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by Handful of Snowdrops

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Immortals Mercier/Mercier They want me and nothing less They'll cut out shapes in my bleeding flesh They love it when it's dark One way or another they will leave their mark They steal gold from the lion's mouth And they made up stories for the faithless crowd Of the seven things I was dreaming of You left me guns and ropes and pagan love Processions for the holy men Rise and fall then rise again Just choose between love and hate Or maybe you're allowed to alternate But we've made no sacrifice We know losers go straight to paradise I'm not playing dead I'm taking no chance I refuse to enter that ritual dance Who the hell is making that noise? I can't hear you voice What the hell is making that noise? I want to hear you voice Who the hell is making that noise? I can't hear you voice What the hell is making that noise? No, there's no way I can here you voice
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Land of The Damned (Mercier/Mercier) Some pilgrims have never been to New Jerusalem A birthmark on my skin says that I'm one of them Oh lord, if I'm suppose to see that all of this is a gift If all of this is really for me I sure can't say what I'll miss I would have swear you knew That faith imposes itself One day it fell on you But you prayed to your god instead If it's so easy to start It must be easy to stop If it's so easy to climb I know, it must be easy to drop So destiny took me by the hand To show me where my life would end To her, I've been told To give up my soul At this point I'd do anything to change her mind Please, I don't want to go This must be the land Land of the damned Imagine my deception When I've reached my destination A man was waiting there for me He said he was waiting just like me He said, if people say you're the devil's friend It's just the way to show they don't understand But he was lying all along, the man was lying all along He said, you could loose or you could win You tried to choose and I told you that was a sin I've waited much to long You must go back where you belong Eternity got rid of me now Heaven knows what's left of me I'm a lost soul Just an empty hole But you can wait for me my friend I guess it mean that I am coming home Home, home.
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Godhood Mercier/Mercier The curtain dropped on me today The cure has failed The rest is clear To pack your bags and go away So this is how we pay To finally get in here I'll be immortalized You left me here to die No you don't care The judgement's fair Oh, how I realise True feelings never die I'm now aware So don't you dare Do I really have to be on my own? Do I really have to compromise? Do I really have to end up alone? Where all things come to die I found the cure and the disease I do believe I never should I found a way to reach godhood An open wound that never heals Yes, I do believe it never should I found a way to reach godhood The curtain dropped on me today God, I came so near I never be the same Distance keeps my hopes away Are you for real? Lord, it's no game Oh, how I realise True feelings never die But it doesn't show For all you know Somehow I'm mesmerized You left me here to die I'll lay below I'll be your ghost, I'll be your shadow Do I really have to be on my own? Do I really have to compromise? Do I really have to end up alone? Where all men come to die
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The Keep Mercier/Mercier The feeling that I despise Somehow you make it last Those things that you still hide They're a part of someone else's past You stop before I do I do something sinful You better stop before we do We do something cruel Say you don't Say you won't You won't keep it away Say you don't And I'm begging the world to let me see I'm begging my heart to let me breath Until I break your skin Until you let me in Until you give me everything Wait, dear wait Heaven's on my way If I give you my hands will you Just guide me through that secret place? Who knows what's on your mind Who knows how you feel Those things that you still hide They're a part of someone else will You stop before I do I do something sinful You better stop before I do I do something cruel ------------------------------ When Comes Daylight (Mercier/Mercier) Should I be blame? Let him decide Withdraw my name When comes daylight To win or loose Is this a game? No time to choose Please, they all look the same But you were never given a chance He offered gifts, he offered deliverance Then made it disappear Like dust or fear Shut up, shut up To stay or go Where is your guide? Faith melts like snow When comes daylight But you were never given a chance He offered gifts, he offered deliverance Then made it disappear Like dust or fear But you're on your way To cross the line Smile on your face Boy, you show all the signs You'll win the race Hands on your head Blood on you face But the spirit's now dead Look me in the eyes Say that you're dead No the guide's not the man ahead He's pushing in your back instead Hang on to your heart Here come daylight
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From One Place to Another (Mercier/Mercier) Whatever was left behind Whatever you will find on your way You never try to trick your mind Or any other games it loves to play You make sure you realize All that could be hiding behind your door Yes, you're allowed to close your eyes You won't be needing them Not anymore So this is where the thief goes blind or It could be what his eyes are bathing in Deep within The feeling moves on and it goes from One place to another You fall twice then look behind You look at what you couldn't see from here You raise a hand above the water line Waving at the ones who cried in here The younger ones were all hypnotized You weren't smiling when we met You don't tell me that you sympathize You’re just nothing like me yet Please make sure that you realize All that could be hiding behind your door Yes, you're allowed to close your eyes Because you won't be needing them anymore To go… From one place to another The feeling moves on and it goes from One place to another
