Not Your Typical​.​.​.

by Lakin

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released September 1, 2009

Melvin Lee Davis: Bass – 1, 2, 3, 5
Rogerio Jardim: Drums – 1, 2, 5
Michael Higgins: Electric Guitar – 1, 2
Gary Gopar: Trumpet, Flugelhorn – 1
Dan Myers: Programmed Strings – 6
Mark Stephens: Keyboards – 1, 5
Dio Saucedo: Percussion – 1, 2, 5
Lakin Daie Saucedo: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – 1, Piano – 4, 6, 7, Percussion – 3, 4, 7

All songs written by Lakin Daie Saucedo
Produced & engineered by Melvin Lee Davis, Dan Myers*, & Lakin Daie Saucedo
Mastered by Melvin Lee Davis
Photography by Laura Williams (Twice as Nice Photography)
Art direction by Lakin Daie Saucedo
Graphic design by Joshua Jon Day

*Engineer on “Time, Space, & Missing You”

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Lakin Los Angeles, California

With a warmth in her voice that soothes like honey, this singer/songwriter is sure to draw you in with her eclectic blend of pop, neo-soul & folk, utilizing live instrumentation & lyrics that reflect the emotions of life, love & the journey of the heart. ... more

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Track Name: Chasing The Sun
I’m chasing the sun
Thousands of miles
Trying to follow,
Learning to fly
I’m chasing the sun
Chasing the light
I’m slipping slowly
Away from the night

I’m always searching to find any somewhere
Looking for my call
But being up so high it’s easy to look down
And take a fall

And I can see the stars against the dark sea of sky
They’re my only prayer to make it through

‘Cause I’m chasing the sun
Thousands of miles
Trying to follow,
Learning to fly
I’m chasing the sun
Chasing the light
I’m slipping slowly
Away from the night

Where’s my direction? Tell me, where do I go?
Can’t you see I’m lost?
I can’t tell East from West, though everybody knows
Where the sunlight goes

I can see the moon, just as lonely as I
Seems to me he needs something too

Maybe he’s chasing the sun
Thousands of miles
Trying to follow,
Learning to fly
I’m chasing the sun
Chasing the light
I’m slipping slowly
Away from the night

Weeping may endure beneath the storm passing by
But above the clouds the silver lining makes things new

When you’re chasing the sun
Thousands of miles
Trying to follow,
Learning to fly
I’m chasing the sun
Chasing the light
I’m slipping slowly
Away from the night

I’m chasing the sun
Thousands of miles
Trying to follow,
Learning to fly
I’m chasing the sun
Chasing the light
I’m slipping slowly
Away from the night
Track Name: Leavin'
Leave “left unsaid’s” right inside the door, yeah
Next to all those smiles that I adore
I’m turning the key
I don’t see your name much anymore
It’s hard to know what I’d still use it for
I fight the memory

I don’t wanna be
In the in-between
Don’t even wanna think
How good things used to be

‘Cause it’s too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’
We’re better off this way
Too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’, leavin’
Leavin’, leavin’
Maybe you were right…

Step 1, I know, time for letting go and
Step 2, I stay and watch you walk away
Oh, this is where I cry
Step 3, I need incentive to leave
My spirit’s willing, but still my flesh is weak
And so, my soul is standing-by

I don’t wanna be
In the in-between
Don’t even wanna think
How good things used to be

‘Cause it’s too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’
We’re better off this way
Too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’

‘Cause it’s too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’
We’re better off this way
Too hard
It’s too much too take
And I’m leavin’, leavin’
Leavin’, leavin’

You once said if I
Wanted to leave then I
Should just leave and I
Don’t wanna leave but I
Think I should leave
‘Cause now I see
Maybe you were right…

Leave “left unsaid’s” right inside the door…
Track Name: Just Drive
Down the lonely highway
Through the busy streets
If I could only make it
To the shelter of the beach
The sun is slowly laying down
And maybe I’ll just drive
And I am close to nowhere
That I can runaway
My heart’s making it harder
For me to want to stay
And I’m all out of great ideas
So maybe I’ll just drive

You found me, You saw me
Eyes still glued to the ground
And everything’s gone wrong
Still you sing to me this song…

Maybe I’ll just drive with you
Maybe we’ll just drive
Maybe I’ll just cry with you
Maybe we’ll just cry

Looking through the windows,
Captured by the sky,
The beauty makes me breathless;
The colors mesmerize
You knew that this was made for me
And that it’d make me cry
Now everything is perfect
Except my broken heart
And I don’t know where to begin
To pick up all the parts
“Redemption” is the only word You say
And You hold me as I cry

