It will be dark when we get there

by Vadim Vernay

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Four whole years! That's how long this album took. The third album is always an important step but who would've expected this change in direction after Myosotis? This time around, Vadim Vernay gives up the samples and surrounds himself with more than a dozen musicians in studio. His familiar abstract instrumental electro-idiosyncracy gives ways to lyrics that are razor-sharp and a voice that one cannot try to imagine.
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Quatre années ! C’est ce qu’aura nécessité cet album. Le 3e album est une étape en soit, mais comment pouvait-on s’attendre à cela après Myosotis ? Cette fois-ci Vadim Vernay abandonne le sample et s’entoure de plus d’une dizaine de musiciens en studio. Cette fois-ci l’electro abstract et instrumentale qui était sa marque de fabrique, cède la place à des textes ciselés et à une voix qu’on ne pouvait soupçonner.

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released April 27, 2015

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Vadim Vernay. Recorded by Maxence Collart at Le Sous-Marin (Amiens). Additional recording by Vadim Vernay. Mixed by Maxence Collart and Vadim Vernay at Le Sous Marin (Amiens). Mastered by Shawn Joseph and Vadim Vernay at Optimum Mastering (Bristol).

Black & white photographs by Thomas Cardin. Polaroids by Vadim Vernay. Design & typography by Audrey Bastard.

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Track Name: Bring me chaos
Such a precious thing
you gave to me
I can feel life running
under my skin.

That warmth
into my veins,
a kind of darkness
within.

You are my heaven
where I wanna be
and how great, how great !
it makes me feel

Bring me the chaos
please
Bring me the chaos
now.

-

You can't stop a rising tide
and all its overflows,
we failed all the times
and that's how we drown.

Such a thin line
'tween heaven's lights
and the deep end
where we fall,

that the bad dream
we've had
suddenly turns
to real.

You are my evil
a madness in me,
but how can we mess
all the beauties

I can see the chaos
I can see the chaos
now

-

Corpuscles of my blood, mad drivers in my veins, to bring me air, alcohol, heroin, raw blood. Is my head still here or put away in the fridge ? Have I killed you ? Ever met you ? My corpse says no but I can't trust him anymore. Where do I put these keys ? Where is my money ? Am I still here ? Still alive ? Still driving ? Still fucking ? Still decomposing ? Am I hungry ? Am I late ? I am exhausted now. Full of a deep anger, made of fury. But I wish I could have a rest. I wish I would have no blood in my mouth, no hurts in my words, no death in my sex, no rent to pay for this fucking life. My shirt and my soul for a burger. A horse ! A horse ! But I'd like to keep the kingdom.

Let dance the black thoughts ! That unleash all the elements ! That my rage fly into you ! That my love fly to you ! Does my anxiety save you ? I wanna be with you. I wish there's a rainbow to go through but it's just shit and I don't need you. Strange I'm so cold in your arms, so burning inside. So sick and I'm crawling, so dead and I'm laying, so alive and I'm crying. But where is my car ? I've lost my way, lost myself. Left the keys. Left in the stairs the way to you. No matter, I've got a map for my kitchen. Knife and fork to cut and eat my thoughts of you. No matter, I've left my memories in the trunk of my car. Wake up ! You were sleeping. Have I hurt you honey ? Have I killed you ? My trash is full. How can I bring out my dead ? Unscrew my head ? Your hate fits me well. Your hate for my lunch. Ok, let's go work, but underground. Your lipstick traces on my shirt won't come off. Blood or ketchup ? Don't remember. But I've already seen this movie. A sad and scary one, like us. Have you enjoyed it ? 'Cause you've missed me. I'm still alive. Am I still alive ?

-

I wear a new skin
for this sweet
brand new life
and I clear up the sky
of all this clouded past.

But a taste remains,
something's swelling out,
a confused delight,
and I know that somewhere
I should be still alive.

You are my peace
and all its emptiness,
but to be fair, I feel like
I will need more than this.

