Songs with a Twist

by Jean-Michel George

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released June 8, 2015

2015 - Music,Vocals & Lyrics Jean-Michel George

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Jean-Michel George Paris, France

Like stepping stones in a storm-tossed sea
These hand-picked songs propound to be
The safest path from you to me ...

Anglo-French composer, songwriter and singer.

Using film references, humour, nostalgia and stories with a twist as building blocks, my music is the by-product of a life spent swinging from soundtracks to pop, classical to EDM, jazz to new-wave

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Track Name: Mermaid Madness
I'm in love with a girl that doesn't exist (God knows why ...)
A self inflicted Nemesis
Tick-tock, tick-tick-a-tock
What the f... went wrong ?
Tick-tock, turn back the clock
Take me back to Laverstock

You were impossible to get on with
She was wonderful

I'm in love with a girl and boy I miss ... (the pair of you)
The velvet glove and iron fist
Oh my convertible, what a sight
How you handle and vibrate
In my convertible, snug and tight
Revving up as you dilate
Can't keep my wheels on the road
One in the rough and one in the grass
Can't keep my hands on the wheel
One on your muff and one up ... It was an accident !

A slow motion car crash playing out over millions of years
What happened ?
Definitely a rabbit ...

I'm in love with a girl that I can't resist (She knows why)
My musicola lemon twist
Slow, slow, quick-quick, slow
What the f... that song ?
Tick-tock, mental block
Time for your electric shock ... Monsieur George ?

You were wonderful to get on with ...
She was impossible

I'm in love with a girl who was always pissed (way before me)
I hope she's got me round her wrist
The girl I can't fathom, the fish I can't land
My mermaid, things got out of hand

I say, do you believe in love at first sight ?
No ... Do you ?
No ... That's why I'd like to stay a little while if I may

I'm in love with a ghost if you get my gist (volatile)
My free-range golden medalist
Soft, silk kimono
F... I knew it all along
I can't let go, can't let go
Take me back where I belong

... but I think you'll find a few of us who still really care about what is happening in the ... euh ... "Haute monde"
Ah, indubitably Madame
Oh, what beautiful French you speak Ruggles

Heads or tails dear ?
We're two sides of the same coin
There's something fishy about the whole thing ... Tell me about it !

We are Siamese if you please
We are Siamese if you don't please ...
Track Name: Kizzy
I may be but a whippersnapper
Cock and weather vane
But when I hear that pitter-patter
On the window pane
I stiffen up and swivel round
And think, think, think of you again ... again

Kizzy, Kizzy, Kizzy ...

So many races you have won, but where's the child ?
The child that you outrun ?
While the secret lying deep
Dragged you under, troubled sleep
You jumped the gun

Pretty, pretty girl
Pretty, pretty boy
Pretty, pretty much
What you might call a toy
But you can never tell can you ?
A friend or a lover

You're my pretty, pretty girl
Pretty, pretty boy
Pretty, pretty much
That broken little toy
But you can never tell can you ?
Could I be the only one to be broken ?
Maybe ... I was the only one

Pretty, pretty girl
Pretty, pretty boy
Pretty, pretty much
My little diddakoi
But you should never judge should you ?
A book by its cover

Kizzy, Kizzy ...

I wanted to put you in a box
A draw, a cage, anything that locks
I'm not the criminal you weep
I was only trying to keep
Our dream alive

Kizzy, Kizzy, Kizzy ...
Track Name: La Roulette Russe
Belle, ma petite rose
Je te caresse
Une peau si douce
Une graine dans le ventre
Oh et moi, j'ai un revolver sur la tempe
La roulette russe
Ma petite rose

I'd like to take you home
Think we ought to get along
You can take your things
Or leave them all behind
Mmmmh, that's me
I apologize
for being in love

Seize the day or call us fools
I don't want to live by the rules
Life is give and take
And take is all I can
Yeah, that's me
I apologize
For being in love

Got a gun against my head
And it's cold as hell

(Our Father, who art in heaven
hallowed be thy Name
thy kingdom come
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those
who trespass against us
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil)

La roulette russe
Ma petite rose
Track Name: Close your Eyes and Dance
All the time I knew
What this was leading to
You are so special
I’m under the charm

All the time I knew
What this was leading to
You are so special
I’m under your thumb

In another place, another time
You’re lowered in a cage as the crowd ignites
Dressed to kill if you can call that dressed
And that will soon be gone
Just close your eyes and dance

It’s a solitary pantomime
You’re naked on a stage in the pouring lights
Another pill to keep your mind at rest
As the locals cheer you on
Just close your eyes and dance

Dance for me …

Up and down you go for me
(up and Down)
Please … Bless your soul
Oh-oh-oh, let your body go
She’s alive, alive, alive !
Close your eyes, Just close your eyes and dance

She’s a very special friend of mine
Coming of age to die every night
As dollar bills are tucked between her breasts
And the punters know the song
Just close your eyes and dance
Track Name: To become a Tramp
Oh my girl
Oh my "Madame", my girl
Where are you now ?

