yves giraud

"Everything Can Change"

 

With true modesty, I would like to mention that, over the years, I have had the honor to play with many bands and artists, opening or sharing the stage with Chris Isaak, the Doobie Brothers, Sheryl Crow, the Steve Miller band, Marcy Playground, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, among others, as a singer, guitarist and/or bassist. I have toured the US and recorded several full length albums of my own. My catalogue of songs counts over 200 originals and 100+ instrumentals.

I currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Below is my latest original album "Everything Can Change" released in July 2018. All credits can be found on the CD artwork below. The full album is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, as well as Spotify, Pandora, IHeart, Napster, and several more sites.

A handful of videos can also be found at the bottom of this page.

For full details on me and my music, please visit my site at www.yvesgiraud.com

I truly hope you will enjoy the tracks below.

Thank you for listening.

Yves~

 

Into the Arms of the One - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

Child innocence making fool of the man
I've become ignorant of the voices within
I should've known you were too good to be true
But I fell in love with you all the same, all the same

Thank you for all the falling leaves all around we laid in
Holding my heart into the arms of the one I need

Call of the wild, she'll be prowling tonight
With the sharing of a smile we will dance 'til daylight
Her beauty fills the room, lit by the eyes of the Moon
And I can't see anything, but for a while she's mine
Yeah, for a while she will be mine

So thank you for all the falling leaves all around we laid in
Holding my heart into the arms of the one I need
Thank you for showing me this life isn't all there is
And taking me back into the arms of the one

Rushing along highways we've all become enslaved
Fate of the many in the hands of a few
Gobekli Tepe, you were once proud and strong
But it seems that time forgot to whom once you belonged
So I put you in my song

So thank you for all the falling leaves all around we laid in
Holding my heart into the arms of the one I need
Thank you for showing me this life isn't all there is
And taking me back into the arms of the one
Into the arms of the one
Into the arms of the one
Into the arms of the one
The one, the one, the one...
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, yeah yeah yeah
Oh oh oh oh...

 

Rhymes Without a Song - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

When your life has been a long
Path of rhymes without a song
It is easy to lose faith
And even though it seems out of reach
No one else can make you see
The glass is half full but yourself

Cause it's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
It's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
You ought to know

When you find you took the wrong
Turn and realize it's gone
The ship sailed off without you
Don't give up before the end
And know the sun will rise again
There'll be hopes and dreams anew

Cause it's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
It's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
You ought to know

Fly by nights succeeding cause
No longer the way it was
The Scotch is flowing down the drain
Learn to fit or lean to fold
Drag yourself back on the road
And though I know you might complain

It's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
It's in your heart, it's in your soul
It's in your radius, you ought to know
You ought to know, know, know...

 

The Wait - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

No, it's not the winter days spent in Madrid
It's not even the time you visited your family
It's probably better if I don't even say a thing

The cast was laid to rest behind the stone
Your garden was fenced in, I never got to roam
I envy those who did, I envy those who will
And even those who won't

It's the wait, the wait
You love me for a while, you leave me
Gone without a note

The road was paved of sand, but Moses didn't walk alone
The desert was a scorcher and the tablets broke the law
When Noah built his Ark, did he really gather two of each animal?
(Animal, animal)

You build yourself a fortress when you dream
Maybe that's why I haven't told you anything
But I can feel it coming, the lion thinks he's strong, or so he thinks

It's the wait, the wait
You love me for a while, you leave me
Gone without a note
It's the wait, the wait
I waited all my life, I waited, but you never wrote
Never wrote, never wrote

It's the wait, the wait
You love me for a while, you leave me
Gone without a note
It's the wait, the wait
You waited all your life, you waited, but I never wrote
Never wrote, never wrote

 

Do It All Again - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

I used to think your walk was sexy
I used to think your eyes were gold
Babe, the spark of love has faded
And I heard you're never coming home
Some have said your train is leaving
They say you've found another man
And though my heart ain't breaking
I can't help the feeling I've lost my only friend

