Cosmic Mobile

by Marina Lagacé

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Recorded in Vancouver, BC at The Nest Studios in March/April, 2015.
This album was largely funded through my Kickstarter campaign - thank you so much to all those who contributed!!
You can see the campaign here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312411175/cosmic-mobile-a-psychedelic-folk-album

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released August 10, 2015

All songs: Music & lyrics by Marina Lagacé
String sections for tracks #8, 10, 12 composed by John Kastelic
Recorded by Quentin de Lorenzis at The Nest Studios
Co-produced by Marina & Quentin
Mastered by Joby Baker at Baker Studios
Album art by Mary Matheson


Marina Lagacé - Rhythm guitar & vocals
Brin Porter - Bass (all songs), Mando (12), Theramin (5), Accordion (9), back up vox (1, 13)
Travis (T-rav) Charuk - Lead guitar (all songs except 10)
Tim Watson - Drums (5, 6, 7, 11, 13)
Kenan Zeigler-Sungur - Drums (1, 4), Darbouka (9), Earth shaker (1)
Quentin de Lorenzis - Synth (3, 4, 10 - 13), Saw (9), back up vox (13)
John Kastelic - Violin (6, 7 - 12), Viola (5, 9)
Tony Kastelic - Viola (12)
Maxuel Boyle - Violin (8, 11, 13)
Imi Oto - Flute (1, 5, 13)
Anita Eccleston - Flugel horn (8, 12), Trumpet (4, 8)
Justine Apostolopoulos - Cello (8, 10)
Leah Barley - Back up vox (5, 8, 12, 13)
Coco the Cat - Angry Meows (4)

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Marina Lagacé Vancouver, British Columbia

My Mama tells me I used to sing myself to sleep in my crib. I don't have much memory for those early years, but I can't really remember a time without music either.

Trained in musical theatre, opera and classical voice, it was only a few years ago I discovered I could sing with a rock band.

Now I'm composing my own songs. Inspired by the earth, friendship, love, community, life, death & cats.
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Track Name: Nice & Pretty
Hills wrapped in suede, geometric salt lakes
Trees, trees, trees
Undeniably beautiful music
Unregrettably, longing fills me

When the moon is full I'll have to go
Into the wild (x3)
I am but a child, a child who needs her mother

Went walking by the river
Sweet talking, a strange swim
I thought I found a golden gem
When the paint started to chip I threw it back again

Someone else will see it shine and pick it up to hold awhile
Sweaty palms take their toll, and the paint begins to chip
I thought I could trust you like a rock
In truth, no further than I could toss

Wrap it up all nice & pretty (x6)
I'll wear the landscape into the city

But when the moon is full I'll have to go
Into the wild (x3)
I am but a child, a child who needs her mother
Track Name: My People
I came to you heels cracked and dry
You soothed my skin and moisturized
I came to you eyes red and weeping
You fixed me up good and left me sleeping
I came to you once hungry and tired
Thanks to you I am still here I have survived

Because people, they want to be good
All kinds of people, you know we need to be good
And we may not agree, but I see you doing what you think you should
So I'll thank you all and I'll let you be good

I came to you weary and worn
Barely held together, edges all ripped and torn
You are the thread that patched my weave
Please know that I'll be here should you ever need (x2)

Because people, I know you want to be good
All kinds of people, you know we need to be good
And you may not agree, but I see you doing what you think should
So I'll thank you all and I'll let you be good

I came to you scraped up and bruised
You have me medicine and a space to use
I came to you naked and scared
I'll let go of all fear now, I know you're there
You are the thread that patched my weave
Please know that I'll be here should you ever need (x2)

Because people, I know you want to be good
All kinds of people, you know we need to be good
And I may not agree, but I see you doing what you think should
So I'll thank you all and I'll let you be good
Oh my people, I see you doing good
Oh my people (x2)
Track Name: Ostara
Merci Mama for the ground on which I stand
Merci Mama for the part you play in the great big plan
Merci Mama for the goodness that you grow
Send a message to my starving parts
Show me the wisdom I need to know
Show me the wisdom I know you know
Show me the wisdom I know I know

I know, I know
Wishing is a hollow thing suspended in the sky
Somewhere between hopes and dreams
while the stars are begging you to try
Oh the stars, they're begging you to try

Ostara, won't you guide my way?
Give me seeds to sow, and let the rains fall wet and slow
Wet and slow

And sweet July bring the heat, a sense of warmth within
Knowing you are loved young one, the knowing may begin