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Alice in Wonderland Mercier/Mercier As a little girl Alice was told she would never fly But Alice never grew accustom to deception as years went by And as a little girl Alice grew up to be frail and shy So Alice never made a friend and she never found out why And according to her plan She did everything life demands She left a message on its door Saying she was here before Searching for a neutral zone Away from the fading light With a destination still unknown She's a fly by night like... Alice in Wonderland Drinking to a life she missed In her own imaginary land Like Alice in Wonderland Drinking to a life she missed In her own imaginary land But Alice, this is no Wonderland As a little girl Alice was looking up to the sky Now Alice knows more than one way she can get twice as high With a drop of magic rain That's now running down her vains Like all those times before She's going up once more
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The View When voices lie to me I lie And if they laugh at me I smile Well, I try Where should I look this time? Tell me, where should I look this time? To find a wall behind a wall To find a door behind a door And maybe the walls will never stop to grow And maybe they won't and maybe we will never know I fly in my dreams But I don't get really far Enough to see Just who you really are Maybe the walls will never stop to grow Maybe they won't and maybe we will never know I fly in my dreams But I don't get really far Just enough to see Just who you really are Where should I look this time? Tell me, where should I look this time? To find a door behind a door To find a flag behind a flag
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Healer Mercier/Mercier Thanks for the inspiration My feet no longer feel the ground And thanks for the words The dreams and the only sound There's no real destination still There's a state I put myself into But the more I try The worst it gets And the less it means To you The drowning feeling An angel voice The sound that I knew Whenever I can hear you voice I want to drown in it too There I swear Oh, I do I want to disappear I saw infection crawling in her hand Showed me a part of our obscure master plan She may have chosen to sleep eternally But you fools rush in The healer is calling me The drowning feeling An angel voice The sound that I knew Whenever I can hear you voice I want to drown in it too There I swear Oh, I do I want to disappear Please, help me disappear I want to get away Please, help me Run away
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A Short Story Mercier/Mercier Yes, there are paths we should never take Like there are mistakes that must be made Yes, there are games you should never play Like there are words you should never say How come there is blood on this page Guess it's too late to rearrange There is no need to draw a line Guess everybody here is blind They'll wait until they hear you call To come with knives and kill us all Then they will go without making a sound No matter what you try no matter what you say They hide in places where they'll never, never be found Their life is no an open book Your not allowed to take a look Some of us thought we could read their minds But we realized it was a waste of time So we just sit and look around And watch everything falling down I hope you see what's in their hands It's just the next part of their plan To wait until they hear you call They'll come with knives and kill us all Then they will leave without making a sound No matter what you try no matter what you say They hide in places where they'll never, never be found
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Gabrielle 2009 (JP Mercier/JP Mercier) The wind is her hair She holds the land in her arms Oh God, I know when she's there Because the sun is her heart And I can read on her lips All the prayers you learned And all the secrets she keeps But in her eyes we'll burn How I wish that I could feel I wish that I could tell But sometimes it makes me want to scream I call you Gabrielle When she falls asleep in the arms of an angel Sometimes it's hard to tell Is it bad or is it good and if I should? Please, tell me Gabrielle Oh, when she walks in her sleep With her hands in her hair And refuses to breath Dreaming she was an angel Knowing angels are dead But then she followed the plans That the ancients have drawn So she'd be part of the clan So she'd be just a... Oh, nothing but a word in a song My heart is dying rapidly But still beats to slow for me Although you sing it endlessly Your song's still to short for me Gabrielle, is it heaven or hell? Say something Gabrielle.

about

2010 remastered edition of the original 1993 release.
Live recording of Handful of Snowdrops' farewell concerts in Quebec City, march 1993. For their two final sets the band chose to play not only album tracks but also songs from the group's entire life span that they did not previously had a chance to record. But most importantly, the album was meant as a gift to their hardcore fans.

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released August 3, 2010

Written and Composed by Jean-Pierre Mercier

Drums and electronic percussions – Michel Mercier
Bass and Guitar – Christian "Thur" Lefebvre
Guitar, Vocal and Programmation – Jean-Pierre Mercier
Keyboards – Michel Plamondon

Live Engineer – François "Couti" Côté
Live Recording – Jean-François Bédard
Producer – Handful Of Snowdrops and NanoGénésie®
Executive Producer – Handful of Snowdrops
Remastered By – NanoGénésie®
Insert Text – Jean-François Plamondon
Design – NanoGénésie®

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Handful of Snowdrops Quebec, Québec

Handful of Snowdrops is a postwave band from Quebec City, Canada, with the most dedicated fanbase any artist could dream of. HoS could probably be the biggest small and unknown independent band in the world! :D
Active between 1984 and 1993, HoS returned with 'III' in 2015 and still going today.
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