While You Were Away

by the Absentee Project

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This EP was conceptualised as a tribute album to those in our lives that have moved on to the other side. We hope that you can connect with us as we all have lost someone important to us in one way or another, and this collection of songs was a way for us to capture the emotions associated with that loss. We hope you find some peace in our pain...Enjoy, TAP


released March 29, 2013

Jay Kay: Vocals/Bass/Guitar/Keys
Joe "Beard" Benedict: Guitar/Bass
Mike Paquette: Drums

Recorded at Absentee Studio; Buffalo, NY (Summer 2012)
Mastered by Justin Rose at GCR Studio; Buffalo, NY

Music and Lyrics by Kulaszewski (Except "Mourning You While You're Alive"; Music by Kulaszewski, Benedict)

Executive Producer:Jay Kay



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Track Name: What Lives Inside
Verse I:
Riding high
Have you ever realized
That there’s a brighter side of life
Can’t take away
Can’t make it stay
It lives inside us each and every day (yeah)
Got no name
It’s all the same
It lives inside you each and every day

But you don’t even realize
What it means to your life
And how it lives inside

Verse II:
So take a moment
To look inside
When you bring to light all the things you’ve tried to hide
You’ll be surprised
It’s been there all the while…
…and you don’t know why


So live your life and take your chances
We’ll never know the real answers
Live your life choose/create your destiny
I’ll never stop giving the best of me (yeah)
Track Name: Mourning You While You're Alive
Verse I:
Just close your eyes
And say goodnight
This ain’t the last time
We’ll say goodbye

And you’re near me
And it’s alright
This ain’t the last time
Don’t have to cry

All of the memories we share
They will never die
This ain’t the last time
We’ll say goodbye
(Don’t say goodbye)

And when I’m gone you’re near me
And all the lessons I’ve learned in life
I’m takin’ ‘em with me now
To keep your memory alive

Verse II:
As you leave us
I promise not to cry
You’ve read my letter
Looked in your eyes

And I held your hand
As you held mine
I know you’re leaving
I see it in your eyes


I’ve been mourning you while you’re alive
And I’m not ready to say goodbye
And all I do is remember the times
(of our lives)
Track Name: Ode to Her
Verse I:
Oh you took her away
Oh so suddenly
What am I to do
I’m lost and confused
She’s my best friend
Guess she beat me to the end…of the line

You’ve got nothing to fear
He’ll take care of you my dear
You know I’ll see you again
When it’s my turn to ascend

Verse II:
One day Kingdom will come
Knockin’ on my door
I won’t wait around
I’ll come runnin’ for her
She’ll take my hand
And I’ll understand

I’ll follow you into paradise
Good night my love good night

Chorus II:
You know I’ll see you again
When it’s my turn to ascend
These feelings will never end
For the rest of my life

One day I’ll follow you into paradise
Good Night my Love Good night…