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This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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released April 2, 2016

All songs written by Rowena Fonseka

Hyperballad originally by Bjork

Vocals, Guitar & Piano - Rowena Fonseka
Drums - Richie Gregor
Bass - Joe Coupal
Guitar - Matthew David
Backing Vocals - Kaitlin Thatcher

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Matt Gauthier
Recorded at Boxcar Studios, Hamilton by Sean Pearson
Additional Recording at Attic Sound, Hamilton by Matt Gauthier
Additional Production on Hyperballad by Joe Coupal
Orchestra on Break Away by Dan Rodrigues

Album Art and Photography by Kaitlin Thatcher

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FONSEKA Toronto, Ontario

Toronto-based queer musician. Singer/Songwriter, Chef extraordinaire.

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Track Name: Fire in My Heart
Skipping through a car park
with my girl in fluorescent shorts.
Sittin' in a spin class,
though I don't really care for sports.

She listens to Lights
and Never Shout Never.
I am slightly hardcore,
Refused and Propagandhi.

We make it work somehow
We make it work somehow

Chorus:
Oh baby, you build me up when I'm down.
You're the earth to the fire in my heart, oh,
We're a work of art

She is a great swimmer,
wish I could say the same for me.
But I'll cook up a storm when
she is tired and hungry.

Opposites attract
and birds of the same feather.
Its one, both or the other,
its how we keep it together.

We make it work somehow
We make it work somehow

Chorus:
Oh baby, you build me up when I'm down
You're the earth to the fire in my heart, oh
We're a work of art.
Track Name: For Kait
I don't understand,
how this luck has found me
Just the look in your eyes,
it makes me so damn high

No I don't understand,
how you have found me
Blue oceans in your gaze,
man I could swim for days
When I'm with you.

And here I am, laying next to you,
The twinkle lights in your room
The roses I gave you

And you're a tender heart
tearing me apart
In a good way, my dear
Now I can face my fears
When I'm with you.

Chorus:
Oh when I'm in love with who you are
Its taken me afar
With you and within you
With you and within you

Bridge:
Its where I belong

I don't understand,
how this luck has found me.
Just the look in your eyes
it makes me so damn high
when I'm with you.

Chorus:
Oh when I'm in love with who you are
Its taken me afar
With you and within you.
With you and within you.
Track Name: Emmelyne
35
Late to bloom
Better than too soon
Unapologetic

Emmelyne
Black & blue
Scars you never knew
Shining bright like stars

Chorus:
The road is long, I know
The road is long, I know
Emmelyne

Sugar pie
Pack your bags
Can't afford first class
Is this what you wanted?

Emmelyne
The city's cold
But your dreams are made of gold
Hold on to every moment

Chorus:
The road is long, I know
The road is long, I know
Emmelyne
Track Name: Home
In the darkness of the night,
I see you now and then.
In my childhood memory,
You were my best friend.

But as our skin and bones grew old,
There was a change of heart.
From all the stories and the lies,
We had to grow apart.

Chorus:
All the leaves may fall
The tree it still stands tall
There's no place like home

A little more I see of you,
In myself each day.
With the lessons of your heartache,
I turned out okay.

Why does sickness bring forgiveness,
Let me hold your hand.
To all the sins of all our fathers,
Now I understand.

Chorus:
All the leaves may fall
The tree it still stands tall
There's no place like home.
Track Name: Suitcase Heart
I saved my money for year
So I could get away.
I paid the price to get away
Nights are long as the day

Chorus:
Its easy to forget just who you are
Yeah I packed up my suitcase heart
and I headed home

And now I lay me down to sleep,
Strangers bed, counting sheep.
A souvenir for you to keep.
Think of me, when I leave

Chorus:
Its easy to forget just who you are
Yeah I packed up my suitcase heart
and I headed home.
Track Name: Ride or Die
Pour me a shot,
it helps me get away.
Speed up the clock,
we've got to run away.

Stop being so shy,
we're going to the promised land
for my share of the pie.
Let's join a 4-piece band.

Chorus:
I would go to hell and back with you.
Maybe even kill, well that's untrue.
I would go to hell and back with you.
Maybe even kill, well that's untrue.
Baby we are ride or die for life.

Back at the ranch,
things aren't as they should be.
Give me a chance.
show you you're meant for me.

Let's cross the canyon.
One foot then another.
All your questions
I'll find the answers

Chorus:
I would go to hell and back with you.
Maybe even kill, well that's untrue.
I would go to hell and back with you.
Maybe even kill, well that's untrue.
Baby we are ride or die for life.

Bridge:
Don't look, don't look back my love

Chorus
Track Name: Break Away
Here I am, under the covers
hiding from myself.
So scared, here on my own
don't need nobody's help.

I've tried walking the long road,
mildly comfortable.
The rain soaking my shoes
its now unbearable.

Chorus:
Hey man, why do we sing the same old song
its time to bust it out.
Bored out of my mind this will be good for you
yeah its time to bust it out.

Sorting out old and the new
it gives me peace of mind.
Throw out these broken bones
I'll leave it all behind.

So long, I'll write a postcard
in a month or two.
For now, this is forever,
its just me and you.

Chorus:
Hey man, why do we sing the same old song
Its time to bust it out.
Bored out of my mind this will be good for you
yeah its time to bust it out

Bridge:
Roar a little more
Roar a little louder