karaoke life

by sonoda

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about

for growth from struggle, for lessons and challenges. for years lisa sonoda has guided us through her sonic universe to gaze and contemplate upon the arcs of existence by way of waves of sines. with karaoke life, recorded live to 2" tape, we find her for the first time supported by a band of six close friends to articulate a vision. if karaoke rewards those who read from the script, act with linearity, and find comfort in familiarity then karaoke life is a practice in looking away from the screen, pulling the plug on the music, and singing your own song.

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released September 15, 2018

recorded, mixed, and mastered by davey donaldson

lisa sonoda: vocals, guitar, casiotone, tibetan singing bowl, omnichord
adrian garcia: guitar, synthesizer
josh solomon: bass
eddie ramos: drums
mikey macapagal: bells + swells
kyle rosa: synthesizer, sampler
timmy higa: additional vocals

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Track Name: so near
~ohm~


so near...
Track Name: karaoke life
i try to know what’s better
i fit in where i want to believe in

i wonder why
i was gonna just fall inside
there’s a motion tide
taking solace in our eyes

i will not take it in further
where it’s coming i’ll let it know
that I need to be home

i’ve said it all
where i need to be
hoping for someone
else to help me believe in me

and what i have taken in to get by
there’s so much in this
karaoke life

if i knew, if i could’ve helped you
if i knew, if i could’ve helped you
Track Name: welcome back, love
ooohh

welcome back, love
we’ve all been waiting

yes, you’ve had fun
guess that’s worth it

ooooh

did I fall into this
did I know it was wrong

was this a foreign dream
was this a lesson for us all

oooh
Track Name: go
now that I know
where the road is leading us
this is a memory for the loan
taking us back
and helping us let go


go…

go…

go!

go!


(go)

(go)
Track Name: do you want to find out
do you want to find out where to go?
do you want to find out where to go?

started too fast
lost in your ways
parted too fast
too much to say

i wonder what
passes by…
i saw the world
and never tried

do you want to find out where to go?
do you want to find out where to go?
Track Name: forgiveness
one step, and you’ll lose it
did you always think you knew best

i, won’t make it
when you ask for, forgiveness

oh…
oh..
oh...
Track Name: only yours
i was only yours, i thought
i was only yours, i thought

take it from the mess of it all
know what you felt
when you start to recall
all the times we had
all the times we shed

i, i
i, i

i was only yours, i thought
i was only yours, i thought

oh, oh
oh, oh

oh….
Track Name: happenings
follow it back
and wonder
where to find it all
a memory reflects
destinies peeking through the door

when I know what you can see in your future holding me
no one enclosing
thoughts stemming out from the core
how did I say

it wasn’t gonna change?
who was i anyway?

i need to know
what was happening
i need to know
oh what you think

wasn’t in it
what’s the truth?
what’s in it
what’s in it for you?

you
you
you
you
Track Name: my friend
so i won’t say those words again, my friend
so i won’t say those words again, my friend

through the longest winter
and the coldest rain
i will leave the wonders
that call your name

to what i see now
to what i need now

so i won’t say those words again, my friend
so i won’t say those words again, my friend

i’ll be fine
i’ll lose your fight
one more, loss tonight
that was all we could find
Track Name: goodbye
now we know

what happened to us
now the path
can leaven our love
but did we say
what we should do?
and can we leave
our hearts broken in two
oh…
oh...

you can not
be the last to let go
take it back
this is part of the show

saw it coming and don’t wonder why
saw you running back and taking your time
goodbye~
good~
bye~

don’t follow me back
don’t fall wherever I go
not calling you back
not letting anybody know

oh…
oh
oh…
oh

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