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Beautiful Me

by Richard d'Anjou

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A big thank you to ALL contributors to the crowd-funding campaign, with special thanks to:

Martin Fontaine, Martin Larose, Charles Custeau, Jean-Michel Clément , Véronique Maheux ,Yves Richard , Marc Beaudette , Jean-François Bergeron , Manon Therien , Claude De Roy , Éric Martin , Scott Hutchins, Carl Patry.

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released April 7, 2017

Richard d’Anjou: vocals, guitar, back vocals - Jean-Sébastien Chouinard : guitar - Jean-François Lemieux : bass, keyboards, programming - Pierre Fortin : drums - Catherine Ledoux : violin - Lulu Hugues : back vocals - Dan Georgesco : piano

Other collaborators: Martin Larose, guitar and Richard Chartrand, “hand clap”

Sound recording: Olivier St-Pierre - Mixing : Jean-Sébastien Chouinard, Olivier St-Pierre - Mastering : David Laurendeau, Cerantola Studio
Produced and arranged by : Jean-François Lemieux and Richard d’Anjou

Huge thanks to my children, whom I love, Sascha and Dylane
Additional thanks to: Bruno Boutin, stringed-instrument maker, Frank Brunel, Trash Guitars, Deroy Amplification, Pat Hamel, 2nd Chance Amps, Martin Larose, Tone Bender Studio

Now… let’s RAWK!

Photo : Gilles Blais
Graphiste: Janique Crépeau

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Richard d'Anjou Montreal, Québec

Richard d’Anjou est un chanteur montréalais, membre fondateur de Too Many Cooks. Il lance sa carrière solo en 2017
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Richard d’Anjou is a Montreal singer and founding member of Too Many Cooks. He will be launching his solo career in 2017.
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Track Name: Free
Yeah I got something to tell you
Something you won’t believe
Yeah I might even surprise you
You might even feel kind of relieved

Well ah! I see you right there in front of me
Shaking like a leaf
We used to be best friends
Now you’re falling apart and you can’t remember me
That’s how I used to be

I’ll give you something you need
You only got to believe… Yeah
When the addiction is too strong
And you’ve been suffering too long
Why don’t you put your trust in me?
Wanna be free? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, I got some good news for you
Yeah, I know how you feel
You gotta do what I tell you
If you ever want it to heal

You know when I’m … when I’m walking down that street
And I’m looking at you
And I… I know you’re looking at me
And I just can’t believe, I can’t believe
What you did to yourself …oh yeah!
That’s how I used to be
C’mon

I’ll give you something you need
You only got to believe… yeah!
When the addiction is too strong
And you’ve been suffering too long
Why don’t you put your trust in me?
Wanna be free? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Track Name: Beautiful me
Don’t need no one to kiss my ass Oh yeah!
Don’t need no one to scratch my back Oh yeah!
When I’m full up
I can’t keep my mouth shut Yeah!
You don’t wanna mess with me now
Come on Yeah!

And when I meet someone like you
I can’t help but be amused
Can’t believe the things you do

Don’t need no one to like my songs Oh yeah!
Don’t need no one to sing along Oh yeah!
When I’m full up
I don’t give a fuck Oh yeah!
You don’t wanna play with me now
Come on yeah!!!

And when I meet someone like you
I can’t help but be amused
I can’t believe the things you do
It’s gettin’ so hard I can’t believe
Is there anyone out there like
Like beautiful me Oh yeah!!
Track Name: Slave
Sitting on my own
The lights were way down low
I didn’t feel at home
I was 21 years old


Heard a voice in my head
Telling me to watch out for it
Where I go don’t matter now
‘Cause I’m hooked I want out somehow


I never listened to my Mamma
I wouldn’t listen to my Papa
They didn’t suffer the way I do
Gimme sugar nothing’s better
I will be a slave, I will be a slave, a slave to you
I will be a slave, a slave to you

Sleeping on the floor
Couldn’t take no more


Now I’m done don’t wanna sing
Leave Montreal quit everything
Sold my gear and my guitars
Didn’t wanna be a star


There’s no one ‘round ‘cause you see I’ve fallen
There’s no one ‘round to hear me callin’
Nothing worked I know you tried
I need my junk to close my eyes
I will be a slave, I will be a slave, a slave to you
Track Name: I Keep Pushing
I hate the world we live in today
I don’t wanna have to deal with anybody
Too much hate and confusion
It’s driving me mad

When my children are worried I say
Yeah, Daddy’s gonna make it ok
And yet I know damn well
This is one promise I just may not keep

So I keep on pushin’
I don’t care if it kills me
I keep pushin’
No one’s ever gonna tell me who to be

We’re living in a corporate world
That only wants to rule everybody
The intoxication of power
Is unrestrained

