The Silent Siren (Knocking and Running Away)

by The Interstate Life

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released May 13, 2017

All songs written by Giorgio Fareira**
Recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed by Giorgio Fareira
Artwork and co-produced by Veseth Sieu
Mastered by Earle Holder at HDQTRZ Studio (hdqtrz.com)

**(Knocking and Running Away) composed by Ren Reed and Giorgio Fareira

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The Interstate Life Birmingham, Alabama

Giorgio Fareira had a viral YouTube video in early 2012 called "Giorgio Loves Sonic" that not only got him 2 guest appearances on The Ellen Show; it also gave him the confidence needed to believe in his ability to inspire people.

The Interstate Life is Giorgio's endeavor to spread love and music as far and wide as possible.

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Track Name: Introduction
I haven't been so captivated in quite a while
I've never seen a room light up like the way it does when you smile
I haven't met a girl like you in all my years alive
Until tonight

I wanna get to know you
From the inside out
Learn more about the things we talked about
If this is love
Then this is love
Let it be

I wouldn't wanna die
Without ever knowing you
Even if we fall apart
I wouldn’t want to die
Without ever having known you

I'm here in the right place
At the perfect time
I slide next to you
And let you speak your mind
And I know it gets hard
When things fall apart
And you're not fine
Well neither am I
But I'm here
And I'm staying
And I wanna hear more of what you're saying

I wouldn't wanna die
Without ever knowing you
Even if you break my heart
I wouldn't wanna die
Without ever having known you

I wanna know you for the rest of my days
I wanna keep you real close to me
And I wouldn't want to die
Without ever having known you
Track Name: Snow
You've been waiting in the snow
But I'd never have thought to look up
To find you as you’re softly falling all around
The curse of what we don't know
And a gross lack of sense
Is what froze me in my tracks
Though it hasn't quite been cold enough for that

Our hearts still beat a song
We lose track of the rhythm
But slowly sway along
We'll synchronize
We're keeping time

I've been expecting snow
But I'd never have thought I’d look up
And smile as it's softly falling all around
The beauty of the unknown
And count it as bliss
You froze me in my tracks
Though our love is far too warm for that

Every bit of love
Every thought and raw reaction is a snowflake
Never the same shape
But when my eyes get fixed on yours
I know precisely which flakes I want to cover me
Sent by heaven's purity from you to this tapestry of broken things

God, I hope these words
And poorly crafted metaphors
Can speak some truth to you
So you'll see what you do to me

It's the first snow of the winter
Though I'm warmer than I've been for quite some time
Track Name: Heart Spill
Eating and reading
And sleeping and dreaming
And wishing that you
Would come near me and merely
Be with me for keeps
In my heart in my mind
In my soul in my arms

Not feeling reluctant
To laugh at my charm
Just to know you I’m grateful
To see you, the same
Oh how much your love fills me
Compassion compels me
I need you to hear me
Next time we’re alone
Track Name: Someday
We gaze at the same moon at night
We look at the same stars
But that's about all we both can see
While staring at this moonlit sky
How blissful could it be
If as I spend my nights with you in mind
You'd be thinking of me?

I am anything but sad
I'm as far from sad as I am from you
Because I know and I have faith
That I will someday be your man

You sent a song to me one night
So we could share the sound
Our synchronized worlds began to shake
I feel each chord beneath my feet
My body resonates
You play my heartstrings perfectly
Across all of this space

I am anything but sad
I'm as far from sad as I am from you
Because I know and I have faith
That you will someday be my man

And in my dreams tonight, my love
I’ll hear you and you’ll hear me
Yeah in my dreams tonight, my love
I'll see you and you'll see me

You’ll see me
You’ll hear me
Track Name: So Long
Looking back on all the love stories in my life
I found a gem I thought you might like
It's a tale that doesn't end so well
But it's one that I'll never regret
I can't forget her now
She's still in my head somehow
She smiled and said

"We'll only be teens for the next few years
Let's be young while we know we still can
And when you realize don't you be surprised
At the red from `my heart in your hands"
Oh she's got me right where she wanted me now
We had a love that I can never just forget about