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder just what you are?
Shine your light into my soul
Show me the wisdom I know I know

I know, I know
Wishing is a hollow thing suspended in the sky
Somewhere between hopes and dreams
while the stars are begging you to try
Oh the stars, they beg you to try
They say: "Come on, and give it a try
Come on, just give it a try
I'll meet you halfway on this ride"
Track Name: Love Tentacles
Walk with me down dim lit streets
The trees are rather haunted
You look at me with heated eyes
and square your meaty haunches

Wrap me with your love tentacles
Bite me on the ankle
Smack me with the tip
. . . of your tail

(Chorus)
All creatures need love, don't we my pretty?
But at some point I'll have to stop
Petting you all over, petting you all over!
Then you'll go your way and I'll go mine
Just like one day you will die, and so will I

I'm told a cat has generous claws and he knows how to wield them
But I've got friends with sharper teeth and finer wags than me
Don't make me have to kick you in your soft little belly
You keep your distance, it's just as well

Wrap me with your love tentacles
Bite me on the ankle
Smack me with the tip
. . . of your tail

(Chorus)
Track Name: Rescue My Heart
Hey, don't you think it's about right, darling
For you, for you to turn me on?
I have waited all this while for you
And now it seems I must be gone

But don't ya think we could maybe find a way
To fall for love?
My schedule, it's pretty packed these days
I'm busy dancing to the beat of my own drum
But here I am, kinda hiding out in this den carved from sand
And there you are
Here we are

(Chorus)
Don't go too far from me, don't come to close (x2)

(Storytime)

If you could read my mind, love
What a tale my thoughts would tell
Too much time spent up in a tower
and deep down a hollow wishing well
Rescue my heart!
Let me love, fearless and free
I'll don my satin armour, and mount my noble steed
But here I still am, definitely still hiding out in this den I carved from sand
And there you are
Here we are

(Chorus)
Track Name: I Need A Man
I need a man, vulnerable and shy
Maybe scared to say how he feels
but he mans up and tries

I need a man who knows how to see me hurt
Not to carry the load, but to stand
Just to bear it, and not desert
Be my witness but not get hurt

Cuz my pain is my own
No, you'll never squeeze me hard enough to get it all out
But please calmly hold me if I cry and scream and writhe about

(Chorus)
And I'm down to ___ with you
But this you can bet
We'll be talkin afterwards
Say my name babe, then something i wouldn't expect
Say sweet little words (x3)

I need a man who has faced his own demons
and continues to move through their wake
I need a man who loves me complete, and whole
Someone to speak to my mind, to sing great nothings to my soul
I'll take care of him, he'll be home to me
Being so close to another never felt so free

I need a man who can break my heart to be true to himself
Who lives in his joy, defaults to gratitude still, when there is nothing else
I need a man who can let his guard down and play for a while
Someone who knows how to wind me down and make me smile

(Chorus)
Track Name: Wasted Daydreams
I am blind, can't recognize the signs
Can't tell my truth from my own lies

Don't apologize
There's been no long term harm
And yeah, it's been a while
It's been a while
It's been a while and I'm still charmed
I still . . . .
And you know I still . . . .
And you know I still eat
I get enough sleep
I work and I play and I breathe
While between the lines
between the lines
I still dream of you
(x2)

And I still can't decide
No I can't tell
If you're good for me or bad for my health
Track Name: Life Is So Fine
I cry to you for I've so much to do
I'm so occupied by all the lovely sights along the drive
I whine and sigh despite the contentment I feel inside

I weep and moan, life is so fine (x2)

My left brain knows it's reality and how to take charge
and the right side provides a sense of blissfulness so very large

I weep and moan, life is so fine (x2)

When it's so awfully hard to pick a favourite of all that charm
Well you know it's good when all you desire is vying for your time

I weep and moan, life is so fine (x2)

Oh I analyze the things I cannot change and all the while
My worried brow too far ahead, I've left my smile behind

I weep and moan, life is so fine (x2)

And I have chosen this and I continue now to walk my own laid path
The stones are placed, and I don't know how
but I'm standing here and this is all I know and all I have

I weep and moan, life is so fine (x2)
Track Name: Salty Peach
Let's ride the tide out to sea
Adrift under stormy skies
Tossin' and turnin'
Our juices a-churnin'
You drown and fall on top of me

Oh, my salty peach
Where oh where oh where have you been? (x3)
Oh, my salty peach
Won't you satiate me?

