Super 8

by LUX

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1.
Horse 04:59
Horse ©Laforge/Randall Before it rains the herd is quiet Heads down and tails to the wind Once the thundering, once the lightning Have passed through the meadow They tear away in a collective frenzy Echoing the noise of the absent weather Night riding is like night swimming Full of imagination and invisible Every hoof beat is measured Every stride is gliding on the waves A precious cargo brought to land In the company of constant angels They are nature They are modern They are wild They are tame They are forgiving Where have you taken my wild horses My dream creatures, my brothers in arms The child won’t speak to me or you Convinced, that he will answer She whispers in his ear He bends down to take her Giving movement to her words Recognizing a fellow prisoner Where have you taken my wild horses My dream creatures, my brothers in arms Where have you taken my wild horses I speak their silent language They understand the signs They are nature They are modern They are wild They are tame They are forgiving
2.
Hijack 04:17
Hijack ©Laforge/Randall They put up walls and treat you like dogs It’s a hijack They tell you tall tales and set up false trails It’s a murder You hold in your fear and wipe away tears Pull the quilt up, baby Close your eyes tight to close out the night Chase the monsters Can you hear them coming? But when the morning comes And illusion is dissolving Run out while you can Fallen angel But when the morning comes And illusion is resolving Get up quick and run Take no prisoners Turn back in time, conceal the crime Surreptitious Dreams of elaborate suicide Death’s harvest Hollywood rains - on our windowpane In the darkroom, baby All of those lies, I know how you tried You were ambushed Did you hear them coming? But when the morning comes And illusion is dissolving Run out while you can Fallen angel But when the morning comes And illusion is resolving Get up quick and run Take no prisoners But when the morning comes And illusion is dissolving Get up quick and run Take no prisoners But when the morning comes And illusion is resolving Run out while you can Fallen angel
3.
Super 8 05:00
SUPER 8 ©Laforge/Randall We’re riding in the car and sitting in the back seat Taking in the scenery and putting up our little feet There are skyscrapers, blue sky, hazy days or sunshine Looks like a Super 8 movie to me Reel to reel Summer fills my heartbeat, roll the windows down neat There are so many people, all bigger than me There are loud ones and crazy ones and always in a rush ones Actors play this movie for free Walk right back in time; take your hand in mine Wondering what happened there In a life before my time I’m longing to rewind Reel to reel I’m longing to rewind This Super 8 in my mind - this Super 8 movie in my mind Black and white snapshots forgotten in a shoebox Hiding with the postcards and other memories Set up the projector, I’m trying to remember Scouting blurry faces, what about me? Walk right back in time; take your hand in mine, Close my eyes to recognize In a life before my time I’m longing to rewind Reel to reel I’m longing to rewind This Super 8 in my mind This Super 8 movie in my mind Driving to a beach on a Long Island shore The seats too hot to sit on, we’ll lie on the floor Pretend to be sleeping, hear the parents speaking Looks like a Super 8 movie to me I’ll whisper in your ear, tell you secrets they won’t hear Moving back in time Going far away to find Super 8 in my mind Reel to Reel I’m longing to rewind This Super 8 movie in my mind Longing to rewind……I’m longing to rewind…. This Super 8 movie in my mind Reel to reel, reel to reel, reel to reel
4.
Rough Translation ©Laforge/Randall It’s a work in progress With a working title Unfinished canvas on an artist’s easel A sketch, a screen test, a vivid detail Remains untitled but the work is his A brief description that stands as is It’s a rough translation It’s a form of art Life is far from science In matters of the heart There’s no deep resolution Only occasional solution Sporadic attempts at construction and revolution On this journey the game’s set in play To send us rather wildly on our way No one’s keeping score We’re left wanting so much more It’s a rough translation Trying to make sense Of words and explanations Sense from nonsense It’s a rough translation It’s a form of art Life is far from science In matters of the heart And in the planet’s collision If you are one of the lucky ones Solace will come with the passing of time A sense of wonder, pleasure and pain Promise of clear skies to gets through the rain Beginning or ending, a story waits to be read It’s a rough translation Trying to make sense Of words and explanations Sense from nonsense It’s a rough translation It’s a form of art Life is far from science In matters of the heart
5.
Damaged 05:31
Damaged ©Laforge/Randall I’ll need some time to understand As dreams unravel a sinuous past It’s like looking through a broken looking glass Of faded scars and fearful lies We have alibis We have our alibis The wings of a butterfly Once touched he cannot fly One so small and so very new Drawn towards the very likes of you Playing out in mock display Such dangerous games for children to play The wings of a butterfly Once touched he cannot fly The wings of a butterfly, the wings of a butterfly Innocence and warning signs Tell me how and where to draw the line Corruption and deceit The guardians fell asleep Things get broken like shattered glass They can never be the same The wings of a butterfly Once touched he cannot fly He cannot fly, he cannot fly What’s your alibi, what’s your alibi? Things will never be the same Never never be the same The wings of a butterfly Once touched he cannot fly Things will never be the same Never never be the same How you justify and you falsify What’s your alibi, what’s your alibi?
6.
Island 04:33
ISLAND ©Laforge/Randall So she draws me down Back to the shore Her whisper I’ll bear no more Above the liquid tide In between dawn and night Under her watercolour skies Island, hiding in the sea Island, her beauty is a little out of reach Waves roll in Waves roll back out Revealing on the hard wet sand Jagged rocks and secret treasures lost The people are like the tide, Sometimes on a summer night They pull the cover from their heart Love and pain are hidden not forgot Island, hiding in the sea Island, she sings her song for me So when I was young And more than once With a girl I thought I loved Ran naked on the beach She’s still there Though I have gone Island, hiding in the sea, my island, Her secret belongs to me
