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Poesy Rider
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Poesy Rider Un très bon album à l'écoute duquel on ne s'ennuie pas une seconde, notamment grâce au mélange réussi des voies feminine et masculine, ainsi qu'aux parties de guitare. Pour les fans de blues, country et cabaret rock. Favorite track: The Tell Tale Hound.
Marco Kallenbach
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Marco Kallenbach Louis Barabbas is a genius,
inventive cabaret rock, even my wife likes it...
Jean-Jacques Alain
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Jean-Jacques Alain Mix Tom Waites with bawdy English music hall and that description would only give one facet of this darkly humorous and perfectly realized sound.The duets between Louis' gruff alter ego and Alison's vocal range also give a great depth to the songs, both able to sing their way through Louis' tongue twisters without faltering. Favorite track: Love Struck Me Down.
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Squatting on the map like a big black stain Was a dirty old town where it always rained Where there ain't no cars and there ain't no trains It's enough to drive a man insane But the one little thing that kept me there Was a pretty young woman with auburn hair Locked in a loft at the top of some stairs I dreamt some day I'd take her away from there She was born with more than original sin And raised in shame at a Holiday Inn I stood at her window shouting let me in She opened up the shutter with a bottle of gin And said "Boy Boy lower your voice My dog can't sleep with all this noise You see this beast sitting at my feet My daddy left him to keep a watch on me" So home I ran to hatch a plan I'd lull that dog to sleep if I can And take that girl by her lilly white hands And show her what kind of a man I am But each day I'd play a new lullaby I'd sing all evening and I'd sing all night But nothing would close that damned dog's eyes He'd laugh as my love intensified "Boy you've got to do better than that That dog's treating you like a flesh doormat Quit playing around like a big pussy cat I won't wait forever and that's a fact" So I scaled the wall and I swam the moat I found the dog and I slit his throat I threw him in the water to see if he'd float But he sank right down with a bubble and a croak So I tapped on her window and she took me in "It's about time I started living in sin" I looked at her face and I saw her grin She said "Boy you don't know the trouble you're in You freed me from that hideous hound But you'll find it's harder to put him down" Then I looked at the floor and saw a puddle by the door I smelt wet dog and I felt his paw... on my shoulder So I ran and ran Running as fast as I can I've been running as long as my memory spans Chased all across this desolate land That dog ain't no best friend to this man Ever since he turned his back on death I've known know peace and I've known no rest At night he sniggers at an unknown jest My pulse is set to the rhythm of his breath Many years have passed and ever since That dog has sat where I once kept my conscience All I wanted was to get a little bit of respite So I came to the day where I took my own life I skipped from a cliff and down I fell Passed purgatory and went straight to hell The devil was there with a long leather lead You can guess who he had waiting for me.
You ought to know by now You're not welcome round here But you still prowl round And all day long I hear your voice down my telephone But I've made my choice to go on alone You can't run from my love Run from my love You can't run from my love I love you too much and you're mine The embers of what I was Once drenched in devotion's creed Glow again because Now I know I need only one shadow I can provide my own echo Without you here Telling me You can't run from my love Run from my love You can't run from my love I love you too much and you're mine I remember the forgetting But not what was forgotten That day I gave you a piece of my heart You took the lot and your tragicomic histrionics Suggest if love's a plague then this one's bubonic Something precious inside me Darling take me home Fell with a mighty sigh I don't want to die alone Love reared its vengeful head and said You can't run from me.
Shards of glass and blood on my shoes She had so much to say and so little to prove There was writing on the wall Everyone around was walking tall She said "You want a piece of me? You've gotta come and take it all" I'll see you in hell my friend When this world has reached its end He agreed to love me the way I though he should Bound by a golden ring he was bound to me for good For many years I wore his marks without complaint And took his kisses like so many coats of paint And I said I'll see you in hell my friend When this world has reached its end I drew her close to me and I breathed her name Her hair was like honey dew and novocain I told her it was more than a case of wounded pride And she let out a scream that tore the mountain side And I said I'll see you in hell my friend Shards of glass and blood on my shoe I just killed somebody I biblically new There was writing on the wall Everyone around was walking tall She said: You want a piece of me? Come on and take it all! I'll see you in hell my friend When this world has reached its end
