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Rise (single)

by Ivvas

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This song marks my first official debut as a musician and an artist into this world. With many years of experience and many of those spent with a lack of confidence it was time to look around and see the world through a different pair of eyes. The lesson contained therein was nothing less than astonishing.


Holding on, in this world of darkness
And there you stood, holding out a helping hand
I wept, for a friend came to save me
But oh, how lost I truly became when…

…I saw the look in your eyes
You painted my world with just a smile
Was it the sun that shined?
Or was it the heart that burned inside
That blinded my eyes for a moment…

And then you stood over me
And I took your hand and started to rise
Why did I have to take that chance?
When all that could have been should have never started this way

And in this darkened world, we held on to each other
In spite of the hate that would come to bear our suffering
I guess it wasn’t easy to say that I adored you
That I loved you more
Lest I be cast away in shame
Oh my regrets they run
Deeper than you will know
Love always cuts too deep
And now I shall rise no more

I shall rise no more…


released July 31, 2014
Written and recorded by Richard Mendoza


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