Free Falling from the Ground Up

by Ilana J

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released September 14, 2015

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Ilana J Birmingham, UK

UK singer-songwriter Ilana J is taking the music scene by storm with her relentless passion for songwriting and natural musical talent. An accomplished pianist/ guitarist, Ilana has a lyrical writing style which is very much her own.

Ilana's 2015 debut EP ‘Free Falling from the Ground Up’ was 6 original songs and was met with popular approval from music fans and industry professionals alike.
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Track Name: Paper Planes
Paper Planes

I remember when you slipped away that day
My bubble burst in every way
Everyone standing ...their lips moving
I had no idea what they were saying

I'd stare for hours into space
Trying so hard to remember your face
I wonder where your soul had gone
And how could the world just carry on

Life's just a silly game
The things we do, the things we say

Chorus
Like paper planes we'll fly into another sky
Like paper ships we'll sail into another sea
We're so fragile in this life
Better not waste it before our time


Tears fall like water through my fingers
What we don't see we easily forget
Memories like a faded newspaper
I've burnt those pages in my head

I've learnt this life's about letting go
Free falling, let the happiness flow
Scars of pain show on rainy days
Remind me not to chase the sun away

Life's just a silly game
The things we do the things we say

Chorus


To all the souls around the world
Learn to let go
All the souls around the world
Let's free fall

Chorus and out
Track Name: England
England

“Hello How d'you do ?”
You say “Jolly good “
I'm skipping pavements
It’s drizzling on the roofs
Chasing fashion full of grace
Diversity, you set the pace

I'm looking at fluffy clouds
Touchdown it’s London town

Chorus
Oh will you meet me on this London street
You will be my prince I will be your queen
We'll be here for centuries
An English garden evergreen
And you will be my England forever green

I hear familiar chimes
That clock has stood the test of time
Cross the river..cathedral
Past the buildings..medieval
We'll stand together in the square
I'll wear a ribbon in my hair

Here comes the marching band
Welcome to the Motherland

Chorus
oh yeah, oh yeah..


You will be my hope
You will be my glory
This is where it started
This tale of our love story

Chorus
oh yeah, oh yeah..

You'll be my prince I’ll be your queen
An English garden evergreen
We'll be here for centuries
You'll be my England forever green
Track Name: In the End
In the End

Oh no, you're back I see
Sadness, where have you been
Can’t you see I’ve been free to be me

Please turn around
Just walk away
I'll throw myself down
If that’s what it takes
Can’t you see I’ve been free to be me

‘Cause I know you'll be back some day
But for now, please can it wait
Let me hold on to the walls of this world
Let me be still in this moment
If that’s OK
If that’s OK
‘Cause in the end I know you'll have your own way

Oh yeah..you surprised it out of me
Sadness ...way too early
Couldn’t you leave me be to feel free

Well it doesn’t matter now
I’ve picked myself up
Sadness, you made me tough
Now I can see I'm free to be me

‘Cause I know you'll be back some day
But for now please can it wait
Let me hold on to the walls of this world
Let me be still in this moment
If that’s OK
If that’s OK
‘Cause in the end you'll have your own way
Track Name: I Believe In Love
I Believe in Love

Sometimes I hear stories that freak me out
I don’’t watch the news
I'd never leave the house
Other times tears swell in my eyes
Hearing tales of human sacrifice

I don’t wanna feel low on the truth
I wanna feel high on life
Believe in something good
Find me something to believe in
In this colourful world
In this colourful life

Chorus
Then I see the blue in your eyes
With my crimson smile
We'll make this lullaby come to life
We're swimming in this sea of love
Sent from somewhere above
And I’m wrapped up in your arms losing track of time
That’s when I know I believe in something
That’s when I know I believe in something
I believe in love

So I'm watching random people voice it out
So much passion
So much to talk about
Then there's the lost ones, the walking dead
They don’t talk much, they're just seeing red

I don’t wanna be smiling
Emptiness inside me
That would be hiding
Find me something to believe in
In this colourful world
In this colourful life

Chorus…

I wanna feel, I wanna feel
All the colors of love

Chorus…
Track Name: Sing
Sing

Was it the way that you looked that night
Or that you turned away when she tried to catch your eye
Was it because you walked away from your friends
And caught my attention with a smile that you sent

We said ‘hi’
And our worlds collided

Chorus
As we lay here till the sun creeps in
And the world is slowly spinning
My body's still and my soul is screaming
You're the one that makes my heart sing
You're the one that makes me sing

Was it the moon or the alignment of stars
The timing was right
The moment was ours
Was it because we haven't looked back
Forgetting loneliness
As a matter of fact

We are here
And the world is ours

Chorus


Every part of me wants to sing
Every part of me
Every part of me wants to sing
At the top of my heart


Chorus
Track Name: Smoke
Smoke

I’ve connected the dots, my mind doesn’t stop ‘cause I know where you’ve been
Phone is off, tell the world I’m not in
Drinking whiskey through a straw might soften the fall
Never really needed to get this high before

Farewell to cosy evenings
Our future’s floating, it’s disappearing
Hello lonely weekends
TV dinners spilling on my bed

Chorus
Because trust has scattered into dust
We could gather it all up
But it wouldn’t look like us
Together we look bleaker
I feel cheaper and you seem weaker
All we can do now is watch it go up in smoke

I can still hear sirens ringing in my ears
Love becomes a monster that’s feeding on my fears
I did my best, you did your worse
The in between is just a blur

Farewell to cosy evenings
Our future’s floating, it’s disappearing
Hello lonely weekends
TV dinners spilling on my bed

Chorus

‘Cause we both know
We’ve lost all control


Chorus x 2