Bring me the chaos
please
Bring me the chaos
now
Track Name: A lost letter
What's done is forever
it don't make us closer.

The worst has been said
and more than you, it still remains.

I look back,
I look out,
‘cos all, in pieces, left behind.

Hello
my love
so far
I let you go
with all
my love
the ghosts
and my soul.

Too long distance call
from that damned ghost in his hole.

Are you still here my doe ?
Show me where and I'll go.

I looked hard,
I looked far,
I’d looked everywhere you've passed by.

Hello
my love
so hurt
I made you go
so far
my love
so far
I cannot follow

Hello
my love
so hurt
I made you go
so far
my love
so far
I cannot follow
Track Name: See from now
Knock on your door,
knock on my door.
Meeting at the front door,
left by the backdoor.

Steps on the ground,
lay down in the ground.
Step by step is fine,
you were so hard to find.

-

Bodies that hurt,
bodies at rest.
Do bodies have brains ?
Do our bodies make sense ?

Future is in your hands,
promises in my hands.
I know you’re not here,
but I wanna hold your hands.

-

Freaky by day,
freaky by night.
See from now,
it's a freaky freaky life.

Freaky by day,
freaky by night.
See from now,
it's a freaky freaky life.

Freaky by day,
freaky by night.
See from now,
it's a freaky freaky life.
Track Name: Our disease
Bring me my mama home
and stop occupation now !
We are no commodity
to bail out love.
The soldier’s homesick,
and the trader’s airsick,
and I'm groundsick.
I’m sick of occupation now.
Bring my mama home
and free Gaza now !

You can disperse the crowd
and spread dissensus around,
on my old dodgy...
bring among us dissensus
and tell the kids
"Your crime is your time."
But stop occupation now…
Stop occupation now !
Bring my mama home
and free Gaza now !

Dissensus in subject
Consensus in object
Dissensus in subject
Consensus in object
Dissensus in subject
Consensus in object
Dissensus in subject
Consensus in object

I'm a conquistador
I'm a consumidor
I'm a confabulator
Here we are a crowd
Here we are a crowd
Here we are a crowd
I give you my rage !

It's our disease,
guerilla, dear !
Oh, dear !
Me dear.
No ? Yes dear !

It's our disease,
guerilla, dear !
Oh, dear !
Me dear.
No ? Yes dear !
Track Name: Punk's not dead (Success)
This poison was a success,
to throw me in the coma in a wink
and absolutely painless.

Sex is a success,
I'm getting better and better,
nevertheless…

Patrick Bateman is a success,
shirt's always white, perfect executive,
doing great business !

I'm dying, it's a success.
I'm not nervous, 'got my american master life
and no stress.

This world is a success,
we're gonna be rich and saved,
and our oil is blessed.

The future is a success,
for sure, the house, the dog, the wife,
but for now, present's a mess.

This treatment is a success
The bombing was a success
Death penalty, a success
The end of war is a success
Urging me : success
Losing you : success
Let go the wheel, a success
TV show, success
The shooting, a success
This battle, a success
Our couple, a success
Invade homes : success
Make our fathers proud : success
Save our souls : ...

And now
let succeed
by all
means

And now
let succeed
by all
means

And now
let succeed
by all
means
Track Name: Murder in the land of beauty
By this dark moonless night
cannot see what's in my back
and the wind's blowing hard
can only hear the sound of my heart

But in my spine I can feel
an icy piercing fear
I know, somebody's in that fog
but no one responds my call

Then a knife came in my heart
a last breathe escaped from my mouth

Now I can see
myself in the grass
a shape upon me
his hands
the purple stream
a bad contingency
a murder blooming
in the land of beauty
Track Name: Darkhorse
A darkhorse is running in her mind,
the wall is thick, her world is down.
She's nickeled and dimed to death,
'cos she left her milk and honey there…

To fight
for your
chemicals

But they stole her skin and wine
while flipping her last coin.
Her and her perfect body gave voice
to the sound of the river.

