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Lyrics

Let Your Light In

I know it seems like it’s raining And that the storm will never end You may feel stuck in the darkness But there’s light being sent to mend.

Pre chorus:
Get off your feet, just look you’ll see,
you’re all you need, you need to be, learn to be your new best friend
Cause if can’t do that, you’ll keep falling flat, don’t be an acrobat, you can beat it fast, breathe you’ll let your light in.

Chorus:

Breathe and let your light in x3 Breath and let your light in.

You may be drowning in trouble
And that your mind won’t let you rest It tells you life brings you struggle And it will if that’s what you manifest

Pre chorus

Chorus

Instrumental

So get off your feet, just look you’ll see,
you’re all you need, you need to be, learn to be your new best friend
Cause if can’t do that, you’ll keep falling flat, don’t be an acrobat, you can beat it fast, breathe and let your light in.

Alright

Only 2 bags packed heading from Philly
On a plane to LA feeling kinda silly
As I’m holding back the tears I haven’t cried.
Just days ago I lost my housing situation,
And I’m single now from our last conversation,
I’d be breaking down, but I gotta stay strong.
Slowly descending the clouds greet as we touch down Anxiously waiting to meet you

Chorus

Staring face to face with the city
Your mountain tops are looking oh so pretty And the palm trees sway into the night Reminds me I’m gonna be alright
No matter how much I cry,
You lift me up with every city light
And feed my dreams so I can fly
Thanks to you I’m gonna be alright,
Alright

Staying with a stranger wishing it was different And I’m working two jobs just to make a living While the tears Inside wash the days away
Try to make friends, but everybody’s busy Going out alone pretending like it’s no biggie But when I go home it catches up to me Hoping not knowing but trusting you’ll show me I’m right where I need to be

Chorus

Starting from zero it just isn’t easy, trying to pave a new way Slow ascending each tear that has fallen,
Gives me the strength to keep going.

Chorus

No matter how much I cry, You lift me up with every city light And feed my dreams so I can fly Thanks to you I’m gonna be alright, Alright.

Shell

I see this girl everyday, a painted smile on her face But when she sees the sun, she doesn’t care.

Pretending life is a game, she laughs at nothing to name She doesn’t want to know the pain below

Who is this girl I see inside
I don’t know if she breathes, is she alive I hear her tell me she’s in pain
She just wants it all to go away...
Empty Shell.

And when she locks up her pain, she starts to notice an ache A need for love, because she feels alone.

But when she tries outside to connect, she’s reminded of her neglect So she runs cause it’s much too bare

Chorus

And she runs, and she runs to take the pain away But it doesn’t work, because it hurts.

Who is this girl I see inside
I don’t know if she breathes, is she alive I hear her tell me she’s in pain
She just wants it all to go away...

Oooooooohhhh, oooooooohhh. Empty Shell.

Graduating

We try and we try over and over.
Till we master each try and then we forward

But this time, this time, it’s something bigger I am changing inside quicker and quicker.

Cause it’s time when we’re just screaming
It’s time when games replace laughing
This chapter is ending and everything’s all said and done

Chorus:
I’m graduating, graduating, graduating you. X2

You say it’s this way, it never includes me.

Demands made, no choice, only you lead
I’m always hurting, cause I’m not considered
So I’m saying goodbye, I’m done being triggered

Cause it’s time when pains the guest around
It’s time when there’s no middle ground
This chapter is ending and everything’s all said and done

Chorus x2

They’ve helped grow into the shoes I need today fill today.
But I’ve out grown the shoes we wore together, so it’s time for me to say

Chorus x4

Until I See You Again Ft. WOLVES

Wake up to the sunshine
Stretchin out is so divine
Don’t have to remember
To clean my mess before you get home
All the time in the world
Catch up on all the work
Soakin up my me time
Stayin up till 2 AM

I’m trying to be fine
Without you by my side
Hanging with my friends and laughing
Anything to pass the time
No matter what I try
There’s no place for you to hide
Can’t deny something is missing baby

Chorus
I have made a great life
And you light up my sky
Just two more hours till midnight
Until I see you again

