Gentle Lies

by Sweet HayaH

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Miles Gehm I love this band. They rock with soul and sweat. You can dance to it. I know I have. If you are ever able to see them live, DO IT! Favorite track: Backwards.
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All songs written and performed by Sweet HayaH
Lyrics by Nehal Abuelata

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released April 8, 2016

Sweet HayaH is:

Nehal Abuelata: Lead vocals, Keyboards, Organ, Pump Organ & Piano
Brandon Garcia: Trumpet, Additional Percussion & Backing Vocals
Josh Gardner: Drums, Percussion & Backing Vocals
Aaron Marquez: Bass & Backing Vocals
Devin Moreno: Electric and Acoustic Guitars & Backing Vocals
Kosuske Okamura: Percussion

Gentle Lies:
Produced by Todd Jeremias
Engineered by Steven Glaze, Jerry Ososkie, Jared Havens, Todd Jeremias
Mixed by Todd Jeremias and Steven Glaze at Tone Freq Recording Studio (San Jose, CA)
Arrangements: Sweet HayaH and T. Jeremias
Additional Arrangements on "Better" , "Worn Out Curtains" & "Tu Me Matas": Matt Wright
Recorded at Prairie Sun Studios (Cotati, CA), Tone Freq Studios and J31 Studios (San Jose, CA)

Special Guest Musicians:
Matt Gonzales (iPad Accordion), John Halbleib (Harmonica, Trombone, Flugelhorn), Anh Tuan Huynh (Tuba), Todd Jeremias (Additional Backing Vocals, Percussion), Natasha Littlewood (Cello), Thomas Narveson (Tenor Saxophone), Alex Quick (Baritone Saxophone), Andres Trujillo (Tuba), Rasheed Wedlow (Tenor Saxophone).

Album Art Work: James Medrano
Logo design: Ramin Mehrabani & James Medrano
Website Design: Tamer Abuelata & Jacob Moretti

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Sweet HayaH San Jose, California

Sweet HayaH is:

Nehal Abuelata, Devin Moreno, Josh Gardner, Aaron Marquez, Brandon Garcia, Kosuke Okamura.

