Portraits Volume 3

by TWU Students

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"We believe in creating high-quality art that is an authentic expression of the community at TWU, and the individual artists involved. We want this album to be perceived as approachable, insightful, intriguing, and creative to students. In doing so, we hope that this will inspire, challenge, unite, and empower TWU students."

A portrait, whether literal or symbolic, is a representation of a person’s humanity, a glimpse into their very being. This album is a feast of the original songs that represent these glimpses. While each song represents the humility of the student who wrote it, they all represent the experiences, relationships, and elements of lives we can all relate to. Each recording artist was in charge of choosing their own album art in order to best represent them, as we are simply students portraying ourselves in the utmost original way. No song, no artist, and no student is the same; but that cannot stop us from coming together to produce something beautiful.

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released April 1, 2016

Chief Director & Director of Music: Cheyanne Makelki
Producer: Vincent Clements
Director of Visual Arts: Adriel Carey
Committee Members:
Alice Best, Adriel Carey, Alec Gloanec, Darby Arens

Special Thanks:
Sidsel Richmond for the lovely Portraits logo
Tori Nikkel for initial group shots
The TWU Music Department for letting us use their space
Darby Arens for all her love, support, and guidance

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TWU Students Langley, British Columbia

This project is a brand new TWUSA initiative to create a high-quality marketable album; an authentic expression of the community at TWU, and the individual artists we foster. Our goals are to increase awareness and publicity for all those involved—individual students, SAMC department, and TWU as a whole—and to garner fundraising for our beloved university via the TWU Senior Gift. ... more

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Track Name: Katie Fuentes - The End of the Game
When you met me you saw something
and I knew that there was a storm a comin
So I stepped back and I retracted all the things you wanted
But you took that as an invite thinking you could still compete
No I never wanted you to be interested in me

Well I told you I don’t need you and my goal is not to please you
But you seem to think that you’re the one for me
And you think that you can bring back everything that we never had
But you need to know now that it’s never going to be that way
Oh it’s the end of the game

Now we’re going our separate ways
You can find another chase
Just let me be the one that got away
Burning bridges shore to shore
Flying away to something more
Won’t you let me won’t you let me get away

Cause I told you I don’t need you and my goal is not to please you
But you seem to think that you’re the one for me
And you think that you can bring back everything that we never had
But you need to know now that it’s never going to be that way
Oh it’s the end of the game

You built our house with a deck of cards
Wasn’t long until it fell apart

Cause I told you I don’t need you and my goal is not to please you
But you seem to think that you’re the one for me
And you think that you can bring back everything that we never had
But you need to know now that it’s never going to be that way
Oh it’s the end of the game
Track Name: Nathan Hayashi - Numbers
Where are the blueprints to my heart?
I need to look inside
Cause it's tearin me apart
Runnin through my mind
One step behind

And I need to get away
I need to find my home.
Oh somewhere far away
Wherever the winds blow
Two steps to go.

And I'd sail across the sea
To the other shore
And maybe I'd find me
What I'm searchin for
Three steps to four

I've been chasin after the moon
Just to see daylight
If shootin stars are true
I wish I was alright
Four steps to five

Numbers they add inside of my head
I don't know where they start don't know where they end
It's hard to explain what's in my brain
so don't try to comprehend

So it's back to the start
With my paper and my pen
To redraw my heart
And try this all again
One step ahead
Track Name: Evan Snee - Everyday Life
The baker wakes up early in the morning
She turns on the stove to prepare for her day
The smell of new bread entices the mailman
Cycling by with his bag of mundane

He skipped breakfast again though it wasn't his intent
He'd rather sleep in and wake up and be fed
So that's what he did like every morning before
Six o'clock out of bed six o five out of bed

He waves to the milkman slowly plodding along
The white collared shirt with the tie tied on wrong
He sets down his crystal by the neighbor's front door
And he raises his hand to see the sun rise a bit more

He picks the glass after leaving a few
He looks down to see that he has not tied his shoe
And as he bends down the fat cat waddles by
It sniffs at the milk and it licks a drop dry

This is their everyday life, this is their everyday life
Where a note intertwines with another that's rife
With its own everyday life, its own everyday life
Where the lines become a picture and the colours breathe life into life

The neighbor peaks from behind a silken curtain
To see that the milkman is plodding away
She thinks of his face and his cute awkward tie
She wishes deep down she had the strength to say "hi"

Her eyes dart across the 7:40 street
To see two young schoolboys there scuffin their feet
She looked at the time, gasped and left the silken curtain
Lest she be late to teach of Nicholas and Rasputin

This is her everyday life, this is their everyday life
Where a note intertwines with another that's rife
With its own everyday life, its own everyday life
Where the lines become a picture and the colours breathe life into life

The schoolboys are groaning, they were up far too late
Concocting a world to which they could escape
But as the bell rings they rub open their eyes
And they greet all their friends with slaps and high-fives

