Riya Sokol

I’mperfect

The album is only a part of the project named “I’mperfect,” created by Whisbear and Riya Sokol. The album consists of 10 songs, all sung by Riya Sokol. Paweł Lucewicz composed the music. Arrangement was prepared by Michał Wasilewski and Wojtek Baranowski, producers from a Warsaw-based “DOBROĆ” studio.

Each song touches upon subjects important for motherhood: taking care of one’s needs, acceptance of occassionally difficult situations, unconditional love for children. As the singer and the project’s co-author, Riya Sokol, emphasises, “These songs are very real, I reveal myself in them, all my feelings concerning motherhood, emotions I have experienced - and most of the mothers I know have too.
EVEN IF (IT RAINS)
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Even if there are stones on the road
I save
Single one and I will build a house one day
Made of truth and your eyes
So tomorrow
It will not fall apart even if it rains

I remind you of your magic everyday
I am looking at you in a million of ways
Even if beyond laughter and courage
There is fear or the weakness is calling and
It rains
Even if
It rains

Cause you’re a part of me
Every little piece
I can clearly see
There’re no ‘buts’ or ‘ifs’
I don’t expect a thing
Even if it rains
I’ll always find a way
Back to our place
Even if
Even if
If it rains

You’re a part of me
Every little piece
I can clearly see
There’re no ‘buts’ or ‘ifs’
I don’t expect a thing
I will find you
Even if it rains
And even if you…

You trip over your flaws and doubts
And days are often dark
May be rain, maybe I am down
even storm is light
Cause I know that…

You’re a part of me
Every little piece
I can clearly see
There’re no ‘buts’ or ‘ifs’
I don’t expect a thing
Even if it rains
If it rains
If it rains

I still…
Want to dance…
With you…
Or without
Cause you’re…
In my heart
And it…
Feels so right
Even…
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Even if there are stones on the road
Even if I am lost and alone
Even if sun is glaring above
Even if you forget bout my love
Even if there are stones on the road
Even if I am lost and alone
I will whisper through leaves as you walk
And I will find a way to our home

Even if there is rain…
HOUSE BY THE LAKE
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


There is a lake
And there is a house
Not far away
But very hard to find
In town of silence

There is no time
And there is no rush
We sit, we laugh
We can play all day
And we don’t care ‘bout

How the day ‘should’ look like and what we ‘could’ have done
Where we ‘should’ have called but we haven’t yet…
What we ‘could’ have said and how we ‘should’ have behaved
None of that matters here
In this house by the lake

The house is small
Hidden near the road
But no one can find it
As you can’t worry here
Or think of all you „should”

We hide in there
And we wouldn’t dare
To care for anything
We will sing all day
And we will let go all of

How the day should look like and what we could have done
Where we should have called but we haven’t yet
What we could have said and how we should have behaved
All of that will make no difference
In secret house
House by the lake

It may seem unreal
Unimaginable
You just close your eyes and let yourself be free
No one wants anything from you
And I have been there
And I don't care

How the day should look like and what I could have done
Where I should have called but I haven’t yet
What I could have said and how I should have behaved
All of that will make no difference
In secret house
House by the lake

How the day should look like and what we could have done
Where we should have called but we haven’t yet
What we could have said and how we should have behaved
All of that will make no difference
In secret house
House by the lake
YOU ARE LOVED
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Every time you’re sad I feel afraid
I could be a better friend,
Protect you
From the heaviness the world might bring
And I wonder…
How to make you safe?

Every time you’re down I feel I should be better guide
Keep you away from all the pain
and the sorrow
But is it even possible to make you happy
Without touching darkness first?

And I can’t promise to you
That tomorrow will be sun
And I can’t save you from what
Is meant to be your path
And I won’t give you my word that
Life will always make you laugh
But I truly assure you
Under all that you’ll go through
You are loved
You are loved

Every time you’re sad I feel afraid and worried
How to make it easier for you on this journey
What to tell you when really down
And I wonder…
How to make you safe…?

Readily I put you in a box where everything is bright
Nothing’s scary no one do you harm or make you cry
Then again I ask myself if I
Can save you from yourself and live your life…?

And I can’t promise to you
That tomorrow will be sun
And I can’t save you from what
Is meant to be your path
And I won’t give you my word that
Life will always make you laugh
But I truly assure you
You are loved and you'll always be
But I cannot

Promise to you
That tomorrow will be sun
And I can’t save you from what
Is meant to be your path
And I won’t give you my word that
Life will always make you laugh
But I truly assure you that…
You are loved
You are loved
DANCER
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


And as the applause dies down into silence
Show is over, the curtains shut
Lights will fade in her eyes and she’ll close them
In the stillness she’s starting second act

For when she dances the first one she’s flawless
In perfect timing, she looks just right
And as she’s finished the new force arises
Hidden in no sound
Waiting until now

And then she is changing into wildest of the wild
Lighthearted, overflowing
Soft and limitless reflecting life
Sounds like falling raindrop
Looking like morning sun
Dancing for a freedom
Dancing for being home
Letting go…
Letting go…

So as the applause dies down into silence
Show is over, the curtains shut
Lights will fade in her eyes and she’ll close them
She’s starting her second act

And then she’s standing and changing into wildest of the wild
Lighthearted, overflowing
Soft and limitless reflecting life
Sounds like falling raindrop
Looking like morning sun
Dancing for a freedom
Dancing for being home
Letting go…
Letting go…
Being home…
Letting go…
ABOUT HERSELF (MIRROR)
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


It was evening
She sat down again
With the one who
Knows her very well
She looked in these eyes
She wasn't happy for she knew
Nothing went the way
That she planned today

