Before Our Lips Are Cold

by LIDWINE

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INDIEMUSIC Fr "Un disque indispensable et brillant"

SILENCE AND SOUND Fr "Lidwine a poli son premier album pendant trois ans, histoire d’en extraire son essence la plus précieuse et nous pendre à ses lèvres pour l’éternité. VITAL"

FROGGY'S DELIGHT Fr "Before Our Lips Are Cold est élégant, dense, riche (...) le morceau donnant son titre à l'album ayant même un évident potentiel tubesque qui devrait déjà avoir envahi les ondes dans un monde meilleur"

INDIEROCKMAG Fr "Fort d’une véritable identité, Before Our Lips Are Cold se démarque de l’essentiel des sorties contemporaines."

BENZINEMAG Fr "5 étoiles"

LE CARGO Fr "On se surprend par moments à évoquer l’ombre de Kate Bush"

DE SUBJECTIVISTEN NL "un mélange de Efterklang, Bat For Lashes, Lamb, My Brightest Diamond et Björk dans un esprit 4AD"

JAZZ PORT Cz "4,6 / 5"

RTVE RADIO 3 - Fluido Rosa Sp "Lidwine, la nouvelle voix française"
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INDIEMUSIC Fr "An essential and brilliant album"

SILENCE AND SOUND Fr "Lidwine spent three years crafting this first release, distilling a most precious essence that will linger on our lips forever"

INDIEROCKMAG Fr "Gifted with a true originality, Before Our Lips Are Cold stands out from most contemporary releases"

BENZINEMAG Fr "5 stars"

DE SUBJECTIVISTEN NL "a blend of Efterklang, Bat For Lashes, Lamb, My Brightest Diamond and Björk with a 4AD spirit"

JAZZ PORT Cz "4,6 / 5"

RTVE RADIO 3 - Fluido Rosa Sp "Lidwine, the new French voice"

credits

released October 20, 2014

All songs written and composed by Lidwine
except Patterns On The Panes written by Lidwine and Emma Broughton
Holy Night is partly inspired by Silent Night (traditional arranged by Lidwine).
All songs and arrangements published by Taktic Music

Produced by Lidwine except The Boy Behind The Man and Back & Forth produced by Lidwine & Benoit Bel
Mixed at Mikrokosm Sudio by Benoit Bel.
Mastered by Michel Geiss.

The Boy Behind The Man, Protective, Back & Forth, Patterns On The Panes recorded by Benoit Bel at Mikrokosm Studio

The Pool, No Monkey, Silent Night, Duet For Ghosts, recorded at Mikrokosm Studio by Benoit Bel and UFO Studios by Alexandre Mazarguil.

Before Our Lips Are Cold, Blow The Horns recorded at Mikrokosm Studio by Benoit Bel, Taklab by Lidwine and UFO Studios by Alexandre Mazarguil.

PATTERNS ON THE PANES
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, vocal editing, programming
Benoit Bel : Breathing

BEFORE OUR LIPS ARE COLD
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, brass arrangement, programming
Mickaël Plihon : trumpet, bugle
Yann Lupus : trumpet, tuba
Yannick Jory : saxophone
Benoit Bel : additional drums
Backing vocals : Nathalie Réaux, Diane Sorel, Maud Nadal, Clotilde Veillon, Adèle Laguarrigue, Dorothée Hannequin, Emma Broughton.

BLOW THE HORNS
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, harp, brass arrangement, programming
Yann Lupus : trumpet, tuba
Benoit Bel : drums, bass, piano
Paul Jothy : castanets
Backing vocals : Emma Broughton, Diane Sorel

BACK & FORTH
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, harp, taishogoto, vocal editing, programming
Benoit Bel : additional drums and programming

NO MONKEY
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, harp, programming
Raphaël Coqblin : violin
Angela Chan : viola
Florence Fawcett : Cello
Jérémie Poirier-Quinot : flute
Benoit Bel : drums, bass, piano

THE POOL
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, autoharp, programming
Jérémie Poirier -Quinot : flute
Yann Lupus : trumpet
Benoit Bel : additional drums

