Generalized Statements of Observable Facts

by ALIA

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This album is a very small sampling of the songs I have written over the years. I tried to shy away from my "darker" material to create a pleasant little EP that wouldn't cause anyone to be treated for clinical depression. I am a solo artist, and this album reflects how I perform my shows. It is very raw, acoustic and lyric driven.

I cannot thank you enough for listening and I hope you enjoy!

Peace, love and lots of chocolate,
-AH

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released July 26, 2013

All songs written and performed by Alia Hollback
Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Matt Skudlarek at Motion Music
Cover Art: Karly Brown

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Track Name: Daffodils
There's dying daffodils outside my door/Someone put them there/To remind themselves/That there really are good things in the world/They were blooming in the Spring/But now they're dead/And I've got five thousand miles/Under my belt/And the absence of greenbacks/ Is keenly felt/But I'm fine, I'm fine/I got what I wanted/So it's just too bad/I don't want it anymore/

I spilled my coffee/Forgot my keys/And hundreds of people/Have lived here before me/And the dust they left/Off their shoes/Is sticking to my teeth/And I've got five hundred lies left to tell/And my heart's absence is keenly felt/But I'm fine/I'm fine/I got what I wanted/So it's just too bad/I don't want it anymore/

What a shame/Turn around, I want you to see this coming/Are you happy?/'Cause you should be happy now/

Last night I dreamed of a little boy/He reminded me of you/His eyes were blue/Then I slept through my alarm/Oh, the joy/And I pull it together and go into work/

But I only have five chance left/And your absence is keenly felt/But I'm fine/I'm fine/I got what I wanted/So it's just too bad/It's just too bad/I don't want it anymore/
Track Name: Fugitive
Be still while I look for somebody else/I can have a ball all by myself/I still have the roses and the perfume/Don't I?

While he dances with the devil/Or whatever he does/And we can throw in the towel/and just give up/And ruin ourselves/With the words we never said/

So I'll hide behind my couch and wait /for a day that's better than this one/We're just two kids that fell off the face of the world, love/

So you can kiss me/Just don't ask me where I've been/I'm a fugitive/And I'll run until/Someone finds me/

I was still young when I met you/Wanted to have my cake and eat it too/But since that time/I've grown more streetwise/And I'm horrified by the memories/Don't want to do to you/What was done to me/And I'm terrified that's what will happen/

So I'll hide behind my couch and wait/For a day that's better than this one/We're just two kids that fell off the face of the world, love/

So you can kiss me/Just don't ask me where I've been/I'm a fugitive/And I'll run until/Someone finds me/
Track Name: Ojai
Woke up in Chicago, baby/Woke up in the rain/Woke up firmly believing/I'd never be the same/And I have you to thank/Now don't I?/

Woke up in Ojai, baby/I woke up stoned/I woke up to birds singing/Content and alone/Though I had gone to bed with someone/

Woke up in a grey hotel room/We held hands in the rain/I was wearing your old shirt/And calling your mother names/we stayed occupied for hours/

That woman you love is broken/That woman is flawed/That woman in your arms/Is not the woman that I was/No, she's half dead and quickly aging/

Every hope that was broken/Every nasty lie/All of the loves and losses/Everything I've left behind/Has made me sad and so much older/

Woke up to clock hands turning/Woke up in the sun/Woke up forgiving myself/For being so messed up/It's only half my fault, really/
Track Name: Between The Lines
Hello/I bet/You weren't expecting this/When you woke up this morning/In the rain/Uh oh/Goodbye/I really had a/Good time/This thing between you and I is really great.

And I didn't say so/But I didn't have to/And you didn't ask me/And that's okay/And I didn't say so/Because I didn't want to/But I don't want a lot of things/And that's okay/

Hello/Oh my/You have very sleepy eyes/We should stay here tonight/And just fall asleep/Uh oh/Goodbye/When you're here by/My side/Sweet dreams already have a hold of me/

And I didn't say so/But I shouldn't have to/And you didn't ask me/And that's okay/And I didn't say so/Because I didn't know/But I don't know a lot of things/And that's okay/

Hello/What's this?/Was that a sweet little kiss?/Was that a crooked smile that you threw at me?/Uh oh/Goodbye/I'm leaving for the last time/Because the next time I go/You'll be going with me/

And you didn't say so/But you didn't have to/And I didn't ask you/And that's okay/And I didn't say so/But you didn't mind, no?/Cause I don't say a lot of things/ And that's okay/

It's what's between the lines.
Track Name: Why Must I?
Why must I/Stay in line?/And why must I/Always be fine?/And why do I sit here/Just like everybody else?/

And why must I/Stay in school?/And why must I/Play by the rules?/Why must I get a 9 to 5/Just like everybody else?

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up?/Why do you have to care/So very much?/Why can't you just slide into/This round hole?/It's 'cause your head is square and/It just won't go/Not like everybody else/You're not like everybody else/

Why must I/Wear a dress?/And why must I/Hide my cigarettes?/ Why can't I just tell the truth?/What's so very wrong with that?/

What if I use a salad fork/To eat my pie?/What if it's after labor day/And I'm wearing white?/Will the world just explode/If I do it any other way?/

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up/You're thinking about this/Way too much/Why can't you just drink the Kool-Aid/ Just like everybody else?/

And why can't I/Kiss who I want to kiss?/And why must I/Play nice with other kids?/The old ways aren't/Necessarily the best/

And why must I/Believe all these things you tell me?Why do you find/Honesty so scary?/Why do you look so baffled/Every time I ask you 'why'?"

Why can't you just sit down/And shut up? You're asking too many questions/Too many hard ones/We want you to be/Just like everybody else/

Get a degree/Just like everybody/Be an employee/Just like everybody/Get married/Just like everybody/Have babies/Just like everybody/Say you're happy/Just like everybody/I don't want to be/Just like everybody/I don't want to be/Just like everybody/Please don't make me/Be like everybody else/