White Bird

by The Great Divide

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about



About Charles Nungesser and this extended play

There’re always stories of men being particularly
brave at one defining moment, much rarer
are legends of men living their whole life as one
continuous act of courage and selfless determination.
Charles Nungesser was one of them. Born in 1892,
this French aviator, WWI hero, gentleman
and all around adventurer was about to make
history when he tried to cross over the Atlantic
aboard “L’Oiseau Blanc” (The White Bird) in 1927.
Although him and copilot François Coli departed
ten days before Charles Lindbergh’s now-famous
success, no one ever found trace of Nungesser’s
plane or its passengers.
More than just a tribute, these seven tracks
are a dedication to those who refuse to accept
their fate as mere human beings, constantly
pushing the limits of their existance and never
giving up on their dreams.



Watch "Right Choice" music video at youtu.be/IJHfP-c2B60
Watch "White Bird" music video at youtu.be/RaVDpi6tvYw

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released May 30, 2014

The Great Divide is:
Sebastien Boyer - lead vocals
Antoine Pépin - guitar, back vocals
Thibaut Fiore - guitar
Michaël Hericher - bass, back vocals
Julien Taubregeas - drums, vocals



All tracks and lyrics written and performed
by The Great Divide.
Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé,
assisted by Florian Carau,
at la Senelle Studio, Laval, France.
Mastered by Jason Maas
at Getaway Recording Studio, Boston, U.S.A.
Released on Useless Pride Records, Toulouse, France.



We would like to thank all the people who
support us, bands we played with, promoters
who booked us, friends, families, Olivier
and the team at Useless Pride Records, Ufip,
Flo and Mogar Music France, Fab and
Landscape Rockshop, Tim B., Martin S., Tyler B.,
Sebastien L D., Jeremy B., Ange S.,
Berzerker, Tiphaine D., Amaury and Charline,
Florian C., Julien B., We Care Booking
and Manux F.
Artwork by Anton Gret - www.antongret.com

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The Great Divide Paris, France

Combining energy and melody, The Great Divide resounds with positivity and unity.
After the release of its first EP in 2012 on Useless Pride Records, the Paris-based band hit the road, sharing stage with Comeback kid, Backtrack, Everytime I Die, King Ly Chee, and many more.
In 2014, the band presented its second EP “White Bird“ and played it around Europe and Asia.
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Track Name: Pledge
To all the things we’ve never said
And all the roads we’ll never take,
This is a statement to our fate,
Like a pledge to ourselves
‘Cause like us, you’ve never needed anyone
To fulfill your life and dreams
So get on our side and start running.
These fists will break any order,
These feet could walk any border,
These fists will break any order.
Track Name: Tide
Let your instinct guides your steps,
Think by yourself, and fuck the rest.
When darkness takes back its lands
Don’t shut your voice in the shade.
But start questioning your acts
And shout out loud toward the light
All the questions you’ve ever had,
All the questions you’ll ever hide.
Cause no one ever controlled
The motivations of a willing heart,
And as the tide goes back and forth
Every rock ends up falling apart.
Stop doubting your answers, stop being scared.
‘Cause there’s no creation if there’s no hesitation,
So face your fears and stop being scared.
Cause no one will never control
Your soul and faith, you will bend, you won’t break!
Just like the reed, go back and forth.
Your soul and faith, you will bend, you won’t break!
Free acts for a free soul,
Don’t blame it on the sun, you fools.
We’ve been chased away for too long
To keep our voices down.
Free acts for a free soul.
Track Name: Right Choice
You're always left behind,
Set apart of the way i lead my life,
While i check both sides of the road
Making sure you're alright.
I'm still holding your hand tight,
I'm still holding your hand tight!

I'll bring our bodies to the shore
And throw our bones into the sea
And we will come back for more
After we washed our sins.

If you're left behind,
It was to protect us.
I did not change my mind,
I was carrying your curse.

There's no better thing in life
Than seeing your smile.
Do you still feel left behind?
Do you still feel left behind?

We're leaving the safe shore,
We're drowning in the sea,
We're sinking in the noise,
Tearing our memories,
But i've done the right choice.

I'll bring our bodies to the shore
And throw our bones into the sea
And we will come back for more
After we washed our sins.

No better thing in life! No better thing in life!
No better thing in life, than seeing you smile!

We're leaving the safe shore,
We're drowning in the sea,
We're sinking in the noise,
Tearing our memories!
Track Name: Hussard de la Mors
It’s a story to remember in time,
To y’all that bleed, y’all that burn,
I’ll take a forward truth
To a final jump.
Honey, look ahead!
You will see me in the fog,
Shaking hands
With Uncle Sam.
Read my fortune in these eyes,
‘Cause blind eyes tell no lies.
(I pay no mind)
To those who talk but never act,
(To you, poor souls)
Who always watch their backs!
You all just stand and wonder,
If someone has to cross it first,
So be it: I’ll be this one
(I’ll be this one!)
And the wind will hold me up.
I had a good run up,
The air, the sea, they all shout out:
“You can’t be runner up”
(What lies ahead, no one can tell!)
When I’m facing West,
(What lies ahead, no one can tell!)
it appears clear to me,
(What lies ahead, no one can tell!)
That where the sun is up,
(What lies ahead, no one can tell!)
Seems always easier to see!
I should have stared and listened,
But someone had to try it once,
I did it, no matter what.
(No matter what!)
But the wind pushes back.
I had a good run up.
Now, deep in the sea,
My white wings fade to blue.
I pay no mind! I pay no mind!
I pay no mind to those who talk but never act!
For the glory, for the pride,
I broke my arms, they lost my sight.
No one’s stronger than nature,
Even a willing heart.
My words won’t come out right
To tell the joy we shared one time.
All I can say now that the sun goes down
Is that it was worth it a thousand time.
Track Name: Familiar Faces
I’m heavy loaded, love,
But glad to be leaving.
See you a next lifetime
If you still believe in
Another life
Of an inner dream.
Our peace can be found
If your mind stops fighting.
I want you to think it smart
But you kid yourself and forget who we are!
So I’ll show you a second time
And you better remember.
We left our pasts behind
And looked to our future
And swore that it will last
For the worse and better.
But I can find familiar faces
In every different places,
I knew it for ages
Roads help me think.
I live the life I want,
Make the music I love
And I don’t give a fuck
Whether you like it or not.
No one else remembers
Your smile burning like wildfire.
Your sword against my chest?
What I’m supposed to do?
I prefer to move forward
And let it cut me through,
And let it cut me through!
But I can find familiar faces
In every different places,
And I knew it for ages
Roads help me think.
I live the life I want,
Make the music I love
And I don’t give a fuck
Whether you like it or not.
I cross these cities,
Lights on my face.
Don’t look back,
Don’t look back.
I cross these cities,
Lights on my face.
Don’t look back,
Don’t look, keep moving.
Don’t pretend
We will find
A happy end
To this story,
To these lines.
Let sit down and hope
That our roads
Might cross each other
After the sun went down.
Track Name: White Bird
I knew how to fly before I learnt to walk,
I'm an arrow shot at the sun,
I went further than anyone before,
And your voice keeps pushing me back for more!
Once the engine is on,
The White Bird takes off, my weight is gone,
Lifts me up the air, together as one,
We've never needed anyone.
These fists can break any order,
These feet can walk any border,
These wings will reach the hereafter!