❤️ Agent Provocateur

by @candle

Liner Notes

#nsfw #alt_rock #anime #femmefatale #frenchchorus #highschoollove #animeinspired #live-to-tape #jeskolabuzz

[...]

WARNING: NSFW

I've been watching a lot of Slice-Of-Life Anime recently. For some reason the whole high-school romance type of series has really grabbed my attention. This song is obviously inspired by one of those shows I just finished watching: Horimiya. Is this song some nostalgia from a time I will never return to & a life I never had (in all honesty)? Peut être…

The first verse popped into my head as I drove home from dropping my son off at work this morning. Once I got home, I sat on my back deck with my dog & hashed this out. Then I ran into my front room studio & hit record. Did this in one take, live-to-tape. I like how it turned out, even though I fell back on some redundant chordal fomulæ (something I was trying to avoid, actually; but the song just didn't sound right without them…). The French chorus just seemed àpropos…

My Muse seems to be in a odd mood… but I like it.

See You In The Shadows…

Gear List:
2000 Deluxe Fender Stratocaster®
DigiTech Grunge Pedal
Peavey PVM-22 Dynamic Microphone
Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD Audio Interface
Candle's "Live" Jeskola Buzz Setup
All controlled via plantar flexion on a Behringer FCB1010 MIDI Foot Controller
Plectum: Blue Jim Dunlop 1.14mm Plectum

Lyrics

Agent Provocateur
==============

I never asked you to be my lover
You just grabbed me by the balls
I was the weirdo in the classroom
You were the girl that had it all

I don't see what you see
But I've always seen you

Agent Provocateur
Qu'est-ce qu'on va fair?
Mon Agent Provocateur…

They whisper rumours in the hallways
Our scandal is on fire
They try to understand the reasons for
Our entangled passion's choir

You don't see what I see
But you can't keep your eyes off of me

Agent Provocateur
Qu'est-ce qu'on va fair?
Mon Agent Provocateur…

Your desires fuel my need
My dreams inspire your touch
In the end all I have to remember
Is that you like to be rough
Be rough with me my love!

I never asked you to be my lover
You just grabbed me by the balls
I was the weirdo in the classroom
You were the girl that had it all…



[avatar]

Great track, that solo takes flight at a well timed moment and carries high and comes back down for the transition to the ending nicely.

[avatar]

Distinctive and a great story-driven song. Love the drama of it and the lyrics are impactful

[avatar]

This is fantastic! Sometimes the only thing that does work is a good tried and true chord progression. It works perfectly here. This is a great lyric and it tells a great story. I really like the French additions. That first verse is excellent I'm glad you were able to flush it out to a good full song. Enjoyed this a lot.

[avatar]
@sbs2018

I like it, too! I remember having a thing for a guy who definitely wasn’t my type but I was drawn to him anyway.

[avatar]
@sunfire

That opening verse was great! lol I love the vocal energy, passion and guitar playing in addition to the lyric, the title and the sprinkling in of French in the chorus.
Well done!

[avatar]
@beacon

This is a whole trip here. Wow. Such production and what a story!