ECHOES FROM OUR PAST

by V.A.

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n (intro) 03:06
come home, come see our place our labyrinth, you keep pace we push the boundaries so the rules are bent so it’s give and take come wallow in my sorrow breathe your air into my lungs what hides in my shadow? my worst fear is real life
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remember the dream remember the dream remember the dream remember the thirst, a hunger for more remember the future, the simple hope remember the dream, always rising remember the future, true and pure this is not the ending moving forth without a reason find another kind of truth try expanding the horizon with our heads into the blue floating freely, use no pressure hear beyond this frequency and my skin burns from the fire as it flares inside of me and if i wake, it doesn't matter if reality's a dream if these thoughts are all we have then the future's still unseen remember the thirst, a hunger for more remember the future, the simple hope remember the dream, always rising (remember the dream, remember the dream) (remember the dream, remember the dream) remember the future, true and pure (remember the dream, remember the dream) (remember the dream) this is not the ending (remember the dream, remember the dream) everybody has them (remember the dream, remember the dream) so you're lost in this dimension seeking recipes of youth solve the riddle, live forever watch it over in review no solutions, no real motion licking sadness from your cheek and my fingers turn to ashes as they brush against your weakness and i hate that i can't help them that it's fact, not fantasy it's these thoughts, they're all we have but the future's still unseen it's fact, not fantasy everybody has them ah (remember the dream) remember the thirst, a hunger for more remember the future, the simple hope remember the dream, always rising remember the future, true and pure this is not the ending remember the dream, always rising remember the future, true and pure this is not the ending remember the dream, remember the dream remember the dream, remember the dream remember the dream, remember the dream
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it’s a thin, thin line and i've walked both sides of it see the other side appear so tempting, worth dying for it and your limbs, aching out of want absorbing your every thought worth risking it all for working its wonders and now for you over the ocean outcast, with nowhere to go (nowhere to go, nowhere to go) a brighter forecast, new winds will blow (we let it go, we let it go) the storm that's drawing near it calms and the air is cleared waste my youth chasing kites i know will blow out of my hands push our heads in the sand, there is nothing here to seek no discovery of mine will be safe in these seas you feel that bitter taste on your tongue swallow your every wrong let your sins fill your lungs ending all worries now for you over the ocean outcast, with nowhere to go (nowhere to go, nowhere to go) a brighter forecast, new winds will blow (we let it go, we let it go) the storm that's drawing near it calms and the air is cleared waste my youth chasing kites i know will blow out of my hands overlooking our past, letting it go a brighter forecast, new winds will blow the storm that's drawing near will calm when the air is cleared waste my youth chasing kites i know will blow
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i thought i felt a spark i thought i saw a flame then something changed in you who took the blame my plan was foolproof as i became the fortress of your heart love, the kind that kills and scars will make you kneel and crawl to hell and back the words that slit your throat and make you think of love as the new black as what you lack love the sound of letting go the sight of youth that we all set aside when the world was new under the full moon only endless rain and absence of your heart love, the kind that kills and scars will make you kneel and crawl to hell and back the words that slit your throat and make you think of love as the new black as what you lack love
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we don't ask for anything your lives could have been unaffected we don't ask you to give all it won't make us more than what is reflected can you see the scar in the perfect sky? and the hills align with a crooked smile? oh, oh why? we don't ask for anything your lives could have been unaffected (we don't ask you to give all) we don't ask you to give all it won't make us more than what is reflected
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a backwards march my back against meadows of fear where it all began and there’s a hunt for they seek the whom and the purest of hearts let their spirits be consumed there’s a new world laid at your feet we build an army from nothing we raise our children to the beat of its comforting pounding a forward talk solely against old ways and means we’re not like them, nesu i’m on a hunt to find the cure and before i depart into the deepest blue behind all insecurity there is a wall of assurance she is her own worst enemy she fights her battles for no one there’s a new world laid at your feet we build an army from nothing we raise our children to the beat of its comforting pounding let it sink in for a new beginning you know better now water fills her lungs and she’s inhaling you feel better now underneath the stars her body sinking you do better now a heavy sigh then not a sound we have no lives to sacrifice she makes us sing dampens the cries if there’s a want for something new you might find me at the start or where it ends for you let it sink in for a new beginning you know better now water fills her lungs and she’s inhaling you feel better now underneath the stars her body sinking you do better now a heavy sigh then not a sound
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moving closer now your hand just knocked me off my feet yeah like a puppet now i cannot move to my own beat but i can dance tonight i’ll make up songs for us to sing you hold my heart with cotton string and to your rhythm i will shout my love for play take off your hat and pull a rabbit out for me i’m like a lackey now i’ll lay on my back, get on my knees so i will dance now but i can dance tonight i’ll make up songs for us to sing you hold my heart with cotton string and to your rhythm i will shout my love for play
