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Heart Machine

by lila rose

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Obsession 04:30
Found myself another one, one to adore And I found you Haven’t you haven’t you haven’t you Noticed me, standing here waiting for For your next your next move I would do most anything anything anything To keep you keep this alive (chorus) I miss you I’m scared to say Scared to say that I miss you You’re my new obsession How much time has passed me by With me just up and Giving you giving you giving you So much of me I have this tendency Seek outside the one who lives Who lives so much inside of me Inside of me inside of me So much easier To long for you to for escape (chorus) You’re just another Distraction, Obsession, distraction, obsession, distraction Cause oh when I think of you troubles subdue But oh don’t you go and make it personal Cause you could be just anyone you just happened to be The one who showed up in a place where I’m ready For the next (chorus)
Oh you’re full of suprises You show me you showed me again I I made my mind up but now questions I question Well you you made your way into my core The core that I backed up With roses and tears Of the last one who made it So leave it just leave it (chorus) Cause I’m built like machine And I’ve come to take you and your heart I will take it if you don’t give it so freely So lets, lets make this easy Just gimme now gimme just gimme your heart O I think that I’ve got it Got it all figured figured out all the time But you somehow you showed me That I can’t be can’t be right all the time When you you turn your back I want more much more than before Not like when it ‘s easy it just can’t be I need I need a good fight a fight to be (chorus) So what are you afraid of girl Know what what you’re missing out on Cause I’m I’m one in a million girl And you could have won But this machine is breaking down (chorus)
Sure this could be hard but But I chose And see this could be heart and Heart I chose You’ve fallen down And you’ve fallen hard So take my hand and I'll breathe for you (chorus) It’s huge can you feel me one of a kind Nothing now can hold back this rarity find Blow the dust off reveal the beneath With all that aside now let sanity speak Like champagne I’d drink you sip you away Like all things she’d slip in and float off away Sure it could look easy But I tried I took hold of that thunder And I died It’s better off though we may not Have made it through Well it’s something huge (chorus) How could we know it So far in we lost in it So hard we say hard hard to get of it But I chose the chose the other way of it The one that opens here They see who are, lonesome gatherer Bare now loosen grip, blindfolded she fit But you're more than that more than that (now let me believe in it) You're found in that found In that (can’t you help me find the way) You’re free in there free in there (your soul’s in there) (chorus)
Come now settle in (I’ve been waiting for this) How has all this been (Unlike the way we fell in) If only there was time (I would be just fine) We could dim the night (And maybe I could hide) Hide hide hide (chorus) Casting shadows in the dark Find a way to heal the stark There’s no need to revive I couldn’t burn myself alive (Unbelievably cold right now Even if I tried I couldn’t burn myself alive) Watch me grow within (You’re doing beautiful) How has all this been (Not in the least bit simple) Can’t we break this spell (Ofcourse it’s up to you) Try and shed this doubt (Lets go now find our out) Out out out (chorus) Cast the shadow in the dark There’s no way to trap to lark See its wings expand the grave So pierce this shadows with what’s brave (chorus)
You you I see you’re hurting Flirting with the brink Sunk I think think you’re sinking More now than I was thinking Told it’s been sold to millions While we well we’re all sinking too Some of us we keep it more together But how my love I cannot really prove (chorus) Are you serious that it could come to this? Cmon’ drop your guard Seems that you’ve lost your senses And I didn’t know just how far It’s a breakthrough is what you You said but it looks to me To me like you lost your senses And you’re going fucking crazy What what is it you’re seeking A savior with the key Block then unlock the remainders Untangle your history But all at once the answers gather Too much so much for one to bare So now you’re waking and the bridges From this world to beyond have disappeared (chorus) It’s a spiritual moment Seems that she’s chosen Or maybe just broken Guess both will be spoken If only she’d see how I’d love her to learn how To ask for my shoulder if only to hold her (chorus)
Unbroken 04:49
Three steps forward one now back I’ll meet you where we made that sacred pact To stand up and be brave Show up serve the souls to save Hear them in the melodies Lead us to the haunted breeze Tantalizing we become Slowly deform we succumb (chorus) We’re fallen angels we’re fallen angels Here to pick up the parts Just close enough to make it through But not quite enough to fully understand you Once in a while I spot it in eyes Glimmer of knowing like you too fell from the skies Sometimes the longing digs in hard But not fully sure of the reasons that jar Look to heavens to escape Remind us of the timely fate (chorus) Broken feather falls to ground Confused mother wails her sound Fallen only means To rise up stronger and mend the seams Jump aboard the ship and sea The way the ocean crashes we Hold on to the solid parts Until shoreline calms our depart (chorus)
