All the Colours

by The Coward and the Pelican

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released June 21, 2010

The Coward and the Pelican are :

Philippe St-Louis - lead vocals, Electric and acoustic guitar
Evelyne St-Louis - vocals, keyboard
Etienne St-Louis - drums
Simon Mercier-Nguyen - flute
Emma Glaser - trumpet, french horn
Carmen Boillat-Madfouny - violin, back vocals


All songs written and arranged by The Coward and the Pelican
Lyrics by Philippe St-Louis

Produced by The Coward and the Pelican
Recorded and mixed by Gilles Castilloux at Treatment Room Studio

Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering

Album artwork by Simon Vinh

C&P 2010 The Coward and the Pelican

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The Coward and the Pelican Montréal, Québec

The Coward and the Pelican has been described as ‘a cross between Sufjan Stevens and Belle and Sebastian’.

After the release of Silhouettes EP (2009), All the Colours (2010) and a 2 year hiatus to travel the world; armed with a renewed sense of purpose, The Coward and the Pelican returns with more momentum than ever, ready to hit the stage with fresh and mature sounds.
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Track Name: We Say We Will
Pushing on my back,
There’s a load I can’t pull
I want to throw it out through the window,
And let it crash onto you.

Don’t talk to me,
Don’t speak to me,
Don’t sing to me.

Don’t walk with me,
Don’t run to me,
Just leave me.

How many times can my brain split before it wages war on itself?
When I explode,
I expect you to pick up the pieces that were lying on the floor.
How many times can my brain…

The littlest things blow my mind,
Living feels so wrong to me sometimes.
The littlest things blow my mind,
Living feels so wrong to me sometimes!
I can’t speak,
I can’t breath,
All I can do is spit on your feet.

We say we will,
But we never, no, we never do,
Never, ever, ever, ever do.
We say we will,
But we never, no, we never do,
Never, ever, ever, ever do…
Track Name: Moi et Mon Trésor
Jusqu’à quand resteras-tu?
Car j’ai peur de demain.
Nos doigts se fondent et s’entrelacent,
Nous n’avons plus qu’une seule main.
J’ai trouvé ma pierre précieuse,
Je l’ai enterrée dans mon jardin.
Elle a poussé la plus belle fleur,
Mais qui l’eût cru, elle grandit sans fin.
Elle a chuchoté dans mon oreille “Mon amour, prends-moi”
Moi et mon trésor, nous avons eu une étincelle,
C’est elle, c’est elle.

It’s always simpler in the dark,
But you can’t see me fall apart.
At the thought of you and her,
Slowly dancing in the dark, in the dark.

You can’t see me in the dark,
Some days I’m thirty and some days I’m twelve.
Half the time I try too hard to turn back time,
But where’s my machine?

You gave yourself to the wolves,
But I don’t,
I don’t wanna be another wolf,
I’ve got softer fur.
Track Name: Two Hearts
You should know I cannot stand to see you touched.

Your body swayed by the filthy tide,
I swam up to shore.

Now your lungs, they have burst,
And they’re filled with birds,
And other kinds of creatures I’m scared of,
You’ve got seaweed along your spine.

The sea moves now inside of you.
You’re drowning in the mix,
All your beauty and ugliness.
Rushing through your lips,
All your beauty and ugliness.

There’s a shout from far at sea.

It’s your lungs, they have burst,
Now they’re filled with birds.

Because you left me with two heads,
You left me with two hearts,
One leg and a false start,
We’re terrible actors, couldn’t play our parts.
Track Name: Your Hospital
Like it or not,
We’ve got broken souls.
I try to fix my fractured thoughts,
But I keep stirring the pot in my head,
Til it boils over, and I eat myself up,
I eat myself up.

Who will be your hospital?
Who?
When your accident, it finally happens?
It will happen.

How could they not remember?
Spring has always turned into summer.
How could they not see clearly?
All I wanna do is leave the waiting room.
Track Name: All the Colours
You told me you would suffocate slowly.

I tried to remove the thin film wrapped around you.
But when I did you unraveled quick into dust and lint.

You told me you would suffocate slowly.

I’m still breathing
In your fingers,
In your bedcovers,
In your disaster,
In your fleeting laughter.

All of the colours painted in the pattern of your lips
Quiver like a fire being lit.

Là oú tu t’asseois sur ma poitrine,
Je me débats.
Mais tu tiens ton sceptre très fermement,
Entre tes doigts.

Là oú tu t’asseois sur ma poitrine,
Je me débats.
Mais tu tiens ton sceptre très fermement,
Entre tes doigts.