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who builds a world upon a man? my ship has sailed, this ship has sailed it was loaded with jewels and gems wave my vices farewell for the best the careless knot i knew wouldn’t hold pulled you out to open sea silence drained us on all that was golden you got the worst of me shouting at the top of my lungs as loud as the siren sings now i watch it all slip away, slip away with my hands untied as the sky bleed red as empty as your open chest i roam the hills deliriously walk in the shatters at the bottom of our ocean you drifting off to leave me clean the careless knot i knew wouldn’t hold pulled you out to open sea silence drained us on all that was golden you got the worst of me shouting at the top of my lungs as loud as the siren sings spiralling out of control i had to set you free now i watch it all slip away, slip away with my hands untied as the sky bleed red
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used to be clean now i’m filthy as can be scrubbing off every spot used to be mean now i’m good as can be brace me up i’m your slut may the god of me protect my soul as i stay a little while longer in this dusty rabbit hole to sing my song chained onto your bed used to be told my silence is gold coughing up every drop used to give small now i’m granting you all stepping up i’m your slut may the god of me protect my soul as i stay a little while longer in this dusty rabbit hole to sing my song chained onto your bed used to be clean now i'm filthy as can be
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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 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 shadow for nothing they hunting for all of my skin the walls of my shack to cave in their armies be close on my heels chase my shadow for nothing they hunting for all of my skin the walls of my shack to cave in your love, your love, your love 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 shadow for nothing they hunting for all of my skin the walls of my shack to cave in their armies be close on my heels chase my shadow for nothing they hunting for all of my skin the walls of my shack to cave in their armies be close on my heels chase my shadow for nothing to get this blood bank pumping they hunting for all of my skin the walls of my shack to cave in your love, your love, your love your love, your love, your love
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Aroma Ecito 06:07
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Lai 01:45
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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, gone, gone gone, gone and the battle goes on and the love that you felt will be here when you are gone and the songs that you sang and the words that you meant will be here when you are gone 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 gone, gone, gone gone, gone 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 and the battle goes on and the love that you felt will be here when you are gone and the songs that you sang and the words that you meant will be here when you are gone
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in the blackened waters of conceit i saw my silhouette, pale and bleached all thin outlines and no shape dash the surface for the self to show displays a vague shadow i should know unless you define me, there’s no faith continue the line i draw fill in the missing mark without you, you i am who? build me up all nice and tall lift me up and make me soar out of the blue, blue i’ll be new here we spent every resource against the current, change the course with no land in sight, give me pace owning up to each letter i spelled rewrite the story that i now tell come, let’s run from the chase continue the line i draw fill in the missing mark without you, you i am who? build me up all nice and tall lift me up and make me soar out of the blue, blue i’ll be new across the bottomless blue seeking the truth i turn to you reflected back in all your shine a making of your design continue the line i draw fill in the missing mark
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creeping, throbbing saunter from corner to wall trying to part the whispers from shouting and calls this will is itching this want is making me soar what is expected, to seem a happy whore? come on, just kill these demands and notions all this commotion is not worth it come one just give this a second coming an age is dawning with all smiles and laughter one foot forward, will you be catching my fall? once i give i know you’ll be claiming more you’ve had me scratching you have been talking me soar what is expected, to carry you in my arms? come on, just kill these demands and notions all this commotion is not worth it come one just give this a second coming an age is dawning with all smiles and laughter come on, just kill these come on, just kill these come on, just kill these come on, just kill these demands and notions all this commotion is not worth it come one just give this a second coming an age is dawning with all smiles and laughter
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i feel it now i feel it now, i feel it now like the meds are wearing off like it hasn't stopped bleeding and you're taking the band-aids off the secret's out, the secret's out and it's doing its broadwalk some sick and twisted beat could maybe stop their talking oh, wipe it off wipe it off lately, i feel it now wipe it off ooh (just wipe it off) i feel it now wipe it off i needed that, i needed that just a scratch on the arm and you didn't notice a thing 'till you saw that there was blood the thing is now, the thing is now it's not that deep of a cut so, easy, use your sleeve and just wipe it off i feel it now, i feel it now like the meds are wearing off i feel it now, i feel it now like the meds are wearing off (and you're taking the band-aids off) i feel it so well (wipe it off) i feel it now, i feel it now i feel it so well (wipe it off) (like it hasn't stopped bleeding and you're taking the band-aids off) wipe it off (the secret's out, the secret's out and it's doing its boardwalk some sick and twisted beat could maybe stop their talking) and i feel it now and i feel it now i feel it now, i feel it now like the meds are wearing off like it hasn't stopped bleeding and you're taking the band-aids off (i feel it now) the secret's out, the secret's out and it's doing its boardwalk some sick and twisted beat could maybe stop their talking
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b by 2020k 03:33
there it was the land of decay we should pack our things and run away rest in the quick sand shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand sink slowly, not take flight let silence take us at daylight take a deep breath as we go, as we go wanting higher wanting higher up wanting higher ’til morning forces us to climb back down i’d rather stay, i’d rather let us drown what a harsh, unpleasant hello the paranoia i’ve learned to live with, although i will never shake what’s there behind your songs are still playing in my mind all that white only turns you blue look after me and i’ll look after you take a deep breath as we go, as we go
