Josephine And The Lantern

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JOSEPHINE AND THE LANTERN
(© 2009 Davide Ariasso)

Come on Josephine, Josephine you know
It’s much nicer to be weak than to be strong.
Like a statue, you lie by my side
I watch over you, there’s nothing you can hide.

As the moon carves you out of the darkness
I stretch over you to reach the lantern
With its quivering light burning softly,
Soon it falls into a beautiful sleep.

Like her, the light is thrown into infinity
Josephine’s will eclipsed by the clouds of sleep
Laid aside like a dress upon a chair
She disappears and I look into a dark well.

Where’s the flame that burns when you’re awake,
When it’s hard to play with you for such high stakes
When I wear my servant’s cap with ease
Content to catch the crumbs dropped from your lips

When at dawn the boats enter the bay
From our window their lanterns call the day
With the light I’ll give my freedom away
This enchantment I’ve got no will to break.

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from Statuettes, released May 6, 2013

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Jacques, a robin Bristol, UK

Jacques, a robin is an alter ego of Italian songwriter Davide Ariasso. Jacques appeared in Davide's life with an urgency to sing songs of melancholy and hope, all guided by an underlining transcendence and ecstasy.

Active as live performer in Bristol since 2007, Jacques has released his debut album 'Statuettes' in 2011, with 16 guest musicians, and is working at an EP about hearts and children
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