The Leading Light

by KAMI

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All songs written in Neukölln (Berlin, Germany) between February and April 2011.

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released April 1, 2013

Produced by Bertrand Montandon.
Recorded and mixed by Bertrand Montandon at Studio Vega
(Carpentras, France) between January and March 2012.
Mastered by Benjamin Joubert at Translab (Paris, France) in April 2012.

All songs by KAMI (Debono, Henriot, Marmoz).
Hervé Debono : vocals, guitar, keyboards and Fender Rhodes;
Martin Henriot : guitar, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, piano, glockenspiel and vocals;
Maxime Marmoz : drums, glockenspiel, keyboards and vocals.

All bass played by Samy Prou.

Additional vocals by Aurélie Guigue, Manon Vialle and Samy Prou
on "Key Searchers" and "Last Summer"; and by Oliver Knowles
on "Broken Circle".

Cover by Romuald Sintes, from a photograph by Diane Sagnier.
Model : Eugénie Mesquita

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Track Name: Counterfire
Exhausted by our lives
Our last strengths to fight
We want the King and his wife
Won’t wait for the afterlife

Watch out ! Counterfire !

Tick-tock here’s the count-down
When everything comes down
The rats invade the town
Deciding to smash the crown

Watch out ! Counterfire !

We will write it on the walls
We will scream it till you fall
Listen to these screaming walls
Where we are writing your fall

Watch out ! Counterfire !
Track Name: Another Way to Fake
How many repetitions
Make one truth or strobonic injections ? OBEY !
Jump into the Whale’s mouth ? No need
You’re already in at your house. We are
Dogs, dogs are so thirsty, I am
Available, sink into me, be my guide
Go, I lust for pleasure, come on
You’re my favourite leisure

Do you lie when I am between your legs ?
Do you lie when I am between your legs ?

So temptress, so sexy. What a
Spectacular society ! I’m weak
So spins and seduction, I need
These necessary illusions. Consent !
Who’s really the prostitute ? Surely
Not the one who wins the lawsuit. Not guilty !
He looks straight in the eye, like the
Voice of Fate, she does never lie

Do you lie when I am between your legs ?
Do you lie when I am between your legs ?

Who said it was a lie ? Did I ?
Truth is just a matter of style
I’m lying…
Track Name: Raindrops
Raindrops all over my face
I can feel how they're getting down my neck
I could stay here, staring at your game
Don't you see that I am standing down there ?

Raindrops getting down my neck
I can feel how they are freezing my flesh
Will it be alright when you figure out that it's too late ?
Don't look back when you turn off the lights, it is ok

Get a breath of air
No more time to spare
Hold me tight, scars mend eventually

My heartbeats so near
Wrap your atmosphere
Hold me tight, scars mend eventually

Will it be alright when you figure out that it's too late ?
Don't look back when you turn off the lights, it is ok
Track Name: Day and Night (Berlin)
Rabbit hole, I feel so safe
My music and my books
No people and their looks

Rabbit hole, no daylight
Nothing comes with my songs
Time goes by, nights are long

Sunny afternoon, Gorlitzer Park
Until it’s cold and completely dark
Oh Berlin, the day is not enough

Electro parties by day by night
Drinking beers with friends at the flat
Oh Berlin, the night is not enough

Rabbit hole, I felt so safe
My music and my books
No people and their looks

I can still hear her voice, telling me :
"Stop living through your books
Go out, take a look"

Rabbit hole, no daylight
Nothing came with my songs
Time went by, nights were long

I can still hear her voice, telling me :
"Stop living through your books
Go out, take a look"
Track Name: Key Searchers
Holding on to the next one
Finding out our ennemy won
Now you’re leaving and I am not that impressed

By the time we were alright
No one was the leading light
Now I feel like I will never rest

We will give it a try
There’s nothing left to worry about, honey
The sky, the trees, you and I
There’s nothing left to worry about, honey

I don’t think before I speak
And I hope these words won’t leak
It would help us not to be that dispossed

We will give it a try
There’s nothing left to worry about, honey
The sky, the trees, you and I
There’s nothing left to worry about, honey

Oh my god where the hell should we go ?
Oh my lord should we take this way down below ?
You were all romantically harmonized
But you were all so differently magnetised
Oh my god it seems we are in a violent flow
Oh my lord where the hell should we go ?
Track Name: Floating Feathers
Times are not changing
But you’re an other
There were many doubts
But you’re an other

After the first death there’s no other

Everyone told me : "I don’t know and have to agree
There is no guarantee, how will end my family tree"
Track Name: Broken Circle
I’ve seen all the faces of this shore
I’ve been there before
Neither poetry nor ambition
Nor love or any fiction
Have influence on me
As they pass by me

Every circle is a broken soul
A broken circle is like every soul
It is equal
To an endless line

You’ve seen all the damage I’ve done
And yet the thrill’s back on
I see you crystal clear and there’s no fear
As I lay here and stand near
Long story short
It won’t help in any sort

Every circle is a broken soul
A broken circle is like every soul
It is equal
To an endless line

I’ve heard a war is a fatal period
And that it’s always lost
Track Name: Crave for Grace
When everything stops making sense you run out of breath
Ain't you the only one to blame sometimes ?
If you think it makes no difference you’re lying to yourself
And don't you ever feel the same sometimes ?

When the city lights are gone you run out of breath
It seems like the sun will never rise again
If you think it depends on me don’t lie to yourself
Do you reckon you’ll be able to dream again ?

Crave for grace
Crave for grace
Open up your heart

If you're scared to fail
You put your mind in jail
Will you open up your heart ?

Will you dream again ?
Will you hope again ?
Will you open up your heart ?
Track Name: Obstacles
I suffocate in this empty bed, in this no man’s land
Silence echoes around my head, your ghost
In front of the Palace of Tears, no kiss, no embrace
I’ve been waiting there for two years, in vain

Why this wall in just one night ?
How is life on your side ?

Silence became our favourite song, it’s the void only talking now
Are we doomed to oblivion, as your voice ?
Disappear into a black hole, opaque obscuring the past
Wasn’t it that you feared the most, one time ?

Why this wall in just one night ?
How is life on your side ?

I will cross all obstacles
I’ll never give up
I will cross all rivers and walls
To find you
Track Name: Last Summer
Through the curtains, the sun lights up the walls
Of your room where, we are awake
But we don’t want to get out of bed
Just enjoy every moment

Pictures come back to my mind
I close my eyes with a smile
Sometimes it’s good to rewind
And stop back there for a while

The sky’s orange and pink, the day is ending
Surrounded by trees, on your
Balcony we are getting some air
Just enjoy every moment

Pictures come back to my mind
I close my eyes with a smile
Sometimes it’s good to rewind
And stop back there for a while

Summer ended, autumn comes
Sunny days can’t last all the time
We wrote our last paragraph
Last summer with you is now an old photograph