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Written and performed by Lola de Hanna
Produced by Pascal Perrin and YZ Music
Mastering by Minorstep
Vocals recorded at Soundworks Recording Studios

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released July 16, 2018

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Lola de Hanna New York, New York

Born in Greece, Lola came to NY to study psychology and followed the dream of writing, recording and performing music.
After 5 years of cowriting and performing with other musicians and producers she released a sample of her own work, The Other Side, in the form of an EP.
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Track Name: Welcome
Welcome to my mental unease
the tangents of the mind that
come and go as they please

welcome to my spontaneity
to overwhelming moodiness that'll
surely bring you to your knees

welcome to my creativity
the one that's helped me create
the world that lives in me

welcome to my dreams
(my delusions they will save me
my delusions they will save me)

reality checks and the sort
are highly overrated
I live my life with with defenses
just so I don't hate it

I try to connect but my
personal experiences
they keep me stuck on all the lies
that my mind says

so welcome to my dreams
welcome to my dreams
welcome to my dreams
welcome to my dreams

welcome to feeling alone
like a queen one day
a servant the other
welcome to the discomfort
and all the other feelings that smother
welcome to the perfect fusion
of clear insight and delusion
welcome to my dreams
welcome to
Track Name: Right there with you
There's sadness in your eyes
because you want this to be more than what it is
but it can't
and when we touch it's just a dream
but I feel it, I'm right there with you
and so is every other feeling like,

the grief of what's not
the frustration of not having
the lust that feels like love
the nurturing that's one sided

the gut wrenching guilt
that burns me in my stomach
and the endlessly flowing tears
that pull me down and drown me
oh, oh, oh

there's other ways around this
and you and I can make it work
the distance is no barrier
I'm not running out of hope

maybe someday there will be
more ways for us to communicate
but now, this is all we've got
this and the tears that drown me
oh, oh, oh

there's sadness in your eyes
because you want this to be more than what it is
but it can't
and when we touch it's just a dream
but I feel it, I'm right there with you
Track Name: It's our time
It's our time
to take the masks off
and be ourselves
it's our time
to leave these four walls
say what's on our minds

and fan the flames
that have been burning
it's our time
to laugh out loud
to inhibitions
it's our time
it's our time
it's our time
oh..

there's a fine line
between respect and self-preservation
let's decide
to mix the two and color outside
the line
let's bring the two parts into one
it'll be fine
we'll trust each other and work it out
cause it's our time
it's our time
it's our time

oh

tell me
what do we have to lose?
Track Name: A place of fire
Mmmm, mmm,mmm
Where did, where did we leave off
and when did we turn the page?
We failed to notice the big difference
between what's right and our self-interest
the anxiety is making my heart race.

Mmmm, mmm, mmm
Ha, so think back
to all those dark nights
lying cold, on the hardwood floor.
You thought you were onto something good
that you had a well-kept secret
hidden from the rest of the world
you never doubted that it was true

and now we're looking for proof that we existed
trying to remember, to remember our way through life
oh through life.

a place of fire in your hear
one you kept secret from the start
a place of fire slowly burning, fire slowly burning
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Track Name: Don't need to hide
I'm thinking back to a collectivistic society
thinking back to all the things
that once were suppressed in me
thinking back to self-rejecting
and poorly guided attitudes
feeling bad for the girl with a dream
a dream that was misunderstood

I was afraid to be myself
until I felt more fear as someone else

been around the block a few times baby
once or twice, not too many
but enough to know I don't need to hide
enough to know I don't need to hide from the,
things that make me feel alive
the things that make me breath and cry
no, I know, I don't need to hide
from all the things I'm holding inside, oh, oh

I still re, I still remember stifled self-expression
oh, what a shame
the victim sometimes becomes the perpetrator
and the one to blame
how lucky, I made it out with a scar or two
all things I could bear
important lessons that I've learned
and I will implement them I swear
oh, I swear

been around the block a few times baby
once or twice, not too many
but enough to know I don't need to hide
enough to know I don't need to hide from the,
things that make me feel alive
the things that make me breath and cry
no, I know, I don't need to hide
from all the things I'm holding inside, oh, oh
Track Name: Is this the end?
I must admit, I wasn't really surprised
I had this nagging feeling that
It all would fall apart, come crashing down

I'll keep it real, my heart was broken in half
but everyday of my life has been about
recovering from some kind of aftermath

Is this the end my love?
Is this the end my love?

No, I won't lie
I thought it might come to this
It was a stalemate for a while and you,
you found the strength to call it for what it is
but it still hurts
you know, I do miss your face
so now I'm using up the skills I have
to deal with all the feelings I must displace

caught between relief and denial
caught between acceptance and disbelief
driving myself crazy trying to make some sense of this

caught between relief and denial
caught between acceptance and disbelief
driving myself crazy trying to make some sense of this

Is this the end my love?
Is this the end my love?


caught between relief and denial
caught between acceptance and disbelief
driving myself crazy trying to make some sense of this

caught between relief and denial
caught between acceptance and disbelief
driving myself crazy trying to make some sense of this
make some sense of this

Is this the end my love?
Track Name: Still here
And after everything
everything that has gone on
all that cannot be undone
I just want you to know
that I'm still here

the world outside defines
it requires, it restricts
it imposes, it persists
but in spite of it all
yes, in spite of it all
I'm still here

I'm still here
a phonecall away
I'm still here
what's in my heart
hasn't changed

please take care of yourself
please remember to take breaks
to forgive your own mistakes
and if you find it hard
I will be here

I'm still here
a phonecall away
I'm still here
what's in my heart
hasn't changed

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