Raise

by Ars Nova

Released 2016
Released 2016
Raise - a new song from Ars Nova for everyone who's ever been told not to live your life the way you want to live it!
NOTES
So often in life, we're told to live up to certain societal expectations: don't wear what you want to wear, don't love who you want to love, don't BE who you want to be... Do what you are SUPPOSED to. Be NORMAL. Well, forget all that. Those people are the past. It's our time now. Raise your head up high, and be exactly who it is you want to be!

EP1

by Ars Nova

Released 2015
Released 2015
Vocal harmony-infused alternative rock incorporating elements from a variety of styles including blues, classic rock, jazz, folk, and hard rock.
  • 02:13 Lyrics
    Tomorrow

    [F] [Dm] [C] [Dm] [F] [Dm] [C] [Dm] [C] [Dm]

     

    I [Dm]really don't know how it all will unfold

    But I [Bb]can't wait to see what tomorrow holds

    Just gonna [Cbdim]close my [Bb]eyes

    Go for a [Dm]ride [C] [Dm]

     

    Well, everything may not be the way that I like

    But for [Bb]now I'm satisfied just being alive

    Even when I'm [Cbdim]hungry and [Bb]cold

    Every[Cbdim]thing is all [Dm]right

     

    And now I'm takin' every day

    [C]Come as it may, and no [Bb]matter the way

    [C]That day's gonna turn out to [Dm]be

     

    Sit back, enjoy the ride

    One [C]day at a time, and now I [Bb]finally find

    [C]That instead of workin' for my [Bb]life

    Make my life work for [F]me [Dm] [C] [Dm]

     

    [F] [Dm] [C] [Dm] [F] [Dm] [C] [Dm] [C] [Dm]

     

    No way of knowin' what's around the bend

    [Bb]Or what lies just one step ahead

    Every time you [Cbdim]think you [Bb]know

    You get fooled a[Dm]gain, [C]and a[Dm]gain

     

    But there's no way that I'd rather live

    [Bb]Never knowin' what is blowin' in with the wind

    Everything is [Cbdim]gonna [Bb]change

    With the [Cbdim]tide rollin' [Dm]in

  • 03:07 Lyrics
    I'll Get By

    [A]One for the other seems [Bm]clear

    But you know [E]life ain't often [C#m]fair

    Ooh Ooh [D]Ooh [Esus4]Oo[E]ooh

     

    [A]That I take comfort where I [Bm]can

    Is it so [E]hard to under[C#m]stand?

    [D]Well, I get [E]by

     

    [F#m]On my own

    [F#m/D]When I'm all alone

    [Bm7]Just bring it on 'cause you know

    I can [E]take it

     

    And [F#m]I'll keep right [A]on

    [F#m]No matter what is to come

    And [E]I will not fold, no not this time

    I'll [C#]do what I must to get by [C#/B]

     

    [A]There but for failure, what would you [Bm]fear?

    And what of the [E]dreams we had?

    [F#m] [F#m/G#] [A] [Bm] [D]

     

    Is there [E]anything left at [F#m]all?

    How far can you [D]fa[E7]ll?

     

    Till you [A]take a look at your life

    [Bm]And see what's workin'

    You'll [D]pick up all the pieces [E]if it's [F#m]broken

     

    [A]I'll just keep marching [Bm]on

    Taking [D]everything

    [E]Everything as it [F#m]comes [E]

     

    And [F#m]I'll keep right

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Trust Me

    [Bm]Hold your head up [F#m]high, [A]why should you even [E]bother

    It [D]seems that the more you [E]try, the more it [A]hurts

     

    [Bm]Can’t seem to get it [F#m]right, so [A]you’ll just leave it up to a[E]nother

    [D]Tried everything in [E]sight, just doesn’t seem to [F#m]work

     

    But we will [F#m]never stop, [Bm]never give, [E]show you how you [F#m]ought to live

    Don’t [Bm]let life’s trials [E]bring you to your [A]knees

    [C#m]Everything that [D]is to be will [E]be

     

    Just trust [A]me

    Heed what I [C#m]say

    Don’t [D]give up just ‘cause [E]things don’t go your [F#m]way

    It’s always, it’s [Bm]always gonna [E]be just what you [A]make

     

    [Bm]What’s it gonna [F#m]take, [A]how can I get you to be[E]lieve me

    It [D]comes from you, you know it’s true, and [E]no one else can take it a[A]way

     

    You [Bm]lie in the bed that you [F#m]make, and [A]no one ever said it’d be [E]easy

     

    And [D]in the end only you can choose [E]whether you will win or lose the [F#m]game

    As [D]surely as the sun will rise, you’ll [E]open up your eyes and see a[F#m]gain

     

    [D]But until the day you do I’m [E]telling you, [E7]telling you

     

    That we will [F#m]never stop, [Bm]never give, [E]show you how you [F#m]ought to live

    Don’t [Bm]let life’s trials [E]bring you to your [A]knees

    [C#m]Everything that [D]is to be will [E]be

     

    Just trust [A]me

    Heed what I [C#m]say

    Don’t [D]give up just ‘cause [E]things don’t go your [F#m]way

    It’s always, it’s [Bm]always gonna [E]be just what you [F#m]make

     

    It’s [Bm]always gonna [E]be just what you [F#m]

    It’s [Bm]always gonna [E]be just what you [A]make

NOTES
"Current and classic, at the same time. I absolutely love this EP, and have not stopped listening to it since downloading. Each of the songs is complicated, yet simple. Intricately layered, yet perfectly stripped down. The dynamics, timing, harmonies and restraint remind me of music that hasn't been made in many years, yet sounds exactly like a product of now. I absolutely love this album, and will listen to it over and over and over." …
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