I fight You, despite You
Being everything I need
And everything’s gone wrong
Still You sing to me this song…
Maybe I’ll just drive with you
Maybe we’ll just drive
Maybe I’ll just cry with you
Maybe we’ll just cry

Just drive
I feel the warmth
From the rays of Your love
Just cry
Each time You touch me
Will never be enough
Track Name: Daggers
This is the map of my heart…
This is where I built the wall
This is the place that I hide
This is where my dagger lies
And it’s still bleeding there
Yeah it’s still bleeding there
This is the time that I fell
At first I was unprepared
The second time never felt right
The third time cut like a knife
And now I’m bleeding there
My heart’s still bleeding where…

The dagger’s still inside me
But I won’t let Him take it out
I’m scared, I’m scared

This is where I was the fool
This is where I fell for you
I was in over my head
Knowing my heart was dead
I couldn’t love the right way
This is where you walked away
It’s here where my fear resides
This is where my dagger lies

The dagger’s still inside me
But I won’t let Him take it out
I’m scared, I’m scared
And I’m everything but worthy
To have Him touch my broken heart
I’m scared, I’m scared

How crazy am I
That I’d rather right?
Fulfill my self-made prophecy?
‘Cause it’s easier to believe that
I’m better off alone
Who am I? I don’t know,
Without His hands on my heart

This is where it all began
Where my heart belonged to Him
Where there were no daggers within
Can He make me whole again…
Where there’s no bleeding there?

The dagger’s still inside me
But I won’t let Him take it out
I’m scared, I’m scared
To live with such abandon
I pray that I might love again
I’m scared, I’m scared
I’m scared, I’m scared
Track Name: Soul Searchin'
My memories are retroactive in my state of mind
They finally caught up to me; so long, so far behind
I guess I just got tired of pretending they weren’t mine
And all at once the surges of emotion burst inside
I came to revelation in the autumn of last year
That people aren’t honest with themselves for fear of fear
So I, I feared that the loneliness that I had always bore
Were brought to light nothing would change; it still would be ignored

But I don’t wanna be a coward
I don’t wanna hide
You can never know someone
Until your paths collide
I’m trying to open up to you
I’m trying to give in
So that you can truly know the woman
That I am within

Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna look into the eyes
That will look in my soul
Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna know one who knows
How to look in my soul

There’re so many new faces that are scratching on my surface now
I still get that feeling when I meet someone on purpose somehow
Still nobody can show me how to give & not become undone
And so I follow God’s design to steer my heart’s elation

But I don’t wanna be a coward
I don’t wanna hide
You can never know someone
Until your paths collide
I’m trying to open up to you
I’m trying to give in
So that you can truly know the woman
That I am within

Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna look into the eyes
That will look in my soul
Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna know one who knows
How to look in my soul

Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
Soul searchin’, so continual…

Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna look into the eyes
That will look in my soul
Soul searchin’, soul searchin’
I wanna know one who knows
How to look in my soul
Track Name: Time, Space, & Missing You
Time, space, & missing you
I wish I knew which one were true
Don’t give me time
Don’t give me space
But if I must,
Let me miss your beautiful face

Time, oh time, what is time?
And time, time keeps passing us by
And when I am with you time flies right on by
But so slow & so painful it goes when I can’t find your smile

Time, space, & missing you
I wish I knew which one were true
Don’t give me time
Don’t give me space
But if I must,
Let me miss your beautiful face

Space, this space pulls us apart
And space, sometimes it breaks my heart
‘Cause when there miles between us to define where we are
It’s the insatiable void that remains & makes you feel so far

Time, space, & missing you
I wish I knew which one were true
Don’t give me time
Don’t give me space
But if I must,
Let me miss your beautiful face

Missing you, I can’t ignore
With every second away I seem to miss you more
Wherever I go, wherever I am
Just know that I’m missing you

Time, space, & missing you
I wish I knew which one were true
Wherever I go, wherever I am,
Just know that I am missing you
I miss you…
Track Name: Blank Paper
Blank paper
Wind blowing
Real shiver
Nose running
Feels good
No worries
Just a pen & blank paper
See the pier
See the waves
See the sun as it fades
Feel the difference
Feel the truth
Feel the beauty build in you

It’s alright
It’s alright
Oh it’s alright, yeah

Blank paper
True emotion
I don’t know how speaks the ocean
Take a picture
Make it last
If you hold tight,
You’ll feel God’s grasp
Shhh…hear the silence
Hear the banter
Hear the joy in kid’s laughter
Cherish now
Reflect later
When all you’ve got is,
When all you’ve got is…

It’s alright
It’s alright
Don’t you know,
Don’t you know it’s alright, yeah
It’s alright
It’s alright, yeah
It’s alright…