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"The following songs (political, philosophical and confessional meanderings) were written chez moi in the heart of the Green-Mountain State of Vermont over the summers of 2012 and 13, and then recorded and produced by Nick Buxton @ Basement Studios, in Paris, France, between 2013 and 2015, with a stream of extremely talented musicians, including Will Patton of Bakersfield, Vt , the inimitable Lucie Rouits, since-childhood buddy Thierry Ringelstein and the notorious Louis Alfonso of ‘Bad Manners’ fame. Like they say in East Africa, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together...”

The album is dedicated to the Ye’kuana people of the Amazon (So'to), who gave me 10 years of friendhsip, trust and enlightenment and dare I add, wisdom. Thanks to everyone I ever met in their company, in that immensely beautiful, primeval jungle, including all the great students and mentors from visiting universities with whom I bonded for Life."

- Dave Rosane

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released June 12, 2015

(c) 2015 French Fries Publishing
Recorded at Basement Studios, Paris. Produced by Nick Buxton

The Zookeepers are: Nicolas Casanova (drums & good taste),
Thierry Ringelstein (guitar & bass - with Leslie Kervella), Stéphanie le Boulluec (the Voice), Richard Lewis (string arrangements and instruments on Paris is for Love), Will Patton on guitar mandolin, John Hughes on piano, Steven Harrison on stand-up bass, Louis Alphonso on guitar mandolin and Bénédicte Villain and Elodie Hatton on backing vocals. 

Thank you Lucie! Thank you Marco & Guillaume, Nick & Olivier,
Jaro & the Zenou clan.

Artwork: Guillaume Boitelle
Cover photo: Roberto Keller
Other: David Rosane
An i-Breed, Green Hollow, French Fries record

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David Rosane Paris, France

Before becoming a full-time singer-songwriter, Dave had a career in Ecology and humanitarian work. He toiled in the Amazon for 10 years conducting research and teaching with Cornell University, including working as an outreach coordinator with the Ye’kuana tribe. He then moved to New York City as an environmental and social justice advocate in the years building up to the Occupy Movement. ... more

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Track Name: Going Home
IT ain’t so green it ain’t that grey
It ain’t the rain another day
It’s all up there in my cranium
So safe from what you say
My favorite color without you
My favorite flavor when I’m blue
My favorite place is all I want to be true
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home
(There) ain’t no tip to any rainbow
Ain’t no depth to any lake
Ain’t no raindrops on my window
Ain’t no beauty I can’t take
My favorite color without you
My favorite flavor when I’m blue
My favorite place is all I want to be true
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home
I’d play the titanic I’d fly Amilia’s plane
Id cross the ocean in a Russian submarine
Give me tempest, give me gale, give me what you mean !
I will take the liberty to leave you with the same...
My favorite color without you
My favorite flavor when I’m blue
My favorite place is all I want to be true
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home
Hey, Hey, Hey...I’m Going Home...
Without....
Track Name: Ornithology
What went down as a Mona Lisa? Ornithology...
What went down as Maccu Piccu? Ornithology...
What went down as elevation? Ornithology...
What went down as history? Ornithology...
What was down as always?
What went down at sea?
What went down was half of you and me...
What went down was mathematic... Ornithology...
What went down to the landfill? Ornithology...
What went down as freedom? Ornithology...
What went down was so romantic...Ornithology...
What went down as gravitas?
What went down the hole?
What went south was no accident,
What went down was a landslide victory...
What went down as progress?
What went down as rare and pretty ?
What went down as sweet success?
What went down was futile...
What went down as gold...
What went down got fossilized...
What went down was some ancient centerfold...
Track Name: Gravity
Deep and slow we traveled to the moon
Lazy were our summer afternoons
Sweet and fast we fell for one great thing
A love so cool it flowed from mountain springs
When it hurts, it hurts us way to soon
When it hurts, it hurts both me and you
Hey Hey Hey Whoa...
I took you out with a knife and fork and spoon
We tool our way to prophecy and doom
Re-entry was our first class seat to hell
Fallen angels sing a falling fairy tale
When it hurts, it hurts us way to soon
When it burns, it burns both me and you
Hey Hey Hey Whoa...

