Anne Bisson

Anne Bisson

 Laval, Quebec, CAN
BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Montréal jazz pianist and vocalist Anne Bisson has been playing piano since the age of 6 and by 11, was already composing her own songs. After CEGEP studies in classical piano, she discovered jazz music while playing in the rhythm section of Université de Montréal's big band orchestra. In 1984, she won the Étoiles Du Maurier competition, after performing two of her own compositions in front of an audience at Radio-Canada. Two years later, she sang in the acclaimed opera musical Starmania, paving the way to a successful entertainment career spanning nearly 20 years of singing, touring and television work. In 2009, she released her début CD, Blue Mind, with the help of veteran musicians Normand Guilbault (double bass) and Paul Brochu (drums).

Lyrics

Little Black Lake

Written By: Anne Bisson

Your heart, your hands
Your words, your voice
My heart, its loneliness
My voice filling your dreams.

I wish I could be close to you always, always
I wish you could be with me forever.

A flower, a tear
My music makes your heart beat right
But I know it’s me that’s keeping it goin’
Keeping it goin’ through the days, through the nights
When you sit close to me and hold my hand in the darkness.

I wish I could be close to you always, always
I wish you could be with me forever.

Cause you told me, you told me that you loved me
And nobody nobody, should ever know it, could ever understand it!

My heart doesn’t beat right
Since you left me alone the other day, since you left me alone in the park
You’ve always kept me from sinking down into this little black lake
Sinking down into this little black lake,
Falling into this little dark side of me.

I wish I could be close to you always, always
From now on you will be above me , forever, forever.

Soothing Your Soul

Written By: Anne Bisson

Soothing your soul with harmonies
Showing a smile inside of me
You tell me that I’m your light
Your hope in this world
I never thought that love could be so simple

Your touch I feel, so soft and warm
Your hands I need so gently on me.

You tell me that love is living
Growing endlessly
I never thought that love could be so free!

Soothing your soul with harmonies
I want to call for freedom
Open mind, honesty.

Dragonfly

Written By: Anne Bisson

OH! Beautiful dragonfly,
Dancing above me
In this gorgeous blue sky
Over my little black lake

All the colors of the rainbow are in your wings

OH! Elegant dragonfly
Fluttering around me
I wish I had wings like yours
To draw ripples in my dreams

Open my eyes to happiness
Make me see the world around me
Show me the real lightness
The frolic dance that will rise the spirit

OH! Delicat dragonfly
Wish me luck
This summer has not been kind
Couldn’t see you much …

OH I feel my heart is changing now
My thoughts serene, no longer black and blue

Oh wonderful dragonfly
Embrace my soul

Aka tombo!
Aka tombo!

Do What You Please

Written By: Anne Bisson

Do what you want
Say what you need
And if you say no
Say it is so!
Don’t ever let
somebody bet
That you won’t succeed
Do what you need

Do what you please
Do what you really wanna do
Do what you like
Do what you love
If you wanna sing, if you wanna cry
Do what you really want to do
Do what you please, oh what you please

I realized that growing up is somehow very painful
But that’s the only way we learn about ourselves, I think so!

I realize that pushing away our memories
Will never help us find out the truth
Be yourself even if it’s painful and frightening
Just show me who you truly are! Who you truly are!

If you listen to everyone, you’ll be confused
Their fears will haunt you
So try to keep your dreams just for your
And focus on that every day
That’s the only way, that’s the only way

Do what you want
Say what you need
And if you say no
Say it is so!

September In Montreal

Written By: Anne Bisson

September in Montreal
The air is mild and soft
Walking in the evening sunset
My thoughts are floating by
In this Oh! so pink sky
A blessing that we all do share today

Cause you are my man
That’s where I am now
My mind is cool and calm
Yes you are my man
My eyes are seeing clear again
you are my quiet strength
My happiness is you
and I am smiling for you

December in Montreal
The night is dark and soft
Snow is gently dancing on my face
Just close your eyes a while
Let snowflakes from the sky
Touch and kiss your mouth and smile

Cause you are my man
That’s where I am now
My mind is cool and calm
Yes you are my man
My eyes are seeing clear again you are my quiet strength
My happiness is you
and I am smiling for you

Camilio

Written By: Anne Bisson

I was walking down a crowded street
It was hot, so hot and sticky
I could hardly breathe
Far away from home

He came along
His skin was black as his worthless life
He stood in front of me, and grabbed me by the wrist

He lead me to his house
The wind began to blow
A mask of sand drying on his face
Crackling, when he smiled at me

He wanted to leave
To dive into a fresh lagoon
He wanted to breathe
Under a big blue moon
He knew that I could be
The one who’d set him free

I felt so helpless
His hand in mine
We stood there alone in silence…
He was only five…

I had to leave
Couldn’t take him along
I couldn’t breathe
The taste of my tears at the back of my throat
I knew I’d never see his face again

Goodbye Camilio
I wish you all the best
And I’ll miss you, and you and you
Your smiling friends…
Goodbye, goodbye….

Blue Mind

Written By: Anne Bisson

When I look outside, I see the river
Strong and fearless
When I look inside, I see my messy room
And myself, weak and full of fear

No one wants to be with a lonely soul like me
Are you afraid of what I see
You know this is hurting me
But I won’t hurt you my friend
Cause I love you

When I look outside, I see the branches on the trees
Trying to catch me
When I look inside, my world moves around
Things are so confusing…

No one wants to be, with a crazy soul like me
Are you afraid of what you see
You know this is killing me
But my only friend it will not kill you
Since I am with you

When I look outside, I see the mothers
Taking care of their child
When I look inside, the only child around is me…
And the one I never had

No one wants to see
A person lost and poor like me
Are you afraid of what I say
Please help me out of this grief
I need your lovely eyes on me
Please embrace me,
Touch me,
Hold me, talk to me.

Why Is It So

Written By: Anne Bisson

I keep comin’ back to you
I keep askin’ myself why is it so
You keep on hurting me, you’re always cheating on me
Oh I know, but I keep comin’ back to you

Even when you hurt me
I still love you oh I still do

Why is it so, why…

You tell me lies, you bring me flowers
You tell me I’m beautiful, you tell me you love me so….
But when I find earings on the endtable of your bed
Then I know, I’m not the only one who’s been lovin’ you…

Kissin’ you all night long
Holdin’ you close, and singing lovely songs

Why is that so… Why

Today’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining
The birds are singing, the kids are playing
I hear them laugh
But I’ve decided that today is the day
I’m gonna walk out that door
And I will turn my back on you
Yeah, I’ll do it!
Cause now I know why… oh yes I know why

Why…Why is that so
Why, now I know why

Secret Survivor

Written By: Anne Bisson

It all started when she was three
She was very shy and so was he
A devouring attraction he had on her

Spoken : and they played hide and seek, he tickled her and told her stories of cats, and ghosts…

The kids were always playing near his house
He had a special way to keep them around
She remained alone and quiet.

She was so different
She was an easy prey
She just couldn’t say a word
Close your eyes little one
Hide your heart in a secret place
Where he won’t find it

The little girl became a wife
She kept her pain deep inside
Couldn’t stand her husband’s touch

She was so different
She was an easy prey
She was so different
She was an easy prey

Why am I telling you this?
So she wouldn’t suffer in vain To help the other ones, the little ones.

Truth will always find its way
However long that it may take
Truth will never be hushed
Songs and people both speak true!

She didn’t know what to say
She didn’t know what to do
While he was stealing her soul away , her soul away

She didn’t know what to say
She just couldn’t move
Her tears silently dropping to the ground

What can you say, what can you do
But survive… survive...