As they enter the school the fat cat races by
For the young bright-eyed dog is running not far behind
The cacophony is a sign the town is awake
And their melody rises for another to take

An old man on a porch reminisces upon his life
From beginning to the end, every low and every high
He thinks upon his dear son far away over seas
Over seas he cannot cross, he weeps

This is his everyday life, this is their everyday life
Where a note intertwines with another that's rife
With its own everyday life, its own everyday life
Where the lines become a picture and the colours breathe life

This is his everyday life, this is their everyday song
Where without knowing word they somehow all sing along
And though miracles happen and their hard to refuse
It's those ordinary things that hurt the most to lose
Track Name: Cam Thiessen - When We Talk
When we talk
One is one
Two is
One in one

And when we love
One is two
One is none
When I'm with you

Today I knew
That you were gone
To be on
My mental throne

Whatever tragedies we face
Please do not replace
My comfort for your space
Distant star you know your place

We are two
And I am one
Love is three
And I am none

Love me free
Or love me not
Love me free
Or love me not

What ever casualties we make
You know I will not break
This distance that we fake
Distant star you're more than I can take

I will
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
I will wait for you

Whatever loyalties we stake
You know I will not break
This distance that we fake
Whoever you are you're more than I can take
Track Name: Nathan Stein - Saying Goodbye
Funny how time has made such a habit
Of getting away from me
Or maybe it's maybe I let it go
Byin my daydreaming

Well you're much like the hands on the clock on my wall
Two years, one moment and you're gone

Funny how life has made such a habit
Of passing on over me
Or maybe it's me maybe I'm too caught up in
Hoping you'd stay with me

Well we're much the same as those dancers who fall
In and out of each other's arms

But our lungs move on and on
And everything will change
But I know whether with or without you
I wont wither away

Funny how you have made such a habit
Of slipping away from me
Well maybe it's only the rhythm of life
Of draw in and release

But whoever knew that just saying goodbye
To you would could be so hard
Now I sit and I stare at the clock on my wall
Two years, one word and you're gone
Track Name: Cassie Thorpe - Someday
Lately I've been living in my head
A world of monochrome that leaves me stuck in bed
Seems I just can't find the word to say
When they ask me "darlin, do you feel okay?"

Somedays every sunbeam turns to rain
Like every technicolour dream is tinted grey
But I guess a darkened sky's not always grim
Even rainy days can bring a hopeful hymn

So I dunno where and I dunno when but I'm runnin
Just to get somewhere and find out what is comin
Someday I'm gonna find it
The place the sun is shinin

Even when my feet stick to the ground
I try to tell myself there's sunbeams to be found
Just cause I can't see them here today
Doesn't mean it's always gonna stay that way

So I dunno where and I dunno when but I'm runnin
Just to get somewhere and find out what is comin
Someday I'm gonna find it
The place the sun is shinin

Someday I'm gonna try it
And on that day I'm gonna be smilin

So I dunno where and I dunno when but I'm runnin
Just to get somewhere and find out what is comin
Someday I'm gonna find it
The place the sun is shinin
Track Name: Josiah Corbett - Sandcastles
The oceans floating leaves as wind blows branches off the trees
A storm begin to rise sets out to wet these weary eyes
Castles in the sand struck by the oceans hand
And all I wish I was is washed up by the tide
Wont you be there?

Fought it
Lost it
Could’ve just forgot it
But I’m the sea and you’re the moon
I’m heaving
You’re leaving
Harbor safe the feeling
That I can see without the moon
That I can see that it’s too soon
To be sailing back to you

Held up by the cold and hoping that these sails will hold
You calmed the wind and waves but left them for me here today
Don’t know where you are
Wondering how you got so far
How many times must I keep sinking where you’ve walked
Won’t you be there?

Fought it
Lost it
Could’ve just forgot it
But I’m the sea and you’re the moon
I’m heaving
You’re leaving
Harbor safe the feeling
That I can see without the moon
That I can see that it’s too soon
To be sailing back to you

Wishes you’d stop me
Wishes haunt me from the shore they call
I don’t need to know
Just need to float away from here
Fought it
Lost it
Could’ve just forgot it
But I’m the sea and you’re the moon
I’m heaving
You’re leaving
Harbor safe the feeling
That I can see without the moon
That I can see that it’s too soon
To be sailing back to you

Guess I’ll sail
Track Name: Kristian Lay - Lauren's Song
Today I learned a hard lesson
One I wish I had foreseen
To never wait until it's too late
To a tell a friend how much they mean

Today heaven gained an angel
A ray of light from this dark world
And while we all still have each other
Our hearts will miss that smiling girl

I don't know when I'll see you again
But I know I will
I don't know when I'll see you again
But I know I will

Today heaven gained an angel
A ray of light from this dark world
And while we all still have each other
Our hearts will miss that smiling girl
My heart will miss that smiling girl