Armor

by Ala Ghawas

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The debut LB by Bahraini singer/songwriter, Ala Ghawas.

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released November 30, 2013

Written & Produced by Ala Ghawas

Ala Ghawas on Piano, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

with Likwid:
Khalid Alshamlan on Piano
Ahmed Abdulaziz on Electric Guitars
Ahmed Alqasim on Bass Guitars
Abdulrahman Malallah on Drums

and Abdulla Haji on Saxophone & Clarinet

Strings Arranged by Mohammed Haddad
Recorded at Studio Pros, Los Angeles, USA

Engineered by Abdulla Abdulmajeed
Mixed by Abdulla Jamal

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Ala Ghawas Muharraq, Bahrain

Ala Ghawas is an independent singer-songwriter, musician and record producer from Bahrain.

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Track Name: Vagabonds
Me and my friend
Never had a dread
Never needed a home to return to
Forever unwed with dreams unfed
We’re unarmored in a war
Between the innocence of youth and the pain of aging truth
Silently dead
Me and my friend
Track Name: Firewater
He waved hello for my bold debut
Then cut my wings before I flew
I was working the sun waiting on a cue
Was it the curse of my own virtue?
Or the tears of youthful joy that blurred my view?
I thought my vivid dreams owed me a rescue

He said: “don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t
Try to make me happy, I will steal your heart away
You’ll renew every truth and repair every wound
But I’ll still make you obey
The greedy monkey on the throne today”

Here I grew alone into the rebel I knew
With all my debts and all my revenue
The silent parade of fading youth is due

He said: “don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t
Try to make me happy, I will make your soul pay
Come on and be a snitch, you sassy corporate bitch
Do you really want to play?
You were never born to love the money anyway”

I’m burning in firewater
I’m drowning in firewater
Track Name: Raven
She’s like a rose shining out every way from the darkness of noon
Fighting every test of time but burnt too soon
And her love is murder adorned into maroon
It melts my heart down and drags me to map out her space
And call her god of moon

She kissed my back and whispered love to burn my firewood
I had to drink from her water more than I should
I maybe have told her to keep me there for good
She has the eyes of my unborn daughter
And knows the fear of my childhood

She’s underneath my skin
She came across with a surely fading bloom
To make me feel like a groom
She’s underneath my skin
She lightened up my everlasting gloom
In a very cold bedroom
Like a raven she was born to soar and raised to roar

She’s underneath my skin
And what have I got to win?
A broken hearts trader
With an original sin
Underneath my skin
Left, right and within
A rush of love disease
Blowing up my veins

And the rush goes on
And on and on and on…
Track Name: Unarmored
Days of yore, have we gone too far?
Time has declared a war
There was a place when we were young and beautiful
Blaze of change has burnt it all

And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why

Mother told you god is no diverse
And your purpose is to fatten your purse
So you’re going deaf by the saddest applause
Till you couldn’t tell who your enemy was

And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why

But your memory haunted me to take me home

My love for you was enormous
You’re the only sun I drew
But my naked heart lacked an armor
Couldn’t let those rays come through
Glimpses from the untold end
Have split my world in two

And I don’t know why
And I don’t know why
Track Name: Old Enemy
I’ve been waiting for you to thrill me
Like the way you’ve tried to kill me
I was drawn to my blood and tears
But in the wait for your love or hate
Another hope just shines too late
I guess I wasted all those years
But I’m still here

Are you still my crying charmer?
I’m old to build my heart an armor
And I could fight back with my fear
I know I was torn by your lying light
Then damaged by your foolish sight
But you oddly remain so dear
And I’m still here
Track Name: Bad Blood
So, they vowed you a rainbow
If you make it rain
If you drag demons to be slain
No, you’re caged on the morrow
Counting your deeds
And fighting senseless planted creeds

But you’ve been out of waters
Then you’ve been out of dollars
Till you ran out of luck in the middle of war
So burn your fickle scheme
To save your last scream
You’ve got bad blood
You just can’t chase a dream
As bitter as it may seem
You’re no supreme
You’re just another ill drop in the stream
From the losing team

So, have they grayed your rainbow?
Track Name: Veteran
Rage has kept the sound of your heart cutting through my brain
Rage is a song from your dream that washed away my pain
Where the melody rose then died again
And again and again till it’s lost in vain

Wahee, does it still mess with you, my friend?
Wahoo, or did it grow out of trend?
Wahee, your raging heart never failed to defend your soul

Rage has echoed again from these headstones
Your sweet rage is like a warning for a pool of vagabonds

I know they stole your crown
They killed your myth and left it drown
In your citadel while you were homeward bound
But god gave you away and I’m lost then found

Wahee, does it still mess with you, my friend?
Wahoo, or did it grow out of trend?
Wahee, your raging heart never failed to defend your soul

I’m yet to blow the song
The realm is on the fall
And the veteran is dead after all

Wahee, does it still mess with you, my friend?
Wahoo, or did it grow out of trend?
Wahee, your burning shrine will never descend
You’re gold
Track Name: Ashes
Spaces falling in between
You and I my baby queen
Fading traces, burning places
Everywhere our hearts have been

Graces gone too far apart
In a fruitless search for your troubled heart
Melting races, dying faces
You designed my disappointment and called it art

Ages drifting in blue
With a husband who curses god like you do
Dirty wages, crowded cages
On the way to burn the house I built with you
You’ll never know how much I loved you

Shattered paces
Scattered pages
Track Name: Elsewhere
Dawn has broken over the frozen city of tocsin, my good friend
And I’m still rebelling on the sidewalks with my unarmored heart
Against the howling wind

I’ve been searching for the key for years
But the door was open

You think I’m a fighter, a killer, a winner but you’re wrong
I’m only a busker writing love songs for worthless women
To keep me warm

I’ve been searching for the key for years
But the door was open