LYRICS

The Vandoesburgsuite

CD:All lyrics (eng/ fr)

Date: 2005

ⓒIneke van Doorn

Le Son de la Cité Le son de la cité c’est
Le son du citoyen
Qui cache le silence
Derrière son visage
Un silence qui murmure
Silencieusement
Un silence assourdissant
Aveugle et invisible
Pour tous ceux que l'on rencontre

Le son de la cité c’est
Le son du visage
Qui se montre comme un rue de Paris
Dans toute son existence
Scatalogique, dramatique
Plein de femmes
Sautant d’un sujet à l’autre
Même quand elles soliloquent
Sceptiques et emplies de soucis

Le son de la cité, enfin
C’est le son du sortilège
Qui commence
Dès que le soleil réveille
Les Grand Traveaux
Et touche le canal
Qui t’emmène vers le Midi
Et qui te fait oublier
Tous ces jours où tu n’a
Rien pu entendre que
Le cœur battant
Qui fait vivre ce rêve
Mail From Meudon It’s been sort of odd, overcast last week
The house is freezing, we still try to find our way
Paris is waiting, I see her clear from here

I never saw myself living in a piece of art
While breathing the same air Theo and Nelly did
Can you imagine Monk came to visit her
Exchanging ideas exactly where I’m right now
I even read that Marcel Duchamps was here.

Twice a day we have to walk up the hill to buy fresh croissants for two
I’m afraid to gain weight, it’s too good
Someone told me only two blocks from here lived Rilke and Rodin
If only I could share such abilities, be like a genius
That’s it for now dear, cross cross embrace, I.V.

Once we finally get to Paris there will be a million things to do
But for now no real plans but to sleep
Found a book full of concepts about how this place first was conceived
With doors that turn into walls, like a magic trick, he was a genius

It’s been sort of odd, overcast last week
The house still freezing, we try to find our way
We’ve been to Paris, first went to see Beaubourg

It is still unclear how to live in a piece of art
Though breathing the same air Theo and Nelly did
Great news to hear that you’ll come to visit us
Exchanging ideas exactly where they once did

That’s it for now dear, cross cross embrace, I.V.
Theo and Nellie A man of words
A woman full of belief
Until first a dream
Nothing changes
Nothing moves
They hunted for the light
With lines so straight
Square with their vision
Square with love

With white, with grey
With red, yellow and blue
Picturing their lives
Full of changes
Full of moves
They hunted for the truth
With thoughts so straight
Square with their passion
In line with love

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