Subtle glances in the hallways
I could swear I'd never seen her before
It would be springtime in seven days
But I still couldn't speak what I'd been dying to say
So I asked my friends "What's her deal?
And how could I steal her heart once I've caught her eye?"
They blew my cover and told her the truth
They did what I wouldn’t do
And I'm so glad she didn't mind
When she smiled and said

"We'll only be teens for the next few years
Let's be young while we know we still can
And when you realize don't you be surprised
At the red from my heart in your hands"
Oh she's got me right where she wanted me now
We've got a love that we can never just forget about

We could have taken our time, darling
We could have lost our minds too
So we didn’t waste our lives
We've only got one chance to get it right
I hated to let you go
It wasn’t right and but it wasn’t wrong
‘Cause we both had to choose
What to keep
What to lose
And we decided to move on
When we said “so long”

She said that we'll only be teens for the next few years
Let's be young while we know we still can
And when you realize don't you be surprised
At the red from my heart in your hands
Oh and we are right where we want to be now
Though we had a love that we can never just forget about

I can’t forget about you
I can never just forget about you
I can’t forget about you
I can never just forget you
Track Name: Twisted Romance
It seems with one word
It all goes awry
I feel in my bones
What I see in her eyes

See her face
Break his heart
Oh what fragile things we are
Or we can be when we’re

Caught up in twisted romance
Please excuse me for my redundancy
Just move me on one course
Rather than wandering around the world
I've been in a world of trouble

3 months only
Even 2 weeks gone
Still she’s left an imprint
Filled my head with precious memories
Of her and me

Twist me
Shake me
Go on and take me

I've missed you
Across thousands of miles
And over 4 million minutes
The distance would get shorter
And our love would grow forever
If only time would have spoken a little sooner

There are thoughts that you hide
But I can see in your eyes that we're still…
Track Name: Interlude (New England)
Huddled up next to a heater
14 years old
Oh these New England winters
Can make you cold
From your skin to your marrow
This doesn’t feel like home
I wish you were near
Oh how I wish you were near
Track Name: Emptiness Between
Whatever it is between you and me
It's an emotional gravity
No matter where my mind wanders
It always lands on you

But how do you captivate me?
You're so much more than good memories
You are Mercury, my past
You are the sun, my future
And there's only emptiness between

I'm on a journey to a star so bright
It illuminates the moon
Though I've been so far so long
I’ll be so near so soon
I'm on a journey to a star so bright
All the others disappear
Though I'm so far so gone
I am so soon so near

But how do you captivate me?
You're so much more than good memories
You are Mercury, my past
You are the sun, my future
And there's only emptiness between
But you're pulling me close with your gravity

It's the 3-2 of the countdown
The start of the end of the prequel
The last few words of the prologue
The journey is nearing its end
The adventure's about to begin
Track Name: I Won't Speak
I think I may have found
The one that I've been waiting for
Oh so many years ago
I've tested many waters
And I swim with many mermaids
But no one can drown me quite like you can though

I try to explain
But nothing comes out of my mouth
Of my words of my mind of my heart
It's like I've been locked on you
Like the words on my chest are locked on me
For so many years
I’ve been grounded by fears

I'm gonna close my eyes
With my hands open wide
And pray the love of my life
Won't slip away
But if I know someday we
Forever can be you and me
I'll be okay
But if these words can’t make their way to your heart
Then how can I?

I’ve been gone for so long
And all I've got is my guitar
And my notepad
But I don’t have the courage to speak to you
Would I let someone I love
Fade away so easily?
Since I can’t be near
Will I disappear from your memory?

This mess that is me
Couldn't possibly be anything good for you
But if you call on me
I'll run to you so fast I'll soar

But if these words can’t make their way to your heart
And if God won’t somehow keep us from being apart
And if all this hasn’t meant a thing to you so far
Then how can I?
Track Name: But If I Do...
I've got no ground beneath my feet
But there's no reason to be afraid

I've got these lungs, my tongue and teeth
But they've got no reason to be
When I've not got sense enough
To use them to speak

My presence lingers in your dreams
But I have no reason to be

Forget me
Forgive me
Forget me but don't regret me

Still I'll write these songs deflate my lungs
And swallow these words that cut my tongue

I've got no ground beneath my feet
Still there’s no reason to be afraid

And I've got my lungs, my tongue and teeth
But they've got no reason to be
If I don't speak