And long before the pleasures, long after the pain
I'll find myself day-dreaming, that we'll do it all, we'll do it all again

I always thought your laugh made angels
Part the sky and stop the rain
Keep you in the grace of heaven
And save me from the depths of hell
The purple haze is slowly lifting
Copper coins in wishing wells
They say the stars have lost their sparkling
But not as far as I can tell

And long before the pleasures, long after the pain
I find myself day-dreaming, that we do it all, we'll do it all again

And long before the pleasures, long after the pain
I find myself day-dreaming, that we'll do it all again
And long before the pleasures, and long after the pain
I find myself day-dreaming, that we'll do it all, we'll do it all again

 

Bullet Proof - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

You got your pocket full of money, and your name is on the door
Feeling good
You got a smirk on your face, women dropping as you strut
Looking cool
You throw parties on your yacht, champagne for everyone
Luscious girls around the pool
You're invincible, bullet proof

But what you're gonna do when it's over?
When they come to repossess your house and take all your stuff
What you're gonna do when they don't need you anymore?
I bet you're gonna cry 'cause you're not bullet proof
Not bullet proof at all

You drive your Bentley on a Monday, and your jet is supersonic
Living large
You wear Oscar De La Renta, and your style is “Oh, so chic!”
Superstar
You handle billions over the phone, you never take no for an answer
It's understood, you're unbeatable, bullet proof

But what you're gonna do when it's over?
When they come to repossess your house and take all your stuff
What you're gonna do when they don't need you anymore?
I bet you're gonna cry 'cause you're not bullet proof
Not bullet proof at all

There was a thing there in the paper just the other day, I read
Some guy had jumped off the ledge, flat on the pavement
He was - dead!
Something to do with tax evasion gone to the roof
I guess he thought he was invincible, bullet proof

But what you're gonna do when it's over?
When they come to repossess your house and take all your stuff
What you're gonna do when they don't need you anymore?
I bet you're gonna cry 'cause you're not bullet proof
Not bullet proof at all
Not bullet proof at all, no, no

 

Everything Can Change - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

He met her in a bar on a Saturday night
Dan-dancing in a summer skirt
Several drinks later, they were back at his place
He hoped the morning wouldn't hurt
Shooting at the airport, sent the national guards
They got him but it was too late
M16 in hand, fifty lie on the ground
I'm not alright with this, I think we need to change

Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready now? Everything can
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, everything can, everything can change
 
The telephone was wired but the voice made no sound
The translation was lost in time
Melted by the fire when the blade hit the ground
That story wasn't worth a dime
Politics and money when the banks own the world and
No one wants to take the blame
Triggered by the soldier who said no to the war
The people got together and everything changed

Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready now? Everything can
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, everything can, everything can change
 
Cornered by coyotes at the edge of town, fea-feasting on a cantaloupe
Flying off to Thailand, felt adventure bound, it wasn't quite as I had hoped
Quantum leaps in digital, Wi-Fi everywhere, sa-satellites litter the skies
I'm all for moving forward but we need to beware
I think we're moving way way way too fast

Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready now? Everything can
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, everything can, everything can change

Clever as a monkey in a Mercedes-Benz
We drive ourselves into the wall
I think we gotta stop, I think we better rewind
C'est moi qui te le dis, tu cris trop fort
They have pills for pleasure, they've got some for your frown
And side effects have even more
The kings and queens in power can't hold on to their crown
Yeah, you may wanna take it but you're not alone

Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready now? Everything can
Oh oh oh oh oh, are we ready yet? Everything can change
Oh oh oh oh oh, everything can, everything can change

 

Nothing to Do With Luck - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

Coming back from Memphis I was down on my soul
Lost a bunch of money busking and my girl had gone home
Thank God I had my truck
I ain't got no talent but I got my bling
I got myself a record deal and they know I can't sing
It's got nothing to do with luck

This cultural invention is a thing of the past
And they can all surrender
Let it all fall out and walk on up to the last
And say no, no, no to the lure, lure, lure
Politicians lie and lawyers tag to the cost
And it's been so forever
This monetary world is killing us one by one
Ooh ooh

