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"Costa Rica" is my favorite song from the EP. It almost wrote itself.

The song follows the story of two brothers living in Cuba. The older of the two always had a dream of fleeing to Costa Rica, and he often told his younger brother of this dream. When the younger one was coming of age, he fled to Costa Rica and tried to pursued his older brother to come. But, his older brother had gotten married and joined the military; his roots were too deep in Cuba.

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How far you’ve come
From where you used to be
You were just a little apple
Hanging from the tree

Too long its been
From when I used to sit there
I would write those silly stories
At dusk in the summer air

I would dream up some crazy idea
Of a girl out in Costa Rica
With her hair all made
Into brilliant braids
And skin soft as silk

March on little soldier
March off into the sea
Follow your given orders
Don’t care if you agree

But if you see you your friend
Run for a better life
Would you raise your arms
Or turn a blind eye?

Won’t you meet me outside the gala?
On the white shores of Costa Rica
We will spend these days
By calmer waves
And leave the past behind

But now you’ve grown
You got your wife and your kids at home
The future you face
You’ve got too much to leave this place
And I will understand
If you can’t leave your homeland
For this fantasy

Now I live in the flora fauna
In the jungle of Costa Rica
All the dogs they howl
As we dance around
The stars late at night

How far I’ve come
From where I used to be
I was just a little apple
hanging from the tree

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from These are the Days, released September 16, 2016

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Alexander Everly Chicago, Illinois

21 year old Singer-songwriter based in Chicago, IL. Self written, self recorded, self performed.

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