La Nouvelle Vague

by Shonda

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Music & Lyrics by: Shonda Holman

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released June 27, 2013

"La Nouvelle Vague" is dedicated to:
My grandfather, a man of great faith and intellect. Thanks for being my biggest inspiration. Happy Birthday, miss ya loads.

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creator of dope shid. lover of life. spiritual catalyst.

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Track Name: away
written autumn '12

I don’t miss the spring
it was a lonely time for me
as summer came I felt my pain increase
we all know the moral stories
told by hometown glory
ill with shame
cause they too threw it all away

give and take is all he knows
his body aches for true love
he’ll never know
a sullen fate to hide his face
he surely knows it cause he gave it all away

I don’t know I’m stuck in a daze
philosophical rage in my brain
thoughts in a cage far away far away
we’ve all been told since we we’re young
what to dream for what to sing for
yet we’ve all grown old
ill with shame
knowing our hearts the one to blame
Track Name: seattle
written summer '09

I stared at you from across the room
hoping you were thinking what I was
as the moonlight hit the window pane
and the stars glistened in the evening rain
we stayed up all night just you and me
dancing away our insecurities
step by step side to side
till the sun came up and burned our eyes

and it's true
this city brings out the best of me and you
when the water falls lightly upon our room
we'll embrace it all in an attempt not to lose
sight of the life we simply can't refuse

the skyline creeps up behind us
we're back at it again
like silly little boys and girls
having a party for all of our friends
well secret's out we're having a ball
in a city like seattle that's nothing at all
when the moon is full and the stars are bright
the love that we share can take us all night

and it's true
this city brings out the best of me and you
when the water falls lightly upon our room
we'll embrace it all in an attempt not to lose
sight of the life we simply can't refuse

and someday when our love is worn
we'll remember the days when we were young
and dancing is all we did for fun
just you and me
you and me
Track Name: today
written autumn '12

Summer skin
sun in my eyes
my heart skips a beat
it’s apart of the climb

yeah I walk into places see smiling faces
and laugh when they say
you’ll never know more than today
and they say you’ll never be more than today

chill breeze
Sunday afternoon
the leaves on the trees
are departing too soon

when I walk into places see smiling faces
and laugh when they say
you’ll never know more than today
and they say you’ll never be more than today

silly things used to get to me like sticks and stones
now those words help mend my broken bones

fall wind
chill to the bone
a neatly crafted melody
makes a beautiful song

yeah I walk into places see smiling faces
and laugh when they say
you’ll never know more than today
but I’ll say I’ll always know more
I’ll always be more yeah I’ll always
know more than today
Track Name: whisper
written autumn '11

I heard you whisper
like a chanted speech
you spoke from a place beneath
your chin, your skin
I was a dream you sought to live in
a fantasy of green and comparison
to what is and what could be in reality

I heard you whisper
as if your unheard words
could purge purgatory
and when I think of the way you love me
and the man you’re afraid to be
for me
I was a dream you sought to live in
a fantasy of green and comparison
to what is and what could be in reality

I’d rather see the dust settle than myself
and I’d rather love you than someone else
because together we’re best
when our words digest and resonate in our chest
like a whisper
Track Name: la nouvelle vague
written spring '11

I was young once upon
a yesterday
in skin that’s thin
pigmented
I’ve seen those hands
descend like vultures on my flesh
Eerie lurks on stolen breath
You’ve stained my pillow with your scent

La nouvelle vague
worn out and faded
ill with want
La nouvelle vague
it will come again
oh it must come again

I was wise once upon
a yesterday
when love was the ultimate
tainted by authority
and faux glory
he said find your own happiness
pain is a temporary guest

La nouvelle vague
worn out and faded
ill with want
La nouvelle vague
it will come again
oh it must come again
Track Name: I wanna know (dreamer)
written winter '13

He's just a boy
with thoughts of the world
not diamonds or pearls
just the change in his pocket
captured his dreams in a photograph
hoping to find a way back
to a better point of view
he seems out of focus
I'd wish on a star but I don't see a purpose
here's to reality
even though I've always been a dreamer

I've figured you out and I've figured you in
but I won't stop till I get
till I get to know more than your name
I wanna know more than your name
nothing's for certain but this certainly is
even if just a little bit
I wanna know more than your name
I've got to know more than your name

He's just a boy
who speaks like a poet
a profound injustice
but I'd never know it
cause when he speaks of the stars
he speaks for himself and a bruised heart
one could hope for a better point of view
I'd wish on a star but I'd rather wish for you
cause you know I'm just a dreamer

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Track Name: intrigue me
written spring '13

Willow branches flow like snow
against the window pane
as all your thoughts race through your conscious
like an aeroplane
and still you go to work and do your part
in hopes the world will change
a love song not a sad song
it what the world hopes to gain

so I'll watch you

intrigue me
like unison fuming on empty pockets of prose
loss for words
intrigue me
like it's written in the intangible, unheard

We've become persistent in our growth
so much so we hardly notice
that the plans we made years ago
have gone clearly out of focus
and all the astronauts and chemists
have become artists with a purpose
to enlighten to be enthralled
the curtains close below the surface

as I watch you

intrigue me
like unison fuming on empty pockets of prose
loss for words
intrigue me
like it's written in the intangible, unheard

when the sun rises it falls
like my chest your breathe is
heavy on my pillow