Thou Art That

by Sayed Sabrina

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1.
I am the Pedestrian In the parking lot Dodging cars That want my spot You’re so serious With your comical self Better to put that attitude On the bottom shelf This is, This is This is This is This is the age of disclosure Not the age of these clothes here Can ya, hear me Or is your tailor pulling A swift one on ya The top Its buoyancy Yeah Its falseness Deplorability A prostitute of the highest paid Make believe you’re getting laid I am the Pedestrian In the parking lot Dodging cars That want my spot You’re so serious With your comical self Better to put that attitude On the bottom shelf This is This is This is This is This is the age of disclosure Not the age of These clothes You hear?
2.
Star Shines 04:28
Hello my old friend That’s right, It’s me again This time, Let’s never end ‘Cos we were little Star Shines Sitting on the corner of Hollywood, Somewhere in time Las Palmas, Errol Flynns too Cherokee, On the wall The cuckoo knew who flew We walked for miles We wore sad smiles Life made you Glad to be wild ‘Cos we were little Star Shines Sitting on the corner of Hollywood Somewhere in time Holding court in our Garden Apartments Shot down To hell Like we were forgotten Shot down To Hell We were shot down to Hell Living a four letter word called Pain Sleeping on rooftops Riding Night Train Our numb bodies getting fed by the sun We were shot down to Hell Down down below The lowest low No earth person Would ever go We were little Star Shines Sitting on the corner of Hollywood, Somewhere in time Cathay was Grande, So was the Mayfair Market I went to Planet Orchid, So I could forget about it Forget about it, Forget We were shot down to Hell Living a four letter word called pain Sneaking into the Vine Lodge, The Gilbert and Mark Twain Oh help me, Brother, Can you spare a dime? Cos I’m shot down to Hell Hello my old friend Remember when That’s right, This time lets never end
3.
I ran out of water I guess I’ll just have to drink me some wine I’m ‘bout to have a good time Oh man, I ain’t got no words For this type of song You might think I’m wrong Sorry for ya Sitting in a sea foam box Watching cockroaches crawl on walls I ain’t got no cigarettes neither That’s ok, cause I quit last fall Oh man, but how I miss that first hit Oh the Devil and the Good Lord Oh Lord, oh Lord Standing face to face Like you’re in some kind of outer space That middle place Sitting in a sea foam box Watching cockroaches crawl on walls I ain’t got no cigarettes neither That’s ok, cause I quit last fall Oh man, but how I miss that first hit I can almost breathe the air I can see General Hospital from there Right in that corner there Are you living off of the moonlight Well, you ain’t gonna get too far It’s just a dim cheap light Sitting in a sea foam box Watching cockroaches crawl on walls I ain’t got no cigarettes neither That’s ok, cause I quit last fall Oh man, but how I miss that first hit
4.
Genocides committed Punishments inflicted Brother against brother The art of war The killing floor Our world has no need for that No No more Enslaved and outraged Distorted histories No fact Here is no place for that “Love thy neighbor as thyself” Everyone has a Free Consciousness Everyone has a Free Consciousness Everyone has a Free Consciousness Everyone has a Free Consciousness “Please don’t take revenge and be angry at your own people” Territory disputes Terrified destitutes Mother and Child The art of war The killing floor Our world has no need for that No No more Enslaved and outraged Distorted histories No fact Here is no place for that “Love thy neighbor as thyself”
5.
Stop Stop Stop Stop and tell me about yourself baby Stop talking and tell me all about yourself I’m listening I want to hear, everything there is to know about you baby Beware of False Prophets They lie to your face Replace TRUTH with fear Or maybe you don’t care Or maybe you’ve taken that old road Before you look any further Than your own face You have been here before You just don’t remember You have been here before You just don’t remember You have been here before You have been here What? I don’t understand They can take the air out of any room So you better watch out They can take the air out of any room So you better watch out What’s happening here? I don’t understand What’s going on? Please explain and be very clear Beware of False Prophets They lie to your face Replace TRUTH with fear Or maybe you don’t care Or maybe you’ve taken that old road Before you look any further Than your own face You have been here before You just don’t remember You have been here before You just don’t remember You have been here before You have been here Change is what is happening
6.
Sometimes when you’re nice to some people They don’t like you, cause they think you’re too nice Sometimes when you’re good to some people They don’t like you, cause they think, you think you’re too good Sometimes when you first meet some people They don’t like you, cause you wear the wrong shoes Sometimes when you first meet some people They ain’t never gonna like you, cause you always say the wrong things You say be a Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Two Shoes Give away your two shoes Be a Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Two Shoes Give away your two shoes Be good to someone you choose Be a Goodie, Goodie Two Shoes Yeah! Imagine all the people of this world With good shoes I think it’s a good thing, don’t you? Sometimes when you try to talk to some people They don’t wanna to talk to you, because you wear no shoes Sometimes when you work the “wrong” job Just earning a living, so you can pay off all your bills Sometimes when you aint got no job at all You haven’t eaten for so many days, to “them” you must be no good Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Be a Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Two Shoes Give away your two shoes Be a Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Two Shoes Give away your two shoes Yeah! Imagine all the people of this world With good shoes I think it’s a good thing, don’t you? Be a Goodie, Goodie, Be a Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie, Goodie Imagine all the people of this world With good shoes I think it’s a good thing, don’t you?
