Autodidact

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released February 11, 2014

Written and Produced by Adele Fournet and Felipe Wurst

Arranged by Adele Fournet, Felipe Wurst, Sebastian Apolinario & Bruno Sanchez
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Adele Fournet, Felipe Wurst, Sebastian Apolinario & Matt Todd
Mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound
Art by Lauren Edwards

Recorded in Peru, Arkansas & New York

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Track Name: The Garden
there’s a house, there’s a home, there’s a garden
that feeds upon itself
in the rows, in the beds, of the garden
there lives a little friend
who goes a knocking every night
on the doors of every house
waking us up! waking us up! waking us up!

sleeping much too long you know our lives are nearly gone
we’ve gotta wake up, wake up, wake up
dreaming all along but in our thoughts we’re all alone
we’ve gotta get back, get back, get back, get back home

when the sun hits the leaves of the garden
we find our little friend
with the dreams, and the lies, and the stories
he’s been collecting when
he goes a knocking every night
on the doors of every house
waking us up! waking us up! waking us up!


sleeping much too long you know our lives are nearly gone
we’ve gotta wake up, wake up, wake up
dreaming all along but in our thoughts we’re all alone
we’ve gotta get back, get back, get back, get back home
Track Name: Like You Like
I don’t know why we love people
and then cut the string
and I don’t know why you are fine
when I’m terrible, insufferable
and I don’t know why these new thoughts I’m thinking
and I don’t know why you have found me

a day in July we met when you stopped me
to sing me a line, a song, you were writing
hundreds of words and rhymes with no meaning
but I liked the face you made when you sang me:
“you like you like, you like you, like you like you, like you like”

I don’t know why I make reasons
reasons to push you away
and I don’t know why you are fine
when I’m hysterical, whimsical
I don’t know why there is fear in hiding
I don’t know why you can take me

a day in July I fell for your notions
you sang me a song and danced with no clothes on
I don’t know why you’re mine but I do know I
fell for your lines, your rhymes, and it’s good ‘cuz
you like you like, you like you, like you like you, like you like
Track Name: Autodidact
there’s a house, there’s a home, there’s a garden
that feeds upon itself
in the rows, in the beds, of the garden
there lives a little friend
who goes a knocking every night
on the doors of every house
waking us up! waking us up! waking us up!

sleeping much too long you know our lives are nearly gone
we’ve gotta wake up, wake up, wake up
dreaming all along but in our thoughts we’re all alone
we’ve gotta get back, get back, get back, get back home

when the sun hits the leaves of the garden
we find our little friend
with the dreams, and the lies, and the stories
he’s been collecting when
he goes a knocking every night
on the doors of every house
waking us up! waking us up! waking us up!


sleeping much too long you know our lives are nearly gone
we’ve gotta wake up, wake up, wake up
dreaming all along but in our thoughts we’re all alone
we’ve gotta get back, get back, get back, get back home
Track Name: Hogar
I’ve been waiting to
I’ve been waiting to say
I’ve been waiting to say goodbye

I’ve been waiting to
I’ve been waiting to say
I’ve been waiting to say goodbye

los momentos que pasé aquí
domesticando mi yo
me saco el saco, odio verme gris
debo dejar de querer tener más

en el campo tanto descubrí
vuelvo y te cuento que hay
cuentos falsos donde yo crecí
debo dejarte atras

our home these city streets that we’ve been walking
but now the time has come to say goodbye

I’ve been waiting to
I’ve been waiting to say
I’ve been waiting to say goodbye
Track Name: Life is Too Short to Suck
hey, I think your body’s fine
strong enough to satisfy
don’t wanna hear you’re too weak to handle it
don’t wanna give an excuse to alter it

hey, you know you’ve got it right
fear is just a waste of time
don’t wanna watch you forget your happiness
don’t wanna see us confined in loneliness

life is too short to suck and you know it
(keep it up, put the style in failing!)
if you forget to live then you blew it
(just shut up, I can’t take complaining)
Track Name: Empty Space
caught behind our eyes
behind a flashing screen of ceaseless lies
try to climb outside
to climb outside this cave of endless night

so let us walk
we haven’t lost this race
and let us talk
to clear out an empty space

where I can see you, see me
see you, see me
see you, see me

full, a mind of countless empty words
fear that we’ll never stop
lost in the lies we tell ourselves
in the lies we feed and grow and cannot kill

so let us walk
we haven’t lost this race
and let us talk
to clear out an empty space

where I can see you, see me
see you, see me
see you, see me


empty space where I see me
empty space where you see you
empty space where you see me
empty space where we see

hey, let’s find this place
let’s clear away the words and lies we’ve made
Track Name: Time Work
all my money doesn’t put the meaning in my life
and all your loving doesn’t fix the loneliness I find
and all this time trying to catch a glimpse of something kind
and all these lessons that I never learned when the time was right

and now, everything I say, and everything I do,
is not enough to make a change. Time to let time work.

all these hours workings for an end that isn’t mine
and all these minutes overlooking faces in my life
and all these days crying for the friends I’ve left behind
and all these moments lost against a fearful state of mind

and now, everything I say, and everything I do,
is not enough to make a change. Time to let time work.


I know everything I say, and everything I do
is not enough to make a change. Time to let time work.

all of our brothers putting meaning in their lives,
and all our sisters looking out for what is right

I know everything I say, and everything I do,
is not enough to make a change. Time to let time work.

I know everything I think, and everything I try,
is not enough to make a change. Time to let time work.
Track Name: Institutionalized
pushing me, prying me, trying
draining me, straining me, lying
working us, shaping us, to be
just like the others that we see

feel your think grip around me
see your firm hands constrain us

pushing me, prying me, trying
draining me, straining me, lying
working us, shaping us, to be
just like the others we see

feel your think grip around me
see your firm hands constrain us


testing me, grading me, trying
judging us, guiding us, lying
gating us, praising us, to be
just like the others that we see

feel your think grip around me
see your firm hands constrain us

INSTITUTIONALIZED

and that which may save
and that which may save
is hiding, is hiding
hiding, is hiding

and that which may save
and that which may save
is hiding, is hiding
hiding, is hiding
but not lost…
Track Name: Up is Down
I see a river in the fireplace
I see the wind in your smiling face
days are long when the fire flows
and the wind is still
and the water burns away

I hear the light in the picture frame
I hear your face when I sing your name
days are long when red is blue
and up is down
and tomorrow comes today

tell me, am I right?
the cats are calling my name out to me
tell me, am I wrong?
the trees are calling but no one’s listening
tell me, am I right?
the streets are calling my name out.

Many years since we’ve left this place.
I see the stains but the scars erased.
So confused by the streets that changed
And our friends our old, and our stories told away.


Tell me, am I right?
The cats are calling my name out to me
Tell me, am I wrong?
The trees are calling but no one’s listening
Tell me, am I right?
The streets are calling my name out.
Track Name: Fountain of Youth
worn, weary traveler, braving land and sea
just like the others, following his greed
scans every valley and mountain for a trace
a fountain of Fortune eludes him and his race

long years he’s traveled no family and no wealth
transfixed, transported by this remedy for death

one day he found it, a fountain small and round,
but in it his reflection, a face where life had gone