Chrysalis

by Sonia Johnson

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1.
Storm 04:31
I know, it's time, this night has been a mystery for me I know you want me to leave my ways It's time to think about the plus and the minuses The wind is cold, I don't want to be alone Can you hold my hand in the storm that is coming? Can you understand that the worst will fade away? I know, it's time, for you, to carry your soul in the sun I know you want me to be happy It's time to rest in the beauty of the moment But the clouds and the wind are strong and I don't want to be alone again Can you hold my hand in the storm that is coming? Can you understand that the worst will fade away? I know, it's time, for me, to see the light of a new day I know you want me to lead the way It's time to change the lines and to be at ease But the storm has peaked, and I'm too weak, to reach you overseas Can you hold my hand in the storm that is coming? Can you understand that the worst will fade away?
2.
Everywhere 03:29
Everywhere the wind shall blow You know that I will go with you, go with you Even though you're not around You know that I can find my way, find my way Dancing on the waves Running streets of joy and laughter Driving in the rain Flying bright and stormy weather Hitch hiking a desert road Sometimes I feel I'm all alone But I know if I trust my heart Those beams of light can show me ways To catch that train and make sure that I'm never lost in Spain So if the wind shall blow You know that I will be with you I'll be with you
3.
Oh, was this love all in vain In my search of immortality Cause I thought that you were meant to be my man. Funny how I would go back in time Just to lay down by your soul again. I can't understand that it's the end Of what we could have been. I will lie down in the garden My treasure, my heirloom, I'll rest my head in the garden Where the flowers ceased to bloom. Gonna lay myself down, Lay myself down, Lay myself down in the garden. Was all of this imagination What I felt when you Had faith in me? Cause I thought that you would ease the pain And just be my man I will lie down in the garden, My treasure, my heirloom. I'll rest my head in the garden Where flowers cease to bloom. Why did I deserve such treason? And why is my heart now so insecure? I was sowing seeds for you in our garden, While you were sharing it with another.
4.
Before the sunset Next on the line You're taking a chance Between the last dance And the first kiss And the deep pitfall Feels like home but he's a stranger Prelude to danger Seems like hope, you're no teenager Prelude to danger To danger Expecting the best Something sublime Almost in a trance Before the secrets Before the chime You're well in advance Between the entrance And the abyss Should you leave the ball Feels like home but he's a stranger Prelude to danger Seems like hope, you're no teenager Prelude to danger To danger Expecting romance Longing for bliss You're ready to fall
5.
Sleeping 04:40
Everyone's looking up to the sky everyday But I'm sleeping. They all go to work, hoping for some luck While I'm sleeping, I'm sleeping. Let me be lonely, let me be bored. Everyone's looking up to the sky everyday But I'm dreaming. I'm searching for you, in a cloud or two, While I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming. Let me be lonely, let me be bored. Let me be lonely, let me be. Everyone's looking up to the sky, Looking up to the sky. Everyone's looking up to the sky But I'm sleeping, I'm sleeping, Sleeping.
6.
Let him go away to his favorite dream Let the children play along an endless stream He can feel that simple things turn to gold A bird, a branch, a seed, Yellow dots on the road A field of corn so bright under the sun So find what heals your soul And chose what turns to gold Going back to search the stones You left behind on your way home Come to the secret hidden places we call love. Let him go astray if the need may be Let the children shout and see what he should see He knows that simple things turn to gold So run, have fun, beyond All those limitations The world imposed on your expression Go and get yourself a life That means more than what you hide Going back to search the stones Scattered around to build your home Just play in the secret hidden places we call love. Won't you run away to your favorite dream Be like the children who play along an endless stream And just as the simple things turn to gold Treasures, unfolds and shine Over the fears and doubts That growing old forced in your path So find what heals your soul And chose what can turn into to gold Stop throwing all the stones Find ways to make yourself a home Rest in the secret hidden places we call love.
7.
They stole your song Just like you took my heart With no shame They plagiarized They used your lines Your beats, your rhymes They sensed your pain That is so lame They stole your song Just like you took my heart With no shame Who whips some tracks? Lie in your back Bootleg to fame Using your name Oh! please explain. Just like the deserts have lost all their water Some folks are shallow, they truly don't bother To get better instead of greedier And John Lennon told the world one day Instant Karma's going to get you, anyway They stole your song Just like you took my heart With no shame Under contract You played it right Bridges, hooks and time AABA – Now, it's all gone away. Just like the deserts have lost all their water Some folks are shallow, they truly don't bother To get better instead of greedier Carly Simon would not change a verse for you You're so vain, you know she would say that this song is not about you
8.
In the darkness of your fears There is no place for joy. Just a spark no one can ignite As you disappear in the night. In the chambers of my heart There's a place for you And a match waiting for a sign To kindle a fire in the night. In the secrets of our souls There's a path leading to love. It's a space to be wild and free Will you join me there in the night?
9.
Monsters 04:26
For all the monsters crawling under your bed, For all the princes that you will never wed, For all the answers that have been left unsaid, I'll wait. I will stand with a light Through your nights Like a guide. The stars above will be bright, Just sleep tight. For all the monsters crawling under your bed, For all the strangers that you have never fed, For all the dangers bouncing inside your head, I'll wait, I'm awake I'll wait, I'm awake. I'm stronger than those creatures, I'll show them what I've got. I'll carry them in nightmares Until the door is locked. They will face their last hour, I'll crush them with my thoughts, I'll eat them with my fork. I will stand with a light Through your nights Like a guide. The stars above will be bright, Just sleep tight. For all the monsters crawling under your bed, For all the slaughters for which you've never bled, For all my sisters who have been so misled, I'll wait.
10.
Relax and tell me everywhere that you've been You know, my dear, I think of you and grin It's been so long that we could sit down to tea To be with you again in harmony. We laughed we cried, I thought you were leaving me My ship near sunk, the seas were rough you see I'm happy you're happy, we're happy as we can be The storm has passed and now we're both set free Even if I don't know the way If I can't find the words to say You me, and everything here Changing my ways of feeling real You, me, here Embrace the thought of paradise in my heart Season's passing, gives love a new start Have faith in faith and trust till the end of time. Kingdom come, your heart be next to mine
11.
We need to know Why we're crying We need to know Why we're dying We need to know It is falling apart It's falling apart We need to know What they're tracking We need to know What's in our drinks We need to know When we're falling apart We need to know Who is lying We need to know What they're thinking We need to know When winds are changing Where it's falling apart It's falling apart Inside the hills High on the top Where they decide What we are not Here in the streets Where we stand Hand in hand And we do what we can We need to know We need to know It's our land, our tears, their laws, our fears, their lies, all those secret bunkers Theirs guns, but stop, no fools, no russian roulette in the hands of these clowns. We need to know We want to win While we are fighting We need to know. We need to know While we are rising. We need to know Why, it's, falling apart
12.
Noir est ce jour qui meurt Tous ces regards en pleurs Dort au milieu des fleurs Ton cœur C'est l'heure du grand départ Cet ultime au revoir Pour toi nous danserons Ce soir Des pas de deux, sur rythme lent, dernière étreinte Ton souvenir illumine le soir couchant Sad is the day that dies Loved ones with tears and sighs You sleep in the garden Of delights Colored wings on your back It's the ultimate flight For you will laugh and dance tonight Some slower moves One last embrace We'll say goodbye Your memory will light up every sunset sky
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released November 15, 2019

