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Oh, how our forgetful flesh fails to listen.
Sometimes we desperately shout for His name and expect Him to sing love songs in our ears, but if only we would take our hands off, we would hear His sweet voice.


Pressing pause on my heart’s surrender
Not because I don’t care,
It’s the flaws of this human nature.
That draw me far from you, that draw me far from you

Tip my scales to be in your favor,
I think it’s time I weighed in.
Out of line but a bit off-center,
But I’ll be balanced all the same,
I’ll be balanced all the same.

It’s hard keeping all the lights on,
When I’m blinded by my tears,
I keep missing all your love songs,
Waiting, with my hands on my ears.

These wayward feet keep getting numb
These paper teeth can’t hold my tongue
It’s hard keeping...

It’s hard keeping all the lights on,
When I’m blinded by my tears,
I’ve been listening for love songs,
I’ve been missing them for years,
I keep shouting at the top of my lungs,
Save me, and I hope that he hears,
Waiting, with my hands on my ears.


from the Marika EP, released May 20, 2012
Lyrics co-written by Marika Gauthier and David “Tokyo” Speirs
Production, recording and mixing by Tokyo Speirs at Solar Sound Studios, London ON.
Music and arrangements by Tokyo Speirs and Marika Gauthier
Performance by Marika Gauthier and Tokyo Speirs
Additional mixing and/or editing by Paul Mack

Mastering by George Seara



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Marika G. Ottawa, Ontario

Marika is what bright, new solo artists from Montreal should sound like.
With a whole mess of familiarity and just a tinge of strange, her unique sound peaks its flagship debut out from the sordid indie alternative pop fog to remind us that good music still exists. She dives into disparate genres every song and makes no excuse for it.
Climb aboard each layer of this shameless emotion-ocean.
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