Let The World Be Flooded Out

by La Louma

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released November 3, 2017

ALBUM CREDITS:
Vocals, piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, cornet, french horn, banjo, strumstick, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, v-drums, and tambourine were performed, recorded, produced, and mixed by La Louma in her garage.

All songs written by Lauren Ross and published by To The River (ASCAP) except “Aaj Mausam Bada Beimann Hai” written by Bakshi/Kudalkar/Sharma

Mastered by Howie Weinberg in Los Angeles, CA
Design and photography by ACHEFFECT Design

This album is dedicated to Aileen.

To anyone who struggles with depression or suicidal thoughts:
Please don’t give up. You are so incredibly loved and we need you.

© + ℗ 2017 Bitchwave

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La Louma Los Angeles, California

Classically trained but with a DIY queer-punk ethos, La Louma is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer with her debut record dropping Nov 3 on Bitchwave.

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Track Name: The Decline Of Nations
LYRICS:
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word

This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
Promise me you’ll stay until you try to make things right

I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word

This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
Put me in a box and send me off into the night

I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
What’s that you say? I must not have heard right, cause I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word

What if I block out all the noise circling, passing by?
Strangle thoughts and images, keep them from my tender eyes?
Will it keep me innocent? Halo-topped? Conscious clean?
Or will I see them in my mind, in my head, in my dreams?
Yeah, I still see them in my mind, in my head, in my dreams.

I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word
What’s that you say? I must not have heard right, cause I don’t believe a word
I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe, no, I don’t believe a word

This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
This is the decline of nations
Promise me you’ll stay until you
Promise me you’ll stay (hey!)
Promise me you’ll stay until you try to make things right
Track Name: Tin Roof Now
LYRICS:
Bulbs lit up as the thunder rushed
To approach our bones with a glorious tone
Barking dogs and the big bullfrogs
Breathing deep, I’m listening

Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Drown out my senses, let the world be flooded out
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now

Absent moon and a stained glass room
One half there and a side left bare
Spider bites and a grey cast night
Words uncrossed, forever lost

Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Drown out my senses, let the world be flooded out
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now

All I’m asking for…

Hanging fog on a mountaintop
Road unknown, a chilling moan
Holding onto a rope dropped long
Feel the ring, I’m still listening

All I’m asking for…

Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Drown out my senses, let the world be flooded out
Oh, how I wish for the sound of a tin roof now
Track Name: If We Don't Now We Never Will
LYRICS:
Tell me your name before you go
And I’ll tell you my name before I go
Cause if we don’t now we’ll never know
I’ll remember your face regardless though

Tell me everything that you feel
And I’ll tell you everything that I feel
Cause if we don’t now we never will
I’ll remember your eyes regardless still

Fall back behind
I do the same thing every time
My words wait in line
But I don’t trust my mouth to get it right

Don’t tell me where you’re coming from
I won’t tell you where I’m coming from
Cause if we did the past would come
And spoil our present endless sun

Don’t tell me what you think I should
I won’t tell you what I think you should
I wish right now but I never could
Have the nerve to claim I’d love you good

Fall back behind
I do the same thing every time
My words wait in line
But I don’t trust my mouth to get it right

Tell me what you want from me
And I’ll tell you what I know of me
That I’m not right now and I’ll never be
Good enough for what you need

Fall back behind
I do the same thing every time
My words wait in line
But I don’t trust my mouth to get it right
Track Name: Hear Me Out
LYRICS:
Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you

Go away and never come back
Go away and never come back
Go away and don’t you ever come back
Go away and never come back

Otherwise, it’s a mess.
And in a way, it’s best that you be gone.
So what? I left you.
It’s for the best.
Yeah, in a way.
In a way…

Now whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do?

Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you
Hear me out when I’m talking to you

I’m going away and never coming back
I’m going away and never coming back
I’m going away and never coming back
Going away and never coming back

Cause don’t you know you’re a mess?
And in a way, you were the best when you were gone or when I left you.
You were the best.
Yeah, in a way.
In a way...

But whatcha gonna do?
Track Name: Brother True
LYRICS:
Ring til I hear your voice
Ring until I hear your voice
You could be my brother true
I could be there for you too

Dites-moi, mon amour, qu’est-ce que tu veux que je te dise?

Tell me, did she break your heart?
Tell me, did she break your heart?
Tell me, did she break your heart?

You are the only one
The only one who’ll ever know
I could be your sister true
You could be there for me too

Can’t bear the question posed
I cannot bear the question posed
Hardly coming out my throat
Choking on the words I spoke

Tell me, did I break your heart?
Tell me, did I break your heart?
Tell me, did I break your heart?

At night, when you fall asleep, do we dream the same dream?
Are the tears that our eyes bring flowing from the same spring?