I got a bullet in my handshake
I got a butcher in my eyeball
I got a riddle in my rainbow
Who am I?
I got a whole lot of feeling
I feel a whole lot of loving
I’m gonna catch you with a promise and a smile
I got an Albert on my pillow
I got an Adolf under my bed
I’ve got a Montessori naked in my sheets
I got a whole lot of needing
I need a whole lot of leading
I’m gonna leave my mark on you and do my time
What the Man am I?
I am the void between two chunks of nothing
All the space inside a billion years
What’s a load of time to do with us, I swear?
I done a whole lot of thinking
I feel a whole lot of nothing
I might of tried my mark on you and hung a right
What the kid am I?
I had a whole lot of feeling
I had a whole lot of loving
And SO I hung you with a promise out to dry
I had a whole lot of needing
It took a whole lot of fading
And so I leave my mark on you and say goodbye
O eternal bite
What the Fuck am I?
Track Name: Freeway
They say we missed the last star standing
They say we missed our curtain call
They say I missed the morning siren
The giant billboard that said it all
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to change the world
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to turn it all
around
They say we missed the exit forward
Not to mention the exit home
I guess we’re stuck until the border
Look for the sign that says it all
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to rule the world
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to take it all
away
Climbing, climbing, climbing upward
Jump the river boys and girls
Treading sand in heavy desert
Cross the ocean walk the earth
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to change the world
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to make it all the way
Submit to the king submit to a throne
Dine with the Queen go fetch a bone
Land on a mine, die for a cause
Submit your love hand in your life
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to rule the world
Sorry for the inconvenience
We’re just trying to take it all away
Take it all Away
Take it all THE way
Freeway...
Take it down that freeway
Freeway...
C’mon....
Track Name: Are We Mad ?
Wouldn’t that be everything !
Wouldn’t that be everything !
Death to the other side
Death to that other might
Death to that other Life...
Are we mad?
Track Name: So'to
Tall man, you take the short man
You take his wisdom, you take his homeland
You take it all...
Because when all fell out the floor fell in, the traffic lights and the urban din...
Into the jungle with a matchbox and a plan...
And yes I can...

Tall grass, I see the serpent
Its light was golden, Its life had fallen - Was I scared?
Because when all fell out, the doors collapsed, the ceiling lights, the broken glass...
Into the jungle with a matchbox and a grin...
Because the full way back is the full way in
The fleeting life, the life within
Beneath a canopy of milk and ink and fire ...
And yes we can

Tall man, you take the short man
You take his river, you take his mind off everything
Now I sing in tongues and I sing the past
The End of all the life that’s passed
Into the jungle with a matchbox and my plan...

Because the man who kills is the one who leaps
The one with spots, the one with teeth
Beneath a moon of virgin blood and razor eyes...
And yes we can...

Da da da, Da da da....
Now I sing in tongues and I sing the dead
The life of all, this little kid
Into the jungle with a matchbox and a plan
And yes I did !
Track Name: Colony
I’ve got the plane, I’ve got the drugs
I’ve got the horses and the guns
I’ve got the voices from above
You’ve got the land that I love

I’ve got the looks, I’ve got the fame
I’ve got the books, I’ve got the brains
I come from global Alleluia
You’ve got the angels, I’ve got their names

You have that river full of life
You have that city in the sky
Beneath your heavens I’d survive
You are the peace that I can’t find

Forty thousand feet and climbing
Eighty thousand miles and shining
Ninety billion years and finding

You have that river to unwind
You held no mirror to this life
Beneath your heavens we’d survive
You are the Peace I could not find
Track Name: Have A Merry Christmas
Have a merry Christmas
Leave your woes behind
Have a happy holiday
Make sure to blow my mind
Holy father Christmas
Leave your foes behind
Bloody Mary Christmas
Party for your life...
Light a billion candles
Burn a billion brights
Save your killer holiday
Take a billion lives
Merry effing Christmas
Shut your eyes so wide
Have a merry Christmas
Don’t let it pass you buy...
Have a merry Christmas
Leave your woes behind
Have a happy holiday
Make sure to blow my mind
Holy father Christmas
Leave your foes behind
Bloody Mary Christmas
Party for your life...
Light a billion candles
Burn a billion brights
Save your killer holiday
Take a billion lives
Merry effing Christmas
Shut your eyes so wide
Have a merry Christmas
It’s time to say good-night.
Track Name: Never Cry
I see earthly revolutions
And the Weather when it’s moving
I see change it sort of happens all the time
I see poetry in motion - In this galaxy gyrating
I see the gift of gravity and space and time
This is why I never cry
This is why I never cry
I see comet dust a babbling
Supernovas socializing
All these weapons that set sail to mash and grind
And this great machine, the making of our mind
This is why I never cry
This is why I never cry
I hear the rhythm of the reaper
With every passing dig so deeper In
To the groove of what we leave so far behind
No more feeling no more craving
no more laughing no more playing
No more breathing no more singing no sublime
This is why I never cry
Is this why you never cry?
I see comet dust a babbling
Supernovas socializing
All these weapons that set sail to mash and grind
And this great machine, the making of our mind
Track Name: Paris Is For Love
It’s so easy...
It’s so easy...
It’s so easy, it’s so easy, it’s so easy to believe:
Paris is for love
Paris is for love
Paris is for love
It’s so sunny
And It’s so happy
And It’s so friendly
And It’s so nice
It’s so easy, it’s so easy, it’s so easy to lie
It’s so easy, it’s so easy, it’s so easy to deny:
Paris is for love
Paris is for love
Paris is for love
Mon amour... Ba pa pa pa pa yeah
It’s so easy, it’s so easy, it’s so easy to believe
It’s so easy, it’s so easy, it’s so easy to deceive
because...
Paris is for love
Paris is for love
Paris is for lovely fools....