Holding On, Letting Go

by Elyssa Vulpes

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Contemporary Pop Rock with an Atmospheric Folk tinge

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released December 14, 2018

All tracks written by Elyssa Vulpes except Holding On Letting go and It's all right which were co-written with Isla Sinclair
Voice: Elyssa Vulpes
Backing vocals: Elyssa Vulpes
Drums: Alonso Fuentes Marquez
Bass Ross Mac Andrew - Elyssa Vulpes - Jacko
Lead Guitar: Sergio Bueno Vasquez
Violin : Sharon Callaghan and Cli Donnellan

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Hypnotherapist and musician she aims to unleash your Scorpion Energy! Her fans describe her as “A mix of Jade Bird, Neko Case and Martha Wainwright with an Italian edge”

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Track Name: Holding On, Letting Go
When we met that first night
I thought this guy’s just right
We got on like a house on fire

Then we went for a walk
We talked and talked and talked
He looked into my eyes like he saw my soul
And I fell in love and I felt so whole

Oh Holding on and letting go
Running away and wanting more
I don’t know why I gave him so much power

Then he went up his tower
I watched it get higher and higher
I stood in the desert for days feeling like a ghost
But when he came he said he could not quench my thirst

Oh Holding on….

And he never told me the reason
His lips fell so silent and cold

Soon enough he was gone
And I was left forlorn
Though I never thought this love would last more than one season

But I guess he got scared
Or he just would not dare
To let the light shine on the seed that he had sown
So he will never feel the flame that would have grown
Track Name: Do You Wanna Play
Did it seem to be fair
Acting like you didn’t care ?
While the days were passing by , passing by
With a growing hope inside

And so many words unspoken
But your passion still ran high

Do you wanna, do you wanna play
Or do you want her to go away

He was sharp he was handsome he was sexy he was cool
He was funny he was charming he was nobody s fool
He was stunning she was lonely you were dark he was sunny
And he wooed her she was swooning you were watching right beside them

And you wanted her She wanted him you knew it , it was clear Em
Then they left but it grows it still pulls and it shows Cm
Even though your eyes never touched her deep inside G Bm

You don’t wannna you don’t wanna play ( see previous chorus )
No you want her to go away
You don’t wanna you don’t wanna play
No you want her to go away
Track Name: Attrazione Facile
Forse avrei dovuto baciarti
o forse no
forse avrei dovuto non pensarci o forse so
che sarebbe stato troppo strano
e' sempre meglio andar piano
e se fra noi c'e' un attrazione
dobbiamo usare la ragione
e diventare prima amici
perche tutto quello che dici
mi ha fatto rendere conto
che non sei ancora pronto

E che neanche io lo sono
percio' non chiedero' perdono
per quell'istante che ci e' sfuggito
perche' non e' tutto gia'finito
ma anzi e' appena cominciato
con quel piccolissimo bacio
dato di fretto ma chiaramente
per indicare sinceramente
che ci piacciamo ma che
va tutto bene cosi' com'e'
e che voglio solo stare un po' con te
un attrazione facile
Track Name: Life is but a Joke
The clock is ticking on...
The clock is ticking on...
The clock is ticking on...

Sitting here in Silence
Staring at the Pattern
Trying to make sense
of the Change within ourselves

You sail across the ocean
like an Old Fashioned Soldier
and NOTHING I can do
will ever Change this simple fact

You finally found Love

Instead I am still here searching...

The clock is ticking on
and We Keep
Getting Older ...

La la La la

The Trick is to keep Trying
like Life is but a joke
you LAUGH and then you're CRYING
when it goes up in Smoke

the Time is getting Closer
to say Goodbye my friend
I guess it's not all over
One day
we'll Start Again

You finally found Love

instead I am still here searching...

