Young Soldier

by Petite Celine

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Dedicated to my little brother, Squid. May you learn from my very many mistakes and stay forever true in everything you choose to do.

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released September 17, 2014

Produced by Celine du Tertre & Christian Medice
Recorded and Mixed by Christian Medice

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Petite Celine Brooklyn, New York

Petite Celine is a Franco-American indie singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. An artist of many forms (visual, performance, compositional), it wasn't until college, when Celine found herself homeless, that she started performing her own songs.
Her sound is fueled by fusion and uplifted by her love for Pop: If Sia, Jain, and No Doubt went travelling the world together.
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Track Name: Words
Captive, you were captive-
Held back by your mind.
Gentle, oh, how gentle,
The caress of one thousand lies.

And now and then I think of all the times
I pushed myself away from dreaming.
And after all is said and done,
I still wonder what could have been.

So, take this shield,
And take this sword,
And I’ll lie here,
In your field of thorns.
So, trade the master
For the hound,
And don’t you mind,
The empty sounds.

Reckless, oh, how reckless;
I am restless as the dawn.
Worthless, oh, the surface:
The sacrifice, the pawn.

Oh, little firefly lost in the night
Remember you can make your own light!
Sweet pioneer, all things shall be revealed
Just don’t give up the fight.

So, take this shield,
And take this sword,
And I’ll lie here,
In your field of thorns.
So, trade the master
For the hound,
And don’t you mind,
The empty sounds.

But spare this heart,
And take this song,
‘Cause I see it now:
Where I went wrong.
Oh, the things I should have said,
All along.
Like, how much this meant to me,
All along.

Oh, the words, oh the words,
Came out.
Oh, the words, oh the words,
Oh, the sweetest sound.
Oh, the words, oh the words,
Will come around.
And now…

Trade the master
For the hound,
Don’t you mind,
The empty sounds.
Take this shield,
Take this sword,
Oh, I feel your
Field of thorns.

Spare this heart,
And take this song,
Oh, I see
Where I belong.
Take what you will,
I’ve said it all;
These words are for me-
To free this soul.
Track Name: One More Shot
Oh, what a lovely sight:
The bar’s almost empty.
Oh, what a sweet delight;
Soon it’s just you and me.

Oh, what a sleepless night;
You long to sedate your steps.
Ignore all the warning signs;
The mind will never forget.

Inside,
Oh, how it burns you,
Yes, it burns you deep down inside.

And woe is me,
I’ll set you free,
But you won’t survive
One shot to die.

Oh, how the time is ripe;
You’ll only feel a pinch.
You failed to set things right,
So let me let you unhinge.

Alone,
Oh, how it’s left you,
Yes, it’s left you here all alone.

And woe is me,
I’ll set you free,
But you won’t survive
One shot to die.

Warmth,
You’ll feel the warmth come over you.
I’ll hold you,
I’ll kiss your lips
‘Til your breathing slows and you let go
This time.

Cold,
I’m watching you turn cold,
I’m watching you turn cold;
I’m watching you drown all the way home.

Never again…
Never again…

And woe is me,
I’ve set you free,
And you will kiss the sky,
With one shot to die.
Track Name: Reason & Rhyme
Cold are you my love?
Well, pick your poison well.
You have suffered enough-
And too long, I’ve waited there,

For nothing to come…
For something new to appear.
Well, her weakest of bones,
And what’s left of this throne,
Can recognize defeat.

We’ll reign again; we’ll reign again,
Won’t we?
We’ll reign again, my dear?

You write the reason
And I will write the rhyme.
She cannot stand still
And she’s loosing track of time.

Put your past
Behind me now:
Could you ever give up
On someone you love?
So what if we are the weak…

We’ll reign again, we’ll reign again,
Won’t we? Won’t we, my dear?
We’ll reign again, we’ll reign again,
Won’t we?
We’ll reign again.

I hope someday you’ll understand / I hope someday you’ll learn to stand

I’ll carry your sinking throne.
Oh, I know,
We’ll long live here,
We’ll long live here,
We will, my dear, we will!

We’ll long live here,
And we’ll reign again, oh, my dear.
Track Name: Demain
J’ai passé une nuit blanche,
Des pensées étranges
M’emmenaient vers tes bras.

Dans le noir, mes délires,
Mes profondes désires,
M’ont laissé seule là-bas.

J’entendais ta voix pure
A travers les murs-
Tu m’ t’taquinais d’attendre.

Est-ce ça ta revanche
Ou un signe des anges?
J'ai besoin de comprendre.

Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je retiens ta voie.
Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je n’ pense que à toi.

De tout je m’en souviens ;
Je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.
Dis-moi que je n’ vaux rien,
Et je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.

J’étais froide, t’étais prêt,
Oui, j’ai tout gâché,
Nôtre élégant domaine.

Mais j’ai besoin de savoir
Que sont tes mémoires ?
Tu es le roi des miennes.

Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je retiens ta voix.
Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je n’ pense que à toi.

De tout je m’en souviens,
Je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.
Dis-moi que je n’ vaux rien,
Et je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.

Comment te dire bonsoir,
Et a plus jamais, mon amour ?
Comment tout laisser là,
Quand je pense a toi toujours ?

Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je retiens ta voix.
Et maintenant, oui, maintenant,
Je n’ pense que à toi.

De tout, je m’en souviens,
Je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.
Dis-moi que je n’ vaux rien,
Et je t’oublierais,
Je t’oublierais demain.

Oh, dis-moi que tu m’ reviens ;
Je t’oublierais,
Oh, si j’avais les moyens.
On serrait tellement bien…
Je t’oublierais,
Si je pouvais, demain.
Track Name: After All
Oh, Darling,
Don’t be scared
Of these lonely arms
Or these ugly scars
I bear.

Oh, Darling,
Don’t you know
I’m still haunted
By a ghost?

And my heart says “go,”
But my mind tells me “no.”

Chorus:
So I’ll be waiting by the telephone
Debating whether or not I’m better on my own,
And no one can say why.

So take my hand but don’t you take my heart,
‘Cause after all, this is my new start;
And you can’t know the reasons why.
Well, even I don’t know why.

Oh, Darling,
You’re amazing-
Just one look at your face
And I can already taste
Your medicine.

Oh, Darling,
Oh, the way you kiss
I’d be a fool
To resist this.

But my heart says “go,”
While my mind tells me “no.”

Chorus:
So I’ll be waiting by the telephone
Debating whether or not I’m better on my own,
And no one can say why.

So take my hand but don’t you take my heart,
‘Cause after all, this is my new start;
And you can’t know the reasons why.
Well, even I don’t know why.

This should be simple
But it’s not-
I’m complicating
Every thought.
And I know, lonely hearts were made to die.

So won’t you show me
How this goes,
‘Cause I don’t wanna
End up alone
Without a reason why.

Chorus:
So I’ll be waiting by the telephone
With an open mind and a weightless soul,
And no one needs to know why.

So take my hand and take my whole heart too,
‘Cause after all, I love you!
And I don’t need a reason why.
No, I don’t need a reason why.
Track Name: Quicksand
Wake up in this place again,
Where the sun don’t shine-
It’s been gone for a while.

Could it be that I’m insane?
‘Cause the words I speak,
Don’t sound like me.

And I feel it’s grip
Around me… around me…

And I tried:
But it drags me down,
Drags me down,
To watch me crawl.

And I tried
To understand
But it’s like walking on quicksand:
The more you fight, the more you fall.

Every moment seems to blend
Into one long day.
I’m slipping away.

And I just want this road to end!
I’ve gotta fill this hole-
I’m out of control.

And I feel its grip
Around me… around me…

And I tried:
But it drags me down,
Drags me down,
To watch me crawl.

And I tried
To understand
But it’s like walking on quicksand:
The more you fight, the more you fall.

It drags, it drags me down... It drags, it drags me down…
And I tried:
But it drags me down,
Drags me down,
To watch me crawl.

And I tried
To understand
But it’s like walking on quicksand:
The more you fight, the more you fall.
Track Name: The Fall
The rain’s almost over
I rest on your shoulder,
I’m found at last.

There’s no other place
Like your splendid embrace,
Oh, the spell you’ve cast.

And If I make it worth your while,
Would you let me live in your smile?

So take this beating heart
And tare my walls apart.
So call me crazy,
Call me anything at all-
But, oh, you’ve got me.
Yes, you caught me despite the fall.

Origins unknown
We came from the same home
I can’t place when.

Reckless like the youth
We seek out the same truth-
I’m free again.

And If I make it worth your while,
Would you let me live in your smile?

So take this beating heart,
And tare my walls apart.
So call me crazy,
Call me anything at all-
But, oh, you’ve got me.
Yes, you caught me despite the fall.

Oh look at you, oh look at me
Oh, how happy you’re making me feel.
How could it be, how can it be?
I can’t believe that you’re real.

So take this beating heart,
And tare my walls apart
So call me crazy,
Call me anything you want to-
But oh you’ve got me,
Yes, I’ve fallen for you.
Track Name: Young Soldier
There he sat on the wooden swing,
The moon above watching over him.
He kicks off with tip-toes and bitterly curses the ground.
He’s searching for something-
Searching all around.

“Who am I?”
You’ll ask the night,
“Oh, who am I,
When nothing feels right?”

Chorus:
Hold your head up, child.
Oh, hold your head up high.
If you be lost at sea,
You’ve one promise to keep:
Hold your head up
And remember me.

Secrets revealed in a lullaby-
A story told when his worlds collide.
Young soldier stay brave and learn from all these wars I have fought;
Scars that run deep-
Scars and what they’ve taught.

“Who am I?”
You’ll ask the night,
“Oh, who am I,
When nothing feels right?”

Chorus:
Hold your head up, child.
Oh, hold your head up high.
If you be lost at sea,
You’ve one promise to keep:
Hold your head up
And remember me.

Remember me...
I’ll tell you a story…
Shh, it’s okay, it’s okay,
I’m here.
And I’ll watch you grow
To know more and more.
My only words to you:
To yourself be true.

Mistakes were made in a lonely past-
Broken dolls left out on the grass.
I did it all for you.
Put my faults to use.

Chorus:
And hold your head up child.
Oh, hold your head up high.
And if you take this leap,
You’ve one promise to keep:
Just hold your head up,
Child.

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