7.
Even after I have washed my makeup off I haven’t washed the thought of you away How can anybody, treat somebody that way Who? Children Who? Bad Men Make It Stop! Everybody knows There were crimes committed People have already spoken up Watcha gonna do now that you have been called out? Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? You gonna, Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? You gonna, Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? Even after you declined They only gave you censorship How can anybody, treat somebody that way Who? Humanity (Whoa) Who? Your Government Well Oh, Well Oh, Well (Wake Up) Make It Stop! Everybody knows There were crimes committed People have already spoken up Watcha gonna do now that you have been called out? Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? You gonna, Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? You gonna, Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? Are you gonna, Kill Everybody till there ain’t no bodies left? You’re gonna Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill That’s right Kill everybody, well you also might not be left
8.
Everyday 03:37
Here we go again Everyday, everyday Everyday I tell Myself Everyday I tell myself That it’s going to get much easier So much easier Everyday, everyday Everyday, People Everyday people Come and go, well it just goes to show What you think you might know What you think you might know Where did the time go? Lingering thoughts of you Change my mind of just what to do Ego, Ego Is this life on Earth? Is this life on Earth? Everyday, everyday Everyday I look at you Everyday when I see you I know I love you I love you Everyday I cry, I cry I know I cry a bit much Everyday I cry Well it hurts me so Yeah it hurts me so Everyday I tell Myself I tell myself it’s getting easier Everyday sometimes I just don’t know sometimes I just don’t know Sometimes I just don’t know Here we go again
9.
It was a cold foggy snowy morning I pushed you through the snow The rocks beneath my shoes Making me walk crooked, don’t you know I was feeling like I couldn’t catch my breath We didn’t have much anything Just each other and no place to go We had each other It was a long hot dirty ugly Very ugly day I heard some man talking Like a radio he say “Into the mouth of the serpent You can not have it, if you’re A two-dimensional Living on flat planet, you You cannot have it You can’t have it” It was a beautiful evening As we looked up at the stars (that were not ours) I held my little baby tight It felt so right I promise to you I will always be true I will keep you safe From this crazy place I promise to you I will always be true I will keep you safe From this crazy place From this crazy, crazy place From this crazy, crazy place
10.
Your Home is in your head That’s what the man said Listen, can you hear? Soul mothers saying That’s what we’ve been Telling you All along babies Be in Constant state of joy Decide what you like And make it happen All you got to do is Make it happen Focus on Love If it feels good Go, Go in that direction now Go in that direction now You do not need to know How it will come about You act upon it Once you become Aligned with that which you have already become Oh yeah, Aligned with that which you have already become So you wanna revolution? A bloody revolution People crying in the streets They ain’t got no shoes on their feet Ayyaah! Let’s not repeat history Love is the key to freedom and prosperity Not a bloody revolution Think! So you wanna revolution? A bloody revolution People dying in the streets They ain’t got no food to eat Ayyaah! Let’s not repeat history Love is the key to freedom and prosperity Not a bloody revolution Think! Your Home is in Your Head That’s what the Rasta said Listen, can you hear? The Natty Dred and Soul Grandmas saying Yeah, that’s what we’ve been Telling you All along babies The Revolution is going on strong just listen The Revelations are coming on, coming on, coming on, coming on The Revolution is going on strong, just listen The Resolutions are coming on, they’re going on, they’re going in
11.
Ghost 05:08
The trash is in the gutter And the rain is in the street And it feels, like the weekend When I’m with you Oh yes it feels It feels, like the weekend When I’m with you When I’m with you Run swiftly through the night With your own life I know you didn’t think Anybody saw you Well I did I know you didn’t think Anybody saw you Well I did You blew my mind You left me numb I looked in your eyes I saw ghosts of lonely, lonely lies Ghosts of lonely lies The trash is in the gutter the rain is in the street And it feels, like the weekend When I’m with you It feels, like the weekend When I’m with you When I’m with you I see right through you All your pain and your misery too And you ain’t that much Different from me Well, you ain’t that much different from me You blow my mind You leave me numb I looked in your eyes I see ghosts of lonely, lonely lies Ghosts of lonely lies Ghosts that lived such lonely lives Ghosts of lonely lies
12.
Are you under some Grande Illusion? Or are you just mystified? Everybody comes to their Own conclusion Some of us just Passers by And I wanna stay awhile And I wanna stay awhile And I want to see more of you And I want to be with more of you I don’t want to leave you Oh no, I want to stay awhile I don’t want to go, oh no I don’t want to say goodbye I don’t want to leave you Oh no, I want to stay awhile Hold Me There are no more pennies to save No more wishes to make Ah, yeah but there are Plenty of promises to break And I wanna stay awhile And I wanna stay awhile And I want to see more of you And I want to be with more of you I don’t want to leave you Oh no, I want to stay awhile I don’t want to go, oh no I don’t want to say goodbye I don’t want to leave you Oh no, I want to stay awhile Hold Me Hold Me

