Where Were You?

This song was written in 2015 after Suri chatted with a trafficked Chinese woman in her room in a Hong Kong brothel. Such a human experience impacted her and she wrote this song with modern slavery in mind. It won 1st place Battle of the Bands competition for the 852 Freedom Campaign.  
It is re-released on Juneteenth as a celebration of the emancipation of slaves in the US in the 19th century. However, the song beckons that there is a way to go on the road to recovery and reform. 

Lyrics 
1,2,3,4.  
You count your trophies in your good deeds collection  
Finding people you can tell, do you really think you’ve helped  
Any other people but yourself?  

While 1,2,3,4  
They count us like we’re shackled savages  
Empty, soulless bodies, stripped of dignity  
Pitied.  

Where were you when they took me from my loved ones?  
Where were you when I was beaten to the ground?  
I’m asking you, if you have keys to our chains, to free us from our shame?  
Have our lives been paid for?  

Oh, what glory can be found through the eyes of a stranger?  
Bear the unease. Would you stay here, please?  
For me.  

Where were you when I was tired and hungry?  
Where were you when I was sick in bed?  
Have you come to see me in jail? Or listen to my wails?  
On the road less taken.  

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations?  
Was it you who birthed the morning star?  
Have you entered springs of the sea?  
See dark gates of deep?  
If you have, then speak!  

I love you, so go.  
Be my face to those  
Who still need me. 
 

Til the End (feat. Abstrak Mind)

Verse 1: 
You’re the puzzle I’d spend my life trying to crack. 
The only hint I want you to give 
Is whether you like me back. 

I can now hear it, you're the rhythm to my melody. 
In rooms together, you’re the silence to my speech 

Pre-chorus: 
I didn’t know how to make sense of us, 
But I am learning to let go and trust 

Chorus: 
I’m ready to go down this road 
With my hand in yours 
No matter what this future holds 
I’ll be there til the end 

Abstrak Mind: 
No time limit 
My feelings that I’m feeling deep inside they are endless 
If something there is broken let’s Amend it 
I say let’s not place pride above Forgiveness Your presence to me it’s like a present 
The joy I get from unwrapping yo gift is so Pleasant 
As I speak I hope you get this message 
I can be the match to spark your fire if you let it 
Out of all the puzzle pieces 
You are the peace to make this puzzle completed 
Plans got canceled, X’s got deleted 
They lacked the O’s to give love meaning 

Verse 2: 
When I’m spinning, hearing your voice makes 
time stand still 
And your kisses, send me illuminating chills 

Pre-chorus 
I never knew a love could be like this 
My heart knows you are the piece that fits 

Chorus: 
I’m ready to go down this road 
With my hand in yours 
No matter what this future holds 
I’ll be there til the end

In the Unknown

My soul tortured by your absence 
Though in spirit knew you’re not far 
More like closer than skin 
It’s just that way. That’s how we are  
That’s how we like it.  

The world cannot know us like this 
Just between me and you 
They may never get this which exists  
Uncover, this thing we do,  
We know we do. 

I could trade you in for another plot 
and wait ‘til my mind blots you out 
but it’s too much to bear 
Yeah, we’re dying away  
but that’s how we are 
and that’s how we like it  

Maybe someday we’ll freely 
Come out from hiding under the Cold 
Frosted snow where we stayed  
To survive to keep alive in the unknown  

I could trade you in for another plot 
and wait ‘til my mind blots you out 
but it’s too much to bear 
Yeah, we’re dying away  
but that’s how we are 
and that’s how we like it  

I’m scared that the Secret that we hold 
Is more exciting than Truth laid bare Herself 
I’m scared that the Secret that we hold 
Is more exciting than Truth laid bare Herself 
But she’s not for the weak. 
No, she’s not for the weak. 
 

Need I Care For You (Duet)

Duet with Joshua Moss 

lyrics 

Need I care for you 
Our entangled youth 
Craves for proof 
Of our validity 

Our love must too 
Be Tried & true 
Through the fire and mire 
A world full of cruelties 

They'll try to take our 
Innocence. 
Leave unresolved our dissonances 
and turns our dreams to shame 

Let's rebel against the poison 
The allure of beguiling illusions 
Our love can bear all the pain 

Let me lead you to 
Our forgotten childhood 
long before they told us any different 

On our rock we stood 
As Daring fools 
Unafraid of outer forces 
And gravity 

Need I Care For You 
The one I choose 
Our love will heal this world and 
its atrocities 

As I Am EP

Scarlet

Verse 1:  
Crush me under your feet  
To be smooth and dark  
tasted with lips so sweet  
unimaginable  

Verse 2:  
Thorns are not enough  
To repel you from myself  
passionately l give  
despite the rebel  

Chorus:  
Because scarlet is the color  
Of unmatched desire  
Wants to be filled and whole  

Scarlet is the color  
Of bloodshed on trees  
And wounds that heal  

Verse 3: 
Blush and flush on the cheeks  
Rushing through my veins  
Is the wine that brings true laughter  
Happy when I'm insane  

Verse 4:  
And I wake up in wonder  
Enlightened to my mistake  
It's already done  
But the future can be made

As I Am

I go through a hall of mirrors 
Haunted by the reflections I see 
Every figure misshapened  
Never the perfection I dream 

I was told I'm beautiful 
If then why do the lies seem so real 
Fearfully made and wonderful  
Only to be covered in shame 

Chorus: 

Cause I want you to love me as I am  
Will you be the one to save me from myself  

The darkest corners are some how appealing 
It is there I can secretly hide 
But then I met u the light of healing 
Exposing all of my world inside 

I'm drowning in self-obsession  
But you're beautiful face is my salvation 

I know you will love me as I am 
You are the only one who'll save me from myself

Time of Our Lives (NYE Single)

Time of Our Lives (Tendero Remix) ft. Joey Price

Time of Our Lives (Tendero Remix) ft. Joey Price