She has realized
That for all this time
There was silent voice inside her heart
And she couldn't hear it until now but there it was:
“Be there for the others but…
never leave yourself”…

Let me show you who
Is standing opposite to you
Let me show you who
Knows the best what you should do
Let me show you who
Will be always there for you
You can take a look
In the mirror is her truth

If you ask what’s
Important for her now
She would tell you
To listen to the heart
But if you asked her to name the things she truly loves
How long would it take for her
To mention her own name…

Let me show you who
Is standing opposite to you
Let me show you who
Knows the best what you should do
Let me show you who
Will be always there for you
You can take a look
In the mirror is her truth
Cause it’s you…
GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Welcome windy life
Dear friend of mine
Good to see you here

You surprise me still
Change from smiles to tears
Good to see you here

Will you teach me how to breathe?
Will you show me the way to the heath
Will you let me out your plan
So I can be prepared?
Wanna know if my heart will be broken many times?
And how often will I have to let somebody down?
Wanna know how hard it will be to forgive myself
By the time I will get…
That it’s…
Really good to be in here
Really good to be in here

Welcome living sea
Dear mirror of me
Good to see you here

You keep changing me
Unpredictably
Good to see you here
Will you teach me how to breathe?
Will you show the way to the heath?
Will you let me out your plan?
So I can be prepared?

Wanna know if my heart will be broken many times?
And how often will I have to let somebody down?
Wanna know how hard it will be to forgive myself?
By the time I will get…
That it’s…
Really good to be in here
Really good to be in here


Wanna know if my heart will be broken many times?
And how often will I have to let somebody down?
Wanna know how hard it will be to forgive myself?
By the time I will get…
That it’s…
Really good to be in here
Really good to be in here
NOW
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Now
You are here with me
And for now
It's the only thing
That I've got among all ‘next times’ and ‘laters’ so
Let's just be in here
And now

When will you last ask me
To be there when you fall asleep?
I can guess
I can worry
That one day you’ll leave
Or just be with you
Right now

Then I close my eyes
For just a little while
And as I open them
I can’t believe that time
Is hiding somewhere between days and years
And suddenly I see a man when just before
He was a child

Then I close my eyes
For just a little while
And as I open them
I can’t believe that time
Is hiding somewhere between days and years
And suddenly I see a man when just before
He was a child

Now
Is all we know
One and only
We can control
I can guess, I can worry
What will happen next
Or just be with you
Now

Then I close my eyes
For just a little while
And as I open them
I can’t believe that time
Is hiding somewhere between days and years
And suddenly I see a man when just before
He was a child

Then I close my eyes
For just a little while
And as I open them
I can’t believe that time
Is hiding somewhere between days and years
And suddenly I see a man when just before
He was a child
WELCOME HOME
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Nothing’s ever gonna be the same
The whole world’s upside down
Didn’t think it all will change so much
Couldn’t even guess

As I was before all by myself
Everything seemed so usual
Until now I couldn’t clearly see
Today it all make sense

Wanna show you
Wanna show you who am I
I invite you
I invite you to my life

Welcome home
I have been waiting for so long
Welcome home
It’s a place where you belong
Welcome home
The whole world’s gonna sing along
Welcome home
I’m never ever gonna be alone

Nothing's ever gonna be the same
Now I’m more than grateful
This new role arrived to teach me love
To show me what I need

It’s amazing how your first breathe
Took ours away
Yes I gave you life but actually
You’ve returned me mine

Wanna show you
Wanna show you who am I
I invite you
I invite you to my life

Welcome home
I have been waiting for so long
Welcome home
It’s a place where you belong
Welcome home
The whole world’s gonna sing along
Welcome home
I’m never ever gonna be alone


I invite you
I invite you to my life
Welcome home
Welcome home
Welcome home
DROP OF LIGHT
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Once there was a little drop of light
She decided to find out what she’s like
Slowly she stopped shining as before
Everything around became really dark

And she couldn’t understand what’s wrong with herShe was terrified and wanted run away
As soon as she started glowing back again
Shortly she realized what means to shine

Once there was a little water drop
He decided to find out who he was
Slowly he stopped being wet at all
Everything around became dry
He really couldn’t understand what’s wrong with him
He was terrified and wanted run away
And as soon as he started flowing back again
Shortly he realized he’s full of life
Shortly he realized he’s full of life

They both couldn’t understand what’s wrong with them
They were terrified and wanted run away
As soon as they have started coming back again
Shortly they realized they’re both shining and they’re full of life
I’M SORRY
Music Paweł Lucewicz
Lyrics Riya Sokół


Sorry for each time I made you feel
Unseen or unheard though I was near
For my absence and unopened heart
Every time I gave my word and didn’t keep it afterwards
Disappointing you…
I’m sorry

Sorry for each time I put you wrong
For pretending that I’m smart and strong
For every time you felt you’re less than love
That I keep convincing you
The most important thing is truth
Yet I lie myself

I wish I wasn’t
That weak
Wish I always know
When to be near
And when to let you go

I wish I don’t
Forget your left is my right and
That there’s no one in this world
Who can make me really feel
I’m already good enough…

Sorry for each time I put you first
Instead of taking care about myself
That sometimes I forget the child in me
And for saying that it’s fine
To be imperfect yet I still
Try to change myself

I wish I wasn’t
That weak
Wish I always know
When to be near
And when to let you go

I wish I don’t
Forget your left is my right and
That there’s no one in this world
Who will teach me more than you
And I’m sorry I’m sometimes blind…
the project's authors
The Sielicka sisters
Whisbear founders®
Riya Sokół
singer, lyricist, mom
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