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Ice Cream Everyday is the fifth solo studio album from Grammy- nominated songstress Amel Larrieux. The inimitable singer/songwriter is back after a six-year hiatus from the recording studio with her Top Ten single, "Afraid." Ice Cream Everyday is a true Rhythm & Blues offering that blends unconventional harmonies and beautiful lyrics making for a memorable musical journey. Amel Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, the following year on Epic Records. In late 2003, Larrieux founded her own independent label with her husband/producer Laru Larrieux, Blisslife Records, on which she has released two R&B Billboard chart-topping albums, Bravebird and Morning. She has toured consistently including the US and Japan.

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released October 22, 2013

All Songs written by Amel Larrieux & Laru Larrieux

- Amel Larrieux - vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, synths, executive producer
- Laru Larrieux - keyboards, synths, bass, drum programming, guitar, sounds, executive producer, recording engineer, mixing
- Keith Witty - bass
- Robin Macatangay - guitar
- Adrian Harpham - drums
- Thomas Piper, Jr. - synths, additional programming, electronic snare
- Bahnamous Bowle - piano, synth bass
- Sky Larrieux - bass, piano, additional vocals, additional mixing
- Sanji-rei Larrieux - additional vocals
- Paul Frazier - bass
- Jeffery Connors - bass
- Sheldon Thwattes - drums
- Vincent Richardson - organ
- John Notar - organ
- George Laks - sounds
- Matt Castillo - recording engineer
- Eric "Ibo" Butler - recording engineer, mixing, additional programming
- Michael "Success" Harris - recording engineer, mixing
- Josh Glunta - recording engineer (live drums)
- 8hz - recording engineer, mixing
- Michael Fossenkemper - mastering
- Mark Coston - art direction, design
- Timothy Hill - photography

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Amel Larrieux is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album Infinite Possibilities the following year on Epic Records. In late 2003, Larrieux and her husband, producer Laru Larrieux founded the label, Blisslife Records. ... more

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Track Name: Afraid
I dream of you nights
and daytime too
Like someone slipped me something
and that something's you

Almost walked into a wall
imagining your embrace
Have to snap myself out of the thought
of your lips an their heavenly taste

And the sensation is real
The blood rushes into
each place as if you were here
Elevating me to
Closed eyed elation
Heartbeat is racing
This evocation

Got me afraid of
the rapture stirring inside of me
Got me afraid of
what I'm gonna do if I get you to see
Got me afraid of you
you're so fine sometimes I forget to breathe
Got me afraid that
wherever you are is wherever I have to be

Faces are fading
replaced with yours
Bodies are changing
into your beautiful form
Oh to feel your pulse
beating inside mine
Want you to press against me
like if you don't you'll die

And the sensation is real
The blood rushes into
each place as if you were here
Elevating me to
Closed eyed elation
Heartbeat is racing
This evocation

Got me afraid of
the rapture stirring inside of me
Got me afraid of
what I'm gonna do if I get you to see
Got me afraid of you
you're so fine sometimes I forget to breathe
Got me afraid that
wherever you are is wherever I have to be

You must be kin to the moon
'Cause when you're up and out and full
I could be anywhere and feel the pull
whisperin' to my ocean
Your glow is nectar flowin'
into my spine
and this is why I am

Afraid of
the rapture stirring inside of me
Got me afraid of
what I'm gonna do if I get you to see
Got me afraid of you
you're so damn fine sometimes I forget to breathe
Got me afraid that
wherever you are is wherever I have to be

Wherever you are is wherever I have to be....
Wherever you are
wherever you are is wherever I have to be....
Wherever you are
(Is wherever I have to be
If you want to be with me
I love you
Need to be with me
Yeah, yeah, yeah)
Wherever you are is wherever I have to be…
Wherever you are…
Wherever…
(You, you, you…
Wherever I wanna be
I wanna be, I wanna be)
Wherever, wherever…
Wherever you are…
Where, yeah…
Track Name: A Million Sapphires
Tender
Precious
Lovely one
Golden
And kissed
By the sun
Speak and
Gems fall
From your tongue
The fire in me
Has begun

This is so bright
We are hope
You are light
Blind my eyes
Hold me close
And feel me explode into a million
Sapphires

Eagles
Dolphins
In mid air
Stars
Aligned in
Sparkling pairs
To you
All these wonders
Can’t compare
The fire in me is there

This is so bright
We are hope
You are light
Blind my eyes
Hold me close
And feel me explode into a million
Sapphires

