I Lied

by Ilika Ward



Dare I sit in the sun
And soak up the warmth
My traveling days are all but done
At least for now I must stay at home

I watch my children grow
And it pleases me to no end
At night when I’m alone
I feel sorry that I hide
I feel sorry that I lied

It’s been one long masquerade
Making you feel this is who I am
For me happiness truly comes
When I’m on the stage with the music in my hands

I watch the days unfold
And wait patiently for them to end
When all is said and told
I can’t remember when
Or if I’ve ever really told you who I truly am

I have walked the twisted highway
Through the hills that line the Old Man’s shores
Over peaks and the valleys
Far too long to lie anymore

And still I sit here watching
As friends I’ve had move on
One day I hope to join them
Maybe get to sing a song
It’s all I’ve wanted all along


released September 14, 2019
Joel Ward - acoustic guitar, vocals
Jake Ilika - acoustic guitar, vocals
Engineered mixed and mastered by Dylan Nau


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Ilika Ward Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ilika Ward is a folk-blues duo out of Minnesota, hailing from both Minneapolis and Rochester. Armed with acoustic guitars and sibling-like vocal harmonies, Ilika Ward's songwriting is one part modern folk, one part throwback to the sounds of the 1960's folk revival.  Their debut album "Many Faces" encompasses the sound they've been crafting over the decade and a half they’ve made music together. ... more

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