Lilaham

by Lilah and Abe

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This is a collection of songs that Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Abe Shklar put together over the summer of 2013 at Wanakee United Methodist Center in Meredith, NH.

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released September 5, 2013

Music and Lyrics by Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Abe Shklar
Mixed by Alex Nosenzo at Smooth Tremble Studios

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I attend Earlham College in Richmond Indiana, but I live in New Hampshire.

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Track Name: Stay Strong
Only time will tell, if we'll stay strong.
We've been at this for so long.
A thousand miles ain't got nothing
on where we've gone,
and who we've become.

So we'll stay strong.

Under poorly lit lights,
you told me your life.
And I clenched my fists
as I heard what you lived.
But all that pain don’t mean one bit
to everything we ever did,
or anywhere we ever went.

So we'll stay strong.

And as the cracks show in your skin;
these are shells, simply shells
we're living in.

So we'll stay strong.
Track Name: Not For Me
You brought me candy
one rainy day in March.
The weather promised sunshine.
And you had promised your heart.
I was looking into your eyes,
searching for a feeling somewhere.
You broke the gaze and looked away,
and just like that I realized there was nothing there.

They were exquisite words of high esteem
ornamental, careful, and long.
But they all just meant the same damn thing,
what I felt was right you felt was wrong.
So I asked why so I’d know if I should cry,
and that’s when your heart spilt the beans.
You said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
but you’re not for me.”

So I held my heart together.
Like a gentleman you held the door,
walking in the world had been brighter.
I walked out and it was less beautiful than before.
Now it’s done and there’s no one to blame,
but I don’t know what to do.
I can’t go back to that day,
and I can’t go back to you.

They were exquisite words of high esteem
ornamental, careful, and long.
But they all just meant the same damn thing,
what I felt was right you felt was wrong.
So I asked why so I’d know if I should cry,
and that’s when your heart spilt the beans.
You said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
but you’re not for me.”

You brought me candy
one rainy day in March.
It tasted sweet and sad
but I still ate the whole bag,
trying to remember.
You were sweet like candy.
That rainy day in March.
But no sustenance at all.
You weren’t willing to
catch me when I’d fall.
You just brought me candy.
You just broke my heart.

These are simple words of my esteem
effective, perfected, and to the point.
But they all just mean the same damn thing,
I wish that we had worked.
So this why I had to cry,
cuz my heart’s bursting at the seams.
You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
you’re a work of art
and piece of my heart.
You made me laugh with your clever lines
and you make me cry with your sweet goodbye.
You’re everything I ever wanted
and all I thought I would need.
I said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful
But I agree.”
Track Name: On the Fence
Days are dark with closed eyes,
when you live in every moment as if it's your last goodbye.
Nights grow longer and colder, with dreams of a better life.
But it'll be alright.

We're all so
on the fence.
But when we all come down,
allow your feet to touch the ground,
and keep your head above the clouds.

We’re all so at peace
we keep closing our eyes.
Too afraid to look up again
because we know that time’s passing by
So rush, rush, rush
as we long for longer nights.
We’re all so at peace, we keep closing--
Closing our eyes

We're all so
on the fence.
But when we all come down,
allow your feet to touch the ground,
and keep your head above the clouds.

‘Cause happiness is criss-crossed legs on the floor
And dirty feet
The way that you breathe when you’re sitting next to me
The curve of our smiles for the days that passed
My God, I hope these memories always last
So, unlace your shoes and sit down next to me
We’ll talk ‘bout what we got, what we don’t, and what will always be
And as we slowly start to lose our minds
I’ll be there to remind you of all the times and
I’ll sing to the sun
I’ll never forget this
And I’ll swear to anything above
I’ll never lose my way again
I’ll sing to the sun
I’ll never forget this
Track Name: Shadows
Time goes by as shadows begin to rise.
Trees turn a darker shade of red;
do these leaves fall into place?

As my head says no, my heart says yes.
And I know that this is for the best;
do these leaves fall into place?
Track Name: November
It began as a dream.
You were desperately waving
your arms in the moonlight
as I woke up at six AM.

I couldn't believe
all the words that I seen.
as they rolled down the paper
as tears poured down my cheeks.

I cried out
"this can't be happening.
Oh god, what hath you wrought?"
I screamed.
"This can't be happening
oh god, what hath you wrought?"

It's hard to believe
that the conversation we had just hours before
were the last few words that I'd ever hear you say.

I made my way down the street
trying to force my head clear,
but it gets hard when
I'm reminded of you with everything I see.

I cried out
"this can't be happening.
Oh god, what hath you wrought?"
I screamed.
"This can't be happening
oh god, what hath you wrought?"
Track Name: At Least I Tried
Well I think it's time I go,
I've heard this all before.
Fingers leave their marks;
the world and God knows your left yours.
Sometimes it takes more strength,
to give up than to carry on.
I'm moving on.

So when you see me walking down the street alone will you pretend
to not know my name,
or who I've been.
So when I see you I'll walk in the other direction and hide my eyes.
At least I tried.

Am I who you want me to be?
Just a man without a crown.
Ceilings they'll fall in and collapse me to the ground.
I can forgive, but I won't forget.
I've fielded everything you've thrown my way 'til now.

So when you see me walking down the street alone will you pretend
to not know my name,
or who I've been.
So when I see you I'll walk in the other direction and hide my eyes.
At least I tried.

And this is not how i wanted things to end.