Ishantu

by Ishantu

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Ishantu has one of those truly classic vocals - <3 Favorite track: Sailor.
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released September 17, 2016

Composition and Lyrics: Ishantu
Production: Reto Burrell
Recording: Reto Burrell and Dave Hofmann
Mixing: Dave Hofmann
Mastering: Oli Bösch
Vocals: Ishantu
Guitar: Reto Burrell
Keys: Thomas Kull
E-Bass: Sandra Merk
Upright Bass: Lukas Kurmann
Drums: Rafi Woll
Trumpets: Silvan Kiser
Cello: Andreas Kuehnrich

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Ishantu New Orleans, Louisiana

A Swiss born Singer-Songwriter with a talent for combining soulful earworm pop and atmospheric indie rock. Ishantu's voice reminds listeners of names like Tracy Chapman, Linda Perry and Tanita Tikaram. After releasing her first Single - Lose it - that aired on several radio stations in Switzerland. ... more

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Track Name: Freeride
They gave me a freeride ticket to the summer sun
High on the fields and then
They took me straight back down to the ground
And it goes on this way like a never ending ride on a wave
Yeah some days, I just want to come home

Sometimes I am too tired to wait
And then I still don’t wanna leave
Too many great things to come
Everyone knows how it feels, so please

Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love
Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love

They sent me a love that hit me like a hurricane
Out of the blue and then
It was gone with nothing to spare
When all I want is to lay down at times, ease my mind
They they still want me to learn

I’ll be gone for good
When everything is said and done
This life is bittersweet
Everyone knows how it feels, oh please

Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love
Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love
Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love
Put some lighters on my way
Make me feel your love
Track Name: Sailor
If I am the ocean breeze, you’re the feather in the wind
I wanna take it slow, but you would be gone by then
Like a fallen leaf, near the red house by the sea
Watching the eagle fly

When your mind is gone, then your heart is too loud
You’ll see stars are falling down
Like a butterfly, flying over to the sun
He's gonna burn his wings, (and the trees are singing)

Beneath the bo trees I, I got the feeling that
That everything is going to be alright
When there’s war, there’s peace
When there’s hunger there is greed
And so it goes (and the trees are singing)

As it comes my dear, you’re the sailor, I’m the boat
You’re the sailor, I am the boat
Track Name: Bottles
You keep the bottles as your best mates
A servant of others, but you’re losing your faith
And you’re running in circles, cover your gold
You think it’s not worth it, but baby it told you
You’re not being certain about all of your goals
You think it’s not worth it

Behind these bottles you’re the man that I love
Behind these bottles you are a treasure of gold
And you are not gonna find yourself this way
You are not gonna take me to that lake
Behind these bottles

So one day you will find that bottles can break
That your friends are kind but they’re made up and fake

And you’re running in circles, cover your gold
You think it’s not worth it but baby it told you
You’re not being certain about all of your goals
What is it you want

Behind these bottles you’re the man that I love
Behind these bottles you’re a treasure of gold
And you’re not gonna find yourself this way
You’re not gonna take me to that lake
Your mind is a prison your wings can’t fly
And my heart is waiting
Behind these bottles
Behind these bottles

My heart is waiting
My heart is waiting up in the sky
My heart is waiting up in the sky

And you’re not gonna find yourself this way
You’re not gonna take me to that lake
Your mind is a prison your wings can’t fly
And my heart is waiting

Behind these bottles
You’re the man that I love
Behind these bottles
You’re a treasure of gold
Behind these bottles
Behind these bottles
Track Name: Lose it
Do I need wings to fly
Having all these friends by my side?
Do I need lovers
To fill my life?
Do I need wealth to live?

My heart is wide open
My heart is wide open

I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
Yeah, I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
Until my eyes run dry

Do I need colors on my TV Screen
When I’ve got flowers in my garden?
Do I need ice cream
When there are children starving?

My heart is wide open
My heart is wide open

I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
Yeah I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
Yeah, I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
I need my wings fly

I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul at last
Oh, I’m gonna lose it, I free my soul, I free my soul

I free my soul I free my soul, I free my soul at last
I free my soul I free my soul, I free my soul at last
I free my soul, I’m gonna lose it
Track Name: Father Mountain Mother Ocean
Father Mountain show us the way
To the starlights, to the sky
Mother Ocean let us feel
The love of colors

And you are the light at the end of a dark winding road
You’re my light in the sky, you’re my light in the sky
Waiting to take me home

Father Mountain show us the way
To the sunset, to the pines
Mother Ocean let us feel
With your love of colors
The love of colors
The love of colors

And you, you will guide us on our way

And the hope that you hold in your heart
It will never fade
It will never fade

Father Mountain show us the way
To the starlights to the sky
Mother Ocean let us feel
The love of colors
Love of colors

And the hope that you hold in your heart
It will never fade
It will never fade

Oh, and when the rain comes down
Oh, and when the rain comes down
You know that I, I will wait for you (when rain comes down)
I will wait for you (when rain comes down)
I will wait for you (when rain comes down)
I will wait for you (when rain comes down)
Track Name: Lucky You
It’s not your fault that you’re such a liar
It’s my mistake to believe every word you say
It’s not a problem that you were hiding
The problem is that I want you to stay

Oh lucky you, I wish you joy and I wish you well
Oh lucky me, my dreams will come true

It’s not that you’ve never tried to understand me
But I saw the sun when you saw the rain
And your intention never was to hurt me
It’s just my heart that is in pain

Oh lucky you, I wish you joy and I wish you well
Oh lucky me, my dreams will come true

Who’s our guide on the journey?
Oh have we really seen enough
Who’s our guide on the journey home?

