Nonsense

by SHEiLAVA

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The debut album from Austin's SHEiLAVA.

Full album includes the following bonus tracks:
Blood Moon (Ben Langner Original Version)
Bomb Shelter (Live)
Mad World (Live)

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releases July 28, 2017

Written, performed and produced by Sheila V.A. and Jason Garcia
with Lisa Lam - violin
Mike DeWitt - trombone
Drums engineered by Kevin Sparks III
Piano recorded at Dad Studios
Mastered by Max Lorenzen
Bonus tracks mastered by Jason Garcia

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SHEiLAVA Austin, Texas

SHEiLAVA is the "cracked rose-colored glasses" musical worldview of Sheila V.A. and Jason Garcia, living at the intersection of jazz vocals, electropop and indiefolk.

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Track Name: Blood Moon
light on the silk of a spider's string
catching your eye, catching in
a strand of hair as you go through
tearing it down

gave it all Autumn's end,
losing your trust--burnt too much
the blood moon telling you to halt...
who are you?

never could love yourself--
only sing for someone else,
the only thing you've ever felt

quick glance from a passerby
tells you more than you knew before:
for so long you have always tried
convincing yourself...

living through your other half,
holding on, regain the calm
never wished for life like this...
take it back?

never could love yourself--
only sing for someone else,
the only thing you've ever felt

memories (your innocence)
hiding from what you've become...

feels so good to love yourself:
make them sing for someone else,
the only thing they've ever felt

love yourself,
love yourself,
love yourself
Track Name: Bomb Shelter
I'm in the bomb shelter we played in when we were kids
there are two pairs of footprints on the table--hers and his

endless laughter, constant fighting for
ownership of sun, ocean and shore

don't touch the lava (it's a secret)
try hard to grow up (we will make it)

I'm in the kitchen of the camper where we once lived
there's still that little cage we crafted for those scorpions

endless laughter, constant fighting for
olympic races, first one to the door

don't touch the lava (it's a secret)
try hard to grow up (we will make it)
don't touch the lava (it's a secret)
try not to grow up (we won't make it)

...back to the kitchen of the camper where we once lived
...back to the kitchen of the camper where we once lived

...back to the bomb shelter we played in when we were kids
...back to the bomb shelter we played in when we were kids
Track Name: Sins:Night
the one that I adore, you're who I've waited for in the snow
honey scented (love, in essence) a summer's glow
it seems that you have come (I see you run from) across the hill
as you come near, looky looky here: windmills spin
dandelions in the air, lions everywhere, watch them grin

moon, bells, parks, wind: light
swoon, spells, sparks, sins: night
moon, bells, parks, wind: light
swoon, spells, sparks, sins: night

the way you seem to stare makes me wanna dare, you're the one
the one that I adore, you're who I've waited for (but you don't know)
now I start to run, embrace the moon and sun! No more snow...
I run across the hill, I see you waiting still--you're my love
ask me what I want, tell you not to taunt (this is fun)
let me spend a while taking in your smile with my kiss
now I'm in your arms safe from any harm...this is bliss

moon, bells, parks, wind: light
swoon, spells, sparks, sins: night
moon, bells, parks, wind: light
swoon, spells, sparks, sins: night

sins:night
sins:night
Track Name: Less Than Fair
My heart beats--a hub for the lonely, flawed by their envy;
we are loud but discreet.
My mind reels with thought of this only and feelings that own me,
like a song on repeat.

And I know I am less than fair but your hands and eyes say otherwise.
And I know I am less than fair...
For the others? I won't care.

My eyes blink--is this a real thing,
this love lust feeling?
We are so incomplete.
My hands reach, endlessly searching,
but coming up empty;
love cannot be deceived.

And I know I am less than fair
but your hands and eyes say otherwise.
And I know I am less than fair...
For the others? I won't care.

Our secrets are secure in your arms, untouched (unharmed)
by this jealous world.

And I know love is less than fair but your hands and eyes
say otherwise.
And I know love is less than fair...
For the others? I won't care.
Track Name: Great Together
ghouls by the handful and fools out of hand--no wonder we were lost
we found that wonder in each other again--glimmer through the dust
I turned from everything I'd ever been told--like sifting through the sand
and that last penny I have is looking old...
but we look great together

you gave up anything that once held you back
like running through the mud
we are rich now compared to what we once had...
and we look great together

we were just a couple of nerds who fell in love
we had nothing but dreams worth dirt, but we had love
our lives and fantasies were food for the birds but we felt love
now looking back it seems the tables have turned cause we're in love
we're in love...
we look great together
Track Name: Where Is The Ghost
trembling fingers find each other in the dark
forgetting what would come to haunt our very hearts

where is the ghost? I'm looking...
where is the ghost? I'm looking...
where is the ghost I'm looking for? hmm...

wandering outwards, delving into time elapsed
pondering-- what would you say if you had me back?

where is the ghost? I'm looking...
...the one I've seen in my dreams
where is the ghost I'm looking for? hmm...

I'm looking for that feeling (the one that moves me forward)
but until then I can't speak and I am lost for words...

following nightmares I'd think only of your face
to dance with my fears is to never leave this place
Track Name: Red
there was a car--her name was Red
there was a bird--dropped stuff on her head
so I took that car and gave her a shine
and I called that car mine, all mine

shiny red car, shiny red car,
look where you are, shiny red car
you will go far if you be who you are
you are my star, shiny red car

I took old Red down to the bay
there was a boy, asked if I could stay
but he got mad when I said no
so I drove old Red on back home

shiny red car, shiny red car
look where we are shiny red car
we will go far if we be who we are
you are my star, shiny red car

shiny red car, shiny red car
look where we are shiny red car
you took me far and I know who you are
you are my star, shiny red car
Track Name: Nonsense
there was a guy, no sense of pride
taking what once was hers
hard to hate, but she can't erase
the feeling that she's simply cursed

what've you been thinking?
just one song and we all start drinking...

just a little bit (he said) is all we're needing
and missing since the day you left
just a little bit?
but it's just nonsense...
oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, just nonsense

daylight's here, dark she fears
looking for the light in hell
hard to breathe, and she won't believe
that he'll be there on Sunday as well

what've you been thinking?
just one song and we all start drinking...

just a little bit (he says) is all we're needing
and missing since the day you left
just a little bit?
but it's just nonsense...
oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, just nonsense

any devil could take your dress
if "just a little bit" started to make some sense
but it's nonsense, just nonsense
oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, just nonsense







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