Fourward

by Inohs Sivad

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FOURWARD, Inohs Sivad’s fourth full-length album steps back into the past to bring clarity to the future, with a sound that’s simultaneously edgy and smooth. Through guitar-driven grooves, passionate lyrics, and hypnotic harmonies, this 11-track album is a bold take on her soul alternative fusion of rock, soul and funk.

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released October 25, 2013

Lead Vocal: Inohs Sivad
Deus Christian: Guitar and Bass
Chris Donaldson: Drums
Duane Dawkins: Drums
Lavell Williams: Vocals
Naomi Daniel: Vocals

Lyrics: Inohs Sivad, Lavell Williams, Dana Anderson, Tommi L., Naomi Daniel
Mixed by Inohs Sivad
Mastered by Shaun Morris of Headroom Mastering

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Track Name: Forward
Verse
Truth be told
Life has not quite been
The way that I thought it would be

Things went wrong
Mistakes were made in time
Too people with intent to deceive

It wasn't meant to be
Yet, I hope for greater things

Nothing's guaranteed
But I have a mustard seed
oh, yea

Chorus
Reality chips at my dreams
I want to do it all
that's life
The steady march
of moving forward

Verse
Time unfolds
At an unkind pace
As I grow older I see life's not a race

Yet, I face
What will my life mean?
What kind of (And the) imprint will (that) I leave on this place?

I don't have time waste
Still, I hope for greater things

Nothing's guaranteed
But I have a mustard seed
oh, yea

Chorus
Reality chips at my dreams
I want to do it all
that's life
The steady march
of moving forward

Reality chips at my dreams
I want to do it all
that's life
The steady march
of moving forward

Vamp
Moving forward
Moving On
Moving forward
Track Name: Glass
Verse
Hey you.
How you doing?
How you living?
Who you fooling?
What gives you right
to judge another?
The things you do
You keep undercover
You point the finger
Say I've done you wrong
If that's your conclusion
then you're crazy, son
Let's keep it real
Knowing who you are
Those in glass homes
Shouldn't throw stones

Pre-Chorus
Everybody has bone in their closet
You are no exception to the rule
Seems you go through life with your eyes closed
(You're a damned fool)
You can't deny
You're tellin' lies
Realize you cannot hide
from the truth
The truth will set you free (Unison)

Hook
You can't walk on water
You can't split the sea
You can't move a mountain
So why you judging me

You can't walk on water
You can't split the sea
You can't move a mountain
So why you judging me

Verse
How quickly you forget
The days of wine and roses
When you looked to me
When no one else would help you

You tripped
Flipped
The entire script
Lied to my face
Took it to another place

Pre-Chorus
Everybody has a bone in their closet
You are no exception to the rule
Seems you go through life with your eyes closed
(You're a damned fool)
You can't deny
You're tellin' lies
Realize you cannot hide
from the truth
The truth will set you free (Unison)

Vamp
You took my kindness for granted
Had me feeling low
But I have a stone of granite
And I could easily land the blow

You put me on blast
It wouldn't last
So here are my words to you
You need to check yourself
I was there for you

That's your conclusion
but no solution
You need to check yourself
Remember who had your back
Track Name: Pearls
Verse:
My faith in humanity
Alludes me
Disenchanted by circumstance

Give of myself or withhold?
Squares don't fit in round holes

It's a struggle to be kind
In a world I thought was mine
Then it turned on a dime
To a world that's lost it's mind

I walk in faith despite the case
To turn my back on this race
But I take heed of my needs
And leave you with this seed

Chorus:
Don't give your pearls to those
who don't even know what they are
Beware
Be wise

Verse:
My heart is torn apart
I wonder where to start
Strange to see that the
Change starts with me

Give of myself or withhold?
To give would free my soul

I can't hold it in
Despite the negative trends
Despite the wounds I've yet to mend
My shell is opening again

I walk in faith despite the case
To turn my back on this race
But I take heed of my needs
And leave you with this seed

Chorus:
Don't give your pearls to those
who won't understand what they are
Beware
Be wise

Instrumental Break

Vamp:
Don't give your pearls away
Don't let the haters trample on you
Track Name: Burn
Chorus
Deliciously red
Smolders then it spreads

