AIRING FROM KOLYMA

Airing from Kolyma

Lilou & John | Airing from Kolyma
1. Free Woman (2:13)
2. Revolutionary Road (3:30)
3. Dead Girl Walking (2:50)
4. Soft Collision (3:37)
5. Alpha Dog (1:46)

Airing from Kolyma will be Lilou & John’s fourth album. The album is released on June 20, 2018.

“Free Woman”

Lilou & John | Free Woman
Text and music: Lilou & John

Chords verse:
D A D
D A D
D A D
D A D

Chords verse:
D G A D
D G A D

We came from out of nothing they said when we were young
From the streets of Székesfehérvár off to Magadan
We wished we had the wings to fly like the Turul bird
And sing to all the Bolzheviks what they had never heard

Born a free woman
I was born a free woman

I was born an orphan and Kolyma was my home
That is what they told me and I walked off on my own
And when I sank down on my knees to cut my wrists and die
Reflected in the river I could see your colors fly

Born a free woman
I was born a free woman

For thirty years they killed us in the concentration camps
Like the ghosts of children all too young to understand
But one day they called us in and said that we were free
For the voice of liberty had spread from Hungary

Born a free woman
I was born a free woman

We saw the traitors hide in university and school
A new invasion army the same old foreign rule
Defenders of Europe, the hussar and the lance
The Turul bird is rising flying leading our advance

Born a free woman
I was born a free woman

Born a free woman
I was born a free woman

“Revolutionary Road”

Lilou & John | Revolutionary Road
Text and music: Lilou & John

Capo on fourth fret.
Chords verse:
C G Am
C G C
C G Am
C G C

Chords chorus:
C G Am
C G C

Early one morning we opened my door
And did something I never dared to before
We never looked back and never returned
My life was a Rubicon bridge that I burned

We smoked a fag and went to my car
Saw in the mirror the death of a star
Minute by minute my life ceased to be
And on the freeway there was only me

And I kissed your eyelids caressed your white skin
Said this is where our new lives begin

Me ne frego

I drove to the sea where we saw the big blue
Under the red sun shimmering through
Clouds so fragile they weren’t almost there
Dancing like spirits with silverwhite hair

I took off my clothes and stood there alone
Watched the blue waves swallow my clones
That worked so hard to hide my old fear
That made me a ghost no one could come near

And I kissed your eyelids caressed your white skin
Said this is where our new lives begin

Me ne frego

I looked in your eyes and said “now it’s done
What so many ended has finally begun
My life is on fire it burns with a flame
I long had forgotten rejected my name”

And when the moon rose above the high ground
I saw in the palm of my hand looking down
The lines I could trace back to where I belong
And said to myself I must right what is wrong

And I kissed your eyelids caressed your white skin
Said this is where our new lives begin

Me ne frego

Now we sit under the open night skies
Wrinkles around your wonderblue eyes
And sometimes I think back to that early dawn
At the big blue when I was reborn

And I kissed your eyelids caressed your white skin
Said this is where our new lives begin

And I kissed your eyelids caressed your white skin
Said this is where our new lives begin

“Dead Girl Walking”

Lilou & John | Dead Girl Walking
Text and music: Lilou & John

Capo on first fret

Chords verse:
G C
G D
G D C G

Chords chorus:
G D G
G C G
G C D G
G C
D G
G C D G

And she walked cross the field
By the church of St George
And the wind was as warm as the day

But the moon was so cold
Far away like the day
And the green grass led her away

To the docks on the rocks
She laid down like she had
All her seven summers but tonight

Just a girl without a name
Just another “woman” slain
That longed to be mother and wife
But the “child”, 33
Who just loved liberty
Took poor young Mary-Anne’s life

She was gone and the long
Night would not ever end
And there would never shine down any light

And they found her next day
Naked in the grass
And her eyes could not see anymore

Raped and murdered, Mary-Anne
And the anger they felt
In the neighborhood sealed every door

Just a girl without a name
Just another “woman” slain
That longed to be mother and wife
But the “child”, 33
Who just loved liberty
Took poor young Mary-Anne’s life

In the papers they read
”We all need to calm down”
”He’s a good boy”, ”anger is so bad”

Media they covered up
The entire story
After all it was just one more dead

Someone from the government
Talked about compassion
And ”this boy has seen a lot of pain”

But compassion is a bitch
When he finished speaking
Someone put a bullet in his brain

Just a girl without a name
Just another “woman” slain
That longed to be mother and wife
But the “child”, 33
Who just loved misery
Took poor young Mary-Anne’s life
Took poor young Mary-Anne’s life
Took poor young Mary-Anne’s life

“Soft Collision”

Lilou & John | Soft Collision
Text and music: Lilou & John

Intro:
D Dsus Bm Em A D
Chords verse:
D Dsus
Dsus Bm
Em A D

Chords chorus:
D A
A Bm
F#m Bm
D A Bm A

A touch he would never regret
He felt that day in june
At the door when she gave him a kiss

Skin soft like a feather
Touched his fragile lips
And he felt the soft collision of their tongues

Her arms
His skin
Nothing between
Just love at first sight

Summer came to split them
One month is eternity
For two that want to be one

Every time he closed his eyes
She was close to him
And he sucked her fragrance into his lungs

Her arms
His skin
Nothing between
Just love at first sight

Union day was close
But seemed more far away
For every day it wouldn’t come

She sent him a postcard
From far far away
And he knew a new life had begun

Her arms
His skin
Nothing between
Just love at first sight

Her arms
His skin
Nothing between
Just love at first sight

Just love at first sight

“Alpha Dog”

Lilou & John | Alpha Dog
Text and music: Lilou & John

Chords verse:
A D A
D E A
A D A
D E A

Chords chorus:
A D E A
A D E A

Rolling down the freeway guided by a star

Heading for tomorrow the trucker and the bar

See the morning sunshine the crescent cross the bay
We built this road and baby we are here to stay



Staying in a motel eating sloppy food

Staying up til daybreak cos I’m in the mood

Hit the gas and move your ass or there’ll be hell to pay

We built this road and baby we are here to stay



My will be done for God is gone and we were born to fight

We built this land from dust and sand and baby it’s our right



The crimson fields of flowers the factories and smoke

The coastline and the cities a burger and a coke

Got the highway fever and I am on my way

We built this road and baby we are here to stay



Turn me on at midnight and I will turn the wheel

This girl is made of chrome and sex and got a mind of steel

Smell the rubber burning and honey make my day

We built this road and baby we are here to stay



My will be done for God is gone and we were born to fight

We built this land from dust and sand and baby it’s our right



My will be done for God is gone and we were born to fight

We built this land from dust and sand and baby it’s our right