Poetic and fierce, enlightened and elegantly brash, San Jose’s Sweet HayaH is an impassioned blend of Rock, Funk and Soul music. They bring Funky unexpected World nuances, hard-hitting rhythm and blues beats, and spirited performances.
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Track Name: Backwards
You may never walk backwards/ You may never be able to swim in the ocean/ And perhaps you’ll take back your words/ And err on the side of precaution/ Have you ever lost your track/ Would you even want to find it back/ Either way it all leads back to hell or so I thought/ I promise I won't bail and I promise I won't buy into their charade/ Oh oh/ Yeah you know it's true, oh yeah you know it's true, oh yes you know that it's true/ Oh…/ If you don't mind I'll be/ Waiting here, waiting for a way/ To dissuade myself, that the madness that lives here/ Has only just begun, whoa/ And we're losing, we're losing, we're losing, we're losing/ Oh we are losing our minds again, again, again, again, again/ Oh oh/ Yeah you know it's true, oh yeah you know it's true, oh yes you know that it's true/ No matter how fast you can run/ There’s always someone swifter to draw the gun/ And they’ll shoot you down, and they’ll shoot you down/ Yes we see a change, without altering our ways/ How utterly so strange/ Oh yeah you know it's true, yeah you know it's true, oh yes you know that it's true/ Oh…
Track Name: Away
I found you/ Lying on the floor/ Full of excuses and then lying some more/ You say you've traveled so far/ Just to find yourself/ Knocking at the same damn door/ Oh…Yeah/ Nothing to lose/ When you’ve given all you have/ So that others can choose/ Whoa…Whoa…/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ Unless I missed the chapter/ I see why things/ Have ended the way that they did/ You have/ Turned your back/ On your own revolution/ And you crawl to your grave/ With the least loyal solution/ And hope, and hope, and hope/ That closing your eyes will suffice to bring you peace amidst confusion/ Whoa… Whoa…/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ Oh…/ About time/ Your forehead hit the ground and your forearms stretch/ Til’ there's nothing left to pound/ And hit hit hit hit the road/ If you deem it necessary/ And hide hide hide/ Until there's nothing left to bury/ Whoa…/ Whoa…/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return/ I think it’s time to begin/ And find a new way to learn/ You might be running away/ You may never wanna return
Track Name: Yourself
Last Friday morning/ I ran into you/ You said oh baby/ I've got one billion things to do, things to do/ And then you call me later, on the telephone/ Just to say that you’ve been doing fine, all on your own/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is/ And then you find me later/ And I don't know how long it’ll take for me to/ And I don't know how long it’ll take for me to stop/ Thinking about the things that you’ve been dreaming about/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is/ Oh Oh Oh…/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ And all you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself/ All you ever seem to think about is yourself, yourself, yourself/ Oh Oh Oh Oh…
Track Name: And They Prayed
A lot like distant mountain/ Her presence felt, her presence felt/ More like a beautiful abandoned castle/ Hmm, hmm/ A lot like a lighthouse at shore/ Their silence rang, their silence rang/ More like a beautiful/ Old song’s forgotten verses/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed to their Lord/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ To a song they adored/ A lot like an anchor’s broken rope/ His heart would always, always/ Reach for the possibility/ Of something more/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed to their Lord/ And they prayed, and they prayed, and they prayed/ To a song they adored/ It’s more or less, the same feeling/ It’s more or less, the same feeling/ It’s more or less, the same feeling/ It’s more/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed/ And they prayed to their Lord/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ Some more/ To a song that they adored/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed/ And they prayed/ And they prayed, some more/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ And they prayed, and they prayed/ To a song they adored
Track Name: Better
Winter’s frozen hope is melting into your spring heart/ Lonesome eyes that search for a way to kick the Blues out/ Winter’s frozen hope is melting into your spring heart/ Lonesome eyes that search for a way to kick the Blues out/ Better/ To leave it all behind/ Better, better, better/ Than hiding out/ Than hiding out/ Winter’s frozen hope is melting into your spring heart/ Lonesome eyes that search for a way to kick the Blues out/ Winter’s frozen hope is melting into your spring heart/ Lonesome eyes that search for a way to kick the Blues out/ Better/ To leave it all behind/ Better, better, better/ Than hiding out/ Than hiding out/ Better/ Than editing your/ Your soundtrack/ Better, better, better/ Than hiding out/ Than hiding out/ Ooo…/ Better/ To leave it all behind/ Better, better, better/ Than hiding out/ Than hiding out/ Better/ Than editing your/ Your soundtrack/ Better, better, better/ Than hiding out/ Than hiding out/ Better/ Much better/ Much better/ Much better/ Much better/ Much better/ Much better/Much better/ Lonesome eyes that search for a way to kick the Blues out
Track Name: There Goes The Man
This ain’t right/ Oh this ain’t right/ I keep on shouting to myself/ That it’s over/ This ain’t right/ Oh no, this ain’t right baby/ And I keep on shouting to myself/ That it’s over, it’s over/ Over, Over, Over/ Tell me what defines/ A true love baby/ Is it the way that you stare into each other’s eyes/ Or is it coming back home to someone/ Someone who doesn’t always make you smile/ They don’t make you smile/ Or it’s a freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ You are feeling me/ There goes the man who never knew/ There goes the man/ New to this town he fell right for the view/ But he never came back around/ It is a freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ I was feeling him/ There goes the man who never knew/ There goes the man/ New to this town he fell right for the view/ But he never came back around/ It was a freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ Freeform effortless feeling/ He was feeling me/ He was feeling me/ (Freeform effortless feeling) It’s Over
Track Name: Worn Out Curtains
I met a man/ Who knows a woman/ Who knew a man whose life she took/ She was good/ Oh no she was great/ At hiding behind her own shame/ Outside/ Her door/ There were a hundred men wanting more/ The feeling/ Creeping in/ She pulled the trigger through the worn out curtains/ And back then/ She was sure/ This was the only option to save her soul/ The following night/ She heard a knock/ A tall man carrying the weight of his shock/ When he walked in/ Through the hallway/ There was blood that was faded/ The feeling/ Creeping in/ She pulled the trigger through the worn out curtains/ And back then/ She was sure/ This was the only option to save her soul/ And all, and all that is wasted/ Is not quite gone/ Is not quite gone
Track Name: No Voice
Could it have been someone that I knew/ When I knew nothing, at all/ Could it have been something that I did/ When I had no choice/ Could it have been something that I praised/ When I had no God/ Could it have been something that I said/ When I had no voice/ You don’t, don’t give it up/ If it’s obviously right/ You don’t, don’t give it up/ If you haven’t even tried
Track Name: Gentle Lies
You call yourself far from amazing/ You call yourself a passing good time/ You call yourself a hired gun/And you like to call yourself/ The devil’s best/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ You call yourself a train wreck/ A sinner man whose hands are tied to his chest/ Oooh whoa….Oh Oh/ You say that you’ll never be a winner/ And yet you haven’t even played a single game yet/ You call yourself the one who’s never on time/ And yet no one else has even departed/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Hey little child of mine/ I know/ Life has been rough on you/ Rough on you/ Your daddy’s been gone/ And your mama don’t seem to care at all/ To care all…/You call yourself far from amazing/ You call yourself a passing good time/ Good time/ Good time/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh/ Oooh whoa…Oh Oh…
Track Name: One Job
Find yourself stuck/ In the arms of the abuser/ Oh oh no you only got/ One bullet might as well use it/ You find yourself stuck/ In the arms of the abuser/ Oh no no you only got/ One bullet might as well use it/ Correct me if I’m wrong/ You had one job, you had one job/ Correct me if I’m wrong/ You had one job, you had one job/ Correct me if I’m wrong/ You had one job, you had one job/ Correct me if I’m wrong
Track Name: Tu me matas
Yes it was that easy/ I just needed direction/ I can wait, I can wait, I can wait a lifetime/Yes it was that simple/ I just needed attention/ I can wait, I can wait, I can wait a while/
Why don’t we call it what it is/ Just an ordinary error/ I can bare, I can bare, I can barely smile/ Why don’t we try this tomorrow/ Why don’t we bypass a step/ I can hold, I can hold, I can hold it down/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai ai ai ai/ Tu me matas/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai ai ai ai/ Tu me matas/ Yes it was that easy/ I just needed affection/ I can wait, I can wait, I can wait a lifetime/ Yes it was that simple/ I just needed a reaction/ I can hold, I can hold, I can hold it down/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai ai ai ai/ Tu me matas/ Ole le/Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai amor/ Ai ai ai ai ai ai/ Tu me matas/Ai ai ai/ Ai mi amor/ Que me estas haciendo ahora/ Andale/ Ole le le…
Track Name: Tiny Men With Swords
Tiny men with swords/ Tiny men with swords/ Tiny men with swords/ Tiny men with swords/ With their/ Big egos/ And their/ Tiny eyes/ They are the/ Tiny men with swords/ Oh, oh, oh/ Tiny men with swords/ No, no, no/ Tiny men with swords/ Eh, eh, eh, eh/ Tiny men with swords/ With their/ Big egos/ And their/ Left-handedness/ They/ They walk around with their tiny/ Little heads/ (Sax Solo) With their/ Big egos/ And their/ Left-handedness/ They/ They walk around with their tiny/ Little heads/ They are the