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(1/19/2011)
The uniqueness of this album is that everything is recorded once, all and instruments and vocals are first takes. A lot of the music is made up as i record, so it doesn't lose the essence and innocence of the "first experience" (where the magic lies). I consider "Ruff Jamz" to be a series of songs that are sketches. They are songs i am always working on and hope to record in a professional studio sometime very soon. My set list at live performances is always changing and i usually never even present any of these songs from EP at live sets. I will continue to add more of these sketches on the bandcamp page until i produce a more serious structured album.

All songs are written, arranged, and recorded by myself on my computer. All vocals and instrumentation is done by me (excluding the vocal sample on "Telephone Trajectory").

other older recordings can be found at: www.myspace.com/fillecatatonique

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released October 9, 2010

FILLE CATATONIQUE IS a performance art name created by MARCELLA RENE SIMIEN.

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Marcella Simien (formerly Fille Catatonique) Memphis, Tennessee

Lafayette, LA native who migrated to Memphis, TN

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Track Name: Comment il se sent (How it feels)
ce que la magie doux-amère qu'il amène

the presence of your two ears
the warmth of your two eyes
lookin my way
the warmth of your two arms
wrapped around me
the secret we keep
the intentions of your two feet runnin, runnin to me, runnin to me
gone now run

the presence of your two ears
the knowledge of your two hands, your two hands
Comment, comment il se sent (How, how it feels)

Comment il se sent, Comment il se sent
Comment il se sent

the presence of your two ears
your feet runnin to me,
run into me
Comment il se sent
Track Name: Comment il se sent (RPLDGHSTS mix)
The presence of your two ears
The warmth of your two eyes lookin my way
The warmth of your two arms wrapped around me
The secret we keep
The intentions of your two feet runnin to me
Gone, gone run

The presence of your two ears
The knowledge of your two hands
your two hands
Comment, comment il se sent (How, how it feels)
Track Name: Nous Rebobinions (We Rewind)
Send back the letter babe
I promise i won't tell

Send back the letter babe
The words were wrong, i can't spell

Set back your clock babe
Won't ya sleep a little late

Send back the letter babe
I (already) know you ain't got a thing to say
ain't got a thing to say

And i won't go runnin to somebody
who don't wanna love the way i do
the way i do, the way i do
too soon to say if that's you, if that's you

Où je serais sans vous?
je pense seulement à vous
je sais que vous êtes fatigué de sentir solitaire si le
petit garçon, le mettez sur moi
Track Name: The Flame
When I looked in your face
I could see the pain
There was a strain
and I felt you refrain

When I think about it now,
I don't feel a thing

Ten degrees colder, where you are

If I didn't wonder why it never worked
then I wouldn't be aware of what makes me hurt

He was born with a broke heart,
such a sad, sad way to start

Ten degrees colder, where you are

I'll slap myself, wake up from slumber
restrain from the blunder

Ain't bitter yet, no, no
Ain't telling cupid to draw the bow

Seems like my cue to go, hit the road
time to go

Ten degrees colder, where you are
Track Name: Brazen Baby
Red Delicious for my baby
Bed, Delicious for my body

If you keep givin me that eye boy
It's been a long, long time
keep givin me that eye boy
It's been a long, long, long time

But cool down mamma
Don't wanna move too fast

I done lost all those loves i thought I had
gladly
i rid myself, rid myself
they're all deserted in parkin towers and parks
all deserted in park towers and parks

Now I'll cool down mamma
Don't think too much

End up hittin a wall like before
My head can't take no more
Don't know how to read signals
I'm so careful
Primal side resides behind my practicality

But cool down mamma
Don't deny what you love

or the urge to, when ya need to
when ya need to
Don't be a fool

But cool down mamma
He's out there somewhere

Somewhere on your
in your view
Don't(ya) know who

But cool down mamma
He's waitin for, He's waitin for
Track Name: Pan & Psyche
Your eyes glaze over
When we say goodbye

Your eyes glaze over
My eyes do too
When we say our goodbyes
Track Name: Feathers To Come
I don't have to call you sweetie, darling or baby
I remember how to pronounce your (birth) name

And I've seen your war paint smeared
Watched your vulnerability appear

My grin will leap into your eyes
You'll hesitate, then mesmerize me

Take a look at where your armor lies
Not against your chest, but at your side

Nous avons pas peur (We are not afraid)
Nous sommes des oiseaux (We are birds)

Like the feathers in my hair- femme d'oiseau (a bird woman)
Like the wings you will wear- l'homme d'oiseau (a bird man)

Nous avons pas peur (We are not afraid)
Nous avons pas peur
Like the wings that you will wear, we will (be)ware
Nous sommes des oiseaux (we are birds)
Track Name: My blues gone,
Rise, Rise, Rise, Rise
Rise up from your Portuguese nightmare
One half of me cross-legged in my mound of clothes
the other half on a sidewalk in Portugal
Saw her die there
Saw her die there
Old version of her there
Saw her die there

We were scared there
to cross that great divide there
We did not cry there
I did not cry there

Saw her die there

[backgroud mumbling (i think is..): "Just to tell you so, that i don't know- but you know what i can't say, there's nothin to get in the way"]

Now won'tcha go?
won'tcha go?, won'tcha go?
wash your gold, wash your clothes

Send back the flowers, send back the letter
Gimme back those hours, hours

blues gone, My
blues gone, My
blues gone, My
blues gone, My

Saw her die there [whatcha gonna say now?]
Saw her die [So long on my own]
I did not cry

They saw me

Rise, Rise, Rise, Rise
Track Name: Faire Whoopee (Make Whoopee)
Words gone to you (were) wrong
Spooked by the fever, and the whoopee repeater
Wasn't starved enough to need her, now she's left an enwreather
Track Name: Memphis' Unemployed Citizens - Dandelions
A discussion about gas prices, changing laws, high salaries of government officials in America, our class system etc....all in Layman's terms...or rather Memphian termz, y'all
Track Name: Gemstone
I ain't gonna give to nobody who don't wanna give back

(then there's a whole lot of stuff i'm saying that I can't decipher, lots of moans, ooo's and ahh's trying to figure what i wanna say, just expressing)

...that (they?) don't matter
don't matter

Ain't nobody gonna squeeze me dry
Ain't nobody gonna take from me
not take from

So don't think twice
I got it
And I always will
I got it