EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN

by ionnalee

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swedish singer, songwriter, producer and filmmaker, ionnalee (Jonna Lee), brings the evolution of her ten-year creative career to a new peak with the release of her new self-produced solo album EVERYONE AFRAID TO BE FORGOTTEN on 16 february 2018 on To whom it may concern. and Kobalt Music.

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released February 16, 2018

produced by ionnalee
mixed by Barbelle
mastered by Sören von Malmborg @ Cosmos Mastering

art direction by ionnalee & John Strandh
photography by John Strandh
sculpture by ionnalee
graphic design by Jacob Hulmston

label: To whom it may concern.
catalog: TWIMC006ilA

© + ℗ 2018 To whom it may concern.

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ionnalee Stockholm, Sweden

ionnalee represents both a new beginning, and the continuation of a story still unfolding. A decade into her solo career, and a step outside of the pioneering audiovisual world she spearheaded and helped create, in the shape of the enigmatic audiovisual project, iamamiwhoami. Swedish pop maverick, Jonna Lee, presents her rawer, more upfront solo project. ... more

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Track Name: WATCHES WATCHES
watches, watches
watches, watches
watches, watches
watches, watches

calling all the lost ones from your hiding
come creep out from your holes
it’s time to break this heavy silence
it’s time to raise the noise

come out to play, we do it my way
get up behind, real close
come feel that force flowing through your veins
breaking into skin and bones

the world watches us go
watch me as i go

embrace the creature i’m becoming
i inhale with frozen lungs
inside it moves, i feel it pounding
and the world at the tip of my tongue

the world watches us go
watch me as i go

watches, watches
watches, watches
watches, watches
watches, watches
Track Name: JOY
treacherous way of life
for the fool and the wise
big rewards for the brave
punishment so they’ll behave
behave

play with me the game of fire
join the loud and heartfelt choir
this is the sound
of joy
coming from my innermost
sprung from north
coast to coast

there were calls
and demands
to become one of them
gave me life on one condition
i owe them this
i owe them vision

play with me the game of fire
join the loud and heartfelt choir
this is the sound
of joy
coming from my innermost
sprung from north
coast to coast

of joy

coming from my innermost
sprung from north
coast to coast
Track Name: WORK
come on, fellow friends
we have things to achieve
follow, i said
we have work to deliver
come on, we need
to be armed to the teeth
double in size, double in will

gather all your hidden forces
every anon, all your sources
there is work for clever minds
changing one world at a time

you know we got work to do
you know we got work to do

no / there’s nothing for us here
no / we have to cross that river
no / you never felt a taste so sweet
as the taste of blood and victory

come on, fellow friends
it’s not the self we need
come on, i said
oh, it’s what we do together
come on, we need
the letter i is me
whatever came next is history

gather all your hidden forces
every anon, all your sources
there is work for clever minds
changing one world at a time

i keep on working
working as i am walking

you know we got work to do
you know we got work to do
you know we got work to do
you know we got work to do
Track Name: LIKE HELL
carry my head with this mangled body
it hurts like hell

the lights are on, there’s nobody home
lungs are lid, and heart is mould
Track Name: NOT HUMAN
i saw you there at night
your shape appeared in the distance
your face distorted in the light
and out of breath, i closely listened
your hungry eyes glow with fire
and light up my humid hollow
just like me, the treacherous kind

the warning’s spelling out your name
the winds are shifting, are you in?

oh, you make my waters flow
now look how tall i grow
i’m not human
oh, with you it’s magical
the urge is animal
i’m not human

i felt you take a bite
your calming voice silently whispered
how do you see your life in time?
and is it worth all of these blisters?
these broken limbs are worn and tired
but our words are not yet written
our ember still burning inside

the warning’s spelling out your name
are you ready to begin?
morning will put out this flame
the winds are shifting, are you in?

i saw you there at night
your shape appeared in the distance
your face distorted in the light
Track Name: TEMPLE
to get this think tank running
i must suffer this drought
you’re nothing but made of water
my brain is flooded with my doubt
now i draw in circles
i saunter on and on
to carry your daughter
so you can show your unconditional love

your love
your love
your love
your love
your love
your love
your love
your love

to get this blood bank pumping
i want all of you out
these bitches all make me ill and
i do not bargain with self-love
this is my temple
this is my wailing wall
and i will tell all
as my legacy is echoed on repeat

their armies be close on my heels
chase my shadows for nothing
they hunting for all of my skin
the walls of my shack to cave in

to be the woman above all
to be the man that you want
it takes devotion and it takes affection
to fit this consummated part
hollow perfection — objection
you make me feel none, none
all self-deception
what you see, a mirage of ideals

their armies be close on my heels
chase my shadows for nothing
they hunting for all of my skin
the walls of my shack to cave in

your love

so you can show your unconditional love
Track Name: SAMARITAN
oh, the future is gonna be bright
a clear path and all the stars are out
looking up at the dark blue sky
walking steady, not blinded by the light

