The Birdfish

by Charles Lavaigne

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released October 10, 2013

All songs written by Charles Lavaigne
Produced by Alberto Santos and Charles Lavaigne
Recorded and mixed by Alberto Santos
Mastered by Germán Ponte

LP cover art by Héctor Rodríguez
CD cover art by Javier Reyes

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Charles Lavaigne Madrid, Spain

Charles Lavaigne is a Dominican singer songwriter living in Madrid. His music is rich, crazy and sometimes overwhelming. His songs and albums take the form of a musical roller coaster ride through many styles and places delivered with honesty all the way. So buckle up and let go. ... more

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Track Name: Intro (The Birdfish)
All the moments that make up my
Life
Passing by me as i close my
Eyes

But i don’t see myself in them
Myself in them
But i don’t see myself in them
Myself in them
Am i dreaming or am i thinking
That i live my
Life

Go to the river looking for a
Fish
A wild eyed birdfish shimmering in
Pink
And i see many fishes flowing
fishes floating
But i don’t see no birdfish
in river floating
The song is over I’m hungry and i have nothing to
Eat .
Track Name: Death
Death. Just when everything went Black
Or when everything went White
I just don’t know anymore
You’re beside all day and all night long

With every beat that fades
You’re behind the wheel that turns
Rain shattering my glass
In the corner of my eye

You’re the smart one of the class
Always with the final word
You put everything in place
On good times and bad times

La la la
La la la la la la la
La la la
La la la la la la la

Death, be the mirror to my life
Take a stand from time to time
A reminder of my debt
From this life so sweetly

I’m like a dot in the universe
And it makes me feel like shit
Ain’t that some kind of death?
Tra la la la la la

Too early and too late
You dirty villanesse
You take me by surprise
Or come crawling slowly

La la la…

Death. Just when everything went Black
Or when everything went White
The last station on the train
Or just a passing phase

I hope you set me free
From this heavy body given to me
Don’t let me be missunderstood
I’m no martyr baby
Death.
You’re the queen of the universe
The vortex of the sex
I’d like to look you in the eye
Be my guiding Light!!!!

La la la…

Death. You’re so english to me
You probably drink tea
And after all in the end
In the end
Life.
Track Name: El Cholo And Me
El cholo and me
We stroll through these dirty streets
Looking for some bread and company
Looking for some stars to fill our eyes
Looking for some fire lullaby
That can send our hungry souls to sleep
El cholo and me

El cholo wears his camera like a machine gun shooting Pictures against the emptiness of this life.
And he takes me to these parties where the little girls glitter like the Light bulbs from a plastic christmas tree.
Then he covers his eyes with his hair against the things that he don’t wanna see.
Cuz sometimes he sees giants disguised as windmills that want to take his sight away

El cholo and me
Looking for some bread and company
Looking for some stars to fill our eyes
Looking for a fire lullaby
That can send our hungry souls to sleep
El cholo and me

He shows me the Pictures of twentythousand women and he says to me “none of them were mine”
“but just for that moment where the camera did click i possesed every single one of them”
Then id say “but all these people’s just an image” and he’d wisely say without knowing “but so far thats all there is”
Then we’d look to a pretty ass or two and say “well, for the present moment thats just good enough”

And maybe its the moon that set a spell upon our hearts
Or maybe its the hormones that are always on the riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise

El cholo and me…

So we go along walking in the back of these summer nights looking for ways to kill eternity
And we take that avenue wich is always fifteen minutes long to anywhere you wanna go
And anywhere if crowded, Fast and cheap well much better then

Bread and circus to the lonely men who live in cities
But now we better run because those giants are coming…

(and now we run)
cholocholocholocholocholocholocholocholocholocholocholocholouahhhhhhh!!!! Brrrrrrr!!!!! Etc.
But remember that herzog film in wich is said that a giant is just the shadow of a dwarf
Track Name: Solo Solito
You know you left me soooooolo soliiiiito!
In the middle of that old highway
And you despise me because
I i i’m left chiquitito!
Every time that you pass my way

And i was chasing all your horses
And I was chasing them all the way
(3 times)
chasing them all…
chasing them all the Wayyyyyyyyy!
(4 times)

And then the time went by but i was still sooooolo soliiiiito!
Although i had so many girls
And you know baby, que yo me las doy de machito!!!!
Pero sin ti no soy nadie

So i’ll be chasing all your horses
And i’ll be chasing them all the way

Ay la luna… siempre la luna… ay ay ay ay ay!
Track Name: Looking At You
I may not be your charming prince against witches and dragons
or work in an office and handle big numbers for you
i do not even dance so much even though im dominicano
but i’m the best at looking at you

I may not have the looks of Brad Pitt or Chuck Norris Moustache
and you know i could’nt be funny even if i tried to
and you know pretty baby that i ain’t that much of a talker but im the best at looking at you

and i don’t smile when you rise or put a frown when you fail i just smile cuz you are and for me that’s good enough could’nt it be good enough for you too?

