devadas

devadas

BandAlternativeAcoustic

displaced human offers love songs to clouds of fine particles of matter

Biography

When I was twelve years old, my next-door neighbor was abducted and impregnated by aliens. She was sucked into a space ship that no one else saw, experimented upon, artificially inseminated, dumped back into her bedroom and nine months later a baby was born. She moved away shortly thereafter without giving any real reasons, and none of us ever heard from her again.

I only came to find out about all this several years later, when I saw my neighbor on the Maury Povich show, confessing her story to The World. And somehow, suddenly everything made sense to me, like when she wrapped her house in aluminum foil, or started those "accidental" gasoline fires on her lawn, or when she gave me & my sister those envelopes stuffed full of fingernail clippings to mail to Santa Claus. (Debby stills has hers, if you want proof.)

It's a weird world. There's lots of questions and not too many answers. Not much point in looking for them, either.

Me? I write songs. I live in New York. I do other things, too. But mostly I write songs. That is all.

Lyrics

beyond the night

Written By: devadas

Water won 't flow
Dreamland's sunk into the ocean
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way
Nothing wants to grow down here
Nothing wants to open
So I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way

I traced my path down by the river flowing
I don't know just where I'm going
Beyond the night, I swear
There must be something better there

But the sky won't say anything
And the stars just want to watch you
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way
You must pack up all your photographs
Or they'll just come back to haunt you
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way

Some people believe in heaven
Some stretch their arms up to the clouds
Beyond the night, I believe
Maybe someday I'll believe

It's been too many years of silence
Too many years of talking
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way
Too much sky for crying
Too much road for walking
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way
Nothing to do but keep moving on
Nothing to do but keep stumbling forward
Beyond the night, I swear
There must be something better there

Water won't flow
Dreamland's sunk into the ocean
I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way
Nothing wants to grow down here
Nothing wants to open
So I'm on my way, on my way, on my way, on my way

the strangest things

Written By: devadas

We stood out near the stars waiting for the moon to come crashing down
We never expected this
Were those imaginary voices from imaginary windows?
Was that summer, fast asleep?
Falling faster through the rubble
Lost in private outer space
But it always comes down
And there it goes, there it goes
It's that sound again
That thunder crack, now it's embedded in my bones
And we can't ever go back home
Oh, Amma, I used to pray
Now there's just static on my radio
This city is a morgue but there is no silence
There are no ghosts
There are just echoes
And everybody's lost or disappeared
So where did they go to?
And the strangest things keep happening
The strangest things keep happening

The ocean is crimson and the sky is melting
But there is no water anywhere
And they're building statues of flesh down in the basements
And you wonder why you're crying
And it always comes down
Here it comes, there it goes
It's that face again
That face I've seen one million times before
That corpse that looks just like a mirror
I remember your eyes watered through exhaust smoke
Your fingers wandered through your hair
You said the darkness all around you was like a blanket
There were no angels anywhere
And everyone is lost or disappeared
Oh, but what can be done?
And the strangest things keep happening
The strangest things keep happening

The hammer keeps hanging around
The sun keep falling asleep
We keep on hiding behind reason
We keep on owning our fears

Winter time is coming
I keep coming out lost
I have walked the streets for days pretending to be people I'm not
And it always comes down
There it goes, there it goes
It's that feeling again
That war that's raging all the time
My blood feels frozen
All my poetry has been stuck just like a stone
I want to taste something real
This is not you
I don't want to be anything anymore
And everyone is lost or disappeared
But that's only for the flow
And the strangest things keep happening
The strangest things keep happening

solar

Written By: devadas

Lost in the stream
Softened lights and open cages are hiding in your dreams
Sleeping in the rain
The wind and snow came to remind you to whisper as you go
To breath into the cold
I don't want to live forever
I'm just waiting for the sun
I have seen a million moons
And I've swallowed every one

I've stolen broken wings
And bags of dust and silent music
And I threw them into the dream
With pale broken trees
I wished your face behind their branches
But there was nothing there to see
Only the spaces in between
I don't want to live forever
I'm just waiting for the sun
I have seen a million moons
And I've swallowed every one

You have watched me dream in silence
So there's nothing more to share
All the roads go tumbling towards you
One day you'll take me there

Straying down the road
The wind has broke me and my boots are soaking
And I ain't got no home
And there's nothing that I own
I don't want to live forever.

Discography

First CD - "Dust" is out on Cafepress.com. All tracks can be heard for free at www.andylabrecque.com. Just click on the "music" link.

Set List

varies - usually an hour