Like sunshine after rain

by Mary Zoo

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Originating from the Boston underground rock scene, Swiss native Christine Zufferey is releasing a new opus "Like sunshine after rain" in her own folk alternative rock style, featuring songs in both English and French. On this album, Zufferey twists the traditional acoustic female singer / songwriter genre by combining the unique tones of her altered twelve string guitar as well as electric, with a few eclectic guest musicians to highlight her tonal dexterity. Her full-length album is dedicated to the seasons and the emotions tied to the ebb and the flow of change. The acoustic, sober and raw quality of her solo performances is kept, while depths and colors are added in the subtle arrangements, moving it from electric to floaty, from melancholic to warm to eerie. Antoine Delecroix recorded the album and collaborated on the arrangements. Catherine Capozzi (Axemunkee) added her e-bow orchestra and unearthly guitar sounds; Jean-Pilippe Audin contributed his full-bodied cello. The CD cover and each song are illustrated by the talented artist Bahadir Isler, from Istanbul. In addition to MARY ZOO, Christine is part of the Trance/House/Dance duo Heliophase with recent releases on Joyride Music, and of the multi media series "Bring Us Your Women" (Boston, USA).

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released June 6, 2014

All songs written by Christine Zufferey
Recorded and produced by Christine Zufferey and Antoine Delecroix
Christine Zufferey : Voice, 12 string and acoustic guitar
Album and cover design by Bahadir Isler
Antoine Delecroix : Additional guitars, percussion and sounds
Catherine Capozzi : Additional guitars and E-bow Orchestra (all tracks except 6 and 10)
Jean-Philippe Audin : Cello (all tracks except 2, 5, 11 and 12)

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Mary Zoo Paris, France

Originating from the Boston underground rock scene, Swiss native and adopted Parisian Christine Zufferey is coming back with her new opus "Tales from the Underground", as an enchantress in her own folk alternative style with her project MARY ZOO. It is an intoxicating body of songs, at times in English, at times in French with captivating words of abiding feelings and timeless legends. ... more

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Track Name: Like sunshine after rain
Like sunshine after rain

Gone the cold, gone the snow
The days are long, the winter’s warm
Gone the tears, the fallen leaves
I feel the sunshine
It feels like sunshine after rain

You’re everywhere, I lay my head
You feel like home to me, you’re like a tree
Going places, mending pieces
I feel the sunshine
I feel your sun shine on my skin

Where the rivers go
And the flowers show
Where the flames grow
I flow to you

Laying still, in the field
All around, cicadas sing
And in the hay, in the marsh’s maze
I feel the sunshine
I feel your heart in the summer heat

Where the rivers go
And the flowers show
Where the flames grow
I flow to you

I flow to you

You’re everywhere, I lay my head
You feel like home to me, you’re like the sea
Going places, finding peace
I feel the sunshine
It feels like sunshine after rain

Where the rivers go
And the flowers show
Where the flames grow
And the birds know
Where the oceans glow
And the dancers row
Where the winds blow

I flow to you
Track Name: She-wolf
She-Wolf

I feel desire pouring down my legs
I feel it racing from my toes to my head
Soft like the tingle of rain on my skin
It whelms me over, I’m caving in

It’s coming to me
Like a rising tide
Takes over the shore

It’s coming to me
Like a she-wolf the moon
It calls me to you

I’m flooding inside, I’m under water
I’m slowly drowning but my river’s for you
I was a pond, now I’m filled with lilies
You make me blossom into a sea of swans

It’s coming to me
Like a rising tide
Takes over the shore

It’s coming to me
Like a she-wolf the moon
It calls me to you

It’s coming to me
Calls me to you
To you

I’m gonna knock down the walls
That I built around me
Give them to the tides
Let the waves break me free

I’m not gonna hide
How I feel about you
I give you my all
Give you my all

I feel desire like I never did
I feel my body, sink and bleed
My heart is sliding to the ocean floors
You know it’s you I do I adore

It’s coming to me
Like a rising tide
I ache for your shore

It’s coming to me
Like a she-wolf cries
Calls out to the moon

I call out to the moon
Track Name: By my side
By my side

Flying high
Touching the sky
Like I never have before
I’m here I’m there
I don’t know where
I’m burning to the ground

All I want is you, by my side, by my side
All I want is you
Here

Raindrops
In my eyes
We’re caught between the lines
Sunshine
Thunderbolts
Mixing in my mind

All I want is you, by my side, by my side
All I want is you, by my side, by my side
All I want is you
It’s you

Sinking slow
Feeling snow
Where will my angel go
Should I close my eyes
Or shut my door
The only thing I know

All I want is you, by my side, by my side
All I want is you, by my side, by my side
All I want is you
Here
Track Name: Ancien combattant
Ancien Combattant