I may not know what lies beyond like Stephen Hawkins
Hell i don’t know what lies beyond my neighborhood
but if there’s one thing pretty baby that i know for certain is that im the best at looking at you

And when the sun hits that side of your face as you pass through my window from work everyday and you become white light and i dont know anymore if its night or day
Track Name: Champis/Buddies/Momma You Got To Move
Yeahhhhhhhhhh!!! Come on, come on, come on, come on!

We where there just watching the sunset
The moon came out from behind a tree
Then everything started to get funny
And nothing ever was as it seemed

Now let me think for a minute Darling
Let me think for a minute Darling
Let me think for a minute Darling
We gotta run!

Yeahhhhhhhhhhh! Come on, come on, come on, come on!

Abdullah was baptizing everyone
With red wine in a discotheque
Fares was just Laughing his ass out
And everything just fell into place

Now let me think for a minute son
Let me think for a minute son
Let me think for a minute son
I gotta run!

Yeah! Come on, come on, come on, come on!

The moon melted like jelly
And the colours shone so intensely
We where like two cats on tin roof
Or like a couple of racoons
Who just couldnt help but want to make love

Yeah, come on!

Our bodies where blazing with fire
Our clothes felt too heavy for us
We just felt that burning desire
And ran for shelter in our homes

Now let me think for a minute Darling
Let me think for a minute Darling
Let me think for a minute Darling
We gotta run!

Pepe was walking back and foward
In the flamenco saloon
While abdullah danced like a queen
And fares laughed about them two

Now let me think for a minute son
I gotta run

In the room our bodies blending
Into weird shapes beautifully
Then you started Laughing
And you said that you were in the fields
Open fields
Open fields
Open fields yeah!

Momma you got to move
Momma you got to move
Momma you got to move
Momma you got to move

Yes i see you swaying
All along that sheperds hill
Just as i between your hips
When you went to open fields

Momma you got to move (4 times)

Mami mami vida mía tu te tienes que mover
Porque la muerte nos acecha en casa beso que nos damos
Y este podría ser el último
Yo duermo en tus alas de ángel me cobijan la noche
Si es más larga que el día y no tiene fin

Momma you got to move (4 times)

This here lullaby is for you
For the next time in those open fields
Just sway, just sway your life away
And remember this old song to get you trough.

Momma you got to move (4 times)
Track Name: The Endless Traveller Song
Oh my eyes have seen as long as they could and more
Oh my eyes have seen as long as they Could and more
For i am the endless traveller and im a thousand years old
For i am the endless traveller and im a thousand years old

Yo tengo un burrito que se llama Ricky
Yo tengo un burrito que se llama Ricky
Y cuando mi Ricky pasa las mulas dicen “chiki chiki”
Y cuando my Ricky pasa las mulas dicen “chiki chiki”

I have many wives and i have many children
I have many wives and i have many children
Cuz i’ve layed my love in each and every city
Because i’ve layed my love in each and every city

And each wife has been a master and a teacher
And each wife has been a master and a teacher
And each children she gave me an extention of our freedom
And each children she gave me a reflection of our freedom

And i do the land like no other man
And i do the land like no other man
Cuz with each step i’m taking im telling her here i am
Cuz with each step i’m taking im telling her here i am

When i build my house i build it brick by brick
When i build my house i build it brick by brick
I put one on the bottom and one on top of it
I put one on the bottom and one on top of it

And everybody tells me lately que yo ´toy enamorao
And everybody tells me lately que yo ´toy enamorao
Because i get myself pretty everytime i go to pray
Because i get myself pretty everytime i go to pray

And i pray for mommy and i pray for Chichi
And i pray for mommy and i pray for Chichi
Cuz my fathers are gone and they never had it so easy
Cuz my fathers are gone and they never had it so easy

When i go and join them you put in my grave
When i go and join them you put in my grave
Herein lies the rests of a grateful and simple man
Herein lies the rests of a grateful and simple man
Track Name: Let´s Call It Love
People always want to put a name to all the feelings that they have and when they don’t know what to call the weirdest one
they call it love
they call it love
they call it love

Theres something down in the dark from time to time i get so lost and when i go back home i think
i call that love
i call that love
i call that love

Muchachita de metal te crees la mas guapa de todas las que habitan el lugar y a eso tu le llamas guay yo le llamo
vanidad
oh vanidad
oh vanidad

What if we’d just feel the whole of life inside of us and in our chest instead of putting names we’d just beat to a single drum
a single drum
a single drum
lalalalalalalalalalalalala!
Track Name: Two Rivers
Make up your mind
My little child
We travel on in this old World
All on our own

Follow your way
My little friend
The way that rings close to your heart
Follow your way
Two Rivers run its up to you
My little love

So make up your mind
My little child
Youre just a drop
But in the sea we’ll meet one day
Before we dissappear again
Into the air