Makes me burn

Caught up in the rush
I can't get enough

Makes me burn

That smile on your face
Your voice it felt like grace

Makes me burn

All I want (All I want)
All I ever want
All I want
Is to feel you burn

Short Verse
Where's your fire, baby?
My heart's on overload
You said you loved me
But I don't think we feel the same
Your heart's not in the game

Chorus
Deliciously red
Smolders then it spreads

Makes me burn

Caught up in the rush
I can't get enough

Makes me burn

That smile on your face
Your voice it felt like grace

Makes me burn

All I want (All I want)
All I ever want
All I want
Is to feel you burn

Long Verse
I'm here all alone
Why ain't you home, babe
You said you'd love me
thick and thin don't feel the same
you think your ring's a chain

I love you, baby
But I won't be a fool
I'm not getting what I need
But I don't want to leave
I don't want to leave you

Bridge
I don't wanna say something that I don't mean
Angry black woman, now that ain't me
You told me that you loved me, I need to see
It ain't about money, do you still love me?
Track Name: Epic
Can't hold it in
Story to be told
Gonna find an ending filled with gold
Road paved with diamonds
Too bright for eyes
Waiting for the man behind the curtain with the prize

Looking to the horizon
I see it in the sky
My heart
My courage
My third eye

Bridge
It's perfect timing
to be bold
Walk on that path
Liberate your soul

Chorus
Gather your wishes
Climb your bean stalks
Wait for the kisses
Down the road you walk

Slay your dragons
Sail your ships
Don't be afraid of
uncommon lips

Treasure abounds
Sunken dreams to be found
Fly upon horses
Wear enchanted crowns

Throw your hair down
Put the red shoes on
Your prince is coming
Let the milky way
Guide you to love
Guide you to fame
Guide you to fortune
Guide you to love

Verse
House of Candy
Seems so good
But there's an ending filled with gold

Bridge
It's perfect timing
to be bold
Walk on that path
Liberate your soul

It's perfect timing
to be bold
Walk on that path
Liberate your soul

Bridge
Dream
Dream
Don't be afraid to dream
Dream
Free your soul

Guitar Solo (8 bars)

Vamp
Live the epic tale
Your life doesn't have to be small
Escape the shoe
You don't have to sit on the wall

Chorus
Gather your wishes
Climb your bean stalks
Wait for the kisses
Down the road you walk

Throw your hair down
Put the red shoes on
Your prince is coming
Let the milky way
Guide you to love
Guide you to fame, fortune and love
Track Name: Drive
Verse:
In the right direction
Past is not my friend

How do I do it?
Making this road bend

I see the signs
Am I almost there?
Cracks in the pavement
Caution in the air

Crossroads ahead
Left or right
I choose the road
Less traveled by

Watershed moment
My path is clear
It's up to me which way to steer

Chorus
Drive
Drive
Dri-i-i-i-i-i-ive
Doubt abating
Validating
The signs
Just DRIVE

Small Bridge
Self-deprecation, betrayal
and manipulation

When I stop to look
I see you in
the rear view mirror

Pre-amble

Verse 2:
I'm the passenger
I'm behind the wheel
Where's the map?
Is there time left to steal?

Pandora's Box
Is my best friend
I have no fear of
Where this road will end

Wherever I'm going
Free of my cares
Wind in my hair
I'll know when I get there

Watershed moment
My path is clear
It's up to me which way to steer

Small Bridge
Self-deprecation, betrayal
and manipulation

When I stop to look
I see you in
the rear view mirror

Chorus x 2
Drive
Drive
Dri-i-i-i-i-i-ive
Doubt abating
Validating
The signs
Just DRIVE

Bridge
I see open roads before me x 2

Lead:
Be mindful of what you do
Know that it's true for you
Life can pass by
in a blink of an eye

Don't waste your time
Don't let "shoulds" cloud your mind
Leave your past behind
Get in gear and DRIVE
Track Name: Bridge
You're handsome face
Can't be replaced
You are the one

The years we've been together
I thought they couldn't get better
You are the one

Bridge
Forever and ever and ever
Be with you day and night
In your arms (In your arms)
I will ever thank the heavens
For the gift of love

Chorus
You're all that I want
You're more than I need
I'd build a bridge to wherever you are

You're more than I want
You're all that I need
I'd build a bridge to wherever you are

