped, and slowly he pulled the threads which

He did the same with his arms and his head
Now he could do his show all alone
The children were charing harder and harder
The crowd was delirious . He could see he was in good
running order

Softly he made a smile of satisfaction at the puppeteer

Before leaving the stage.
He pulled the red rose attached to his heart
And he threw to the little girl’s feet
She let go off her white balloon and took the rose….

 
Lyrics

4. Rebirth
(A. Letecheur - M. Ysaye - M. Guccio - JP. Devaux)  

After the Crop

The wind had bent the crop when the mountebanks
came back from the hop
Lonely on the road, the drivers of the night followed the light
and took the path to their next plunder or fight
The rain had beaten down the corn
When the mountebanks came back in the morn
Lonely on the road, the drivers of the night followed the light
and took the path to their next plunder or fight

After a hard day far from the land of the sky
The cardboard clouds returned home without a cry
The lights went out one by one
But this day was not like another one
The night woke up like a badly washed bitch
And the voice of the wind was going off pitch
I was always on the rack !
Like a wave that the beach throw back
‘Cause she thinks she ‘s looking too ugly
Or maybe cause she ‘s looking too lovely
Like a star lost in the sky
I had just one friend, my cry
And I heard people play and I heard people say:
“This year the crop will not be good
However we have worked as much as we could”

Roaming under mechanical moonbeams I was going down in my dreams
Without a look and well oiled
I was alone with my world
Like the blind of the electric flock
But I knew that I would give them a shock
My saturated heart cried his pain
But what was rolling in my brain ?

I tried to forget what was said in the books
All their stories of crops and crooks
But somehow I can not talk
I still had this electronic walk
Like the blind sheep of the electronic flock
But I knew that I would give them a shock
My saturated heart cried out his pain
And my revolt broke out off my brain !

They were looking at me with big eyes of ice
But for me it was so nice
I was free ! I was me !
No more what they want me to be
Like the blind sheep of the electricflock
But I knew that I would give them a shock
And the rain did not beatdown the corn
It had been cut this morn

 
Lyrics

5. After the crop
(A. Letecheur - M. Guccio - R. De Greef - JP. Devaux)  

Mary

I’m Mary
I’m three
I’m older than my brother
To day I go to school with my mother
She told me
I could be happy
And I’ve put my new dress on
But what ‘s going on ?
We went into such a big home
Then mother left me all alone
A lady who’s name was Mrs Trade
Said to me”Mary don’t be afraid”

Mother, mother take me back home

She told us a lot of nice stories
It was so funny
But when I spilled my milk on the book
She flared up and give me a bad look
The afternoom we went to the playground
There were many torps all around
But when I tried to taste the sand
Raging Mrs Trade tapped my hand
Suddenly a ball hit my head
Such a pain and I lost my midday’s bread
All the children were laughing
Alone with my tears I was thinking :
“Mother, mother take me back home”

 
Lyrics

6. Mary
(R. De Greef - JP. Devaux - M. Ysaye - M. Guccio)  

The Fifth Season

The snow pearled the sky and slowly it melted drop by drop
A rainbow of eight colours was hanging in the sky
Offered by the gods for the new season
Under a cleaned sky, as far as its blue bark
The mural notches bustled up like bursting scales
The hollow of the valleys swallowed the shade of burning winds
A lemon clearness shouted out the reunion of the moon and the sun
Breaking idols of the fading stars
The tree had no birds, no dead leaves, just flowers and fruits !
There was no day, no night, just a lemon clearness
fareaway, the horizon was slowly wearing
Separated by the sea, a rock and a tree were tearing up
another horizon
It was the beginning of the fifth season

Seated on the stairs of the church a man was left in the lurch
His barrel organ played “Jester”, a tune of the seventies
A little boy wasn’t laughing he just stayed there and said nothing
With his little merry-go-round that he made turn on the groundµ

He really knew it was not a dream
And while tasting a blu ice cream

Without having a good grouse
With his other mouth he cried
“Mother I want another” It ‘s strange but the boy was me
When the seasons where only four !

The moon and the sun were shining in the sky
Offered by the gods for the fifth season

 
Lyrics

7. The fifth season
(A. Letecheur - M. Ysaye - R. De Greef - JP. Devaux)  

 

8. Wind of life (1993 CD reedition)
(A. Letecheur - M. Guccio - R. De Greef - M. Ysaye)  

I’m Not A Loser

He was the first born, the first son of daddy dear
The first son of mummy dear
At the kindergarten he was always the first to finish his wee-wee
At four o’clock he was the first to put all his toys back in place
He liked to hear people say: he ‘s been as good as gold
When mummy dear came to fetch him at school
He liked to hear people say : he ‘s been as good as gold.

” I must always be the first
there ‘s no other way for me
well I say it to you guys, it ‘s not a game !
I’m the first, the first one, I’m not a loser
No no no no no I’m not a loser
No no no no no I’m not a loser
I must hold all the winning cards”

Years never changed a thing
He was always in the foreground
The first to answer, the favourite of the teacher
He was the champion of the football team
And even with the girls he was the best, the hardest
A real ladies man, well a real romeo !

” I must always be the first
there ‘s no other way for me
well I say it to you guys, it ‘s not a game !
I’m the first, the first one, I’m not a loser
No no no no no I’m not a loser
No no no no no I’m not a loser
Well I’m a winner ”

At work he continued to be the first
Quickly he became the best employee of the office
He was the favourite of the boss
He was always the first one to arrive
You could see him at six o’clock
The first in the queue at the bus stop
No matter if he caused pain all around him
He crushed all on his way
Only one thing mattered to be the first
He was the champion of the business
Soon he had his own firm
Soon he ‘ll be a millionaire
The beginning of the monopoly was there !
Take a train, take a rolling train
Take a train, take a rolling train
Oh! running on all over the country, day and night
His affairs quickly became the first in U.S.A.
Super clothes,super shoes, a superman
Super business,super benefits, super dollars,a superman
Super car, super women, super children, a superman
Super lover, super robber, super clear, he was a superman

“Oh business all over the world
I’m not a loser
I’m a winner, I’ve got what I wanted
I’m the greatest
The N°1

It ‘s alright man, it ‘s alright
You ‘re the N°1 of the loneliness
The first alone !

 
Lyrics

9. I'm not a loser (Demo - 1993 CD reedition)
(M. Guccio - M. Ysaye - A. Letecheur - JP. Devaux - R. De Greef)  

Title : Mechanical Moonbeams
Year : 1978
Label
 : EMI
Product type : Vinyl album
CD release
 : 1993

 

 
 
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