No one could love you more than I But some could love you better We avenge the mind when we deceive a fool You say I'm being kind but I'm just being cruel I swallow up your virtue Spit it out and make it hurt you And from love's leftover gristle I serve insipid gruel Remorse? Of course! It was my fault not yours A heart heavy with hatred Pumps its poison from the source Yeah, some could love you better The clocks in your old photographs were ticking just for you We were toasting the dawn from the wrong side of morning With a chill wind bleeding through Romance? No chance We're just two love-torn forlorn bundles of bone The sound of your tears is music to my ears You might as well water a stone And your feelings were transparent Like a cold stillborn heart You told me you were leaving me But I said No Your Not 'Cos some could love you better We've been bickering for years And I don't know where we're bound You say we're moving forwards But the Earth's still going round and round The burden of love is a crippling one And passion's partnered with pain Our love was once like a ray of sun But now it looks like rain Bitter with the salt of human things You were an angel until I clipped your wings Now you say we're through and I should go I say no no no Some could love you better
I was all yours 'Til they took you from me And led you away You were unsure Until I calmed your worries And said we'd meet some day And with a drum and a fife you told me on your life You'd be here in one year and take me for your wife Lover, lover, lover, lover, lover Ten score or more Times you swore you'd left your Wandering behind But one day a man came Bearing a list of names Called to the front line Each day I'd pray some word would come my way And we'd still make the same date for our wedding day Lover, lover, lover, lover, lover And they say you were slain On the very first day Before you could write me But you called my name when Death came And made you leave your burnt frame To war's mercy And though it hurt my pride I became a rich man's bride But you're still the one I'll be buried beside Lover, lover, lover, lover, lover
I laid myself down on the ground Fingers dripping with dew But I wasn't with you honey No I wasn't with you I'd been dancing to a different tune Seeing all the colours between blue and blue I spent all day reading Machiavelli in a glossy magazine Jesus looked down at me funny through the pup TV screen Someone was pumping Mozart through their mobile phone An item on the news told me they'd just cloned The Stones And I Laid myself down on the ground Fingers dripping with dew But I wasn't with you Since you left me in the gutter I've been living on my knees I woke up pale this morning and now my mother's called the priest My fortunes took a tumble when I first came to this place I only did it baby to see the look upon your face When I Laid myself down on the ground Fingers dripping with dew But I wasn't with you Well I was led astray by a bright young thing Who gave me shelter beneath her wing She led me down a sodden path My blindfold slipped She began to laugh Her lips pulled back across her teeth She tore apart the earth and sank beneath She told me this deed would stay with me forever And we'd share a bed in hell together And I Laid myself down on the ground Fingers dripping with dew I saw a man at the heart of a gathering crowd With his hands in the air He was talking loud He said to us "You'd better gather round And write this down" He said "Love's not something that is so mundane Like a view from a bridge or a walk in the rain It's an un-healing hole burnt right down into your soul That filters out the same-old-same-old Or at least that's what I'm told."
I fold down the corners on the pages of my life And skip over the chapters that I wasted on my wife I know I'm not too rich I know I'm not too tall But sit down darlin' And tell me it all I like my hotels with thick carpets and old lifts I like to eat my grapes sour with pips I know I'm not too handsome I know I'm going bald But sit down darlin' And tell me it all I was just a girl that kept her feelings well hid And my conscience stayed quiet about the things that I did I locked up my heart but gave a man the key He wasn't much to many but he meant a lot to me We wandered to and we wandered fro Drank a lot of liquor a did a lot of blow Oh I was the fruit and he was my rind I was the clock and he was the time You know what they say about love You know what's always being sung But relationships are more like chicken pox You've got to get immune when you're young
