The Solitary Quest

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released January 3, 2014

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All songs written by Matthieu Maurel (Moot) except :
Through My Window (M. Maurel - Stanislas Morel)
How Does It Feel ? (M. Maurel - Olivier Durand)
Rose's Turkey's Grey (M. Maurel/Etienne Comont - M. Maurel)
Xmas Song (M. Maurel/Julien Lemetais/Simon Poncelet/Emmanuel Molinéro/Sébastien Rault)

Featuring:
Matthieu Maurel : vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, mandolin ...

Additionals:
Alan Fatras - Drums on "Through My Window" & "How Does It Feel?"
Laurent Pardo - Bass on "How Does It Feel?"
Olivier Durand - Vocals & guitars on "How Does It Feel?"
Stanislas Morel - Vocals, bass, organ on "Through My Window"
Laurent Gruau : Trumpets on "Love Is On The Street"
Julien Lemetais : vocals, bass & trombone on "Xmas Song"
Emmanuel Molinéro : keyboards & bv's on "Xmas Song"
Sébastien Rault : drums & bv's on "Xmas Song"
Simon Poncelet : guitars and bv's on "Xmas Song"

Cover Photo by Moot

Recorded & engineered by Matthieu Maurel (July 2010 - January 2014) @ Sandwick Studio, Le Havre, France
Mixed, masterized, written & produced by Matthieu Maurel
How Many People? Remix by Gaëtan Sieurin

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Track Name: I Don't Believe You
It’s in everyone of us
To think of the time that hurts
Drifting in a nonsense world
The tale will remain unheard

What I need ... is lost
What I need ... is already gone
But it’s all I got

Winded, at the end of dawn
Sweeping the dust of my heart
All I need ... is lost
All I need ... is already gone
But it’s all I got

(Chorus)
I don’t believe you
I don’t believe you
I don’t believe you
I don’t believe you
In the streets of despair (I don’t believe you)
In the streets of pain (I don’t believe you)
Where your dead soul dance (I don’t believe you)
I don’t believe you
Track Name: Louise Loves
Louise looks at the sight
Of a vanishing star in the sky
She feels deadly apart
In this world of art

A Californian ride
Would do her good to warm up her soul
She held a clue in her hand
But she don’t give a damn anymore

Louise lies in the sand
And wonders where the good dreams have gone
Hope of freedom and love
Buried with the plans of a better world

She’s about to lose her mind
She’s about to lose her time
She has given up the fight
But she’ll be fine

Louise loves at first sight
She knows the magic will fade in a while
No need to question why
For she knows it won’t forever last
Track Name: She's So Rad
Great time to hand up the guns
And weed out the hoes for my little bird
Things went to far yesterday
I cleared all my contracts
On the cross I swear

Daphne, she’s not one of us
Light-years from our universe
Feeling lonely has been our weight
But now the Big Wheel
Is gonna change its plans

(Chorus)
She’s so rad, she’s so rad
She’s so rad, yeah she’s so rad

She works in a Library
That she owns from her family
There, no gun shots, there, no blood stains
Just feel the love, every man needs to share

(Chorus)
She’s so rad, she’s so rad
She’s so rad, yeah she’s so rad
She’s so rad, she’s so rad

Daphne, I swear I’m afraid
I’ve never been used to such love affair
It’s the most terrifying of all the things we’ve been through
My 44’ baby, stay close to me, in case of emergency

Too late to hand up the guns
Fate knocks from the moment I repent
I felt nothing, I saw her face
Then came the noise, then came the pain
Track Name: How Many People ?
How many people are going to pass away ?
How many people are going lose their faith ?
How many people are going to pass away ?
How many people are going lose their faith ?

I sit and watch the world from my window pane
I can’t remember when the things began to change
Long time ago I knew an age of gold
Another universe but now the dream has gone

(Chorus)
I’m so cold you know
There’s no good you know
I’m so cold you know
There’s no good you know

How many children are going to pass away ?
How many children ?
We all just have to pray

(Chorus)
I’m so cold you know
There’s no good you know
Watch the scene and draw me a magic poem
God is on the phone
And he says : « There’s a world for everyone,
A world for everyone,
Keep the faith my son
You’re so cold, I know »
Track Name: Love Is On The Street
Love is on the street
And still I can’t believe it’s real
That she did this to me

Love is on the street
I don’t feel any sympathy
She treats me so badly

Please recollect what we used to be
It belongs to you and me

Love is on the street
Here, there and everywhere I see
Ironically, ignoring me

Love is on the street
It definitely makes me sick
Cause they’re all loved, not me