Where we are right now
I just know it ain’t right
It won’t change nothing even if you cry
But I’m afraid it is now so obvious
We all serve somebody

So I keep on pushin’
I don’t care if it kills me
I keep pushin’
No one’s ever gonna tell me who to be
Track Name: Come Save Me
Now the wind is blowing
All the snow from the trees
And now I feel that I’m heading to
That place I don’t like to be
What is it that triggers it?
Maybe I just don’t fit
No more snow now it’s raining
No more white all is grey


Oh Baby it makes me sad
Oh Baby it makes me feel so mad
How come every time I feel alright
Something tears me apart in the middle of the night

Come save me, come save me

Not everything is perfect
And we don’t need it to be
I always feel something’s missing
What is it I truly need?
Perhaps I think too much
You’d say I’m too self-centered
Am I too blind to see?
That everybody suffers

Oh Baby it makes me sad
Oh Baby it makes me feel so mad
How come every time I feel alright
Something tears me apart in the middle of the night

Come save me, come save me
Track Name: Motionless
Watching you running ‘round
I sat there motionless
A blanket deafened the ground
Nothing but emptiness

When it comes and grips you
You can’t help but be afraid
I’m not alone it ain’t just me


Right now you’re all so mighty
But you’re gonna get old
You get sick you know you’re dying
You’re gonna decompose
You might be up but you’re gonna go down
You wish you could turn it all around
Motionless you will come to be


Every day in your car
You don’t know where you are
You live your whole life in chains
Then watch it fall apart

When it comes and hits you
You can’t help but be amazed
Now you can see don’t be afraid


Right now you’re all so mighty
But you’re gonna get old
You get sick you know you’re dying
You’re gonna decompose
You might be up but you’re gonna go down
You wish you could turn it all around
Motionless you will come to be
Track Name: Honey
My honey she told me
If she caught me playing around
My honey she told me
She’d put me straight under ground


Don’t say it
Can’t fake it
My baby’s never gonna let me down


Yeah honey it’s not easy
I’m always clowning around
My honey she knows me
Inside out upside down


Don’t say it
Can’t fake it
My baby’s never gonna let me down
Can’t change it
So be it
My baby’s never gonna do me wrong
Track Name: It's Up To You Now
Poison in the lakes and rivers
Only garbage in the seas
Soil erosion where will we go?
Toxic air we cannot breathe
Climate changes, global warming
Carbon footprint, fossil energies
Ecosystems broken, failing
Maybe it’s too late to make a change?


It’s up to you now
To make your world a better place
It’s up to you now
Fight for justice, fight for peace
It’s up to you now
Always hold you head up high
It’s up to you now
‘Cause I’m too old too weak to fight
It’s up to you now
Hold on to your brothers and sisters
It’s up to you now
We can only make this work together


Endangered species are exposed
Wildlife extermination
Depleted forests, expanding deserts
Barren land where nothing grows
Genetic engineering
Toxic waste, radioactive needs
No sustainable communities
Maybe it’s too late to make a change?
Track Name: This Place
I hear a dog that keeps barking
I hear some children playing
And if my heart could stop breaking
I’d lose the fear and seize the day

Down the hall I think they’re talking
Whispering my name
I know I’m mad and if I’m guilty
I just may not get out today
Watching my life slip away

I never saw this place before
I’m scared I don’t know where I am
I think I pushed myself too far
I can’t get up I keep falling
I’m so confused I can’t decide
Do I wanna live or do I wanna die?

I feel it’s time to stop running
I’m gonna welcome my pain
I’ll sit and wait here for the answers
Sit still and wait here for days
Watching my life slip away

I never saw this place before
I’m scared I don’t know where I am
I think I pushed myself too far
I can’t get up I keep falling
I’m so confused I can’t decide
Do I wanna live or do I wanna die?
Track Name: I Believe
I believe, I believe I’m sinking down
I believe, I believe I’m sinking down
Nobody can reach me
Nobody can touch me now


I believe, I believe I’m running out
I believe, I believe I’m running out
Nobody can catch me
Nobody can hold me now


I believe, I believe I’m falling apart
I believe, I believe I’m falling apart
Nobody can help me
Mend my broken heart
Nobody can help me
No, I’m falling apart
Track Name: What You See Is What You Get
I believe, I believe I’m sinking down
I believe, I believe I’m sinking down
Nobody can reach me
Nobody can touch me now


I believe, I believe I’m running out
I believe, I believe I’m running out
Nobody can catch me
Nobody can hold me now


I believe, I believe I’m falling apart
I believe, I believe I’m falling apart
Nobody can help me
Mend my broken heart
Nobody can help me
No, I’m falling apart