In the miracle that is this
Beautiful emotion
Life is breathing with us
You the pranayama
And me the body filled
With all the healing energy
I am you
You are me

[x3]
This is so bright
We are hope
You are light
Blind my eyes
Hold me close
And feel me explode into a million
Sapphires

We are
We are
We are
We are
Track Name: I Do Take
Sometimes you just know
Like nothin' you’ve ever known
Like words cannot describe
Like space cannot divide
Like skies cannot confine
Like living and like dying
Like having no need to tell the time
‘Cause with you, one day’s worth 99

I do take you as the one
Miracle sent to grace these eyes
I do take you til my earthly end
And even then
You’ll be the love of my life

Sometimes you just feel
Like nothing you’ve ever felt
Like your heart just began to grow
Like it’s gon’ overflow
Like there’s enough love in the world
To heal every wound inside
Like there really is a god
Because your smile’s divine design
And with you one day’s worth 99

Well then I do take you as the one
Miracle sent to grace these eyes
I do take you til my earthly end
And even then
You’ll be the love of my life

Don’t ask me to explain
This beauty has no name
Too complex to simplify
Too boundless to be tied
Even a grown man will cry
At the sound of two souls when they unify
When they unify like you and I

Well then I do take you as the one
Miracle sent to grace these eyes
I do take you til my earthly end
And even then
You’ll be the love of my life
My whole life
Of my whole life
I do take you

I do I, I take you anywhere you are
I take you
I take you in the rain and in the sun
Take you as the river you've become
I take you as a lover and a friend
I take you for now until the end
I take you when you're strong and when you're weak
I'll take you even if you need to be free
I'll take you even when you're gone
I'll take you when I cannot sing this song
Track Name: You Don't See
There you are
Here I am
You're so close but so far
All we are is friends
But that's not enough
When it's strong, it can't wait
Like my love
Been so long that I've felt this way

[Chorus:]
You don't see
You don't see me
You don't see I'm in deep as I can be
You don't see me, you don't see
You don't see me
What's the deal

Are you blind?
I'm on fire
Can't you feel
How I lose my mind
When you smile
I need you just stop
Look in my eyes
When you do,
Then you'll know my heart

[Chorus]

This is killin' me and I
Feel like telling you just why
This can't wait
We're wastin' time
But you walk-walk
You walk-walk
You walk right by
Track Name: Ur the Shhh
There are some things that beg
To be said without subtlety
Gone are my normal charms
You disarm the poet in me

And a rapturous wave
Travels through me
Sending all my good sense south
I begin to behave
Like a star struck groupie
And the words escape my mouth

You’re the shhhh
I've been over it
Never seen another like you in my life
You’re the shhhhh
I've been over it
And I wouldn’t swear if I wasn’t right

The other adjectives
Seem illegitimate
In reference to yourself
Forgive my un-inventiveness
I’m just too impressed
To come up with something else

And a rapturous wave
Travels through me
Sending all my good sense south
I begin to behave
Like a star struck groupie
And the words escape my mouth

You’re the shhhh
I've been over it
Never seen another like you in my life
You’re the shhhhh
I've been over it
And I wouldn’t swear if I wasn’t right

Lost on me ar-ti-cu-la-tion
Tongue tied with pure a-dor-a-tion
And risk offense with this na-rra-tion
But it’s all because

You’re the shhhh
I've been over it
Never seen another like you in my life
You’re the shhhhh
I've been over it
And I wouldn’t swear if I wasn’t right

It’s a fit yeah (yeah)
Can I wear this pair out
(can I wear this pair out)
Cancel my trip (my trip)
I’m gonna stay in town a little longer
(stay in town longer)
A little longer (longer)
Than a rebound (bound-bound-bound-bound-bound-bound)
Before is not a word it’s just a sound
After you my past,
Faded into the background
(after you my past faded into the)
My heart don’t beat
It pounds
And I think, I think
My life begins right now (right now)
And I think, I think
My life begins right now (now)
And I think, I think
My life begins right now
And I think, I think
My life begins right now
Track Name: Berries and Cream
The flowers bow their heads
The sun she blushes
And she turns red
Leaves are begging trees to be shed
To fall beside you
Words are shamed to be said
And lips are craving to be fed
Butter's not good enough for bread
When you come through

[Chorus:]

I smelled your breath and it was
Sweet as berries and cream
It went to my head like
good bubbly on New Year's Eve
Your love I bet could turn apples from
Green to red if you pleased
Come on and turn
All your magic out on me

