Let The World Be Flooded Out

by La Louma

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1.
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
2.
Tin Roof Now 05:03
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
3.
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
4.
Hear Me Out 02:28
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?
5.
Brother True 04:40
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
6.
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
7.
Candy 03:56
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
8.
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
9.
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.

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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

Lauren Ross, AKA La Louma, is a Los Angeles-based classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer with a soulful queer-punk ethos, who “makes complex pop music sound effortless” (She Shreds). While she could be heard playing flute, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, and trumpet on St. Vincent’s debut album, Marry Me, in 2007, it wasn’t until 2017 that she released her own debut LP. ... more

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