DUET FOR GHOSTS
Lidwine : lead vocals, harp
Raphaël Coqblin : violin
Florence Fawcett : cello
Jérémie Poirier-Quinot : flute

THE BOY BEHIND THE MAN
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, harp, taishogoto, programming
Benoit Bel : Drums, programming

PROTECTIVE
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, programming
Benoît Bel : Bass

HOLY NIGHT
Lidwine : lead & backing vocals, harp, programming
Raphaël Coqblin : violin
Angela Chan : viola
Florence Fawcett : cello
Paul Jothy : Daf
Benoit Bel : Drums, bass, piano

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LIDWINE France

Self-taught multi-instrumentalist (but mainly harpist) singer-songwriter
Oct 2010 - Lw Ep
Oct 2012 - No Monkey Ep
Oct 2014 - Before Our Lips Are Cold album
Remix : S.H.I.Z.U.K.A. Between RMXS album Chez Kito Kat Records May 2015
Collaborations/featurings : Puzzle Muteson, Machinefabriek, Farewell Poetry, The Rustle Of The Stars, Mina Tindle, The Rodeo, Glissando, Dub Mentor
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Track Name: Patterns On The Panes
There is a boy covered in
A sheet of amber skin
It gets soaked by leaves an darkness
When he wades in the forest

This is a boy with eyes
Made of bits of sky
He lives up the hill in a house
Made of bricks of glass
And he likes it when it rains
'Cause he watches the water carve patterns on the panes

Oh he wonders where you are
Oh he wonders what you do
Oh he's still waiting... for you

Houhouhou

There is a girl with a hungry mouth
She needs to fill in with sounds
She lives in a nest perched on a cliff
Made of thorns and silk
And she likes it when a storm breaks
'Cause the thunder drowns out the pounding of her lonely heart

Oh she wonders where you are
Oh she wonders what you do
Oh she's waiting...

Oh where are you, I am waiting, still waiting
For you

Oh I wonder where you are
Oh I wonder what you do
Oh I'm still waiting
Track Name: Before Our Lips Are Cold
If there's one thing one should fear in life
it's to miss a chance
If there's a second thing one should fear in life
It's what is left unsaid

I've walked through the blazing fire,
Walked through all alone
And I've come back
So you'd better forget about your twisted ways

Before our lips are cold,
And our eyes are blank
And our skin has dried out
Our spirits gone
We'd better not waste a minute, not even a second,
So we'd better know what we want

If there's one thing you should have learnt by now
It's to be fair play
If there is just one thing that I could teach you now
It's to say sorry

And if you'd walked through the blazing fire
Walked through all alone
If you'd come back
You would surely let go of all your wicked ways

Before our lips are cold,
And our eyes are blank
And our skin has dried out
Our spirits gone
We'd better not waste a minute, not even a second,
So we'd better know what we want
Track Name: Blow The Horns
Come to me as you are
Come with no plans
Let's keep our minds open wide

Come to me just as you are
We'll make no plans
and keep our minds open wide

I've tried everything else
But nothing is this sweet
So let's play this little game...

And grant me the space you can,
I'll try to fit in the best I can
Know that trust is my only claim
For as long as you trust me
I can't feel any pain.

I want to be loved with inspiration
I want to feel the warm satisfaction.

So blow the horns, awaken my blood, let it rush
Strike a match and set fire to every one of my nerves.

Love me now !
I want to be loved tonight !

Now, now !
Right now, Tonight !
Track Name: Back & Forth
Right in the middle of town
hides a garden pierced through by a peaceful stream
I often come and lsit down by the water, resting.

I breathe in the stillness
Enjoy harmony
Till it fills me up
Till it soothes me

All around the town 
Circles the ocean
Its violent waves keep clawing at the shore
I often come and stand in front of the water, observing.