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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, oh! you make my waters flow now look how tall i grow i'm not human oh, 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? oh, oh! you make my waters flow now look how tall i grow i'm not human oh, oh! with you, it's magical the urge is animal i'm not human oh, oh! you make my waters flow now look how tall i grow i'm not human oh, oh! with you, it's magical the urge is animal i'm not human i saw you there at night your shape appeared in the distance your face distorted in the light
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our finds beneath the cloak of night has our minds in control we guard them with our weary eyes and we watch them grow when the time is right and we’re ready to begin at the first tide, your patience’s wearing thin we scatter in the night like scarlet red on winter white melting into thin the kind of which i came to be after being swallowed whole by offering a piece of me to any given fool we scatter in the night like innocent sheets of white spreading by the wind she goes high leave no sound she goes high leave no sound they turn to us they ask us why who say they are to trust what we define? they turn to us (you know they, you know they, you know they won't) they ask us why who say they are to trust what we define? who say? (you know they, you know they, you know they won't) who say? who say? (you know they, you know they, you know they won't) she goes high (you know they, you know they, you know they won't) leave no sound
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might look so grand from a distance that you need to touch it gives a vision of the simple but it isn’t much i won’t be fooled by its touch or emotional supply the scent of the fair and heavy allure will dry the cold and the bare grasped so delicate by one's eye is why we can’t ally and elope to wry almost forgotten the way we used to live for play to be accepted i must blend into conventions way and sing in universal ways i won’t be fooled by its touch or emotional supply the scent of the fair and heavy allure will dry the cold and the bare grasped so delicate by one's eye is why we can’t ally and elope to wry
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who builds a world upon a man? my ship has sailed, this ship has sailed it was loaded with jewels and gems wave my vices farewell for the best the careless knot i knew wouldn’t hold pulled you out to open sea silence drained us on all that was golden you got the worst of me shouting at the top of my lungs as loud as the siren sings now i watch it all slip away, slip away with my hands untied as the sky bleed red as empty as your open chest i roam the hills deliriously walk in the shatters at the bottom of our ocean you drifting off to leave me clean the careless knot i knew wouldn’t hold pulled you out to open sea silence drained us on all that was golden you got the worst of me shouting at the top of my lungs as loud as the siren sings spiralling out of control i had to set you free now i watch it all slip away, slip away with my hands untied as the sky bleed red ten years ago a mystery came with our neurones in flame to solve your quest and now we're sailing every corner of your ocean we don't care if it is empty
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tap your glass let me unfold shall i tap your glass and let me see you unfold tap your glass and let me see you unfold vou dar um tapa na pantera pra elevar e sua atenção chamar enquanto encho até a beira depois de cheio estar quebrar e transbordar todas minhas suspensões from the tide that's rising using all of my force i form shapes of the sea you're changing it's course we are creating new islands now will the flood come and swallow down our sorrow drown we drown we drown we drown we drown here draw a breath and let ourselves go through the dark veil, we slowly float i feel the salt slowly fill your throat
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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 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 the lightest dunes of sand won't let me raise my voice stranded on dried up land flooded and overgrown ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh ooh, ooh
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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, gone, gone gone, gone and the battle goes on and the love that you felt will be here when you are gone and the songs that you sang and the words that you meant will be here when you are gone 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 gone, gone, gone gone, gone 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 and the battle goes on and the love that you felt will be here when you are gone and the songs that you sang and the words that you meant will be here when you are gone
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i never dreamt i’d meet someone like you all unwanted features build the unity of you but i like you you see the overall of what we are is it a sad, sad sight viewed from afar? why don’t you call? whatever made you into clump like you the icing cold that leaks out through cracks of you makes us as new whatever made you seem so very small are you tiny in real life but large in thought? who’s standing tall cannot wait until i get my hands on you we can do the things we said we would you never had a true friend like i someone to pick you up when you needed to be carried through if my hands weren’t so very sharp this broken glass that surrounds wherever we are wouldn’t do us part whatever made you into clump like you the fiery warmth that reeks out from miles of you is burning through whatever made you seem so very small are you in real life but large in thought? come stand up tall cannot wait until i get my hands on you we can do the things we said we would cannot wait until i see your smiling faces and our love will be misunderstood
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i come bearing legacy that we caused jointly in our dawning land i come with delivery and i have wrapped it in my mourning band i give you my history that i expect your tender arms around give it love and think of me these are the letters from our compound we see the dawning of novelty where we embrace the grand of subtlety time finally caught up with me a mouldering image of a fleeing fugitive toned down but playful you say your greetings with goodbyes your cup is brimful sorrow stricken with a smile now we found the cure returning to the shore change is always given to the searchers who explore don’t expect to hear from me ‘cause i have got to feed our hungry mouths i do enjoy your company but we must work to keep you content i see the better and worse in me i embrace the grand of subtlety but you finally caught up with me a mouldering image of a fleeing fugitive now we found the cure returning to the shore change is always given to the searchers who explore

