Blue Butterfly

from by Melanie Horsnell

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    Gatefold case, Cover art by Linda McCluskey and typography by Laurent Delahaye, inside art by Melanie Horsnell.

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Written on the night before I went into the studio. We recorded in Paris at Studios Quatre Chemins 23rd January 2015. I went to France with for an unknown reason, was in Paris for just 2 and a half weeks, and in that time met some of the most beautiful musicians.. somehow left france with a whole album!.. We gathered together at Studios Quatre Chemin and made an album in a few days, big open hearts, in a Paris that had just been through tragedy and love.. I was hoping to catch something of it in song, as a thank you, as a story of what a beautiful multicultural city and small town Paris is, and write something for the amazing people i met. Too many things to catch in a tiny song but hopefully by singing along it helps! xxx

The song features: Moira Montier - Double Bass, Laurent Delahaye - Irish Flute, Paddy Sherlock - Trombone and vocals, Melissa Cox - Violin, Melanie Horsnel - Classical Guitar and vocals and recorded, mixed and mastered by Michel Sikiotakis at Studio Quatre Chemins.


I love my blue butterfly
He walks the streets with me at night
He speaks about the revolution
Blue eyes brightly determined

We find music in small corners
Tattooed arms and graffitied words
We stamp the pavement with umbrellas
Gathering men to sing our chorus

(Ly di dy di dy dy)

I stop under street lights to kiss him
But there's so much he needs to tell me
The city that has just been broken
Opens wounds that must be spoken

So we greet the early morning people
Who work to keep the streets clean
We shout that there is always love
A protest song above the traffic

Ly di dy di dy dy)

The key turns the door is open
The cold wind blows in through the curtain
Through the shutters hints of the sun
Another day just begun

But we the overtired soldiers
Curl up softly into each other
This war is softened with a whisper
With gentle song it falls asleep

(Ly di dy di dy dy)


from Quatre Chemins ALBUM, track released February 12, 2015
Recorded, mixed and mastered with Michel Sikiotakis at Studios Quatre Chemins, Pantin, Paris.
Melanie Horsnell - Classical Guitar and vocals
Moira Montier - Double Bass
Laurent Delahaye - Irish Flute
Paddy Sherlock - Trombone and vocals
Melissa Cox - Violin


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