Madeleines

from by Jonathan Meur

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lyrics

There’s no way, no spell, no machine
That could take us back to special moments
But the smallest things, quietly, slowly reveal
For us to relive them

The smell of glue stuck to young fingers
Molasses and their unadulterated sweetness
Chlorine clinging to my skin
The stench of rain on fresh tar

A madeleine, a madeleine
A madeleine caught me by surprise
A madeleine, a madeleine took me back in time

An old home bearing a new name
The bittersweet taste of gato pima and the like
Children bathing in a garden
The way we used to

A madeleine, a madeleine
A madeleine caught me by surprise
A madeleine, a madeleine
One, two, magic, and I’m back
To a former version of myself
A younger version of myself

There’s no way, no spell, no machine
That could take us back
To special moments
But the smallest things slowly reveal
For us to relive them
And before you know it

We’re talking and laughing and singing
Into swivelling fans again
Yeah we’re talking and laughing and singing
Into swivelling fans again

Damn you, madeleines
You get me good, madeleines

credits

from How To Build A Kite, released July 12, 2015
Jonathan Meur: Vocals, Guitar
Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin: Accordion
Elizabeth Saw: Keys
Gevorg Sargsyan: Cello
Manson Koh: Bass
Adam Shah: Drums

Written and arranged by Jonathan Meur

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Jonathan Meur Singapore

Singapore-based French-Mauritian singer-songwriter addicted to the creative process. A fusion of folk, pop, rock and classical, his music has drawn comparisons to the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Kings of Convenience and Regina Spektor.

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