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Nothing to Lose

by LARS

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The pure power of voice and guitar deliver a 7 course meal of catchy, thought provoking songwriting. A statement of Freedom, Defiance and Love from a voice not quite like you've heard before.

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F.Y.I. for collectors, these CDs have no bar code on the back cover, along with a few other little design details that will be altered for all subsequent pressings.

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released June 12, 2014

All songs by LARS
Recorded and Mixed by Brendan Mills McCabe at Fast Arrow Studios - Seattle, WA
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwork - Stereo Phonic Mastering - Portland, OR

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LARS is a singer songwriter guitarist and musical nomad based on the West Coast USA.

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Track Name: Vanilla
Vanilla, it just wasn't meant to be
I'm turnin' around, I got no anger now I'm just glad I'm free
Vanilla, We gave it a good try
Now I'm on my way back to the open sky

The memory turns blue
and all of the things I should have said to you
Are lessons now I've learned
How many more times will you get burned?
Now I see the signs I can cross these lines
I can write a map for you
Reaping what you sow
Close your eyes n' let go…

Vanilla, You didn't sell your soul
Yes you're feeling lost but the coin was tossed and you didn't know
Vanilla, you can rebuild your home
The fire is burnin' the world's always turnin'
You know where to go

The memory turns blue
and all of the things I should have said to you
Are lessons now I've learned
How many more times will you get burned?
Now I see the signs I can cross these lines
I can write a map for you
Reaping what you sow
Close your eyes n' let go…
Let go...
Track Name: The World Around
What have I become?
I feel I'm getting numb
To the world around
I hear a pixelated sound
And do I want to lose
Or can I really choose
But they won't let me go, the only thing they know
Is the world I promised them
Won't have to breathe again
Unless you wanted to,
Your will to win is true

But when you've forgot the things you love a lot
And the things that were just right
Now are the things that are just nice
Do you wanna see what will happen to me?
Just get out while you can
While you're still a man

Supposed to make it easier,
I think it makes me lazier,
Which really makes it harder
To feel alright
Waste time to park too close,
Enjoy nothin' while you get the most
Suddenly your life's become a ghost

But when you've forgot the things you love a lot
And the things that were just right
Now are the things that are just nice
Do you wanna see what will happen to me?
Just get out while you can
While you're still a man

Maybe this is just a phase
Maybe we're on our way
Maybe I just can't see
What's in front of me
I'm tryin' to let go
But I just don't know how
I don't know how…

What have I become?
I feel I'm getting numb
To the world around...
Track Name: Fill Up My Cup
The sun is rising before me
It's staying outside, 'cause its blocked out by a sheet
A breeze is blowing, I open up, and fill up my cup

Pina Coladas and company
I wonder what we're gonna do after we swim the golden sea
A breeze is blowing, I open up, and fill up my cup

The sun is rising before me
It's staying outside, 'cause its blocked out by a sheet
A breeze is blowing, I open up, and fill up my cup
Track Name: Nothing to Lose
Can't get a word in, Can't get a word out
but you know I'm tryin' not to fuss and pout
I should have slept, but I was busy tryin'
Never used to be this way, Still in my dreams I'm flyin'

'cause I got nothin' to lose
and I don't need a muse
To do what I can do
Everyday

So has it come to this?
So soon I'm breakin'
My heart and eyes are achin'
But I'm not givin' up
Don't wanna lose my mind
Don't wanna feel behind
Refuse to make it a grind
That's not what I'm here to do

'cause I got nothin' to lose
And I don't need a muse
To do what I can do
Everyday
and I don't wanna wait
She's always at the gate
Undoing the latch to stay with me

And now the cookie crumbles
My thoughts are turnin' to mumbles
My lessons learnin' to fumble
And still you get it in
If I could see the angles
These thoughts would get untangled
And all these words wouldn't mangle
But is it such a sin?

'cause I got nothin' to lose
And I don't need a muse
To do what I can do
Everyday
And I don't wanna wait
She's always at the gate
Undoing the latch to stay with me
Track Name: A Vote for Love
It's a journey it's a ride, and I still wanna take it.
It's good to be alive, you know it's good to be here.
You know there's nothing really quite like getting older.
Another greatful day.
Another shade of grey.
A Vote for Love and not for Fear.

So much to see and feel, sometimes I'm overwhelmed.
The Ohm the Love the Current, it flows in You and Me.
You could be stuck inside a screen or an addiction.
But your pilot light still glows, behind the cobwebs and the mold
Waiting for you to say hello.
Hello.

Embrace your pack of fears, to lay it on the ground.
Walked out of my own prison, a free man in the sun.
You know that every little answer is lying there within you.
So all throughout the day, stay out of your own way,
and let You show You how it's done.
Track Name: Brother's Hands
Holdin' on to your little brother's hands
This is where family began
In the snow on grandpa's land
You made it right
You were born again tonight
You were freed from running scared
Apple trees, the ugly pear
The ugly pair
They were running scared

Well done son, said the man, mysterious one
You never see him in the day
Maybe now though you can say
Where were you?
Doin' what you had to do
Tryna get your family through
Just like a man should do
I Forgive You
I Love You

Holdin' on to your little brother's hands
This is where
You made it right
You were born again tonight
I can give it another try
If I just take a little more time
Track Name: Reason to Relax
Well my family is so far, though I feel a strong connection
My hands are working hard, and my mind is shooting thoughts in all directions
You know I've come back from the stars, my ship it nearly crashed instead of landing
Again the teacher is the student,
It can be hard
to practice what you've been preaching
All your life, all your life…

You know our time it is so short, it is a reason to be tense, reason to relax.
and it's all part of the magic, that our precious little bodies weren't meant to last
You know my cards they are not yours, there is a different set of rules for everyone
Maybe we can play together but let's not force it, just get out and have your fun.

When we were born we knew it all, knew how to fly, but we repress it over time.
and the Taboos of Being Free are a Mirage,
starving our wisdom, our happiness, souls and our minds.
I'm not afraid to speak this truth because it won't be long before I die.
Please don't wait until it's too late, before you let yourself remember,
this is your life.
Your life...