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BIRDWOMAN

Birdwoman is the dramatical character created by the Antwerp-born singer-songwriter LARA LELIANE as the antihero of her third opus. The album, produced by Rudy Coclet (Arno, Simple Minds, Axelle Red), embraces different musical registers such as jazz, pop and electronic music. The songs deal with the feelings, the thoughts and above all the battle of Birdwoman.
She is like one of the characters in the paintings of Paul Delvaux. She is surrounded by others and still she seems perfectly isolated.
Birdwoman is hypersensitive, anxious, depressed and extremely shy. But she is also passionate, determined, euphoric, and full of poetry. She has big hopes and big dreams. She tries to relate to the world and to the people, longing for connection.
Through this «chamber pop» album LARA LELIANE reinvents herself once more and shows us the artist she is, that is to say, uncompromising, not remaining in one single genre, with in the centre always her animated voice.
The musicians playing on the album are Nicola Andrioli – PIANO (Philip Catherine), Jean-François Assy – CELLO (Daan, Yann Tiersen, Dominique A, Bashung, Sharko), Dominique Vantomme – CLAVIERS (Axelle Red, An Pierlé, Toots Thielemans, Vaya Con Dios), Christine Ott – ONDES MARTENOT (Yann Tiersen, Dominique A, Radiohead), Thomas Février – PIANO (Tcheky Karyo, Jean Claude Dreyfus, Emily Bécaud, Olga Sokolow), Lorenzo Feliciati – BASS (Pat mastelotto, Cuong vu, Colin tree, DJ Skizo).

         

LYRICS BIRDWOMAN

I walk towards the evening sun
One question burning on my lips

I walk towards the evening sun
One question burning on my heart

Is there a mission to fulfill
Is there a mission to fulfill

I walk along the silent fields
Sparkling crystals all around

Tears of ice on my lashes
Big dreams on my head

Is there a mission to fulfill
Is there a mission to fulfill

I come across so many traces
Prints of footsteps in the snow

When I stop walking and look around
I wonder where these traces go.

Is there a mission to fulfill
Is there a mission to fulfill

I will put down my work and leave right now
To fulfill my mission

If I were cooking
I would leave the food undone
If I were sewing
I would leave the hemless dress
If I were sleeping I would leave the unconcluded dream
If I were talking to someone
I would leave in the middle of my line.

To fulfill my mission

To fulfill my mission

To fulfill my mission

To fulfill my mission

The longing is everywhere
In my heart
In my body
In my mind

The longing is always there
From sunrise to sunset
All night long

Where are you now
Where are you now

You know I guess you woke me up
And the longing allows me

To burn my ancient pain
It is all mine
It is all mine

Is my heart singing because of you
Or is it me that I see in your eyes

My golden self that you made me discover
Just like the awakening kiss of a lover

Where are you now
Where are you now

You know I guess you woke me up
And the heart knows what the mind cannot tell

The thing in you that triggers me
It is all mine
It is all mine

You know I guess you woke me up
And now I can’t sleep anymore

Longing for that part in me
That I’ve seen in the mirror of your eyes

I do what I like and I hope you will do the same
No place for sadness in my house
The sky is full of rain
And the heart is leaking
What do I tell my child

No time no answer
No answer no insight
No insight no freedom
No freedom no peace
Lack of peace leads to war
War is lack of life
Life is time
When you waste your time’You waste your life

And life is all we got

Give me the time to answer the questions of the woman
No man can tell us what to do
You know damn well that I’m looking for the straight line
Don’t steal my time
Justice is my love

No time no answer
No answer no insight
No insight no freedom
No freedom no peace
Lack of peace leads to war
War is lack of life
Life is time
When you waste your time
You waste your life

And life is all we got

My friend wants to paint the woman
I want to shine
Mama wants to travel
Daddy wants to sleep
You see what you have been missing
Trees and silence
And you drink that beauty in
You never got so drunk

No time no answer

No answer no insight
No insight no freedom
No freedom no peace
Lack of peace leads to war
War is lack of life
Life is time
When you waste your time
You waste your life

And life is all we got

War is lack of life
Life is time
When you waste your time
You waste your life

And life is all we got

Life is all we got

Looking for a job
I hate looking for a job
Cause all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

They say you need a job
I hate to need a job
Cause all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

Hey anybody out there
Who understands me
Les gars vous savez quoi
Je vais parler dans votre langue
Question de me faire comprendre

Il nous est donné ce laps de temps sur terre
La question suivante c’est qu’est-ce qu’on va en faire

Le temps il est cruel
Le temps ne s’arrête pas
Dès le matin je veux chanter
Je ne sais pas pourquoi

Then the producer said to me
You need an image and a stronger identity
But all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

They say you’re too ambitious
You’ve got to be realistic
But all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

Hey may I have this dance
You are beautiful
This is our chance
This is our chance

Then my daughter said to me
Sorry mama but I think you are too old
But all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

I said darling listen to me
Your mother is gonna show you what she can do
Cause all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

Hey anybody out there
Who understands me
On m’appelle naïve
On me dit que je plane