Producers: Sonia Johnson & Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
Arrangements: Sonia Johnson
Additional arrangements: Mark Alan Haynes (1-4-6-7-9-11), Stephen Johnston (7)
Recording: Planet Studio, Montreal – April-May 2019
Sound and mixing engineer: Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
Assistant recording engineers: Jacob Lacroix-Cardinal, Jordan Barillaro
Mastering: Guy Hébert, Studio Karisma
Production and publishing: Les Productions Sonia Johnson
Photography: Chloé McNeil
Hair: Caroline Heffern
Make-up artist: Annabelle Deschamps
Stylism: Sonia Johnson and Mélanie Brisson
Design: Orazio Fantini
Butterflies pictures: Sonia Johnson
Lyrics revision: Stanley Péan, David Homel

Sonia Johnson: voice, composition, arrangements
Stephen Johnston: guitars, composition
David Ryshpan: piano – keyboards
Mark Alan Haynes: electric bass, composition, arrangements
Max Sansalone: drums and percussions
Jean-Pierre Zanella: flute
Samuel Blais: alto saxophone – clarinet
Frank Lozano: tenor saxophone – bass clarinet
Jean-Nicolas Trottier: trombone
Rémi Cormier: trumpet
Judith Little-Daudelin: voice
Elie Haroun: voice
Extra vocal participants in We Need to Know: Anthony Rozankovic, Emmanuelle Sloutsker, Félix Stüssi, Geert Fieremans, Helen Sung, Karl Lloyd, Mathew Anderson, Massiel Yanira, Nora Toutain, Renu Heir, Stanley Péan, Tania Osorio

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