Musical Interludes Highland’s Apparition

Highland’s Apparition

Chevelle’s song is about a house that some of the band mates shared for a time. They said they experienced some rather creepy effects during their time living in the home, which inspired them to write about the events. The song is lyrical and haunting all on its own.

See it, startled
Afternoon I had to ask
Or dare I, ever know
Tell us, we are demented
Watch as attention span
Hold, so fast
Then go up in smoke

I don’t think you’re nervous enough
It happened to show its own face
Search for the soulless ends
Now point him towards rest

Culprits, shudder
Apparitions left in time
If we’re honest, sight unknown
Crowing, frozen, bedroom
Awoke up certain
Lays a tomb, her tree holds it
Unbeknownst, still sending chills

I don’t think you’re nervous enough
It happened to show its own face
Search for the soulless ends
Now point him towards rest

You won’t find me curling up
A place that should make sense
Well, excuse me for this better judgment
Night is so worth waiting for
A blinding scare so cauterizing
Arms out pointing, sit and stare
At this proof, this living proof
This proof, this living proof

Sun’s up, braver
Hands and legs untouched
Before we forget, save this
Unaging proof

I don’t think you’re nervous enough
It happened to show its own face
Search for the soulless ends
Now point him towards

I don’t think you’re nervous enough
It happened to show its own face
Search for the soulless ends
Now point him towards rest

Produced by: Chevelle and Brian Virtue

Musical Interludes: Conjured

 

With one of those deep, throaty voices that was just made to sing the blues, Wynonie Harris had a lot of success during his career, though he never rose as high in life as he did after his death, being honored posthumously with several awards. He had several big hits with his original mixture of Big Band and brassy sound incorporated with his Bluesy lyrics, but I have to admit that this is my favorite of his songs, even beating out his more popular tunes.

“Conjured”

You said it was love made me stutter when I talk,
But is it love that makes me stagger when I walk?

The Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

You said I was jealous when I didn’t go to work,
You sprinkled my shoes with graveyard dirt,

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

The whiskey you bought me, I was scared to unscrew it,
The Gypsy woman told me, it was embalming fluid.
You got a Black Cat Bone and a Buzzard Feather,
A John the Conquer Root and they’re all tied together

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Well, somebody’s lyin’ — you are that Gypsy one.

The whiskey you bought me, I was scared to unscrew it,
The Gypsy woman told me, it was embalming fluid.
You got a Black Cat Bone and a Buzzard Feather,
A John the Conquer Root and they’re all tied together

Yeah, the Gypsy woman told me, “She’s got you conjured, son”
Well, somebody’s lyin’ — its you are that Gypsy one.

 

Produced by: King Recordings

 

Musical Interludes: Change

Tracy Chapman is one of the most amazing combination singers, musicians, and songwriters of our time in my opinion. Her vocals are just stunning as you feel the emotions flow from her voice into your soul. Her beautiful arrangements are haunting and melodious. Her lyrics compel us to think about life and the world as she and we see it and challenge us to define what it is we want to achieve for the future. She is a true master of the music industry.

“Change”

If you knew that you would die today
If you saw the face of God and Love
Would you change?
Would you change?
If you knew that love can break your heart
When you’re down so low you cannot fall
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses, how much regret?
What chain reaction
What cause and effect
Makes you turn around
Makes you try to explain
Makes you forgive and forget
Makes you change
Makes you change

If you knew that you would be alone
Knowing right, but being wrong
Would you change?
Would you change?
If you knew that you would find a truth
That brings a pain that can’t be soothed
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad how, good does it need to get?
How many losses, how much regret?
What chain reaction
What cause and effect
Makes you turn around
Makes you try to explain
Makes you forgive and forget
Makes you change
Makes you change

Are you so upright you can’t be bent?
if it comes to blows
Are you so sure you won’t be crawling?
If not for the good why risk falling?
Why risk falling?

If everything you think you know
Makes your life unbearable
Would you change?
Would you change?
If you’d broken every rule and vow
And hard times come to bring you down
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would die today
If you saw the face of God and Love
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?
If you saw the face of God and Love
If you saw the face of God and Love
Would you change?
Would you change?

Produced by: Tracy Chapman and Tchad Blake