If Love is a Magnet

by Corinne Bahia

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about

This first mini-album is a record of the people I've known and the places I've been; a tribute to friends and friendships of now and then, and a musical exploration of my influences- from jazz, to pop, to soul, and further.

Each of the tracks tells a story: of sharing the joy of a success, of wishing the very best for the next big challenge, of encouraging through the most tired of times, or wondering how that old, estranged friend has been living.

I hope you enjoy the music of these songs and find some truth in the stories they tell.

Love,

C Bahia

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released March 28, 2016

Corinne Bahia - Lead Vocals, Piano, Keyboard
Levin Zendeh - Vocals, E-Bass, Contrabass
Jakob Krickeberg - Drums
Mila Horst - Vocals

Recorded and mastered at Topaz Audio Studios in Cologne, Germany.
Special thanks to bruckmannillustration for the cover artwork and
Andre Mazloum for the emotional and logistical support.

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Track Name: Intro:Love
just when you think that you can't stand it
baby you'll find, love is a magnet
pulling on you

love my dear is too profound for us
instead of lovers let's be explorers and find the
secret ways within these walls
Track Name: Old Strangers
once again I will meet you outside
rain or sunshine I will be there, with what you need
once again I will meet you outside
to touch base, see your face after a long time

you remind me of a time,
where life was simpler,
and hearts were softer,
and you were easier to know
and I’ve been wondering, how you’ve been living
where’s it you go when you say goodbye
babe I been wondering how you’ve been living
if anyone knows, what’s on your mind

once again I will meet you outside
see your name on my phone pick up straight away
once again I will meet you outside
though I’m well aware that you’ll be in a different place

you remind me of the place
where we would go to share our secrets
where I trusted you to keep it
and you did
and I’ve been wondering, how you’ve been living
where’s it you go when you say goodbye
babe I been wondering how you’ve been living
if anyone knows, what’s on your mind

we used to say we’d fly to the moon
maybe we did- but you landed on the other side
we used to say we’d fly to the moon
baby, we did- and you landed on the other side
Track Name: (Oh How) She Flies
barefoot walking through the fields on a cloudy day
the sky above looming they say it will rain
but who are they and what does rain imply anyways
in their eyes you know they’re scared of the storm

after the brightest strike, the loudest clap
I see you laughing with joy
in the eye of the storm I find a relief
in the lost and found, soaring smile
oh, how she flies!

it’s amazing the clarity of a thunderstorm
the thoughts it provokes and the fear it can bring
obstacles clashing in a violent sound a brilliant noise
the excitement! in dreams I’d never known

after the brightest strike, the loudest clap
I see you laughing with joy
in the eye of the storm I find a relief
in the lost and found, soaring smile
oh, how she flies!

after the storm, she’s always brilliant
Track Name: Interlude:Joy
the girls and the boys
the pain and the joy
of loving you

joy is a stained glass window
letting in the light in colour(s) you couldn’t even see
Track Name: Victoria
send a rocket ship to outer space or a submarine under the sea
yet nothing is more foreign to her, than the changes in close proximity
unafraid and unaffected two things that she wishes she were
yet the truth is that pain and influence are quite well acquainted with her

but she knows that if she’s going it’d better be now

and I swear she will soar, from the highest peaks this world has to offer
and I know she’ll be heard, at the top of her lungs she screams her name
oh sweet victory!
oh sweet victory!

as the runners take their places, as the crowd holds their breath
something inside so strong, tells her: “this’ll be the best one yet,”
there will be no promises of false glory; no concern if discoveries made will go down in history
no worries about names any more, just the calm inside; the being free

freedom that she knows that she’s going, and she’s leaving now

and the tears that she sheds could fill ten million oceans of despair
but losing chances to fears is worse than drowning in tears
and once you’re out there, once you’re out there, in the wide open air,
oh the places you’ll go
Track Name: If I Need You
I don’t know what makes a woman strong,
but I can see it in her eyes
and I don’t know what makes a man compassionate,
but I can hear it in his voice

mama taught me well to listen, people say things
without words
mama taught me well to listen, people say
the most important things without words

it’s ok if I need you, I keep telling myself
it’s ok if I need you, I keep telling myself
is it ok if I need you? I keep asking myself

wish I knew what makes a heart of gold,
the type that shines through the eyes
wish I knew what makes a man of steel,
the type that saves lives

papa told me never trust, never trust those who say
they got it all
papa told me never trust, never trust the people who think
they’ve got it all

it’s ok if I need you, I've been asking myself
Track Name: Hannah's Lullaby
as the days pass you and I both know
that the weariness accumulates like snow on a roof
we’ll cross our fingers and hope
it won’t cave in we’ll put up
glow in the dark stars to chase away
the nightmares
instead we’ll dream of fields of green of
sun and sky and butterflies of
worms and rain the muddy stains
on our clothes
just because we don’t sleep long
doesn’t mean it won’t be
wonderful

we’ll make friends with monsters under our beds
and teach them the beauty of day time
we’ll wonder what’s over our heads and keep our
eyes set on the skyline
in dreams we’ll know that the forest is
the ladder to infinity
i’ll boost you up on my shoulders
cause I know you’re anxious to see
climb those redwoods to the top
and from your lofty tower
catch the glow of the day
and save it for your darkest
hour
Track Name: Not Yours
I will not be yours forever
as everything we know must have an end
sure as blue and red make purple
yet every colour blends into white
there’s nothing here to see but light

I cannot stay here much longer
feel a restless aching in my bones
sure as the same sun up in the sky
pulls out of every night a brand new day
there’s nothing more to say

I will not be yours forever
in fact I don’t belong to you at all
sure as blue and red make purple
yet every colour blends into white
there’s nothing here to see but light
Track Name: Outro:Love
just when you think that you can't stand it
baby you'll find, love is a magnet
pulling on you