The clock is ticking on
and We Keep
Getting Older ...
Track Name: Keep Going
Lonely and dark were the days you spent unknown
Lost inside a mask pretending to be fine
Invisible and distorted a picture stuck in time

so now you shake hands with loneliness
Strike a deal with gods unkind
If you could only change your frame of mind (you’d see)

There’s still something to learn
The darkest hour’s just before dawn

So keep going keep going no matter how you feel
Keep going keep going in time your heart will heal

You don’t know if tomorrow will bring happiness or strife
You may lock eyes with a stranger in a crowded room at night
You might lose just about everything to make space for a new life

And then One day you’ll wake up with the one that sees you whole
You’ll feel like you’re together even when you are alone
You’ll try to find the words that will do justice to your love (cause)

There’s still something to learn
The darkest hour’s just before dawn

So keep going keep going no matter how you feel
Keep going keep going in time your heart will heal
Track Name: It's all right
inside my mind there always was a doubt
that between us it would work out
and now it's me who's eager to be free
you're not one to disagree

It's unfair
now you're scared
but the dream is over now
it's all right

And love can push you down
but love can turn you round
pain's only love's battleground
the dream is over now
it's all right

and after all that you and me have been through
there's nothing left to misconstrue
these are my gifts
know yours are well received
there never was deceit

don't despair
I still care
but the dream is over

it's you who holds you down
and you who can bring you round
there's nothing that can't be found
the dream is over
it's all right
Track Name: Let yourself fall
I can't stand this silence
so full of implications
so full of questions

why ?

What part of yourself are you listening to ?
Am I too good to be true ?
Or am I not good enough for you ?

Do you not want me as such
or do you just want me too much
this empty wordless space
is killing me

Please
I'm on my knees
Oh please
I beg you
please

break these icy walls
and let yourself fall
Track Name: Another Man
Last time I saw you months ago
you told me you would have to go
because although you still loved me
you didn't feel you could be free

winter came and then came spring
tears flowed down filled me with grief
silence grew like a wall of stone
I lost all hope was left alone

You ceased to write I ceased to try
you ceased to love I ceased to lie
I told myself : let him be gone, leave him behind and move along

and then one day I met another man
I met another man

I wrote to tell you in a letter
maybe for spite or just for glory
got no reply it didn't help me find some sense
in this sad story

did you forget me are you in denial
did you not care still this desire
to know for sure what were your feelings
did you abandon me for my failings ?

But in the end it doesn't matter
you know why
I tell you why

cause then again I met another man
I met another man

does it mean that it was worth it
that he was worth it
does it mean it worth it
in the end ?
Track Name: Summer Romance
How can you stop a river from flowing
You can only swim or run away
Instead we stay land locked in a standstill
Waiting to see if the silence will turn into an embrace

Can we disappear into each other my dear
Will our love win against our deepest fear

No No No love is not enough
Love’s a dark lady with blinded eyes
And we re too lost even to say goodbye

Is this just a sweet summer romance
Something that fades as the cold autumn days advance

And life is more important and sacred than art no matter what you say
Art just tries to imitate life and almost always miserably fails A
Art is a medicine for a wounded heart
Art is the antidote but love is the start
And art alone won’t cure your ills when you re falling apart

And love it would be enough
If only we d let ourselves fall
If only we d let ourselves feel
But this is just a sweet summer romance
Something that fades
As the cold autumn days advance
Track Name: Lovely Day
It's another lovely day
in the springtime of our lifetime
can't you see that it's ok
there's no reason to be sad
so let me take your hand
and let's soak up all the sunshine

there is no more to be said
now is the only time we have
are you listening my friend
it's not over till we're dead
so drop your anger don't get mad
it isn't really all that bad
it's not about being right
come on and sit down
by my side

do yo think that I don't care ?
Or are you just really scared ?
Why do you keep being mean ?
Are you suffering within ?
Cause all I want is only love
if you can't give it
then I'll go

Come on tell me how you feel
we've got to keep it real
does it really need to end ?
Or could we possibly be friends ?
If you continue with this game
you'll only have yourself to blame
just hold me in your arms and smile
the rest is nothing
never mind...
Track Name: On the Pier
Just watch the birds
Fly above the pier
Watch the light swim in the dim
Light of evening
Purse your lips, don’t talk
Just let your body speak
The language of love

