Loin de toi

by Dark Light

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It took Dark Light over 2 years to independently produce and refine their debut album, "Loin de toi," a multi-genre experience that tells the story of two young lovers and their long-distance journey through 15 unique original songs.

The listener is privy to an intimate conversation between a couple on a date at a large venue where they will watch a show entitled "Loin de toi." The show is divided into three acts, each representing a chapter in the story line: from the departure/separation of the lovers, to their long-distance relationship, and the eventual joyful return.

This piece weaves together tracks from a number of genres with sophistication, including R&B, Ratchet, Hip-Hop, Afro-Beat, House, Pop, EDM, and even Rock. There is something for everyone, and each sound is fitting for the part of the tale it tells.

Enjoy the show...

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released May 18, 2015

DETAILS
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All beats produced by Ovela, unless otherwise specified under individual track credits. All songs were written by M-angel, and recorded and mixed by Dark Light. All tracks were mastered by Richard Addison at Trillium Sound Mastering.

THANK YOU
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This album has been 2 years in the making, and it would not have Become the success we feel it is today without the help, input, Love and support of the amazing people in our lives, including - but not limited to - Koko, Carole Zidouemba, Ayanleh Daher-Aden, Yves Nimbona, Chumastah, Tom & peter Hartman, Brian Rotsztein, Izra L, Arthur Comeau, Chafik / Mighty one, Badri Zouani, Tassi K. and the whole Musiqon Dance team, Ben at Benck’s Photography, Dimitri Condax at Planet studios and Richard Addison at Trillium Sound Mastering. Thank you to our family members; special thanks to Youcef, Ilyes, Khalil, Ahlam, Marie-Anne, and Olivier for their active support, and our parents for being unrelenting supporters.

Hey, Extra Special Thanks to YOU, you amazing fan you!
Without your support we’d be like a tree falling in the woods.
By listening to our music, you are giving it eternal life.

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Track Name: Who Knows
INTRO
Careful little angel…

VERSE I
How long is forever
Patience isn’t my strong suit
How long is forever
Can we even try to construe
Right now… I can feel it it’s my time
I’mma make it… this reality is mine

Careful little angel, don’t you aim too high
Hide inside a dream and life will pass you by
Careful little angle, don’t you aim too high
If you cry to heaven, you might break the sky

CHORUS
Who knows… Does it even really matter
Who knows… If I had to guess…

VERSE II
How long is forever
Has anybody tried to measure
How long is forever
Has anybody tried to answer
We live on… In this life and the next life
Some believe we live on
We’ll never get to see the new beginning

If I had the answers they would soon fade away
A fresh start comes without a yesterday
Living in the moment is the stroke I chose
Maybe even time is an illusion so

CHORUS
Who knows… Does it even really matter
Who knows… If I had to guess, I’d say it’s all a test run

BRIDGE
Ok. All I know is that your confidence brings out the best in me
Label it quantum entanglement or just your energy
Maybe we’re the same, two souls made together laced with unity
Even in a former life you gravitated towards me
VERSE III
How far is tomorrow
How much time is left before I grieve
You just got a letter
Immigration’s asking you to leave
Can we make it
If we are destiny, you will return to me
Can we make it
Maybe we’ll endure and it won’t be so bad...
Track Name: Run Away
INTRO
Run away x2
Run away with me baby

VERSE I
Tell me what you’re thinking
Tell me where to go, tell me how to do this
I won’t tell a soul, even if it mattered
I don’t really want to be the one selling you out
I’m ready to go, when I step out of my room
I’m a one show-stopper with a real salute
I can carry myself the way I carry a tune
(Keep it up, keep your hopes up, carry it out now)
Danger, danger, I’m already all in
As I step out, step out, I’mma do it for the win
But the odds got me feeling paranoid
(Keep it up, keep your nose up, you already showed up)

CHORUS x2
Run away with me baby, to a place
Where we can just close our eyes
Let’s run away in the morning, so we can
Forget to remember

(I, I, I’m ready to go) x4

VERSE II
Even if I told you I’m staying you wouldn’t believe me
I already made plans and I know where I’m going
And I’ll know when I’ve gone too far
I'm ready to go, and I’ll step into it blind
You’ve got twenty more minutes so
(Make up your mind)
Do you want to be stuck in this place
You have to decide for yourself

