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Real Life (Jay Chakravorty remix)

by Pollyanna



Darkness is not a talent, it's how you deal with it that is exciting. I love melancholy in songs and music. I try to look at the Devil in the face. But I'm not in love with pain.
I wrote this song when I was in the middle of a life storm, a hard grief. And I wanted to tell my friends (or myself?) that I was slowly moving on. I used the intensity of this period to learn more about myself, and to understand others better, but this pain was not my "real life".

My friend Jay, whom I met while touring in Germany years agos, did a remix of this song... The result was quite unexpected, he even used the guiding tracks I had made for the drummer, and kept only the vocals. So, it's just a human voice and a computer! Oh and... It's the first time I hear my voice with an autotune. It works well, right?


I’m not a book, I’m just looking for meanings
I’m not a painting, trying to colour up my life
I’m not a song, I just want to speak my mind
I’m not a movie, starving to look dark and sexy
Don’t take my pain for a piece of art, I’m moving on
Don’t take my hunger for desire, I’m moving on
Because I want a real life
I covered the pages of a lifelong diary
With all the little things that I wished for you and me
Our best friends at my birthday party
Your arms that made me feel both so loved and free
Don’t take my pain for a piece of art, I’m moving on
Don’t take my hunger for desire, I’m moving on
We’re all fighting the same battle, equally noble
Trying to stand on a slippery ground


released July 9, 2021


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Pollyanna Paris, France

A (French) indie-folkster. Her honest songwriting and her heart-warming voice has led her to share the bill with riot grrrls stars (Sleater Kinney), sophisticated indie pop (Wilco), chanson (Françoiz Breut), rootsy folksters in Tennessee and shanty choirs in Germany. Her experiences as an outsider (in Europe and the Americas) open up her musical field to all things pop, rock, folk and folklores. ... more

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