Future Telephone

by Madeline Tasquin

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"...but the message became muddled, somewhere out passing by the Moon, and all their words were lost in pixelation."


released November 7, 2017

All lyrics & music written by Madeline Tasquin
Vocals, guitar, piano: Madeline Tasquin
Synth, sax, vocals: Félix Petit
Bass: Jeremi Roy
Drums, percussion: William Côté

Produced by Félix Petit & Madeline Tasquin
Recording & Mixing Engineer: JB Pinord, Planet Studios
Mastering Engineer: Ryan Morey
Recorded at Dondepiano Studios, Montreal February 2017


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Madeline Tasquin Oakland, California

Madeline Tasquin was born and raised in Quesnel, BC, Canada, on a diet of Maria Callas, Joni Mitchell and river water. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006.

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Track Name: Don't Should Yourself
Savin all your honey
For a rainy day
All your doggon money
Don't you let it slip away


Life is kinda funny
Sometimes I wanna run away
Run into the river
Let it carry me away


Don't Should Yourself so constantly
Don't be afraid, follow your heart
Some call it God, some call it intuition,
That thing that speaks to you when you listen
That still small voice behind the noise, whispering
"Listen to your beating heart"

Amaranth and honey
Laying in the sun all day
Life is kind of funny
Don't you let it slip away

Track Name: Agua es Vida
For the waters, I am, I am, I am.

Reaching out my willowy arms
Infuse you through and through

Agua Es Vida
Agua Es Vida
Agua Es Vida
Agua Es Vida

Feel our current... supple and strong
Before long your stubborn shores will crumble and fall
Into the river
Carry you home
To the ocean where we all came from

Agua Es Vida
Fenaki dhiri ulhumey
Sheng huo yuan yu shui
Mni wiconi
Almiyaah a haaya
Agua Es vida

La rivière t'appelle
We are a mighty wave
Suis-la tu verras
We are a mighty wave
Track Name: Mosquito
Old river break up my shores
I surrender
No more resistance will you find in me
I will bend and breathe
Like the pines swayed in that thunderous storm
The night we discovered
How simple it can be
We have only to love

Inviting the vines to overtake us
Break up our bark and make us green again
Pollen of pine will make us stronger
We drunk it down with honey wine
And for a while we were fine
Confusion... Mosquito...

Then we awoke covered in the diamonds of
A sun-freckled forest floor
On a bed of the limbs torn by the storm the night before we learned how to love
Track Name: Future Telephone
You wrote in your last letter
Before you took off to outer space
"Every time I close my eyes I see your face"

It's been a long while now, honey,
You've been up there where the air's so thin
I've been alone so long, I'm not sure that I exist

Is any of this getting through to you?
Can you hear me now?
It's so hard to get through to you
On this future telephone

The universe keeps on expanding
And the space between us grows cold
I dream you finally come home
But I have grown too old

My skin doesn't seem like my own
And the feeling of your touch is a memory I lost log ago
But I hold onto your words
You told me: "there is no time or space in love"

Is this true? I've been trying to get through to you
On this future telephone.

But the message became muddled
Somewhere out passing by the moon
And all their words were lost in pixelation
Track Name: Old River & Wide
It was an old river, and wide
And I gave it my life
I danced the whole masquerade
And if I never return
I will not regret the choice I made
To breathe the water in and drown

After the fire I ran through the night
Til I came to the river's shore
There I fell to Earth and cried
A burned and broken man was I
I'd never felt so utterly alone

And then the river called my name
"Come let me hold you"
Her voice a golden thread pulling me towards the mystery
Suddenly the voice was clear:
Time to let go, go on home, throw my bones into this

Old river
Old river
Old river and wide

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