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Without Expectations (2003)

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1.
Anxiousness 05:13
I'm anxiously awake Thinking that there's no time to spend in bed Too many words are in my head And just leaving 'cause I am sleeping I want to record my brain This is where I need technology And if it could bring you up there That would be nice too I want to hear violence from a cellist I want to see you ragging through your piano The sound of your speech is louder than loud I can't explain how bleak is your way out 'Cause what I see I just don't believe it No I believe in what I just can't see I want to freeze the world With my breath so I can sculpt the ice And bring it back to life It could be perfect, like nothing else I want to see true awake eyes On every human I meet And I want it to be warm too
2.
Be and Been 03:55
I'll kiss the wall of all goodness Tonight or early in the morning I mean all the time I can see it even its face It closes its eyes but softly It can mean something else Like I'd rather think more or less When we fear to be mean It closes the case to agree But it's only a belief The absolution is a never-ending story Everything should be absolute perfect I compare his art with all I know Forgetting we're all human at the start A part of art from the start But apart in what we're looking for What wears your face today? What should I say? I see your moral heights leaving you You’re totally out of control, of here and it's there The I don't know why or what but it's there It's screaming in you But it's leaving you here silent, so silent I can only hear myself Be and been something sometimes I didn't really want to be
3.
Maximize 07:26
I’m getting your prayers off my head I think it’s getting better has a sweet taste covers my bed As I dream a movie of us asking for more I do believe we’ll have to wait a little more The ambition of destruction has a mirror for kindness Past is past but we need a future Every built brick can be covered with leaves And wood imitation will never leave So it’s a whole nation in need And what’s necessary is already served It leaks but in heights And it perforates the ceiling So it burns easier And we hold on to dust Where went what you threw out your home? You don’t want it but it’s still your own ‘Cause it’s a small ball after all It reminds the colors at a funeral This is an experience for all of us Surviving is a thing in what we trust We’re all responsible for having to assume unnatural It leaks but in heights And it perforates the ceiling So it burns easier And we hold on to dust
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5.
I Died Alone 05:28
Breathing infinity Closing my eyes to see From this window on sufferings What is really happening? Forgiveness enlightens darkness And my restless body Is sharing its energy What's left to those who ignore what they're doing? And other who crave for understanding In the dust of their having All my love to them All I got for them I die alone, 'cause that's what I knew Before the pressure on my bones Before all the bruises I know my colors I know where to go I got everything I need It's all in me And it feels the same as Pleasure remains when You inhale the love And you exhale the light
6.
Me and the sky of the earth When you try to increase your ideas It takes a different shape But it's still clear; it’s going up higher Out of reach, delightful It's more like a cloud It's been a while since I've been seeing things It's been a while 'cause I've been sleeping On and on I followed the water course Until it dilutes city talks The song the bird is singing Does express the same feeling So the sky of the earth is trembling For us to teach us one thing Sort of renewing a maybe future Lot's of rippin’ heart but it can't take all you got Genuine is your own force So you know its suspension Not only a jump with a dive If you're flowing in my mouth While I’m drinking you'll soon reach out The strength, where it is But it'll also mean we speak the same prose The one that says that life carries on and on It sings about places so inspiring It doesn't even exist anymore So the sky of the earth is trembling For us to teach us one thing
7.
Me and the sky of the earth When you try to increase your ideas It takes a different shape But it's still clear; it’s going up higher Out of reach, delightful It's more like a cloud It's been a while since I've been seeing things It's been a while 'cause I've been sleeping On and on I followed the water course Until it dilutes city talks The song the bird is singing Does express the same feeling So the sky of the earth is trembling For us to teach us one thing Sort of renewing a maybe future Lot's of rippin’ heart but it can't take all you got Genuine is your own force So you know its suspension Not only a jump with a dive If you're flowing in my mouth While I’m drinking you'll soon reach out The strength, where it is But it'll also mean we speak the same prose The one that says that life carries on and on It sings about places so inspiring It doesn't even exist anymore So the sky of the earth is trembling For us to teach us one thing
8.
Enough 05:39
Where, oh, where it all leads to Conversations to feel a certain union Even if the union is certain As a flower with a bee Where all this needs leads me to be I chose to create conscience in harmony And hoped that it would blow under your wings Until you see We all have our own destiny But one wouldn't be without another Enough, enough With mind torturing about the things that are obvious It's got to melt for a richer soil It's got to fly for a better sky Hold on holding emptiness You’ll taste better, yes Classical ignorant decisions Were un-criminalized by time or masks Sometimes you never get to know who caught you in your fall Sometimes you even ignore you've fallen And witches believed in human kindness Until the very end, oh 'cause they never denied And all through centuries we took life in our hands 'Cause we weren't ready to make a move… To change the channel, there's always new information to make us feel We could be better