Verse
Future before us
In you I trust
You are the one

When we're our best
Dreams manifest
You are the one

Bridge
Forever and ever and ever
Be with you day and night
In your arms (In your arms)
I will ever thank the heavens
For the gift of love

Forever and ever and ever
Be with you day and night
All my life (All my life)
I will ever thank the heavens
For the gift of love

Chorus
You're all that I want
You're more than I need
I'd build a bridge to wherever you are

You're more than I want
You're all that I need
I'd build a bridge to wherever you are



Bridge
If I can't get there by land
If I can't get there by sea
Whatever the situation
I'll get there eventually
Nothing can come
between you and me
Track Name: Over
Verse
Rain falling down
Clouds darkening my feelings, yeah
Shadows all around
Keep my wounds from healing
Gave you my best
Put my trust to the test
Broken the from the start
Was bound to fall apart
Should've followed my first mind,
Wasted so much time dealing with you

Bridge
Life is better now that you're not around
The negativity no longer keeps me bound
Free from the turbulence of your cloud

Verse
Skies open up
Time to get back to living
Let the sunshine in
Let the new day begin
I'm willing

Bridge
Life is better now that you're not around
Free from the turbulence of your cloud

Chorus
All the things that I've been through
Stories told that were not true
It's over.
It's over, now.

What I thought would keep me down
Put me up on higher ground
It's over
It's over, now
All the things that I've been through
Stories told that were not true
It's over.
It's over, now.

What I thought would keep me down
Put me up on higher ground
It's over
It's over, now

Verse
All the laughs we shared
Who knew you didn't care
It don't matter now

The plans that we made
You chose to throw away
It don't matter now

Bridge
Life is better now that you're not around
Free from the turbulence of your cloud

Chorus
All the things that I've been through
Stories told that were not true
It's over.
It's over, now.

What I thought would keep me down
Put me up on higher ground
It's over
It's over, now

All the things that I've been through
Stories told that were not true
It's over.
It's over, now.

What I thought would keep me down
Put me up on higher ground
It's over
It's over, now
Track Name: Rock, R&B/Soul, - Spirit
Verse
We keep trying and trying to do this thing alone
Everytime we do we end up gettin' it wrong
Moving in sync to the same beat
Together there's no retreat
It strengthens our community
Together we can't be beat

Chorus
You can't break our heart and spirit
S-P-I-R-I-T (SPIRIT)
We can build our heart and spirit
We won't give in, we won't give up
No amount of fear
will break us up

Verse
Kumbayah is what I'd like the world to be
But we're not living in the land of fantasy
Moving in sync to the same beat
Together there's no retreat
If we turn over a new leaf
The past will not repeat

Chorus
You can't break our heart and spirit
S-P-I-R-I-T (SPIRIT)
You can't break our heart and spirit
We won't give in, we won't give up
No amount of fear
will break us up

Bridge
Technology supposed to bring us closer
All it does to is separate us further
We walk around with blinders
We all need to be kinder
A reminder (a reminder)
To be wiser (to be wiser)
Make this world a better place

Chorus
You can't break our heart and spirit
S-P-I-R-I-T (SPIRIT)
You can't break our heart and spirit
We won't give in, we won't give up
No amount of fear
will break us up

You can't break our heart and spirit
S-P-I-R-I-T (SPIRIT)
You can't break our heart and spirit
We won't give in, we won't give up
No amount of fear
will break us up

Vamp
Spirit
Make this world a better place
Spirit
Make this world a better place
Track Name: Good Feeling
Verse
Brand new feeling coming over me.
Something never felt before
I don't have a name for it
But I'm opening the door

Bridge
Skin is tingling
Senses ringing
on alarm

My soul is singing
Telling me to
Disaaaarm...

Chorus
Umm umm umm umm umm um ummm
It's alright
Let the moment ride

I'm not worried 'bout but I think
this may go too far
But I'm willing to take a chance
and reach for the stars

Verse
Calm falls like a veil over me
A sense of serenity, peace I can see
Joy is raining down on me
I'm really glad to be
on path with no regard
to the things that would have me be
what the world would choose for me

Bridge
Skin is tingling
Senses ringing
on alarm

My soul is singing
Telling me to
Disaaaarm...

Vamp