Wishing me a sailboat to go around the world
With my seven bucks an hour, I'll be wishing on for ever
And I don't want your sympathy
Mountains have been fenced, you got to pay to park
Camping is expensive, even after dark
And showers, you got to rent

This cultural invention is a thing of the past
And they can all surrender
Let it all fall out and walk on up to the last
And say no to the lure
Politicians lie and lawyers tag to the cost
And it's been so forever
This monetary world is killing us one by one
Ooh ooh

I've got a love shack and my rent is cheap
I use well water and wood stove heat
And I sing your favorite song
To let you know you're not alone

Ooh ooh

 

But It Burns - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

No, it isn't shrine, color blind
Wanting eye, the worst is done
Solstice in the spring, falling deep
In your whirlpool, last call
Lying on the tracks, all awake and I am
Moving on while you'll stay in front
But with you I will never die
Even if I try, even if I try

Ooh ooh ooh, steady as we go oh oh
Taxi cabs and cable cars rushing down the line
Locking safes and mini-bars, I hope you don't, I hope you don't (mind)

Separate, sterilize, sinners getting wise
Broken people scared of your iron clad
Fallen cliffs, rolling tides, chose as many as you can find
The world is flat
Devil's lace, back-end light, no warning but it burns
You swear some and some I might
Oh, what if I could forget you, so why don't you
Take off all you've got

Ooh ooh ooh, steady as we go oh oh
Taxi cabs and cable cars rushing down the line
Locking safes and mini-bars, I hope you don't, I hope you don't mind

No, no one is here, this emptiness of space
It's not that magical (It's not that magical)
Windmills in the fields, turning in the wind
I'm in awe, I'm in
Residual rain, upper deck, a ring
Tossing for the hook, I miss, we kiss
There's no end to this, even if I win
Even if I win

Ooh ooh ooh, steady as we go oh oh
Taxi cabs and cable cars rushing down the line
Locking safes and mini-bars, I hope you don't mind
Oh, oh oh oh, steady as we go, yeah yeah
Taxi cabs and cable cars rushing down the line
Locking safes and mini-bars, I hope you don't, I hope you don't mind
Yeah yeah yeah, oh oh oh, ooh ooh ooh ooh

 

Wanted - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

Roll the waves, comes the tide, I manifest
Love has passed the test of time and seasons' rests
Lonely night on New Year's Eve, your amber's glow (Amber's glow, glow)
It's paved of mights, but as they say, you don't try, you'll never know

And you're so wanted, oh you're so wanted
Cause you're so beautiful
You got me wishing, you got me wishing
You'll never let me go
I'm at the deep end, and I don't see the end
With you wanting me to rhyme
And so it is, so it is, I'm your poet, you're my favorite line

Rows of preachers by the stone, I'm mystified
Take the stake and batter on, I think we qualify
Twenty-seven, forty-two, I'm onto you
No one's here to stay, but we won't get away
At least that much is true

And you're so wanted, oh you're so wanted
Cause you're so beautiful
You got me wishing, you got me wishing
You'll never let me go
I'm at the deep end, and I don't see the end
With you wanting me to rhyme
And so it is, so it is, I'm your poet, you're my favorite line

I've got your picture on the wall, 'cause you're my muse
But it fades like Polaroid from a million views
Two steps forward, one step back, we're movin-in on-on-on
It's the ancient game of Troy in the gardens of Babylon

And you're so wanted, oh you're so wanted
Cause you're so beautiful
You got me wishing, you got me wishing
You'll never let me go
I'm at the deep end, and I don't see the end
With you wanting me to rhyme
And so it is, so it is, I'm your poet, you're my favorite line
Oh, you're my favorite line
My fa-avorite line

 

Glass - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

I'll never make the cut, between you and me
I'm not the kinda guy that feels the need to be clever
But I'll gladly come along
It's not that I don't want you holding things in your hands but
Scissors aren't my favorite, could you hold me instead, she says
While I sing my song

