Lotus

by Xylie

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    Pre-order of Lotus. You get 13 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases January 9, 2016

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releases January 9, 2016

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Xylie Costa Rica

Xylie has her own signature sound which can be described as powerfully unexpected and soulful indie alternative folk rock.

Putting on a vibrant and uplifting show, with her drummer Dustin Bryce, she moves comfortably from clean fingerpicking to wahwah induced funky folk pop, reggae, jazz and blues.

Her LP LOTUS is available now! Tour dates TBA
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Track Name: Rockstar
Running around chasing dreams
this boy is sliding down golden moonbeams
he's got a guitar in his hand
he says he wants to be my man
and then he says catch me if you can

I ain't following you anywhere
I can play my own guitar
I'm not a little groupie here
and you ain't a rock 'n roll star

to don't you don't you fall down
because I can't help you get up I won't be around

little boy little boy what have you learned
you can't go far on the bridges you've burned
your whole life is built on quicksand
and it's only your ego helping you to stand

the dont you don't you fall down
I can help you get up I won't be around

I ain't following you anywhere
I could play my own guitar
not a little groupie here
and you ain't a rock 'n roll star

don't you don't you fall down
I can help you get up I won't be around
Track Name: I Keep Thinking About You
~I Keep Thinking About You~
I keep thinking about you
All of my thoughts all roll roll right back to you,
you,
your so fine
that you blow my mind
like a hybrid strain
to the brain
fuzzy thoughts and happy thinking,
super cool,
when your around,
I'm your fool
and I keep thinking about you,
all of my thoughts all
roll roll right back to you,
how did you get so sweet,
like sugar, like sugar,
I keep thinking about you,
all of my thoughts all
roll right back to you,
roll right back to you,
right back to you,
roll right back to you,
right back to you,
hey hey yeah,
I say, you rock,
I roll,
right on back to thoughts of you,
I keep thinking about you,
And
all of my thoughts all roll right back to you!
Track Name: Sands Of Time
The sands of time low against the window - sill - ouette of a mountain losing it shape
man stands still his mouth agape
trapped inside the house he's built
watching the sun caused the old lilies to wilt

I will get by
as the Sands of time slide
through and hourglass down the mountainside
time always slides on by

I spread my arms wide open
as if I'll take to the sky
. My mind is like a bird
is in a cage ready to fly
locked inside his head of mine
know I will be a queen
as I am so inclined

you been by my side but probably too long
So I spread my wings now and yes I carry on

I will get by
as the sands of time slide
when our glass down the mountainside
time always slides on by

a bird let out of its cage
flying high to touch the sun
will child little child life is just begun
you will get by

I will get by
the Sands of Time slide through an hourglass down the mountainside
I'm always slides on by
Track Name: Ego
you feel
what you think is real
but you don't even know what you conceal,
could you take the real you out and reveal,
I bet we'd like you if you let the real you out,
but you don't know who you are
because your shadowed and
self doubt,
all wrapped up like a package
out of a Hollywood shop,
its all for your ego
don't you know
stop
because beauty is earth
and we need a rebirth,
its all about connection,
but we got this onslaught of egos
and rejection.,
put down the ego my friend
it's an illusion a mask,
a defense a pretense,
put down the ego my friend
who are you really
and whats your purpose in the end,
Man.. MTV
used to be
my salvation,
it was the music visual vibrations
coming through the screen
and now the message it is so obscure
and its so obscene
I cant believe
just what these views have seen,
see its Violence and stupidity
has become a way
of making money
for MTV
and its such a
its such a joke to me,
Its total hypocracy,
I mean..
where's the music?
put down the ego my friend it's an illusion its a mask, its a defense its a pretense, put down the ego my friend who are you really and whats your purpose in the end?
Track Name: Vampire Slayer (John Mayer)
So you wanna be a John Mayer,
a self centered egocentric player
Well my name is Xylie and I'm a,
a vampire slayer
yeah, your giving us all a headache baby we need something way stronger than bayer
so take two of these and call me in the A.M.
because you'll need some aspirin to sooth the pain
cuz men like these have got tricks up their sleeves and I roll my eyes like please,
cuz I'm on to you and I see right through you
your so needy your so sleezy,
your eyes they get so glossy and beady when your needy and I think that your so gross
I think that your so seedy, I bet you don't like me, cuz I'm on to you and I see right through you,
My name is Xylie and I'm a vampire slayer yeah
I am sure that there's nobody in there
cuz there's no reflection your mirror
I'm on to you, I see right through you
because bragging about sex with your ex is just a form of stalking and control
you see that normal people they move on they just let it go
but you can't you gotta put on such a show why?
To satisfy your fake and fragile ego, you need to get sexual approval from people you don't even know,
Yeah you see that I'm
I'm on to you I see right through you
cuz my name is Xylie and I'm a vampire slayer
and yeah, your giving us all a headache baby we need something way stronger than bayer
there's no reflection in your mirror,
I'm on to you I see right through you!
Track Name: Sweet Music
La La La la girl play us a happy song, so sing and dance and get along, wanna move our feet to the happy beat life is sweet c'mon and feel the heat, cuz energy molecules ping when a voice sings, and frequencies from harmonies cause vibrations that create notes and keys, to our eardrums as we hear the vibrations hum, and its what we hear, sweet sweet music to our ears,
la la la girl play us a happy tune permeating everything in the room, see wanna move our feet to the happy beat life is sweet c'mon and feel the heat,
cuz energy molecules ping when a voice sings, and frequencies from harmonies cause vibrations that create notes and keys, to our eardrums as we hear the vibrations hum, and its what we hear, sweet,sweet music to our ear
la la la girl play us a happy song so sing and dance and get along,wanna move our feet to the happy beat life is sweet c'mon and feel the heat, cuz energy molecules ping when a voice sings, and frequencies from harmonies cause vibrations that create notes and keys, to our eardrums as we hear the vibrations hum, and its what we hear, sweet sweet music to our ears
Track Name: Try
Transcending light
creativity it shines bright and
understanding is key
and to a child its a necessity
but your mamma yells no child
don't do that
selling drugs on the corner to make your wallet fat and you you
you thought you'd escape this hell
that you have grown on to know so well
and as the times go by
all that you could do is try
A hum, the light a spark whoa little one
well your parent stifled your imagination
well they tried to stifle your imagination but child that can't be done
and as the times go by
all that you can do is try
get one foot in the door
you gotta keep you gotta keep on movin on
cuz it seems everyone
well they all want to
divide and not conquer our fears
and prejudice learned from our parents lasted way too many years
my eyes
well you know they, shed a tear
and as the times go by
all that you can do is try
get one foot in the door
you gotta keep you gotta keep on movin on
cuz all the world is your oyster and you
you are the master of your own destiny
don't you know ya need to break free
of all these chains of hypocrisy
and ignorance is bliss they say
until it comes to haunt you one day
until it comes to haunt you one day
and as the times go by
all that you could do is try
and all that you can do is try
and all that you can do is try
and all that you can do is try
Track Name: I'm Gone
I'm Gone

