This ship is sinking
the ground is shaking
And now a flogging
There is no way to escape

Another series of unfortunate happenings
The clouds have brought the storm all grey
Another collection of disappointment
Will it work out in the end?

Dr. Pangloss has lost me
This life has gotten extreme
I can’t find my Cunégonde
Martin, help me escape

Chorus 1 X

Have you lost? Have you lost again?
Have you lost again, Candide? Will you get it all back?

Chorus 1 X


from Zizal! (The land is moving! Look over there​!​), released November 2, 2014
Written and Produced by Daniel Ouellette
Engineered and Mixed by Ted Paduck
Mastered by Peter Linnane
Drums/percussion: Marc Weisbaum
Keyboard: Ted Paduck
Synth loops/percussion: Daniel Ouellette
Vocals: Anne Marie Cleary, Stabatha LaThrills, Daniel Ouellette



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Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel Ouellette & the Shobijin delivers an experiential tour de force that fuses the musical traditions of New Wave, Techno- Pop, New Age, and World Music with lyrics in English, Spanish, and French. An eclectic mélange of electronic music, visuals, props, and traditional (and nontraditional!) instruments, their interactive, high-energy shows blend playful performance art with true musical talent. ... more

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