I recall there were two sides to World War II, too
But seriously, what’s gotten hold of you?
Oh, right, it’s the usual story
Hope and glory all very well
Comforting myths about our virtue
Can weave their spell
– Never mind if they’re true –
But fear’s a more potent spur
A powerful aid to the hard sell
By flim flam men and con artists
With their snake oil solutions
To soothe the stirrings of our deepest fears
I said, “You follow him and it’ll come to tears”
But when you finally did deign to hear me
You answered “I want high walls and closed doors
And if it comes to tears, I hope it’s yours”
But now they march to make us fear them
To divide us into followers and victims
But they, and all who do this
By attacking some, attack all of us
A living room performance of “We Can Do Better Than This”
The other day I wrote three songs when visiting a school.
It’s a short album, consisting of all-new songs (all from this year). There’s some satirical tunes, a dreamy atmospheric instrumental, and a PSA against bullying by children and adults alike. Check it out!
- Snowflakes 02:57
- To Get Away From It All 04:29
- (I Wanna Be A) Paid Protester 02:59
- Interesting Times 03:09
- Together Against Bullying 02:45
released May 17, 2017
Performed and produced by A Montreal Paul
Recorded between January and May 2017
All songs by Paul Beaulieu
Songs registered with SOCAN
A couple of new songs in demo form:
They say better ways don’t exist
But surely we can do better than this
And that’s pretty much it.
Well, me, really, but Voices Arising are a side project through which I can record and release more choral-type music, rather than the folky-alternative-rock stuff I do as A Montreal Paul. Here is is, then…six tracks, including two originals.