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Sleeping World

by OH. (Olivia Hadjiioannou)

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Caught between the deep economic crises in both Athens, Greece and NYC; singer-songwriter OH. released the progressive rock album, "Sleeping World" in March 2013 with a video clip for the song "Trials".

"The album's hauntingly candid lyrics and music are a conscious and direct wake-up call to the frustrations of our crisis-laden souls in these trying times of austerity, lack of opportunity, wasted talent and false promises. With irony and sarcasm her performance reveals her "lost generation's" total awareness of the emptiness of quick fixes and the futility of chasing false idols -- cutting to the root cause of our world's self-destructive impulses."

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released 22 February 2013

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OH. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou is a symphonic prog rock singer/songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Track Name: Trials
And so you said, go on without me
can't leave you this time,
Whispering retreat will keep us safe,
Is there a way for us to banish fate?
Get out of this place.
Get out of my face.

Can't we make it through, these raging fires
Never-ending wars
Only sad endings, no one wins
Is there a way for us to find our fortune
Escape this time.
Escape our lives.

I know we have to go
we won't survive these trials
Let's be honest with ourselves
Only take what's now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world
Silent sleeping souls.

Walking down the stream
Falling down, but I feel heat
And I, I feel free,
but I am sure
I'm in captivity

I know we have to go
we won't survive these trials
Let's be honest with ourselves
Only take what's now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world
Silent sleeping souls.

The sound means darkness,
darkness and headlights
life became exacting
and we became an addict
in the throes of a cure,
everything just seemed to be perfectly composed,
yet I can hear time gunning down the turnpike
placed under the spotlight,
pretend we are in power
act upon and with our dance,
but little do we know
we are the show.

I know we have to go
we won't survive these trials
Let's be honest with ourselves
Only take what's now to fool our hearts.
Self-destructive world
Silent sleeping souls.
Track Name: Have You Ever
Have you ever known
the feeling…inside…
that covers the beat that makes you shine?
Seize the life-force that keeps you from burning.

Have you ever known?
Have you ever felt?
The feeling…
The feeling…
The feeling…

Have you ever caught a glimpse of vitality,
unfolding in the world in front of you?

Did I say.
Have you ever?
Did I say.
Vitality yeah..
Have you ever?

Have you ever wondered,
upon fate and mischievous paths?
That feed from thoughts when passing the corridor.
seize the life-force that keeps you from burning.

Have you ever known?
Have you ever felt?
The feeling.
The feeling?
The feeling?

Have you ever been?
In gods land reality?
The reign, the pledge, the pact, the give away.
Track Name: Banned by the Deep
I see from deep down …the ground, a life-force oozing by the pores of the earth, slowly breathing light while touching the surface as flowing out, sparkly tears are falling into the skies no gravity’s there to hinder its aim.

Nothing... mind no mind to comprehend this aura fulfills.
The reflection you can see glancing into the tiny drops.

(Of humid mass)

Holds nothing of its own
(Just seize all surroundings)

In between dark and silver air, gaze at the life-force while it soars,
There’s no truth here to prevail... has its route to trail, there’s just you, places... sides this level of reality...

Consciousness aware existence... any you perceive, it is only an image for your eyes to see so in empty pages your road won’t be...
Track Name: Non-Existent Myth
Some (this world once said)
People’s minds are lost,
Depth I say this world never meant to hold,
Free I am from liberty itself,
Free from liberty itself…

Power has no power, without a master to control.
Powerless - feeble by his own.

There’s no force,
There’s no life of his own.
It’s the one who cause a form,
Or else is forgotten in thee...

Power always comes within authority near your soul
You seize the wisdom across the pure way I let know
I am,
I am…

That is to be the foreseen, a non-existent myth,
My love, the world has no poem has no self
For placing you into the dungeons,
There’s no law there’s no matter to obey,
There is you,

Master, waiting for commands...
Track Name: I Am the Pleasure
Into your eyes I am a show.
Into your core I am the pleasure,
Close to me… if you will
I look for you to be,
I may not have the strength to realize,
for all I know you unchain my soul.

I feel my rusty cells enliven.
There is motion within existence.
No mind dwells upon a fantasy.

Your life is behind the curtain
while mine is on track.
You know I don't.
You see I don't.
You hear the voice within.
I hear the noise without the voice

The voice..
The voice..
The voice
Track Name: Forget It
Flying up above and see.
The world has ended for me.
Although, I hardly believe,
freedom has followed indeed.

The life I once knew to be true,
feels like a fairytale I've never lived.
Now … appears just like a dream,
and when I try to remember
deep in my eyes you can see me cry.

The life I knew to be true…
feels like a fairytale .
But in this waking dream,
I start to memorize.

Oh… It's alright.
The past is far gone.
And nothing will stop me from doing what I want.
I am here today with all that I've got.
And no matter what, I'll be my own start.
Before long, it's all gone.
And nothing else will keep me alive.
Nothing else will keep me than today.


Unchained hope makes…
In life easier to breathe…
Free your mind and live…
Fall down and rise, ascend…
Give yourself some joy…
Since, seeing that life itself is brutal.
Forget it! We are here for us.
Not to please somebody else's path.

Everything can come to place,
Everything can come to place.

Oh… It's alright, the past is far gone.
And nothing will stop me from doing what I want.
I am here today with all that I've got.
And no matter what I'll be my own start.
Before long…it's all gone.
And nothing else will keep me alive.
Nothing else will keep than today.

Today, today...