Since I Was 5

by Ihor Shuhan Music

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $3 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
03:39
3.
03:22
4.
5.
05:05
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

about

Recorded in 3 days on a Tascam Portastudio 4-track tape recorder.

Little intellectual thought went into creating this album as I was more interested in exploring how it might be possible to capture the raw feeling that goes into the writing process of each song. Many of these songs were written, recorded in 1 to 2 takes and mixed, all within 20 minutes. This is what you hear. This was for me, an exercise in letting go and trusting myself and my work.

This album is inspired by and dedicated to John Frusciante.

credits

released March 15, 2017

All songs written and recorded by: Ihor Shuhan

Cover photograph taken by: Olya Shuhan

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Ihor Shuhan Music Accord, New York

contact / help

Contact Ihor Shuhan Music

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: I Can Wait
Stay
For a while
We can be

Friends
If you want
Seems to me

So
That you know
I die

Inside
Every time
You walk by

We are young
So in love, oh
I can wait

There is time
You ought to know, oh
I can wait
I can wait

I do
My best to
Keep my pain

Still
Find it hard
Against my grain

Until
I can speak
I will hide

I've seen
You smile
Deep inside

We are young
So in love, oh
I can wait

There is time
You ought to know, oh
I can wait
Yes, I can wait
Track Name: If Only
Only the
Longest night
After a year I don’t

See what Is
Wrong but I
Have to go home could I

Maybe you
Know who came
Sister to what she says

Acting a
Fool again
What can I do for him

Send me
Away won’t you

Get her to stay
Won’t you

What can
I do with you

What can
We lose here too

If you only you know and what would you do I only told you then
Then how could the light in all of your eyes hold you there and when
I said it before but I’ll sit
You will be suffering it
If you only you know and what would you do to me then
Track Name: Soon You'll See
Flying like a bird above the sea
I wait
For land to come to me

Singing my song every night
The fate
Of every one

Waiting for the wind to come around
Behind
Each and every face

When we try to satisfy
Creates
A wild eye

All I know
Is now behind
But I can try
To sing, a lullaby to you
And I know that soon you’ll see

Sitting back and hoping that they cry
Is no
Way to answer me

As I try to rectify
Look at
How I see things

Only in the dark will I reply
Why
Follow me outside

You must be straight up out your mind
If all
You say to me is

All I know
Is now behind
But I can try
To sing, a lullaby to you
And I know that soon you’ll see
Track Name: Sleeping
Sometimes I think I’ve lost my mind
So much to see yet I feel blind
I stay in touch though I’m behind
I would not trade this state of mind

Sleeping

I am staying here for life
I’ve been this way since I was five
I’ll take enough just to survive
I’d hardly say that I’m alive

I think I learn a lot at school
Thrown back into the whirlpool
Lay down to rest my face in drool
For country I will be your fuel

Sleeping

I am staying here for life
I’ve been this way since I was five
I’ll take enough just to survive
I’d hardly say that I’m alive
Track Name: Nothing You Do
After all these days I’ve spent
Here with you

You go some other way
I know you do

Down the road on the other side
You’ll see some friends

And on your way home you stop and pray
Meeting the ends

I am lost I have to get home
I’d call you to talk but I’ve misplaced my phone
My body is tired and the wind’s blowing on
Nothing you do to leave me alone
Nothing you do to leave me alone

Some time after this is done
You’ll look up to see

The sky above and the ground below
And before you a hot cup of tea

There’s a man next to you and he takes all your money
And he leaves you alone in your socks

Yet I hear the words, and your melody playing
From your music box

I am lost I have to get home
I’d call you to talk but I’ve misplaced my phone
My body is tired and the wind’s blowing on
Nothing you do to leave me alone
Nothing you do to leave me alone

You are the love of my life I know
You are the love I know, I know
You are the love of my life I say it
You are the love I love everyday
You are the love I love everyday

I am lost I have to get home
I’d call you to talk but I’ve misplaced my phone
My body is tired and the wind’s blowing on
Nothing you do to leave me alone
Nothing you do to leave me alone
Track Name: Till It Happens To You
Turn me
Back to the door
And I’m falling
Down to the floor
Do you hear me?
Or am I alone in my mind

Someday
After we kiss
In the yard and
We will open our hearts up
Scare each other away

I don’t know what I’m doing
You could put me to ruin
There ain’t nothing wrong with love ‘till it happens to you

I love
Hearing about
How you’re feeling
Seeing you smile
Appearing
Happy as ever you were

Walking
With you a while
I can feel it
Coming up faster than ever
Sadder then I’ve ever been

I don’t know what I’m doing
You could put me to ruin
There ain’t nothing wrong with love ‘till it happens to you
Track Name: You Try So Hard
When was the last time that you had one?
Do you have anything to say?

How do you feel? I guess you’re hungry
We’ll have a meal after we pray

I’ll do what you say and
I will never ask you why
Listen to mother but
You try so hard to dignify

And you’re still here we’re getting tired
Why don’t you go away a while

I’ve heard the sun is nice around there
They’d put your style up on trial

I’ll do what you say and
I will never ask you why
Listen to mother but
You try so hard to dignify
Track Name: Make Me Wonder
Every time I hear that music play
I gotta go right back
And every minute that I’m in your room
Not a second goes to waste

I know its cold and dark and windy out
I think I still would take a walk
You got it going on yeah I can tell
And on your door I will knock

You can really make me wonder
You can really make me feel alright
And you really make me think about the days when
There was nothing there in sight

I’m sitting here with a microphone
Feeling my guitar
I’ll try to write though I don’t know how
Or sound poetic at all

La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

You can really make me wonder
You can really make me feel alright
And you really make me think about the days when
There was nothing there in sight

You can really make me wonder
You can really make me feel alright
And you really make me think about the days when
There was nothing there in sight
Track Name: Breathe - Part 2
As long as I can sing
As long as I can hear
As long as I will see
As long as I can fear

As long as I have you
As long as I can cry
As long as I pull through
As long as I get by

As long as I can breathe

As long as I have hope
As long as I can smile
As long as I can cope
As long as I’m worthwhile

As long as I can breathe
As long as I know who
As long as I am me
As long as I love you

As long as I can breathe