Week one on the road
People ask me how i cope
They feel it’s a lifetime
When I’ve only been gone a few days
Another stage late at night
Hotels and early flights
Eyes half closed, hit the road
When we talk at 3 AM

I’m trying to be fine
Without you by my side
Hanging with homies and laughing
Anything to pass the time
No matter what I try
There’s no place for you to hide
Can’t deny something is missing honey

Chorus

Bridge
Some don’t get it
I don’t expect them to understand my life
And I will say when you’re away
I’m a long distance master
But won’t you come back home...a little faster

Chorus X2

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I can’t be

I can’t be Fit me in a box and tie me with a ribbon Throw a dress on me and drink until the room is spinning Can’t believe they pay to be on this merry go round Go on and water me down and say I’m out of my mind I can’t do this or that without committing a crime So I smile and laugh just to hide the fact That I’m drowning inside

Cause they’re breaking breakin breakin breaking me down They’re breaking breakin breakin breaking me down They’re breaking breakin breakin breaking me down

I can’t be who I’m not meant to be What they all want to see no no And I can’t be somebody’s property Just a commodity with no soul I said no...no no...no nooooo

Gotta stay in school and follow the rest Don’t think for yourself and you’ll pass the test Better listen to us cause we know what’s best for you But you’re damned if you do and shamed if you don’t Play by the rules, and keep your head low Till you finally see it’s all a rigged reality show

They’ll keep dumbin da dumbin dumbin dumbin you down They dumbin da dumbin dumbin you down They’ll dumbin da dumbin dumbin you down

Chorus

Go on and shackle me up Lock and put me away Cause I’m not shutting up I’m here to stay I’m not gonna change I’m not gonna change x2 I’m getting off of this ride today

Well, I can’t be who I’m not meant to be What they all want to see no no no no And I can’t be somebody’s property Just a commodity with no soul I said no...no no no No no No no no no no nooooo

Home

I need you to hear me out About the life we're building now I'm scared of the change And the things we will face

I'm dealing with the indecision How will we complete our vision Which step should I take To move in with grace

Pre chorus: Then I gave myself the chance to clear my mind And when I did I broke down and cried

Chorus: Cause I'm home I'm coming home I'm coming home This is what I wanted, but I never thought it be this good.

Will I lose my independence By living with your human presence Will I lose my mind being reassigned There is no way to see tomorrow Or how well I'll adjust and follow Will I be alright, choosing this flight

Pre chorus Chorus

(Band Jam)

I'm coming home I'm coming home I'm coming home This is what I wanted, I’m coming come.

Letter to my father 

I’m writing to you, to tell you thank you, For all of the love you made And all of the strength you gave Even though, we’re out of time, The bird never dies it flies away on with me So I’m flying safely

I’m following the words you have me I’m doing only what I love I’m finding people who respect me, and protect me

Chorus So in case you don’t know I’m doing fine Of course I’d feel better if you were alive I know you’re sorry you can’t make that change I’ll still be seeing you, everyday

At first, the loss was so tough, to be strong enough, The pain was so hard for on me, and hard on the family. Though those years were hard to resolve, Now we’re evolved, we have found harmony, in your memory. 

I’m listening to what you told me I’m following my voice within I try my best to do the right thing, do the right thing

Chorus. Instrumental  Chorus

End.

So Good

Guess you found me in this place
Stumbled in you want a taste
I’m not here to satisfy your stage
So get your nose up out of my face
And keep your ego out of my space
You’re the best thing not to happen to me today

Cause It ain’t no good for you
And it ain’t no good for me
This darkness that you left inside
Never lets me breathe

Chorus:
I’m so good baby baby
Oh so pretty pretty
So much better without you baby boy
Don’t need your crazy crazy
Toxic baby baby
So much better without you baby boy

Hide behind your great disguise
You think I don’t recognize
Silly boy you’re hiding in plain sight
So walk yourself back out the door
It ain’t about you anymore
I’m not here to settle the score today

So it ain’t no good for you
And it ain’t no good for me
Only way you’ll learn is if I let you burn
This girl ain’t yours to keep

Chorus
Post chorus
So good, so good, so much better without you baby boy x2

Bridge:
Mmmmmmm mmmmm so much better without you baby boy x 2
Chorus with claps

Chorus
Post chorus x2

So much better without you.

