Part II: The Counterfeit

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released February 25, 2015

All songs mixed by Bob Horn at Echo Bar Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
All songs mastered by Alex DeYoung at DeYoung Masters.
All songs written, produced, and recorded by Samuel J Lee except drums on "Meant to Be" by Jonathan Han and female vocals on "Away" by Esther Park.

Thank you to my amazing mother and father for your unconditional love and sacrifice, to my brother Joe and my sister-in-law Jen for your unwavering support, and to my friends and family in Chicago, Santiago, and Los Angeles who have helped make me who I am today. This music would not have been possible without you. Most especially, I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to whom be all the glory.

This is for Kwang Chan Oh, my grandfather.

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Track Name: Relearn
Back to the scent of
Waking to kiss of your love
Sounds of a singing you
Behind the newscast
Who knew all this would pass?

I knew your face once
When I touched it more than my own
That was a brighter day
And from time to time
I relearn how to say goodbye

I just want to make sure that you’re okay
Make up any reason to see your face
You want me to run away
But I would rather die
I’d die
I’d die

When you knew my name
And our embrace
Was not only in picture frames
I felt alive inside
Like how you must feel tonight

If I saw you
Would I just fake it?
“Tell me what’s new!”
Oh, I just can’t take it
If I sensed that you
Were still stealing blanket
In a bed for two
When I still make space
For you
Track Name: Someone 2 Talk 2
I went to your mother’s wake
To see her peaceful face
And as she smiles down
Her husband cries

And dripping from my eyes
Was a fluid realization
A fire scorches the wick of connections
Webs of truce burn in every direction
So, so alone

I wanna come home to someone who cares
When abbrevity is life and reality death
Oh, man!
I wish I had
Someone to talk to
Oh, man!
I wish I had
What I had with you

I could smile like I don’t care
I could dial up anywhere
Stay there for the night
And start a new life
But just one word from you
Just a summon
I’ll be charging through
The mounds of guilt
And trouble we’ve built

Yeah, honestly it may be an overdone confession
How can you relate?
You’re only soul’s stuck to your shoes
You used to walk away
But I fight to chase the lesson
Lock your heart and save
Until the one option is you
I’ll wait like I need to
And say things like we’re meant to be
Track Name: Meant to Be
Remember when we stayed
Engaged and we talked all night?
Laughed till the morning’s light?
Found rest in each other’s eyes?

Whatever the page
You and I were on the right track
So lost, but we had our backs
So how do we end up like that?

(That think of all we had, give us a chance
And after all we had, just one more dance)

You know I’d listen, but you don’t want to talk
The night is cool, but you don’t need the walk
Meant to be
Oh, we were
Meant to be

Talk to me again
Like there was no hiding place
Before you felt like you had to erase
Every trace of where you’ve been
Don’t let it be the end
Oh, just give it a try
Don’t let this be goodbye
Every other man is so sly

(Sly you don’t know they lie, give us a try
Tell me the reason why just one more time)

Fate has a sign that appears in reverse
Apologize before it gets much worse
Meant to be
Oh, we were
Meant to be

Don’t be so eager to tear it down
Running to find a relief
Don’t write this off
We can work it out
Don’t follow your doubts
Believe

Don’t leave me
Don’t you see?
Don’t leave me
Don’t leave me, Darling
Track Name: Away
I count the lines cut on the wall of blame
And I see it’s been years since I’ve seen light
Tell me all the reasons for when you called
My name
Just to say, “Wish you well”
As you took flight to start again

I just wanna wake and not pretend
Amen. Amen.

Away
To the days of a darker mind
To the weeks of a harder climb
And all the years that you had let me waste
All my heart away

I had a dream with a version of you
That would die just to keep all this alive
I woke up to know none of this could be true
Because you hop-scotched right through
My chalk outline and on you went

I don’t even know where to begin
Again. Again.

Away
To the days of a darker mind
To the weeks of a harder climb
And all the years that you had let it
Take all my words away

If you were something I could refuse
And if bullets could only give a bruise
Or if I could say there’s nothing to lose
But I can't
Because I lost you

I can see you laughing from a moment that passed
But I’m too far away to make out why
You’re dancing to the music about those who don’t last
As you whisper in ears that should be mine.
Track Name: The Counterfeit
There’s a hope
Starts to grow
Helps me know
Everything will be all right

There’s so much
That I can take
But I can’t shake the feeling
Things will be all right

Nothing else in my hands
But letting go
Of a “no” unchanging
And that’s all right

She’s the ground that I walked
While wearing no
Sandals on my feet
But that changes tonight

Make-believe has a wake up call
And I hear it blaring out

I just know
Doors have closed
All to make me see the only way

There’s no kick or scream that can
Shake me from
Crawling through this higher plan

Nothing else in my hands
But letting go
Of the “no” unchanging
And that’s all right

She’s the ground that I walked
While wearing no
Sandals on my feet
But that changes tonight

Make-believe has a wake up call
And I hear it blaring out

Start it again with a bang
Leave my past as a whisper
Sever again for the change
You would grab on with blisters