Et si je m’en tape royalement
Si tout ça ce n’est qu’un rêve
Si tout ça ce n’est qu’un jeu
Un jeu d’enfant

L’enfant il y croit
Il ne doute pas
Il aime et il s’amuse
Ma muse c’est l’enfant

The guy from the record label said to me
Give us a hit to break you into the mainstream
But all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

They say one day it’s gonna happen
But got no time anymoreC
ause all I wanna do is sing sing
All I wanna do is sing

Hey may I have this dance
You are beautiful
This is our chance
This is our chance

This is our chance

What is this feeling inside of me
It’s taking over
Let me call it grace

Love is in the air
And dreams come true
It’s magic
It is fun when I’m with you

Cause you’re quick and you are clever
You are gentle and uplifting
Cause you are leading me into a whole new world

Expanding when I’m with you
My world expanding when I’m with you
Let’s stick together for a while
You and I
My world expanding when I’m with you

I have been searching for someone like you
You have been waiting for someone like me

You were so damn right when you told me
Girl I am your man just believe me now

This most delicious sense of freedom
Makes me smile
It makes me high
Cause you are bringing out the very best in me

Expanding when I’m with you
My world expanding when I’m with you
Let’s stick together for a while
You and I
My world expanding when I’m with you

Cause you are quick and you are clever
You are gentle and uplifting

Cause you are bringing out the very best in me

Expanding when I’m with you
My world expanding when I’m with you

What is this feeling inside of me
My world expanding when I’m with you

Love is in the air
And dreams come true

My world expanding when I’m with you

Love me love me love me say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind
And wild is the wind wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress
Satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins

You are spring to me
All things to me
Don’t you know you’re life itself

Like a leaf clings to the tree
Oh my darling cling to me
For we are like creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins

You are spring to me
All things to me
Don’t you know you’re life itself

Like a leaf clings to the tree
Oh my darling cling to me
For we are like creatures in the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

Wild is the wind

Wild is the wind

Wild is the wind

I tell you stop causing all this damage to a so sensitive heart

I tell you stop now causing all this damage to a so sensitive heart

Bring back the stolen heart

Bring back the stolen heart

You have no guilt

In love there ain’t no wright nor wrong

But then I ask you

Is there a limit of pain

How much pain can bear the heart before it breaks

How many tears are needed for a heart to drown

I tell you stop causing all this damage to a so sensitive heart

I tell you stop now causing all this damage to a so sensitive heart

Bring back the stolen heart

Bring back the stolen heart

Like a hurricane you passed by and stripped the land of her soul

Destroyed

Uprooting all new shoots of love and faith

I guess these kinds of things have to happen once

But you know there is plenty of time

For a young heart to learn

I tell you stop causing all this damage to a so sensitive heart

When I say I still love you

I know you don’t believe me

But you can’t know the nature of my love

There lie thousands of years behind us

And thousands of years before us.

No need to break me open

That’s what I’m telling you

Just love me over the never ending line

I will give my heart to the one who spreads his wings under my feet

I will give my body to the one who saw it all

But I know for sure I do still love you

Is there no way to get along

But the way I love you doesn’t suit you

But the way I love you doesn’t suit you

But the way I love you doesn’t suit you

Yet the way I love you doesn’t suit you

Eating my breakfast in the morning
I can’t help but ask myself
What are we doing here
What is this all about?

Some people say we are like stars
We are supposed to shine
Some people say it’s just a game
Girl, you think too much

What are we doing here ( 2x)

Boy, if you can tell me
What this is all about
I will follow you
Until the end of time
Don’t leave me now
I need your embrace
Just tell me it’s okay

What are we doing here (2x)

I don’t listen to the radio
And I never watch the news
The suffering is all around
It’s way too much for me

I feel the mystery of life
every day under my skin
I feel the love, I feel the pain
running trough my veins

What are we doing here
What are we
What are we doing here

Boy, if you can tell me
What this is all about
I will follow you
Until the end of time
Don’t leave me now
I need your embrace
Just tell me it’s okay

It’s true it’s not the easy road
But we will find a way
I can see it in your eyes
You and I