Never reached the good funeral.
Never reached a revolution.
But it takes a second to run a darkhorse in the night,
and a whole life to remember how dark it was.

She saw
a rip
in its eyes,
took the
graveyard
shift

to feed her kids off the cliff

Razor
in one hand,
in the other,
horizons

of broken milk and rain

Razors and milk
in both hands…

Should she feed the kids off the cliff
or run that darkhorse again ?

Should she feed the kids off the cliff
or run that darkhorse again ?
Track Name: Song for light
She let the snow fall,
just in the right place,
and let radio on,
innocence down the stairs.

Stay away from that nightmare !
Stay away from that nightmare !
Stay away…

A song for your dreams
A song for you to sleep

-

She'd closed her bedroom door
to keep the cold outside,
put on her most beautiful shine
‘cos tomorrow's got no sun.

Haven't you found the switch ?
Haven't you found the light ?

You can close your eyes
the sleepless nights do stand aside

You can now close your eyes
the sleepless nights do stand aside
Track Name: Wolfriver
When you see the river flows,
troubles go down to the hole.
The road's ending soon…

There was so much space before,
from the hill to the moon.
But the game is crooked bro,
more than we could…

… didn't know we were in a hole,
we didn't know we were deep in a hole…

-

The river promised to nurse me back
to the world,
if I couldn't breathe
anymore.

River promised to nurse me back
to the world…

Come offshore,
are you happy yet ?
Come offshore
are you happy yet ?

-

The river used to rove on your back,
as from a nightmare,
don't you remember ?

But the river's mad, the river's gone.
But the river's mad, and the river's gone.

… didn't know we were in a hole,
we didn't know we were deep in a hole…

… didn't know we were in a hole,
we didn't know we were deep in a hole…
Track Name: Fadeaway
My love
fades away
as birds come
and fly away

My love
fades away
as it all
does anyway

-

My world
had blown away
as I heard
your cry one day

My world
had turned to gray
as birds
lost our way
Track Name: If you just go
If you just go around
and have a look,
you could see…

It's a kind of wild dream out there,
with borrowed life
for half-time breath
and sorrow
at almost all floors,
buildings to fall off
and unyielding stones,
kids licking the walls
and one-days butterflies.

Sometimes, even the sun's hiding,
even the birds are drowning
in a huge deep black sea,
even the lakes are setting aflame…

Yes, it's wild out there.
So many things could testify,
from the broken windows
to the dead elms.

Bad times for the dreams, you know,
bad times...

-

And if you just go,
I'm not so sure…
I'm no more sure at all
that all the white hopes,
that all the still enlightened fires,
all the best wishes
will not be frozen in a glimpse.

There's not so many shelters
in the neighborhood,
and when it's not the sun,
it's the cold,
and when it's not a fight,
it's a fall.

Shoulders aren't much more,
to peacefully fall asleep upon them,
to finally give ourselves away,
and share some strength.

So… you can go…
You can...

-

Otherwise,
you can come closer,
in within sight,
in within reach of my whispers,
at least, enough to be grazed,
maybe to be touched,
as long as we stand together
to watch the fires shutting down,
feel the rumbling murmur of the daylight,
release from our hands
all the strings we've ever held
and all the dead weights.

Maybe, sometimes,
the storm will blow here too,
maybe the lightning
will strike.
I cannot promise.
Neither you, too.

But I believe and I trust.
Not every second,
not every minute,
‘cos I can't, but I try, be sure.

So, perhaps you can come…
we will trample down the ground,
we will breathe the same air,
we will hold the years,
we will stop to end in fire
and escape that dream.
Track Name: A morning in white gray
I remember a day
sheltered in my mind
it was just you and I
for the very first time

Around there’s the world
around there’s the night
inside, a grace
inside, two gifted hearts

With the night on our side
with time far behind
we shared a candle light
and we flew away so far
out of the wheel
hidden in the space
but forgotten morning
which was coming to us in…

white gray
… in white gray
Coming to us
in white gray
A morning in
white gray