LYRICS BY DARIO RÉ (2008-PRESENT)

AFTER BOOK OF LONGING
RELEASED ON ASPEN ARTICHOKE (2017) 

Empty, only a shell 
impervious to see open to tell 
yet with rhythm a drugless high 
one can believe in the power to fly 

Let us mourn exclusivity 
of beautiful language dividing you from me 
let us remember the heart-shaped frame 
hanging empty etched with a name 

Do not decode these cries of mine 
for they are the road and not the sign 
thank you Cohen for this wonderful ride 
it will repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat turn to the other side

ARTERY OF AMERICA
RELEASED ON ASPEN ARTICHOKE (2017)

Burning the midnight oil 
Trolling for a draft 
Candy red; coke deal 
One-ton truck towing steel 
Another one-ton truck with a half bed load 
just bubble wrap and smoke billowed 

Home 

Burning the midnight oil 
Trolling for a draft 
Caterpillar train spilling coal 
the race is on deepen the hole 
Another coal train through the open plains 
who are scarred with iron and oil stained 

Home

BARCELONA
UNRELEASED (2008)

You built a castle with you hands
I collect each cigarette and build a long snake
Our two pieces meet just in time right before the tide
We walk back to your house along the beach side by side

Come to think, spilling milk is not so bad
Hearing that you never had a mom but an alcoholic dad
It’s great to be alone but tonight we’re not 
Sit together without approval and we can’t get caught

 

BROKEN CURFEW
UNRELEASED (2018)

The land felt new 
Red white and blue 
Now through the smoke 
Broken curfew 

When a heart is hurt and swollen 
even a breeze feels like a storm 
where not a wing and fly for certain 
and not a flame can keep it warm 

I hate your voice 
Tell me to change my point of view 
Tell me to lift my chin for you 
Show me the end 
Tell me to change 

But if it be the last trail home 
Take a moment, a moment of repose 
Ignore the signs and find huckleberry hill 
You’ll wonder why, just wait for the sky to clear

COLORS OF OUR WORLD
UNRELEASED (2010)

Hot pink and an off-white cream, baby blue and a dark blue green 
Light brown and a salmon pink, a pale orange and a periwinkle 

These are the colors of our world
Ce sont les colour de notre monde 

Wine-red and split pea soup, a washed-out purple and baby poop
Turquoise and a faint maroon, a charcoal gray and a red balloon

These are the colors of our world
Ce sont les colour de notre monde 

Pearl white and sea foam green, midnight black and tangerine
How come red white and blue? It could be France it could be U.S. 

These are the colors of our world
Ce sont les colour de notre monde

CREATURES IN OUR HOUSE
UNRELEASED (2012)

Pages turn with the help from a crack in the door 
from where you sit you aught to see the ghost gliding on the floor
Her name is Felix, she’s come to give you dreams
The creatures in our house are not what they seem

Beneath the kitchen sink you ask me “what’s that noise?” 
I assure you it’s a goblin baby playing with her toys 
But you say “papa, I’m scared, what if she’s mean?” 
The creatures in our house are not what they seem 

Among the books we have about the great outdoors, 
the one about insects is open on the floor 
and there’s a cockroach reading about her history 
The creatures in our house are not what they seem 

In our garden near the chard where the sun rarely shines
there’s a giant serpent earthworm inching since the dawn of time
His name is Vernon; he’s offered to help sow our seeds 
The creatures in our house are not what they seem

LE CHEMIN N'EST PAS GRAVE
RELEASED ON ASPEN ARTICHOKE (2017)

Le distance, on envie 
Mais acoute osti 
J’adore notre histoire quand même 
J’adore notre histoire quand même 
Ça me dérange pas si tu reste la 
Mais je vais partir 
Il y a du monde qui attend pour moi 
Mais acoute, le chemin c’est ouvert pour toi 

Te encore sur the mûr 
Et c’est comme ça que je veux 
Il y a un frontière que séparé nous deux 
Et c’est pas un raison a sauter dans feux 
Ça me dérange pas alors viens ton 
Le thé c’est encore chaud 
On peux chante jusque demain matin 
Mais il faut être prêt à suivre le chemin 

Le chemin n’est pas un choix 
Alors je n’ai pas choisi 
C’est une voix qu’arrive si on regarde 
Et il est fort comme une débandade 
Ça me dérange pas si tu ne l’entend pas 
Mais c’est sur que je vais suivre 
La vie est une belle chanson 
Et j’aimerai résonne tout long