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Déjà vu, au Québec... Trakan's French-Canadian pirate song


Rue St Jean

Privateers. The Northern skies
Return me to the place I died.
The mind's a trap, walls fortified.
My soul still haunts the country side.

Draw your cape, preserve your warmth.
The birch trees stick the dying Earth.
The city gates spread open arms.
The ramparts smile, memories recharged.

Then Claudie smiled, says something like,
"We all belong, don't leave tonight."
Well I must go. I need to find
My soul's been lost. I died outside
on Rue St. Jean.

Heart pounding at the cobblestones.
I've found the path, I'm finally home.
The moon defies each flake of snow.
Familiar past, chilled to the bone.

Now I'm staring at sourire canine,
Misguided beast cries, eyes sublime.
No I'm not scared. No thoughts of "why."
I'm standing at the place I died.

Then Lili smiled, says something like,
"We're all the same. Don't leave tonight."
Well I believe in some past life I was a wolf
I died outside on Rue St. Jean.

I'm not a man no more divine.
I'm the fire in your nights.
I can see myself in everything.
We're everywhere, we're all the same.

Then Annie smiled, said something like,
"I'll protect you with my life.”
Well I never left.
Always close by,
I am that wolf.
I'll die outside on Rue St. Jean.


from Opening Soon Under New Management, released September 11, 2007
Lyrics and Music by Trakan

Trakan – Vocals, Guitars, Accordion, Sleigh Bells, Steel Drums
Joe Goldberg – Bass
Juliet Mizicko – Vocals
Noah Samuels – Drums
Matt Walters– Keys



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Trakan Chicago, Illinois

Trakan (pr. 'TRAY-kin') is a community-oriented songwriter from Chicago. A multi-instrumentalist with an obsessive DIY "indie" sprit, his songs are a dynamic mix of stories that wander from love lost and workplace oppression, to innocent observations on the weather - all forged with deep supernatural and psychological curiosity. Female vocals regularly sweeten his impassioned and agitated growl. ... more

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