MANIFESTO

by Yhan Leal

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1.
Gather in April after the rains When those long dark clouds part again Maybe you're married, maybe the same Free like that river, we once played in We made a promise, riding those trains To demystify this crazy game We said we'd open the doors Let all that light shine in Gather in April, out by the way Where those winding roads never end Gold leaves in hollow black trunks engraved Read life in symbols from deep within I dreamed us all there warmed by the rays We stopped to listen to Autumns day We said we'd open the doors Let all that light shine in Gather feelings Gather good times Gather all you know Gather heartache Gather silence Gather courage Gather all your hope Gather love We said we'd open the doors Let all that light shine in
2.
Miracle 03:17
Love won't wait Burns like a fireball Brave like a sailor Off to the end of the world Ask if I belong Old long story Years from now All but a whisper Fly like a gull No time for despair I dreamed it all Life is a miracle She was a prize like the carnival in May Joy will come Sure as Sunday Calm like a prairie Morning awakens Run like a fox No time to perish I dreamed it all Life is a miracle She was a prize like the carnival in May
3.
Forest Fires 04:12
In this box there's a lifetime of sweet memories And a story behind each and every one And though the road leads on towards the sunset Tomorrow holds a promise That we can start again Start again There's no scarier time than when you're all alone There's no scarier time than when you got no place to go I was making my way to the top of the greenest hill  But fate had other plans, it was a lonely deal Lonely deal All these flames burn away inside like forest fires Send my name down the line let em know i'm getting out That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows In the night there's a light shining from a sweet reverie And a hint of a smile that reaches everyone And though the past lingers on and echoes off the wall Tonight holds the promise that we can start again Start again All these flames burn away inside like forest fires Send my name down the line let em know i'm getting out That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows That's the way it goes no one really knows
4.
Dragonfly 02:47
As I hear her talk a while Trees sway unmoved Breathing life Blue stones keep away The dark of night Though our love is heaven sent leaves fall as the wind blows As I follow her Through the room Roses on her shoulder Dragonfly Dawn breaks like a tidal wave I'm still alive Though our love is heaven sent leaves fall as the wind blows
5.
You were only five when he left No-one could say where or when Landed far from anywhere Talking on your radio I just wanna feel safe I just wanna be content Somewhere on the blue horizon Friends they seek good times with you Forever is now if you'd notice Wrote it in your manifesto I just wanna feel safe I just wanna have a friend Somewhere in the white asylum Talking to yourself in moments Why I gotta be here There must be some mistake Let me make a phone call know I gotta be somewhere You were only five when he left No-one could say where or when Making shapes from clouds above Talking on your radio I just wanna feel safe I just wanna be content
6.
Luna 03:26
Luna you're the best thing that's happened to me You're my guiding star, the honey to the bee Now I carry my things in just one bag And each town I pass through I hear someone laugh And I want you to know for what it's worth I'm sorry Luna you're the only one I dream The sky holds many stars, but only one for me Now I howl like a Wolfe, at the moon in the night And I sing just one song about fighting for your life And I want you to know for what it's worth I'm sorry Luna you're the only one I need This land holds many sights, but only one I seek Now I watch as the world just passes on by And I hold just one thought that's dear to me this life And I want you to know for what it's worth I'm sorry
7.
Green Clover 02:24
In the darkest night awaits the day And the morning star To lead the way Far to the future There lies a meaning Hues warm and white Small crimson flowers You speak of love In quiet wonder Where is this life, milk and honey And light, be my true north Be my one and my only true friend And the trail does run Along the range And the fiery sun She burns away Like a lonely pilgrim With kind demeanour Hues clear and gold Above still water And the demons eye Turns to green clover Where is this life, milk and honey And light, be my true north Be my one and my only true friend
8.
Sweet Times 02:46
We once walked through fires Colours red and gold We were camped up by the crater Laughing at the sky We were born right there together They were sweet times Like clay to the river Unformed, undefined We were stone cold soul resistors Crystallising hope Oh I wish you could remember All those sweet times All those sweet times Army of time Shed my last tear The lotus and the rose The seeing eye The lonely road I’m amazed that I made it Living my life whole And I got myself a woman Children and a life Oh I wish we were together Sharing sweet times Sharing sweet times They were sweet times Army of time Shed my last tear The lotus and the rose The seeing eye The lonely road All those sweet times All those sweet times They were sweet times
9.
Circle 03:53
Dawn breaks a long time ago Listening to the morning song Snowflakes abandon the heavens Softly land in flashes of light May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last Rain falls, to wash away my sorrow Cleanse my tears and quicken me once more Laughter fill me with joy Hold me up to the great big sky May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last Follow peace the wise say Don't be distracted by the crowd Follow peace the Daoists say Let nature be our guiding light May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last May this circle stay unbroken Save me at last
10.
Inside a tiny house I wash the dishes, hang the clothes out I watch the sun move slow on the deck I play guitar I take a rest I make a phone call to an old friend She says that soon she'll come and stay I ask what am I supposed to figure out She says don't worry it will all work out Just let it all go, Just let it all go Let it all go and then you'll know Just let it all go, let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know Over the lido to the river mouth I watch the sand blow to the south I hear the crashing of the waves I feel the sun warm on my neck And I dive down to the ocean floor I know relief down there below I ask the sky how is one to get free To which a cloud says follow me Just let it all go, Just let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know Just let it all go, let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know Late in the evening I stumble in It's getting cold the mist settles thick I drape my jacket on the chair I light a candle I say a prayer I set the table just for one I read my book I don't make a sound I ask the night where is one to go But deep inside I already know Just let it all go, Just let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know Just let it all go, let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know Just let it all go, let it all go Just let it all go and then you'll know

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'MANIFESTO' vinyl only album launch at The Jetty Memorial Theatre Coffs Harbour on December 18, 2020. Limited tickets available here:

www.jettytheatre.com/yhan-leal-manifesto-vinyl-album-launch/

MANIFESTO is an expression of joy and triumph. Recorded deep in the magical Kalang valley, Yhan finds a voice and a message that defies the turmoil of our times.

“I wrote these songs with all the courage I could manifest, covering many emotions and experiences from my life.
Songs ultimately filled with hope and the wish for happiness”.

“Performing a full original album concert at the Jetty Memorial Theatre has been a dream of mine
for many years. After opening for the Screen Wave International Film Festival in 2017 I fell in love with the sound of the theatre space.
Then performing for the cardboard cut out concert series recently in 2020 crystallised my intentions”

“At a time when the arts seem to be under attack, I feel compelled to dive even deeper into music and acknowledge
it as important to me as water is to life”.

- Yhan Leal


JETTY THEATRE CARDBOARD CUTOUT LIVE STREAM CONCERT

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released October 3, 2020

All rights reserved
Yhan Leal Music 2020
All songs written by Yhan Leal
Recorded and mixed by Yhan Leal
Mastered by Joe Carra
Crystal Mastering Melbourne
Vinyl pressed at Implant Media Melbourne
Cover photography by Rob Wolfe
Thank you Greg and Gabrielle for all your amazing inspiration, kindness and support.

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Yhan Leal Bellingen, Australia

Yhan Leal is a singer songwriter living in Bellingen, a peaceful riverside town on the east coast of Australia.

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