The Tragic Tale of a Genius

by MLCD [My Little Cheap Dictaphone]

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1.
Overture 01:28
2.
Piano Waltz 04:10
In this place where I live where I was born, where I've grown , made a world of my own, a world you'll never know Going back to my past Daddy yells all the time Kept alone, rarely smiled made a little boy shy Growing up, feeling down, feeling scared. it's for real... Run Away, Get away, find a place you can heal Music got to my head. It was always around When I stayed in my room, heard those comforting sounds Made me fly, made me smile, made me feel so proud Covered me, made me drown in the talent I’d found making sounds, writing songs, dreams of what you can be There's no pain, only hope, will you ever be free Getting older each day, (Give up / Get out) with so much on my mind (my head / blacks out) And it’s growing inside, (Burns out, Burst out) feelings I cannot hide Growing up, feeling down, feeling scared. it's for real... Ran Away, Got away, found a place you can heal In this place where I live where I was born, where I've grown , made a world of my own,a world you'll never know I was feeling so lonely..I guess I'll always be I wish it was only a dream, dizzy and confused feeling that has forever disapeared Going back to my past ! (« Give up - Get out ») I was growing too fast !( « my head - blacks out » ) scared the nightmare will last
3.
HE'S NOT THERE You're away, you are back, we are not talking I'm silent, you're yelling, I can't release it He had nothing to give, he had no sense of care He was out, he was drunk, he was beaten I was scared, feeling hurt, always weaker I had nothing to lose, he had nothing to gain You're no good, you're a wuss, you're a loser when he drank he became the abuser he created wounds that never healed I'm stuck on a road going nowhere I'm lost, in the dark, endless desert where were you, when I needed you He's not there, never there his absence taught me not to care I'm stronger, breath freely lost my grim, you've released me I'm not stumbling like I was before I was stuck on a road going nowhere I was lost, in the dark, endless desert You were gone, when I needed you He's not there, never there his absence taught me not to care I was so lost for so long your words got under my skin I was so lost for so long your words made me feel so small I was just a kid I did nothing wrong, I did nothing wrong He's not there, never there his absence taught me not to care
4.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR What will you do to burst into fame to leave your mark and to set your claim your formed a band now do all that you can to get center stage, they'll (all) remember your name you wrote magic words, riding radio waves the audience screamed, and reviewers they raved finding a way and reach for the stars it all happened so fast, but we all had a blast touring a lot,cplaying loud on a stage I'm everyone's friend, more familiar than strange where I'm meant to be, free from your cage Pretending to all that you'll never change All happened so fast , all is going so great One hell of a ride, it was all worth the wait The records were shipped and the radios raved Success everywhere, it was all that I craved What are you waiting for Where is the light that you see high in the sky
5.
Holy Grail 04:45
HOLY GRAIL You are my Holy Grail you're like a living Grace I'll never tell you how how much I care You are my Holy Grail out of a fairy tale I used to dream of you, and now it's true You are my Holy Grail I'll never be the same I hope you won't let me down when I fall Never turning back the Past, won't face the truth Give you all, my heart is yours Now You are mine, forever gold all is clear like in a dream You were my Holy Grail you made me feel so great I tought it will never change but now, it's too late I never told you how much you mattered I never told you how much you hurt me I never told you why I was scared You are my holy grail, I'll never be the same..
6.
Shine On 04:01
SHINE ON I still strive to be the greatest, and to shine on Tough I'm forced to pay the price every hour I need something to hold on to shine on tryin hard to save my soul and don't let go I don't wanna crash I don't want to burn out I want you to heal me now Shine On, Shine On Am I losing all control – You shine On Mixing fame and alcholhol so long I let fortune take control, shine on and I gambled with my soul, it's gone I don't wanna crash I don't want to burn out I want you to heal me now I still strive to be the greatest, and to shine on tryin hard to save my soul and don't let go Shine On, Shine On
7.
Slow Me Down 03:20
SLOW ME DOWN I'm a movie a star, always looking to score is this all you got, are you ready for more ? Last call, will you come ? There's a party in store what you really need, the things you talk about they are within your reach you'll never go without all you dreamed about it all belongs to you your every dream came true you're spinning round you'll never slow me down Hey man , Can't you see you're the one they adore Suit up and behave You might never come back Hey Ho,Let's get together Let's Go And Party like there's no tomorrow Hang on, Hold on, No need to come down Just promise me you'll never drag me down Slow Me down, Slow me down Booze, Blow, Pills and Green Show me something real Black Out Getting High I need to come down CORUS
8.
In My Head 03:57
In My Head Are you the voice in my head ? Are you the one that I've been waiting for ? So many times, so many years did I wait for you to come I always knew that you knew the score Are you the voice in my head ? Are you the one that I was searching for ? So many times, so many years I hear you I never tought that it would come true REPEAT
9.
WHAT THE DEVIL SAYS This is the story of my God forsaken soul There's a angel on my shoulder there's a devil on the other I'm just a simple guy, how can I ever know which one that I should listen to, which road I have to follow There's a thin line between wrong and right there's grey shade place between black and white But I hear him coming, I can feel him coming It's like the Devil has a hotline to my heart Like a dream coming in without knocking at my door One night he burst in trough my window And he tore it all apart, He broke down my defenses That's when it all starts There's a thin line between wrong and right there's grey shade (place) between black and white But I hear him coming, I can feel him coming I hear him coming, I can hear what the Devil says there's a devil on my shoulder, he talks to me, he leads me astray I met him in an alley, we were covered by the dark He put a gun in my hand, telling it was my new friend then he asked « Man, do you understand, the things you have to do ? » I will set you free if you listen to me Put a bullet in your head !, and your problems will be gone ! My friend, this gun will help you solve your problems one by one I hear him coming, I can hear what the Devil says there's a devil on my shoulder, he talks to me, he leads me astray
10.
NO SELF ESTEEM ain't go no self esteem I've lost my sense of what's real I don 't know what to feel and I can't even scream No one ever told me the truth your pretences tricked me so I never knew What you were looking for There is something worth fighting for such a long time to realize what was really happening in my mind ain't go no self esteem I've lost my every dream When you lose it all When your soul fade out. When the dream is gone When there's nothing more/left Tell me how can I go on when all I wanted is gone when every step that I take is wrong I lost my nerve again I turn to you, my dear friend you said Baby Don't worry you'll be fine you'll get back to the days where you used to shine / I try my best every day to pay no mind Oneday your worries will be left behind ain't go no self esteem I've lost my every dream When you lose it all When your soul fade out. When the dream is gone When there's nothing more/left Tell me how can I go on when all I wanted is gone when every step that I take is wrong
11.
THE TRAGIC TALE OF A GENIUS Life's going to break me down, time after time if I can't stop, leave it all behind I'm a star crossed Sixties, out of control I took a drug trip and never returned « Wasted Time, It never stops Distorted mind, Out of control » I had a house, a wife, children and cars I was a king who lost his kingdom I was famous and rich, (a) genius in music thousand of fans adored me and cried «Don't Waste your time, Just free your mind Control your life, Don't look behind Black is White, Open your eyes, Life is not dark, Be a Man, Wake up now There's still Mojo inside » Oh Oh Oh I may never change , It all depends on me Ain't got no more pain, no tricks, no power, no fuel I lost my skills, it's burning inside I lost my voice, my brain, my fingers can't play I see all in black, waiting for the night I had glory and money, women and wine Now I stink, I'm sick and I'm tired, I drag my feet all day...I Can't write a line There's no light left shining in my eyes Life's going to break me down, time after time if I can't stop, leave it all behind I'm a star crossed Sixties, out of control I took a drug trip and never returned Mirror, Mirror, When I'm looking at you I don't see a soul
12.
A MAN WITH NO SOUL Mirror Mirror, split in two I can feel you're sad Don't know why I'm feeling so bad, there's still pain in my heart Oh Please, could you ease my mind I will do anything that you want Mirror Mirror, on the wall look at me who are you ? Mirror, Mirror, split in two Tell me what you see Oh oh you're a man with no soul You have lost your way Just Close your eyes,you will see no more lies You will find your way I Slip inside the eye of your mind Tell me what I might find No more tears to cry I nearly lost myself tryin to be someone else Oh oh you're a man with no soul You have lost your way Just Close your eyes,you will see no more lies You will find your way
13.
Face To Face 05:51
FACE TO FACE What I gave you, was it real ? What you wanted, disappeared Was it fake or was it real ? When the Devil made the deal Keep on running, Keep on shouting Moving on, running down a dream I need something to pursue I got a new world in my view I'm gonna win this game (what I give, what I feel it's for real) I remain the same I need passion all the time Time is running out too fast You stay here by my side you were never a friend of mine You gimme nothing, gimme nothing I'm stuck here I was blind but now I see What you want and who you are I'm gonna win this game (what I give, what I feel it's for real) I remain the same

