Fiend de Siècle

by Eric Radoux

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This mini-EP (smaller than an EP, larger than a single) collects a pair of songs recorded in the first snows of this past winter and a song birthed by request on my own birthday back in 2008, when I wasn't as old as I am now or will be in the future.

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released June 17, 2011

songs and design by Eric Radoux
produced, engineered and mastered by Laura Sisk (1), Colin Shay (2), Eric Radoux (3)

photo by Melissa Roth

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Track Name: Walk the Cat
Every hour repeats itself when you don't live alone
Darling you're holding up the court with your coils around my throne
I need a moment to collect my thoughts
Before you throw me into your car and we drive off

I go out early every morning
I'm not out running though that's my story
I need a moment to collect my thoughts
Before you throw me to the dogs

Simple measures of weight
That add up day by day
Give the impression that it's ok
To terrorize for showing signs of sentient life
Every moment you steal
Is the source of a lie I conceal
If that knocks you back on your heels
Well that's another day I'm gonna get back

I hear your phone calls every day saying I don't make time for you
I'm not so busy that I can't find time for another excuse

I'm giving the dog half a bath
I'm taking a walk with the cat
I'm building a shed for the neighbors
Who moved away last year

To another state
In another life
No you've never of it
No it's not a lie
Track Name: Thanksgiving
I wake up on Thanksgiving day
Turn on the Macy's Parade
I've been sleeping on a couch
For about four or five hours
They're saying it'll snow
I wonder how they know the weather
When I can't tell the difference
Between night and day
I watch the fire embers turn to coals
The sparks drift away like wild floats

I watch her at the stove
She doesn't make a move
The flames below her fingertips
They wrap her up before they slip
A phone call yesterday
Her job is on the fritz
She can lose a dollar-fifty
Or she can call it quits
One choice insures her for the future
One slips a dagger in her past

I can break down the middle
I can try to hold you up
But on Thanksgiving morning
Maybe silence is a crutch

She's putting all her paints away
The canvas leaves the wall
She can't wait till Saturday
When she can let her guard fall
But right now she has company
Family's on the way
I face down the TV set
Santa hasn't made it yet
The yard out the window's turning white
Day seems to darken into night

Dreams get hold of our lives
Pretty tethered lies we lead
Floating overhead
Storms dissolve the rope
Beauty blows away
End of the parade

We sit out on the porch
Breathing in the salt and the weather
There's people moving forward
Before the snow's has time to melt
I watch the marchers down below us
She's got her eyes aimed at the sky

I can break down the middle
I can try to hold you up
But on Thanksgiving morning
Maybe silence is the crutch
Track Name: B-day Blues
Gonna have a happy birthday
Won't do no harm this year
Gonna have a happy birthday
Won't do no harm this year
But if I get too much older
I'll just up and die right here