I've got no ground beneath my feet
Still there’s no reason to be afraid

I've got my lungs, my tongue and teeth
But they've got no reason to be
If I don't speak

My presence lingers when you sleep
But I've got no right to haunt your dreams


Still I'll write these songs deflate my lungs
And spit out these words that cut my tongue

I know you’re moving on
But I can’t help but think about you
If you call on me
Then I will run right back to you

Forget me
Forgive me
Forget me but don't regret me
Forget me
Forgive me
Track Name: My Way (Our Way?)
You don't ever speak a word to me
Unless it's from the bottom of your heart
And, love, I hope you couldn't see
How torn I was when we were torn apart

But if I had it my way
Oh the nights wouldn't be so cold
If I had it my way
You and I would be our home
If I had it my way
I'd have never left you all alone
But it seems this life is not mine
It seems this life is not mine

Would you bring such woeful songs to be
If you’re the best thing that's ever happened to me?
Is it better to have loved and left
Than never to have left at all?

I feel you cry when I call

Please, love, don't let me die
Without your fingers laced in mine
At least one more time
One more night

You and I sit in a crowded room
But all I see is you and I say
"Hey, where's my anniversary gift?"
And you lift our clasped hands and reply
"This is it"
And in that moment
Every second spent wishing
All of the hoping and missing
Every sad thought of you
And every honest pursuit of love
In the wrong direction
Melts away
And I look down at my younger self and say
"You better cherish every second you hold that hand.
'Cause you may never get to feel this way again."
Track Name: Here's Looking at You, Kid
Move forward from the broken heart
Leave it in the past
Let go of all the pain
Of the love that didn't last
Start fresh with your story now
It hasn't ended yet
You've got more to do
With your life than regret

She tried to love me well
And love me right
But I just couldn't be there enough
She needed someone by her side
When everything was getting rough
But I've been gone so far
For so very long
And I thank God
That she found someone
So I'll tell myself to...

That you didn't fight like hell
To be by her side
Regret
That you couldn't be there
Through her darkest of nights
Regret
That you didn't speak up
While you firmly held your peace
If you love her like you say you do
Then let her go
Let her be free to

Move forward from the broken heart
Leave it in the past
And let go of all the pain
Of the love that didn't last
Keep living out your story now
And I'll love you just the same
We've got so much more to do
Than regret what our lives never became
I'm grateful that we got the time we did
And I'll always consider you my friend
This is not goodbye
It's just "The End."

This is not goodbye
Track Name: The Silent Siren
I'm no Romeo
No I'm no fickle soul
Rosaline who?
Rosaline, you are sorely missed
You're not my baggage
You're my muse
Every word I've written
Is soaked in thoughts of you

You're the silent siren
Calling out to me
Begging me to speak now
As I forever hold my peace

You’ve been knocking
I’ve been running away

“If you love her let her go”
Seven words of guidance
I wish I'd never known
Can I decide it ‘s her
Or no one at all
Even if you want me to fall in love again?

You’ve been knocking
I’ve been running away

Love brings action
My hundreds of millions of seconds of silence
Are proof that it’s more than just courage I lacked
It was love
‘Cause love brings action
There is no fear in love
True love trades fear for boldness
And if I don’t have the courage to speak the truth
Then I don’t have the courage to love

You’ve called me out
You’ve opened my eyes
Now I’ll open my mouth

You’re the shrieking siren
Calling out to me
Telling me to speak now
Or I may never have true peace
Track Name: Anthem (For Diane)
I look into your eyes
And I see
Just how precious life can be
Believe me when I say
You're a blessing
Words cannot express
How brave
You prove to be everyday
You're more than worth fighting for
You're an inspiration

Sometimes it slips my mind
That I can only live one day at a time
How can I help someone today?
‘Cause I'm fine and it's not a crime
To help somebody who's got different problems than mine
So what do I have that I can give away?

When I'm gone
I don't just want to be remembered
For the life I lived
I want to be remembered
For the life I gave

I won't walk away
And I won’t sit in silence
Holding on to what I have to give away
I won't walk away
No I will not be silent
Holding on to what I have to give away today

I want my love to be true
I wanna give my love to you
I won’t sit in silence
I’m gonna give my love to you