by Hugo's Cousin

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Day and night I’m on my side
and wandering down the streets
The shapes of traffic lights and bridges
randomly occur
And I wildly wave my arms
and I kick my feet around

There’s silence on the radio
and the heating is still broken
It’s war outside but inside
there's a party going on
And there’s no more peace today
but there’s energy of change

I’m a storm in the water
I’m confused by the daylight
and I’m looking for direction
and firm ground on which to sleep

I sense the engines turning
while I’m tumbling upside down
in the cauldron of existence
where a lot of us have drowned
But I’m ready to throw
all the anchors overboard

This is life, I’m in the middle of it
This is life, I’m in the middle of it

I’m ready to throw
all the anchors overboard


released March 9, 2014
Dorien Staljanssens: piano, voice
Muriel Boulanger: double bass, backing vocals

Recorded by Stef Lenaerts



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Hugo's Cousin Gent, Belgium

A soft voice, catchy melodies and refined rythmes. A refreshing mixture of indie, pop and folk. Hugo's Cousin is the singersongwriter project of Dorien Staljanssens (Belgium). She plays music since she was aged 5 (first piano and guitare and later on flute) and went from classical to pop, jazz and folk. On a cloudy day she decided to pour these effervescent musical impulses into authentic songs ... more

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