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The Weapon in My Self

Back in the days when Facettes was created, i was still in contact with the record label from my previous band Chrysalis. The owner of the label, with whom i had signed the contract with, owed me money. The way to know how much money, was according to the number of sold copies. However, after several emails exchanged, i still could not get an answer as to how many of our CDs had been sold. The man told me he had it on a piece of paper, which he could not find in his office… The metal world in those times being extremely extreme and extremely small in France, i soon got to discuss my case with other bands from the label. All of them reported the exact same story. One of my friends who got hired by the label even ended up living the same experience. In his case, he and his band members paid a visit to the office and got their due.
I was not in a position to do the same thing. I just had to deal with this situation on my own. I decided that i would fight it back

with positive energy and construction. I wrote the lyrics of The Weapon in My Self over the super dynamic music Loïc had made for this song and i sang it with all my energy. I finalized Facettes, in great enjoyment, and after a detour in London, about six months after our demo-album had been completed, we got a record deal offer, which was way more interesting and way more reliable. Revenge had been served. The weapon in my self had fulfilled its purpose and beyond.

After the first EP Precious Moment had been internationally released, i came upon an add in a music magazine. The add was from that old record company and it advertised Chrysalis, as “the first band of Eilera”. Of course i never heard if CDs were sold then either.

I heard some time later that the man had been denounced to legal services. By then i was far away, geographically and spiritually. Justice was rendered.
Just another story to tell, from the early days of the Metal world in France.

Lyrics

Once again 
You’ve been lying to me 
And again 
Thinking you’re so high above me 
Each time brings the Weapon in My Self 
(I can hear her now…) 
I can hear her now singing me 
This Flood of Happiness 
Running in my veins 
Which makes me Unvulnerable 
Go on like this 
And you will regret it 
I’m not that naïve 
But you’re obviously that stupid 
Each time brings the Weapon in My Self 
(I can hear her now…) 
I can hear her now singing in me 
This Flood of Happiness 
Running in my veins 
Which makes me Unvulnerable

—->Listen https://open.spotify.com/track/4cIWWvzp3S8AdNT0IPwFao?si=KadzaKCpSkacyXAYThQixw

When adversity strikes you with melevolence, strike back and harder, with constructive force – photo credit: Emilie Potin Suau