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Massif Centrale


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Guitar Tab: http://www.frankblack.net/tabs/song.asp?song=smyt-massifcentrale

Lyrics:
Iíve no number if you want to call
Massif Centrale
Thereís an ivy crawling on my gate
I stay up late

Sleep in gardens where I play my lute
Where I laid my roots
Now the clock is stopping faithfully
Sheís taking me

Monsieurs at nine
That is my promise
Have some wine
Please donít run away
Madams at nine
Baby, honest
Have some wine
Please donít run away

I thought Iíd take a chance
And forget about the States
I thought Iíd gravitate
To the hills of central France

And so I left the world below
And into the rocks I climbed
Now Iím living in the cold
But Iím looking for the sign

Thatís the sign
Of her love behavior
Thatís the sign
That Iím looking for

And Iíve seen you in the movies
And Iíve seen you at the store
And if I stare a little more
Well, thatís because you move me

I can see it in your eyes
I can hear it when you talk
Darling when I see you walk
You seem so very nice

Thatís the sign
Of her love behavior
Thatís the sign
That Iím looking for

It sure is cold here in the summer
I havenít got a number
But the sky is very bright
And the sun is very clear

I can smell it in the wind
ĎCause I guess that itís the time
And I saw the way you grinned
You were giving me the sign

Thatís the sign
Of her love behavior
Thatís the sign
That Iím looking for [x2]

Monsieurs at nine
That is my promise
Have some wine
Please donít run away
Madams at nine
Baby, honest
Have some wine
Please donít run away
No, please donít run away, no no
No, please donít run away


Notes:
Recording Notes on the Christmass version:

Guitar - Martin -> Countryman DI -> Universal Audio 2-610 tube preamp.

Vocals - Neumann U87ai (with a Stedman metal pop filter) -> Groove Tubes Vipre Tube Preamp -> DBX 160SL compressor -> Digidesign 192 A/D converter (96k/24-bit)

Recorded live by Myles Mangino on September 10, 2006 in Bellingham, WA at the Night Light Lounge.

On the Christmass album, the region refered to in the song is spelled correctly, Massif Central, not as it was originally spelled on Show Me Your Tears, Massif Centrale.

Quotes:
"A big rocker like 'Massif Centrale' was easy to write and record"
- Frank Black, Dutch Metro Interview November 2003

"I mean, maybe MASSIF CENTRALE has a ray of hope, but even then, I don't know, central France can be really cold and lonely."
- Frank Black Show Me Your Tears press release on Cooking Vinyl

"I spelled it wrong on the record, it's spelled wrong. I spelled it "Centrale" I don't know why"
- Frank Black in a video interview 11/11/2003


Definitions and References:
"Massif Centrale" is a misspelling of Massif Central a region in central France.


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