CHORUS x2

(I, I, I’m ready to go
I’m ready to go) x2

VERSE III
Yeah I’m out, and I told you one time, oh
Do you want to go, make up your mind, oh
If we go now nobody will know
If you don’t come I may have to let go
I’m already on my way out the door
I decided I don’t want to wait anymore
And I’m hoping that your on your way
But if you’re not, let me know, it’s okay

CHORUS x2

I’m not gon' wait anymore
I’m on my way out the door
I know I already know
I've been here all on my own
I’m not gon' wait anymore, no
I’m on my way out the door
You’ll have to make up your mind
I’m not gon’ wait (x3)
I’m not going to wait no no
I wish I had the strength, but I know I don’t

CHORUS x2
Track Name: One Kiss
VERSE I
Press the button when you’re ready
We’re running out of time
But that’s what gives life meaning
(Forget the luggage for a second)
You know you need somebody when you can’t let ‘em go
Some see it as a weakness (can’t let anybody know)
I go hard for my baby
We keep it tight even in the elevator
I’m just handling my business
Press the button when you’re ready
It’s so early and I’m tired
The sun is burning my retina
(But all I have are)

CHORUS
Ten floors, five seconds, one kiss
All I have are ten floors, five seconds, one kiss
All I have are ten floors... one kiss
All I have are ten floors
Can't believe we're living in this moment

VERSE II
Already in the elevator
Wish I was just a spectator
I can't take you to the airport
I'm not gon' lie
I'mma cry and I won't quit later
(At least I got)

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Press the button when you're ready
Don't count on me to make the decision
Through the good, through the bad, you were with me
Took us higher and completed my vision
So now I put you first, made you my mission
Separating is a hard transition but
Ain't nobody got time for fear now
Let's max out these seconds while we're here, now

(Max out while we're here... one more kiss)

All I have are ten floors... one kiss
All I have are ten floors
Can't believe we're living in this moment
Track Name: Break
INTRO
Dark Light, in the house

VERSE I
Hot white pain
Lipstick stains on the edge of my cup
I think I’ve had enough
This year has been rough
I think I’ve had enough
You spend your sleepless nights online, oh and I
I let you cross that borderline, come back to me

CHORUS
I need a break, but not from you and me
I need to break reality
No time or space can keep you far from me
I will break free from… this reality
Ty… ty… reality

VERSE II
Doused in madness, I can’t breach the sadness
Oh, you’re having your fun
Universe, one
Oh but I’m not done
And something has changed me as I stumble down
The winding road

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Doused in madness, I can’t breach the sadness (x3)

CHORUS x2
Track Name: Azontreal
INTRO
I know that you like it (x4)

VERSE I
I came to realize
You will not be here tonight
You’re getting off your flight
The party won’t be right, oh

How can I dance tonight
My heart is too low to excite
I don’t remember how
To move the way you do

Everybody will agree
Dancing alone is not for me
But my partner’s overseas, oh
DJ, why you play my song
I cannot sit and sing along
This is Azonto, not ‘Lean Back’
Listen to the track, and…

CHORUS
Follow me (x6) / to Azonto } x2

VERSE II
I’m in Montreal
You are down in Algeria
I’ve been thinking when
Is the next time I will see ya

I’m in Montreal
You are down in Algeria
They ask me when you’ll come back
And I have no idea

I came to realize
You want me with you tonight
I cannot take that flight
Even though I want to reunite
Can I go, if, if you go
If you go, will I follow (I know I told you I’d go)
If you go, this is my home
Yes, I’mma go go go, no (Just follow me, yeah)

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Yeh malé-oh, on va danser ce soir, c’est vrai
D’abord tu mets tes mains en l’air
Et ensuite, tu mets tes mains par terre
On va danser, on va danser, et on danse

VERSE III
Look left (left), look right (right)
Look left (left), look right (right)
To the left (left), to the right (right)
To the left, to the right, to the left, to the right
To the left, to the right, to the left, to the right…
(Don’t leave me alone)

CHORUS

[Ovela Vibe]

I know that you like it (x4)
(That’s right)
(Dark Light, all night)
(Yeah I like it)
Track Name: Loin de toi
VERSE I
You took the Blues from me
You took my apathy
You brought me back to life before, before
Leaving me here on my own
Destiny, will bring you back to me
Maybe I can help with that
The alternative isn’t great…
Loin de toi

DUBSTEP

CHORUS I
Loin de toi, oh, loin de toi
Je n’resterai pas, loin de toi
Loin de toi, oh, loin de toi
Je suis perdu, loin de toi (far from you)
Far from you