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold me, don’t let me go
You could be my blood in truth
I could be there for you too

Dites-moi, mon amour, qu’est-ce que tu veux que je te dise?

Quand il y a tellement d’espace
Quand toute l’écume des vagues passe
Quand j’oublie tout ce que je veux que tu sache
Quand je me souviens plus tes mots d’une lâche
Quand je me rappelle plus de toute l'angoisse
Autour de toi, tes rêves, tes yeux de glace,
Ton apathie, et ta manque de grâce
J’effacerais ce tâche

Will it always break your heart?
Will it always break your heart?
Will it always break your heart?

Oh, hold on, don’t let go
Hold me, don’t let me go
You could be my blood in truth
I could be there for you too

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold me, don’t let me go
You could be my blood in truth
I could be there for you too
Track Name: Just Wanna Love You
LYRICS:
I just wanna love you
I just wanna love you
Why can’t I want you like I want to?

You’re beautiful and you know me well,
But somehow this isn’t what I meant...
Is it cause of all the things I didn’t say I didn’t want?
Is it cause of all the ways I shut down hard and hesitate?
Is it cause I never say exactly what I mean?

Now I’m freaking out,
I’m freaking out,
I’m freaking out,
I’M FREAKING OUT
Cause…

I just wanna love you
I just wanna love you
Why can’t I want you like I want to?

I’m trying hard to think of how it felt before,
When we’d stop the hours and the world was ours...
All I ever thought about was all the ways I’d get you close.
I remember all the times we’d breathe the air in unison.
I’m fluent in the words I know will make you melt,

But now I can’t even say it,
I can’t even say it,
I can’t even say it,
WHY CAN’T I SAY IT?

I just wanna love you
I just wanna love you
Why can’t I want you like I want to?

I can’t take it anymore
I can’t take it anymore
I can’t take it anymore
I can’t take it anymore
Track Name: Candy
LYRICS:
Follow me into the darkness
Wiping clean the path behind us
Don’t let ‘em get in your head
Consumed by all the jaws we fled

Take it slow just like you told me
Take it slow just like I showed you it could be
You said that you’d let me know
But I cannot see what you cannot show

Tell me what you want now baby
I’ll give you everything you need
Tell me what you want now darlin
I got you
I got you

Anything just to keep you close

All these flowers I had cradled
Gentle gathered white bloom petals
That you picked off one by one
And threw to the ground like a spoiled son

Until the sunset’s over
I’m your ready loyal soldier
Hold your heel so you don’t fall in
Upon your shadow clear on the river’s edge

Tell me what you want now baby
I’ll give you everything you need
Tell me what you want now darlin
I got you
I got you

Anything just to keep you close
Track Name: Aaj Mausam Bada Beimann Hai
LYRICS:
Aaj mausam bada beimaan hai
Bada beimaan hai, aaj mausam
Ho aaj mausam bada beimaan hai
Bada beimaan hai, aaj mausam
Aane wala koi toofan hai
Koi toofan hai, aaj mausam
Ho aaj mausam bada beimaan hai
Bada beimaan hai, aaj mausam

Kya hua hai, hua kuchh nahin hai
Kya hua hai, hua kuchh nahin hai
Baat kya hai pata kuchh nahin hai
Mujhse koi khata gayi to
Ismein meri khata kuchh nahin hai
Khoobsurat hai tu, rut jawan hai

Aaj mausam
Ho aaj mausam bada beimaan hai
Bada beimaan hai, aaj mausam
Ho aaj mausam bada beimaan hai
Bada beimaan hai, aaj mausam
Track Name: I Am Here I Am
LYRICS:
Ran across fallow fields
Roads of mud gripped my heels
Stole my way to a boat
Tiny river take me home

Little seen, little known
Hiding in overgrowth
Keeping still, keeping close
Big line river take me home

To all the ones who held me down
And all the ones who helped me out
And all the ones who didn’t make it out
Now you now that…

I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am
I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am

Shielded by blackened sky
Blowing winds lift my cry
Widened gaze, crawling low
Open river take me home

Linger in all I’ve done
All the ones turned away from
Why does this take so long?
Endless ocean take me home

All the ones who held me down
And all the ones who helped me out
And all the ones who didn’t make it out
Now you now that…

I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am
I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am

I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am
I am here, I am here, I am here, I am, here I am
Track Name: Simple Things
LYRICS:
Take my hand and I’ll take your hand
And we’ll run away, run away,
Run away, run away

Maybe it’s you or perhaps it’s me
All I know is that it’s the simple things.
Will it be enough, the simple things?

I don’t know what’ll become of us,
But I know you’re on my mind.
You’re always on my mind.

Wish I could return to childhood,
Just to say that I knew you then,
Just to say that I knew you then.

Sometimes it feels like it’s not enough
All the things I do to show you what you mean to me.
You’ll never know.