about

Real living breathing music!

Sayed Sabrina’s newest album “Thou Art That” reveals her on the cover piece as a conduit catching any surrounding colour. Sequin braced hands pray in a ragged tinfoil crown for a concrete reflection, whilst surrounded by grey, no matter the phase of matter. She grew up around music and as such, the name of the album echoes the overlap between the artist as the medium or conduit, and art itself being a piece of the artist. Throughout the 12 song journey, a low-key ominously witchy personal aesthetic carries on a reminder of music’s fluidity. As tracks weave between Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, and Pop, the album yet again proves genres are out of the window in contemporary music as long as one’s character utilises them, like colours, to coherently define the full painting – the full person.

The Californian singer stated in an interview about the album that music, to her, was a medium in which she got a naturally felt structure, which would aid her in expressing her thoughts accurately and in accord with her emotions. To put such a reflective project together and to assign precise musicality to personal feelings, Sayed Sabrina had some high caliber musicians at her disposal, with the likes of Bobby Watson (Rufus, Michael Jackson), Sarah Morrow (Dr. John, Ray Charles), and Gary Herbig (Elvis, Tower of Power) providing a special touch to the scores.

It’s a Blues, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul kinda thing…

credits

released January 5, 2020

Produced by Sayed Sabrina

All songs, lyrics and compositions by Sayed Sabrina

Album Engineered by Alfonso Rodenas

Studio Engineer – Donny Baker

Recorded at ES Audio in Glendale, California USA
Mastered by Mike Milchner and Sonic Vision Mastering

Album Executive Produced by Marks Creative, Inc. –
Sayed Sabrina & Edward S. Marks

Players:
Sayed Sabrina - All Vocals , All Piano

Bobby Watson – Bass (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12)
Nick Klingenberg – Bass & Upright Bass (tracks 4, 7, 8, 9)
Michael B. Holden – Bass (track 3)
Bryan Head – Drums (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12)
Lynn Coulter – Drums (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Lari Basillo – Guitar (tracks 2, 6, 10, 11)
Vince White – Guitar (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Brian Price – Guitar (tracks 1, 5, 12)
Carlos De La Paz – lead Guitar (1, 4, 7, 12)

Dave Mason – Cello (tracks 4, 5 9)
Cosima Luther – Violin (3, 4, 5, 9)
Gary Herbig – Soprano, Tenor and Alto Sax & Flute, appears courtesy of RHOMBUS Records. (tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11)
Mitch Manker – Trumpet (tracks 4, 6, 8, 12)
Sarah Morrow – Trombone (tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 10)

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