Whatever it Takes

by Quentin Sauvé

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released February 1, 2019

Produced by Quentin Sauvé
Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé at The Apiary Studio in Laval, FR with assistance from: Joris Saïdani, Léo Bouflet, Sébastien Gourdier and Tom Beaudouin
Mastered by Thibault Chaumont at Deviant Lab in Poitiers, FR
Written and performed by Quentin Sauvé
Percussion arrangements by Amaury Sauvé
Piano on 'Love Is Home' by Joris Saïdani
Flugelhorn on 'Riddled'by Clement Lemenicier
Artwork by Romain Barbot

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Track Name: Dead End
I’m a recluse, don’t wanna go out
I’m on the edge and it freaks me out
Surrounded by water, I’ll surrender
I wallow in loneliness, I swallow my distress

How can I ever go the distance?
With no peace, no sleep, no silence?

It’s a dead end, I can’t go out
It’s a dead end and if freaks me out

Will someone find me, or will they give up?
Is there anybody to perk me up?
How can I stay sane, locked in cage, wide awake?
I used to hold myself together, I used to do whatever it takes

How can I ever go the distance?
when freedom doesn’t make any sense

It’s a dead end, I can’t go out
It’s a dead end, and if freaks me out
Track Name: Half Empty Glass
I’m still the same, burning bridges
I’m still damaged, nothing has changed for ages
I see everything I’ve done as a half empty glass
and nothing I do will fill it up

I’m all the same, on different pages
I’m all damaged, but ready for next challenges
I see everything I’ve done as a half empty glass
and nothing I do will fill it up
I see now that it’s all my fault, I’m trying too hard
and that is too bad but I will learn at last,
how to let go, how to let it go

Well, I guess I’ll be ok, eventually
Because the thing is I’ve done worse, actually
Track Name: People To Take Care Of
We wake up wondering who’s gonna be there
for breakfast when we come downstairs
we danced all night, fell asleep at dawn
with the birds singing on the river dam

How many birthdays ?
How many weddings ?
How many games ?
How many memories ?

You’ve got things to take care of
and lives to worry about
I’ve got fears to get rid of
an outcome I’m nervous about

How many tumbles ?
How many bruises ?
How many summers ?
How many fires ?

I should pay more visits
I should pay more attention
before I wake up and you’re not there
anymore when I come downstairs
Track Name: Love Is Home
we talk, we keep track
we drive away, we come back
we laugh, we lose
we wait and we wait and we wait… we stay quiet

cause love is home when I’m gone
I hold it close till I’m done
cause you are my home as long as it lasts
watch over me until I…

I swear i did my best searching for the cure
but if I’m being honest i feel insecure
despite all my effort looking for comfort
I feel incomplete, completely fucked up

cause love is home when I’m gone
I hold it close till I’m done
cause you are my home as long as it lasts
watch over me until I collapse
Track Name: Ghosts
I failed her
Out of my sight
Making my heart grow fonder
Trying to do what’s right
I failed her
Out of my mouth
Words overstepped, went further
Much more than my thoughts

These are for ever, yet, she’s not
A constant reminder of all I could have lost
A gift or a curse

So I figured out later
Talking down, crossing the line
That i’m no good to her
I am a lie
So I failed her
But not like anyone else
Cause she's not like most
No she’s not my ghosts

These are for ever, yet, she’s not
A constant reminder of all I could have lost
A gift or a curse
These are for ever…
Track Name: Selfless
This is my sickness
I’m feeding it
Save me from myself
Teach me how to be selfless
Open my eyes
but don’t soak up my tears
so I can learn the lesson

Can’t fight the darkness
I embrace it
maybe I’m blessed
wouldn’t be better off without it
I’m already blind
Don’t wanna go deaf
Get me listen to reason

Whether this is my end or a new beginning
I’ve no choice, no way of knowing
Is it too much? Am I making a scene?
screaming out loud for something real?
Whether I’m killing time or just wasting my life
I’ve no choice, to me it’s everything

Can I trust hopefulness?
Once and for all?
Or is it just like drinking poison?
Track Name: Bad News Bearers
At the end of the day, there’s just me in a living room, sitting on a couch with my guitar and tired voice. Some words on a laptop, emotions from my depression to inspire me. Some medication, a new therapy and the sound of the kitchen boiler to keep me company.

Leave me alone for I’m a story teller
let me shoot for the stars to the dreamers
Leave me alone you all bad news bearers

Sometimes bored, sometimes anxious. The lump in my throat, the shortness of breath, and a heavy weight on my chest.
I’m not sure I wanna save the day… Is it beautiful enough to keep me going? Maybe there’s no greater purpose, no change of scenery. I’ll wait and see.

Leave me alone for I’m a story teller
let me shoot for the stars to the dreamers
Leave me alone you all bad news bearers
I’m fine behind bars as a prisoner who can see your grass from the other side of the fence and it’s no greener… it’s no better.
Track Name: Riddled
Every evening the same riddle
Every morning the same struggle
I should take a step back and clear my head
even just for a minute but I stay in bed
I’ve got no taste for the years to come
I should call for help when I need some

But the world wouldn’t stop spinning
so I’m still complaining about life and its meaning
and how it will turn out

All of the time, concerned
can’t release my mind
my body breaks down
What if I stay? Can you carry me on?
I’m full of regrets
not sure you’ll hold on
What if I quit? What if you leave?
I’ve reached the limit
my heart has grown weak

But the world didn’t stop spinning
so I’ll keep trying
to believe in what I’m doing
before it drives me mad
The world didn’t stop spinning around
So don’t let me stop
Don’t ever let me stop
Track Name: Disappear
I know the picture is broken
It doesn’t look good
You’re left alone
Abandoned in this very place you stood
You know how it feels like
To be running in circles
Always looking for the sparkle but
it was there the whole time

Are we gonna disappear in the background?
To get lost and never be found

We are of the same blood
Recovering from the flood
We care for each other
We share the same mother
Sometimes It’s hard to recall
What she would have said
Once we find ourselves against the wall
When we’re still afraid

Are we gonna disappear in the background?
To get lost and never be found
Don’t you think our friends would stick around?
It’s pretty clear that we have a special bond

So you hang in there
We hang with them
Hang in there
And if you give up then, I’ll hang on for us
Are we gonna disappear?

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