That man sharing with you memories
It’s not how it’s supposed to be

Bring me back to the place we used to meet
The one that belongs to you and me

Love is on the street
Forgive my being sarcastic
For my baby left me

One by one she wiped our memories
Then she crossed my name on the list
I’m afraid I’m no good company
Since love has abandoned me
Track Name: Through My Window
I got myself locked in the city
Trapped is my body and soul, under the Lady’s hold
Family and friends gone long ago
I missed the last train, going to nowhere

I got myself lost in the city
I'm a passionate one, you were right from the start
Each time I could I took the chance (oh yeah)
To make my way out of there to the greenest grass lands

Through my window, life unfolds
True to what God planned for us all
Following the celestial code
While we are waiting for a call

Gone the bliss, I feel cloudy
Like a mind needs comfort after a brutal lift
I’ve been on top, now I’m falling
But my memory’s so strong
I’ll keep it real for I’m not bound to the ground

(Waving goodbye) No I won’t be …

I got myself locked in the city
Trapped is my body and soul, under the Lady’s hold

Through my window I see trees
Yellow and blue my heart is green
Through my window I see hills
Beautiful places with no one in
Track Name: All Around
You can have me
On a slack tide when the instant freeze
Won’t you catch it ? I will

Take your chances
Buried in the limbos of my dreams
Won’t you try it ? I will

And after all the different times
Outside your gold mind
Love is all around
And after all the different times
I should have died

Time is nothing
Mind the signs of my melancholy
Won’t you call me ? I will

And after all the different times
Inside the goldmine
Love is all around
And after all the different times
I should have died

And after all the different times
Outside your gold mind
Love is all around
And after all the different times
I should have died
Track Name: I Feel Free
In the city of Angels
On a dirty good road
I sold my soul to the devil
I’m a man on the run

So I chose to depart
For a suitcase of gold
I never lied to the mantra
But now I’m tired to run

All is fine down the dead-end street
It’s cold and calm, a plain mystery
I couldn’t tell why I’m in such a peace
Ain’t afraid to meet the beast

(Chorus)
I feel free, there she stands on the road
I feel free, I pretty sure she wants my soul

Slowly she moved on closer
Gave me a parchment of gold
At the very bottom of it I saw my name
That I signed with my blood

She said: «I must admit I’ve something to confess
And its’ a feeling that’s hard to express
Why don’t we give a try to our romance
And lose ourselves in a passionate dance ?»

(Chorus)
I feel free, I guess that just a kiss
I feel free, a little kiss is no big deal
Then I’ll be free

I feel free, the demon fell in love with me
I feel free, I just can’t believe it
I feel free, she decided to set me free
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free, I feel free
Track Name: P.I.P. (Paddington Inside Prob)
I’m strolling around in Old Town
Followed by grateful fellas
They just can’t help but admire
The grace of my Victorian style

I can hear the crowd from my room
Calling and crying for the moon
That’s right I’m fascinating
I came to this poor world gifted

(Chorus)
Oh can’t you see that I’m in love with me ?
Don’t be afraid, my lovely friend, my comrade
I’ll make them pay for the things that they said

I may feel uncomfortable
Cause I don’t belong to your world
I never give up ‘cause I’m strong
And I don’t give up when I’m wrong

I can handle angry people
Who think they can beat me on my own ground
Each time they lose and I win
Who can hold a candle to me ?

(Chorus)
Oh can’t you see that I’m in love with me
I’m glad you came, my little friend, how to tell ?
You’re the sunshine of my quest

At last you came, my beautiful friend
I guess you may know my name

I may feel uncomfortable
Cause I don’t belong to your world
Each time you lose and I win
Who can hold a candle to me ?

(Chorus)
Oh can’t you see that I’m in love with me ?
Track Name: Yer Gorra Cob On
Yer gorra cob on
In your eyes I see the sadness of your heart

Yer gorra cob on
By your side I feel your pain
This is something that I do understand

Time after time
You are searching for the light
Of a different story
To heal your pain ‘cause you can’t get no relief

Yer gorra cob on
Daddy stormed and Mummy lies on the floor

Time after time
You’ll forget the tears you’ve cried
There are different suns
Quiet worlds of love to come undone

Yer gorra cob on
Take my hand and call me Dad for a while
Track Name: Xmas Song
There's a Xmas pudding on the table tonite
All the dreams will be granted
Xmas trees, strings of light
Snowballs and xmas socks
Leading us to a magical night

This is a lucky day
Kids make a snow man
And slide on the wild ice
December 25th, perfect day
For brothers and sisters, Roger and Peter
Santa Claus will be with us tonite
The whole family will be waiting for him
But while we were celebrating
It suddenly turned into something unreal

Xmas tree in chimney
Followed by the turkey
There's a mess on the table
The crib is used for a battle
Stuck to the wall
The ginger pudding with dentures
Cherry as a rainfall
Into the mouth of my Uncle