Fish blink their eyes
Cocoons can't contain butterflies
They break out early
For the chance to glide
Glide beside you
The writer in me comes alive
The musician in me is inspired
To try and make the music cry
The way you make me do

[Chorus:]

I smelled your breath and it was
Sweet as berries and cream
It went to my head like
Good bubbly on New Year's Eve
Your love I bet could turn apples from
Green to red if you pleased
Come on and turn
All your magic out on me

And you take me higher
Because I'm on fire
Baby I'm no liar
Cuz you take me higher
Track Name: Danger
Danger
Somebody’s near
They don’t want you
To know or to hear
Keep you silent
So you disappear
Teach you fear
So you forget yourself

Danger
Watch what you say
Don’t look at them
In the wrong way
They want you stupid
So you obey
Teach you hate
So you forget yourself
Never forget yourself

Close your eyes and
You will really see
All that you are handed
Comes from a thief
Take not what they feed
Their poison is sweet

Danger
Somebody’s near
Track Name: Moment to Reflect
There was a man
He had a thought
He couldn’t keep it to himself
Though he ought
He spread it ‘round knowing that
Mouths would run like water
And turn it into fact

This is how wars begin
This is how bombs start droppin'
If it begins with stopping I will, I will

Before I say something I regret I
Need a moment to reflect I’d
Like to keep my foot out of my mouth
And not be speakin’ out my neck
And not say it just to be sayin’ it
I got a butterfly net
In which my thoughts I collect
Puttin’ the head and heart to the test to come with something better

If a thought is an opinion
To the truth it has no relation
But many mouths want attention
Intoxicated by the feelin' of getting some

This is how wars begin
This is how hearts get broken
If it begins with stopping I will, I will

Before I say something I regret I
Need a moment to reflect I’d
Like to keep my foot out of my mouth
And not be speakin’ out my neck
And not say it just to be sayin’ it
I got a butterfly net
In which my thoughts I collect
Puttin’ the head and heart to the test to come with something better

When the tongues start waggin'
yeah yeah
It burns fire like dragon
yeah yeah
I don’t want to be havin'
That on my conscience, no
I remember, I remember
Said the mother, to the daughter
“If you don’t have nothin' nice to say then don’t say nothing at all”

Before I say something I regret I
Need a moment to reflect I’d
Like to keep my foot out of my mouth
And not be speakin’ out my neck
And not say it just to be sayin’ it
I got a butterfly net
In which my thoughts I collect
Puttin’ the head and heart to the test to come with something better

To come with something better, to come with something better
To come with something better, to come with something better
To reflect

Puttin’ the head and heart to the test to come with something better

To come with better yea
Track Name: Have You
I’ve cried at corny advertisements
And said things that I wish I hadn’t
Felt bad for animals in a zoo
Wanted to walk in someone else’s shoes
Have you? Have you?

I’ve spilled secrets by accident
And kept ones that I wish I hadn’t
Washed my denims with my whites and turned em blue
Waited in vain for the truth
Have you? Have you?

Have you needed to know that someone other than you feels this way
I do need to know so I don’t think I’m going crazy

I’ve forgotten to pay parking tickets
Gave my love to one who didn’t want it
Imagined my funeral and who’d come through
Did what was right when I didn’t want to
Have you? Have you?

Have you needed to know that someone other than you feels this way
Have you needed to know that someone other than you feels this way

I was wondering… have you?
And I was wondering… have you?
And I was wondering… have you?
Have you needed to know that you’re not alone?
Have you? Have you needed to know that you’re not alone?
I do, I do
Ever needed to know that you’re not alone?
Have you?
Track Name: Orange Glow
I want to rise above
My fears before they burn my solar plexus
Don't want to fight
The new
Just meditate on the state
Of what I'm changing into

[Chorus]
Touch the light
Orange glow to wash your soul
Illuminate you
Out of sight
Burn your house of pain and watch the flames ignite your breakthrough

I want to take
That ride
To the planet where the brave me resides
And I will face
The fire
Cause ain't no breakthrough gonna come without no sacrifice

[Chorus]

I'm like
Vibrating as the liquid enters my fingertips
Pulses in my veins
From my toes to my lips
Fuels my brain
Frees my pain
Breaks my mental chains
Awakened I am
As I blink my third eye
One life
Have I
So it's time to live

[Chorus]
Track Name: See Where You Are
It’s zippin' by
Like speed of light
Or draggin' painfully slow
It’s not enough
Or just too much
Either way it’s gonna go

