Madina Lake

Madina Lake

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One of rock’s most promising young acts takes the listener on a unique auditory voyage across layer upon diverse layer of sound. The 12 songs on the album are replete with otherworldly atmospherics, epic guitars, intricate and oftentimes punishing drum-work, melodic choruses and imposing bass lines.

Biography

For Chicago’s Madina Lake, working with esteemed producer David Bendeth on the eagerly-anticipated Attics to Eden, the
experimental follow-up to their 2007 Roadrunner Records debut From Them, Through Us, to You, was an honor and a sincere
privilege. After all, the man has worked with the likes of Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Breaking Benjamin, and label-mates Killswitch Engage, and he’s even helmed Paramore’s recent
breakout LP, Riot! The sophomore album that proves maturity comes with experience.

Lyrics

Pandora

Written By: Madina Lake

The way you dance it turns me on
but you know that i'm spoken for
the way your sweat drips off your chest
you know that i'm wanting more

the lies the sex the heat this sweat
and nothing else matters
you call my name without your dress

i already forgot her
you have no idea what you do to me
and you, you have no idea what your doing to me

pandora, i don't know how you carved your way into my heart
and i don't know how you snuck your way into my house
but i know that i'll regret what i did
and i know i'll regret it forever as i throw my life away, pandora

the girl i love sits at home and i know that shes lonely
but i'm watching you take off your clothes
your the star of this movie
the love the hate the guilt my fate is hanging in the balance
you have no idea what you do to me
oh you don't even care what you mean to me

pandora, i don't know how you carved your way into my heart
and i don't know how you snuck your way into my house
but i know that i'll regret what i did
and i know i'll regret it forever as i throw my life away, pandora

and by the time that i come home shes already sleeping
sit on the bed and take off my clothes
my nerves their shaking
the lies the sex the heat this sweat
your body is quaking
the love the hate the guilt my fate
against this temptress

pandora, i don't know how you carved your way into my heart
and i don't know how you snuck your way into my house
but i know that i'll regret what i did
and i know ill regret it forever as i throw my life away (forever as i throw my life away)
forever as i throw my life away, pandora

House of Cards

Written By: Madina Lake

It's late at night the world's asleep
And I'm trying not to think
I take some pills cause my mind bleeds
I'm thinking what is wrong with me
Because the only thing I know about honesty
Is every lie I told that you believed

I'm afraid, to be alone
I'm afraid, that one day you'll find out

And you'll be amazed
At the secrets I keep
You'll be amazed
At my mouth full of lies
But I'm too afraid to come clean
Cause my life's the flame in a house of cards

Now I can't look you in your eyes
Because the guilt is killing me
I try disconnect my heart again
Just so I can breathe
I wanna be myself again
But I just can't cause

I'm afraid, to be alone
I'm afraid, that one day you'll find out

And you'll be amazed
At the secrets I keep
You'll be amazed
At my mouth full of lies
But I'm too afraid to come clean
Cause my life's the flame in a house of cards

It's such a shame what I've become
After years of breaking down
My whole life has come undone
Cause I'm trying to fake it all
And I know that you love someone
But that someone isn't me
Or is this me?
No

And you'll be amazed
At the secrets I keep
You'll be amazed
At my mouth full of lies
But I'm too afraid to come clean
Cause my life's the flame in a house of cards

You'll be amazed
You'll be amazed

Welcome To oblivion

Written By: Madina Lake

On an island out in the sea,
I wouldn't care what they think of me,
But in this crowded room, I believe
That I'm seconds from insanity.

'Cause her eyes just rip me all apart,
And my temperamental mind decides that I'm the enemy.

Welcome to oblivion,
Where panic starts to settle in.
Welcome to oblivion,
Oh, I think I'm losing it.

So many voices, I can't even sleep,
Typical in night company.
They ask questions about my life,
"Where is he going?"
Who am I?
And those voices rip me all apart.
I need medicine to quiet and to find it.

Welcome to oblivion,
Where panic starts to settle in
And I'm afraid of everything.
Oh, I lost my head again.

Welcome to oblivion,
Where my whole life is caving in
And I can't stand who I am.
Oh, I think I'm losing it.

I lost my head again.

Then I met you.
You were standing all alone 'cause you felt it too.
The world has broken you down.
You and me are gonna make it through
'Cause now we know there's people like us.