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we are iambountyfan, the official international fan club for all things iamamiwhoami, ionnalee, To whom it may concern. and all related artists.

iambountyfan is a non-profit community, created by fans for the fans in 2010 and currently managed by dedicated members from all over the world.

our community is likewise comprised of talented people, well-versed in different creative fields. over the course of ten years, the creative forces behind what was soon to become one of the most influential acts of the now past decade have shaped a cinematic, mysterious world which would engage thousands of people around the globe, and overall led a pivotal role in foregrounding the significance of audiovisual works into the ever-growing but stark reality of the music industry.

as project manager for ECHOES FROM OUR PAST, my main goal has always been to celebrate the artistic prowess of iamamiwhoami’s mastermind Jonna Lee and her musical companion Claes Björkund, as well as visual director and DOP John Strandh, former collaborators Robin Kempe-Bergman, Agustín Moreaux, Mathieu Mirano and all the other wonderful creatives who have in one way or another contributed to make Jonna’s visions come to fruition, and in turn creating an endless source of inspiration to many; to make the art shine through the eyes, mouths, ears and hands of countless others after having been given so much, as our own way to give back, for once, through the very same means.

coming in the combined shape of both a tribute album and a carefully compiled artbook, ECHOES FROM OUR PAST is the result of a year worth of hard work, collecting words, visuals and sounds from all over the globe, under coordination of iamamiwhoami, ionnalee and To whom it may concern.’s international fan club iambountyfan.

hereby, we proudly present the culmination of our shared efforts - a project made by fans, for the fans, and the ultimate love letter to the artists who have changed our worlds for the better. tack for ålla!

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released December 4, 2019

made with contributions from the i community.

music and vocals by AIVA Redflower, Andrew Philka, Ane Paška, B.B. Park, Babs, Beltrano, Cairo Braga, Christopher Norman, ein einmeier, Faeryu, faux., Florence G.S., Franco Malanaphy, Garrett Howard, Gevatter Tod, Gregor Zemljič, Hurhii, icecolddiamond, inigo child, Kah Sing, Kiersten Moser, Kosmmik, Lainey Wakeman, leo mel, Liliny, Luka Palisæde, maeve, Magdalena Holter, Matteus, Milan Hluchý, Minute Taker, Mouth of a Network, Namo Son’Monster, niu, Ølsten, OUJI, RJ Kozain / 2020k, Ruzina Frankulin, Saant, Sam So, shayyne, Summer McGaha, Vinícius Leite, and V.

artworks by Alis Rožmberk, Anderson de Castro, Andrei Draghici, Andrey Semenski, Andrew Zatsepin / boverly8, Anouk van der Meer, Artem Gavrikov, Carlos Cavalero, Curtis Venters, Diego Rincon, Emely Cassaro, Evelyn Lucares, Florence G.S., Francisco Lucas / anubisvive, Giovanni Marquez / gioblush, Higor Brunieri, James Fenner, James Jeffers, Liisa Kwo, M. Anna Sliwka / gosia, masha_skywalker, Michelle Salgado, Milan Zejak, Miriam Barros / mika, Nikita Kolomin / polufuckin, Olya Alibaeva, Othávio Canabarro, Pepe Delgado Navarro, Rareș Tabacu, Rodnei T. Junior, Selton Cavalcante, Stephanie O’ Donnell, tavvro, Voicu Mureșanu, yannis angel, and Zhan Sagimbaev / gizology_man.

special contributions from Doron Davidson-Vidavski and Zola Jesus.

ECHOES FROM OUR PAST project management by Marco Napolitano.
graphic design by Sam So. unending support by Florence G.S.,
Andrew Pickett, Valentin Cervellera, and Mary of iambountyfan.

cover artwork by James Jeffers, Florence G.S., Curtis Venters, and Anouk van der Meer.

digital edition by Valentin Cervellera / brainra.

original songs and compositions by iamamiwhoami and ionnalee,
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executive production by iambountyfan, 2018-2019.

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