The Silence Came After

by Claude Munson

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All songs written by Claude Munson
Performed and arranged by Philippe Charbonneau, Pierre-Luc Clément, Pascal Delaquis, Claude Munson and Théan Slabbert
Produced by Philippe Charbonneau
Engineered by Sebastien Perry at Val-des-Lacs, Little Bullhorn and Audio Valley
Mixed by Sebastien Perry
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova

Cover painting by Alphonso Young
Design by LOG Creative Bureau

Claude Munson gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.

Record Centre Records RCR029

Limited edition 140g vinyl available at:
www.therecordcentre.com
www.fab.ca

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released May 18, 2018

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Claude Munson Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa's Claude Munson writes uninhibited impressionist-folk.
Whether drenched in crystalline synths or stripped bare, Munson's songs tackle modern life and love with radical intimacy. His soaring, gritty tenor paints vivid pictures of hard promises and ecstatic joys: atmospheric narratives that unfold, Rorschach-like. ... more

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Track Name: The Silence Came After
In the morning there was laughter
The silence came after
In a blanket of sun light
I don't know what’s wrong or what's right

Say hello with your fingers
Place them between the clouds
Somehow I followed somewhere
Well I'm not allowed

Let me in or let me out
Whatever it is, I feel it now

All I need is September
Broken down in the weather I'm strong
Let me just get there
Let me know you care

The moon came down like a fire
From underneath the depth of desire
All I need is that fire
The one burning deep down inside her

Let it out, let it out

I was a shadow in your picture
It lingers to my bones
I can feel it with my fingers
I cant leave it alone

There was a little bit of darkness
I was little bit scared
I was never really honest
You were never really there

She wasn't wearing nothing no
Except a suitcase she hides
She wasn't wearing nothing though
Except the the colours of my pride and I...

I feel the colours inside
The colours inside
Track Name: Madness
I was on the mattress
I was staring at the holes in the walls
I was looking through the madness and the sadness
I could feel it all

The waves came crashing
While the kids were outside laughing
And the grass is...
Blowing in the wind

I was in the backroom, smoking on paint fumes
Caught in the vacuum of my mind
If I find it and rewind it
Holding time

It all comes down to the way you move
It all comes down to the way you move with it
It all comes down on when you’re feeling blue
It all comes down on you

And then the young ones, running down the beach
Somewhere out there, out of reach
With the wind in their hair and sand on the their feet
They promised not to leave

The sun comes down when you're breaking through
The sun comes down when you're breaking through it
It all comes down when you're feeling blue
It all comes down on you
Track Name: Love Comes Knocking
There she was, loves comes knocking
There she's going on her way again
I got nothing and I cant stop it
I got nothing good to say

Im going down to the old town and I hear the people going crazy
I got my hair down
I got my head down
I got my hair down
I want to get back in it
I want it babe

I can tell you want to come with me
I can tell you want to take me too
Somewhere where we can be
Something brand new

Somewhere heading the light
Somewhere across the water
Somewhere where we can try
To live free and wild
To live free or die

There she goes mama, there she was
Loves comes knocking on my door again
I don't know what was wrong with me
I push all I got to give away

I'm going down to the old parade
I'll tell the people to love each other
I was wrong to tell you
I was good to say
I just love you babe, don’t go away
I was out of my mind and I'm out of my head
I don’t know what I’m doing here instead

Cause I can hear you crying
I can see you hold your breath
I can hear you crying in the wind

I want to tell you that I love you babe
I want to tell you what I could bring
I want to tell you that I love you baby
I want to tell you everything
I want to tell you everything
I want to tell you everything
Thats on my mind

You’re on my mind
You’re on my mind
You’re on my mind
Track Name: Sweet Love
Sweet love of mine going back go behind
I seen you in the time you were crying
I didn't mean to hurt but there's something deep beneath the dirt
I can find it in my eyes

Going grey and going blue well I don’t know what to do
I’ll head out on the ocean to find you
Sun in your eyes, love was surprising
I go deep in the light for you

Flowers in your hair, look at you over there
Shining in your heart, you are singing
Bring me to my knees, darling I beg you please
To come home, coming to you if you need

It took too much time just to tell you that I love you
You’re on my mind, I don’t know if I can pull it on my own
Tonight I lost all my inhibitions
I’m going out there in the cold
Out there in the cold

Little light you shine in the deepness of the sky
In the darkness of the night I come crying
Its you that I adore and I have fallen in the storm
I know nothing left is normal cause normal is changing

Treasure to my heart, I'll take it apart
I'm so sorry for what was cold and cracking
I'm shacked up and shaking
I'm cold and I'm breaking
I’m making myself feel blue
I'm holding on to you

It took too much time just to tell you that I love you
You're on my mind, I don't know if I can pull it on my own
Tonight I lost all my inhibitions
I'm going out there in the cold
Out there in the cold
Out there in the cold
Track Name: Broken Stairs
I don't know
What I have done
It seems as though
I'm on the run

Breaking out
Cutting loose
I don't know
Where to go
What to choose
What to choose

I don't even think we had a chance babe
I don't even think we had the chance to dance no
I just wanna hold your hand

Watch yourself, watch your step, watch them dance

I don't know
Why I’m so scared
Of going up these broken stairs
Out of luck
Out of time
Lose yourself while I...
Lose my mind
Lose your mind
Lose your mind

I don't even think we had a chance babe
I don't even think we had the chance to dance no
I just wanna hold your hand

Watch yourself, watch your step, watch them dance
Watch yourself, watch your step, watch them dance
Watch yourself, watch your step, watch them dance
Track Name: Saluted by the Light Outside
I was saluted by the light outside
Where the loose leaves went floating by
As they fly, oh I wonder why
I can see the light but I cant see the sky

Why do I try to draw the lines but never find a time to cry?
Never mind
Never mind
Never mind

I'm going round and round on this merry go-round
Back and forth, to the north and then back down
Up through the hills, through the mountain and clouds
Out in the fields where we were not allowed
Chasing the light that we never be found

Let it down, don't let me down baby

I’m going up and down on the carousel
Where it goes, when it ends, I can't tell
I'm off and I'm lost, I'm drunk off your spell
I got caught with the cost of not knowing you well

We opened the doors from heaven to hell
Oh well
Oh well
Track Name: Cold Man
He's a cold man would you look at him now
Don't know where he is and he don't know how
Don't know what I did but it's breaking him down

He's got a cold heart sitting in dark
Don't know how it works till you take it apart
Don't know where it hurts until you’re hitting it hard

Though he knows it, it's all what you choose
Broken down breaking and singing the blue
You thinks you're perfect

Your just a wild cat under attack
Folded in the corner with the beast on your back
Your mind is breaking

Your mind breaking
All the time that its taking
Your mind is breaking

He’s cold man doing what he can
Going through the motion that he don't understand nothing
You gotta let it go, let it go
You gotta let it go

He's just a lame duck out of his luck
Don't know what he wanted but it wasn't enough no
Sometimes he don't trust people

I'm just a heartache I take what I take
Eye for an eye, a lie I cant fake it
There's no freedom

Where is the freedom?
Cause I swear I can't see it
Where is the freedom?

I was out in the cold and my heart was calling
I don't know where to go if I keep crawling
I was out in the snow and the stars were falling
Track Name: Time it Takes
Little heart fly
Come fly my way
It takes time
Yes time it takes

So I lied
To get my way
Its in my eyes
I tried to change

Its too late
Its too late

So I cried
These tears could fill a lake
I lose my mind
I can feel it in my brain

Down my spine
My body shakes
I can change
I can change

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