Daddy it’s late we spoke on the phone tonight

Daddy again your speech was way too slow

We know what that means

And it hurts me

You’ve been drinking again too much daddy

Daddy we never shared a daily life

Daddy there will always be that void inside of me

It makes me hungry for confirmation

But all I was longing for

was you my daddy seeing me

Daddy I promise there is no one to blame

In this world nothing is perfect and that’s okay

It’s time for us to know who we are

We are beautiful people

Even with our scars

Daddy you’ve given me this life and so much more

Daddy now I wanna give you my love

If I only knew how to do so

On the outside a smile on my face

Inside the tears flow

Daddy I promise there is no one to blame

In this world nothing is perfect and that’s okay

It’s time for us to know who we are

We are beautiful people

Even with our scars

Daddy what’s done is done the past cannot be changed

Daddy I know life has not been easy for you at all

Listen I miss you more

Than you will ever know

Cause you will always always be my favorite daddy

Daddy I promise there is no one to blame

In this world nothing is perfect and that’s okay

It’s time for us to know who we are

We are beautiful people

Even with our scars

Daddy I promise there is no one to blame

In this world nothing is perfect and that’s okay

It’s time for us to know who we are

We are beautiful people

Even with our scars

I have the face of a woman

And the body of a bird

I can’t speak

I can only sing

And I can fly

I am in perfect joy drifting in the sky

But I would like to be a woman

Walking on the ground

I wanna have breasts and nipples

Instead of feathers

And two arms to embrace instead of these wings

I wanna feel the heat of making love

I wanna feel the pain of a broken heart

I am a birdwoman who used to live alone

Here in my paradise I seduce with my voice

I’ve seen the world from above

It filled my chest with fear

But that’s exactly where I must go

It was never so clear

That’s what I want

That’s what I want

That’s what I want

That’s what I want

I wanna have breasts and nipples

Instead of feathers

And two arms to embrace instead of these wings

I wanna feel the heat of making love

I wanna feel the pain of a broken heart

I wanna feel the heat of making love

I wanna feel the pain of a broken heart

I’m locked up in this castle where I’m sweeping the floor

Day after day night after night

Someone has closed the windows

Someone has stolen the stars

There is so little air over here

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

Soon I will tear away the clothes from my body

I can’t bear their weight anymore

Soon my master will enter this room

I will confide in him my sorrows and hide my tears

There is so little air over here

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

Every single morning I’m convened by my master

He will say rich as I am I’m used to have what I want

But I will never obtain what it is that thrills in you

So go on sweeping the floor girl

There is so little air over here

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

I’ve been given a castle I’ve been given a child

I’ve been given a voice to tell you this tale

But I’m shackled here and I need to fly

I am a bird in a cage that dreams of the sky

There is so little air over here

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

Wise man you’ve told me that freedom exists

Half angel half man you’ve seen who I am

You translated my soul I believe in your words

I believe in a life as translucent as ice

There is so little air over here

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

I can hardly breathe

Open the doors

Fishing boats are gathered in their sleeping place

They’ve got their nightdresses on

White lines blue lines

Telling each other the stories of the day

Of the strife between hungry men and birds and the golden fish

People have lost their interest in the shore

Besides two fishermen throwing their lines into a darkening sea

Levanto makes my heart sad of joy

lalala

I think of you yet I am free of you

No one will no longer hold me down

The body is too capricious

The heart too changeable

Thus in this country I merely trust my eyes

I merely trust my eyes

I exhausted myself walking miles and miles

Upon dusty mountain roads

I came across a lonely man

Vitorio was his name

He offered red wine to the people walking by

Show me the way to the transparent sea is what I said to me

Levanto makes my heart sad of joy

lalala

I think of you

Yet I am free of you

No one will no longer hold me down

The body is too capricious

The heart too changeable

Thus in this country I merely trust my eyes

I merely trust my eyes

I travelled so far for renewed love

I found it everywhere I looked

In the streets in the buildings in the machines

In the crowded market place

Human creation is born out of love

So I filled my heart until the very top

Yet it’s not enough for you

Levanto makes my heart sad of joy

lalala

I think of you

Yet I am free of you

No one will no longer hold me down

The body is too capricious

The heart too changeable

So in this country I merely trust my eyes

I merely trust my eyes

I had a dream last night

Would you listen to its tale

There you stood on the hill before a changeful sky

What could I do but loving you again

What could you do but close your heart for me

That’s the way it goes between you and me in my dream

Than I said to you

Won’t you come with me and pick the white and flowering thyme on the hill

As we did before in early times in the open air

There you will explain your decision so hard of leaving me

But first come with me to pick the flowering thyme

Under a sky of floating clouds and circling birds

Leave me so be it but first climb with me the mountains we used to climb

There on the desolate heights we might taste again the endlessness

But first come with me to pick the flowering thyme

Under a sky of floating clouds and circling birds

Goodbye dream man

See you again in another dream

Where we might reconcile

You never know with dreams

Goodbye dream man

See you again in another dream

Where we might reconcile

You never know

You never know with dreams

You never know with dreams

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LARA

In 2017 LARA LELIANE released her second opus.
The musicians involved in the album were Nicolas Dechêne (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, fretless baritone, glockenspiel), Tristan Driessens (oud), Etienne Plumer (percussions, drums), eRno Le Mentholé (vocals, beam bass), Lucas Lovinfosse (vocals), Amira Moerenhout (vocals).

         

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FREE

In 2015 LARA LELIANE released her atmospheric debut album ‘FREE’ in collaboration with the independent record label Homerecords.
The album was produced by the Brussels based sound engineer Dries Van Ende.
The mastering was done by the Canadian Ryan Morey (Lhasa de Sela)
and Dries Van Ende.
The musicians involved in the album were Jens Bouttery (drums), Frans Van Isacker (bass clarinet), Tristan Driessens (oud), Rui Salgado (double bass), Sarah Ridy/Isabelle de Spoelberch (harp) and Amira Moerenhout (vocals).