C'est Tellement Mysterieux

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The song developed from a poem John wrote after reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. We tend to underestimate our children’s ability to cope with the mysteries of life. We like to paint neat pictures and wrap things up in stories that say how the world is, and how people behave, but this doesn’t prepare them for the convolution of life. The Little Prince is a brave story for children AND adults – like all the best stories.
In a very hazy nutshell, this song is about freedom and abandon, and the happiness connected with being a little crazy.

lyrics

C’est Tellement Mysterieux
(words: John Holton/Steve Lane. music Steve Lane)

it’s so mysterious
this land of tears
those words read to me
from the little prince
when I was still young enough to believe
that all of life could be sorted
and feelings were something
to be controlled like traffic

c’est tellement mysterieux

I don’t feel frightened
by not knowing
choosing to shed arrogance
in favour of abandon
stand in awe of love
and its perplexing beauty
for all we have is mystery
and only through madness
is the soul revealed

c’est tellement mysterieux

one sees clearly only with the heart
if you think too hard it all falls apart

credits

from The Revenge Of The Lawn, released July 7, 2017
words: John Holton/Steve Lane. music: Steve Lane
Recorded by Steve Lane and David Carr at Rangemaster Studio (The Patch, Victoria) and Trouble Waters Studio (Emu Creek, Victoria)
Mixed by David Carr at Rangemaster.
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering (Thornbury, Victoria)

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