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n the cave, you go. In the cave, you crawl. Fall. Are banished to. The solitude of darkness, that swallows you up and taunts you with the slivers and crawls of monsters that come in many shades. You can half pretend they don’t exist. You can choose to walk away. Turn around. But the temptation of catching that Lion’s tail, the one that led you here in the first place. The one you’ve so tirelessly been chasing, for far longer than you can remember, tempts you to wonder what would happen if you kept going. The deeper you go into the darkness, the more you begin to see. You look your monsters dead in the eyes and in your courage, admit that the only thing welcoming them here, is you. For you fed them. Housed them. Bred them. Knowing this cave would be absent without their company. Down and down you go. Farther and farther. Until you realize that you’re no longer moving in a direction that takes you back out, you’re moving in a direction that leads you deeper in. With every step taken, you are closer to the frightening whisper of the Lion singing “you’ve gotta stay brave to find the…

Treasures of the Cave


MINE

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rom the very first day, I was your prey / You tried to suck the life right out of me like feasting day / You spun your web of lies to capture me / But you could never cast a spell stronger than a queen / You won’t stop, stop until you’ve won / My precious Kingdom / You tried to play them all on me / Tried to twist and cheat and scheme but they will see / Truth will come to light just as night turns to day Cause you can’t un-kiss a kiss and walk away / You won’t stop, stop

until you’ve won / My precious Kingdom But it’s mine / Don’t even try Because it’s mine / Don’t waste your time / Yeah it’s mine Don’t cross the line / Because it’s mine / There’s a darkness hiding But I won’t stay silent / Come on try and make me break / You can keep on fighting / But I’ll keep on rising / This will never be yours to take / Because it’s mine / Don’t even try / Because it’s mine Don’t waste your time / Yeah it’s mine / Don’t cross the line Because it’s mine


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itting at the station with rosemary in my hand / Thinking about you and the mess we made, trying to understand How a friendship comes and how it goes / Like this train / I’ve missed by a second now I’m here alone / And as the whistle blows and it turns away

I wonder what I had to do to make you stay If I chase you til tomorrow / Would you even care, are we going anywhere / And if I wait here in the shadow / Would you know that I’m gone, or just move it along Maybe I should wait until the morning light Hoping that you’d see me, come on over here, even if it’s to fight / Is this how it ends is this how we go / Nothing left from ten years but a cold-hearted cheap hello And as her eyes close and she turns away  I know there’s nothing left to do to make her stay / Feels like the wild wild west And I’ve got a shiver in my chest / Cause I fear you’ve got no fight left at all So do we just part and wave Like two trains moving sideways Back to back we’re gonna end this with a draw And as my train comes and turns me away  I know there’s always something you could do to make me stay

ROSEMARY


I DIDN’T WALK AWAY

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t was a simple path on a simple day / Just trying to get myself to somewhere but I didn’t know the way Then you came to me and you whispered close / This is the thing you wanted most / It all seemed so sweet / It all seemed so nice / You fooled me once / And then you fooled me twice / It all seemed so sweet / It all seemed so nice / Oh the taste of your lies / I never walked away I just turned around / No use in fighting something / That will beat you down / I never walked away / I just turned around / You gotta change your way / To get your way Don’t take it lying down / It was your truthful lies / On an easy prey / Just waiting on my mind that wasn’t there But now I found my way / You think I’m giving up, you think I’m backing down / Baby you’re so wrong / I’m standing my ground / It all seemed so sweet / It all seemed so nice You fooled me once / And then you fooled me twice It all seemed so sweet / It all seemed so nice / Oh the taste of your lies / I didn’t walk away / I just turned around / No use in fighting something / That will beat you down / I never walked away / I just turned around You gotta change your way / To get your way / Don’t take it lying down / My surrender doesn’t mean it’s time to break / But to lay it down until it’s mine to take


HALF PRETEND

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could half pretend / That you were never on my mind / That every thought of you Was just a waste of time / I could half pretend In the morning when I rise / That if I hadn’t stayed up waiting on / The daybreak I’d let go tonight I could half pretend / That loving you is in vain But a half pretending heart still feels the same Still feels the same I could half pretend that / I don’t dream about those eyes / That if i didn’t try to numb the pain Your ghost would leave me tonight / I could half pretend / Better count my loss / Pass it back to heaven / As another prayer forgot I could half pretend / Just walk away / But a half pretending heart still feels the same Still feels the same No I can’t stop no I can’t stop loving you No I won’t stop no I won’t stop loving you I could half pretend Just walk away / But a half pretending heart still feels the same it still feels the pain It still feels the pain


WE WILL BE OK

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here are reasons to be afraid / monster come in many shades / Even friends and foes / Can change from what we know / Love is fought for every day / Wars are lost with a price to pay / Even if we grow / It’s never always so / That we will be ok / Everybody wants a simple way / To get through life without a scape / Learning how to go / Through this world alone / But if you were to ask me What I’ve learned and what I see / All you need is hope / And trusting that you know That we will be ok / Life will come with twist and turns / Some will kiss and some will burn / You’ve gotta stay brave / To find the treasures in the caves / So don’t hold on to fear / Cause hope will make it clear / That we will be ok


MUSIC

Thank You

Mixed/Mastered by Lee Shackley

Many thanks to all my fans, friends and family who pushed, encouraged and fought for me to do this EP. To Lee Schackley for all your hard work at bringing these songs to life. To Mikey Wong and Carlos Capacho for your beautiful writing. To Matthew McCaigue for your impeccable design work. To Ingrid and Günter for giving us your home to record in. To Ulrich Mannchen, the only one brave enough to go into the cave with me. I dedicate this to you, my wolf. And to my Lion... may I never stop chasing you. Be dangerous. Be fierce. Be a Lion.

Produced by Lee Shackley Liz and the Lions Recording Artists Liz Mannchen guitar / lead vocals Carlos Capacho quatro Liz And The Lions - ‘Treasures of the Cave’ was recorded in ort, germany (it’s a magical place). ‘Rosemary’, ‘Half Pretend’ written by Liz Mannchen ‘Mine’, ‘We Will Be OK’ written by Liz Mannchen, Mikey Wong ‘I Didn’t Walk Away’ written by Liz Mannchen, Mikey Wong, Carlos Capacho Album Artwork by Liz Mannchen Design and Layout by Matthew McCaigue

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ALBUM ARTWORK "Treasures of the Cave"- Liz and the Lions  
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