The Vermilion Hymns

by Stephen Billeaud

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released August 12, 2014

Written, recorded, and produced by Stephen Billeaud with contributions from:

Julie Williams - Vocals
Billy McDonald - Accordion
Fawn Larson - Fiddle
Sean Broussard - Scrub Board

Mastered by Aaron Thomas at KRVS Studios.

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Writer and musician. Formerly of Royal Teeth. Resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, cher.

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Track Name: Go Sing It At Chenier
Well I was made
Of Louisiana rain,
My body born of the South
And I rose with the cain,
My momma gave me my name,
But it never left her mouth

I knew from the start
That the pieces of my heart
I'd lose under this world's weight
And it hurt so hard
So I ran so far
That I forgot from where I came

At Grand Chenier
I saw mon père
He said "take this with you son"
He whispered in my ear
And he went away in the air
"It's so simple baby, god is the sun."
Track Name: Pas Bon
Well what can I say
For the reasons people go away
We get sick, we get good
We do the things we think we should

You left your screen door wide open
So I guess you didn't find what you were hopin'
You got nothin', but you still got somethin'
Baby leavin' is the same as comin'

Pas bon, boy
It's time to go
Allon boy
Vont sont un homme

Dans l'amour avec aller
Dans l'amor aver heir
Pleauvoir sur ma peau
Lumiére dans l'eau

Le vent par la mousse
Les sud soupire pour tous
Mais l'espoir est plus grand
Que le poids de vos années

Pas bon, boy
It's time to go
Allon, boy
Vont sont un homme

Pas bon, boy
Allon, boy
You were born to roam
Track Name: Valse du Dimanche Soir
Ey mari, pas plus de pluie
Now the weather's just right
On the swing, danglin' our bare feet
Je t'aime, Je t'aime, on a Sunday night

Ey defan, I miss you
Everyday at this hour
Je chante vos chansons pour nous
Each and every dimanche soir

Ey enfant, lui demande de danser
Ya'll won't be around forever
Just elle et toi, toute dimanche soir
May time keep you together
Track Name: The Vermilion Hymn
Vermilion under rain
Vermilion under sun
Vermilion, heal my pain
Vermilion, keep me young

Vermilion of tomorrow
Vermilion of the past
Oh I don't care where time goes
So long it don't go too fast

Bathe in the river
Bathe in the deep
Rest near the river
And still be your sleep
Track Name: Mon Fils
The palmettos under your eyes
Pitter patter hard every time you cry
The petunias on your skin
Are gonna wither if you know the mess I'm in

But when the sun sets beyond the shore
Child, you won't have to worry bout me no more
And one day you'll get what you're asking for
Then you won't have to worry bout me no more

Your magnolias are in bloom
But only until the weather get cool
The heat and the rain beat on the ground
Sometimes what helps us grow can also wear us down

But when the sun sets beyond the shore
Child, you won't have to worry bout me no more
And one day you'll get what you're asking for
Then you won't have to worry bout me no more

So quit all that fussin' won't you
We playin' bourré like you like on the front stoop
And no matter what happens today or tomorrow
I promise I promise I'll be with you regardless

But when the sun sets beyond the shore
Child, you won't have to worry bout me no more
And one day you'll get what you're asking for
Then you won't have to worry bout me no more

Vous aurez toujours l'amour
So you don't have to worry bout nothin' no more

Vous aurez toujours l'amour
So you don't have to worry bout nothin' no more