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''The Tragic Tale Of A Genius'' is an old-fashioned concept record. Loosely based on the life of Brian Wilson, it tells the story of a young musician, talented but tortured, and lost between his dreams and reality. It’s a modern-day mini pop-opera and is the culmination of more than two years of relentless writing by the four multi-instrumentalists that form the skeletal frame of MLCD [My Little Cheap Dictaphone]. Guest musicians pepper the record, notably Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue who lends his tragi-broken vocal to the narrative on ''What Are You Waiting For?'', and Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins on ''In My Head''.

Recorded over the course of 12 months in Amsterdam (and mixed by John Congleton), ''The Tragic Tale Of A Genius'' fizzes and laments with Nick Cave-style atmospherics, and Arcade Fire pomp and grandeur. Influenced by Bernard Hermann (Alfred Hitchcock’s soundtracks) and Ziggy Stardust, it is a fascinating, sprawling record.

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released March 22, 2010

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MLCD [My Little Cheap Dictaphone] Liège, Belgium

Après avoir réalisé le pari fou de créer l’album-concept « The Tragic Tale Of A Genius », MLCD a récolté au cours des 2 dernières années de nombreuses reconnaissances, dont Meilleur Album et Artiste belge de l'année aux Octaves de La Musique. Porté par la chanson « What Are You Waiting for » reprise par le jeu « Little Big Planet2 », le groupe enchaine une tournée de deux ans à l'international. ... more

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