I want to show up with the very best for you That means I’m held responsible to bust on through Walls are held up tight by ropes That have been woven long ago And now I’m faced with this new chapter And it speaks to me in rather A tongue of fear but a glimpse of hope It shows me (that) (chorus) I’m filled with love And I want to I want to love you But I’m afraid to But I still want to If you let me if you let me Cause I would give you my all But with my all comes that damn tragedy The one that shuts me down and slowly sanity It escapes me and I am left here feeling hungry For the meaning of why I cant just be good all the time Welcome to me I’m not perfect but I’m trying To be better and to be there (cause) (chorus) I’ll warn you now that it might be confusing It feels even so to myself like I am choosing Between wanting you closer than ever before Then pushing you farther and craving you more Tell them I’m sorry and I’d regret it if I believed in such things it’ll just be my gift To them and myself to grow from the past Know what were done with I can learn fast Hold up the gate quick before it shuts closed Don’t let me run now the truth exposed Although I want to run away no Please don’t let me run away (chorus) (chorus)
If its not one thing then it’s the other thing, you sensitive being If you’re not hungry well then you’re thirsty, or just you’re lazy What does it take to keep you happy to keep you smiling Once in a while it’s okay to fall down But it’s time to brush up and see just how you can So get up again, just stand up again Oh oh oh oh no Who let you who let you who let you in again Oh oh oh oh no I let you I let you I let you in again Hid keys ‘neath boulder, double bolted door locked What more could I have done to ensure? Hold the tears back, atleast pretend to be strong They’ll never know less you tell One step closer, this time feels like breaking point My limits been checked You’re so damn lucky if only you’d see Now embody it don’t pretend this could be me So get up again now wake up again Oh oh oh oh no Who let you who let you who let you in again Oh oh oh oh no I let you I let you I let you in again I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid… When you found your way Slipped inside turned the world on grey Who let you in on that first day Cause Now there’s dark lines round eyes its funny at times How we could trudge through when life is just fine Maybe it’s just that we’re sad sad to the bones Bones bones bones These bones Oh oh oh oh no Who let you who let you who let you in again Oh oh oh oh no I let you I let you I let you WIN again Ladida I’m not afraid of you (repeat)
Bang Bang 03:43
(She’s beautiful she’s beautiful she’s beautiful) Teeter teeter when you wake up from that fall How we how we let you crash and find that wall Till we find a way to explain (so explain) Helpless we await the story to unveil What tipped took you cross the last and final rail Dreams will be the only way to tell (so please tell) Why you (chorus) Bang bang you’re sayin, so hang hang your nail in Fine fine you’re done and you can’t bear to have this out Run run you’re out of, hope hope it will be Next time you will make it up and out of here See you saw you just the very day before Nothing no one could have known just how much more Aching for a one more last chance (last chance) Coulda woulda if I knew how much you grew Weary weary it all fades so dark a blue When there’s not a savior in sight (she lost sight) Why you (chorus) You gave us life, you gave us the reason You showed us the meaning To work through, and bust through the hard times and get to Back to the good stuff , back to the start Back to the time when it rolled off our backs Before innocence scarred (chorus) She’s beautiful she’s beautiful she’s beautiful
Shattered to pieces gotta build them right back up If you had the chance how would you choose to make that look Cause you’re left in shambles And hunting for answers Answers answers (chorus) In the dimmest of lights there must be a reason Turn on the rest so you can then see on On past the rubble if starting then stumble Crawling to walking turns standing then running It must be that a next thing is surely coming Oh it must be that a next thing is surely coming Standing here naked will hold me while I do Go down in further let it take me and imbue If drowning is metaphor You stand firm upon the shore Upon the shore upon the shore (chorus) There’s a home holding you up There’s a way out of the down There’s a new way to found found See the way they fit together Same old pieces brand new fit Castle fell rebuilds into it There’s a home holding you up There’s a way out of the down There’s a new way to found found See the way they fit together Brand new pieces they still fit Think I’m finally breaking through it Through it through it (chorus)
Well oh lord was it hard at first I hadn’t hurt quite like that before Funny thing is I warned you I told you right from the start That I I I was a heart breaker Oh no look here what happened I got a lil taste that pain And now I’m licking my wounds and saying (chorus) Couldn’t have done this with you You thought id say without Huh I guess it’s time that I thanked you For breaking my (breath) heart Well when the ache finally started to fade I Felt like I was falling awake To a whole new world I had seen But really only in my day dreams Well you you you changed my plans when Oh yes you cut me loose and I got a lil taste of this free And now I’m loving it more without we (chorus) Well oh sure I still miss you Most unfortunately that is true And it sure didn’t feel so good baby Making it through that one finally But maybe all this pain has made me Seems like maybe all this pain has saved me (chorus)
And The Beat 03:35
How could a love so strong be Without a face to ever see Something you never really touch But something which surely must She speaks no language speaks in tongues No one would know just where she from She came and found a place to next No way to pin her down unless (chorus) And the beat it lives in me in me And the beat it lives in me in me She solves the riddle yet untold Scramble words into stories wove No one is there but her to ease Lead the lost into sounds that freeze Through worlds take us in far beneath Take hold and find her spear to speak She slips in skin and then beyond Break silence longing to respond (chorus) It’s the love of my love of my life


