Faint Lights

by Faint Lights

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about

The ‘Faint Lights’ was recorded during different sessions in 2016 and 2017 at Emerald Studios in Delfgauw and the Rietveld Theater in Delft.

The 'Faint Lights' was made possible through crowdfunding via the Voor de Kunst platform.

Main personnel:
René Meester - acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, piano, mellotron, keyboards, backing vocals
John ‘s Gravemade - acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, backing vocals
Robèrt Gillesse - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Guests:
Richy Mangoendirjo - drums on 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13
Marcel Peters - double bas on 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13
Marc Holtman - accordeon on 7
Lennart de Vries - backing vocals on 9, 12
Marjolijn Remijn - backing vocals on 4, 12, 13

Faint Lights String Quartet on 1, 3, 6, 10:
Reinier Reijngoud - first violin
Florian van Gilst - second violin
Ilse Berghmans - viola
Jan Willem Troost - cello

Music of 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 by René Meester
Music of 3 by John 's Gravemade
Music of 8, 12 by Robèrt Gillesse
Music of 1 by Robèrt Gillesse and John 's Gravemade
Music of 7, 11 by René Meester and John 's Gravemade
All lyrics written by Robèrt Gillesse
String arrangement of 1, 3, 6, 10 by Marijn van Prooijen

Recorded and produced by René Meester

Cover design: Robèrt Gillesse and Milca Mulders
Based on photography by Anna Atkins in her book “Photographs of British Algae,
Cyanotype Impressions” 1843-1953 (Rijksmuseum
www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/RP-F-2016-133)
Drawing of Faint Lights by Mark Sypesteyn (www.marksypesteyn.com)

More information: www.faintlights.nl / faintlights.bandcamp.com
soundcloud.com/the-faint-lights
Contact: faintlights@hotmail.com

© and ℗ Faint Lights / Smiling Copper Pighead Records 2017

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released October 13, 2017

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Track Name: Man With The Yellow Face
The man with the yellow face

An angry man on a painting
He's gotta a yellow face
Maybe no coincidence
when your surename is citroen
Meaning lemon O Goddamn

Standing there very stridently
in the middle of the room
Very soon he's gonna walk away
Into the world behaving like a loon

Wading thru air like it's water
Going upstream no never make it easy on yourself
Scratching his arms
Hurting his feet
Like Jesus he's gonna let it bleed

Standing there very eagerly
In the middle of that room
Very soon he's gonna walk away
Hit the street behaving like a loon

Fuck that moon
damn the stars
The war that would end all wars
That big fuckin' lie
Most of his friends died
The paint that never dries
Never dries

The biggest cliché of all
Nothing is permanent
It's all gonna crumble and fall
Gonna tell you a secret
The man with the yellow face
Well he's is not really angry at all
Track Name: Lady In A Chair
Lady in the chair

A face that could break into laughter
At any given moment
Though she might lash out
Like an angry cat

She might think otherwise
She might think that you should go and fuck yourself
She might think moneywise
She might think I love my painterman

So strong in her fragility
So sensually beautiful
Those full lips
The small mole beneath her right eye
The simple black dress

She might think otherwise
She might think that you should go and get lost
She might think lemon ice
She might think I love my painterman

You know when it's time to stop
You know all things will dissolve
when she stands up and walks towards you

You know it's time to stop
When she starts laughing at you

A face that could break into tears
at any given moment
Though she might start purring
like a satisfied cat

She might think otherwise
She might think that you should stay and comb her hair
She might think twice
She might think i love my painterman

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