Written by: Xylie

Don't ya come lyin
after you come cryin
Cause I'll be sayin
bye and I'll be gone
I'll be gone so gone
the only thing left of me
will be this song
Doncha come beggin
after all the pushin and tuggin
it shouldhave been lovin
but now its time for you to slither on
I'm gone I'm gone so gone
the only thing left of me will be this song
See ya in my rearview mirror
your lyin ways
becoming clearer
See it's a blues song, but not the sad kind
It's the strength the blues
may I remind
you get what you choose
So I'm gone I'm gone I'm Gone The only thing left of me will be THIS SONG!
Track Name: Bad Advice
Thanks for the bad advice not one thought let alone think twice
you see I'm blown away about how bad you think after you tried to cheer me up, I'm on the brink of insanity
what you think your so much more than me, cuz you must be omnipotent inherently, because this knowledge comes to you so easily, so rapidly, so amazingly, so you got ESP, my god you don't even need to read
because you just know, OH
yeah thanks for the bad advice but im not gonna take it, every cliche that you say is a rule of life well you know I'll break it.
cuz you see that your too young and your too hellbent that you must take it, and fake it, you'd be so stoked baby if you could break it,
cuz you must have it all and even if I fall, you must have it all even if I fall
Yeah so thanks for the bad advice about what I should do, but who gave you the authority to guide me when you can't even see?
because I think your immature at best and I don't wanna put your advice to the test
your like a bra and your wrapped around my chest too tight and I can't breathe and your not right
thanks for the bad advice not one thought let alone think twice
Track Name: Put Down Your Gun
Put down your gun
there ain't a war on earth that can be won
everything woven can be undone
if you pull the strings
will tapestry of life
can become a pile of threads, of strife

suffering not a lot it can bring
that misery pain and war
and wondering what it is all for

son put down your gun
wallowing in the trenches just ain't fun
and there ain't a war on earth can be won
So son
put down your gun

suffering not a lot it can bring
misery pain and war
wondering what is all for

son put down your gun
there ain't a war on earth that can be won
Track Name: Small Town Charm
In a small town, In a small town you got me got me wrapped up in your charms,
In a small town,In a small town you got me got me wrapped up in your arms,
I think I might wanna stick around with you in this small town,
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me,
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me,
cuz you got me feeling emotions from the first time I stopped on through,
I was gonna pass on by but I cant seem to get my fill of you
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me,
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me, away from the big city
I, had never had the intentions to stay,
I, was just passing through you see that I was was on my way,
to a place I thought that I should be
but it's here with you and it's hard to miss the big city
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me,
You got me wrapped up in your charms you got me wrapped up in your arms you got me, you got me,
You got me
blankets of stars that fill the patchwork in the night sky
and its thats easy to kiss the city life good bye
home is where the heart is,
and my heart is here with you
simply put I like being simple
and a good life here, it's true
in a small town in a small town you got me got me wrapped up you got me wrapped up in your charms
Track Name: Transparency
It's a transparency
the way that you you see right through me,
look into my eyes as they lead straight to my soul,
to my soul,
And I just want to dance my blues away,
I think that you knew that
that thats why you came over today
And as the music begins to play,
I,
I don't know how you do the things your doin just don't stop
what your doin to me but just
let me breath
I
I don't know how you do the things your doin just dont stop what your doin
cuz i
I love to breath you in
yeah give me all you go
I know you got the love
I can see it in the way you dance
a touch a class
a touch a romance
A touch of romance and
you got the love
nobody's gonna push you around
you know how to dance yeah
you gotta shake your butt
gotta get it out on the dancefloor
you gotta get down
you got to get down
And love
Is was in my sight
and it doesn't mean
doesn't mean doesn't mean I got it right
Doesn't mean I got it right.