i don’t believe in a god, let’s leave religion out of all this
i don’t remember promising my life and soul to bring you all bliss
if i am what you say, i expect to be hanging from a wooden cross
when all this is done, it’s done

oh, the past will never be the same
once i am done, good memories will be gone
they guard their secrets with their lives
i spit on your fo-forsaken tribe

i don’t believe in a god, let’s leave religion out of all this
i don’t remember promising my life and soul to bring you all bliss
if i am what you say, i expect to be hanging from a wooden cross
when all this is done, it’s done

oh, thy beauty makes me go blind
when you are near, my senses don’t function
i give you this empty life
can i be your soldier with a knife?
Track Name: ionnalee with Jamie Irrepressible - DUNES OF SAND
as far as the eye can see
the wastelands i call my home
returning for the thrill
where my silence is silver
my noise is gold

the lightest dunes of sand
are mountains, i let them grow
standing on my two hands
under your control

i saw it, it was real
a place for us to start a home
i’m going in for the kill
my silence is silver
so i’ve been told

the lightest dunes of sand
are mountains, i let them grow
standing on my two hands
under your control

the lightest dunes of sand
won’t let me raise my voice
stranded on dried up land
flooded and overgrown

the lightest dunes of sand
are mountains, i watch them grow
standing on my two hands
under your control

the lightest dunes of sand
won’t let me raise my voice
stranded on dried up land
flooded and overgrown
Track Name: BLAZING
wheels be spinning faster from home
come brush closer to where you wanna go
lick my wounds, sing it to overcome
a handful miles only to be gone

we be blazing

headlights cut the black with a glow
heavy breathing streams down the window
stays on my skin in the heat of the dark
all i need is to feel your spark

we be blazing

i came what i came what i came here for
and i lean my head on your insides and we
we be blazing
your reflection speeding quickly by
the night is, now your eyes will spark and we
we be blazing
Track Name: SIMMER DOWN
for when you wake up

there once was a land
little known to your kind
there once was a land
only we knew how to find
where we were fire
simmer down, simmer down

when my hands are sore
from carrying this weight around
when my eyes are numb
and the air is failing on our lungs
and we’re left with a bitter taste
on our tongues

your shallow truth
fractures and distorts our self views
and my tether beat
echoes in the minds of a few

for when you wake up

all light absorbed
in the shadows i will hide
’til the contour of my silhouette
fades to undefined
i still have fire
simmer down, simmer down

your shallow truth
fractures and distorts our self views
and my tether beat
echoes in the minds of a few

for when you wake up
if you ever wake up
Track Name: HERE IS A WARNING
in his veins, his blood flow
to the centre of his soul
it boils into breeding
warmth that needs receiving

here is a warning for you
falling out, falling out, falling out
of love
of love

to and from, high and low
transient times, tidal flow
a strain on your body
draining the soul

here is a warning for you
falling out, falling out, falling out
of love

rapids of blood will flow
feeding the urge, he grows
of all my desire
but our time is up now
Track Name: GONE
on two legs but my feet
never touched the ground
i got my head in the soil
leave no prints to be found

the nature’s strength
the wonder who i am
gone
a weakening force
all echoes from my past
gone

shala
and the battle goes on
and the love that you felt
will be here when you are gone
shala
and the songs that you sang
and the words that you meant
will be here when you are gone

sh!

this mouth on me
and this voice against time
be brave and free
or be wing clipped and grimed
this weakening noise
will fade softly to silence

one final moment as i stay awake
as the air i breathe will make a change of space
they’ll never know
they’ll never feel the ache
the drips of salt you’re tasting off my face

the nature’s strength
a wonder who i am
Track Name: ionnalee with Barbelle - MEMENTO
big cities, tall buildings, concrete
obsolete moods, and the scent of smoke
two worlds and none in which i fit
all covered in dirt

block letters in your formations
i see shades of you everywhere i turn
thin line from here to here
between being sane or disturbed

we go on with our lives
our separate ways
and as i pass my time
the memory stays

cold sweats, but nights won’t wait
we run fast, the light won’t catch us
this life is different, for better or worse
but it’s all an act

like the songs that i’ll play you someday
like a frozen frame, stuck in my head
no outrunning the ghosts of your past
i learn to live with them
Track Name: ionnalee with TR/ST - HARVEST
your voice will not laugh
no happiness to plead
who will speak on my behalf?
who will harvest my yield?
it’s a poison to give up
i’m not sufficient, not enough
to sink in

come closer, my love
let’s drown in misery
there is an ocean of possibilities

blinded my endowments
and abilities
there’s nothing like the image
reflected of me
oh, we gaze at it for hours
this spectacle of ours
we let it sink in

come closer, my love
let’s drown in misery
there is an ocean of possibilities

you close your eyes
you close your eyes
you pass the borderline and float to shore
and after all
our distance shows
come close to the flame and hope remains

come closer, my love
let’s drown in misery
there is an ocean of possibilities

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