Le Way | 8 1/2 Souvenirs

🎵 Le Way | 8 1/2 Souvenirs 🎵

Length: 0:4:25
Le Way - Written by Tony Scalzo / Olivier Giraud
Recorded Live October 7, 2022
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Lyrics: 
Juste un regard, scella leur destin
Avant le soir, ils seraient loin
Remplis d’espoir, la main dans la main
Avec leur amour (sans mémoire), pour tracer le chemin

Ils vidèrent leurs verres, si mirent a parler
De choses essentielles, trop longtemp ignorer
Quand l’auto stoppa, ils se mirent à marcher
Mais où allaient-ils sans savoir où les menaient leur pas

On pouvait voir dans leurs yeux
Le chemin pavé d’or et fuyant
Le soleil jouait dans leur cheveux d’argent
Insouciants ils n’aurait plus jamais froid maintenant
Et sous de cieux éternellement bleus
Sans même se retourner
A jamais amoureux, ils se sont effacés
Bien tous les deux, bien plus heureux maintenant - nos parents

La maison s’éveille, les enfants sont grands
La nuit nous conseil, mais nous vole nos parents
Ils ont tout laissé, sans penser plus que ça
Mais où allaient-ils sans savoir où les menaient leur pas

Tony Scalzo of Fastball said, “I have known them (8 1/2 Souvenirs) since I moved to town in the 90s and have always admired their musicianship and aesthetic. I ran into my old friend, Kathy Benayoun, their original and current lead-vocalist, and she said they would soon be recording a new album with Charlie Sexton producing. I immediately asked her if she’d be interested in working up a French-language version of our song, The Way, and she agreed it could work well. Guitarist and musical director Olivier Giraud worked out the lyrics to not only fit the original vibe of the song but tell the story in a new and refreshing way. I got together with the band, and we talked about how this version would appeal to French ears and bring it to an audience who may not be familiar with the song. I had initially agreed to join them in the studio, but Covid made that impossible. I watched and waited from afar as the band went to work with Charlie, and soon, I had a mix to listen to. I think this is the best cover of the song I’ve yet to hear.”
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