I hope you don't mind if I rest my head
Your lips are soft when we lay in bed
Sun shinning through the glass
And as she turns to take me in
The blood races under my skin
And all my questions fade at last

As we're lying down, I see the world turn, turn
Going round and round, am I falling in love with you? Oh oh

The steam coming out of us reminds me of old movies
Where the rubber monsters are brought to their knees fast
And the plot is nothing new
So I go out and you follow 'cause you think it's bad
I leave you all alone but don't be so sad
I'll be back before the end is through

I hope you don't mind if I rest my head
Your lips are soft when we lay in bed
Sun shinning through the glass
And as she turns to take me in
The blood races under my skin
And all my questions fade at last

As we're lying down, I see the world turn, turn
Going round and round, am I falling in love with you?
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I hope you don't mind if I rest my head
Your lips are soft when we lay in bed
Sun shinning through the glass
And as she turns to take me in
The blood races under my skin
And all my questions fade at last

As we're lying down, I see the world turn, turn
Going round and round, am I falling in love, love, love, love?
As we're lying down, I see the world turn, turn
Going round and round, am I falling in love with you?

 

Lips - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

Lips, lips, lips, flowers of the night
Gleaming from the moisture in the morning light
Oh, when you smile at me, I shiver
I watch the eagle fly, sparrow in his wing
Dancing by the river, diving in the wind
And I choose your eyes for their wonder

Cause it's you, the guardian of my dreams
The waterfall of Eden, the Amazonian queen
Yes, it's you who has me lost in space
Like a rainbow at sunrise, you have me mesmerized by your

Eyes, eyes, eyes, jewels of purest blue
Haunting me forever, drawing me close to you
Irresistibly, oh, I am falling
High above the clouds, in fields of sparkling gold
Bathed in ray of starlight, you reach and touch my soul
And I'm drowning in your feeling

Cause it's you, the guardian of my dreams
The waterfall of Eden, the Amazonian queen
Yes, it's you who has me lost in space
Like a rainbow at sunrise, you have me mesmerized by your

Lips, lips, lips

Heart, heart, heart, the rhythm of your life
The keeper of all secrets, the voice of your desire
In your whisper, I can hear her
Space, space, space, the emperor of time
Keeping you immortal, composing every line
Of your body, a galaxy of light and spirals

Cause it's you, the guardian of my dreams
The waterfall of Eden, the Amazonian queen
Yeah, it's you who has me lost in space
Like a rainbow at sunrise, you got me mesmerized by your
Lips, lips, lips
Your lips, lips, lips, lips
Oh your lips, lips, lips
Yeah, your lips, lips, lips

 

Rocketeers - Music and Lyrics by Yves Giraud

We'll take this world and make it ours
We'll built us castles made of steel
We'll run our highways through your mountains
We'll use it all until we bleed
We are rocketeers

Rocketeers in our space suits
Seeking fortune on a new world
Chacing dreams beyond the stardust
Reaching Kepler 62
Piercing clouds of purple fire
Below waters are breeding creatures
Vegetation growing freely
Life is plenty, but so are we

We'll take this world and make it ours
We'll built us castles made of steel
We'll run our highways through your mountains
We'll use it all until we bleed
We are rocketeers

Jambalaya for your pleasure
A new ad-venture in your blue skies
Let us teach you good behavior
We'll make you better and civilized

We'll take this world and make it ours
We'll built us castles made of steel
We'll run our highways through your mountains
We'll use it all until we bleed
We are rocketeers

I'm ashamed to call me human
A race of monsters who don't know peace
Guns in hand we'll take from others
Tame the stronger and kill the weak

We'll take this world and make it ours
We'll built us castles made of steel
We'll run our highways through your mountains
We'll use it all until we bleed
We are Rocketeers
Wo oh oh, hey yeah
We are rocketeers
Wo oh oh oh
We are rocketeers, yeah yeah
Rocketeers
Ooh ooh ooh

 

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