Mirage (Original EP)

by Jose Mostajo

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If you're listening or buying this EP, thank you! I love music and can't sit still without writing or playing some. Some time to myself this December led to me just tracking some ideas, new and old, without much thought to anything other than wanting to remember them. Which then led to releasing them.. Cheers. (I know I'm not British, but the sentiment still stands).

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released January 10, 2015

Everything written, recorded, and mixed by Jose Mostajo in a little corner in his bedroom. So i own the rights and stuff.

Mastered by David Michael Frank (thanks bud).

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Track Name: Love Like You Mean It
Love Like You Mean It

Everybody is dancing
To the rhythm of a different song
And nobody here's complaining
But like this we don't stand a chance

And I hope it ends

Walking steady in circles
Guided by signs through days and nights
People are afraid to to make a change
Breaking free is no more than fantasy

But I like to dream

You
Think you've seen it all
But it's the start
Of us falling apart
And you
Listen to your heart
You know it ain't that hard
To fight back
And love like you mean it

Holding on to the memories
The way a smile could spin hearts around
Now i'm in a world lacking innocence
If you have some start
Making your way to heaven

And I will too
Track Name: Darling
Darling

I remember the morning
When i woke up in the dark
It was storming and the bed was shaking
Your hand chased mine and your body
Followed in so slow
I could feel the warmth of your skin take over
I’d protect you from all that scared you
Smiling silhouettes, we were making time stand still
As we stood forever alone

A ghost destined to haunt the streets
In all these memories
My world’s underwater and I can’t breathe
Lost in the reverie
I should’ve risked it all to never have to wonder if
You were it my darling
Were you it my darling?

If only I’d seen the future in your stare
I might’ve turned around before I cracked a smile
But you stood so close and I was drawn to you
How much did you calculate or improvise as we shared a drink
Enraptured by your perfume seconds into the conversation
I moved in automatic ’til we ran out of breathing room
(You were ready)

Was it just me
Tied to an anchor
Forgotten at sea
Fixing my eyes
Into that blue sky
Falling asleep
To a dream of your last goodbye
Track Name: Perfect Forever
Perfect Forever

Day’s light
Shines across the sea
A call to rise
But she’s still asleep
So sound

Sun’s gone
But she’s feeling free
Wasting time
Underneath a tree
In peace

She smiles so wide behind her eyes
Never letting her guard go down at night
Her voice sings in sweet surrender
Behind those lips i’d die to remember

She hopes for love inside her heart
Keeping it close to never fall apart
Gravity fails to hold her centered
Wishing for that perfect forever

(That perfect forever)

New York city
Under neon lights
Flashing signs
And a glass of wine
This time

2am and in bed alone
Chasing dreams
But she’s on her own
Undone
Track Name: Firestarters
Firestarters

You know
We’re falling faster
We took for granted
All the things we said we’d do

And now
We’re looking backwards
We hold our tongues
In fear of all that we might lose

There’s nothing left to do
But douse the flames with gasoline
Let the memories burn up through the night
Leaving scars across the land
So we never forget so they never forget
All the love in her beautiful eyes
All the love in that stare
Can fade away

I hold
That written letter
Says don’t forget her
When the earth begins to shake

The curse of time
Set out to break us
Sped up to take us
To an early finish line

Would you hold onto me
It’s meant to be you and me)

Looked up at the stars
Hoping that
We would see a sign
Called out to the sea
Let the waves
Crash beneath our feet
Taken by the silence
As we walked apart
To our home
I could tell you knew
And i just knew
Track Name: Make / Believe
Make / Believe

Broken windows
Hold no secrets
Take me somewhere safe

Surfing skylines
With paper airplanes
Hold your fire one more day

I’m a thief of words
The king of make believe
But how i shake at the thought of
Speaking out the words
That’d set me free

Biting bullets
Atop a tightrope
Reaching up to hold the stars

Hidden treasures
By maps forgotten
We’re unknown trajectories

Staying up while the world
Commits to take a full spin
See the lights in one city flicker
While dreamers dream hours away
Oh so far away

I was a thief of words
The king of make believe
But how i shook at the thought of
Speaking out the words
That set me free
Track Name: Letting Go (V2)
Letting Go

Walking steady to the rhythm of your heartbeat
Little lights in the sky always guide you
Letting music take you anywhere that’s far away
One escape to feel safe, make it one more day

Hurricanes drown the sound of a broken heart
You whisper “save me” as your body hits the ground
Hands are shaking, looking for another hand to hold
Vision’s blurring, losing color knowing you’re alone

Breathing heavy inhaling winter air to feel some pain
Let the night hide the lies and the silhouettes
The well is rising full of promises and memories
Shotgun smoke and she knows that she’s letting go

(The last few seconds are the hardest that she will ever know)

Hurricanes drown the sound of a broken heart
She whispered “save me” while her body hit the ground
Hands were shaking, looking for another hand to hold
Vision’s blurring, losing color knowing she’s alone
Track Name: Star-crossed (Demo)
Star-crossed

Night is coming fast
And I can see the moon at last
The only light I ever seek
To take me where I need to be
And you will stand, heart in hand
Edged in roses by design
Meant by fate to tempt this life
And break the vows that hold us down
'cause

Love we are cursed
No there never was much time
Seconds race with blades in hands
Love we are blessed
If we die tonight we'll do so
With fingers intertwined
Smiling knowing we were meant to be

Running through the vines
In the dark past enemy lines
They sought to kill with blinded faith
A love to strong to ever fade
I brushed a tear from your cheek
Kissed your lips and let everyone see
We used to be such perfect liars
Now tangled up in arms of fire
'cause

Love we are cursed
No there never was much time
Seconds race with blades in hands
Love we are blessed
If we die tonight we'll do so
With fingers intertwined
Smiling knowing we were meant to be.