Have You Ever

by The Alpacas

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Have You Ever' continues the story-driven style of song writing that we hear in The Alpacas previous album. Andrei Ionescu wrote HAVE YOU EVER with his mother in mind: "My childhood was a beautiful one, where I didn't feel the shortcomings of living modestly. It was only later that I realized the immense sacrifices that my mother, who raised me and my brother by herself, had to undertake for us to not have a care in the world. So now, as an adult, I ask her through this song: have you ever loved yourself?"

The song finds a way to viscerally express gratitude, while gently asking how can one sacrifice so much of themselves for another. Have you ever loved yourself – is fundamentally rhetorical, in the sense that giving all your time and love to your children might offer you a much bigger reward than investing that time and love in yourself.

The Alpacas recorded this track in Buffalo Studio (clients include Warner Music) and it features guitars - acoustic and electric, bass, percussion, and lush violin - all contributing to a warm, rich and organic sound.

Mixed and Mastered by founding Alpaca member Jorge Sapien
Music Video Filmed and Edited by ROPO Films


And you sit a while and contemplate
About all the things you've done of late
Where you're going, where you've been
Out of everything, what's still unseen
But have you ever
Have you ever
Have you ever loved yourself?

See me burn and I will shine, I will shine for you
You gave me everything, so that I can rise up high...

But have you ever
Have you ever
Have you ever loved yourself?
When I'm astray or sailed too far
You are the star that guides my way
I wouldn't be here without you
I wouldn't be here without you


released April 19, 2019
Music and lyrics by Andrei Ionescu


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The Alpacas are a London based multi-national pop rock band. Their music is lyrics driven, melodic, each song having a story and a personal feel.

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