Her : Does it get easier ?
Him : No ... Yes, it gets easier
Her : Oh yeah ? Look at you !
Him : Thanks ...
Him : The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you
Her : Yeah ...

Dear me ...
Oh well, let's start at the beginning shall we ?
How to become a tramp ...

So Johnny was a banker
He always knew what to say, what to do,
Where to be at the right time
Four men in one basically
His boss thought the world of him

So as business was thriving
They got him a new personal secretary
Her name; Caroline
Things started to change after that ...

Caroline,
Knocked me off the ground
Turned my life around
Should have known better
Than to leave this world behind

Well, they certainly raised a few eyebrows
And dropped a few jaws
Pretty much like Caroline's skirt and drawers
Huh ! For someone who was paid to think out of the box
His targets had somewhat drifted
And his focus shifted
From work to play, night and day
Clubbing, partying, drinking
Oooh, he was a mess !
Not to mention the flowers, the jewelry and God knows what else.
Stealing from the petty cash !
Until the whole thing just backfired and took its toll on Johnny's career

Hit him like a train ...

Caroline,
Knocked me off the ground
Turned my life around
Never felt better
Are the words he left behind
Never felt better
Are the words he left behind

I dream a lot of you and that's OK
I dream a lot of you and that's OK
'Cos here you come
Here you come

I'm waiting for the train
I'm going away
I'm waiting for the train
So go away
Here I come
Here it comes ...
Track Name: Domestic Violins
You know it's cruel to keep me hanging on
You know it's cruel to say you love me

I know there's so much I can fake
And only so much you can break
And I can't do this anymore

So you can take it if you want it
I have nothing to lose
I may as well give up

One for the road my friend
It takes two to, two to tango
One for the road my friend

I know there's so much you could say to push these fears of mine away
but I don't know if you want to

So you can take it if you want it
I have nothing to lose
I may as well give up

This time we must walk away
From these broken vows and long-gone days

Here I go again I see
I thought that lesson learnt for me
Two steps and I've fallen on the floor

He's a traveling gypsy
A romantic tryst he's
Just passing through

But it ain't over until we work this out
There's something about
His smile I don't doubt

Here I go again I see
I thought that lesson learnt for me
Two steps and I've fallen on the floor

He's a man of mystery
And when he kisses me
He melts my heart

But it ain't over until we work this out
There's something about
His smile that I don't doubt

One for the road my friend
It takes two to, two to tango my friend
Three sails to the wind
Down on all fours

'Cos I'm a whistling dixie
And you're a manic pixie
Dream girl here I come
'Cos you know
It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings
This will work when pigs have wings

Here we are again my friend
Three sails to the wind
Track Name: Slap Me !
Strike me down
Turn me inside out
'Cos you know what's best for me
So I can give myself to you
Come on ... Slap Me !

Strike me down
Fill me with little holes
Then you can give me Gary Numan anyday

(From Gary Numan's "Are friends electric ?") :

Now I hate to ask
But are friends electric ?
So I opened the door
Just for a minute I thought I remembered you
...

Come on : Slap Me !

(From Queen's "We Will Rock You") :

Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on your face
You big disgrace
Waving your banner all over the place
...

Now I hate, No I hate, No I hate to ask
Track Name: I will give you Anything
You're not alone
Casting in a film you've never seen
"In and out of love again"

This is my love

I will give you anything
Break up my life for you
I will give you anything

I will give you anything
Break up my life for you
I will give you anything

This is my life

I can give you anything
I can give you anything
Track Name: The Family Tree
Take me by surprise
Flash before my eyes
Hit me. I'm a conker on a string (Oh God)
Is it me below with a tag on my toe ?
Is it school bells or church bells I hear ?

The little hand is pointing to the 4
And the big hand ... The big hand is pointing at me

Shake this mortal coil
Cover me in soil
Gently, with my conker on a string
And in years you'll see
In the shape of a tree
My soul and spirit roam free
Track Name: Bonnie & Clyde
We all know the story of Bonnie and Clyde
Why the myth survived
How they lived and how they died
Together ... Together ...

Oh, my love
I've got you by my side
Got you, got you, got you
I've got you by my side

Oh, we had it coming
Parners in life and crime

Hey boy
What are you doing with my mother's car ?
The things that turn up in the street these days ...

Bye my love
I'll mis you by my side
And our two year spree (free)
This is our last drive

The inevitable end !
Retribution ...
Here is Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker
Who died as they lived; by the gun

In the last few words of Bonnie's own poem
which she penned just prior to her death
"To a few it means grief
To the law it's relief
But it's death to Bonnie and Clyde"