The ... melting
And makes the ground dirty
Blasphemous words
The thing is getting worse
..... is crystallizing
The scene is not as expected
And after all we know the song
So come on and sing along

Goodbye Mister Rain
Goodbye Miss Cocaine
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
It's a happy new year
When it comes like a punch
Injured in the crush
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And a happy new year

Neighbours witnessed everything
There's a mayhem on the street
The xmas police's gonna take good care of it
Xmas trees burn and Santa Claus blow up to the sky
Families are getting edgy
Everyone is fed up with it, about to lose it

Goodbye Mister Rain
Goodbye Miss Insane
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
It's a happy new year
Jump into my plane
There's a lot more to gain
We wish you a merry Xmas
And a happy new year
Goodbye Mister Rain
Goodbye Miss Complain
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
It's a happy new year
Sing along that refrain
Come and join our parade
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
And a happy new year
Track Name: How Does It Feel ?
I’ve been stranded and insecure
I was wearing a uniform
Waiting for something to occur
Out of greed, I wanted more

How does it feel to rule your life ?
How does it feel to rule your life ?

I’ve been walking on empty streets
I’ve been running a million hills
I’ve been starving on boulevards
Left for dead in reservoirs

How does it feel to rule your life ?
How does it feel to rule your life ?

Hold on to your dreams
Hold on to your belief
Under a rain of dirty tricks
You’re the only one to choose to win

How does it feel to rule your life ?
How does it feel to rule your life ?
How does it feel to rule your life ?
How does it feel to rule your life ?
Track Name: Rose's Turkey's Grey
Far away on an Humpty land
Dolphin’s on her way on a flying tray
Way through hell and the chocolate flakes
To the friendly place where Captain Boo awaits
They have the bestest plan to defeat the dog again
For he deeds it wrong, never wrote a song
Danny always wears a Danish Krown

(Chorus)
Venice is dream, violin gone away
My tiger’s green, and Rose’s turkey’s grey

Hairy light on a spotty night
The witch cast a spell to steal me copyrights
She brews a potion in her crappy dark mansion
And Danny has always agreed her evil ways

(Chorus)
Money’s a dream, but it pleas you astray
My tiger’s green, and Rose’s turkey’s grey

Dolphin:
«Ooo, tell me Boo
We had a rendez-vous
We chose the wrong view when Daphne went blue»

Boo:
«Dolphin, you should know what to do !»

(Chorus)
Face up your fears, and you will feel okay
Bring out your dreams, and build a better day
And if your love ain’t real, then Rose’s turkey’s grey
Track Name: Make Believe
Tuesday the 9th of November
Two Thousand Ten on planet earth
This is the day I retire
‘Cause I’m old and I’m tired to wait
And no one seems to care

So you came back like clap of thunder
Raging like an old kraken
Filling the lacks with your sorrows
Right through my heart the pain covertly spreads

(Chorus)
It’s make believe
Make believe
Believe me
Nothing is real, I ain’t no more to give

The price has been paid what do I get?
Certainly not what I expect
This yellow brick road is a dead end
Where all your dreams & plans constantly fail

(Chorus)
It’s make believe
Make believe
Believe me
Nothing is real but the sadness I feel

Make believe
Believe me
This trap I fell into
Yeah ! hell what else could I do ?

Just in case you don’t know
There’ll be no more «Mach Schau»

Oh Lord, it’s twisting me soul
But it’s all over Beethoven
Track Name: [Hidden Track] Thinking To Myself
I’m shaking like a leaf, as I’m walking down the street
And I do believe you feel the way I feel

I’m smiling nervously, trying to remembering
The few tips that my Daddy taught me

(Chorus)
You & me, that was meant to be
You & I, it’s written in the starlights
And I can’t help thinking to myself, oh no

I know there’d be no harm, with you by my side
Cause you’re the one that makes everything fine
We’ll skiffle all night long, ‘til the end of dawn
And never see things go wrong

(Chorus) You & me, that was meant to be
You & I, it’s written in the starlights
And I can’t help thinking to myself, oh no

If love is just a dream, we should all remain asleep
And watch our souls levitate in the sky, flying ‘round

You & me, that was meant to be
You & I, it’s written in the starlights
And I can’t help thinking to myself, oh no
Track Name: How Many People ? REMIX
How many people
Are going to pass away ?
How many people
Are going lose their faith ?

I sit and watch the world from my window pane
I can’t remember when the things began to change
Long time ago I knew a age of gold
Another universe but now the dream has gone

I'm so cold you know
There's no good you know
I'm so cold you know
There's no good you know

How many children
Are going to pass away ?
How many people ?
We all just have to pray

I'm so cold you know
There's no good you know
Watch the scene and draw
Me a magic poem
God is on the phone
He says : « There’s a world for everyone,
A world for everyone
Keep the faith my son
You’re so cold, I know »