L'Heure Verte

by Dreamchild

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This is from our forthcoming CD, Le Cabaret de L'Enfer, and it has a beautiful video to accompany it, filmed and edited by Cheryl Fair. The still image is a cropped version of a photo by Cheryl Fair Photography.

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L’Heure Verte
Gerace/Wanner / ASCAP

Verse 1:
I cross the carpet – sense my shins caressed
by towering tulip heads that strangely grow
so heavy with the drink the waiter offers
as it glows, the elixir in the glass.
Green and fey, they say she charms and mars
All of us are in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars…at the stars.

Refrain:
L’heure verte…L’heure verte

Verse 2:
In the café, I stare, starkly aware
The girl’s gaze shows a growing, dazed dismay,
The patrons pause, in horror and revulsion
while whorls of stars form whitely in the glass.
Greenish-gold, that grows, dissolving night
to a mist, obliterating
that must, like madness, fade away…and pass…it must pass!

Refrain:
L’heure verte…L’heure verte

Verse 3:
They say Verlaine is scarcely still insane,
Rimbaud seems to be the one to know
So heavy now, the glass is hard to grasp
Les Fleurs du Mal root in the glowing green…
Green and fey, they say she harms and mars
All of us are in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars…at the stars.

Refrain:
L’heure verte…L’heure verte

credits

released May 15, 2015
Vocal and Wire-Strung Harp : Cheryl Wanner
Processed Guitars: Frank Gerace
Recorded and mixed by Frank Gerace at MoonPool Studios
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner at M-Works Mastering

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Dreamchild Boston, Massachusetts

Frank Gerace & Cheryl Wanner (Dreamchild) are well-known composers & musicians, who have provided music for several theatrical productions in Boston. They're also known for the intensity of their own live performances, and use loops/samples, vocal techniques (ethnic ululation, flamenco flourish & operatic power) and unusual instrumentation to create music of ethereal nightmares and fever dreams. ... more

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