Learned to Love - SINGLE

by ALAS, THE OCEAN

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"Allen Rapadas and his Alas, The Ocean project is back with a brand new single, which is actually a 3-track download for all you fans.

As you probably already know, Alas, The Ocean, whose recent album release was reviewed here on Jamsphere just a couple of weeks ago, is a project by a young and upcoming folk artist who is fervently translating his personal and exploratory living experiences into music and words.

Allen is a young storyteller, rather like a modern day troubadour amongst a dying breed of contemporaries. His art and craft is based on the eloquent beauty of the poetic word set to a background of appropriate musical notes to communicate his perceptions and inner truths.
Unlike current, mass radio or pop chart fodder, which in most cases is exclusively based on beat, rhythms and borrowed sound loops, Alas, The Ocean produce simple, unembellished and unpretentious melodies.

Certainly the musical road chosen by Allen, is an arduous one for any young and ambitious artist seeking commercial success, amidst an era of Autotune, hiphop and electronic computer aided music.

However, the release of “Learned To Love”, proves that Alas, The Ocean is prepared to walk that road without compromising his musical integrity, in exchange for gaining what could be an easier path to commercial success.

The song is in the distinct Alas, The Ocean mold of acoustic guitar and piano driven rhythms. This time around however, a cracking drumbeat is added during choruses with a chunky electric guitar sprinkled in places, to liven things up.

If this all sounds like some kind of food recipe, it’s not.

It’s Alas,The Ocean’s own homemade musical recipe.

It’s original.
It’s genuine.
And it’s good.

Remember to visit Alas The Ocean on Facebook!"

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released March 30, 2012

Allen Rapadas, David DeWolfe

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ALAS, THE OCEAN Vancouver, British Columbia

ALAS, THE OCEAN is a 6 piece indie folk-rock band started in high school by multi-instrumentalist Allen Rapadas. Often described as a mixture of indie folk and contemporary pop, ALAS, THE OCEAN is pure acoustic emotion.
Their sound has the delicate feeling and strong storytelling aspects of folk music, but is also mixed with the energy and accessibility of modern pop.
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Track Name: Learned to Love
verse 1
I know that among other things
I've spent too long in factories
I'm living little bit by bit
And in this great big pile of shit
We've found that we can still pretend
to love each other as a trend
but I'll say otherwise

verse 2
I'm fixed on ruining your guise
A softer price than gazing eyes
No longer will I have to fret
That this is something I'll regret
And in this life we'll have to mend
the broken words that I have penned
but I'll say otherwise

chorus
And oh, we'll love we'll love
And in our hearts we'll love, we'll love
And somewhere down the road
we'll be so proud we learned how
to love

verse 3
i'm losing more than sanity
is this the final test for me
and getting sick of playing games
saves the day by faking claims
together with a flame so hot
that it burns more than all you bought
but they'll say otherwise

verse 4
in hipster form i'm gaining speed
the rest we'll find a different breed
this way I'll know that i'm for real
and no longer need any seals
but friends they say we're not yet done
in about 5 months we'll start to run
but they'll say otherwise

chorus
And oh, we'll love we'll love
And in our hearts we'll love, we'll love
And somewhere down the road
we'll be so proud we learned how
to love

verse 5
I've drank myself to overdose
on things we felt were too morose
but i should take whats mine to keep
and get myself some proper sleep
this box of pens we never opened;
broken hearts we left into dead ends

bridge
and i can't help but justify
the lies i've held behind my eyes
but in the end i'm still a liar
no mistakes but we'll go higher
this is how the story goes
on and on and on, the rest you know

chorus
And oh, we'll love we'll love
And in our hearts we'll love, we'll love
And somewhere down the road
we'll be so proud we learned how
to love