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released May 19, 2015

All songs written, composed and arranged by Dear Criminals:
Frannie Holder
Charles Lavoie
Vincent Legault

Additional bass and beats by Philippe Brault

Recorded at La Frette Studios (France)
Produced by Philippe Brault
Engineered by Jonathan Ratovoarisoa
Mixed by Mark Lawson
Mastered by Ryan Morey at Ryan Morey Mastering

Artwork by Marin Blanc,



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Dear Criminals est le projet parallèle de Frannie Holder, Vincent Legault (Random Recipe) et Charles Lavoie (b.e.t.a.l.o.v.e.r.s)

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Track Name: Song For Elisabeth
Got a bad feeling,
I’m trapped, I’ve got no air
Paralyzed, I’m bleeding
Floating over your head

Ground is torn open
Swallowing my flesh
No color in your eyes
We never should’ve died

If we live a little death will
Our hearts beat again
Burying our sins with
Our skins graced in sweat

Guilty for I’m kissing
Fancying our mess
Lover in my bed
Our roses will be red
Our roses will be red
Our roses will be red
Sour colors in our chest

Ghosts in closets of your bad dreams,
They treat like I am one of them
I’m a black river flowing in the bed
Of your erotic night
I’m drifting and looming
Wishing we were never dead
Praising our lost star for it rise,
To lift you in my hands
I am piercing your skin, to let me in

Battling our sexes
Our ghosts are playing kill
Matching through the bruises
That brought us to this end

The devil on your fingers
Our moans of regret
No color in your eyes
You never should’ve lied

Funeral of our desire
Blessed our love tonight
We silently admired
And carried on our fight

Reaching for the daylight
Abandoning our life
We never should’ve bothered
Our coffin is a liar
Our coffin is a liar
Our coffin is a liar
Bitter prison in our chest
Track Name: Drop
All these secrets you keep
And these moments you miss
Like a kiss with no love
What’s the sense in it all

I can’t worry for this
Knowing you don’t exist
Fucking fantasies ‘til
I come for you

Follow me and you’ll see
How this emptiness feels
When the distance is clear
And the love you can’t hear

Is calling

All the words you can’t say
And your promise in vain
Like a kiss with no love
What’s the sense in it all

Let me bury your name
Erase memories when
Like a meaningless bliss

You came to me
Track Name: Broken Land | Our Shelter
You broke my shield
And kissed my flesh and blood
You shattered all the bones
Engraved my stone heart

You’re all I need
Nothing compares to following
A path to parts of you
You found a road and I found you
My beloved hunter
You guided me when I was lost

You’re here for now but will you ever stay
At all

I had no town
I had no house but yours
You built it in the dust
You found a rose where I found you
My core is a broken land
No shelter from the cold

You’re here for now and you shouldn’t leave


If I could take you home
Would you just follow me
And would we take it slow

Would you think twice or know
What’s enticing me
And would your doubts just go

And if you say
You care to stay
I’ll build you a throne

No need to fear
For you my dear
My princess is gold

And if you say
You’re home
I’ll build you a throne

No need to fear
And fold
My princess is gold

I never knew how to run but we could walk it slowly
Finding our own pace
Track Name: Slowdisco
I don’t know why
I cannot stand
And I cannot stay with you here by myself

And what is this for
I try and bond
I still feel as if I’m here but I’m gone

Rock me slowly
Spend me quick
Tonight I feel I want to die on your hips

Push me now
Turn me on
I’m still weak…

You say you love me so
But your body’s telling me to go
And your touch is carrying me so low
Your heart is dying out I know

But make it slow
I’m not ready just to watch you go
I still need you in my nights so don’t
Close your eyes on me before dawn

I don’t know how
What can I do?
What’s this game for
To win or loose?

My legs won’t hold up
And I cannot stand,
Porcelain bonds
Still in your hands

Drop me slowly
Don’t move too quick
Tonight I feel I want to die on your lips

Push me now
Don’t turn me on
I’m still weak…
Track Name: Thorns & Spades
Hold on to me tight
Cause you’re no longer with us
Say my name
So in the depth
A sound remains

If I could hold your hand
Soften all the pain
I would, but in your cage
All I can reach
Are thorns and spades

For I am silent scream
A light that can’t be seen
A rusty armour made of roses

I came here for nothing

I wonder as your troubles blur my truth
If you’ll let go
Can’t you see me falling slowly?
With your heavy heart
You’re broken you can’t heal

Sight darkens, cannot see, my chest trembling, light it crashes here on me
I’m trapped I cannot flee, my mind is a spitting tide

For I am silent scream
A light that can’t be seen
A rusty armour made of roses

I am fading with
Your gentle loneliness
Your heart is shaking me to pieces

I came here for nothing
I came here for nothing
But you