Born to Leave

by Wake Island

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1.
The world is changing, I feel insane Sometimes I catch myself forgetting what is happening I’m so exotic, at least that’s what they say But can you look me in the eye and tell me what you see? You say you see me coming, coming your way But trust me you don’t need to run away What you said about, what you said about it We’re stuck in a moment and we’re lost in a dream All the things you said you would do about it You got what you want but you never believed Cause you were born to leave They told me not to listen to my peers So I became a version of myself that wasn’t me When you’re hanging at the bottom of the chain You get eaten alive or you run away So I ran away Can you see me coming? Do you wanna talk about it? How easily We forget Our memories We forget Our memories Thought that I could fight I could live without it From the other side You can hear me calling We’re lost in a dream but you never believed in dreaming What you said about, what you said about it We’re stuck in a moment and we’re lost in a dream What you running from? Why you running from it? We’re stuck in a moment and it keeps us alive What you sad about? Why u sad about it? You got what you want but you never believed Cause you were born to leave You were born to leave You were born to leave You were born to leave
2.
Comme ça 03:52
Moi, j’ai tout quitté, j’ai tout lâché Comme ça J’ai perdu ma langue, une fois, deux fois Comme ça Lentement Respire Aspire Avance Je suis étranger dans mon quartier Comme toi « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça Ça ne sera pas la première fois qu’un homme se noie. Je sens encore l’odeur du nord sur mon corps. J’ai compris depuis longtemps que les chances de réussir sont fragiles. « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça « Comme avant » Je ne te connaissais pas comme ça
3.
Daya3 03:55
In Arabic: We’re all walking together Step by step We’re all walking together One step forward, ten steps back We’re all walking One step forward, ten steps back كلنا ماشيين سوا إِجر قدّام إِجر كلنا ماشيين سوا إِجر لقدّام، عشرة لَوَرا You want to change the world but you don’t want to die You’re walking, you’re walking You’re walking inside the lines You want to see the light but we’re all going blind We’re losing, we’re losing We’re losing our minds ضياع Daya3 (we’re lost) We’re losing our minds ضياع Daya3 (we’re lost) We’re losing our minds In Arabic: We’re all walking together One feet after the other We’re all walking together One step forward, ten steps back كلنا ماشيين سوا إِجر قدّام إِجر كلنا ماشيين سوا إِجر لقدّام، عشرة لَوَرا We’re living together in a house made of lies Your words are words but words don’t make it right And every step forward feels like a step back We’re lost in here together inside our minds We’re lost in here together inside our minds In Arabic: We’re all immigrating together From sea to sea Flying in the air We left everything behind كلنا مهاجرين سوا من بحر لبحر طايرين بالهوا تَركْنا كل شي وَرا ضياع Daya3 (we’re lost) ضياع Daya3 (we’re lost) You want to change the world (One feet after the other) إِجر قدّام إِجر You want to change the world But you don’t care about us إِجر لقدّام، عشرة لَوَرا (One step forward, ten steps back)
4.
Last Ruins 04:15
Higher, you thought you would never fly When it don’t make sense You know that you have to lie I’m an alien from outer space I’m out of place Your love is everything Your love is everything Mysterious without a face Without a name Your love is everything Your love is everything I need Look at you now You don’t understand what you did but you did it And when you got lost You learned what they told you to say And you said it You said it I’m an alien from outer space I’m out of place Your love is everything Your love is everything I’m losing it I disappear without a trace Your love is everything Your love is everything I need Your love (Your love is everything) I’m an alien A lost barbarian I’m an alien from outer space I’m out of place Your love is everything Your love is everything I’m an alien from outer space I’m out of place Your love is everything Your love is everything Your love (Your love is everything to me) Your love (I’m an alien, a lost barbarian)
5.
Sleep 2.0 04:15
Somedays, I can't remember where I'm from Somedays, I forget where I'm going Can you feel it coming Something shocking our way Shocking our ways So why do you waste your time My time Worrying Why do you waste your time My time Worrying Sleep It's all you gotta do Sleep It's what you know Sleep It's what you've always wanted Sleep
6.
BEY-YUL 04:26
I keep forgetting who I am I’m just trying to be a man like you But I’m losing myself Again How long does it take to change? I want I want Going in circles I want From the east to the west. من الشرق الى الغرب طايرين بالهوا I want to think like you I want to think like you Look like you Talk like you Walk like you Shop like you Love like you Lose like you Fuck like you Laugh like you Win like you Be white like you Rock like you Live like you Die like you Be wrong like you Dress like you Feel like you Eat like you Fight like you Kill like you But I’m losing myself
7.
On voulait vivre les années 70 Et maintenant on vit tous en Amérique On attend que ça explose Ils attendent qu’on se repose Et on perd Et on perd Et on perd Combien de mal à venir Combien doit-on souffrir Combien ça coûte Et combien me reste-t-il Combien de quartiers doit-on transformer En terrains de bohème Avant de se parler Et on perd Et on perd On perd toutes nos guerres On voulait vivre les années 70 Et maintenant on vit tous en enfer On attend que ça finisse Mais la fin c’est pas si triste Quand on a tout perdu Il ne nous reste plus rien à perdre Rien à perdre Rien à perdre Rien à perdre Rien à perdre Rien à perdre
8.
Lentement, le doute s’installe en toi Sans boussole, plus rien n’a de sens On se transforme On se déforme Lentement, lentement On se dépasse On s’abandonne au temps qui passe Lentement, lentement On n’a plus rien à perdre et on reste debout Nos histoires s’effacent, on oublie d’être nous Regarde les nuages qui se forment dehors C’est une nouvelle vague qui se jette sur nous Je ne veux pas te perdre Je sais qu’il faudra tout changer Changer Loin de mes repères J’ai peur d’oublier où je vais Mais tout ça n’a pas d’importance Lentement, lentement On n’a plus rien à perdre et on reste debout Nos histoires s’effacent, on oublie d’être nous On nous dit d’être sages, on nous dit pas pardon On dirait qu’à notre âge nos rêves s’effondrent Je ne veux pas te perdre Je sais qu’il faudra tout changer Changer Loin de mes repères J’ai peur d’oublier où je vais Mais tout ça n’a pas d’importance
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Cycles 04:20
Cycles بكرا بيمشي الحال (things will work out tomorrow) Cycles

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released April 30, 2021

Written and Produced by Wake Island
Tracks 1,5,7,8,9 Mixed by Wake Island
Tracks 2,3,4,6 Mixed by Wake Island and Seb Ruban
Mastered by Ryan Morey
Artwork by Mohamad Abdouni

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Wake Island Montréal, Québec

Wake Island is an electronic producer duo, originally from Beirut and now based between Montreal and New York. They infuse Middle-Eastern sounds into techno inspired beats and 80-90s pop/rock.

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