It’s on me to lock the door now
You can throw away the key
No more holding on to love vows
When it’s just not meant to be

Oh lucky you, I wish you joy and I wish you well
Oh lucky me, my dreams will come true
Track Name: Love Wins
We’ve been crawling, through a vale of tears
Hiding our hearts, in a city of steel.
And we’ve been shattered, we’ve been shattered
And now my love, we will finally win.

There is no more crying, there is no more crying with you
And there is no more lying, no more lying in our lives

Where the trees are, that’s where I want to be
Lying somewhere far, looking at the seas
How it crumbles, when an old world falls
Soon it’s going to be on every wall

There is no more crying, there is no more crying with you
And oh there is no more lying, no more lying in our lives

We have been crawling
We have been crawling
We have been shattered, we have been shattered, we have been shattered

There is no more crying, there is no more crying with you
And there is no more lying, no more lying in our lives

There is no more crying, there is no more crying with you

And there is no more lying, no more lying in our lives
Track Name: Penelope
Well I told my baby my mind goes crazy
If I can’t get back on the road
Will be she be dressed when I am there?
All my thoughts are with you darling

The sunset’s waiting
The sunset’s waiting

Penelope we’ll cruise the world
Wait for me my crazy girl
Penelope we’ll cruise the world
Wait for me my crazy girl

She’s a sexy lady born in ‘78
Love her engine sound, and I love her shape
Will she be ready, when spring is here
When the snow is fading and summer is near

The sunset’s waiting
The sunset’s waiting

Penelope, we’ll cruise the world
Wait for me my crazy girl
Penelope, will you wait for me
Cause we’ll cruise the world and you are such a crazy girl

Well I told my baby, my mind goes crazy
If I can’t get back on the road
Track Name: Rollin'
Once upon a time
I met a crazy man
He told me babe
I’m going to be rollin’ down the river

I was asking, “Are you crazy?”
He said, Baby I have got to go there
The city of water is calling me

And I am rollin’ down the river
I am rollin’ down the river
I am rollin’ down the river
I am rollin’ down the river

And all they got
is the blues in their veins
And all they got
Are paddles in their hands

They’re rollin’ down the river
They’re rollin’ down the river
They’re rollin’ down the river

They let the good times roll
They let the good times roll
They let the good times roll
They let the good times roll

They’re rollin’ down the river
They’re rollin’ down the river
They’re rollin’ down the river
They’re rollin’ down the river....
Track Name: Pirates
I feel like a pirate on a cruise ship
When it’s time to come out of disguise
I find my captain is a douchebag
Should be so easy now for us to rise
The only thing that’s in my way now
The other pirates can’t be found
And while they’re watching Snook and J-Woww
This ship is slowly going down

And I am losing time
We are losing time
I feel like a pirate on a cruise ship
Lighting candles in the dark
And the thunder’s getting louder
While my pirates play at cards
The only thing that I can do now
Is wake them up singing the blues
Together we go through this

And I am losing time
We are losing time
And I am losing time

We are losing time
And I am losing time
We are losing time, we are losing time
Track Name: Shell in the Sea
From the caves at the seaside
To the top of the roof
We were shining like starlights.
With no reasons to prove
And that morning on Sunday
Came around like a thief
He said follow your hearts way
And somewhere we’ll meet

In a world without oceans
I am your shell in the sea
And why is it so hard to find
Lovers like you and me?

Do you know what love is
Open your eyes
And let your heart do the talking
You’ll find rainbows in the skies
Baby I know you’ll find freedom
Cause you are my peace
And I know you have a heart of gold
So tell me please

In a world without oceans (a world without oceans)
I am your shell in the sea
And why is it so hard to find lovers like you and me? (lovers like you and me)

In a world without oceans (a world without oceans)
I am your shell in the sea
And why is it so hard to find lovers like you and me? (lovers like you and me)
I’m your shell in the sea

And why is it so hard...
Track Name: No Mans Land
I am here to tell you that you will be home soon
There will be lightning colorful and bright
Out in the nothing we are only waves
On the surface of a no man’s land

You’ve been a servant, a warrior, a clown
You’ve been all over wandering around

You’ve seen so many faces
Been to so many places
And when the time is right
You will have to say goodbye

You’ve been an ocean, changing with the tide
Holding treasures older than your time
All of this beauty, shining through your eyes
A pearl of wisdom, an angel in disguise

You’ve been a servant, a warrior, a clown
You’ve been all over wandering around

You’ve seen so many faces
Been to so many places
And when the time is right
You will have to say goodbye

You've seen so many faces
Been to so many places
And when the time is right
You will have to say goodbye