Iman Hariri-Kia

Iman Hariri-Kia

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Iman Hariri-Kia is an 18 year old singer songwriter from New York City. Iman has performed all over the city at venues such as the Bitter End and the Living Room and has been a featured performer at events for organizations such as Concerts in Motion and the Omid-e-Mehr Foundation. Iman has studied vocals at the Berklee College of Music five week program, where she was featured in the prestigious Singer Songwriter Showcase. Recent press includes a spotlight in Patrick McMullan Magazine (http://p

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Serendipity

Written By: Iman Hariri-Kia

If I feel so high,
Then why am I on the ground.
I build my fortress up,
Just to knock it down.
And if you play with fire,
Expect to get burned.
Well I want to draw the line,
But mine is filled with twists and turns.

But what if my best is not enough
You can't swim with sharks if the water's already rough
Maybe I'm just a lost cause
But I don't want to be a memory of what once was
So take me serendipity
Take me somewhere I don't know

And if I had a past life,
I would be a stone.
I'm used to people wondering,
How far I can be thrown.
But if you see me broken,
Look beyond the cracks.
'Cuz I am just a ripple,
On a sailor's back.

But what if my best is not enough
You can't swim with sharks if the water's already rough
Maybe I'm just a lost cause
But I don't want to be a memory of what once was
So take me serendipity
Take me somewhere I don't know

And I'm a fool for expecting too much,
I just should have left my fortress up.
I'm a fool for believing too much,
I'm a fool for believing in love.

But what if my best is not enough
You can't swim with sharks if the water's already rough
Maybe I'm just a lost cause
But I refuse to be a memory of what I never was
So take me serendipity
Take me somewhere I don't know

Venom

Written By: Iman Hariri-Kia

Your words are like whiskey when you start to choke,
They feel smooth until I burn my throat.
But I'll still have one more, my oh my.
And you are one last drag of a cigarette,
When I stand up i'm light headed.
But then I'm down and down again, my oh my.

Venom hurts and I hate the bite
But it's these marks that prove that
I can't die, by words
Though I love to lie
I'm on fire, fire fire
Oh my oh my
I'm on fire

Your voice is like vinegar when you start to rave,
It ads flavor but leaves an after taste.
But oh still some I'd savor, my oh my.
And you are one last stop on the road to success,
You blind me by glitter and excess,
But you're still my second best, my oh my.

Venom hurts and I hate the bite
But it's these marks that prove that
I can't die, by words
Though I love to lie
I'm on fire, fire fire
Oh my oh my
I'm on fire

This Is How It Goes

Written By: Iman Hariri-Kia

This is how it goes,
I've been here before,
I thought it would feel different,
I guess I wanted more.
And I wish I could know,
I wish I'd understood,
It's easy to remember,
Something you never should.

When you were all I had,
All I wanted for too long.
You were all I had,
All I wanted for so long.

This is how it goes,
You think you know it all,
You turn your head up slightly,
Your back against the wall.
When time is running slow,
You don't know what to say,
But single sudden movements,
Could give it all away.
Well I'm sorry that I thought,
That you could never change.
In this time and place,
I wish things had stayed the same.
Well that's a lesson learned,
And now I really know,
That this is how it is,
This is how it goes.

When you were all I had,
All I wanted for too long.
You were all I had,
All I wanted for so long.

I wasn't sure,
We'd be able to leave things,
Exactly the way they were.
And I believe,
We're all victims,
In our own tragedy.

When you were all I had,
All I wanted for too long.
You were all I had,
All I wanted for so long.