Meadows EP

by iamforest

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When I started writing electronic music I used to get very overwhelmed with the seemingly limitless possibilities and I would get bogged down in the technology that is a big part of writing in the genre. I'd often lose track of an idea along the way or I would get hopelessly lost in a program trying to make a specific sound while desperately trying to keep that initial inspiration going that is so necessary in order to actually finish and release a track. It was such an ordeal to initially learn the language of electronic music so my attempt at keeping in touch with the music behind the wall of tech was to write folk music. I would write a song in an electronic genre and then decompress by stripping everything down to just guitar and vocals, focusing more on songwriting and lyrics. The tracks that I didn't get hopelessly lost and discouraged in resulted in the iamforest EP and the result of my decompressing was the Meadows EP. Because the electronic music was much more difficult for me at that point, I only released three songs on the iamforest EP while six songs were released on the Meadows EP.

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released May 13, 2012

All songs written, engineered, produced, and mastered by Luke Hartle

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iamforest Vancouver, British Columbia

iamforest is the electronic project of multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. and audio engineer, Luke Forest Hartle. Hailing from Vancouver, Luke has travelled the world creating music in a range of styles.

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Track Name: Escape
one day
we'll get away
from this house
from this town
we'll get away
from your fathers rule
I'll make you my wife
we'll start a new life
somewhere near the ocean
we'll hide away
and change our names
mr. and mrs.
my dear would you be mine
I'll be waiting outside
around back with the engine running
follow me outside and I'll show you what
we've been missing
so stay with me
and hold my hand
I'll be around
when the sun goes down
day after day
night after night
I'll be with you
and I'll see this through and eventually
your father will come to us
so you have to trust me when I say
everything is gonna be alright
I'll be waiting outside
around back with the engine running
I'll be waiting on things that somehow never seem to happen
and when we go grey and our youth is taken from us
I'll love you more than life as the mother of my children
and when the oceans flood
and the mountains crumble to the ground
my eyes will shut alongside yours
my eyes will shut alongside yours
I will grow old with you
I will grow old with you
Track Name: God
I awoke at eight to my mothers face
so scared and concerned
and she said
“get up it’s time for church
service starts in half an hour, your gonna be late”
but I never wanted to go
she just made me so
from fear I guess
this concern with the after life
I never seemed to care
god
forgive me
'cause I don’t believe these humans
god
could you blame me
if you made me
because I was much too young
to make my own mind
I trusted you to do it for me
and raise me right
fill me up with the things
that you know
and I will listen
but to
live to die
I can’t relate
when life
is so beautiful
god
forgive me
'cause I don’t believe these humans
god
could you blame me
if you made me the way I am
the proof is there
and I’m aware
that we know nothing
I will admit
to myself
that I know
nothing
Track Name: Underground
your heart is an open book and
I have read every page
I have read every page
and I know that you are looking
for a shot at the crazy life
light the candles that get us high
everyone is alone tonight
thanks to railways in stride
when the night comes I am tired
rest my eyes under Jupiter and Mars
ignore the roar from the passing cars
love the life that you once had
fight the feet that keep you down
twenty years in the underground
ignore the walls that keep you straight
'cause they were never really there
this life
isn't big enough for the two of us
cut the line
and my friend leave me alone
leave me alone
I want to know what you've been up to
call home once or twice a year
missing you is my greatest fear
all you need is something new
to get a way to define
this life
isn't big enough for the two of us
cut the line
and my friend leave me alone
leave me alone
Track Name: Old love
I wore black
and she wore blue
standing outside looking in through you
I was afraid
to see your face
after the dark took your place
I just want you back
the death of a love
so young and so pure
waiting in the light
for you to reappear
calling out your name
I wish that you could hear me
the years have flown away
but I see you everyday
in the children that we made on this earth
and I’ll make sure that they know
that although you are gone
you watch over them and keep us safe
the death of a love
so young and so pure
waiting in the light
for you to reappear
calling out your name
I know that you can hear me
Track Name: Halley's Comet
Halley's Comet
was alone
for a while
in the sky
when she came down
she lit
up the sky
and the night
is long
silhouettes of icy rocks
before the dawn
pushed away
from who you love
invisible but oh so strong
all night long
once in a lifetime
she fell in love with a star
when she couldn't stop
he tied a line to her heart
I will hold
on tight
to this line throughout the night
when I see
you again I'll be older
until then
I am
alone in the night