Basic Instincts

by ISLAND BOY

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1.
03:23
2.
03:52
3.
03:54
4.
5.
02:05
6.
03:17
7.
03:44
8.
03:26
9.
03:32
10.
05:38

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released June 17, 2014

All music written, recorded, and mixed by Richard Hunter-Rivera
Words by Richard Hunter-Rivera and Jessica Sledge
All instruments and and vocals performed by Richard Hunter-Rivera
Except guitars on tracks 2, 3, 7, 8 &10 by Robert Hunter-Rivera and additional vocals on tracks 3, 4, 6, & 9 by Jessica Sledge
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Artwork and layout by Micki Davis

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Track Name: Hospital Bed
your silhouette
is ruined baby
the morning sings
of diamond rings
Mesmerized

take me home
take me home
take me home to my hospital bed

you either miss me most
or you don't
alchemy
my favorite sins
my favorite things
keep me from knowing
the brightness you bring

take me home
take me home
take me home to my hospital bed

no sea gringo
baila conmigo
Track Name: I Want
I want to be held responsible

I want to know how it feels
to be held responsible

Why even bother asking for my love
my love and devotion?
my love and devotion?

I want to bury the thought more often than not
the noise that you make the noise i cant take

Why even bother asking for my love
my love and devotion?
my love and devotion?
Track Name: Too Straight
i would have left home
but I had no place to be
a knock on the door
the fog of war greets me
when i couldn't keep up
i let my lover go
born with it all
but she's bored with all she knows

you're too straight for this street
you're too straight for me

far to the south
i hide my soul in the sand
where the rhythm of the water
is the only thing i demand
it’s not my place
to say what's wrong what's right
I’m no prophet
but i know what i like

you're too straight for this street
you're too straight for me
Track Name: El Dembow Me Salvó
el dembow
el dembow
me salvo

sangano no sabe nada
sangano no sabe nada
rescata mi alma
rescata mi alma mama

¿patria o plata?
¿patria o plata?
Track Name: Ashes
out of everyone
out of everyone i chose you
out of everything
out of everything i want you

basic instincts
what do you think?
about the games that we play

broken hearted we’ve barely started
is it true?

i'll kiss you through the ashes
i'll kiss you through the ashes

a love is gone
a love finds reason to live on
sing your story
let it burn

more and more and more
forgotten images
of a forgotten war
find my shadow
let it roam

i'll kiss you through the ashes
i'll kiss you through the ashes
i'll kiss you through the ashes
Track Name: 16mm
i cant let them see me without you
i can’t let them know that i’ve lost you
not another sick morning alone in my bed
i won’t let them know
i can’t let it show

explain to me why it feels so right
explain to me why it takes all night
i’ll explain to you why it feels so good
Ohhh baby it's understood

i can’t let them know
that i won’t let you go

i can’t let them know i don’t have you
i can’t let them know that i’ve lost you
not another sick morning alone in my head
i believe in your power
i believe in your power

explain to me why it feels so right
explain to me why it takes all night
i’ll explain to you why it feels so good
Ohhh baby it's understood

i can’t let them know
that i won’t let you go

no I can’t let them know
that i can’t let you go
Track Name: Epiphany
The time has come
Escape these idle hands
Quietly swim to the surface while you can

In the water I feel it
I feel it coming on
In the water I notice
My feet don't reach the ground
I'm not sure that we've ever met before
I'm not sure that I'm ready for this world

We are one
Euphoric and alive

In the water I feel it
I feel it coming on
In the water I notice
My feet don't reach the ground
I'm not sure that we've ever met before
I'm not sure that I'm ready for this world
Track Name: Mandala Baby
How do we keep this pure?
How do we keep from breaking down?

fight or flight doesn’t make it right
Why do i keep on breaking down?

we’re tied together
like the oceans and the moon

we’re tied together
i’m never gonna make it alone

i want you to remember
all the things that were said
i want you to remember

mandala baby come closer
i feel like dancing slow

mandala baby I need answers
feed me what you grow

i believe i believe
that we will make it
though i'm not really sure how it goes

i believe
that you're the reason
I'm not completely over this world

i want you to remember
all the things that were said
i want you to remember

this time around
i promise not to let you down