Heart Machine is a hard-hitting debut album for Canadian born/California based singer/songwriter ANIIML. Showcasing a wide sonic pallet, the album bends the genres of indie-pop, electronica, trip-hop and alternative rock. The range of sound is what makes the album a sure winner for just about any listener.
Co-produced by David Earl (aka SFlogicninja), the album has been labeled “cinematic indie-pop” based on the merging of Davids’ grandiose cinematic arrangement, and Lila’s anthemic, emotionally driven lyrical content, and striking vocals.

From high operatic vocalization, strong hooky chorus’, to passionate haunting harmonies, Lilas’ voice takes you on a brilliant journey with its varying tone, texture, and intensity. Besides lyrics that dig straight into the heart with their raw, honest, evocative content, each song also promises to unfurl into an ending filled with hope and inspiration, leaving the listener with goose bumps.

From full orchestras, taiko drum ensembles, gospel choirs, big pop beats, to simple acoustic guitar, this album will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what could possibly come next.

One thing is certain though- you are promised to fall in love with the quirky, heartful artist by the end of the album. In songwriting, voice, and personality, she is a true one-of-a-kind star on the rise, with cutting edge artistry ready to push the envelope at every turn.


released January 10, 2012

All vocals, lyrics and guitar by Lila Rose
(except co-writes where noted)
All songs produced by David Earl and Lila Rose
except Like Champagne produced by Derek Dixie
All songs mixed by David Earl
Additional programming/composition by David Earl
Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis (UK)
Vocals recorded at Ghost Cat studios (San Francisco)

-And also-
Obsession: Abai Vernon (instr. composition), ShinDo aka Vader (add’l guitar)
Casting Shadows: Eric Denniston (vocals/lyrics), Garrett Warner (original instr. composition)
Heart Machine: Lynx (vocals/lyrics/add’l composition/toms/guitar), Lila (guitar/sticks)
Unbroken: ShinDo aka Vader (add’l guitar), Kyrstyn Pixton (backing vocals/keys) Choir singers: Paris- Michael Page (Spiritualthug), Luther-Micheal Spratt, Kenneth Kozi Arrington
Lost Your Senses: Gimme_ (original instr. composition)
Bang Bang: Abai Vernon (instr. composition)
In The Dimmest: Kyrstyn Pixton (instr. composition/add’l lyrics)
And The Beat: Kyrstyn Pixton (original instr. composition/keys)


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lila rose Los Angeles, California

Whether her music has slipped into your consciousness behind hit TV shows (Fox’s Lucifer, The Royals, VICE, Wentworth, VICELAND, The Fosters, So You Think You Can Dance, etc), or from her visually stunning live multi-media concerts, ANIIML’s message is strong, her voice, quirkily recognizable, and her passion, contagious. This Canadian born, LA based artist isn’t afraid to walk the edge... ... more

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