Francesca de Valence

The Seine

The Seine is a fiercely empowering song about surrendering to grief. The second single off my upcoming album release, I wrote this song in December 2018 walking along the left bank of the Seine river in Paris after realising I had in fact runaway from Christmas in Australia because my Dad has passed away.

Read my blog here - an depth look at the creation of this song.

BEFORE YOU LISTEN: Just wanted to warn you, there is a big "f" word loud and clear in this song. If you are sensitive or have young people around, listen to the clean version here.

Lyrics:

I thought I left you behind
But you caught up with me on the south side of the Seine
Surely now’s not the time,
But you are bigger than me and here you come again

From the outside in
One little thing can trigger the wind that sets the circle off
From the inside out
I wanna don’t seem as though I’m needy
But I can’t deny it that I’m grieving

I don’t wanna be in another place
But when show up unannounced and unafraid
I read the water on the Seine
The ripples steady and strong and here you come again

From the outside in
One little thing can trigger the wind that sets the circle off
From the inside out
I wanna don’t seem as though I’m needy
But I can’t deny it that I’m grieving
I’m just gonna face this fucking feeling

I let the wave crash over me
It’s in my eyes so I can’t see
It’s in my mouth so I can’t breathe…

And it pulls me down to my knees
I surrender silently
In this beautiful reverie…

From the outside in
One little thing can trigger the wind that sets the circle off
From the inside out
I wanna don’t seem as though I’m needy
But I can’t deny it that I’m grieving
I’m just gonna face this feeling

I let the wave crash over me
It’s in my mouth so I can’t breathe
I surrender silently


Credits:

Music & Lyrics by Francesca de Valence
Copyright © ℗ 2019 Francesca de Valence 

Audio Credits:

Produced & Recorded by Francesca de Valence & Tommy Spender

Album Photo: Christophe Berjot

Music Video Credits:
Directed, Produced and Edited:
Francesca de Valence
Camera: Mathilde Ayrault


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