Let's float along on a lake so placid
Oh, the acidity
Oh, the absurdity!
Breathe deep, give ourselves rest
Savour the sweetness
Relish the riches of a softly heaving breast

Oh, my salty peach
Where oh where oh where have you been? (x2)
Oh, my salty peach
Who have you seen?
Juicy, delicious, smacking with kisses
rosy with wishes, dripping with goodness
Oh, my salty peach
Won't you satiate me?
Track Name: Passing Through
Why won't the world just let me grow fat and old in my skin
Without telling me that clearly it's not fit to live in?
Oh the home that I know, it is hollow and dry
And no-one lives inside

We are ghosts in these bodies, we are hosts for our minds
Which take over and lead us till we're blind from all sides
And I have followed this tunnel down to the very bitter end
Wasted and exhausted now I start again

And I know, oh I know I have been here before
Sunk so deep I can't reach the floor boards
I must change, I must change, I must re-arrange things again

If I died one hundred times
Choked, stoned and burned
I would only return
When my skin has thinned and worn
And my skeleton has dissembled and blown away . . .

My spirit will survive, my spirit it is alive (x2)

We are ghosts in these bodies, we are hosts for our minds
Which take over and lead us till we're blind from all sides
And I have followed this tunnel down to the very bitter end
Wasted and exhausted now I start again

And I know, oh I know I have been here before
Lifted so high I can't see the sky anymore
And I know, oh I know I have been here before
Sunk so deep I can't reach the floor boards
I must change, I must change
I must re-arrange things again (x2)
Track Name: Cosmic Mobile
The moon in it's ring, expansive and bright
reflects the light of the sun
And it circles around while the earthlings have fun
and the earth orbits round the sun

(Chorus)
You take off your shoes to get closer to earth
and I smile and sigh, don't know which one came first
Cuz it's so damn romantic
The way that you coax me to spread myself wide to the moon
Ooooh . . .

Stretches of blackberry bramble, guarded by oak tree and rock
Grasses and flowers watching over us now
Sacred space without doors or lock
And to lull us to sleep
The dear cosmos provides a perfectly balanced mobile
Divine timing aligns, all the stars on our side
Twinkle brightly to light up the sky

Sing a song of desire and stoke up a fire
To fuel our own cosmic mobile
While the moon in it's ring, expansive and bright
reflects the light of the sun
And it circles around while the earthlings have fun
and the earth orbits round the sun

(Chorus)

Sweet caress of my skin, heat rising within
Paled by the cool wash of moon
Track Name: Source
My love is in the smile that greets you in the morning
and my love is in the softness of grass, rising to meet you
and everyday, everyday my love walks for miles in your shoes

My love is in the dew that's drying, as the sun keeps on rising
And rising, ah-ah
My love lofts on leaves, soars on the air
And my love fills the subtle spaces, can you feel it there?
Can you see, it is there saying:
"You are enough, this is enough for my love" (x2)

My love is in the sweat that you give
And on your brow it lies in your sweet crevices, whispering:
"You are enough, this is enough for my love" (x2)

My love you find in dreams
It lines the pages of each miraculous scene, crying:
"You are enough, this is enough for my love" (x2)

My love is carried in your worries and your woes
Through triumph and sorrows, it goes where you go cheering:
"You are enough, this is enough for my love" (x2)
Track Name: Lovey Dovey
(Chorus)
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all of the time (x3)

Baby don't be such a tease
I just wanna love you, yeah I'm down on my knees
Baby, why you looking so green?
Hold your chin up, keep your dirty shirt clean
Keep it together, try looking real sharp
Cuz staying alive is a very fine art when it's

(Chorus)

Ya know, the whole world is fallin' in love
We're shooting the whales and beaching the doves
Now ain't that a honeymoon
Well the wedding was sweet but it ended too soon
I was all drunk on champagne and prescription drugs
I don't know what happened, I just heard a thud and a boom
A thud and a boom
A thud and a boom boom boom boom

(Chorus)

Now smile with that aperture
Oh, you lookin' so happy!
Are you so sure?
That portrait you made of your face
It hides your under eye bags but it won't hide your race, no

You be a human
So come on use those legs honey and take a stand
Do what you know to be right
If you're just gonna bark all the time I'm gonna have to pick a fight
If you just bark all the time I'm gonna pick a fight (x2)
So show me, your best, your biggest best bite!

Oh show me, show me, your best, your biggest best bite!

(Chorus & outro)