Lend a Hand

The debut EP


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A Message from Greg & Alicia

We cannot express our thanks enough to everyone who helped make this album possible!

Thank You for Supporting The Complements...

  • Matt, for sharing your incredible artwork skills.
  • Mia, for being our first patron and cheering us on from the beginning.
  • Natalie, for providing our first rehearsal space; you are “Beautiful”!
  • Mike and Calvin, for lending your musicianship and your time to us.
  • TJ and Monica, for providing shimmer and camera work and for not kicking us out when we practice late into the night
  • Delwin, Phil, and Hey There Studios, for making us look good.
  • Ryan, for making our sweet custom bench.
  • Koby, for being everywhere to support us.
  • Toby, for helping us make our first music video.
  • Gawain, Chris, James, and Randy, for your patience and for making us sound like angels!
  • The entire Bay Area music community, for welcoming us.
  • Our teachers and mentors, for inspiring us to be better than ourselves.
  • Our friends and family, for being the team behind the team, our support when we thought no one would listen, our heart when we needed help carrying through, and our reason for being and wanting to send a positive message across the sky. We love you.

Additional thanks to Stephen, the Bouchards, the Schultzes, John & Jess, Vishal & Tiffany, Alejandro, and the Los Angeles Racing Dragons.

To Alicia, thanks for believing in me, for your infinite patience and for pushing us to make this happen. Without you, The Complements does not exist. - Greg

To Greg, thank you for teaching me that in between being too flat or too sharp I can just Be. - Leesh

Last but not least, thank you to you, reading this right now, for supporting us in our journey.
With our music, we try to lift you, but you lift us higher than we could ever go by ourselves.

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Lyrics

We
My Place
Lend a Hand
Beautiful
Promise
Surrender

We
You say you're not the kind of girl
That someone would be waiting for
You packed up your bags and headed west
Rolling to the coast and the light you’d never seen

I got here and the nights weren’t as warm
As I'd hoped they’d be; this wasn't all that it seemed
But I knew when I saw you I wanted to
Be awake again; I couldn’t miss this moment

Oooh
Oooh

We know we’re not the kind of folks
That bedtime stories are made of
But we built our home with our own hands
Yeah we built this place with our own hands

Oooh
Oooh

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My Place
I am nothing new
I’ve only learned to listen
To the stillness all around
in every moment’s perfection
Been along this path
a thousand times
But don’t get me wrong
it’s never the same thing twice

Chorus
This is my place
This is my own
I know that I am the only road
If this single step is all I have-
I choose to be here with all I am

I don’t know where I’m headed
but I know it’s this way
I’ll keep putting one foot in front of the other
with my head on straight
For all the memories
and the ones I let go
I promise myself this-
I will not bring me down

Chorus
This is my place
This is my own
I know that I am the only road
If this single step is all I have-
I choose to be here with all I am

Oooh

Bridge
I see it in your eyes
You whom I have not met-
We are not strangers
We are human
We are good
and we are free

Outchorus
This is my place
This is my own
I know that I am the only road
If this single step is all I have-
I choose to be here with all I am

Oooh

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Lend a Hand
She thinks she’s not long for this world
Packing her bags, saying her goodbyes
And after all the tears have bled from her body
Maybe she’ll find some rest there
(These days) The only freedom she knows is when she sings
But this place can drown out melodies
She’s been weighed down by being everything for everyone else
But where is her anchor now?

Prechorus
She cannot see that she's alright
It’s a long ride home

Chorus
I know you've been feelin’ off, not yourself lately
Like the world won’t understand
If you think that you’re not strong enough for the fight you’re facing
Sister, I will lend my hand

He’s grown tired of watching our souls get lost to
Space-age metal and glass
And after all the frustration boils from his body
Maybe he’ll find some rest there
(These days) The only joy he knows is when he sings
But sometimes he can’t raise his own voice
He’s been consumed with looking ahead; now he’s looking back
But the footsteps he hears are his own

Prechorus
He cannot see that he’s alright
It’s a long ride home

Chorus
I know you've been feelin’ off, not yourself lately
Like the world won’t understand
If you think that you’re not strong enough for the fight you’re facing
Brother, I will lend my hand
And if you try, trust and close your eyes
You'll find that light will guide you back to you again
And if you try, trust and close your eyes
You'll find that light will guide you back to you again