We Are the Same 

Your words can hurt, or they can heal

How do you speak your heart communicating what you feel? And some will be withdrawn, from showing hate,

or just the opposite insuring others hold their weight.

Pre chorus:

We know, giving problems makes them bigger

So when will we stop taking them out each other.

Chorus:

We’re so divided so divided by our fear and jealousy

We’re so divided so divided by having different needs

We’re people, living people who all want the same things.

Why be divided be divided when we are the same.

We are the same.

You can save yourself, or do what’s best for all.

Which version will attract the help you need when you fall? Decide which one is you. The choice is yours.

You write the music and the melody for who you are.

Pre chorus

 Chorus

Stop the screams on social media.

The hating, hurting medium

No cents or politics can fix our ignorance at hand.

Let’s begin to share our stories

Share a moment, really listen

Make the best of everything before we’re out of time.

Chorus X2 

Fade.

 

 

Team Interlude:

Tyler Davis aka TytheSoundGuy: Head Sound Engineer and Mix/Mastering Engineer - (Known for doing live sound for Willow Smith, Teo, Magic!, Jaden Smith, and many others)
David Riff: Producer for Graduating. Jimmy Pearson: Lyric cowriter for Until I See You Again, feat. on Home Trevan McClure: Cowriter for Alright, So Good, and I Can't Be; Backup vocals for Alright, So Good, and I Can't Be; Guitar on So Good and I Can't Be.
E-Man: Drums - Let Your Light In, Until I See You Again, I Can't Be, Graduating, Alright (Known touring drummer for Andy Grammer)
Keynon McBurney: Drums - So Good, Home, We Are the Same, Letter to my Father
Mark Pelli: Guitar, bass, keys, composer, backups, and coproducer for Until I See You Again (Known for guitarist, keyboard, and backup vocals is Magic!)
Jonathan Russell: Violin - Letter To My Father (Known for being Sarah Lightman's cousin, graduate of NYU, Jazz festival violinist, and deeply respected by Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli and the late Les Paul.
Preston Oliver: Stand up Bass - Letter to My Father (known for sound arranger and editor for the Iron Giant)
Mike Hill: Bass - So Good, Home, We Are the Same, Let Your Light In (Known for being a Mad Tea Party member in Disneyland, CA)
Todd McCool: Guitar - So Good, Home, We Are the Same, Let Your Light In (Known for being a member of Faultlines and a Mad Tea Party member in Disneyland, CA)
Tim Ketenjian - Keyboard, Feat. Vocalist, backup vocalist - Home, Let Your Light In, We Are The Same, So Good, Letter to My Father (Known For performing with Broadway veterans Lea Salonga and Shoshana Bean, and arranged and performed the National Anthem in an a cappella trio for the Lakers)
Omar Leyva: Percussionist - So Good, I Can't Be, Let Your Light In, Until I see you again
Jack Severino: Bass - Graduating, Alright, I Can't Be (known for past work with Teo, current USC Thorton student)
Lavance Colley: Vocal arranger and Featured artist - Shell (Known for being a world class singer having worked with Beyonce, Pharrell, Shoshana Bean, and is a Lead singer/emcee member of Post Modern Jukebox. Just released a single: Strange Love)
Andrew Gaul: Saxophone/Horn Section - We Are the Same, Home (Known for his acting work in Elsewhere, and past sax member of the indie soul rock band OldSport)
WOLVES: Featured on Until I See You Again. They are a duo band consisting of Marc Avery and Sean Carney, known for earning top spots on the Billboard charts and heavy rotation on Sirius XM Hits 1, and were featured artists on the Hilton stage at NAMM 2019.
Sarah Lightman: Lead Vocals, Lead singer/songwriter and Artist. (Known for being a member of the CityWalk music program and works with youth doing anti-bullying assemblies throughout the US with the anti-bullying coalition charity Stand4kind)

The album featured D-Drums, bass, and a plethora of guitars from Luna Guitars, and features the strings from Cleartone Strings. Recording and engineering was assisted with Empire Ears in ear monitors. "Thank you so much to my sponsors: Luna, Empire, Cleartone fam, and my production team. This album would not have been a success without you." - Sarah Lightman

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