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Deluxe Reissue
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WORLD TOUR CONTINUES in 2023
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Deluxe Reissue
On 3-LP, 2-CD and Digital
August 27th

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World Tour Begins Fall 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to my homepage! While the Careless Love Forever world tour continues in 2023, a new record is in preparation, compiled entirely of original compositions. One of these songs in particular is being featured in our live concerts and has garnered considerable attention. A bootleg recording will therefore be featured here, lyrics below, until the final version is ready for release. (’How I Wish’ ©2022 Jon Herington & Madeleine Peyroux) I am grateful for you and our collective journey through this mad world.
— Madeleine Peyroux

How I wish I could bring Tenderness, leavening,
And to bare the fact Of each heinous act To which I’ve been a part
Oh my black American heart
   
What I’d give and unlearn Should some peace and concern
Fill this empty dread Along the wire we tread Between fear and disgrace
Oh my red American face
   
Would my life be in vain If in strife - or some small pain -
I gave up my right To this greed and spite Then, what might begin?
Oh my white American skin
   
Endlessly journeying Yet to hear freedom ring
Must we all be tossed On our nation’s cross For Truth to be whole?  
Oh my lost American soul No More

My Story

Much like songbird Edith Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris. Just like the ‘little sparrow’, Madeleine befriended the city’s street musicians and made its Latin quarter her first performing stage. Years later, Peyroux would cite iconic Piaf as an influence on her music and record a rendition of the classic La Vie En Rose, soulfully capturing the tune’s romanticism and melancholy.
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