CHORUS II
Loin de toi, c’est le zbel, on me dit, meskine t’es seul (x3)
Loin de toi, c’est le zbel, c’est le zbel

VERSE II
I brought you into me
You live inside of me
It’s unimaginable to have you
So far out of my reach
Come back
I know you can’t come back
Circumstances won’t allow it
So let’s invite the change (the change, the change, the change)
I feel strange
Loin de toi

DUBSTEP

Loin de toi
You live in, you live in
You live inside of me
It’s unimaginable to have you
So let’s invite the change
The change, the change, the change
Track Name: Talk To Me
INTRO
And another one…
Talk to me (x2)
Dark Light
Talk to me baby (x2)

CHORUS
I can’t read your mind
What’s your next move gonna be
Ouh, but I can tell you’re slipping, oh
When you have a problem, talk to me

VERSE I
Maybe I can help you let it go
If you don’t let me in, how can we know
Don’t shut down, please don’t turn to stone
It doesn’t help to be left alone
There’s no weakness in revealing
The details of what you’re feeling, oh

CHORUS

VERSE II
I’m an asset and that’s been proven
I thought we were, that we were improving
How can we win if you won’t let me in
Where can we begin if you won’t let me in

CHORUS

You can talk to me
Talk to me baby
X2

VERSE III
Say it out loud, your pain is my pain
But on the flip side your gain is my gain
There’s potential if you’re willing
Is it even worth concealing

CHORUS x2
(I want to work this out
Let’s make it work
No I can’t read your mind
What’s it going to be you tell me
Slipping, oh
Talk to me)

Talk to me
(Come on, talk to me baby)
Talk to me… ouh baby now talk to me
Talk to me
Talk to me… ouh baby now talk to me
Talk to me, yeah
Track Name: The Messenger (Don't Shoot)
There’s no need to shoot the messenger

CHORUS x2
Your love for her will render you alone
Your love for her your family won’t condone

VERSE I
I say this as a friend, we’re family
From your perspective they don’t wanna see
If you do things your way, be prepared to fight
It’s hard to take traditions from Dark to Light
I don’t want you left behind
'Cause you know your destiny and mine are intertwined
I know the love you have is real but
It won’t change the way they feel

There’s no need to shoot the messenger

CHORUS x2

VERSE II
I say this as a friend, we’re family
From your perspective they don’t wanna see
If you do things your way, be prepared to fight
It’s hard to take traditions from Dark to Light
You know your parents, they don’t agree
They told everyone in the family
I wanna be on your side, I do
'Cause if your love is free maybe mine will be too, too, too

There’s no need to shoot the messenger
There’s no need to shoot the…
Track Name: Purpose
VERSE I
I can’t believe I’m growing older, even though I feel so young
The road to wisdom is unpaved, and that’s part of the fun
Do I make the right call on a daily, or…
Does it matter if I give it any thought, oh
Is this all there is, or do I serve a higher purpose

CHORUS
You only get one shot, you only get one life,
How come? Who decided?
You see what you want to believe
Everybody’s got one, everybody dreams
You have so much to give but you just receive

VERSE II
Ouh, there’s a force, something stronger lies in the gift of life
I know that I hold the key, I know I am energy but I
Can’t see past my contradictions
This is my life and I live it well
What if this is just another parallel
I’m not looking for the truth anymore
Because I know that’s not what we’re living for

CHORUS

VERSE III
Is there an added value, to being in the know
They say the cost of ignorance is immeasurable
Being in the dark takes us out of the equation
Balance is what’s missing to inspire motivation
All I know is I only know my truth, yeah
That what works for me doesn’t have to work for you

CHORUS x2
(How come baby
You have so much to give but you just receive, yeah
What’s my purpose
Who decided, yeah
How come)

You have so much to give but you just...
Track Name: Oceans Apart (I Miss You)
INTRO
I miss you… miss you… yeah

VERSE I
I took my clothes off… bare
You’ve got me feeling visible, atypical
So my… clothes on the floor
You’re on my mind but I’m needing more
It’s taking its toll
I’m getting out of control
Your memory’s fading in space
I’m losing your face
Do you think about me, baby, do do ya…

CHORUS x2
I miss you, tell me what I’m supposed to do
Said I miss you, something has got to come through
Something has got to come through, woh

