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Weary Eyes EP

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released October 15, 2014

All songs written by Shana Llorando.
All songs produced by Keegan Meiring and Shana Llorando.
Recorded and mixed by Keegan Meiring.
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studio, Auckland NZ

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam.

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Track Name: Maria
I've been spending all my days yearning for her taste
Of platinum, plastic, promises
She ain't no dime a dozen
Well you know what they say
If it's love, you've got to pay

Maria
For a precious kiss, I'd sell my soul
Has anybody seen her?
Take me to her eyes of green and gold
I'd give my all

I've been wasting all my days on a paper chase
But I'll keep searching, head to tail
One day I'll win this wager
I don't care what they say
For her love, I'd spare the change

Maria
For a precious kiss, I'd sell my soul, do it all
Oh, if I had you, then I'd have it all

I'd break my back for my baby 'till I die
I'd lie and cheat for my baby 'till I die
I'd do whatever it takes until I find
My sweetest, greenest, dollar bill
Track Name: Dodging Bullets
Baby, I held my torch up so high
You fuelled the flames, fuelled the fire
Then you blew them out
I gave my love, gave my best, gave my time
Lost my heart, I lost my power, lost my mind
You took it all
But I got it back

Did you think I'd stay forever?
Strung around, tightly tethered?
Oh, this heart, you'll never hold
Now I've got my self together
And frankly, I deserve much better
Oh, this heart, you'll never hold

I kept myself in the dark, love was blind
I settled for black and white
Invisible, invisible
But you can't hide for too long
Out in the open, your faults and your weakness
I reasoned, defended
I almost caught the bullets
You took it all
But I got it back

Did you think I'd stay forever?
No, I dodged a bullet
Track Name: IKTIL
I know this isn't love
I know I'm only dreaming
I know we don't belong
I know I'm just imagining
Your nothings, so sweet
Clouds that I could lie in
I know this isn't love
Don't mean I can't feel a thing

I know this isn't love
I know you'd never hold me
Nothing in the stars
Lie-bulbs for the lonely
I wanna dive in your arms
And deeper I'd drown in
I know this isn't love
But could you tell me what I'm feeling?

Let me remind you
I've walked this way one too many times
Let me remind you
I've been wrong more than I've been right
Let me remind you
I've seen it all before
But you were never in my sights

I know this isn't love
But maybe it could be
I know this isn't love
But I don't know what love is
Track Name: How Can I Love You?
Too many times I lie awake inside an empty heart
Holding hands with recklessness
It never keeps me warm

How can I love you, more than I can make?
How can I love you, more than I can say?

Tonight, I fall asleep inside your sturdy arms
Who am I that you would hold me, like a diamond in the rough?

The callous night is all I've known, is all I've ever seen
What can I do to settle here, in your sanctuary?
Track Name: Weary Eyes
You call my name like it rolls off your tongue
Ropes around my heart
I try to push away, you pull me back into your arms
Back into the dark
Whispering 'darling, lay here, don't get up'

Whatever you say
Whatever lies you make
I'm gonna open my weary eyes
Whatever the shame
Whatever mess I've made
I'm gonna open my weary eyes

Rattle of the chains, a ringing in my ear
A song to lure my lungs
But I'm listening to the sirens, the battle cries
To drown your voices out
Whispering 'darling, lay here, don't get up'

Darling, don't give up