Tu m’as sortie sur un brancard
Du champ d’bataille de ma mémoire
De l’uniforme qui m’emprisonne
Tu m’as couchée sous tes lilas
Et sous les fleurs de mon combat

Je n’ai plus peur je m’abandonne
A l’instant
Comme un ancien combattant
Car je sais qu’chaque baiser
Pourrait être le dernier

Ni le passé ni l’avenir
M’importent autant que le présent
Que je bafouille bien trop souvent
J’passe à côté parfois j’oublie
Qu’elle est bien trop courte la vie
Alors ton parfum dans le vent

Me ramène à l’instant
Comme un ancien combattant
Car je sais qu’chaque baiser
Est une part d’éternité

J’retournerai pas dans cet enfer
J’préfère me jeter à la mer
J’déserte même si on m’encloisonne
Là-bas sous les buissons de mûres
J’ai retiré toutes mes armures
Au loin j’entends les cloches qui sonnent

Elles me rappellent à l’instant
Comme un ancien combattant
Car je sais, qu’chaque baiser
Pourrait être le dernier
Elles me rappellent à l’instant
Comme un ancien combattant
Chaque baiser j’te le fais
Comme si c’était le premier
Track Name: Into the sun
Into the sun

You shine on me like a crazy diamond
Shine on me like an angel, a demon
With you I will jump off the highest mountain
Into the sun

I cry for you like the wind on the ocean
Cry for you I’m so filled with emotion
With you I will jump through eternal silence

Come, take my heart, take my hand
We’ll fly above the planes
Take my heart, Let’s fall again

You shine on me like a crazy diamond
Shine on me like an angel, a demon
With you I will dive through the air, be a falcon
Come, take my heart, take my hand
We’ll fly above the flames
Take my heart, Let’s fall again
Into the sun
Into the sun

Take my heart, take my hand
We’ll fly above the flames
Take my heart, Let’s fall again
Track Name: Wash
Wash

When you look back, back in time
And you don’t know why you still sigh
Just let the ocean

When you don’t know what to say
Don’t know what lies behind that gaze
Just let the ocean
Just let the ocean, wash it all
Away

When you forget how to smile
When you’ve gone that many miles
Just let the sunshine

On all those years that flew by
The memories you put aside
Just let the sunshine
Just let the sunshine, wash it all
Away

When you’re afraid ‘cuz you grew old
When inside you feel small
Just let your love

And when the world around is warm
But in your heart it is cold
Just let your love
Just let your love, wash it all

Away
Track Name: Revolver
Revolver

Je vais me laisser couler
Je vais me laisser glisser
Je vais toucher le fond
Prendre de l’élan

Au grand bleu me donner
Au néant me jeter
À son silence
À son calme blanc

J’vais plonger, garder les yeux ouverts
J’vais descendre, suivre tes lampadaires
M’accrocher à l’ancre aux mille lumières

Me laisser sombrer comme une pierre
Noyer le cafard dans ma chair
Je vais rendre mes larmes
À la mer
Je vais rendre mes larmes
À la mer

Quand je suis les courbes de la vie
Quand je ne sais plus où j’en suis
Quand je tourne le globe à l’envers
Que j’me retrouve encore à terre
Laisse-moi laisse-moi laisse-moi
À la mer
À la mer
Je vais rendre mes larmes
À la mer

À la mer
Je vais rendre mes larmes
À la mer
J’vais donner toutes mes larmes
À la mer
J’en veux plus de ces larmes
J’en veux plus
Je vais rendre les armes

Je vais me laisser couler
Je vais me laisser glisser
Je vais toucher le fond
Prendre de l’élan
Track Name: Untie my hair
Untie my hair

Untie my hair, unlace my corset
Resuscitate me with your lips, bring me back to lightness

Give me a reason to live
Through these rainy days
A reason to stay
I wanna fall in love again

Break the levee that’s been stopping my heart from beating
Cast-off the mooring that’s been holding me ashore

Give me a reason to live
Another sunny day
I wanna fall in love again over again

I’m tired
Of breathing
I’m tired
Of giving
Of hoping
Of falling
Of longing
For you

So tired
Of waiting
Of hurting
Of aching
Of failing
Of burning
Of drowning
My heart
For love

Unbind my eyes, undo the ribbons of my dress
I’m choking inside I need room to take a breath

Give me a reason to live
Through these rainy days
A reason to stay
I wanna fall in love again
Give me a reason to live
Another sunny day
I wanna fall in love again, again, again
Over and over and over and over and over again
Track Name: Star-filled sky
Star-filled sky

With you I’d jump over a fire
Walk barefoot on broken glass
With you I’d do anything
Lay all night naked in the grass

