Began the evening with tinkering about in the studio and ended up listening to the works of French composer/singer/poet/anarchist Léo Ferré.
Don't ask. There is no logic to this...
Posted below are a couple of his songs that seem to particularly resonate with me, though my grasp of the French language is next to nil. Music is a wonderful medium for transcending languages and cultures, indeed.
Les Fleurs du mal (1957)
Amour Anarchie (1970)