The first thing I saw
was the morning glow
Melting slowly but surely
At the sight of my smile

Next your heard my voice empty
Of the worrisome tone
Restored to health, devoid of any
Demand for reassurance

Next you held my hand and kissed
Me on the cheek. We walked
In silence and let out our true feelings
Track Name: Charlene
Hey Charlene where did you go
Hey Charlene where did you go
Hey Charlene where did you go

Did you go where the rivers don’t flow
Did you go where no wild flowers grow
Did you go where nobody will ever find you ?

Hey Charlene was it so bad
To make you wish that you were dead
Hey Charlene it’s your fault for wanting more

Did you go where no tide ebbs and flows
Did you go where the hours pass slow
Did you go where nobody knows what happened to you ?

Hey Charlene this is how it feels
When you get the raw end of the deal
Well at least they say it’s the end of your ordeal

Cause you went where there’s nothing more to fear
Yeah you went where everything is clear
Now you are where nobody can, hurt you anymore
Track Name: Grow Up
So now we are through
A little more than you can chew
I am so sick of you

Stop it now don’t play it cool
Oh my god you re such a fool
Now go back to love school

Cause it’s you you know who’s all fucked up
Come on now man, grow up
Yeah it’s you who’s all fucked up
( Come on come come on come on grow up
Come on come on grow up

Your lover’s sighs are just vicious lies
You looked the part but now I realise
You’re just a child, a child in man’s disguise

Even when you act like you are wise
You need to educated yourself
Stop leaving it to someone else
Don’t tell me what you think I wanna hear

Your silly games put you to shame
Don’t buy your blame I m no game to tame
I ain’’t got the time for that my dear

Cause it’s you you know who’s all fucked up
Come on now man, grow up
Yeah it’s you who’s all fucked up
( Come on come come on come on grow up
Come on come on grow up

Your lover’s sighs are just vicious lies
You looked the part but now I realise
You’re just a child, a child in man’s disguise
Even if you did apologize
It’s no use I’d give you no reprise
Cause you’re just a child ,
a child in man’s disguise
Track Name: La Malanima
Mi aspetta piano al buio
Nelle ore piccole
Mi aspetta nella luce
Quando avanza il sole

Si insinua lentamente
Come una nebbia senza pieta’
Come una cappa grigia
Rinchiusa dentro ad una lacrima

Resta con me in un ombra
Che minaccia di uccidermi
Gli oppongo resistenza
In questo vuoto vuole chiudermi

Prendimi e portami via
Da quest’ inferno di pazzia
Insegnami l’abilita’
Di trovare la mia verita’ (di demolire questa menzogna)

Nessuno puo’ salvarmi
Non c’e’ salvezza nella fuga
Soltanto la speranza
Da questo fato mi proteggera’

Tu pensi di capirmi
Ma non c’e’ modo tu lo possa fare
Tutto quello che vedi
Son proiezioni tue da soddisfare

Intrappolata in questa prigione
Vorrei urlare ma non so che dire
Paralizzata senza ragione
In/da questo sogno non riesco a fuggire
Track Name: Front Line
I am fighting on the front line
though the victory's not mine
I swallow blood and pride
try to take it in my stride

I walk up and try again
keep on playing the same old game
a war not fought with words of hate
only won by tempting fate

and though I'm wounded I keep on going
my hurt's my wisdom I hope it's showing
I wrap a bandage on my heart
and move on til the battle starts

So won't you join me on the front line
come and join me on the front line
join me on the front line

'cause if I ran away inside
to try and find a place to hide
I surely would avoid the danger
but miss what satisfies my hunger

'cause I'm the soldier of all lost causes
passion denied, the rock of ages
I will not leave so I won't suffer
or I would miss the love on offer

I choose to live and keep on striving
one day I'll win or I'll die trying
living this life not just surviving
keep up the fight and keep on trying

Come and join me on the front line!

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