As I fall apart inside,
All of my thoughts collide,
And that's no way to live a life.
Oh, I think I'm losing it.

Welcome to oblivion,
Where panic starts to settle in
And I'm afraid of everything.
Oh, I lost my head again.

Welcome to oblivion,
I gotta get off the medicine
'Cause I can't stand who I am.
Oh, I think I'm losing it.

Never Walk Alone

Written By: Madina Lake

Just imagine
What it’s like to love
Yourself from the inside out
Imagine
Instead of dread again
You wake up
Now you feel alive

‘Cause you don’t have to walk alone
You’re not alone right now
You don’t have to hate the world
You don’t have to walk alone
You’re not alone right now

You know it’s all in your mind
It’s how you see
The world behind your eyes
Just imagine what it’s like to sleep
At night with nothing on your mind
Imagine
Don’t regret again
Everything you’ve done just turned out right

‘Cause you don’t have to walk alone
You’re not alone right now
You don’t have to hate the world
You don’t have to walk alone
You’re not alone right now

You know I would do anything
Wrap it up and give the world to you
When you think you’ve had enough
When you think the skies are falling down
Just breathe
Open up your heart to it
Let the sun cover up the fly's in your mind

This is not who you are
Push it out, crush it, burn it down
Burn it down
Scatter it on the ocean floor
Let the earth
Clean it out, just breathe, just breathe
Oh, just breathe.

Let's Get Outta Here

Written By: Madina Lake

This scene is dulling and rotting
Enemies, they start surrounding me
Mostly in my head cause I swear
I've never been so depressed

I can't stand anyone here
I'm thinking, "let's just disappear,"
And we'll roll the dice on a beach-front tropical paradise.

I'm ready to go where palm trees always blow.
I'm sick of this crowd,
We are getting out!

I wanna go where there's no one we know
Where stars glitter like a 70's disco
Come on, come on, I say "Let's get outta here!"
We gotta go where we have no worries
Wet beaches and dry martinis
Come on, come on, let's get outta here.
Let's get outta here.

Maybe I'm going crazy.
The mainstream never made any sense to me.
Always on the outside looking in,
But I swear that we're fitting in.

They say we'll never make it.
Truth is I couldn't care any less.
I think the delusions of grandure are the only gifts I'll ever have.

We are getting out!

I wanna go where there's no one we know
Where stars glitter like a 70's disco
Come on, come on, I say "Let's get outta here!"
We gotta go where we have no worries
Wet beaches and dry martinis
Come on, come on, let's get outta here.

I'm ready to go where palm trees always blow
I'm sick of this crowd, we are getting out

I wanna go where there's no one we know
Where stars glitter like a 70's disco
Come on, come on, I say "Let's get outta here!"
We gotta go where we have no worries
Wet beaches and dry martinis
Come on, come on, I say "Let's get outta here!"
We gotta go where we live out loud
You know we're sick of this crowd
Come on, come on, let's get outta here.
Let's get outta here
Let's get outta here

Never Take Us Alive

Written By: Madina Lake

Sometimes I feel like I'm from another world,
And everything I want in life seems impossible.
Cause people they'll tear you apart.
But in the bottom of our hearts,
The dream's alive inside.
And we won't forget.

So we say...

You can't bleed,
Can't touch,
Can't take us down.
You'll never take us alive
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
You'll never take us alive
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh ohhhhh...
You'll never take us alive

For the last time I'll give myself to the enemy,
By letting their words just walk all over me.
Cause people they'll tear you apart,
If you are not like them.
And we are different.
Let the war begin.

So we say...

You can't bleed,
Can't touch,
Can't take us down.
You'll never take us alive.
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
You'll never take us alive
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh ohhhhh...
You'll never take us alive

There's no fear inside.
This is our time, no giving up.
When we connect our hearts, to our minds,
There's no stopping us.

So we say...

You can't bleed,
Can't touch,
Can't take us down.
You'll never take us alive
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
You'll never take us alive
Wa oh oh oh oh oh...
Wa oh oh ohhhhh...
You'll never take us alive

Discography

-2009 Attics To Eden
Current Single "Welcome To Oblivion"
-October 16, 2007 AOL Sessions Under Cover
-March 27, 2007 From Them, Through Us, To You

Set List

Pandora
House of Cards
Welcome to Oblivion
Walk Alone
Let’s Get Outta Here
Never Take Us Alive