Interlude

Prechorus
We cannot see that we’re alright
It’s a long ride home

A Cappella
I know you've been feelin’ off, not yourself lately
Like the world won’t understand
If you think that you’re not strong enough for the fight you’re facing
You should know that I’ll lend my hand

Outchorus
I know you've been feelin’ off, not yourself lately
Like the world won’t understand
If you think that you’re not strong enough for the fight you’re facing
You should know I’ll lend my hand
And if you try, trust and close your eyes
You'll find that light will guide you back to you again
If you try, just close your eyes
You'll find that light will guide you back to you again

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Beautiful
Not too many words would dare chase her
They’ve learned all too well from the ones fallen before
Centuries of the same old tales of pain
If only I had been so wise

Chorus
And now it’s only a name I whisper in the night
And only a memory so sweet and menacing
If I could reach you, maybe I’d say it’ll be alright
But that isn’t me

Beautiful, it’s the gift and the curse you give
Every time you open your eyes and watch the world end
And it pains me to know others wait at your door
It’s only a matter of time til you slay them

Chorus
And now it’s only a name I whisper in the night
And only a memory so sweet and menacing
If I could reach you, maybe I’d say it’ll be alright
But that isn’t me; it’s certainly not you

Interlude

Chorus
It’s still only a name I whisper in the night
And only a memory so sweet and menacing
If I could reach you, maybe I’d say it’ll be alright
But that isn’t me, it’s certainly not you

There is no us of which to speak
There is no us of which to speak
There is no us of which to speak
Beautiful

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Promise
Hey, I'm back in town, I know I didn’t call
I just had to see you, and I know I shouldn’t stay
But please, just one minute
Oh, just as so many times before, I don't know what I'm doing
But now I’m standing here at your doorstep
And I can't help but fall back into the way we were

Prechorus
But it’s good to see you’re well
Memories come rushing back to me

Chorus
I'll follow the rules
From when the only way we knew was each other
I'll keep you safe
I'll keep you warm
And I'll say I promise, cuz I promised you my love

Hi, well this is a surprise, I never thought I’d see you
Around these parts again, how I tried to move on
As they kept crawling back
Thoughts of you, and I ran it through a thousand times before
What I’d say to you when I saw you
But now you’re standing here at my doorstep
And I don’t care to share with you how you walked out and it tore me apart

Prechorus
But it's been a long time
Funny how these things make me stronger

Chorus
So please, forget the rules
From when the only way we knew was each other
Cuz I’m not the same
And you’re not the man
Who promised me forever
When you promised me your love

Bridge
Driving home now
I know I'm in my head again
The only thing I want (Can't we work this out?)
is to put this all behind us so we can move on

We know
The moment’s almost gone
Nothing lasts forever

Outchorus
I'll follow the rules (Forget them please)
From when the only way we knew was each other
I'll keep you safe (I’m not the same)
I'll keep you warm (And you’re not the man who promised me...)
Forever
(My love)                            (My love)
Hi, well this is a surprise, I never thought I’d see you
(My love)                            (My love)
Hey, I’m back in town, I know I didn’t call

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Surrender
Coming down
This is the last city I see in my way
Home is just another space to me
I’m shutting the door
and my eyes to find some quiet for me alone
Pray for an hour or two of peace

Chorus
Oooh you’re still smiling in my mind
Sometimes I wish I didn’t know what it’s like
To surrender every night
Missing the one

Back on the road
I know I’ve seen this scene before
Where everyone here treats me well
But it’s no way to live
I say a thousand hellos
But when I look up I don’t see their faces anymore
And it’s been a long time since your voice made me forget it all

Chorus
Oooh you’re still smiling in my mind
Sometimes I wish I didn’t know what it’s like
To surrender every night
Missing the one

Interlude

Chorus
Oooh you’re still smiling in my mind
Sometimes I wish I didn’t know what it’s like
To surrender every night
Missing the one

And now I’m running outta time
But there is nothing to make right
Surrender every night

Oooh

Coming down
This is the last city I see in my way
A thousand hellos
But I don’t see your face anymore

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