And watch the star-
Filled sky
In your eyes
Watch the stars
So bright
You make me high

I’d swim across the Hudson River
Count the petals of a bourbon rose
With you I’d dance into the morning
Spin around until I fall

Into the star-
Filled sky
In your eyes
Into the stars
So bright
Take me higher

I stepped with you into the summer
Into a meadow of green
I fell asleep out in the open
Over my eyes your gaze

Is like the star-
Filled sky
Above
Like the stars
So bright
You make me high
Like the star-
Filled sky
Above
Like the stars
So bright
You take me higher

Like the star-filled sky above
Track Name: Beads of morning dew
Beads of morning dew

Walking in high heels
Eating just one meal
Wanting to be pretty like the girls in magazines

She’s the girl with the bellyache
The girl with the heartache
Caught up in her head
In a spider’s web
In a spiral dream

Frozen by the rain
It’s driving her insane
Wake up sleeping beauty
Keep the beads of morning dew
From falling from your eyes

You can fly like a butterfly
Swim like a white swan
Mirror on the wall can you show her all
She wishes for

She’s the girl with the cherry dress
The girl with her sadness
Wake up sleeping beauty
Keep the beads of morning dew
From falling from your eyes

Keep the beads, of rain, of morning dew
Keep the beads, of reds, of gray and blue
Keep the beads, of rain, of morning dew
Keep the beads, of reds, of gray and blue
From falling from your eyes
Track Name: On my own
On my own

Up I ride, down I go
Above the waves, then below
My heart it hurts
Once more

I slid again, off the board
When will I learn, to stay afloat
To swim back to the shore
On my own
On my own, oh on my own

Where does it end, or does it begin
The story’s lost within
If I could leave, I would
I just don’t know to what page

‘Cuz my heart won’t stop, beating for you
But if I stop my heart, then I can go
On my own
On my own

When it stops
I’ll go
Leave this raging sea
Feel the ground, right under my feet
I’ll walk out, through the autumn fields
I’ll make snow angels in the leaves
Oh when I’ll go, I won’t, turn around
‘Cuz if I do, I’ll run back to you

Swallows left, I see my breath
I’m skidding on your ice
If I could leave, I would
Skip right to the end

‘Cuz my heart won’t stop, beating for you
But if I stop my heart, then I can go
On my own
On my own
When it stops, I’ll go
I’ll go… I’ll go… I’ll go. I’m gone
Track Name: Comme un fleuve
Comme un fleuve

J’sens le feu du printemps
Le réveil du jasmin dans mes veines
Tu l’sais pas dans le creux de mes reins
Des couleurs tu sèmes
La douceur qui m’effleure comme un fleuve elle me saigne
Dans tes yeux, j’veux courir, couler
Je les aime

Laisse-moi toucher, le bleu de ton infini
Laisse-moi partir, dans le ciel de ta nuit

J’sens la sève monter en moi, la marée éclore
Le soleil se lever dedans
Tout brûle dans mon corps
Dans ton silence j’entends mon coeur
Battre plus fort
Emmène-moi dessus, dessous encore

Laisse-moi toucher, le bleu de ton infini
Laisse-moi partir, dans les vagues de ta nuit

Laisse-moi toucher, le bleu de ton infini
Laisse-moi partir, dans le ciel de ta nuit
Laisse-moi toucher, le bleu de ton infini
Laisse-moi te suivre, au bout de ta nuit

J’sens le feu du printemps
Le réveil du jasmin dans mes veines
Track Name: Walk the wire
Walk the wire

I’m getting off, my bed of nails
I’m climbing up, onto the tightrope

I’m gonna walk the wire of my life
I’m gonna fly on a cloud swing into the sky
I’m gonna somersault out of my act
I’m gonna breathe your fire

I’m getting out, with the tigers
I’ll throw knives, I’ll swallow swords

I’m gonna walk the wire of my life
I’m gonna fly on a cloud swing into the sky
I’m gonna somersault out of my act
I’m gonna breathe your fire

Tonight I’m your ring mistress.
I’m your illusion.
Orchestrate the impossible.
Make your dreams come to life
Close your eyes. Look inside.
There are no boundaries between imagination and reality.
Be the lion, the elephant, the snow leopard, the unicorn.
Be the hobo, the freak, the acrobat, the contortionist.
Be the trapeze, the human cannonball, the big top, the ropes.
Be the lights, the laughter, the children wondering at Mister Pennygaff.

Get out of your mind
Become the circus
Come into my mind
Become the circus

I’ll get on stilts, I’ll touch the stars
I’ll pull out doves, from my scarf

I’m gonna walk the wire of my life
I’m gonna fly on a cloud swing into the sky
I’m gonna somersault out of my act
I’m gonna breathe your fire