VERSE II
Baby I remember every night
In your flat in Brixton
You had me hypnotized
I was down for the ride
Baby this was a surprise
You’re my… meteorite
Embedded inside me like a parasite, I
I said I don’t mind
Well maybe I lied, maybe I lied
Feelings aside
I couldn’t get rid of you even if I tried
Don’t you think that I’ve been here before

CHORUS

VERSE III
Stay calm (Like a map, you’re a piece of art)
Nowhere to run (Like a map, you’re a piece of art)
I’m at my best when I’m with ya
(You’re a piece of art, we’re oceans apart)
I hope you’ll be part of my future
(We’re oceans apart, we’re oceans… oceans)
Call me a fool
Say what you want as long as you call
Did you know I think you’re special
I’ll never manage to let go
Remember when you said to me
I wish you didn’t have to leave
Don’t you think that we belong, oh

CHORUS x2
Track Name: Flying International
INTRO
[French Stewardess Speaks]
Yeah, alright, Dark Light

VERSE I
Luggage up, didn’t pack enough
No time to find my stuff
I thought I was kind of late
Before I know it I’m running up to the gate
I’m shaking, no I’m not faking
Staying up all night thinking about your lips, and I
Kind of like this international affair
As long as you’re not staying over there

Plane’s on the runway, carry-on put away
Fast flight overnight, landing in Paris
Short reflection, catch my connection
Now is when… I can’t wait to see you smile again

CHORUS
I pushed my seat back, she turned the lights low baby
My seat back, she turned the lights low, baby
My seat’s back, she turned the lights low baby
(I’m turning down ‘cause)
I’m flying international, flying international

[French Stewardess Speaks]

VERSE II
Tic toc, setting my clock
Made it to arrivals, watching people small talk
And I see you at the duty free
All dressed up, looking hot just for me
Eyes lock, what a thrill
Skip conversation, we both know the drill, in the
Backseat with the cabin smell
Pressure release, couldn’t wait for the hotel

Valet parking, bellhop servicing
You hand me the keycard in the elevator
Checking the hallway
Coast clear, lower zipper halfway
A mint of the pillow
And I think we’ll be eating in today


CHORUS

BRIDGE
Wait a little minute, how you put your spin up in it
Making flying international seem like an affinity
Joy, love, time, holy trinity
Leave all your problems, explore the vicinity
Doing big things in a faraway land
Like kissing discreet under stadium stands
Speaking in a language that you don’t understand
Your man’s got you rockin’ winter in a sun tan (Fresh)

CHORUS

[French Stewardess Speaks]
Track Name: Basic
INTRO
(Here we are)
Sorry… these boys are sorry
They acting sorry, they looking sorry

VERSE I
So pathetic
I can’t believe what I have seen tonight, girl, why why
(Can't believe it)
Where’s the talent? (where they at)
No, no one here knows how to do this right, no, wait wait
(No one knows... just wait)
He wanted me in the club (ah yeah)
He wanted me with a drink (true that)
He only called at night
Called me to get laid (Can you believe it)
I’m just thinking that my mister isn’t looking so bad
(he looking good)
Things are complicated but he’s the best I’ve ever had
(I've ever had, I said it)

CHORUS
I’m sitting here faded and blue
I can’t do nothing ‘cause I’m feening for you
It’s true
But are you craving me too (are you craving me or not)
I want to know, should I just close it up and watch it
Or throw you out and leave (and leave it)

VERSE II
So is it worth it (is it worth it)
It’s complicated but you don’t deserve this
(Na na, and neither do I)
I don’t deserve this
I thought something was missing but I think I was wrong
I’m so headstrong (you know it)
Decent lovers are few and far between (where they at)
If you think you got one
Blow him a kiss if you know what I mean

CHORUS
(I dont know why I'm always... for you... sweetie
Craving me too... I want to know, I want to know...
And leave me)

VERSE III
He wanted me at the club (club)
He wanted me with a drink (You know it)
Some fools are basic (so basic)
They may need a shrink (professional help)
You know I can’t stay here ‘cause I’ve been here too long
Ok, at least I’ll stay until the end of this song
Girl, I know what, I know what is missing in my life
A little more confidence, I need to make decisions and move on
Hey I gotta stop (x3) playing you
Yeah I gotta stop (x3) playing you
(yeah I gotta stop it, Dark Light)

CHORUS x2
(Faded and blue
Can’t do nothing, can’t do
I’m always thinking of you
Craving me too
I want to know, I want to know
Close it up and watch it
Throw it up, and leave)