Matilda killed her kitten Claude when she was nearly six She pinned all four of its playful paws to a tiny crucifix And upon the rood it mewed and mewed To each of its nine lives did cling But as fate required The beast soon expired And Matilda started to sing La la la la... Do we ever reach an age where we're not all terrified Of a tiny idea that could alter us inside And twist us away from the lies that we're told That make us spend too much of our time Being too young or too old La la la la... And all you pitiful proud people are just pieces of the past Chipped away from the same old fading plaster casts And the shades of our age have now all turned to hotter hues... Tragedy isn't ready for me But it's hungry for you La la la la... And Matilda filled her heart with woe Such suffering and sore sorrow That ripped and tore with tooth and claw And left her youth enraged and raw The world that swirled outside her thoughts Laughed at all her stalled onslaughts And thought it such a charming thing When they heard Matilda sing La la la la...
Your Love 03:11
Only you can slow my heart And make it sink like a greasy lump in the washing up But in those times of talk and touch You said you'd be my muse If I'd be your crutch Yodelodelodelodelodeehoo I took an oath in your damp undergrowth You said you're looking for love I said I think it's close Wrapped in lace you offered me grace But your pillow talk was like a slap across my face Yodelodelodelodelodeehoo But there's two sides to what I'm saying I was drawing chalk lines while you were praying You say I'm so sweet but I'm full of conceit I'm a man of my word but my word is deceit We swore l'amour on the blossoms By the autumn they were all rotten Honey I'd forgotten those times And the day you became my bride I died just a little bit inside Because girl Your love your love your love Is not enough not enough for me We went through the blow like children in the snow All the way to limbo where the good pagans go You carved my name on a big black tree Then said what about me I said girl Your love your love your love Is not enough not enough for me And there's a midnight rainbow curling up inside you Shining like a counterfeit sun (a really dim one) You seemed unconvinced You said you liked your words minced And talked about forever I screamed NEVER NEVER NEVER! Your love your love your love Is not enough not enough for me
Can you care too much You say it depends If I poured all the world's love into your cup Would you ever say 'when'? And all this disarray Well it's okay Lay these things down on me The dawn once shone on our happiness You rose early each morning to tie the frail fastenings of fondness While I lay and slept You and I We'll get by So lay these things down on me You warmed me But seldom like the sun It came closer to a cold kiss on a warm night In a building that's burning down Me and you We aint got a clue So lay these things down on me Take a long hard look at me now Take a long hard look at me now Take a long hard look at me now And I'll be the last thing you see before I Turn out the light.
Don't take this down I'm just thinking aloud But I don't like your town I don't like this crowd There's hatred in the air and a warning in my ear I've got to get away cos the people round here are Dying of something I don't want Don't try to talk me down I'm not listening no more And it's a sixteen cigarette walk from my floor to your door Now your foaming at the mouth no one's making any sense Jesus Christ no wonder I'm feeling so tense You're dying of something I don't want Now my skins burning Heart's stopped yearning World's not turning as fast as it should be Now the rain's falling down and I don't mind You're telling me we'll get wet but it wouldn't be the first time Three forty five stuck in a compromise Put on your black shoes We're going outside Cos someone in the next room has just died Of something I don't want Now my skins burning Heart's stopped yearning World's not turning Now my skins burning Heart's stopped yearning World's not turning Now you stay away from me cos I know what you've got You've been eaten away like a moth-eaten cloth Now you've started to rot and I an't help you not Cos I'm saving my pennies to buy my soul back from God Hold me! Hold me! Hold me like you've never held nobody before Your race is almost run I can't take no more Cos you're dying of something I don't want.


released February 14, 2010



Louis Barabbas - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Alison Cegielka - Vocals, Glockenspiel
Dan Watkins - Bass Guitar
Matthew Cleghorn - Electric Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Lapsteel, Backing Vocals
Tom Cleghorn - Drums, Theremin, Backing Vocals
Biff Roxby - Trombone
Fran Lydiatt - Piano, Accordion
Alabaster Deplume - Tenor Sax
Hannah Miller - Cello, Backing Vocals
Georgina Leach - Violin
Nick Walters - Trumpet
Peri Eskell - Trumpet
Rioghnach Connolly - Irish Flute
Richard Barry - Guest Narrator, Ukele

All Songs Written by Louis Barabbas
Engineered/Produced by Dan Watkins and the band
Artwork by Mary Eileen Croft

Copyright 2009 Louis Barabbas
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Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six Manchester

Between 2006-2016 the Bedlams relentlessly peddled their peculiar brand of Dirt-Swing, capturing the imaginations of every species of listenership, winning support from the likes of Supergrass, The Mighty Boosh, Har Mar Superstar, UB40, Mark Steel, The Hell’s Angels and BBC Radio, inspiring stage invasions, dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever they went ... more

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