Mirror Man 7"

by Cannibales & Vahinés

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This was a RECORD STORE DAY 2015 release.
Vinyl copies are available via Ex Mailorder (exmailorder.nl/shop/sok).
• Mirror Man (alternate version of the track with the same name from the album Songs For A Free Body, 2015)
• November Night (outtake from the N.O.W.H.E.R.E sessions, 2012)

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released April 18, 2015

Cannibales & Vahinés are G.W. Sok, Marc Démereau, Fabien Duscombs and Nicolas Lafourest
Tractor Notown, cat.no. NOT 04, in collaboration with Freddy Morézon P.R.O.D
All words and music by Cannibales & Vahinés

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G.W. Sok Amsterdam, The Netherlands

G.W. Sok co-founded The Ex in 1979 and was their singer and lyricist for 30 years. (See www.theex.nl for their discography.) Since 2009 he is involved in various other musical projects, such as Detective Instinct (UK), Zoikle (NL), Beukorkest (NL), Cannibales & Vahinés (F), King Chsmpion Sounds (UK/NL), Filiamotsa (F)... ... more

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Track Name: Mirror Man
MIRROR MAN

Every time I see your face
every time it seems more out of place
now I can't even recall what it really looks like
because, the last time I saw you
and I don't want to annoy you
there was too much fuzz about the face that was...
you?

At times there's just you
when you'll have to reinvent yourself
just like a book on a shelf
sometimes needs some dusting off
with a cleansing cloth...
dust it off till it's had enough
sometimes it's time to readjust yourself

Every now and then
every now and then I'll say it again...
every now and then you have to reinvent yourself
look at me I tell you, you got to
readjust the you in your self

When the mirror cracks just look straight back
just set your face against this anxiety
read another book, readjust your look
there's plenty of self on the shelf in front of you, of me
when the mirror lies in front of you
when the mirror lies in front of me
take another look, just take another book
why don't you
and when you, and then you, and again you
can be you
now, can't you see...
you, I… can be me
Track Name: November Night
NOVEMBER NIGHT

A terrible November night
with a drizzling rain
that sweeps even the bravest off the streets
and my favourite bar lies, alas
and that's for certain
too far headed West
to battle with that cold wet curtain

For the first time since many years
as the years flee by
I will return home
HOME
where my untimely appearance
will be considered as
the first step on the road that leads toward penitence
all beginnings are hard, and better late than never
my wife will say

But first I'll have to buy a newspaper for tonight near the fire
because when I don't read
my silence is chilling
my silence is killing for my housemates
as I understand very well
that nothing
NOTHING
is so depressing as
the presence of someone who sits silently staring
as if he's totally alone
one lonely bloke
who never tells a joke
who never pats you on the back
to give you some courage during your tough days
who never asks: how are you doing
or: are you happy

– Words based on the first page of Het Dwaallicht, a story by Willem Elsschot (1882-1960).