I don’t know what to do (x4)
So basic (I don’t know what to do)
You’re so basic (am I right, yeah)
You know I can’t stay here ‘cause I’ve been here too long, ok
At least I stayed until the end of this song
I’m gone
Track Name: East to West
INTRO
Get up, tout donner, get up show them
Get up, here we go, get up, tout le monde
Killa dancefloor shaking ‘na body

VERSE I
She nana, she missing something
Focused on the things that she don’t really need
She wanna, she wanna prepare
Working for the plane ticket back to there
She nana, she missing the sea
Coconut trees and heat, ay
She wanna, she wanna go home
Traveling back on her own, eh oh

She heard it in Canada, see
The African land is calling
She thought how her family said
It don’t matter where you are ‘cause
Wherever you’re traveling to
Africa will never leave you
So be its ambassador and reunite the people you meet

CHORUS x2
I’m talking ‘bout East Coast, West Coast
It doesn’t matter (eh oh)
Show the love you live for
East Coast, West Coast
Coming together (eh oh)
To be united on the floor

And I don’t care what the haters say
‘Cause I do what I want ‘cause I can okay
Said I don’t care what they got to say
‘Cause I do what I want ‘cause I can, bloh

VERSE II
She winin’, no shoes on her feet
Melting into the beat
She nana, she closes her eyes
Memories intensify, ah eh

She heard it in Canada, see
The African land is calling
She thought how her family said
It don’t matter where you are ‘cause
Wherever you’re traveling to
Africa will never leave you
So be its ambassador and reunite the people you meet

CHORUS

(Floor… East Coast
Floor… West Coast) x2

VERSE III
She nana, she’s living her dream
Now she’s ready to leave
For the summer
She feels at ease
Replenishing her batteries, eh oh
Of course it is temporary
But going was necessary
And now with this new perspective
She knows how to make her home abroad

CHORUS x2
Tout le monde, here we go now
She winin’, she she she winin’ x4
I’mma go there, I’mma go there
I’mma x2
Na na na na, eh, eh

You know
United on the floor
East to West
Track Name: Unagi
INTRO
(Unagi weh, unagi wo wo)
(It’s Dark Light honey… yeah)

VERSE I
Coasting on higher levels
Channeling with total privacy
Like we have our own wi-fi
Founded on our sound intimacy
Other people, they don’t have it
They can only wish to be this close
Redesigning all their habits
Just to mirror something grandiose

CHORUS
I do know one thing we’re giving you something new, oh
Yeah this is our thing, we’re giving you something new
No nobody know we Unagi

VERSE II
So I kept the Playstation
Switch to Netflix, comfort in the norm
To our next destination
Sushi and some noodles nice and warm
We love to go to the movies
I was there for your first ballet
What about all the roadtrips?
Fireflies passing our chalet

CHORUS
I do know one thing we’re giving you something new, oh
Yeah this is our thing, we’re giving you something new
Something new… and nobody knows it

Nobody knows it
And nobody know
Nobody knows it
Nobody, nobody (x2)

(Coasting on higher levels, other people don’t have it)

CHORUS
I do know one thing we’re giving you something new, oh
(This is our thing and we’re giving it to you)

Yeah this is our thing, we’re giving you something new
Something new (Toi et moi c’est ça)
I do know one thing we’re giving you something new, oh
(Unagi yeah, we’re unagi yeah)
Yeah this is our thing, we’re giving you something new
No nobody know we Unagi

Unagi weh, unagi wo wo, unagi weh, unagi (x3)
(C’est comme ca faut danser
Faut danser, faut danser
Vas-y, vas-y)
Track Name: Your Home
INTRO
We got to stay strong
And everything will work out… everything

CHORUS
(You just got to believe)
You know you'll always have a place in my home (x2)
(You feel me)
This is your home
Your home (x2)
Welcome

VERSE I
It hasn’t been the same without
I can honestly say
What’s the point of being so worried
You just got to believe, yeah
We got to stay strong
And everything will work out… everything

CHORUS

VERSE II
I really can’t wait
Oh it’s been so long
But now that you’re about to come home now baby
We can return to the way… we were… yeah
We can return to our old ways

CHORUS II
We can return to our ways
We can return to our old ways
We can return to our ways
You just got to believe

I really can’t wait
Oh it’s been so long
But now that you’re about to come home now baby
We can return to our old ways
This is your home
You know you'll always have a place in my home

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