Like It Is (CD​/​LP​/​2015)

by FILIAMOTSA

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released September 10, 2015

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FILIAMOTSA Nancy, France

Duo rock/psyche/noise, Filiamotsa a pu parcourir les routes d'une dizaine de pays (Europe, USA, Canada) pour plus de 130 concerts, aux côtés de groupes tels qu’Oxbow, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), The Ex, Nosfell, Pneu, 65 Days Of Static, We Insist !, Aucan, Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace) ou The Cesarians. ... more

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Track Name: The Little Shop
The Little Shop + + +

Here's the little shop
that I've been visiting for quite some years now
and where I will hear the old woman say
for the umptieth time now, for the umptieth time
for the tenthousand and umptieth time
what she thinks about the weather
she THINKS about the weather...

And so, I'll admit it is raining
but I am not complaining
it's a drizzle-rain, she'll say more precisely
and hey I'll agree, indeed
it looks like a drizzle-rain to me
and she'll agree, and: is this all I need?

Well yes, is this all I need? this IS all I need
yes mam, indeed, because...
because I would not dare
not for all the money in the world
to go against the sounds
stemming from her mouth
this stalactite house
with the large hanging teeth
whose slow but steady growth
I have been a witness of so closely
so almost overdosely
all these heartbreaking, newspaper taking, sharp-tongue shaking
breathtaking, aching, godforsaking years of unease... oh please!

So yes, I'll agree, it's a drizzle-rain indeed
yes I'll agree, for the tenthousand and umptieth time now
I ask how much is it
how much is it, I ask
but oh, I already know
I already know too much
it is somehow slightly simply all too much
yeah, actually… actually it's just too much
really, just too much… really!
Track Name: Madsummer Midness
Madsummer Midness

George and Martha went on a spree
midsummer madness, the judge said
because their cosy world collapsed
they had to make a living on welfare

They had to give up their jobs
when they both became ill,
and once they were home
they would run . . .
into bill after bill after bill after bill
— get out of the way, Bill

They booked the Hilton for 15 days
a double-room with tv, fridge, and breakfast
they booked the Savoy for 15 days
a double-room with TV, fridge, and breakfast
they loved, lived, laughed...
and left after a fortnight

She opened an account at Harrod’s
he was hooked on Rent-A Cars
they moved to the Marriot, the Holiday Inn,
the Cumberland, and lived like stars

For ten long weeks they lived like stars

Each was sentenced to nine months
and not a month too soon:
winter is about to come
next summer starts in June:

Midsummer madness, midsummer madness
they go all the way, Bill
midsummer madness, midsummer madness
hey, get out of the way, Bill
Track Name: The Bus Is Late Again
The Bus Is Late Again

The bus is late
I'm not surprised
the rain is wet
and supersized
the night is grey
I know the score
the rose is red
just like before

The wind is cold
the queue is slow
I'm still patient
but go go go
the door is jammed
my coat is stuck
the driver's deaf
well, just my luck

The light is green
the light is red
and there is o…
oh no, too bad
the car's been hit
I'm black and blue
the rose, it snapped
I think of you

I'm in the bus
it's full of doubt
the road is where
the light's gone out
the bus is late
and off you went

the bus is late?
and off you went?
again I see
no happy end
Track Name: Sleepy Tigers
Sleepy Tigers

Sleepy tigers
on the loose
see them stroll down the avenues

Pay attention
they've got claws
you're not protected by their laws

Did I tell you
they've got teeth
before they're hungry you better leave

When they wake up
just beware
cos about your well-being they don't care

The most dangerous
they wear suits
it's their business to be rude

And when they smile
watch your pocket
whatever's yours they will fuck it
they will fuck it...

If you see Kay
tell it like it is
if you see Kay,
tell her: it's like this

if
you
see
Kay…
Track Name: Blabblub
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As you can hear, once again
some fishy advice according to plan
the plan is a can of worms that have been in
this business since the very beginning

And all you hear, again and again:
the sound of vice that's in the can
it's creepy and then your head starts spinning
before it begins you'd better start swimming

I go round and round in circles
and I'm staring at the glass
I'm in a state and out of breath
and in need of air, I guess

It's hook, line, sinker
that's how it needs to go
why don't they change the the story-line
nobody seems to knows

They're going round in circles too
in a different kettle of fish
I guess it's time to get out of here
for I know what I won't miss

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blubblubblub
blabblabblab blabblab…
Track Name: Maybe
Maybe

Maybe
maybe you didn't notice
maybe you didn't pay attention
maybe your mind were somewhere else
at some place which I maybe should not mention
but maybe you —
weren't even there —
and maybe you —
were not aware —
or maybe —
maybe maybe maybe, maybe maybe maybe
you simply do not care

But hey that's alright…

Because ...
we love you more than rainbows and beautiful blue skies
we love you more than buttercups and wings of butterflies
we love you more than milk and honey, and waves upon the sea
we love you more than possibly, perhaps and maybe maybe
we love you more than the sun and moon and all the stars above
we love you more than more-than-enough, and maybe ...
thát should be enough

Well hey that's alright...

But IF you are there
and IF you ARE aware
and IF you, IF you, IF you
and STILL you do not care ...
then hey that's alright
hey that's alright, because ...

We love you more than saying it twice
we love you more than three blind mice
we love you more than your forty-fives
we love you more than a butcher's knife
more than a walk in the pouring rain
more than money down the drain

we love you more than my left brain
we love you more than going insane
we love you more than twisted truths
we love you more than wasted youths
we love you more than don't-ask-why
we love you more than one more lie
more than a chat with next door's creep
or one more film with Meryl Streep
we love you more than beep beep beep
we love you more, when you're buried
six - feet - deep

And hey that's alright...
Track Name: Song
Song (Ginsberg)

The weight of the world / is love.
Under the burden / of solitude,
under the burden / of dissatisfaction

the weight, / the weight we carry / is love.

Who can deny? / in dreams / it touches / the body,
in thought / constructs / a miracle,
in imagination / anguishes / till born / in human —

looks out of the heart / burning with purity —
for the burden of life / is love,

but we carry the weight / wearily,
and so must rest / in the arms of love / at last,
must rest in the arms / of love.

No rest / without love
no sleep / without dreams / of love —
be mad or chill / obsessed with angels / or machines,
the final wish is love
— cannot be bitter, / cannot deny,
cannot withhold, / if denied:

the weight is too heavy

— must give / for no return
as thought / is given / in solitude
in all the excellence / of its excess.

The warm bodies / shine together / in the darkness,
the hand moves / to the center of the flesh,
the skin trembles / in happiness
and the soul comes / joyful to the eye —

yes, yes, / that's what / I wanted, / I always wanted,
to return / to the body / where I was born.