Contain Your Youth EP

by Isola

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released August 4, 2016

Isola:
Klara Gustafsson (Vocals)
Nathaniel Hovsepian (Saxophone, Vocals)
Alvar Johansson (Bass)
Isak Nilsson (Lead Guitar)
Jesper Pettersson (Rythm Guitar)
Victor Simonsson (Drums, Percussion)
Johan Fallström (Piano, Vocals, Glockenspiel)

Other:
Mathias Fältskog (Main Producer)
Staffan Birkedal (Producer)

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Track Name: Untreatable Optimism
I'd make you a star
If I knew how
If I could make you stay
Push the rest away
And down by the sea
There could be a place
So if you just stick by me
We can see where this ends

But this is just optimism
Just optimism that ends
So leave it there
It's just optimism
It's just optimism

And when you leave
I think I’ll be done
Then all the sounds
Has finally stopped
The doors have new locks
And the furniture’s gone
The dreams on the driveway
Are cleaned out by the wind
Yet I'm still outside
Doing my best to remember
What we once started with
And what we have left

But this is just optimism
Just optimism that ends
So let it rest
It's just optimism
It's just optimism
It's just optimism
Track Name: Old Friends
Back before the bells rang
Oh, what did we see?
In the bright green light of a summer
A night split open like the sea
Behind doors, by the canals
We would gather round
Keeping our dreams safe and sound

Then all of you would rise for me
Then all of you would rise for me
Then all of you would rise for me

But it’s just the machineries of summertime
It’s just the machineries of summertime
It’s just the machineries of summertime

But freedom wasn’t at all
What we dreamt it up to be
Just a symphony for no one
And a harmless disease
So when the walls where growing closer
Desperation took its toll
You hung your ambitions from a clipon tie
And gave up all control

Then what is left of you and me
Then what is left of you and me
Then what is left of you and me

But it’s just the machineries of summertime
It’s just the machineries of summertime
It’s just the machineries of summertime

No one knows what we could be
No one knows what we could be
No one knows what we could be
Track Name: I'm Okay If You're Okay
It’s a bit too cold out here
And the streets are empty and wide
I feel too naked when I'm with you
But I don't want to leave your side
The rain will cover up your tracks
And leave me with an empty bed
So when I wake up tomorrow
I only got the things you said

Oh do I really love you
Just as much as I need you
Oh and do I care about you
Just as much as I can’t stop thinking about you

You said you enjoyed the older days
When the movies were real
Then there’s that light in your eyes
Tell me how am I supposed to feel?
If I could rub it out I would
Things would be simpler that way
But you’ve found a place within me
Isn't it just wonderful

Oh do I really love you
Just as much as I need you
Oh and do I care about you
Just as much as I can’t stop thinking about you

And you’d never start
If I didn’t start
And you wouldn’t mind
If this one was the last
But it’s not as important now
Track Name: Be Safe/Be Sound
Under bridges and trains
Art in the concrete
We’ve built something all for ourselves
Room’s the only thing we got here

I’d like to think I’m trying hard enough
Although the truth isn’t fair
So when I lay awake under the sky
Oh, then I would swear

That we’ll grow up someday
Find somewhere else to stay
I know I’ll find a way

Do you need perspective?
Because I got plenty to spare
Like the sound they make when they’re alone
And the long cold nights that cling to your bones
But we’ll grow up someday
Find somewhere else to stay
Life always finds a way

But its’ cold in november when they lock all the doors
But I can promise you that with all your wars
Oh, no matter how hard you try
The stain on your name it will never die

But we’ll grow up someday
Find somewere else to stay
I know I’ll find a way

But we’ll grow up someday
Find somewere else to stay
Life always finds its ways

Take me home
If you go home
Take me home
If you go home
Take me home
If you go home
Take me home
If you go home

But we’ll grow up someday
Find somewere else to stay
I know I’ll find a way

But we’ll grow up someday
Find somewere else to stay
Life always finds its ways
Track Name: Flowers
The room looks brighter
With all the furniture gone
I should’ve done this weeks ago
Held my breath and turned the lights on
Now it will take forever
Just to finish this song
And I haven't even started
No, no

There was another side of it
I just couldn’t see it before
What you hid in your apartment
It’s the world’s greatest encore
The you they knew was different
From the one carried down the hall
Drumrolls shake the building
But there’s no time to fall

I wanna leave my best regards
Though I’ve forgotten them now
And what do you say
When nothing will make it alright?
Their barricades are flooded
The sympathy wearing thin
Someone has drawn a line here
And they won’t let me in
And they won’t let me in
And they won’t let me in

But I just came for the flowers
I just came here for the flowers
I just came for the flowers
I just came for the flowers
I just came for the flowers
I just came for the flowers