LUX

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Recorded live at Studio Black Box with Peter Deimel.

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released June 17, 2014

Sylvain Laforge and Angela Randall

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LUX Paris, France

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Noted blues/rock guitarist Sylvain Laforge and New Yorker Angela Randall form ‘Lux’, an electrified alt-folk sort of outfit. Imagine Natalie Merchant wandering into Villa Nellcote when the Stones were recording Exile on Main Street and here you will find that same sort of seductive allure of punchy guitar and wounded lyrics. The EP was recorded at Studio Black Box with Peter Deimel ... more

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Track Name: In the end
In the End ©Laforge/Randall


The early morning comes to ask
If I have finally made up my mind
I used to take her sweet hand in mine
But lately, I don’t know what’s happened to me

These nights are too long
I’m a lion who has turned into stone

No more wars to be won

Time erases what you just can’t keep
So lay me down, I just want to sleep
These wheels I have are sunk in deep
Just turn around, let me be


I am one of the strangers here
Who can no longer speak
The words that loved me once, have taken their leave
Is this some punishment I half believe

These nights are too long
I’m the king who surrenders his throne

No more wars to be won

Time erases what you just can’t keep
Lay me down I just want to sleep
These wheels I have are sunk in deep
Just turn around, let me be

Movement has given up, broken by the tremor at rest
My heart still beats, my eyes still weep, so please don’t bury me yet
What ever happened to larger than life?
Hand me a shield so I can finish this quest

These nights are too long
I’m the road that has come to an end

No more wars to be won

Time erases what you just can’t keep
Lay me down I just want to sleep
These wheels I have are sunk in deep
Just turn around, let me be
Track Name: No new love yet please
No new love yet please ©Laforge/Randall

A moment of perfection
My heart’s own resurrection
A dip in the road, a shift in the wind
Another story tries to begin
You stumble resolve dissolves
Improvisation, such concentration
When you counter love

So please don’t bring me down with a new love
Make me close my eyes to the stars above
Shoot down the moon – block out the sun
I feel undone, I feel undone

Romance can be too much
Endless calls, hope rises and falls
I stay silent, when I want to talk
Run away when I should walk
Those promises, those letters, turn me on
Broken glass at our feet
True love is a hunter …… she’s a full time thief

So please don’t bring me down with a new love
Make me close my eyes to the stars above
Shoot down the moon – block out the sun
I feel undone, I feel undone


Departure has let me down
I’m just trying to stand my ground
I stay silent, when I want to talk
Run away when I should walk
Acting strong, is not the same as being strong
Such a risky affair, dreaming with eyes open
I’m surrendering

So please don’t bring me down with a new love
Make me close my eyes to the stars above
Shoot down the moon – block out the sun
I feel undone, I feel undone, I feel undone, I feel undone
Track Name: Radio static
Radio Static ©Laforge/Randall

He has become accustomed
To permanent hallucination
He lies down in a bed of roses
Awakens with a crown of thorns
This pain is indifferent to the sky

What would he give to forget
Can name your price to never have met
Despises this regret
She was honey in his mouth

Falling down a perpetual well
Daily life like white noise drives him
Losing a grip on what held his interest
Caught as he is in the cross-fire
Of emotions

Puts his fingers to his lips
Draws the outline of a kiss
Flashbacks like daggered postcards
He’s just grasping at straws
Sidewalks seem to ignore him
Because there’s no fixing a wasted heart


Falling down a perpetual well
Daily life like white noise drives him
Losing a grip on what held his interest
Caught as he is in the cross-fire
Of confusion

She told him
Made him a comic book hero
She used to hold him
Whispers and sighs
Breathless, took his breath away
Replaced the music by radio static

Falling down a perpetual well
Daily life like white noise drives him
Losing a grip on what held his interest
Caught as he is in the cross-fire
Of confusion

Breathless, took his breath away
She was such a good liar
Breathless, took his breath away
She was such a good liar
Track Name: Winter in New York
Winter in New York ©Laforge/Randall

Close my eyes and I’ll be there
An etching comes to life
See her starry grey sidewalks
I know her like the back of my hand

Stray cats in the park
Looks the same in the dark
But not here
In this world apart

My old hometown, my original friend
Tell me New York, can I come home again?

Now this particular girl
Counts the snow as it falls
All winter long
Black and blue nights so strong
But big city lights are always bright
So I’ll close my eyes until they’re out of sight

My old hometown, my original friend
Tell me New York, can I come home again?

As a child you showed me
When I was older you told me
I’ve walked other shores
But it’s your memory that calls and calls

My old hometown, my original friend
Tell me New York, can I come home again?
Track Name: Gare St Lazare
The Gare St Lazare ©Laforge/Randall

I’ll be waiting for you at the Gare St Lazare
A quarter past 1 near the morning star
I’ll be the girl with the diamond eyes
Holding a script where I’ve written no part
In the landscape of green and golden guitars
I’ve made you a hero and crowned you king

It is a different city as of yesterday
Now that you know my name
I want you to say it again and again
A lifetime of thinking of convenient things
Is it love love love no surprise?
I am unsure of the look in your eyes

Tell me what it means
To play, sing and laugh and cry
Doing nothing together
Has become the best of times

Liquid and fire and the passing of time
Shared secrets go from your hand to mine
If I open myself and show the inside
If I hold back my fear and swallow my pride
Show me your heartbreak
And maybe I’ll show you mine


I’ll tell you what it means
To play, sing and laugh and cry
Doing nothing together
Has become the best of times

I say just hold me in your arms
You tell me to be a big girl now
This rock and roll girl to your rising sun
Trying to tease you into coming undone
I’ve made you a memory
Is it a permanent one?