What you wanted is what you have
Or isn’t it
What you are is out of your hands
Or isn’t it

Lay down your pencil
Computer off
Say not a word
Get out of your car
Step away from your desk
Don’t look at the clock
Stand there in silence

And see where you are
And see where you are
And see where you are
And do you wanna be where you are

Everything
A vivid dream
Or not worth talking about
The big idea
Until it’s here
And then they’re taking the house

What you wanted is what you have
Or isn’t it
What you are is out of your hands
Or isn’t it

Lay down your pencil
Computer off
Say not a word
Get out of your car
Step away from your desk
Don’t look at the clock
Stand there in silence

And see where you are
And see where you are
(Do you like it?)
And see where you are
And do you wanna be where you are?

Ah yes
Feeling the implications
Of somebody else’s
Expectations
You could elope if you wanted to

Lay down your pencil
Computer off
Say not a word
Get out of your car
Step away from your desk
Don’t look at the clock
Stand there in silence

[x2]
And see where you are
And see where you are
(Do you like it?)
And see where you are
And do you wanna be where you are?

And see where you are
And see where you are
(Do you like it?)
Track Name: Don't Let Me Down
I watch your lips moving
I see the words taking shape
But love's like a language
I cannot translate
I can't afford to be careless
And let you in
I turn my head for one minute
And lose everything

Wish I had someone whom I could lean
Cause everybody's always counting on me
With my hands held real tight
Always ready to fight
For the few pieces of joy I have now
You have turned on a light
And I've lost my sight
But my heart still remembers the sound
Of a dream of a love one day found
Of a dream of a love one day found
So don't let me down

Your past it may be rocky
But your present is clear
My present situation
Is the sum of all my fears
I take responsibility for the few things I done right
But I got so much on my plate
I'm scared to take another bite
Wish I had someone on whom I could lean
Still I don't want no one's charity

With my hands held real tight
Always ready to fight
For the few pieces of joy I have now
You have turned on a light
And I've lost my sight
But my heart still remembers the sound
Of a dream of a love one day found

Heartbreak and bullets can try
To steal any good from my life
Fathers and lovers have lied
Rivers have flowed from my eyes
Never seen love face to face
Just seen it walking away
Why would you think I would recognize
Something that's never been mine

You have turned on a light
And I've lost my sight
But my heart still remembers the sound
Of a dream of a love one day found
You're the dream of a love one day found
And the freedom from what kept me bound
And a promise of staying around
My eyes may not work for me now
But my heart sure remembers the sound
So if you saying it
Please say it loud
And don't let me down
Track Name: I Do Take 2
Sometimes you just know
Like nothin' you've ever known
Like words cannot describe
Like space cannot divide
Like skies cannot confine
Like living and like dying
Like having no need to tell the time
‘Cause with you, one day's worth 99

I do take you as the one
Miracle sent to grace these eyes
I do take you til my earthly end
And even then
You'll be the love of my life
Sometimes you just feel
Like nothing you've ever felt
Like your heart just began to grow
Like it's gon' overflow
Like there's enough
Love in the world
To heal every wound inside
Like there really is a god
Because your smile's divine design
And with you one day's worth 99

[Chorus]

Don't ask me to explain
This beauty has no name
Too complex to simplify
Too boundless to be tied
But even a grown man will cry
At the sound of two souls
When they unify
Track Name: Soon
Soon
I’ll take you to the ocean
And we’ll take off our shoes
Into the blue, steady and true
Running deep, I’m running too
I’m water inside like my blue

Soon
Afternoon
If we’re hungry
We’ll feed on the view
That’s my blue, giving and true
Running deep, I’m running too
I’m water inside like my blue

Soon
We’ll dive through waltzing waves
And we’ll be dancing too
Into my beautiful blue, open and true
Running deep, I’m running too
I’m water inside like my blue

I am the sign of Pisces
For 9 months
My mother was the sea
Blue in my throat and my speech
Color of spirit and clarity

Soon
Me and you
Will float on our backs
Look up at my sister the moon
In the other blue, steady and true
Running deep, I’m running too
Track Name: Danger 2
Danger
Somebody’s near
They don’t want you
To know or to hear
Keep you silent
So you disappear
Teach you fear
So you forget yourself

Danger
Watch what you say
Don’t look at them
In the wrong way
They want you stupid
So you obey
Teach you hate
So you forget yourself
Never forget yourself

Close your eyes and
You will really see
All that you are handed
Comes from a thief
Take not what they feed
Their poison is sweet

Danger
Somebody’s near