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E Jam 02:54
10.
Stubborn Me 04:30
Myself, it's all about myself Stubborn me, as I am, tell me, who I am Myself, it's all about “it” I'm progressing to be involved In the things that are neat And I know the wrong things And I know the right things But I still do the wrong things Don't you worry, we're the same old friends Remember when we use to talk to trees And sing on blooming days Why don't you sing me a song tonight? Well tell me what you want to hear Words all slipped out of my mind I'm amazed of how easy it is to set up things right I've been waiting here for your absence of fear How come everything came out to be so clear Myself, it's all about “it” You know I tried other ways to apologize Yes I thought writing words would be wise So I wrote this big letter, I’ve let it outside your door But it might have been blown away by the wind So I’ve tried to just let things go After all those years you know But then I thought, maybe you'd rather Hear it! Hear it! Myself it's all about myself... Stubborn me has I am! Take me for who I am! Myself, it's all about “it”.
11.
Around 04:29
Everything is changing and everything is waiting For something to come through, but it's been waiting for you I've been looking there, searching for my own self But it's always been there, here and everywhere Can you see it too? Do you believe it too? I can feel (see) a flow moving around you and me I've been pushing time, seemed everything was mine But I’ve stopped pushing and it still keeps on moving Do you believe in you, the way that I see you You can only be yourself the way you see yourself, but... Can you see it too? Do you believe it too? I can feel (see) a flow moving around you and me It started to be with the wind of purple eyes And it was okay, and then it started to be far away From it's main level It was a hard comeback Then I realize, I’m a child without life suiting imagination Similar creation, don't want to have to fear the options Don't want to have to let you there
12.
They have something else in between And behind there's nothing left to care about 'Cause it just doesn't matter Can't you see it will always be there, loose or tight We don't have to show we care It shows, the examples are obvious It pierces shields but Ours are rubber made Why's that? How’s that? Curtains take time to open but it’s going to be just in time Life's like that and we like that We're going to train them for something generous and powerful We don't care now we know it is there We don't have to care now There's something else to stare There's something else to share We now have to build another tower with rocks of hope What has been done before will work out Let's not let anger and fear Ruin the most important of our dreams There's something else to stare There's something else to share
13.
Wisdom 04:59
I'd rather hide in the bushes For a moment with my ears Now they won’t create illusional fears This time, I decide So let's hope for that I've been searching for that old soul I may reflect The tea's ready for that knowledge That could be telling me stories Hiding real life truths Wandering how come we know things to discover Only when from those things we are liberated Meaning there, it is only after How fascinating, how cruel but how fascinating There is a rule: it sure isn’t easy, there won’t be no easy one 'cause if it's too easy, it’ll come back after you To make sure you've understood it sure isn’t easy Only an imaginary mirror is what I could be needing Only that could follow me through my lives
14.
Time 03:35
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...wake me up, as soon as possible...
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Because nothing really matters It seems more like it But what about our failure Do we need to regret it? What ever shadows on her That breaks her into hate She must find some ways to grow stronger Or I’ll claim her absence of faith The moon shows the way Grandmother spider brought fire To the tribes practicing incantations For the cruelty of the night Breath is cold and persecuting It’s got to blow on the medicine wheel forever Forget what's too tight Ease all into prayers Ask what you might It'll introduce something to inspire And you'll know its meaning All that you're wishing If you're believing It's going to be giving Find your source of life Your sweet delight

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released November 26, 2003

Words and Music by Give.

Give is:
Vocals, piano and flute: Caroline St-Louis
Guitars, Electric bass, backvocals, vocal (Around), arrangements et programming: Stephan Ritch.
Drums, percussions and vocals (Time): Pierre Begin
Cello and arrangements: Philippe Flemming
Upright Bass (Wisdom): Stephane Petrocca
Horns and arrangements: Roselyn Girouard
Piano and organ (Stubborn Me): Patrick Watson
Backvocals (Anxiousness): Mynah Marie
Backvocals (Dream): Deeqa Ibrahim
MCs (Dream): Martin Jean & Francis Gelinas
Turntables (Dream): Felix Favreau

Engineering: Stephan Ritch
Mastering: Bernard Belley

Artwork: Marie-Lyne Baril

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The Montreal band GIVE is a collective created by singer Caroline St-Louis and Stephan Ritch in 2000.

Le groupe Montréalais GIVE est un collectif créé par Caroline St-Louis et Stephan Ritch en 2000.

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