I drink in the fury
Enjoy chaos
Till it fills me up
Till it soothes me

And I do this back and forth
Oh I do it

I breathe in the stillness
Enjoy harmony
Till it fills me up
Till it soothes me
Then I drink in the fury
Enjoy chaos
Till it fills me up
Till it soothes me
Track Name: No Monkey
I find it hard sometimes to protect my ground
All your fierce attacks, could knock me down
I will not drop my guard
Will not allow you in
Will not drop my guard
Will not allow you in

I'm no little monkey
So take back your narrow labelled boxes
I will not drop my guard
Will not allow you to strike
Will not drop my guard
Will not allow you to strike

Who do you think you are
Your grin wouldn't fool a child
I see the sharpness of your teeth behind
I wasn't born yesterday, think twice

How dare you ?
How dare you ?
How dare you ?
Think you know me better than I do

In the corner of my mind, there's a small arrow
Pointing in the direction that I have to follow

And it starts twinkling if I ever go astray
It starts twinkling, if I ever loose my way

I will not drop my guard
Will not allow you to strike
I Will not drop my guard
Will not allow you in
Track Name: The Pool
If I plunge my hand into this muddy pool
And let my fingers venture into the cloudy water
If I ever feel
shades exploring the
Whiteness of my skin
If I decide to let them drag me down

I wonder if I'll come out immaculate
Will I ever come out ?
I wonder if I'll come out immaculate

If I hold my breath before sinking in this muddy pool
Prevent my eyes from closing
My heart from racing
If I dare to stare
long enough
At the bottom
If I witness just half of the turmoil

I wonder if I'll come out immaculate
Will I ever come out ?
I wonder if I'll come out immaculate
Will I ever be back ?
I wonder if I'll come out immaculate
Will I ever come out ?
I wonder if I'll come out immaculate
Track Name: Duet For Ghosts
When I'm a little down
Thinking how fast time passes by
When I ponder on how much I like my loneliness
I dream of a wild embrace
Memories of a few nights of grace
And I find myself wondering

Whose is this breath on my neck ?
Whose is this hand running through my hair ?

When I'm a little down
Thinking how fast time passes by
When I ponder on how much I like my loneliness
I dream of a wild embrace
Memories of a few nights of grace
And I find myself wondering

If one day the wind rises
And your suitcases long for changes
Would you be ready to fill them up with golden sand
And pray for the wind to blow
Strong enough to bring you close
Then I'll catch you and I'll show you

Whose was this breath on your neck
Whose was this hand running through your hair
Whose was this heart beating loud and fast
Who was this ghost who would never ever leave you alone

If you're ready call my name
If you're ready call my name
When you're ready call my name
When you're call my name

Call my name and I'll, I'll catch you...
Track Name: The Boy Behind The Man
The gods try their tricks on you
While the white nymphs bustle about
Earthquakes happen day and night
You say I have the power to calm them down
That I just have to lay on your ground
I wish I could pray, but I don't know how to

ooh...

A tale is told, a secret unveiled
she sold off her soul and broke your bones
Since her many roses you've picked
But it could never satisfy your craving heart
Poor Sysiphus up and down the mountain

ooh...

Now I see clearly in your eyes
The boy hidden behind the man

ooh...
Track Name: Protective
I remember how the night was threatening
The long loud silence that deadened my thinking
I remember how the moon was glowing
How well its light reflected on the metal of the fences
And I saw myself running and stumbling and running towards the gate
And I wanted to hold your head and hold my breath to ease your pain

Would you let me take your hand and show you ?
There is a better way to go through all this

I remember how loud the men were laughing
The terrifying noise of their dogs barking
And I was so scared, so scared, scared at the thought of their fangs in my skin
And I felt so ashamed. It was nothing compared to your hurting.

Would you let me take your hand and show you ?
There is a better way to go through all this
Would you let me wash the mud of your face ?
Would you let me carry you home, safe ?

Will I run fast enough to rescue you ?
Who am I to think I can make it ?
Will I be strong enough to carry you ?
Who am I to think I can make it ?
I can make it.

Would you let me take your hand and show you ?
There is a better way to go through all this
Would you let me wash the mud of your face ?
Would you let me carry you home, safe ?
Track Name: Holy Night
Silent Night, Holy Night
All is calm, All is bright

All around us the world's fast asleep
Oh my infant so wild and so sweet.

Silent Night, Holy Night,
All was calm, All so bright

Oh the way you...
Oh the way I...
And All around us was sheer beauty
Oh my Infant so lost and gloomy.