Let enter a dark age
When people sadly feel alone
In this crazy, bustling world
I’m not gonna party with you

Do you feel it too,
Like you’re not in the right place ?
When people fill the world
With their own colors

But all I wanted was beauty
Quietness, serenity
An ocean of trees
Like swimming in a sea of leaves

But I used to dive into your noise
In a world where beauty has disappeared
I challenge you to find flowers
Among these concrete buildings

So don’t say I have no manners
That I live alone, out of the world
This is the only way to protect myself

Let enter a dark age
When people sadly feel isolated
In this crazy, bustling world
I’m not gonna party with you

Do you feel it too,
The burden of bondage ?
Envious of the bird at the top of the roof
Alive and free

So don’t say I have no manners
That I live alone, out of the world
This is the only way to protect myself

Comment :
This is the third scene in the second act of “Ombre et Lumière” and the lyrics are dedicated to the character Ombre.
These lyrics are somewhat dark since they offer us a glimpse into Ombre’s personality. We feel his frustration about the world’s lack of beauty, freedom and calm.
I wanted to write a song depicting the failings of our modern world and how, for example, introvert or different people can’t fit in this (highly standardised) world.
And, just like anyone else, Ombre doesn’t deserve to be judged. “Don’t say I have no manners, that I live alone out of the world”.

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