7.
While waiting ©Laforge/Randall We’re doing fine, we’re doing alright Putting sunshine in every moment Listening to the radio And learning to let go And laughing, laughing, laughing Your beauty’s mine, our destiny lies Take this journey from light to light Listening to the radio And learning to let go And waiting, waiting, waiting Dreaming while waiting Ride on baby ride, Ride on baby ride Faith in the stars, this life is ours The road ahead is paved with gold Listening to the radio And learning to let go And dancing, dancing, dancing REFRAIN We’re doing fine, we’re doing alright Putting sunshine in every moment Listening to the radio And learning to let go And waiting, waiting, waiting REFRAIN
8.
Runway Lights ©Laforge/Randall I’ve started to learn Started to yearn I’ve started on a solo flight Hands in my pockets free as light Walking tiptoes on the edge of life Broken in two, in three, in five Broken free like a runaway Take the bit between the teeth Keeping valentines out of sight So now what am I going to do If I go and fall in love with you Now how am I going to let it be If you go and fall in love with me Got so much work to do Standing tall in high-heeled boots Cut my hair, get a tattoo A rebel cause Better late than never Some consolation, some conversation Who is that in my rear-view mirror Heart beats up, wide eyed wonder A little bit closer, closer, closer, closer So now what am I going to do If I go and fall in love with you So how am I going to let it be If you go and fall in love with me Free and easy Keep it light I’m a dissident for independence A poster girl for solitude Don’t tell me about love’s devotion Who am I kidding Come a bit closer, whisper desire let’s take it higher Kick the monkey off my back, tell me darling Can you spend the night So now what am I going to do If I go and fall in love with you So how am I going to let it be If you go and fall in love with me (X 2)
9.
I am a Martian ©Laforge/Randall I am a Martian Dropped in from elsewhere Into the living room For drinks and conversation On my planet The moon is always red The sand from your desert Reflects the blood you shed I am an angel Hiding in your pocket I’ve bent the sky for you On a chemical afternoon Where is my place Somewhere out in outer space Who has escaped? A comic-book character A paper-weight in two dimensions I am an octopus Walking on the highway Hitchhiking the galaxy Can fish learn to fly? I am a Spaceman I’ve been on this planet Since before it was born And all this time as nothing I am a Martian A star without a picture My spaceship will return And I will be gone Where is my place Somewhere out in outer space Dust on the dashboard Inconsequential A Dancing bear in the kitchen Where is my place Somewhere out in outer space Who has escaped? A comic-book character A paper-weight in two dimensions
10.
LIQUID AND FIRE ©Laforge/Randall Begins slow and quiet And gets desperate over time Needing constant fulfillment Walking a fine wire One to calm, one to arouse Sleeping to waking A permanent merry-go-round Always something to do To keep my hands quiet With liquid and fire Liquid and fire With liquid and fire Liquid and fire So I have faithful companions To my faithful anxiety Risk only adds excitement Long term is too far to see Easy to please, silent and eager In love with the danger A permanent merry-go-round Always something to do To keep my hands quiet With liquid and fire Liquid and fire With liquid and fire Liquid and fire Too much radio static White noise and disapproval Jousting with windmills They always stay one step away Put on a mask, put up a shield Don’t need to know who I am A permanent merry-go-round Always something to do To keep my hands quiet With liquid and fire Liquid and fire With liquid and fire Liquid and fire
11.
Lay Low 04:14
Lay Low ©Laforge/Randall Is it half past nine? I didn’t see the time go by It’s so hard to go but I’ll try to come back sometime All washed in light, your face becomes a higher plane I’m transparent as glass Fill myself with anything to hide the past Should I try to follow the tracks Of an invisible path Behind the door - Kandinsky’s hanging on the wall All in reds and blues different shades of you Distracts me from the Siren’s call I’m transparent as glass Fill myself with anything to hide the past Should I try to follow the tracks Of an invisible path Is it quarter to? I really can no longer stay Like the rabbit helping Alice to find her way I’ve fallen so many times, I think I’ll just lay low Wait for a stronger wind to push me back home Push me back home Push me back home Push me back home
12.
Skin to Skin 03:09
Skin to Skin ©Laforge/Randall Touch me Wrap me around your little finger Touch me Raise me up and lay me down Hold me Tight enough to make me wonder Hold me Let me see celestial splendor There’s been way too much talking, Let’s go skin to skin Tongue to tongue Take me A place where loneliness can’t come Take me My head on your lap on a beautiful dawn There’s been way too much talking Let’s go - Skin to skin Tongue to tongue Love me I can hear the brilliant trees Love me Put your fingers in my mouth to change the world

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"Super 8" (deluxe) is the debut album from LUX (LUX the band) with an additional 2 bonus tracks for this reissued version. 12 tracks recorded at Studio Black Box, France. Produced by Peter Deimel.

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released June 21, 2019

All songs by Laforge/Randall
Produced, recorded and mixed by peter Deimel at Studio Black Box, France.
Mastered by Peter Deimel and David Odium at Studio Black Box, France

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LUX Paris, France

VELVET ROCK
Guitarist Sylvain Laforge + New Yorker Angela Randall form ‘LUX’, playing their self-described "Velvet Rock".
Their music lies somewhere between Tom Petty and R.E.M.; stellar guitar, inspired lyrics and unique vocals. Their debut album "Super 8" recorded at Studio Black Box was reissued with 2 new tracks in 2019 and the band has just finished their next album to be released in 2021!!
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