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Alas EP

by Ilja John Lappin

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1.
Violetor 06:06
Hold your face And make me smile Just seal your fate And drag me down You think it's all about you... Pretend to bear Release your fear Return in me But wound me deep Reveal your pain And raze our tie Go turn me in But touch my skin Keep me You reach far but You want me You need me In silence we dwell In silence we hate In silence we kill Keep me You reach far but You want me You need me
2.
Next To You 03:57
And I thought I'd lose you in this war And I thought we used to unroll miracles And we - we used to turn this water into wine And I believed our souls would intertwine But you're stealing yourself away from my sight Thought this was our night Catching me up in the morning bright And you lie straight to my face While I'm sitting next to you How can you... While I'm lying next to you How can I be sad when I'm next to you Now I'm lightyears away though I'm next to you
3.
Do you remember When life would hold us dear? And we enjoyed All the laughter we could share in view of our past And let the future come We used to wonder What promises we'd witness When we used to dream Dream together Dream forever Be together Dream up forever I'm still profound But can I cope with my idea Of seeing you someday? Yes, I know you'll never return to this place But after all These years could've turned our mournings Into joy and happiness Happiness Empty spaces These empty days (the original continues with the words: Now I'm desperately trying to rid this fear of planting my trust in anyone And I'm losing my walk again Fall into this seclusion Now this anger is taking over here Project my thoughts upon anyone This tree has dried out The leaves buried in oblivion as winter comes The lesser lights - an awakening The latter life is fading fast Before my eyes From my heart Leaving lonesome into closure We always knew we'd meet again)
4.
All My Life 05:08
I’m so self-centered in my life Ignored, abused your sacrifice I am not alive I’m turning back again this time Never meant to leave you behind I am not alive And I’ll crawl to the place where you sigh As you’re always with me - all my life And I’ll search for I am unified You’ll find that you’re always with me All my life But you still take me as I am I see you’re right and I’m broken I am not alive I know I promised you one day I'll never take the other way But now I am alive And I know you still care for me You know my thoughts, you see through me And I am sure you’ll find a way in me

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Ilja John Lappin's first solo EP effort. Released in 2013.

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released April 23, 2013

Music & lyrics by Ilja John Lappin
Recorded, arranged, performed, mixed and mastered by Ilja John Lappin
All instruments by Ilja John Lappin

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